Marine Communication Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Other Marine Communication Services
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Thursday, November 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Marine MF/HF Radios (optional)
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure. Learn in an interactive classroom environment.

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Amateur Radio Class


  • Day 2 - Study
    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Review & Examination
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators.

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Marine Electrical Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Alternating Current Power
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations, understand galvanic and stray current corrosion systems, lightning protection and more.

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Cruising and Cruise Planning


  • Session 6
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 9
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Presentation, Review & Exam (Home Port)
    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.

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Junior Navigation


  • Celestial Coordinates
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Light List for the Sky
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Celestial LOP
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting Celestial LOPs
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Meridian Transit of the Sun
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Route Planning
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wind & Current and Underway
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects to plot your position. You will use GPS as the primary position sensor but with celestial navigation as your backup technique.

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Navigation


  • Solar System
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunrise-Sunset
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Ho LHA Dec
    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reduce Plot
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • NASR
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sight Planning
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Emergency Navigation
    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics Offshore
    Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway Lesson Plan
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Practice Cruise
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review and Completion
    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Use the moon, planets, and stars to determine a position at morning and evening twilight to supplement daytime sights. You will use navigational software tools to plan and execute a voyage.

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Seminar Saturday

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • How to Use GPS
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mariner's Compass
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Tides and Currents
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event will present four (4) separate seminars. Take 1, 2 or all 3 seminars. Meets all seminar requirements for Inland Navigator (IN) BoC.

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