USPS ELECTIVES

USPS ELECTIVES

CRUISING AND CRUISE PLANNING
There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise… (See details of Cruising and Cruise Planning)

ENGINE MAINTENANCE
The new Engine Maintenance course has been put into one ten chapter course that stresses the diagnosis of modern systems, while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught … (See details of Engine Maintenance)

MARINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Marine Electrical Systems
The Marine Electrical Systems course is presented in seven chapters that start with an explanation of what electricity is, followed by discussions on boat electrical wiring, DC and AC electrical systems, galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, and ends with troubleshooting of boat electrical problems….(See details of Marine Electrical)

MARINE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
Marine Communication Systems is an in-depth, nine chapter review of those systems available to the recreational boater, or to those with whom he/she shares the water…(See details of Marine Communications Systems)

ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION
Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board…. (See details of Electronic Navigation)

SAIL
Sail is a completely new sail course created to serve the needs of the novice and experienced sailor, as well as the non-sailor, for basic skills and knowledge… (See details of Sail)

WEATHER
The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of…(See details of Weather)