NMEA 2000 Networks: What’s Available & How to D.I.Y by Michael Beemer

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Marine Technology Center

1606 R Avenue

Anacortes, WA 98221

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Cruisers college will help you with the fundamentals of data, communications, and electronics during this 3 hour course. You will get an introduction to National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) installation standards, how to test new and current equipment, and common mistakes to avoid. In the lab we will have working NMEA 2000 systems & build one from scratch.

New systems can all be added to your boat with an understanding of how the networking standards work and the interface systems available.


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  • NMEA 0183 / Data

  • NMEA 2000 Protocol

  • NMEA 2000, Building a backbone

  • Electronics troubleshooting

  • Introduction to many of the new products available

Michael Beemer is the department chair for Skagit Valley College’s marine maintenance and repair program. Michael has been presenting and teaching professionally for almost 20 years and holds a master’s degree in education. At the college he teaches all the systems courses, including ABYC certifications. He and his wife have cruised extensively from Anacortes to southeast Alaska for many years on their motor-sailer. In the cruising community, Michael is well known as “The Boat Doctor” who can diagnose and fix almost anything on a vessel. Some of the many topics he has done include: diesel engines, electrical systems, solar, new battery technologies, extended inside passage cruising, and more.


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Marine Technology Center

1606 R Avenue

Anacortes, WA 98221

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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