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    • Webinars

      Thank You For Visiting the GLCCSchool

      Welcome to the GLCCSchool. Our school is in full swing with lots of great webinars to choose from. Don't forget to take a look at our Recordings and Future Classes sections too.
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      SK00130-h: Navigating Locks

      Wednesday February 8, 2023
      by Bill Rohde
      Sooner or later you'll encounter locks, but they don't need to be intimidating. Learn to successfully navigate locks in this information-packed webinar.
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      CG00602-h: Cruising the Beautiful Trent Severn Waterway

      Thursday, February 9, 2023
      by Eric Sunstrum
      The Trent Severn Waterway is a well known inland passage from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay and is frequently used by Loopers and other Great Lakes boaters. But, it's not just a shortcut. The TSW is a delightful and picturesque cruise through the heartland of Ontario.
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      CG00325-h: Cruising the Remote Waters of Northern Georgian Bay

      Tuesday, February 14, 2023
      by Dave Spencer
      This webinar will guide you through the Northern Georgian Bay wilderness from Byng Inlet to Killarney. This area has a variety of wonderful anchorages and is unique in the Great Lakes as many of the waters are unsounded. You need a sense of adventure to cruise here. If that's you, or if that's what you are aspiring to, you'll want to join Dave Spencer, GLCC Rear Commodore for The North Channel, Georgian Bay and Canadian Lake Huron for an enjoyable evening.
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      PK00911-h: Electrical Series on Solar Power Systems and Lithium Battery Technology

      Thursday, February 2, 2023 and Thursday, February 16, 2023
      by Tom Trimmer
      This package first covers generation of power giving you a solid understanding of solar power systems and how to design an appropriate system to meet run your boat's electrical requirements. The second webinar dives into Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that are a huge leap forward over conventional batteries for marine electrical systems.
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      MX00102-h: Lithium Battery Technology for Cruising Boaters

      Thursday, February 16, 2023
      by Tom Trimmer
      It’s time to replace your batteries again. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO or LFP) batteries can be pricey but are they the best long-term investment for your power needs? Many experts say yes! What is this battery technology all about and how do I determine if it is the best alternative for my boat? This seminar will address LiFePO4 battery technology and how to design a battery bank to meet your power needs.
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      CG00230-h: Cruising the Michigan Shore

      Tuesday, February 21, 2023
      by Lou Bruska
      Plan to cruise Michigan's western shore? Join experienced Lake Michigan cruiser Lou Bruska as he guides you through this highly accessible yet special cruising area.
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      CG00310-h: Anchorages of the North Channel

      Thursday, February 23, 2023
      by Dave Spencer
      If you are planning your first or twenty first cruise to the North Channel, you are sure to enjoy this popular webinar. The North Channel of Lake Huron is the world's premiere fresh water cruising destination and among the very top destinations for cruising boaters anywhere. Our presenter is Dave Spencer who is the Great Lakes Cruising Club's Rear Commodore for The North Channel, Georgian Bay and Canadian Lake Huron. Dave will guide you through a tour of North Channel anchorages from the western to eastern extremity of this pristine cruising area.
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      PK00902-h Great Lakes Marine Weather Essentials Four-Part Webinar Series

      Four consecutive Tuesdays, February 28 through March 21, 2023
      by Mark Thornton
      This is a webinar series that Great Lakes boaters should not miss. Boating on the Great Lakes requires many skills, but none is more important than a basic understanding of marine weather forecasting. Take advantage of this special package price to attend all four of our popular Great Lakes Marine Weather Essentials webinars for the price of three! If you register for the package after the series has started, you will receive hyperlinks to view the recorded sessions plus the opportunity to attend the upcoming live webinars.
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      WX00201-h: Great Lakes Weather 1: Marine Weather Basics

      Tuesday, February 28, 2023
      by Mark Thornton
      Marine Weather Basics is the first class in the GLCC School’s four-part Marine Weather Essentials series tailored for Great Lakes boaters and offered for either individual or specially priced package registration.
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      PK00905-h: Marine Diesel Maintenance Package

      Presented live on March 9, March 23, April 6 and April 13
      by Jim Zima
      Anyone cruising beyond their immediate home harbor will find this special Jim Zima four-session Diesel Maintenance Webinar Package invaluable. And with Jim's clear, step by step instructions you'll quickly realize that these basic diesel engine maintenance steps are far from rocket science ...
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      MX00001-h Diesel 1: Marine Diesel Maintenance 101

      Thursday, March 9, 2023
      by Jim Zima
      Jim Zima, owner of Great Lakes Diesel in Huron, Ohio, returns to the GLCC School lineup with his popular webinar Marine Diesel Maintenance 101. This is a must see webinar for those who don’t mind sticking their noses in the engine room and want to build their confidence in knowing how to do things right. From his classes at the GLCCSchool to his classes at the Annapolis Cruisers University, Jim Zima shows us that he is not only a master mechanic but a great teacher. Join Jim for this outstanding webinar.
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      MX00002-h Diesel 2: I've Got The Diesel Fuel Blues

      Thursday, March 23, 2023
      by Jim Zima
      Ever had that sinking feeling when your diesel starts to labor, sputter, and finally dies? In the second of his GLCC School diesel maintenance series Jim Zima, owner of Great Lakes Diesel in Vermilion, Ohio, will lead you through a thorough and detailed look at how to prevent diesel fuel issues and what to do when they occur. From his classes at the GLCC School to his classes at the Annapolis Cruisers University, Jim Zima shows us that he is not only a master mechanic but a great teacher. Join Jim for this outstanding webinar.
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      MX00003-h Diesel 3: I'm Cool But My Diesel Is Hot!

      Thursday, April 6, 2023
      by Jim Zima
      An overheated engine is never good, and it always seems to happen at the worst time. In the third of his GLCC School diesel maintenance series Jim Zima, owner of Great Lakes Diesel in Vermilion, Ohio, will lead you through a thorough and detailed look at how to prevent diesel cooling system issues and what to do when they occur. From his classes at the GLCC School to his classes at the Annapolis Cruisers University, Jim Zima shows us that he is not only a master mechanic but a great teacher. Join Jim for this outstanding webinar.