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Going Way Off the Grid: Harnessing Alternative Energy Sources on Your Boat

December 2 & 3 last day to register is day of
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | $179

Join local marine systems expert Matt Steverson in a weekend course that will help streamline your systems to become less dependent on fossil fuels and more prepared to take advantage of alternative energies. At first glance, one may think: “Aren’t sailboats driven by the wind?” Anyone who has spent time on a sailboat knows that between generators, outboards, inboards, and batteries there are many energy consumers aboard. Building a system on your boat that allows you to harness the power of the wind, sun, and water will both reduce your carbon footprint and reduce costs. This class will start in the Boatshop with a lecture-style introduction to these systems and will be followed with on-boat demonstrations.

Register here.


Dec 02 - 03 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 02 - 03 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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