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Engine Maintenance May 18th to July 27, 2017

Engine Maintenance

Bruce Power Training Centre,

Corner of Princes and Russell Streets, Kincardine ON

Duration: 10 weeks (approx.)

Thursday May 18th 2017 to Thursday July 27th 2017

Cost CPSS Members $120

Non Members $150

From spark plugs, inboard vs outboard to Jet Drives and Hydraulic Steering this course covers all the basics for “Do it yourself” boaters. This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard engine problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term engine maintenance. It features practical hands on information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Engine Maintenance Course. This course is taught by experienced boaters with many years of boating experience.

For more information or to register: Monty Dent – Training Officer Kincardine Power and Sail Squadron at or call 519-353-9209

 Engine Maintenance Course Outline

Lift-In 2017

The first lift-in is rapidly coming up on April 22. All the boats on the East Wall and many boats on the South Parking Lot will be going in. The Lift Captain for early lift-in will be Jim Coffin. We have enough volunteers for sling crew, and cradle moving. We are still looking for a safety officer. You can volunteer by contacting Jim at

The second lift-in will be on May 13. All the remaining boats will be launched. Ralph Schroeder will be lift captain. We still need volunteers for sling crew and cradle moving.

Cradles need fittings installed for wheels and tongues for moving to the storage yard. If your boat does not have the fittings, notify the marina office. We can install the fittings.

If there are any changes to the lift date you agreed to when you lifted out, or if you are having your boat trailered out, please contact us before April 22.

Canadian Power Squadron Courses for Spring 2017

The Canadian Power Squadron will be offering a VHF Operators License course and an Engine Maintenance course this Spring.

Although there is no station license required for a VHF radio on a pleasure craft, the VHF Operators License is required to operate a Marine VHF radio.

The engine maintenance course will teach routine maintenance and troubleshooting for DIY boaters.

Engine Maintenance Flyer 2017-02-13 2017 VHF crse Advert final with code

2017 VHF Radio Operators Course

Coastal Community Workshops with the Coastal Centre!

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is working on the creation of a Coastal Action Plan for Lake Huron, encompassing the shoreline from Sarnia to Tobermory.

This is a new initiative intended to join the shoreline together with a common action plan. This plan will enable a coordinated approach to address common issues and goals of communities along the shoreline.

We would like to invite you to attend one of our Coastal Community Workshops, which will allow partners to learn more about the coastal processes that shape Lake Huron, and also share their values, ideas and opinions regarding the biodiversity features, threats, and stressors that affect our lake.

Huron County – Bayfield Town Hall – Feb 7, 2017 7:00PM

Bruce County – Sauble Beach Community Center – Feb 28, 2017 7:00PM

If you are interested in providing us with more information to shape our plan, we would appreciate your help by completing this short questionnaire.

You will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Mountain Equipment Co-op, or a 1-year subscription to Alternatives Journal!