Introduction to Boat Systems November 2024

Dual RACOR 1,000 fuel filters, this is a great advantage but one has sludge and crud in it.

Join us in Vero Beach Florida on Monday and Tuesday November 4-5, 2024 for our two-day Introduction to Boat Systems Seminar. Our Optional Boatyard Tour is held before class begins on Sunday morning November 3, 2024.

Captain Chris will take the mystery out of maintenance in our November Introduction to Boat Systems Seminar. If fuel filters, impellers & bilge pumps aren’t in your everyday comfort zone then this two day seminar will help prepare you to start your Cruising Adventure. From changing your own fuel filter to maintaining your shaft seals, Captain Chris will get you safely on your way…saving your $$ for marinas not mechanics!

Make it an Event!

Consider taking a vacation to learn how to get started on your next adventure:

  • Friday/Saturday November 1-2, 2024 Cruising 101 FUNdamentals (click to learn more)
  • Sunday November 3, 2024 Boat Yard Tour
  • Monday/Tuesday November 4-5, 2024 Introduction to Boat Systems (see below for outline)

Space is limited. Select your seminar dates as registration is Open NOW!  **If you and your mate are joining us please enter 2 on your registration**

Call 772-205-1859 for more details or register today.

In two jam-packed days our November Introduction to Boat Systems Seminar includes real boat parts, hands-on practice and problem solving ideas. Captain Chris will cover:

  • POWER MANAGEMENT – live electrical panel including AC and DC systems
  • FUEL FILTERS – how to replace an element
  • COOLING SYSTEMS – complete engine raw water and fresh water
  • PUMPS & IMPELLERS – tricks to replacing yours
  • SHAFT SEAL – traditional and dripless designs
  • BLACK WATER SYSTEMS – from the head to the holding tank including macerators
  • BILGE PUMPS – trouble shooting
  • AIR CONDITIONERS – water pumps and strainers

Come to where the tropics begin in Vero Beach, Florida and Ask Captain Chris about boat maintenance.

Our classes will be held at:

Captain Chris Yacht Services
2845 Citrus Place, Vero Beach FL 32968

Space is limited. Select your seminar dates as registration is Open NOW!  **If you and your mate are joining us please enter 2 on your registration**

What people are saying about Captain Chris’s seminars:

  • Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and to let you know I thought you both did a great job presenting the class. It was a tad overwhelming at first with all of the information you presented but obviously so important to know. Considering where we are with our search, I was pleased the opportunity presented itself and I was able to attend this class at this point in time. I feel I am now better equipped to inspect a prospective vessel and to know what to look or at the very least ask about. Now that I am armed with all this information our quest for the “perfect” boat can begin in earnest – Fred A
  • Chris is able to take complex mechanical things and put them into every-day terms. It is a gift! – Brenda W

Any cancellations more than 30 days prior to event will be subject to a $50 per person handling fee. Cancellations between 14 and 30 days may only be refunded 50% of ticket price. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of event.  You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost. Please contact Captain Chris at for all cancellation or change requests.