Marine wiring, diesel engine troubleshooting workshops in Port Hadlock

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant

A chance for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters to learn to safely wire their boats and troubleshoot their diesel engines.

Washington Sea Grant, Washington State University Jefferson County and the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding are cosponsoring two workshops in Port Hadlock for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters: Marine wiring and diesel engine troubleshooting.

These two workshops will complement each other, providing the background in the marine wiring workshop the first day followed by the diesel engine troubleshooting workshop the second day.

The marine wiring workshop is designed for boat owners who want to upgrade their vessels’ electrical systems. Topics covered include:

  • Safest wiring practices
  • Selecting wire sizes
  • Circuit breaker and fuse ratings
  • Cable routing and labeling
  • Shore power circuits
  • Battery charging circuits
  • Corrosion protection circuits
  • Engine instrument systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Topics covered in the Diesel Engine Troubleshooting workshop include:
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of fuel
  • Lubrication, electrical, cooling and exhaust systems in marine diesel engines.

When: Saturday, April 14: Marine Wiring, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 2018: Diesel Engine Troubleshooting, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hammond Boat Shop Mezzanine, NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 N. Water St., Port Hadlock, Washington, $80 per workshop, or $120 for both

Registration is required. Contact Sarah Fisken at 206-543-1225 or

Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant provides statewide marine research, outreach, and education services. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.