March 19th How to Make Friends with Your Boat’s Diesel Engine – Cpt. Margaret Pommert

Are you a woman who says, ‘Diesel engines and I just don’t get along’, or ‘I’m not an engine person… at all’? Well, perhaps you just haven’t been properly introduced!

For our March meeting on Monday the 19th, Captain Margaret Pommert will introduce you to the fundamental things you need to know about a marine diesel engine. Unless they’ve been abused, these “guys” are remarkably reliable and easy-going, and don’t ask much from the relationship at all! It’s easy to develop a working relationship with them and give them the few key things they need to be happy. Margaret will go through each of these, as well as a little bit of background on why they are important to your engine.

Are you worried about “physical boundaries”? Don’t worry, most of these activities don’t even require you to touch the engine or open a tool box!

You’ll leave with an easy, step-by-step plan for how you can get to know the diesel engine on YOUR boat. (Do you have a gasoline engine? No worries, much of this is applicable). Margaret will also recommend some local classes, for when you’re ready to take your engine relationship “to the next level”.

Promise we’ll have a fun evening!

About Margaret Pommert:

Margaret’s an instructor certified by: US Sailing, American Sailing Association, US Powerboating, Recreational Powerboating Association, and National Safe Boating Council. She’s a US Coast Guard licensed 50 Ton Master and has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering from UW. She teaches “Diesel Engine 101” for women at The Seattle Boat Show and The Vancouver International Boat Show, and co-ed at Windworks Sailing and Powerboating Shore School. You may want to bookmark her website offering boating resources in Seattle

Date: Monday, March 19th 2018

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left. (Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

Questions: Contact Vivian at

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