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Alaska Flotilla Day 1 – Anacortes to Ganges

The last week has been super busy as I prepare for the Waggoner Cruising Guide’s Alaska Flotilla. Finalizing the watermaker install, tinkering with systems, provisioning, saying bye to friends and family… Yesterday, I moved the boat around from Skyline Marina to Cap Sante Marina, fueled up, picked up Kevin Monahan (my crew to Alaska for…

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PRESEASON INFLATABLE CARE

Most tenders are subjected to pretty tough conditions Most inflatable boats and (Rigid Hull Inflatables) RIBs are used as tenders and are subjected to some pretty tough conditions, but if maintained properly, they should provide 10 to 20 years of service.  A little springtime preventive maintenance will help extend a tender’s life and provide a…

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Bloedel Reserve – Spend the Day in Tranquility

The Reserve is a place that offers the visitor a variety of experiences in nature; it is a place where one is reminded of the fundamental bond between man and nature; it is a place to enjoy. ―Prentice Bloedel, Bloedel Reserve Founder Bloedel Reserve, on Bainbridge Island, is a place of tranquility. Trails meander through…

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TrawlerFest in Anacortes on May 17-21, 2016

PassageMaker’s TrawlerFest returns to Anacortes, WA, May 17-21 with a boat show that offers seminars, exhibits, social events, and over 60 boats in the water. The show, May 17-21 at Cap Sante Marina, is aimed at recreational boaters who cruise or want to cruise for long periods or live aboard their vessels. For many people…

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5th Street Bistro ― Early Evening Trio for $25

For tequila drinkers, I suggest the Mariposa. We enjoy eating out and often search for prix fixe dining options, as it means more money in our pockets for boating. At 5th Street Bistro, in the Majestic Inn & Spa in Anacortes, they have an early evening trio, which is a 3-course meal for $25, served during the…

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