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New U.S. Customs Procedures for Canadian Boats

Beginning in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has new procedures in place for for Canadian vessels visiting the United States. Canadian vessels are no longer required to purchase a U.S. Customs user fee decal. Instead, they must purchase a cruising license. Cruising licenses are valid for one year. Here is the press release from U.S.…

Inside Passage Weather Part 3: Developing the Long Term Outlook

This is part three of a three article series on understanding marine weather reports for a safe and comfortable cruising. Part 1 covered how to understand weather reports delivered via VHF radio and telephone. Part Two covered how to interpret the weather information available online. Part 3 covers how to understand the 4-6 day weather outlook…

Whiskey Golf: The Reality

During our morning weather check, I noted that Whiskey Golf would be active. When it was our time to cross from Lasqueti Island to Nanaimo, we set a course for the Ballenas Islands. From there we could take the safe corridor in front of Winchelsea Island. We didn’t expect a better-than-television show, complete with an…

Marine Supplies (B.C.)

Gulf Islands (South) All Bay Marine Ltd Quality Marine Hardware and Accessories. Convenient to Tsehum Harbour. Complete Marine Supply Centre. 34 Years. Tel: (250) 656-0153 Fax: (250) 656-5844 2204 Harbour Rd. Sidney, B.C. V8L 2P6 allbaymarine@shaw.ca Blackline Marine Inc. AWLGRIP Refinishing, Blackline—the standard in yacht painting. Yacht Rigging, Metal Fabrication, Fiberglass Repairs, Hull Extensions. Serving…

Marine Supplies (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Fisheries Supply Marine Supplies Since 1928 Visit our store which features 17,000 square feet of merchandise. Display Store Hours 9:00am–6:00pm M–S 10:00am–5:00pm Sun. (206) 632-4462 1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98013 www.fisheriessupply.com J & G Marine Supply SOMETHING FOR EVERY BOATER—From the Smallest Runabout to the Largest Cruiser. Your one stop…

Books & Magazines (B.C.)

British Columbia Pacific Yachting Boating in British Columbia For 44 years, Pacific Northwest boaters have relied on Pacific Yachting. Power or sail, PY will help you get more from your time on the water. It’s your passport to hassle-free cruising, with the latest information on destinations, marinas, local attractions, fishing spots and more. From the…

Product Specialists (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Kruger & Sons Marine Propeller Specialists Now Stocking Bayliner & Meridian— Original Equipment Nakashima Propellers Factory Authorized Repair Facility FREE Propeller analysis. FREE MRI Class 1 upgrade with repair. FREE Class 1 upgrade with new inboard propeller purchase. Toll-free: (800) 762-PROP • (800) 762-7767 Tel: (206) 283-7707 • Fax: (206) 283-0586 goodprop@aol.com…