Ketchikan Alaska

Cruise Planning and Itineraries by the Waggoner Cruising Guide

This time of year, many of us are making our plans for summer cruising. To help you make the most of your time, the editors of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, Mark Bunzel and Leonard and Lorena Landon, will be giving a FREE presentation and hands-on help to plan your summer cruise at Captain’s Nautical on…

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Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance, March 11

Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance with Mark Bunzel March 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Radar is one of the most versatile systems of all of the marine electronics on your boat. Most boat owners only know how to use about 10% of the capabilities of their marine radar.…

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Navigation

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21 Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and easily accessible cruising in the Pacific Northwest! Longtime boating experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go…

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Waggoner Store Sweetheart Sale

For the Waggoner Store Sweetheart Sale, we are offering 50% OFF select books.   Discount only available in the Waggoner Store. Promo code: SWEETHEART50 (Offer ends February 28 or while supplies last) Waggoner Store Sweetheart Sale   Dreamspeaker Vol. 1, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island $49.95 – Use promo code SWEETHEART50 for 50% OFF! Anne…

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Sweetheart Sale at the Waggoner Store.
Taking Care of Fiberglass Boat

Taking Care of the Fiberglass Boat, March 10

Taking Care of the Fiberglass Boat with Jeff Paxson March 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers College knows if you are a fiberglass boat owner, you know that the cost of maintenance and keeping your vessel looking good is not getting any cheaper. Many boat owners would consider doing some of…

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Preparing for the Coming Boating Season

It’s time to gear up for another memorable season on the water. In the spring rush to get the boat ready, it’s tempting to paint the bottom and get back to cruising again. But to do so without a thorough inspection can be an invitation for trouble. The extra hours that it takes to inspect…

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Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska Seminar, March 16-18

  Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska Seminar, March 16-18, 2018 This three-day seminar covers all the information you need to cruise to Southeast Alaska, including exploring Northern British Columbia, Haida Gwaii, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Topics include routes to and from Southeast Alaska, customs clearances, weather and tidal challenges, favorite destinations, permit…

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Engine Room Investigations

Engine Room Investigations For Women, Feb. 11

Engine Room Investigations for Women with Jen Haaland February 11, 2018, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers college will help you understand your diesel engine and the equipment you rely on when out exploring on your boat. It’s often overwhelming when trying to figure out all that happens in an engine space, but…

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Electrical Systems Investigations For Women, Feb. 11

Electrical Systems Investigations for Women with Jen Haaland Feb. 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers college will help you better understand your vessel’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing routine inspections, battery monitoring, or simply trying to…

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Electrical Systems Investigations
Single Side Band Radio

Cruisers College – Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation, Feb. 10

  Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation with Terry Sparks February 10, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $45 Register here. High-Frequency Single Side band (HF SSB) is an excellent tool for anyone heading out of the United States or especially for offshore cruising. With HF SSB you can make long range radio calls, make…

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Cruisers College – Marine Communications, Feb. 10

Marine Communications with Terry Sparks February 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Marine communications are more than just talking on your Marine VHF radio. There are methods for long range marine communications and short range marine communications. This course will also discuss Internet and weather communications methods. Most importantly the course will cover…

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