A Woman’s Perspective on Cruising at the Seattle Boat Show

A Woman’s Perspective on Cruising at the Seattle Boat Show Many women are getting involved with cruising, with their significant other, or with friends. The Seattle Boat Show is offering a full day course for on cruising - from the woman’s perspective with 101 Practical Tips for Safe and Fun Cruising. This informative all day course will be presented on Monday, January 30...
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Dripless Shaft Seals – May be Dripless, But Not Maintenance Free

Dripless Shaft Seals – May be Dripless, But Not Maintenance Free Advocates of dripless shaft seals are quick to point out their benefits over conventional stuffing boxes – no leaks, no flax to replace, no shaft scoring. But, the zinger is always the same. While it’s true dripless shaft seals require less care than a traditional packing gland, nothing on a boat is truly maint...
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Waggoner Store Mid-January Sale

Waggoner Store Mid-January Sale

Waggoner Store Mid-January Sale We are on a salmon kick, so for our Waggoner Store mid-January sale we are promoting LaDonna Gunderson's Salmon, Desserts & Friends, The Little Alaskan Salmon Cookbook and My Tiny Alaskan Oven. A little bit about LaDonna Gunderson:  For the past two decades, LaDonna Gundersen has spent every summer working s...
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Stay in Reach with DeLorme inReach

Stay in Reach with DeLorme inReach Several years ago we replaced our satellite phone and SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Tracker with a DeLorme inReach Explorer Two-Way Satellite Communicator with Built-in Navigation. The DeLorme inReach takes satellite tracking/messaging to the next level with two-way and full global coverage through the Iridium satellite sy...
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DeLorme InReach

A Night Ashore: La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn

A Night Ashore: La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn From my private balcony at the La Conner Channel Lodge, I take in the pastel painted sunset as it dances across the Swinomish Channel. To my right, are glimpses of the south basin guest moorage docks at La Conner Marina. Even on a chilly winter day, boats are docked at the marina which is only a short walk away. ...
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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Available for Free!

2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Available for Free! Yes, you can download the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide PDF FREE download to a personal computer, iPad, Android Tablet or even to some chart plotters for free. The PDF download is approximately 75 megabytes. Once downloaded, this PDF can be loaded onto almost any electronic device, including tablets, laptops, smartph...
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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide
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Seattle Boat Show University January 27 to February 4, 2017

Seattle Boat Show University January 27 to February 4, 2017 The Waggoner Cruising Guide and Fine Edge crew are in their 12th year of presenting Boat Show University as partners with the Seattle Boat Show. We founded the program which offers 3–hour and full day seminars with some of the best marine instructors in the business. A 3-hour class is $39, and full-day courses ar...
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The Boating Lifestyle

The Boating Lifestyle There is nothing better than being out on the water. My boating routine kicks in and it's like a natural high washes over me. My understanding of the weather and the sounds of the boat become second nature. I'm dazzled by breathtaking sunrises and amazed by colorful sunsets. I thoroughly enjoy every bit of my time...
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Waggoner Store January Sale

Waggoner Store January Sale Thinking of going to the British Virgin Islands? Or, need a mattress cover for the bed on your boat? Check out our January deals in the Waggoner Store. Waggoner Store January Sales   Cruising the Virgin Islands Planning Map Use the Cruising the Virgin Islands map to plan your trip and for reference when...
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Waggoner Store January Sale

Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 1 – Preparing to Go

Cruising the Virgin Islands,  Part 1 – Preparing to Go This winter it is time to update one of most popular cruising guides in the Virgin Islands, Cruising the Virgin Islands. In mid-February, we are headed to the Virgin Islands and have chartered a MarineMax 382 with three cabins and lots of living and entertaining space. We will take a tour of the boat for you when w...
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