Mosquitos on the Boat – Tips for Keeping Them Away

I live with someone who does not get bitten by mosquitos nearly as much as I do. I’ve been told  I have “sweet blood” and that is why they are more attracted to me than other people. While I am never one to turn down a compliment, I had to get to the bottom of this.…

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Upgrading Your Sailboat for Simplicity and Performance, Dec. 9

Upgrading Your Sailboat for Simplicity and Performance with Andy Schwenk December, 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Every sailor can learn new tips and techniques like reducing friction, ways to ascend the rig, backstay adjusters, top down furling for spinnaker, preventers, offshore gear from drifters to trysails, carbon and synthetic rigging, and…

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Ports and Passes Skipper’s Logbook – Everything You Need in a Logbook

NEW !!!! Ports and Passes Skipper’s Logbook !!!! NEW Many northwest cruisers have talked about the need for a new design for a logbook that covers the information they want and need, and not a lot of information that is no longer relevant. Chyna Sea, the publishers of the popular Ports and Pass Tides & Currents book,…

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Engine Room Investigations

Engine Room Investigations, Dec. 9

Engine Room Investigations with Jen Haaland December 9, 2017 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 it’s essential…

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Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions, Dec. 10

Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Woody Wentworth December 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Discover the secret of year-round cruising comfort – warm cabins and hot water in November! Get rid of the damp cushions and moldy Musto’s by adding heat and circulation – the most desired upgrade to a Pacific Northwest…

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Taking Care of Fiberglass Boat

Taking Care of the Fiberglass Boat, Dec. 9

Taking Care of the Fiberglass Boat with Jeff Paxson December 9, 2017 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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Electrical Systems Investigations For the Beginner, Dec. 9

Electrical Systems Investigations for the Beginner with Jen Haaland Dec. 9, 2017 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…

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Selecting a Diesel Heating System: Part 1

The Pacific Northwest is one of the premier cruising destinations in the world, and for good reason. There are so many anchorages and small coves to explore that it would take more than a lifetime to explore them all. So to see as many of them as possible in your lifetime, you have to extend…

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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation, Nov. 5

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Mike Beemer Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $149 Register here. Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing improvements themselves, paying…

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Carved Boardwalk Planks Being Replaced at Hot Springs Cove BC

In the fall of 2018, BC Provincial Parks will begin a project to replace and widen the failing boardwalk at Hot Springs Cove. Located on the West side of Vancouver Island, this remote park site was originally accessible only by boat. Today, a number of Tofino based tour operators bring large numbers of visitors to…

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Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018, for Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show. Women’s Day includes a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking,…

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Women's Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.