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…


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…


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…

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…


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…

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…


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…

Nigel Calder

Seattle Boat Show – Free Seminars and Boat Show University

Want to add to your nautical knowledge? There are over 200 free 45-minute seminars throughout Seattle Boat Show and paid courses through Boat Show University! Seattle Boat Show University January 26 to February 3, 2018 At the Waggoner Guide, we team up with the Seattle Boat Show to present “Seattle Boat Show University” a series…


The British Virgin Islands are Still Bareboat Charter Heaven!

The Virgin Islands charter grounds took a massive hit from Hurricanes Irma and then Maria. The devastation from last September is unimaginable. The islands are recovering. Mother nature is doing her part, and the islands have gone from being completely stripped bare by 200+ mph winds to green with new growth. Much of the damage…

White Bay in the British Virgin Islands.

Yes! You Can Still Have a Great British Virgin Islands Charter Vacation

The British Virgin Islands survived the one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September. The pictures after the storms were unbelievable. Buildings demolished and boats stacked like matchsticks. Rarely has a hurricane sat over the area for hours with winds well over 200 mph. Some say, if the rating existed, this should have been…

Hurricane damage in the British Virgin Islands.