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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Electrical Systems Investigations

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.

2-Day Marine Weather Course, Nov. 4 & 5

2-Day Marine Weather Course with Lee Chesneau Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $195 Register here. This 2-day course is designed for the vast range of seafarers from the inexperienced recreational sailboat cruisers and experienced racers, to power boaters, to commercial fishermen/women & seasoned professional mariners that operate their…

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Deep Cove Public Wharf and North Shore Marina.

Day Tripping to British Columbia’s Deep Cove in Indian Arm

The Creek Marina (formerly Mosquito Creek Marina) in North Vancouver served us well as a base of operations for a planned day-trip to Indian Arm. A local’s favorite cruising ground, Indian Arm is one of the most scenic areas in Greater Vancouver. The Coast Range Mountains rise 5,000 feet over the inlet. From Vancouver Harbour,…

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Cruisers College October Seminars

October 14-15, 2017 begins the Cruisers College Seminars taught by industry experts.

You can read about the classes and register by clicking the image below.

 

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Steveston Rediscovered

  After a few days editing for the Waggoner Guide and other computer work, we departed North Vancouver for Steveston, rounding Point Grey in a northwesterly wind with 4-foot swells. Numerous commercial and sport fishing boats were off-shore near the North, Middle, and South Arms of the Fraser River. Winding our way through the fishing…

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Preparing Your Boat for Hibernation

As winter approaches and temperatures begin to drop, Pacific Northwest boaters begin to think about winterizing their vessels. Some hire professionals to do the job and others like to invest a little time doing a portion or all of it themselves. Whatever the case, the process is the same. During most winters the Northwest receives…

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Snow Day in the Pacific Northwest.