Crossing Queen Charlotte Sound (Cape Caution)

I have purchased your Waggoner Cruising Guide for the last two years. As a matter of fact, I met you at the Vancouver Boat Show last year. I have made many trips from Campbell River, up Johnstone Strait, into Port Hardy and to the Broughton Island area. My boat is a 28′ Harborcraft named “Babu”.…

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Cruise Planning—From Los Angeles!

This was correspondence from August, 2007 that got buried. It contains some good information. Bob, I want to sincerely thank you for your 2007 web site cruise reports. The human interest part that you add to each week’s entry makes it that much more special. I will expand my cruising horizons to visit those places.…

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NOAA Weather Reports, Web Cams

I was reviewing the Waggoner’s advice on crossing Juan de Fuca and found it to be very helpful. I would like to add my own tip for those who have one of the newer cell phones that surfs the net. You can add the specific NOAA pages to your favorites and pull up the information…

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New Boat, New Boater, Vacation Ahead

Great website, I find it really helpful. I have very little boating experience, having just bought an 18.5 foot open bow runabout. In August we are taking a week’s vacation on Hornby Island in the Strait of Georgia. I plan to trailer the boat there and use it around the island, finding small beaches and…

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First San Juan Trip

My family and I are leaving Everett, WA on Friday July 18th in route to Lopez Island. We hope to make it through slack tide at Deception pass around 11:15am, and our final destination is Fisherman Bay on Lopez. I have been looking for online resources and reading some books about the trip, but I…

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Water in the Broughtons

Hi to all, Do you know if the “new” Pierre’s has water available for visiting boaters? We will be cruising the Broughtons in September without a water maker, so we’re trying to plan the trip. Thanks! Karen Minkus Response Hi, Karen, Pierre’s, as with the other marinas in the Broughtons, has a “boil water advisory”…

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From Puget Sound to the San Juan Islands

My wife and I recently purchased your 2008 cruising guide. It is an excellent source of information. I know you are a very busy person, but we just wanted to ask your advice on an upcoming trip we are planning in our 2007 Campion. I have gone from Anacortes to Friday Harbor before. We are…

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The Safest Way From South Pender Island to Tumbo Island

We recently purchased one of only three single-engine Tolly 43’s that were built. We’re taking it on our first long trip and want to drop by Tumbo Island at the south end of the Canadian Gulf Islands. We will be coming out of South Pender Island and would like your advice on the best approach.…

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Rounding Cape Scott

We are regular visitors to your web site and have every edition of Waggoner since 2003! What a great resource for PNW boaters. Thank you. We are planning to circumnavigate Vancouver Island counter clockwise with our Meridian 411 early next summer. I have a question I am hoping you can help with. Waggoner (and other…

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Which Tolly for Retirement Cruising?

Love the Waggoner guide, which is our onboard bible. I especially enjoy the sidebars, which are often so beautifully written. I am emailing to see if you have time to answer some newbie questions on Tollycraft vessels. We are looking at moving up from a 1991 3288 Bayliner to a larger twin diesel boat. Our…

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Moisture

I have a 41′ Fraser, currently living aboard. Am having water/humidity/mold problems. Would a dehumidifier be a solution? Stephen Davison Nanaimo Response Hi, Stephen, A dehumidifier certainly would help, but dehumidifiers deal with the effects of excessive moisture in the boat, not the causes. Broad brush, the real solution is to replace high-humidity inside air…

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Tollycraft Purchase

This correspondence applies to all boat purchases, not just one particular brand. After much research, I am sold on the fact that I am going to buy a Tollycraft boat. After that, I am confused about which model to pursue. I would be perfectly happy with the 26′ Tolly, but my wife likes the idea…

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