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Since the year 2000, most new boats have come equipped with shaft seals that require no packing, but inboard powered boats built before then have traditional stuffing boxes with packing.
All stuffing boxes work on the same basic principle: Rings of special wax-impregnated flax packing are wrapped snugly around the p... Details
While touring La Conner Country Inn, I had the pleasure of meeting the owners of The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub – Thomas and Danielle Palmer. As we talked, I discovered the pair had been a dynamic restaurateur duo in the Skagit Valley for over twenty years. Some of the names of their previous rest... Details
Do you need to stock up on cruising maps this year? Or replace cruising maps that have seen better days?
Or maybe, you'd like a laminated version to hang on the wall?
For our Waggoner Store February Sale, we are offering 20% OFF the following maps.
San Juan and Gulf Islands Nautical and Recreational Planning Map
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It's been a couple of years since we've written about Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar. So, on my recent trip to La Conner, WA, I went there for dinner. Usually, I sit in the bar area because it is first-come-first-serve and has Happy Hour, which is on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. This time, I sat in the dini... Details
Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide
Photo Contest Winners
Join us today (Jan. 28) at 5:30 at the Waggoner Guide booth at the Seattle Boat Show
for the announcement of the Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest Winners.
All finalists are in the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide o... Details
When Pit Master and owner of Whitey's BBQ told me, "It's just the way I love to cook," I knew I was in store for some darn good BBQ. A mechanic by trade, Tim Mallory followed his BBQ dream ten years ago and started a BBQ catering company. In October 2016, Tim and his wife Lisa opened up Whitey's BBQ Rest... Details
For such a small town, La Conner has a wealth of art and museums.
Museum of Northwest Art
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (Formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum)
Skagit County Historical Museum
The Norwester Museum Tour
And, all of them are less than a 15-minute walk from La... Details
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... Details
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... Details
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... Details