Waggoner Store Mid-January Sale

Waggoner Store Mid-January Sale

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 side by side with her husband…

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Stay in Reach with DeLorme inReach

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 system. I’ll spare you all the details and the many options…

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DeLorme InReach

A Night Ashore: La Conner Channel Lodge and La Conner Country Inn

From my private balcony at the La Conner Channel Lodge, I take in the pastel painted sunset as it dances across the Swinomish Channel. To my right, are glimpses of the south basin guest moorage docks at La Conner Marina. Even on a chilly winter day, boats are docked at the marina which is only a…

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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide Available for Free!

Yes, you can download the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide PDF for FREE to a personal computer, iPad, Android Tablet or even to some chart plotters. The PDF download is approximately 75 megabytes. Once downloaded, this PDF can be loaded onto almost any electronic device, including tablets, laptops, smartphones, and even a few new chart plotters.…

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2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide
Sidney Spit

The Boating Lifestyle

There is nothing better than being out on the water. My boating routine kicks in and it’s like a natural high washes over me. My understanding of the weather and the sounds of the boat become second nature. I’m dazzled by breathtaking sunrises and amazed by colorful sunsets. I thoroughly enjoy every bit of my time…

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Waggoner Store January Sale

Waggoner Store January Sale

Thinking of going to the British Virgin Islands? Or, need a mattress cover for the bed on your boat? Check out our January deals in the Waggoner Store. Waggoner Store January Sales   Cruising the Virgin Islands Planning Map Use the Cruising the Virgin Islands map to plan your trip and for reference when in…

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Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 1 – Preparing to Go

This winter it’s time to update one of most popular cruising guides in the Virgin Islands, Cruising the Virgin Islands. In mid-February, we are headed to the Virgin Islands and have chartered a MarineMax 382 with three cabins and lots of living and entertaining space. We will take a tour of the boat for you…

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A Night Ashore: Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, WA

It’s late afternoon, and I’m chilling on the red brick porch connected to my room at the Waterfront Inn in Gig Harbor, Washington. Twenty feet away is the shoreline with boats and a few seals cruising through the water. There is also a shared over-the-water-deck with plenty of lounging chairs and a dock with kayaks and one sailboat.…

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Waterfront Inn View from the Regatta Room
Inside Passage at Sunset

Preparing Your Diesel for Cruising

For many of us, there’s nothing more pleasurable than sitting at anchor in a secluded cove in southeast Alaska, or on the northern British Columbia coast. Many of us do just that every year, cruising for two to five months at a time. But what if you are new to diesel motors and/or extended cruising.…

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Weems & Plath and Waggoner Cruising Guide 2nd Photo Contest Finalists

We got some terrific entries in our photo contest. Below is our next round of photo contest finalists. More to come in January. If you missed the first round of photos, check them out here. Photo Contest Finalists Weems & Plath and the Waggoner Cruising Guide Photo Contest  Finalists   The Grand Prize and Category…

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Orca Whale