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The Waggoner Team

From south Puget Sound to Ketchikan, Alaska including the west coast of Vancouver Island, this popular annual guide—called the “bible for Northwest cruising”— provides detailed information about marinas, marine parks, fuel docks, U.S./Canada border crossings, customs, VHF radio requirements, and more.

Introducing the Waggoner Team

Find out more from the Waggoner Team in regards to boating in the Pacific Northwest in Waggoner Articles.
Interview with Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

Interview with Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

By Kathleen Kaska Kathleen:  How did you and Don get started writing the Exploring Series Cruising Guides? Reanne: After a few trips up the Inside Passage and further into Alaska, we felt that we could improve on the guides we were using. We started...

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Where to cruiser to next? The Waggoner Team provides articles, tips, and ideas on cruising destinations for our readers.
Whales hard to port!

Whales hard to port!

A flotilla cruise through the Inside Passageby Linda DeSpain and Jack BillingsShortly after 9 AM, the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six motor launches fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as...

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Maintaining a boat is essential to prolonging its life and providing safe and easy going cruising. The Waggoner Team provides articles, tips, and ideas on maintenance.
There is more to BOUNCE

There is more to BOUNCE

Years ago, the U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. Some use Bounce all the time when playing baseball and soccer. The insects just veer around you. All...

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The Waggoner Team provides tips for boaters on what to do while cruising and more…
Protecting Pretty Things – The Bilge Pump

Protecting Pretty Things – The Bilge Pump

by Aiona Hartley   Isn't it pretty? It's a bilge pump. Or rather the inner windings of one. Its literal guts, if you will.  This is what heats up if the bilge pump undergoes "rotor lock." Given enough heat, a bilge pump in "rotor lock" can catch on...

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Gear for boaters are constantly changing and the Waggoner Team provides reviews for boaters to keep informed. Mark Bunzel provides reviews on boats for our readers.
The Waggoner Team provides articles on things to experience while out cruising.
Whales hard to port!

Whales hard to port!

A flotilla cruise through the Inside Passageby Linda DeSpain and Jack BillingsShortly after 9 AM, the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six motor launches fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as...

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