Check the Year on Your Waggoner Cruising Guide

Seven experienced couples and individuals cruise waters of the inside passage looking for changes and updates for the next annual publication of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. These field correspondents are on-the-water-cruisers visiting marinas, anchorages, and passages described in the Waggoner Cruising Guide, recording the many things that change each year. Marinas, of course, are the…

Understanding Marine Diesel Engines, Sept. 8

Wooden Boat Festival – All Day Seminars Understanding Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder September 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Pope Building Tuition: $125 Register here. Understanding Marine Diesel Engines Understanding Marine Diesel Engines starts with a brief introduction on how a diesel engine works will be followed by a detailed…

Understanding Boat Electrical Systems, Sept. 7

Wooden Boat Festival – All Day Seminars Understanding Boat Electrical Systems by Nigel Calder September 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Pope Building Tuition: $125 Register here. Understanding Boat Electrical Systems The Understanding Boat Electrical Systems course starts with a brief explanation of core electrical terms followed by key design criteria for both DC…

Dental equipment.

The Offshore Drilling Business: Mobile Dentistry in Southeast Alaska

  This offshore drilling has nothing to do with petroleum but the kind of drilling service practiced by dentists. It’s the story about Dr. Victor S. Stime and how he combined his passion for boating with a retirement dental practice that brings dental services to remote villages in Southeast Alaska. After being diagnosed with a…

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – What’s New and What’s Unchanged?

This second in a series of articles about the new 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit provides both additional information about the program and answers questions from the first Waggoner eNews article. Aquatic Invasive Species – What’s New and What’s Unchanged? In our first article, we reported the new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits required…

Martyr

An Eco-Friendly Way to Prevent Corrosion on Your Boat

I was recently reading an article about an innovative company in the Pacific Northwest called Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. They manufacture cadmium free aluminum alloy anodes. You may ask, “How does that relate to my boat?” Well, pretty much everything that is immersed in water (boat, watercraft, dock) require anodes to protect them from corrosion.…

Break out of the Old into the New – Planning the Perfect Itinerary for Captain and Crew

Break out of the Old into the New – Planning the Perfect Itinerary for Captain and Crew with the Waggoner Cruising Guide editors March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $45 Register here. Looking for new destinations and experiences for the 2018 boating season? Or need help planning an itinerary that will delight the entire…

BlueSea ELCI Breaker

Don’t Get Tripped-Up by New Shore Power – Updated

As we approached Petersburg, Alaska, with only a few miles remaining northbound on the Wrangell Narrows, we contacted the harbormaster’s office for the night’s moorage. After providing the harbormaster with our vessel’s length and shore power requirements, we were expecting a response with a slip assignment. Instead, the harbormaster asked “are you familiar with ….…

Potable water on the docks.

‘Water Water Everywhere . . .’ Does Potable Really Mean it is Safe? It Doesn’t Sound Safe.

“Is your water potable?” That’s often one of the first questions boaters ask marinas when cruising Northern BC Coast, the Broughton Archipelago and sometimes even in the Gulf Islands. Boaters often find a ‘boil water’ notice or ‘not-potable’ sign at water spigots and hose-bibs on the docks. But what does this mean to boaters and…