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…

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21

Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar, April 21 Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and easily accessible cruising in the Pacific Northwest! Longtime boating experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go…

Nigel Calder

Seattle Boat Show – Free Seminars and Boat Show University

Want to add to your nautical knowledge? There are over 200 free 45-minute seminars throughout Seattle Boat Show and paid courses through Boat Show University! Seattle Boat Show University January 26 to February 3, 2018 At the Waggoner Guide, we team up with the Seattle Boat Show to present “Seattle Boat Show University” a series…

Women's Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show is Sunday, January 21, 2018. Women’s Day includes a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking, anchoring, weather, boat insurance…

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…

John and Amanda Neal

Offshore Cruising Seminar​ – April 7, 2018

Cruisers College – April 2018 Offshore Cruising Seminar with John and Amanda Neal Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Singles – $145 / Couples – $275 Register HERE. Worldwide cruisers and instructors, John and Amanda Neal, will be joining the 2018 Cruisers College program with their well regarded “Offshore Cruising Seminar.” Considering…