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New Format for the New Year!
Waggoner Webcasts to resume in January of 2022. You won’t want to miss the great lineup of guest speakers. More information to come…stayed tuned!
Watch Past Shows
Missed a show? We record them all. Watch the latest shows below or check out our archive of past shows.
September 30, 2021: A Project Boat: Is it worth it?
September 23: Seattle Harbor Patrol
September 16: The Sarah Elizabeth Banks, a Converted Fire Boat
September 9: Getting Your Feet Wet with Yacht Charters
July 22: A Road to Boat Building – Hobby to Career Success
July 15: Salish Sea School – Students for Conservation
July 8: Mooring Buoys – one of the best features of Washington State Marine Parks
July 1: Demystifying Outboard Motors
June 24: Looking for a Unique Water-Centric Adventure?
June 17: What Does It Take To Run a Boatyard?
June 10: Derelict Vessel Removal – How It Works and How You Can Help
June 3: Boating and Boat Building in Finland
May 27: State Grants that Benefit the Boating Community
May 20: Hiring a Delivery Captain – a Viable Option
May 13: Largest Public Marina on the West Coast – Better Than Ever
May 6: Transit-Through B.C. – The Harsh Reality
April 29: The Sunsetting of Raster Charts and the Dawn of ENC’s
NOAA is in its second year of a five-year process to end all raster chart products. The sunsetting of raster charts also means the dawn of improved electronic navigational charts, including large scale coverage, data consistency, and a new grid system. Crescent Moegling, NOAA’s Northwest & Pacific Islands Navigation Manager, will be joining NMTA and Waggoner for Seattle Boat Show Live on April 29 at 7 p.m. PDT to explain the sunsetting process and the implementation of the NOAA ENC National Charting Plan. You won’t want to miss hearing about this important topic, along with other navigation tips. Bring your drinks, questions, and experiences to share.
April 15: Pumpout! There is an app for that!
Join us on Thursday at 7 p.m. PDT, April 22nd, to hear Washington Sea Grant’s Aaron Barnett present a new program to help find the nearest pumpout location with an app on your smartphone or tablet. The app is called Pumpout Nav and is free on either the IOS or Android platforms. The app will map out the nearest pumpout stations and give you the distance and direction, a convenient way to get to the nearest pumpout. Planning for pumpout is just as critical as planning for water, provisioning or getting rid of garbage. In partnership with the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act program, Washington Sea Grant manages the popular Pumpout Washington program, which informs boaters about where to find pumpout stations, helps marina operators secure grants to install more stations, and advises on the deployment of mobile pumpout services. In the past year, more than 8.3 million gallons that would previously have been dumped into vulnerable waterways were instead collected for safe onshore treatment, thanks largely to training, outreach and federal funds provided by the pumpout program.
April 15: AIS and VHF Radio Re-imagined
Vesper, the leading designer and manufacturer of AIS systems, has just released their new Cortex system. Cortex takes a fresh new look at the VHF radio and combines it with AIS and boat monitoring into a new system that also offers many new capabilities. Through an intelligent design, Vesper has built many new capabilities into this system. Let’s say your AIS system alerts you to a possible collision. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your radio’s DSC capability to alert and directly communicate with the other vessel. Done. Or, wouldn’t it be great to have an anchor watch system that could alert you via your smartphone if your boat is dragging while you are away onshore. Or, how about a system that can let you know that your boat is taking water while sitting in its slip in the marina due to a leak in a through-hull. Our AIS expert, Doug Miller of Milltech is our guest to talk about this exciting new system; join us on Thursday April 15 at 7 p.m. PDT to learn more about the future of marine communications with the Cortex system.