Customs and Border Protection ROAM app.

U.S. Customs – New ROAM App Replaces Small Vessel Reporting System

Effective September 5, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS) will no longer be in service and float plans will no longer be accepted. Customs and Border Protection is in the process of replacing SVRS, and eventually I-68, with Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile, ROAM App. ROAM is an app…

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. 7

Wooden Boat Festival – All Day Seminars Understanding Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder September 7, 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…

Avocado toast and maple bacon at the Wolf in the Fog in Tofino, British Columbia.

5 Cafes & Restaurants in Tofino Within Walking Distance of the Docks

On a trip to Tofino on West Vancouver Island, you might be tempted to create one of your fabulous dishes in the galley and enjoy it aboard, but you’d be missing out, for this laid-back surfer town has a fantastic food scene. Many cafes and restaurants in Tofino are close enough to walk to and…