Cruisers College

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation

Cruisers College May Seminars 2017 Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Lars Antonsen Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $95 Register here. Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether…

Details

Interpreting the Weather

When I talk to cruisers and their First Mates, one of the key concerns they have is avoiding bad weather. The truth is – there is so much weather information out there, you should have enough to make a go or no-go decision, even when Mother Nature throws you a curveball. Interpreting the Weather In the…

Details
Pacific Northwest Weather

Why Attend a Waggoner Cruising Guide Seminar?

When you think about cruising the Inside Passage do you ever ask yourself these questions? Will the weather be okay? Will it get worse while we are out there? What if I get sick while out on the water? Will I get sea sick? What if we hit a log, or, worse, what if we…

Details

A Night Ashore: Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA

  With a refreshing glass of sparkling water in hand, I walk out onto my room’s private balcony at the Hotel Bellwether. It’s a typical Pacific Northwest March day with gray clouds and a little rain. From this lofty nook, I see the shifting waters of Bellingham Bay, joggers and dog walkers strolling along the Squalicum Promenade,…

Details
Mark Bunzel at The Baths.

Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 3: Time to Relax and Cruise the BVI

The British Virgin Islands – Getting There After planning for months, it was finally time to fly to the Virgin Islands, get to the boat, board, provision, get underway and unwind. Oh yesssss. For our crew, the big challenge was the transition from our busy lives to settling in for a relaxing British Virgin Islands vacation.…

Details

Waggoner Cruising Guide and Waggoner Tables Errors

Is Your Waggoner Guide Missing Pages? Please take a look. We recently discovered that some of the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guides have 16 pages missing or mis-collated. This happened when some of the books went through the bindery operation at the printer. Please check that you have the correct pages in your book by fanning…

Details
2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide
The Company Store at Roche Harbor Resort

Waggoner Highlight: Roche Harbor Market

Roche Harbor is a popular destination on San Juan Island and one of the busiest U.S. Customs ports of entry. Roche Harbor Resort provides lodging, spa services, dining options, and for those that are cooking aboard a well-stocked market. The Company Store, which we often refer to as the Roche Harbor Market, has been serving the…

Details

Preparing Your Boat for Cruising Checklist

At the Waggoner Cruising Guide, we work to keep our boats in top condition because we can’t afford to have a breakdown while out on one of our flotillas or on summer research visits to marinas up and down the coast. We have come up with a preparing your boat for cruising checklist of how we maintain…

Details
Preparing Your Boat for Cruising Checklist_Blog