Join us every Thursday at 7pm PDT for our online educational boating series – Seattle Boat Show Live!
June 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm
What does it take to run a boatyard?
Have you ever thought about what it takes to run a boatyard? How do you balance the needs of the customer with the needs of the environment? What are the regulations that boatyards must adhere to when pressure washing boats, replacing zincs, sandblasting and making fiberglass repairs? What about bottom preparations and bottom painting for your vessel? Can individuals work on their own boat in a boatyard? Are these regulations harming or benefitting the boating industry? Join us on June 17th at 7 p.m. PDT with our guest George Harris, President of NMTA (Northwest Marine Trade Association), and guest Phil Riise of Seaview Boatyard to learn more about the industry standard and best practices. Phil and his family are the owners of Seaview Boatyards with locations in Seattle, Bellingham, and Fairhaven.
June 3, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Boating and Boat Building in Finland
Join guest speaker Brian Krantz on June 3rd at 7 p.m. PDT to learn about boating and boat building in Finland. Did you know that Sargo boats are 100% hand-made in Finland and are available for purchase or sea trial in Anacortes, Washington? Brian Krantz, an avid boater and boat dealer represents various makes and models, with a special appreciation for the tuff and well-built Sargo. Join NMTA and Waggoner on June 3rd to learn more about the boating experience in Finland; Learn about the unique Sargo boat building center and it’s seaside location. Join us with your enthusiastic questions as we depart on a fun trip to Finland.
May 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm
State Grants that benefit the Boating Community
Join Waggoner and NMTA hosts on May 27th at 7 p.m. PDT to learn about the latest status of Lakebay Marina and other acquisitions, marina improvements, and boating projects that benefit from program grants offered through RCO (Recreation Conservation Office) of Washington State. Guests Allison Dellwo and Karl Jacobs, Grant Managers for RCO, will walk us through what types of projects qualify for grants, who can apply, and how projects are evaluated and scored. Learn about the many in-water and upland projects that have benefited the boating community over the years.
May 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Hiring a Delivery Captain – a Viable Option
Are you wanting to cruise to far-off places but perhaps don’t have the needed time to reach your destination, or perhaps you don’t want to deal with the uncertainties of the U.S./Canada border? Why not hire a Delivery Captain to take your vessel to your desired location. You will have the convenience of arriving by air and joining up with your vessel at a specified marina. Captain Jack De Friel of Yacht Deliveries NW will be joining NMTA and Waggoner on May 20 at 7 p.m. PDT to share the process and logistics of boat transport by sea, and what you need to know. Join us to learn more about the convenient option of boat delivery.
May 13, 2021
Largest Public Marina on the West Coast – Better Than Ever
Jeff Lindhout, Kate Anderson - Port of Everett
Did you know that the Port of Everett Marina is the largest public marina on the West Coast? And it’s getting bigger and better than ever, with on-going extensive development of the uplands, along with new and improved docks. The Port of Everett Marina is on a fast-track to becoming a first-class destination for boaters of the Pacific Northwest. Join Waggoner and NMTA on May 13th at 7 p.m. PDT to learn more from our guests Kate Anderson and Jeff Lindhout about the new features and activities happening at the Port of Everett Marina – new restaurants; a splash park; apartments and a hotel; summer concerts, movies, and festivals; a new pedestrian bridge connecting the waterfront to Grand Avenue; trails & beaches; and tours of the Port’s working waterfront. Join us for this fun and entertaining look at the latest offerings found at the Port of Everett Marina.
May 6, 2021
Transit Through B.C. – The Harsh Reality
Craig Norris - Victoria International Marina
Are you thinking about a Transit Through B.C. to cruise in Southeast Alaska this summer? There are many logistics and challenges to consider before making such a decision. Join Waggoner Team hosts and NMTA, along with our guest Craig Norris from Victoria International Marina in British Columbia to learn more about the pros and cons, and the how for a Transit-Through B.C. waters under current Covid restrictions.
April 29, 2021
The Sunsetting of Raster Charts and the Dawn of ENC’s
Crescent Moegling, NOAA
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 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 stories.