Posts Tagged “Seminar”

Cruising Prince William Sound

Cruising Prince William Sound

Last week we gave a presentation on our trip to Prince William Sound to the Seattle Sail and Power Squadron. They meet on the third floor of the Queen City Yacht Club, with a wonderful view across Portage Bay. We had a great time socializing with the group and touring the grounds. For our talk,…

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PassageMaker Magazine and Anacortes Trawler Fest 2011

PassageMaker Magazine and Anacortes Trawler Fest 2011

Last spring, Bob Lane interviewed us and reviewed Dirona for PassageMaker magazine. Bob has an experienced reporter’s eye for detail. And as a long-time boater who has toured and written up a lot of boats, he notices what works and what doesn’t. After touring the boat and describing the systems and upgrades, we discussed our…

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Alaska 24X7

Alaska 24X7

Last weekend we presented at the Seattle Boat Show on our 24×7 run to Alaska.  The slides are posted at Hamilton_SBS11_Alaska24x7.pdf.  A couple of questions we were asked that weren’t covered in the presentation were on seasickness and how Spitfire did on the trip. Seasickness generally isn’t a problem for James, but I will get…

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2011 Seattle Boat Show

2011 Seattle Boat Show

The seminar schedule for the 2011 Seattle Boat Show has been posted. This year we’ll be presenting on Saturday Jan. 22nd at 11:30am on our trip to Alaska this summer. We’ll be describe our 5-day, 2-crew, 24×7 offshore run from Seattle directly to SE Alaska, and share highlights of our visit. We’ll also discuss how…

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Lessons Learned Building a Semi-Custom Trawler Slide Deck

Lessons Learned Building a Semi-Custom Trawler Slide Deck

Last weekend we presented our experiences in going through the design and build process for Nordhavn 5263. The slides are at  Hamilton_TF10_BuildingTrawlerWebPost.pdf In discussing purchase costs, we broke the total cost into three components: 1) base boat & standard equipment 2) factory/dealer options and 3) post-delivery items. The amount you spend above the base price…

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Lessons learned building a semi-custom trawler

Lessons learned building a semi-custom trawler

The seminar schedule for Trawler Fest in Anacortes, WA has been posted. This year we’ll be presenting on Thursday May 20th at 10:30am on our experience in purchasing, configuring and building a Nordhavn 52. We attended our first Trawler Fest back in 2001, and began a trawler shopping process that culminated earlier this year in…

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Seattle Boat Show 2010

Seattle Boat Show 2010

The 2010 Seattle Boat Show seminar schedule has been posted (http://www.seattleboatshow.com/seminar-home.html). We’ll be doing two presentations this year. On Saturday January 30th at 1pm, we’ll be giving a free one-hour seminar, Waggoner’s Secret Coast, that covers some of our favorite destinations between Victoria and Bella Bella. One that we’ll cover is Alison Sound at the…

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Trawler Fest Anacortes

Trawler Fest Anacortes

The Pacific Northwest Trawler Fest will be held at Anacortes this year on May 7th through 9th. We’ll be presenting on Saturday the 9th at 10:30am on Queen Charlotte Sound. This is our favorite cruising destination—if we could only visit one place year after year, this would be the place. The terrain is complex, the…

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Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show seminar schedule is now posted. We’ll be presenting some of our favorite destinations between Victoria and Bella Bella, along with and tips and techniques for improved boating safety and comfort, at 1pm on Saturday January 24th. And we’ll be signing copies of Cruising the Secret Coast, our Waggoner sister publication, at…

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Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

The Lake Union Boats Afloat Show seminar schedule has just been posted. We’ll be presenting some of our favorite destinations between Victoria and Bella Bella, along with and tips and techniques for improved boating safety and comfort, at 11am on Saturday September 13th. One area we’ll highlight is the Dodwell Group, our name for the…

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