2018 Wooden Boat Festival has ended
Back To Schedule
Thursday, September 6 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
How to Prepare Your Boat for Pacific Northwest Cruising with Mike Beemer and Mark Bunzel

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Tuition: $45

Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars for more information 360-299-8500

Register for this Course​​​

Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is a dream for many boaters. Properly equipping your boat can add to the enjoyment and safety of the trip for you and your crew.

Mike Beemer and Mark Bunzel are northwest cruising experts in power and sail.

​They regularly lead group flotilla trips to Alaska and other Northwest destinations. They also consult with cruisers on how to equip their boats for an entire season of cruising. Going as far north as Alaska does not require a big boat. Properly equipped, almost any boat can cruise in the Pacific Northwest, even to SE Alaska and back. We regularly advise cruisers on how to cruise in the Northwest, whether it is a 22 foot C-Dory or Cutwater, or a 70’ power or sailing yacht.

If your dream is to cruise the Pacific Northwest sign up for this class to learn more.

The topics covered will include:

Basic Boat Additions such as a bimini or a cockpit enclosure

Nav equipment such as chartplotters, tablets and pads and the best software

Communications equipment for cellular, satellite text and phone

Creature comforts such as ice makers and additional freezers for storage of the all of the salmon, crab and prawns you will catch

Anchoring gear such as new anchors, bridles, stern-ties

What tools and spares should you bring

How to prepare your boat

​Having your dinghy system ready ​

What should you do to prepare

​Preparing your crew and crew equipment​

Cruising Guides and other helpful books

​Developing your cruising itinerary - how your boat is equipped makes a difference.​


Mark Bunzel

Mark is an experienced boater having cruised extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the Inside Passage and throughout Alaska on assignment while writing and photographing beautiful locations for magazines and to update the books he edits and publishes. In addition, he has chartered... Read More →

Thursday September 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pope Marine Building 1000 Madison St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Attendees (4)