Ranger Tugs Northwest, TrawlerFest, Bremerton May 2017, Boat Show, Education, Rendezvous, Pacific Northwest Cruising Paradise, Presented by PassageMaker, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing PNW Marine Traffic Underway Source NW to AK

TrawlerFest, Presented by PassageMaker has a new location for May 2017, it will be at the Port of Bremerton Marina, located on Puget Sound in Sinclair Inlet, in the Pacific Northwest. The In-Water Boat Show will be held on the docks of Bremerton Marina, May 18 to 20, 2017, located just south of Seattle.

TRAWLERFEST, BREMERTON: GETTING THERE WITHOUT HITTING ANYTHING

A wise old sailor once said that all seamanship could be divided into three basic principles: 1. Keeping the water out; 2. Getting where you are going, and 3. Not hitting anything. TrawlerFest-Bremerton has dozens of able craft lining the docks, No. 1 is covered, but 2 and 3 are human factors.

Trawler, Zorro, See ya’ll at: TrawlerFest, Bremerton May 2017, Boat Show, Education, Rendezvous, Pacific Northwest Cruising Paradise, Presented by PassageMaker, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing PNW Marine Traffic Underway Source

At TrawlerFest this May, Four experienced mariners will present four seminars designed to help attendees avoid the human errors that can prevent them from arriving safely at their destinations.

Eric Kunz, senior product manager for Furuno USA and longtime friend and colleague of PassageMaker magazine, will feature two seminars that directly address No. 2 and 3. On Friday, May 19, Kunz joins TrawlerFest veteran Bob Sweet to present “Getting the Most Out of Your Radar.” Sweet’s illustrated explanations set the stage for demonstration of an actual solid-state radar. Don’t miss this helpful at sea and dockside tips.

Adventures at TrawlerFest, Bremerton May 2017, Presented by PassageMaker, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing PNW Marine Traffic Underway Source NW to Alaska World’s Best Cruising Grounds!

On Saturday, May 20, Kunz presents “Navigation 202: Electronics,” explaining how to get the most from today’s multi-function displays, and how to get where you are going. But just in case the lights go out or the satellites fall from the sky, marine trainer Robert Reeder will present “Old School Navigation,” a lesson in how to get home when the GPS stops working, on Thursday, May 18.

Then, over two mornings on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, yacht broker and delivery captain Jeff Merrill looks at the big picture in “Principles of Passagemaking.” Traveling between ports requires understanding and knowledge of some fundamental skills to ensure a safe trip. This course is designed to be both an introduction and a refresher for owner operators and their crew, covering basics of weather forecasting, route planning, watch standing, engine room checks, pilothouse navigation/electronics operations, and much more. This seminar is for people interested in transiting between sea ports requiring overnight passages.

Ranger Tugboats NW, TrawlerFest, Bremerton May 2017, Boat Show, Education, Rendezvous, Pacific Northwest Cruising Paradise, Presented by PassageMaker, PNW Cruising, Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing PNW Marine Traffic Underway Source NW

TRAWLERFEST: PEOPLE’S CHOICE RETURNS

The “People’s Choice Award” is back after a two-year hiatus. This is one election without tangst. Attendees simply cast ballots for the coolest craft on the docks of Bremerton Marina. Although odds favor character boat Teddi Bear, a Florida Bay Coaster and previous winner, there have been production boats that have taken the prize, which is a beautiful brass bell, courtesy of Weems & Plath.

For more details visit: http://www.passagemaker.com/trawlerfest/trawlerfest-bremerton-wa-2017

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