Slowboat at the 2019 Seattle Boat Show

January 25 – February 2, 2019

It’s that time of year again! The Slowboat team will be presenting six different free seminars at the 2019 Seattle Boat Show. We are excited to share our knowledge with the boat show crowd to help people have a richer, safer, more satisfying cruising experience. 

Hope to see you in Seattle!

WiFi in the Wilderness – Connected Cruising

Kevin Morris, Sam Landsman, Laura Domela
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:15pm  | Stage #5 Club Level

This seminar will discuss strategies for remaining connected while cruising – focusing on the Pacific NW. We will discuss various connectivity, WiFi, and internet solutions that have worked well cruising from Puget Sound up the Inside Passage to the most remote areas of SE Alaska and outside Vancouver Island.


Single-handing Secrets

Sam Landsman
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:15pm  | Stage #5 Club Level

After cruising 20,000 miles on the Inside Passage, much of it single-handed, Sam shares his tips and tricks for running boats alone. Learn strategies for docking and picking up mooring buoys, staying safe underway and in the dinghy, and much more.


More Modern Power for Cruisers

Kevin Morris, Sam Landsman, Laura Domela
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:15 p.m.  | Stage #3 North Hall

This seminar will present essential electrical basics for cruisers, as well as a re-thinking of the power systems for modern cruising boats. We will discuss the challenges of marine electrical systems for extended cruising and offer tips and modern equipment solutions that are more robust and reliable than traditional approaches.


Gates of the Inside Passage

Sam Landsman, Laura Domela, Kevin Morris
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m. | Stage #2 North Hall

Want to cruise further, but deterred by one of the gates? This presentation is about the gates collectively and individually and cover why you might want to cross each gate, tips for making a safe and enjoyable trip, and answer questions you might have.


Packing and Provisioning for Extended NW Cruising

Laura Domela, Sam Landsman, Kevin Morris
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:15 p.m. | Stage #5 Club Level

Before you embark on an extended cruise in the Pacific Northwest or up the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska, you might want some tips about what to pack. This presentation offers helpful advice on what kinds of things to bring along on your boat for a trip up the Inside Passage to Alaska. The Slowboat team will discuss clothing, food, and first aid, and share some of their ideas about efficient provisioning and packing.

Better Boating Photography: It’s Not About the Camera

Laura Domela, Kevin Morris, Sam Landsman
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4:15p.m.  |  Stage #5 Club Level

You don’t need a lot of expensive camera gear to get great cruising photos. Professional photographer Laura Domela shares tips and secrets for capturing compelling travel images and telling a story, with a particular focus on the unique challenges of marine/cruising photography. Kevin Morris and Sam Landsman will also discuss the opportunities that drone photography affords the adventurous cruiser.