Fisheries Navigators

Anchored in the Pacific Northwest

In business since 1928, Fisheries Supply not only knows the marine industry inside and out, but we take great pride in helping our customers solve their boating challenges.  Armed with a workforce who are passionate about boating, we’ve been getting boaters back on the water for more than 91 years.  During that time, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and want to share it with our customers.  So here’s a list of Fisheries Navigator articles on common inquiries along with topics we think are either important for you to understand or just plain interesting.

We hope you enjoy these Fisheries Navigators – and if there’s an area you wish we had covered but didn’t, please don’t hesitate to let us know as we’re adding new content all the time.


Anchor & Docking


   Selecting a Bow Thruster

   Selecting an Anchor Windlass

   Using Your Windlass

   Understanding Dock Lines

   Creating a Rope to Chain Splice

   Creating a 3-Strand Eye Splice

   Creating a Double Braid Eye Splice



   Marine Battery Basics

   Choosing the Right Marine Battery

   Sizing Your Battery Bank

   Charging a Marine Battery

   Marine Battery Switch Basics

   Marine Inverter Basics

   Understanding GFCI Breakers Onboard

   Marine Solar Power

   Alternative Energy Compared - Wind/Solar/Hydro/Fuel Cell

   Shore Power 101

   Upgrading to LED Lights







Local to the Pacific Northwest


   Crabbing Season in Puget Sound


   Marine Antennas









   Choosing a Sacrificial Anode

   Guide to Restoring Gelcoat

   Painting the Bottom of Your Boat

   Varnishing Tips and Tricks

   3M Abrasives Guide

   Choosing the Right Buffing Pad

   Safely Working with Epoxy Resin

   Keeping Your Boat Dry

   Marine Fuel Additives

   Guide to Onboard Fire Extinguishers

   Navigation Lights Requirements

   What Should Be in Your Ditch Bag

   Inspecting Your Inflatable PFD 

   Guide to Flare Usage and Safety

   Operating a Handheld Flare

   Choosing an Emergency Beacon















Product Spotlights


   Rocna Anchors

   Introducing EFOY Fuel Cell Technology

   The Sirius SOS Light from Weems & Plath

   Samson Line Selection Guide

   Harken Reflex Top Down Furlers

   The Benefits of Using Kanberra Gel

   Choosing a Watermaker

   Choosing a Holding Tank Treatment


















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