Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Andrew Breece Publisher of WoodenBoat Magazine during the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. We talked about Andrew’s youth of boating, how he landed his job at WoodenBoat, and what’s happening at the Magazine today. Click on the green player button above to listen to the […]
A steady rain pitter-patters on the deck above the nav station while I type. Magnus naps in the V-berth and Porter is taking some time to himself after we finished working on reading, writing and making a map of Seward. Jill, well, she’s off at work ...
A driving force in my years of building technomadic machines has been a toolset for seeing the world beyond the limitations of my usual senses… something that is not only intrinsically fascinating, but essential for diagnostics. The latest addition is a FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera (the Gen-3 USB-C model for Android; there is also […]
The Cruiser’s College in Anacortes is at it again, this time with a fall lineup of classes sure to entice mariners into learning more about their boat’s systems and much more. Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a reasonable price, Cruiser’s College’s aim is to create safer […]
I always felt slightly out of place sitting at a desk from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every day, returning home to a beige house in the suburbs, crammed into a tree-lined street elbow to elbow with all the other houses, all looking just about the same. I had a hard time finding a place […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is a recording I made on September 10 after attending the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. I discuss the highlights of the Festival (for me) and the fun people I interviewed for the podcast. Click on the green player button above to listen to the full podcast […]
Sailboat maintenance and refitting often involves many difficult, frustrating jobs – diesel engine work, rigging, fiberglassing, boatyard work. So it’s really nice to have some easy, fun ones mixed in sometimes. If you only did hard projects all the time, you’d probably burn out. Easy projects are short, cheap and rewarding because they quickly make […]
Sailing The Sea Bear is a new YouTube travel show featuring Captain Shawn and cameraman Phil. Both are veterans of the US Armed Forces, one a retired US Navy EOD technician and the other a US Army Infantryman. The Sea Bear, a sloop rigged 1985 C&C Landfall 39 is their home and dream maker as they voyage […]
As you might already know, we decided to take a different route home this summer: the west coast of Vancouver Island. Soon after we bought Airship (September 2014) we attended the Seattle Boat Show in January of 2015. We thought it would be a good idea to attend some boating/education seminars, since we were relatively […]
The 41st Wooden Boat Festival was, as always, an entertaining and informative time filled with fine folks and cool boats. Photographer Mark Aberle was there capturing the scene all weekend and shared these great images with Three Sheets.
There seems to be a bit of a scam going around with several companies offering to “help” you renew your USCG Vessel Documentation, the catch? The help will cost you several times the normal cost $ 26.00 the US Coast Guard charges. Some people in a sailing group I belong to have fallen for this […]