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    This must be the place

    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 ...

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HOWB 196 – Interview | Andrew Breece, Publisher of WoodenBoat Magazine – Boating Highlights, Magazine Fun

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 […]

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Cruiser’s College ready for fall classes in Anacortes

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 […]

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It was a beautiful and foggy day opening the Festival this year. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

HOWB 195 – Highlights of 2017 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival by Wooden Boat Dan

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 […]

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The joy of easy projects on a boat

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 […]

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