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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 ...

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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Cruising Desolation Sound: Episode 2

In the second episode in my Cruising Desolation Sound series, our little flotilla moves on to Grace Harbor and Squirrel Cove, before heading for one of my favorite anchorages – Pendrell Sound. I hope you enjoy this video, and stay tuned for Episode 3! If you enjoy my videos, please give them a “thumbs up”, and […]

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Upgrades that make our boat go

In a quest to make life aboard a little easier, safer, more efficient and comfortable, sailors and boat owners are always looking to make upgrades to their vessels. We’re no different. And even though Yahtzee was well kitted out for blue water cruising when we bought her five years ago, she always needs work and upgrades, […]

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