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    WiFi Onboard | MikroTik Groove step-by-step setup guide

    The MikroTik Groove is a fantastic product to use as a marine WiFi booster. However, it is not the simplest device to configure. This guide covers setting up and configuring the Groove for initial use, and some additional recommendations. Usage There are a couple of ...

Newly built Core Sound 17 Mk II at the festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Podcast: Highlights of 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is me myself and I recording a podcast about the highlights of this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center. As usual I had an absolute blast at the festival during the 4 days I was there. Some of the highlights include: Watching Marty Loken receive the Lifetime […]

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Sailing towards power…

I have owned sailboats for most of my life and have always loved the feeling of being under sail. In recent years, I’ve discussed moving to larger sailboats, or changing the entire substrate to something different to allow me to do more with my work with tech on boats. After spending the last 3 years […]

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Jamie and Behan Gifford give a presentation at the Seattle Yacht Club. Photo courtesy of Sailing Totem and Kevin Baerg.

Speaking near you! Inspiration from the globe-girdling crew of SV Totem

Local Pacific Northwest sailors turned world cruisers, Behan and Jamie Gifford are back in Puget Sound and are sharing a spectrum of experiences from their 10-year circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. They have a series of presentations lined up for September before heading back to Totem in Mexico and each one will be unique. Storytelling is […]

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Marty Loken’s pilothouse sloop Heather.

Interview | Small Craft Advisors’ Josh Colvin and Marty Loken: SCAMP, New Pram Tender, Heather and more!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Marty Loken and Josh Colvin during the 2017 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Marty is now associate editor of Small Craft Advisor magazine and having fun with it :D. We talked about SCAMP; a new 6′ – 8″ pram design; Heather (pilothouse sloop); and lots more […]

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Destinations: Signs of life at Dead Point

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… That’s the thing about the Broughton Archipelago. To us, in the early 21st Century, it seems like a remote place. You cruise into a bay, and it appears untouched, a gleaming white midden the only hint that once upon a time there was human habitation. Then […]

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Sailing the windy Gulf Islands

“Windy” isn’t a term usually used to describe the Gulf Islands, but windy is exactly what we’ve had for the last week (July 29 to August 4). Every day we had consistent southeast winds in the 10 to 20 knot range. Although we’re southbound, which means upwind, we’ve been having great sails doing short hops […]

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