Friend of Three Sheets and fellow sailor, Kurt Hoehne, is always a great read, as he keeps close tabs on the racing scene throughout the Pacific Northwest, North America and beyond with his website Sailish.com. He’s kind enough to share this report and survey with us in hopes that we can all make sailboat racing in our area […]
Removing moisture from the boat is one of the first challenges for a liveaboard boat in the PNW. Every day, breathing, cooking, and rain drenched clothing add moisture vapor to the air, and that’s on top of a base level of high humidity the outside ...
Here’s a helpful article that was shared with Three Sheets Northwest by our media partners at BoatUS.com… If a boater has an emergency on the water, there’s no better way than to call for help than with a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radio which can give rescuers critical GPS location information. But that doesn’t […]
Spring is the season of hope. You wake up and it might be rainy. Better, it could be a day with blazing sunshine. It could rain, hail, or snow. Or all three in the course of an hour. It could be windy and bitter cold, but not for long. The one sure thing about spring […]
One of the most hated bits of the boat is the head. Every boat I have owned has had a unique set of steps required to make sure things “work out” for everyone involved, mainly the captain. Many guests forget half the steps, or stick things down there that should never be there. Others follow […]
Freshly cleaned lines dangle from the railing in our little cabin nestled amongst woods and mountains. Sails are neatly folded and stowed under our beds. The windlass motor has been removed, cleaned, sanded and re-painted. A pesky leak has been fixed. And more projects are underway on a long yet doable list. Along with the boat stuff, firewood […]
The Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard is offering a number of fall classes geared towards recreational boaters. If you’re looking to brush up on knot tying, navigation, marine electrics or diesel engine maintenance, you’ll want to check out the course list below. Knots and Line Handling Whether captain or crew, there are essential knots and line […]
With fall fully upon us and winter peeking around the corner, two things are bound to happen in the coming months in the Salish Sea: low pressure systems will sweep in off the Pacific Ocean bringing strong southerlies, and brisk northerlies will push down from the Fraser River Valley. As boaters, we obviously need to keep a […]
For several years now, Eolian has sustained a small yet nagging intermittent leak at the mast partners – where the mast penetrates the deck. After several failed attempts to locate the leak or to pre-emptively stop it, I removed the interior trim and examined things from below, while it was raining. And leaking. I was […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Colin Angus during the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Click on the player button above to listen to the full podcast interview. Read the full post on Hooked on Wooden Boats.
When I recently wrote about some helpful upgrades that we’ve made to Yahtzee, I included a new preventer setup that I think needs some clarification. Well, I finally had the time to set it up at the dock and take some photos that will help explain it a bit better. In my mind — and […]