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    Managing moisture as a liveaboard

    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 ...

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Falling for Fall

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 […]

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Salt life to cabin life, and the projects begin

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 […]

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Seattle Central College's Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard.

Seattle Maritime Academy offering fall classes for recreational boaters

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 […]

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Our quick and easy preventer explained

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 […]

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