Author Archive | Andy Cross

Yahtzee's AIS setup.

AIS for the win

I recently received an email with a host of questions about outfitting a boat for offshore sailing and my opinions on a wide variety of related topics. While I’m mostly reluctant to give hard-and-fast “this is what you should do or have” type answers, the last question on the list piqued my interest because it didn’t ask […]

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Headliner update: One road to the finish

Several productive weekends have gone by since I started work on Yahtzee’s new headliner. Overall, the project is taking about as many man hours as expected, and it’s turning out far better than I anticipated. I’m loving the look — especially when compared to what we had before. Since last checking in, I’ve fully finished the starboard aft cabin and have completed about 95 […]

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Just go sailing and forget the rest

Every weekday, I sit with Porter and Magnus to tackle some schoolwork. Porter has a workbook that teaches him to read and write letters and numbers, and identify shapes and colors. Today’s shape was an octagon and the instructions were to trace the shape and then be creative and draw any picture inside it. He couldn’t […]

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Mike makes room for our R2AK racer.

Three Sheets is racing to Alaska!

The infamous Race to Alaska (R2AK) was created and first run in 2015. Since the moment I heard about it, I have wanted to join in the fun and insanity of racing 750 unsupported miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska with a crack at ten grand or a set of steak knives — and Three […]

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The crafting of a headliner

With a green Bic pencil tucked back behind my ear, I picked up the saw and rained dust throughout the makeshift workbench inside Yahtzee’s main salon. Music blared in the background as I fit the next piece in my linear game of headliner Tetris, and I stood back, took a sip from a cold Rainier and admired the view. It looked good. Better than […]

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