An inevitable purchase finally happened for the crew of Yahtzee. After owning our beloved home for over six years and doing a substantial amount of cruising, we finally got two things we’ve never had before: a rigid-hulled inflatable dinghy (RIB) and an outboard engine. Some may wonder how it took so long, and the truth is that it was a […]
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A big part of what Three Sheets was founded to do was to help local boating authors share their stories. So, when GuestDock blogger Jason Taylor took the time to write his first novel this winter, we were keen to help him spread the word. Titled “End of the Wild: Shipwrecked in the Pacific Northwest”, Jason is offering a Kindle […]
Sitting to leeward of Yahtzee’s helm, I could see the dark gust coming from way across the bay. Counting down until it hit, I turned up slightly, let the boat heel hard, and then watched the starboard rail bury deep into blue water. Frothing whitecaps whipped by, yet from the high side our two deck monkeys held their faces to the […]
Hand over hand, I pulled the mainsail up like a mad sailor who could hardly wait to shut the engine off. I couldn’t. Outside the breakwater in Resurrection Bay, a 15 to 20 knot northerly whipped through the rigging and when the sail was set, Jill twirled the helm to starboard. The main filled quickly and off we […]
I recently stumbled across this excellent interview with my good friend and sailing inspiration Carol Hasse, which was done by OffCenterHarbor.com. Enjoy!
With Yahtzee’s companionway hatch slid fully open, sun poured down below, filling the cabin with light and warmth. I stood there in it for just a moment, soaking up the beautiful rays of spring and dreaming of the future. This past weekend was warm and sunny, and we were primed to get to work putting Yahtzee back together. On Friday […]
After stopping at amazing Warm Springs Bay on Baranof Island multiple times last summer, we highly suggest a visit if you’re planning a cruise to Southeast Alaska. This video captures the place perfectly…