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 […]
Climb aboard with award-winning storyteller Captain Daniel (Dano) Quinn as he leads us in song and maybe spins one of his colorful and original seafaring yarns, collected over 30+ years at sea!
This much cold this early in the year is something we are just not accustomed to here in the Pacific Northwest. This is a bottle of Diet Coke that was left out on the deck because the refrigerator was full of Thanksgiving food. It was plenty cold out there – the Coke is frozen solid. […]
The quality of the racing on Port Townsend Bay continues to improve. To keep that trend going, the Port Townsend Sailing Association is sponsoring a Winter Sail Racing Seminar led by some of PT’s top racing sailors starting Monday, December 15th. The seminar will convene twice a month until we run out of topics. Dates […]
My research into tiller pilots suggested that they are pretty reliable devices, lasting many years for some users. Others, who relied on them for 24 x 7 blue water cruising, observed much higher failure rates, owing perhaps to greater number of hours used, but also to sun and rain. There seems to be some agreement […]
s/v Yare (image cadged from svyare.blogspot.com) The Center for Wooden Boats has a Third-Friday Speaker each month for most of the year. This month’s event was a particularly timely topic for me. Tor and Jessica Bjorklund spoke on the topic of sailing the Inside Passage to Alaska… with two toddlers! Their boat, s/v Yare, will […]
I have hovered over the acquisition of a tiller pilot for several years, once having even manufactured a mounting point for one. I didn’t install it. Misgivings about its non-traditional complexion and fear of the siren-call of creeping complexity stayed my hand. Last summer convinced me that cruising alone without one is inconvenient, and possibly […]