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Video: A tour of TRIXTER, the Alaskan mail boat turned family cruiser

Our friends at OffCenterHarbor.com are back with a tour of TRIXTER, a former Alaskan mail boat that has been crafted into a custom family cruiser. Click here or on the image below to view. Also, by signing up with OffCenterHarbor you’ll gain access to other great videos, including a look at Russell Brown’s Gougeon 32 catamaran, which will be competing […]

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Boat Notes | A dreamy motorsailer like no other

Yes, there’s a large-screen retractable television. Watermaker? Check. Galley fit for a gourmet chef? Absolutely. KVH V-Sat broadband? Of course. Fifteen-foot center console aluminum rib with a 40-horsepower outboard? Yep. And a washer and dryer? You bet. As expected, the bells and whistles are all there. But when I stepped aboard the stern platform of the custom […]

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Microship seeks geeky skipper

A decade of my life (1993-2002) was focused on the development of this gizmologically intense amphibian pedal/solar/sail micro-trimaran, but as the project neared its end, my own nautical desires were shifting. She sat in my lab for a few years, nearly forgotten… then had a swan song in 2013 with dozens of day-sails in the waters around my […]

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Risen from the ashes: Tour the classic wood cruiser GloryBe with OffCenterHarbor.com

The good folks at OffCenterHarbor.com took a tour of Betsy Davis’ 1914 double-ender GloryBe at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend to find out what makes the boat so special. Davis, who’s now the executive director a the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, is the 15th owner of GloryBe and was part of the team to bring her […]

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