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Vixen out cruising. Photo courtesy of Bruce Halabisky.

Interview | The 11-year voyage on Atkin designed Gaff Cutter Vixen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Tiffany and Bruce Halabisky during the 2017 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Tiffany & Bruce spent 11 years sailing around the world on their 34′ Atkin designed gaff cutter Vixen. During the voyage they had 2 daughters (Solianna and Seffa Jane) and the time […]

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Friends in slow places

Julie’s birthday was in April. For a present, I got her a mechanic. A friend of mine, who also happens to be a diesel mechanic, agreed to ride over to Friday Harbor with me to school us on the basic maintenance of a diesel engine. I have learned my way around gasoline engines, but there […]

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An underwater exploration toolkit for boats

Assembling a set of tools to explore the aquatic environment from a small boat: Macro and micro biology, treasures, benthic topography, & hull inspection One of the strongest motivations behind the Datawake project is to extend my human sensorium, letting me see into otherwise invisible realms. This takes many forms: data collection systems fed by environmental sensors, […]

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