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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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Elizabeth (right) and a crew member check the staysail.

Energized and exhilarated by Sound Experience’s ‘Women at the Helm’

Elizabeth Hejtmancik has a clear connection to Sound Experience: her uncle, Gordon Sims, returned a few years ago as one of Adventuress’ primary Captains. While Gordon was home visiting his mother, Elizabeth heard him mention the inaugural four-day Women at the Helm (WATH) trip, which set out for the first time in the summer of 2015. She […]

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Boat Notes | Malo 45 Classic Serene

A light morning rain had just ended when we began unsnapping the panels on Serene’s full enclosure. Out on Lake Union a modest breeze funneled in from the north and I was hoping it would stick around long enough for us to give the Malo 45 Classic a decent test sail. All lines are led aft to the […]

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Olympus at the Seattle waterfront on Elliott Bay.

Historic motor yacht Olympus set to leave the PNW, and you’re invited to bid her farewell

The historic motor yacht Olympus is making her last trip out of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard and you’re invited to help send her off. On Sunday, February 26, Olympus will take on fuel at Morrison’s Fuel Dock on Lake Union and classic boats and other interested vessels are welcome to rendezvous there at noon and travel with […]

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Take a tour of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding with OffCenterHarbor.com

The folks at OffCenterHarbor.com recently completed an excellent video tour of the beloved Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Washington. We’ve had a thorough tour of their facilities as well, and consider the school to be a true gem in the Pacific Northwest. Click here or on the image below to take the video tour. And […]

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