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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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Circumnavigation: FAQs from Totem’s circle of the globe

Huge congrats from Three Sheets Northwest to one of our original “Guest Dock” bloggers, SV Totem, for completing a lap around the planet. Well done! Courtesy flags reaching from Totem’s bow to masthead flutter in the breeze, a colorful strand representing most of the countries we’ve visited while sailing around the world. It’s still hard […]

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