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Bouncing round the Central Sound

Porter held an assortment of wrenches in his hands while I tightened a nut on the engine. He watched me finish intently and when we moved on to the next one, Magnus came behind us with his toy drill to give it one last turn for good measure. It was project number three that day […]

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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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Tips for transiting Johnstone Strait and its nearby rapids (Video)

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on passing through the various rapids northwest of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. With their […]

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A walk through downtown Kingston

What is it about Kingston that keeps us coming back year after year? Is it the location? Is it the price? Is it the marina? Or is it the community itself? The answers are simple and they’re all the same – yes, yes, yes and yes. There’s something really special about Kingston, a rural seaside […]

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Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands from the south? This will help…

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on getting to the San Juan Islands from points farther south. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. In their video series […]

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