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Sailing towards power…

I have owned sailboats for most of my life and have always loved the feeling of being under sail. In recent years, I’ve discussed moving to larger sailboats, or changing the entire substrate to something different to allow me to do more with my work with tech on boats. After spending the last 3 years […]

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A tale of two sails

This last week I took Grace out on the water twice after a ton of winter projects. The first time was a beautiful, warm day with wind and real sailing. The second time was the rainiest April day on record in 22 years in Seattle, and turned out quite a bit different. I have been working on a bunch […]

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When all else fails, go kayak camping

Back in the spring when I wrote about summer cruising plans, I thought I’d nailed down a few good options: the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, or maybe even Princess Louisa. As time wore on, though, the Gulf Islands seemed to be the best choice and that became our “Plan A”. We didn’t […]

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Trip Summary: West Coast Vancouver Island

This year’s 1-month cruise took us from Seattle all the way to Nootka Sound, more than half way up Vancouver Island’s west coast. Starting from Seattle, we had an upwind slog getting out the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, followed by a relaxing five days exploring Barkley Sound’s quiet anchorages. We next went up to Clayoquot Sound […]

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