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It was a beautiful and foggy day opening the Festival this year. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

HOWB 195 – Highlights of 2017 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival by Wooden Boat Dan

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is a recording I made on September 10 after attending the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. I discuss the highlights of the Festival (for me) and the fun people I interviewed for the podcast. Click on the green player button above to listen to the full podcast […]

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The joy of easy projects on a boat

Sailboat maintenance and refitting often involves many difficult, frustrating jobs – diesel engine work, rigging, fiberglassing, boatyard work. So it’s really nice to have some easy, fun ones mixed in sometimes. If you only did hard projects all the time, you’d probably burn out. Easy projects are short, cheap and rewarding because they quickly make […]

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Cruising Desolation Sound: Episode 2

In the second episode in my Cruising Desolation Sound series, our little flotilla moves on to Grace Harbor and Squirrel Cove, before heading for one of my favorite anchorages – Pendrell Sound. I hope you enjoy this video, and stay tuned for Episode 3! If you enjoy my videos, please give them a “thumbs up”, and […]

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2016 Port Townsend Festival Display. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

HOWB 194 – Interview | Founder of Pygmy Boats on paddling, boat design and more

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is a recording I did with John Lockwood of Pygmy Boats at the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. John and I talk about his recent world travels, SUPs, boat designs and other eclectic topics. Click on the green player button above to listen to the full podcast interview. Read […]

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The abandoned cannery at Namu | British Columbia

On to Namu! We anchored back in Rock Inlet (a mile or so past the abandoned cannery), and then dinghied back out to the site for some exploring. The first cannery at Namu opened in 1893. BC Packers bought the operation in 1928 and developed it into a sprawling complex that included salmon processing plants, giant […]

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