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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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Choosing a non-skid paint

Recently we passed the two year anniversary of owning our boat – two years since Feb 14 2015. It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in that time – with many major projects completed (a rerig, rudder removal + steering system repair, rebedding lots of deck hardware, etc), plus two major summer cruises (lower […]

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David Burch’s notes and tips for weather planning from Astoria to points north

Here are David Burch’s slides and notes from a talk he gave a the Portland Yacht Club on March 11, 2017. David’s presentation outlined the basics of weather routing and planning when heading north from Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the Oregon Offshore Race. But the info he presented is also relevant for cruisers who […]

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A finished galley, by golly!

There is light at the end of our Galley/Navigation Station remodel tunnel.We’d say we are nearing the end of this refit, but really, does anyone ever finish a refit? There is always something left to do. It’s taken about 3 weeks longer than we thought and cost about double what we hoped. Fortunately this is […]

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