The Pacific Northwest weather might having thinking otherwise, but springtime is officially here. Just over half way through, we’ve had our share of “April Showers” – along with March, February, and… Bring on the May flowers! With some free time and a forecast that looked okay, I pushed away from the dock for a few […]
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Most of my posts about the starship Datawake focus on the geeky components… console systems, the holodeck, exotic digital radio, studio-grade audio processing, and so on. But this boat is home as well as lab, and many of my projects are unglamorous, non-blinking tools for simply improving the quality of life aboard. This post covers a few […]
What a mysteriously fascinating place is the waterfront at night! Lights twinkling on the wet blackness. Invisible men shouting, weird whistles going, shadowy figures moving about on the decks of boats, cigarettes blinking trains ringing bells up on the railroad tracks nearby. “All ready, Cap’n,” a voice calls out. A signal is given. The little […]
Our first real experience with boating in the PNW was a Powerboat Cruise and Learn in late April. We motored the Gulf Islands for a week learning the ropes (literally) and learning the basics. Since then we seem to have spent a lot of time aboard in May and June, and I have to say […]
USB devices are as prevalent on the boat as at home – guests bring devices that require it, I have a ton that need it, and not just your cell phone or tablet. There’s an Amazon Echo which handles all of our music, a Garmin inReach to keep us safe, and a Raspberry Pi that […]
Great stories from the shipyards and boatyards around Seattle… Read the full post on the Center for Wooden Boats blog.
On Sunday, May 21st, The Center for Wooden Boats will be hosting a tribute Open House for our late Founding Director, Dick Wagner. The event will begin with a reception in our South Lake Union Boathouse, and include a flotilla sailing by The Old Boathouse – Dick and Colleen Wagner’s home, where the idea of […]