Deadliest Catch convention hauls in the fans

Deadliest Catch convention hauls in the fans

Standing in line outside the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle Saturday morning, Robin Thornburg had a particular goal in mind. She held a large plastic bag containing a quilt her mother made for her last Christmas, adorned with fabric-screened images of the man whose autograph she wanted on it—Phil Harris, her favorite captain […]

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This skipper’s got balls

Or to be more accurate, his boat’s got balls. The video below shows a sailboat rigged with large water balloons that are slowly lowered to tilt the 80-foot-high rig enough to pass under a 65-foot-high bridge on the Intercoastal Waterway. It’s quite amazing. I’m not sure I’d have the, um, cojones to try this with […]

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A locker full of shame

I spent much of last weekend getting our sailboat, Camelot, ready for sale by packing up and removing personal gear. Deborah and I are anything but packrats, especially on the boat. So I was a little amazed at just how much stuff we actually had on board. As I pushed cartload after cartload of dishes, […]

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Skol!