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    Crab fishing reopens today for Marine Area 10

    Dust off your traps and get your bait ready, crab fishing for Central Sound fisherman is back open. Following the rest of the Puget Sound, recreational crab fishing in Marine Area 10, which includes the Seattle/Bremerton area, reopens today at 8 a.m. and will remain open ...


Listing of the week

Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 1978 Hunter 33. Re-powered with a Universal Kubota 5424 diesel that has low hours and runs great. The sails are in good condition: Full batten mainsail with lazy jacks, stack pack zipper cover, 140% furling genoa, […]

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My three kinds of cruising

In my, albeit limited, experience, boating/cruising in the PNW has seemed so far to come in three distinct varieties. The first, the kind the beginner most often sees and the vast majority of our experience so far, is the short cruise. Hop on your boat (or charter), tour the Gulf Islands or visit Desolation Sound […]

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For black Friday, we’re going sailing

The holiday season is always a bit tough for me. Not because of all the food, or visits with in-laws (I actually like them!), or the dreary weather. It’s consumerism gone rampant that really gets to me. As a budding minimalist, the consumer spending habits most people are addicted to really irk the heck out […]

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Chatham Strait: Heading south for the summer

As it turned out, we wouldn’t be able to find our way out of the rain. Not for very long, anyway. We left Inian Cove in the morning, taking full advantage of the current (which can run over 3 knots) in North Passage and made our way back to Icy Strait and an anchorage on the northern end of Chichagof Island calledSpasski Bay. The […]

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Chilly days in the San Juan Islands

We left Portland on Thursday afternoon RIGHT at the perfect time to put us in near Seattle at rush hour. Smart! We arrived at the marina in Anacortes right around 7 p.m. and spent the rest of the night putting stuff away, organizing, and making dinner (steak frites with sauteed spinach). In the morning we […]

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Listing of the week

Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 2005 Glacier Bay 3490 Ocean Runner. This 3490 Ocean Runner is a rare flybridge model. In like new condition with a full refit in 2012. All new electronics, appliances, engines and more. This catamaran is designed for comfortable extended cruises and […]

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