Another one ticked off the list, and a big one. You see, the wind turbine is a benchmark for the charging system on Satori. It solves the biggest problem I have with living on a boat. It’s having enough power to allow a slightly bigger level of comfort. I have a backup generator in case I […]
In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race. ...
Yes recreational boaters on average behave responsibly, but accidents do happen and nobody wants to see an oil spill gathering around their boat in the marina. Small Oil Spill Kits are being given out to help boaters keep the water clean and to raise awareness ...
Several months ago we posted Joe Baar’s query about a mystery hull at Picnic Point. Since that time Joe has pulled together information from a number of sources to provide this likely solution to the mystery. A lot of information has come in recently about the hulk beached north of Picnic Point. This vessel’s final […]
Regular readers (both of them) know that we have been staying on the Motor Vessel Jason in Seattle. “Caretakers” would be a generous description and “freeloaders” a cynical one. Let’s just say we are “Friends of Jason.” Now is the appropriate time for those of you reading for the first time to ask, “What or […]
This month, sail the Woods Hole Sprit Boat for an hour and get an additional half-hour free!* This cat boat features a single mainsail flown from an unstayed mast, held aloft with a sprit and snotter – no boom or gaff! If that just sounded like sailor jibberish to you, come to our free rigging demo […]
Here’s a sobering yet sadly unsurprising fact: Alcohol remains the leading known causative factor in all boating fatalities. As the hot weather continues and summertime boating hits its peak, the Coast Guard is urging boaters to take the pledge to stay sober on the water. They’re also ramping up BUI patrols this weekend during Seafair in Seattle along […]
Dark-gray clouds shrouded the nearby mountains and an ominous looking squall line moved briskly over the Strait of Georgia as we motored northward across a dead calm sea. In the distance I watched as three sailboats heeled sharply from the force of a strong northwesterly breeze while being enveloped by the rain. The wind was […]
We have been going to the tiny village of Olga on Orcas Island for over thirty years. It has not changed much, and in many ways our annual visit is like taking a trip back in time to a more simple, safer, calmer era. No crowds, no rushing about, no noise, and no hassle. Its […]
When Emma was on the boat there were some things that she wanted to learn how to cook but we didn’t have the proper ingredients or a store nearby to buy those ingredients or enough time so I told her I would make some cooking videos for her. Turns out people liked them…so….by popular demand, […]
The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six people, including four children, from a 32-foot recreational boat off Point Wilson yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident. The vessel Kloshi Bay reported a fire aboard around 4:20 p.m. Coast Guard and local fire departments responded, helping put out the blaze while transferring the four […]
I was sitting on my girlfriends couch in Friday Harbor. I had just put in the first load of laundry. I was enjoying a cup of fresh brewed coffee and her high speed internet. I’d only been away fromSolace for about twenty minutes and was just getting comfortable when my phone beeped with a voice […]