• In 2012 and 2016, there's a lot to choose from at Shilshole Bay Marina.

    Then and Now: The Northwest boat buying experience in 2012 vs. 2016

    In 2012, I bought a boat. I never quite recovered, but my therapist thinks there’s some chance that the trauma can be dealt with, perhaps surgically, and we’re exploring all the options. Then, in 2016, I bought another boat. It was a terrible relapse. But as ...

How does commerce, visibility, aids to navigation and more affect boaters on Admiralty Inlet?

Coast Guard conducting waterways analysis, seeks public comment on Admiralty Inlet

Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Admiralty Inlet. Local mariners are asked to share their opinions regarding the general use of the waterways and any issues with the visibility, placement or location of aids to navigation in that area before the comment deadline […]

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The side effects of cruising

Warning: May cause increased heart rate and breathlessness (due to incredible views), sweating (from hiking or other boat activities), nausea (from sea sickness) or shortness of breath. Living-aboard and cruising are addictive and, for the last 15 years, have been our drugs of choice. Like all drugs, there are possible side effects – additional, sometimes […]

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My Boat | Mary H

When longtime Seattle sailors, cruisers and liveaboards Al and Lou Hughes were looking for their dreamboat for transiting the Inside Passage, it turned out to be a design they’d admired a few decades prior. They’ve now owned the 1992 Florida Bay Coaster 55 Mary H for the better part of a year and after transiting up the coast […]

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Andy and sons aboard Yahtzee in Astoria, Oregon

Join Three Sheets Northwest’s Andy Cross for an evening at the Portland Yacht Club

The Portland Yacht Club is hosting an evening with Three Sheets Northwest managing editor Andy Cross from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. The event is family friendly, free and open to the public. Also, tacos and margaritas will be available for purchase. After sailing down from the San Juan Islands and cruising up the Columbia […]

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