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    Reflections and congratulations on a record-breaking Vic-Maui

    Brad Baker Vic-Maui Analysis #5  – July 26, 2016 With the Vic-Maui nearly a done deal, I thought I’d reflect a bit on the 2016 race. I don’t know about you other armchair sailors, but I have had a tremendous amount of fun watching this year’s ...

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Winter Cove’s famed barbecue

Reading my recent post about Winter Cove that mentioned the famous Saturna Island Canada Day lamb barbecue at Winter Cove, partner Lynne said: “How can we put out a cruising guide to the Gulf Islands and have never actually been at Winter Cove on Canada Day?” There was no good answer, so when we arrived […]

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Lexan vs. Plexiglass

If you are replacing fixed ports on your boat, you will be faced (or should be faced) with the choice between Lexan (a trade name for polycarbonate) and Plexiglass (a trade name for polymethylmethacrylate, aka acrylic).  Here are some features of each which might help you decide which to use: Plexiglass is transparent to UV […]

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From the Galley: Barbecued Oysters

One of our favorite parts of cruising around Vancouver Island this summer has been the ability to harvest shell fish along the way. We are especially fond of oysters, and though they aren’t everywhere, when we’ve happened upon them, the crew of Yahtzee has been quick to snap up these fresh delicacies to enjoy as […]

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Ambient LED cabin lights

Adding more ambient light in the main salon and stateroom has been a priority since replacing the halogen lights with CREE LEDs a few months ago. Having had extensive experience at home and work with LED strip lighting, I knew that I could find an elegant solution that would not break the bank. I started the […]

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