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    My Boat | Minikin

    Whether it’s sailing the high lakes of Oregon or cruising South Puget Sound, Rob Morton’s 1992 West Wight Potter 19 Minikin is right at home. After owning many boats, Minikin is his perfect little ship; a combination of comfort and sea-kindliness. The Morton’s hail from Jefferson, Oregon and keep ...


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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