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    Brews for boats fundraiser for the CWB at Rueben’s Brews

    What’s the best kind of happy hour? The kind that raises money for boats! Our friends at Reuben’s Brews are hosting an event that’s doing just that. Every week, Reuben’s Brews selects a non-profit or charity as the beneficiary for Thank You Thursday, a fundraising ...


Shrouds, halyards & sheets, oh my!

Be wary of the man who asks you to wash his boat, especially if it’s bigger than your own because it can only go two ways. You quickly grow to admire his more spacious cockpit, cabin, and his options for heat. You begin to envy his top of the line gear and electronics. You start […]

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Coast Survey adds historical publications to online collection

Originally posted on NOAA COAST SURVEY: by Melissa Volkert, Coast Survey communications associate NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has added a wide range of publications to our Historical Map and Chart Collection. The collection of publications consists of annual reports, catalogs, United States Coast Pilot, Notes on the Coast, and special reports. The collection contains over […]

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HOWB 170 – Interview | Mark Reuten founder of Nomad Boat Building

Today’s podcast is with Mark Reuten of Nomad Boat Building in Victoria, BC, Canada. Mark grew up in Toronto, studied at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, was a shipwright on the Pacific Grace SALTS project, and now has his own boat shop in Victoria. Reuten builds and repairs all types of wooden vessels, and specializes in canvas wood canoes […]

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How to climb the mast solo

The first time I climbed the mast, I was surprised how tiring and somewhat frightening it was. Since then I’ve gone up twice more, and it was much much easier! I’ve worked out a good system that I can setup in 5-10 minutes, climb in 10-15 minutes, and do that safely with just me (no […]

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Sailing with my brother

I had anticipated crossing the border last weekend, but three weeks ago my brother accepted the invitation to join me on the boat. This is the same brother I took a journey to Alaska with and had some great adventures in Alaska with. Since I was already in Friday Harbor doing last minute provisioning, I […]

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