Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 2005 Glacier Bay 3490 Ocean Runner. This 3490 Ocean Runner is a rare flybridge model. In like new condition with a full refit in 2012. All new electronics, appliances, engines and more. This catamaran is designed for comfortable extended cruises and […]
One of our favorite parts of the R2AK last summer was certainly the scintillating racing action, but the team bios might have been even better. Participants for the 2016 edition of the “race for the steak knives” — er, $10,000— are trickling into R2AK HQ and ...
We left Portland on Thursday afternoon RIGHT at the perfect time to put us in near Seattle at rush hour. Smart! We arrived at the marina in Anacortes right around 7 p.m. and spent the rest of the night putting stuff away, organizing, and making ...
I wish I could tell you that the upcoming movie about a whale that destroys a ship was going to be great. And maybe it will be, as long as you haven’t read the book. Like most movies based on a book, the printed version will always be superior. Why? Because when you read a […]
This spring I bought new pair of Gill Three Season Gloves having gotten so tired of cold fingers. The gloves are made of 1.5mm neoprene insulation with a high tech non-slip fabric on the palms and fingers. The entire hand is insulated with the neoprene and the cuffs are a bit longer to go under the […]
News is packaged today. We’re used to seeing the headlines, a few snippets and it’s on to the next story. And the sheer volume of news is staggering. I strive for, but often fail, for a deeper understanding of the issues. When I saw that the Puget Sound Partnership had published the 2015 “State of […]
The Lake Union Rotary Club has been a long-time partner of ours, hosting Happy Hour for Good in our Boathouse on the 3rd Thursdays of most months throughout the year. Over the coming weeks, there will be a new event to enjoy! Bring your kids or grandkids to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture taken in […]
As far as anchorages go, Ell Cove is pretty nice. Our favourite kind, in fact. Literally shaped like an ‘L’ it feels like it’s landlocked and whenever I look around, I struggle to find the entrance. Inside, the protection from Chatham Strait is excellent, though it would be a different story when the williwaws roar down the […]
This post is by way of doing the harsh thing that bloggers of life transitions and of sailboat ownership sometimes have to do: Post about failure. File this under ‘brutal honesty’, and also many expletives and stomping of feet; perhaps throwing a few things for good measure. I’ve never tried that, but I understand how […]
“Why not go down to Deception Pass?” my buddy Mike asked as I took a drink from a pint of cold IPA. We were bellied up to the bar at the Brown Lantern in Anacortes on Sunday night after Round the County talking about what else, but sailing, and he was right. “Why not?” For a […]
From boots and dry suits, to life saving devices, winches and a spray to keep those pesky rugs from slipping, choosing the best of the best for Fisheries Supply’s 2015 InNEWvation awards was as informative as it was fun. And in the end, it turns out that some of Three Sheets Northwest’s favorite products from the many nominees ended up […]
I final got around to amalgamating all my tracks from this summer’s cruise using Google’s My Maps feature. I had to email all the tracks to myself from the Navionics app on my phone then download each KML file. Next I uploaded each file to a separate layer to Google My Maps and had to keep amalgamating […]