Its happened to the best of us, sooner or later, usually at the most inopportune moments we have a WTF …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.
Commercial and recreational boating groups are voicing their opposition to a proposal that would ban the discharge of sewage, treated or not, throughout Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology is proposing a no-discharge zone (NDZ) that it says is needed to protect the ...
Three Sheets’ Guest Dock is one of our better features, in our humble opinion; we follow and aggregate blog postings from local boaters, boating organizations, and historical societies of a nautical bent here, all in one place, and promote the best regularly to our front ...
More than six months ago our battery bank ticked past the five year mark. That’s a pretty good life for marine AGMs, so we’ve been thinking for a while about where and how it would be replaced. You can’t always count on easy access to boat bits in the islands of Southeast Asia, so the […]
Sugar Flanagan reports in on the PT High School Sailing Team’s season so far. We invite all our readers to join with the Port Townsend Sailing Association and many of our members to support this great program. Donations are accepted through the Northwest Maritime Center. Joshua Parent, Chloe Dawson, McKenzie Ginther, Sean Westlund and Anda […]
Last weekend found me with perfect weather and nothing better to do than circumnavigate Lopez Island. Along the way I met Alan of ArtOfHookie.org, ran aground, hit a log, lost my hat overboard, rescued a lost dog, and had a great time. Friday Winds were forecast on Friday at 12 mph from the southwest and […]
So, here we sit… high and dry. We were hauled out Friday morning, and basically frittered away the rest of that day, which wasn’t actually that much by the time Eolian was blocked up. Saturday, the work started in earnest. While I wielded the buffer, compounding and waxing the hull, Jane tackled the cabin sides […]
Shellback papers for “Pappy” Beachum (1906-1980)Captain Walter Clarence Beachumgrew up on Whidbey Is. where he learned his trade from Captain Bartlett Lovejoy,of the Black Ball LIne.Pappy was master of ferry IROQUOIS on theSeattle-Victoria route before becoming Chief Pilot for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for 23 years––retiring 1968.From the archives of the S. P. H. S.© “The sailor’s commendatory […]
“Hair of the Dog” is a colloquial expression in the English Language predominately used to refer to alcohol that is …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.
Although Saturna is a small island it has a general store. The basics are all there, but choice is naturally limited and prices are higher than elsewhere. So, like most islanders, we regularly go off-island for bulk shopping. Most people go by car ferry, which is expensive and inconvenient – it means a 5.45am start […]
Monday, April 14th was sunny in Seattle with a gentle breeze out of the South. In other words, perfect weather for The Center for Wooden Boats Fleet & Collection Manager Kyle Hunter to take off for the Eastside of Lake Washington and sail back to CWB on Lake Union with the newest member of the […]
Recently, I upgraded my VHF Radio Operators Certificate to include the endorsement for DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Digital Selective Calling and DSC VHF radios have been around for a while now but there seems to be some information out there that … Continue reading →