• Oysterfest on the way in Shelton

    The 33rd annual OysterFest is coming up in Shelton, Washington, this Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and October 5, combining two of the best parts of Northwest boating: amazing fresh seafood and a whole lot of booze. Twenty-two different breweries are bringing micro-brews to the ...

Enter Fall

During the summer friends and family usually get their chance to go for a sunset sail in the calm weather aboard Satori. There are six lifejackets on board and there has been up to seven people crowding the deck. This is when the water is almost flat and the winds are somewhere between five and […]

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Keeping Her Happily Aboard

I’ve spent the last hour Googling how to write fart sounds. thbbbb, pffhhhtttt, zchtttt, Pthddddd. None of them can recreate the hilarity of my night with Emily. Smack dab in the middle of cooking dinner I looked over and saw Emily doing the potty dance. [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of […]

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Sailing the Gulf Islands, Part 4

Day 5, Wednesday, 9/3/14 Has it really been five days? My typical alarm clock schedule has faded and I feel like we’re all getting into a travelling routine. However, I’m trying my darndest to be present in each moment. Yesterday it rained cats and dogs, and at night the wind blew fiercely at 17 mph […]

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September 26, 2014 – Eureka California

We had a VERY easy transit to from Crescent City to Eureka, about 9 hours of motoring.  In fact, they were best conditions so far on the pacific ocean.  5 knots of wind, if that, and virtually no swell.  I think it would have been good waterski water!   Since the Washington/Oregon border we have […]

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Liquid Motivation: Tongan Beer

One of the joys of traveling for us is sampling the local beers. We have tried two very tasty beers (made by the same local brewery) with big thanks from two sources.First, we want to thank Joe and Carla for buying us a fat sack of frosty Outrigger beers. If you look closely you can […]

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Dyneema + low-friction thimbles

Since I took up sailboat ownership I discovered the level of innovation with UHMWPE has been remarkable in the sailing world. I did not know that my background in rock and alpine climbing would pave the way into utilizing the same dynamic and static systems used for fall protection. There are four actors that are […]

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Liebster!?! Laughing. Landed. Lobbed.

Paul of s/v Kelly Nicole pens a wickedly funny,Liebster-worthy blog, Latitude 43. What do you do when the funniest sailing blogger says, “Tag, You’re it!”  Run? Naw… you warn your readers (ummm, yeah… my own Mom doesn’t even know when I post unless I tell her)…. You’d better grab a pair of Depends or drain […]

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