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    Power system design

    This is the first in a series of posts on my power system upgrade which will cover design, install and specific implementation challenges. Grace came with a very basic power system which had some major problems. Having completely redone the power system on Jammy, and wanting to ...

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More Melanie Cove shenanigans

We took the Inspire 1 up this afternoon for some aerial photos. My camera controller was glitching out a little bit, but I managed to take a few nice overhead shots that should give you a good sense of this place: After doing some more work, we decided to go hike some of the trails […]

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Jenny poses aboard Adventuress during a Girl Scout trip in 2004.

A spark created aboard Adventuress leads to a perfect fit years later

Jenny Smith, current Program Coordinator (PC) extraordinaire for Sound Experience, first came aboard Adventuress in 2004 to participate in a four-day Girl Scout trip. She was 12-years-old, and although she can’t remember many concrete details, the sense of Adventuress’ community stayed with her. “I know I had an amazing time. I came home and made a […]

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My Boat | Wild Hare

As often happens, when Rick Bunzel happened upon his 1999 Camano Troll 31, he wasn’t really in the market for a new boat. Now, after owning the boat for two years and cruising the San Juan Islands and British Columbia, he’s got his sights set on Alaska. Wild Hare is homeported in Anacortes, Washington. How […]

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What’s up with Yahtzee?

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Yahtzee and crew. After finishing our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and spending time in the San Juan Islands, we made way for Seattle. From there we flew to Michigan to be with family for Labor Day and had an absolute blast. It couldn’t have been a […]

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Hope Island is a good start

Here’s the latest from friend and guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com…  Like spokes on a wheel, a half dozen inlets and passages fan out at the southwest end of Puget Sound, each crying out to be explored. At the hub is Hope Island (Mason County), a lovely and popular marine park where you can comfortably mull your […]

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Cruisers should care about performance sailing

There’s a problem: many cruisers think that sailing performance isn’t important. Hey, cruising is about slowing down, right?! But dismissing performance is poor seamanship. After some years of listening to cruisers disregard performance and gripe about slow passages, it dawned on me that confusion is to blame. Our good friend William demonstrated this last year during a […]

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