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Captain Mike Oswalt at the helm of Freya

An emergency overheard on the VHF strikes a chord, and serves as a reminder to all boaters

We had left Nanaimo aboard Freya early that August morning. The forecast was for light wind from the south, providing a following sea for Freya steaming northwest for Baynes Sound. It was there I hoped to find a night’s anchorage at Henry Bay and take a swim in the warm quiet water off its white sand beach. Exiting Departure Bay […]

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Locked up (or The day after Opening Day)

Locked up (or The day after Opening Day)

If one takes a balanced view of people, then it follows that there are very good boaters, several okay types and finally, some real stinkers. I met all of them in the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on Sunday afternoon after Opening Day. We left the Seattle Yacht Club at 10:20 Sunday morning, traveling with another […]

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On Watch | The Opening Day alternative

Opening Day in Seattle is fun.  There are the great crew races, the decked-out boats at the Seattle Yacht Club docks. The occasional ascot-wearing  officer. The partiers on the log booms. And a lot of folks who line the Montlake Cut to check out the wonderful parade of boats (many, I bet, dreaming they owned a […]

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Soot balls from hell (or My first Opening Day)

Three Sheets North West Editor Marty McOmber mentioned he had purchased a new alcohol heater to keep the Three Sheets crew warm. I wish him well, especially when remembering what happened to us when we installed a new stove and attended our first Opening Day. Built in 1940, Freya was from a plan Ed Monk, […]

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