Archive | Boats

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My Boat | Mary H

When longtime Seattle sailors, cruisers and liveaboards Al and Lou Hughes were looking for their dreamboat for transiting the Inside Passage, it turned out to be a design they’d admired a few decades prior. They’ve now owned the 1992 Florida Bay Coaster 55 Mary H for the better part of a year and after transiting up the coast […]

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Cruising to Spencer Spit and Cypress Head

We spent a few days in Anacortes working on some projects, and then took Airship out for some island time. We spent Saturday night at Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island. We left Cap Sante late and arrived at Spencer Spit by about 6:30pm. Saturday all day it was clear and gorgeous out, but […]

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Francis Lee going upwind on Puget Sound

My Boat | Francis Lee

If you’ve spent any time at all boating around Puget Sound over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the sweet looking and sailing Perry Sliver Class Daysailer 62 Francis Lee. Owned by Kim Bottles, designed by Bob Perry and homeported in Bainbridge Island’s Blakely Harbor, Francis Lee was built by the Northwest School of Wooden […]

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Meet my new floating lab, Datawake

Hello from the new floating lab! For nearly a year I was immersed in the sale of Nomadness and the acquisition of Datawake — simultaneous exhausting projects involving boatyards, surveys, fractal to-do lists, complex logistics, and two wonderful guys who made boat buying and selling uncharacteristically pleasant (without brokers, and still friends after it’s all over!). Now I […]

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