Archive | Boats

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My Boat | Odyssey

In search of his ideal boat for ocean cruising, David Mackenzie happened up on a 1982 Young Sun 35 that was structurally sound but in need of a loving new owner. After having it trucked from North Carolina, he got to work cleaning it up and has since completed a voyage to Hawaii and back. He […]

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Boat Notes | C&C 48 Morning Star

When the 1973 C&C 48 Morning Star sidled up to H-Dock at Shilshole Bay Marina around noon, not a breeze was blowing. Flags sat limp and, once stopped, even the anemometer atop her double spreader rig sat lifeless. It was an exceptionally warm spring day in the Pacific Northwest, though, and my hope was that any amount […]

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My Boat | Slappy

When Jacob Wilson decided to take up sailing as a sport and lifestyle, he jumped in with both feet first by purchasing his 1974 Clipper Marine 26 that he dubbed, Slappy. He then got a job in the boatbuilding industry and over the past nine years, Jacob and his wife have learned to sail Slappy on the Columbia […]

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Brace yourself! Cruise ship coming through

The weather in Ketchikan yesterday was pretty dramatic…but not for Ketchikan. It was raining sideways, and the wind was gusting to just over 40 knots. Even “protected” between the mountains behind us and the cruise ship in front of us, we were getting gusts t0 40 knots right here at city floats. We’d been working all […]

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My Boat | Double Trouble

How does Kingston to Bedwell Harbour by lunchtime sound? Pretty good to us. That’s all it takes for the Tucker family’s 2014 Armstrong 28 Double Trouble to cover big chunks of water while cruising the Inside Passage. Homeported on Lake Union in Seattle, Double Trouble is an aluminum, Expedition Series powerboat built in Port Angeles.  How […]

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