Archive | Boats

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My Boat | John Buoy

Oftentimes the old saying, “the best boat for you is the one you already own” rings true for mariners. But in Mark Hancheroff’s case, the best one was just slips away in the very marina where he kept his old boat. Switching from a 1977 Carver Mariner 3396 to the 1983 Sea Ray 340 Sedan Bridge John Buoy has […]

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My Boat | Ripple (Video)

The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is renowned for constructing quality, seaworthy boats with some of the finest craftsmanship anywhere, and Stuart Weibel’s 1994 William Atkins ‘Gary Thomas’ 26 Ripple is one of of them. Stuart has owned Ripple since 2009 and has completed a variety of cruising trips aboard her, including to Alaska and back. She is homeported on […]

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My Boat | Minikin

Whether it’s sailing the high lakes of Oregon or cruising South Puget Sound, Rob Morton’s 1992 West Wight Potter 19 Minikin is right at home. After owning many boats, Minikin is his perfect little ship; a combination of comfort and sea-kindliness. The Morton’s hail from Jefferson, Oregon and keep Minikin in Olympia for half the season and Fern Ridge […]

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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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