Archive | My Boat


My Boat | Sookie

When you find the perfect boat for you and the perfect waters to ply, you’ve got it made. Such is life for Stormy aboard his 1985 Falmouth Cutter 22 Sookie upon the Salish Sea. How long have you owned the boat? Twelve years after first finding my little Falmouth Cutter, I became the very proud custodian. I […]

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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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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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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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