Archive | My Boat

Trumpeter sailing into Friday Harbor

My Boat | Trumpeter

When you’re 83-years-old and have owned 10 brand new sailboats, it’s really nice when that last boat is the one for you. Such is the case for Les Blackwell, the owner of Trumpeter, a 2008 Hunter 27. The boat is set up for him to sail easily and he’s spent time and effort to truly make it perfect […]

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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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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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Salon with new baby grand piano.

My Boat | Luxuria

Mike Schultz and Steven Sanford love restoration projects. They spent four years gutting and renovating Muzzy Mansion, a residence built in 1889 in Spokane, Washington, before buying their 50-foot 1964 Chris-Craft Constellation, Itineras. They spent three years restoring that mid-century beauty and have now moved on to a 60-foot 1962 Chris Craft Constellation Luxuria, which […]

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Melissa Marie charging along under full sail

My Boat | Melissa Marie

A 32-foot ketch made by Beneteau? That’s right. Local live-aboard sailor Dan Tunacik owns a 1978 Beneteau Evasion 32, which was one of the first designs built by the French production boatbuilder. Homeported in Seattle, Dan bought Melissa Marie three years ago after graduating up from a 17-foot Four Winns powerboat that he explored Lake Michigan aboard […]

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Aiolos hitting her stride upwind

My Boat | Aiolos

After taking a hiatus from boating for a number of years, experienced live-aboards Mike and Vicki Barber jumped back into the game by buying their well outfitted 1978 Cal 39 Aiolos from someone who was looking to go the other way. They’ve owned her for three and a half years and keep her moored in Port Ludlow. Tell us about […]

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We want to hear about your boats!

Boats. They’re why we’re here. We love steering them, sailing them, writing about them, working on them (most times), racing them, talking about them and hearing about them. We love finding out about new and interesting boats. And we want to hear about your boats. My Boat has been a long-running feature here on Three Sheets Northwest that […]

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