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Two projects at anchor

We have found that many projects can be completed at anchor, rather than tied to the dock.  As long as you have the necessary tools, fasteners, paint, varnish, etc. aboard, there is no reason at all to not do the work in a more congenial atmosphere than the marina.   So, while we were at anchor [...]

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Fall Nightcap Series – Race 1

Nine boats came out to join the committee boat on a beautiful warm, sunny but windless day.  After we chased wind shadows for a while the usual Northwesterly began to form but refused to extend halfway into the bay.   It was noticed that a boat  past the Pt. Hudson buoy was sailing particularly well so [...]

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Nav Rules and Regs Handbook (8/14 edition)

The .pdf is HERE. USCG NAVIGATION RULES AND REGULATIONS HANDBOOKThis handbook published by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Standards Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC in August 2014, is a compendium of the: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972  (72 COLREGS); Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83), their respective technical annexes (33 [...]

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Sept 10, 2014 – Newport OR

This has been a GREAT stop.  Newport is a very nice little town.  It is on the Yaquina River and is very much a seaport town.  NOAA has a large facility here and manages all of their Pacific Ocean ships from here.  There are two aquarium/research centers here.  There are scores of commercial boats as [...]

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Nothing stays the same

Me, in the office in 1997 I can’t describe it in any other way. For sixteen and a half years, we had Eolian moored in Seattle.  Because I worked in Seattle, she was our Seattle home (as it said until only recently over there on the right). Because I worked in Seattle, my work clothes [...]

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