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69.1 degrees

We bought an ocean-capable boat not because we were convinced we would round the world, but because we wanted the flexibility to be able to go anywhere in the world if we wanted to. We bought a strong boat not because we were convinced we needed to test it, but because we wanted a boat [...]

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HOWB 141 – Interview | Jake Beattie, Exec. Director of the Northwest Maritime Center on the Race To Alaska, aka R2AK

On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center, to discuss the recently announced event RACE TO ALASKA (and other NWMC happenings). The event was conceived by Jake and friends while beerstorming at the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival’s Bar Harbor. This inaugural adventure race begins June [...]

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Sept 16, 2014 – Florence and Coos Bay Oregon

It’s been a few days since our last post.  We have been quite busy enjoying the Oregon coast.  What beautiful country this is!  Sand dunes, lakes, endless sandy beaches, rugged shoreline with impressive rock outcroppings, and quaint waterfront towns. We motored from Newport to Florence last Friday and had good conditions for our transit.  About [...]

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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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