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Longtime cruiser’s take on why navigating in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia is such a challenge

People who don’t sail or voyage by boat are often very amazed when they hear of cruisers who go offshore for a year…or several. Their minds conjure up “The Perfect Storm” (which is actually a rare occurrence), and they think that you are doing something very brave. Our trip through Southeast Alaska and British Columbia […]

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Summer projects & MNBB

The photo above was taken by my friend Colin while we were out sailing in March. The winds were peaking between twenty and twenty-five knots that day. Brent kept pushing me to put up more sail. Eventually I did but as they passed me, I thought about my capabilities to push Satori to her limits. […]

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Severe shoaling reported: A Swinomish Channel adventure

SWINOMISH CHANNEL SOUTH ENTRANCE – Severe Shoaling reported The entrance to the southern Swinomish Channel has a history of shoaling, therefore, mariners are advised to transit this waterway at the highest tide possible and exercise good seamanship and voyage planning. Multiple vessel grounding has occurred in the channel westward of Goat Island between Swinomish Channel […]

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Inland navigation rules changing

A hat tip to Bitter End blogger Captain Richard Rodriguez for bringing this story to our attention. Effective August 1, 2014, the Coast Guard will be changing the Inland Navigation Rules, the “Rules of the Road” governing the conduct of vessels in order to prevent them from colliding with one another. As generations of US […]

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