Monthly Archives: September 2010

Take a Break

If you are having trouble getting your head into your “happy place” try this video from Dylan Winter.  The music is good and the boats and scenery will hit you right where a sailor lives.  Of course you can find … Continue reading

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Garage – from the Greek for Keep Boat Stuff Here

From the Merriam-Webster free online dictionary comes this succinct gem of the English language: Definition of GARAGE 1 : a shelter or repair shop for automotive vehicles There are not enough hours in the day for all the activities we … Continue reading

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A Boat By The Side Of The Road

The roadways of America are a virtual boat show.  There are interesting watercraft in driveways and backyards everywhere you go. You see so many in the coastal areas that they blend into the scenery like mossy oak camouflage.  I keep my eyes … Continue reading

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Of Grandpas and Pirates

The 2010 Wooden Boat Festival did Port Townsend proud.  It had more caulked seams per square foot than any harbor within the watery boundaries of the United States of America.  A visitor could hear the boatyard cognoscenti gibbering in their … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat festival First Impressions

I just got back from the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.  My first impression is that i am a little overloaded.  The sheer variety of vessels is amazing.  It was a splendid oportuninty to see some of the designs … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Show Fever, The Temperature Rises With The Tide

We are just days away from the Wooden Boat Show in Port Townsend, Washington.  I am anticipating a day or two steeped in salty ambiance.  The weather forecast is looking like a cloudy but not particularly wet weekend.   Hotels are going … Continue reading

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More on Dylan Winter Cruising Britain

Back on August the 11th I wrote about Dylan Winter’s rambles around the British coast.  If you are interested in Knowing more about him check out Small Craft Advisor magazine, Sept./Oct. issue.  They have a very good interview with Dylan.  … Continue reading

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County Fair in a Bottle

The sea can be a boring place to hang out on long passages.  Sailors have filled the off-watch hours with their own particular amusements for centuries.  Now a days they have television or the Internet.  not so long ago amusement … Continue reading

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