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Preparing for winter aboard

Nine days.  That’s how much time lies between our warm, dry, comfortable home in Lakewood and living aboard a big drafty blue sailboat in the winter. We are feathering our floating nest preparing to move aboard during what is predicted to be a very cold winter in the Pacific Northwest. Brrr. It makes me cold […]

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The Hull Truth | A fresh start

Since we’ll be putting Cambria on the market soon, I thought it would be a good idea to hightlight some of the work we’ve done over the years. Unfortunately, the biggest jobs happened before we had the blogsite or took a lot of pictures. For this post, I was able to scrounge up a few […]

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HOWB 189 – Interview | Rich Johanson of Philbrick Boats and NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Rich Johanson at the Pocket Yacht Palooza in June 2016. Rich is a graduate and now employee of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, and the proud owner of Philbrick Boats! Philbrick boats was founded in 1934 by Don Philbrick with the mission of building gorgeous wooden powerboats. […]

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Mosquito Fleet Monday: Misfortune in the fleet

“Throughout their history, the smaller steam vessels operating on the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest displayed a rare ability to engage in sometimes spectacular mishaps with little or no injury or loss of life to their patrons. The Northwest ‘mosquito fleet’ was the victim of a rash of such misfortunes in 1912, the Puget […]

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