Archive | Boats

Swiftsure (Lightship 83): Preserving the past to benefit the future (Video)

Here’s a great video about the history of Swiftsure (Lightship 83) and its ongoing restoration that must have slipped by us when it came out last year. She’s currently located at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park, Seattle. Swiftsure, along with Arthur Foss, are open to the public for viewing, educational programs, special events, tugboat overnight programs and vessel stewardship […]

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Interview | Lin Pardey on why wooden Boats are the best for cruising & Taleisin’s Tales book release

Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Lin Pardey at the 2016 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. We touched on a variety of topics including “Why wooden boats are great cruising boats”, the sale of Taleisin, and other fun stuff. Lin has just released her new book – Taleisin’s Tales – Sailing towards the […]

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Tour a cool floating DIY electronics lab (Video)

Northwest boater and engineer Steve Roberts turned his yacht into an ever-evolving electronics laboratory. Datawake was years in the making and is outfitted with endless gadgets including a ham radio, milling machine, 3D printer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino based systems for data collection, along with endless tools for tinkering. She even has a kitty litter box equipped […]

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My Boat | Row Bird

There certainly is something beautiful about a simple boat that is propelled only by the wind or the person rowing her. For Three Sheets contributor Bruce Bateau, that’s how it goes aboard his Iain Oughtred designed Arctic Tern. Row Bird, as she is affectionatly known, is a 2012, 18-foot open row and sailboat that is homeported in Portland, […]

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