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My Boat | Odyssey

In search of his ideal boat for ocean cruising, David Mackenzie happened up on a 1982 Young Sun 35 that was structurally sound but in need of a loving new owner. After having it trucked from North Carolina, he got to work cleaning it up and has since completed a voyage to Hawaii and back. He […]

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My Boat | Slappy

When Jacob Wilson decided to take up sailing as a sport and lifestyle, he jumped in with both feet first by purchasing his 1974 Clipper Marine 26 that he dubbed, Slappy. He then got a job in the boatbuilding industry and over the past nine years, Jacob and his wife have learned to sail Slappy on the Columbia […]

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My Boat | Double Trouble

How does Kingston to Bedwell Harbour by lunchtime sound? Pretty good to us. That’s all it takes for the Tucker family’s 2014 Armstrong 28 Double Trouble to cover big chunks of water while cruising the Inside Passage. Homeported on Lake Union in Seattle, Double Trouble is an aluminum, Expedition Series powerboat built in Port Angeles.  How […]

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Trumpeter sailing into Friday Harbor

My Boat | Trumpeter

When you’re 83-years-old and have owned 10 brand new sailboats, it’s really nice when that last boat is the one for you. Such is the case for Les Blackwell, the owner of Trumpeter, a 2008 Hunter 27. The boat is set up for him to sail easily and he’s spent time and effort to truly make it perfect […]

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My Boat | Mary H

When longtime Seattle sailors, cruisers and liveaboards Al and Lou Hughes were looking for their dreamboat for transiting the Inside Passage, it turned out to be a design they’d admired a few decades prior. They’ve now owned the 1992 Florida Bay Coaster 55 Mary H for the better part of a year and after transiting up the coast […]

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Francis Lee going upwind on Puget Sound

My Boat | Francis Lee

If you’ve spent any time at all boating around Puget Sound over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the sweet looking and sailing Perry Sliver Class Daysailer 62 Francis Lee. Owned by Kim Bottles, designed by Bob Perry and homeported in Bainbridge Island’s Blakely Harbor, Francis Lee was built by the Northwest School of Wooden […]

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My Boat | Luxuria

Mike Schultz and Steven Sanford love restoration projects. They spent four years gutting and renovating Muzzy Mansion, a residence built in 1889 in Spokane, Washington, before buying their 50-foot 1964 Chris-Craft Constellation, Itineras. They spent three years restoring that mid-century beauty and have now moved on to a 60-foot 1962 Chris Craft Constellation Luxuria, which […]

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