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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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Captain’s Nautical to host book reading and signing of ‘Tranquility’ by Billy Sparrow

At age 24, Billy Sparrow bought an old wooden sailboat in Seattle and set off to fulfill a dream of cruising to California’s Channel Islands. Along the way, and through many trial and error moments, young Billy learns what it takes to operate his new-to-him vessel and navigate it towards his dreams. In Tranquility: A memoir of an […]

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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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