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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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The 500 feet of float space fills up quickly during the summer, but late arrivals need not worry since rafting is mandatory. (Photo by Martin Dale)

Destinations: Timelessness in Shoal Bay

Here’s our latest installment from friend and guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com…  Standing at the end of the public wharf, looking beyond Shoal Bay, across Cordero Channel and north up Phillips Arm, the view is about as lovely and dreamlike as they get in the Discovery Islands. Then you turn around, look up at the East Thurlow Island […]

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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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How not to cross a Washington State Ferry (Video)

A powerboat named Nap Tyme collided with a Washington State Ferry Sunday during a crossing situation on Puget Sound. The ferry Chetzemoka was en route from Point Defiance to Vashon Island when onlookers watched as Nap Tyme didn’t appear to know there was an issue while the ferry gave five blasts on her horn. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Read […]

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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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