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Communications | Maintenance | Preparation

Last Minute Details

By , on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Location: Ketchikan Weather: Rain, wind, cool

It’s Labor Day today, and the weather is a reminder that fall is nearly here. The silver salmon have been in the creeks for a few weeks, and deer season is open. It’s also time for us to depart for Puget Sound.

We have just a few items left […]

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Ketchikan | Maintenance | Preparation

Spring visited us today

By , on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Barb tidies up the halyards

Occasionally Ketchikan sees spectacular boating weather, even in winter. Today was one of those days–warmer temperatures and blue skies were too much to pass up today.

We dressed up CAMAI in her sails and removed most of the winter covers so we could take her out for a […]

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Maintenance | Preparation | Weather

Ready, set,…

By , on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Today we tied up loose ends so we can depart Haines in the morning; cars and trailers are farmed out to friends who will assist with transportation when the time comes, post office keys were turned in, and the boat was provisioned and readied for sailing.

Unfortunately, the weather outlook does not look favorable. With […]

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Maintenance | Preparation

Masthead Chores

By , on Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Roger enjoys a new perspective…

Today’s trip up the mast was more of a reconnaissance than a maintenance trip. We thought we were going to straighten the radio antenna and perform a quick repair on the tricolor light but, as usual, weather and corrosion have taken their toll on the equipment.

The radio […]

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Navigation | Preparation

The Ship’s Logbook

By , on Friday, June 29th, 2012

Why buy a logbook when you can make the perfect item for less?

Location: Haines harbor Wind: SSE 5-G15 knots Temp: 51F Overcast

Over the years we’ve tried keeping our ship’s log in everything from fancy hard-bound yacht logs to plain old spiral notebooks. Some logs formats were better than others, but none […]

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Haines | Maintenance | Preparation

The Next Adventure…

By , on Monday, May 21st, 2012

We’ve done this before. Ten years ago we sold our house in Ketchikan and moved onto our 35-foot sailboat to cruise the Alaskan and Canadian inside passage for a few years. After three years of this nomadic lifestyle, we felt the need for a home base–and we settled in Haines, Alaska.

Now, six years later, […]


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