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How well do you know your Diesel engine?
Do you know what the different arrows are pointing at on the diesel engines??
Have you ever air-locked your engine? Are you nervous about changing the fuel filter on your engine for the first time?
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Are you in Seattle and looking for a boating day trip? Or maybe you’d like to stop on your way cruising to or from Bainbridge Island. Have you considered Suquamish, WA? Within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock, is a museum, ... Details
This summer, I found myself in Suquamish, Wa. twice. Each time I dined at Sully's Bistro & Bar, which is within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock. What drew me in? First, was the outdoor patio, which has views of Agate Pass, Port Madison, and Elliot Bay. Second, was the friendly service and grea... Details
A seven-minute walk from Port Townsend’s Boat Haven you’ll find the Blue Moose Cafe and Key City Fish Co. Tacos-To-Go. For boaters moored at the Boat Haven, both offer a great nearby option for breakfast and lunch. If you are at Point Hudson Marina, it's a 40-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride.
Don’t Miss These... Details
The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver & His Mapmaker by Wade Baker and Mary Tasi sheds new light on the voyages of Captain George Vancouver and Lieutenant Joseph Baker, the mapmaker on HMS Discovery. As a boater, it is hard not to be curious about Vancouver and his voyages to the Northwest Coast from 1790-1795... Details
For almost 25-years, the Rose Theatre has been making a night at the movies an exceptional experience. How does the former vaudeville theater make such an impression? Let me answer that, by asking you a few questions. What was the last movie you went to that was personally introduced? Were you able to order a glass... Details
When Arlene and I lived south of Seattle, we made at least one visit to Garrison Bay each year. It would be our first stop in the San Juan Islands after crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the beginning our annual migration north to the San Juan and Gulf Islands and points further north. Now that our homep... Details
Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival is the Woodstock for all things wooden boat. Where else can you see close to 300 gorgeous and classic boats in the water and on land? Partake in over 130 presentations from experts on a variety of boating subject and visit with exhibitors with many interesting products? Sit near t... Details
Are you looking for a unique day trip while visiting Port Townsend, Wa.? Here are five reasons to visit Fort Worden Historical State Park, which includes batteries to explore, military and historical museums, a marine science center with touch tanks, and a new restaurant with a jail. Best of all, the new electric taxi ... Details
La Conner is an idyllic seaside town with lots of unique shops, street art, a boardwalk that follows the channel, and appetizing restaurants. For beer lovers, it has family-owned brewery ‒ La Conner Brewing Company ‒ that serves homemade soups, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, quesadillas, tacos, appetizers, and sa... Details
Okay. Raise your hand if you take a silent pleasure watching the next couple work their way towards their slip and THEIR attempt at docking their boat. How many times do wish you had score cards to raise with a high or low score?
Then, you see that couple who makes a beautiful docking or departure from the dock with... Details
Bainbridge Island is one of those Pacific Northwest islands I enjoy visiting because every time I discover something new about its history. And, I learn questions I never thought to ask.
What is a “Port Blakely Toothpick”?
Where were the first Japanese Americans deported?
Did Ansel Adams ever take po... Details
Do you plan to be on the boat this summer for extended periods in remote locations? Do you want to be more prepared for when the stove goes on the fritz or the freezer fails? Or maybe, you have a cabin, or live in a part of Washington or Canada that experiences power outages during the windy, winter months?
Janet ... Details
In Friday Harbor, the craftsman house at 155 Nichols Street used to be a residential home. Now, it’s San Juan Island Cheese, a cheese and wine shop and cafe. This converted house is both inviting and hip and the perfect place to enjoy your favorite cheeses―or new ones―paired with wines.
Owners Richard and ... Details
We are very pleased to announce that Nigel Calder will be holding his two courses on Boat Electrical and Diesel systems. A day with Nigel and you will improve your skills for troubleshooting your boats systems.
Wooden Boat Festival – Seminar #1
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cotto... Details
While traveling up and down the Inside Passage, one often sees the red and white light stations along the B.C. coast. I have often wondered what life is like as a lightkeeper. I sometimes picture a couple of grizzly coasties, sitting by a pot-bellied stove with the ever-going coffee pot, standin... Details
“In our generation we went to the movies once a week and back then everything was John Wayne,” said Captain Wayne.
John Wayne's power yacht is getting a second wind thanks to Captain Wayne and Guy Vallee. Under their care it’s been fixed up, beautified and made into a living museum outfitted with the Duke’... Details
The Swan Hotel is a prominent feature near Point Hudson Marina. It's three stories high, painted forest green with white balconies, a widow’s walk, and an outside staircase. Staring at it against a blue sky dotted with clouds one can almost picture its former life as a Coast Guard facility, and the men who dedica... Details
We have received early reports from many of our correspondents and owners for the resorts and marinas up and down the coast. Things change, owners change and the services change. We've gathered some pre-season updates to help you get on your way for summer cruising.
Also, while you are out cruising, let us know wha... Details
I love it when a product like Bunk Sox comes along that makes me say "why didn't I think of that?" My boat has a v-berth, and I have never found a way to keep the sheets straight. Traditional fitted sheets don't work and flat sheets tucked in become loose and wrinkled, and they usually bunch up on one side of the bed. ... Details