We had two sailing buds with their seven month old from Portland come up and enjoy Thanksgiving with us. The plan was to head to Blake Island for Thanksgiving and spend the night – with a couple of bail out options in case the weather was bad. Luckily, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. […]Read more "Thanksgiving 2015 – The Stores Were Closed on Blake Island, so no Black Friday Shopping for us"
My very first soft shackle lesson was at the 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Brion Toss was having an impromptu lesson on how to make a soft shackle. There are a few different versions of soft shackles that you can make. Do an internet search and you will find them. The shackle demonstrated here […]Read more "The Soft Shackle"
Yes, another blog post about winch servicing. I don’t claim to be an expert, this is only my story… What do I care about my winches? Your winches are unsung heroes, performing their grunt work thanklessly. But, imagine what would happen if a pawl were to give way under a heavily loaded genoa in 25 […]Read more "Service Your Winches!"
You’ve gotta take advantage of weekends like this when you can this time of year – unless you prefer your sailing with 40 knots of wind, rain, and 6 foot seas. This weekend was great, if not brisk, it was sunny and there was good wind. We took Island Time out this weekend. Saturday, it […]Read more "Agro Boat Driver, Orcas, and a Trip to the Gas Station"
Island Time’s a great boat and it’s hard to find fault in her. No bad sailing manners that I know of, functional deck and cockpit layout, spacious accommodations below, quality build, and eye-catching lines that always get compliments wherever we go. She is a 1990 Ericson 38, built the year before Ericson Yachts folded and […]Read more "Our Yacht: s/v Island Time, Ericson 38"