New Lifelines

Island Time had the original vinyl coated stainless steel lifelines and old school pelican hook gates when we purchased her.  The vinyl was in pretty rough shape, and you could see rust seeping out in places.  I’ve heard too many stories of these things letting go without notice, so installing new lifelines was on our […]

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Who has the Right of Way?

  The Navigation Rules.  They are the rules of the road for the water.  It seems daunting at first, but it can be broken down into parts and easily digested over time.  We spent several weeks just on The Navigation Rules as part of a captain’s license course I took. The Navigation Rules are divided […]

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The weather – I check it several times daily, even more when sailing or planning on it.  Mostly for day sailing, not long distance passage making or anything.  I commute by ferry, so I get a good chance to compare forecast versus actual almost daily crossing the sound. My two usual go-to sites are Weather […]

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Newport OR to Crescent City CA

We recently helped our friends for a leg of their extended open-ended retirement voyage on their Passport 40.  They started in Port Townsend, with the goal of their first leg being San Francisco.  This was the first week of September, and there was abnormally disturbed weather along the coast, so their trip was broken into […]

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