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A freshwater cruise

The week before last, our home was up in the air next to Emerald
Harbor Marine's shop at Canal Boatyard in Ballard.
Although we're happy to be back at Bell Harbor, we had a good w…

Cruising with cats

We’ve cruised with two different cats: Gremlin was 10 years old before we introduced
him to boating and Spitfire was a kitten when brought him aboard several years later.
Both have enjoyed being on the boat and have seemed as content afloat as …

Lessons Learned Buildling a Semi-Custom Trawler Slide Deck

Last weekend we presented our
experiences in going through the design and build process for Nordhavn
5263. The slides are at  Hamilton_TF10_BuildingTrawlerWebPost.pdf

In discuss…

The right choice for just the Pacific Northwest?

Last week we answered this blog comment:

Given you have all these changes taking into consideration the PNW waters, I am wondering
if you feel you have had to compromise at all on design given you are introducing…

Night-running monitor covers

We have three Lenovo
ThinkVison L1900ps for navigation monitors. They have a low-profile bezel and
controls in the front, so can readily be flush-mounted into the pilot-house dash.
The display is crisp and clear, and we&#039…

Lessons learned building a semi-custom trawler

The seminar
schedule for Trawler Fest in Anacortes,
WA has been posted. This year we’ll be presenting on Thursday May 20th at
10:30am on our experience in purchasing, configuring and building a Nordhavn
52.

We attended our first Trawler Fes…

Unusual Puget Sound Anchorages: Lynwood Center, Rich Passage

Lynwood
Center, tucked into the corner at the west end of Rich Passage, has become
one of our close-to-home favorites. It's nearn…

Shakedown cruise: Hammersley Inlet

We spent the final two nights of our mid-March
shakedown cruise in Hammersley Inlet. Shelton and
the Oakland Bay Marina are at the elbow
of Hammersley Inlet, whe…

Gale warning

A major spring storm was
forecast to hit the Puget Sound on Friday. A 972-mb
low over southern Vancouver Island would generate storm-force winds along the 
Wash…

Shakedown cruise: Nisqually Flats

From Eagle
Island, we made a short trip to another favorite anchorage at Nisqually
Flats. The anchorage is a bit unusual, but we love the mountain views in both