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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

We attended our first Trawler Fes…

Unusual Puget Sound Anchorages: Lynwood Center, Rich Passage

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 

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

Shakedown cruise: Eagle Island

Friday afternoon we cruised south from Bell Harbor Marina for a week-long shakedown
cruise in the South
(Puget) Sound. We visit there frequently–it's easil…


This weekend we completely filled our fuel tanks for the first time. We had called
around to get pricing for taking on 1,700 gallons:

Shilshole: $3.02

Poulsbo: $2.88 (up from previous …

Down to one boat

We are now down to one boat and no storage room. Only
four dock lines and two jobs tie us to Seattle.We've
been living aboard Nordhavn
5263 since taking delivery on Friday February 19t…

Cann Inlet

Cann Inlet, according to one government report, is a well protected and popular anchorage
on the west side of Swindle
Island, with impressive waterfalls to the north, and opportunities for …