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Unusual Puget Sound Anchorages: Tramp Harbor

Harbor is an unusual
anchorage on the east side of Vashon Island. The harbor is mentioned in the cruising
guides, but not with a glowing recommendation. The anchorage is o…

Fort Whitman, Skagit Bay

At the turn of the 19th century, the US government built six
forts to protect the Puget Sound and the naval shipyard at Bremerton from water-based
attack. All have since been decommissioned…

For sale: KVH TracVision M5 satellite TV system

TracVision M5 satellite TV system in excellent condition, used for only one year.
We are installing a TracPhone
V7 and want a similar-sized TracVision dome, so are upgrading to an M7 and need
to sell the M5.┬áContact Jame…

Cruising Southeast Alaska: Margerie Glacier

When we awoke at Russell Island after our
first day in Glacier Bay, AIS showed
the pocket cruise ship Safari
Explorer anchored out of sight at the north end of the island. They left
about 5…

PassageMaker Magazine and Anacortes Trawler Fest 2011

Last spring, Bob Lane interviewed us and reviewed Dirona for PassageMaker magazine.
Bob has an experienced reporter's eye for detail. And as a long-time boater who has
toured and writt…

FV Aquila

We moor most of the time at Bell
Harbor Marina in downtown Seattle. About a third of the marina's slips are available
for monthly moorage over the winter, and the remainder are for tra…

Three Sheets Northwest on MV Dirona

was featured in the Three Sheets NorthwestMy
Boat series. When we answered their questions, it had been about a year since
we'd …

Northern Lights Wavenet

This year at the Miami Boat Show, Northern
Lights announced their new Wavenet generator
digital monitoring system. Wavenet was installed on Dirona a
couple of months prior to the announceme…

Cruising Southeast Alaska: Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay has long been high on our list of places to visit. And after nearly a
week cruising southeast Alaska, the first day of our permit to
enter finally had arri…

Storm Force Winds in the Strait of Georgia

On our Christmas
trip to Desolation Sound this year, we were looking forward to testing the boat
in some rough winter weather. We've been out in a few gale
warnings, and the boat has h…