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    1180 nm of Lessons in 14 weeks

    It's 1180 nm from Port Townsend to Port Angeles, Washington as long as you go via, Hunter Bay, Blind Bay, Deer Harbor, Jones Island, Sucia Island, Port Browning, Ganges Harbor, North Cove, Herring Bay, Dodd Narrows, Naniano, across Queen Charlotte Strait, Bedwell Harbor, Melanie Cove, Grace...
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    Brigadoon's PT Haulout

    Hello from rather cold and cloudy Port Townsend. I've been away and pretty busy in preparation. http://ourfreedomproject.blogspot.com/2016/10/all-we-have-been-doing.html Having left Tacoma, in early December, we made way and arrived in Port Townsend safe and sound, if a little cold...
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    Some sailors know everything

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    The Beaufort Scale as read by Sir Ian

    This is awesome. I just want to memorize it.
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    The Last Day

    I just finished breakfast in the cafe. It's my normal routine. I get here early, grab the laptop off the desk, and head for the cafe. I sit, reading my morning's entertainment (work email -- some of it actually relevant but most of it not). I decide what I have to deal with and what can be...
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    How to sail.

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/133833096
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    Tacoma? Tacoma! Tacoma it is.

    Every time we sail Brigadoon, we learn something. Every time we pay attention to this fine crowd, it happens again. It's one of the reasons we are here. Our return from the Spike Sailby taught us a few things. Those led to a decision to move Brigadoon. This is the where and the why. The story...
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    Like a rock star

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/131068903
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    Recomendations Group 24 start battery for yanmar 3GM engine -- go

    Looks like my start battery is fried. I thought it was maintenance free. It was not. I need to replace it. I have a Xantrex 40a charger and Dyna floodded batteries in the house bank. Recommendations? I'd love maintenance free if possible. Yes, I do check the water in my flooded house bank...
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    Backyard boat

    Now I'm not a yacht designer, I don't play one on TV, and I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn express last night but...I think this does not suck. At least, not compared to many other back yard boats. http://www.sliptalk.com/backyard-boat/
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    terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."

    "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." — Captain A. G. Lamplugh, British Aviation Insurance Group, London. 1930's...
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    Any idea what sailboat this is?

    I did quite a bit of searching about, but to no avail. This is the 80 feet of waterline nicely making way... What is this boat? It looks like a real beast.
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    Actor Colin Firth has been chosen to play the part of doomed round-the

    http://www.classicboat.co.uk/news/colin-firth-to-play-donald-crowhurst-in-new-film/ According to a recent story on guardian.co.uk, the sceen play, as yet untitled, is being written by Scott Z Burns (Bourne Ultimatum etc). It will be directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) and star...
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    Pirate Ship for sale

    I considered putting this in multiple threads; Ugly Boar Admiration maybe, Mocking Ads on Craigslist, or even Coolboats. It could go in any of those places, depending on many factors. Either way, mock away, or admire, or whatever. She can be yours for 10K. :)
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    What a pussy. Stay classy SA.

    "What a pussy. This is how a real man goes out – ed." Anyone here every know anyone (family member, friend, partner) who has attempted or succeeded at suicide? I wonder if anyone on the staff here is in that club too. I wonder if they forgot they were. And even if you aren't, where's your...
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    Wanna go sailing -- old style?

    Saw this on Facebook: I'll be taking over on Hawaiian Chieftain on Wednesday, August 27th in Kirkland, WA. The situation right now is less than ideal. As things stand, I'll be taking over with five crew aboard out of an ideal nine. We are scheduled to depart Kirkland for Aberdeen on the...
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    Wanna go sailing -- old style?

    Saw this on Facebook: I'll be taking over on Hawaiian Chieftain on Wednesday, August 27th in Kirkland, WA. The situation right now is less than ideal. As things stand, I'll be taking over with five crew aboard out of an ideal nine. We are scheduled to depart Kirkland for Aberdeen on the...
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    Risking it all to sail around the world.

    I kinda like these guys...I like that they are doing it.
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    Thank God not docked next to me.

    Man injured in Lake Union boat fire Posted on May 22, 2014 | By Lynsi Burton PRINT 1 Seattle Fire Department photo Medics took a man to Harborview Medical Center Thursday morning with second- and third-degree burns after a “flash fire” occurred on a Lake Union boat. The...
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