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Hauled out in P.T.

We hauled Dogbark out of the water last month. She’s now hidden away under two (2!) sheds in the Boat Haven boatyard in Port Townsend. Here are some photos of the haul-out. 128 more words

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Boatwork from a kid's perspective

We also had to varnish the wood before I used my CHOP SAW MASTER skills.

Well there’s fun boatwork, and not so fun boatwork. I like the blogging part of boatwork, but not so much the cleaning out the bilge part… So here are some tips to make boatwork more enjoyable. 88 more words

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BV1: Packing, Weather Planning & Passage Day One

On the first day of packing, my Captain gave to me (must be sung in true partridge manner): “A spare bilge pump for the aft cubb-beeey!” Okay, so the packing took WAY more than twelve days, but we’ll get back to that bilge pump just you wait.  4,072 more words

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Re-configuring my cabin (by Savai)

My cabin, well if you call it a cabin, was tiny. Now it’s bigger but still tiny… I thought I could stand up properly but, it’s more of walking trying to touch your toes.  81 more words

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What is an Open 60 and why do we want one?

Open 60s are a class of sailboats that were designed to sail singlehanded around the world.  They are tough, fast, and relatively easy to sail for a boat that is 60′ long and fast enough to get a speeding ticket in downtown Seattle.  295 more words

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Splash day

Savai and our godson Jake came to watch the show.

Big toy.

Playing before splash time.

Big boat.

Cozy spot.


They loaded Dogbark on a funky lift (basically a bed of massive balloons) and trucked her down the street. 42 more words

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Boatwork in the Anacortes yard

Dogbark had been sitting for several years and needed some love. She had grown a cozy green sweater of mildew on her decks. Exhibit A: Before power-washing. 227 more words

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