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Boatwork from a kid's perspective

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.

Playing before splash time.

Big boat.

Big toy.

Almost time.

Cozy spot.

They loaded Dogbark… 56 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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Why cruising with kids? Why the NW Passage? Why Dogbark?

Ever since sailing across the Pacific on our honeymoon, Graeme and I have dreamed of cruising with kids. The “kid boats,” as they’re called, generally have tight family bonds, meet up frequently with other kid boats for camaraderie, and are crewed by curious, capable children who have skills and perspectives borne from living at sea, working and schooling as a family unit, and being exposed to different cultures around the world. 355 more words

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