Small Boating Friends Gather At Rat Island

I and a few other small boater friends met up on Rat Island a few days ago. Again. If it seems like I go there a lot, it’s because the place is such a pleasure to visit. It’s also a … Read More

Two More Boats And Outboard Motor Arbitrage

A few weeks ago I wrote about wrestling my boat buying habit into submission with some buying rules. Since then I have bought two more boats. Well, my wife bought one of them, a beautiful 14′ Pygmy Ronan kayak, so … Read More

Exploring Chimacum Creek By Dinghy

Exploring Chimacum Creek by dinghy was one of a long list of adventures I wanted to accomplish in 2022. Growing up in Port Townsend I have sailed by the mouth of the creek dozens of times, and have traipsed all … Read More

Crazy 2022 Boat Project & Adventure Goals

Happy New Year! Here’s to a better 2022, filled with fun boating adventures! Not to be forgotten, 2021 gave us a beautiful snowy Christmas day in Port Townsend, trimming our boat barn/workshop in white. Not that we could forget 2021. … Read More

2021 Palooza Crooza – Lots Of Rowing!

The day after the Pocket Yacht Palooza boat show, I joined a small group of other boaters on the 2021 Palooza Crooza. Most of us launched at the Port Townsend Boat Haven. The first day we cruised to Mystery Bay, … Read More

Modifying A CLC Skerry For Overnight Cruising

This project was a bit of a mad whirlwind of activity, with a ridiculously short, self-imposed deadline. Only two years ago I fully refurbished my CLC Skerry, and it was my only functional boat. The plan was to use it … Read More

Rat Island Small Boat Adventure – Oh Deer!

Boating friend Kirk and I met up at the Boat Haven Marina in Port Townsend, Washington, for an adventure out to Rat Island. It was a gorgeous sunny day, late in the winter, just as the weather was hinting at … Read More

21′ Lavro Sea Dory – Future Mini Cruiser

Lavro manufactured drift boats in Monroe Washington from the 80’s until about 2010. Their river drift dories were well respected for excellent hand laid fiberglass hulls that were tough as nails, and had good performance on the water. And for … Read More

Can’t Fly DJI Drones Over Port Townsend Waters?

In this article I will share the rabbit hole of research I went down when trying to buy a DJI brand drone for the purpose of taking small boat pictures and videos over the supposedly restricted waters around Port Townsend, … Read More