Zippey’s old 2 stroke 8 hp Yamaha outboard runs again!

February 28, 2017

Read the saga below the video During the winter of 2015 I pulled the 2 stroke 8hp Yamaha outboard off Zippey to bring home and rebuild. It had been a while and she was running a bit rough. I was very proud of myself to rebuilding an outboard motor correctly, the first time. I was

2017 Final Goosebumps race on Tatonka

February 19, 2017

It was a blustery and rainy kind of day. Winds at 15 mph with gusts of 26 mph according to the on land weather stations. Into this went five intrepid sailors on a 24 foot boat… Actually, the weather was perfect for us sailboat racers. We are a bit of a crazy lot. Our skipper,

Sailing with friends new and old

February 13, 2017

The groundhog may have said we have have six more weeks of winter weather but Mother Nature must have ignored the memo. February 12th a few friends, both old and new, got together to go sailing on Mo’mento, Anne Girven’s Beneteau 323. The skies were bright blue, the mountains standing out proud, and the wind a

Inspired story behind the Seattle Pink Boat Regatta cancer fundraiser

January 25, 2017

For the past few years I have been participating in the annual Pink Boat Regatta, a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event is faithfully put on each year by Ashley Bell. This evening I ran across an article where she writes about why she became involved in the Pink Boat Regatta here