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

A weekend at Blake Island

September 2, 2014

Blake Island is a stunning semi-secluded island 8 miles (12 km) from the heart of Seattle. Blake is a 475 acre Washington State Park and as such there are no residents and the only way to get to the island is by private boat. It is a great place to take the boat out to

Zippey’s mysterious underside

November 7, 2013

Not too long ago I had Zippey hauled out for a complete sanding down and repainting. She desperately needed it as the previous owner had not taken care of her at all. The fellow doing the painting appears not to have used proper marine paint as the bottom is currently trashed and already in need

September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

Some plans fell through this evening so Sam and I wound up on the boat, as per the norm when neither of us has plans. Another gorgeous evening. Unfortunately the sun is departing rather quickly these days. By 8pm we were sitting in darkness. The new battery is rocking the lights perfectly so we can

Zipping Zippey

September 10, 2013

Scheduled with a group of friends to go out sailing tonight. Turns out most were unable to make it, but an old college friend and I pulled Zippey out of her slip and headed out. There was not much wind when we got out of the marina so we motored towards Seattle for a bit.