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Robert Salnick
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Sailor, and now Author
Drew, a frequent contributor to Practical Sailor and to this blog, has branched out - he is now a published author!  Aside from making a few bucks to cover his time and effort in producing these books, Drew is paying it forward; he is giving new and less-ex...

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Drew, a frequent contributor to Practical Sailor and to this blog, has branched out - he is now a published author!  Aside from making a few bucks to cover his time and effort in producing these books, Drew is paying it forward; he is giving new and less-ex...

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Sailor, and now Author
Drew, a frequent contributor to Practical Sailor and to our own Small Boat Projects , has branched out - he is now a published author!  Aside from making a few bucks to cover his time and effort in producing these books, Drew is paying it forward; he is giv...

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Valkyr’s Hard Dodger
Scott aboard s/v Valkyr needed more solar power to run his A/C (he is in Florida).  And shade is also a very nice thing...  So he took on the project of making a hard dodger to support all those new solar panels.  This is not strictly a small boat project, ...

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Room in the Reefer
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Guilty. I am guilty as charged. Yes, there has been an unconscionable gap in posting to this blog - it's just that not everything in our lives is related to boating, and a bunch of that stuff came up...

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Free Waggoner Guide
If you're like me, it is possible that you didn't know that one of the most popular cruising guides to the Northwest is available for download, for free !  Deb, of s/v Kintala (currently on Florida's gulf coast) brought this to my attention - thanks Deb! Th...

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To Helm with It
Rich & Jeni continue the re-fit of their Tayana 37, s/v Ramble On . Here, the helm gets treated to a new finish.  Note also the transformation of the house teak in the background between the first and last pictures - lotta work going on there... In keepin...

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Hole In The Boat, V. 2.0. Port Light Rebedding
'Tis the season.  At least here in the PNW:  rain, rain, and more rain.  And over on s/v Rubigale , Dana has found a solution to a problem we have all had at one time or another... a leaking port: “I’m so happy to have found a leak on my boat!” she says wi...

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Stack Pack, Step I: Thinking
 It's cold outside. Eolian sits in her slip, double-tied and with our additional "winter fenders" as prevention against the winter storms, with temperatures in the 20's, 30's and 40's and winds the same.  It is a time for dreaming, for planning.  (Well, exc...

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Sail Repair
Like most boat owners, Rick over on s/v Cay of Sea is a jack of many trades. Here he is working on his sailmaker badge... The lesson here is that a sail’s stitching should be repaired before it becomes a tear in the sailcoth. I just learned that lesson. I’...
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