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Three Sheets Northwest
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News and resources for Pacific Northwest boaters
News and resources for Pacific Northwest boaters

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Whoa! It's cold out there!

Do you have your boat ready for winter?

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Today is Veteran's Day. We want to thank all veterans for their service, but this year, we also want to highlight a largely unsung group of vets: those of the Coast Guard.

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Thinking about bringing a little LED into your life? The lighting revolution has hit the boating world!

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Pretty morning on Lake Union today... at least, before the rain kicked in again.
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Reintroducing Guest Dock blogger Matt Hickey today, with an excellent post exploring the necessary contribution of crazy volunteers to enable sail-surfing behind 1938 Atkins gaff ketch and using the same as a vehicle for commuting from Puget Sound to Alaska for a summer job.

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It's after Halloween... we can start talking Christmas ship parades, can't we?

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Big winds in small sailboats can be fun. They can also be "fun" as at least two sailors in 16-footers have separately discovered during recent high-wind events near the San Juans and Port Townsend.

RT @ChittendenLocks: The large lock will close for annual maintenance Nov 13-30. This is a 5-day change - originally Nov 8.

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Every year, a small group of Pacific Northwest boaters head out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and hang a left--bound for warmer waters and sometimes the trip of a lifetime.

Learn how future participants and past alums of this group come together to prepare for that adventure.

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Also filed in the "carry a VHF onboard" department, this story from Peninsula Daily News about a woman sailing solo from Lopez Island to Port Townsend who got in trouble in Admiralty Inlet and found her phone batteries dead when she tried to call for help.

Fortunately, flares she fired were spotted and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue and the Coast Guard were able to rescue her.
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