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  • Blog Post: Rope Boarding Mat

    My mom just bought another house. She keeps doing this. Nurse by day, real-estate mogul by night/weekend. I hope it works out for her. My brother & I were at the hardware store getting stuff to help her fix the place up, and found that they had spools of manila rope for sale. Olde-tyme sailors (like...
  • Blog Post: Three days of boats and music

    This weekend was the Wooden Boat Festival on Lake Union . Of course, we had to be there. Saturday Wake up at 6:30am, decide to start getting ready right away, before the family wakes up. End up reading EPAiC# for a 1/2 hour, miss my window; they are up & active. Before going to the docks...
  • Blog Post: More Knots

    Today I took another knot-tying class at CWB , entitled “ Boarding Mats ”. I was looking forward to it, but it the experience still exceeded my expectations. It turns out there were two rope classes going on. The Dennis teaching boarding mats class was upstairs, and Steve teaching splicing...
  • Blog Post: Knots

    To get my sailing fix while on land, I’ve been learning to tie knots. Somehow I never got into it before. I could tie an overhand knot, but didn’t know the name. I could tie it on a bight if I needed a loop, but didn’t know what a bight was. I kinda assumed that knots were too...
  • Blog Post: Puffin’ along

    I quit smoking years ago, so that’s not what this is about. This is about a steam powered boat at the Center for Wooden Boats , called Puffin . Today we went down to the Center to go sailing. It was a beautiful day, with a good North breeze coming over Lake Union . And it was crowded. ...
  • Blog Post: Sloop-a-palooza!

    This past weekend I took the Sloop-a-palooza class at the Center for Wooden Boats . It was a beautiful day. Warm (60 deg F) and sunny. We sat on the docks and talked about sail shape & hull hydrodynamics. The big lesson for me was about overtrimming sails. Typically when you talk about Bernoulli...
  • Blog Post: SailNOW Graduate!

    This entry is a departure from my other entries, in that it has 0 to do with computers. Please comment on whether you liked it or not. I've just completed the SailNOW! program at the Center for Wooden Boats . I've been wanting to sail for about 8 years, and I'm glad I finally did it. I'm really...
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