Staying Afloat: On Zodiacs, Zinfandel and Buoyancy

When it comes to the attributes of buoyancy, most boaters have some awareness of their vessel's displacement, ballast, and draft, as those concepts pertain to their ship’s navigation and handling. As the confidence in their…

With a Little Help from Our Friends

This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of 48° North.  After I retired from teaching, my wife and I moved to Tacoma to be closer to our son and escape the wildfires of Northern California. As we spent…