Diesel Deep Dive: Magic Inside Your Cylinders

For many folks, the engine aboard their boat is a mystery and what happens inside can be closely compared to magic. You hit the start button or turn the key, and the engine fires right up! At least, you hope it does.

Experiential Exploration: 9th Grade at Maritime High School

Hear from current students about the experiences in their first year at MHS. The application window for new students is open until January 31, 2024. Think back to the start of high school. Did you have options? Many students…

Sewing Sails Under Sail

The author found an occasion early on to…

Three Sheets Northwest: Two Sailors Walk into a Bar

An Interesting and Informative Electrical Seminar Sparks a Bevy of Boaty Questions

Casting Off: The Better Part of Valor

Even though it’s not always dangerous,…

Diesel Deep Dive: DIY Fails

For many of us, self-reliance in the marine world is a critical component of being a successful boat owner. The desire to do our own work has its own organic motivations, but it can also be attributed to the often…

Tight Quarter Maneuvering Technique with Twin Rudders and Bow Thruster

More and more modern boats are employing twin rudders. They have advantages under sail, but some think they're harder to maneuver in tight spots under motor power. Here are some handy techniques.... After a sail test on the…

Cruisers College in Anacortes Announces 2023-24 Class Schedule for Boat Owners

Cruisers College, the boat-owner-specific marine technical education offered through Skagit Valley College, is gearing up for another great season of hands-on learning. Are you interested in acquiring the skills to maintain…

Casting Off: The Cut of Our Jib

Working on sail trim to get Ariel up to speed on…