#TBT: Getting the Most When Selling Your Boat

Getting the Most When Selling Your Boat or… The White Glove Approach to Selling Your Boat by Ronald Riggs

What Lies Beneath: Sunken Ships, Lost Treasure, and the Discovery of the SS Pacific

My first boat was a wherry — a sturdy, open-hulled vessel that could be rowed or paddled. My husband Frank and I took that boat everywhere around the Salish Sea, often to places I wouldn’t dream of venturing in an 18-foot…

BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist 2023

With spring officially just days away, thousands of boaters around the Pacific Northwest are starting to think about getting out there more frequently. Here's a checklist from BoatUS to go through before you untie the……

Casting Off: Reefing Madness

Exploring the Mathematics of a Safe Practice It may not seem…

Two-Day Boating Education Course Offered at Oak Harbor Yacht Club

For novice boaters wanting to learn more and needing to get there state boater education card, a two-day course is being held at Oak Harbor Yacht Club in March. Washington state law requires recreational boaters to complete…

Icon on the Sound, West Point Lighthouse

The West Point Light has guided mariners in and out of Seattle since 1881. This small but stately beacon sits on a low sandy point at the northern entrance of Elliott Bay, overlooking the busiest vessel traffic in Washington…

Coast Guard Approved First Aid at Sea Workshops in Seattle

Learn to effectively respond to hypothermia, near drowning, and other on-the-water incidents in this informative workshop on February 10 and 17, 2023. Whether you're a commercial fisherman, USCG-licensed captain at any…

What Else Can Your Engine Do for You?

This Perkins has a hydraulic pump for power steering.…

Paddle Path:
Winter Downwind Paddling in the PNW

Staring out my window on Budd Inlet, I can’t help but recall the fully immersive experience of downwind paddling. Budd Inlet has a great enough fetch, roughly 10 miles, and has the desired geography to create suitable…

Doable DIY:
Crafting a Simple, Durable Dodger

Have you ever noticed an old and badly neglected sailboat at the marina or boat yard or that grabs you and pulls you in? One that calls to you beyond just the fiberglass and weathered teak, making you feel some salty…