Shallow Bay, Sucia Island, San Juans

We left Anacortes in the rain with the promise of more rain to come. Our destination being the West side of Sucia Island in a perfect little cove that we had stumbled upon the last time we were at Sucia Island a little over a month ago. The promised rain was left in our wake as we passed the south end of Lummi Island. Weather are no weather we had to get out of Anacortes – we had been there for nearly a month getting the boat ready to head north. We topped the diesel off. At $1.78 per gallon...
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Captain’s License Renewal

Verena said that I had too much time on my hands this summer and it must have been true. I was actually perusing the internet and found a job that sounded like the perfect fit. I believe a lot of the interest was due to the job being located in Hawaii. The small problem was that I needed a “bigger ticket”, i.e. I needed to have a captain’s license with an endorsement for greater tonnage. Since it was almost time to renew our licenses and we had some down time during hurricane season, we decided to go through the renewal...
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Making Water

Remote panel above pillows. All other parts are under dinette seating. Mike wrote a testimonial about our water maker for Rich at Cruise RO and we wanted to duplicate it here. There are a lot of blogs out there who write “reviews” to get free gear. While we are not above getting free gear we just wanted to reiterate that we are very happy with our watermaker and didn’t receive anything from Cruise RO in exchange.  Before we bought Camille Verena told me that there was no way she was going cruising without a watermaker. She sailed from Germany to California in the...
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Why did we choose Webfoot?

This is a question that I have wondered about many times while spending yet another Saturday working on the boat in the driveway. It was around this time last year that we were narrowing our choices of boats to replace our beloved West Wight Potter that we had sold down the river the previous fall. The old saying that the happiest day of owning a boat is the day that you sell it or is it the day that you buy it? This had some truth to it in our circumstance. We were very happy with our 19′ West Wight...
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