MacGregor 26X Sailboat

Multnomah Channel to St Helens

Thinking of the soon to come winter we decided to spend a relaxing weekend on the boat. We started it off right on Friday night by grilling up some steaks on our trusty Magma grill. Of course we had potatoes on the side as well as some fresh leek that we had purchased at the farmers market. We really enjoyed the recipe for leek we found on GalleySwap. After a leisurely morning dockside we set sail. The clouds made way for a warm October sun and a light breeze pulled us downriver along Sauvie Island. Our destination for the evening...
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Government Island Circumnavigation

Summer returned to Portland for the weekend and we had a great time on the boat. After going to the farmer’s market Saturday morning we packed up a few things and headed to the marina. We sailed up to the old dock on Government Island and cooked our farmer’s market oysters and tuna on the BBQ. On the old dock looking east at sunset On  the old dock looking west at sunset Sunday we awoke to sunshine streaming into the cabin. During our leisurely breakfast we were hit by a particularly big wake and the hatch board we had laid...
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TIP: Laminating made easy… and cheap!

It’s always nice to keep things dry on a boat, so if you don’t want to buy a laminating machine and the expensive pouches that go with it, go get some clear contact paper. Then simply put the paper you want to protect between two sheets of the sticky stuff. Trim it to leave a quarter to half an inch of contact paper around the edges. I use it for our marina emergency card that used to always stick to the window and make the ink run. Also great for those pre-departure checklists. You can even write on it with...
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Friday night Just had a wonderful dinner of fresh salmon from the farmers market cooked on the BBQ. Looking forward to a great night’s sleep aboard and lots of sailing and swimming the rest of the weekend! Saturday The sun came out fairly early on Sunday. Here’s a panorama view of the Columbia River Gorge from our anchorage. Sunday Had some traffic on the river on way back to the marina in the form of a house!

Not very neighborly

So we were only away from Webfoot for less than a week – five days to be exact – and someone hit our raised outboard and broke a big chunk off our propeller. There is even blue paint on the prop! We just had the prop at the shop to get serviced. Now we have to buy a whole new one. Why would someone hit a boat that hard and not leave a note? I’m quite disappointed by my fellow sailors.