The Log of Row Bird

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When I tell fellow sailors that I keep a log for my 18-foot sail and oar boat, they mostly look puzzled. “Why would I want to do that?” I see them wonder.

Sure, it’s an open boat, and my thwart-based nav station consists of a chart in a clear plastic case, a bright-yellow $40 direct-read ball compass, and a digital watch I got at a garage sale. But lack of serious gear doesn’t mean there’s no place for a log aboard a small boat.

Read the rest across the jump at ThreeSheetsNW.

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Fall Finale

the crew - 1You get a little of everything in the South Salish Sea, but most of all you get solitude. There’s a lot of water down there and the people are few and far between. (Except for our crew of adventurers of course.)

My summer didn’t involve nearly as much time on the water as I’d hoped and as the equinox slid by, I was desperate to go on one more cruise.  Read the rest of the story across the jump at the Woodenboat Forum.

Product Review: Logs™

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A fellow can squeeze only so many items into a small boat for an overnight trip. Art supplies, sleeping bags, adult beverages, and warm clothes take up the bulk of my available space. But on arrival at a campsite, important gear may still be missing.  Enter one of the best and most useful  items to the small boater: Logs.   Continue reading “Product Review: Logs™”