Where’s the Salish Sea?

Salish Sea Map
Map of the Salish Sea & Surrounding Basin, Stefan Freelan, WWU, 2009

Most of the time when I talk about cruising on the David B, I say that we’re cruising the San Juan Islands, or Gulf Islands, but it turns out that we spend most our time cruising the Salish Sea. Find out where the Salish Sea is by visiting my blog over at Yachting Magazine.

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/blog-post/cruising-chartering/yachting-life/just-where-is-the-salish-sea

7 Tips for Sanding Your Brightwork

Sanding the David B's galley windows
Sanding the David B’s galley windows

This winter has been a busy one for me and my sanders. With two skylights, sixteen teak windows, two light boxes, the rub rail, cap rail, and trunk cabin, I’ve come up with some tips to help make the chore of sanding a little more pleasant. Click over to my blog at Yachting Magazine for the article.

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/blog-post/cruising-chartering/yachting-life/tips-for-sanding-skylights

Jeffrey’s Got Us Organized

Winter Projects on the Chart Boat David BHaving an eighty-plus year-old wooden boat is a lot of work, and it is sometimes hard to decide which projects are the most important to tackle. For instance,  do we re-do the pilothouse, or install a new heating system? When should we start work on the engine? Do we buy a new keel cooler or grind the valves on the engine and generator?  These are all on the To-do list and not long ago, as we wrestled with these questions, Jeffrey came up with an idea for how to best organize our list and make our decisions for how to tackle our project list.

To read how Jeffrey got us organized, hop on over to the David B’s blog on Yachting Magazine for the answer.

As we work on making the David B beautiful during the winter months, we look forward to having a great summer of cruising in the San Juan Islands and Inside Passage.

Take Time to Learn CPR

A month ago I learned just how important it is to learn CPR when my Dad had a heart attack. Here’s a link to Christine’s post at Yachting Magazine about learning CPR and why it’s important for boaters.

http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/blog-post/how-to/seamanship/take-time-to-learn-cpr

Below is a picture of Christine’s Dad, Steve, riding the bicycle this summer on the David B’s pilothouse roof.

Learning CPR | Yachthing Magazine Blog | David B Cruises

Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness – A Magical Place in Southeast Alaska

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Visiting Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness

One of the best things about running the David B is getting to visit beautiful and wild places. One of our favorite places, Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness, has some of the best wildlife viewing and some of the most dramatic scenery around. It’s the topic of our latest Yachting Magazine blog.

The Unbelievable Nature of Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness…