Category Archives: Yachting Magazine Blog


Sea Otters in Queen Charlotte Sound

Earlier this summer when we were heading north to Ketchikan from Bellingham on our 12-day Inside Passage cruise, we has a pleasant surprise of finding several sea otters in a place we'd not seen them before. To read about it, head over to my blog at Yachting Magazine...



Where’s the Salish Sea?

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 […]



7 Tips for Sanding Your Brightwork

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 […]



Jeffrey’s Got Us Organized

Having 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 […]



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 […]



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

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 […]