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April 15, 2017 – Open Boat Thanks & Tin Hat Project Reveal

From Christine and Jeffrey,

Thank you to everyone who helped us with the Tin Hat Project and everyone who came to our open boat on Saturday. This was an incredibly […]



Tin Hat Update – Putting on the Hat

We reached a major milestone in the Tin Hat Project this week, we put on the hat.

Early Tuesday morning just in time for sunrise we got underway. It was cold, […]



Tin Hat Update – Welding, Windows and More

This week saw lots of progress on the Tin Hat Project. We stopped in at Fluid Fabrication to see how things were taking shape. They'd begun assembling the framework for […]



Tin Hat Update – Mast, Stairs, and Coolers

There's been a lot of progress on the Tin Hat Project in the last couple of weeks. We ended our 2016 cruising season on October 9th, and starting on October […]



The David B is in WoodenBoat Magazine!

When we first stared Northwest Navigation Co. and bought the David B in 1998 we often dreamed of seeing her restored. We also hoped that someday there would be an […]



More Faster Backwards Gets a Blue Ribbon

Earlier this summer my book, More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B won 1st place in True Adventure from Chanticleer Book Reviews! We were in the middle of our cruising season (I […]



Rust and Rot – Taking on the David B

When I think back about our time rebuilding the David B, I remember many stories. Some of those stories are in my book, More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B, but […]



Taking on the David B

David B at Anchor in the Inside Passage

I sometimes find it hard to believe that Jeffrey and I have owned the David B for fifteen years. The first eight […]



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, […]



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 […]