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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Great Boater Education Organizations

Center for Wooden Boats

Since the release of More Faster Backwards, Jeffrey and I have been invited to give talks about how we restored the M/V David B. What has […]



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 […]