15 October 2017

Location: San Juan Islands, WA Mari and I took the boat out for a sail for a couple of hours.  We stayed between Shaw, San Juan Island, and Lopez. Roller furling unfurled fine, but does not want to roll all the way back up – going to take jib down and pull in...

12 October 2017

Location: Warbass Marina, San Juan Island, WA Filled up diesel tank and after putting cap back on noticed a film on the water that seemed to be coming from mid-starboard.  Turned engine on, not sure if it helped.  No idea what the cause was as this is not the first...

It’s About Choices

This morning as I was taking Tucker out for his usual morning stroll, there was a vehicle parked on our side of the one-way street. So I took Tucker across the road assuming they were in the process of driving away. As we walked past them, the driver rolled down his...

27 September 2017

Location: West Side of San Juan Island, WA Mari and I made an impromptu trip to the west side of San Juan Island. We raised both sails and at times while tacking, the boat did a complete 360.  Issue with port side jib sheet was remedied before we left.  Need to work...

Sailing Tosca for the First Time

When I decided to move to San Juan Island… before I had ever been on a sailboat, heck! before I had ever been to the island, I couldn’t think of anything I wanted more than to be out on the water among the whales. About a year after being out here, I met...