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The Rapids and Johnstone Strait

Traveling the Inside Passage in British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes getting through Johnstone Strait and the Rapids easy and stress-free. In this episode of the “Mastering the Inside Passage” series, Sam Landsman and Laura Domela from Slowboat.com share the lessons of numerous crossings – leading flotillas up…

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Nine Boats to Alaska: Failure Analysis

Last summer I took eight boats (nine including mine) from Anacortes to Southeast Alaska. Naturally, we experienced a few failures along the way. Below is an accounting of those failures, how we addressed them, and what lessons can be taken away. Failure: Inverter cabling This “professionally-installed” inverter cabling was woefully…

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The Case for Alaska

“Can I call you right back? A couple orcas just surfaced right in front of the boat and I don’t want to hit them,” I frantically told the U.S. Customs officer as I eased the throttle back. “No problem, that’ll happen,” the officer responded. Welcome to Alaska. We were motoring…

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Ford’s Terror

Ford’s Terror  might just be the most beautiful place on the planet. Cliffs—absolutely humongous granite walls, really—rise from water’s edge to snowcapped bowls and peaks 5000 feet above. Countless waterfalls, some trickles, others torrents, plunge from these peaks. Bears forage ashore. Dolphins frolic around anchored boats. The scale of Ford’s…

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Airship | An Incredible Day in Glacier Bay National Park

After our Reid Glacier on-foot excursion (and brunch) with Sam and Anna on Safe Harbour, we cruised around the corner to check out Lamplugh Glacier and then into Johns Hopkins Inlet. We took Airship, and Sam and Anna left Safe Harbour anchored in Reid Inlet and instead went in Sam’s dinghy.…

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