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Clearing U.S. Customs by Boat in WA and AK

Traveling the Inside Passage in British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes clearing customs into the U.S. easy and stress-free. Sam Landsman and Laura Domela share the lessons of numerous crossings – leading flotillas up the Inside Passage from Anacortes, Washington through BC up to SE Alaska. Click here…

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Clearing Canadian Customs into BC by Boat

Planning to travel to British Columbia, Canada by boat? This presentation makes clearing customs easy and stress-free. Sam Landsman and Laura Domela from Slowboat.com share the lessons of numerous crossings – leading flotillas up the Inside Passage from Anacortes, Washington through British Columbia to Southeast Alaska. Links: Canada Border Services…

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How to Get Into Boating

Boating isn’t for everyone. Several members of my family owned sailboats at various times during my childhood, and much time was spent sailing around the Southern California coast and back and forth to Catalina Island. Much time was also spent avoiding sanding duty (“With the grain. Always with the grain.”) on my mom’s Honduras…

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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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