Kannad is Recalling Our EPIRB

We received an email from NOAA this morning notifying us that Kannad is recalling our SafeLink EPIRB.

The recalled models are:
K1202311 – EPIRB SafeLink Manual+ GPS
K1202367 – EPIRB SafeLink Auto GPSKannad

Kannad EPIRB

Here’s the link to more information, http://www.sfpo.se/UserFiles/CM003_SAFELINK_Recall_Safety_Not.pdf

If you have one, here is the link to the site to get yours replaced, http://www.safelinkepirbsupport.co.uk

The silver lining in this is we likely get a new EPIRB out of the deal.

Liberty Bay fireworks on the 3rd of July

I know, I know. This is not a particularly timely post. The Fourth of July was along time ago. Things just seem to get in the way of other things. But it’s time to get this posted so we can move on to more new and exciting posts.

Liberty Bay was chock full of boats for the fireworks on the third. You can see from this photo there are many returns and this does not show the entire bay.

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Trawlerfest

Saturday morning we fired up the car early for a road trip to Anacortes. It is time for Passagemaker Magazine’s Trawlerfest. We drove to Port Townsend, hopped on a ferry and drove up Whidbey Island. It was a nice drive and the first time we have passed this way.RKL_9388 Continue reading

Port Madison

Port Madison was our destination last weekend. Another short overnight trip. And the weather was fantastic once again.

This was the weekend of the annual Puget Sound Grand Banks Owner’s Association’s annual rendezvous in Roche Harbor. We would have liked to attend, but I was supposed to be moving a data center this weekend so could not. Now that’s been moved back a couple weeks so we went out on the boat anyway.

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A Short Trip

We enjoyed a great but short overnight trip to Blake Island this weekend. The weather was fantastic. It felt very strange. We’ve been boating in this area for a number of years now. During this time, our boat has always lived on or near Lake Union. This was the first trip from our new home in Poulsbo.

The beginning of our adventures all started with a slow trip through the ship canal then out through the locks. The end of the trip was the opposite followed by a plane ride home. Poulsbo has always been a destination. Now it’s home.

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We are Anchored at Blake Island

mv Archimedes Blake Island morning 1

It’s a beautiful morning! The weather was so nice yesterday, we decided it would be wrong to not use the boat. So last evening we motored down to Blake Island. We are anchored on the west side of the island. Looks like another great day in the Northwest. Sadly, we are headed back this afternoon. Still have some things to do around the house.

3D Charts, Carved In Wood

You’ve probably seen them, they’re in a number of shops; multiple locales rendered in wood, behind glass. Rusty and I have always looked at them but never bought them. We didn’t have wall space, and couldn’t agree on which one to buy anyway. There’s one of Puget Sound, and of the San Juan Islands, and of the Salish Sea, and … well, how do you choose? They have lots of them, from all over the States, even the Caribbean.

The Puget Sound Chart

The Puget Sound Chart

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