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More….Progress?

Sometimes it feels like one step forward, two steps back. Totem is not habitable right now…couldn’t even go for a sail. She’s floating in Eagle Harbor, but the mast is up in Port Townsend. The main salon settees are mostly ripped out. The bunk cabin is an empty shell- no bunks, no sole. All three […]

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Making Progress: Getting a Hard Dodger

We’re working through a myriad of projects to get Totem ready to be our floating family home. The boat is currently up in Vancouver Island, Canada, getting a hard dodger installed by the great team of Jacques and Bea at Tartarooga. Jamie and I took the boat up in on a mild weekend in mid-October, […]

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In my happy place

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Bringing the boat home

Although we told our selves “we’re open to anything”, the truth was that Jamie and I had been hooked on the Stevens/Hylas 47 since stepping on s/v Windarra in early 2006. This boat was the perfect combination of proven bluewater cruising reputation and a layout to fit our family. There were almost 80 of the […]

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