From Timber To Tide

From Timber To Tide from Pixillion on Vimeo.

This film documents Ben Harris’ love of wood work and boat building, how he acquired his skills, and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out onto the water and sail it across the sea.


Current Status of Port’s Stormwater Response

Post from the Port of Port Townsend website.

Photo from Port of PT website

As [the Port of PT has] communicated previously, the Port of Port Townsend is currently in the midst of a Level 3 environmental response to the WA State Department of Ecology. This is the highest level of response, and reflects […]

Doug Lockhart Retires After 31 Years at the Port

From the Port of PT

Doug Lockhart retires after 31 years at the Port of PT

After a nearly 31 year career at the Port of Port Townsend, Doug Lockhart is preparing to make his final haul out as Hoist & Yard Manager, retiring at the end of February.

Join us at Doug Lockhart’s […]

Jefferson County Annual Moorage Tenants Union Meeting

A recent post on the Jefferson County Moorage Tenants Union website made the assertion that under the current Port of Port Townsend plan for 2015 the monthly moorage fee for a 25′ slip would increase from $182.67 to $203.26, an increase of 11.3%. Are you Interested to know if this computation and the possible reordering […]

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Holds Auction Nov. 8th

Some of the variety of hardware to be auctioned off by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock on November 8 – Photo by Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding via Flickr

By Scott Wilson on November 6, 2014 in Events, News for Three Sheets Northwest If you’re a little bored this […]

2014 Pittman Innovation Awards

Sail Magazine’s annual innovation awards with some interesting new products.

The BG-Zeus MFD can show laylines.

Sailing has always been a technology-driven activity, and the spirit of innovation that prompted the first Stone Age sailor to cast off and let the wind do the work remains as vibrant today as ever. Of course, many […]

3M Scotchloks, is my Love so Wrong?

Some ideas on dealing with the very small gauge wires that are used on many new electronics. From Ben at Panbo.

In October I promised to eventually discuss the 3M Scotchlok IDC connectors I used to tap into Gizmo’s engine gauge wires in order to install an Actisense EMU-1 Engine Monitoring Unit. Given that […]

School takes on ‘mystery boatbuilding adventure’ for BBC

Story by Deborah Bach from Three Sheets Northwest

Master boatbuilder Jeff Hammond, second from right, oversees students as they frame a replica of the 16-foot Emma Dean, one of the Whitehalls used by John Wesley Powell in his 1869 descent of the Colorado River. Photos courtesy of the Northwest School

The Northwest School of […]

Shaped on all Six Sides

Calculations for I.F. Mariner

If you’re interested in what’s happening in the yard at PT’s Boat Haven, the PT Shipwrights Co-op blog is a good place to start. Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, Jonathan Moore, is working on the I.F. Mariner design project for Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. I visited him in his office at Tim Nolan Marine Design. […]