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US Northwest - Puget Sound
Hi all, my name is Dave.
And although our current boat is Power, there is WAY too much information on this forum for just sail - boaters so I had to join. Actually I use to sail back on Lake Superior in the early 70's - that, Scuba diving and the Navy started my love affair with the water.
The Admiral (my wife) never sailed so we compromised (no boat or a power boat) so we got a Trawler. It's a 1985 40' Nova sundeck with no shortage of projects but the important part is that we are now both on the water and happy. We cruise year round in the Puget Sound (diesel heat is great) and make a trip or two up to the Broughtons in BC Canada when we can. We live down by Tacoma, but moor in LaConner so that within 2 hrs, we're in the San Juan Islands.
Our windlass was kaput when we got the boat and we use to have to stay in the marinas. That was one of the first projects and we are now in LOVE with Anchoring out - neither of us care for the dock parties. Thankfully, here in the Pacific NW there is no shortage of islands to explore so we do a lot of walking the trails along with our 9# dog. Throw in some shrimping, crabbing and fishing and my day is complete.