Here you will find tales of voyages past and present on our trusty Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, "Sockdolager," and our Bigfoot29 powerboat, "Raven," from Port Townsend, Washington, USA. In 2009 we sailed north from Puget Sound up the west coast of Vancouver Island to the Queen Charlotte Islands (now called Haida Gwaii.) In 2010 we went back to the west coast of Vancouver Island. In July 2011 we left the Northwest, sailed to Mexico, and in March 2012 we crossed the Pacific to French Polynesia, then on to the Cooks, Niue and Tonga. We spent several months in New Zealand, and in May 2013 loaded Sockdolager (and ourselves) on a container ship for San Francisco. In June and July 2013 we sailed north along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts, and in August we arrived home. In October 2016, Sockdolager found new owners, and we began cruising on Raven, a unique wooden 29' powerboat. In 2018 we cruised up to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and back. But in 2024 we had the chance to buy Sockdolager back (we missed her), so we sold Raven. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we enjoy having them. (And there will be more.)

Where Is Sockdolager Now?

After a two-year voyage to New Zealand, Sockdolager settled in back at home for a time in Port Townsend, Washington. But with the discovery and subsequent purchase of Raven, a unique 29' powerboat built by Leif Knutsen, we realized we would not be using Sockdolager like she deserves to be used, so in October we sold her to a lovely couple who plan to enjoy her. Our plans are to head north; the scenic,  wildlife- and rain-rich coasts of British Columbia and Alaska beckon.

Raven, a Leif Knutsen-designed and built BigFoot 29.  Perfect for the Inside (and Outside) Passage.