Welcome to my travel blog.  I’m just reorganizing things so you may find a different look from time to time.  On the top of this page you can access my publishing company Ranger Doug’s Enterprises or jump directly on board my 1899 tugboat, Katahdin.   Directly to the right is an archive beginning in Antarctica in 2004 so scroll away and enjoy!

 

Latest Blog Posts

“Leif”–a dentist’s approach to boat restoration.

“Leif”–a dentist’s approach to boat restoration.

What's better than spending the last hour of the day sanding a boat like this……  This 15’ foot motor boat has been sequestered away under a Petersburg waterfront warehouse for three or four decades—with only the highest tides able to slap its hull.  I finally talked...

Behind the Scenes of Summer at the South Kupreanof Yacht Club…..

Behind the Scenes of Summer at the South Kupreanof Yacht Club…..

In spite of the abundance of time spent on the micro-hydro, a lot else has also happened here at the (mythical) South Kupreanof Yacht Club..... The outdoor kitchen gets a workout with fresh crab and prawns early in the summer. Prawn fishing takes me by a sea lion...

Microhydro Part II–Electrical Side….

Microhydro Part II–Electrical Side….

    This switch and lightboard replaces the old Xantrex dashboard in my house here at the Kupreanof Yacht Club.  All the detailed information is now on my computer.....  On the wall in my house there are three lights--like a stoplight:  green, yellow and...

Katahdin Refit Seattle

Katahdin Refit Seattle

Eighteen years in Alaska has not been easy on the old girl--it's time to fess up about deferred maintenance and get out the wrecking bars and nail pullers.  This is the Texas deck portside looking aft--this is the step into the pilot house where I had made temporary...

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