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Cockpit Tables

Hi Everyone, Negligent I have been for not blogging. My only excuse is being very busy covering everyone’s orders for the new years. The most popular items by far have been Companionway Doors, Interior Tables, and Cockpit Tables. Starboard has been popular but teak remains the favorite choice for it’s light weight, and superior strength more »

Catalina Yachts and Pride of Ownership

Last time I went to the all Catalina Rendezvous for Western Canada many years ago I was reminded how died in the wool I was with Catalina when asked who had had the most number of Catalinas for a door prize. With five to name off, 22, 27, 30, 36, and 380 blurted out, there more »

Site Upgrades!

Please excuse the dust as we remodel our sites to make them easier for you to get around.  Working hard with Orcas Online, Inc. to make it fast and effective.  Need help with your site?  Give Orcas Online a call! 360-376-4124 See you here! more »

Thank You

Thank you to all my customers who contacted us this year. It was a robust year in sales especially in customized requests for Companionway Doors, Boarding Ladders,and Interior Tables. Companionway Doors were the top selling items and Teak Companionway Doors were equal to the Starboard Doors as many of you sought the high strength and more »

Happy Holidays

We will be in the shop until Wednesday including this weekend. The Elves are working all out on your gifts and requests. We will furnish pictures for any gift to be given now to be put in a card to be custom made during Winter. I deas are Companionway Doors, Cockpit Tables, and Boarding Ladders. more »

The Holidays

If you are thinking of giving a gift from us and fear that we can not make it in time and ship it, most often we will take the order and supply a picture to show what is on order to place in a holiday gift card.  Also it allows for the person receiving the more »

The Holiday Rush

Just a reminder that orders placed early help deliveries by Xmas for cockpit tables, companionway doors, and retrofit windows. Thanks, Mike more »


Now that boating season is just around the corner I thought instead of being so technical I would say a good word about my friends at Buck Bay Shelfish Farm on Orcas Island in Olga. Mark and Toni have a first class operation for Crabs, Salmon, and assorted Shellfish. Here is proof about how much more »

Keeping Up

There is no doubt that keeping up on only custom installations from Companionway Doors to exotic inlay in tables makes it difficult to supply in a time frame that you would normally expect from items on the shelf. Then again that is said with a slight of hand with respect to trying to fill all more »

Differences in Workmanship Design and Practices

I like to talk about workmanship practices, quality of materials, and design philosophy. Under workmanship practices all hinge flaps and screws are hidden except the barrel of the hinge. Hidden hinges denote an elegant approach to any construction by caring about your technique and installation. And yes it costs more. The aesthetic gain is well more »

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