The adventures of the Rusten family and our converted US Navy Motor Whaleboat on the Columbia River.

20 June 2011 | Scappoose, Oregon
27 November 2010 | Our Boatyard
01 October 2010 | Scappoose, Oregon
23 May 2009 | Scappoose, Oregon
22 December 2008 | Scappoose, Oregon
30 August 2008 | Scappoose Oregon
22 July 2008 | Scappoose, Oregon
22 June 2008 | Scappoose, Oregon
27 October 2007 | Scappoose, Oregon
08 October 2007 | Scappoose, Oregon
28 February 2007 | Caterpillar Island Marina
01 October 2004 | The Sailing Life - Portland,Or

All Good Things

20 June 2011 | Scappoose, Oregon
Well, here we are months later. Titan is back at the boat yard. tonite we pulled out all the plexiglass windows and tomorrow morning they start building the roof and doing fiberglass work on her. In three days we shall see what we get... I'm crossing my fingers...

In the boatyard

27 November 2010 | Our Boatyard
With any boat you acquire there is always something that needs to repaired. When I got Titan, I knew her top was rotten inside and I knew that the rot was in the left side too. But turns out both sides and all around every window was rotten. SO..... off comes the top and my mechanic cut the inside all open and we are replacing with eastern ash instead of plywood and pine. So she will be good for the rest of her life. When we get the top done, I'll finish moving the engine and start the cabin remodel. More to come !

A boat owners best day?

01 October 2010 | Scappoose, Oregon
Well they say one the two best days in a boat owners life is when he buys or sells the boat. We have done both. The sailboat "Rusten Aweigh" is sold, and we traded the 21' Starcraft "TimMan" fishing boat for a retired USN Motor Whaleboat to convert to a river cruiser for the Admiral and me. More details later..
Vessel Name: Titan
Vessel Make/Model: '68 USN Ret MK10 Whaleboat
Hailing Port: Scappoose, Oregon
Crew: Andy & Becky Rusten
About: our dogs Shiloh and Opal bark at passers by, wag their tales and generally sleep the whole trip.
Extra: Titan is a 1968 retired USN MK10 Whaleboat built by Uniflite in Seattle and converted to a commercial fishing boat after its retirement and now joining our family as a pleasure cruiser here on the Columbia River

MV Titan Blog

Who: Andy & Becky Rusten
Port: Scappoose, Oregon