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Broad Reachings... by Eric Rouzee

About That Really Big American Flag Like many Portlandarea sailors, I first got to know Bo Knab as the guy with the two-toned Hunter 54 Luscious that every Fourth of July flew the biggest American flag I ever remember seeing, at least on a sailboat. An unapologetic patriot (which is fine by me), Bo always seemed to know what he was doing out on the water. Whether he was singlehanding Luscious or celebrating Independence Day, Bo always did it in style. As a service writer at Schooner Creek, I got to know Bo even better when he would bring Luscious in for periodic maintenance. I don’t ever recall seeing him without his trademark engineer’s cap. His smile and sense of humor never failed to brighten up the yard, and the sailing stories he’d accumulated over the years never failed to keep us entertained. In researching Bo’s life to put this article together, I came across a story about him and one of the earlier boats he’d owned. Some of you no doubt are familiar with the story of Cotton Blossom II, but there are no doubt others that haven’t heard the tale. Cotton Blossom II is a Q Class sloop, designed by Johan Anker and originally built in 1925 at the Anker & Jensen shipyard in Asker, Norway. She was eventually shipped across the Atlantic, first to Nova Scotia, and then sailed down to Marblehead, where she began her life in the United States. After a few years on the east coast, she found herself moored in Chicago, where her owner, Charles Deere Wiman (the future president of the John Deere Company) raced her successfully in several Mackinac races. Sometime during her life in Chicago, Bo first saw her at anchor, and when he learned years later that she’d been shipped out to the west coast, Bo jumped at the opportunity to purchase her when she came up for sale. Bo trucked her up to Portland and sailed her on the Columbia for a year before selling her to the Cole family, where she got a dedicated caretaker in Doug Cole. Over the years, she continued to sail, first in Portland and then out of Seattle and Bellingham, eventually changing hands and falling into disrepair. Then in 2003, Cotton Blossom was purchased by a guy named Dennis Connor out of the San Diego Yacht Club. A year later, she was re-commissioned down in San Diego, with as many of the former owners as possible present for the ceremony. Bo included.

In later years, Bo remained a fixture in the Northwest boating scene. I for one never met him when he was anything other than a gracious gentleman with a decided sense of humor. So fair winds, Bo. Keep the flag flying, the spinnaker full and a smile on your face. You’ll surely be missed.

A Full April Calendar Winter is definitely behind us, and with April comes a very full calendar of races and events. Reconnect with all your sailing friends on April 11 at the PYC Sailors Dinner. The evening will feature a variety of awards, entertainment by Patrick Lamb, live fire dancers (hopefully keeping the flames to a minimum!), as well as America’s Cup videos and other attractions. Cocktails at 1800, dinner at 1900. Non PYC members may register online at, call the PYC office (503-735continued on page 5

Bo Knab (third from left) with a few other pretty decent sailors. The previous owners of Cotton Blossom II with current owner Dennis Conner. Photo Credit: Doug Cole,



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Grand Banks Yacht Club Kicks Off Season Grand Banks Yacht Club started their 2014 yachting season in March with the 12th Annual Dry Dock Cruise held at the Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery in SW Portland. Commodore Tom Sorensen was at the helm along with Vice

Commodore Andy Jordan, Rear Commodore Adrianne Peterson, Treasurer Bill Stevens, Secretary Lee Peterson and Mark and Sandy Thornburg, Cruise Directors. Also, in attendance was GBYC’s Daughter of Neptune, Emma

appreciated! Please check our website for an updated festival schedule during the summer ( We also welcome corporate, convention, family and naval reunion tours, which can be arranged to meet your individual group schedule. To learn about scheduling and costs for your group visit, call Bill Weaver at 805-218-0871, or email him at: For those who want to visit PT 658 at other times, we are open for

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Bloomfield. Forty members attended the Business Meeting/Dinner and Auction. They raised $1227 at the auction, which will be split between the Daughters of Neptune and the Sea Scouts.

free guided tours, by appointment only, on Mondays and Thursdays of each week. Please call us at 503-286-3803 to schedule a tour and get directions (access to the boat requires an escort through locked gates). We appreciate your donations, which help cover the cost of fuel, insurance, and repairs. Please send your contributions to: Save the PT Boat, Inc., PO Box 13422, Portland, OR 97213.

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PT 658 Ready for Summer Shows PT 658 is settled into its new home at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, and ready to re-launch with a newly repaired hull. The 2014 season of excursions and festivals will run May through August. • June 5-9: Rose Festival Fleet week, moored at the Portland downtown seawall. • July 25-27: St. Helens Festival • August 16-17: Lake Oswego Heritage Boat & Car Show. We welcome visitors to the boat at these festivals, and as always, donations are much


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A True Patriot

Charles “Bo” Knab: October 26, 1929 - February 28, 2014 Charles ‘Bo’ Knab was born in Eureka, California on October 26, 1929 to George and May Elizabeth Knab. The family moved to Chicago in 1935 when his father was transferred. In 1936 his mother moved Bo and his brother George to Portland. He attended Ockley Green and Kennedy schools and upon graduation from Jefferson High School, attended classes at Vanport College. He returned to Portland after serving in the US Navy. Bo developed a passion for cars in the late ’40s, building and racing several cars, including a 1927 Ford “T” which he raced against other car enthusiasts. In 1951 Bo married Virginia Menefee. Together they had three children, Kate, Butch, and Tim. Bo had an incredibly engaging personality and used that charisma as a salesman for KOIN Channel 6 TV. He worked at KOIN for 31 years. In the late 1960’s he lived on the Willamette River onboard a barge, the James W. During this time he became an avid water skier.

Bo’s Classic Sailboats— Trouble and Cotton Blossom In 1969 Bo decided to make a change. He sold his river property

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and bought a 48- foot wooden racing yacht from the Halton family-who founded the Halton Tractor Caterpillar dealership in Portland. It was designed to the International Eight Metre rule by the famous Scottish architect William Fife. Its long overhangs and sharp bow were the epitome of speed and grace in the early 1900’s, when the “eights” were an Olympic class from 1908-1936. Bo was new to racing, and with its large sail plan, he found his new boat quite a handful on the Columbia River, so he named it Trouble. During races, he was well known for flying a large white spinnaker decorated with a giant bloodshot eye. In 1970, Bo bought


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Bo on an evening sail with Sydney and friends.

a large American flag so he could fly at the masthead to greet all the navy ships coming to the Rose Festival. This quickly became a Portland tradition! He was so taken by the look and style of this slender wooden yacht that he bought a similar design, a Q-class from Norway, for $18,000 in Marina del Rey in 1971 and had her trucked to Portland. The Cotton Blossom II had already enjoyed a successful racing career on the east coast and again in San Diego, where an ambitious young man named Dennis Conner had learned to race on her. She was 49' long but only 31' on the waterline, giving her a huge 18' of overhang—a unique feature which disappeared from yacht design after WWII. Realizing that two wooden classics was too much for him to maintain, Bo sold

Trouble in Opening Day Parade 1985.

the Cotton Blossom to the Cole family in 1972, and young Doug Cole became the new skipper and caretaker. Doug Cole sold the boat in Bellingham and it gradually fell into a neglected state.

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Bo joined Portland Yacht Club in 1971 and shortly afterwards Bo and Trouble became fixtures at the club and on the Columbia River. Trouble led the PYC Fleet in the Opening Day parade until 1983, when Bo sold the boat and purchased a 54' Hunter, Sapphire (later to be renamed Luscious), and he would continue the parade tradition for 42 years. Luscious would participate in other events each summer for close to 30 years, always proudly flying the 1,000 sq ft American flag. Bo and his crews aboard Luscious delighted audiences at the Astoria Regatta Twilight Boat Parade, the Oregon Symphony’s outdoor concert (featuring the 1812 Overture) and the Waterfront Blues Festival. Bo would take

Luscious to the PYC Outstation for the club’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Luscious would also be on the starting line each Wednesday evening in June racing in the PYC Mauni Elliott series. It was not uncommon to see Bo at the helm for an afternoon sail throughout the year. In 1992 Bo married Sydney Miller, and they both quickly became very active participants in PYC events, on and off the water. Bo was extremely proud of his affiliation with PYC. He loved all of his family and friends in his life. He is survived by his beloved wife Sydney; his children Kate, Butch and Tim (Connie); his grandchildren Keith, Ren, Wylie Knab; his step-children Emily DeVera (Joe) and Sara Hobbs (Ted); step-grandchildren, Anthony, Abby, Ben and Eliza DeVera, Finley and Silas Hobbs; his cats, Stan and Ollie. Please sign the Guest Book online;

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PYC Kids Fair is Back by Popular Demand on April 12 After the success of last year’s Kids Fair at Portland Yacht Club, they are doing it again on Saturday, April 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mad Science, the same people who brought you last year’s hit program, “Fire and Ice,” presents the engaging and entertaining program

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“Up, Up and Away.” It’s all about the magic of air and features a real, working, kid-sized hovercraft. The afternoon starts with hands-on activities at 1:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at about 2 p.m. Light snacks will be served. Don’t miss this fun and educational family time at PYC, open to all area boating families. Parents and grandparents, this is an event for you and your kids from preschool to sixth grade! Please reserve by April 7 by calling PYC at 503-285-1922 or e-mailing The cost is $7.50 per person, adults and children. Please specify the number of children and adults in your party and include a contact phone number. Pay at the door by check or cash. (Sorry, no credit cards for this event.)

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The CYC /RCYC Opening Day Regatta is April 11 and 12, out on the Columbia. Two days, two or more races per day, make sure your entry fee is in early and don’t miss out. The OCSA General Sailing Instructions and Courses will be used, and are available in the OCSA Racebook. Any supplemental sailing instructions as well as class breaks will be communicated on the official notice board at, not later than 2200 hours on April 11. Oregon Offshore sailors, the fun Offshore Kickoff Party is

rolling around on Monday, April 21. The event gets going at 1830 hours at Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, 112 S.W. 2nd Ave. in Portland. Check out and purchase this year’s Offshore tee-shirt design, get your name on a crew list, and in general have a great time as this annual test gets kicked off in style. Finally, at the end of April, the PYC Spring Regatta takes place April 26 & 27, and the SYSCO Spring Evening Series fires up April 29. It’s good to be back on the water.

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“It took about twenty years for the walleye to get down here and the good news is they don’t seem to harm the salmon smolts in a big way. They may in fact be a help in salmon recovery as they feed very heavily on northern pike minnows not smolts.” tion that I had been asked several times during the past years: when do you guess that northern pike will start moving down the Columbia River from the tributaries in Canada and Idaho? Well, the answer is they are already entering these waters and have been for some time. This will be the third season that the Kalispel tribe has gillnetted for pike to slow down their introduction into Lake Rosevelt and then into the Columbia. The tribe has about 30 nets set that they fish five days a week. The number of these uninvited pike being caught is impressive with the nets getting more than 600 fish in the first week. It took about twenty years for the walleye to get down here and the good news is they don’t seem to harm the salmon smolts in a big way. They may in fact be a help in salmon recovery as they feed very heavily on northern pike minnows not smolts. However, these pike are aggressive feeders of smaller fish. Up in Alaska on the Nushagak River, the number one river in all

of Alaska for salmon, they have huge numbers of pike that live in the river all year long and I believe they are native to those waters. Perhaps we might be missing something? If we are now starting to try and control their downstream march, we are likely to be several years late. So, start looking for these toothy critters to be lurking along the edges of the river near backwater sloughs and eddies. If the tribes and the Washington Fish and Wildlife are worried about them now it is likely too late. But perhaps they can slow down the numbers moving our way. Don’t be surprised if you hook a very toothy fish in the near future, it will happen. They like big flashy spoons and spinners with buck tail trebles. My big checker came in at about fifteen pounds in Idaho some fourteen years back. They could have come a long way downstream since then...

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Opening Day of Yachting Season May 3 2014 Parade Theme is Making Memories If you are a yachter, you know what “Opening Day” within the boating community means but if you are new to boating, it’s the ‘official start’ of the boating season. This year, Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd, and the theme this year is “Making Memories.” The host club this year is Tollycrafters NW (TNW). Tyee Yacht Club (TYC) was made to co-host Opening Day ceremonies and awards dinner. This day brings together many of the yacht clubs and boating groups to the Columbia River, and creates one of the largest armadas of power and sailboats, all decorated to theme. Hundreds of boaters have come together on this first weekend of May for the past 79 year. Participating yacht clubs decorate their boat to theme, and then are judged within six criteria: 1) Participation within their club, 2) Seamanship 3) Appearance 4) Best Decorated Boat 5) Best Decorated Club 6) Vessel Safety Checks There are two categories of clubs: over 60 members and under 60 members. Viewing the fleet will be best on Marine Drive around the 42nd Street boat ramp, and Hayden Island (please be aware of private property). For those who would like to view from their own boat, please stay outside of the patrol

boats and on the Washington side of the Columbia. With more than 100 vessels in the parade, the channel becomes very busy. Participants will begin lining up east of the I-5 Bridge heading up river (going east). The parade start time is 1230 hours with the Portland Fire Boat’s rainbow of water. Each group will take their place in the parade and continue past the review vessels around the Gleason Boat Ramp (42nd Street), where they will return on the Washington side of the river. The judging results will be announced after the parade at Tyee Yacht Club, at 1700 hours.

CRYA History CRYA was founded 80 years ago to “encourage sailing and racing yachts on the Columbia River.” Today CRYA represents 21 clubs with over 2000 members as a water-ways user’s group. CRYA serves as central coordinator for the member clubs cruising schedules, eliminating many conflicts. They also inform the clubs and make them aware of local, state and federal government activities and rules that effect boats, boating and boaters, and promote development of new recreational boating facilities and safe boating. The Daughters of Neptune are Ambassadors of each club that make up CRYA. The young ladies’ (ages 14 to 17) goals are to share education and the importance of


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Portland Mechanic Wins Scania Contest and Trip to Sweden Joe Ashton of Multnomah Yacht Repair took first place in Scania North America’s dealer technician competition along with CJ Extine from Cascade Engine Center of Washington. Ashton co-owns and op4erates Commercial Marine Power Systems, a division of Multnomah Yacht Repair, located on the Multnomah Channel upstream of the Sauvie Island bridge. The North America Top Team competition is a long process, consisting of three rounds scheduled throughout the year. After an exhausting elimination process, during which Joe traveled to compete in Houston, the five remaining teams gathered in San Antonio, Texas on March 20th to compete for first place. The Scania Top Teams competition consists of marine, industrial and power generation engines including Final Tier 4 engines which were just released this January 1. “Of the ten teams from the western regional round, we were the only team to make it to the finals,” Joe explained. “Since I have never competed

before, I didn’t have any expectations going into the competition other than being challenged. In my line of work, no two engines or days are ever the same, and customers often need a quick turnaround, which requires me to quickly diagnose and solve problems. Having a time limit just makes it all the more fun.” Each competition consisted of five stations that tested technical knowledge and hands on skills. Challenges included trouble shooting running engines, trouble shooting using data files from engines (remote), knowledge of components and parameters, components identification, product knowledge, application knowledge, electronic and electrical trouble shooting and knowledge, and challenges involving physical measurements to determine problems or spec tolerances. It covered all engines in product line 9 to 16 liter, fuel systems from unit injection to high pressure common rail. “I am looking forward to visiting Scania’s HQ in Sweden and learning about the manufacturing process,” he continued.

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Joe started his full service boat yard and service business with his wife Shirley in 2001 after a career as ship’s officer. The couple both graduated from the California Maritime Academy and bring a wealth of experience working on mechanical systems on ships of all sizes. The yard is equipped with a 60-ton travel lift, and is, capable of handling vessels up to 85 feet in overall length.

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the proper use of lifejackets, and to promote boating and water safety. Throughout the year, each receives a Boaters Safety Card, and learns the proper use of PFDs (personal flotation devices) and serves at different functions to educate others, (Portland Boat Show, Kids Day, Starlight Parade, Opening and Closing Days Ceremonies.) Additional information on our great boating community can be found at with links to many of the yacht clubs in the region and their cruising schedules. Also, Have a safe and fun boating year and hope to see you on the water!


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The Sandy River Hatchery program will continue this year, thanks to a ruling today by United States Circuit Court judge Ancer Haggerty. The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association filed amicus briefs in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) who were sued to by the Native Fish Society and the McKenzie Flyfishers to cease operations of the Sandy River Hatchery. The goal of these groups continues to be to eliminate hatchery programs across the Northwest. Judge Haggerty today denied the motion to eliminate hatchery smolt releases on the Sandy River this year. However he did order that the number of hatchery coho be reduced from 300,000 to no more than 200,000 smolts due to the fact they were not produced from native brood stock. NSIA will be working with ODFW and our partners to restore these numbers by using native brood stock in the future. “This is good news for our industry,” said NSIA Executive Director Liz Hamilton. “We are very

happy that the anglers and businesses that rely on fishing on the Sandy River will not be negatively impacted by this ruling. This is great news for hatcheries in Oregon and for anyone who fishes in the Northwest.” Judge Haggerty specifically cited NSIA’s legal filings regarding the impacts to the sport and harvest fishery in his decision. Hamilton said Haggerty’s citation shows the involvement of the NSIA in the legal battle was worth it. She also said it shows how important it is for groups like the NSIA to support sound fish management. “We made an impact on the court,” Hamilton said. “I cannot thank enough all the people who gave to our legal fund, filed declarations for this suit and our attorney Maddy Sheehan for her brilliant work on this very technical case. Today proves that we continue to make a difference for the sportfishing industry.” Sandy River guide Jack Glass said the hatchery program on the Sandy River was very important, not just for economic reasons. “The hatchery program on the Sandy River makes it possible for a family to take home a fish,

which leads to a love of Oregon’s natural beauty and the protection of wild fish,” Glass said. “We want to protect wild fish, releasing them unharmed, and plentiful hatchery fish buffer our impact on the native fish as long as our hatcheries are managed wisely.” The NSIA continues to be involved in these cases by filing as a friend of the court, providing economic, cultural and scientific data for the judge’s consideration. The NSIA is committed to the continued operation of hatcheries and their role in salmon management. “We feel this is a win today for anyone who fishes along the Sandy River and in the entire estuary,” said NSIA executive director Liz Hamilton. “The NSIA’s core mission is to protect and enhance sport fisheries, and well-run hatcheries are an integral part of that. As an organization working to protect wild salmon, we know that the hatchery versus wild debate is a false choice. For more information, contact Liz Hamilton, executive director of the NSIA at 503-631-8859 or e-mail at

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The Northwest Experience

Gig Harbor the Quiet Harbor with a Rich History by Jim Farrell


t doesn’t take much to envision what Midshipman Joseph Sandford of the USS Porpoise and his crew saw in 1841 when they stumbled upon the narrow opening of a “pretty little bay that is concealed from the sound” and guarded by a sand spit that they maneuvered around and found a “passage about 10 or 15 yards wide and it gradually widens to a circular basin.” After the longboat crew reported back to the Porpoise, sailing master, Lt. George Sinclair decided to see for himself and using the captain’s “gig” entered the quiet harbor naming it for the type of boat he was using. The Porpoise was one of six sailing ships that formed the United States Exploring Expedition, sailing around the world 1838-42. The sailors were surveying Puget Sound when they found the harbor, occupied by a small band of Puyallups, the TwaWal-Kut, drying fish over a fire beside their 100' longhouse. It was 16 years later when three Croatians rowed into the bay and decided to settle there. They would continue fishing as they had in Croatia, and were soon followed by other Croatian fishermen and Scandinavians from Minnesota who began farming. Today, as you sail past Point Defiance from Tacoma, you’ll see a row of brightly colored beach houses lying about 1¼ nautical miles and 280 degrees magnetic, but no opening to the harbor until you’re almost to them. Then, as you keep to the middle and pass the private flashing red lighthouse, this magnificent small harbor opens up. Among the newer upscale houses lining the harbor

is a reminder of Gig Harbor’s fishing tradition: seventeen net sheds still owned by local families, mostly of Croatian ancestry, reminding you of the rich history of this working harbor. Many of the net sheds have been passed down for several generations and are still part of the successful commercial fishing operation based here. One such family is the Lovrovich brothers, Gregg, Timothy, Thomas and their cousins who all are all still engaged in fishing. This writer had the opportunity to fish with Gregg on the Sea Fury and Tom on Tradition for three days out of Petersburg Alaska a few years ago where he gained a deep appreciation of not only their fishing ability but their work ethic. (I readily admitted that I hadn’t worked that hard in 40 years!) Once you are inside, the harbor becomes an emerald green basin dotted with homes, boats and docks. Good anchor holding may be had from 6' to 40' of water. Or, if you like the convenience of a dock, the City of Gig Harbor operates a public float to moor to or tie up your tender. From here, you can take a walk and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the many old town businesses. If you moor at the city dock or maybe anchor just off it in the summer months, there are often open air concerts on the green between the city dock and the old net sheds. Grab a blanket or boat cushion and enjoy. Once ashore the once-quiet village shows some of the stress of growth in and continued on page 11

Beach houses viewed from Point Defiance that leads to the harbor entrance.

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One question that I constantly get from customers who are considering the purchase of a new cruising mainsail or headsail is whether Dale they should go with Waagmeester Dacron or some type of Cruising Laminate. It is a proper question for the sailor who wants to make an informed decision about their next sail purchase: over the years we have seen large improvements in sail fabrics. Bainbridge’s line of AIRX fabrics has become a staple for high performance spinnakers. While a bit on the pricey side, AIRX is lighter, stretches less, and is more tear resistant than earlier versions of spinnaker cloth. Laminates, too, have evolved for the better-they are DRASTICALLY improved from the original laminates from the late 70’s. It is logical to assume that Dacron has continued to improve over the past few decades as well, but has it really? Back when I first started making sails, all working sails (non spinnaker) were made of Dacron. There were many different weaves and finishes of Dacron back then (there are even more now) and virtually all of them were woven utilizing DuPonts Dacron 52 yarn. Dacron 52 was a great yarn to use for weaving Dacron sailcloth. Consequently, there were some great Dacron fabrics being made in the 70’s and 80’s. Bainbridge had their line of 4.4, 5.4, 6.7, 7.7, and 8.7 ounce blade fabrics, along with some great yarn-tempered racing fabrics (these were EXTREMELY stiff). Dimension Sailcloth (now Dimension/Polyant) made a 6.75 oz. Dacron mainsail fabric that was perfect for the average 30 footer. Late last year I replaced a mainsail on a C&C 29 that had been made of that fabric. The sail was very old, and so the

cloth had rotted, but the shape of the sail was still very nice. The Dimension 6.75 was a great fabric, but the cloth was discontinued when DuPont quit making the yarn size used to weave it. I still miss that cloth! Best of all, back then you could get most of these fabrics in a nice soft “hand” that was great for making cruising sails. Instead of brittle, stiff cloth, these softer cloths could be handled more easily and weren’t as noisy to sail with every time that you tacked or gybed. I have written before about the nice soft (but stretchy) sailcloth that Hood used to make. It may have been stretchy and thus not optimal for racing, but it was sure beautiful stuff for the cruiser. Back in the day, Bainbridge had their own competing line of soft cruising fabric called Carolon, and I made a lot of really nice cruising sails out of that cloth. I miss that sailcloth, too. At some point, years ago, DuPont lost interest in being in the Dacron yarn business and they quit making supplies of the Dacron 52 yarn. This put the sailcloth industry in a scramble as everybody had to try to engineer new fabrics that performed well yet didn’t utilize the superior Dacron 52 yarn. I am not sure that Dacron sailcloth has ever been the same. At this point in time, as Bainbridge principal Alan Meyers recently reminded me, “Dacron” sailcloth wasn’t actually made of Dacron any longer, and so it really shouldn’t be referred to as such. When I call this fabric “Dacron,” I am really showing my age as well as perpetuating a misnomer. Since Dacron is a registered trademark of DuPont, and they have gotten out of the Dacron yarn business, you can’t really say that sailcloth is made of Dacron any longer. If the yarn isn’t supplied by DuPont, then the sailcloth is

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not Dacron; it is polyester. Polyester is the generic name for Dacron. In the UK, polyester fabric is known as “Terylene,” again, because the fabric is not made of DuPont Dacron Yarns but rather by IC Industries, who call their polyester yarns Terylene. Still, I have referred to sailcloth as being made of Dacron for so many years, I will never get used to calling it “polyester.” It is like my father always calling my hi-fi (for you non baby boomers, that is a high-fidelity stereo system) a Victrola (Google it!). He knew the difference, but my hi-fi was always a Victrola to him. Sorry DuPont. I know that I should be calling it polyester, but it will never happen with any regularity. Nor will I ever quit calling an aramid sail “Kevlar” even if it doesn’t contain official DuPont Kevlar yarns. It’s just too late in the game for me to change. Some time ago, Challenge Sailcloth started using Fiber 104 yarns in their premium polyester fabrics. It is spendy stuff, but according to Challenge it is one of the only fibers out there that is as good as the old Dacron 52 yarns. Challenge offers a TON of different polyester sailcloth styles, with many price points. Their top of the line fabrics use Fiber 104 yarns, while others further down the line use lower performance fibers. The sailmaker can pick and choose the fabric needed, juggling between price and performance. I have long been a fan of Challenge Polyester fabrics for use in general cruising and high performance keelboats. Is today’s Dacron fabric as good as what was available a decade or two ago? That depends on who you talk to and what you want to do with the fabric. Let’s talk a bit about how sailcloth is designed and tested. There are three main directions in which sailcloth is tested. On the warp (yarns run the length of the fabric roll), on the fill (yarns run across the width of the fabric), and on the bias (the diagonal between the warp and the fill. Logically then, there are two main styles of Dacron fabric; filloriented and warp-oriented. Fill fabric is stronger in the fill direction. This is the type of fabric that you would use on a crosscut sail, so that the strong fill yarns are lined up along the loads of the leech to prevent stretch. For each weight and style range there are typically two different types of fill-oriented fabrics; High Aspect and Low Aspect. High aspect cloth is used on tall skinny sails, and it is designed to maximize fill strength, at the expense of some bias-stretch resistance. Too much stretch along the leech will make the leech flutter and gutter. High Aspect fabric has large yarns that go across the width of the fabric, generally packing in many fill yarns per inch. These fill yarns have little to no crimp, because the warp yarns are woven continued on page 11

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High Aspect Fabric

Low Aspect Fabric up and down around the fill yarns very tightly to avoid inducing elasticity in the fill yarn due to the weaving process (See picture of High Aspect Fabric). The low aspect fabrics are for shorter, more squatty sails. The added girth to height ratio of these sails makes low-bias stretch a more important factor than maximum fill strength, as a bit of stretch on the bias will make the sail get overly deep as the fabric stretches.

This additional bias resistance comes at the expense of fill strength; you can't maximize both without making the fabric overly heavy. Looking at the picture of Low Aspect fabric, it is easy to see that the weave is not as tight around the fill yarns and is a bit more open. It is a fine balancing act for the cloth manufacturer to make a fabric that performs well in its planned range of use and it is up

to the sail designer to match the correct fabric with the sail and its proposed use. Turning this all around sideways, warp-oriented fabric is stronger along the length of the fabric roll. Warp-oriented fabric is used on radial and vertically cut sails. Often this fabric is VERY strong on the warp and not very strong on the fill. I have not found this to be such a great advantage, as the unbalanced fabric, while being extremely strong on the load lines, is very stretchy across the width of the sail. This stretch causes a hooked leech and an overly full sail as the sail ages. Designers of laminate fabrics solved this problem years ago by inserting off load threadlines, such as Bainbridge’s DIAX laminate line or Dimension/Polyant’s X-Ply fabrics. I prefer Dacron radial fabrics that are a bit more balanced in both directions; while still being stronger on the warp. They tend to hold their shape better over a longer period of time. Typical warp-oriented Dacrons are finished very firmly in order to keep the fabric from stretching as the bias changes from panel to panel across the body of a tri-radial sail. Not my idea for a great cruising sail, particularly when, for about the same amount of money, we can make a better performing laminate sail that has an extremely soft hand. At this point of the article, there is much more information to cover and I have already over stood my allotted column space (as usual). We will continue this discussion in the next issue. Enjoy the early spring sailing!!



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The Tradition and Sea Fury, opprated by the Lovrovich brothers, Photos by The Northwest Experience Tom and Gregg

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flowers that add their fragrance and color to the old village. The museum itself is well worth a visit as they have programs and exhibits that show the tools of fishing used by the early settlers. If the new Mayor of Gig Harbor, Jill Guernsey has her way, there will be more attention paid to the harbor, like finding a replacement grocery store, which will make Gig harbor even more attractive to boaters. The boating experience has already been improved by the Chamber of Commerce arranging with Pierce Transit to provide a trolley bus from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It runs every twenty minutes and goes all over town. So, hop onto the trolley and enjoy what Gig Harbor has to offer!

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My daughter’s favorite food is macaroni, cheese-and crab! It’s the perfect combination of her two favorite foods, macaroni and cheese and crab, she says. The fondness for mac and cheese is only human. That crab is her other favorite food, I attribute to my father. He is a scuba diver, sailor, adventurer and one of Neptune’s children. When I was five, he gave me a mask and snorkel. I wore them at the beach, the swimming pool and even in the bathtub. When I was 13, the Air Force sent our family to Guam, a small island in the South Pacific. My father signed the two of us up for SCUBA lessons—after a stint in the Northwest, he wanted to get his certification renewed. After learning to dive, he signed us up for sailing lessons… and the sailing bug bit me hard. Taking me down to the navy base every Saturday and putting me in a 14-foot Laser dinghy is the best thing my father could have done for me. Labeled “below grade level” at school and uninterested in the classroom, through sailing I studied the physics of boats and water, learned navigation and meteorology. When I was a teen, my father and his buddies would occasionally head out at sunset in a boat loaded with scuba gear to go night diving. They would come home with lobsters the size of small babies. Split down the middle, grilled over hot coals, and dripping with butter, they were a sumptuous gift from Neptune—a culinary delight for his children. Learning to sail woke my spirit of adventure and taught me new skills. Because of my father and sailboats, I found confidence as a young woman that didn’t involve makeup or high-heeled shoes. Years later, it seemed only right and good and natural to teach my own daughter to sail. Then, when Sierra was 12, I was offered a job in Seattle. What a perfect chance to live aboard our sailboat on the big water, and show my daughter life beyond the suburbs, I thought. We went out on the water at every opportunity, and started spending vacations in the San Juan Islands. Because my father passed the sailing bug on to me, for three


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years otters and herons greeted my daughter on her morning trek to school. She learned the difference between an AC and DC system and how to drive a 36-foot boat up to a mooring buoy. Because of my father, my daughter recognizes a starfish exposed at low tide, and the stunning, red glow of a saltwater sunrise. Being a child of the Pacific Northwest, fresh-caught crab is Sierra’s equivalent to the lobster of my youth. Every year she looks forward to taking our sailboat out to the quiet coves of the San Juan Islands, and dropping our crab pot near a rocky shore. It’s a joyous thing to watch my daughter dissect a cracked crab with focus and precision, delicately arrange the meat in a little pile, then dig in with a thick slice of buttered French bread in one hand, tiny seafood fork in the other, and a big smile on her face. My father and my daughter share a birthday, they are both Pisces fish people so it’s not surprising that every year my daughter asks for a trip to the beach for her birthday. Besides the surf and sand, one of the major draws is a restaurant that features—you guessed it—crab, macaroni and cheese. I’ve tried to replicate this dish at home to please my Daughter of a Daughter of a Sailor. This recipe I'm sharing is the closest I’ve come to recreating the creamy goodness of what the restaurant serves. Try this with a side salad of mixed greens, tossed with mandarin oranges and avocado. It’s sure to please all the children of Neptune in your family.

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in town.) The city leaders intend to ensure public access to the waterfront, improve access for boaters, and encourage sustainable economic development. In order to provide a complete assessment of the general plan, the City of St. Helens applied for the competitive and prestigious American Institute of Architects' Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDAT) contest, which offers sustainable design resources to communities around the nation. The SDAT puts teams of volunteer architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, hydrologists, economists and even attorneys at the disposal of the winning entrant to develop a clear vision and framework for the community. With a skillfully pitched proposal and a little luck, St. Helens ended up winning the contest, becoming the only community in Oregon to do so this year. “This

is a big deal,” said Chris Finks, the president of the Maritime Heritage Coalition, which wants to establish a center in St Helens. “St. Helens is only the second O r eg o n c o m m u n i t y t o b e awarded this program. This piece of prime land located on the shores of the Columbia presents a very attractive development opportunity.” According to Finks, the waterfront development possibilities that will be analyzed by the SDAT are vast and varied: a hotel, restaurants shops, a maritime heritage center, even a possibility of ferry access to Ridgefield, Wash., and Interstate 5. Any and all possible options could be beneficial to the community, increasing the area’s attractions, and creating the potential for additional Jobs and revenue. “This piece of waterfront property represents a catalytic

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Waterfront Owners Learn About Dredging Issues A group of nearly 80 floating home and marina owners listened closely to a presentation on the dredging permit process at the recent Waterfront Owners and Operators (WOOO) annual dinner hosted at Tyee Yacht Club. Andrew Jansky of Flowing Solutions was the presenter. Andrew is a fellow boater and a graduate engineer from Oregon State who has assisted in most of the local dredging, pile driving and dock expansion permits. In explaining the process, he stressed that patience needs to be expected and exercised. The high financial costs also need to be anticipated and planned for. There is some good news that the federal government recently re-affirmed their position on in-water disposal of clean dredged material. Both the Corp of Engineers

and National Marine Fisheries now recommend that the sand is best kept in the river system so it can continue downstream to the coast and build and sustain our beaches and riparian areas. These beach areas provide more ground for habitat that promotes the well-being of salmon. In water disposal can save between 75% and 90% of dredging costs if the sand is not required to be carried to an upland site for disposal. Unfortunately, the state of Oregon, and in particular the Department of State Land, is not accepting the requirement of the federal agencies in the Lower Willamette, therefore making some local dredge projects seven times more expensive. One of the state’s busiest boats ramps here in SW Portland needs dredging and will cost about a half million

dollars extra of tax payer money simply to transport clean dredge material to the Columbia, a p r o c e s s t h a t wo u l d o c c u r naturally. Andrew suggested contacting members of the Oregon Land Board which is composed of the Governor, Secretary of State and Treasurer. He also suggested that WOO members continue their excellent volunteer efforts on committees, commissions and boards that relate to river users and residents. After the meeting he mentioned that the Portland Planning Commission is currently seeking new citizen commissioners who will help shape future policies city wide. http://

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NW Senators Win Funds for Dredging in Congress The two Washington ports at the mouth of the Columbia River received good news from the federal government in March: $1.8 million in maintenance dredging to help keep their harbors open to commercial fishing boats and yachts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it would include $930,000 for the Port of Chinook and $876,000 for the Port of Ilwaco in its $270 million 2014 harbor maintenance plan. This will fund work to deepen the entrance channels Chinook and Sand Island and Cape D and Baker Bay that regularly fill in with upriver silt. In January, Congress directed the corps to spend $40 million on dredging for small ports this year but let them decide where the money was spent. The Northwest congressional delegation have been pressuring the corps to make small Columbia River ports and coastal harbors a priority. “These ports are just as important to their communities as the big ports are.

In some cases, they are the main economic driver in their community,” said Kristen Meira, executive director of the Portland-based Pacific Northwest Waterways Association. Between 1,300 to 1,500 boats pass along the channel to the Port of Ilwaco, explained Guy Glenn manager of the Port of Ilwaco. The dredging will ensure that the many marine businesses in Ilwaco can stay open. However, the fight will probably resume the next time the issue comes up in a couple of years. Oregon’s senators also won funding for Oregon’s coastal ports, including $4.2 million to six small ports that would have otherwise received $0 in federal funding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget will include dredging in Coquille (Bandon) - $413,000, Depoe Bay - $380,000, Port Orford $1,262,000, Rogue River (Gold Beach) - $638,000, Tillamook Bay and Bar (Garibaldi) - $659,000, Umpqua (Reedsport/Salmon Harbor) - $861,000. Plus, additional

Marine Board Seeks Public Comment to the Boating Deadline at Willamette Falls On March 22, the Oregon State Marine Board received a petition requesting that the Marine Board re-position the boating access deadline at Willamette Falls, near Oregon City. The new deadline, as proposed in the petition, would allow boating access up to the base of the Falls, move the motorized boating deadline to the top of the rapid, and allow whitewater kayakers to surf the waves at the top of the rapid. The Marine Board staff will be holding a public meeting where interested parties can learn about the petition and provide oral testimony or written comments on the merit of the proposed changes. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m., at Clackamas Community College,

McLoughlin Auditorium, 19600 Molalla Avenue, in Oregon City. No decisions will be made at this public meeting. The Marine Board will decide whether or not to open rulemaking at its next scheduled Board meeting on April 23, in Salem. Written comments will be accepted via mail, fax, or email and can be sent to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial Street N.E., Salem, 97301, fax number 503-3784597 or at osmb.rulemaking@ Written comments will be accepted until the end of the public meeting on Wednesday, April 16. To view the petition visit: Pages/admin/OSMB_Rulemaking_Newpage.aspx

Last winter, the Port of Ilwaco purchased a powerful used harbor dredge from a Vancouver contractor. This machine and its experienced crew were so productive that the entire marina was deepened within the permitted work window of November-February.

funds for Chetco (Brookings) $696,000, Siuslaw $698,000. The new funding also includes nearly $12.5 million in additional funds for dredging and jetty reconstruction on the Columbia River. “Ports are the lifeblood of our coastal economy, and working ports mean working Oregonians,” said Merkley. “Our smaller ports will gain much-needed essential

maintenance and improvements, and the start of repairs to jetties at the mouth of the Columbia River is extraordinarily important to our entire state economy. Projects like these create good jobs immediately and help ensure that the many jobs that depend on our ports will be there long into the future.” “Oregon’s small ports are the economic engines of the coast,”

said Wyden. “That’s why it was unacceptable to me and other members of the Oregon delegation that so many of them were zeroed out for the federal funding. This money is vital to safely maintain the harbors, channels, jetties or other infrastructure. Failure to address these needs would have been a huge blow to economic development and job growth up and down the coast.

Attention paddlers! 2014-15 Aquatic Invasive Species soft tags available online Aquatic invasive species prevention permits for paddlers expired December 31 and the Marine Board has several advance purchase options from the comfort of your home! Through the Marine Board’s online storefront, you can buy your annual or two-year Tyvek tag—cost is a flat, $5 or $10, and the Marine Board does not charge an online processing fee. The revenue that is raised from permit sales directly benefits Oregon's efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and deter introduction of new species into the state. In 2013, funds from the aquatic invasive species program were used to build a first-of-its-kind boat wash station at Tenmile Lakes, expand inspection stations around the state and keep the sta-

tions open longer. There were 7,436 boat inspections conducted from May through October and 297 boats were found with live weeds, mussels, snails and other organisms. Of the contaminated boats, three boats were carrying mussels and 14 boats had standing water in various compartments. Any areas with standing water are capable of transporting mussel larvae and weed fragments that can easily contaminate a waterbody. Law enforcement partners reported a range from 70% to 90% compliance, depending on the region of the state, for people carrying their AIS permit. Other highlights for 2013 include more signage at boat ramps with the “Clean, Drain, and Dry”

message, and completion of a statewide rapid response plan (with practice exercises) for a detection scenario of quagga or zebra mussels. The 2013 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Report will be available for download shortly after the first of the year at To order your annual or two-year Tyvek tages, visit https://apps. dex.aspx.

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by Peter Marsh The FisherPoets Gathering returned to Astoria for its 17th running in February, and once again men and women from the fishing industry met together to celebrate their lifestyle in poems, yarns and songs. It all started in 1998 in a waterfront brew pub called the Wet Dog Cafe when a group of local fishers entertained each other and a small audience. They resolved to meet again the next winter and the FisherPoets Gathering became an annual event. Each time, the organizers have succeeded in re-creating the atmosphere of a late night gathering at a cannery or a coastal bar, and attract an enthusiastic following from all over the Northwest, and as far afield as New England. This mildly literary weekend has won official recognition as a cultural resource and a center of workingclass art. It has been featured on national TV, in the Smithsonian magazine. “Even a bad day of fishing, it seems, can produce a

decent rhyme... or not,” said the New York Times in 2009! For 2014, the organization continued a partnership with Clatsop Community College and KMUN community radio, and filled eight venues-a mixture of meeting halls, bars, restaurants and two breweries. The special guest for 2014 was a team of two reporters from the BBC-Julian May, a Radio 4 producer, and Katrina Porteous, a poet and local historian from Northumberland. They joined around eighty speakers from all over the west coast, New England and the south-east US coast. Porteous began the event with one of her poems about fishermen in local dialect, which may have been a first for the gathering. One of her— “It’s come wi’ the wund an’ gan wi’ the wetter...” —was chosen as the theme for the poetry competition. (She explained it means “Here today and gone tomorrow” in those parts, but that seemed to get lost in the translation!) The event organizers were Jon

Broderick, a retired high school teacher who continues to setnet on the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay Alaska, and Jay Speakman, who fished lobster in Maine and a number of fisheries in Alaska and BC. They recruited just enough volunteers to man the doors and stages, direct visitors, and sell the performers’ books and CD’s and art work. The FisherPoets Gathering continues to prove that beneath a tough exterior, there are a surprising number of fishers who recognize the artistry of their work and the beauty of a rocky shore or a vivid sunset.

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Riding on Air

Preparing Your Inflatable for the Cruising Season by Adam Fry More often than not, inflatable boats are found during the winter laying out on the dinghy docks looking dirty, deflated and wrinkled. When the spring cruising season comes around, many people decide not to take their inflatable dinghy along as it becomes one more chore to take care of before casting off. Without the dinghy, it is hard to go to ashore when anchored or on a mooring, and additional exploring and sightseeing isn’t possible. For serious cruisers, the inflatable is like the family car; without it, the cruising destinations become limited. Like the car, an inflatable boat is easy to maintain with minimum effort. If you have an inflatable boat that is looking sad, don’t let it stop you from getting some use out of it this season. Here are the steps to getting your boat back in shape. First, put some air in the boat and inspect it. When properly inflated, the tubes should be hard

where no creases can be seen when exerting weight in the center. Determine if there aren’t any general leaks. Check to make sure that the valve caps have the O-rings in place and are clean and free from dirt and debris. Most valves have inner spring-loaded diaphragms or screwin inserts; inspect these as well to make sure the flappers and other possible O-rings are in place. While you are at it, check the water drains for their plugs and flapper diaphragms if applicable. Replace any of these rubber parts if they are missing or look worn out and cracked. Once inflated completely, you will want to clean the boat to achieve a ship-shape appearance. This may appear a daunting task, but with the right materials it doesn’t take much. Although there are some household cleaners that will help remove dirt and grime, many of these products are not biodegradable and may contain

chemicals that can damage the tube material. There are special inflatable boat cleaning products safe to use both on your hands and around the water. Typically, using an inflatablespecific cleaner, water and a plastic scotch pad, your boat will clean up quickly. For heavier spots like diesel stains and dried-up bottom growth, there are other safe-to-use specialty cleaning products available. In my experience, the average 10-foot inflatable can be totally cleaned in one hour or less. When your boat is as clean as you want it, the last step is to condition the fabric to help protect it from UV rays. There are a few really good conditioning products for inflatable boats. Although the most common products provide excellent protection, they wash off with water so don’t worry about the bottom unless you store the boat upside down uncovered (not recommended). There are also water proof UV inflatable boat polish/conditioners available. When the boat is clean and dry, either spray or wipe on the conditioner. Once applied, take a clean cloth and buff off the excess to prevent a slippery surface. This step usually only takes five to twenty minutes for a ten foot boat. Inflate, wash and condition ready to go! It is recommended that you take your inflatable boat to an authorized dealer/repair center to assist with any repairs necessary to assure reliability. Large repairs can take significant time to complete -

as long as two to three weeks in some cases. Don’t delay or you may not have a dinghy to take cruising. Lastly, when keeping your boat outdoors through the season, a good cover will help keep it clean and out of the sun, prolonging its life. Do what it takes to keep your boat out of the water, as growth and chemi-

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Waterfront Living • Floating Home & Waterfront Properties DOCKS & FLOATS

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BIG Oaks Marina- $129,500. Great Boat House w/Nice Living quarters. Garage area with lift will take about a 29ft. Electric Door. Master Main with new floors, Bath on Main. Kitchen & Vaulted Living room up w/views. MLS 13441953. Call Susan Colton – 503-936-0161

NEW 900 sf 2br, 2 bath floating home for sale. Granite counter tops, all stainless appliance, covered deck, jetted tub in master, many extras. Available now or will build to suit. Slips E 1+3 at McCuddy’s Landing, Scappose, moorage buy in and 6 months dues included. Call Dennis @ 509860-5013 or John @503-384-0329 email


Last Slip in Class Harbor! 3939 N Marine Drive #19. $85,000 for slip ownership located in desirable secure private moorage close to downtown Portland. HOA Dues $350/mo includes water, garbage, sewer, gate & commons. Room for 28’x40’ floating home, subject to HOA Bylaws Mike Smith 503-283-1711. CONCRETE DOCK, DECK, FLOATING PATIO Low maintenance 8' x 40' Concrete Dock. Can be used "as is" or can be converted to a 16' x 16' Floating Patio. Five 8' x 8' Floats could even be arranged as a 24' x 24' "L" or "T" shaped Dock. $3750.00 OBO. 503-653-0407


FLOATING HOME SERVICES RARE to find 3 bedrms Plus Den, Slip ownership, w/direct river views. Built in 2004, steel stringers, Vaulted Ceilings, bamboo flrs, Stainless, Approx 2000sf, 2.5 Baths. Take our Photo tour $439,000 2015 n Jantzen Ave . Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161

BIG EDDY’s – $199,900 - Quality Craftsman on the river –Built in 2007. On the outside, about 1100 sq ft. 1.5 baths, Galley Kitchen and Nook. Bamboo floors take the tour- Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161,

Floating Home Slip For Sale at Jantzen Beach Moorage. 31'W X 64'L Now asking $105,000. JBMI may carry contract for qualified buyer. Call Pam Pariseau @ 503-283-2151

Available this summer, 16 unobstructed river view, extra wide (50ft) premium floating home spaces. Amenities include clubhouse, fitness center, kayak house, floating gardens, upland victory gardens, modern security and wide docks. $45,000 move in fee includes 25yr transferable lease and membership. Monthly fee around $700 includes garbage, water and sewer. This is a planned community for new or newer and/or remodeled homes meeting title 28 building code and marina CC&R’s. The Landing at Rocky Pointe Marina 503-543-7003

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Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel. Floating home slips available. Inside slips for long term lease - $20,000 plus monthly maintenence fee. You are welcome to come and see if this is where you want to be. For information call (503) 543-5183 CLASS HARBOR MOORAGE – OUTSIDE SLIP & HOME $374,500. Plus garage and reserved parking. Beautifully done 2 bedroom & office, Wall of windows to enjoy the views. MLS #13522171 or/photos Call Susan Colton, Broker 503-936-0161

Floating home with 17' boatwell. All new inside. Small, yet feels spacious and comfortable. Full time liveaboard. Washer & dryer & natural gas. $69,000 includes sewer hookup, water & trash. 503-8600048

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23946 N.W. St. Helens, L-20

6901 SE Oaks Park Way # E

11666 N. Island Cove Ln.

1 Bd/ 1Ba Totally remodeled in 09, this cottage on the water offers big/open kit, travertine counters, hrdwoods, & woodstove. New stringers. Outside slip w/great views and fishing! Quiet & serene w/gated parking. Wonderful home for price of $115,000! Call Jane.

3bd/2.1ba Rare find at OYC! Waterfront living at its best! 3 structures: Main home, Studio Tender and guest house. Main house 2300 sq ft. 3 balconies/3 levels. Gourmet kitch, bamboo flrs, 2 frpl. Floor to ceil windows--an entertainer’s delight. Minutes to Sellwood & downtown. Slip ownership. $749,000. Call Jane.

2bd/1ba plus office and large utility. Charming cottage on the water features gas frpl, wood flrs, radiant-heat flrs in kitch, lrge master w/walk-in closet,. Totally remodeled to studs in ’07. Separate tender for storage. In gated, desirable moorage near shops & park. $175,000 Call Jane


1817 N. Jantzen Ave. 2 bd/1.1ba Honey of a home, lovingly remodeled w/gas fireplace, shining lam floors, lrg fam room, French doors to deck. Great logs & stringers. Slip ownership is included and located in secure gated moorage convenient to shops, dining, & public transit. $229,000. Call Jane.

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11690 N. Island Cove Lane

1691 N. Jantzen Ave.

2bd.1ba with large office/bonus room. Lots of personality! Huge master with tons of storage areas. On outside slip iwth unobstructed views. Can moor boat. In gated desirable moorage. $145,000. Call Jane.

2 bd/ 2.5 ba Large light and open! Huge master suite on main, gas firepl, Artists studio on 2nd! Slip Ownership included! Exceedingly large slip. Private gated moorage. Wonderful views of the river. $318,000. Call Jane

17647 N.W. Sauvie Island #36

173 N.E. Bridgeton #4

2bd/1ba Enjoy panoramic views from your outside slip in desirable Sauvie Is. moorage. Hi vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces in both liv rm and master bdroom. Remodeled to studs in ’98. 2nd bedrm w/loft area perfect for office or guest BR. Plenty of outside storage. Quiet & scenic. $230,000. Call Jane.

2 bedrm/ 2.5 bath, 2 offices, formal dining room, family room! 2 levels of decks and big windows and wonderful river views. High vaulted ceiling, granite, hdwds, 2 gas fireplaces. Slip ownership with no moorage fee! Desirable Bridgeton area, easy access to City, freeways. $419,000. Call Jane



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1775 N. Jantzen Ave.

17809 N.E. Marine Dr., D-2

27448 NW St. Helens #400

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

2bd/2ba Family & formal dining rms. Custom built in ’07. Sleek & modern, it features soaring ceilings, granite counters in kitch, tile baths, oak flrs. Mstr suite, w/Jacuzzi, travertine shower. Slip ownership in gated moorage w/low HOA. Close to shops, restaurants. $399,500. Call Jane

2bd/2.1ba Over 1850 sq ft of quality living. Front row slip, spectacular views, 2 fireplaces, living rm & great rm w/balconies and decks, family room. Too many features to list—an entertainer’s delight! 23’ boatwell. Low HOA in desirable moorage. $424,000. Call Jane

3bd/2ba Fabulous home; best slip w/gorgeous views. Separate tender w/office & workshop; garage for golf cart! Vaulted lv rm, huge windows, gas firepl, lg swim float w/gazebo. Large balconies & decks. Gated moorage w/park & common gardens. Enclosed boatwell for 24’ boat + exterior slip for 36’. $448,000. Call Jane

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Living rm w/gas firepl, open kitch, sweeping river views. Master suite w/gas firepl. Huge balcony & lower deck. Separate tender. Slip included! Reduced to $369,000. Updated kitchen and baths, all new appliances, new paint carpets! Call Jane.

PENDING 173 N.E. Bridgeton Rd., #23 2bd/2ba Lovingly remodeled in 08, this charmer has new kitchen, hdwds under carpet & open flr plan. Big deck/patio area. Finished tender w/ 2nd br & ba. Great flotation! Desirable neighborhood. $184,000. Call Jane.

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., E-4

17517 NW Sauvie Island

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

1bd/1ba Cedar Cabin is perfect for your weekend getaway yet roomy enough for full-time living. Vaulted Master opens to back deck. Newer appliances incl. Great logs & stringers. Quiet gated moorage. $118,000. Call Sue.

2bd/1.1ba + den Most desirable slip! Wide open views of river! Custom designed home, hi cedar ceilings, bamboo flrs, Jacuzzi tub, gas frpl. Fun & whimsical, lots of light. 3 decks, 2 covered porches. Sauvie Is moorage! Best of both—green countryside & close to town. $310,000. Call Jane

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Sunshine Bright! Hickory floors, granite, marble. Outside slip with open river views. Slip Ownership, low moorage fee. 2 large swim floats for outdoor enjoyment. Can moor large boats! In gated, private moorage. $425,000. Call Jane

23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

26400 N.W. St. Helen’s, #54

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., G1

23680 NW St. Helens U-76

3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. $219,000. Call Sue.

1 BR/1Bath. Sunny Custom Home with 9 Skylights and Vaulted Ceilings. Terrific Large Covered Patio. Bamboo floors with radiant heat. Built-in Wall Beds. Serene quiet location. $177,000. Call Sue.

1 BR/1 bath, lots of sunny windows, great views, large storage area, spacious decks, high ceilings. $115,000. Call Sue.

2bd/1ba New in ’02. Hi ceilings, firepl, spacious. Huge master w/ French drs to lg deck. Outside slip. User/utility fee paid thru 2029! New low price $219,000. Call Jane


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