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Boat Show Preview Issue!
VOL. 33 • NO 12 • December 2015
New Boats, New Tech, New Features You have five days to see what’s new at the Portland Boat Show®!
his year, the Portland Boat Show® runs this January 13 through 17. They will have allnew drives, hulls, amphibious vehicles, and big boats — like 40 feet plus big. Here are some of the great boats that will be featured: Hillyer’s Santiam MotorSports: The Wake Tractor. Imagine the perfect wake-boardingmega-boat for under $40,000, that has the latest wake creating designs, sound bar system, cruise tower, is 18.5 feet long and comes with a trailer. Santiam Motorsports is the only dealer in Oregon to have the new Wake Tractor! Plus, and It’s being unveiled at the Portland Boat Show. Get a preview here: www.Wt-1.surf and visit Hillyer’s here: www.staytonmotorsports.com NW Boat Center – Monterey 238SS - Roswell Surf Edition. This is the future of boating! The Monterey Super Sport series is launching the perfect luxury performance surf boat. Delivering world-class wakes with responsive handling, while still maintaining the same high end performance and quality that Monterey is known for, the new Roswell Surf Package option starts with an innovative helm design featuring one touch Zero Off GPS speed control, a high volume ballast system, collapsible wakeboard tower with cam assist, as well as wakeboard/surfboard racks and surf tabs. It features the new Volvo Duo-Prop forwardfacing drive, giving you better performance than ever before. See the new forward drive here: www.volvopentaforwarddrive.com
Visit the show January 13 - 17 at the Portland Expo Center.
Seattle WaterSports: ChrisCraft returns to the Portland Boat Show for the first time in years with an entirely new version of two amazing boats, the Capri 21 and Launch 25. The Capri 21 embraces design cues and harkens back to the Chris-Craft vertical bow models of the 1930’s, complete with stainless steel bow plate and the classic tumblehome that has become a
signature of the Chris-Craft design. The Capri 21 speaks to the past but the design appeal is forward thinking and unmistakably Chris-Craft. Royal Marine – 410 Cantius. The 41 Cruisers Cantius will be at the Portland Boat Show. We promised big boats, and here you go! This boat is loaded with factory options and with the sporty 41
Cantius, you’ll never again be in search of the water’s most exciting venue. The 41 is it. Designed with features and amenities that create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining, you’re the host with the most at any dock. It’s all a result of the 41’s much-lauded openconcept layout, which invites everyone to participate in the experience and stay connected. See
it at: www.royalmarinesales.com Sea Legs NW – SeaLegs. The Sealegs system consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels which are fitted to specially designed boats to give users a fully integrated, turn-key package. The Sealegs system works by h av i n g p ow e r f u l m o t o r i z e d
See the Big New Boston Whalers at The Portland Boat Show®! Trudeau’s of Portland is excited to be showing two larger models of Boston Whaler boats this year at the Portland Boat Show. While Trudeau’s done well with the 130 Super Sport and the 190 Montauk, the addition of these larger boats to their line-up will attract the serious fisherman and avid boater. “We have had a lot of interest in larger fishing boats that work as comfortable family boats too,” says Mike Trudeau, the company’s general manager in Portland. Boston Whaler’s 230 Vantage and 285 Pilothouse have more space and more features to enjoy boating in the Pacific Northwest. The 230 Vantage recently received the NMMA’s Innovation Award for re-imagining the possibilities of a 23foot boat. These include top-notch seating, new high-capacity Yeti cooler, upgraded 250 hp Mercury Verado motor, optional hard top, battery charging system, stereo and cockpit cover. The optional fishing package adds a 14-gallon
live well, a raw-water washdown, transom-mounted rod holders etc. The 285 Conquest Pilothouse comes equipped with a large multi-purpose prep station, an enclosed windshield with aft bulkhead and door, upgraded twin 250 hp Cxi Verados, optional cockpit diesel heating, bow thruster, split bow rail, folding trolling seats, spotlight and 12 volt DC receptacle. This Pilothouse is well suited for leisurely cruises with friends and serious offshore fishing excursions. With leading performance, power, handling and design, the Boston Whaler 285 Conquest Pilothouse is a force you'll want to reckon with. Both boats will be available for viewing now through February at Trudeau’s Sea Ray & Bayliner, located at 3015 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, Oregon and on our website at www.trudeausmarine.com
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Columbia Marine Exchange Party and Food Drive Saturday, December 12 We all knew it was inevitable, but it still seemed to sneak up on us! The long warm days of this year’s extended summer have passed and we’ve traded the flipflops for foulies. It’s time to batten the hatches and double-check the docklines, but it’s also time for the annual Columbia Marine Exchange customer appreciation party and food drive. Mark your log for Saturday, December 12. We take this opportunity every year to thank our patrons and invite them in from the cold to enjoy complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres, beverages and prize giveaways while taking advantage of special seasonal savings of 20 percent on our wide selection of new, instock, LED lights. Whether you’re looking for fishing gear, diving equipment, maintenance supplies, or sailing hardware, you'll find something for every kind of boater
“We take this opportunity every year to thank our patrons and invite them in from the cold to enjoy complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres, beverages and prize giveaways while taking advantage of special seasonal savings...” on your list. For the gadget guy or girl on your list, perhaps a compact multifunction jump starter that will fire up your car or boat engine, and can also recharge your personal electronics. For that special someone, consider a new PFD, it says you care about them enough to want to go out on the water with them again and again. We also carry pet PFDs for your furry first-mate. Offerings for the "Keep it Local" crowd include sail-ties, ditty bags, nautical gift cards, and ropework jewelry all made locally
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wheels (think a Jeep) which gives the user a variable speed of 10 mph (forward and reverse) powered by an on-board 22hp Honda driven hydraulic power-pack. A Sealegs boat can be driven from a storage location, down a boat ramp or beach and into the water — all with the occupants staying in the boat and remaining completely dry! Once in the water, the Sealegs wheels are easily retracted into the “UP” position and are completely out of the water. The boat is then driven and used as normal. You have to see this to believe it: www.sealegsnw.com Schooner Creek Boat Works – Morris 36. One of the big boats at this year’s show will be a Morris 36 that Schooner Creek has just repainted black and refinished the decks to emphasize the quality of workmanship performed in Schooner Creek’s full service repair yard. They will also bring two boats from their Pacific Cat line, which are 12' long catamarans, ideal for hunting, fishing, or as a tender for a yacht. Additionally they will have a mast and rigging display, Harken sail hardware displays, Steyr Diesel Engine display, PER Re-manufactured engine display, Bow Thruster display, Max Prop Feathering prop display and more. And don’t miss the Junior Boat Building area where once again kids love making their own boats! Precision Weld – 26' Engine forward/High deck Regal Diesel. Get ready for the latest designs from Precision Weld! Every year, they unveil a new design at the Portland Boat Show, and this year’s unveil promises to surprise and delight anyone interested in jet boat designs. See the first FPT 500 hp diesel engine with a Hamilton 274 jet drive, plus built in tackle boxes. The sides incorporate into a swim deck, but also have a high deck with unique storage access. Most impressive of all is the lighting system for in water and on deck fishing advantages. This boat is a must see! Get a sneak peek at www.PrecisionWeldBoats.com Sportcraft Marine – CDory 22, 23, 25. The new 25' C-Dory Cruiser is longer, wider and taller than the 22' Cruiser you may be used to seeing. With the added area, C-Dory was able to incorporate many of the features that so many C-Dory 22' owners have asked for in a larger boat. The additional features include; enclosed head and shower, self-bailing cockpit, a larger galley and a forward viewing companion seat. The 25’ Cruiser provides a spacious self-bailing aft cockpit as well. Welded stainless steel railings along the sides assure safety even in rough water and provide a feeling of security. The cabin, with over 6’10” of headroom, provides roomy shelter. It features a comfortable dinette, galley, sleeping area and a stand up head and shower as well as the pilot station. Sportcraft Marine will also have the 22, 23 C-Dory, plus the SeaSport and Arima lines. Learn more here: www.sportcraftmarina.com Trudeau’s SeaRay & Bayliner – 285 PilotHouse. There’s no stopping the 285 Conquest Pilothouse by Boston Whaler! An enclosed windshield with aft bulkhead and door offers unobstructed visibility and weather protection, and an optional cockpit diesel heating system is also available. Below deck, the cabin offers all the features of the open 285 Conquest — meaning this Pilothouse boat is as well suited for leisurely cruises with friends as it is for serious offshore fishing excursions. Also expect plenty of SeaRays. Bayliners and a full line of Boston Whalers in stock at the Portland Boat Show! Visit: http://trudeaus.com River City Boat Sales - Tige Boats: The RZX. The RZX was built for more surf, wake and space. Boasting the legendary Convex V Hull, the RZX is a natural performer in the wakeboard sphere. For years, wake surfers have raved about the power, push and quality of a Tige, and the RZX’s surf performance is sure to heighten their standards. The Convex V Hull is notably versatile and will hurl a wake that boarders around the world have been wanting to see. From the helm, you’ll immediately feel the impressive handling capability of the RZX, all while keeping your entourage in for a dry ride. Combine its power with leading technology and the signature style of the RZ Series, you’ll see that the RZX is more than fully featured, it’s fully loaded. Additionally, River City will have several boats featuring the Volvo Penta Drive — a Regal 2100 Surf and Regal 2300 Surf. Go to www.RiverCityBoatSales.com for more! You can help Save A Life! The Portland Boat Show will be featuring life jacket program developed and supported by the local District 5 of the International Order of the Blue Gavel. For the past two years they have donated over $8,000 worth of new life jackets to numerous local and state organizations. This year they will be implementing a life jacket re-cycling program called “Save a Life – Re-cycle Life Jackets,” The group will provide empty boxes at the Portland Boat Show in the main lobby to place re-cycled life jackets into – so please take the time to donate to those in need! Blue Gavel members will then distribute the life jackets to numerous local organizations needing life jackets to replace their lost, damaged or stolen life jackets. Two for one is back! Once again we are excited to offer 2-for-1 coupons for admission good all days of the show. Plus, FREE PARKING will be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings only (from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) – come by after work, forget the traffic and enjoy the show. That could mean a savings of $18.00.
PORTLAND BOAT SHOW - DATES & TIMES: Wednesday- Friday ..............11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 16 ...........10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 17 ..............10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ADMISSION: $10 general admission. Children 12 and under are free PARKING: $8.00 at the Expo Center during regular hours – (see our special weekday specials below) $7.00 for car pools (for three or more people) Parking is not included in admission price.
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Fishing and Crabbing Seminar Line-Up Announced for 2016 Seattle Boat Show The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is known far and wide for the quantity, quality and variety of its free seminars. For the 2016 show there will be more than 200 free seminars on everything from cruising to Alaska to diesel engine maintenance, plus advanced seminars for a fee through Boat Show University. On the fishing stage, there will be nearly 60 free fishing and crabbing seminars by the Pacific Northwest’s premier fishing experts. From Lake Washington’s s m o rg a s b o r d o f f r e s h wa t e r species, to tuna off Washington’s coast, including a blitz of the most knowledgeable salmon fishing presenters ever assembled, anglers will hear from the best of the best. And don’t overlook the outstanding crabbing and shrimping presentations. There is no better way for an angler to improve his or her success on the water than investing in an hour or two at one
of the show’s seminars. So whether it’s learning to mooch, learning dirty downrigger techniques, mastering kayak fishing or learning about San Juan Islands salmon secrets, the Seattle Boat Show is the place to be, Friday Jan. 29 through Saturday Feb. 6. “Every year we work hard to make sure that the presenters are remarkable and this year is no exception— we have an all-star lineup.” says Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association. View the complete schedule of fishing and boating seminars at: www.seattleboatshow.com/seminars.html West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series While at the show, stop by to view the grand prize for next year’s West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series — a 22-foot welded aluminum Hewescraft
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Winterization and Ethanol Blended Fuels by BoatUS The coming of cooler weather means an end to the boating season for many. Chiefly important in preparing for winter is managing the potential for engine damage from the federally-mandated ethanol blend in our nation’s gaso-
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Christmas Ships Schedule 2015 Columbia River Fleet Date
• Friday, Dec. 4 ...........................7:00 p.m .....................................................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp ..............................................................North Portland Harbor (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive) Combined fleet • Saturday, Dec. 5 ......................6:00 p.m. ...............................................Camas/Washougal (Combined Fleet)..........................................................Camas/Washougal • Sunday, Dec. 6.......................... ---------- ............................................................No Parade Scheduled......................................................................No Parade • Monday, Dec. 7 ........................7:00 p.m................................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................I-5 Bridge Area/Hayden Bay • Tuesday, Dec. 8 ........................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge area • Wednesday, Dec.9 ...................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................North Portland Harbor • Thursday, Dec. 10.....................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................I-5 Bridge area/Hayden Bay • Friday, Dec. 11 .........................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................I-205 Bridge/164th St. • Saturday, Dec. 12 .....................6:00 p.m..........................................St. Helens, OR, City Docks (Combined Fleet) ...................................................St. Helens, Columbia City to RV Park at Woodland, WA • Sunday, Dec. 13 .......................4:30 p.m ..................................................... Coon Island (Combined Fleet)...............................................................Scappoose/Mutnomah Channel • Monday, Dec. 14 ....................... ---------- ............................................................No Parade Scheduled......................................................................No Parade • Tuesday, Dec. 15 ......................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................I-5 Bridge Area/Hayden Bay • Wednesday, Dec. 16.................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge Area • Thursday, Dec. 17.....................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................I-5 Bridge Area/Hayden Bay • Friday, Dec. 18 .........................7:00 p.m ...............................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive).........................................North Portland Harbor • Saturday, Dec. 19 .....................5:30 p.m ................................................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet) ..........................................................Lake Oswego • Sunday, Dec. 20 .......................5:00 p.m ................................................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet) ..........................................................Downtown Portland to St. John’s
Willamette River Fleet Date
• Friday, Dec. 4 ............................7:00 p.m .....................................................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp ..............................................................North Portland Harbor (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive) Combined Fleet • Saturday, Dec. 5 .......................6:00 p.m ................................................Camas/Washougal (Combined Fleet) .........................................................Camas/Washougal • Sunday, Dec. 6.......................... ----------.............................................................No Parade Scheduled .....................................................................No Parade • Monday, Dec. 7.........................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................Milwaukie • Tuesday, Dec. 8 ........................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................John’s Landing to Fremont Bridge • Wednesday, Dec. 9...................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................Milwaukie • Thursday, Dec. 10.....................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................John’s Landing to Fremont Bridge • Friday, Dec. 11 .........................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................Milwaukie/Oregon Yacht Club • Saturday, Dec. 12 .....................6:00 p.m ..........................................St. Helens, OR, City Docks (Combined Fleet) ...................................................St. Helens, Columbia City to RV Park at Woodland, WA • Sunday, Dec. 13 .......................4:30 p.m......................................................Coon Island (Combined Fleet)...............................................................Scappoose/Mutnomah Channel • Monday, Dec. 14 .......................---------- .............................................................No Parade Scheduled .....................................................................No Parade • Tuesday, Dec. 15 ......................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................John’s Landing to Fremont Bridge • Wednesday, Dec. 16.................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................Milwaukie • Thursday, Dec. 17.....................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................John’s Landing to Fremont Bridge • Friday, Dec. 18 .........................7:00 p.m ...............................................................RiverPlace Marina ........................................................................Milwaukie/Oregon Yacht Club • Saturday, Dec. 19 .....................5:30 p.m.................................................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet)..........................................................Lake Oswego • Sunday, Dec. 20 .......................5:00 p.m.................................................RiverPlace Marine (Combined Fleet)..........................................................Downtown to St. Johns All performance times are approximate and subject to safety, commercial river traffic, weather and water conditions which are beyond the control of Christmas Ships, Inc. You can follow the Columbia River Fleet on their Twitter feed at: https://twitter.com/ChristmasShips Christmas Ships, Inc., www.christmasships.org
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SailPDX.org Announces This Year’s Winners by Ailona Dundore Portland area sailors, along with their friends and family, celebrated their accomplishments in the 2015 racing season during two recent awards banquets. The first, in late October, was the SYSCO (Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon) Awards Party; followed by the OCSA (Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association) annual Tropical Awards Party & Banquet. By all accounts, the events were a rousing success with tall-tales shared, laughter aplenty, drinks flowing easily and great food. Awards were presented by OCSA, PYC (Portland Yacht Club), CYC (Corinthian Yacht Club), RCYC (Rose City Yacht Club) and SYSCO. Congratulations go to the
following 2015 trophy and firstplace award recipients: • OCSA Sailor of the Year: Ailona Dundore For the individual who has gone beyond the call of duty in his/her contributions to the sailing community • OCSA Bursted Breech: Alan Bergen Bestowed upon the skipper or crew that would rather it did not exist • OCSA Sandbox: Dana Sibilla For having the most time on a sand bar • OCSA Good Times: Joe Hoffman Deemed the sailor who always seems to have had the most infectious good time
• O C S A We l c o m e S l o u g h : Heather Zieser A new sailor who has put forth extra effort to be involved in the sailing community • OCSA U.S. Sailing Sportsmanship: Anika Olsen Awarded to the individual who has exhibited Corinthian sportsmanship both on and off the water • OCSA Participation & Performance Trophy: Jim Severs in Knucklebuster Presented to the boat entering and doing outstandingly well in select races More winners and detailed 2015 results can be viewed at www.sailPDX.org
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State, Federal Agencies to Protect Cold Water Refuges for Fish in Columbia and Willamette Rivers The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will work with NOAA Fisheries over the next three years on plans to locate, protect and restore zones of cold water habitat for fish in the Columbia and lower Willamette Rivers. Research has found that when river temperatures rise, salmon and steelhead seek out such cold water areas as crucial stopovers during their migrations upstream on the way to spawn. Such “cold water refugia” are often found at the confluence of the rivers with colder tributaries such as the Clackamas on the Willamette River and the White Salmon, Deschutes and Wind rivers on the Columbia. Scientists now believe the cold water refugia play an important role in the survival and migration of adult salmon and steelhead as rivers warm during the summer, and will likely become increasingly important with climate change. “Cold water is the lifeblood of these fish we are all working so hard to protect,” said Will Stelle, West Coast Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries. “But that critical lifeblood is under threat from many factors, including climate change. We applaud the commitment by EPA and Oregon DEQ to work hard on behalf of salmon by mapping and restoring these essential cold water refugia.” The agreement comes as part of the release of a NOAA Fisheries biological opinion reviewing Oregon’s water temperature standard, including the temperature criterion of 68 degrees Fahrenheit for the lower Willamette and Columbia rivers. This is part of the settlement of a lawsuit
over the Oregon temperature standards by Northwest Environmental Advocates of Portland. The biological opinion examined whether the standards adopted by the state under the Clean Water Act sufficiently protect salmon, steelhead, eulachon, green sturgeon and Southern Resident killer whales – all species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Dennis McLerran, EPA Regional Administrator in Seattle, also views last summer as a harbinger of future peril for fish. “We need look no further than last summer’s tragic salmon deaths in the Columbia River system to know temperature is a serious problem for salmon,” said EPA’s McLerran. “We know that Climate Change means higher river temperatures need to be factored into our planning. By locating, documenting and protecting cool water refuges for fish, we can help give endangered salmon and trout a fighting chance. I’m calling on all federal agencies and partners with a stake in their recovery to support this effort and help these fish reach their home waters.” EPA, DEQ and NOAA Fisheries agreed that the agencies could best assure sufficient cold water refugia in the rivers by developing plans to map the zones, making clear where they need to be protected and where they should be restored. NOAA Fisheries included development of the plans in the new biological opinion as what is called a “reasonable and prudent alternative” that will help avoid jeopardizing threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead. Both plans are scheduled to be completed within three years.
The Northwest Experience Autumn Sailing Can Bring a Smile to Anyone’s Face by Jim Farrell A close friend recently suggested a story line to this writer when I was moaning about suffering “writer’s block’ (that’s when you haven’t a clue what to write about before the paper’s deadline). She said, “How about the sail that still warms your heart to think about or favorite place to sail...” OK, how hard can it be to pick one sail or place that stands well above the rest? A little harder than I thought at first, then I closed my eyes...and realized that for this slayer of words, there’s no place like the Pacific Northwest to sail. With my eyes closed I felt the pull of the water under my keel as Autumn Daze sliced through it with the fall colors in full bloom flashing by...err...OK maybe Autumn Daze being a sailboat, the fall foliage just gently slipped by. The breeze that filled my sails and caressed my face had a fresh crispness with a hint of dampness to it. The smell that greeted me was the aroma of autumn’s harvest as its perfume wafted through the fall air, although sometimes the perfume could be a little strong as the farms and factories glided by. It is this time of the year that the mists and fog dance and swirl among the islands and shorelines. As they fold around me they bring with them the peace and tranquility that my soul craves. The sunrises and sunsets filled the entire sky with shades of pink, orange, and red that let shades of blue to purple fill in the skyscape that delighted my eyes as I set the anchor in a quiet cove. While riding gently at anchor, instead of the
roar of the summer’s marine traffic, I hear the call of the geese returning for the warmer climes of our Northwest winter as they circle in their ‘V’ pattern or the lonesome gentle call of the loon. As I relaxed in the cockpit enjoying a taste of the Irish, I could hear the puff of a harbor seal and look into its baby eyes as its curiosity drew it closer to me and Autumn Daze. Off in the distance, a humpback whale was seen breaching well out of the water or slamming its tail, and then I watched the tail rise as the magnificent creature sounded. A quick trip in the dingy to pull the crab pot brought to the galley table the fresh caught Dungeness crab. However then again if I didn’t keep a close eye on the changing weather, King Neptune stirred up a tempest in the matter of a couple hours. The tranquility of my fall sail suddenly became exhilarating as the gentle breeze was chased away by the howling winds and driving rain of an autumn storm. That’s not to say that wasn’t the end of my favorite sail because there’s no amusement park ride in the world that can match the exhilaration of 40 plus knots of wind under reefed sails that puts the rail into the water. I was standing at the helm with the auto pilot turned off, feeling Autumn Daze as she worked her way through the flying spray and waves. At the helm I felt her buck and shudder as she rose up against the next wave, only to plunge down the other side as if she was also feeling my excitement, and picked up speed. As the wind veered the sails quivered, she and I did a quick turn to keep
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the wind and catch the next windswept crest, only to slam downward into the next trough fighting to rise again… Err; I do regress, when I attempt to remember which of the sails that Autumn Daze and I’ve experienced over the years I’d have to say that our favorite sail is the next one. Every time we leave the dock, it’s a new adventure upon the Northwest waters. When and where we sail can leave us with a tranquil feeling as the wildlife and beauty of the seascape gently slip by. Or we may feel the exhilaration of an autumn storm with all its inherent danger as it blasts its furry toward Autumn Daze and me. Yep, it’s the next sail that Autumn Daze and I take, will be our favorite.
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Marine Board Approves New Rule for Portland’s Duckworth Dock The Oregon State Marine Board approved the consideration of two items for rulemaking, and a pledge for conditional funding of a grant for Harrisburg Landing during their quarterly meeting in Brookings. The Board also discussed the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation’s management of the Duckworth Dock. In 2014, a pilot program was developed to prohibit overnight stays (except during peak summer months) which is enforceable through a City of Portland ordinance. The discussion to lift the pilot program restrictions was tabled until January 2016; at which time, the City of Portland will make a formal request to the Marine Board. The Board also considered a request from the City of Harrisburg for Harrisburg Landing, a very popular facility for anglers and waterfowl hunters. The City is pursuing a grant from Connect Oregon to fund gravel removal and replace the boat ramp. The City requested the Board’s authorization to pledge funds toward their application match requirement. The Board authorized the Director to sign a letter to the City, pledging up to $120,000 in state boater funds contingent upon bi-
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With a focus on fit, performance and styling, 12° West created clothing women want to wear both on and off the boat. They sourced exceptional quality performance fabrics, carefully calibrated the fit for a woman’s body, and added thoughtful details to help women be at their best on the water. They infused everything with a fashion forward attitude that goes from the deck to the docks in style. All products are proudly designed and manufactured in New York City. Products range in price from $75 - $125 and are available for purchase at www.12degreeswest.com.
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The weather outside might be frightful, but Arcopédico boots will keep her soles feeling so delightful this holiday season. Women hitting the road for holiday celebrations, winter vacations or work conferences will find secure footing in the newest comfort-travel boots from Arcopédico USA. Portuguese made, Arcopédico boots feature ultra-light soles and their patented, metal-free twin arch-supports for an even distribution of body-weight. The Patricia vegan slouch calf boots feature machine washable, water-resistant patented Lytech™fabric and faux-reptile calf and heel accents making these boots both fashionable and practical for winter wear. Lightweight and flexible, these are a great choice for traveling - easy to slip on and off and packable. Boasting a rounded toe box for superior comfort and circulation, a slight wedge heel, an interior side zipper, and no-slip grip rubber soles, these boots will keep her feet happy en route to holiday celebrations. (MSRP: $115; available in black or brown) Available at independent shoe retailers throughout the United States. www.ArcopedicoUSA.com.
The “Giller” Men’s Shoe Drains Water Instantly
Tucket Footwear’s first line of men’s shoes hit retail and online stores in 2015 in five different SKUs. Available in more than two dozen states, retail partners include Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon’s, Kinnucans, and ShoeBuy.com. The Giller Men’s shoe is named for the “gills” on the sides and outsole which allow water to drain instantly. It is a unique, injection-molded boat shoe with a patent-pending design that allows water to drain instantly via 24 holes in the upper and outsole. These ultra-lightweight shoes–a single size 11 Men’s shoe weighs just over 8 ounces–are made of unique, proprietary materials, including an EVA core for the uppers (the same used in many athletic shoes, which helps significantly reduce foot fatigue) and performance outsoles made of a material called Microplast, which has passed slip testing for occupational footwear and meets OSHA standards for slip-resistance. The Giller is the fastest draining and drying performance boat shoe on the market today. Whether you use them twice a week or twice a day, they are practical, durable and look great. Price $60.00 SRP, www.TucketFootwear.com
ManCan Makes the Perfect Gift for Boaters Take it anywhere! Whether you are boating, camping, fishing, or heading to your friends for a BBQ, you will never worry about breaking your growler with the indestructible ManCan. Always a Fresh Glass! Never worry about your beer going flat again. In a traditional glass growler, your favorite craft beer goes flat within 1 day of opening it, but ManCan preserves the unique characteristics of the craft beer to share with friends and family. Perfect Fit! The ManCan 128 is a full gallon of beer that fits in the door of the fridge. The stainless steel, keg-style growler alternative is designed to preserve the quality of craft beer and can be filled at most breweries. With its patented threaded cap that seals in carbonation and locks out air, the ManCan 128 keeps beer brewery-fresh for weeks, unlike a traditional growler. Perfect Gift! The ManCan 128 is a brewery in your fridge, or wherever you want to take it. ($195 at www.ManCan.Beer)
Introducing the Pelican ProGear™ 9000 Light-Case To blaze new trails for portable lighting and protection, Pelican Products has introduced the Pelican ProGear™9000 Light-Case. Engineered to act as both a high-impact protective case and portable lighting system, the Pelican ProGear™ 9000 Light-Case offers a host of travel-friendly features, that include: • Dual-LEDs built in to offer a variety of light modes - high mode (200 lumens) / medium mode (100 lumens) / low mode (20 lumens) • Shines for up to 2 hours in high mode
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For the Boat... What a Boater Wants For Christmas Most of us already have our two front teeth, but what a boater in the family may be missing for the holidays is a gift that makes their boating better. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has gift ideas that will have your favorite boater thanking you all year long. For just $72 for a freshwater boater or $158 for a saltwater boater, you can give the gift of BoatUS annual membership with an Unlimited on water towing plan that provides service to any boat that is owned, borrowed or rented. Your boater will get 24/7 dispatch and never have to pay out of pocket for a tow home or soft ungrounding. Included is a subscription to BoatUS Maga-
zine as well as exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts, and savings on boating gear at West Marine stores. Looking to spend less? For a stocking stuffer that offers big benefits to a boater who trailers their boat from lake to lake, consider gifting a BoatUS annual membership with Unlimited roadside Trailer Assist for just $38 that provides 100 miles of free on road towing for both a disabled boat trailer and its tow vehicle to a safe location or repair shop. Lockout, flat tire, battery jump and fuel drop-off services are included in this low price. Gift memberships can be found at BoatUS.com/gifts or by calling 1-800-395-2628.
A Piddle Place for Pets at Sea Are you tired of having to use unsanitary puppy pads while away at sea? Do they build up in the trash creating foul odors? Meet Piddle Place, the most convenient, sanitary and easy-to-use pet relief system on the market. Perfect for any pet owner boating or yachting where outdoor elimination is not always possible; the Piddle Place allows pets to relieve themselves when they want to, without the mess. Piddle Place features a patented quick-drain spout, allowing pet owners to rid piddle out of the storage reservoir without spilling. Each Piddle Place unit comes complete with Bio-Enzyme Treatment to help eliminate any unwanted odors that commonly surface with indoor elimination systems. Animal lover and former nurse, Kathleen Hillman, developed the Piddle Place because she saw how unsanitary indoor elimination products were and decided it was time to take matters into her own hands. She donates 100% of profits to charity! You can learn more about Piddle Place here: www.piddleplace.com
Prontos Four Speed Winch The French manufacturer Pontos offers a line of revolutionary four speed winches which provide either more power or more speed than the standard two-speed design. Introduced in 2014 in Europe and 2015 in the US, racers have been winning and sailors have been able to use the additional power to fly bigger sails with less crew. The patented engineering breakthrough is for a clutch and trigger mechanism that uses a planetary gear (like a bicycle hub gear) to provide two extra gears, which can be used to provide either more speed or more power. With a gear ratio of just 2.3:1, the Grinder 40 starts by bringing in 27.5in of sheet for each turn of the handle. This compares with around 5.5in retrieved in high gear by a standard twospeed equivalent. According to English boat testers, this enables one man to tack a genoa faster and easier than two men using traditional winches, because the lazy sheet is placed into the self-tailer before the tack begins. In fact, the one disadvantage is that it is easy to go too fast or with too much power and damage the sail if not concentrating or at night! However, this is also possible with powered winches, which are the only current alternative for increasing winch power.
Classic Hydraulic Trim Tabs or Bolt Electric Trim Tabs, which is best for my boat? Bennett hydraulic Trim Tab systems have set the standard for durability for decades. Hydraulic systems are robust and will last for many years. With the electrically-driven pump mounted inside the boat in a dry location, they are the best choice for boats kept in the water. Since the nature of hydraulics permits precise synchronization of multiple actuators per Trim Tab, they are well suited for high speed and rough water applications. The construction of the system also allows many components to be replaced if damaged, meaning the system can easily be repaired in the field at low cost by the boat owner. It is true that hydraulic systems take more time to install than electric ones, but it is not more difficult and easily within the skills of the average boat owner.
Bolt Electric systems. Electric Trims tabs are best suited for boats that are kept out of the water when not in use. A good rule of thumb is if your boat requires antifouling paint you should install a hydraulic system. They are ideally suited to small craft such as flats boats, bass boats and bay boats. Open skiffs and other small boats are perfect candidates since there is no hydraulic pump to locate in the boat. Electric motors in the actuators cannot be precisely synchronized so they are limited to one actuator per Trim Tab. Installation is a breeze. You can start in the morning and be out running the boat before lunch. Their exclusive upper hinge design means no exposed wires and eliminates the need to re-assemble them during installation. For more information, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives at +954-427-1400 or info@ BennettTrimTabs.com
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Davis Adds Lights to Your Boat Without Drilling Holes Adding lighting doesn't have to include drilling holes, running wires or worrying about draining batteries. With Davis Instruments' RailLight, owners can enjoy up to eight hours of illumination on a full charge. Fully marinized, it automatically turns on at night and off during the day. It's great for boats, homes, decks, pool areas, fountains or any spot that could do with a little extra brightness. Two models are available, the RailLight Premium and RailLight Mini. The Premium version has four LEDs with a high/low/off switch function, while the Mini has two Both feature a FastSolar charging system to replenish the internal battery storage. Since it is mounted outside, it is always charging, whether rain or shine, even when the switch is in the off position. Every RailLight has a stainless steel cap and post, UV resistant polycarbonate lens, nylon mount fittings, waterproof switching and fully sealed electronics. This light is ideal for mounting on board on boarding steps, ladders, biminis, awnings etc., or near dock lockers, utility boxes, walkways and
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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee
Chop, Stir, Flip and Enjoy Want an interesting recipe for fall entertaining? Try this one: take over 100 boats of varying sizes, mix them all together in a decent sized kettle of water (like the Salish Sea, for example), bring the temperature to a nice low-to-mid 40’s, throw in a forecasted gale warning, and voila! You have the 2015 version of the Round the County race, up in San Juan County, Washington. For the record, this is rarely a complete boring drifter of a race. While the San Juan Islands can be fairly gentle in the summer months, late fall can, and often does, bring conditions that my late father would have described as “sporty.” Case in point, a couple of years ago, I recall watching a GoPro® video shot on board a Santa Cruz 27 during day 1 of the county circumnavigation. And a very cool video it was at that. The winds were cooking out of the
south in the Rosario Strait, and the crew had that Santa Cruz... well… cruising nicely under main and chute. All was well, right up until their GoPro® captured a perfectly executed broach / knockdown, culminating with one crew member in the drink for a short period of time. To their credit, they recovered quickly, pulled their waterlogged crew member back on board, and continued on. A west coast sailing mag even posted it on their blog, with the pride-inspiring headline (and I paraphrase), “What Northwest Sailors do for Fun.” So it should come as no surprise that this year’s version was essentially more of the same. Saturday, November 7 kicked off with the mercury struggling to get up to the mid-40’s, and winds that were having no problem getting at least within shouting distance of that same number. A fairly sizable fleet of 114 boats headed out to the start line at Lydia Shoal in the aforementioned Rosario Strait for a scheduled 0835 start. (Incidentally, its paragraphs
Dragonfly flies. Inverted. Photo Credit: Sean Trew
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like the one directly above that basically ensure my wife will never, ever succumb to the allure of yacht racing; certainly not above the 45th parallel. But I digress… ) ANYWAY, day 1 started with no shortage of winds out of the southeast. After reaching over the start line, much of the fleet went to the chutes, which was no doubt where the real fun began for crews on the water. Bob Brunius’ Time Bandit, a former Oregon Offshore winner, seemed to get the best of it, charging up the Strait on their way to the north side of Orcas Island. And, no surprise, the boats in the IRC Division were also moving nicely, as IRC boats will have a tendency to do. Then things began to heat up. As the fleet approached Clark Island, off the northeast shore of Orcas, the winds decided to head north as well (north of 30 knots, that is), with the accompanying wave heights, aided no doubt by
some charming San Juan county currents, and many of the boats (to borrow a phrase from Jimmy Buffett) began to “flip or fly.” In the “fly” category were any number of spinnakers on any number of entries (and by “fly” I mean they were flying in a manner they shouldn’t have been). Over on the “flip” side of the ledger, Dragonfly, the Formula 40 catamaran skippered by Richard Ackrill and Pat McGarry, buried both bows into a particularly nice wave east of Matia Island, and did what catamarans sometimes like to do in these situations, which is pitch pole. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and with plenty of help from both competing boats and some photo boats, Dragonfly was eventually righted, at which point she retired and the crew headed for (presumably) a hot shower and a cold beer, with a side helping of colorful stories to tell their sailing and non-sailing friends. At least
that’s what I would have done. By 1200 hours, basically the entire fleet was around the halfway mark and dropping the kites in favor of reefed mains and #4 headsails. The fastest of the fast managed to make the finish line around the 3 hour mark, and then right around 1300, those 30+ knot breezes decided enough was enough, and left some of the boats in the back of the pack struggling to make the finish against a typical San Juan Channel current flow, and that was that, as they say. Most managed to finish, but a few ended up setting the iron spinnaker, an irony of ironies, after such a crazy day. Day 2 offered up conditions that sounded more like some of those summer cruising days I grew up with. Namely light air and drizzly conditions (something my late father liked to refer to as “typical.”). Off Snug Harbor, boats were apparently struggling to cross the start line. In fact, nearly a third of the fleet couldn’t transit the start and finally gave up, but for those that made it, they were rewarded with decent winds further out in Haro Strait. And by decent winds I mean the kind that continually clocked around, first to the southeast and then to the east, which basically let those boats that had managed to start ride a port tack around to the south side of San Juan Island, and on around into the Rosario Strait. From there, it became a light air game to see who could fetch the finish line near Deer Point on Orcas. Some did, while others didn’t (finally turning to their engines yet again). In other words, par for the course in the San Juan Islands. Winners included Freda Mae in the Multihull class; Glory in IRC; Terremoto in Class 0; Time Bandit in Class 1; Ptolemy in Class 2. Poke & Destroy (my personal favorite boat name) took Class 3, Chinook reeled in Class 4 honors, and finally, Wild Rumpus brought home Class 5. For more news and results, head over to www.roundthecounty.com.
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by Dale Waagmeester
Mainsail Tracks How easily can you raise and lower your mainsail? Does it slide up and down with ease or do the slides snag and grab at your luff track? Dale Chances are that if Waagmeester you have one of the old style external tracks, your mainsail goes up and down with more difficulty than you would like. You will find the external type tracks on older boats, more typically those made before the 1980’s. These tracks screw into the back of the mast and typically come in 3/4'' and 7/8'' widths, although there are some boats out there with 1” wide tracks. There are even some large older boats with 1¼'' wide tracks. Good luck finding slides for those — although we do have some in our “oldies but goodies” box. External slides used to be made of nickel plated brass, but those made today are stainless steel. The old nickel/brass slides would eventually wear, or ‘break in,” as they were constantly raised and lowered on the track, causing the groove in the slide to get larger and fit over the track more loosely. In most cases this made the mainsail easier to hoist and drop as the slides aged. Today’s stainless steel versions do not wear and break in as easily, however, and in some cases a new mainsail with new slides is much more difficult to raise and drop than was the old mainsail with broken in slides. It is not uncommon to make a new mainsail and sew on the old slides instead of using new ones. The fact that the External style track comes in 12 foot lengths makes it necessary to splice multiple sections together to go up an entire mast and these splices are notorious for hanging up the slides as they ride by. The other kind of mast that can have hoisting issues is one that takes slugs. This type of mast is more commonly used with a bolt rope luff that slides the luff rope in a mast groove, but a bolt rope luff is not preferable for the cruising sailor because the sail comes completely loose from the mast when it is lowered, and it takes an extra hand to “feed” the luff rope into the groove when you raise the sail. In this case the solution is a “slug” slide, which is a small “bullet” shaped slide with a bale that is used to sew it to the luff of the mainsail. Now the mainsail can stay attached to the mast when lowered. The problem with slug
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slides is that they can twist and bind when the sail is raised and dropped. Years ago the manufacturers added a little ridge on the inside of the slide to keep it from twisting in the mast groove, but in some cases this ridge causes the slug slide to twist and bind more than ever. There are newer versions of slug slides that are longer, and/or have a flat “plate” to ride against the back side of the mast, keeping the slide from twisting and binding. One version, the Allslip slide, is even made of a slippery material in order to help it slide in the groove easier. Using Allslip slides is a good way to make the sail slide up and down easier but since they are half again longer than a standard slug, the stowed sail sits higher on the boom as the slides stack up on one another. Most sailors don’t want to climb a ladder in order to attach the mainsail halyard or put on the mainsail cover. One of the West Coast’s premier spar suppliers makes cruising masts that take slug slides which has never made sense to me. They recommend Allslip slides for the mainsail, but they don’t include the ladder that you need to reach the head of the sail! If you have an internal track mast, count yourself lucky. This is the most common slide being used on today’s boats, and it uses a slide that is shaped like a “T” with a flat piece that fits into the groove of the mast with an attachment bale that sits at 90 degrees to the flat. These slides go up and down the mast relatively easily, typically with no twisting or binding. In most cases, if you have a mast that takes internal slides, you don’t worry too much about having problems raising and lowering the mainsail. What is the answer, however, if you have a slide type that is “sticky” as you hoist and drop the mainsail? There are plenty of mast tracks out there, but most are very expensive and are quite time con-
suming to install. Most have an aluminum track that you attach to the back of your mast. If you have a bendy rig this aluminum track will act as a mast stiffener, and your mast will not bend the same way that it did before. This requires a mainsail re-cut to match the new mast bend, which is an added expense to an already expensive project. One of the best solutions that we have found is the Tides Marine Track and Slide System (formerly called the Strong Track). This system fits over or inside of your old track, it is continuous, and it is flexible so it does not change the bend characteristics of your mast (see Tides Track cross sections above). Tides Track is custom made to fit your mast, using little measuring disks to determine the size and depth of the slot or groove in your spar. Tides Track is very easy to install and being made of UHMW it is slippery in nature, causing the supplied slides to go up and down with ease. The track even comes with its own luff boxes if you have full length battens. We always recommend a Tides Track to cruising sailors who are purchasing a new mainsail and whose masts are fit with grooves or external track. This typically costs about $1,000 to $1,200 for a 36 foot boat, which I feel is a great investment. Even boats with internal track can benefit from a Tides Track, as you hardly need a winch to hoist the main (the winch is needed for the sail weight only and not for the slide friction of raising the sail) and when you want to lower the sail it drops like a shot when you release the halyard. How nice would it be to have the mainsail drop easily in an emergency, rather than get stuck half way up on that darned sail
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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Meeting the “Minto Man” At the end of the sailing season I had to go in for some “routine maintenance.” While I was an armchair sailor, I browsed through photos of our adventures. Tranquility was the elegant movie star in many of them. There was also another heartthrob in the photos – a darling that goes by the name Peace. Peace follows Tranquility and takes us to and from shore, takes us sailing around little bays and introduces us to otters, herons and sometimes to interesting people. Peace was made sometime in the 1970’s. Last fall, with her stern sagging a bit, and her gunnels loose and worn, we decided to take her to Kurt, otherwise known as the “The Minto Man.” Kurt, a stout salty-looking type, with honest canvas work pants, a pencil tucked in a shirt pocket, and a bushy mustache made a special place in his shop for Peace. The following spring, Roy and I felt like expectant parents when we drove to Olympia to pick her up – and Peace was beautiful. Roy and I admired the details of Kurt’s craftsmanship, then loaded Peace on to the top of our V.W. Westy. Kurt was kind enough to let us
camp next to his shop that night, so we could make a beeline for the Anacortes Ferry the next morning. The sun was barely up and I was pulling on my fleece when there was a polite rapping on the window. There was Kurt, standing outside with steaming coffee mugs. I looked at Roy. “Want to hang out for a bit and have breakfast before we go?” Roy shrugged, “Sure, why not.” He set out chairs and a little table and offered Kurt some granola. I gratefully accepted the coffee. It was a good time for swapping stories. “What did you do before you owned this business?” I asked. “What did I do before this? Well, let me think.” He paused to sip his coffee. “For a while, back in the 60’s, I took people around the Bahamas’ and BVI’s. You know, they paid me to take them sailing. It was a blast.” He paused, closed his eyes, took a drink from his mug, smiled and shook his head. “What a great deal, having people pay you to take them along doing something you love to do, in a place you love to be. Those were great days. You know along the grand banks, the water is only 10
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Sandy with Peace waiting for ferry. Roy nudged me and started to collect our bowls. “We’ve got a ferry to make,” he said. I didn’t want to budge. I wanted to hear the rest of the story. “Did you find people? Did you help them?” “Yep, I sure did,” Kurt said, a huge grin under his mustache. “That’ll be a story for another time. It’s time for this little boat to go home.” He reached up and patted Peace, and I swear she had a huge grin of her own. Our good friends, Carl and Marianne invited us up to Orcas Island to help speed my recovery from the routine maintenance. Our intently unambitious schedule included sitting around the fireplace watching the weather change over East Sound, watching the start of the Round the County race from Doe Bay, looking at videos of sailboat races, and making comfort food. Marianne made these fabulous enchiladas. I know lots of you Portland sailors are trundling out in the frigid weather to attend the Church of Sail (SOS). Pop this in the oven after you cross the finish and treat your crew to a wonderful, hot meal when you’re back at the dock.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas Makes 8-10 enchiladas Filling: Drain, rinse and set aside 1 can of black beans Peel and bake 2-3 sweet potatoes 2 cloves of garlic
Juice of one lime 1 can roasted green chilies ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro Combine all the filling ingredients except the black beans, and mash with a fork. Sauce: 1 cup vegetable broth 1 can roasted green chilies 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon of almond butter Add the sauce ingredients to a food processor. Blend, but leave a little chunky Preparation: This recipe is like jibing the boat – it’s easier to do with two people. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a shallow pan Fry tortillas one at a time for a minute on each side – don’t let them get crunchy Dip in to the sauce, then move to casserole Fill with a rounded tablespoon of the filling and a tablespoon of black beans Roll up in the pan and make room for the next one Top with about a cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Fair Winds and Bon Appetite!
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WATERFRONT LIVING/ SPACE 150-199 BOATHOUSES
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Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Year Round Boater Member Joining Fee = $900 Annual Dues = $110 Boat Slip Fees = $48 for Uncovered Slip (Billed $96 for Covered Slip (Billed $288 per quarter). $135 for Large Covered Slip (Billed $405 per quarter). Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. 503250-2237 Steel Tugboat 32' long x 12' beam x 4' draft, Skin cooled 198 hp continuous. 2 speed hydraulic steering. Tow winch, bow winch, three control stations. Finished focsle. $90,000. 503-556-8291
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47' Hargraves 1980 w/upgrades-- O/A 47' X 21' w/40' X 13'6" X 12' well • Some stringers and exterior decks R&R'd • new door 2011.• Electrical inspection and heat-smoke-fire alarm system 2012. • 2108' SF of Water Rights in local yacht Club. $40,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
72' Larson Boathouse • 1994. Upgraded w/new lighting-interior siding-20' electric door-insulation • Includes remotely monitored fire-smoke-heat alarm system • Water Rights included (2250 SF) @ Columbia River Yacht Club • Application required. • Well size 60' X 18' X 20' $120,000. Irwin Y.S. 503381-5467
1979 Capri 21’ Sloop sailboat, w/5 ½ hp Mercury long Shaft, 2 stroke motor, extra sails, fixed racing keel, w/trailer $2,200.00. 360-430-2615
50’ Hargraves Boathouse 1973 • 43’2” x 13’1“ Boatwell • 14’3” Electric High Door • Front Porch, 30 Amp Plugs • Water Rights Included • CRYC Membership Required $45,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467 1981 52 Ft. Cheoy Lee motor sailor, twin 120 Ford Lemans turning 3-bladed stainless steel props. Fuel cap. 1200 gal., water cap. 600 gal. (2 tanks). Vessel surveyed fall of 2014 by A. Mazon & Associates, Accredited Marine Surveyors. New shafts, couplings, new strut bearings Spring of 2015 along with bottom paint and zincs. Three fuel tanks inspected and cleaned using inspection plates. New exhaust hoses installed on engines and genset. Equipped with washer/dryer. New Hydronix heating system, insulation and headliner. Teak deck removed and replaced with All Grip. New 12” GPS/chartplotter, moored St. Helens, OR. Live aboard slip available. Asking $165,000. Call Brad 503-3974162
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26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina 503-287-1101
3 Swim floats/work platforms. 10x12’ $500, 8x24’ $1000, 10x20’ $1000. Good condition. Will accept reasonable offers or trade (503) 706-0716
COVERED One 50’ and one 35’ slip $120 per mo. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL 503-805-4660 or 503-446-8692
MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (nonresidential only) for rent in Portland Oregon, at Multnomah Yacht Harbor. Located approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel off Highway 30. It is the first boathouse moorage on the upper Multnomah Channel. Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, this unique marina is situated across from tip of Sauvie Island in a lovely setting that is home to natural wildlife. The marina features 14 houseboat and boathouse slips, plus open and covered slips for recreational power or sail boats. Amenities include: On-Site Harbormaster, Abundant Parking, Upland Trailer and Boat Storage, Garbage and Recycling Services, Water/Sewer, Marine Repair Service at Multnomah Yacht Repair. ph 503-7371651x0 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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52 ft 1988 BoatHouse With Apartment Loft bed, kitchen, full bath, living room, washer/dryer, new stringers, deck, fire-walk, truss hoop, heat pump, gutters/downspouts, door track & rollers, CRYC water rights. $38,500. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
67 ft. 1974 Custom Boathouse • 44’x16’ Boatwell • 20’ Electric High Door • Some I Beam Stringers • Never Leaked • Water Rights Included • CRYC Membership Required. $79,500 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
42’ Boathouse Custom 1989 Includes Boat Lift • 29’ x 12’ Boatwell • 10’ Electric High Door • NEW Front Porch • 30 Amp Plugs • NEW Siding • Complete Walk Around • Completely Refit. $48,000 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
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Pirate’s Cove Marina. Open slips up to 50' located in a beautiful country setting on the Multnomah Channel. Laundry facilities, showers, pumpouts within reach of each slip.HALF OFF MOORAGE FEE FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS! 503-543 5153
12 Ft 2004 Novurania with console and 40 YAMAHA. With Canvas cover, Stored on boat, not used often. 503-780-4375
73 ft, 1975 Hargraves boathouse, •Portland Yacht Club • Log float-Aluminum Building• 60' x 18' x 18' Electric Door • Stringer-Floatation Maintenance• Desirable End Space Location • Newer Lighting • Lockable Storage Room • Extra Outlets • Overhead Rail-hoist • Taxes only $300/year. $75,000 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
Moor your boat at Blue Frog Landing, off Marine Dr., near I-5. Covered slip available, $450/month Open slip $125/month 531 N Bridgeton Rd. Call Susan, 503-887-8126
PREMIER BOAT SLIP FOR RENT: 45’ END SLIP, SIDE TIE, NORTH PORTLAND HARBOR, TOMAHAWK IS. CALM, SECURE, CONVENIENT. NO LIVE ABOARDS. 503-793-8602.
68’ Custom Boathouse 1985. A total float restoration ($35,000.00) that included new stringers • floatation • exterior decking all around, etc. was completed in December 2011 • overall dimensions are 68' X 30' w/electric roll-up exterior door • 2 X 6 construction • Includes Water Rights ownership in Columbia River Yacht Club (2144 SF) and Membership Application is required.. Reduced to $75,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467.
90’ Larson Boathouse 1996 • Well size 80' x 22’ • Cement Float 36’ x 90' • 26' Steel Rollup Door • 2 Underwater Braces • Steel Pilings • Mezzanine 12' x 32' w/Bathroom, • Second floor porch 4' x 32', $500,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
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BRIDGETON ROAD - $179,000. Move in ready fresh paint and Carpet! 1100 sf , Great room plan, Large Kitchen with maple cabinets, Eating Bar, French doors, all appliances, Large swimfloat for Entertaining. MLS 15603735 501 NE Bridgeton E4. Nice water views, Call Susan Colton, Broker, 503-936-0161
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NEW LISTING - Jantzen Beach Moorage. Cute as can be 2 Bdrm, 2 BA, wood floors, Grt Rm, Open Kitchen with eating bar, SPA like Bath. Swim Float, Slip Ownership, $234,000 MLS 15632663 Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161
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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. Floating Home Spaces Size Moorage 50’x55’ $700 30’x55’ 564 40’x55’ 650 Boathouse 35’x55’ $350 Rocky Pointe Marina - 503-543-7003 www.rpmarina.com - email@example.com
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Super charming barge, high rounded beamed cedar ceilings thruout, large 1 bedroom. Utility room w/stackable W/D. Wood stove. $115,000 Call Sue.
2BD/1BA + Office. Beautifully renovated. Hi ceilings & Brazilian Cherry flrs., gas firepl. Lg boat well! Slip ownership , low HOA. Price reduced! $274,000. Call Jane.
6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19 2bd/1.1ba Waterfront property at its best! Custom designed home has spectacular river views in prestigious OYC. Flr to ceil windows, vaulted ceil., great updates. Gas frpl, granite cntrs, Slip ownership w/3 swim floats incld. Kayak, sail, fish. $648,000 Call Jane
17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47 Spacious Large, 2 bed/ 1 ba Unobstructed river views! Vaulted, Gas fireplace in Livingrm leads to covered deck. Master has deck and gorgeous views! Second floor open deck with rustic cabin for fun. On green desirable Sauvie Island—close to downtown! $249,000. Call Jane.
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34326 Johnsons Landing B-10
2bd/1.5 ba 3 levels of great living on Mult. Channel. Mid-level kitch w/Great Room & lrg deck. Uppr BR w/ balcony. 19' Boatwell w/remote. $179,000. Call Sue.
17877 NW Sauvie Island #13 2Br/2 full bath. 1100 q ft.Winner of Natl. Design Awards. Completely remodeled in 2014. Stunning views. Ample storage. New decking/flotation to code. $325,000. Call Sue.
19609 NE Marine DR H-1 2BD/2BA Outside slip with lovely views.. Hdwd flrs, gas firpl, New kitchen w/high end appli, custom cabinets. Many updates including logs & stringers. Huge 45’ boatwell w/ storage & wkshop. Pristine, gated moorage. $174,900. Call Sue.
1837 N. Jantzen Ave. 1BD/1BA 740 sqft. Cute, cozy, & immaculate, this home has been totally remodeled in ’06 & updated in ’09. Quality and attention given to the details. Exceptional home for a get-away or fulltime living. Slip ownership & lrg swim float included. Low HOA. $210,000. Call Jane.
19609 NE Marine Drive L21 2BR/2 full baths. Brand new in 2014. Kitchen stainless, granite and hickory cabinets. Warm koa flooring. Master Suite. Vaulted Great Room. Plenty of Storage & full attic. $269,000 Call Sue.
27448 N.W. St. Helens #478 2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $329,000. Call Jane.
1939 N. Jantzen 2BR/2BA Vaulted living rm w/gas frplc exits to lrg deck. Upper Master w/full bath & walk-in closet. Main flr has 2nd bedrm for guests/roommates. Gated moorage w/SLIP OWNERSHIP. Priced to sell at $169,000. Call Sue.
173 NE Bridgeton Rd #20 173 NE Bridgeton Rd #20 2Bd/2Ba Lovely home w/large light-filled rooms. Open kitch, dini & liv rm flr plan w/hrdwd flrs. Wood stove. Newly updated kitch w/gas appli & heated cork flrs. Lrg Mstr suite w/spacious closets and huge deck. Desirable Bridgeton area. $249,000. Call Jane or Sue.
25000 NW St. Helens Rd N1 2Bd/2Ba Brand Spanking new little cabin on the River! Open flr plan w/1 bdrm on Main. 2nd flr is a spacious loft. Huge deck and outside slip offers unobstructed views. Gated quiet moorage, low fee. Long term lease included! Wonderful wkend get-away or full-time living. $169,000. Call Jane.
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1845 N Jantzen Slip for Sale at private gated moorage. Close to amenities. Low moorage fee; water, sewer, garbage paid by moorage. Gas and electric hook-up. 2 parking spots, can tie up boat! 25 x 60. $95,000. Call Jane.
23666 NW St. Helens U-72 1BD/1BA/ & office. Remodeled with love, this charming home is on a terrific outside Mult Channel slip. Liv Rm w/fireplace. French drs to large swim float. $175,000. Call Sue.
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1815 N. Jantzen Ave. Nice sized slip (31’x64’) in lovely location for sale. Build & bring in, or buy a home and move it to this desirable gated & private moorage. Low HOA covers water, sewer, garbage, parking, security & more. Conveniently located near shops. $110,000. Call Jane.
1635 N. Jantzen 2Bd/2Ba Great room w/fireplace. Lots of windows provide great views. Upper level Mstr Suite w/balcony. Located in desirable gated community. Room to moor boat. Slip ownership. $265,000 Call Sue.
3939 N. Marine Drive #17 2Bd/2Ba Custom home features lrg kitchen; LR w/gas fireplace. Huge upper Mstr Suite w/balcony & skylights. 2 office spaces. Slip ownership. Quiet, private location is in a desirable moorage. $319,500 Call Sue.
18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2 4BD/3BA Custom built by Marc Even. State of the art : simple elegance. Floor to ceiling windows. Gleaming wood flrs, Openness throughout. Multiple balconies & decks, including 3rd fl sunning deck. Slip ownership in premier Moorage. Moor 40’ boat. $575,000 Call Jane or Sue.
27448 NW St. Helens #400 3 bd/2ba plus large utility, enclosed boatwell, plus separate tender with workshop below and office above. 35 ft outside mooring. Fabulous views in all directions. Slip included! Private gated moorage. $425,00. Call Jane.