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Multnomah River Patrol and Inmate Work Crews join in Waterway Cleanup Effort On April 7-8, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol and Inmate Work Crews were joined by inmate work crews from Washington and Clackamas County and River Patrol deputies from Clackamas County as they focused on cleaning up recreational waterways along the Willamette River. This was part of a six-county Sheriff’s project to enhance boating safety and boating amenities, taking advantage of available resources to benefit riverside communities. River Patrol boats provided transport for the operation to previously identified refuse-problem sites along the Willamette, assisting also with the removal and hauling away of debris and trash. The inmate work crews did the bulk of the cleanup work. Metro supported the cleanup efforts by providing dumpsters at different locations for refuse collected during the cleanup, and Advanced American Construction donated a small work barge to help with the project. A reported 13 miles of shoreline, which is about 100 acres, were cleaned and a total of 8,536 pounds or 4.3 tons of garbage was removed. The coordinated effort by MCSO River Patrol again is part

of a larger multi-agency effort to maximize the use of resources to effectively focus on clean-up and improvement projects in the communities they serve. Additional projects have or are scheduled to take place in communities of other participating Sheriff’s jurisdictions. The offices include Clark, Clackamas, Marion, Columbia and Washington counties. The Sheriffs will continue these partnerships in the future, when the use of combined resources enhances public safety and the livability of their communities. Occasionally combining resources with surrounding Oregon counties assures larger projects can be accomplished in a short amount of time, providing a significant benefit to the community. The elected office of the Sheriff is unique among law enforcement entities. By statute it is responsible for several critical areas of responsibility for public safety, including operating a jail, search and rescue, waterway protection and civil services. Each Sheriff's office also has resources necessary to meet other law enforcement needs that benefit the citizens of each county, including people who live inside incorporated cities.

The April cleanup of the Willamette River resulted in 4.3 tons of garbage removed.


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Sandy Carter: Grand Marshall of West Linn’s 2015 Old Time Fair Parade In recognition of her tireless work and advocacy on the Willamette Falls Locks and the industrial heritage of the Falls area, Sandy Carter has been chosen to be the 2015 Grand Marshal of the West Linn Old Time Fair Parade. Sandy was recruited back in 1996 by Jody Carson, the founder of what eventually became the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, to give her energy and vision for West Linn’s industrial heritage. During the following near two decades of service, Sandy filled many of the Foundation’s volunteer offices (including a short period as the paid part-time Executive Director) but continued on gratis as Executive Director for years thereafter. Sandy was the sparkplug for many of the Foundation’s accomplishments, including, but

not limited to conceptualizing, funding and gathering a unique collection of West Linn paper mill oral history; instrumental in producing eight community Lock Fests to educate the public on West Linn’s historic industrial district, hydropower firsts at the Falls and Locks funding issues; served as coordinator of the One Willamette River Coalition and its efforts to save and reopen the Locks, including enlisting and engaging the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (now Restore Oregon); and authored numerous industry focused publications, including “$1.09 and Glad to Have It: Conversations with Seventeen Mid20th Century Crown Zellerbach Millworkers” Sandy continues her service to West Linn and dedication to the

Foundation, writing the newsletter and contributing her talents toward fundraising and all Foundation activities. She also serves on the Board of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition and is a leading preservation voice for Industrial Heritage in the development of the Coalition’s efforts to acquire National and State Heritage Area designations for the Falls Area. The Foundation is pleased that Sandy’s tireless advocacy for the preservation of West Linn’s industrial history and her efforts to keep the Locks open, and now to get them reopened, have been recognized in her selection as Grand Marshall. Please join us in congratulating her on this honor and plan to be in town when the parade and fair comes in July!

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You Could Save a Life: Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Class On Saturday June 6, Rocky Pointe Marina will host an Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) prevention class 9 a.m.-Noon at the Boatyard Clubhouse in St. Helens, Ore. Joined by local boat owner and ESD-prevention advocate Kevin Ritz, Rocky Pointe Marina hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of stray electricity in the water that can lead to fatalities. Following the tragic loss of his young son to ESD over 15 years ago, Kevin Ritz has made it his life mission to prevent this from happening to others. Kevin will be offering his expertise on the subject, as well as providing hands-on demonstrations with boats, power pedestals and shore power cords. This class is free and open to all. The best way to avoid ESD at your facility is to not allow swim-

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Have you been SHANGHAIED? Auditions For The 31st SEASON Of Shanghaied in Astoria Come one come all (17 and older please) to the ASOC Playhouse 129 West Bond Street for SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA auditions on Monday May 11th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for new comers to the award winning Broadway-Style Musical Melodrama and on Tuesday May 12th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all our Veteran Performers from this 31 year tradition! Being a part of “Shanghaied” is guaranteed to make your summer a rewarding life-time memory as you connect, learn and grow through theatre techniques and this precise style of stage craft performance. Over two dozen delightful and colorful parts are open along with spots for dancers, musicians and technical help. Shanghaied In Astoria began in 1985 with a bare bones budget and cast of fun and talented friends has now grown into a piece of Astoria’s folklore, entertaining over 83,000 in its 31 year history. Our story centers on the “Shanghaiing” of our hero and his daring rescue all in melodramatic style with audience participation by cheering, booing, sighing and throwing popcorn! But don’t be shy! This process

of theatrical training provides the way for an exciting and fulfilling jump into the art live performance whether you’ve a seasoned veteran or have always had a dream to be on stage. And please note, if you’re unable to attend this audition but are interesting in joining us, give us a call we can arrange a different time for you to meet with the director, Nate Bucholz! The Astor Street Opry Company is a “Not for Profit” Community Theatre organization and is currently seeking show sponsors for this 31st season of Shanghaied

In Astoria, running July 10th through September 13th, 2015. Sponsorships start at just $150.00 (cash or in-kind donation). Please remember it is your support that keeps year round Community Theatre programming for all ages alive and thriving in Clatsop County! For please call 503-791-1037 or email jniland@pacifier.com For more info about our company or ticket information please visit our website: www.astorstreetoprycompany.com

OSMB Approves Rules on YouthWork Crews, Private Buoys, Distress Signals and Lights The Board approved a grant to OYCC to train, hire, and assign 22 youths to enhance 23 boating facilities in four counties. Additionally, the crews will be involved in Adopt-A-River cleanup projects and receive training on boating safety-related projects. The Board approved $40,000 in state boater funds, combined with $28,692 in applicant matching funds for a project total of $70,692.

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Additionally, the Board initiated the rulemaking process to consider rules in OAR 250, Division 011, 012 and 013, relating to Inland Navigation Rules, and Lights and Shapes, to be consistent with recent changes in federal law. The Marine Board is funded by registration fees and marine fuel taxes paid by boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support the agency or its programs. Boaterpaid fees go back to boaters in the form of law enforcement services (on-the-water enforcement, training and equipment), education/ outreach materials and boating access facilities.

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OSMB Re-Defines “No Wake” Rule by Ken Tennefoss After more than a year of consultation with law enforcement partners, a Rules Review Committee, and comments from boaters, the Oregon State Marine Board adopted the proposed definition of “slow-no wake,” which removes the 5 mph and “maximum” reference where it appears in conjunction with “slow-no wake” in the Basic Proximity Rule, Local and Special Rules and the Scenic Waterways. This is an important change that all boaters should be aware of, arrived at after a lengthy process that heard from all types of boaters, both recreational and commercial. Here is a first person account of how the change was made, by Ken Tennefoss. On April 21, the OSMB held a rules hearing to receive public comments on revising the wording of ORS 830.110, which deals with the “Slow No Wake” law. The current rule says: “No person shall operate a boat on the waters of this state in excess of a Slow-No Wake, 5 mph maximum speed within 200 feet of a boat launch ramp, marina with a capacity for six or more moored vessels, floating home/ boathouse moorage with six or more contiguous structures, and locations where persons are working at water level on floats, logs or waterway construction.” In 2013 a Clackamas County citation for violation of this basic rule was dismissed by the court because there was no definition of “slow no wake” in the rules. The public hearing held this April was part of an effort by the Marine Board to add a definition of the term to the rules as well as remove the reference to 5 miles per hour-to add clarity for boaters, law enforcement and the courts. Spend any time at all talking with Oregon boaters, especially those on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and the topic of wake damage will soon come up. Many have strong opinions as to which group of boaters cause most of the problems. Sport fishing and smaller boat owners say it is the big cruisers rocking tossing them around, yacht club members complain fishing and sport boats fail to slow down when they pass close to marinas and anchorages where the bigger boats are gathered. Paddlers and floating home owners blame both groups. Along with strong opinions on who is most to blame come a variety of opinions on exactly what is a violation of the boat wake law. Some boaters think as long as they are going less than 5 mph, they are in compliance. Others feel as long as they are over 200 feet from the marina or boat ramp they are legal. According to interviews with law enforcement officials, both could be wrong. Legally, a boater may be responsible for their boat wake regardless of the distance or speed of the vessel. That brings us back to the recent OSMB hearing. Previously, the board had sent out notices asking for comment on the proposed rule change. OSMB staff reported receiving 16 written comments. Most were in favor of the changes with added comments about not all boats making a wake have white water at the stern and not having a set speed limit would make the law too subjective for law enforcement. During the public comment period the board heard from a representative from the Columbia River Yachting Association who said his members were in favor of the rule changes but asked that small tenders and PWC’s be exempt from

rule, citing owners of these vessels “may be vulnerable to being a revenue stream for law enforcement.” The owner of a floating home on the Multnomah Channel also testified in favor of the change saying it would help clarify the law and would help law enforcement in their efforts. The board also heard from this writer who provided statistical information on recent interviews on the subject. At the close of the public comment hearing, the board convened a board meeting to discuss and vote on the rule changes. At this time, the board addressed some of the concerns presented in public comments. The board pointed out that there is a part B to the law that states section one of the rule does not apply to commercial vessels or vessels engaged in navigation on rivers where a speed in excess of 5 mph is needed to ensure safe passage. It was also pointed out that

all revenue generated from boating citations goes into the state general fund and does not become a revenue stream for law enforcement. After discussion of the public comments and input from board members and staff, the board voted unanimously to pass the proposed rule changes and directed OSMB staff to begin the process of adding a definition of the term “slow-no wake” in the definitions applicable to OAR Chapter 250, and amend the basic rule for slow no wake to remove the words “maximum 5 mph.” Additionally, the board directed staff to develop and implement educational materials such as videos on the OSMB website and pictorial material in printed booklets and handouts, explaining the no wake rule and what a wake is. An announcement of the timing of the changes will be made by staff at a later date.

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During our very successful Membership Drive, new Power or Sail members pay just a fraction of the regular initiation fee for a full Boat Owning membership. Consider, too, the cost of moorage and dues at PYC is generally less than commercial marinas charge for moorage alone. Now is really a good time to join! Age of Applicant*

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Our Outstation is just 12 1⁄2 miles downstream from the PYC Clubhouse and located inside a bay on the east side of Sauvie Island. The Outstation offers docks, a large enclosed patio float with kitchen, seating for meals or parties, restrooms and a shower. A recent expansion program has added more docks, all with water and 30-amp power. The PYC dining room serves members and guests from our all-new kitchen and barbeque, and opens to a large patio that overlooks the moorage. The moorage is undergoing a complete conversion to concrete docks and many other state-of-the-art moorage upgrades. Currently, there are several boathouses offered for sale by retiring members as well as open moorage available.

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Gateway National Construction Group and Pinnacle Property Management are pleased to announce the preleasing of Yacht Harbor Club, a luxury modern mid-rise marina community located seven minutes from downtown Portland. Located at 11505 NE Yacht Harbor Drive. The Marina District on Hayden Island is one of Portland’s best kept secrets--just minutes off the I-5 freeway makes it easy to Zip to downtown Portland for a night out. You’ll also find easy access to the airport, Mt. Hood and the Gorge. Yacht Harbor Club offers 174 units in one and two bedroom floor plans ranging from 644 to 1811 square feet. The project provides high-efficiency sound construction, penthouse style living with unparalleled views of the

Salpare Bay Marina, Columbia River and Mt. Hood. Each apartment home features gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, washer and dryers. Yacht Harbor Club’s interior finishes and common area amenities are timeless in both their beauty and function. The community center offers an onsite café, wine storage, pool and spa, sun deck, concierge services, boat dock slip rentals, even a dog washing station,This location, combined with a first class team of design and construction professionals, and a passion for doing things right equals a residential community of the highest caliber and one that may never be matched in Portland. Yacht Harbor Club owners

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The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is installing new signage along the Lower Columbia River Water Trail to help paddlers identify key locations like launch and landing sites, camping sites, and on-water food options. The Water Trail stretches 146 river miles from Bonneville Dam to the mouth of the Columbia River at the Pacific Ocean. Over 50 signs have been or will be installed at sites in Washington and Oregon from Beacon Rock to Netul Land-

I originally came to Warrenton Boat Yard on the recommendation of a trusted friend. I have returned as a customer because I trust they'll do what’s necessary to keep our boat in good condition. Charles, Stephen and David are pleasant to work with and have always taken the time to answer questions. I’m most impressed with their work quality and reasonable pricing. I’ll continue to recommend them to our friends and of course we’ll be back when the need arises. John and Sherry Hinshaw M/V Seahawk III Professional boat maintenance and repair. Two marine railways for powerboats, sailboats and yachts up to 23' x 90'.

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ing in Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Each Water Trail sign is site specific and includes the site name, river mile, and amenity icons, as well as logos from the Estuary Partnership, the site owner, and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. New and experienced paddlers interested in traversing the Lower Columbia River Water Trail are encouraged to attend an upcoming Water Trail presentation: • May 21, 7 p.m. – Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria • June 11, 6:30 p.m. – REI in Clackamas • June 15, 6:30 p.m. – REI in Portland Funding for the signs was secured from the National Parks Service by the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the Lewis and Clark National Park Association. To learn more about the Water Trail, visit the website, which provides non-motorized boaters tips on navigating the Water Trail, an interactive map, trip recommendations, safety information, and other resources for paddlers. www.estuarypartnership.org/explore.

Mike and Cristi DeFrees express their passion for this project, “This rare, riverfront property demanded more than just a building. It demanded a legacy. That’s why we put so much care into the design and so much craftsmanship and attention to detail in the construction. We’re so proud of this community and we want to put our name on it”. This development is now preleasing and expected to officially open its doors for occupancy in June 2015. For more information about leasing an apartment home at Yacht Harbor Club or to arrange a Hard Hat tour, contact us at 503-206-5205 or YachtHarborClub@pinnacleliving.com. To view floorplans, photos, amenities etc, visit www.YachtHarborClub.com


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Tacoma Waterfront Association Hosts First Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser in June There is a lot to love about Tacoma’s waterfront, and TWA works to promote it, and the community and businesses within it, as well as providing leadership on the issues that affect it. On June 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Foss Waterway Seaport will open its doors for the guests of the very first Crab Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Tacoma Waterfront Association. Crab feeds are some of the most popular events in the Pacific Northwest, and TWA’s will be the only one in Tacoma to have such a gorgeous waterfront venue. The event is all-you-can-eat and open to all crab lovers and supporters of the Tacoma Waterfront Association. Along with the feast, guests are encouraged to participate in the silent auction, raffles and ring toss, and will hear from prominent figures in the waterfront community to learn about the latest happen-

ings and plans for the future. Wine and beer will also be sold at the event. Purchase your tickets early to receive the early bird discount through June 1! Tickets are available online through this link: www.twa-crabfeed.brownpapertickets.com. Please like our Facebook page and join our event to stay up-to-date on news about the Crab Feed: www.facebook.com/TacomaWaterfront. Contact: Luisa Lam, TWA Coordinator, luisa.a.lam@gmail.com, 863.231.4616

Tacoma Maritime Fest Calls for Volunteers and Quick & Dirty Boatbuilders Tacoma Maritime Fest is coming up fast! On July 18 and 19 this year, Tacoma’s only free celebration of our city’s waterfront and maritime heritage is coming back to Dock Street. We are working hard to make it the best festival ever, and we could use your help! There are a couple of ways you can get involved: • Event Volunteers: Maritime Fest always needs volunteers to help out at the festival, so if that’s something that interests you, please contact us at http://maritimefest.org/volunteers. • Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition: Think you can build an effective boat? Think you can do it in six hours? Think you can win a race in your boat? You and two friends can form a team and

join the QDBB contest, which has always been a guest-favorite during Maritime Fest. For more information or to sign up visit: http://maritimefest.org/quickanddirty/. We thank Belina Interiors for their generous support of Quick and Dirty and Maritime Fest! If you’d rather sit back and watch the action unfold, participate in the free activities, watch the live music and entertainment, visit the museum (also free!), eat the food and shop the goods, you are more than welcome to do just that. Maritime Fest is FREE to enter, family-friendly, and more than anything, it’s about getting people from all walks of life out to the waterfront. We hope to see you in July!

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Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation May 6th marks the 100th anniversary of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ purchase of Willamette Falls Locks and Canal. The importance of that day to Oregon and to the Pacific Northwest translated into thousands of visitors to Oregon City for the ceremonies, and many distinguished political guests. Let’s celebrate their century of stewardship. In the same spirit, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, former Congresswoman

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Darlene Hooley and several other invited guests and staff got a pretour orientation at Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks from the US Army Corps of Engineers, back in January. Congressman DeFazio and Senator Wyden are also scheduled for site visits this spring as public pressure on the Corps mounts in 2015. A growing number of local and regional governments, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, have passed formal resolutions in support of the repair and reopening of the Willamette Falls Locks. The Resolutions, from Metro, Clackamas County, the Association of Oregon Counties, and the cities of Wilsonville, Oregon City, West Linn and Milwaukie, also support the creation of a State Task Force. All resolutions are being forwarded to the Portland District Corps of Engineers. SB 131 would create a State Task Force to bring together government agencies and advocates to find solutions for the repair and reopening of the Locks. SB 131 passed unanimously from the Senate Business and Transportation Committee to Ways and Means

with a “do pass” recommendation. In addition to the support from the governments listed above, Portland General Electric, the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation supported the bill with live testimony before the Committee.

Clackamas County Joins Effort Clackamas County has convened a Willamette Falls Locks Working Group to bring together local and regional leaders to advocate for the Locks. The Working Group has developed a special appropriations request to Congress, and has directed a letter to the Corps from the County indicating its desire to start conversations with the Corps about the steps needed to repair and reopen the Locks. The Foundation now has hopes of collaborating with other local history groups in order to locate and share future office space, creating a new heritage synergy in West Linn and around the falls. To that end, a joint request to the City of West Linn suggests the historic Police Station building, at the end of the Arch Bridge, as a perfect location for a ‘heritage incubator.”

No Lock Fest this year The Foundation has decided to focus on partner advocacy for the Locks in 2015, rather than a Lock Fest. Our Board energies will also be focused on a fundraising event, for operations and rent and funding for the completion of the Grindstones Project. A recent small grant from the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition is a wonderful start on that effort. to help, contact us at 503-650-9570.

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NSIA Raises Funds for Northwest Sportfishing at Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor 23rd Annual Spring Fishing Classic The 23rd Annual Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoor Spring Fishing Classic was held April 4th in Portland, drawing nearly 250 participants to the Columbia River and its tributaries to celebrate the return of the spring Chinook salmon. The event was a record success, raising a significant amount to protect sportfishing opportunity and fish conservation. It began on the evening of April 3rd, when over 80 enthusiastic team captains checked in at Delta Park Fisherman’s, receiving their tshirts and team bags. Weigh master Don Swartz was on hand to discuss the rules of the derby, while captains compared notes on where to fish. The next day, nearly 250 anglers turned in 56 beautiful springers which is a much higher catch rate than previous years. Following weigh-in, hundreds of fishermen piled into the Kliever Memorial Armory for the award dinner,and raffle prizes. Event m.c, Carmen MacDonald proudly thanked this year’s title sponsors,

Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoors and Willie Boats. Other sponsors were D&G Bait, Doherty Ford, TICA, Fred Meyer, Berkley, Onyx, Abu Garcia, Masterbuilt, Freshwater News, Lamiglas, Lowrance, Northwest Sportsman Magazine, Haxton’s Upholstery, Gibbs Delta, Daiwa, Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine, Stevens Marine, and the Reel News. The big fish winner of the $500 check sponsored by D&G Bait was Toby Mix, with a whopping 22.65 pounder Spring Chinook! The first place team was Captian Alex Brauer with crew members Dave Haukeli and Sky Masters, turned in four springers totaling 48.65 pounds. Their winnings included Lamiglas XCC 934 GH rods, with Daiwa Line counter reels and Plano Guide Series Tackle boxes. The second place team brought in 42.05 pounds of fish and was captained by Cameron Black. The crew included Tom Posey and Josh Cooper. They were winners of Lamiglas HS 106 HC Rods and

Daiwa Reels. Bill Monroe, Jr. captained the third place team, and brought in 35.5 pounds of fish. The crew included Darrell Ehl and Marshall Strutz. They also won Lamiglas rods, and Daiwa Reels. Lots of door prizes were given away including everything from Frabill Steelhead nets, Stansport folding tables, to crab traps. At the conclusion of the celebration, the Willie Boat raffle ticket was drawn. The winning ticket number is 2671, sold at the Oregon City Fisherman’s store. Congratulations to the big winner on their brand new Willie Boat! The 23rd Annual Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoor Spring Fishing Classic was a great success, and there was a lot of fun to be had by all. Thank you to all our sponsors, donators, teams and volunteers who participate in order to be a part of the solution, recognizing the need to protect our sportfishing culture and economy. See you next year! First Place Team

It’s Official: Fall Salmon Season on Columbia Will be Great! Anticipating another strong return of spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set the initial 2015 fishing season to run through April 10 on the lower Columbia River. Under guidelines approved for this year's season, anglers fishing below Bonneville Dam will be allowed to catch an estimated 11,500 spring chinook before an updated run forecast is available in early May. Another 1,200 adult upriver chinook are reserved for anglers fishing upriver from Bonneville Dam to the Washington/Oregon state line, 17 miles above McNary Dam. Additional fish have also been reserved for the Snake River sport fishery. Those catch guidelines are based on a projected run of 312,600 adult spring chinook to the Columbia River, just shy of last year’s banner return, said Ron Roler, Columbia River policy manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “The stage is set for another great fishery this year,” Roler said. “Not only is the run forecast well above average, but water conditions also appear to be favorable for the upcoming season.” From March 1 through April 10, anglers fishing downriver from Bonneville Dam may retain one marked, hatchery-reared adult spring chinook as part of their daily catch limit. The sport fishery will close in that area on three Tuesdays March 24, March 31, and April 7 - to accommodate potential commercial fisheries. Spring chinook fishing is currently open on a daily basis from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Interstate 5 Bridge. Under the new rules, the fishery for boat and bank anglers will expand upriver to Beacon Rock on March 1, with bank fishing also allowed from Beacon Rock upriver to the fishing

We are a Chaparral, Godfrey and Lund Boat Dealership, providing a knowledgeable and personable staff... boundary just below Bonneville Dam. Upstream of Bonneville Dam, the fishery will be open to boat and bank anglers on a daily basis from March 16 through May 6 between the Tower Island powerlines (six miles below The Dalles Dam) and the Washington/Oregon state line. Bank anglers can also fish from Bonneville Dam upriver to the Tower Island powerlines during that time. Anglers fishing upstream of Bonneville Dam will also be limited to one marked, hatchery-reared adult spring chinook per day from March 16 through May 6. The fishing area above Bonneville Dam extends upriver to the Washington/Oregon state line. Barbless hooks are required in both areas, and anglers must release any salmon or steelhead not visibly marked as a hatchery fish by a clipped adipose fin. Roler noted that this year's projected run includes 232,500 upriver spring chinook salmon bound for rivers and streams above Bonneville Dam - well above the 10year average of 178,000 upriver fish. Similar to past years, Washington and Oregon will manage the fishery with a 30 percent buffer on the upriver chinook forecast until more is known about the actual magnitude of the return and an in-season run update is available, he said. “We’ll continue to take a conservative approach in managing the fishery,” Roler said. "If the fish return at or above expectations, we will look toward providing additional days of fishing on the river later in the spring.”

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Destination Ilwaco... New Halibut Seasons Provide More Fishing in the Columbia River Anglers can expect halibut fishing seasons this year to be similar to 2014 for the Puget Sound and coastal waters, with some additional fishing opportunities in the Columbia River area. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sets halibut seasons using catch quotas adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The recreational catch quota for all of Washington’s areas is 214,110 pounds, the same as last year. WDFW has revised the season structure for the Columbia River fishery to encourage anglers to fish for halibut there, said

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in addition to sablefish and Pacific cod – with halibut on board during the all-depth fishery that opens May 1 on a Thursday through-Sunday schedule. “In addition to some great halibut fishing, anglers can look forward to more opportunities to target bottomfish in Westport, N e a h B a y a n d L a P u s h ,” Reed said. For the first time since 2008, anglers will be allowed to fish for lingcod in the Westport area (south of 46.58 N. Lat. and seaward of 30 fathoms) on Fridays and Saturdays, from July 1 through Aug. 31. In addition, anglers fishing in the deep waters off the north coast in Marine areas 3 and 4, west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, will have more days to retain bottomfish, including lingcod. Starting this year, the 20 fathom (120 ft.) depth restriction will be in place May 9 through Labor Day, rather than May 1 through Sept. 30. WDFW considers management measures for coastal sport bottomfish fisheries every two years through the Pacific Fishery Management Council process. Regulations approved by the council include depth restrictions and area closures designed to reduce encounters with yelloweye and canary rockfish in coastal waters. Anglers are also prohibited from retaining those species – and bocaccio rockfish – in parts of Puget Sound. Anglers are strongly encouraged to use a descending device to release these rockfish species, as well as other rockfish that anglers don’t intend to retain. Information about descending devices can be found on WDFW’s webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/bottomfish/rockfish/mortality.html .

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers may possess a maximum of two fish in any form and must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card. Changes to the effective date of the WDFW Sport Fishing Pamphlet will mean that the most up-to-date information on recreational halibut and bottomfish seasons and regulations will be found on the WDFW website http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/ halibut/.

2015 Puget Sound halibut seasons Marine Area 5: The fishery will be open May 15 and 16; Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 21-24; and May 29 and 30. Marine Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10: The fishery will be open May 8 and 9; May 15 and 16; Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 21-24; and May 28-30. Marine Areas 11, 12, 13: These areas will remain closed to halibut fishing to protect threatened and endangered rockfish species.

2015 Pacific Coast halibut seasons Marine Area 1 (Columbia River): Marine Area 1 opens May 1, four days per week (Thursday-Sunday) until the subarea quota is taken, or Sept. 30, whichever occurs first. Five hundred pounds of the subarea quota is reserved for an incidental fishery in the nearshore area, which will be open May 4 on a MondayWednesday schedule, which are the days the all depth halibut fishery is closed. Coordinates for the nearshore fishery are available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish-

ing/creel/halibut/ . The all depth quota is 9,754 pounds; the nearshore quota is 500 pounds. Marine Area 2 (Westport): Marine Area 2 opens May 3, two days per week (Sundays and Tuesdays) for three consecutive weeks (the season could close sooner if the quota is reached). The primary fishery is closed May 24 and 26 but will reopen May 31 or June 2 if sufficient quota remains and continue until the quota is achieved, or Sept. 30, whichever occurs first. The northern nearshore area will be open on May 3, and continue seven days per week until the nearshore quota is reached or Sept. 30, whichever occurs first. The quota for the primary fishery is 40,739 pounds; the quota for the northern nearshore fishery is 2,000 pounds. Marine Areas 3 and 4 (La Push and Neah Bay): Marine areas 3 and 4 open May 14, two days per week, Thursdays and Saturdays, through May 23 (as long as there is sufficient quota). This area will be closed May 28 and 30. If there is available quota, the fishery will re-open June 4 and/or 6. Additional days could be added (Thursdays and Saturdays), depending on the amount of quota available. The areas would remain open until the quota is reached or Sept. 30, whichever occurs first. The combined quota for both areas is 108,030 pounds.

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Madmen Across The Water An important sailing anniversary is upon us, although many might not be aware of it. If you’re a regular reader of this column, you know that one of my favorite sailing epics is the 1968-69 Golden Globe Race, the first time a sailor had officially sailed non-stop alone around the world. The winner, and only competitor to actually finish the race (out of eight entries) was of course Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, completing the voyage in 313 days aboard a 32-foot wooden ketch named Suhaili. Johnston sailed across the finish line in Falmouth, England on April 22, 1969 (exactly 46 years ago, so there’s your anniversary), becoming that first non-stop solo circumnavigator. I’ll give a respectful nod to my French friends who still think Bernard Moitessier should have received the honor, since he decided to abandon the race in the southern Atlantic and more or less sail a second time around the globe. Impressive, but sorry monsieur, simply being a bubble off plumb doesn’t automatically get you the title. Johnston was described by one psychologist as “frighteningly normal” (or something along those lines), although I’m not totally sure what that same psychologist would have said had he known Johnston’s method for keeping his hull and bottom clean during the race. Reportedly, he would trail a line off the stern of Suhaili, jump off the bow, scrub the topsides and waterline as the boat sailed past, and then grab the line and haul himself back aboard. Whether or not this story is actually true doesn’t matter to me one bit, for as political satirist P.J. O’Rourke is fond of saying, “It’s a story too good to fact check.” Good enough for me. Now, the next time you’re online, open Google Maps and punch in the coordinates 19°41'10.40"N / 79°52'37.83"W. You’ll see a beach location, next to a small airstrip, and at those coordinates, what appears from the aerial view to be a rundown building of some sort. In actuality, it is what remains of the boat sailed by the other compelling figure in this

Teignmouth Electron, slowly rotting away in her final resting place on Cayman Brac. Photo Credit: Gityerkneedahn Photography

saga, Donald Crowhurst. whose story is well known to many sailors. He left England on October 31st, 1968, sailed south in the Atlantic, and then proceeded to run in circles off the coast of Brazil, radioing in false positions in an attempt to appear to be completing a circumnavigation. Crowhurst ended up committing suicide somewhere in the Sargasso Sea region of the Atlantic, leaving behind a wife and young family. Your initial reaction to this story might be that Crowhurst was simply a cheat trying to cash in on the glory and prize money that would go to the winner, but delve more into the case, and you’ll find that it wasn’t that simple. An intelligent and honorable man, Crowhurst had bought a 41-foot Arthur Piver-designed trimaran--a bit eerie for me personally to think about, since that’s a similar Piver model to the one my father built and I learned to sail on back in 1972. Borrowing to the hilt and having signed a contract with his business partner that his yacht, Teignmouth Electron, must complete all or most of the course or essentially lose all of his worldly assets, Crowhurst headed south to the Southern Ocean. The problem was, Teignmouth Electron was slowly breaking apart, and most certainly would have never survived the trip had Crowhurst continued, which left him with few options—he chose to attempt his deception, let other boats finish ahead of him, and quietly blend back into his rural life in Devon. It obviously didn’t work out that way, and Crowhurst’s friends and family were left to wonder what they could have done differently for the man. Anyway, if you want a much more in-depth telling of this story, check out a documentary film that came out a few years ago entitled “Deep Water” and learn more about Crowhurst and the race itself.Or Maybe You’d Like to Experience a Golden Globe Race Yourself. So, do you harbor dreams of racing alone around the world, but don’t have the bank account to support those dreams? Well, here’s your chance: to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Golden Globe Race, long-time Australian solo sailor Don McIntyre plans to recreate the legendary race, scheduled for a June 14, 2018 start in, where else, Falmouth. Oh, and when I say McIntyre plans to recreate the race, he’s serious: the boats must be 3236 feet in length, with full keels and skeg-hung rudders. And the little niceties that us 21st century sailors take for granted (GPS, AIS, satellite phones, etc., you get the idea) aren’t allowed during the race, except under highly monitored or safety-related situations. In other words, dust off your sextant and prepare to spend around 300 days at sea. Be the first continued on page 13

Who needs a mega-yacht?! Knox-Johnston in the palatial main saloon of Suhaili. Photo Credit: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race / Sir Robin Knox-Johnston


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The Development of Membrane Fiber Layouts In the past 20 years or so, we have seen membrane sails with fancy fiber layouts go from oddity to status quo. Over the years the layouts Dale of the tapes/fibers Waagmeester have gone from simple to extremely complex. The purpose of this article is to try to clarify the reasons for these different layouts and to explain why they have evolved in such different ways over the years. The main loads that we have to contend with in a sail are primarily around the edges: the clew to head load, the tack to head load and the tack to clew load. The clew to head load is our primary concern, as the clew is typically the corner with the highest loading, followed by the head, and then the tack. Following this logic, early string/tape sails only addressed these loads, looking much like Figure 1. Similar to what sail-

makers found out when we started making sails with tri-radial panels, putting threads/tapes on these simple load paths did not cover all of the loads seen in the sails, causing bumps, wrinkles, delamination, and loss of sail shape as the sail was used. Looking back it seems silly that we had to learn this lesson twice, but perhaps we sailmakers are slow learners. The fiber layout in Figure 1 does not even begin to cover secondary loading, and you can see a large “window” in the middle where there is no fiber at all. This causes a differentiation of Mylar shrinkage throughout the sail, which affects sail shape, and the lack of fiber in the window area causes shape holding and structural problems. Sailmakers continued to improve the fiber layouts by adding more fiber paths in more directions, which overlapped in many areas. This created more of a fiber “grid” that added strength to the sails. Let’s take a look at these path-

ways and what they do for the integrity of the sail structure. Please note that every line in these fiber layouts is a single path or “pass” of the machine head that lays the fiber on the membrane. Each line represents a thread bundle that has multiple fibers in it. The number of fibers laid down in one pass varies with the equipment being used, but our laminator uses heads that lay 10 to 12 yarns down with each pass. So in all of the pictures of this article, you will have 10 to 12 more times the fiber than you see in the examples. Also, there are typically many more passes on a sail than is shown in these pictures. I have greatly reduced the number of fiber paths in these examples so that they are easier to see on the printed page. So, where do we start when we do a fiber layout on a sail? Let’s start with the DPI needed to do the job. DPI stands for deniers per inch, which is a measure of the density of the yarns used in any fabric. As you can see in Figure 1,

Fig. 1 - Old layout

Fig. 2 - DPI bars

Fig. 3 - Clew luff upper

the fiber density in a sail varies from one section of the sail to the other. A “standard” was needed to figure out the DPI in a sail. Take a look at Figure 2. This picture shows a series of “bars” or “bands” across the sail that are used as measurement points for DPI. Different sailmakers use different positions and lengths of these “bars” but generally the concept is the same. Figure 3 shows the thread path layout from the clew to the upper luff, and how the paths go across the DPI measurement bars. Knowing the size of thread being used in the layout (most fibers come in different yarn sizes or

“deniers”) and how many fibers there are in each pass of the fiber head, the fiber path program figures out the yarn density over each of the measurement bars. Add up the DPI covering each of these bars and divide by 3 (there are three bars used in the process) and you have the average DPI in the clew to upper luff group. In an effort to make things easier, some sailmakers just use the DPI at the middle leech bar only. While easier, this can make sails with the same thread layout measure out to different fiber densities. While some think that this is done continued on page 14

Broad Reachings...continued from page 12 to finish on or before April 22nd, 2019 however, and you get to take home 75,000 British pounds. Personally, if I’d just sailed for that many days aboard a boat that averages 5 knots, I’m not sure I’d bother with taking the cash prize home. I’d find the best pub in Britain and see if I could spend the whole winner’s check right there. With a little help from my friends, of course. Anyway, I floated the idea past my wife, with predictable results. However, if you’re interested and you’re either not married (or don’t want to be) head over to www.mcintyreadventure.com/gol dengloberace/ and see if you’ve got what it takes!

Or Maybe You’re Just a Little Crazy As I write this, the rain is pelting my windows, the wind is picking up, and a nice little cold front is making its way through the Pacific Northwest. In other words, it’s almost time for the 2015 Oregon Offshore race. Fifteen boats, ranging in size from 24 to 70 feet, are signed up and making final preparations for this year’s run up

the Washington coast and into Victoria, B.C. By the time you read this, chances are the race will either be on or just completed. The start is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, and while the fleet is smaller this year than last year’s 30 yachts, there are still several new competitors, as well as many familiar faces. This year’s Oregon Offshore Kickoff Party was held again at Kells in downtown Portland. This is always a good, if somewhat dangerous idea, of putting a bunch of sailors in a room full of Irish beer... I’m not willing to make any weather predictions as yet, but I can tell you that I’ve been holding out hope for another nice southerly. Whatever comes the way of the fleet however, my hat’s off to everyone taking part. I’m fortunate enough this year to be onboard Steve and Nancy Rander’s Wylie 70 Rage, so presumably I’ll have a few space-consuming photos to share in next month’s column. For more information, and to track your favorite boats and friends if you’re shore side, go to www.oregonoffshore.org.

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503-285-3838 • Fax: 503-285-5414 Located inside the Portland Yacht Club 1111 N.E. Marine Dr. • Portland, OR 97211 Paul Wilson, Owner • sells@spiritone.com

Taking Reservations

June • July August • September

Fig. 4 - Clew luff all

Fig. 5 - Tack head

to further confuse our customers when they try to compare one sailmaker’s product against another, it is actually more about the fact that you can never get a bunch of sailmakers to agree about anything! I remember years ago when Howe & Bainbridge sailcloth first started making tanbark fabric. They sent samples of 3 different tanbark shades to 30 different sailmakers to see which shade was more appealing. Ten picked the darker shade, ten picked the medium shade, and ten picked the lighter shade. So it goes with sailmakers… . While we will see many more threads run across these bars in the finished fiber layout, it is this group of yarns only that we use to determine the DPI of the sail. Over the years sailmakers have established fairly standard DPI densities for different types of sails for different types and sizes of boats. These numbers vary whether you are using Polyester threads, carbon, Technora, etc. When we have determined a target DPI for our sail (let’s say 12,000 DPI for a Technora Light/Medium 155 percent genoa for a 36 footer), we just keep adding paths to lay out fiber until we reach our target DPI. Now we can add in more fibers in other directions to strengthen the sail. Figure 4 shows the addition of clew to lower luff fibers to Figure 3 (the DPI bars have been removed). This is the primary fiber

group, having lots of concentrated fibers at the heavily loaded clew area and addressing the sheet loading throughout the entire sail. Whereas the layout in Figure 1 can be adequate in smooth water and steady winds, the addition of lumpy seas and the changing of sheet leads can wreak structural havoc on that layout. The fiber paths in Figure 4 address the changing loads that a sail will see in actual use by adding directional fibers radiating out of the clew. It is evident, however that this layout does not address the loads at the head. Figure 5 addresses the head loads, as well as the loads coming out of the tack. Note that the thread layout curves deep into the leech of the sail, keeping the threads in the head radiating out evenly to perfectly to address the loads there, and it also runs the tack loads deep into the body of the sail. Figure 6 shows the tack to clew group. The fibers are laid out more heavily at the foot in order to prevent the sail from stretching there as the foot is sheeted tightly across the shrouds, and the fibers run high into the body of the sail to disperse the loading. Figure 7 shows all of these fiber groups when they are laid out together. Note the multiple crossing paths in all areas of the sail. The head and body of the sail have eliminated sheering stresses in the off-axis by adding an X-Ply

Fig.6 - Clew tack

Fig.7 - All std effect throughout the membrane. When you consider that in reality there will be many more paths per thread group and each path contains 10 to 12 fibers each, you can see that this is a very densely laid out membrane, with many overlapping fibers in many different directions. Quite a difference from the early days when sail membranes had a minimal amount of fiber running from corner to corner of the sail. The thread paths in Figure 7 are a very common fiber layout that many sailmakers (including us) use on mains, jibs, and genoas. Still, there are some common variations. More fiber layouts in the next issue!

Ericson Rendezvous at Poulsbo Marina JUNE 27-28 Celebrating the luxuries of life on the water! Community News • Events Real Estate • Dining and much more! Call today to reserve your spot.

503-283-2733 Send your stories and photos to fwn@freshwaternews.com

Ericson Yachts, come one, come all; to the 2015 Ericson Yachts Rendezvous. The event will take place June 27th and 28th at Poulsbo Marina in Poulsbo, Wash. Details of the rendezvous can be obtained by emailing sailingericson@gmail.com. Information is also available through www.ericsonyachts.org


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70th Anniversary of the USCGC Bluebell

Blue Gavel Supports “Life Jackets for Children” Programs

Photo by Peter Marsh

The Blue Gavel is a proud supporter of the Safe Kids program.

District 5 of the International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG) is an organization composed of past commodores of Columbia River yacht clubs who support social, educational and humanitarian causes, many of which have a nautical connection. District 5 has supported “Life Jackets for Children” programs for two years and has donated over 500 life jackets at a cost of over $6500. Charities like Safe Kids (Next Door Inc.) have received donations of life jackets for

their boating classes, plus the Daughters of Neptune for their safe boating instruction, the kiosk at the 42nd St. ramp in Portland, and the Boy Scouts to replace life jackets at the kiosk in St. Helens. The life jacket donation program is open to all organizations supporting safe boating and safe water recreation in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Contact IOB Humanitarian Fund via Mike Kondrat, — District 5 President, mike@ kondrats.com. Phone: 503819-2775.

The US Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell was built in 1944 by the Birchfield Boiler Co. Shipyards in Tacoma, commissioned on April 4th, 1945, and celebrated its 70th anniversary at its homeport on Swan Island. Members of the crew past and present and guests attended, the colors were presented, short speeches made, and all the visitors were encouraged to wander onto the vessel and look around. The Bluebell is a 100-foot inland buoy tender, one of only two still in service in the Coast Guard. “Rising to the challenge since 1945,” is the Bluebell’s motto as its 15-member crew continues to maintain more than 420 aids to navigation covering 500 miles on three major rivers—the Columbia River, the Snake River, and the Willamette River.

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BOAT SERVICES

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CONSTRUCTION

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BOAT REPAIR

(503) 283-5200

DIVERS

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IMPACT MARINE SERVICES Contact us for Design, Sales, Installation, and Service of all your marine systems. All the comforts that make the family boating experience enjoyable.

Floatation - Boat Salvage

(503) 366-0468

Featuring Hurricane® Hydronic (hot water) Furnaces for any size pleasure craft and VacuFlush® systems for efficient, clean, low maintenance sanitation disposal.

Peter J. Reece, NZL Apprenticeship (503) 894-0903 kzboats@aol.com

2-DEEP DIVING, LLC

We are ABCY Certified Marine Electricians. We can help with new systems and offer repair services at your home port or bring your boat to us.

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CCB# 178668

P.O. Box 174 • St. Helens, OR 97051

INSTALLATION ENGINES LIGHT PLANTS

YACHT REPAIRING REFINISHING INTERIOR DESIGN

SELLS MARINE SERVICE Located at Portland Yacht Club 1111 N.E. Marine Drive PORTLAND, OREGON 97211 PAUL WILSON President Phone 503 / 285-3838

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SELLS MARINE SERVICE Do-IT-YOURSELF BOAT REPAIR Located at Portland YachtYARD Club 1111 N.E. Marine Drive BOAT HAULOUTS • BOAT STORAGE Sail or Power - Large or Small 3255 N. Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR 97217 Email: nancyr@schoonercreek.com

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PAUL WILSON President Phone 503 / 285-3838

(503) 283-5200

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HOSE FITTINGS HOSE & SUPPLY HYDRAULIC INDUSTRIAL MARINE RUBBER MATTING SOUND CONTROL

REALTORS - WATERFRONT PROPERTY

ACCREDITED MARINE SURVEYOR Email: surveyor@offshoreyacht.us Phone: (360) 903-3524 Fax: (503) 296-5621

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INFLATABLE BOATS

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New and Used • Sales • Service • Repairs

Achilles • Apex • Novurania Walker Bay and Nissan Outboards TRADES‑INS WANTED call or email for quote

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PROPELLER SERVICE Sue Richard

Real Estate Broker

sue@oregonrealty.com Direct: 503-833-2720 Office: 503-254-0100 Fax: 503-252-6366 215 SE 102nd Ave., Suite 300 • Portland, OR 97216

INSURANCE

SAILS Since 1956 1222 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211 www.waagmeester.com Sales • Repair • Service • All Sizes ✔ Computerized Sizing ✔ Dynamic Balancing ✔ Propeller MRI Scan

✔ Shafts & hardware ✔ A.B.S. Certified

(503) 287-4845

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10002 N. Vancouver Way • Portland, OR 97217

MARINE DOORS/WINDOWS

PUMPOUT SERVICES

Bounty Marine, Inc.

Royal Flush

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MARINE ELECTRONICS

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Holding Tank Pumpout Service “we come to your boat”

Prompt & Dependable Serving N. Portland Harbor, Hayden Island & Marine Drive area. Ed Brooks, Owner/Operator

503-335-9930

REALTORS - WATERFRONT PROPERTY

Specialist in Quality Marine Electronics

STORAGE

Sail or Power - Large or Small 3255 N. Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR 97217 Email: nancyr@schoonercreek.com

Sales/Service/Installations www.rodgersmarine.com

MARINE SURVEYING

503-735-0569 Fax: 503-289-7444

UPHOLSTERY/CANVAS

Quality Marine Products since 1967

Full line marine seating • Complete interiors Boat Tops • Covers Bentley’s Manufacturing, Inc.

Divine NW Realty

Richard Murray AMS 503-490-0591

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BAYLINER EXPLORER 2670 (1980) - VOLVO AQ125 & 270 OUTDRIVE. FUEL EFFICIENT HULL. NICE ECONOMICAL CRUISER. $8500 OBO. (MORE PICTURES ON CRAIGSLIST. DELIVERY AVAILABLE, OR TRAILER FOR SALE SEPARATELY). TERRY: 971409-3072

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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 sq. ft.) and Membership Application is required.. Reduced to $75,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467.

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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 and new door 2011. Electrical inspection and heat-smoke-fire alarm system 2012. 2108' sq. ft. of Water Rights in local yacht Club. $55,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

WATERFRONT LIVING/ SPACE 150-199 BOATHOUSES

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53’ Custom remodeled boathouse with complete living area including a kitchen-living roombathroom w/tub & shower and a sleeping loft above the main floor. Completely furnished and ready to move into as a weekender or vacation spot while not out enjoying your boat. . 28' wide X 53' long and the boat well is 35' X 15' X 12' high. 1540 sq. ft. Water Rights in local Yacht Club. $50,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

MOORAGE FOR SALE 37' TOLLYCRAFT SPORTS FISHER CONVERTIBLE TWIN 454 CHEV. REBUILT/11' APEX RIB/25' SHORT SHAFT YAMAHA/7.5K GENSET/ WITH 50' COVERED SLIP. ALL FOR $44,500. DOUG 360-261-4870, DOANEDE@YAHOO.COM

63' Steelhead-Christensen 2012--- O/A 63' X 28' w/52' X 16' X 20' well, STEEL STRINGERS, remotely monitored heat-smoke-fire alarm system, includes Water Rights in local Yacht Club, $120,000. IRWIN YACHT SALES-503-381-5467 52' Boathouse Hargraves remodel "Interior-exterior upgrades, newer stringers, new electric door, overhead electric winch & track. Includeds 1274 sq. ft. of water rights at Columbia River Yacht Club. Membership application required. Overall 52' 6" X 26' 4" Well size 38' X 15" x 16' Was $50,000. NOW $39,995. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

BOATHOUSES

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Studio Boathouse/22’ Mirage with trailer Package. Bathroom / with sleeping loft / cedar siding /steel roof, sun deck/patio deck, 10x25’ boat-well. Moorage $405.00 a month. $60,000. Owner will carry contract. Dan 503-256-1037

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. 503-2502237

26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina 503-2871101

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50’ Hargraves Boathouse 1980 Well size: 43'3'' L x 13'10'' Wide x 14'3'' Tall. This is perfect for large expres or classic wooden boat, $45,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

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: moorage@myharbor.com 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

DOCKS & FLOATS

Year Round Boater Member Joining Fee

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 sq. ft.) @ Columbia River Yacht Club. Application required. Well size 60' X 18' X 20' Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

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Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge.

STARTING AT $152 PER MONTH DREDGED IN 2002

64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $75,000. 64' X 31' X 19'6" high electric door. Interior 55' X 16' X 19'6" high electric doorThe electrical system is 120v X 240v with a 100 amp electrical panel. Both 30 amp and 50 amp cord plugs are available..Water Space Rights are included in the price ( 2262 sq. ft.), and Membership Application to Columbia River Yacht Club is required for a non-member purchase. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

MOORAGE

Willow Grove Marina - Covered and Open Moorage starting at $125.00 per month, Floating Home spaces also available. Located on the Columbia River west of Longview. Live a boards Welcome. Gated and secure 360-5782584. 360-430-2415

Annual Dues = $110

1978 ISLAND GYPSY TRAWLER 36, QUAD CABIN WITH 2 HEADS. GALLEY UP. FULL ELECTRONICS WITH AUTO-HELM. FLY BRIDGE WITH BIMINI. TWIN 120HP FORD/LEHMAN ENGINES. DOWN RIGGERS. FIBERGLASS HULL. TENDER WITH 9HP MERCURY. $35,999. DEVIN OLTMANNS 503-724-2756

WATERFRONT LIVING/ SPACE 150-199

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WATERFRONT LIVING/ SPACE 150-199

COVERED 35’ slips $120 per mo. BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL 503-805-4660 or 503446-8692

P.Y.C has one section of dock with slips we would like to get rid of to make room for our new concrect floats. Slip sizes are 8x20 approximately, there are 9 slips. Call the PYC Dockmaster at 503806-2995 or Club Office at 503-285-1922.

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Waterfront Living • Floating Home & Waterfront Properties All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis- crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275.

Susan Colton, Broker Working and Living on the Island Visit my web site www.susancolton.com Direct: 503-270-4582 Mobile: 503-936-0161

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 - jen@rpmarina.com

Contemporary on the Columbia River! Impeccable Hayden Island Home is an architectural masterpiece. Gated & Private, this extraordinary property has floor to ceilings walls of glass offering breathtaking un-obstructed views of the Columbia River and beyond. About 4000 sf 3 bdrm, plus separate office RMLS #15486770 Offered at $995,000 Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161

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Columbia Ridge Marina- Custom Built home By Marc Even. Warm Contemporary with River &Mt Hood Views. Designed for the slip, this home offers about 2500 sf and outdoor entertaining to its fullest. High end finishes, Room for Boats and water toys.Please take the photo tour www.tourfactory.com/1146135. Offered at $699,900. RML# 15448923. Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161

THE RIVER REALTORS Specializing in Floating Homes Jane Betts-Stover GRI, Broker

Sue Richard Broker

For more photos & information visit my website:

503-422-3340 503-833-2720

Float home at McCuddy’s, fully furnished, 1 bed, plus loft, 800 SF approx. Knotty pine walls, hickory cabinets in kitchen. Room for jet skiis in boat well, tankless hotwater, washer/dryer hook-up. Nonsmoking/pet free. Sold As-is. $129,900. Call Carrie Desoto, Broker @ Summa Real Estate 503-3096290

1845 N Jantzen Ave

1849 N. Jantzen Ave.

1bd/1ba This well-maintained sunny cottage . Forced air heat and open floor plan. Good floatation. Slip ownership & low HOA. Can moor 25’ boat. $218,000. Buy Slip only: $95K. Gated Private moorage. Call Jane.

2BD/1BA + Office. Beautifully renovated. Hi ceilings & Brazilian Cherry flrs., gas firepl. Lg boat well! Slip ownership , low HOA. $288,000. Call Jane.

www.jbsfloatinghomes.com

531 N Bridgeton Rd #6

559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1

19609 NE Marine DR H-1

1BR/1BA Wonderful outside slip w/great views. Large swim float. Vaulted w/open flr plan. Immaculate w/brand new carpet. This home is a true gem. $198,000 Call Sue

2BD/1BA Light & bright cottage w/open ceilings, skylights; loft w/extra storage. Lrg swim float. In desirable Bridgeton area. Small/private moorage. $168,000. Call Jane.

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. $199,900. Call Sue.

PENDING 6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19

14591 NW Larson Rd #2

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

2BD/2.1BA 2450 sq ft. Custom built, spacious and beautiful, this home has too many features to list. Lrg windows optimize spectacular river views. Mstr Bdrm has balcony & sitting alcove. Concrete float w/space to moor a boat. Highly desirable, gated moorage. Slip ownership included. $699,000. Call Jane.

503-254-0100

PENDING 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.

173 NE Bridgeton #8

1837 N. Jantzen Ave.

Custom home built in 2000. 2 bd/ 2ba Soaring ceilings, huge windows—open and light! Slip included in Sale, low HOA. In desirable Bridgeton area, easy access in all directions. $329,000 Call Jane.

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 full-time living. Slip ownership & lrg swim float included. Low HOA. $235,000. Call Jane.

Float home at McCuddy’s with 14 ft long - 12ft beam boat well, possible room for larger boat . Sold As-Is, needs finishing touches, 1 bed, plus loft, 924 SF approx. Granite counters, custom lights, laundry area, some new stringers & plumbing. $65,000 Call Carrie Desoto, Broker @ Summa Real Estate 503-309-6290

1815 N. Jantzen Ave.

2915 NE Marine Dr. G-4

27448 NW St. Helens #400

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.

559 NE Bridgeton #A

2BR/1BA Special Boathouse combo w/hi ceilings; granite counters, bamboo flr. Great livability w/ open kit/din area. Oversized Travertine shower. Huge 40x16 boatwell w/18’ remote door. Fully furnished & move-in ready. $145,000. Call Sue.

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. $434,00. Call Jane.

3BD/3BA 1800sf Built in ’06. Wonderful flr pln w/all the conveniences. 2 Mstr Suites w/balconies. Private moorage on desirable Bridgeton. $290.000. Call Jane.

1661 N. Jantzen Ave. 2 bd/1 ba Classic river home- huge spacious rooms, open bright. Separate finished tender included for office/ guest room. Oversized slip included in sale. Outside ship! Low moorage fees. $289,000. Call Jane.

PENDING New float home at serene Scappoose Moorage. Large 65ft boat well attached. Two decks w/stainless steel cable railing. Master bath, heated floors, Quartz counters, 2 bdrm plus den, 2 baths, 1915 SF approx. Experience this unique lifestyle. $374,900 Call Carrie Desoto, Broker @ Summa Real Estate 503-309-6290

27448 NW St Helens Rd #424

34326 Johnsons Landing B-10

2BD/2BA w/office, shop/utility. Great flr plan! Views in all directions w/decks. Recent updates incl gourmet ktch, granite, hrdwds, gas frplc. Outside slip incl. Low HOA. $439,000. Call Jane.

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. $199,000. Call Sue.

2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6

2BR/3 full baths. Fabulous home in desirable moorage. Slip ownership/2 car garage. 30’ boat well. Heat pump w/AC. Sunny & bright with wonderful potential. Price reduced $375,000. Call Sue.

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Bright w/hickory flrs, granite, marble. Outside slip w/river views. Slip Ownership, low fee. 2 lrg swim floats. Can moor lrg boat. $415,000. Call Jane.

1bd/1ba End slip w/ big river views! Open w/bamboo flrs, slab granite counters, huge decks w/trex, steel stringers & more. Private moorage. $198,000. Call Jane.

PENDING 23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.

3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.

1BR/2BA Charming former firehouse. Rugged steel construction. Lrg kitchen w/island. Gas frpl and atrium windows in LR. Great views from outside slip. Room to moor your boat. $285,000. Call Sue.

4 Bdrm, 3 bath, 2182 SF float home with 44'x20' boat well located at Island's. Oak thru-out, hi-end electrical & heating system, mini-kitchen upstairs, large master suite, 12x14 covered patio, includes 40x60 slip ownership! $389,000 Call Carrie Desoto, Broker @ Summa Real Estate Execs 503309-6290

FLOATING HOME SLIPS

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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

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

1939 N. Jantzen

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.

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 $182,000. Call Sue.

PENDING 1893 N. Jantzen Ave.

23564 NW St Helens N-8

559 N.E. Bridgeton Rd. #4

2bd/2ba 1250 sq ft of charm w/lrg windows & great river view. Renovated w/Fir flrs, cedar sauna & lrg bath in master. Covered porches & cozy nooks. Slip ownership, Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane.

3BR/2BA Totally remodeled inside & out! New heat pump w/AC,new windows,appliances & washer/dryer. New kitchen/bath granite. Steel stringers. Video at happyrockmoorage.com. $245,000 call Sue.

2BR/1BA/2lev Charming round top w/contemporary remodel. Open LR/bamboo flrs, Frpl. Ktch w/basalt tile. 2nd flr w/space for office or BR. Swim float w/hot tub. Bridgeton area. $176,000 Call Jane.

11644 N. Island Cove Lane 2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $158,000. Call Jane.

PENDING 18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2

221 N. Bridgeton

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.

Studio/1bath Special studio home w/sleeping loft. Warm wood flooring, hrdwoods, lots of windows & skylights. Extra swim float. Located in popular Bridgeton community. $60,000. Call Sue.


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