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VOL. 33 • NO 10 • October 2015
The Northwest Experience:
Winterization for the Cruiser, Pacific Northwest Style by Jim Farrell
ur warmer and drierthan-average weather brought on by El Nino this past summer looks like it’ll continue through this fall and winter, according to those who say they know. That said, we do live in the Northwest and the old adage states “if you don’t like the weather now, wait a few minutes and it will change.” In other words, prepare for the worse and hope for a few more days on the water. How you prepare your boat for whatever is to come this winter is different for each boat and skipper so I won’t bore you with the details… that’s why they have manuals that explain how to winterize your boat for the winters in Maine. Some skippers just hookup their trailer and pull the boat out of the water and store it ‘on the hard’ while others, like this writer, leaves theirs in the water, so they will hopefully be able to enjoy a little winter sailing. Leaving your boat in the water for the winter does take a little planning as each area and each marina has their own idiosyncrasy on how your vessel is moored. Autumn Daze, my Beneteau 423, has spent almost every winter since 2004 at a different location, from Portland to Juneau with many stops in-be-
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tween. With no set rules of how to spend the winter, how to moor wherever you end the summer does require a bit of research. First and foremost, talk with those who have spent the winters there—local knowledge. Some of the most helpful questions to ask are these: 1. What is the prevailing wind during the winter months? Putting the pointy end of
the boat toward the wind saves wear and tear on canvas and sails. 2. Will the wind push you into the dock forcing you to put out more fenders on the lee side of the boat or will it blow the boat away from the dock, requiring extra mooring lines that need chafe protection? 3. Which way do the currents
run and how will they effect getting in and out of the moorage in weather and do they push your boat into the dock or away from it? 4. How much should I cover the boat to protect it from the weather? The difference between Juneau where it would be advisable to use PVC to make a framework for a plastic cover and Port-
land where usually just stretching a well tied-down tarp works well. 5. Is the boat going to be in fresh or salt water? Yep, it makes a big difference. Fresh water freezes before salt. If you’re in a salt water marina, is there fresh water flowing into it? Fresh water is lighter than salt and will stay on top and freeze. continued on page 4
Repairs to Columbia River North Jetty Near Completion Needed repairs to Cape Disappointment’s North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington are reported to wrap up by the end of October, a season ahead of the schedule initially set forth by the Army Corps of Engineers. “We’ve seen less impact to fishermen than previous projects where the entire jetty had been closed,” said Aaron Webster, interpretive specialist, Cape Disappointment State Park. “While the project’s scale has been fascinating to observe, we are happy to learn it will be completed early.” According to The Corps,
construction on the North Jetty is progressing. Crews have placed nearly 37,000 tons of stone; more than half of the total 50,000 tons of armor stone needed to repair the 100-yearold navigation structure. Construction related traffic is anticipated to continue through October. The Mouth of the Columbia River’s jetty system was originally constructed from 1885 to 1939. The MCR jetty system was designed to provide safe transit between the Pacific continued on page 3
Work on the North Jetty proceeds ahead of schedule with completion by late October. Photo by Mike Williams, Pacific Count EDC
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Do You Need Freeze Coverage on Your Boat Policy? Many boat owners think they don’t have to worry about freeze damage in the lower Columbia region, or if they keep their boat in an indoor storage area. But they may want to rethink that. Every year, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Marine Insurance Program gets freeze damage insurance claims for boats in the NW hit by a hard freeze, or where storms took out the electrical power – which usually means no heat. So the first rule of winter storage for any boat is to winterize properly.
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The Northwest Experience...continued from page 1 6. Are your zincs adequate? My experience in marinas is that there is always electrolysis just waiting to attack the metals in my boat. Hanging a grouper (zinc in the water attached to a wire leading to your engine or prop) and making sure your zincs are in good condition takes that worry away. 7. Is all securely tied down topsides? All lines, halyards, tender and anything else left topsides will rip, go overboard, or generally drive your marina mates mad with their banging, given even the slightest provocation or wind. An adequate number of rubber-snubbers will help keep you in their good graces. 8. Do you have a boat watcher? Depending on how far away your boat is from where you live dictates what arrangements you make. Reliance on the marina personnel can be expected in some marinas, but in others,
finding a trustworthy live-aboard to watch the boat offers someone who is going to be on the dock when the winds hit 50 knots or it snows a foot and a half. Friends who live in the area and know a little about boats are defiantly a plus. Then again there are those who watch the boats for pay and generally the marina has a list of acceptable watchers. Bearin-mind that even friends and those who live-a-board usually don’t mind a case of their favorite beverage or a bottle of good scotch. 9. Did you close all thru-hulls? Making a final check below before you leave your beloved floating home for the winter is a must. Did you remember to leave the cabinet doors open for air to circulate? Did you run RV antifreeze through your engine, fresh water tanks, faucets and heads? Hot water tank off? Turned on a little heat to help keep the boat dry?
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10. How much will you and can you use the boat over the winter? Your response to this question will help you determine just how far and how much time you need to devote to getting her ready. Lastly, given the answers to these questions and many more that I haven’t thought of—and you probably will think of over the winter—may give you peace of mind as you plan your next sum-
mer’s cruise. Maybe you’ll start to think of where you want to spend next winter. Take it from this writer that winters in Victoria in front of the Empresses Hotel, using Juneau to explore wintertime Alaska, the view of the glass museum in Tacoma, or even being able to sail the San Juans with no one else around makes wintertime cruising in the Pacific Northwest an unforgettable experience, come El Nino or La Nina!
Fred Devine’s Retired Salvage Chief Acquired by Non-Profit by Peter Marsh The Salvage Chief, the famous converted WWII Landing Ship Medium (LSM-380), returned to its longtime home of Astoria on Sept. 18, where it will serve as a training vessel berthed at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dock at South Tongue Point. The 203' vessel spent almost 60 years moored at the Port of Astoria, where it was often called out to prevent shipwrecks up and down the west coast from the Gulf of Alaska to Mexico and across the Pacific. This war surplus LSM was converted in the late 1940’s by Portland diver and salvage master Fred Devine, who fitted it with six 100-ton Almon Johnson anchor winches salvaged from larger naval ships. With a draft of only 10’, the Salvage Chief could maneuver in shallow water and typically set three six-ton Eel anchors beyond the surf line, then used its 400-ton linepull to gradually ease ships and barges off the beach. It was
“Salvage Chief” and tug at Tongue Point.
updated with a helicopter deck and ROV and was credited with rescuing hundreds of vessels, including re-floating the Exxon Valdez in 1989. But as GPS and other aids became standard, navigation and maritime safety improved, there was less salvage work in the 1990’s. When the New Carissa beached off Coos Bay in February 1999, the Salvage Chief reached the scene during a gale and was unable to set its anchors in the shallows.
Captain Reino Mattila joined the crew in 1952 and spent over 50 years with the Devine company, serving as captain until the age of 80 in 2003. The rescue of the empty oil barge Millicoma off the North Head at the mouth of the Columbia in 2005 was the ship’s last major success. After an illustrious career, it was finally retired when the Coast Guard refused to grant it a certificate of seaworthiness despite extensive bottom repairs.
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OWSA’s 15th Annual Set Sail for a Cause Raises $23,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society In some ways, sailing is much like the fight against cancer. Each is a long journey full of triumphs and challenges, changes of direction, and requires precise teamwork. And when successful, both are triumphs of empowerment and exhilaration. That is the reason the Oregon Women’s Sailing Association (OWSA) created Set Sail for a Cause. OWSA brings sailing to women and women to the sailing community—helping those to become more confident, assertive and better team members. Set Sail for a Cause, renamed from Sail for the Cure, is OWSA’s way of giving back to the community combining sailing, support and encouragement all in one great event. Participants enjoyed being on the water Saturday, September 19, for the 15th annual Set Sail for a Cause, which included both a family fun sail and the Leukemia Cup Regatta, despite a start and stop race finally called for lack of wind. The on-the-water events wrapped up months of fundraising by skippers and their crews, and topped off with the Gosling Rum Awards dinner and silent auction at Portland Yacht Club. The results were $23,000 to help The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) fund research to find better therapies and help improve the lives of patients and their families. While we still managed to have winners in the race the biggest winners were those who raised the most funds. Congratulations to our top three fundraisers. • 1st. Adrienne Lacavaro – Peregine • 2nd Amy Miller-Dowell – Cloud 9 • 3rd Mary Hartel – Solla Sollew “Set Sail for a Cause is a great way for these boat enthusiasts to do what they love while also helping the more than one million people in North American diagnosed with a blood cancer who need our help,” said Dondi Kathman, OWSA Commodore. This year’s race also supported a fellow OWSA member, Dana Tourreau who is currently undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Fellow members dedicated their fundraising efforts in honor of Team Dana and agreed to shave their heads if they met their goal. It takes a lot of volunteers to make an event like this happen, OWSA would like to give a big thanks to Columbia Marine Assis-
Top fundraisers (left-right) Adrienne Lacavaro, Amy Miller-Dowell and Mary Hartel.
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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2016 Oregon sport fishing regulations at its meeting in Seaside. Under the new regulations, anglers should find it easier to navigate the rules for trout and warm water fishing, thanks to fewer special regulations creating different seasons, gear restrictions and bag limits for different waters. These changes are the result of an almost year-long effort by ODFW staff to streamline and simplify the fishing rules.
Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager, told the Commission that overly complex regulations is one of the most common complaints among anglers. The 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations will be available in early December 2015. Some of the changes for 2016 include: • Eliminating of the April trout opener – most of these waters will now be open year-round. • Setting the May trout opener at May 22 each year, ensuring that trout fishing statewide would always be open Memorial Day weekend. • Removing the bag limit on non-native brown and brook trout in streams statewide, though some exceptions will still apply. • Simplifying language, including replacing the terms “adipose fin-clipped” and “non adipose fin-clipped” with “hatchery” and “wild.” • Removing bag limits for warm water fish in the Columbia, John Day and Umpqua rivers. The Commission approved the 10-year update of the Oregon Conservation Strategy (Strategy), including the Oregon Nearshore Strategy component. These documents are broad, overarching strategies for voluntary conservation of Oregon’s native fish, wildlife and marine resources. Both documents were updated with new scientific technology
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Remembering – and Rediscovering – the Gulf Islands by Marili Green Reilly When Dave and I headed north this summer aboard S/V Tamara, I hadn’t been to the Gulf Islands since 1989. My mom had passed away that winter and my dad, Tom Green, wanted to take one more cruise. He and Al McCready got together and that fall Al and Connie and dad and I were off to Desolation Sound. We chartered a boat out of Anacortes, spent the first night at Sucia Island, then checked into Canada at Bedwell Harbor. The next morning, Connie and I relaxed in the cockpit while Dad steered the boat. As our navigator’s frequent forays up the companionway to confer with the helmsman became more urgent, Connie and I became aware that not all was well aboard the S/V Brass Ring: we were lost. We hadn’t been underway for long, but the islands already looked alike. The guys consulted the charts, peered through binoculars, and pointed out lights and buoys to each other. At last they flagged down an approaching boat: “What island is that?” The skipper named the island and pointed out a few landmarks until they reoriented themselves. They hadn’t been far off course; they’d merely been uncertain. When you’re moving only 56 knots, it can seem to take hours to approach and pass a single island. Al spent time each evening plotting a course and notating precise compass headings to the next day’s destination. That’s how it was always done in my cruising family, and that’s how I learned to navigate. Heading north from Victoria, Dave and I also had moments of uncertainty, but if we lost track of our location, there was no need to hail another boat. Instead we consulted the NobelTech electronic charts running on our notebook computer on the chart table, or we flipped open our I-Pad for an immediate reading on I-Sailor. Each showed us a little boat-shaped icon, nearby navigation marks, and the names of the islands and channels. Dave still plotted our course to our next destination the evening before, but he did it by setting electronic way points we could use underway. Increased utilization of VHF radios since that earlier cruise now gives boaters more information. When the charter boat’s engine sucked up gunk from the bottom of the fuel tank and sputtered to a stop in the middle of Active Pass, we found ourselves in the path of a B.C. Ferry. There wasn’t a breath of wind to lift the sails, so we hailed the ferry: “We’re the blue sailboat ahead of you and we’re adrift without power.” A prompt response crackled over the VHF: “We see you and we will both change course to avoid you.” Both? We looked and saw that another ferry had appeared behind us. Tamara’s VHF antenna is mounted at the top of her mast, so we could hear ferries announcing their entrance into Active Pass throughout this summer’s cruise, from Nanaimo to Port Townsend. Additionally, our AIS (automatic identification system) identified commercial vessels before they came into view, and gave us the option of hailing them by name if a collision looked imminent. There were other differences this year. Hotter weather and
Most of the balls in the mooring field at Montague Harbor were filled by 6:00 p.m., the time when the park rangers made their rounds to check for payment receipts.
lower fuel prices drew more people north, and nearly every port was crowded. While my dad seemed to always find a place at a dock or have his pick of mooring balls, Dave and I called ahead to reserve space when we visited marinas, and we kept alternatives in mind when we chose an anchorage, in case the preferred option was too crowded. Smoke from forest fires on the mainland affected this year’s cruising itineraries, too. We had planned to meet up with fellow RCYC members aboard S/V Soleil, but Bob and Gail emailed in mid-July that they were changing their plans. “Smoke from B.C. fires plus the strong wind on Georgia Strait” led them to skip Princess Louisa to “meander around the mainland side, and gradually head south” to Olympia. Our marina hosts in Nanaimo understood their changes: they’d been shrouded in smoke for several days and warned to wear a mask when they went outdoors. We were fortunate to miss such episodes, although during a later stop near LaConner, Washington, we woke to a pall of smoke one morning that turned the sun over Shelter Bay a brilliant red. Changing weather patterns had other impacts on our expectations. Ganges Marina had turned off water to the docks. The staff could
supply a gallon of water for drinking, but we couldn’t fill our tanks. Saltspring Island had the most severe limitations, but we found water usage curtailed in several Vancouver Island ports as well. We returned to a habit from our Mexico cruise: a five-gallon jug of water on the galley counter and deferred washing down the decks. A high-tech difference between B.C. and Portland awaited us in towns: most businesses we dealt with didn’t handle credit cards in the usual way—in fact, they didn’t “handle” credit cards at all. Restaurant servers bring an electronic keypad to your table and you insert your credit card. One merchant said she and her employees have enjoyed better health since they haven’t had to handle germ-ridden cards. Having spent four seasons in Mexico, Dave and I had already visualized what another long cruise would look like. We fondly remembered making friends in every port and having long chats across the transom with people stopping by in a dinghy while we were at anchor. We looked forward to meeting people over happy hour appetizers or impromptu potlucks, but none of that came about. Cruisers in the Salish Sea are simply of a different ilk than in the Sea of Cortez. The people are just as friendly
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and helpful, but conversations are shorter and more superficial, something we attribute to their different cruising goals. Cruisers come to Mexico from greater distances and stay for the winter season or a full year. They come to the Gulf Islands from nearby ports for a few weeks’ vacation or are merely on weekend cruises. They don’t even give up their workday habits, lining up to shower in the morning rather than after the heat of the day. Perhaps Mexico made me a more laid-back cruiser. In 1989, the McCreadys and dad and I were on a vacation: like cruisers this
summer, we arrived at each port in the mid- to late afternoon, rushed off for a hike or a dinner in town, then left first thing in the morning to push north. We didn’t make many friends, but that schedule took us to Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa in two weeks. That’s not how Dave and I did it. When we found a place with a good landing for the dog, we stayed for a few days, and didn’t care how far north we got. But we never got over the Mexico cruisers’ anticipation that the next newcomer might be interested in sharing a potluck or happy hour and an evening of sailing stories.
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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Serious Ocean Sailing If you’re a regular reader of this column, you might remember that a year or so ago, I spent some time on the island of Kaua’i, pursuing my passion for sailing by, well, trying to find the best Mai Tai on that rock. I succeeded too, after extensive research. So it only made sense that I’d return to that storied island in the Pacific to continue my field research. And my first stop led me to a classic Hawaiian beach bar named Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, located overlooking Poipu Beach. At this point, you might well be asking, “Rouzee! Are you planning on writing about sailing any time soon?” Yes I am, gentle reader. And it’s about time, too. As I sipped my first of several tropical libations at Brennecke’s, I noticed a painting of a Polynesian catamaran sailing canoe hanging over the bar. It pictured the canoe flying two large crab claw sails, and climbing up a fairly impressive ocean swell. The caption identified the vessel as the H k le a. And if you’re interested in impressive sailing stories, this is one you need to know about. I’d first heard of the H k le a about a year earlier. I’d been watching “The Hawaiian,” a documentary about legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer Eddie Aikau. Aikau is almost as engrained into the Hawaiian culture as the hula. Born on Maui but raised on Oahu, Aikau began surfing at an early age, and eventually migrated up to Oahu’s North Shore, where he Hawaiian legend Eddie Aikau, prior to the became a legend surfing the monsters at Waimea Bay, and eventually winning the Duke 1976 voyage to Tahiti. Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing ChampiPhoto Credit: Polynesian Voyaging Society
H k le a sailing the world. Photo Credit: Polynesian Voyaging Society
onship. In addition, he became the first professional lifeguard on the North Shore, logging something like 500 rescues without ever losing a victim. Those accomplishments alone would cement his legend, but there’s more, and this is where the H k le a enters the story. To understand the H k le a, you have to know a bit about the history of Hawai’i and Hawaiians. The islands were first inhabited over 2,000 years ago by Polynesians who had sailed from the South Seas, using only the stars, sun, winds and waves to navigate the incredible distance. Over the hundreds of years however, the culture of the native Hawaiians was suppressed and flat out eliminated, up to and including an actual law prohibiting the teaching of the Hawaiian language in island schools. Into all of that, the legend of the sailing prowess of the original Polynesians was left behind, to the point where the European and American masses questioned the sailing ability of the native Hawaiians. And that basically spawned the birth of H k le a. H k le a was built using traditional Polynesian methods, and navigated without the use of modern technology. Her first voyage, in 1976, ran down to Tahiti, and was an unqualified success. H k le a arrived in Pape’ete to more than 17,000 people celebrating the renewed heritage of the Polynesian navigators. 1978 brought a second voyage to Tahiti, but met with tragedy. H k le a left Honolulu in strong weather, and made it as far as the Moloka’i Channel (always a charming little stretch of water). At that point, one of the hulls began taking on water, and with H k le a listing, all it took was one good breaking wave to roll the massive catamaran and leave the entire crew floating in the ocean. On board was the aforementioned Eddie Aikau. After a night of clinging to the overturned vessel, it was clear that the crew wasn’t going to last much longer, so Aikau volunteered to take his surfboard and paddle over to Moloka’i in hopes of reaching solid ground and help. The rest of the crew was finally rescued, but Aikau was unfortunately lost at sea. H k le a was eventually restored and re-started her existence cruising the world. For the rest of the 20th century and now into the 21st, H k le a has voyaged to and from Tahiti (the northbound trip being the first accomplished in 600 years); a two-year cruise to Aotearoa from 1985 to 1987; a voyage to Rapa Nui in 1999, that island being one of the most isolated on the planet at the far southeastern corner of the Polynesian Triangle. H k le a’s original navigator, Mau Pililug, passed on his traditional navigating skills to one Nainoa Thompson, who now pilots the canoe. Today, H k le a is in the middle of a 50,000 mile circumnavigation. Waypoints include Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Mauritius, to name but a few. Her ongoing mission of restoring the Hawaiian heritage of long distance sailing is alive and well, proof positive that those original Hawaiians were arguably the world’s finest ocean sailors and navigators. Want more information? For the H k le a, head over to their website, www.hokulea.com. And if you’re interested in learning more about Eddie Aikau, you can find “The Hawaiian” available on Netflix, or directly online. Surf’s up!
Upcoming Events With summer now firmly behind us, it’s time to think about end-of-season events. As I write this, sitting in the cockpit of our own boat, it’s blowing 15 knots and we’re into day two of the CYC Fall Regatta. Yesterday, during day one, we chose to sail up to East Dock on Government Island, so I can personally attest to the excellent conditions that the fleet must have enjoyed while we were enjoying adult beverages and reveling in the beautiful early autumn, Indian summer conditions. Around the corner is Sailing On Sunday, which is basically the best beer can racing I’ve ever been involved in. Also around the corner will be various end-of-year club parties. Check in at www.sailpdx.org as we get closer to those events. And dust off your Hawaiian shirts. It’s time to celebrate another great sailing season!
H k le a arriving in Tahiti in 1976. Photo Credit: Polynesian Voyaging Society
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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Jellyfish and Veggie Tacos “ E e e ew w w w ! I t ’s s o g rrooosss!” My friend Gretchen was sitting perched on the swim platform of Tranquility, feet balanced on the top rung of the swim ladder, pant-legs rolled up to her knees. She had just removed the shell of a freshly cooked Dungeness crab and was picking parts off, swishing and cleaning the rest in the water. Roy was down below in the galley ‘doing the deed’ with the rest of the catch. He pulled another crab out of the pot and plunked it in a bucket of salt water to cool. “Do you want me to clean the next one?” I asked Gretchen. “Oh, no,” she said, reaching for the bucket. “Hand it to me. I’ll do it. Wow, these are going to be so good. Fresh crab. I just can’t believe it. She pulled the back shell off. ”EEEEEwwwww!” Gretchen and John, our friends from Hillsboro had flown up that afternoon to join us for an overnight on the boat. John is a long-time friend from the airplane community. He and Gretchen started dating recently. Having never been on a sailboat before, she came well-equipped with multiple layers of fleece, scopolamine and promethazine. I couldn’t blame her, really. She had no idea what to expect. “I’d hold off on those meds,” I advised. “If you need them, we have other things to worry about – like maybe we took a wrong turn and are about to head to sea.”
That morning she might have needed them. Roy and I woke early, went out to drop crab pots in that special place where we’d been hauling in keepers all season, then headed out for a sail. The tide was flooding in, and with it, a crisp late summer breeze. I pointed Tranquility between Crane and Yellow islands. She caught the breeze as we entered San Juan Channel. We sailed a 7 knot beam reach, then pointed upwind. TQ heeled joyously on her shoulder as I did my best to get the rail in the water. I reluctantly furled in sails when it was time to go pick up our friends. I knew that by the time we made it back to the boat that afternoon, the fans would be turned down and we’d be lucky to catch any breeze at all. As it turned out, we caught enough of a breeze to move the boat along – and a nice haul of Dungeness crab. The afternoon sun sparkled on the water as we glided past madrone growing on the rocky shore. I kept one hand on the helm and an eye on Gretchen, to make sure she wasn’t about to topple off the back of the boat. The sea-sick meds had been completely forgotten. She handed a crab to John who stacked them in a bowl of ice. “You guys are going to be so tasty,” he said to the two huge crab in the bucket still to be cooked. “You are lucky we caught these,” I told him. Otherwise you’d be having vegan tacos for dinner. John laughed. “No, seriously,” I said. “Roy and I have been eating vegan
for the last month. We decided it was time to shed some ballast. We eat pretty healthy, but the scale hasn’t budged, so we decided to go strictly vegetarian. Except for fresh crab, we haven’t eaten meat in a month.” John shook his head. “You’re making it up” he said. “Not a bit,” I said, “and it’s working too. Looks like this is working as well.” I grinned and pointed back at Gretchen who was swishing her toes in the emerald water. Gretchen squealed in delight and pointed at the water. “Look, jellyfish! It’s a real jellyfish! It’s soooo beeuutiful! I’ve never seen a jellyfish before!” John grinned back at me. “Yep, it sure is. I think I have a real keeper.” On being a Vegetarian Sailor: Roy and I have been eating only veggies for a month now. I am surprised how much I’ve missed BBQ’d chicken and ribs. On the upside, I’ve been having fun playing with recipes. Many of the recipes we’ve found have good, basic ingredients, but the proportions are all wrong, as if they were never tested. This recipe for vegan tacos is one I mostly made up. It is pretty basic, so play with it and make your own version. A true vegan would not have blue corn tortillas or cheese-- I wouldn’t call them tacos without it.
Cut up half a package of tofu in to small pieces Dice one small yellow onion and one green bell pepper Finely dice one clove of garlic Handful of finely chopped kale or power greens Assemble: Heat a small amount of avocado oil in a skillet Add tofu to hot oil. Sprinkle with half a tablespoon of chili powder. Sauté until brown.
Add veggies. Stir and sauté until they start to get soft. Add garlic, black beans, and greens. Cook, stirring until well mixed. Add half a tablespoon of chili powder and a teaspoon of cumin. Stir, sauté for about 5 minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, pepper jack cheese, sliced fresh tomatoes and avocado. A nice cold corona with a lime is a great accompaniment. Fair Winds and Bon Appetite!
Sandy’s Vegetarian Tacos: Prep: Drain and rinse one can of black beans
SailTime Partners with Boatbound to Offer Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Annapolis, MD: SailTime Group, the world’s largest boat membership company, announced an industry-first partnership with the nation’s fastest growing peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace, Boatbound, which will expand their Captain Charters offerings and ASA Sailing lessons in select markets nationwide. This partnership continues the two parties’ joint mission of growing the sport of sailing by making it both more affordable, as boats can now be chartered by the day with USCG certified captains, enabling new boaters to experience sailing without requiring that they have any prior experience.
It is the shared belief of SailTime and Boatbound that exposing more first-time boaters to the benefits of sailing through these "gateway" experiences will translate into creating lifelong boaters. For SailTime franchise owners, partnering with Boatbound is a way to leverage the benefits of the sharing economy to better utilize unsold available memberships for Boatbound members to book and/or enabling franchise owners to list available fraction dates until they are sold. In addition, the Boatbound community will now have access to an even greater selection of quality captained sailboats. Part-
FOR SALE or TRADE: $650,999 This Marina is located on the Columbia River in Longview, Wash. Sheltered by Fisher Island, makes this marina a wonderful place for boaters of all types. The Marina includes: • 31 covered boat slips for up to 30-ft boats, • Six 60-ft boat slips • Approx. an additional 500ft of dock space for open moorage • 30 & 50 amp power • 2 Floating homes used for income (zoned for 4) • 35-ft water depth, never needs dredging
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Located on the Multnomah Channel 50900 Dike Rd., Scappoose, OR Scappoose Moorage offers covered and uncovered moorage slips; covered up to 50 feet, and uncovered up to 60 feet. Occasionally we can take up to 80 foot boats for outside uncovered moorage, when available. We also have live aboard space, based on availability. Enjoy our community gym, community garden area, library/meeting room, laundry facility, storage space, public restrooms and shower facility.
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The MV “Triton” is a motoryacht that fits into the European 50 meter/164' class. When launched by Delta in Seattle in 2004, it was one of the largest fiberglass hulls built in the USA. It is considered an “adventure” yacht with lots of deck space tenders and diving gear, and has a range of 6,000-nautical-mile at 12 knots.
SailTime Partners...continued from page 13 SailTime will begin listing half day and full day captained charters with Boatbound in the San Francisco, Miami, Tampa Bay, Annapolis and Houston markets starting in January 2016. With the partnership kickoff, Boatbound will
also be promoting SailTime’s network of over twenty ASA Sailing Schools to its more than 20,000 subscribers as the school of choice for boating education needs. “We believe strongly in the importance of providing boaters of
every experience level with the best educational and safety resources available and that is why we are proud to bring SailTime’s ASA Sailing Schools to the Boatbound community. As we continue to pursue our common goal of making boating more affordable and accessible to the masses, safety is and will always continue to be at the forefront,” said Boatbound Founder, Aaron Hall. SailTime has always been an innovator in the boating community, using an online calendar system for shared usage of vessels. The SailTime membership program began as a way to get more sailors out on the water and to offer an alternative to boat ownership. For every boat in the fleet, there are six to eight members sharing one vessel. Many members are relatively new to activity of sailing and have chosen SailTime as the ideal way to learn and acquire experience. For more information, please visit www.sailtime.com.
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Get Paid to Fish All Day and Save Salmon Many Columbia River sportsmen would say, like the bumper sticker, “the worst day fishing is better than the best day working.” If you agree with that, and you have time to spare, there is a job waiting for you every summer that pays you to fish, and the more you catch the more you earn! It’s the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program, funded by the Bonneville Power Administration. Northern pikeminnow eat millions of salmon and steelhead juveniles each year in the Columbia and Snake River systems, and the BPA spends millions reading those fish, so it is cost-effective to pay anyone who can reduce the number of pikeminnow—a native fish that is the top predator on baby salmon. The goal is to catch and curtail the number of larger, older more aggressive fish. Every year, hundreds of anglers try their luck from May 1 to September 30. This year the pay started at $5 for each pikeminnow 9” or larger. The program is heavily biased towards encouraging successful fishermen to make this a real source of income and put in hundreds of hours on the water, so the pay quickly ratchets up to $8 per fish. In 2014, the top twenty anglers caught 2014 nearly 150,000 fish, an average of about 3,500 fish per angler, and averaged reward payments of $28,609 each for the five-month season. The highest paid angler earned $73,698. This year, the first 25 fish in one season are worth $5 each; from then on they’re worth $6 each; and after 200 they’re worth $8 each. There’s even a lottery to encourage the top earners: every spring, ODFW field technicians capture hundreds of pikeminnows
above the dams using electric shocks, then inject tiny coded-wire PIT tags to trace them. Catch one of these and you earn a $100 bonus. A few fish are given an additional external marker called a “spahetti” tag that is worth $500 at the check station! After 25 years, the results indicate the program is very successful. Over 23,000 fishing days this year brought in almost 190,000 pikeminnow over nine inches, the biggest haul for nearly ten years. “We’re very pleased the way this year has gone,” said Steve Williams, who manages the program. Since 1990, over 4.2 million pikeminnow have been removed from the water and predation on juvenile salmonids has been cut by an estimated 40 percent. (A mature female pikeminnow can lay 30,000 eggs annually.) As this year's season winds up, the top catcher had earned an amazing $95,000 for 11,500 fish and 17 fishermen earned over $20,000. This is what the reference books say about the elusive northern pikeminnow. It is not good to eat. It has a long snout with a large mouth extending back to the eye. The body is dark green or dusky green above and silvery or creamy white below, with clear fins, similar in shape to the nonnative walleye, but lacking the walleye’s obvious teeth and spiny fin rays. It can live longer than 15 years, reaching over 24 inches and eight pounds. The current world record weight is 13½ pounds, caught in Canada. Where to Fish: They flourish in the Columbia/Snake River system behind the hydroelectric dams and in the free-running lower river in rocky areas with fast current near dams, islands, stream mouths,
points, eddies, rows of pilings, and ledges or bars in the river. Most fish are caught in 7 to 25 feet of water. They feed heavily on smolts, freshwater clams, and crayfish and move around to find concentrations of prey. Finding them may not be easy! Sunrise, sunset, and night are generally the best fishing times. Studies show there are greater concentrations of northern pikeminnow in shallow water during low-light conditions. After fishing an area for 30 minutes to an hour without good results, try moving on. Getting Started: fishing allowed on the Columbia from the mouth to Priest Rapids Dam and the Snake River mouth to Hells Canyon Dam. There are 21 regis-
fication and register prior to fishing. You may register during times when stations are unstaffed by using the station’s self-registration box. Anglers may not register at multiple stations simultaneously. Fish must be presented alive or in fresh condition. You can use, bait, plastic grubs or lures—but don’t expect the experts to give away their secrets! Who knows, you may have a new career awaiting you. More information at www. pikeminnow.org.
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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
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
1978 Island Gypsy Trawler 36, Quad Cabin with 2 heads. Galley up. Full electronics with AutoHelm. Fly Bridge with Bimini. Twin 120hp Ford/Lehman engines. Down Riggers. Fiberglass hull. Tender with 9hp Mercury. $35,999. Devin Oltmanns 503-724-2756 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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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
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
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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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SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL CLASSIFIED ADS DESCRIPTIONS ARE NICE Full descriptions generate the best response. The more you tell, the better it will sell.
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. $208,000. 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. 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.
531 NE Bridgeton Rd #6 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. $184,500. Call Sue.
559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1 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.
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 full-time living. Slip ownership & lrg swim float included. Low HOA. $219,000. Call Jane.
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.
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.
PENDING 2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40
559 NE Bridgeton #A
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. New price $329,000. Call Sue.
3BD/3BA 1800sf Built in ’06. Wonderful flr pln w/all the conveniences. 2 Mstr Suites w/balconies. Private moorage on desirable Bridgeton. $276.000. Call Jane.
34326 NW Johnson Landing D-1 Super charming barge, high rounded beamed cedar ceilings thruout, large 1 bedroom. Utility room w/stackable W/D. Wood stove. $115,000 Call Sue.
27448 NW St Helens Rd #424 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. $429,000. Call Jane.
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. $189,000. Call Sue.
BE CLEAR AND CONCISE Don’t overlook the essentials. Year, make, model, size, equipment and condition are all selling features.
ALWAYS PUT THE PRICE! Studies show more than half of classified readers won’t respond to an ad without a price.
19609 NE Marine Drive L21
27448 N.W. St. Helens #478
1939 N. Jantzen
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.
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 $169,000. Call Sue.
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.
DON’T PUT CALLERS ON ICE Give your phone number and the best time to call. If it’s too difficult to reach you, buyers may give up.
THROW THE DICE! You can’t sell anything until you place the ad!
1815 N. Jantzen Ave.
1635 N. Jantzen
3939 N. Marine Drive #17
18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2
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.
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.
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. $339,500 Call Sue.
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.
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.
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