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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Rounding up is fun to do I believe it was Winston Churchill who once said, “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” Or something like that. Now, as far as a literal interpretation of that quote, I simply wouldn’t know, since I’ve never REALLY been shot at. There was that incident on a golf course in Pullman, Washington a number of years ago, but that doesn’t really count, because I’m pretty sure the shooter wasn’t actually aiming at us, exciting though it was. I have however, been on the business end of the sailing equivalent, the round-up or knockdown or whatever you’d like to refer to it as. I’ve done it on my boat on a couple of occasions, most notably around midnight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca during an Oregon Offshore. I’ve also been on board a few other folks’ boats when everything conspired to lay us on our side. Trust me, you haven’t fully lived until you’ve been on board one of my favorite boats, Rage, when she’s going off the rails. Trust me Mr. Churchill, THAT’S exhilarating. The gold medal however (at least of the ones that I’ve person-

ally experienced) just might have to go to Jerry Barnes’ New York 36 Desperado, early in the 2015 Columbia River racing season, or more specifically the PYCSYSCO Opening Day Regatta. You know, one of the first regattas of the official, “we’re actually keeping score here” season, so everyone was fairly serious, if a little rusty after a largely dormant winter. And wouldn’t you know it, we got a day where the winds were fresh, to put it mildly. Even with the aforementioned rust, we were still having a decent day, not lighting the world on fire but hanging with the pack. We’d had a decent couple of weather legs, and while our spinnaker work wasn’t quite as crisp as we might have liked, we were keeping the boat moving and the keel under us. Right up until our approach to the final downwind mark. With the wind snorting like it was, we were coming in to the turn fairly hot, with boats on either side of us. Unfortunately, we didn’t have rights on our neighbor to port, Still En d’nile, and with our converging courses, it was clear that on board Desperado, we were going to have to dip d’nile’s stern. Disappointing, but that’s racing.

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Meanwhile, our foredeck crew of Evan Sekulic and Jenn Thompson starting getting the blade fed and partially hoisted. Unfortunately, somewhere in all of this, that headsail fouled and wasn’t going anywhere, up OR down. Now, this is where it gets fun.

Jerry started to bring Desperado up to clear d’nile. Meanwhile, I started easing the spinnaker pole, the foredeck crew was doing...whatever foredeck crews do for entertainment, and about that time, we got what I’ll guess was a seventy or eighty degree

wind shift to the north, coupled with a charming little microburst of breeze. And that was all it took. I don’t think you could call our move a true “Chinese gybe” since we didn’t actually round down and percontinued on page 10

Set sail for the 39th Wooden Boat Festival September 11- 13 The 39th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival will be a weekend of fun for all ages and a celebration of wood on water. The Festival runs from 9 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday with live music, kids activities, spectacular vessels and captivating speakers. There are many opportunities to get out on the water rowing, paddling and sailing: try out a paddle board, row a kayak or a historic longboat, go for a boat tour on Martha J. There will be more than 250 wooden vessels in the marina and onshore to amaze and delight the visitors. The NW Schooner Cup held on Saturday at 3pm is a majestic sight. The weekend ends with the awe-inspiring “Sail By” at 3 p.m. Sunday, where vessels of all sizes and shapes pour out of the harbor and sail along the waterfront. There will be dozens of indoor and outdoor presentations and

demonstrations, talks from legends of the sailing and boat-building world, classes on many topics, and a chance to relax in the food court and on the dance floor. The highlights include: • The first Western Flyer Exhibition, celebrating the restoration of the famous John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts boat Western Flyer, and book “The Sea of Cortez.” • Michael Tougias, author of “The Sinking of the Bounty” and “The Finest Hours,” will give two edge-of-the-seat presentations. • After 150 years the lost Franklin ship is found! Learn about this find from Canadian Coast Guard Captain Bill Noon. • In the technical realm, Ralph Naranjo, “The Art of Seamanship” author, Garret Hack, and many others will share their continued on page 5

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receive the Clean Marina certification. On Saturday, September 12th, the annual “Wheels & Wings” will take place at Grove Field Airport. This family event includes classic planes and cars on display, food vendors and live music. Dash plaques will be available and trophies awarded. This is a Free Event with hot dogs and sodas provided by the Port as a “Thank You” to the community.

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Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge a Success for Sportfishing The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is celebrating one of the most exciting Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge tournaments in its history. The return so far this year has been strong enough to come close to historic levels, and that means there was an abundance of eager salmon for tournament anglers to catch. NSIA Executive Director, Liz Hamilton said, “The Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge is not only our most exciting event of the year, but it is also our most important fundraiser. With the funds raised today we will be able to keep hatcheries open and continue to work for policies that will create quality angler opportunities throughout the Northwest."

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daily excursion tours. Following the successful launch at Schooner Creek Boatworks, Holokai went through initial sea trials in the Columbia River, and then a shakedown cruise to San Francisco Bay. The final leg of the delivery trip to Hawaii was a pleasant 14-day sail that gave ample opportunity to catch some really great fish, including mahi mahi and tuna. The delivery crew consisted of Gino Morrelli from the design team, Steve Rander from the build team, owner Rich Stover and Dave Flood, Holokai’s Hawaii skipper. Holokai is now in full

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Set sail... continued from page 1 skills and expertise in a number of one-hour presentations • In the “that’s so cool!” department, Vixen, a 36’ Atkins design, will be making its return to the Festival after being discovered at the Festival in 2001, purchased, and taken on an 11-year circumnavigation (with two kids aboard). • Two of the wooden boats which participated in the first-ever Race to Alaska (R2AK) will be displayed near the R2AK booth; there will also be racers on hand throughout the weekend, presentations, and an announcement about next year’s race. The festival is always fun for the whole family. There is a Kids Cove complete with carousel, kids boatbuilding, and crafts. There are plays on the North Star Stage and Marine Science Center activities daily, and a Pirate Treasure Hunt on Sunday.This year we have a paddleboard pool on land for anyone that has always wanted to try a paddleboard without having to fall into freezing water. Kids are welcome! When you’re ready for a break from viewing beautiful boats, the Balcony Wine Bar has a stunning view of the harbor and the new Merchant Saloon ship out at The Point is a charming place to watch the races and catch a cool breeze and local brew. From your shady seat in Bar Harbor you can enjoy three days of live music on the Main Stage, which is where the outdoor dances are held on Friday and Saturday nights. Hungry? The food court is filled with delicious fare. Over 50 vendors will share their wares. See the latest kits for building your own paddleboard, kayak or wooden boat, and visit new and old favorites for repair and maintenance. Stroll down Artist Way to take in handmade crafts, clothing and jewelry. For the weekend’s schedule and more information about additional activities during the festival, go to Be sure to “Like” the Wooden Boat Festival on Facebook for the latest updates.

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by Mark Floyd OSU Every year, some 20,000 gray whales migrate between the breeding lagoons of Baja, Mexico, and the bountiful feeding grounds off British Columbia and Alaska, often passing close to shore along the Northwest coast – creating a popular tourist attraction. For some reason, however, about 200 of these whales annually cut short their northern migration, opting instead to cavort along the coastline from northern California to Washington throughout much of the summer. Although they don’t live year-round off the Northwest coast, they are known informally as Oregon’s “resident” gray whales. Scientists don’t know as much as they’d like about our oceandwelling neighbors, thus a team of researchers from Oregon State University, led by master’s student Florence van Tulder, aims to learn more. She is leading a project this summer to spot gray whales that like to frequent the Oregon coast, track their movements and behavior, and compare them with photo archives in an attempt to identify individual whales. As part of the study, the OSU researchers will also monitor activities of commercial, charter and recreational fishing boats – as well as whale-watching vessels – to determine if they have an effect on the whales’ behavior. “Our goal is not to curtail boat use in waters near whales, but to develop a list of best-practices that we can share with the fishing and whale-watching industries,” said van Tulder, who is a student in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “We’d like to learn more about these whales and better understand how and where they feed along the Oregon coast.” For the next several weeks, van Tulder and her research team will set up viewing locations at two popular waysides – Port Orford and Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay. There they will use a surveyor’s instrument called a theodolite to track and map the movement of individual whales at a fine scale as they forage. The data collected will tell them how the whales use different areas, how they search for food patches, and how they interact with vessels. During the team’s first week at Boiler Bay, they spotted a whale with overlapping spots on its tail that they nicknamed ‘Mitosis.’ The whale did a quick “drive-by” and left the study area, but returned two days later and foraged for more than three hours in one small area of just a few hundred yards. The following day, Mitosis arrived again and didn’t stay as long, but covered a much broader area. “We think the reason they’re attracted to these foraging


Gray whale surfacing.

hotspots along the Oregon coast is an abundance of mysid shrimp,” van Tulder said. “During summer months, the mysid can be really dense, from the seafloor to the surface, and really close to the shore. We want to know if this wealth of foraging is enough to get them to disrupt their migration north. Or is there some other mechanism at work that makes 200 whales act differently than the other 20,000? That’s what we hope to find out. “There’s also the question of how they even locate the shrimp,” she added. “Gray whales don’t use echo-location, so how do these whales search for and find dense prey patches? It may be possible that this knowledge is passed along from mother to calf among this population subset.” Gray whales are one of the few endangered species success stories, scientists say. The population of eastern gray whales has recovered from the exploitation of 20th-century whaling to become robust. Their near-shore migration has spawned a new industry of whale-watching along the Oregon coast that in 2009 was worth an estimated $29 million – a figure likely higher today. Leigh Torres, an OSU whale specialist with the Marine Mammal Institute who is van Tulder’s mentor for the project, said the work done this summer by the student research team will help scientists learn more about how the whales use their habitat – and interact with humans. “There is still a lot we don’t know about these whales, so the fine-scale tracking of their feeding behavior, with concurrent tracks of vessels, will be very enlightening,” Torres said. “We’d like to know more about how gray whale foraging strategies differ between the two study sites or when there is a dependent calf, or multiple whales are around. “We’re also interested in how the whales behave when there are boats in the vicinity,” Torres added. “Are there behavior differences based on boat traffic and composition? Whales might react to some boats, but perhaps not others based on speed, approach, motor type, etc. We hope to give back to the whale and fishing industries what we’ve learned so they can establish their own guidelines about how close to get to whales so they can maintain


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The Difference Between Fishing and Catching The first year Roy and I tried our hand at fishing for Dungeness crab we were very good at fishing, and terrible at catching. We tossed our crab pot out with what we hoped was the right bait, at where we guessed was the right place and crossed our fingers. A few hours later, we’d search the water for our float, drive our 36 foot sailboat up and haul the pot out of the water – one of us at the helm and the other on the bow with a boat hook. I could say we did this gracefully without a single tense word exchanged, but any of you who have tried this with your significant other would know I was lying. When we hauled the pot up, it was consistently empty. Sometimes we hauled up seaweed or a starfish, but not a single crab. At the end of the season we lost our pot off Sucia Island. Bottom contour and tides do matter, it turns out. The following year, and another boat buck spent on a pot and license. We got the crab pot line wrapped around the rudder twice, almost ran aground once, and at the end of the season, managed to get the crab pot line snarled up with the chain on a mooring float. Ironically, that event resulted in our best catch of the season. Given that we only exchanged tense words a few times, and that we managed to haul in about half a dozen keepers over the season, I considered it a success. Fishing for crab provides my husband with a pastime that offers a delicious reward, but the sailor girl in me chafed more than a little at devoting our lovely sailboat to this fishing endeavor-- being out on the boat needs to be fun for both of us. I also know that he is nothing if not persistent, and like anything he devotes his energy to, he’ll keep trying until he’s

Successful catch!

mastered the art. And devote his energy to it, he did. He attended “How to Crab in Puget Sound” Seminars at the Seattle Boat show, shelled out another boat buck on a second trap, floats on a weighted PVC pipe, and watched Secrets of Catching Crab videos on You-Tube, and read and re-read the fishing regulations. Resistance on my part was futile, and going with the flow has its rewards, as any sailor knows. This year the tide turned on our fishing endeavor. We set our pots out on opening day and went out for a short sail. We returned and hauled the pots up in breathless anticipation. And...drumroll...the pots were full of beautiful pink-shelled Dungeness crab. (Note – I can’t tell you where or how or with what, because that would apparently violate some fisherman’s creed; I could never get the other fisher-fellows on the dock to share local knowledge, even when I batted my eyelashes.) We settled to a rhythm on these outings – drop the pots, head out for a sail, come back and pick up the pots. Have a yummy dinner. I had a flash of insight that these out-and-back trips offered more than the reward of fresh shellfish. To drop and find the pots, I showed my sweet First Mate how to navigate using the charted depth lines and our depth meter. We gained local knowledge sailing slowly around small islands, finding unmarked rocks, and places where the wind hides or changes direction. We practiced man overboard drills with things found floating in the water, like a bottle of sunscreen. We practiced sailing up to, and stopping the boat at where we left the pot. We came up with hand signals to use to communicate when we have a dodger and 36 feet between us. And finally, this year we have moved from fishing to catching. We’ve caught our limit almost every fishing trip since the beginning of the season enough to share with our island friends, dinner guests back home, and even enough to make a batch of crab cakes. Fresh cracked crab is great – no doubt, but I love crab cakes. Crab cake recipes often involve glomming the meat together with lots of spices, bread crumbs and egg. It’s a terrible thing to do with this delicate meat. Roy and I searched several of my favorite cookbooks looking for the perfect recipe. None was just exactly right, or matched the ingredients we had at hand, so we came up with this. It’s a bit adventurous, and absolutely worth it. continued on page 10

The delicious reward.


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by Dale Waagmeester

Mast Bend I have been struggling to come up with a topic for this month’s column for a couple of days now. After talking with a customer about the purchase Dale of a new mainsail, Waagmeester and after sitting at home over the weekend doing my usual homework (designing sails) I suddenly realized that the topic was waving a red flag at me all along, but I was just too blind to realize it. My customer was telling me how his mainsail used to be a thing of beauty, but after a dismasting his replacement mast is a lot stiffer than his original mast. The new mast does not bend as much as the old one and so the old mainsail no longer matches the mast bend properly. The mainsail that was once so wonderful is now too deep and looks horrible. I was designing my third mainsail with a bendy mast when it suddenly hit me that mast bend was a topic that needed to be covered. So here we go… First let us define mast bend. For some reason when you mention mast bend to a lot of sailors, mast RAKE is the first thing that comes to their mind. I am not sure why this is but a surprising number of sailors confuse the two. Mast rake is the angle that the mast sits from vertical when viewed from the side of the boat. Rake can be stated in either the angle itself (but it rarely is because the angle is virtually impossible to determine when measuring it on the boat) or, more commonly, it is measured in how many inches the top of the mast sits either forward (negative rake) or aft (positive rake) of the base of the mast. Mast rake is easily measured by hanging a plum bob from the mast head halyard and measuring the distance from the plum bob to the mast at deck level. A mast that is perfectly vertical has no rake. Mast rake is used to control how much weather or lee helm a boat will have. While mast rake is a great topic of discussion in of itself, let’s get back to mast bend… Not all boats have a bendy mast. The majority of older cruising boats have masts that are Redwood straight and can’t be altered by manipulating the rig. Designing a main for a boat with this kind of mast is a sail designers dream. There is no need for the designer to make any allowance for mast bend, so all they need to worry about is getting the shape of the sail right. The bad thing about this kind of mast is that there is very little adjustment available to change the shape of the mainsail to match the wind strength. The next mast version is one that has bend in it but the bend can’t be altered by onboard adjustments such as backstay tension, baby stay tension, check stay tension, or running backstay tension. The only difficulty in designing a mainsail for this type of mast is cutting the sail right in order to match the actual bend in the rig. If there is only a small amount of bend in the mast it is pretty easy to “eyeball” the amount of deflection, but if the bend is much more than about 4” some sort of measuring device is generally used for better accuracy.

Figure 1

As with the straight mast, a nonadjustable mast with static bend tuned in is easy to design a sail for, but when sailing you can’t “change gears” by altering the mainsail shape to match the wind conditions. With a mast that has bend in it, matching the luff round of the sail to the actual mast bend of the boat is one of the most important aspects of mainsail design. You can have the best mainsail design in the world but if the luff round doesn’t match the mast bend it can ruin the sail. Not enough luff round built in and the sail will be too flat and draft aft. Too much luff round built in and the sail will be too full and draft forward. Our final (and most difficult) type of mast to design a mainsail for is a bendy rig that can be adjusted for more or less curvature depending on the trim settings. To get this type of sail right the designer needs to have an idea of the full range of mast bend for the boat, from no backstay to maximum backstay. Lets look at Figure 1 to see how this all works. Figure 1 shows a mainsail that is set on a straight mast. You can see the shape of the sail by looking at the seams and the red draft stripes shown in the picture. Figure 2 shows the same sail where the mast has been bent 3 inches, but the mainsail is still set in the

Figure 2

straight luff position (we can’t actually do this on the boat but it is easy to do with sail design software). You can clearly see the “gap” between the aft edge of the mast and the straight line luff of the sail. To understand what happens when we bend the mast (and keep the mainsail luff attached) let’s imagine that you grab the luff at the middle draft stripe position and pull it forward so that it is against the mast. This will pull material out and forward of the mainsail body which will flatten the sail. It will especially pull shape out of the front of the sail which will flatten the entry and move the draft aft. This is why you need to apply Cunningham tension after you bend the mast. Figure 3 shows the mast still bent 3” but the mainsail luff has stayed connected to the mast as it would in real life sailing. As you can see by comparing Figure 3 to the first two pictures, the mainsail has been flattened by bending the mast. This is how it works in the real world. With this type of rig, the sail designer must design the main to be full when the mast is straight and flat when the mast is bent to its maximum. The key here is to make it not too full with the straight mast and not too flat when the mast is bent. This isn’t as easy

Figure 3

as it sounds, and there is definitely some give and take involved to find a good halfway medium for the sail shape throughout the mast bend range. It definitely helps to have some good modeling software to assist in this job. On the average boat you only need about 1.5” to 3” of mast bend range to take the sail from a nice light air shape to a good bladed out shape for heavy air. Some boats have a much larger range of mast bend than what is mentioned above, and this makes the balancing act between light air and heavy air shapes much more difficult. Lean too heavily on the straight mast side and the sail will blade out early and then start inverting as it tries to become flat as a board as the mast continues to bend. Allow for too much mast bend in the design and the sail becomes overly full in light air and it won’t sufficiently flatten for use in heavy air. Getting the luff round to balance with the rig can be tricky for the sail designer but it is well worth the time to get it right. It can make or break the sail. Hopefully you can see how important mast bend is in regards to setting your sail up for the wind condition and matching the mast curvature is paramount in getting your mainsail to set correctly. If your boat is set up so that you can change the mast bend for the wind

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Racing the river for a worthy cause. Photo Credit: Doug Schenk

Soup’s On! 20 boats, bags of donated food, a pretty decent band, and a bunch of your best friends enjoying an evening on the lawn at Tomahawk Bay Marina. Not a bad way to spend a day. Yep, it’s another edition of the Free Bowl of Soup Night benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. The annual event took place Saturday, August 15, hosted by the Free Bowl of Soup sailing team. What started as, in their own words, “The desire to redeem our karma after telling a joke about the name being serious (it isn’t)” has turned into a fun and positive way to help the community, with a goal

to raise 25,000 Free Bowls of Soup. Not bad, guys. I won’t go into all the details here, as no doubt event organizer Doug Schenk will do a far better job of that elsewhere in this issue of Freshwater News. Suffice to say, even though the event has come and gone, you can still donate and help out a worthy cause. Head over to, and just follow the simple instructions. And if you really want to get into the spirit of the whole thing, do it wearing a fairly bad porkpie hat. You buy a hat like that, I’ll bet you get a free bowl of soup…

In the Galley....continued from page 8 Fancy Mayo sauce: • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise • Zest of 1 medium lemon • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro • 1 medium garlic clove, minced • 1 teaspoon chili powder • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 teaspoon Old Bay

Crab cakes: • 1/3 cup finely diced celery • 1 tablespoon minced green onions • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro • 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for shells, excess water squeezed out • ¼ cup bread crumbs • 1 egg, beaten

Delicious crab cakes.

Breading: • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten • 2 cups panko • Vegetable oil, for frying Make the sauce ahead of time and set aside. Gently combine the crab meat with the celery, onions, and cilantro. Fold in a half cup of the fancy mayo. The mixture will be loose. Add the bread crumbs and eggs to tie it together, but not so much as to make it cakey. Scoop up about ¼ cup of the crab mixture and form it in to patties. Set on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. It’s best if you can refrigerate for an hour or two before the next step. Have a bowl of flour, bowl of beaten eggs and bowl of panko breading in a row next to the stove. Heat the pan of oil to a medium heat (not quite smoking) Gently roll the crab cakes, one at a time, first in the flour, then the egg, then the panko, then plop in to the pan. I found this worked best if I held the cake in the palm of one hand, dusted it with flour, then set the cake in the egg, and very gently rolled it over with a spatula. Pick the cake up out of the egg, dust again with panko and into the pan. Don’t worry if it falls apart, just form in to a patty and try again, starting with the flour. Cook until just golden brown. Serve with the fancy mayo, corn on the cobb and a salad. Fair Winds and Bon Appetite!




Chemainus: Vancouver Island’s Unexpected Gem by Marili Green Reilly Victoria draws a mass of tourists who flock to see t h e Pa r l i a m e n t Buildings and the Empress Hotel, the horse-drawn carriages and street Marili Green Reilly performers. Nanaimo is a growing haven for boaters, with its waterfront walk, miles of marinas, the historic Bastion, and numerous art galleries. Both are delightful Vancouver Island cruising destinations, and Dave and I thoroughly enjoyed the several days we spent in both of these cities this summer. But midway between them, we seren-dipitously found the charming small town of Chemainus. We headed north in early July aboard our Cascade 36, Tamara. With no particular destination in mind, we explored such popular marinas in the Gulf Islands as Oak Bay, Ganges, Telegraph Harbour, and Montague Harbour. We also looked for the best “dog landing” beaches in several out-of-theway anchorages: Russell Island, just south of Saltspring Island; Boat Harbour, a popular “waiting room” for Dodd Narrows; Sibell Bay, near Ladysmith; and Preedy Harbour, on Thetis Island. It was in Telegraph Harbour that we first considered going to Chemainus. Telegraph Harbour lies between Thetis and Penelakut Islands. The latter, which shows up on older charts as Kuper Island, is a First Nations reserve, and both islands are linked to Vancouver Island via the Chemainus ferry. Someone told us they’d taken the ferry across to see the town’s murals, which sounded interesting, but when another cruiser mentioned having tickets to a play, our curiosity was truly piqued. One of the pluses we discovered on this trip is that most marinas will take a reservation if you phone in advance. A week or so later, having made it as far north as Nanaimo, we called the Chemainus

Tourists pose before the mural and one of the sculptures found in Chemainus.

Municipal Dock to reserve a spot on our way back south. I'll admit I am often disoriented as I approach an unfamiliar marina. As we entered Chemainus Bay, I was relieved to finally spot the Harbour Manager waving to us from the breakwater dock. “There’s a little powerboat coming out,” he radioed. “You can come in as soon as he is clear,” and in a moment the other boat appeared at the bow of a motor yacht tied at the breakwater. Once the boat was gone, however, the entrance disappeared into the shadows of an adjacent industrial wharf. Acting on faith alone, I steered Tamara toward that wharf. The Municipal Dock nestles cheek by jowl between the BC Ferry dock and a lumber yard operation. The narrow marina entrance accommodates one boat at a time; its two walks have a couple

The outer walk at the Chemainus Municipal Dock has slips for eight boats. The tiny marina is bounded by the BC Ferry dock and a lumber company operation.

dozen slips, and the breakwater dock can be used by one large vessel as well as boats coming for only a few hours. There is no anchoring in the bay, due to log boom operations, but we noticed several boats at anchor off a marine park near the entrance to the bay. The 2015 Waggoner Cruising Guide indicates several mooring buoys are available for rent there. Once we’d gotten settled in, our first goal was to find a barber shop, for where else can you learn about everything that’s going on around town? It helped that Dave needed a haircut, and while the barber clipped and snipped, she also provided a recommendation for dinner and suggested a strategy for procuring theatre tickets. (We had already learned that the entire run of “Twist and Shout: the British Invasion” had been sold out for some time.) The boat and ferry docks are located in “Old Town” Chemainus, which is also home to a number of small restaurants, coffee and tea shops, a bakery, a wine shop, an antique store, and a variety of other stores. We had passed a small grocery store just a block from the docks, and a clean, new laundromat a block beyond that. After a ten-minute walk, we located the liquor store and another, full-size grocery. But most of the town is within a fifteen minute walk from the marina, and it has much more to offer than just the usual small town. A revitalization project begun in 1982 has blossomed into what’s now billed as “Vancouver Island’s

A painter doing some touch-up work seems to disappear into the scene of the mural.

Arts Town,” with over 40 murals and a dozen sculptures depicting immigrants, native inhabitants, and events in the town's early history. Yellow footprints painted on the sidewalks guide you from one mural to next, or you can make your explorations Victoria-style, via a horse-drawn carriage, and receive the driver’s personal narration of the story behind each piece of art. Water Wheel Park, the “Gateway to Old Town,” lies at the top of Maple Lane. Summer concerts and music festivals are held a couple of times a week throughout the summer, featuring rockabilly, bluegrass, accordion, and jazz, as well as other sounds. We stopped for lunch at a bistro across from the park on Saturday afternoon, and enjoyed the music wafting

from the accordion festival. (Note to self: accordions are not just for polkas!) It was a delightful serenade, and even if we didn’t get the full visual experience of the performers, we were close enough to the small park to enjoy the people watching. Adjacent to the park, the visitor’s center and the Chemainus Valley Museum provide more information and displays about the original inhabitants and the early pioneers. Downtown lies just beyond, with more shops, galleries, and restaurants, and we spent a pleasant afternoon browsing and window shopping. Most of the restaurants focus on the ferry trade, serving breakfast and lunch only, however the barber’s recommendation for continued on page 12




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Chemainous... continued from page 11 Odika Cafe was an excellent choice for us on Friday night. The Playbill Dining Room at the Chemainus Theatre Festival is also available before plays. The theatre is the centerpiece of town culture, offering worldclass productions throughout the year. Having heard more raves from cruisers who had made it to the show, we extended our twonight stay to four nights and headed to the theatre an hour before the Sunday matinee, hoping for a cancellation. The effort paid off: we bought reasonably priced front row seats for this very entertaining and nostalgic musical revue, produced in the style of 1960’s TV variety shows. Those looking for family activities may enjoy the marine park located at the entrance to the bay. If you’re into diving, look no further: Another of the town's “firsts” is an artificial reef that is forming around a retired Air Canada 737 that was sunk just off Hospital Point in 2006. Although its art and culture have made this community of 4,500 an “internationally famous” tourist destination, this commu-

Visitors can follow yellow footsteps on the sidewalks to view more than 40 murals that adorn the buildings in Chemainus.

nity still depends on its lumber and industry. Log rafts are moored along the other fringes of the bay, and we watched tugs maneuvering them into place and trucks moving timber around the neighboring lumber yard. The ferry also provided regular entertainment during lazy afternoons, running every couple of hours, 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Whether we were relaxing in our cockpit or enjoying the sights ashore, we found Chemainus to be a charming oasis of art and culture, funky shops, and cozy

moorings. We were glad to have discovered this unexpected gem and recommend the stop on your next trip north.

Vancouver Island’s Unexpected Gem References: In addition to the 2015 Waggoner Cruising Guide, we also used the guide by Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway-Douglas, Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia, 3rd Edition, 2009.

How To Be The Worst Marina Guest It’s nearing the end of summer cruising season for recreational boaters, who are looking to fit in one more trip away from home. Transient boaters should always recognize that they have responsibilities as marina guests. Ignore these duties and you risk earning the scorn of management and being asked to leave. What will get you in trouble? BoatUS worked with the Marina Recreation Association to find out some of the things that could make you a bad guest. When strangers call: You’re approaching the gate to your dock, and there they are. Workmen with toolboxes, families with ice chests and water toys, other seemingly nice people all waiting for someone with a key to let them in the

marina. It’s awkward, sometimes annoying, and always a pain. What do you do? A simple, “I am sorry, but I can’t let you in,” will suffice. If you think that’s too harsh, you could also give the stranger neighborly advice on where to find the marina office, or tell them that the marina will shoot you at sunrise should you let unknown guests in, but either way, allowing strangers access is bad idea for a bunch of reasons. You’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter: You like country music. The guy in the neighboring slip likes rock-n-roll. This won’t turn out as wonderful as a 1980’s Reese’s “you’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter” TV commercial unless you’re considerate of each other. If you want to jam to loud

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A Day Trip on the Other John Day River by Peter Marsh There are two John Day Rivers in Oregon and they both run into the Columbia River. The one east of The Dalles is the longest stream entirely within the state, and famous for its white water and rafting; the other one is east of Astoria, very short, and known for its picturesque float houses— briefly glimpsed as you drive over the modern Highway 30 bridge. But you won't ever see the John Day following the shipping channel downriver. You must turn south behind Tongue Point and continue past the old naval base where hundreds of World War II ships were mothballed until you reach the old railway bridge across the entrance. The bridge has not been closed since 2005, when the Lewis & Clark bicentennial train rain from Portland to Astoria, and saplings have sprouted up between the

sleepers, so there’s no chance of it closing in the near future—though Astoria businessmen continue to dream of restoring the line. There is enough depth to safely motor up to the road bridge, where a few deep draft sailing yachts moor, and motor boats can continue upstream for another mile to get a closer look at this traditional floating community, but note that there is no public dock or landing. But this is still a great place for a small boat outing because there is a Clatsop County launch ramp between the two bridges, from here you can quickly reach the backwaters of the lower Columbia behind Lois Island for fishing or exploring in protected water. If you want to experience the upper John Day at its best, to see many kinds of aquatic birds and enjoy the pastoral scene that is officially called a “Sitka spruce forested

wetland” you will need to cut your speed to an idle, or choose a small craft powered by oars or paddles. I've made this trip many times since I moved to Astoria; the most recent was with the annual outing put on by a member of the Astoria Yacht Club. There were ten boats in the flotilla--a rowboat, a canoe and eight kayaks,--all moving at their own speed, and occasionally re-grouping. This allowed for some occasional conversation and color on an overcast day. The day had been chosen to take advantage of a pretty high tide at 1pm, which carried us upstream to the old head of the inlet. This was the first time there was enough water for me to float through the recent breach in the dike, under the new bridge, and into the wetland created when an abandoned farm was flooded. This is a mitigation project for a devel-

A kayaker on the Astoria Yacht Club outing explores the lake at the head of the John Day River created for a wetland mitigation project.

opment in Warrenton and has resulted in an impressive lake with many tall trees half- submerged at high water. I was determined to find the source of the “John Day River” and paddled to the far side, but there is nothing even slightly resembling a river feeding its

headwater—it's actually just an inlet 4-5 miles long, depending where you start. By the time we had finished exploring the wetland, the boats were spread out all across the lake. continued on page 14


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OSMB’s Clean Marina Program Expands, Facilities Re-Certify Oregon’s Clean Marina Program has grown to a flotilla of 63, but that’s just a fraction of the nearly 200 marinas that qualify for this free program whose goal is to incorporate as many floating homes, moorages, boat yards, yacht clubs and marinas as possible, and have them certified as “clean.” This designation ensures they do not pollute our waterways and are doing their part to keep them clean. No one wants to play in litterfilled, oil-sheened, debris-laden water, let alone store their property (boats) in it. The program has been around for over a decade, so the Marine Board is taking it to the next level where facilities can show how they go “above and beyond” the standard best management practices by demonstrating gold star “Leadership Activities.” These include enhancing upland areas by removing invasive plants and planting native species; mentoring a nearby facility toward Clean Marina Certification; participating in an Adopt-A-River event; or tracking an environmental aspect (such as electricity usage, safe electrical system monitoring, water usage, or solid waste generation/volume) and setting goals for facility improvement. Three facilities were recently re-certified and expressed interest in achieving the gold star level in the future. Big Eddy Marina – First certified in August 2008, located on the Columbia River (19609 N.E. Marine Drive). The facility has 85 boat slips and 65 floating home slips. It scored a 94 percent on the re-certification. Some highlights of their practices: No fertilizer or pesticides used on their landscaping; a parking lot made of pervious material to allow water infiltration into the ground (which minimizes runoff from the parking lot directly into nearby water); use of bilge socks in the storm drain catch basins to remove any oily water from entering the ground or waterways; and a fish cleaning station and pet waste baggies provided to their customers. In addition, the facility also does routine testing of their electrical wiring to ensure there are no leaks, corrosion, or other dangerous issues.

Electrical safety is an area that may become part of future Clean Marina checklists to ensure facilities are safe, so the Big Eddy Marina is setting a new standard for all facilities. Columbia Ridge Marina – First certified in April 2007, located on the Columbia River (18525 N.E. Marine Drive). The facility has 50 floating home slips. Columbia Ridge Marina scored 100 percent on their re-certification visit. This facility and its tenants are great stewards of the environment, taking their status as a Clean Marina very seriously. In addition to adhering to the requirement of the program, Columbia Ridge encourages its residents to use non-toxic cleaners for house upkeep so nothing harmful enters the waterway. The upland areas are landscaped with native and edible plants and the parking lot design includes a bio-swale drainage area that’s designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. In addition, all of the old creosote timber was removed from the facility and replaced with docks made from recycled plastic, and the lighting system in the parking lot, and around the docks, are being replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting. Oregon Yacht Club – First certified in May 2009, located on the Willamette River (6901 S.E. Oaks Park Way). The facility has 38 floating homes in its community. The residents of this community are also very dedicated to being stewards of their river environment and have implemented many best practices to improve water quality beyond the standard program requirements. Some highlights include: a well maintained upland area for garbage, recycling, and composting waste; routine monitoring and maintenance of the docks and floating homes to check for any issues, leaks, or litter; a “Going Green” guide suggesting environmentallyfriendly products and actions that residents can use in their homes, gardens, and decks; oil spill response and emergency training for all residents twice a year; and installation of individual water meters for every floating home that has resulted in reducing their water usage by half. The Oregon

Yacht Club also conducted an extensive watershed re-vegetation effort, removing invasive plants from their upland areas and a habitat maintenance plan for the ecosystem in cooperation with the City of Portland who continues to monitor and preserve this area. This facility is a model that many other floating homes could benefit from visiting. When a facility earns the Clean Marina designation, it receives a special flag and logo to signal that the marina is doing their part to keep the water clean. The voluntary program works to protect and improve local water quality by promoting the use of environmental practices on how to eliminate or reduce the input of polluting materials – such as oil, paint, cleaning chemicals, sewage, fish waste, and trash – into the environment. Clean Marina facilities receive free pollution prevention materials (such as a dockside oil spill response kit) and free training and technical assistance to improve their environmental performance. Each year, a Clean Marina does a self-evaluation to ensure best management practices are being implemented. Every three years the Marine Board re-certifies a Clean Marina to ensure the facility still meets the standards. To learn more about Clean Marina facilities’ profiles,

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John Day... continued from page 13 We all re-grouped and slipped out through the breach with a steady ebb current visibly pushing us along. I was content to relax and let the tide to do most of the work on the way back. An easy hour later we passed under the new bridge and were back at the launch ramp. A few days later, I did a little research in the Astoria library and made an unexpected discovery: the original John Day road bridge was a covered type with a lifting section in the center. This must have been quite a sight and was almost certainly the only one of its kind in the entire NW region. The Oregon State Highway Commission described the bridge like this in 1918: “As a part of the improvement of the Columbia River Highway between Astoria and Svensen, a bridge was constructed over the John Day River. Because the

Tidewaters’ First New Tug in 30 Years is Super-Quiet

The Crown Point is the first of three towboats being built at Vigor Industrial for Tidewater, Transportation of Vancouver. They are 102 feet in length and with a beam of 38 feet, and will be the first newly built vessels for the company in nearly 30 years. Operating in the Columbia River Gorge, high winds, extreme currents and swells are considered normal conditions, so the tugs are constructed to safely and efficiently transport and maneuver barges up and down the Columbia/Snake River and through the navigation locks. Designed by CT Marine, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers of Edgecomb, Maine, they are powered by environmentally-friendly technology throughout: two Caterpillar 3516C EPA Tier 3 diesels each produce 2240 bhp with reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency. The vessels feature a wheelhouse with exceptional all-round visibility through full height windows, leading edge navigation and communications equipment, and enhanced accommodations for the captain and crew. “During the last year and a half, a great deal of effort went into designing, engineering and building a towboat that would meet or exceed performance parameters,” explains Bruce Reed, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Tidewater. “With crew endurance being a priority, we employed Noise Control Engineers of Billerica MA to develop a sound and vibration control package for the vessel. By incorporating vibration control mounts and comprehensive acoustic insulation, noise levels register at less than 60 decibels in the accommodations during vessel operation.” Tidewater Captain since 1981, Larry Bartel said: “Not only is it the quietest tug I have ever piloted, but it has tremendous rudder power so it can turn around a loaded tow precisely and swiftly.” The Crown Point will be busy on the Columbia this fall pushing barges carrying wheat downriver from eastern Washington to ship terminals in Vancouver and Portland.

The floating home community on the John Day near Tongue Point.

stream is navigable to small boats, it was necessary to provide a lifting span with a 40-foot clear opening between two 108-foot covered Howe Trusses able to carry 20-ton trucks.”

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Owing to the unusually high price of steel caused by the World War, it was decided to construct this bridge of wood, resting on concrete piers carried on wooden pilings. “The movable span is of the single leaf bascule type operated by a windlass. Counter weights are employed to assist the movement of the span. One of the most serious objections raised against covered wooden bridges is the lack of light. This was overcome by whitewashing the interior and the addition of open windows at panel points,” the 1918 report explained. the total cost was about $25,000, but as with most firstclass wooden bridges on primary state roads, its cost was high and its life short, only fifteen years.

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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

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 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

Year Round Boater Member Joining Fee = $900 Annual Dues = $110 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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50 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

1979 Capri 21’ Sloop sailboat, w/5 ½ hp Mercury long Shaft, 2 stroke motor, extra sails, fixed racing keel, w/trailer $2,200.00. 360-430-2615

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


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


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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


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

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:


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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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19609 NE Marine DR H-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.

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.


PENDING 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, MLS 15632663 Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161

1837 N. Jantzen Ave.

6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19

17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47

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

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.

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.

27448 NW St. Helens #400

559 NE Bridgeton #A

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.

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.

1815 N. Jantzen Ave. Nice sized slip (31’x64’) in lovely location for sale. Build & bring in, or buy a home and move it to this desirable gated & private moorage. Low HOA covers water, sewer, garbage, parking, security & more. Conveniently located near shops. $110,000. Call Jane.

2915 NE Marine Dr. G-4 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.


Lovely 1600sq ft two bedroom two bath floating home with beautiful channel views located at Paradise Moorage in Scappoose. Low taxes and moorage fee. Fish from your deck! $167,113 503381-2178

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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. $429,000. 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. $189,000. Call Sue.




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2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

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.

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. $399,950. Call Jane.

1939 N. Jantzen

1845 N Jantzen

2BR/2BA Vaulted living rm w/gas frplc exits to lrg deck. Upper Master w/full bath & walk-in closet. Main flr has 2nd bedrm for guests/roommates. Gated moorage w/SLIP OWNERSHIP. Priced to sell at $175,000. Call Sue.

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.

19609 NE Marine Drive L21

430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.

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.

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.

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.

18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2 4BD/3BA Custom built by Marc Even. State of the art : simple elegance. Floor to ceiling windows. Gleaming wood flrs, Openness throughout. Multiple balconies & decks, including 3rd fl sunning deck. Slip ownership in premier Moorage. Moor 40’ boat. $575,000 Call Jane or Sue.

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478 2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $329,000. Call Jane.

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.