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VOL. 32 • NO 12 • December 2014
The Northwest Experience Victoria for Christmas—an Unforgettable Experience! By Jim Farrell As the days get colder and the nights longer, the time we spend on our boats gets shorter. But unlike our East Coast counterparts, we don’t have to put our boats on the hard and quit sailing. Throughout the Pacific Northwest we have many different options of where we keep our home-on-thewater or where we can take it to have a wintertime adventure. One such place is Victoria BC. Autumn Daze, our Beneteau 423, has spent the winter moored in front of the Empress Hotel. With a view of the historic hotel and BC’s Parliament building, we didn’t go wrong. Not only did we have the view of the Inner Harbour decked out for Christmas, but High Tea at the Empress along with their fantastic Christmas tree display. Each winter from October 1 to May 31, the Victoria Harbour Authority only charges $8.15 per foot, plus a 5 percent tax if you keep your boat there for eight months. Not bad for a front row seat at one of the Northwest’s most popular destinations. An additional benefit is that once you make friends with the full time liveaboards around the moorage they don’t mind keeping an eye on your boat along with the Harbour Authority employees, who also have a boat that pumps out your holding tanks once a week, even if you’re not there, with no extra cost
A winter wonderland at Butchart Garden. to you. The harbor itself is well protected from the winter winds coming off the Strait of Juan de Fuca that can be ferocious at times. The only down side that we found is that during some springtime events in the harbor, they allow rafting. Another may be that you’ll have to take the ferry ‘Coho’ from Port Angeles or a ferry from Seattle or Vancouver, which as most of us who have lived in the northwest
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find an adventure in itself. A must-see attraction in Victoria is Butchart Gardens (www.butchartgardens.com). Many of us who make Victoria a destination during the summer months find an excellent protected anchorage off Saanich Inlet in Tod Inlet or Butchart Cove. Using the boater’s dock and entrance to the Gardens
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Columbia Marine Exchange’s Food Drive and Holiday Party December 13 We all knew it was inevitable, but winter still seemed to sneak up on us. The long warm days of this year’s extended summer have passed and we’ve traded the flipflops for foulies. It’s time to batten down the hatches and double check the dock lines—but it’s also time for the annual Columbia Marine Exchange food drive and holiday party! Stop by the shop with a nonperishable food donation for the Oregon Food Bank. In return, you will receive 20 percent off all marine grade LED’s that we currently
have in stock! This is a great way to save some money while upgrading your boat’s lighting system, and help out those less fortunate than us during this holiday season. We are open TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The party runs all day on Saturday December 13, so make sure to mark your calendar. Come in from the cold and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages with boaters from all around Portland, while taking advantage of special seasonal savings and prize giveaways. We like to take
this opportunity every year to thank our patrons and let them know we appreciate them. Columbia Marine Exchange has great gift ideas for the boater in your life. For the tech-savvy perhaps a SoundCube mini audio system, or a Solicharger that uses the suns rays to charge your electronics. Give the gift of a longer boating season with cabin heaters and air dryers. We have many items made locally by boaters for boaters, including sail-ties, ditty bags, nautical gift cards, and ropework jewelry.
EPA Punts on Renewable Fuel Standard— Marine Engines Still at Risk! Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After almost a year of review, the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which dictate ethanol levels, are now not set to be released until 2015. BoatUS testified before the EPA on the proposed rule in November of 2013, which for the first time would have lowered the amount of mandated ethanol in gasoline and aligned the law with current gasoline usage. BoatUS supported this move that would have held gasoJolene Coats Publisher
line/ethanol blends to a safe level for boats and small engines. Currently there is not a single marine engine warranted to run on any fuel containing over 10 percent ethanol and this fuel is not authorized for use in recreational vessels. However, the national boat owners group has continuing concerns over mis-fueling and poor pump labeling. Many boat owners trailer their vessels and refuel at roadside gas stations, filling up both the tow vehicle and boat at the same time. “There is solid scientific data that supports our position that levels of ethanol in gasoline over 10 percent damage marine engines,” said BoatUS government affairs program manager Nicole Palya Wood. “The EPA’s failure to efficiently administer this program, utilize its waiver authority, and set standards that provide protections for consumers sends a clear mesMarita Sempio Production
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The 55th Annual Portland Boat Show is a go for launch on January 7. It’s the big five-day show that features hundreds of boats at the Expo Center, inside 250,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space! Boaters from all over the region want to see what’s new in boat lines, technology and accessories—and the 2015 Portland Boat Show is the place to find out. There will be local and national manufacturers, plenty of associations and dozens of dealers in attendance along with local boating retailers, accessory suppliers, guides and other experts. If you are looking to find a
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great selection of boats and want to shop and compare dozens of brands, lines and styles then the Portland Boat Show is the place to be. The displays include sailboats, sport boats, wakeboard boats, pleasure craft, fishing boats, offshore vessels, and personal watercraft, plus paddle sport boats and accessories. Remember: local manufacturers, retailers and dealers are ready to make great deals so you can realize your on-thewater dream. Many also have financing right on site. Previously Owned Boats Are Back – The Portland Boat Show will have a huge selection of pre-
viously owned boats and new boats at the show. The demand for previously owned boats is high and the local dealers are here to serve you. This area has been a huge hit over the past several years! Win a Once-In-A-Lifetime Fishing Trip. Yes, you can win a trip to Puerto Escondido, Mexico, for the International Sailfish Tournament! One competitor and one friend will be flown to this gorgeous fishing port to spend several days fishing in this demanding and exciting tournament. You can sign up at the show or online! continued on page 5
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Anchors Aweigh!...continued from page 4 2 for 1 is back! Once again we are excited to offer 2-for-1 coupons for admission good all days of the show. Plus, FREE PARKING will be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings only (from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) – come by after work, forget the traffic and enjoy the show! PORTLAND BOAT SHOW DATES & TIMES: Wednesday, January 7 ....11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 8.........11a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, January 9 ............11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 10 .....10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 11 ........10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ADMISSION: $10 general admission, Children 12 and under are free.
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Northwest Marine Trade Association ‘Grow Boating’ Grants Available The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is pleased to announce a grant program for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the region. The grants are being awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, NMTA has spent more than $1 million to promote boating in the Pacific Northwest through various events, sponsorships and programs. “We are very excited to make these grants available to help promote boating in the region,” said George Harris, NMTA’s president. “Our own efforts and programs have introduced boating to well over a million people since 2003. These grants should help us build new partnerships in
the community to spread the benefits and joys of boating to even more.” Applications must fall into one the following categories: • Youth Boating Grant • Discover Boating Grant • Boater Education / Safety Grant Completed applications must be received by February 6, 2015. Grants will be awarded by April 3, 2015. The NMTA will award up to $9,000 to one or more organizations by April 3, 2015. The application can be downloaded at: www.NMTA.net/grant. For questions, contact Karsten McIntosh a t N M TA : k a r s t e n @ n m t a . n e t o r 206-634-0911.
US Power Squadron Introduces a Virtual Training Device for Boat Handling Imagine a flight simulator developed just for boating. That is what the US Power Squadron has developed for training boaters. Utilizing three flat-screen displays, and life-like steering, trim tabs and a real throttle control, the virtual trainer allows instruction in essential skills like getting underway, docking, use of spring lines, emergency stops and more. The instructor can vary the lighting from day to night, and change the wind and current’s influence on the virtual vessel so that the student can learn to deal with different conditions. The virtual boat realistically pivots about a point that is one third of its length aft of the bow, allowing stu-
dents to get a feel for actual operation in tight quarters. Portland area Power Squadrons have joined together to present the virtual boating skills trainer at the Portland Boat show next month. Look for it in the southwest corner of the exhibition hall. The US Power Squadron is a nonprofit volunteer organization that teaches boating safety to the public. Members of local squadrons will be presenting classes in seamanship, navigation and vessel maintenance starting as early as January 20, 2015. Come by the boat show booth to get details.
Classes offered by the Fort Vancouver Power Squadron Seamanship: An introduction to the basics of safe boat operation, seamanship, knots and rules of the road. Cost: Member $69, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $131, Non-members $169. Starts 6:45 p.m., Jan 26, Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver. Piloting: A 10 week class on coastal navigation with emphases on the use of GPS data, and dead reckoning. Cost: Member $117, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $179, Non-members $217. Starts 6:45 p.m., Jan 20, 855 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217. Advanced Piloting: A continuation of the Piloting class focusing on advanced position determination and tides and currents.
Cost: Member $82, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $144, Non-members $182. Starts Jan. 22, 6:45 p.m., 855 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217. Navigation: (Advanced sextant navigation). Cost is: Member $206, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $268, Non-members $306. Starts Jan 26, 6:45 p.m., 855 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217. Sail: This class includes actual on the water experience in various sailboats. Cost: Member $59, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $121, Nonmembers $159. Starts March 7, at 10 a.m. Class is usually over by 3 p.m.. Space is limited, and the class fills early. Go to www.fvsps.org for details.
The Northwest Experience ...continued from page 1 makes you feel privileged as you aren’t fighting the crowds entering the front gate. However, during the winter, the boaters’ entrance isn’t open, but don’t let that stop you from a wintertime visit. Butchart Gardens has a staff of 12 who plan and prepare the Christmas decorations all year long; three months prior to Christmas the staff swells to 30 or so. The product of their work would be well worth a trip to Victoria all
by itself, even if you don’t have a boat moored there. They decorate the Gardens with the “Twelve Days of Christmas” theme and the restaurants and buildings are well decked out with “Boughs of Holly” and other wintertime displays. Carolers sing throughout the day and evening hours. The colored lights in the Sunken Garden are as fanciful and beautiful as their flowers are during the rest of the year. Romance could also be in the crisp air if you and your partner choose to skate on their outdoor ice rink (they rent ice skates).
If you further want to enhance your romantic endeavors, don’t forget to check out the restaurants and lounges that abound around the downtown and harbor area. Plus, there are many cultural offerings like the Royal British Columbia Museum, Parliament Buildings, Maritime Museum of BC, Undersea Gardens, and maybe even the Royal Theatre. The time you spend on your boat during the winter will be a memory that you’ll cherish for a very long time as you hear the lilt of British English and the Canadian ‘aboot’ and ‘eah.’ Spending the time in Victoria you will definitely get the feel of experiencing a British Christmas a short 17 miles from Port Angeles.
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Snowbirds—Don’t Forget Insurance, Towing and Safety Provisions For Your Winter Trip For some lucky sail and powerboat cruisers, the annual migration south approaches, and they are stocking their boat’s lockers, checking systems and taking inventory of spare parts. But that’s not the only preparation these cruising snowbirds will need to do, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). They need to look at their boat’s
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Croft advises those making offshore passages to have an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) so their safety needs are met when cruising beyond VHF radio or cell phone range. If snowbirds don’t want to make the investment, the BoatUS Foundation offers $65 weekly EPIRB rentals for the boat and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) for the crew for $45 weekly, plus shipping. Boaters can order online at BoatUS.org/epirb or call 888663-7472 and mention code “DISC10” for a 10 percent discount on their weekly rental rate through December 1, 2014. All beacons are shipped via FedEx in watertight hard cases and come with a prepaid FedEx form to easily return when the passage is complete. Do you know what lies ahead? New navigational issues are always a part of each new boating season on the ICW. To help boaters keep clear of troubles is the complimentary “East Coast Alert” bi-weekly email service by liveaboards and authors Tom and Mel Neale available by signing up at BoatUS.com/eastcoastalert. Some recent alert information has included warnings about shifted buoys and shoals, dredging activities, and changes to drawbridge operating hours. Get a discount on fuel, overnight slips: While saving money isn’t a provision, BoatUS members ($24 annually) pay less for gas—from $.05 to $.10 off each gallon of fuel at dozens of BoatUS Cooperating Marinas along the ICW. Many marinas also offer discounts of up to 25 percent off transient slip fees and up to 15 percent on boat and engine repairs. BoatUS.com/ map can help snowbirds find BoatUS Cooperating Marinas along the way.
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Approx. Arrival Time
• Friday, Dec. 5 ...........................7:00 p.m ...................................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp .......................................7:30 p.m. .........................North Portland Harbor (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive) Combined fleet • Saturday, Dec. 6 ......................6:00 p.m. .............................Camas/Washougal (Combined Fleet) ...................................6:00 p.m..........................Camas/Washougal • Sunday, Dec. 7.......................... ---------- ..........................................No Parade Scheduled................................................. ---------...........................No Parade • Monday, Dec. 8 ........................7:00 p.m..............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................I-5 Bridge Area/ Hayden Bay/Grandma’s Cove • Tuesday, Dec. 9 ........................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:00 p.m..........................James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge area • Wednesday, Dec.10 .................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................I-205 Bridge/Steamboat Landing/164th Street/WA side • Thursday, Dec. 11.....................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................I-5 Bridge area/Hayden Bay • Friday, Dec. 12 .........................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................North Portland Harbor • Saturday, Dec. 13 .....................6:00 p.m........................St. Helens, OR, City Docks (Combined Fleet) .............................6:00 p.m..........................St. Helens, Columbia City Columbia Riverfront RV Park • Sunday, Dec. 14 .......................4:30 p.m ................................... Coon Island (Combined Fleet) ........................................5:00 p.m..........................Scappoose/Mutnomah Channel To the Willamette River • Sunday, Dec. 15th..................... ---------- ..........................................No Parade Scheduled .................................................--------- ...........................No Parade • Tuesday, Dec. 16 ......................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m.......................... I-5 Bridge Area/Hayden Bay/Grandma’s Cove • Wednesday, Dec. 17.................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:00 p.m..........................James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge Area • Thursday, Dec. 18.....................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................I-5 Bridge Area/Hayden Bay • Friday, Dec. 19 .........................7:00 p.m .............James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive)...................7:30 p.m..........................North Portland Harbor • Saturday, Dec. 20 .....................5:00 p.m ..............................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet) ....................................6:15 p.m..........................Lake Oswego • Sunday, Dec. 21 .......................5:00 p.m ..............................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet) ....................................5:00 p.m..........................Downtown Portland/Old Spaghetti Factory/St. John’s (Arrival at St. John’s approx. 6:45)
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Approx. Arrival Time
• Friday, Dec. 5 ............................7:00 p.m ...................................James M. Gleason Boat Ramp.........................................7:30 p.m..........................North Portland Harbor (N.E. 42nd & Marine Drive) Combined Fleet • Saturday, Dec. 6 .......................6:00 p.m ..............................Camas/Washougal (Combined Fleet) ...................................6:00 p.m..........................Camas/Washougal • Sunday, Dec. 7.......................... ---------- ..........................................No Parade Scheduled .................................................--------- ...........................No Parade • Monday, Dec. 8.........................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................8:00 p.m..........................Milwaukie • Tuesday, Dec. 9 ........................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................7:45 p.m..........................OMSI/John’s Landing/Fremont Bridge • Wednesday, Dec. 10.................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................8:00 p.m..........................Milwaukie • Thursday, Dec. 11.....................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................7:45 p.m..........................OMSI/John’s Landing/Fremont Bridge • Friday, Dec. 12 .........................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................8:00 p.m..........................Milwaukie/Oregon Yacht Club • Saturday, Dec. 13 .....................6:00 p.m........................St. Helens, OR, City Docks (Combined Fleet) .............................6:00 p.m..........................St. Helens, Columbia City Columbia Riverfront RV Park,WA side • Sunday, Dec. 14t ......................4:30 p.m ...................................Coon Island (Combined Fleet) .........................................5:00 p.m..........................Scappoose/Mutnomah Channel To the Willamette River • Monday, Dec. 15 .......................---------- ...........................................No Parade Scheduled .................................................--------- ...........................No Parade • Tuesday, Dec. 16 ......................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................7:45 p.m..........................OMSI/John’s Landing/Fremont Bridge • Wednesday, Dec. 17.................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................8:00 p.m..........................Milwaukie • Thursday, Dec. 18.....................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................7:45 p.m..........................OMSI/John’s Landing/Fremont Bridge • Friday, Dec. 19 .........................7:00 p.m.............................................RiverPlace Marina ..................................................8:00 p.m..........................Milwaukie/Oregon Yacht Club • Saturday, Dec. 20 .....................5:00 p.m ..............................RiverPlace Marina (Combined Fleet) ....................................6:15 p.m..........................Lake Oswego • Sunday, Dec. 21 .......................5:00 p.m ..............................RiverPlace Marine (Combined Fleet) ...................................5:00 p.m. .........................Downtown Portland/Old Spaghetti Factory/St. John’s (Arrival at St. John’s approx. 6:45) All performance times are approximate and subject to safety, commercial river traffic, weather and water conditions which are beyond the control of Christmas Ships, Inc. You can follow the Columbia River Fleet on their Twitter feed at: https://twitter.com/ChristmasShips Christmas Ships, Inc., www.christmasships.org
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New Survival Suit Passes Icy Endurance Test Patent-holder and inventor Bob Duncan, CTO of Latitude 98, LLC, was a sight to see as he lay in 33°F ice water all day at the recent Fisherman’s Festival in Seattle. He reported that he was feeling “toasty” when he emerged more than nine hours later. He was demonstrating the life-saving technology that is now available in the new U.S. Coast Guard certified Stearns Thermashield 24+TM Immersion Suit. This revolutionary technology contains a patented, air-circulating warming system. By simply breathing into the suit’s mouthpiece, the 88°F heat normally lost through exhaling is captured in an air bladder and distributed throughout the suit and hand-warming cuff. Other technologies, such as integrated molded boots and gasket-sealed gloves, also help retain body heat. For the past 50 years, immersion suits have varied little in their forecasted survivability window. When a crewman goes overboard, the standard suit will only stave off death for 3-6 hours. As a result, many victims succumb to hypothermia long before rescuers arrive. Duncan began experimenting in 2001, and took his first leap into icy water in 2004. Now, the introduction of this new technology significantly extends the crucial rescue window. Simon Frasier University completed an independent test in 2013, using U.S. Coast Guard standards, on the Thermashield 24+TM Immersion suit. These
Caught in the Wind! FWN editor Peter Marsh’s trimaran can often be seen skimming across the Columbia at the east end of Astoria, but not usually in weather like this. With a south wind gusting to 30 knots early in October, he reefed the mainsail to make sure the boat wasn’t overpowered, and enjoyed some fast sailing.
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Coast Guards at Work on Upriver Navigation Aids Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.
Imagine being recently out of basic training and new to a unit. It’s early morning and you find yourself harnessed in on a cliff, doing maintenance on a navigational aid, when you are greeted by the sound of hundreds of small leathery wings. For fireman Abby Hamann that experience defined her first visit to the Snake River. “I was up on this aid, on the side of a cliff, with bats swarming around me at six in the morning,” she said. “It was definitely my most memorable experience.” The men and women of the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation (ATON) Team Kennewick, Washington, are stationed in a unique location in the high desert of eastern Washington, more than 300 miles inland, at the confluence of the west’s most important navigable rivers, the Columbia and the Snake. Consisting of nine crew, one 18foot utility boat and one 23-foot trailerable ATON workboat, the Kennewick team ensure the safe movement of more than 9 million
tons of commercial cargo annually. Having a Coast Guard unit located hundreds of miles from the coast may seem peculiar, but to those who use the rivers for recreation or commerce, the presence of the Coast Guard is invaluable. According to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, “The Columbia Snake River system is a vital transportation link for the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The economies of these four states rely on the trade and commerce flows up and down the most important commercial waterway of the Northwest.” A majority of the aids maintained by the ANT crew are situated on land, with some bolted directly into the cliffs of the river canyons. The area provides a challenge, as the crews often climb through tall desert grasses, thorny brush and scrub trees and up rocky hillsides to reach the aids. They routinely carry equipment over barbed wire fences and along remote stretches of railroad and highways to conduct routine checks of equipment. “We are responsible for more
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Fireman Abby Hamann replaces burnt out light bulbs on a range light located along the Snake River in eastern Washington. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)
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Did you see the Clark County Sheriff’s Office patrol boat on the Columbia River this summer? Were you even aware Clark County has a marine unit? Maybe you just saw the word “Sheriff” on the boat and didn’t consider which county it was from? Clark County does staff a full-time, year-round marine enforcement program, but it consists of just two officers and a part time supervisor. Sometimes in the off-season the two officers are called upon to help staff patrol shifts on the road because of low staffing levels. Did you know Clark County is surrounded by water on three sides? The Columbia on the south and west sides, with Lake Merwin and Yale Lake reservoirs feeding the lower the Lewis River on the north side. Not to mention the many other smaller lakes and tributaries. Our unit is responsible for recreational boating enforcement along all these waterways. This is a lot of water to cover for such a small unit. So, maybe now you can understand why you may rarely see us! The unit investigated two separate boating fatalities this year. Both were people out boating alone and not wearing a life jacket. For unknown reasons they fell overboard and drowned. One of the worst parts of our job is attempting to console family members of the drowning victim. It is NOT fun and something that is very preventable. The life jacket is one piece of safety equipment the unit strongly en-
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At 67, an age when a lot of guys are trading in the five-day workweek for the golf course or a motor home, longtime sailor Dirk Winters was just getting started. His itch for extended blue water sailing had never gone away. So he bought a 40-foot wooden ketch from a Portland Yacht Club buddy to scratch the itch that carried him around the world, then half way around again by the time he turned 80. Winters was by no means an amateur sailor. He spent most of his life sailing the Columbia River, the coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean and crewing aboard club boats in the TransPac race to Hawaii. He kept a meticulous log and a diary, so the reader can easily track his 13-year voyage and re-live an adventure that ranged from beautiful discoveries to ten cyclones or hurricanes. A home builder by occupation, Winters could build, fix or invent his way out of any situation, and there was no shortage of opportunities aboard Windjob, his beloved home on water that suffered dismasting, pirate attacks, groundings, gear failures too numerous to mention, and perennial crew problems. Winters navigated by sextant and dead reckoning using instruments that would be considered rudimentary by today’s standards. But this Old Salt was never discouraged, never thought of giving up, and always would rather be at sea than on dry land. He made innumerable friends from other
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen, there’s good news: no more bland leftovers aboard. With 85 fuss-free and fabulous recipes inspired by the sea and happy times on the water, “THE BOAT COOKBOOK” serves up simple, mouthwatering galley grub—prepared almost as quickly as it will be devoured by your hungry crew. These delicious and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavor, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbor and keep things simple at sea— not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. With handy ideas on setting up the galley, a lazy guide to filleting mackerel and tips for hosting the perfect beach barbecue, this is the must-have guide for sailors and seaside-lovers alike. The book includes recipe contri-
cruising yachts and ashore. He had a way with the ladies, was a consistent host at parties aboard Windjob, and never failed to keep his rum locker full no matter where he ventured around the world. “Cruisin’ Boozin’ Snoozin’” is a great adventure story, and a good reference for sailors dreaming about a tropical adventure, or interested in the way oceans were navigated before GPS. BONUS To see Dirk Winters’ hand-annotated charts that trace his travels, visit portlandyc.com. About Us-History-Great New Sailing Adventure. Readable thumbnails show all 50 charts and drawings included in Dirk Winters’original manuscript of “CRUISIN’ BOOZIN’ SNOOZIN’.” Save individual charts to view or print. Images are too detailed for use on Kindle’s screen, so were not included in the Kindle e-book. No charge. Available on Amazon.com for $9.99
‘Rollin’ on the WILD River’ The Stories of the Sagebrush Sailors and Tug-and-Barge Operations on the Wild Columbia River by John Rekart Jr This is the story of the “Sagebrush Sailors” who became fearless tug operators on the Columbia River before most of the dams were built. They were cowboys, oil-truck drivers and shoe salesmen who had to learn quickly how to run the rapids on the wild stretches of the upper river to keep river-borne commerce moving and growing in the Inland Empire. It wasn’t until the 1930s that diesel-powered tugs provided the power to move barges against the powerful current. All of these rapids are now underwater—drowned by the dams of the Bonneville Power Authority—but they are still remembered by the men who ran them, often in underpowered rundown tugs. Stiff competition between tug crews benefited the grain farmers whose harvest they carried to Portland and Vancouver terminals. The author has preserved their memories through a series of personal interviews to create this account of a lost profession. Historical
butions from top chefs (Chris Galvin, Angela Hartnett, Kevin Mangeolles, Ed Wilson, and Judy Joo) and sailing legends (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mike Golding, Brian Thompson, Shirley Robertson, and Dee Caffari). With a foreword by Chris Galvin, and accompanied throughout by wonderful photography and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, this will prove to be an invaluable addition to the food lover’s kitchen or galley. Fiona Sims has written for The Times, The Guardian, Food & Travel and more. The award-winning food and wine writer has interviewed many of the world’s top chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, and René Redzepi. The idea for this book came after much nagging from her sailing-mad Dad, who kept losing her scribbled-
down recipes for on board cooking in his rather basic galley. She and her husband Mark split their time between London and Yarmouth, England and she sails regularly with her Dad on his 29ft Westerly, always cooking on board. “THE BOAT COOKBOOK” By Fiona Sims Adlard Coles, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Publication date: Dec. 16, 2014 $19.99, paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781408192009 e-book: 9781408192016
‘Man & the Sea’ Was Labor of Love for Long Beach Publisher Wayne O’Neil, newspaper publisher and printer, had a great love for the Long Beach region and built a large collection of historic maritime photographs. For years he pondered ways to use them, but on on Jan. 29, 1965—the sea provided the answer. The Hawaiian Planter was out bound for Hawaii with a mixed cargo when it lost a trailer lashed on deck. The ship could not stop, the trailer burst open, and out floated nine refrigerator-sized wooden pallets bound with steel tape weighing over half a ton—with fine paper stock. O’Neil was one of several beachcombers who secured a load and was probably the only one who recognized any value in the find. He noted that it was “60-pound offset measuring 48” by 29” and each lift contained 42 reams.” The former owner of the Chinook Observer carefully rinsed and dried the package and found only about two inches had been soaked by the seawater. “That was a turning point, the day the paper rolled in,” recalls his
daughter, Peggy Mathena. “After that, Dad knew his book just had to be about local shipwrecks.” O’Neil passed away in 1998, but thankfully, his goal survived and with Mathena at the helm – aided by many helpers – the project work continued. Almost 50 years after he salvaged the paper, the book “Man & the Sea,” chronicling 236 shipwreck and nautical mishaps, became a reality. The paperback version is available locally and online for $29, while the exquisite hardbound limited edition is printed on the Original salvaged paper— probably a first in maritime publishing! With 183 rare historical photos and additional illustrations and maps, the book expertly guides readers through the calamities of the region’s lonely waters – wellknown as the “Graveyard of the Pacific.” It blends eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports and ship’s logs to artfully piece together the tales of those who lost their fortunes and often, their lives. But it
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Little Skipper ‘UNCLE GOOSE’ Offers Nautical Wooden Alphabet Blocks photos and maps of the most famous rapids and falls show the river at its wildest. John Rekart’s first book, “Rollin’ on the River,” was about tug and ship pilots who ply their trade along the lower Columbia River. Both books are sold for $24 (postage included) on the web sitehttp://rollinontheriver.wordpress.com
Founded in 1983, Uncle Goose exists in an era of smart phones, tablets and video games, yet chooses to step back more than 100 years to make wooden alphabet, decorative and other specialty wooden blocks by hand from its company-owned facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. Now the nation’s leading handmade wooden toy block manufacturer navigates into uncharted waters with the introduction of Nautical Alphabet Blocks, a 26-piece set of decorative
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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Red Right Returning...I Think As I write this month’s column, I’m smack in the middle of spending ten days (that’s ten vacation days, by the way) going after my captain’s license over at Columbia Pacific Maritime here in Portland (a fantastic choice if you’re interested in getting your license, but that’s for another article). I bring all this up simply because I got into a conversation with one of my classmates who was describing how during this year’s Round The County Race, they had quite the difficult time picking up lights on the various aids to navigation at night when all the onshore lights of civilization were also in the same general direction. Heck, anyone who’s tried to find and hold onto the entrance beacon marking the Inner Harbour of Victoria at the end of an Oregon Offshore knows what I’m talking about. It reminded me of a story my brother Mike shared with me a few years ago that I’ve told many of my friends, but is good enough that it’s worth repeating here. Besides, all good sailing stories get better in the re-telling, don’t they? ANYWAY, it seems that several years ago, Mike was racing Highline, his Crealock 44, in the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. If you’re not familiar with
this one, the Marion to Bermuda starts in Buzzards Bay, near Marion, Massachusetts and finishes off St. David’s Head, Bermuda. And while the boats that enter it aren’t, by any definition ocean-going speedsters, they’re typically pretty solid vessels. Which is a good thing, as this is a serious course. Its 700+ miles dish out anything and everything the North Atlantic is capable of, which includes requiring that you cross the evercharming Gulf Stream and its little bag of tricks. Anyway, Highline and her crew of eight made the crossing with no serious problems, crossed the finish line in the dark, and prepared to steam into St. George’s Harbour and presumably a well-earned rum drink. And this is where it gets interesting. The entrance into St. George’s is, most wisely, marked by a lighted buoy. Pass to port of the buoy and everything is fine. Pass to starboard however, and you’ll run headlong into the stone wall of a centuries-old fort no doubt put there to guard the entrance. The navigator on board my brother’s boat was a very skilled, very experienced sailor named Robert. His job was to sight the entrance buoy and make sure Highline passed by the old fort’s stone wall and not into it. The conversation went something like this:
Have you got that entry light there, Bob? Photo Credit: Gary Peterson
Mike: “Bob, do you have the entrance light?” Bob: “Yeah Mike, I’ve got it.” A few minutes passed as they worked their way to the entrance, and once again, Mike checked in: Mike: “Bob, you still have the light?” Bob: “Yeah, I’ve got it.” Another few minutes ticked off, and with the entrance getting reasonably close, Mike made one last check: Mike: “Bob, you still have the light?” Bob: “Yeah, I think I have it.” This obviously got Mike’s attention, and he countered with, “You THINK you have it?” To which Bob replied, “Did I ever tell you I was colorblind?” As it turns out, Bob did indeed have the entrance light sighted perfectly, and my brother’s gorgeous Crealock didn’t suffer a scratch as they worked their way into St. George’s Harbour. It does make for a fabulous story however, even though I’ve had a few people ask if it’s really true. My answer? Well, if it isn’t, it ought a be…
Young Bulls With An Old Bull Last month, I wrote about legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston competing as the oldest skipper, at the tender age of 75, in the very challenging singlehanded Route de Rhum race. As you probably know, this is a 3,500 mile course across the Atlantic from France to Guadeloupe, and a course I’d venture to guess is physically taxing on someone in their midtwenties, let alone a guy who, were he living in the United States, would be well into his social security years. Anyway, at the time I sort of flippantly suggested that it wouldn’t surprise me to see Sir Robin win the thing...I thought I was kidding. Okay, he didn’t take first, but what
Knox-Johnston did do was end up on the podium with a third place, which in itself is an accomplishment for anyone. To do it in a 20-boat class, against a bunch of guys probably half his age, is phenomenal. More than that, Sir Robin came ever-so-close to taking second place from Italian record holder Andrea Mura, who has designs on entering next year’s Vendee Globe race. Knox-Johnston closed over 200 miles over the last nine days of the race, and finished only 17 hours behind the Italian. And he did it sailing a 14-year-old Open 60, appropriately named Grey Power. And here’s my favorite part: when interviewed postrace, Sir Robin stated that, “I will be back next time with a smaller boat.” In other words, we could be seeing him do this thing AGAIN. And based on his performance this year, well, I wouldn’t put it past him to make the podium. AGAIN.
Going Around Again Donna Lange may not be a household name everywhere, but maybe it should be. Donna, who was raised in Oregon and lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands (and I wish I could say the same thing about myself) is in the planning stages for doing a solo nonstop circumnavigation of the globe. It won’t be the first go-round for Lange. Back in March of 2007, she completed a westbound circumnavigation (with stops) aboard her Santa Cruz 28 Inspired Insanity (what is it about Santa Cruz owners and great boat names?). What’s more impressive is that Lange is also a mother of four and a grandmother of 11 to boot. She also holds a 100ton Masters license, is a licensed registered nurse, and in her spare (?) time is a published author and accomplished musician. No word on whether she’s a practicing brain surgeon or not.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the podium. Again. Photo Credit: Breschi/Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.
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by Dale Waagmeester
Sailing Accessories: the Evolution of the Spinnaker Sock In the next couple of columns, I will be discussing some of the products that are available to make sailing easier and safer for cruising Dale sailors. These items range in price from Waagmeester fairly inexpensive, up to being a major investment. One of the most common accessories (and also one of the most valuable) is the spinnaker sock. These come in a variety of styles from a number of makers, but they all do the same thing; they pull down over a spinnaker like a long stocking in order to “strangle” it and keep it captive until it is stowed. The first commercial version of the spinnaker sock that I am aware of was the “Spinnaker Sally.” Instead of an actual sock, the Spinnaker Sally used a series of hoops that were connected by lines. These rings went over the spinnaker at a spacing of every three to four feet, and held the spinnaker captive until it was deployed by pulling all of the rings up to the head of the spinnaker by tensioning the Spinnaker Sally halyard. The Spinnaker Sally worked well enough but it had a propensity to tangle, and when it did...what a MESS! (I haven’t seen a Spinnaker Sally, or an ad for one, in years. A quick Google search showed no listing for a new Spinnaker Sally, so I can only assume that they are no longer being made.) The next step in this technology was the “Chutescoop.” The basic principal of the Chutescoop is the same as the Spinnaker Sally, but the Chutescoop utilized a full sized fabric tube to completely cover the spinnaker when it was dowsed. The Chutescoop is still being made and is very similar to its original incarnation, with a few improvements being added over
the years. Many sailmakers made their own version of the Chutescoop in house, including our loft, until we all came to the realization that it was infinitely easier to just purchase them from the Chutescoop Company. The Chutescoop is a very simple design; basically a light fabric tube with a metal ring at the bottom to hold the sock open. An internal halyard system allows the sock to be pulled up or down the length of the spinnaker in order to set or dowse. A simple but elegant design, the Chutescoop works very well on boats from 15 to 30 feet. While they can be used on boats over 30 feet in length, I prefer to use the ATN sock on larger spinnakers. The ATN sock is the brainchild of Etienne (Get it? ATN!) Giroire, a French-born sailor who is known for single-handing his 40’ trimaran in two trans-Atlantic races in 1992 and 2010. Etienne has come up with many products to improve offshore sailing over the years, some of which we will discuss in this article series. Etienne completely re-invented the spinnaker sock, making it a feasible tool on boats over 100 feet long. Instead of a steel ring at the mouth of the sock, Etienne designed an oblong “bell” that more effectively squeezes the spinnaker as the sock is pulled down. The ATN sock uses a tricot mesh instead of the standard light nylon fabric that other socks utilize. This mesh keeps the sock from retaining air when the sock is pulled up (which eliminates the inflated “balloon” at the top of the mast), and it also allows air to circulate over a wet spinnaker to help it dry. Another key addition to the ATN sock is the complete separation of the halyard system from the inside of the sock. This was always a problem on other socks as often the spinnaker would get tan-
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gled with the halyard lines running inside of the sock. ATN put a separate fabric channel on the outside of the sock that contains the control lines, keeping them completely away from the spinnaker. As an added advantage, this fabric channel is a different color than the rest of the sock, which makes it easy to spot a twist in the sock as you raise it in preparation for deployment. The ATN sock is the Cadillac of spinnaker socks. Of course, you pay for this. The ATN sock is one of the most expensive spinnaker socks that you can buy. It can be almost twice as expensive as a similar sized Chutescoop. Is it worth it? I sure think so. If you pro-rate the extra cost of the ATN Sock over the number of years that you own your boat, the yearly outlay would be minimal and well worth the price, particularly when you consider how much better the ATN sock works. A spinnaker sock that is jammed halfway up the luff of your Cruising Asymmetric will make you forget the cost difference very quickly. We recommend the ATN sock for use on boats over 30 feet long. Another great little ATN item is the “Tacker.” The Tacker eliminates the need to use a spinnaker pole when flying your symmetric or asymmetric spinnaker. The Tacker fits around your furled headsail and clips to the tack of
your spinnaker, keeping the spinnaker right next to the forestay rather than letting the tack fall off to leeward. When the tack falls off to leeward, the entire sail rotates to leeward as well, making the sail pull more to the side instead of forward. This causes less drive and more heel. By keeping the tack of the spinnaker at the boats centerline, the Tacker increases sailing efficiency by keeping the boat more upright and letting the spinnaker pull more in the direction that you want to steer. Of course, if you don’t have the bulk of a furled headsail and foil covering your forestay, you can just clip a carbineer onto your spinnaker tack and connect it to your forestay. Some people just use a strip of 2” Nylon web, or an even wider belt of Dacron sailcloth to go around the furled genoa and then connect it to the spinnaker tack. Our shop sells a cable strop with parrel beads that will fit around the furled headsail that works nicely on smaller boats. The Tacker, however, like the ATN Sock, is the cream of the crop for this type of use and we highly recommend it. Next month we will talk about another useful spinnaker dowsing device, the Top Down Furler, and we will also discuss another ATN innovation, the Gale Sail. Happy Holidays!
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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Winter Sailing with Tarts Tranquility is on the hard this winter. She’ll get new bottom paint and have her topsides waxed before getting splashed in the spring. Any cooking aboard until that time would need to happen after a five-hour drive to Bellingham, and climb up a ladder. Katzenjammer, the boat I’ve been race crew for the past six years or so is also out for the season. I told my husband, Roy, that I was going to take a break from sailing this winter and focus on my writing and various other projects, like working on the 1981 VW Westie we bought recently. Perhaps I’d even finish the story I’ve been working on for two years. “Really,” he said, “Go a whole winter without sailing? I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Did he conspire with my race skipper, Jim, to prevent having nosailing-all-winter grumpy wife? Not likely, but possible. Shortly after my conversation with Roy, I received an email from Jim referring me to a boat that needed crew for the Sailing on Sunday series. I told Roy I was asked to crew on another boat. “Whew,” he said. “You’re going to do it, right?” A new boat, new skipper, a new crew—new people to cook for! My first weekend out on the new boat, was on the heels of delivering my boat to the yard in Bellingham. I barely had time to gather my foulies, and no time to cook. Not wanting to go empty-handed, I brought beer, tortilla chips and mango salsa. “You don’t have to
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ing over the beach in Newport, the breeze was on, the waves were running, and most important for our Portland based crew, it wasn’t raining and the sun was starting to peek through the clouds. There was even a rainbow offshore. Which should have been a clue. But the shower that passed only made us smile at the Socal “rain”; the skies had been pouring for two straight weeks in Portland and we were fully acclimated. Besides, my buddy Phil from West Coast Sailing in Portland was doing a product demo of the new Zhik foul weather gear, and he was
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The crew can hardly believe their performance in this California Classic - the annual Rum Runner.
orate on the value of 20 knot forecasts on windless days...” But I have finally learned a little patience at 50, and Commander’s turned out to be spot on as the day unfolded. First, a little breeze line came in from the NW, and by this time the big boats had started and were already beginning to creep over us. The OMRA 60 trimaran “Mighty Merloe” didn’t creep, she whooshed past in her own apparent wind, in her own private race, quickly leaving the fleet behind. Onboard our J88, we set the Code Zero for the first time and got our first pleasant surprise of the day; we were hanging in there with the Flying Tigers, the J124, and quite a few other big boats. The first “leg” was a 14 mile fetch, and the breeze kept building into the 1012 knot range. We went between
our J1 and the Zero, and felt happy to have our crack bowman David Aymar from Socal onboard. Dave has worked the bow on “Pyewacket” (Andrews 70) and “Bud” (TP52), and despite the small platform, he felt at home on the J88. We were pretty happy to round just behind one of the Tigers, who owed us quite a bit of time (we rated 75 random leg course and they were 48). The other Tiger was already around and we would never see them again; they went on to take a well sailed second place overall. Turning the corner, we set the big A2 PHRF kite figuring that the breeze would moderate and we’d need all the help we could get just to get close to home before it died completely at sunset. We also figured that was the last we’d see of the Tiger and the
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J124. We were wrong on both counts. We quickly found out that the J88 likes going downhill in 14-18 knots, and while the seas were a little jumbled, we found a groove and started seeing boat speeds of 12-14. We quickly caught the Beneteau 40 ahead, while we seemed to be hanging with the Tiger and J124. But we had great rudder control even with our big A2 and the waves a bit more on our beam than ideal; we could stay up on the rhumb line while they fell off to leeward. We were starting to believe the forecast at this point, so our goal was rhumb line or better yet further right, in order to stay out in pressure as long as possible before it started fading. But then an interesting thing happened; instead of fading, the pressure came up to the 18-23 range and suddenly we were launched. Boat speeds went to solid sustained 14-16’s and I got my birthday present with the “record of the day” at 17.8! We put the Tiger and J124 on the horizon and started catching some pretty big boats like the Swan 651 and the Santa Cruz 50. The J88 was proving to be a weapon in those conditions with a really forgiving groove, excellent buoyancy, and to our surprise, a dry ride. Every once in awhile we’d catch a wave sideways and round a bit, but we never actually totally wiped out; she would be off again in just a few seconds. Kudos to my friend Kerry Poe (North Sails Oregon) who traded driving with me. Kerry was an Olympic level 470 skipper in the 90’s, but I most definitely have a non-sailing day job, so I’m happy to report the J88 certainly doesn’t require “pro” level skills to be fast. After years of watching J125’s surfing on Youtube while heading to Cabo or Hawaii (typically on a dark rainy day in Portland’s bleak midwinter), I found it almost sur-
real to be ticking off miles for hours at those speeds in a 29’ boat. Dr Laura had named the boat “Crazy 88”, a reference to a Quentin Tarantino film, but I was thinking “Easy 88”. It was fast, but no drama. We had already renamed the boat “Blue Flash”, a reference to the seldom seen blue version of the “Green Flash” (the boat is painted blue). As the sun set, we got neither green nor blue flash, but I did get another birthday present. The breeze kept blowing! No matter how much preparation (Thank You Kenyon at JK3 and David and Will at SD Boatworks!), teamwork, and expertise you bring to this sort of sailing, there is no accounting for good luck. We knew full well that with the STP65 and TP 52 catching us in the first minutes of drifting off
the start, and then disappearing for good at the turn, we would need luck to correct out in the end. As those boats finish before sunset, the typical pattern would catch us still out there in the dying breeze watching victory fading away with the light. But it was our lucky day and our conditions, and as we gybed into the last mark, we still had 12-14 knots of NW breeze and didn’t even need the Zero to fetch the last 2 miles to the finish. The gun was sweet confirmation of victory in class, but it wasn’t until later that night that we found ourselves correcting out over the Tigers, the J125, TP52, and Rogers 46. At least on this day, she was the “little blue boat that could”.
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Willow Grove Marina - Covered and Open Moorage starting at $125.00 per month, Floating Home spaces also available. Located on the Columbia River west of Longview. Live a boards Welcome. Gated and secure 360-5782584. 360-430-2415
1956 34.4’ Chris-Craft Commander: repowered two Crusader 262XL (315 hours); 100 gl fuel capacity; 4 new house batteries; 30-amp shore power; new electric head; holding tank; swim platform; davits; mahogany swim ladder; sleeps 6; kept in boathouse in freshwater. $19,500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-467-6900
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
Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Uncovered $44, Covered $88 per month with PRC membership/Annual Dues. Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. (503) 250-2237 COVERED 35’ slips $120 per mo. BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL (503) 805-4660 or (503) 446-8692
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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: email@example.com
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Pirate’s Cove Marina. Open slips up to 50' located in a beautiful country setting on the Multnomah Channel. Laundry facilities, showers, pumpouts within reach of each slip.HALF OFF MOORAGE FEE FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS! 503-543 5153
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For sale: Hydrohoist International, bought new in 1998. Used with a 20’ 6” Bayliner, since 1998. Original cost, $5395.00. Currently moored at Channel Islands Marina on Hwy 30. Phone 503-709-9910. $2500.00.
SCAPPOOSE MARINA Covered Slips 50’, 44’, 40’, 30’, 26’. Located on the Multnomah Channel - Scappoose Moorage, Channel Moorage also open slips to 70’. Call Ken Dye 503-709-5552, Office 503-543-3939 or 503-543-3337
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2013 RANGER TUG 31 Like new. 283 engine hours on 300HP VolvoD4. Top notch Garmin electronics including auto pilot. Satellite TV and collapsible mast for trailering. Two staterooms and electric heads. Beautiful finishes. Kept in boathouse in freshwater. Comes with solar panel, RIB inflatable boat, EZ loader trailer. Many upgrades. 284,600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details and photos.
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
26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina (503) 287-1101
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Channel and Scappoose Moorage has outside 115 ft outside dock slip, $700/mon., includes shear boom. Secure gated community, live-in manager & maintenance mgr, clean showers, restrooms, laundry, fully equipped wood/metal workshops. Next to parking lot is a community garden. Adult live aboard potential with approval. Call Laurie @ (503)543-3939 for more info.
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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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162 83' Boathouse - Steelhead Construction. OA ap. 83'x32' Well 71'x19.5'x22'h door. Log float with steel I-beam stringers, 200 amp power, 2007. Price includes 3145 sq. ft. of water space rights and transfer fee at Columbia River Yacht Club. Membership application/acceptance required. $184,900. (503) 381-5467. Photos and specs. at www.irwinyachtsales.com
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. $85,000. Reduced to $85,000.00 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
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Rules and Regulations: Deadline: December 14, 2014 76' Christensen Boathouse $145,000. Reduced to $125,000.00 "Steel siding-stringers, 30'4" wide X 76' long. Newer exterior deck surfaces, upgraded bathroom, fully insulated, and re-decked and painted interior.22' electric door opens to a well that is 171/2' wide and 60' long. Water space rights to 2250 sq. ft. included. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $79,000. 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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1959 N. Jantzen
23856 NW St Helen's Rd. M-50
2BR/1BA 1192sf Spacious w/huge Kit & LR. Gas frpl & wrkshp. Open views. Slip ownership & low HOA. Gated moorage. $249,900 Call Jane.
2630 N. Hayden Is Dr. #2
1817 N. Jantzen Ave.
1719 N. Jantzen Ave.
1BR/1BA Outside slip, large swim float, great views, warm wood floors & ceiling, wood stove, tiled entry. Charming! $106,000. Call Sue.
3BR/2BA 2lev/1800 sf. Opens to LR, DR & Kit area . Lrg Deck. Vaulted ceil, gas frpl, lrg Mstr Suite & W-I closet. 36’boatwell. Prestigious moorage. Slip ownership & 2-car gar. $449,000. Call Jane.
2 bd/1.1ba Lovingly updated w/gas frplc lrg fam rm, French doors to deck. Slip ownership. $239,000. Call Jane.
2bd/2ba+family rm 1750+sq ft. Sleek custom design, open flr plan, dream-kitchen & mstr bdrm. w/2 balconies. SLIP OWNERSHIP. $369,000. Call Jane.
Floating home slip for rent. 35' x 50'. 209 and 225 N. Bridgeton Rd. Portland, Oregon 97217. 503-260-8736 Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel.
23556 NW St Helen’s N-5
1779 N. Jantzen Ave.
17647 N.W. Sauvie Island #43
173 NE Bridgeton #8
1705 N. Jantzen Ave.
Floating home slips available. Inside slips for long term lease - $20,000 plus monthly maintenence fee. You are welcome to come and see if this is where you want to be. For information call (503) 543-5183
3bd/2ba Own coveted corner slip. Huge deck, panoramic views. Open Kit/Liv w/gas stove. Upper Master Suite w/balcony. 19' Boatwell. $325,000 Call Sue.
1BR/1BA with slip ownership & extra lrg slip. Pine walls/cedar ceilings. BR w/ office area. Gas Firepl. Lrg utility. Steel Stringers! Can moor boat.$239,000 Call Jane.
2bd/1ba Panoramic views. Outside slip. Hi vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces in both liv rm and mstr bdr. Quiet &scenic. $230,000. Call Jane.
2 bd/ 2 ba, Custom home build in 2000. Soaring ceilings, sunny! Master suite w/ river views. Slip Ownership!! New Price $359,000. Call Jane
2bd/2ba 1100+sq ft w/ 22’ boatwell. Gas stove in liv rm. Huge upper lev Mstr suite w/balcony. SLIP OWNERSHIP. $219,000. Call Jane.
17517 NW Sauvie Island Rd #49 2BD/2BA 2 levels of amazing views from outside corner slip. High cedar ceil. Laminate bamboo flrs; Huge pantry; Jacuzzi tub in Mstr Suite. Many amenities. Gas firpl, 5 skylights, 3 decks. Desired Sauvie Is. Country life—close to town. $310.000 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.
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27448 NW St Helens Rd #424
34326 Johnsons Landing B-10
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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. $219,000. Call Sue
27448 NW St. Helens #400
559 NE Bridgeton #A
3bd/2ba Fabulous home w/gorgeous views. Vaulted lv rm, lrg balconies & decks. Gazebo & encl. boatwell. Gated moorage. $434,000. Call Jane.
3BD/3BA 1800sf Built in ’06. Wonderful flr pln w/all the conveniences. 2 Mstr Suites w/balconies. Private moorage on desirable Bridgeton. $290.000. Call Jane.
1661 N. Jantzen Ave. 2bd/1ba Classic river home w/retro charm & lrg flr plan. Open kitch, roomy bdrms, bright & airy. SLIP OWNERSHIP! Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane.
2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40
1677 N. Jantzen Ave
559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6
2BR/3 full baths. Fabulous home in desirable moorage. Slip ownership/2 car garage. 30’ boat well. Heat pump w/AC. Sunny & bright with wonderful potential. Price reduced $375,000. Call Sue.
3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Bright w/hickory flrs, granite, marble. Outside slip w/river views. Slip Ownership, low fee. 2 lrg swim floats. Can moor lrg boat. $425,000. Call Jane.
1bd/1ba End slip w/ big river views! Open w/bamboo flrs, slab granite counters, huge decks w/trex, steel stringers & more. Private moorage. New Price: $198,000. Call Jane.
SOLD 23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82
430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.
3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.
1BR/2BA Charming former firehouse. Rugged steel construction. Lrg kitchen w/island. Gas frpl and atrium windows in LR. Great views from outside slip. Room to moor your boat. $308,000. Call Sue.
27448 N.W. St. Helens #478
11662 N. Island Cove Lane
11644 N. Island Cove Lane
2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $346,000. Call Jane.
2bd/1ba Open floor plan features spacious Living/Dining areas. Bamboo flooring, gas fireplace. Lots of windows and light. Large deck and swim float. Room to moor boat. Private, gated moorage. $152,000 Call Sue.
2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $175,000. Call Jane.
PENDING 1893 N. Jantzen Ave.
23564 NW St Helens N-8
559 N.E. Bridgeton Rd. #4
2bd/2ba 1250 sq ft of charm w/lrg windows & great river view. Renovated w/Fir flrs, cedar sauna & lrg bath in master. Covered porches & cozy nooks. Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane.
3BR/2BA Totally remodeled inside & out! New heat pump w/AC,new windows,appliances & washer/dryer. Steel stringers. Video at happyrockmoorage.com. $245,000 call Sue.
2BR/1BA/2lev Charming round top w/contemporary remodel. Open LR/bamboo flrs, Frpl. Ktch w/basalt tile. 2nd flr w/space for office or BR. Swim float w/hot tub. Bridgeton area. $188,000 Call Jane.
1755 N. Jantzen
221 N. Bridgeton
2BR/1BA Shake bungalow fixer. Complete interior remodel needed but could be a gem! Open kit/living rm area. Mstr slider to swim float. Does not include slip ownership. $59,000. Call Sue.
Studio/1bath Special studio home w/sleeping loft. Warm wood flooring, hrdwoods, lots of windows & skylights. Extra swim float. Located in popular Bridgeton community. $60,000. Call Sue.
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