Freshwater News | September 2014

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NSIA’s Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge

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NW Sailing News

NW Waterfront Living

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VOL. 32 • NO 9 • September 2014

Another great boating season in the Northwest! Photo by FWN Staff

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48' Tollycraft CPMY 1992

48' San Juan SJ48 2004

46' Sea Ray SDA 1999

Original owner, Cats w/444 hours, teak interior, new custom hardtop, thruster, all factory options, immaculate interior. Was $299,900. Now $259,000.

Twin MTU Series 60 Engines, New Hull Paint, Watermaker, upgraded Electrical System, Bo & Stern thrusters.. too much to list $875,000.

Cummins diesels w/900 hrs.,air-heat,TNT lift, very nice. Was $229,000. NOW $179,500.

40' Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge 1997

35' Tiara 3500 Express

34' Catalina Islander Sedan MY 1997

Twin CAT Diesels, Bow Thruster, Inverter, Tons of Upgrades $149,850

Twin Cummins Diesels, Full electronics, Teak & Hilly Floor, Cherry Interior. $134,000

In Portland, Twin cummins, Generator, Inverter, Full Electronics, Heat/Air, Dinghy Davit $89,000.

29' Sea Ray 290 Sundancer 2007

28' Glasply Sedan 1986

25' Hacker Craft "Replica" 2004

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Twin 4.3L Mercruisers, New Outdrives,upgraded canvas, like new freshwater boat. $89,990. 83’ Steelhead 2007

T-260 Merc V/D’s 750 hrs., BIG interior, largeDEEP cockpit, dinghy-davit, like new! $33,900.



All steel, looks unused, 71' X 19'7" well, $184,900

New re-model bath, insulation, decking, well size 60' X 17'6", $125,000

Newer stringers, good condition, recent electrical inspection, 55' X 16' well, WAS $90.000. NOW $79,000

All steel, looks new, 52' X 16' well, electric door, perfect! $120,000

68’ Custom Boathouse 1985 R TE S WA GHT RI

Interior Well 44' X 16' with 20' Door, $79,500

52' Hargraves 1974

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Utility Lapstrake custom build by the factory for an original owner. 270 Crusader w/20 hrs., barn stored, estate sale, $85,000. Replacement $250,000


New stringers & elec. door, overhead crane, nice interior, 38' X 15" well. Was $65,000. NOW $50,000

All new stringers and some float logs, double slider entry doors, heavy duty build, 55' X 16' well. Reduced to $85,000

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Power Squadron Classes Start in September The Fort Vancouver Sail and Power Squadron will be conducting these classes this fall.

Junior Navigation: Sept. 2, 7 p.m., 855 Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217. The first level of two sextant navigation classes taught by the Squadron. Ten weeks with homework. Member price is $79. Special package price for new members is $141, which includes a one year individual membership. Non member price is $179. To sign up go to

September 23. 7 p.m., 855 Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive. A 10 week class on coastal navigation with emphases on the use of GPS data. There will a focus on planning a crossing of the Columbia River Bar. Cost will be $101 to members and $201 to non members. Cost includes books and required navigation tools. There is also a special package price of $163 for new members. The package includes: Books, tools and a one year individual membership in the USPS.


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Boater’s Swap Meet at Schooner Creek Boat Works Saturday, September 20 It’s time to empty out you dock box and your boat lockers and sign up for the Marine Swap Meet at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, Ore. The event takes place Saturday, September 20th, from 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Reserve a space and bring your new or used marine gear, or just come and find that perfect treasure. The meet takes place in the boat yard at Schooner Creek, 3255 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217. There will be food vendors on hand, and you can also tour the

Schooner Creek facility. The price? Only $25.00 for a display space (please bring your own table or tarp). All proceeds benefit the Cascade Pacific Council Sea Scouts. It’s sure to be a great event for everyone involved, and a great way to clean out your surplus marine supplies, or find something new that's perfect for your boat. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Schooner Creek Boat Works at 503-735-0569, or by e-mail at customersrv@

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NSIA’s Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge a Success for Sportfishing On August 22, 2014 the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association hosted their 15th Annual Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge with over 300 participants. The event kicked off Thursday night with a captain's party that raised funds, as well as, excitement for the derby the next day. Early Friday, participants loaded up their boats in search of the enormous salmon the Columbia River is known for. By 1:00 p.m., weigh in time, the derby participants started to trickle in. The first place winning team captain was R.J. Bennett with an average weight of the boat at 22.18 lbs. per angler. Second place was Cory Cooper’s team with an average 20.2 lbs. per angler. Third place came in at 18.58 lbs. per angler for Cameron Black’s boat. Team Lamiglas fishing with Jason Hambly caught 16 lbs. per angler for fourth place. Fifth place was awarded to team Shimano and captain Scott Weedman with 15.47 average pounds per angler.

First Place team.

Steve Apple caught the biggest fish of the tournament with a 29.35 lb. chinook salmon and at the final hour Jerek Wall brought in a 10.95 lb. coho salmon to win the heaviest coho category. On top of a successful derby, NSIA held a silent auction, dutch auction and a bucket raffle to raise

money for better fishing in the northwest. The Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge is the biggest fundraiser NSIA holds every year. This event funds keeping hatcheries open, providing more boat launches with river access and protecting our wild fish.

Cedric Grutbo and his catch of the day.

NSIA also would like to thank all their event sponsors for coming together for the good of sportfishing. Their support helps strengthen NSIA's voice in front of our legislators and commissioners all year round.

For more information, contact Liz Hamilton, executive director of NSIA at 503-631-8859 or email at

Cabela’s Opens Tualatin Super-Store Thursday, Sept. 18 Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing, boating and outdoor gear, is bringing its unique shopping experience to Tualatin, southwest of Portland. Construction on the 100,000-square-foot store is complete, and the company will celebrate the official grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 18 with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela’s executives and special guests. It will begin at 10:45 a.m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon

being cut by an arrow shot from a bow at 11 a.m. when the doors will open for business. This will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. A complete schedule of events will be available on when finalized. Cabela second store in Oregon This will be Cabela’s second store in Oregon, joining the 58,000-square-foot Springfield lo-

cation. “Oregon is full of people who enjoy outdoor recreation, and we’ve enjoyed great success at the Springfield location thanks to the support of our many loyal customers across the region, and we hope for much of the same in Tualatin,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s CEO. The interior of the new store will feature Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with trophy animal mounts and displays.

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Portland RV Show Brings the Elvis Bus to Town! Portland’s largest Fall Recreation Vehicle Show, the Fall RV & Van Show is back this September 11 through 14 at the Portland Expo Center. This year’s show has plenty of Oregon’s top manufacturers and dealers of RV’s. You can see a phenomenal assortment of motor homes, 5th wheels, campers, tent trailers, sport utility trailers, tow vehicles, accessories and more—including an Elvis Presley traveling exhibit of memorabilia. This is one of the largest dealer and manufacturers shows in the Northwest. Unlike parking lot events with single dealers, the RV & Van Show provides consumers with dozens of brands, companies and local and national manufacturers all at one event.

This year, the show is excited to have Airstream Adventures NW: With the largest Airstream inventory available in the country conveniently located in Portland, you are sure to find the perfect Airstream at the perfect price! Plus there will be an outstanding selection of regionally manufactured RV’s, motor homes, coaches and plenty of travel trailers, accessories and services provided by dozens of companies. Visit the show this September 11 - 14 at the Portland Expo Center. One of the best reasons to visit the Fall RV & Van Show this fall is the first 100 paid attendees each day will receive a complimentary AAA Travel Atlas for free ($12.95 value). If you are planning on hit-

BOAT & MARINE INSURANCE ting the open road, visiting landmarks and National Parks this is a must have for great information. So get in line early and get that atlas—all courtesy of AAA Oregon/Idaho. Elvis is in the Expo Center! An amazing collection of Elvis Presley’s personal items and memorabilia comes to the Fall RV & Van Show is free with regular admission. This phenomenal exhibit contains famous Elvis costumes, jewelry, motorcycles, army gear, movie memorabilia, and many personal belongings. The traveling museum is housed in a spectacular, 53 foot, customized unit with hydraulic side pull-outs and an eye-popping graphic wrap. Don’t miss this rare glimpse of “The King”—he best collection outside of Graceland. R.V. Vacation Opportunities • With more than 16,000 public and privately owned campgrounds nationwide, RVers are free to roam America's roads for a weekend—or months at a time. • Privately owned RV parks and campgrounds are found near popular destinations, along major tourist routes and even in metropolitan areas. The Fall RV & Van Show will also have destination experts, the Good Sam Club and travel resources making this the best place to find out about all the fantastic

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2002 3988 Bayliner Diesels thrusters and loaded Only $139,000

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When the 712' Dutch heavy-lift cargo ship Blue Marlin completed the journey from China to Swan Island, in N.E. Portland, at the end of August, carrying a new drydock for the Vigor Shipyard, it was just another job accomplished for the world's largest heavy-lift ship. This unusual vessel has a submersible cargo deck 585 feet long and a carrying capacity of 30,000 tons. It has carried many giant floating structures vast distances, including oil rigs, the Seabased X-band Radar station, and the destroyer USS Cole after it was attacked by suicide bombers in the port of Aden, Yemen. But this voyage was important to the lower Columbia River region because it puts Vigor Industrial, owner of the Portland Shipyard, back on the world map for bigship drydocking services on the American west coast. The yard's previous big drydock bought many large ships up to 1,000' long up the Columbia and Willamette Rivers from 1979 to 2001, when it was sold to raise badly-needed funds. Now Vigor thinks the time is right is

right for Portland to get back into the drydock business-at a cost of $40 million. The aptly-named Vigorous arrived in three pieces and when assembled will be 960 feet long, with an inside width of 186 feet and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, making it the largest floating drydock in the U.S. The shipyard was originally established in 1941 by Henry Kaiser and built oil tankers for the war effort. The Blue Marlin cruised across the Pacific at 8.5 knots. It can submerge it's main deck to a depth of 10 m (33 ft) , then slowly pump its ballast tanks dry to lift the cargo safely out of the water. (The old Portland dock was towed for 20,000 nautical miles to the Caribbean via the Suez Canal because it is too large to fit through the Panama Canal and not seaworthy enough to go via the Strait of Magellan. The average speed was around 4 knots. It found a new home in the Bahamas, where it is well-placed to service cruise ships based in Florida, and cargo ships going from Panama to Europe and the US east coast.


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dent, named after the Port’s centennial symbol Father Neptune, whose trident appears on the bows. It can shoot thousands of gallons of water per minute in a 200 foot stream from monitors at the bow and stern. It can also scan the river bottom, with a Simrad navigation system, and use a FLIR infra-red camera to find swimmers in the dark. The 37' overall craft ( including the engine guard and bow knees) was built by North River Boats in Roseburg, Oregon. It is powered by a pair of 4.2 liter, 300 hp Yamaha outboards that can push it to a speed of almost 40 knots. In addition, it has a Kodiak 350hp 5.7 liter marine inboard engine to drive the fire pumps. The large cabin is fitted with LED lighting, a full electronics package, spotlights, first-aid equipment etc to handle all emergencies. With a nozzle on the stern, the Trident can also supply river water for land-based engines. The lack of a fireboat in Astoria has been an issue for a decade and waterfront properties have suffered several devastating fires in recent years, like the Sixth St.

fire in 2010 and the Pacific Coast Seafood blaze last year. The acquisition of these vessels is the culmination of a two-year project to identify marine firefighting vulnerabilities in the Columbia River system and address them through federal grant programs. The other two boats are based in Vancouver and downstream at Ridgefield for Clark County. The total cost of $2.7 million was paid by the federal funds, but each local authority will have to pay for manning and operating their vessel. The grant requires that they respond to all types of emergencies on the river system, including search and rescue, dive support etc. and could be trailered to a site if this is quicker. They can also be used for patrols and surveys, which gives the crews more opportunities to train. The Astoria boat is kept out of the water on a Jetdock floating boat lift to avoid fouling of the hull and reduce underwater maintenance.

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Broad Reachings Growing Up in a Sailing Family by Eric Rouzee


n a recent Friday, my wife and I spent the evening sailing with some friends on board their C & C 40. It was one of those perfect evenings, with temps in the high 70’s and plenty of wind to make the runs up and down the Columbia fun, with little danger of spilling any beverages that might possibly be on board. Among the boaters who were out enjoying the water was a young family on the boat in the next slip over. The four of them, plus the family dog, were in their inflatable tender, heading over to a nearby beach for a little evening picnic. It was a great scene, and got me to thinking about my earlier years sailing on Puget Sound and beyond. My sister and I had the privilege of spending most of our young lives growing up around sailboats. Back in 1966 when my father decided to build a 31-foot Piver plywood trimaran in the backyard, it changed our lives forever (and not just by providing me with an early lesson on the necessities of profanity and its relation to various forms of labor). It opened up a world to my sister and me that most of our contemporaries would never experience. Because my father had a certain sense of adventure, and because my mother recognized that we’d be better off seeing and doing things that didn’t include the television, the two of them took the two of us on a journey that showed what lay outside the four walls of our suburban Seattle home. When the boat was completed, or at least completed enough that she would take us where we wanted to go, our weekends and summer vacations were spent sailing. We traveled the length and breadth of Puget Sound on weekends, and no summer was complete for us unless we spent several weeks sailing in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf islands, our trusty, stout, trimaran taking us to places we otherwise could have only dreamed about. We spent more time on the water or in marinas than we did watching the three channels on our television (remember, this was the sixties), and we saw things that our friends marveled at: sailing across the Straits of Juan de Fuca while a pod of porpoise played and swam with us; witnessing bald eagles in flight when that was truly a rarity; watching curious harbor seals swim up alongside our boat in Massacre Bay on Orcas Island; and more memories too numerous to mention here. My father was the sailor, trained and perfected at the Naval Academy. He had a patient nature and an uncommon knowledge that not only made it easier to learn how to sail, but also made it fun. My mother hadn’t been a sailor prior to this time, but she brought traits to the mix that were equally vital: resourcefulness, re-

silience, and the ability to entertain us through the written word. As Dad sailed us from one anchorage to another (he typically loathed mooring at a crowded marina), Mom would read to all of us. The variety of literature she imparted was as different as the coves we anchored in. From the humor of H. Allen Smith to the adventures of Jack London, to the simple tragic beauty of Hemingway and Steinbeck, Mom covered it all. I sail today with music, but I think nothing tops those days of coasting through the San Juans while Mom brought to life “Call of the Wild” and all the adventures of Buck, the hero of that wonderful book. How lucky for my sister and me. How incredibly lucky. As I write this today, contemplating life now that both my parents have passed on (hopefully to calm seas and fair winds), I can’t help but think back to those simple, perfect days growing up on a sailboat. So thanks, Mom and Dad. Thanks for taking us to beautiful and wonderful places. Thanks for giving us a life that many never get to experience. Thanks for teaching us that going slow, powered by the wind alone, was more than enough. It made us different, it made us unique. I guess you could say it made us a sailing family.

On The Docket As I write this, summer is slowly winding down, but there are still plenty of events on the horizon. There are still three weeks left of the CYC Summer Evening Series, which has been chock full of big winds, a few threats of lightening, and more action than an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. In September, look for the SYSCO St. Helens Race & Cruise on the first weekend, and the RCYC Long Distance Race the weekend of September 13-14 (trust me, if you’re looking for a fun race and a really fun post-race, you don’t want to miss this one). OWSA hosts the Set Sail for a Cause on September 20-21, and the CYC Fall Regatta runs the last weekend of September. October brings the PYC Robert A Smith Regatta, not to mention the kickoff of the year’s version of the CYC Sail on Sunday Series. Be sure to bring some fleece for that one. The OCSA Awards Banquet is scheduled for November 8, and then it’s time to think about setting up a payroll deduction plan with your local chandlery in preparation for holiday gift buying. By the end of the year, it won’t be too early to start thinking about boat preparation if you’re planning to compete in the 2015 Oregon Offshore race (particularly if your boat is new to the event). I can’t promise that you’ll get the ideal conditions that the fleet had on the last Offshore, but you can always dream...

Better than television.

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by Dale Waagmeester

How to Keep Your Sail Repair Bill Down Writing this article may seem counterp r o d u c t ive f o r a person whose job description includes doing sail repairs, but some of the following Dale Waagmeester suggestions will make things easier for the folks at the loft as well, so here goes. We constantly see sail-repair bills that could have been less expensive if the customer had been better prepared before they brought the sail in, or if they had engaged in some logical preventative maintenance that would have kept the need for repair to a minimum. Let’s start off with one of the more common things we see that can drive up a repair bill: 1) Know where your repair is. We constantly have customers bring in a sail for repair and they will tell us something like, “Please fix the small hole at the tack,” or “repair the hole about half way up on the red leech tape.” The customer doesn’t want us to do a full check over of the sail, but rather just wants us fix a small problem with the sail that they noticed over the last weekend of sailing. No sweat! As with most service shops, the time clock starts ticking as soon as we pull the item out onto the floor to start working on it. The trouble is that many times we can't for the life of us find the hole that the customer has told us about. We can spend a good amount of time looking for the hole (which costs the customer money) yet never find the problem that the customer has told us about. What often happens is that the hole turns out to be near the blue leech tape, and not the red, as originally reported, or maybe it is right above the clew patch instead of half way up as we were originally told. Or, maybe the hole is by the clew instead of the tack. Maybe the customer gets the terms “clew” and “tack” mixed up (this happens ALL the time). All of this searching around for what should be a quick and inexpensive repair can drive up the cost of the repair bill. And of course, if we finally give up trying to find the hole and decide to call the customer: 2) Give a phone number to the sailmaker where you can be reached during standard work hours. Even though we ask the

customer for a “daytime” phone when we write up their work ticket, I can't tell you how many times, when we try to call the customer to ask them a question, give them the repair estimate that they requested, or to discuss their sail situation with them, we get the phone answered by: “Hello! You have reached the home of Dave, Jill, Bobby, Betsey, Bailey, Bruce, and Zolo the Wonder Dog. We can’t come to the phone right now, so please leave a message at the beep!” So, now we have a sail all pinned out in the middle of the loft floor, and we find a little problem that the customer was unaware of and we want to give them their available options for the repair. Except nobody is home. In many cases the sail has to be un-pinned from the floor and moved aside so that another sail can be worked on. Once Dave or Jill gives us a call the next day (and sometimes the day after that) and we decide on the proper approach for their sail repair, the sail has to be re-laid out on the floor. Doubling the sailmakers efforts is definitely not cost effective. The most efficient customers will mark a problem area with a piece of tape so that the damaged area is easily spotted on the loft floor, or even immediately as you start pulling the sail out of the bag. Remember that no matter how carefully a sailmaker crawls across a sail to look for damage, it is often easier to spot a hole when sailing on the boat, particularly when the sail is backlit by the sun. Because of their reflective surface, Mylar sails are notoriously difficult on which to find small holes when in the loft, and it can be tough to find small holes in a spinnaker when it is in the loft as well, when the same hole will stand out like a sore thumb when out on the water. Checking over your entire inventory by yourself is not always the greatest option for a sailor, because sailors will often miss important repairs that need to be done. It doesn’t hurt to check out your own sail rather than pay the sailmaker to do it, however, especially if you have a relatively new sail that might just have a minor bit of wear on it. A sail check over can be relatively inexpensive if there is not a lot wrong with the sail, but if the sail is badly worn and heavily used, a check over can

start to get a bit pricey. When looking over a sail, we crawl over both sides of the sail and mark and map any problems that we find. Stitching is checked and then double checked from the other side. A seam that looks perfect on one side can have all of the thread abraded away on the other, so it is imperative to really look a sail over well. A sail that has a lot of problems can be fairly costly labor-wise to check over and map. 3) Bring your sails in every year—or so to get completely checked over, particularly on a larger boat. In the long run, it can be more cost effective. There will be a lot less check over and repair work to do if you keep the repairs up to date, rather than waiting for the entire sail to start falling apart before you bring the sail to the loft. And PLEASE, your vintage 1968 sail is NOT “as good as new”! Surprisingly, I hear this one a lot (just last week, in fact). One time I actually had a guy call trying to sell me some 45-year-old Lightning sails under the premise of them being “antiques.” He was sure that he had a $1,000 item in his possession, and seemed very

“There will be a lot less check over and repair work to do if you keep the repairs up to date, rather than waiting...” irked when I told him that the sails were virtually worthless on today’s market. I guess that one man’s junk is another mans treasure! 4) Duct tape is a temporary repair! It can make for a good emergency sail repair, please remember that it should only be a TEMPORARY repair. If duct tape is left on the sail for any length of time, it will leave a very sticky, ugly residue that can be difficult to remove. When you finally bring that sail in for repair you will either have a nasty adhesive mess around your repair or the sailmaker will need to spend extra time removing the left-over adhesive with a solvent. 5) Here is another good one: do not store your sails in a barn, dock box, or damp corner of your basement. We see many repairs every year where sails are damaged by being knawed on by a mouse, rat, nutria, beaver or

muskrat. A hungry little mouse can chew literally a hundred holes in a sail over the winter. A beaver, muskrat, or nutria can put some huge holes in a sail should they decide to burrow in your dock box over the winter. And should any of these critters decide to nest in your comfy sail for any amount of time, they typically mark it as their own with urine (cats are famous for doing this as well). This makes for a gross stinky sail and no sailmaker will work on the sail until it is thoroughly cleaned. A trip up to Clean Sails and your sail will smell clean again, but this is another unnecessary expense that could have been prevented. I am just getting started and I have already used up all of my column space. I guess that I will have to wait until next month's issue to give you more money-saving ideas. Until then, enjoy the summer sailing!

No Sailboat? No Problem! by Jourdan Trudeau It couldn’t have been a more perfect day on the Columbia River. The sun was shining and the wind was picking up little tufts on the water's surface. I was about to have my first ride on a cruising sailboat, a Hunter 28.5 to be exact. There was quite a bit of hustle and bustle as we set to work preparing this large vessel. Winches were winched, sails were raised, bumpers were pulled in, and we set out to sail the Columbia. We were in fact only one sailboat of many out on the Columbia that day, just one part of a majestic fleet. Once we had settled into a calm glide down the river it continued on page 10

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma It’s Crab and Shrimp Season! Roy has recently taken to fishing for shrimp. Drawn by the lure of tasty shellfish fresh from the Salish Sea, he has invested in a heavy pot, 400 feet of sinkable line and a system that involves a large orange float attached to a one-way cleat-type thing. Before the time of this story, it was definitely fishing, which is different from catching. He's sought advice from the fellow across the dock that always brings in a good haul, read articles online, changed baits, looked at bottom types and tide cycles, but had yet to catch more than a Rockfish. (How did that get in the trap, anyway?). I prefer to occupy myself with the more simple challenge of a crab pot, and even then, we’ve had little luck. On the weekend of which I write, our friends Randy and Susan from Portland joined us in northern Washington. Saturday morning the four of us motored

A quiet achorage on Sucia Island.

through calm air with the goal of fetching Sucia Island at slack water. Slack water, we’ve been told, is the time the little sea creatures, like shrimp and crab come out to feed. After studying the charts for depth and bottom type, we selected a spot on the north side of the long rocky finger island at the entrance to the hand of Sucia. It was just before slack water. We splashed our traps, crossed our fingers and toes, and headed back out for a sail. We sailed in a light wind between Orcas and Sucia until the current eddies pushed the boat more than the wind, then went back to fetch our traps. Randy went up to the bow to help Roy snag the float with a boat hook. Roy walked the line back to the stern cleat, and I drove away as fast as our little diesel engine would take us, which is not very fast. Roy and Randy eye-balled

the amount of line we’d drawn through the one way cleat thing, and after what seemed like a long time, and about all the room I had between the finger and the reef to the north, it was determined we could turn back. The guys hauled in line, and more line, and even more line, until eventually, the shrimp pot appeared under the large, orange float. I was very glad that they were on the bow, and didn't hear me grumble about the saltwater, slimy mess the line made all over the deck. They hauled the trap out of the water, and Roy held it up, grinning back at Susan and I in the cockpit. Look, he said, shrimp! Sure enough, he’d caught half dozen very large shrimp. Not a huge haul, but six times more than we had caught before. Luck was with us, because in addition to half a dozen shrimp, we also caught the last available mooring ball in this most popular of marine state parks. Roy and I rowed out in Peace to fetch our crab pot, which we'd set near a sandstone rocky point inside the harbor. The pot came up easily. Too easily, I thought and I was ready for disappointment, but to my delight, the trap held three large crab, and they were all keepers. Yahoo, we were going to have crab and shrimp for dinner! Crab Boil: There is tons of info online about how to handle and clean crab. Fresh is always best, and thanking the little critters for being

food for life always makes it easier for me to do the deed. The recipe is our version of stone soup. We don't have crab crackers on the boats, so we used blunt-nosed pliers from the toolbox. Not fancy, but they worked great. • 1 large onion, quartered • ½ bottle white wine • Handful of fresh parsley • 1 ear of corn per person • 2-3 small red potatoes per person • 3-6 shrimp per person • ¼ to ½ cleaned, fresh crab per person Add the white wine to a large pot of boiling water, enough to cover the corn and potatoes. Add the parsley and onion and bring back to a boil. Cook the potatoes first. When they are tender when poked with a fork, add the corn, cook for 3-5 mins, then add the crab and shrimp. Optional - add a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning. Pull the corn, potatoes, crab and shrimp out and place in a large bowl. Serve with a tossed green salad, bread and butter. It is August and my birthday month, so this recipe is in honor of Roy, who makes this for me every year. Its a favorite summer treat.

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Peel about 3lbs (6-8) peaches in a large bowl. Peaches are easy to peel if you let them sit in a bath of hot water for 5-10mins. • Toss in a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries • 1/3 cup of sugar • 1 tsp of vanilla or almond extract zest of one lemon • 2 TBLS of cornstarch Pour mixture into large baking dish and dot with topping mix (below). For my birthday dinner, Roy used gluten-free scone mix, with some extra butter added, and chopped almonds for the topping. It was wonderful! Traditional Topping: • 2 Cups flour • 2/3 cups sugar • ½ cup brown sugar • 1 tsp cinnamon • 2 sticks of cold butter Use a hand-mixer or a fork to combine butter and flour mixture. Mixture should be the consistency of pebbles. Since its August and warm, my mixture turned out like crumbly cookie dough. It made a wonderful, crispy topping Fair Winds and Bon Appetit!

No Sailboat? No Problem... continued from page 9 was easy to see the comfortable camaraderie between the sailors on board. You wouldn’t even know that the majority of them had only met each other that day. Each sailor had their own unique story behind how they discovered sailing. It seems that sailing, like many hobbies, attracts people from all walks of life. Matteo Luccio, our boisterous captain for the journey, has a 40-year sailing background. Matteo has sailed in Italy, Greece and the United States. For the majority of his sailing background Matteo chartered or sailed other people’s boats. It wasn’t until about six years ago that he was finally able to purchase his first sailboat, an Islander 21. The Hunter 28.5 is his third boat. Joshua got his start in sailing four years ago through a Groupon for a sailing class in New York. “It was a two day class and it was half off, so I thought why not,” he said. He fell in love, joined a sailing club, and has been sailing ever since. Susan was introduced to sailing while she was learning to scuba dive. “I actually liked the sailing more than the scuba diving,” she said while laughing, “You get to relax more while sailing.” Jerry has a naval background as an officer on an aircraft carrier. He went to two sailing Meetups last year and has gone on two this year as well. Manca sailed as a child with his father in Italy. He started sailing again recently when he met Matteo in a coffee shop. The two of them have been making plans to sail from the East Coast to Italy together. Sailing back to the docks is an entirely different experience from sailing away from them. Moving with the wind and current transformed our meandering jaunt into exhilarating adventure. There is certainly a level of agility and quick thinking required when the wind kicks up and fills the sails. The group got a chuckle out of my shocked expression and my nervous giggles as we tilted ever closer to the water’s surface and what I envisioned as my inevitable doom. Joshua informed me "it's not fun unless water is coming in the boat", while Matteo reassured me that it's virtually impossible to capsize the sailboat. At the end of the day, after we had pulled down the sails, docked the boat, and wrapped everything up, I knew I had the opportunity to be a part of an enthralling voyage. I had become one with the elements, conquered them even, and used them for my own fantastical purposes. Even better, I had made friends along the way. So, for anyone else that is intrigued by the thought of a river voyage propelled by the fickle elements of nature, you should check out either the Sailing in Portland Meetup ( or the Island Sailing Club ( Adventure Awaits!




September 2014

The Northwest Experience An Inside Passage History Lesson By Jim Farrell


t’s been said that you can never go back or that once you've been there, it’s never the same experience again. I now have become a believer of that truism. Five years ago my life's mate, Becky and I were struck by the beauty of snow covered mountains rising out from blue green waters to the very edge of the passages, straits and fiords that we passed through. Whales would seem to be everywhere breaching, bubble feeding or traveling. Dolphins swam along with us, playing in our wake while curious seals abounded all along our path. The weather for the most part was warm and mild, begging for shorts and bare feet.

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Sitka Harbor without rain.

This year heavy rain, excess wind, heaving seas and fog have been the norm obscuring our view of the mountains and allowing most of the sea creatures to escape our efforts to capture them on camera. Oh, granted there have been some days of sunshine, maybe two weeks total coming a day or two at a time. However some of those days included 45 knots of wind and high seas. Somehow the storms and dismal days of rain gave us the opportunity not only to recapture our past appreciation of the beauty (when we could see it), but to look at the inside passage a different way. While trying to find safe harbors or just a quiet place to rest offered in the many inlets and coves off the beaten path of most that travel north, we were able to go ashore and find the remnants of those who had been before. Broken parts of floating camps used by hand loggers who lived on them, sometimes with their families as they logged the forests without power tools, lay where the highest tides placed them. Abandoned fish canneries with broken piling, collapsed buildings and docks abound. The cove’s beaches and even a little inland have become an archeologists dream with hulks of worn out

fishing boats, work boats and tugs. Rusted machin- Haida Dancers telling th e stories of the Haida klan they ery from the logging belong to. shows and canneries and many mines can be found in calm coves along with broken crockery and spent more times than once floating in life rafts from the occasional intact small bottle. The gray skies and storms this Bering Sea to SE Alaska, as year offered an unexpected benefit they watched their boats of seeing the passage thru the eyes disappear beneath the crashof those who live there. Instead of ing seas. By spending more time spending a night here and there we in the larger cities that we were forced to spend three or four passed through, we found days at a time in the safe havens the time to learn their hisof the small villages and cities tories. Ketchikan’s rich along our path. There we met with fishing history of its fisherT'simshian (SIM-She-an), Haida (HIDA-uh) and (KLIN-kit or men and the canneries that TLIN-kit) peoples along with life- processed the fish. The long residents, fishermen and oth- loggers and the mills they ers who eke a living along the sent the logs to and of course and the working waters of the Pacific shoreline. The tales of the passage ranged girls of Creek Street. from the stories of the 'spirit bears' Sitka’s (New Archangel(all white black bears) of the First Russian name) history Nation band of the Klemtu Band prior to the Russian on the Canoona River as told to us American Company’s by Murray ‘Moose’ Barton as we rule as the T’lingit Son-I-Hat ’s whale house in Kasaan shared coffee floating at the head fought with the Rusof Khutze Inlet. (http://www.spir- sians and the subseq u e n t p u r c h a s e o f Alaska by An old pioneer family codger the US known as Seward’s folly at ums from Prince Rupert to Juneau from Port Neville, BC who spoke the time (little did they know). where we learned the history of of his first wife dying of “acciden- And Juneau’s history of how Joe the Totem and Memorial Poles tal” mushroom poisoning, his sec- Juneau and Dick Harris (prospec- and what each character repreond wife died also of “accidental” tors) were led to the gold found in sented to each of the three tribes, mushroom poisoning and his Gold Creek by Chief Ko-wee of their clans and the interaction with third wife couldn’t stand the huge the Auk T’lingit people and each other. We discovered how waves and storms of Johnstone the working of the mines that Franklin Roosevelt with his CCC's Strait and left before she ate any spawned the labor battles fought and WPA of the Depression were mushrooms. I suspect that that over wages and the conditions the able to save the native culture of the Totem and helped preserve was a tall tale, but we didn’t eat miners worked under. that native art form and history. In the smaller villages like any mushrooms with him at This preserved art form now has Tenakee Springs (hot springs) that any rate. given a rise not only to the native boasts the use of their small vilTo the stories of fishermen who lage as a haven for many escaping peoples of BC and Alaska but has the long arm of the law, such as come to represent much the Soapy Smith’s gang who came to Pacific Northwest’s own rich Tenakee Springs after Soapy was heritage. Now as we hike the many trails shot and killed in Skagway. Or Kasaan where the Haida village is in Juneau while waiting for parts in the process of saving the totems to our radar, Becky and I have resurrected during the Great De- found that indeed you can’t go pression era and the whale house back, however who wants’ too? built by the Haida Chief Son-I-Hat Just because you have the same that had been was moved from gray and blue-green waters of the Old Kasaan to (new) Kasaan Inside Passage pass under your around 1903 when the Kasaan keel you passed through years Haida moved across Kasaan Bay ago, doesn’t mean that you have to to work in the new fish cannery experience the passage the same when the Kasaan Bay Company way. We just looked to the horioffered the Haida permanent em- zon and through the gray skies and ployment, education and help lay- wind into the land and people finding a new way to see the ing out a new village. We were able to visit the muse- beauty of the Inside Passage.




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boxes, outdrive bellows, and sea strainers. But these parts most often fail due to “wear, tear, and corrosion” which is a lack of maintenance issue, so policies won’t pay you for a new outdrive bellows or sea strainer. But what about the rest of the boat sitting sunk on the lake bottom? Some policies won’t cover that, either, as they exclude any “consequential” damage as a result of wear, tear and corrosion. That’s why you need “Consequential Damage” coverage that covers losses that often start with a failed part. Fuel-spill liability: Some policies only pay the cost of cleaning up a fuel spill if it occurs due to a “covered loss.” So if your sunken boat wasn’t covered because the outdrive bellows failed due to wear, tear or corrosion, the resulting fuel spill won’t be either. Sometimes fuel spill coverage is subtracted from other liability payments. A better policy separates out fuel-spill liability and provides coverage up to the maximum amount you can be held liable for under federal law, which today is a whopping $854,000. Salvage: Hurricanes lead the list of most common claims from 2008 to 2012. In every hurricane, boats get scattered and need to be salvaged and safely brought back to their storage area. That takes cranes, travel lifts, flatbed trucks, and other heavy equipment that

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typically costs hundreds of dollars per foot of boat length. However, as a few boaters found out with Hurricane Sandy, some policies subtract the money paid to salvage the boat from what you get paid to fix the boat, while others only offer salvage coverage up to 25% or 30% of the insured value. A better policy provides separate salvage coverage up to the insured value of the boat – in addition to any payments to fix the boat or replace equipment. Wreck removal: When fires, sinkings, hurricanes or running up on a shoal destroy your boat, you end up with a “wreck.” Most boaters assume their insurance company will cover the cost of cleaning up what’s left, but some policies will give you a check for

the insured value and only a specified percentage for wreck removal – 3% to 10% is typical – and walk away. That leaves your wallet short and you managing a job you have little knowledge of. Better policies pay up to the liability limit, usually $100,000 or more, to clean up the mess, and don’t let you go it alone. Liability-only policies: Looking through the claims files, injuries make the top ten list for payouts not because of their frequency, but because settlements tend to be expensive. Having no insurance could leave you open to a six-figure settlement. If you have a liability-only policy, the better ones will cover injuries as well as salvage, wreck removal and fuelspill liability.











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Devils Lake Speedboat Time Trials Oct. 4-5 Inboard and outboard speedboats will return to Devils Lake in Lincoln City, on the Oregon coast, with hopes of setting new World Straightaway speed records at distances of one kilometer and/or one quarter mile. The record runs will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at sunset on each day. The annual Time Trials, renewed after the successful Devils Lake cleanup, has been held annually since its inception in the mid 1950’s. The event has placed Devils Lake and Lincoln City in the American Powerboat Associations record book many times and has historically held the esteemed respect of having the “Worlds Fastest Water.” Rockey Stone and John Myers were legendary outboard boat racers in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Both were strong supporters of this annual event, and with their families put in many, many hours of work making it happen. We are pleased to be able to honor their service to boat racing. This event is a true test of entrants driving skill plus the integrity of the combined set-up of the boat, motor and propeller. Calm water conditions are a necessity, as each driver will be running quality equipment with sensitive set-ups to maximize speed. The annual Devil’s Lake Time Trials is sanctioned and insured by the American Power Boat Association, and is officiated and conducted by Northwest area power boat racing clubs, led by the Columbia Outboard Racing Association based in Portland. Time Trial rules call for a driver, competing against a time clock, to pilot his boat through a kilometer (5/8th of a mile) or quarter mile surveyed straightaway course. Each entry will receive six runs, three in each direction. The test shall consist of two consecutive runs, one of which shall be made in one direction and one in the opposite direction. The overall speed is calculated by averaging the best two runs. Spectators are welcome to sign an insurance waiver and walk around the staging area at East Devils Lake State Park boat ramp. Devils Lake will be closed from north of Sand Point to south of the


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East Devils Lake State Park launch ramp during the event each day. (These closures have been approved by Oregon Parks and Recreation and the Oregon State Marine Board.) The public is invited to East Devils Lake State Park to view the racing and to meet the drivers and crew. For more information, contact Buzz Thorsen 503-649-4064 or Allen Thorsen 503-538-3266.

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Assessing the Older Marine Diesel—Part II by John Halsell Last month, we discussed “barring over” the older marine diesel as a quick initial check of the engine’s internal condition. Slowly turning the crankshaft in the engine's direction of rotation for two complete revolutions reveals any resistance higher than the engine's normal compression. Unusually high resistance ( sticking, jerking, etc.) indicates potentially serious problems requiring investigation before attempting to start the engine. If the engine “bars,” we next check for adequate oil, raw water, coolant, and fuel levels. If these levels are adequate to operate the engine for a few minutes, we then attempt a test start. Most older marine diesel engines are “naturally aspirated fourstroke” engines. The starter motor sequence rotates or cranks the engine to about 200 rpm, beginning the “compression ignition” sequence of pulling (“inducing”) air into the cylinders (the intake stroke), then compressing the air to as little as 5% of the its original volume, which pressurizes the air to at least 400 psi, and heats the air to more than 900 degrees F. in the compression stroke. Diesel fuel is injected into the cylinder and instantly ignites, pushing the piston back down (the power stroke). Finally, the piston returns to the top of the cylinder, pushing the exhaust gases from the cylinder (the exhaust stroke). Once begun, this “diesel cycle” continues indefinitely. Idling at 600 rpm for only a minute effectively tests the intake system,

cylinder compression, powertrain, fuel and exhaust systems hundreds of times. However, before test-starting the engine, we check four fluid levels-oil, water, coolant and fuel. The most important is engine oil. During only a few minutes of test running, the engine must be adequately lubricated to avoid damage or destruction. Since older marine diesels do not generate adequate heat to require cooling during the first few minutes of operation, the oil need not serve a cooling function. Thus, we simply check the engine oil level. Checking engine oil on a marine diesel is similar to checking the engine oil level on a passenger car, but complicated by simply locating and accessing the dipstick. ( Tip: check the Owner’s Manual.) For example, we recently serviced a vessel with a Yanmar 2QM (a two cylinder diesel popular in sailboats from 1977 to 1980) installed so closely to the side of the engine compartment that the owner could not reach the dipstick! While checking the dipstick, we check for the tell-tale “milkshake” appearance of emulsified water contamination or the characteristic smell of diesel fuel contamination. Noticeable water or fuel contamination will not provide sufficient lubricity for a test start. If contaminated, we simply change the oil. Later, if the test start is successful, we institute a regular oil maintenance program ( oil and filter change, oil analysis, etc. ).

After verifying adequate oil, we turn our attention to the second most important fluid—raw cooling water. On a marine diesel, the raw water system typically pumps “raw” water ( seawater or freshwater from outside the vessel) using a positive displacement pump with a flexible impeller made of either neoprene or nitrile. The impeller is lubricated and cooled solely by the inflowing raw water. “If the raw water stops,” notes marine diesel technician Marcus Halsell, “the impeller will burn up.” After some four decades of working on marine diesels, marine diesel mechanic Hugh Brock confirms the single most common failure is the raw water impeller. The impeller drying and cracking with age is one of many problems of neglected engines. “Neglect,” explains Brock, “is the number one underlying cause of marine diesel failure.” Despite the impeller’s inherent problems, we do not usually replace or even check the impeller at this stage. Instead, we simply watch ( in Brock’s case, listen ) for raw water from the exhaust outlet. Exhaust water indicates the impeller is sufficiently intact to pump raw water through the system. “On older engines,” moreover, “raw water pumps are a can of worms” explains Halsell “once we remove the raw water impeller cover plate, we’ll probably have to buy and replace the impeller, impeller gasket or O-ring,” a process which can easily add an hour delay and another $150.00 or more to our ini-


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tial assessment. We do check the raw water seacock. To insure the seacock is able to fully open—as well as quickly close during the test start we open and close the seacock several times—obeying Brock’s mandate to “always insure the watertight integrity of the hull.” If the seacock is seized closed, we simply disconnect the raw water hose from the seacock and put the end of the hose in a plastic bucket filled with water. Next, we check for engine coolant. We check the coolant directly at the pressure cap with a gloved finger, as plastic coolantoverflow tanks are frequently broken on older marine diesels. Since the engine will not need cooling during the test start, we do this as a precaution because coolant can be easily overlooked during later engine testing. If the coolant level is low, we add distilled water. Later, our complete cooling service (flushing, coolant tank testing, etc.) will include the manufacturer’s specified coolant. Lastly, we check for fuel. The engine may need a surprisingly small amount of fuel for test starting. Yanmar 2QM owners, for example, typically use 1/2 gallonper-hour at cruising speed. Even an 8 gallon-per-hour engine only uses about a pint of fuel in one minute. We first check the fuel gauge. If it is broken or missing, then we look for fuel in the lower portion of the primary water-separating fuel filter ( most commonly Racor brand.) If the primary fuel filter is not a “clear bowl type” or is missing, etc., then we will open, or “crack” a high pressure fuel line to manually pump the fuel system to check for fuel at the loosened fitting. If the fuel system is the newer common-rail types used on some engines since the late1990’s, however, the high pressure fuel lines should not be opened! Pressures in common-rail high pressure lines can exceed 30,000 PSI. “At those pressures,” Halsell dryly notes, “you could be killed.” Instead, diesel technicians rely on electronic diagnostic tools.

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Fuel quality, on the other hand, is not a concern during a test start. Almost all older diesel fuel tanks are contaminated with water, dirt (silica), micro-organisms, etc. Since even aged fuel has an ignition point of no more than 550 degrees F., ( well below the cylinder temperature of some 900 degrees F.) and the engine is equipped with primary water-separating filters, contamination does not prevent a test start. “Hugh and I have started diesels with fuel that has been sitting in tanks for years with no problems,” reports Halsell. The lower injection pressures on older diesels reduces the risk of water contamination damaging or destroying injector tips. But the higher injection pressure of the newer common rail systems is one of the many reasons we follow a different test procedure for the newer engines. If in doubt, we simply drain the primary fuel filter of any accumulated water. Air contamination, on the other hand, can prevent the engine from test starting. Air, being compressible, prevents the fuel from pressuring and opening the injector nozzles. As Brock puts it, “fuel pumps are lazy and would rather pump air than fuel.” If in doubt, we purge (“bleed”) the fuel system. We will sometimes substitute our own diesel fuel container for the vessel’s fuel tank. While these steps are often the most time-consuming aspect of the pre-start checks, fuel is the heart of the older marine diesel engine. After some 40 years of working on marine diesels, Brock sums up the key to their operation as “fuel, fuel, fuel; if the darned thing’s got fuel, it’ll run.” Finally, we are ready to test start the engine. Although some engines are designed for and equipped with a hand crank for an extended, faster “barring over” to reach the required 200 rpm or more cranking speed, sometimes, hand cranking is impossible. So we rely on the ignition system. On the Yanmar 2QM described above, the engine's instrument cluster had been installed too closely to the front of the engine, preventing the emergency hand crank from making a full revolution, thus rendering the engine’s well-designed hand crank useless. If the engine cranks, starts and idles for a minute or so, then the ignition circuit, cranking circuit, air intake system, fuel system, cylinders, power train, and exhaust system are all functioning sufficiently to initiate and continue the diesel cycle. We then address any repair or maintenance issues. Repairing an older marine diesel propulsion engine or generator will often be less expensive, troublesome and personally satisfying than replacing the engine. Next month, we’ll discuss what to do if the engine is in a “no crank, no start condition”—or what Brock terms “turning the key and nothing happening.” Halsell Marine Repair is a Portland, Oregon based mobile yacht repair service specializing in marine diesel propulsion and power generation. They can be reached at 503-412-9810 or







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Waterfront Living • Floating Home & Waterfront Properties FLOATING HOME SLIPS



Time to Sell!! Susan Colton, Broker

Randy Olson


Working and Living on the Island Visit my web site Direct: 503-270-4582 Mobile: 503-936-0161


Newly constructed floathome, approx. 1900 sf quality built, with 65 ft boat well, located at Scappoose Moorage on The Channel. Outside location. 2 Bdrms w/den, 2 baths. Monthly slip rent includes gated, private community with baths, showers, laundry & more! $425,000 Call Carrie DeSoto, Broker - Summa Real Estate (503) 309-6290

Floating Home Slip For Sale at Jantzen Beach Moorage. 31'W X 64'L Now asking $105,000. JBMI may carry contract for qualified buyer. Call Pam Pariseau @ 503-283-2151

Available this summer, 16 unobstructed river view, extra wide (50ft) premium floating home spaces. Amenities include clubhouse, fitness center, kayak house, floating gardens, upland victory gardens, modern security and wide docks. $45,000 move in fee includes 25yr transferable lease and membership. Monthly fee around $700 includes garbage, water and sewer. This is a planned community for new or newer and/or remodeled homes meeting title 28 building code and marina CC&R’s. The Landing at Rocky Pointe Marina 503-543-7003

Floating home slip for rent. 35' x 50'. 209 and 225 N. Bridgeton Rd. Portland, Oregon 97217. 503-260-8736 RARE to find 3 bedrms Plus Den, Slip ownership, w/direct river views. Built in 2004, steel stringers, Vaulted Ceilings, bamboo flrs, Stainless, Approx 2000sf, 2.5 Baths. Take our Photo tour $439,000 2015 n Jantzen Ave . Call Susan Colton 503936-0161

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Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel. Floating home slips available. Inside slips for long term lease - $20,000 plus monthly maintenence fee. You are welcome to come and see if this is where you want to be. For information call (503) 543-5183 Waterfront home with dock! Quality in delightful 2 BR. Moor boat launch Kayak, Columbia River short distance.Perfect full time or weekend home. Kay Cochran, Broker, 360-560-3342

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To Advertise… • • • Last Slip in Class Harbor! 3939 N Marine Drive #19. $85,000 for slip ownership located in desirable secure private moorage close to downtown Portland. HOA Dues $350/mo includes water, garbage, sewer, gate & commons. Room for 28’x40’ floating home, subject to HOA Bylaws Mike Smith 503-283-1711.

Columbia Ridge- Custom Home built by Marc Even and being featured in 1859 Magazine May Issue. This beautiful home was built to take in the outstanding views of Mt Hood, the sunrises and sunsets. Northwest Warm Contemporary Design has the great room living bring the outdoors in. Approximately 2520 sf including a boat well with lift. Highend finishes take the photo tour . Truly Amazing offered at $749,000. Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161

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

Big Eddy’s Marina – Built in 2007, Excellent Float, No Issues. Craftsman on the inside, cedar siding, bamboo flrs, Expensive Fir windows and trim, All appliances. See photos: 1048062, $199,900. Call Susan Colton 503-9360161

Sue Richard Broker

503-422-3340 503-833-2720


FOR SALE BY OWNER: Custom 2 bedroom - 3 bathroom - 2 fireplace. 2699 sq. ft. plus 736 sq. ft. large entertaining enclosed glass deck. Hydraulic lift for personal watercraft. Living room w/ slate fireplace, built in bar with wine cooler. Spiral staircase to beautiful upper deck - huge master suite, seperate his & hers master baths, walk-in closets. Home perfect for dining and entertainment. Slip ownership included in gated Hayden Island community. Possible owner financing. $599,999. (503) 522-1723 or

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23946 N.W. St. Helens, L-20

18525 NE Marine Dr D-2

1Bd/1Ba Remodeled cottage (09) offers big/open kitch, w/travertine counters, & hrdwds. Outside slip w/great views & fishing! $115,000. Call Jane.

2 bd/ 2 ba, lg utility. 1288 sf. New! Built with quality! Vaulted, huge windows, granite; customed to buyer. $255,000. Call Jane


PENDING 11666 N. Island Cove Ln.

1817 N. Jantzen Ave.

1719 N. Jantzen Ave.

2bd/1ba plus office and large utility. Charming cottage on the water w/wonderful amenities! Remodeled in ’07. $175,000 Call Jane

2 bd/1.1ba Lovingly updated w/gas frplc lrg fam rm, French doors to deck. Great logs & stringers. 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. $385,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 23556 NW St Helen’s N-5 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.

1691 N. Jantzen Ave.

17647 N.W. Sauvie Island #36

173 N.E. Bridgeton #4

1705 N. Jantzen Ave.

2 bd/ 2.5 ba Large light and open! Huge master suite on main, gas firepl, Artists studio on 2nd flr. Slip Ownership. $308,000. 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/2.5ba, 2 offices, formal din rm, fam rm, 2 levels w/decks; great river views. Slip ownership/no fees! $410,000. 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.

PENDING 1775 N. Jantzen Ave.

17809 N.E. Marine Dr., D-2

2bd/2ba Custom built in ’07. Sleek/modern w/soaring ceilings, granite counters in kitch, tile baths, oak flrs. Slip ownership. $399,500. Call Jane.

2bd/2.1ba 1850sq’+ of quality living. Front row slip, w/views. Too many features to list. 23’ boatwell. Low HOA. $410,000. Call Jane.

365-day vacation at hip, contempo floating home on coveted west side Macadam Bay moorage. RMLS#14155324. Details, photos, showings: Michele Bowler-Failing, Principal Broker, KW Realty Professionals, 503 891-1304.

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27448 NW St. Helens #400 3bd/2ba Fabulous home w/gorgeous views. Vaulted lv rm, lrg balconies & decks. Gazebo & encl. boatwell. Gated moorage. $448,000. Call Jane.

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., G1

1661 N. Jantzen Ave.

1 BR/1 bath, lots of sunny windows, great 2bd/1ba Classic river home w/retro charm & lrg flr views, large storage area, spacious decks, plan. Open kitch, roomy bdrms, bright & airy. SLIP OWNERSHIP! Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane. high ceilings. $115,000. Call Sue.

SOLD 2630 N. Hayden Island Dr #19 2bd/2ba Spacious, airy & w/spectacular views. Hrdwd flrs, hi ceilings, open flr plan. 4 balconies & Decks. Slip ownership and 2 car garage. $485,000. Call Jane.

23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82 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.

34326 Johnsons Landing B-10

17567 NW Sauvie Island, #44

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. $229,000. Call Sue

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6

2bd/1ba 1300+sq ft of sunny & tranquil living in updated cottage w/T&G hemlock ceilings, gas firplc & cork flooring throughout. Room for your boat. $249,000. Call Jane

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.

26400 N.W. St. Helen’s, #54 1 BR/1Bath. Sunny Custom Home with 9 Skylights and Vaulted Ceilings. Terrific Large Covered Patio. Bamboo floors with radiant heat. Built-in Wall Beds. Serene quiet location. New low price $123,000. Call Sue.

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

11622 N. Island Cove Lane

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., E-4

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $357,000. 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.

1bd/1ba Cedar Cabin is perfect for your weekend getaway yet roomy enough for full-time living. Vaulted Master opens to back deck. Newer appliances incl. Great logs & stringers. Quiet gated moorage. New Low Price $105,000. Call Sue.

SOLD 18989 N.E. Marine Dr., #46

11644 N. Island Cove Lane

1893 N. Jantzen Ave.

3br/2ba Open Kitch/din & liv rm on 2nd w/huge windows for great views. Gas frplc. Slip ownership. Lows HOA. $295,000. Call Jane.

2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $185,000. Call Jane.

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.

6901 S.E. Oaks Parkway, #11

173 NE Bridgeton #8

2bd/2ba Exceptional custom home by William 2 bd/ 2 ba, Custom home build in 2000. SoarChurch. Mainhouse, tender and guest houses. ing ceilings, sunny! Master suite w/ river In prestigious OYC. Fabulous open views. views. Slip Ownership!! $378,000. Call Jane $635,000. Call Jane