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Northwest Sportsmen’s News Special Edition VOL. 33 • NO 2 • February 2015

Destination Ilwaco... Summer Slip Reservations Open March 1 At The Port Of Ilwaco On Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Ilwaco’s friendly, marina staff predicts an exceptional season for fishing, land and water recreation. The Port of Ilwaco, a peaceful visitor destination and fishing village located at the mouth of the Columbia River on Washington’s Baker Bay, will begin taking slip

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reservations on March 1 for the summer season. Guy Glenn, manager, Port of Ilwaco, made the announcement. “With more to do in town including well established festivals and lively special events, as well as the big draw, great salmon fishing, activity has been picking up at the port,” said Glenn. “Slips are being reserved earlier and demand has increased.” Anchoring the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula, the Port of Ilwaco operates an 800-slip marina, which can accommodate vessels from 12 to 125 feet in length. From March 1 onwards, slips can be booked online at www.portofilwaco.com by clicking on “summer slip reservations” or by calling 360-642-3143. Among the well-maintained facilities and amenities at this picturesque port are ample parking on a new, chip-sealed parking lot; free, wireless internet access; and a new, three-bay indoor boatyard building.

During the fishing season, the Ilwaco docks are crowded with sport fishermen and commercial boats.

In the summer, live bait for both sport and commercial fisherman is also available at the port. Competitively priced guest moorage is offered year round, as well as a back-in launch, two

small boat hoists and two fuel docks. Additionally, the Port of Ilwaco has a 50-ton Travelift, a self and/or full-service work yard and dry boat storage facilities. The marina waterfront offers a

pavilion available for public use. Several sought-out professional charter operators operate out of the Port and offer early morning trips continued on page 4

Your Guide to Local Products at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show By Gleb Velikanov The annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, running February 4 – 8 at the Portland Expo Center, is guaranteed to showcase some interesting and quirky goods and services originating from our neck of the woods. After all, the Pacific Northwest does pride itself on all things local. This event is the largest outdoor show west of the Mississippi, and undoubtedly is an anticipated opportunity to showcase all sorts of new products. This year’s show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition & Bushnell will feature about 800 exhibitors offering sport fishing gear, fishing equipment, large and small boats, kayaks, shooting sports and hunting equipment, optics, outdoor clothing, backpacking and camping gear. Exhibitors will also offer guiding and outfitting services, along with other travel-related options. A number of seminars, such as camp cooking demonstrations, free kids’ trout pond, a Head and Horns taxidermy competition, the world’s only live action Indoor Steelhead River, among others offer great information. One sales event happening at

the show will resonate with anyone interested in shooting sports or hunting—the Million Dollar Ammo Sale, sponsored by Cascade Farm and Outdoor. Finally, after a prolonged shortage, .22 long rifle, a small-caliber inexpensive rifle round that’s a plinking, target shooting and small game hunting staple, will be freely available alongside other pistol and shotgun ammunition. One would not have to look far to see Oregon and other Northwest companies represented on the show floor. Local boat builders like Willie Boats from Central Point, Roseburg’s Umpqua Marine and Boat, Alumaweld and Rogue Jet Boats from the Medford area, among others, will show the latest developments in the world of aluminum, v-hull craft, perfected on the waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. They range in size from large manufacturers to small, almost cottage-industry shops, each offering varying styles of high-quality vessels known around the world. Most folks conducting the show’s seminars hail from the northwest. For instance, Springfield, Oregon-based author, food

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columnist, recipe developer and sustenance lifestyle guru Tiffany Haugen, along with her husband Scott, will explain the basics of butchering, smoking and cooking big game. The couple conducts about 70 seminars every year, with this year’s installment certain to draw a lot of interest. Hood River’s Herb Good has

been a camp-cooking community staple for more than two decades. He boasts plenty of experience catching fish from his days as an Alaska and Columbia River fishing guide. This time around, he will share his tips for preparing and preserving salmon, along with demonstrating how to

prepare inexpensive and tasty outdoor meals. Herb will delve into the why-and-how of camp cooking with his famous brand of humor. The show’s seminar venues will include the Fly Casting Pond, Fly Fishing Theater, Blue continued on page 4






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Vintage Erie Canal Tug Goes Electric by Peter Marsh Last September I cycled along the Erie Canal, seeing many vintage tugs, crane barges and workboats keeping the historic canal in good shape—although there is very little marine traffic. It was only when I returned to Oregon and did some research on the web that I learned one of the Erie Canal Authority’s 40 foot steel tenders built in the 1920’s had been converted from an outdated two-stroke 175-hp Detroit Diesel 6-71 to battery-electric propulsion. This is a drastic step to take with such an old boat, and shows that some modern ideas on hybrid power can be fitted to traditional boats. This was such a breakthrough in the north-east US that it was announced at a special press conference by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The tugs were all built before the Great Depression with an unusual construction method combining a traditional riveted deckhouse with one of the first welded hulls. Actually, electric power is nothing new here either. The 100 hp electric motors were supplied and installed by Elco Motor Yachts, based nearby in Athens, NY on the upper Hudson River. Elco introduced the first marine electric motor at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where electric boats shuttled more than one million passengers to and from the Fair. Today the company provides environmentally friendly electric propulsion motors from 5hp to 100 hp. (They also supply the motors to the Hunter eco-drive sailboats we featured in 2013.) ELCO supplied two EP-10000 electric motors, each weighing 740 lbs, fitted in tandem over the existing driveshaft and retaining the original 33"-diameter propeller. The 36 AGM batteries (absorbed glass mat) were installed in racks on each side of the engine room. This system can utilize a standard shore connection, single phase 208v –

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240v input. Outlets for recharging are found on the canal at workshops, marinas etc., but the tug can also charge via the genset on the barge or dredge that it is pushing. The electric motors provide instant response with no warm-up, and full torque immediately with a bollard pull of 3,500 pounds-the largest yet achieved by an Elco-powered vessel. The boat consumes about 55kw of energy per day on average, so the batteries were designed to provide 66 kw. About 10 hours of battery power is achieved in one charge of 6 to 8 hours at a cost of $5 to $6. This all-electric drive creates no smoke (zero-emissions), noise, or vibration, making it easier for the crew to work a full day on board—and there’s no coolant, so no need to winterize when the canal freezes during the long cold winters in the NE! The EP-10000 electric motors are priced at $21,000 each and the 36 batteries come in at about $10,000. Joe Fleming, Elco’s chief engineer, expects the batteries to last at least eight years. By then he figures the price of lithium batteries will have



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Sportsmen’s Show...continued from page 1 Pond, Fly Fishing Theater, Blue Theater, Green Theater, The World’s Only Indoor Steelhead River presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fresh Water Demo Tank presented by Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer camp cooking area and Lowrance learning center. All seminars will be arranged by topic, for example, hunting-related events will take place at the Green Theater, while the ins and

outs of fishing will be discussed at the Blue Theater. Various seminars will take place daily, free of charge with show admission. Keeping up with today’s trends, local retailers Kayak Shed and Next Adventure are up to date on kayak fishing - the latest craze. Anglers can combine the thrill of fishing with the health benefits of kayaking, while being able to reach most areas a conventional

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power boat can, and sometimes even beyond that, accessing hardto-reach spots or waters restricted to non-motorized vessels. Portland’s own kayak fishing pro Michael “Jammer” Rischer, will be conducting an introductory seminar for those interested in trying out this sport. Bait makers from the Pacific Northwest will display the latest in flasher, jig, spinner and other bait technology. Many manufacturers hail from eastern Washington, each offering their own unique devices. Yakima Bait Company combines the best of two worlds in their pulsating hackle tail Spinning Fly, along with the successful Corky and Spin-N-Glos varieties. The vibrant colors of Mack’s Lures UV Magic Imperial Spoon should attract a variety of species, while articulated flashers build by X2 Flashers in Walla Walla, WA come in a multitude of colors with an option to build your own combination. Brummel’s Bait Boards are a well-known Portland-area company, having made appearances at past Sportsmen’s Shows. Their products are a sure bet for a person interested in keeping their boat neat and organized. These polymer bases combine a bait board with knife and cup holders, scent trays, leader dispensers and mounting brackets, helping keep the baiting process neat. Waagmeester Canvas Products, Inc, located in the heart of Portland’s Alberta arts district are the town’s experts in and canvas

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covers and awnings, and sailmaking, ready to take on any project. They incorporate modern technology like computer assisted drafting to achieve exact specifications for the centuriesold practice of harnessing the power of wind. No exhibition in Portland would be complete without a contingent representing the area’s food and bever-age tradition. Hubris’ Bakke Brothers jerky offers about a dozen flavors of artisan-style jerky, including such exotic-sounding varieties as

Ghost Peppered, Scorpion Peppered and Chili ‘Licious. Washing down a bite of spicy jerky with a refreshing gulp of wine from Hood River’s own Naked Winery ought to cool off the burning taste buds. A Pacific Northwest native can take pride in the fact that a good chunk of products and services offered there are home-grown. A $12 adult ($6 for those aged 6-16) ticket will get you the opportunity to see for yourself! For more information… go to www.thesportshows.com.

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daily. Restaurants, lodging, a marine supply store, gift shops, galleries, seafood markets, and a bookstore round out the mix. Offering lots to see and do, numerous festivals and appealing activities await visitors to this fair harbor. The colorful Saturday Market at the Port gives a good glimpse of local culture and brings fresh produce, cut flowers, artisan crafts, food stands, entertainment, and more, to the Port from May through September. • Tall Ships, Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain, accurate replicas of 18th and 19th-century sailing vessels, will dock at the Port from May 29 to June 1 and visit again on July 7 and August 28. • Fireworks at the Port kicks off Independence Day Weekend on Friday, July 3. Boaters and others are invited to watch this free, brilliant display. The Firecracker 5K will be run in Ilwaco on July 4. • The Deep Canyon Challenge tuna tournament continues to grow and will include two full days of fishing and fun, August 1 and 2, at the Port of Ilwaco. • Growing in popularity each year, the always-entertaining Blues and Seafood Festival takes place on August 14 and 15. • The 15th annual Slow Drag at the Port showcases classic cars and adept drivers on September 11. Spectators are welcome. For those that enjoy stretching their legs on solid ground, the 8.5-mile, paved Discovery Trail originates at the Port and is marked by a gigantic bronze sculpture of a California condor, one of many interpretive markers along the trail. For additional destination and event information, please access www.funbeach.com and www.ilwacowashington.com, or call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 360-642-2400.


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Lund Engineers a New Affordable Standard with 1750 Rebel XS Since 1948, Lund has been building boats from the heart of lakes country in New York Mills, Minnesota. Boosting its already enduring status as the leading American builder of premium fishing boats, Lund recently announced news of another exceptional model introduction, the all new 1750 Rebel XS. At 17 feet, 6 inches in length and with an ample 85-inch beam, Lund’s newest Rebel offers exceptional features at a truly tremendous price. “No other boat in its class has so many superior fishing features as the 1750 Rebel XS,” noted Lund Director of Marketing, Jason Oakes. Among a pleasantly surprising list of bonuses is Lund’s efficient and fully functional Center Rod Storage. The first Rebel to offer this luxury rod locker, the 1750 Rebel XS organizes five rods up to 7 feet long each for quick, easy access, while a side rod locker safeguards additional rods up to 8 feet, 6 inches in length. Built around Lund’s rock-solid patented IPS® hull, the new 1750 Rebel XS is initially offered with a side console (SS) or a full windshield (Sport). Strategically priced between Lund’s 1650 Rebel XL and its tremendously popular 1775 Impact, the new 1750 Rebel XS is poised to become one of the top values in fishing boats today. Oakes added that Lund is also offering several exciting options for this model. “Like some of our more advanced models, the Rebel XS is capable of instantly transforming into a dual-purpose fish and ski

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boat. Great options like rear flip seats with a ski pylon, and an Infinity Bluetooth stereo make the Rebel a wonderful boat for all kinds of family fun.” This economically priced boat also houses a 14-gallon aerated livewell, high-tech command console, cavernous amounts of hidden storage, and a spacious cockpit area capable of accommodating up to six passengers. Armed with Lund’s exclusive Sport TrakTM gunwales for adding rod holders and other accessories

without drilling holes, as well as the Pro TrakTM boat covering system, the 1750 Rebel XS offers budgetminded fishing and watersport enthusiasts with the best of all worlds. Priced starting at under $20k (boat, 90hp 4-Stroke engine, trailer), the new 1750 Rebel XL can be seen at boat shows this year. Lund Boats – Built by Fishermen for Fishermen. For more information, visit dealer Pacific Power Boats. See their ad on page 6.

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A Day in the Life of the Marine Patrol by Jim Farrell I have to say that I’m a believer in the Marine Patrol, dating back to 1995 when I was living on the river in a floating home with my Newport 30 moored out front. While at work, I received a call from a neighbor that two guys were taking my “Blue Chip.” Ok, I admit that I was a couple of months behind in my payments to the bank, but I’d talked to them just the week before explaining that I was going through a divorce after 24 years and helping a daughter through collage. We had made a plan for me to catch up. To make a very long story short, by the time I got home it

was dark and the boat was indeed gone. I’d called the guy I’d been working with at the bank and he didn’t see any reason for someone to take the boat, but there it was-vanished! I also reported it to the Oregon State Police; Saturday morning I began driving around the waterways in hope of seeing it. Yes, it was a very stormy day in November with 35 to 45 knots of wind and rain. After a couple of hours checking marinas, I saw Blue Chip at a Hayden Island moorage, tied to the dock behind a fence. Over the fence I went—watching to see if the ‘thieves’ were around—and

boarded the boat. I tried to start her but they had damaged the ignition, but I was able to hoist the sails in the wind and tack up river around the island. I turned out into the stormy Columbia River heading back downstream for home. Within 30 minutes I saw a boat with blue lights flashing coming straight at me. Yep, OSP was right on me and told me to reduce the alreadyeefed sail. With the wind and rain whipping at the two boats, they came aboard and checked out who I was even though I’d told them that I was the one who had called in. Doubtless, some boaters have

Interactive Map for Anglers with Disabilities The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today unveiled a Google-based map that highlights 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. This is the latest in a suite of interactive maps designed to help anglers find places to fish. When users click on the map’s icons they launch information boxes that include accessibility information about the sites such as fishing platforms, piers, docks, paths, restrooms and parking. Anglers can also use the maps to generate directions from their lo-

cation to any of the sites. “There are many places around Oregon that offer excellent fishing opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Rick Hargrave, Administrator for ODFW’s Information and Education Division. “We hope this map makes it easier for everyone – from the oldest adult to the youngest child and everyone in between, to get out and fish.” Many of the popular fishing locations across the state are already accessible to anglers with disabilities; the new map is a guide to these areas.

Hargrave noted that accessibility varies, and some sites may not be suitable for all levels of disability. “Many of the sites were designed to provide people with choices about the type of recreational experience and level of personal challenge they prefer,” he said, noting that all sites should be approached carefully and with assistance, if needed. The new map can be accessed by visiting the ODFW website at www.odfw.com and clicking on Maps page or on Where and How page.

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experienced the unwanted attention of a Marine Patrol. The marine patrols’ tasks are many and varied. The officers have checked our boats for life preservers, proper registration and the correct number of lines in the water for the fishing licenses aboard. They educate the boating public about wearing floatation devices and safe boating practices. They also help the Christmas Ships navigate at night during their annual festive display. However not many of us have had the opportunity to see firsthand their day-to-day activity. This writer was able to spend a couple of days with the Clark County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and came away very impressed. Even in the dead of winter, Deputies Todd Baker and Kevin Gadaire are either patrolling on the rivers and lakes of Clark County, interacting with citizens

about water safety or getting and giving more training. We launched at the Port of Ridgefield and headed into the Columbia and then up the Lewis River, checking how many people were fishing and how many poles they had in the water. As we worked up the rain swollen stream, we checked on abandoned water-filled boats and even a Santa Claus hanging from a tree along the river bank. The boatmanship of Deputy Baker with the 24' the Sea Sport XL patrol boat was evident as Todd navigated the shallows and flotsam at 40 mph with people who lived along the river waving to us from shore. Just upriver from the I-5 bridge I was able to personally observe how the Deputy’s worked together as we came up on the transient’s camp on Washington Department of Natural Resources property. Did I say camp? I continued on page 7

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ODFW Seeks Nominees to Represent Oregon on Pacific Fisheries Council The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting nominations for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The deadline to request nomination materials is Feb. 13, 2015 and the three-year term begins August 2015. The Council manages about 119 species of groundfish, pelagic species (sardines, anchovies and mackerel) and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks and swordfish) off the coasts for Oregon, Washington and California. It includes 14 voting members representing tribal and state fish and wildlife agencies, and private citizens knowledgeable about sport fishing, commercial fishing and/or marine conservation. Several advisory councils and PFMC staff members also participate in Council meetings. The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable of fishery resource conservation and management in marine waters off the West Coast. Specific knowledge of and experience in management issues and fisheries is important, as is a strong conservation ethic. The successful candidate also must work collectively with other council members, often making difficult decisions and fulfilling the standards set forth by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Council members make a substantial time commitment to fully participate in council business and related activities. The Oregon seat is currently held by Dorothy Lowman of Portland, who is eligible for re-appointment to a third term. ODFW

will send all nominations to the Governor’s office, which will then forward the names of at least three candidates to the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Department of Commerce for consideration. Successful appointees must pass an extensive FBI background check. Anyone interested in being considered, or wishing to nominate someone, must contact Cyreis Schmitt at 541-867-4741 or cyreis.c.schmitt@state.or.us no later than Feb. 13, 2015. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to manage fisheries from three to 200 miles offshore of the United States coastline. The Pacific Council is responsible for fisheries off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. About the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: ODFW’s mission is to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The Department’s policies are set by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. ODFW is headquartered in Salem and works through a regional management structure that allows for fish and wildlife management at the local level. ODFW’s Marine Resources Program manages Oregon’s commercial and sport saltwater fisheries and has stewardship over our state’s marine environment.

The Northwest Experience continued from page 6 guess if you call a boat (I use the term very loosely) made of 6” PVC pipe, plastic tarps and a sundry other hard to describe items, a camp, well ok. Deputy Baker and I got off the bow of the boat as Deputy Gadaire held her to the bank. We walked around the ‘boat’ calling out Ron’s name and Todd checked inside the cabin (for lack of a better word) to see if he was ok. Deputy Gadaire tapped the loud haler to let us know that Ron was approaching. Down the bank came Ron Taylor packing a piece of scrap metal for an anchor. Todd, who had talked with Ron the previous month, asked how he was doing and reminded Ron that the D.N. R. requested that he move on, using a compassionate tone. It seems that Ron had worked at a junk yard on Columbia Boulevard in Portland for 20 years when he

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has a black sheep and daughter Annie; the youngest is interested in studying industrial design at UW. When asked what they talked about at family get-togethers Todd said that they were a very close family and tried not to talk shop, however wife Theresa may have a different take on the subject! With Deputy’s like Todd and Kevin out on the waterways of the Pacific Northwest, we can all feel a little safer knowing there are well trained, compassionate and concerned officers who are a call away, when we’re in trouble. Had I actually been the ‘thief’ of my story, I’m rather sure that my sailboat would have been returned to me as the Marine Patrol was out on the Columbia looking for her that stormy day. As you peruse the many exhibits at the Boat Show in January, stop by and say “hi” to Todd, Kevin and other Marine Patrol officers, their knowledge and information may save your life. As they say “Life Jacket's Float, You Don’t, Wear It!”


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was injured on the job and became homeless. Now this is his home. Even when the temperature was down in the teens the previous week, his propane heater kept his cabin warm, Ron told us. As we left, Ron stated that he was making plans to leave his little inlet and move upriver. I’m sure that when he does, Todd and Kevin will be checking on his welfare. On the way back downriver Todd told me that his son, Derrek who is a Cowlitz County Deputy Sheriff, just happens to patrol on the Cowlitz County side of the Lewis River and had also been checking up on Ron’s welfare. (It seems that the vast majority of the Baker family have been or are affiliated with law enforcement.) Todd met his wife Theresa, while he and she were both MPs in the Army, daughter Lauren is an officer with the White Salmon PD and dating a Washington State Trooper, daughter Tanya is on the list with the Clark County Sheriff’s office and Washougal PD, while Derrek is dating a 911 dispatcher. Every family








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Commando Sport Boats by Adam Fry The angry wind chop and cross current tugged at our small craft as we raced toward each trough of the narrowing waves. With its slightly over-inflated tubes and small outboard motor, the inflatable boat provided superior performance and control as we—both operator and crew—thoroughly enjoyed the magic carpet ride. Speeding at a rate just beyond the ocean’s flow, we surfed down the face of one swell, up the back and over the top of the next. The feelings of excitement and joy as the 13-foot commando-styled boat vibrated and powered through the overwhelmingly immense sea was, and always has been, the allure to the smaller inflatable boats for me. Riding ocean swells and reef breaks with inflatable boats is where my adventures with this unique craft began. However, the truth is that it's really just about the ease of getting out on the water. Ocean, bays, rivers, or lakes—it doesn't matter, as the ride is always a blast. Inflatable commando sport boats 12-15 feet in length provide this kind of versatility and are also the most common type and size of boat used by commercial rescue teams and military alike. With the ability to access inner shallows

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and conquer blue water, these sport boats can be operated anywhere. Typically this type of inflatable sport boats utilizes aluminum floor panels, with inflatable or rigid wood keels, over rubber coated fabric bottoms. This allows for a lightweight, stiff and performanceoriented craft. Simple tiller-controlled outboards are common, allowing for an open boat, which maximizes the usable space for crew and gear. Another benefit these boats offer is that they can still be deflated, taken apart, and packed in bags for travel, making them a perfect solution for larger yachts, airplanes, and exploration missions. These heavy duty inflatables can be used for practically every kind of boating activity and prove to be perfect for fishing, crabbing, camping, diving, exploring and much more. The ability to just kick back and put in to a small channel to observe wildlife along the shore, or to glide over the mir-

ror-like surface of a river channel at sunrise, can make for a perfect day on the water. These boats allow for a connection with the water and natural environment that is unachievable by any other power boat. Inflatable sport boats create instant gratification on the water regardless of use, purpose or place. Their ease of operation and stability make them a perfect craft for anyone looking to get on the water —whether a novice boater, or a professional who requires a seriously capable work platform. Every time I hit the water in one of these inflatables, I am searching for a new wave to ride, just like the one that drew me to these boats in the first place – whether it’s a wave created by o c e a n c u r r e n t s fi n d i n g r e e f shelves, or simply a wave of sheer enjoyment. But most of all, it’s the agility of an inflatable boat that provides the stellar experience of riding on air.


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W.R.C. and Tribe Conserve Habitat on the North Santiam River The Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have completed “Chahalpam,” an aggregation of land that conserves an outstanding stretch of the lower North Santiam River, southwest of the town of Stayton. The project prevents development of a permitted gravel mine on the banks of the North Santiam River and sets the stage for one of the most significant floodplain restoration projects in the Willamette Valley. The land, a 91-acre farm formerly owned by Bill and Dianne Tucker, lies adjacent to a larger, 338acre property that WRC conveyed to the Tribe in 2013. The Tribe had christened the larger property “Chahalpam,” meaning “Place of the Santiam Kalapuya people” in Kalapuyan. Addition of the Tucker farm completes the project. The tribe have now conserved the most significant assemblage of intact fish and wildlife habitat along the lower North Santiam River. “We have a strong connection to this landscape and to the North Santiam River,” said Tribal Chairman Reyn Leno. “We have the natural resource expertise to manage the lands for the benefit of fish and wildlife and to ensure this remarkable stretch of the river stays healthy.” “We are thrilled to conserve these riverlands with the tribe,” said Josh Kling, Assistant Program Director at WRC. “There are fewer and fewer places like this left, especially within the Willamette Valley. Knowing this rare habitat is in good hands and protected in perpetuity gives us a great sense of accomplishment.” Like the adjacent properties, the Tucker farm includes a mix of bottomland forest, main-stem river frontage, side-channel habi-

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tat and wetlands. It also includes frontage along lower Dieckman Creek, a major side-channel with important spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead. The North Santiam River drains a large portion of the Central Oregon Cascades into the Willamette River. At one time, it produced two-thirds of the Willamette River’s winter steelhead and a third of its spring Chinook. These runs have declined steeply and today are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, primarily due to population growth and development The riparian features are also important to Pacific lamprey and Oregon chub. The Chahalpam lands themselves are home to six species of concern: pileated woodpecker, hood merganser, American kestrel, little willow fly-catcher, western pond turtle and red-legged frog. In addition, it offers the opportunity to restore an important swath of wetland, wet prairie and floodplain habitat. Willamette Valley wetlands and wet prairies are some of the most endangered habitat

types in Oregon. Bonneville Power Administration and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were partners in the effort. Funding for the project was provided by BPA through the Willamette Wildlife Habitat Agreement. This 15-year agreement, fashioned with the state of Oregon, was signed in 2010 and provides funding for wildlife habitat acquisitions in the Willamette Valley to offset the impacts of federal dams on the Willamette River and its tributaries. About Western Rivers Conservancy: is a Portland, Oregon based 501(c) (3) non-profit that protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. To learn more, please visit www.westernrivers.org. About the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: is a federallyrecognized Indian Tribe made up of over 27 tribes and bands of western Oregon, southwest Washington, and northern California. Please visit the Tribal website at www.grandronde.org.




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1-800-228-7051 The Englund Marine Group celebrated a major milestone at the Astoria HQ in January—70 years of service to marine enthusiasts. Whether you’re a sport fisherman who just needs some hooks, or commercial fisherman who needs cable repair, they provide the technical and problem solving skills from seven stores located from Northern California to Washington. This was the idea that spawned Englund Marine on July 22, 1944. The 50’ by 50’ store in Astoria, expanded to Ilwaco, Wash. in 1966; followed by Westport, Wash. in 1975. A few years later Englund Marine opened a store in Charleston, Ore. and then bought Crescent Marine in Crescent City, Calif. With the slowing economy in 1983, the company seized a great opportunity to move into the wholesale marine business with the purchase of U.S. Distributing in Portland. In 1988 Englund Marine arrived in Newport, Ore., then bought SeaCoast out of Portland, which specialized in industrial boats, and joined it with U.S. Distributing in 1994. One year later they expanded their distribution territory to Phoenix, Ariz. with Marine Wholesale. Their last store opened in Eureka, Calif. In 1995, serving the folks in Northern California better than ever. In 2001 they acquired Fischer Brothers, a 100 year old industrial supply house and landmark in Astoria. Faced with the need for an updated facility, they built the new 40,000 square foot building at the Port of Astoria, opening in February 2006. Finally, in 2007 U.S. Distributing opened a warehouse in Missoula, MT to meet the need for quality products with fast delivery in the Rocky Mountain West. Englund Marine also has a full service raft shop to keep crews



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“The new system is up and running, but we are still working with our contractor to improve functionality while our staff are becoming more proficient with the user interfaces,” says Janess Eilers, Title and Registration Manager for the Marine Board. “Over the past few months we have brought on temporary staff and had registration specialists work overtime to catch up the on the backlog, so while we are happy with the progress, we will continue to have some inconvenience for those who are accustomed to faster service,” Eilers adds. The Marine Board, working with marine law enforcement, will honor any temporary permits that expired until the agency is caught up with transaction backlog.

Smoke Alarms and Cruising Vessels — Early Detection can Save Lives When winter weather sets in, live-aboard boaters on cruising vessels (power and sail boats with cabins) crank up the heat and spend more time inside. But many of these types of boats are not equipped with smoke alarms, and early detection has proven to save lives in homes and RV’s. So why are smoke alarms rarely found on boats that have cabin spaces? You guessed it. They’re not required! However, the Oregon State Marine Board wants to remind owners of cruising vessels that the risk of fire on board your boat is real, and it’s worth it to invest in the most reliable and affordable life saving device out on the market –a smoke alarm. While not required for recreational vessels, the Coast Guard Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 46 guidelines requires that smoke alarms be installed in the sleeping compartments of small inspected passenger vessels. An RV-rated smoke alarm

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According to Boat U.S, 55 percent of boat fires are electrical in nature and will start in a smoldering state. Propulsion, fuel, engine and exhaust problems, as well as unattended cooking, careless smoking, heating devices and other appliances are also among the causes. In all of these cases, early detection of smoke can be the key to preventing a fire or stopping it in the early stages. Many people have smoke alarms in their homes and RV’s, so why not the boat? This simple device can save lives, protect neighboring boats, docks or structures if the boat is kept at a moorage. A smoke alarm is the cheapest insurance you can buy for your on-the-water home or pleasure craft. For more information about the Marine Board and other required equipment, go to http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/B oatLaws/Pages/Regulations.aspx.

Iconic Boat Brands to Come Under Same Ownership From Springfdield, Mo. Comes news that Bass Pro Group will acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands, from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also creates another connection between two industry leaders, Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris and Ranger Boats founder Forrest Wood, who are dedicated fishermen, conservationists and entrepreneurs. Years ago the iconic outdoorsmen both began fishing on the White River and White River Chain of Lakes in the Ozarks and even fished together in the first National BASS Tournaments. “This partnership brings added long-term stability for both companies and for the dealer networks that provide customers with quality boats at exceptional values,” said Morris, who also is founder/ CEO of Tracker Marine Group. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Forrest Wood many years, and I deeply respect him and his family who founded and built a solid per-

forming business with excellent products.” Morris added that: “It’s also important that our companies share comparable cultures and values and are dedicated to manufacturing quality products in the USA.” Following the closing of the transaction, Fishing Holdings will continue operating independently under its existing management at its headquarters in Flippin, Ark., located a two-hour drive from Bass Pro Shops headquarters in Springfield. Having grown the business since its origins, Wood also praised the transaction. “I’m excited for Ranger and the team at Fishing Holdings,” he said. “Johnny’s organization is deeply rooted in fishing and dedicated to conservation. He’s made a huge contribution to our sport, and I believe this is a real opportunity to better serve so many dealers and loyal customers around the country.” Both Morris and Wood have for many years generously donated their time and financial resources to support conservation efforts that help ensure a future for fishing by future generations.




States Set Spring Chinook, Help Sportfishing Win in Court Smelt Seasons By Liz Hamilton, Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon and smelt seasons for the Columbia River and some of its tributaries during a joint state hearing in Vancouver. The Columbia River spring Chinook season is based on a forecast of 232,500 returning upriver spring Chinook, compared to an actual return of 242,600 last year. The forecast provides for a fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam running through Friday, April 10 with an expected kept catch of about 11,500 spring Chinook prior to a run update. The season for the lower Columbia below the I-5 Bridge opened Jan. 1 under permanent rules. The regulations adopted will take effect March 1. Above Bonneville, the states approved a 52-day Chinook retention season starting on Monday, March 16 and continuing through Wednesday, May 6. “We’re experiencing some times of very good spring Chinook fishing,” said Chris Kern, deputy administrator of ODFW’s Fish Division. “This year’s run represents some outstanding opportunity relative to where we’ve been in the past.” In a separate individual state action, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it will again conduct a very limited recreational smelt fishery on the Sandy River, from 6 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 7 and again Sunday, March 15. Washington announced the Cowlitz River recreational smelt fishery will take place on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 14, also from 6 a.m. until noon. The following is a summary of spring recreational fishing seasons, including those adopted at today’s meeting.

CHINOOK SALMON Columbia River from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam

Prior to March 1, permanent rules, as outlined in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, remain in effect. From March 1 through April 10, boat fishing will be allowed seven days a week from Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock. Bank fishing will be allowed during the same timeframe from Buoy 10 upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. The recreational fishery will be closed on March 24, March 31 and April 7 (Tuesdays) to allow for potential commercial fisheries. This fishery will be managed prior to a run update based on the available guideline of 10,318 upriver spring Chinook and may be shortened or extended depending on catch and effort. The daily bag limit will be two adipose fin-clipped adult salmon or steelhead in combination, of which no more than one may be a Chinook. The rules also allow retention of up to five adipose fin-clipped jack salmon per day in Oregon.

adipose fin-clipped adult salmon or steelhead in combination, of which no more than one may be a Chinook. The rules also allow retention of up to five adipose fin-clipped jack salmon per day in Oregon. Select Areas

Permanent fishing regulations for recreational harvest in Oregon waters within Youngs Bay and Blind Slough/Knappa Slough are listed in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Effective March 1 through June 15, 2015 on days when the mainstem below Bonneville Dam is open to recreational Chinook harvest, the daily salmon bag limit will be the same as mainstem Columbia bag limits. On days the mainstem Columbia is closed to Chinook retention, the permanent bag limits for Select Areas will apply. Willamette River

On the Willamette River, the spring Chinook forecast is 55,400 fish. This is slightly more than last year’s actual return of 51,800. The Willamette River remains open to retention of adipose finclipped adult Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead seven days a week. The bag limit on the Willamette below Willamette Falls is two adipose fin-clipped adult salmon or steelhead in combination. Above the falls, two adipose fin-clipped adult salmon and an additional three adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained in the daily bag limit.

Liz Hamilton, Executive Director, NSIA In the past 12 months the NSIA has led to some amazing results that will continue to make sure there are plenty of fish for anglers looking to take the to the water. These issues impact every member of the NSIA, whether you are a major corporate sponsor, or an individual member. With your contribution, we can continue to fight for the rights of sport fishing in the Pacific Northwest! Here are just a few of the legal issues we are fighting for you now: Keeping Hatcheries Open: There is a push to close hatcheries to help preserve wild salmon. The NSIA joined with two other recreational fishing organizations to file amicus briefs outlining NSIA’s dependency on the Sandy River hatchery production. The NSIA is committed to helping the Oregon Department of Fishing and Wildlife to keep hatcheries open, so there can be more fish for anglers in our rivers. The NSIA and volunteer anglers have made a significant investment in making that fishery work, and oral arguments on the case are expected on October 30. Gillnet Restrictions: In Ore-

gon and Washington, the NSIA was involved in new rules that changed the allocation of Columbia River fish for commercial gillnetters and put in motion a phasing out period of gillnet use on the main channel, shifting the commercial fishing to off-channel hatchery sites. These decisions have led to two lawsuits which are taking resources from the NSIA and we need your help to continue this effort. Lethal Take of Sea Lions: One of the most frustrating things you can face when you have a salmon or steelhead on the line, is a sea lion taking your catch. We have been directly involved in a successful lawsuit against the U.S. Humane Society to support the ODFW plan to use force against these problem predators. This is both an ESA issue and a human safety issue for sport anglers. Spill, Baby, Spill: Thanks to NSIA and our allies’ success in Federal Court, salmon and steelhead returns are growing in the Columbia Basin. This year’s record run of fall Chinook can be directly tied to a judge’s order to spill more water for salmon. But the most recent federal plan proposes to cut spill for both spring Chinook and fall Chinook! This must be stopped and you can count on NSIA to continue our battles to recover salmon and steelhead

throughout the northwest. All four of these issues take resources and while the NSIA has a great volunteer legal team, there are still expenses with tracking and being involved in these important cases that will keep us on the rivers. We need your support to continue to be involved in issues like these, which help us keep fisherman on our rivers, streams and lakes. By making a donation to this capital campaign, you’ll be directly contributing to the most successful outcome from these lawsuits. Additionally, you’ll be recognized for your generosity as a capital campaign supporter on the NSIA website and in the upcoming newsletter. NSIA depends on supporters like you, who care about our industry and want to foster, promote and grow sportfishing in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. In order to continue making a difference in the future of sportfishing in our region, it is vital to initiate a capital campaign for success. So please, consider making a contribution today to keep these vital efforts moving forward. If you have any questions about these issues, or how your donation would be put to good use, contact me at 503-6318859 or nisaliz@aol.com.


Effective March 1 through May 15, 2015 the mainstem Columbia River will be open for retention of shad and adipose fin-clipped steelhead only during days and in areas open for retention of adipose finclipped spring Chinook. Beginning May 16 permanent rules resume as listed in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. SMELT

Effective Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 15, from 6 a.m. until noon the Sandy River will be open for retention of smelt. Bank only fishing is allowed, restricted to dip nets, and a bag limit of 10 pounds per person. Under Oregon fishing regulations anglers do not need a license to harvest smelt.

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Effective March 16 through May 6, this area will be open to retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook. Fishing for salmon and steelhead from a boat between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines, approximately six miles downstream from The Dalles Dam, is prohibited. Bank fishing is allowed throughout this area. This fishery will be managed to the available harvest guideline of 1,376 upriver spring Chinook and may be shortened or extended depending on catch and effort. The daily bag limit will be two

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Sometimes It Pays To Bring Up The Rear No one likes to be the boat at the back of the pack, even when it’s a race that doesn’t count. Still, just because you find yourself in last place doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I accepted an invitation to be a guest crew member on board Scott Campbell’s gorgeous J/46 Riva for one of the Sailing On Sunday races. I’d been on board Riva any number of times when Scott would bring her in for service over at Schooner Creek Boat Works, and we’d also rafted up to her prior to the 2007 Swiftsure Race. But I’d never actually sailed her until Scott’s and the crews’ invitation. Exciting stuff, right? Except that the day we went out, the one thing that was missing was...the Boarwind. Forecasts were calling for the breeze to eventually fill in from the east, but nevertheless, when we crossed the start line, not much of anything was happening. One crew member did observe that we were getting plenty of “current wind.” Just not real wind. So there we were, quietly drifting down to the “windward” mark, with a firm grip on last place. Hope springs eternal however, and we all had our smart phones out, checking the upriver wind conditions on SailFlow, when one of us noted that they were getting 20 knots of breeze about six miles to the east, and it appeared to be headed our direction. Sure enough, a few minutes later, we could see the wind filling in just upriver from our position. Meanwhile, most of the fleet had made the turning mark and were optimistically hoisting chutes, most of which weren’t doing a heck of a lot, other than to keep people from drifting into the Interstate Bridge. What this meant of course was that when our east wind got down to us, Riva was the first beneficiary in the fleet. We briefly considered flying our own spinnaker, just to make the mark all the sooner, but we quickly vetoed the idea, reasoning that all it would accomplish was to chowder things up even further. Not that exact language, you understand.

What happens when you fish with a lead keel. Photo Credit: Jen Edney Instead, we stuck with the #1, dipped under the mark and went upriver from the rest of the fleet, and instantly went from last place to first in a textbook display of seamanship-and really, really good luck! While everyone else started dropping the kites, we took off close hauled, headed for the finish, with Anam Cara, another beautiful boat, right on our heels. In one sense, Riva reminds me of Stars & Stripes ’87, Dennis Connor’s 12 meter that took the America’s Cup back in 1987: she hauls the mail quite nicely in a straight line. The boys over on Anam Cara knew this, and they tried to talk us into a tacking duel, which would obviously favor the lighter boat, but we would have none of it. We kept to our strategy, tacking only when necessary, and clipped Anam Cara at the finish line by a boat length or so. Not a bad way to turn around a slow start, if you ask me.

You’re Grounded! Well, I suppose someone had to take the fall, and who’d be easier to blame than the navigator? At least that’s what it looks like from Team Vestas Wind, who announced on 23 February that navigator Wouter Verbraack is no longer a member of their Volvo Ocean Race crew. Verbraack of course was the navigator when Vestas ran hard aground (to put it mildly) on a reef in the middle of the Indian Ocean, forcing them to withdraw from leg two of the round the world race and leaving a fairly impressive hole in the boat’s hull. Official word of Verbraack’s ejection came on Friday the 23rd. “Chris Nicholson has completed his review, together with the lead sponsor Vestas and sub-sponsor Powerhouse, and the decision has been made that Wouter Verbraack will no longer continue as navigator of the Vestas Wind.” I get it. When you run aground on a reef that everyone knows is there, forcing a leading team out of the water and onto the hard (no pun intended) it can only be described as a colossal screw-up. Verbaack, back in December, offered up this explanation: “I can assure you that before every leg we diligently look at our route before we leave and I use both Google Earth, paper charts and other tools. However, our planned route changed just before we left, and with the focus on the start and the tricky conditions, I erroneously thought I would have enough information with me to look at the changes in our route as we went along. I was wrong. I am not trying to make any excuses – just trying to offer up some form continued on page 13

Having a bad day. Wouter Verbaack, prior to his dismissal from Team Vestas Wind. Photo Credit: Brian Carlin


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A Literary Guest We l l , a n o t h e r Portland Boat Show is in the record books. To my knowledge, our family business is the last original exhibitor still at the Dale show. Fifty five years Waagmeester of Portland Boat Shows under our belts. I can remember our booth in the first one. I was dressed up in a suit and tie, handing out white neck ties with advertising for Naugahyde upholstery fabric silk screened on the front of it. As people walked by, I held out a tie, asking them if they would like one. “Would you like a tie?” I must have uttered that line hundreds of times! Enough times, anyway, to still have strong memories of it. My five-year-old mind could not understand why people would turn down a free tie. They were actually pretty ugly, with a picture of the fictional “Nauga”monster, whose “hide” was the end product of this upholstery fabric. While the Boat Show can be a grind at times, it is always fun to see people who you haven’t seen in years. Sometimes you see a sailor that has retired and has been out of the game for a long time. One of these old sailors showed up at this years show. His name is Jerry Crane, a guy who just celebrated his 80th birthday, but looks younger than his years. Back when I was getting into the Columbia River racing scene, Jerry was “the guy.” He was the one who had all of the answers, won all of the races, and was always happy to share his knowledge. Jerry was one of the founders of Corinthian Yacht Club and Vancouver Lake Sailing Club. He owned a Geary 18 “Flattie” (ever heard of one of those?), a Lightning, and later owned one of the original “plastic” boats on the river, a Cal 20. The Cals were introduced to the area by Fredi Wallen of Columbia Corinthian Marina, who at one time had a communal Cal 20 that people could use at their leisure. What a great marketing ploy.

Jerry still looks fondly at the Cal 20 display at the Boat Show and you know that his mind is comparing the set up of the modern boats with the early boats. Jerry eventually moved on to a C&C 27, and then went to a Hawkfarm 28. Simply said, Jerry is one of the Portland sailing pioneers who got this whole “racing on the Columbia” gig started. Jerry is one of those sailors who always stays current with what is going on. During his racing days, few on the river knew more about the concepts of sailmaking than Jerry. Even today he remains fascinated by sail design and he listens intently when I show him how far computer sail design has progressed over the years. I can demonstrate our sail design program for Jerry and it is evident that he understands, soaking it all in. At the show I sat, listening to Jerry talk about the “old days” of sailing on the Columbia. I started thinking about what a waste it was that I was the only one hearing it, so I asked him to be a guest writer for me this month. The following is some of Jerry’s accounting of the early days on the River… . It was April, 1968 and my wife and I had been racing our Geary 18 dinghy for a little over two years and had struggled to learn how to make it perform. We were doing better at the start of this new racing season and we were feeling satisfied because we had just won the race. We let the mainsail out for our run back to our moorage, upstream from the finish line. Since we were not racing we did not wing out the jib, instead letting it flap gently in the moderate breeze. The current was running strong as it does during the run off in the spring and both the highly polluted river and the sky were gray. We were lying back relaxing when the boat suddenly rolled to windward, slamming the mast and the two of us into the water. We were wearing very slim floatation jackets which provided just enough lift to keep our heads

above the surface. The surprise and shock from the cold water made clear thinking somewhat difficult. The boat was completely capsized, bottom-up. We had been in the last fleet of boats to finish and the other racers had motored away or sailed off downstream, leaving very few boats on the river and none nearby. We tried to get a hand hold on the bottom-up hull but it was very slippery, as the bottom of a racing sailboat should be. I was able to reach across the hull and get a couple of finger tips into the centerboard slot. With that grip I could keep both of us next to the boat, which was floating low in the water, thanks to inadequate flotation. I decided to try to roll the boat upright so that I could, maybe, bail it out enough to make it stable right-side-up. It rolled easily but wouldn’t stop rolling. About that time a small runabout with a skipper and passenger showed up on the scene. I didn’t pay too much attention to them as I continued to try to get the boat upright. As it rolled, the mast and sails would come up and arc across only to knife into the water on the other side. On one of the rolls my wife, Cathy, got trapped under the mainsail, her head making a small lump in the middle of the sail, just enough to keep the sail lying flat on the surface. We were both on the same side of the boat and I could not roll the boat back up to get the sail off of her. The guys in the runabout were able to grab the mast and lift it up enough to allow them to pull Cathy up to their boat and out of the water. They then decided to get a little more helpful and moved closer to me and the upside down boat. At some point in the action the skipper of the runabout hit the throttle causing his boat to run over the Geary 18 leaving a corkscrew shaped scar from bow to stern. Fortunately he missed me! At some point, I managed to get the boat upright long enough to climb into it from the stern, take

the sails down and start bailing, only to have it roll again. About that time the race committee boat showed up. The committee boat was a very unusual piece of work, definitely one of a kind. About 35 feet long, it was modeled after boats of a much earlier era with a bowsprit and two masts, one with a yardarm for a square sail. At the stern was a huge cabin rising off the deck, sticking out above the transom with little windows all around. The boat had been formed out of fiberglass, but it looked like it had never been painted, instead it was a dull weathered gray, matching the sky and the river. The runabout departed to deliver my wife to our moorage. With the hull of the dinghy next to the committee boat, I rolled it right side up and one of the crew on the deck of the bigger boat held the mast as I bailed vigorously. After getting much of the water out of it, we tied it along side and I got on board the committee boat. The skipper pointed us upriver and pushed the throttle forward. I was invited below and given a dry pair of bib overalls and a blanket to warm up in. The clothes, the blanket and everything in that cabin smelled like diesel fuel. Someone gave me a cup of tea which tasted like diesel fuel. I did not complain. There was a problem developing on deck. We did not have enough power to make way against the current and were, in fact, being pushed downstream and the Interstate Bridge was approaching from astern. We could not go under it without being dismasted and there was no mention of the anchor option. We would have to cut my boat adrift. Before I could decide whether to get back into the Geary the tow line broke. As it drifted back the mast of my boat got tangled in the committee boat rigging and it was snapped, broken into three pieces. I had spent many days and hours shaping that mast with a drawknife and a plane. It had many coats of marine spar varnish on it and it would bend perfectly in response to

mainsheet tension. It was among the last of the beautiful spruce masts. With the dinghy drifting away in the current, we started to make progress upstream. We didn’t have VHF radios in those days, so there was no communication with the continued on page 14

Broad Reachings...continued from page 12 of explanation and answer to some of your questions.” Still, Verbaack, who’s already done two of these races (not to mention an America’s Cup and a Barcelona World Race to name a few) feels a little like a fall guy here. As one of my sailing friends put it, “Not really his fault… more of a team fault.” It’s a sailor’s debate worthy of a few pints at your favorite sailing pub. To Verbaack’s credit, he handled the sacking with class. In a Facebook-worthy observation, he said, “Someone recently told me: ‘Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that take your breath away’. I am looking forward to the new breathless moments to come. Ocean racing tends

to offer many of them.” Yeah Wo u t e r, I wo n ’t a rg u e w i t h you there.

There’s A Reason Why They Call It “Wrecking” Speaking of reefs and running aground, if you read up on the history of Key West, you’ll find that at one time, it was the wealthiest town in the United States, largely due to the salvage industry. That’s because, back in the day, it was quite common for vessels to run aground on the reef there, prompting the wreckers (read: opportunistic salvagers) to head out and rightfully claim the ship’s stores. Heck, word round the campfire is that the really innovative wreckers would turn the light in the Key West lighthouse off, just to give

the marketplace a little nudge into the receivables column. So what does this have to do with sailing? Well, I’m glad you asked. As you can imagine, there are plenty of wrecks on the bottom out there, and some of them aren’t all that far from the surface. Which is what the crew of the 72’ Mini-Maxi Bella Mente learned at this year’s Key West Race Week. About halfway through the series, Bella sailed at around ten knots into the submerged wreck of an old fishing vessel, hitting it’s superstructure with their bulb keel, effectively anchoring themselves good and hard to the wreck. After much work, she was finally pulled off, and Bella sailed the second race that day, damaged keel

and all, before she was hauled out and repaired. Bella Mente went on to take top honors in the IRC 1 class, incidentally. Pretty good salvage work, wouldn’t you say?

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Dear Anne, Roy and I are both bursting in anticipation of our upcoming sailing trip with you. Last night I looked online at the wonderful itinerary you have planned. I Love the idea of doing an overnight passage from Puerto Vallarta. That will be the perfect way to transition from our rushrush work day world to the world of water, wind, beaches and dolphin. I wonder what it will be like standing watch without five layers of foul weather gear? In response to your question about which we prefer—snorkeling or shopping; you may recall from our time together in the San Juan Islands that we much prefer quiet anchorages where there are more trees than people. We are both overjoyed that we will have the added benefit of being able to swim in the water, and look forward to snorkeling. I’ve been studying my Spanish and am also looking forward to experiencing

the people and culture of the small, coastal towns. How do you provision for this trip as compared to our trip to the southern Caribbean, where we were away from any kind of market for several days? What do you do in general to prepare for guests? I call us guests, but after having spent so many weeks and weekends sailing together, sharing food and life events, and having the intimacy of Mitch crawling in our lazarette, I feel we are family. Dreaming of sailing... Love, Sandy Dear Sandy, We arrived in La Cruz yesterday morning after a three day cruise from La Paz. Spent the first hours dealing with the mess the boat becomes on a passage. This time it was multiplied by having crew, where as you know, it is usually Mitch and I. Our crew was a young couple hitch-hiking to the South Pacific. We gave them a ride

down and they stood watches and chipped in some cash for food. Note to self: When you think it might be time to reef, there is only one answer. YES! Most of the three-day passage was a really good time, but that moment of 30 knots of wind on full main and jib was a bit too much fun. We were promised (by NOAA) N-NW winds, 16-22. We got 8 hours at 30 with a couple of gusts to 40. Our crew was fine and very nice to have for the reefing fire drill, but the girlfriend was having no fun. By the next day, all was fine, and a great sail. Oh, yes-for only the second time in our history, Varuna saw 9 knots sustained for more than just surfin'! Even doublereefed! I’ll be going to the combination farmer and artisans market tomorrow and will take a couple of pics and send more info on what's cooking. Truth is that in La Cruz we eat out a lot because there are so many good restaurants. More later Love, Anne Dear Anne, I’m glad to hear the young people were helpful, at least, that there were only moments of excitement and the rest was smooth sailing. The picture you sent of the dos tacos pescadero has me absolutely watering at the mouth. Over the holidays we had several dinner parties with friends and family. I was already dreaming of our trip


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the spot which they had somehow selected to beach it was a sewer outflow. In those days the sewers ran to the river with no treatment. Our once proud little boat ended the day with bits of toilet paper and other sewage in it, a broken mast and a badly scarred bottom. Cathy and I had to drive home with all of the windows down because of the variety of odors which we had acquired from the combination of the river, the clothes from the rescue boat and the handling of our boat as we secured it to the dock. The Geary 18 hull was sent back to the factory for repair of the bottom. We bought an aluminum mast and raced the boat a few more times, but a new job and

more income allowed us to sell the Geary and order up a Cal 20. We also joined a long but successful campaign to get the dinghies off the river and onto Vancouver Lake. It took a few years of study and experience to figure out just why the boat capsized to windward. I found the answer buried in the pages of a big book. Dale here again... It’s nice to know that even the best of them had to pay their dues. Aren’t we all glad that they no longer dump raw sewage into our racing waters? Jerry told me lots of stories at the Boat Show. Perhaps I can get him to tell us another one in Freshwater News. Until next month… ..




American Sailing Association Announces Banner Year in 2014 Leader in Sailing Education Sees Record Number of New Sailors. The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, announced 2014 was a banner year. The Association, which has introduced more new enthusiasts to the sailing lifestyle than any other boating organization in the world, saw an overall annual increase of 10 percent in the number of new sailors who participated in its introductory sailing programs. The Association credits this growth to its progressive educational system, and its professional network of affiliated schools and instructors. “ASA’s surge in the basic sailing genre is great news for the sailing industry in general, as these numbers predict an overall uptick in the number of new people coming into the sport,” said Lenny Shabes, ASA’s Chairman of the Board. “It also bodes well for future boat sales, for sailing apparel and gear manufacturers, and for the entire ma-

rine economy.” Last year, ASA also enjoyed a rise in bareboat charter certifications due, in part, to its 2014 release of its new book Bareboat Cruising Made Easy. ASA’s much acclaimed new bareboat cruising manual is the ultimate reference book for anyone interested in the bareboat cruising lifestyle. Both Sailing and Sail magazines dubbed the book “the new bareboating bible” in their respective reviews. “While some experts have been concerned by perceived sailing industry stagnation, ASA is growing by building a solid base of professional affiliated sailing schools, now over 300 strong and employing almost 2,000 certified instruct o r s ,” s a i d C h a r l i e N o b l e s , executive director of ASA. “Coupled with an effective marketing communications strategy, our schools are key drivers of growth because they are located on the front lines of student acquisition illustrating that sailing is fun, exciting, easy to learn, and a safe

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Marine Board Approves Grants, Opens Rulemaking The Oregon State Marine Board held their quarterly board meeting at the Portland Yacht Club on January 8. The board approved $510,900 in state boater funds, combined with $1,800 of applicant in-kind contributions and $100,000 matching funds for a project total of $612,700 for Chinook Landing in Multnomah County. Metro Parks and Environmental Services will replace the heavily used and aging wood boarding docks with new aluminum docks with fiberglass decking. The docks will be installed during the in-water work window of November 1 through

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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: deb.schmunk@yahoo.com for details and photos.

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



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

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

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

MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (nonresidential only) for rent in Portland Oregon, at Multnomah Yacht Harbor. Located approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel off Highway 30. It is the first boathouse moorage on the upper Multnomah Channel. Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, this unique marina is situated across from tip of Sauvie Island in a lovely setting that is home to natural wildlife. The marina features 14 houseboat and boathouse slips, plus open and covered slips for recreational power or sail boats. Amenities include: On-Site Harbormaster, Abundant Parking, Upland Trailer and Boat Storage, Garbage and Recycling Services, Water/Sewer, Marine Repair Service at Multnomah Yacht Repair. ph 503-7371651x0 or e-mail: moorage@myharbor.com

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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DON’T PUT CALLERS ON ICE 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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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

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



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

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

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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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

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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

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.

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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

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 www.tourfactory.com/1146135 . Truly Amazing offered at $749,000. Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161

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1959 N. Jantzen

1849 N. Jantzen Ave.

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

559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1

1719 N. Jantzen Ave.

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

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.

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

2bd/2ba+family rm 1750+sq ft. Sleek custom design, open flr plan, dream-kitchen & mstr bdrm. w/2 balconies. SLIP OWNERSHIP. $369,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 23556 NW St Helen’s N-5

1779 N. Jantzen Ave.

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.

PENDING 17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47 Spacious Large, 2 bed/ 1 ba Unobstructed river views! Vaulted, Gas fireplace in Livingrm leads to covered deck. Master has deck and gorgeous views! Second floor open deck with rustic cabin for fun. On green desirable Sauvie Island—close to downtown! $254,000. Call Jane

173 NE Bridgeton #8

1705 N. Jantzen Ave.

2 bd/ 2 ba, Custom home build in 2000. Soaring ceilings, sunny! Master suite w/ river views. Slip Ownership!! New Price $329,000. 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.

SOLD 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.

27448 NW St Helens Rd #424

34326 Johnsons Landing B-10

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

2bd/1.5 ba 3 levels of great living on Mult. Channel. Mid-level kitch w/Great Room & lrg deck. Uppr BR w/ balcony. 19' Boatwell w/remote. $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.

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BE CLEAR AND CONCISE Don’t overlook the essentials. Year, make, model, size, equipment and condition are all selling features.

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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

34326 Johnson Landing Rd.

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 Little cabin on the water! Loft, high ceilings, inticate hand carved beams. Brand new from logs up! Time to chose own finishes! Must see! $148,000. 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. $165,000. Call Jane.

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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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