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Multnomah County Public Hearing on Floating Homes, Marinas and Live-a-boards The Multnomah Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding adoption of an ordinance approving amendments to the Sauvie Island/Multnomah Channel Rural Area Plan (File #PC-2013-2931) There are 4 public meetings scheduled in all. The first two are in January and February about issues on Sauvie Island. The third meeting is being held March 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the

Sauvie Island Academy gymnasium, it will focus on marinas and floating homes as follows: 1) Cap the number of floating homes at existing approved levels 2) Develop standards to allow boats used as residences within a marina, but to exceed the approved dwelling units in a marina 3) Consider thresholds and standards for temporary occupancy of boats within a marina

4) Develop new standards for protection of salmon habitat for development within existing marinas 5) Develop building, plumbing and sanitation standards for floating structures and live-aboard boats. You can find the ordinance online at www.multco.us/simcplanning

Fort Vancouver Power Squadron Classes Start in January Seamanship. An introduction to the basics of safe boat operation, seamanship, knots and rules of the road. Cost is: Member $69, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $131, Non members $169. Starts 6:45 p.m., Jan 26 Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver, WA. Piloting. A 10 week class on coastal navigation with emphases on the use of GPS data, and dead reckoning. Cost is: Member $119, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $181, Non members $219. Starts 6:45 p.m, Jan 20, 855 Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217. Advanced Piloting. A continuation of the Piloting class focusing on advanced position determination and tides and currents. Cost is: Member $82, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $144, Non members $182. Starts Jan. 22, 6:45 p.m., 855 Northeast Tomahawk Island Drive Portland. Navigation (Advanced sextant navigation). Cost is: Member $206, New Member (Includes one year membership in USPS) $268,

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Who’s Who and What’s New SK Northwest Powersports Adds Quadski Amphibians Amphibians are not just frogs, salamanders or float planes anymore. SK Northwest of Portland announced today the addition of the Quadski Amphibian to their current offering of motorcycles, personal watercraft, ATVs, UTVs and Segways. Imagine the brain child of New Zealander, Alan Gibbs, which switches from a high performance, land-based ATV into a 45 mph watercraft in five seconds at the push of a button! The Gibbs Quadski is a high performance amphibian made in Michigan with a four-cylinder 140 horsepower BMW motorcycle engine powering both the wheels on

terra firma… and the jet pump on water. Maximum speed on land using the five-speed, push button transmission is 45 mph. The same maximum speed of 45 mph is achieved on the water in only a few seconds, making this not only a fun “toy” for adventure, but also a formidable “tool” in the world of rapid deployment search and rescue vehicles. “Law enforcement in the Portland area has shown a terrific interest in the Quadski, plus we know there are waterfront home owners in Oregon who don’t like hassling with a truck, trailer and a boat ramp,” says SK Northwest

owner Shawn Karambelas. “Not everyone needs an amphibian, of course, but they certainly are versatile, fast and adaptable to rivers, oceans, beaches and trails, all on a single machine.” The $48,000 purchase price of the 2-seater XL version of the Quadski reflects its 120+ patents, futuristic technologies and reliable BMW power plant, but it can also be considered “inexpensive” when used as an indispensable lifesaving device. “Nothing gets on the scene faster.” “The Quadski can be parked next to the River Patrol’s office or search and rescue center...or radio-dispatched on the fly.

The Quadski travels at 45 mph...on land or on water.

It patrols beaches, trails, harbors and rivers—all with the same vehicle enabling the officers to instantaneously adapt to the conditions and urgencies of more situations involving both water and land access.” Located directly on the Willamette River in downtown Portland, SK is in the perfect lo-

cation for amphibious demonstrations, use and sales. Be sure to see the Quadski at the upcoming Portland Boat Show January 7 to 11 or at SK Northwest at 250 S.E. Division Place, 3 blocks South of OMSI on the Willamette River. 503-872-0000, www.sknorthwest.com.

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Winter has arrived on the Columbia; the leaves have fallen from the trees, and rain jackets have again become our daily outdoor outfits. If this isn’t your first year on the river, then you know what else the winter brings—the long walk from car to home in frigid rain, wind storms that will rock you and your whole house to sleep at night, slippery decks, and frozen pipes on those really cold days. “One evening last winter, I was walking to my boat when I heard some whimpering coming from the water,” said local resident Rick Whitmer. “When I looked down, I saw a tiny little dog trying to scramble onto a log. It was pretty windy and wild that night, so I figured the little guy had slipped off of a deck upriver.” It was this incident that gave Rick the idea that would lead to the arrival of Columbia Water-

works this winter season. Instead of taking precarious shuffling half-steps across mossy green deck boards, you can call Rick and Jared at Columbia Waterworks, and they’ll motor their 23-foot pontoon boat right up to your floating deck and home. Using their three mounted commercial-sized pressure washers to blast away all the grime and slime, they will leave your walkways and decks safe to enjoy, no matter what the weather is doing. “With the addition of our hotwater pressure washer, we are also able to defrost water pipes during the coldest days” replied Jared Richards, co-owner, about the benefits of their commercial hot water pressure washer. Call or email the folks at Columbia Waterworks at 503-984-6383 or Jared@ColumbiaWaterworks.

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SYSCO Celebrates Thirty-Six by Ailona Dundore The 36th Annual SYSCO (Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon) Awards Party took place on October 18th at Portland’s Kells Irish Pub. Over 100 sailors, friends and family celebrated the accomplishments of fellow racers. Huge kudos go to the following 2014 trophy and first-place award winners! • SYSCO Sailor of the Year: Gary Bruner • SYSCO Commodore’s Trophy: Warren Dalby • SYSCO/U.S. Sailing Sportsmanship Award: Jan Burkhart

PHRF A-1 Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series: Myst, Rod Buck • SYCSO Summer Series: Panama Red, Chris Schweiger A-2 Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series: Yeah Baby, Michael Pitarresi

• SYSCO Summer Series: Elixir, Mark Fischer A Fleet • SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel: Panama Red, Chris Schweiger B Fleet • SYSCO Summer Series: Kokopelli, Eric Collins • SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel: Yeah Baby, Michael Pitarresi E Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series, SYCSO Summer Series: Pajema, James Shaw • SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel: Knuckle Buster, Jim Severs

I Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series, SYCSO Summer Series, SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel: Dennis Winner (31R) ONE-DESIGN Cal 20 Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series, SYSCO Summer Series, SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel Check Ride: Jim Cullison Catalina 22 • SYSCO Spring Series: Togarty, Don Woodhouse • SYSCO Summer Series: Celeste, Weston Becker

In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. Boat Owners Association of The United States has seven tips on how to get the most from a marine survey: 1. The only good survey is a current one: Relying on an old survey is a bad idea. The marine environment isn’t nice to boats and sometimes a “little” maintenance issue can quickly turn into more serious problem. If you need to have the boat insured, you’ll usually need a survey less than six months old – after that, it begins to smell like dead fish. 2. Don’t miss your own survey: Just like your wedding, you need to be there. Attending and asking questions will reap reams of information about the

A Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series: Blue Fin, Frank Bocarde • SYSCO Summer Series: Amaretto, Jeffrey Crass

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boat you’re buying, and most surveyors are happy to talk about what they are finding and what needs to be done to fix things. 3. Experience trumps price: Don’t select a surveyor on price alone. It’s important to find one who has experience on your type of boat and can tell you what you need to know. Surveyors who are members of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) or the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) are wise choices as these professional organizations have certification processes and provide educational training. 4. It’s not pass or fail: A survey is only a guide to determine if the boat is acceptable to the buyer. An insurance company may also use it to provide a list of corrective actions needed to provide coverage.

5. Surprise, surprise: Boats are a series of complex systems and even brand new boats sometimes have recommendations from a surveyor. The difference is that with new boats, corrective actions are often taken care of through the builder’s warranty. 6. Use the survey to negotiate: Surveys include an approximate fair-market value for use by lenders and insurance companies. If the numbers warrant it, there’s also nothing wrong with using this value in an attempt to negotiate a better deal with the seller. 7. A survey gives you a great punch list: A survey can guide planning for upgrades, repairs and help you prioritize. For a list of surveyors and more boat buying information such as sales contracts, sea trials, and boat prices, go to BoatUS.com/surveyandseatrial.

pursue their first salmon of the year. Strong spring Chinook forecasts means a boost in tackle and bait sales, as well as guided trips booked. The bright fall Chinook runs are predicted to come back similarly strong as the 2013-2014 returns, and sockeye runs are forecasted at 394,000. The 2014 fall fishery generated over a quarter of a million angler trips in the mainstem and Buoy 10 fisheries. With optimistic forecasts for returns again this year, NSIA is ready to capitalize on this, as abundant fish returns mean tens of millions of dollars to communities along the Columbia River and to the sportfishing industry. Idaho Fish and Game shared more good news, with information about new and expanding fisheries in Idaho, including coho and fall

Chinook. Additionally, the mitigation and supplementation hatcheries are poised to release nearly two million more smolts. At the same meeting, ODFW delivered the welcome news that Governor Kitzhaber’s budget request for the agency has restored a large chunk of general fund dollars. This general fund increase will help lessen financial burden on license holders and more fairly distribute the costs of ODFW functions, many of which benefit the entire state, not just anglers and hunters. Additionally, the agencies and the industry discussed partnership opportunities to enhance sportfishing and improve promotion of these great fishing opportunities.

D Fleet • SYSCO Summer Series: Trane, Jim Caldwell General • SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel: Second Half, Warren Dalby Detailed results for 2014 SYSCO races can be viewed at SailPDX.com Race Results.

Ranger 20 Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series: Flying Frog, Gregg Bryden • SYSCO Summer Series: Papagayo, Michael Barth • SYSCO Dual Bridge Dual: Danneborg, Ron Fairley

J-24 Fleet • SYSCO Spring Series: Star Eyed Stella, Ryan Rodgers • SYSCO Summer Series: Bite Me, Phillip Campagna

What Can Sportfishing Expect in 2015? Members of NSIA met with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to review how the major fisheries performed in 2014 and how the managers predict the same fisheries will shape up in 2015. There was a tremendous amount of good news at the meeting, which was packed with sportfishing industry leaders eager to hear how they can best prepare for the 2015 fisheries. A return of 232,500 is predicted for upriver portion Columbia River Spring Chinook, which would make it the sixth highest return since 1979. The 2014 run came back 107 percent higher than predicted at 242,600. The mainstem Columbia River springer fishery truly sets the stage for the industry as anglers eagerly

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Saving Sailing

Hello From the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol

by Jourdan Trudeau In a society busy with technology and obligations, it’s easy to forget simplicity and beauty. Not enough people get the opportunity to feel the world slow down, to breathe life in deeply, to pit yourself against the elements and come out the victor. I think that is the greatest gift that sailing can give. Raymond McCormack has been living this dream for many years. McCormack’s extensive and diverse sailing background gives him the knowledge, experience and connections to provide opportunities to those who wouldn’t normally be able to go sailing. “I want people to be able to experience sailing. I want to save sailing,” said McCormack. The mission of the Go Sail project is to provide opportunities for those who are interested in sailing. Many people, especially underprivileged and challenged adults and children, wouldn’t normally get an opportunity to experience sailing. McCormack has also seen people get introduced to sailing, discover they love it, and then have no idea where to go from there. McCormack’s hope is that, by providing access to sailing lessons and opportunities to these people, they can become a part of

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the sailing community instead of drifting away from their new found passion. “Even if only one out of ten people say ‘Wow! This is cool, I want to do this!’ That’s a win,” said McCormack. Another goal of the Go Sail project is to optimize the efficiency at which sailboats are being used. One of the greatest tragedies is seeing a sailboat rotting away in a slip because of lack of use and care. “I want to see boats utilized 90 percent of the time instead of 10 or 20 percent of the time,” said McCormack. His hope is that people will consider donating their boats if they no longer have the

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placed another aging boat this year through the OSMB. This year we acquired another jet boat from Rogue Jet Boat works; it is a 22 foot single engine aluminum hull with a partial canvas top. Some of you may have seen it out there on the water. It is the smaller version of the 27 foot Rogue Jet that we got in 2013 that replaced one of our older boats. The River Patrol is getting ready for the boating season and if you need to get your boat registered and want that HIN inspection, please try to get it early so all the paperwork is done by the start of the season. It’s worth repeating! Please take the time during the offseason to make sure that your boat is in good working condition—that all of the safety equipment is in working order and good repair. We are looking forward to a fun, enjoyable, safe boating season for everyone! Remember, be safe, responsible and boat sober. Let’s try to make the 2015 a safe season, and try to cut down the amount of boating incidents in 2015.

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time for them. Alternatively, people can invest as ‘boat owners’. This would give them access to free lessons while at the same time ensuring that their boat gets the maximum use by people who can’t afford a boat of their own. McCormack’s three-year plan is to have three sailboats and at least three instructors to teach lessons. When asked what the hardest part about starting the Go Sail project has been, McCormick said getting exposure and the sheer amount of work that goes into getting something like this started. Despite this, McCormick has stayed positive. “I want people to know that something like this can be sustainable,” he said. On the flip side, he mentioned that the most positive part about this project has been people’s excited response when he tells them what he’s doing. He has high hopes that the sailing community will see the benefit in an organization such as this. If you feel impassioned at the thought of saving sailing and you want to get involved you can contact Raymond McCormack by phone at 360-609-1346 or by email at ray.mccormack@comcast.net. If you want to read more about the project, check out the website at www.go-sail.org.

As the year is beginning and we watch the water rise and the debris float by, everyone is dreaming of the warm sunny weather to come. Remember that the cold it is only temporary and that now is a good time to take care of all of the boat issues that came up during the last season. Making sure that the boat is all dried out, all of the safety equipment is in good working order, and any that is not is replaced or repaired. Last year was a good year for the River Patrol; here are some of the statistics: we responded on over 500 calls for service over the year with a reported $1,203,000 dollars in loss, damage, or theft. In those incidents there were over 300 individuals involved with 25 injured. We contacted over 2000 boaters, we wrote over 200 citations for those that were in violation. We also contacted over 1500 non-motorized boaters, and issued over 60 citations for violations with them. In that rare occasion that you have an emergency, please call 911 or if you feel that it is not quite an emergency but need assistance call the nonemergency number at 503823-3333, or attempt to hail us on Marine channel 16. The dredging project at the 42nd street boat ramp is complete and the Port of Portland Fire & Rescue and the River Patrol will be able to safely depart from the basin when the water drops again in the summer. The River Patrol has re-

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“Hefewizen and Hobiecat. Chardonnay and Cobalt. Merlot and Meridian. Lager and Lowrance.” What do these unusual pairings have in common? They will all be available at Uncorked and Sails & Ales, Seattle Boat Show’s festive Friday night events. What could be more fun than kicking off a weekend with an adult beverage in hand while cruising through the hundreds of exhibits and three acres of gear at the show’s indoor location at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Uncorked – Friday Jan. 23 The show opens at 11am on Friday Jan. 23 and Uncorked kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs until close at 9 p.m. Showgoers will be able to taste their way around the world as they wander through the show, wine glass in hand, checking out boats and accessories, also from all around the world. Nine tasting stations will be set up throughout the indoor location, offering wines from across the globe. Forget Brie and Bordeaux as the perfect pairing. Instead try a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with the New Zealand-built Stabicraft. Or, a Washington Merlot with a Washington-built Ranger Tug.

Packages for Uncorked may be purchased online for $27 at www.SeattleBoatShow.com.This price includes a single adult admission to the show valid throughout the day at both locations plus a complimentary souvenir wine glass and 10 wine tasting tokens. Tickets for Uncorked will also be available at the Box Office. Sails & Ales – Friday Jan. 30 The very best in Washington craft beers will be on tap at Sails & Ales Craft Beer Night, the second Friday of the show on Jan. 30. Similar to Uncorked, but with grain instead of grape on tap, showgoers will be able to cruise the show with an ale in hand and enjoy the best of Washington craft brews, ciders and boats. What better combination than hops and props? The stellar lineup this year includes selections from Georgetown, Maritime Odin, Mac & Jacks, Emerald City, Hilliards, Snoqualmie, Lazy Boy and Seattle Cider Company. Packages for Sails & Ales are also $27 and include tasting tickets and a souvenir beer glass to remember the evening. For a complete list of brews on tap, visit www.seattleboatshow.com/sails-ales.html For a complete list of ex-

hibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, and a variety of special ticket packages with free parking and other bonuses please visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com • When: Friday, January 23 – Sunday, February 1, 2015 • Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center South Lake Union 800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, 901 Fairview Avenue N., Seattle Free shuttle running continuously between both locations • Hours: CenturyLink Field Event Center South Lake Union Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.* Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.* * The show will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 1st Tickets: Adults: $12; Youth (11-17): $5 5-Day BIG Pass $24 Monday – Thursday after 5pm: $8 (And $5 parking after 5pm) Kids 10 and under: Free


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by Jay Rymeski Caterpillar Island is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River at River Mile (RM) 98, downstream from Frenchman’s Bar Park. It is long and narrow, and separated from Shillapoo Wildlife Area by a shallow slough. If you spend any time at all bobbing around Caterpillar Island, you’re bound to get a variety of views on its creation, history, and shipwrecks. While the Columbia River has a rich legacy of marine disasters, most are anchored down around the infamous bar. Almost a hundred miles upriver from that watery graveyard sits an aging hull, barely showing above the water, at the north end of an island some claim it actually created. The shipwreck has been researched and written about for years. Online nautical historian, John Kohnen wrote, “Many of these ships never got any work, going straight from the shipyard to rotting away in some backwater.” He also believed the wreck was purposefully sunk to create a breakwater in the area and contributed to the island’s growth. Dean Baker of the Columbian newspaper did a story 15 years ago when there were still old-timers alive with lucid memories of the wreck. There originally were five of these 200 foot-long boats, he learned, A couple of the men who lived and worked on the river believed these ships were rigged for sailing, while other continued on page 9

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The Mysterious Wrecks of Caterpillar Island...continued from page 8 armchair historians pegged them as utility barges. Three craft ultimately were scuttled in the slough, burned and buried there. One became a breakwater at the north end of the island. Apparently a popular party spot back in the day, one of the local residents torched the upper deck to keep the noise down. Another hull in similar condition is sometimes visible just across the river on Sauvie Island. There is no official record of their original condition. Dan Bullard spent years studying and writing about the shipwreck history of the area. His photos capture some of the reminders of bad luck or poor judgment that litter the waterway. “I have been told that the island was built from scuttled ships and barges that were heaped with dredge tailings to form the island to protect Fisherman’s Slough behind the island.” he recently told me. His maps of wrecks in the area are one of the few definitive works on the subject. A look at the record fails to produce a clear cause of the island’s origin. Lewis and Clark wrote about the area during their expedition back in March of 1806. They described Sauvie and Bachelor islands, even Vancouver Lake, but there is no mention of a landmass floating off the eastern shore of the Columbia around what was known as the Willow Bar area. A few years later, the Washington Territory tax survey described properties to the north and south of the shipwreck, but no island geography is depicted in the record. The Kadows have been a “marina family” on the Columbia for decades. Their history tucked behind Caterpillar Island comes nearly a half-century after the wooden hulk found its resting place. This backwater collection of ragtag houseboats and moorage was used as a set during the filming of the Twilight movie in 2008. It would not exist without the protection of the island, and nearly floated off during the 1996 flood. The Langsdorf Landing boat ramp, just north of Kadow’s, is a perfect spot to access the shipwreck. In summer months, all you need is an inner tube or floatation device to get across the slough and make the easy hike out to the landlocked hull. The construction and craftsmanship are still evident nearly a century after the boat was built. From the hull timbers to the rudder, this is a study in old-growth artistry. The amount of iron still reinforcing the remains against the constant battering of the currents and tides is a testament to the skilled marine engineers that designed the application. If you’ve cruised by this bit of Columbia history and never stopped, you’re only getting a fraction of the story buried there in the shifting sands. It’s the kind of stop that draws you into the history and the mystery that still hangs over this boat. Dissipating legend and unconfirmed origins continue to tug at the imagination of those who do pause to consider fate. Did Caterpillar Island grow out of the scuttling of one or more large wooden freighters that lost

their utility after World War I? Could these heavily engineered sailing craft have created enough of a debris field to produce the substantial land mass Caterpillar is today? This is the same, infamous stretch of river where some of the D.B. Cooper high-jacking money was recovered just downstream. A bit further downriver is the strange and mysterious “floating saucer” basking above the nude beach on Sauvie. Ghosts linger in the wreckage, their futures cast long ago.

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Cathlamet Cathlamet, Where River History Comes to Life! Located between Longview and Astoria, Cathlamet was built on the water in a place once settled by Native Americans. This location has always catered to those who come and go on the mighty Columbia. You’ll instantly recognize that Cathlamet is a boater’s town. Few places in America were founded on the water, and very few remained water-transportation dependent for nearly 100 years. While Cathlamet now has a road through town, the

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Take a drive on the outer loop to see wildlife and many scenic views. If you are interested in bicycling, Puget Island has many roads crisscrossing dikes and sloughs. Visit Buffington Park and take a ride on the famous Wahkiakum Ferry to Oregon, the last passenger ferry on the lower Columbia. Our NEW ferry, the Oscar B, will start service on February 27th, 2015. Visit the Puget Island Farmers Market Fridays in late May to mid-October for fresh produce, crafts, and other county treats. Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge. Just west of Cathlamet, on a short drive or walk, enjoy watching the eagles, heron, swans, otters, elk and endangered Columbia River Whitetail Deer in their own 5,600acre refuge. Kayak the many sloughs throughout the Refuge. Skamokawa. Visitors can experience local history at the Redmen Hall River Life Interpretive Center and rent kayaks and canoes at Skamokawa Landing. Stop in Vista Park and photograph the large driftwood, camp and watch the large ships go by on the Columbia River. Grays River. Home to the oldest covered bridge over a public road in Washington; at 100 years old in 2005, the Grays River Covered Bridge is just a mile off the highway and is one of most popular photo spots in the county. There are terrific eateries as well, and a cozy riverfront tavern. Deep River. On the west edge of the county, stop and make sure you see the perfectly restored Deep River Pioneer Church. It has never

had electricity; however it is still used all summer. If you visit on Sunday afternoons you will be treated with music and a free service. A picture of this church is a must for your photo album.

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West Linn’s Historic Locks: 2014 in review: September’s Lock Fest attracted over a thousand visitors to a closed locks on an uncomfortably hot day, as the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation continued its tradition of a heritage festival to celebrate, educate and advocate for West Linn’s historic locks. To those of you who joined us, thank you for visiting the Locks Museum and witnessing our joint celebrations of the 141 years of locks history and the 125th anniversaries of the T.W. Sullivan Hydropower Plant and the West Linn Paper mill. But Lock Fest was only the most visible sign of the continuing work being carried by the Foundation. We continue to rally public support for repairing and reopening the locks and navigation canal at Willamette Falls so that they can resume serving many upstream Willamette River communities.

Adverse Effects and Mitigation – Time to resolve the problem The Foundation—partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation [the Trust]—is making great strides in pushing the locks onto the front burner with the Portland Office of the Corps of Engineers [COE], the canal’s owner since 1915. Thanks to our combined advocacy, this year the COE belatedly launched a Section 106 Review, under the National Historic Preservation Act. Federal law requires any federal agency that owns a property on the National Register of Historic Places and that intends to take an action that might affect the historic qualities/values of that property to conduct a 106 review. In the locks’ case, that is happening after the fact of the Locks’ closure in the winter of 2011. The 2014 review found that “adverse

effects”—both to the physical structures of the locks and to their traditional navigation functions—had indeed been caused by the closure. The COE is now moving to the next phase: the negotiation of appropriate mitigation of those effects. The first meeting to debate and deliberate mitigation strategies was on December 2, in West Linn, and the message from participating stakeholders to the COE was clear: repair and reopen.

Locks Economic Potential Report—A tool we can use Since September--when ECONorthwest completed a Locks Economic Potential study for the Foundation--Sandy Carter and trust partner Peggy Sigler have been going back to supporters who funded the study, presenting the report and thanking them for supporting it financially. They have made presentations to the Oregon City Commission, the West Linn City Council, the Wilsonville City Council, and Metro Council, and are scheduled to deliver their thanks and summaries of the findings to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Tourism Development Council in coming weeks. Sitting in the audience at each of the presentations have been Darlene Hooley and Lisa Naito, who, after behind-thescenes meetings and negotiations, have been hired by the trust as lobbyists for the Locks for the next six-months.


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Astoria/Warrenton 2015 ASTORIA AREA EVENTS Visit the events section on our website for more community events: www.oldoregon.com. Events subject to change. JANUARY Crab Feed Warrenton Community Center DATES TBD FEBRUARY Feb. 14: Festival of the Dark Arts Fort George Brewery www.fortgeorgebrewery.com Feb. 27 - March 1: Fisher Poets Gathering Various Venues, Astoria www.fisherpoets.org Feb. 22: Age of Aquarius Liberty Theater, Astoria www.liberty-theater.org MARCH March 7: unWINEd (wine tasting) Liberty Theater (McTavish Room), Astoria www.oldoregon.com March 28: SOLV – Spring Beach Cleanup Oregon Beaches and State Parks www.solv.org APRIL April 24-26: Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria www.oldoregon.com April 25: ’50s Cruise Reunion Car Show Camp Rilea, Warrenton www.clubs.hemmings.com/lccc/ MAY May 10: Astoria Sunday Market Season OPENS Downtown Astoria www.astoriadowntown.com May 10 Mother’s Day Tea & Scones Flavel House, Astoria www.cumtux.org

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St. Helens/Camas Great Things come in Small Packages: St. Helens On The Move with Music, Arts and Family Friendly Events Scappoose Moorage

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St. Helens Oregon has long been known as a historic Columbia River port city with great waterways, modern docks and unparalleled views of five of the Cascades great volcanic mountains including Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainer and Mt. Hood. It also has been home to several movies and television s h ow s i n c l u d i n g “ C o m b a t Report,” “Twilight” and “Halloweentown.” It also has a reputation for being one of the most haunted towns in Oregon and recently was the subject of a national radio show “Ground Zero” in October 2014 with host Clyde Lewis. St. Helens also has some delicious reasons to visit with Good Things Bakery & Café subject of press for its renowned and beautiful homemade cakes and baked goods. Also of note is the Dockside Steakhouse & Pasta with an outstanding rotating menu that makes dining a treat. Of course there is the Roy Thai, Klondike, Kozy Corner, Kuy’s, Houlton Bakery and many more for delicate Asian to hearty American flavors for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

New Waterfront Redevelopment St. Helens also has begun to embark with big plans for the exciting redevelopment of its waterfront in the property formerly occupied by the Boise-Cascade mill. As the project begins, it represents a huge new step for St. Helens to expand its appeal throughout the region. For information on initial concepts check out: www.aia.org/ aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/p df/aiab104474.pdf and www.ci.sthelens.or.us/wpcont e n t / u p loads/2014/05/St.-Helens-SDATPresentation-FINAL.pdf

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December Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Ships with Santa Claus, singing, hot chocolate and fun, St. Helens, Oregon St. Helens offers many fun activities for a much more intimate experience brought a the charm of a small town. These events are designed to keep St. Helens vibrant, create interest and attract not only locals, but out-of-town guests who do not want a long drive or an expensive hotel bill to enjoy a great weekend. The Columbia River, great outdoor activities and historic charm of St. Helens makes it a great location for all kinds of events and a boater’s nirvana.


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New Headwalks, Floats and More at the Port of Camas-Washougal The Port of Camas-Washougal’s Marina is located at River Mile 121 on the Columbia River in southwest Washington, and offers 350+ recreational boat slips from 20 to 40 feet in length. A year ago, the Port put into motion several major Marina improvements including H-Dock reconfiguration, new headwalks and piling replacement. In October 2013, the original headwalks and H-Dock were dismantled in preparation for new floats. By the end of 2013, all original wooden pilings had been replaced with tubular steel pilings, uniform in length and 65 feet tall to support the docks at higher river levels or during a flood event. In addition, the new headwalks were installed and a redesigned H-Dock with fourteen 35’ uncovered slips – ideal for sailboats – was completed with new amenities, including electrical hook-ups. Beginning January 2014, installation of all new electrical and plumbing, pile hoops and transition plates, along with dry lines, water lines and sewer lines kept the contractors as well as Port maintenance staff busy. When summer arrived, it was business as usual for the boaters as the crew made sure none of the moorage tenants or guests were inconvenienced. “Our Marina is a destination for many who enjoy the river and the parks—it embodies the Port’s

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Dedicated member Brad Schoenborn Honored at NSIA 16th Annual Holiday Banquet PORTLAND – Industry leaders honored one of their own at the 16th Annual Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Banquet held Saturday, December 6. NSIA Executive Director Liz Hamilton presented Brad Schoenborn with the Buzz Ramsey Foot Soldier Award for his continued support of NSIA. Brad is owner of Brad’s Lures and buyer for Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview, WA. and on top of that, is a committed leader of the NSIA. Brad doesn’t stop at supporting NSIA financially, but he shows up to testify at every significant hearing and works tirelessly to elect sportfishing champions. When Brad was named, there was a standing ovation and an overwhelming sense of respect for his dedication. “It came as a complete surprise,” Brad said at the end of the night. Nearly 225 business owners attended the event, which was held at the Portland Sheraton Airport Hotel. Title sponsors for the event were Pro-Cure and Cabela’s. The night consisted of two silent auctions, raffle, games, dinner and a live auction. NSIA’s Oregon Banquet is a major fundraiser for the organization, and creates a fun environment for industry leaders to get together and celebrate the year’s fishing. Also, in attendance was Congressman Kurt Schrader and Representative Bill Kennemer. “NSIA's Annual Oregon banquet was an incredible celebration of N.W. Sportfishing

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Charles “Chuck” Kellogg 1934-2014 Leader in the Restoration of Classic Yachts and Champion of Maritime History There are rare individuals that are unforgettable and impactful forces and Chuck Kellogg unequivocally leads the fleet. It is difficult to accept that he was taken in a tragic car accident just three months ago, leaving an unfillable void for his family, friends and the community. Chuck Kellogg was a larger than life character that influenced many and this issue is dedicated to celebrating this exceptional man.

Publisher’s Memories The publisher of Freshwater News, Jolene Coats, knew Kellogg for more than 15 years. He was one of Coats’ biggest cheerleaders when she applied for the position of publisher at Freshwater News 12 years ago and again when she purchased the paper in 2012. When asked why Coats became involved in so many groups her pat response: “Do you know Chuck Kellogg? No one can say ‘no’ to Chuck—the word is not even part of his vocabulary!” Coats added, “Chuck called me often with “big, big news”—exclusively for the Freshwater News, “before it hits television and the Oregonian,” he would say. For Coats, the news Chuck had to share always received her undivided attention. “He truly cared about me, our boating community and shared a love for fresh news,” she added. Chuck’s smile was infectious and his quick-witted responses were unmatched. Like many, Coats treasured Kellogg and enjoyed his stories that left her laughing.

Remarkable Life Chuck Kellogg was born in Portland on March 15, 1934, and recently celebrated his 80th birthday—but had the energy of a man at least 20 years younger. His passion for boating began as a kid cruising on the Columbia River with his family. Kellogg had memories of Portland Yacht Club (PYC) from the time he was a toddler and remained a member until his death. Over his lifetime, he became a well-known wooden boat enthusiast, builder and restorer, and influential supporter of nearly all the local historic vessel preservation projects. Kellogg was also an accomplished aircraft and helicopter pilot. In fact, he was still so involved with boats of all categories, and the groups connected with them, that it would take a book to fully cover his many contributions and achievements.

PYC’s 18' Dinghies— the “Flatties” Kellogg first learned seamanship and sailing on Portland Yacht

Club’s fleet of 18 plywood dinghies and in his words: “When you were a kid at the club, you had to be a sailor. When we had learned enough, we could sail our own boat,” he explained. The dinghies the class used were called ‘Flatties’—a design by Ted Geary from Seattle that was popular in the Pacific Northwest. “Every Saturday, we’d go out and practice; and then we would race our boats at other sailing clubs,” said Kellogg. Sailing wasn’t the only skill Kellogg mastered in his youth. By the age of 16, he obtained his first pilot’s license and later earned a commercial pilot’s license with ratings in multi-engine, helicopter, single-engine land and sea. When Kellogg graduated high school, he began laminating fiberglass tops for Corvettes in his family’s garage—the first of his many successful business ideas. In 1958, he was drafted into the Army, and added to his knowledge of engineering by working on Atlas missiles while stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. When Kellogg returned to Oregon, he attended Portland State University and went to work at Northwest Copper Works, Inc., a company his father founded. He later owned and operated that business, as well as starting two others: Corrosion Controllers, Inc. and Orbit Industries, Inc.. Kellogg was a master of creativity, a prolific inventor, and had been granted numerous patents In the 1970’s, Kellogg pursued many outdoor interests besides boating and fishing, including skiing, motorcycling, hunting and gardening. He also practiced wood carving, and restored classic cars, gradually building a collection of automobiles that included a Ford Model T, Porsche 356 and a favorite ’62 Thunderbird convertible.

Antique & Classic Boats By the early 1980’s, as wooden boats were disappearing, Kellogg found a Century runabout and began restoring it. He got great satisfaction in bringing the old boat back to life with restoration becoming a passion that endured for the rest of his life. Eventually, Kellogg had around a half dozen classic motor boats restored by local craftsmen and preserved for future generations. Kellogg also felt a duty to make sure these boats were seen and appreciated by as many people in the community as possible and was generous with his time at public events. His friend Dick Werner recalls meeting him when both owned Chris Craft Barrel-

The Kellogg family on the water at PYC, July 1945.

back runabouts. They both hired Dave Jerome, who was just getting started in boat restorations, so Kellogg loaned Jerome a vacant building at one of his businesses. Later, Werner and Kellogg placed an ad in the Oregonian and the result was the founding of the Columbia-Willamette chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS). They both had boats finished in time for ACBS’ first show at Riverplace in 1993. “That first classic boat show in downtown Portland brought out crowds and the Oregonian wrote a big story about the boats and their owners,” said Werner. At the time Kellogg telling the reporter: “They don’t make boats like this anymore, they haven’t since the 60’s. If you own one, you do what you can to keep it up.” Mike Keane, a member of the Portland Yacht Club (PYC) who shared Kellogg’s boat enthusiasm also helped Werner and Kellogg found ACBS in 1992. Keane recalled a memorable trip when he and friend Kellogg and their wives drove to Benicia, California, returning with a rare 1955 Chris Craft Cobra in tow. That boat, called 007, with its iconic fiberglass tailfin, became a fixture at local classic boat shows. PYC is home to numerous classic wooden vessels and the next challenge for its member enthusiasts Chuck Kellogg, George Beall, Mike Keane and David Wisdom was for each man to find and restore his own vintage wooden yacht. Acting on a tip from his friend Beall, the boat that caught Kellogg’s eye was Phantom, a 53foot cruiser built by Astoria Marine Construction Company in 1936. It took years to bring Phantom back to its full glory, but Kellogg was expert at organizing and delegating the work—no matter what the task—as his friends will all attest. Another of Kellogg’s friends Al Thompson remembers going with him to see Phantom and says of this first encounter: “Phantom’s condition at the time was just terrible...a flop house, rusting with bad engines. But Chuck had vision and was committed to bringing her back and he did,” added Thompson. When Kellogg and friends Beall and Thompson towed Phantom from her moorage in Kalama, they side-tided her to another boat and it took several hours in heavy fog and darkness before reaching Rocky Point Marina. This journey made Kellogg nervous saying to Thompson, “Wait a minute; I think you’re actually enjoying this aren’t you?” Thompson called his friendship with Kellogg a privilege and appreciated Kellogg’s authentic nature saying: “Chuck never held a thought captive.” Beall said of his longtime friend: “Chuck was perpetually busy with lists of activities every day that would tire anyone else. But, he was always fun with a quick wit, big grin and first to offer a chair leading to an entertaining conversation.” Beal also said that Kellogg was famous for his “trips around the red buoy” onboard Phantom with the boat filled with good friends enjoying conversation, laughs, sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies.

Chuck’s 80th birthday celebration with wife Trish and daughter Carly.

Chuck and Carly at the helm of PT Boat 658.

The Greatest Generation Kellogg deeply appreciated those of the “Greatest Generation” who had fought in World War II. He believed their lives should be honored and later was involved with two projects to save WWII craft that had miraculously escaped the breaker’s yard. Remarkably both an original PT Boat and an LCI had found their way up the Columbia River and attracted a group of supporters. Kellogg sincerely enjoyed the company of older veterans he met and delighted in taking them out on his own boats, for fishing trips or sightseeing. If they were physically unable to climb onboard, he took them to lunch, and visited them in the hospital when their health began to fail.

Patrol Torpedo (PT) Boat Mike Keane remembers the day he and Kellogg went to see the PT-658 for the first time; “I could tell he was really impressed. When

the crew mentioned that they needed some stainless steel parts for new exhaust systems, Chuck didn’t hesitate.” Adding, “He offered to make the parts at Orbit. Before long, he was supplying all the fittings they needed!” WWII Veterans Frank Lesage and Maury Hooper recall their PT Boat group was also in desperate need of someone who could navigate through the tangle of regulations and fees that threatened to sink them. So, Kellogg stepped-up to join the board of Save the PT Boat Inc., and put it on course to restore and run the world’s only fully operational PT Boat. In order to skipper the boat with passengers on board, Kellogg needed a USCG Master 100-ton Captain’s license, so he set about qualifying and became one of the few volunteers licensed to operate this demanding and powerful craft. continued on page 15

Chuck took Carly on many day trips to play on the beach across from PYC.

Chuck and 007.


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Kellogg family at LCI 1018 launch.

Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) In 2006, Kellogg also joined the board of the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum (AFMM), custodians of the WW II landing craft LCI-713. Dave McKay, AFMM Historian related a fascinating Kellogg family connection: “Chuck’s father was the Superintendent at Portland’s Albina Engine & Machine shipyard, which built LCI’s during the war,” said McKay. As was the custom, Kellogg’s mother was called to “sponsor” one of the boats, LCI 1018, by breaking a bottle across the bow. AFMM president Rick Holmes added: “Chuck was present at this ceremony at the age of 10 and 70 years later, he was proud to do his part in saving one of the last ships of this class. It was through his lobbying efforts and contacts that a long-term berth for the boat was recently donated by the Port of Portland, moored next to the PT-658.”

from “the Book of Chuck,” appetite for vintage boating, and his completely irreverent sense of humor,” said Finks. “Chuck was talented at many things, but what I valued most was that Chuck knew how to be a great friend,” Finks added.

The Kellogg Fleet and Boat Building Nancy MacGregor, a long-time PYC member with her husband Gill, remembered how Chuck built himself a modern plywood sport

fishing skiff in his boathouse. The “workshop” was the deck space between the bow of Phantom and the wall. The boat was a 22-foot Tolman Skiff and gave Harry Braunstein, then a new member of PYC a chance to meet Kellogg. Of course, he was soon enlisted in the boat-building project, and Kellogg responded by teaching him how to dock boats in the tight confines of the club’s moorage. Once Kellogg was satisfied his friend Braunstein could handle a boat, he asked him to deliver Phantom and his boats to RiverPlace, St. Helens and other locations since 2008. Kellogg and his wife Trish named the fishing skiff Recalcitrant in reference to his own defiance of authority or constraints and belief that anything is possible. When he had finished with one side of the boat, he would ask neighbors to help him turn it around, so he could reach the other side. He finished the woodwork himself, including the fiberglass sheathing—a job that requires considerable experience to get right. Kellogg learned the skill when one of his companies began building composite containers. It only took three people to roll the Recalcitrant over, because Kellogg had ingeniously fitted an electric winch on a roof beam of the boathouse. He hired an engineer to install the engine, and an electrician for the wiring, then fin-

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Recalcitrant.

Phantom. Photo by Cody Thompson

ished the boat to a very high standard himself before using it regularly for fishing trips. In addition to the restorations of cruisers, Phantom, Kaleta and three classic Chris Crafts, Kellogg

proved to be a prodigious boat builder. He ultimately built several boats including Bilgee (tugboat), Miss Carly (Glen L design ski boat), Patricia (rowing dinghy), continued on page 16

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Portland Region’s Maritime Heritage In 2005, Chris Finks then of Portland’s Downtown Marketing Initiative was invited to Kellogg’s boathouse and was “strongly encouraged” by Kellogg to become involved in bringing a boat show back to RiverPlace after several years absence. Ultimately, Finks and Kellogg teamed up to include more of Por tland’s heritage vessels with the event re-organized and re-named the Maritime Heritage Festival. This event successfully brought the PT Boat, LCI 713, and sternwheeler Portland, plus classic runabouts, converted fishing boats and workboats together, and led to the formation of the Maritime Heritage Coalition. The coalition’s goal is to establish a permanent center for all the historic vessels in the region. “Chuck was the major benefactor to the Portland area maritime scene. There was nothing he was involved in that was a hobby—for him, it was a passion,” explained Finks. Like other friends, Finks said that a call from Kellogg also likely meant lunch and then joining him in another maritime project. “He taught my 14-year-old son Connor how to fish, me how to operate a large vessel and even found our classic 1960 Chris Craft Constellation cruiser,” Finks remembered. “Chuck went so far as arranging a meeting with the broker and ensuring both of our wives were onboard for a test cruise to seal the deal,” he added. Finks said that for his wife Shirley and son Connor, Chuck Kellogg and his wife Trish were treasured friends who felt more like family. “We miss Chuck terribly, especially his stories, advice

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Summer Sailing. Sort of. I love summer sailing. I really do. And don’t get me wrong. I’m perfectly fine throwing on some fleece and foulies and getting out on the water in less than temperate conditions. The CYC Sailing On Sunday series gives us locals a chance to do that every week. But if you still need something else, where do you go for a little summer action this time of year? (And sorry, the British Virgin Islands don’t count). Well, how about the Southern Hemisphere and a little visit to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race? Right now, as I write this, we’re just over three days away from the start of that little gem. I’ll be honest, this race fascinates me. For starters, even though it’s technically summer down there, it seems like once every three years or so, the fleet takes it right on the chin from weather that looks like it really belongs in the middle of winter. Most of us know the story of the disastrous 1998 race, but that’s far from the only time the Bass Strait and Tasman Sea have dished up nasty conditions. This year, which is the 70th anniversary of the event, boasts a fleet of 117 yachts, in sizes ranging from 30 feet up to the 100foot super maxis (which makes me wonder just how much money some of these guys have, given the fact that I have to budget just to get a fresh coat of bottom paint once every couple of years). The boat that’s been turning heads this year is Comanche, the 100-foot super maxi owned by Silicon Valley gazillionaire Jim Clark who, among other things, founded Netscape. And to think, I chose to study journalism and graphic design. That was a shrewd career move. Actually, Clark is only the coowner, at least according to the website at www.rolexsydneyhobart.com. I really liked the boat description on the web, which in part reads, “Comanche… will be spiced with Australian flavor partly because her co-owner is Kristy Hinze-Clark, a former supermodel from Australia...” And no, it’s not a coincidence that her last name is the same as the other co-owner. I

have no idea if Kristy will be on board for this little day sail or not, and if so, don’t ask me what she’ll be wearing, although no doubt it would look just fine. Comanche, as you might imagine, is loaded with rock star sailors, including skipper Ken Read, the accomplished American who, among other races, skippered the US-flagged boat Puma in the last Volvo Ocean Race. Oh, and for any of you planning to race in next year’s TransPac, be prepared to not take line honors, since Comanche intends to enter that race to Hawai’i (although wouldn’t it be great if a Cascade 36 took ‘em on corrected time?). Anyway, at 628 nautical miles, the S2H (that’s Generation Y-speak for Sydney To Hobart, by the way) is certainly considered one of the toughest long distance ocean races in the world, and is never, ever boring. Details can be found at www.rolexsydneyhobart.com.

Racing In The Bermuda Triangle! It’s now official: the 2017 America’s Cup will be held in Bermuda, with the finals scheduled for sometime in June of that year. As anticipated, all teams will be sailing the AC62 foiling catamarans for the actual Cup races, with AC45’s for the America’s Cup World Series, which kicks off in 2015 with regattas in the UK, Sweden and Bermuda. No doubt plenty of west coast sailors were hoping for San Francisco or San Diego, so getting to the next Cup will take a little doing. Once you get there however, you’re at least in Bermuda, so you should be able to find a decent beach bar if we get a repeat of last summer and have single boats racing against themselves again. More important than that however, let’s just hope AC yachts don’t start sailing through some sort of supernatural time portal and end up in Newport circa 1934. It is the Bermuda Triangle, after all…

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What the super rich will be sailing this season. Comanche sea trials prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Photo Credit: George Bekris

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Last month we discussed the ATN Tacker and the Spinnaker Sock; both the Chutescoop and the ATN brand socks in particular. This month Dale we will be discuss- Waagmeester ing a new method for dowsing the spinnaker, along with another ATN product; the Gale Sail.

Top Down Furler Over the past couple of years a new arrival has appeared in the genre of spinnaker control: the Top Down Furler. There are many manufacturers of these furlers, all working off of the same principle. The top down furler is connected to the spinnaker only at the head and tack. When the spinnaker is deployed, it flies just as if there were no furler at all. The spinnaker is completely detached from the furler except at the head and tack so there is no interference between the furler and the spinnaker. The head of the spinnaker is attached to a small head swivel which is connected to an “anti torque” line that is about 3/8” to 1/2” in diameter, depending on the boat and sail size. The anti torque line is made of a central composite rod core that is covered with Kevlar bundles. These bundles are then covered with a tightly braided “synthetic cage,” and the whole mass is then covered by a tightly braided outer cover. This makes for a very stiff “rope” that can be loosely coiled as if you were stowing a jib sheet, but yet it is very resistant to twisting. This anti-torque line then runs down to a tack drum that is controlled by a continuous furling line. The furling line can be led to twin fairleads on the stanchions and run back to the cockpit where it ends at a twin block that keeps the sail furled when not in use. With enough tension on the halyard (which stretches the anti torque line taut) the anti torque line will not twist when the furling drum is turned. Instead it will turn evenly all the way up to the head swivel. Now comes the magic. When the spinnaker is flying, it doesn’t even touch the anti torque line or the rest of the furler except at the head and tack. However, when you pull on the furling line and start to turn the drum, suddenly the spinnaker connects itself to the anti torque line and rolls itself up around it, starting at the head and working down to the tack—thus the term “Top Down Furler.” This works even though the spinnaker luff is typically quite a bit longer than the length of the furling system. It still amazes me when I see this work. With this method you now have a spinnaker that can be deployed or furled while the crew stays in the cockpit. No going forward and no fighting a flogging (and very solid) spinnaker sock bell as you pull the sock down over the kite. When launching the spinnaker, you can even keep your drink in your hand, as long as someone else has their hand on the spinnaker sheet. This convenience does come at

a price, however. An average set up for a Top Down Furler on a 30 foot boat retails in the neighborhood of $2,000. However, this is all inclusive with the furler (tack drum and head swivel), the anti torque line, the endless furling line, some double fairleads to fit on the stanchions, and the tandem block to cleat the furling line. Each application is priced out on a custom basis depending on the size of the spinnaker (and thus the size of the system), the lengths needed for the anti torque line and the endless furling line, and the number of stanchion mounted double fairleads needed. Not all boats are ready to be fitted out for a Top Down Furler: you need to have an unobstructed run from the spinnaker halyard down to the tack drum attachment point. Many newer boats have this unobstructed path for the furler as the Top Down Furler is becoming more and more popular and boat builders are making accommodations for it. On older boats, however, sometimes the pulpit or other items are in the way. In this case a portable bow sprit is needed so that the tack drum can stick out and away from the pulpit for clear furling. If your boat has a genoa furler you also need to make sure that there is enough clearance between the spinnaker furler and the head swivel of the genoa furler. Sometimes the spinnaker head will catch on the genoa furling head swivel as it furls, which will jam up the entire works, rendering the spinnaker furler useless. Also, your boat must have a good strong spinnaker halyard and a good winch to tension it. In order to keep the anti torque line from “corkscrewing” as you wind up the tack drum, there needs to be a significant amount of halyard tension on the anti torque line. Sometimes all of this takes a bit of tweaking, but it is worth it in the end. Once you get your Top Down Furler dialed in and working smoothly, there is nothing else like it. We recommend the Selden GX Top Down Furler (as does Practical Sailor magazine), as one of the better working systems. It comes from an extremely reputable manufacturer, and it is surprisingly inexpensive when compared to some of the other systems. If you are looking for an easy way to launch and dowse a spinnaker from the cockpit, a Top Down Furler may be exactly what you are looking for!

ATN Gale Sail Our final item of discussion will be the ATN Gale Sail. This is a storm jib that can be hoisted over a furled headsail. There is nothing worse than being up on the bow in a heavy sea in 40 to 45 knots of wind, trying to dowse the roller furling headsail and raise the storm jib on the furler extrusion. First you have to completely unfurl the furling genoa so that it can be removed from the furler. This leaves the sail flapping around while you are dodging the clew to avoid having it slap you across the face, all the while gathering up the loose headsail while

The Gale Sail is a storm jib that eliminates dangerous job of unfurling, dropping and stowing away the furled working sail to free up the rollerfurler in windy conditons to hoist the conventional jib.

it is being lowered. Once down on the deck, you need to struggle to keep the headsail from falling overboard and catching in the waves. Getting the headsail stowed below while hanging on for dear life is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Once you have the storm jib on deck, you now have task of feeding the bolt rope up the slot of the furler while the boat is slamming up and down into the waves. Sound like fun? ATN to the rescue. The ATN Gale Sail is a storm jib with a large full length pocket along the luff. This pocket opens up to snap around the furled headsail. The pocket has stiffeners at the top of it that hold the pocket open so that it easily hoists over your furled headsail. What’s more, the pocket of the Gale Sail insures that the furling headsail cannot accidentally open up in the wind, causing damage and chaos when sailing in a storm, particularly at night. This is a simple and elegant solution to a real problem that is amplified as the wind increases. It removes much of the danger of a sail change in storm conditions and makes the decision to raise the storm jib much easier and the implementation much faster. I always tell my customers that a storm jib is like a life insurance policy. Chances are you will never need it, but it is the greatest thing in the world if you actually have to use it. If you want to have a storm jib aboard and you have roller furling, the ATN Gale Sail is a no brainer.


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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma The End-of-Year Fish Chowder Shortly after Roy and I went to winterize TQ I decided to lighten the galley of things that have become clutter and ballast over the six years she’s owned us. Next spring I’ll provision with supplies we use on a regular basis towards the goal of doing less schlepping of provisions. As I placed things in a box, they sparked memories of the people that had brought them, the places we went together and adventures we shared: Canned chicken, cream of mushroom soup and top ramen— Provisions for a passage from Tacoma to Orcas Island. Heat the cream of mushroom soup, add ramen noodles and canned chicken. Much better with curry added. We logged three hours in dense fog that trip. South of Eagle Harbor, VTS notified us of the Naval Vessel Carl Brashear passing us astern. We heard their fog horn and felt the uncomfortable rumble of their engine, but never saw the 632-foot ship pass. The soup was definitely comfort food that trip. Canned Pasta sauce and box of pasta—left behind by my daughter Gaela and her boyfriend Jon the weekend they stayed with us in Deer Harbor. Roy and I took them to Stuart Island to show them the place where we were to be married later that summer. On the way pass Spiden Island, Orcas appeared off the bow. Trader Joes plastic cookie container, empty of cookies, but used to keep marshmallows fresh. Two wrinkled old Nestles chocolate bars – leftovers from s’mores made over a campfire on Sucia Island, the weekend Sierra, Roy and I found a geo-cache near the cornerstone of an old, fallen building. We signed our names, then rowed our dingy back to TQ in the company of a family of sea otters. A zip lock baggie of spices that includes Cinnamon and vanilla. One large tub of pancake mix. a bottle of syrup one quarter full. Start with a bunk full of tosselhaired teenage girls who’ve stayed up too late giggling and gossiping. Add cinnamon and vanilla to pancake mix. Serve to sleepy heads on paper plates after they’ve been awakened by the alarm clock squawk of a heron on the dock. The urge to purge continued at home. In the freezer I found a bag of crab from our last catch of the season, a hunk of salmon given to us by a friend, and a tub of homemade fish broth. Along with a can of clams, I had all the makings for a fish chowder to take to a party. I made enough for twenty people and every bit of it disappeared. The stock is packed with joyous memories of many Christmases, as it is the base for a lovely crab or lobster bisque. Take your time and don’t rush this one. The recipe is long, but not complicated. I hope it becomes the stuff of wonderful memories for you too! Don’t Throw Away the Shells fish chowder Fish stock: It’s preferable that you’ve first had a terrific meal of fresh crab and

shrimp. You can just buy the crab, clean and cook them, and save the meat for later, but it’s much more fun making this from left-overs. Clean the crab, reserving some of the meat and all of the shells. Use saved shrimp shells also if you have them. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large, high sided skillet. Toss in the shells and cook till the shells are dark red, about 5-10 mins. Stir constantly so they don’t burn. Remove the shells from the pan. Here’s where this gets exciting. I do NOT recommend this step if you are cooking on your boat. Remove the shells from the pan. Pour in a slight quarter cup of cognac. Light with a match or fire starter. STEP BACK so you don’t set your hair or eyebrows on fire. The cognac will flame up, but quickly die down. Tilt the pan gently back and forth so the cognac deglazes the bottom of the pan. Use a wooden spatula to scrape the drippings from the bottom of the pan. When the cognac is bubbling, add the shells back to the pan, along with any leftover meat. Add water until the shells are just covered. Put in a bouquet-garni—two bay leaves, springs of thyme, and some parsley tied together with kitchen string. Bring to a boil, then simmer slowly for at least two hours. Two days on very low heat is better. Add water by the quarter cup as needed, or just enough to keep the shells barely covered. Remove the shells and the bouquet and reserve the liquid. It can be saved in the freezer for up to a year. To make the chowder: Ingredients: Chop 1 large onion, 4-6 carrots, and 2 medium sized yams that have been peeled 4-6 slices of bacon Half a stick of butter 4 tablespoons flour 2-3 cups Fish stock (above) Bay leaf, Thyme, Parsley Crab meat, shrimp, salmon (skinned), clams (fresh or canned) or any combination thereof. 1 cup half and half Prep: Cook bacon in the bottom of a large stock pot. Remove and set aside when it is almost crispy. Add the onion to the drippings and cook until almost clear. Remove and set aside. Add butter, heat until it is clear and bubbling. Add flour, stirring quickly with a whisk. The mixture should be slightly brown and bubbling and well mixed, not lumpy. Add the stock, about a cup at a time, stirring so the roux stays well mixed. Keep adding the stock until the mixture is, well, soupy but not thin and runny. Add the onion, carrots and yams. Add stock as needed if the mixture gets too thick. The juice from canned clams can also be used. Add a bay leaf, some thyme and parsley. Simmer until the vegetables are soft. Then add the fish, half and half and another spring of parsley. Sim-

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North Breakwater Dock Maritime Transients by Gleb Velikanov Homelessness and the transient population have recently become a part of Portland’s landscape. It is not uncommon to see people escaping the elements, huddled under bridges and overpasses, sometimes living in elaborate tarpand-tent structures located in various parts of the city, or enjoying the sunshine and going about their business when the weather is fair. Homelessness and the transient population are complex issues, with multiple aspects including poverty, mental health, availability of social services, applicable laws and their enforcement, to name a few. Our city, bisected by one river and bordered by another, is also home to a particular type of a transient person—a maritime transient. This issue is not new, people living in derelict vessels have been a focus of media attention in

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Assessing the Older Marine Diesel, Part III by Marcus Halsell In “Assessing the Older Marine Diesel, Part II,” we tried starting the engine but “nothing happened.” Silence. A clicking sound perhaps. Maybe the labored groans of a neighbor’s car struggling to start on a cold winter morning. To diesel technicians, these symptoms indicate cranking circuit problems. On older marine diesels, the cranking system replaces handcranking with an electric motor. Typically, a 12 volt cranking battery supplies voltage via a thick red starter cable or battery cable to an electro-mechanical switch ( solenoid ); this cable is directly connected to the battery, and is energized all the time, even when the engine is “off”. The solenoid itself is operated by a second, smaller ignition switch in the form of an ignition key, button or lever. The ignition switch connects to the starter motor solenoid via small wires. When the ignition switch is turned on, the ignition switch closes, allowing current to flow to the solenoid, which in turn closes, allowing battery current to flow to the starter motor. The starter motor then “shoots-out” a small gear, that engages with the engine's ring gear on the flywheel, spinning the engine over and instantly achieving the full speed necessary to turn the engine crankshaft the 200 - 300 rpm necessary to start the compression-ignition diesel cycle. Troubleshooting cranking circuits follows three principles. First, recreational marine cranking circuits operate in a harsh environment, subject to corrosion, vibration, impacts, lightning, electrical surges, and tend to be poorly designed , installed and maintained. Second, cranking circuits tend to fail from the battery side most often, so the battery tends to be the weakest link. Third, cranking circuits can be easily tested with a voltmeter, a relatively inexpensive, easy-to-use tool. Begin by visually inspecting the cranking circuit, starting your inspection at the cranking battery. Typical problems include corrosion on the battery posts, battery terminals, battery cable-terminal connection, negative battery cableengine/terminal strip connection, etc.; loose battery cables; too many wires on the battery posts; improperly routed battery cables;

undersized wiring; battery shutoff switches mislabeled or simply in the "off" position; battery electrolyte levels low, or even batteries simply past the manufacturer's calculated life span. All of these problems are commonsense and can be easily spotted by yacht owners. Most are easily corrected —if heavily corroded battery posts are simply cleaned, for example, the battery will often cause the engine to start right up. If the battery appears ok, we trace the cranking system wiring to spot any disconnected, loose, damaged, burned, heavily corroded wires, undersized wiring, unattached components or any other questionable appearance . One trick is to lightly wiggle any smaller wires, such as the ignition wires, to see if they are firmly connected on both ends. If our visual inspection reveals a clean, properly installed cranking circuit, then it is time to bring out a voltmeter and turn your attention to the battery. “First and foremost,” advises Portland area diesel technician Michael Witham, “make sure you have a good battery.” A “generate adequate current to the starter motor. Although current is measured in amperage, measuring a battery’s State of Charge ( SOC ) can give a quick indication of whether the battery needs to be recharged or not. This is measured with a voltmeter. A “good” battery will show voltage between the positive and negative battery posts of 12.6 and 12.8 volts. Battery voltage below about 11 volts indicates the battery needs recharging. The easiest way to test battery voltage is an open circuit voltage test. When performing this test, it is important to disconnect any battery charger from the battery to avoid mistakenly reading the battery charger output, as well as disconnecting any cables from the posts. You may also wish to perform a battery case leakage test to determine if the battery is leaking current as a result of damage, dirt, etc. If the battery is above 11 volts or so, the next step is a battery capacity load test. This test measures the battery’s ability to produce electrical current, which is its usable power, and can be tested by cranking the engine. The test is identical to the open circuit test (but with cables connected to the

battery), except this time an assistant (or a remote starter device) cranks the engine for about 15 seconds. If the battery voltage drops below 10.5 volts at 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery is simply unable to generate adequate amperage to crank the engine. This “on engine” battery capacity load test arguably gives a the most accurate measurement of the cranking battery’s actual capacity due to variations in the wear of the engine’s power train condition, oil viscosity, etc. If the battery fails the load test, then the battery will normally need to be replaced with a correctly-sized battery before proceeding with further troubleshooting. If you have hired a marine diesel technician to perform these tests, the technician will likely charge not only for the initial cranking circuit testing but also for the time required to remove the old battery, and locate, transport and install a new battery. Insuring you have a good cranking battery before you call a marine diesel technician can easily save you hundreds of dollars! If the cranking battery is producing adequate current while cranking, then the problem may be in the cranking circuit wiring. The cranking circuit wires may not be fully conducting the battery current to the starter motor. The next question is whether, as Mike Witham puts it, "you have good voltage." Good voltage is shorthand for whether the battery current is able to reach the starter motor. Are, in other words, the wires and other parts of the cranking circuit fully transmitting the current to the starter motor? To test the remaining parts of the cranking circuit, perform a starter circuit voltage drop test. This requires testing the voltage drop at each point of the starter circuit, ie, the voltage drop between the positive battery post and positive battery terminal, the voltage drop along the length of the positive battery cable, etc. The voltage drop between the battery post and battery terminal should read 0.0 V. No section of the starter circuit should show more than 0.2V voltage drop, because voltage drop is cumulative. If, for example, corrosion causes each of the battery post - battery terminals to have a 0.1V drop, the negative battery cable to engine block connection

ing to the city’s data, there are still opportunities for action. Portland Parks and Recreation, along with law enforcement agencies have called for discussing strategies for community-based problem solving, for instance clean-ups and other actions aimed at improving the state of public land and structures involved. The incumbent CRYA president Ken Kudrna, is ready to work towards a positive solution. He stated that “CRYA will stay involved in this matter as long as

show significant voltage drop, then the problem may lie within one of the starter components. At this point, it may be time to call a qualified marine diesel technician. Marcus Halsell is co-owner of Halsell Marine, a Portland Oregon based mobile marine service. He is an ABYC-certified Master Marine Technician and can be reached at Halsell Marine, 503412-9810.

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North Breakwater Dock...continued from page 22 every social service is available to those finding themselves living in these makeshift floating residences, the same as the rest of the city’s transient population. “This approach is a big part of the long-term solution to this issue: offering social services, rather than just relying on enforcement,” said Burley. While the situation with homeless shelters in the city could be better, as the wait for a spot at a shelter for a single person or a family could be as long as two to three months, accord-

to have a 0.3V drop, the switch contacts have a 0.2V drop, and the battery cable to solenoid have a 0.1V drop, then the total voltage drop from the battery to the starter will be 0.8VDC, a high enough voltage drop to cause a "good" battery to perform like an undercharged battery. In this case, simply cleaning the connections of corrosion may be adequate to fix the problem. If the cranking circuit does not

there is a prospect of moving forward with this complex issue.” While homelessness is a serious and visible issue in our city, it only fits Portland to have a portion of the transient population to live in an unconventional manner, in this case on water. Let us hope that the city and its residents are successful in coming together and helping them finally find dry land, literally and figuratively. While everyone abides by the law and respects all rules and regulations, of course.

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Richard Murray AMS 503-490-0591

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WATERFRONT LIVING/ SPACE 150-199 MOORAGE

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DESCRIPTIONS ARE NICE

SCAPPOOSE MARINA

Full descriptions generate the best response. The more you tell, the better it will sell.

Covered Slips 50’, 44’, 40’, 30’, 26’. Located on the Multnomah Channel - Scappoose Moorage, Channel Moorage also open slips to 70’. Call Ken Dye 503-709-5552, Office 503-543-3939 or 503-543-3337

BE CLEAR AND CONCISE COVERED SLIPS & BOATHOUSE SPACE STARTING AT $152 PER MONTH DREDGED IN 2002

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

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47' Hargraves 1980 w/upgrades-- O/A 47' X 21' w/40' X 13'6" X 12' well. Some stringers and exterior decks R&R'd and new door 2011. Electrical inspection and heat-smoke-fire alarm system 2012. 2108' sq. ft. of Water Rights in local yacht Club. $55,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

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.

ALWAYS PUT THE PRICE! Studies show more than half of classified readers won’t respond to an ad without a price.

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

Give your phone number and the best time to call. If it’s too difficult to reach you, buyers may give up.

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YOU’LL GET HOOKED ON US.

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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

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Willow Grove Marina - Covered and Open Moorage starting at $125.00 per month, Floating Home spaces also available. Located on the Columbia River west of Longview. Live a boards Welcome. Gated and secure 360-5782584. 360-430-2415

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

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

Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Uncovered $44, Covered $88 per month with PRC membership/Annual Dues. Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. (503) 250-2237 COVERED 35’ slips $120 per mo. BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL (503) 805-4660 or (503) 446-8692

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Call Ken Larson: 503‑789‑8977 14426 N.W. Larson Road • Portland, Oregon 97231 ‑ 18 minutes to Downtown ‑


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FLOATING HOME SERVICES

Time to Sell!! Susan Colton, Broker

Frigid temperatures and frozen pipes? Skip the defrosting headaches and call Columbia Waterworks. We'll motor right up, and steaming hot high pressure water will make short work of the ice. Any day, any time. (503) 984-6383.

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

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Your deck -Grimy, Grungy, Slick, and Slimy? Call Columbia Waterworks and our 23ft. pontoon boat outfitted with 3 commercial pressure washers will make your deck safe again. (503) 9846383.

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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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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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: www.tourfactory.com/ 1048062, $192,500. Call Susan Colton 503-9360161

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503-422-3340 503-833-2720 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.

FLOATING HOMES FOR RENT

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Two floating homes for rent at Larson's moorage. Water, sewer, garbage and parking paid by owner. Call Jessica for more info and to schedule to view. 503-750-3243

FLOATING HOME SLIPS

PENDING

503-254-0100

1959 N. Jantzen

23856 NW St Helen's Rd. M-50

2BR/1BA 1192sf Spacious w/huge Kit & LR. Gas frpl & wrkshp. Open views. Slip ownership & low HOA. Gated moorage. $249,900 Call Jane.

2630 N. Hayden Is Dr. #2

1817 N. Jantzen Ave.

1719 N. Jantzen Ave.

1BR/1BA Outside slip, large swim float, great views, warm wood floors & ceiling, wood stove, tiled entry. Charming! $106,000. Call Sue.

3BR/2BA 2lev/1800 sf. Opens to LR, DR & Kit area . Lrg Deck. Vaulted ceil, gas frpl, lrg Mstr Suite & W-I closet. 36’boatwell. Prestigious moorage. Slip ownership & 2-car gar. $449,000. Call Jane.

2 bd/1.1ba Lovingly updated w/gas frplc lrg fam rm, French doors to deck. Slip ownership. $239,000. Call Jane.

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

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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

Floating home slip for rent. 35' x 50'. 209 and 225 N. Bridgeton Rd. Portland, Oregon 97217. 503-260-8736 Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel.

23556 NW St Helen’s N-5

1779 N. Jantzen Ave.

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.

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

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.

PENDING Luxurious Waterfront Homes - Life is beautiful here!

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis- crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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.

SOLD 23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.

3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.

1BR/2BA Charming former firehouse. Rugged steel construction. Lrg kitchen w/island. Gas frpl and atrium windows in LR. Great views from outside slip. Room to moor your boat. $308,000. Call Sue.

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

11662 N. Island Cove Lane

11644 N. Island Cove Lane

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $346,000. Call Jane.

2bd/1ba Open floor plan features spacious Living/Dining areas. Bamboo flooring, gas fireplace. Lots of windows and light. Large deck and swim float. Room to moor boat. Private, gated moorage. $152,000 Call Sue.

2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $165,000. Call Jane.

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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