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by Captain Ter The summer was hot. Very hot. On the other hand, our forays out to the deserted islands in the lower Sea of Cortez (the Gulf of California), were incredible. Blue, blue water, amazing sea life, and some of the most interesting remote beaches found anywhere in the world. Island Cat, a 54' x 30' Oregon built sailing catamaran, resides these days in La Paz, Mexico. La Paz is perfectly centered in one of the most interesting marine environments in the world. This beautiful city of about 300,000 is located in the southern most bay, on the inside of the Baja Peninsula. La Paz means peace, and both the town and the waters that surround it, are generally calm and tranquil. The Baja Peninsula, or the “Baja” as most refer to it, separates the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific Ocean. The Baja extends about 1,250 kilometers almost due south from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, making it one of the longest peninsulas in the world. There are approximately 65 uninhabited islands within the Sea of Cortez. Island Cat operates private exploration charters in this magical place. Our specialty is introducing guests to uninhabited islands, remote beaches, and speculator marine animals. After a summer of providing private charters to mostly Mexican citizens from the mainland, the fall and winter months bring almost exclusively Americans and Canadians. They arrive to Cabo in mass. These are those endeavoring to escape the cold of northern climes. Most folks coming to Cabo are focused on warm beaches, fishing, night clubs, and the occasional booze cruise. Some few are interested in learning and experiencing. These latter, are our target market. Very few know of La Paz. Fewer yet, know that the pristine waters right off its shores represent the second most diverse marine environment on the planet. The famous oceanographer Jacque Cousteau, the inventor of the aqua-lung and the entire scuba phenomenon, was personally responsible for getting the islands, local to La Paz, set aside as a UNESCO protected environment. This is a remarkable place, filled with fascinating marine life, and beautiful seascapes. Island Cat is a fully-licensed charter vessel with an array of certifications allowing guests a wide selection of marine experi-

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ences. Our most popular excursion, while the season lasts, is: Swimming with Whale Sharks. The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the world. It is elusive, but docile, and easy to be with if you know how to find them. (So far, we have found them 100 percent of the time.) Whale sharks have no discernible teeth. They merely vacuum plankton and krill as they move back and forth sifting the water like a farmer plows a field. To see this amazing fish, go to:, a short video will start immediately. La Paz is only a 2 ½ hour drive from the Los Cabos area. And, a Todos Santos by-pass opened in the latter half of December 2013, shaving another twenty minutes off the

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The 2014 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show® is the nation's second largest outdoor adventure tradeshow. That’s why they call it the BIG ONE. The 2014 show features a bounty of exciting and educational activities for sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages. Some of this year’s unique and exciting displays include: The World’s Only Indoor Steelhead River: Returning to the Portland show for 2014, see how fish react to lures and move through the water when experts cast their lines into the realistic drifts and tail-outs in the world’s only live indoor Steelhead River, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Top guides and pro staff reps from several Northwest manufacturers will share tips for going after these fighting fish in natural conditions. Fred Meyer Camp Cooking Demonstrations: Outdoor cooking experts Herb Good, Cee Dub, and Tiffany and Scott Haugen will offer captivating and informative Fred Meyer camp cooking demonstrations, sponsored by Franz and Camp Chef. These exciting seminars never disappoint, presenting new ideas and recipes for topnotch camp fare, exciting tips on big game butchering for aspiring camp chefs and pros alike, and delicious samples!

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OSU and U of O Bass Fishing Competition: New to the Pacific Northwest show for 2014, see our local university bass fishing clubs compete against each other live at the show. This exciting competition is made possible by your local Toyota dealers. This competition is open to the public so come test your skills and win great prizes. Head & Horns Competition: The 2014 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show® invites the public to bring head and horns or antlers to the 2014 show to vie for records, bragging rights and valuable prizes provided by ATK Federal, Bushnell, Fort Knox Safes, Les Schwab, RCBS and Ruger at

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The Sportsmen’s Show: the big show with old friends by Hobart Manns It’s time to get geared up for the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show coming to Portland in February. For the Hobart Manns better part of a week you can shop to your heart’s content. Every thing that has any thing to do with the outdoor will be on display and for sale. The prices for the most part will be lower or special for the show event only. To show you how excited spring salmon anglers are about the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife forecast of a lot more fish coming this spring, anglers at a recent luncheon talked at length about shopping for bait well in advance of the season. Look for bait that has been starved and vacuum packed. Check out your local bait supplier or perhaps a special offering and price at the show. Rumor has it that it may be in short supply for the good sizes and condition. This fall, chatting with guide Steve Flemming, we talked of the hottest lure for smallmouth bass he used this past summer. Steve's answer was the Rapala X-Rap in sizes 6 and 8 and the hot colors of

White, Fire Tiger and Hot Steel. They out-fished every pattern used in past years except one he calls the White Boy. Steve who is retiring will not be at the show this year and his presence will be missed by many. Another new lure from the Jensen line that caught a lot of salmon this fall, is the new Hydro Vibe spinner which out-fished bait in the coastal bays. A Rapala bait that was very successful on salmon at Buoy ten is the BX Swimmer or Diver. This plug will fish deep or shallow and is made with aged and dried balsa wood with a plastic coating. Most readers know my love of food and cooking and sharing ideas at the Camp Cooking Center at the Sport Show. Tiffany Haugen who replaced me in the kitchen has a new cook book this year that deals with ways to cook both fresh and saltwater fish. The first printing will be available in the Camp Cooking Center. Both Herb Good and C Dub Welsh will be offering new outdoor cooking tips and recipes. If one waits they can sample some tasty items they both cook, way better than the corn dog and mustard at the stands. The Toyota truck display will feature the members of the Oregon State University Bass Fishing continued on page 7

Sportsmen’s Show... continued from page 4 America’s top outdoor survival and safety experts, will be at the Show offering free outdoor survival training for all ages, sponsored by your local Toyota dealers. If you plan to hunt, hike, camp or travel this year, Peter's presentations are a must-see. Fresh Water Demo Tank: The 30-foot-long, 3,000-gallon tank, sponsored by Bi-Mart, will feature seasoned experts sharing their knowledge of the Northwest's best freshwater fishing opportunities and the latest techniques. Expert anglers will demonstrate fishing strategies and techniques in hourly “through-the-glass” presentations. Free Seminars and Theaters: Dozens of experts will be on-site, offering hundreds of hours of tips and advice on topics such as archery, elk bugling, fly fishing and casting, the latest in boating and navigation technology, and more. As we get closer to the show you can check out a complete list of all the exciting seminars and demos at Archery, Panning for Gold and other family fun activities: Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning to shoot bow and arrow in a safe environment. Sylvan Archers staff will provide expert instruction and supervision in a fun setting. Kids and parents are also invited to the Northwest Mineral Prospectors Club booth. Panning for gold is fun and easy to learn, and who knows, maybe your kids will strike it rich! Plus there are many more family fun features at this year’s show where there’s truly something for everyone! The 2014 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show takes place February 5-9 at the Portland Expo Center. For more information or to buy tickets, visit


Marine Insurance: Get It Before You Wish You Had It ! by Captain Ron Micjan USCG Vessel Master 100Tons Columbia River Marine Assistance

I would like to talk about boat insurance. Everyone in Oregon is required to have at least liability insurance for their autos, but there is no similar requirement for boats. We frequently encounter boaters that have no insurance whatsoever and they have no idea what a huge liability it is to be without that very important coverage. Take our latest salvage job for example. Here is a boat that caught fire alongside a floating home. That fire could have easily run down a row of houses and caused a major loss of perhaps millions of dollars. Sure, the homeowners should have insurance to cover the loss, but next the underwriters will be coming after the cause of the loss! Regardless of what caused the fire, the registered owner is the one they will be wanting to cover their loss. If your boat sinks, you are required by the Coast Guard to have the boat removed from the water. If the Coast Guard does not see you making an honest effort towards removing the wreck, they have the option of stepping in and contracting the job and they will be calling every hour to get a situation report. The companies they contract with generally have a starting bid of around $10,000. They also have the option, if they see fit, to levy fines for pollution which can add another $10,000 or more to the bill. They are very reasonable if the owner is showing that honest effort, but if one tries to weasel out of the responsibility, they come down pretty hard. After the job is done and the salvage company is paid to remove the wreck, then the accountants add all the numbers up and start the legal process of getting the money back. (Yes, they still want their money back.) Now there are two sets of attorneys knocking on your, back to insurance. Even if you only have a 17 foot runabout that you

take out twice a year, you need to have it insured, for at least liability. Then, if the boat sinks, or a fire starts, you will not have to scramble to scratch up the cash or max your credit cards to fix the problem. If you cannot afford to insure your boat, probably you shouldn't be out boating! I really just cannot say that loudly enough. The most difficult and dangerous part of our work is salvage of sunken boats. Imagine donning SCUBA gear, crawling under a sunk boat, in this mucky river full of snags, trees and abandoned appliances, finding secure points to attach lift bags, raising thousands of pounds of boat up off the bottom, usually in less than 3 feet of visibility, patching holes, pumping the boat out and then towing it to a facility to have it hauled out. We charge $150-200 per linear foot length of the boat for this work, and the risk makes it worth every penny. To raise a 28 foot boat we charge $4200. That is before the costs to lift it (or trailer it, if you have a trailer), fix it, if its even worth fixing, or scrap it. This can add thousands more to the job. You may only have a $500 boat, but still incur a $20,000+ liability if something goes sideways. Most boats are made of fiberglass that burns like a torch, have gasoline or diesel fuel in a tank, electricity from high energy batteries, typically poorly maintained, all floating precariously in water, what could possibly go wrong? Wouldn't it be better to have paid the few hundred dollars or so to have, at the minimum, liability insurance on your boat? Even if your boat is a small sailboat, without an engine, consider insuring it. If you crash into another boat during that Friday evening beer can race, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit, especially if someone gets hurt. An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, the fallout can take years and cost you everything. Liability coverage only covers losses to other entities, it still


Columbia River Yacht Club Introduces New General Manager The Board of Diof boating; having rectors of Columbia raised three children River Yacht Club is in the Portland area. pleased to announce A fan of offshore that Jane Gerritsen has fishing, Jane proudly been promoted to the lists the landing of a position of Club Gen95-pound sailfish as eral Manager. one of her accomPreviously serving plishments. as the Club’s office As one of the preJane Gerritsen manager, Jane brings miere yacht clubs in a wealth of business experience the Northwest, CRYC has charged to the management mix at Jane with maintaining the club’s CRYC, including human re- continued high standards. Located sources, project management, on the Columbia River, CRYC is and accounting; making her the a large facility encompassing sevperfect fit as general manager of eral acres; including a clubhouse capable of entertaining 200 Memthe yacht club. Jane has owned three boats bers and guests, and over 180 and understands the family value privately owned boathouses.

will not fix your boat if it sinks, only pay for it to be removed from the water. You need full coverage to have your boat fixed after a sinking. Disclaimer: Remember, I am not an insurance agent, broker or insurance professional in any way. I am only writing about this as I see it from our point of view and the difficulties we see every day. The easiest customers to work for are the ones who have taken responsibility and are well insured. Please consult your own insurance professional before changing coverage based on my advice.

Irwin Yacht Sales Announces New Office Locations in Portland and Seattle Irwin Yacht Sales is proud to announce the January 2014 opening of its new office on South Lake Union at 1001 Fairview Ave N. Suite 1200, Seattle, located in the prestigious Ocean Alexander Building. Formerly located on the North End of Lake Union, this new office will be adjacent to the Seattle Boats Afloat Show. Additionally, Irwin Yacht Sales has opened a new office in Portland Oregon on Hayden Island. Irwin Yacht Sales—Portland is located at 909 N Tomahawk Island Drive Suite 104, Portland. “These new offices give our clients high visibility venues to display their yachts and provide both buyers and sellers with two centralized locations to come and discuss buying and selling yachts,” says Matt Maynard, owner of Irwin Yacht Sales. “Irwin Yacht Sales is positioned exceptionally well to provide the most comprehensive yacht brokerage services in the Northwest. We are a true team of brokers working together to ensure we not

only meet our clients’ expectations, but exceed them.” Irwin Yacht Sales will be exhibiting at the Seattle and Portland Boat Shows this January. To see their latest listings, check the website at or call them at 206-632-2900 in Seattle and 503-381-5467 in Portland.


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Sportsmen’s Show, Hobart Manns...continued from page 6 team. They will be there to give demos on fishing styles for Bass. Explain the competitive team factor of fishing in tournaments. Also they can answer questions about the National Tour Championship. This is their first time appearance at any sport show. (It’s neat to know we have Beavers out there who can fish instead of making dams.) Over at the Eagle Claw Display they will be showing new hooks in the Trokar line. These hooks are the ones with the surgical sharp points. This season will see this hook in a new barb-less configuration. Just what the new rules for the Columbia salmon fishing require. Trokar has a new curved Trokar point on salmon sized Circle hooks. That along with a line of rods called S- Curve Tec. They are made with IM7 fiber in a three layer wrap and sealed with Nano Resin. Light and very tough I want to see them.

Guy Schoenborn, Larry Schoenborn’s son, is continuing the family-run business of finding the best of the best fishing locations around the world. They will have a display at the show offering more hosted and guided trips than one could fish in a couple of years. The best of the best in all of North and South America along with Africa and Russia for trout and other big species. I have had the good pleasure of knowing Guy possibly longer than anyone in the business except his family. I first met him in a basket under our kitchen table where he rested, while his parents played cards with my wife and I. Guy’s trips possibly offer more chances to take a world record fish than any I know about. However, these trips to the best location are a lot like buying a large boat. If you have to ask the price perhaps you can't go. Nonetheless, local guide


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Industry leaders honored one of their own, and heard from Senator Jeff Merkley about public land access at the 15th Annual Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association held Saturday, December 7. Senator Merkley attended the event and received an award of recognition for his work in protecting public lands and continuing to fight to keep the current funding levels of the Land and Water Conservation Funds. He said during his speech that he supported a bill that would "fully authorize and make permanent" the LWCF funds. These funds have been used to purchase land for public use along the Sandy River and in the Nestucca basin this year. Oregon has received approximately $263.5 million in LWCF funds over the past five decades. These funds come from a portion of the offshore drilling fees paid by oil and gas companies. Merkley said he grew up in Southern Oregon and called going outdoors into the public forests, streams and rivers part of the “Oregon identity” and said many Orego-

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to do some manual or skilled labor on the last operating steam sternwheel tug in the United States. Or, you might be one of those wonderfully detail-oriented people who like office work. All of these positions—and more—are available to those who choose to volunteer at OMM. What skills do you need to be an OMM volunteer? Well, it varies - widely. Our current roster of almost 70 volunteers includes a high

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nians are passionate about the wilderness activities. He said he was also working with other members of the Oregon delegation on creating more public areas and also was involved with a plan for the Klamath Basin to help with fish restoration and agriculture. NSIA Executive Director Liz Hamilton called Merkley's comments during the banquet excellent news for anglers and businesses that are tied to sportfishing. “Senator Merkley has been a champion for the outdoor industry and his comments echoed that,” Hamilton said. “We are very hopeful that public lands will stay in public hands and are heartened to hear that Senator Merkley supports fullyfunding the LWCF.” During the event Hamilton also honored Randy Woolsey with the Buzz Ramsey Foot Soldier award for his continued work in the industry. She said that he was the “epitome of what the industry was about.” When Woolsey was named there was a standing ovation. “Randy is a gentle giant with a ready smile and a sharp mind,” Hamilton said. “He has been at the center of the NISA’s efforts for the last decade. Whether it’s the capitols of Salem or Olympia, or commissions of the ODFW or WDFW, he has participated in any process that was meaningful and made a difference to your bottom line. It’s not days he has put in, it’s weeks he has put in.”

NSIA President Dan Parnel, center, and NSIA Executive Director Liz Hamilton present Randy Woolsey of Tom Posey Company with the Buzz Ramsey Foot Soldier Award for 2013. Woolsey has been a tireless advocate for the sport fishing industry. Photo submitted by the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association

More than 200 people attended the event, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland. The major sponsors for the event were Pro-Cure and Cabela’s, with supporting sponsors of Fred Meyer and Dick’s Sporting Goods. In addition, many companies and individuals also contributed to the event, thank you for all the donations, a list of donors are on our website. “Without this huge list of donors, volunteers and committee members, we wouldn’t be able to put on these events,” Hamilton said. “I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone who was involved and participated in this successful event.” Volunteers for the event included Susan Basch, Larry Miller, Nancy

Deland, Dori Hamilton, Anne DeRock, Terrie Marshall, Donna Severson, Laura Ticer, Don Swartz, Jean Poling, Martha Peterson, James Lynch, Jake Lynch, Cindy Johnson, Chuck Hamilton, Dawn Odle, Jessie Jones, Amber Coggin, Gwen Dilkes, and Breanne Parries. Proceeds from the event benefit The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association which was founded in 1993 by a group of sport fishing industry business leaders who understood the need for a strong voice in the local, state, regional and federal governments. The NSIA is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and improvement of sport fisheries and the businesses dependent upon them.

Multnomah River Patrol stayed busy in 2013 with 429 incidents reported by Multnomah County River Patrol, Deputy S, McDowell Another Boating year is over and once again it was a very active boating season for the Multnomah County River Patrol. In 2013 the River Patrol unit logged over 8224 patrol hours on the local rivers between the Willamette, Columbia and Sandy River. We had 429 incidents on the rivers with a total of $218,500 of damage or loss and over 670 people involved. We were happy to see a reduction in the number of fatalities, and we would like to believe that it is because more people are

wearing their life jackets. All we ask it that you be safe around the water, prepare for the worst conditions and hope for the best day, and always wear your life jacket, they float you don’t. Even if you think you are a good swimmer, the water and weather conditions can easily hinder the best of swimmers. So here is another reminder to all: wear your life jackets or Personal Floatation Devices whenever you are on, or working and playing near the water. As most of you know, we conduct Boat Safety Exams both on

and off the water. This year the River Patrol conducted over 2700 boat safety exams. Of course you can always flag us down on the water or stop by either of our offices to have a safety exam completed. If you have questions about what types of safety equipment you need to have on your boat stop by or give us call at 503988-6788. Remember, if you have any boating questions at all please feel free to get hold of us or contact the Oregon Marine Board at 503-3788587.




New Features and Boat Lines at the Portland Boat Show® Don’t miss Oregon’s only five-day boating event! This year the Portland Boat show has plenty of fantastic local area dealers and manufacturers participating in the show—be sure to visit and support your local dealers and vendors! Visit The Portland Boat Show this January 8 through 12 at the Expo Center. Remember you have Five Days to find the boat of your dreams—don’t miss the one and only boat show in our area! The Portland Boat Show has been working hard to find the most up-to-date and top features in the boating industry: Wake Surfing is the hottest on the water sport in the world, and Active Water Sports will have all the current gear. Active Water Sports will be introducing several 2014 models at the Portland Boat Show—packing precision performance and every detail for the Wake Boarder and Wake Surfer—the Nautique G21is a show stopper—able to customize its wake for maximum surf potential. Active Water Sports will also have new Moomba, Malibu and WakeSetter models. Interested in the latest technology in 4 stroke engines, plus electric outboards? Look no further than Blue Lake Marine and Ravin Energy. They are bringing some outstanding examples of Parsun high-efficiency 4 stroke engines; they run smooth, are very quiet and efficient. Plus they are unveiling the Parsun fully electric outboard, witchy should not be missed. Additionally they will be showcasing inboard electric engines for sailboats, a first for the company. Getting the award for farthest trip to the Portland Boat Show, KaHem Boats—from Russia, will be unveiling their fishing and sporting boats at the show. It took several weeks of communication back and forth to bring this amazing opportunity to the Portland Boat Show. Ka-Hem will be bringing their KH 665 with an LS3 Kodiak engine, Kodiak 3 stage jet pump and the KH 730—featuring an 8mm thick aluminum hull, and outstanding accessories. Ka-Hem boats are built and designed for anglers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts looking for an

extremely strong and durable boat. The Oregon State Marine Board will be in two locations at this year’s show. Come see where your boating registration dollars go for boating access...from engineering surveys and conceptual draft designs, to a final product that includes parking, lighting, boat ramps, boarding floats, and terrestrial/floating restrooms. The Marine Board leverages boating access dollars with federal grant dollars to give boaters the best amenities and ADA-accessible facilities that are nationally renowned. Do you need to renew your registration? Need your Boater Education Card? Want to learn more about the Aquatic Invasive Species Permit? The Marine Board will have a retail center in between Halls C and D where you can interact with agency staff and take care of any boating business you have. Agency staff can also explain where every dollar goes, since most of our funding is dedicated to specific programs. Come by our boating resource center to learn about how the Marine Board can help you “Experience” Oregon boating! Inflatable Boat Center is presenting the Cardinal line of inflatable dinghies, tenders and sport boats to add to their inventory of inflatable watercraft. With eight models in four configurations, Cardinal gives the boater an exceptional value at a starting price point for fold-up inflatable boats. With a 10year warranty and sizes ranging from 7.5' to 14' and horsepower ratings from 2.5 to 50 HP with retail starting at under $800. The Cardinal line rounds out Inflatable Boat Center’s extensive lineup of inflatables, featuring Zodiac, Bombard, Avon, Maxxon, Achilles, Duras and more. What’s new at Englund Marine Supply? LEDs! The iconic boating supply store is coming to the Portland Boat Show with its usual assortment of everything under the sun for the boaters, but this year, they are bringing in the LEDs for boats, RV’s and trailers. You can now replace just about any

bulb on your boat with an LED version that will last for years and have minimal drain on your electrical system. Plus, get your rods, reels, marine supplies, floatation devices, clothing and BBQs. And as always, there will be the overbuy table with a ton of great deals—get there early for the best buys! Trudeau’s SeaRay and Bayliner has been part of the Portland Boat Show for decades, and this year they are bringing in some outstanding new 2014 boats. At the show this year see the Sundancer line—these gorgeous sportboats are high performance and all purpose for the active family. The Bayliner Element is also in the category of family sportboats with clean lines, and plenty of horsepower for water skiing and wake boarding with an open and airy deck plan. Trudeau’s always has an enormous selection of boats at the show including the incredibly popular Boston Whaler line—one of the top selling boat lines in the US. Long regarded as one of the top boat builders in the world—right in our own backyard. Schooner Creek Boat Works will be manning the Junior Boat Building area again for the little ones—now an annual must-do for kids of all ages, plus they will have an outstanding display of wood built boats, electric drives, demos, and this year they will have a Fox 44 and a 36 foot Morris. Their display is always a must see! Visit for services. Solar panels that pack a punch that's what Solar Tracker 360 is bringing to the Portland Boat Show —look for these high efficiency panels to power your boat, electric motors and systems on your boat! These panels are portable, and can be used to power your basic needs while on the water—creating a solar generator to power up your portables, electronic devices (cell phones, laptop, tablets), and a great way to stay connected when there is no power supply. The panels come with a top of the line inverter as well. Get some Smart Power for Smart People©, Solar Tracker will

have a Smoker Craft with the panels attached for a demo at the Show! Get ready for some major new technology at the Portland Boat Show - joy-stick steering! Yes, similar to a jet fighter, those looking for hydraulic joy-stick steering need to see the MaxSteer display at the Precision Weld booth. Invented and built at Precision Weld - MaxSteer gives power steering and control in a joy-stick configuration that is extremely easy to learn and use. MaxSteer not only is available on Precision Weld boats, but can be fit to most existing boat brands with a retro-fit at their shop. And the MaxSteer can be computer configured for the driver’s preferences. For jet boats, joy-stick steering is superior to steering wheels for two reasons - speed and fatigue. For the first time, planning boats at high speed can now have joy-stick steering adding a level of control that was only available for heavy displacement commercial vessels.

Additionally jet boating and extreme sport fishing on fast currents is a very physical activity, and the joy-stick minimizes fatigue on the driver—significantly! Come by Precision Weld and see the MaxSteer. Known for their outstanding driftboats and powerboats - Willie Boats is heading into new waters this year with the Nemesis—a skiboat and riverboat hybrid. This aluminum hull boat is perfect for those that want to fish on one weekend and go out and do some serious water skiing the next weekend. Its tough, fast and sporty, but the avid fishing enthusiast will feel right at home as well. The forward helm, ski tower and 350hp Chevy engine is the perfect boat for the active family. Willie Boats has been a leader in river technology and boat building—now come see their unveiling at the Portland Boat Show—a real premier!

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The Boat Guy throws a party in Poulsbo February 7-9, and you’re invited! Weekend-long winter rendezvous includes beer/wine/singlemalt/craft whiskey/smoked salmon tastings, live music, marine swap meet and more. In an effort to encourage all boaters to get out of the house, enjoy their boats year round and get together with other likeminded, fun loving, adventurous boaters, the Boat Guy, aka Chip Hanauer, is throwing a huge party, in Poulsbo, Wash., right in the middle of winter, February, 79, one week after the Seattle Boat Show. “We live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet for boating,” says Hanauer, “and unlike other parts of the country where it freezes over, we can get out and enjoy it year round. The town of Poulsbo is rolling out the red carpet for us, so get your butt in your boat, bring your coat, hat, and gloves and let’s have some Norsk and Northwest fun!” The weekend long Winter Rendezvous will include: local beer/ wine/single-malt/craft whiskey/smoked salmon tastings;

glogg fest with the Sons of Norway Vikings; brewery tours; marine swap meet at the Sons of Norway Hall; tons of raffles and prizes; downtown poker run; guided art gallery walk; bonfire gathering the marina; and dinner and drinks on Saturday at The Loft with live music and dancing. To cap off the weekend the Sons of Norway will host their famous pancake breakfast on Sunday morning before the party wraps up. For more information view the video at

• Free access to all official Winter Rendezvous events • Saturday night gala-dinner and dancing at The Loft including two drink tickets, appetizers, full dinner, live music from two different bands on Saturday evening, contests, door prizes and raffle • Official Winter Rendezvous shirt • Commemorative beer mug • Free brewery tour bus rides, automatic entry for raffles and giveaways at both the opening ceremony and the awards ceremony

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1200 Miles Down the Columbia-On a Paddle Board! The Columbia River has been canoed, kayaked and swum from source to the sea, but that left at least one more method of water travel to be used by some adventurous spirit-stand up paddleboarding (SUP). Special education teacher Matt Honor, 23, of Wenatchee took on that challenge on June 11 when he set off from the source of the Big River on Columbia Lake in Canal Flats, British Columbia, Canada.

Matt had been paddle-boarding for three years and last winter was looking for a new adventure when he came up with the idea of paddling down the Columbia. The journey ended on August 9 at Hammond Marina at the mouth of the Columbia, 60 days later. Matt spent 51 days on the water, and logged 460 hours of paddling, covering around 1,200 miles and passing 14 hydroelectric dams. He spent up to 10 hours a day on the 14'

board and covered up to 30 miles a day, but for a few days in British Columbia he went only seven miles a day because of the wind. With no outside support, he carried all his camping gear and clothing, food etc. on the board or in a backpack. His feet are definitely aching by the end of the day, he admitted! “I would not have been able to do it without the assistance of some dam good people,” he wrote

(This has got us wondering if there are anymore “firsts” still to be achieved on the Columbia River—we think kiting or waterskiing are still up for grabs...)

Matt Honor and his 14' SUP board.

Matt Honor, 23, of Wenatchee spent 51 days on his feet, paddling the entire Columbia River.

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The Mysterious Sauvie Island Saucer! by Jay Rymeski Perched on a not-so-lonely nude beach on the northern end of Sauvie Island is an enigma. Well above waterline lies a 30 foot orb that piques the imagination and challenges explanation. The “spaceship” origin is not interstellar but certainly presents itself as other-worldly. The craft is actually a ferro cement experimental boat built by engineer Richard Ensign in Hubbard, Ore. around 1970. Designed as a self-righting sailboat, it made front page news in the Oregonian on January 5, 1973 as it cleared the locks at Oregon City and made its way toward the ocean through downtown Portland. Dubbed the “floating saucer” by the paper, it carried a local family on its first adventure. Dan Smyth was on that maiden voyage and recalls, “It could fit 12 people and it had a wood stove which was homemade.” Now covered in moss and graffiti, it sits as a testament to Oregon innovation and exploration. Ferro cement has long been a popular medium for crafting boat hulls. Light, strong and impervious to rot, the shapes and designs marine architects can mine from bending and shaping steel are endless. The tri-hull style alludes to speed and agility, but in an application on a round vessel there certainly are drawbacks. The other component of the design, sails and rigging contributed to the crafts limitations on efficiency with a strange V mast set on tracks to produce trim. Small sail area for a 30-foot boat didn’t help. It did have an engine for the doldrum days, and an enthusiastic crew looking for adventure. The last recorded registration

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Over the past three years several Wahkiakum County businessmen have been talking about starting a local brewery in the Cathlamet Marina. The one thing that kept the idea alive was that there were a lot of local people that had the special skills that, if combined, would make this idea successful. On April 1, 2013 the dream started and now it will come true! Drop Anchor has received all of our federal and state permits, all we have to do is finish our building for a final inspection and we will be serving fresh-brewed craft beer to all the boaters on the Columbia River. These beers will be crafted by our local brew masters from their own secret recipes producing all of our signature beers from scratch, using the finest and freshest ingredients; and using flavorful grains grown by our local farms. The local brewers are Andy Lea and Steve Sharp. Andy who worked for Pyramid brewing before it moved has been brewing for 17 years and Steve has been home brewing for over five years. Steve says that the Drop Anchor Brewery is well on its way to becoming a reality on a hill in the port overlooking the marina. “We’re excited about the location, It's gonna be a great place.” The building is well on it's way, we hope to move in by January, and be open to the public in March, in plenty of time for the fishing season. Our little brewery will offer a

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Tsuga Art Gallery Opens on Main Street The Tsuga Art Gallery is located at 70 Main Street in Cathlamet, Washington, in a charming, newly remodeled storefront building approximately 100 years old. Care was taken in the remodel to retain some of the original ambience, including the original distressed old wood floors which were lovingly refinished. The Gallery is operated by the Tsuga Artists Association, a group of approximately 30 Visit the new gallery on your next cruise to Cathlamet. area artists. You will find a very diverse selection of original fine art and crafts-paintings (oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media), photography, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, jewelry, woodwork. The exhibits are changed often to keep everything new and fresh, and open house receptions are held periodically with live music and refreshments. Art education is an important part of the goals of the association and in keeping with that objective, a wide selection of classes and workshops are presented, for children as well as adults, and for beginners as well as the experienced. The gallery’s mission is “to provide a forum for the development of art and art education in a collaborative environment and to showcase the work of local artists.” For further information regarding the Gallery, as well as current events and upcoming workshops, please check out the website:




Astoria/Warrenton 2014 ASTORIA AREA EVENTS FEBRUARY Feb. 20-23 Fisher Poets Gathering Various Venues, Astoria Feb. 22 Don Mclean and Judy Collins Liberty Theater, Astoria MARCH March 8 BODYVOX2 Liberty Theater, Astoria March 22 SOLV - Spring Beach Cleanup Oregon Beaches APRIL April 4-6, 11-12, & 18 -19 The Real Lewis and Clark Story Astor Street. Opry Co. Playhouse April 25-27 Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria April 26 50’s Cruise Reunion Car Show Camp Rilea, Warrenton MAY May 9 Portland Chamber Orchestra Liberty Theater, Astoria May 9-11 & 16-17 May Show and Fundraiser Astor Street. Opry Co. Playhouse, Astoria May 11 Astoria Sunday Market Season OPENS Downtown Astoria May 17 Karla Bonoff & Jimmy Webb Liberty Theater, Astoria May 24-25 Celebrating Veterans, Celebrating Freedom Fort Stevens Historic Area, Warrenton JUNE June 5-8 Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria, various venues

June 7 Annual Goonies Day Astoria June 20-22 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Clatsop County Fairgrounds June 13-29 Astoria Music Festival Liberty Theater, Astoria JULY July 4 Independence Day Activities In Astoria and Warrenton July 9 Seaman's Day Honoring Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland Dog Fort Clatsop Nat'l Park, Warrenton July 29-Aug. 2 Clatsop County Fair Clatsop County Fairgrounds AUGUST Aug. (TBD) Historic Homes Tour Astoria Aug. 6-10 Astoria Regatta Festival Astoria Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1 Civil War Reenactment Fort Stevens Historic Area, Warrenton SEPTEMBER Sept. 13-14 Victorian Games at the Flavel House Flavel House, Astoria Sept. 13-14 Commercial Fishermen’s Festival Hammond Marina, Hammond www.commercialfisher Sept. 20 Shanghaied Costume Ball Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse, Astoria Sept. 26-28 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup Astoria

OCTOBER Oct. 10-11, 17-19, 24-25 Fall Production Astor Street. Opry Co. Playhouse, Astoria Oct. 12 Great Columbia Crossing 10K Astoria Oct. 17-19 Astoria International Film Festival Liberty Theater, Astoria Oct. 26 Talking Tombstones Local Cemetery Oct. 31 Trick or Treat and Monster Bash Downtown Astoria and Astoria Recreation Center NOVEMBER Nov. 20 Sankta Lucia Festival Astoria High School, Astoria Nov. 29 Downtown Astoria Sparkles Holiday Kickoff Downtown Astoria DECEMBER Dec. 5-6, 12-14, 19-21 Scrooged In Astoria Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse, Astoria Dec. 5-7 Starving Artist Fair Astoria Recreation Center Dec. 6-7 The Nutcracker Ballet Performance Astoria Highschool, Astoria

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The development of St. Helens was the subject of this optimistic story in m the “St Helens Mist,” Friday September 15, 1916 “About 80 miles from the mouth, of the greatest Western waterway, lies the small city of St. Helens. It was in the early 40s (1840’s) that the first settlement was made at this point, and it was at one time considered to be a rival for Portland for metropolitan honors. From an industrial and commercial point of view, its location on the banks of the Columbia where the deep water of the Willamette Slough joins it, warranted such a contention, but fate decreed otherwise. continued on page 17




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Eventually a sawmill was built and a little life was injected into the community, only to be lost again when a fire destroyed the mill and left the site vacant for many years. Finally, in 1908, the McCormick company of California selected St. Helens as the site for its new mill. From the very day the first spade was stuck in the ground, the old town started to grow. Hundreds of people located here where jobs were being offered at the mill, and many homes were built. It seemed that almost overnight the sleepy old town was transformed into a live, bustling city with the wheels of progress turning at a rapid rate. Not many months after the big mill had been established and the shipping of lumber began, other enterprises were demanded. In these, the Charles R McCormick

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee Leap of Faith I’m right in the middle of an interesting, if short read with the intriguing title of, “Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat,” by a guy named Ed Robinson. Seems Ed and his wife Kim decided one day that living the dayto-day rat race, complete with busy commutes and mounting debt, wasn’t the way to go. So, they sold everything, paid off all their bills, bought a boat down in Florida, and now spend their days harbor hopping up and down the Keys, and into the ICW. I’m only about a third of the way into the book, so there’s much yet to learn about their adventures, and Ed’s description of their first run down to Key West proves that they were probably on a pretty steep learning curve at that particular time, but the fact remains that they’ve gone out there and done it. They’re living the life so many of us only wish for. We all probably know someone who’s living the dream on their boat in some warm, tropical climate (which sounds pretty good right now, given the outside temperature I woke up to this morning). Patsy Verhoeven comes to

mind, now dangling on the hook in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Eric Stone wrote the one and only funny song ever about divorce, wherein the tune’s hero loses everything in the split except for his boat, hammock and “the ocean near St. Bart’s” in “The Whole Nine Yards.” Hell, Jimmy Buffett has gotten filthy rich painting musical pictures of the life (rich enough in fact, that he can do the liveaboard lifestyle on a megayacht). My wife and I have bounced the idea around more than a few times, to the occasional consternation of family and friends. Being on the West Coast, Mexico has always seemed the logical destination, what with the excellent cruising grounds and relatively low cost of living. Familial concerns over piracy and drug cartels I usually address by reminding them that we probably won't be cruising in Juarez or Mexico City, but that doesn’t completely alleviate their concerns. Reminding them that they can easily fly down and join us however, usually does the trick. I guess my point to all these ramblings is that, as I get further

into Robinson’s book, the whole concept seems more and more realistic and possible. So, if you’ve ever even semi-seriously considered chucking the day-to-day in for a full-on sailing life, give “Leap of Faith” a try. Robinson's writing style won’t make you soon forget Hemingway, but it might just make you remember that life isn't a dress rehearsal, and the dream you have just might be attainable.

Red Sails in the Sunset Speaking of Robinson’s book, I enjoyed one chapter in particular, that being his description of their habit to stop everything each evening, and simply enjoy sitting in the cockpit with a happy hour cocktail, sharing the sunset. When we were living aboard in Portland, we had plenty of opportunities to take a few in, particularly in the summer. But nothing has compared to the experience of seeing one from the deck of a boat while sailing around Key West. In 2008, my wife and I came up with the idea to actually get married on a boat down in Key West. We found the one we were looking for through Key West

No better view than sunset from the deck of a boat. Photo Credit: Ed Womack, 2011

Sailing Adventure, and selected Wildthing, their Morgan 44 for the deed. Captain Albert (yeah, that's really his name) set the whole thing up for us, and on The Big Day, we caught a cab over to the Key West Bight (the cab ride being enough of a show on its own, what with the cabbie’s very talkative parrot keeping us company for the entire trip across the island). We tracked down our skipper and shoved off for the scheduled 1730 ceremony, perfect timing for catching some beautiful views as the sun set west over the Marquesas. The Morgan 44, being a center cockpit design, left us with a reasonably roomy transom area for the vows. And when the time came to exchange those vows, we climbed out of the cockpit, bare feet and all, and made our way aft where Nika, the justice of the peace waited to perform the ceremony. Captain Albert had cut the engine and raised the main, leaving us sailing along at a nice little clip. Nika (wisely sitting down) started reading the vows, while Diane held onto the backstay and I tried to keep from dropping the rings into the Gulf of Mexico. I know, what’s all this got to do with sunsets? Well, wait for it! If you’ve ever been down in The Keys, then you know that sunset is practically a religion there. Key West in particular pretty much comes to a stop when that golden orb drops below the horizon. And that's exactly what happened with our wedding ceremony. I’d successfully put the ring on Diane’s finger, but I’m pretty sure we weren’t officially married yet when Captain Albert stopped everything. What? Had we done something wrong? Broken some long-standing Law of the Sea, perhaps? Nope. It was just sunset, and like I said, pretty much everything stops for that, including our wedding. So, we held the final vows, faced west and enjoyed another classic Key West sunset before actually getting officially married. So, thanks Captain Albert, for reminding us what’s really important...

PYC Ladies Dinner Back when I was in college, I worked two jobs to pay the bills. One, at home during the summer, was as a lifeguard. The other, during the school year, was as a houseboy in a sorority. Yeah, it was tough. Among our daily duties as houseboys was to serve both lunch and dinner. Lunch was usually a buffet affair, but dinner, as often as not, was a sit down service meal, which meant you either got skilled at carrying plates without dropping them, or you found a gig working at the local supermarket. Anyway, I managed to get through college without dropping anything on any unsuspecting sorority girl, and then figured my table waiting days were over. That is, until my wife and I were invited by Jeff and Kimberly Duvall to take part in this year’s Ladies Dinner at the Portland Yacht Club. My wife’s job was fairly simple: show up, hang out with Kimberly, and enjoy what is always a lovely evening for the ladies of PYC. Mine was a bit different: Jeff convinced the club that they should let me join in as a guest server, which meant that my 30year-old table-waiting skills were going to be put to the test. And there was certainly cause for concern. After all, it’s one thing to dump Coquille St. Jacques down the back of one of your co-ed classmates. It’s quite another to do the same thing to a member of PYC who’s elegantly dressed to the nines. Fortunately, like riding a bike or kedging off a sandbar, everything I'd learned from my sorority houseboy days (at least what I'd learned in the dining room) came back to me and didn’t fail. Which meant that what could have been a disastrous night actually turned into a pretty fun time. So, thanks go out to Jeff and Kimberly Duvall for inviting us. And to the ladies of table six, it was a delight serving you. Finally, a very special thank you to the ladies who hung a couple of dollar bills in my apron strings. You know who you are.


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by Dr. Frank Colistro The 38th annual Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race is calling to all you freshwater sailors who aspire some day to cross the bar and sail out into the special body of water charmingly known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. Please consider joining those of us who have made sailing this race a “must do” part of our lives every year. The race in 2014 begins Thursday, May 8 and ends Sunday, May 11. Let’s face it, everyone who owns a sailboat envisions themselves at some future time sailing out onto the briny blue, getting out of the sight of land, and voyaging to a new and exciting desti-

nation. One of the best qualities of the Oregon Offshore is the fact that it ends in beautiful Victoria, B.C. If you are lucky enough to finish at night, you and your crew will be saluted by the beautifully lit Victoria skyline. The Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland extends a special invitation to those of you (and there are plenty of you in town by the looks of all the boats taking up space in marinas) who have ocean-capable boats, years of knowledge and skill, but have yet to “take the plunge.” At the Offshore Kickoff Party on April 21 at Kells Irish Pub, you will meet experienced sailors who are willing to lend a hand, no matter what your race prep needs may be. You will be

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Dale’s Corner

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Marine Mathematics Part 2 Hello again, class. Once again, take out your pencils and paper, and put those new batteries in your calculators. Welcome to the second installment of our marine mathematDale ics class, Marine Waagmeester Mathematics 201. This month, we will learn how to calculate the sheeting angles on your boat by using a simple formula that you most likely learned back in middle school—geometry. The sheeting angle is the angle made between the centerline of the boat to the straight line running from the base of your forestay to the position of your genoa car. See Fig. 1. The sheeting angle of your headsail is very important, as it makes a difference between pointing high or close reaching around the course. It also makes a difference of whether

your boat powers through rough seas or instead gets choked up and augers into the waves because the sheeting angle is too tight. My first learning experience with the importance of sheeting angles was back in the late ’70’s, when I was crewing on a brand new Morgan 36, a top racer/ cruiser of the day. It was one of those pinchy transom, whale beamed IOR boats that was the norm of that decade. I still like their look, but gawd what a horrible boat to sail downwind in a breeze. The boat did not come with genoa tracks installed (!), so we sheeted the headsails to the toe rail. The boat was faster than all get-outs, but we could not point with the rest of the fleet, no matter what we tried. One day we had a guy on the boat who suggested that we install inboard genoa tracks. I am not sure if we put the tracks on using any scientific

method regarding their placements, but the tighter sheeting angle worked wonders. Now the boat was fast and pointed with the rest of the fleet. My method of calculating sheeting angles is based on finding the circumference of a circle that has its middle placed where the forestay and the deck intersect. The formula for finding the circumference of a circle is as follows: Circumference = 2 x π x R, often referred to as 2πR, where R is the radius of a circle. The symbol π (pi) is a mathematical constant with a value of 3.14159265359...carried out on to infinity. For some odd reason, some extremely smart people (who obviously have nothing else going on with their lives) have memorized the value of π out to tens of thousands of digits. I typically round it up to 3.1416, but if



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in its proper sheeting position for your sail. Do NOT start from your tack fitting, although it is an easy place to hook your tape measure. Your tack fitting typically is one to four inches aft of your forestay/ deck intersection and you will lose accuracy in your calculations if you use it as your starting point. Take the value of this measurement (in inches) and plug it into the circumference formula shown above. This will give you the circumference of a big circle that is centered at your forestay/deck intersection point, and which goes through the sheeting point of your sail. Since there are 360 degrees in a circle, divide your circumference by 360. This will tell you how many inches along the circle are in each degree. Now measure from the centerline of the boat out to the sheeting point on your genoa track. Since it is not always easy to find the exact centerline of the boat, sometimes it is easier to measure athwartships from the track on the port side to the track on the starboard side (Distance Between Tracks at Sheeting Point in Fig. 1) and cut it in half (divide by two). Then divide this measurement by how many inches you calculated to be in one degree. As an example, let's say that our distance from the forestay to the sheeting point is 147 inches, and the measurement from your port track across to your starboard track is 48 inches. Using our formula: 2 x 3.1416 x 147" = 923.63" This is the circumference of the circle as seen on Fig. 1. Since there are 360 degrees in a circle, we divide 923.63 by 360. This gives us 2.5656" in each degree of this circle. Now we divide our track measurement from centerline by our degree measurement. To continue our example: Divide your athwartships track to track measurement by 2: 48" ÷ 2 = 24" Divide our one degree measurement into the distance our track is off centerline: 24 ÷ 2.5656 = 9.35 Our sheeting angle at this point is 9.35°. Every 2.5656" further outboard gains a degree, and every 2.5656" inboard makes the sheeting angle one degree narrower. This is a nice little geometry problem that hopefully makes perfect sense to the reader. For the extra observant readers out there, you will see that there is a very slight inaccuracy built into this method. We are measuring the track placement from centerline in a straight line, while the perimeter of our circle is curved. You can continued on page 21


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see this in Fig. 1. The difference that this makes in our final calculation, however, is negligible. Now that we know the sheeting angle, what do we do with it? Well, hopefully you can use it to better understand the performance of your boat. There is no one single guideline to suggest sheeting angles. It depends on the hull, the keel efficiency, the amount of wind, the size of the sail, sea conditions, the amount of backwind in the main, inboard or outboard shrouds, etc. As a general rule, the lighter the wind, the larger the sail, and the smoother the water, the narrower the sheeting angle. When you are sailing in sloppy water, are overpowered by the present headsail, or if your mainsail is backwinding profusely, you should go for a wider sheeting angle. This is why some boats have parallel genoa tracks; they have narrow and wide sheeting angles easily at their disposal. You can also use a Barber Hauler to sheet inboard or outboard. For a general guideline of sheeting angles see Fig. 2. In choppy seas you can increase the low end recommended angles by one or two degrees. Increasing the upper end values very much might inhibit pointing. Also note that fractional rigs typically have a slightly wider sheeting angle than masthead rigs. Please remember that this is a very ROUGH guideline. There






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boat frees up a bit, particularly at the top of the sails range, while still maintaining your pointing ability. If your sheeting angles are on the high side of the recommendations in Fig. 2, try barberhauling inboard a degree or so to see if the boat still sails fast and free but with increased pointing ability. Keep good records so that you know how to optimize your boats performance in different conditions. Knowing your sheet lead angles lets you go about optimization in a controlled manner rather than guessing as you go. The goal here is to improve your boats performance while making it easier to sail. The worst case scenario is that you had a chance to brush up on your middle school geometry. See you next month!

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There was no wind. Not a breath or a breeze or a ripple. The river was still, wavy glass. Sailboats floated all around with mirrored reflections. The Sailing on Sunday committee boat announced the race would be delayed in the hope that wind would appear. The air was so still, jets descending out of the fog, bound for PDX created wing-tip vortex waterspouts. There was no sound of clanging halyards hauling sails, or sheets running through blocks. The water was not rushing past the hull, the skipper did not count down to the start, and no one jostled for the best position. Instead, we floated and we waited. Waiting turned to quiet chatter. Mugs of coffee and bottles of beer came out. Our fellow would-be racers floated past one another. Crews exchanged cheers and friendly shouts. This is our last race of the year, our skipper announced from amidships, his arm wrapped around a stay, and hand holding a beer. I want to thank you all...We waved him off, laughing. The thanks are all ours. A warm feeling of appreciation washed over us, like water rushing around the hull. It’s a beautiful day, my crewmate said, patting me on the knee. We heard merry laughter from across the water, and a Ho! Ho! Ho! There was Santa, on the bow of a boat, making its way among the gathered fleet. He must have exchanged his

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sleigh for a race boat. There was even a crew full of elves in the cockpit, all wearing PFD’s! The breeze eluded us, the race was canceled, and the boats returned to their slips. We put out fenders, secured the lines, folded sails, battened hatches, and then gathered at our favorite post-race watering hole. We gathered together to clink glasses, swap sailing yarns and share a heaping plate of garlic tater tots. We entertained the newer members of our crew with sparingly told tales of off-shore racing, including the sea lion that followed us up the coast,

whales breaching in the distance. The newbie’s eyes lit up at as we described the captivating sound of water rushing along the hull and long spinnaker runs with land far in the distance. We become armchair sailors for a bit during the holiday break from racing. At home that aftercontinued on page 23




The Golden Hinde II Re-creating History for 40 Years by Peter Marsh Hardly a year goes by without a reconstruction of a historic sailing ship visiting the Columbia River: the most regular being Lady Washington, based in Aberdeen. But I can also recall back in the late 1900s going on board Captain Cook’s Endeavour, and even meeting Captain Bligh on HMS Bounty in the heart of Portland! Each ship was rigged and sailed in an authentic manner—at least when the wind blew-and in port attempted to show how the crew had lived in the 1700s. However, the one that stands out clearest in my memory was from a period 200 years earlier. This was the modern version of the Golden Hinde, the ship that

carried Francis Drake around the world, stopping somewhere along the NW coast where he claimed the whole territory for England, then returned triumphantly back to London in 1580. Drake was the first captain to succeed in circling the world (and survive) in an era when navigation was much more primitive than in Cook’s day. This fact was self-evident from its ungainly rig and vast freeboard aft, that looked truly ancient in 1987.The ship was actually without a figurehead as it had been lost in a storm coming down the coast a month before. It seemed highly unlikely to me that this little vessel could do much more than run downwind when the weather turned against

it...but it had already been around the world one and a half times, and the motley crew had managed to survive worst weather.

A Chance Meeting in London Forty years after it was launched in 1973, our courses crossed again. I was visiting my home town of Greenwich, London where the old tea clipper Cutty Sark is preserved in a permanent dry berth. I was riding my folding Bike Friday along the Thames Pathway towards the city center.. I could see the world-famous Tower Bridge in the distance before the path went around the tiny St Mary Overie Dock between two tall warehouses. I turned the corner and there was the Golden

In the Galley...continued from page 22 noon I pulled out a cruising book and cookbook. I switched between books planning spring sailing destinations for Tranquility and a menu for our almost annual nightbefore-the-night-before dinner. It's the solstice and a dozen or so of our closest friends will gather at our house to celebrate the return of the sun. In the cruising book I'm drawn to quiet anchorages. In the cookbook, I'm drawn to comfort food - savory tarts, cakes and custards. For me, recipes are similar to the Pirates Code for Captain Jack Sparrow—more guidelines really than rules. A crust that fits one with tart sounds better to me with ingredients for another tart. Of course I had to experiment before making these for our friends. I hope you enjoy them as well! Savory Onion Tart

• Quarter 4 onions • Slice one large yellow bell pepper • Heat 2-4 Tbls of olive oil in a large pan • Sauté the onions and peppers, tossing in a little thyme, until they turn clear but are not too soft. • Mix 2 cups Bisquick baking mix in a bowl, with a teaspoon

of dry mustard and about ¾ cup of milk, enough to make soft dough. Roll the dough out to the size of a pie plate. • Spoon the onion mixture in the bottom of a pie plate. Cover with the dough, being sure to tuck in around the edges to seal it. • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15minutes, then turn down to 350 and bake another 1015mins or until the crust is brown and the onions are bubbling. • Place on a cooling rack for about 10 mins. Cover with a plate, and then turn it upside down, releasing the onions from the pie plate. It will look like an upside down cake. Celebration Crème Brulee

This recipe has been a family favorite for two generations. It is light but elegant. My daughters think it’s a blast using a propane torch to caramelize the sugar on top. Don’t mess with the wimpy, expensive little torches sold in high-end kitchen supplies. Any sailor worth their salt will go to a hardware supply and buy a torch to put on a propane bottle. Its less expensive and tons more effective.

This version of our family favorite is borrowed, with respect, from Nigella Lawson. • 2-1/2 cups heavy cream • 1-teaspoon vanilla • Grated nutmeg • 8 egg yolks • 3 Tbl’s Sugar • 6 Tbl’s bakers (fine) sugar Mix the cream, vanilla and nutmeg in a saucepan, heat until almost boiling—but do NOT let it boil. Beat the egg yolks and granulated sugar together in a bowl. Slowly pour the flavored crème into the eggs, taking care to not cook the eggs. Pour back in the pan and simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens. Plunge the pan into a sink of cold water if it looks like its about to split. Pour the custard into a chilled pie dish and put in the cooler until cold and set. Take out and sprinkle with the fine sugar. (Now the fun part) burn with a propane torch until the sugar turns deep, rich brown. Wishing you Fair Winds and Following Seas - Captain Sandra Bes

into a swimming pool, shout "Man overboard!" run into the kitchen, knock all the pots and pans off the counter and onto the floor, and yell at your spouse for not having the place “stowed for sea.” 7. Invite at least six people whom you know only casually to live with you in your bedroom for 48 hours. 8. Rent an empty cement truck, get inside its rotating drum, and practice brewing, serving and drinking coffee. 9. Get in your car, get on I-5, and head for Seattle. Do this at night in a blinding rain storm with your watch cap pulled over your eyes. PS: If you are interested in a little history lesson, the Oregon Offshore was first raced in 1976 as a result of a challenge set forth by Portland sailor Richard Kipp, owner of Vagabundo, and Jack Gainer, the original owner of the Cascade 36 Raindrop, which Bill Huseby and Joby Easton sailed to a glorious first place finish in the

Hinde II high and dry right in front of me in a small graving dock. This Tudor galleon seemed so out of place in this re-developed 21st century waterfront, I felt like I had stumbled on the set of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”—since the new Globe theatre is another attraction on this route. I learned that this has been the ship’s home since 1996, and would guess it is unlikely ever to float again, since the wooden hull is unlikely to pass a safety inspection. The bulwarks were being repaired, and as I watched, this

reminded me of the time I went below decks 25 years before on the Columbia while sailing on the racing yacht Magic C living in. It didn’t help that the young co-ed sailors were engaged in tarring the rigging and appeared to have nowhere at all to clean up. Many years later, I read how Queen Elizabeth knighted Drake in 1581 aboard the Golden Hinde in Deptford, now a part of the borough of Greenwich. She then declared the ship should be a continued on page 24

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St. Helens...continued from page 17 of feet of lumber are being bought out every year. With all of the timber industries working full-time many more men were demanded in the woods to keep the supply of logs up, and railroads were built to bring the timber in. The stone quarries are turning out thousands of tons of crushed rock, and with the event of all these industries there were not enough houses, so during the past few years hundreds of good residences have been built, many of them being among the best houses in this state for the convenience and comfort of the inhabitants. In 1914 the thriving little city of Houlton of some 400 people voted to join hands with St. Helens. The towns were in reality one and separated by only an imaginary line. The citizens of both places now work in common for Houlton has the railroad station and St. Helens the waterfront, and by the consolidation both towns have rail and sail facilities to all parts of the world. To keep peace with the growth of the city in all these lines, the schools were enlarged, churches became active, social life increased and business prospered. From the little city of about 400 people in 1909, it grew to a city of 2800 people.

Last year there was established a fruit and vegetable cannery business, which has been successfully operated under the management of L. Rosasco and has been one of the reasons for more development like the locating of the farmers' cooperative creamery that added materially to the importance of the city. Every business is founded upon solid footing; every industry is past the experimental stage and is permanently located; working men are paying for their homes and are fast becoming landowners, business is good in all lines in the city is prosperous. Indeed, there is no possible way to prevent St. Helens from being what the early settlers predicted, one of the leading cities of Oregon. In fact, from an industrial standpoint it is already ranking away up towards the head of the list. St. Helens being the county seat of Columbia County, the courthouse is a notable building on the banks of the Columbia River, overlooking the country around the city.. Another industry of considerable importance is the salmon fishery. Several hundred tons of the famous Columbia River salmon are caught and marketed in St. Helens each year during the season, thereby furnishing employment to

quite a respectable army of men and bringing into the city quite a large sum of money each year. Transportation facilities being of the very best, it is only reasonable to predict that the growth of the past few years will be duplicated in an equal length of time in the immediate future.St. Helens has all modern conveniences and transportation to Portland and other points is provided by rail, steamboat and automobile. Some years ago many of our public spirited citizens, realized that St. Helens needed a park near the heart of the city, and prevailed upon the Council to buy what was then known as Godfrey Park. It has been a good investment right from the start. The late Charles Muckle built for the city a bandstand and from time to time other improvements have been added which make the park most attractive. The celebrations on the glorious fourth are usually held in this park and many of the lodge and association picnics and assemblies are held here. There are numerous lunch tables, seats and swings for the youngsters.

The Golden Hinde II .... continued frompage 23 maritime museum, making it almost surely the first museum ship in the world! It survived until the mid-1600s when, predictably, the lack of funds for maintenance made it too dangerous to be open to the public and it was dismantled.

Re-Creating Nautical History In an office close to the modern Golden Hinde, I learned about the replica’s 40th birthday, and dug up more information on the ship called the Golden Hinde II. It was actually the dream of two American businessmen, Albert Elledge and Art Blum. They wished to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the completion of Sir Francis Drake’s famous circumnavigation in 1580. There were no plans of the original ship, so Loring Christian Norgaard, Californian naval architect, spent three years researching manuscripts about Drake's voyage, traditional shipbuilding in the Tudor era and journals from crew members. He used the measurements for the wooden covering that was built around the original ship while berthed in Deptford as a maritime museum. With all this information Norgaard was able to design a fully working reconstruction. Once Norgaard's plans were complete, the shipbuilding firm J Hinks & Son in Appledore, Devon was selected to undertake the build. The Hinks family were respected shipbuilders with over 100 years of experience in traditional craftsmanship. They began the time-consuming process of sourcing the authentic materials of oak, elm, pine and fir trees needed, as well as researching traditional hand-building methods and tools used to

The Golden Hinde passed Whale Cove on it’s way south, where one reseacher thinks Drake landed and claimed for England.

create the vessel. The internal and external decorations were also meticulously planned, including the “hinde” (deer) figurehead. After two years of devoted work, Golden Hinde II was launched on 5th April 1973, by the Countess of Devon.

The Great Voyages 1975-1996 In 1975 the ship sailed to San Francisco as a memorial to Francis Drake’s landing in North America. In 1979 she crossed the Pacific to Japan to film the TV Series "Shogun" before returning to England. Golden Hinde II then celebrated the 400th anniversary in Plymouth in 1980, while filming "Drake's Venture" starring the late John Thaw. After a tour of Britain and Ireland, she sailed to Canada to appear in Expo ’86. In 1987 she began a four-year-expedition through the East and West Coasts of North America. In Portland, the

U.S. Coastguard demanded that the ship must pay tax as a commercial passenger vessel because it charged an entry fee. There was a public outcry and they relented, only insisting on a second gangplank and a fire pump on shore. Returning to the U.K. In 1991, the ship made a successful tour of Britain before retiring to the London waterfront.

The War of Words Over Drake’s Bay Just where Drake landed on the west coast is a mystery. When Drake got back home, a great veil of secrecy was erected around his voyage. All logs,maps and charts from the voyage were confiscated by Queen Elizabeth and never seen again, his crew were sworn to secrecy about their movements, under pain of death, and no accounts of the voyage were allowed to be published for almost ten years. I will review these competing claims in a future issue...




Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Plans Extension Around Tillamook Bay If you boat on Tillamook Bay on a weekend, you have likely seen or heard the excursion train of the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad that has run from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach. The sight of the 1925 locomotive puffing around the bay makes you feel like you have stepped back in time to the early 1900s. The line saw regular passenger service until 1932—serving two trains a day—and it continued to serve occasional passenger trains until 1953. But did you know this engine is also had a part in movie history? If you have ever seen the iconic films “Bound for Glory” about Woody Guthrie (1975) or “Stand By Me” (1986) about growing up in southern Oregon, you saw this engine playing an important role. It was built by the American Locomotive Co. in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1925, and hauled logs from the forests around Mount Shasta until 1987. The OCSR has run every summer since 2003, starting with the 1910 steamer Curtiss Lumber Co. #2, and by the time the line was ready to purchase a second locomotive, the Great Gale of 2007 had washed away much of the old lum-

ber route through the Coast Range that was built between 1906 and 1911. So, the new engine arrived at the Oregon coast by road on a heavy-load trailer after a 400-mile trip up Interstate 5 and across the Coast Range in March, 2011. It is an oil burner that now runs on recycled motor oil. On the present route, once the train reaches the Tillamook jetty, it is lost to the view of boaters and disappears into the woods until it merges beside Highway 101 south of Rockaway Beach. Now, the OCSR is planning to build a new terminus and engine shed behind the famous Tillamook Cheese Co. plant north of downtown Tillamook, so the trains will have much greater visibility. This extension around the bay will add nine miles to the existing 5-6 mile route, making it a much longer trip. In the near future, the non-profit OCSR is also leasing more track from the Port of Tillamook Bay on the north end of the line, running along the Nehalem River, which it may use in the future. Beyond there, the tracks are accessible only by determined hikers...

The OCSR’s main locomotive was built in 1925 in New York State and hauled lumber around Mt. Shasta until 1987. Now, it pulls holiday makers around Tillamook Bay.

Annual Ladies Cruise on course for fun by: Sandra Rose Gordon, Captain M/V Conundrum On May 17, 2013 all-women crews braved the mighty Columbia River and took the helm of their boats. The destination was Coon Island, where they celebrated women boaters everywhere. There were adventures, battles and winnings for all to share. The three day excursion started with arrivals and docking on Friday. All the ladies docked with expertise and big smiles. Introductions were given and new acquaintances made. To get to know everyone a little better, we shared some yummy foods and adult beverages. We even had a fun game “Three Truths and a Lie.” Interesting facts were presented but will never be revealed beyond the Coon Island dock! Saturday was the big day to celebrate and party. Our theme this year was ‘My Favorite Musical.’ Each captain and her crew made unique offerings for the day. Some dressed, some sang, some danced, but all brought delicious

food and drink to share. At the end of the day, we had laughed and had so much fun! This cruise is always amazing for the new friends and memories.

Prizes were awarded for: Best Theme: S/V Blue Heron for: the Beatles “Yellow Submarine.” Best Food: Susan (with a little help from her son) from M/V Conundrum with some authentic Greek food and dancing to “Mamma Mia.” Best Drink: Renee mixed up a magical cocktail on M/V Makes It Easy, which became a floating hotrod from “Grease.” Best Dressed: Linda and her crew on S/V Maia Doran outstyled everyone with the “Age of Aquarius.” Sunday is the day to cook brunch and relax with more food, friends and memories. Most importantly, the planning for 2014 Columbia River All Ladies Cruise began. Get your inner Jimmy Buffet ready with “Margaritaville” and parrot heads.

Big thanks to our sponsor this year, Christine Palmerton of NautiGirl She donated a $50 NautiGirl gift certificate, a glass bottle cheese plate and the best lip balm for everyone on the cruise. Christine was happy to encourage women in boating in the Northwest. Look for her at the Seattle Boatshow and if you are ever in Bellingham, stop in to say hi! Susan Dorn and Sandra Gordon were the organizers for this year. Next year, Captains Dee Turner and Linda Plaganis are taking over. Passion Yachts has agreed to be the sponsor. Get ready for next year, Cruising with Jimmy Buffet!

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Riding on Air...continued from page 13 sponson, and low center of gravity, facilitates getting a large fish in the boat with less effort. Water skiing and wake boarding are simply achieved with a tow post, transom tow eyes, or stern tow arch. The rapid time to plane makes getting up and out of the water more fluid. Many of the new RIBs can be found with integrated seating, steering consoles, storage lockers, swim ladders, places to mount electronics, and under deck fuel tanks. Any standard boat accessory can be added making customization possible. One major advantage of a RIB is the reduced weight due to the inflatable sponson. This design contributes to high performance, high capacity, and a comfortable riding boat. Many water patrol and commercial users have adopted the

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The Voyage Not Meant to be...or...The Sinking of the Sailing Yacht Spirit by Jim Farrell The romance of the sea draws us to her shores and from there we can see others who have taken their dreams one-step further and either found ways to crew on a vessel or, given time and money, buy one. Some, like Bob Lemon of Harstine Island, Washington have taken it to the next level and built their own. Bob was one who found the dream following his 1970 move to the Pacific Northwest where he relocated after the shootings at Kent State , where he was a student at that time. In 1997, he launched a 14 ton. 44' sailing vessel that he completed from a bare fiberglass hull. called the Reliance originally from a company in eastern Canada . Being a mechanical-aeronautical engineer and builder did not hinder him from building a ketch cutter rig and supplying her with a chart plotter, early GPS, Furuno radar and other modern navigation equipment. Following the launch of SV Spirit, Bob and his wife Kristy, spent vacations and whatever time they could sailing to Barkley Sound, Desolation Sound and of course the San Juans. In 2001, they decided it was finally time to take the Hawaii plunge. Following Bob’s semi-retirement and Kristy taking a leave of absence from her job, off they went. They encountered a mechanical problem and headed into Newport, Oregon for repairs. By the time the repairs were made, Kristy’s allotted time off would not allow them to proceed to Hawaii so they turned around and headed for Desolation Sound for the remainder of her vacation. They still wanted to head for Hawaii, and in 2002 outfitted their yacht for another attempt. Again they found themselves in Newport, but only to refuel before con-

tinuing. Leaving Newport, they were somewhat disappointed with the deteriorating weather conditions. Winds were peaking about 40-45 knots, with seas running around 20', however the period between them was long, making for a somewhat comfortable ride under bare poles. They had the advantage of a full keel and a strong Navico autopilot on the steering quadrant, and the boat showed no tendency to broach. Their apprehension with the large seas (the largest they had been in) diminished somewhat as they settled into the storm’s rhythm. Then 300 miles off Cape Mendocino as Spirit rose with a wave and plunged down into the trough, they hit something solid in the bottom of the trough! Whatever it was did not matter, because Spirit started taking on water. Bob rushed below and tried to find where the hole was in the boat, but it was under too many cabinets and he could not get to it. As the bilge pump became overwhelmed with rising water that surged back and forth in the cabin, the engine flooded and the realization set in that they might lose the boat, Bob made the dreaded ‘Mayday’ call. No one picked up the call for a bit, until Coast Guard station Los Angeles heard him and sent a helicopter up from Humboldt Bay that was able to pick up the signal. A C-130H was dispatched, with pumps, while the helicopter crew battled 60-knot head winds as they tried to make their way to the scene. By now, the two plus feet of water in the boat was forcing the bow down and the boat was having difficulty rising with the next wave. The C130H crew dropped two pumps, but Bob could not turn Spirit to retrieve them for fear that she would broach.

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To add to their problems, the helicopter from Humboldt Bay could not make its way to their location due to the amount of fuel needed to buck the head wind, hence requiring the Coast Guard to dispatch another helicopter from Astoria, but that added another half an hour to the rescue time. Bob now occupied himself with their safety and tried to focus on the task at hand. Over the side went the 85 lb. life raft with its ¼inch painter line. Normally not a problem in calm seas, but when the raft fills with 400 lbs. of water ballast, it becomes almost impossible to pull it back to the boat in 20' plus seas. With water crashing into the boat and the real danger of broaching at the next wave, Bob struggled as the line cut into his hands to put the line around a winch and to bring it close to the stern where Kristy was hanging on, facing forward. Since Kristy could not see the life raft rising and falling behind her Bob said; "I brought it as close to the stern as I could without pulling it out of the water. I can only guess what she must have been feeling when I told her to fall backwards into the life raft that she could not see without letting go with one hand to turn, mostly due to her float vest and inflated life jacket. However, with winds gusting to 40 knots, big seas and

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the boat being tossed about (did I mention she couldn’t swim?) she followed instructions like a pro. “I have a very courageous first mate. It’s as though she was thinking ‘I’m anxious, I’m afraid but just tell me what to do calmly and I'll do it.’” Bob recalled. Kristi, although anxious throughout, never panicked and followed instructions without delay or comment. “I could not have asked for a better first mate. She was a credit to the crew and boat. It wasn’t until she tumbled into the hatch of the life raft that her emotions came to the surface about losing the boat, but that was brief and controlled. She still had to tie the long trailing line (attached to the stern) to the life raft and when the Coast Guard arrived, get from the raft to the rescue basket, so she stayed focused.” With Kristy in the raft and two feet of rising water in the cabin, Bob’s timing for joining her depended on the arrival of Astoria’s helicopter. They had to be well aft of the boat, hence the reason for the long trailing line from the boat. They were in contact with the Coast Guard with their handheld radio and were told to be ready as the helicopter would be short on fuel and their time on the scene would be short. When the Coast Guard arrived, he cut the long line for more distance from the sinking Spirit as the Coast Guard lowered the basket within ten feet of the life raft. First Kristy went into the basket with no hesitation on her part, then Bob. As the basket bounced around with the wind swept waves, Bob became puzzled wondering why they weren’t being lifted up to the helicopter. Turning around to look at Kristy he saw the line coming from the helicopter had become wrapped around Kristy’s neck. Kristy hadn’t noticed the line was around her due to the foul weather gear and life vest. Once they released Kristy from the strangulating situation, the Coast Guard was able to extract them to the safety of the helicopter. Bob further said; “On the trip

to Humboldt Bay Coast Guard station it started to sink (no pun intended) in. I was well aware that I had only insured Spirit for about one-third of her value. But I wasn't thinking dollars as we left her behind. It would be many days before we would discuss our experience. Kristi seemed to know my sense of loss and let me bring it up.” To this day in the night, in the dark (when the demons come) I still fret over not putting a line on Kristi before she fell backwards into the life raft. That one thought caused me more anxiety than the whole experience. Sometime later as I was working on Raven (our next boat) in the boatyard, I related our story to the fellow working next to me on his Crealock 37. Later that summer the Crealock happened to visit our home anchorage in Jarrell Cove. We happened to be on the beach and hailed the owner. His wife came to the rail and shouted to Kristi “you are the woman I aspire to be.” It’s an acknowledgement that’s well deserved and she would be a credit as a first mate to any crew on any boat anywhere. However, she still has trepidation about long offshore trips, although we have been to Barkley Sound several times in Raven since our experience in Spirit.” As I talked with Bob about his experience, I could see the pain in his eyes thinking back on what could have been the outcome of their adventure. Bob and Kristy survived their horrifying experience with only the clothes on their back and the ships papers. They survived because of the trust between them, proper equipment on the vessel, the fairly cool (given the circumstances) head of the skipper and of course the Coast Guard. While gently bobbing alongside of Raven listening to Bob revisit his ordeal, I thought of my own first mate, Becky, across the little bay aboard Autumn Daze, realizing how important it is to have trust in her and she in me.




McCuddy’s Family Serving Our Marine Community Since 1937 by Jim Farrell The Northwest Experience In an era of “big box” stores and multi-corporations edging more and more family owned businesses out, it’s always a pleasure to see a local family not only making it, but thriving. One such business is McCuddy’s Marina. Any Portlander who has been boating on the Columbia for a few years can’t help but notice how McCuddy’s has expanded. It all began with the dream of Lee McCuddy, a truck driver for Rose City Pie Company in 1936, continued with his son Mike, and now continues to grow with his grandsons, Matt and Mark in the family business. Lee’s dream started in 1937 when a friend Staff (Stafford) Jennings told him about the availability of an Evinrude distributorship and a strip of waterfront on the east side near the Morrison St. Bridge, that was available. He bought a floating boat house on the eastside where he would not only sell marine products, sell and repair boats and engines, but afforded his small family living quarters above the business. Gone were the days of truck driving in the early morning hours and working in the small chandlery he owned on Oak Street in the afternoons. As his business grew, he made a decision in 1947 that had an unexpected consequence a year later. He sold the eastside property and purchased land located at 33rd and N.E. Marine Drive. According to Mike McCuddy, (nine at the time) on May 30th, 1948, at 4:00 p.m., Memorial Day weekend was “kind of a benchmark” for him. ‘Vanport City’ became a victim of a 200' break in the dike holding back the waters of the Columbia River. The call went throughout the Portland-Vancouver area for help rescuing many of the 18,500 residents who had little or no warning about the flood. The call also went out for every available boat to help the victims with McCuddy’s Columbia Marina supplying their entire inventory (many were never returned) even though they were fighting the flood as well. They piled concrete blocks on the showroom floor to keep the building itself from floating away. Three months later Lee was back in business after a massive cleanup. Circumstances have kept the family in the marina business even after they sold it in 1971 following Lee’s death. Unfortunately, the new owner went bankrupt giving the property back to Mike, his mother and sister. In 1975 they sold a portion to the family friend, Staff Jennings and the covered moorage to the Port of Portland. Luckily Mike had been offered the chance to buy 200' of riverfront from the Tyee Yacht Club in 1973 from which Mike has made his own impact on the boating community and given the family the distinction of being in the marine business for over 75 years. Mike, along with his sons, Matt and Mark and with the help of their office manager of 18 years Candice Chisholm, have grown their business from that 200' of riverfront to their latest acquisition, McCuddy’s Steamboat Landing, located on the Washington side of the Columbia, just east of the I-205 bridge. McCuddy’s Steamboat Landing has 150 slips, with water and electric hookups with other amenities like a fish cleaning station, free Wi-Fi, dock boxes, restrooms and free self-service pumpout. (Hey, there’s many

McCuddy’s Steamboat Landing.

The McCuddy's, (l to r) Mark, Mike and Matt.

times that this writer would have liked to use the pumpout while visiting the state park moorage on Government Island.) M c C u d d y ’s m a r i n a s n ow stretch from Ridgefield, up the Columbia and Multnomah Channel almost to Camas. All in all, not bad for a northwest family whose father started out driving a truck. Happily, they have also retained their love of the water. Mike met his wife of 50 years, Judy, while she was canoeing on Lake Oswego and invited her to go water skiing with him. Matt will be hosting the Western Regional Water Ski Championship on the McCuddy owned Warman Lake located in eastern Vancouver, Wash. in 2015. ( Mark on the other hand is a competitive sailor and owns a Cascade 36 with Mike and a Cal 20. What does the future hold for the McCuddy’s? Well, maybe the fourth generation coming up, will blaze their own path as the years and waters of the Columbia roll on. Or as Mike puts it, “maybe they’ll be doctors, lawyers, or...whatever they decide to be.” Wise words from a wise Grandpa. The family’s marinas are: • McCuddy’s Marine Drive Moorage, 503-289-7879 • McCuddy’s Big Oak Marina, 503-543-3836 • McCuddy’s Landing Marina, 503-543-3836 • McCuddy’s Hayden Island Marina, 503-286-6524 • McCuddy’s Ridgefield Marina, 360-903-8517 • McCuddy’s Steamboat Landing Marina, 360-254-1000 McCuddy’s have also put up an impressive Web site,, which has boat loads of information.

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BIG Oaks Marina- $129,500. Great Boat House w/Nice Living quarters. Garage area with lift will take about a 29ft. Electric Door. Master Main with new floors, Bath on Main. Kitchen & Vaulted Living room up w/views. MLS 13441953. Call Susan Colton – 503-936-0161

NEW 900 sf 2br, 2 bath floating home for sale. Granite counter tops, all stainless appliance, covered deck with Hot tub, jetted tub in master, many extras. Available now or will build to suit. Slips E 1+3 at McCuddy's Landing, Scappose, moorage buy in and 6 months dues included. Call Dennis @ 509-860-5013 or John @503-3840329 email

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

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

FLOATING HOME SERVICES CLASS HARBOR MOORAGE – OUTSIDE SLIP & HOME $374,500. Plus garage and reserved parking. Beautifully done 2 bedroom & office, Wall of windows to enjoy the views. MLS #13522171 or/photos Call Susan Colton, Broker 503-936-0161

$89,900-Best Deal on the River! House and slip at Jantzen Beach Moorage. 850 sf. One level, room for a boat. Low HOA fee 275/mo. Master bdrm 14 x 9. Den- 9 x 8. 1843 N Jantzen Ave. MLS 13378412. Call Susan Colton, Broker - 503-936-0161.

Jantzen Beach- $243,000. Nice 2bdrm,2 bath, about 1400 sf, Large Master suite & loft office. 1915 N Jantzen. MLS #13664218 for more photos. Nice deck and water ways. Call Susan Colton, 503-936-0161

BIG EDDY’s – $209,000- Quality Craftsman on the river –Built in 2007. On the outside, about 1100 sq ft. 1.5 baths, Galley Kitchen and Nook. Bamboo floors take the tour- Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161,

Riverfront 3/3 $399K Great Sellwood 2-story penthouse in intimate Waverly Condos, steps from Waverly Marina w/slips avail from only $9K. Contemporary home with stunning river views. Faye O’Bryant RE/MAX 503-706-4874

Randy Olson

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.

DUCK’S MARINE CONSTRUCTION Float Construction Floating Home Surveys Diving Services (503) 665-8348

1242 sq/ft floating home w/21 foot boat well, swim float, deck, hot tub, new float, roof, windows, newer stove, fresh paint, Jantzen Beach Moorage slip included. $125,000 Michele Sucevich (503)819-0004

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THE RIVER REALTORS Specializing in Floating Homes

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

Jane Betts-Stover GRI, Broker

For more photos & information visit my website:

Sue Richard Broker

503-422-3340 503-833-2720


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

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

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

18699 N.E. Marine Dr.

11626 N. Island Cove Ln.

1 Bd/ 1Ba Totally remodeled in 09, this cottage on the water offers big/open kit, travertine counters, hrdwoods, & woodstove. New stringers. Outside slip w/great views and fishing! Quiet & serene w/gated parking. Wonderful home for price of $115,000!

2bd/2ba Quality new construction to be finished w/granite & stainless steel appliances. Soaring ceilings, spacious rms, big windows. Select your own colors. Different slip locations available. Moved free of charge! $229,000 Call Jane.

1+1 Bd/1Ba Fresh, bright & newly remodeled w/hardwd flrs, vaulted ceilings, new kitchen & bath. Use loft for 2nd bdroom or office. Steel stringers. Lovely, gated moorage. NOW $169,000. Call Jane.

1817 N. Jantzen Ave. 2 bd/1.1ba Honey of a home, lovingly remodeled w/gas fireplace, shining lam floors, lrg fam room, French doors to deck. Great logs & stringers. Slip ownership is included and located in secure gated moorage convenient to shops, dining, & public transit. $229,000

DON’T PUT CALLERS ON ICE Give your phone number and the best time to call. If it’s too difficult to reach you, buyers may give up.

THROW THE DICE! You can’t sell anything until you place the ad!

PENDING 11690 N. Island Cove

1691 N. Jantzen Ave.

2bd/2ba Spacious rms,lots of storage, big master w/ deck. Bonus rm. Gated. Outside slip! Real cutie! In gated desirable moorage. $145,000. Call Jane.

2 bd/ 2.5 ba Large light and open! Huge master suite on main, gas firepl, Artists studio on 2nd! Slip Ownership included! Exceedingly large slip. Private gated moorage. Wonderful views of the river. $309,000. Call Jane

27448 N.W. St. Helens Rd. #400 3bed/2ba Fabulous! Best slip. Views galore! Vaulted; huge windows. Lg swimflt, gazebo, 24’ boatwell, 36’boat slip. Tender w/wkshp, den & garage. Includes slip. $448,000. Call Jane.

229 N. Bridgeton Rd. 1 bd/1ba Renovated in ’07. New Paint, shiny new floors! Beamed ceilings, covered porches. Moor 22' boat. Price reduced $59,900. Call Jane.



SOLD 2901 N.E. Marine Dr., A-19

17809 N.E. Marine Dr.

17557 NW Sauvie Isd Rd. #45

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

2bd/1ba Wood shake exterior; tiled kitch floor, wood stove in Living Room. Open floor plan. Wonderful, rustic, & well maintained. Spacious rooms, large covered porch. $95,000. Call Jane

2bd/2.1ba Over 1850 sq ft of quality living. Front row slip, spectacular views, 2 fireplaces, living rm & great rm w/balconies and decks, family room. Too many features to list—an entertainer’s delight! 23’ boatwell. Low HOA in desirable moorage. $435,000 Call Jane

Cute & cozy, low price, outside slip on highly desirable Sauvie Island. Use it as a get-away or for full time living. Open floor plan, newer gas fireplace. Motivated seller. ONLY $119,000. Call Jane.

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Living rm w/gas firepl, open kitch, sweeping river views. Master suite w/gas firepl. Huge balcony & lower deck. Separate tender. Slip included! Reduced to $359,000. Call Jane.

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173 N.E. Bridgeton Rd., #23 2bd/2ba Lovingly remodeled in 08, this charmer has new kitchen, hdwds under carpet & open flr plan. Big deck/patio area. Finished tender w/ 2nd br & ba. Great flotation! Desirable neighborhood. $184,000. Call Jane.

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

27448 N.W. St. Helens Rd., #424

1bd/1ba Cedar Cabin is perfect for your weekend getaway yet roomy enough for full-time living. Vaulted Master opens to back deck. Newer appliances incl. Great logs & stringers. Quiet gated moorage. $118,000. Call Sue.

2bd/3ba Open, big decks –balconies- big views! Slip Included!. Granite counters, hickory cabinets, gas firepl. Master suite w/open views of river. Lg workshop. Serene, secure moorage. $392,000. Call Jane.

26400 N.W. St. Helen’s, #54 1 BR/1Bath. Sunny Custom Home with 9 Skylights and Vaulted Ceilings. Terrific Large Covered Patio. Bamboo floors with radiant heat. Built-in Wall Beds. Serene quiet location. $177,000. Call Sue.

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23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., G1

23680 NW St. Helens U-76

3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. $219,000. Call Sue.

3bd/2.5 ba Sunshine bright! Hickory flrs, granite, marble. Open plan, 2 swim floats & slip ownership: Outside slip! $425,000. Home only: $325K! Call Jane.

1 BR/1 bath, lots of sunny windows, great views, large storage area, spacious decks, high ceilings. $115,000. Call Sue.

2bd/1ba New in ’02. Hi ceilings, firepl, spacious. Huge master w/ French drs to lg deck. Outside slip. User/utility fee paid thru 2029! New low price $219,000. Call Jane

Royal Marine Yacht Sales Larry Webb • Mike Otis

877-261-9619 50 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive Portland, OR 97217

1987 58' Symbol Pilothouse $219,000

2002 57' Carver Voyager Pilothouse $429,000

1996 53' Navigator $237,500

1994 47' Bayliner Pilothouse $169,000

1991 45' Bayliner Motoryacht $169,999

1987 44' Tollycraft CPMY $84,500

1990 54' Californian Motoryacht $249,500

2002 44' Navigator Classic $269,000

1998 44' Maxum SCR $89,900

1987 43' Wellcraft Portofino $88,500

1981 42' Grand Banks Classic $129,900

1986 42' Lien Hwa Sundeck $98,500

1968 42' Chris Craft Sport Fisher $49,500

1994 42' Grand Banks Classic $289,500

2006 41' Navigator Californian $299,500

1983 41' Canoe Cove Sport Sedan $89,000

2001 40' Custom Lobster Boat Express $179,995

2002 39' Bayliner Motoryacht $159,000

1978 38' Uniflite Convertible $75,500

2005 38' Carver Super Sport $169,000

2001 38' Sea Ray Sundancer $159,000

1991 38' Bayliner Motoryacht Dls $84,999

2006 38' Meridian Aft Cabin $229,500

1993 37' Trojan Express $59,500

1998 36' Bayliner Avanti $82,995

1992 36' Carver Aft Cabin $64,500

1996 36' Silverton Sedan $69,000

2002 352 Silverton Motoryacht $129,000

1998 33' Bayliner Command Bridge $69,500

2008 33' Rinker Express Cruiser $133,500

2006 32' Sea Ray Sundancer $112,500

2004 31' Camano Trawler $429,000

2008 30' Mainship Pilothouse $134,900

2007 27' Wellcraft Coastal $89,500

2009 25' Sea Ray Sundancer $62,500