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VOL. 32 • NO 7 • July 2014
Swiftsure 2014: May The Force Be With You by Dr. Frank Colistro The Launch At least nine Portland boats stayed in Victoria B.C. after Oregon Offshore this year to race in Swiftsure 2014. There was Kevin Flanigan aboard his Fox 44, Ocelot, racing against the other scary fast boats in the Cape Flattery Unlimited Race (IRC). Tom Kelly was there with his blue beauty, Anam Cara, Doug Schenk aboard the J/105 Free Bowl of Soup, Tom Kefler sailing his J/42, Velocity out of Portland Yacht Club, Jim Calmon’s C & C 34 Katzenjammer (aka ‘Captn. Jammer’ as she was hailed by a commercial ship during Offshore), our Cascade 36, Wy’East, sailing for CYC Portland, and, of course, Admiral Gary von Brunner’s Shamrock, a Yankee 33, also sailing for CYC Portland. For all of us, after having sailed what had to be the fastest Oregon Offshore in history, our hopes for an equally exciting Swiftsure were running high. For those who have not yet had the pleasure of sailing in this event, a little background. The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is the premiere long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest. Beginning and ending in Victoria, B.C. (Canada) the Swiftsure is international because some of the rounding marks are in U.S. waters and because entrants hail from the U.S., Canada and many other countries. The race is the child of Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The first Swiftsure race took place in 1930 when six RVYC vessels raced out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, rounded the Swiftsure bank light ship and returned to Victoria. With the exception of the World War II years, the race has continued ever
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since. Having sailed over twenty Swiftsures, I know the weather conditions from year to year can vary enormously. In some years, light winds lead to what we call the “Driftsure;” on the other hand, during Swiftsure 2012 we saw winds gusting up to 35 knots. There are two shorter courses and two long courses: The Swiftsure Light Ship Classic for PHRF and IRC handicapped yachts that race out to Swiftsure Bank and back for a total of 138 nautical miles, and the Cape Flattery races for PHRF handi-
capped monohull and multihull yachts spanning about 102 nautical miles, from Victoria to Neah Bay on the Washington side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back. Swiftsure is ably manned by a large crew of volunteers from the RVYC led by race chair, Vern Burkhardt. Vern succeeded Bill Conconi who was the cace of the race , from 1994 to 2010. As always, everything proceeded like clockwork thanks to Vern and company, including the pre-race weather briefing which was held Friday afternoon.
The weather weenies held out great hope for at least the first hours of the race, promising westerly winds in the 10 to 20 knot range. The current weenies, on the other hand, had bad news. We would be starting the race against a major incoming tide and finishing against equally strong ebb. Therefore, the words of wisdom from the science guys was to hug the shore, ideally on the Canadian side, all the way out to Neah Bay, continued on page 13
Reach of Tide - Pull of Penumbra by Jay Rymeski The Columbia River reaches deep; deep into the sub-strait of the Pacific Northwest, its land, its people. One of the region’s revered marine historians, Sam McKinney, understood the gash that river makes through this part of the continent better than most. He had a level of appreciation and understanding that allowed him to navigate the riverscape and the culture, dancing along its shores with grace and aplomb. Sam had a keen appreciation for what works in the effort of exploring the river’s diverse ecology and geography. His vision became the Columbia River Scow, a craft that the small group familiar with his nautical designs recognize as one of the most perfectly-engineered craft for cruising the river. There are two Columbia Pleasure Scows left on the river: the Reach of Tide, the original scow he designed and built in 1985, and Penumbra, the one he inspired. The Reach is as utilitarian as it is a work of art. Sam designed a boat he could build with a circular saw and a hammer. He also wanted to be
able to lay down in it and be able to sneak it back in the shallows where other craft could not go. “If you’re not getting stuck, you’re not having fun,” he was known to say. Sam ultimately found the Reach too big and built the Gander, another scow-shaped design. It was the boat he navigated from the mouth of the Columbia River to the island of Manhattan. Mark Pratt owned the Reach for a few years until he talked Corky Miller into reverse engineering the design and improving on some of the features. “The boat is a floating poem,” Mark explains. “Poetic in it’s design, fabrication, materials... It has everything you’d ever want or need out on the Columbia.” “It’s about experiencing life on the river in close to its purest form,” Corky adds. “And while Sam’s design went a long way to doing that, we thought we could improve on it.” The river is a pallet for boats to ply their strokes, and the Columbia scow is a fourseason cruiser perfect for an afternoon, a week or a month of exploring the river’s
“Reach of Tide” (foreground) and “Penumbra” out for a Columbia River cruise. Photo by Myles Twete
nooks and crannies. As Corky began work on the drawings for Penumbra in the late 1980’s, his transformation of the cabin created what he likes to call, “a room with a view.” Sam’s Reach has a short, cramped pilot house with a long, forward cabin area. Corky built a scale model of Penumbra with a pilot house twice as big as the Reach to include a settee, kitchen, more windows and lots of headroom. It ends up looking
similar, but feeling a lot bigger than you might expect. Corky explained, “The modification was about bringing the river in.” And the feel would be a lot like, “a grown-up version of the blanket- over-the-card-table fort we all grew up with,” Mark added with a grin. With the model mock-up ready, it took six months of planning and staging to precontinued on page 4
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Restored Cannons Were Buried Under Oregon Beach for 162 Years—Now Displayed in Astoria Museum by Peter J. Marsh Two half-ton cannons that were found on the Oregon coast after winter storms eroded them on a beach have returned after a six-year restoration at the Center for Marine Archeology and Conservation in Texas. They were finally put on display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria on May 24-and their secrets revealed to the public. Remarkably, one of them bears markings showing it was cast at the London foundry of Wiggin & Graham in 1807, and fired an 18 pound cannon ball! All the evidence points to the guns being from the American naval vessel USS Shark, an 86' fast topsail schooner wrecked at the notorious mouth of the Columbia River on September 10,1846. All the crew of 70 sur-
vived and were able to row ashore at low tide. They returned to the remote settlement of Astoria where they camped for the next three months until a Hudson Bay ship could be chartered to take them back to the east coast. While the crew began building shelters, a section of the ship’s deck broke away from the wreck and drifted south. It washed ashore 30 miles south near Arch Cape, where one of the seamen found it in the breakers with three cannons and a windlass still attached. However, the wreckage quickly disappeared under the shifting sands. The Shark’s visit was intended to show the US flag in the Oregon Country, which was jointly administered by the US and Great Britain. The crew had sailed 100 miles upriver to Fort Vancouver, run by the
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Hudson Bay Company, where they found HMS Modeste—a 120' sloop of war launched at Woolwich Dockyard in 1837, which bristled with eighteen powerful guns.
However, the British officers were intent on maintaining good relations with the American pioneers on the south shore, organizcontinued on page 6
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Reach of Tide - Pull of Penumbra...continued from page 1 pare for the build. A rental deal for the old Portland fireboat house on the Willamette was secured and materials began arriving. Walls were covered in drawings and schematics from all the measurements acquired for the reimagined vision of the perfect Columbia scow. Work progressed for 16 months in the riverside workshop. Mark sold the Reach of Tide as the bones of Penumbra grew from the custom working platform. “The next best thing to owning a boat is having a friend with one,” Mark quipped. The flat hull was built upsidedown, skinned with plywood and painted. One of the challenges with the build was the creation of a separate segment for the flat, sloping bow. “Wood is so forgiving and with enough epoxy and filler, your mistakes disappear,” Corky recalled. The calculations for the rise
and run on the hull were nearly perfect and Penumbra had a nose. With the hull complete, it was now time to flip the boat to continue with the topside build. The easiest way to muster the manpower was to throw a boat house party, inviting friends and family to come and celebrate reaching the hull milestone, and flip the beast. Drawings and the scale model would prove invaluable in building the cabin, pilot house, front and rear decks. The completed flat hull was an empty canvas, and Corky and Mark were determined to turn it into an original work of art. Traditional lines from Sam’s boat skewed. New edges exploded skyward delivering the additional headroom Corky would need for his 6'4" frame. The kitchenette took shape behind the pilot seat and could easily accommodate two burners, a sink and room below for a small fridge.
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Engineering on the custom electrical system was left to a KATU engineer who understood fitting lots of functionality into small spaces. Windows became an increasingly important feature, and as the topside took shape; the ability to let light in became more evident. The curves would be dictated by splitting the areas into thirds and bending plywood over the span to establish decking. Shaped, glue-laminated struts complement the topside arch. Luan plywood graces the sides providing a classy, wooden boat look inside and out of the marine real estate above the waterline. The forward vberth worked out to be quite spacious and left room for a head, a tiny wood stove and a storage locker. Penumbra was launched in April 1994 with much fanfare, taking its place along side the Reach as a modern classic. Time aboard any scow is slow—enough to appreciate being in the middle of nowhere in plain sight; a quintessential NW experience. The Columbia provides the backdrop, the scow, the access. From the exotic river traffic, to the natural beauty, every bit is at arm’s length. The flat bottom is not only functional when the tide leaves you high and dry, it lets the scow get up and plane underway. And when the surge from the incoming tide cooperates, surfing that hull down every wave face is nothing short of a religious experience. To d a y, t h e s c ow b o a t i n g lifestyle is alive and well. There is a strong community of craftsmen who continue to explore the boundaries of the scow’s form and function and there are designs and plans populating the internet. All share
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Ten Things I Learned on the Oregon Offshore Race by Capt. Sandra Bes Written June 2012 1. The effect of gravity is doubled when sailing offshore in 25-30 knots of wind. If you are sailing in these conditions at night, multiply by two again. Moving from port to starboard during a tack, stepping down the companionway, peeling off foulies to climb into the bunk become tasks that require monumental effort. Every motion takes forethought and care, and you will likely come away with bruises. When I got home from the race, my boyfriend said it looked liked I’d been beaten with a stick. Even the tips of my elbows had bruises. 2. Your clothes will get damp under your foulies. Even if they are special, high tech, moisture-wicking material, they will still get damp. If you climb in to your bunk in your damp clothes, you will get hypothermia. This is not only dangerous, but the intense shivering makes it hard to climb out of the lee-cloth when you are seasick. It’s hard to say which feels worse—seasick or hypothermic, and the combination of the two is nothing short of miserable. Make sure you take off damp gear, put on something dry, and climb all the way in to your sleeping bag when its time to get some shut-eye. 3. Waves should be rated by puke-factor instead of swell height and period. Waves created by 25-30knots of wind have a high “PF” rating. This rating should have a multiplier for time spent down below, including time spent in your bunk. Make sure to have a bucket or other receptacle handy for crew members in case of such an event. If you are in your sleeping bag, held in with a lee cloth, it can be very hard to make it up on deck to the rail. See #1 and #2.
the fish. Wet wipes applied to any body parts not enclosed in fleece, long underwear and foul-weather gear can also feel wonderful. A little deodorant may be applied, however you run the risk of exposing your arm-pits, which may be confused for the scent of a humpback whale taking a breath nearby. Come to think of it, this would be a great thing to do if you are in need of privacy. 6. If you are feeling seasick, it is always best to head to the lee rail. If you are on a midnight watch, on a clear night, be sure to observe the sparkly bits of gold phosphorescence as the waves rush by the hull. You will then forget all about feeling seasick. Do not get so mesmerized you forget you are leaning towards the downhill side of the boat. 7. The boat rises and falls on unseen waves when sailing at night. Except for white foam rushing past, and occasional showers of salt water over the bow, you cannot see the ocean at all. If the sky is clear, you can see and steer by the stars. If the sky is very clear, you will be wrapped in a stunningly beautiful and magical blanket of stars. Sailing at night can be a bit frightening, but don’t be so scared you forget to see how beautiful it is. Beware, don’t get so lost in the beauty you forget you are on the boat. 8. Sailing in a steady 15 knot breeze, across a mild ocean swell, under sun-dappled spring sky, the crisp, white outline of the Olympic Mountains off to starboard, is about as good as it gets—even better than sex. (To my Sweetheart at home—you’ve seen the top of the Olympics at sunset in a plane you built, so you know what I’m talking about). This kind of sailing makes staying up all night, and all the little miseries enumerated above to-
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tally worthwhile. Truly nothing else compares, with the possible exception of #7. 9. Sailboat racing is a team sport. The crew is there not only to swap sails and grind winches, but to help prepare food, take care of boat housekeeping, hang gear to dry, and provide care and support for crew members suffering from seasickness. Your crew is your Valuable Cargo and should be cared for as such. Lives depend on it. Our team was a family. We each had an opportunity to care for and support one another. We were first in the Bridge to Bridge last year, last in the Offshore this year, and our rapport, camaraderie and support for one another made us winners of both in my mind. 10.Becalmed is an opportunity for patience. The wind will come up again, eventually. If it is evening and the wind has dropped, you have time to watch the sun sink to the horizon. You may even watch a pod of whales go by, and see the fine mist of their spray, orange rays of the sunset, sparkle though the mist, reflect off the water, and come to rest on the salty, tired face of your crewmate sitting next to you.
4. Sailing has traditionally been a Man’s Sport, so this little item may be easy to overlook for some. If there are women on board, and you will be out for more than a day or two, bring more than two rolls of toilet paper. Or tissues. Or Leaves. Or a sailing magazine. It’s bad enough to not shower for four days... I’ll leave it at that. 5. After a full day on the ocean, brushing your teeth feels every bit as blissful as a hot shower, especially when part of that time has been spent with your head over the lee rail feeding
The most important thing I learned, or reminded myself of, is that the best experiences in our lives come from stepping out of our comfort zone, looking Mother Nature square in the eye, challenging ourselves, and digging deep. It is seldom comfortable., and ocean racing, especially off the Washington coast in May, is
indeed, a strange, twisted definition of fun. Yet through these experiences, we find joy as deep as the sun-dappled ocean and as wide as the clear starry night. Much thanks to the skipper and crew of S/V Katzenjammer for blessing me with one of the most wonderful adventures I have ever experienced.
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and stumps, she noticed a rocky mass with a patch of rust. Looking closer, the two beachcombers realized this was something manmade, covered with a thick crust of hardened sand, pebbles and shells. They dug around the object and exposed enough to show the outline of the cannon’s shape. They walked back to their beach house and called the nearest state park campground to report the find. They reached a park ranger who appreciated the potential significance of their discovery and within hours, state officials were on the scene. Plans were made to excavate the object the next day before the sand re-claimed it. Incredibly, an onlooker then spotted a second object further out that turned out to be the second cannon. The local police made sure nothing was disturbed overnight and the next day, a team from Oregon State Parks dug under the object so a back hoe could hoist it out of the sand and carry it back to a safe location. Both guns were still sitting on their original heavy wooden mounts. They were identified as car onades-close-range weapons about a quarter the size and weight of long-range cannons—and spent the next year in tanks of brine in the state park. When an agreement was reached with Texas A & M University they underwent a full conservation that lasted several years. Once the hardened sand and rock were removed, the cannons were sent to an electric reduction vat for nine months to pull out the chlorides that leached into the metal from the salt. That was followed by more baths to prevent any further corrosion. Five years later in May 2014, they were both returned to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria in amazingly good condition, considering they had been underwater for so long. “We’re honored, and very excited,” said Dave Pearson, deputy director of the museum. “This is at the dawn of the Oregon territory. These artifacts never before displayed are a key component of Astoria's history." The exhibit also features an officer's sword found in the 1970s and Shark rock, a large boulder into which survivors of the shipwreck carved their name. On the top of the English cannon, you can clearly see the numbers “10-0-4.” This stands for 10 hundredweight, 0 stone, 4 pounds in the strange imperial weight system that I grew up with in Britain, which amounts to a little over half a ton.
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Assessing the Older Marine Diesel by Halsell Marine Repair by John Halsell As mobile marine diesel technicians, we are often called upon to assess older marine diesel engines to determine if they are cost-effective to repair or should be sold for scrap. Whether in an older power or sailboat, on a stand in a boat yard, or lashed to a home-made pallet in a parking lot, older marine diesels present a unique set of challenges to troubleshoot. Unlike their on-highway counterparts, these engines often have not operated for years, perhaps been filled with seawater, corroded through galvanic action, left uncovered to the elements, subject to bad fuel etc. So on-highway diesel engine troubleshooting diagrams simply do not apply well to older marine diesels. A long-neglected marine diesel may be “seized,” preventing the pistons from moving. The cause could be the crankshaft main bearings, connecting rod bearings, or piston rings binding from corrosion, lack of lubrication etc. The cylinders could be filled with raw water or engine coolant, which cannot be compressed, or the starting motor could be seized. Attempting to start a seized engine can, in turn, lead to more problems like starter motor failure, cylinder wall scoring, or even fires from starter cable overheating. (Sstarter cables are the only current carrying conductors not required have over-current protection. ( ABYC Standard E-11.) Fortunately, there is a simple troubleshooting test to easily and quickly ascertain if the pistons are moving freely. It is simple, often only requires a single wrench, and is well-within most yacht owners’
ability. This is the technique of “barring over,” or rotating, the crankshaft by hand. Since the pistons will, at most, be moving very slowly, you need not disconnect the starting battery or even open the raw water sea cock for engine cooling. If you find the engine rotates freely, you can eliminate an entire branch of the typical diagnostic tree or, as long time marine diesel mechanic Hugh Brock puts it, barring over the engine avoids “doing a bunch of stuff and then finding it doesn’t even turn over.” 1. Locate the engine crankshaft pulley bolt or nut, located at the front of the engine. The main pulley bolt / nut will usually be found in the middle of the large pulley in the lower middle of the engine front. The main pulley, in turn, will have pulley belts connecting to various other engine components, such as the alternator, etc. (ABYC standards require “[all exposed belt drives, chain drives, and rotating parts... shall be covered with guards” or designed to “prevent injury” during normal engine operation, so on newer engines it may be necessary to remove a “belt guard shield” or other covering to find the crankshaft pulley nut or bolt.) 2. Fi t a n a p p r o p r i a tely-sized socket on the pulley bolt / nut. Older diesel engines manufactured in the United States or UK use standard-size fasteners. European and Asian manufactured engines will have metric size. (Newer engines from American manufacturers such
as Cummins also use metric size.) Obtaining a snug fit on the bolt / nut is important, To turn the socket, we use a 1/2 - inch drive, long handled ratcheting socket handle rather than the smaller 3/8-inch drive socket with a shorter handle commonly used on cars. If the bolt is not easily accessible, and the engine has three or fewer cylinders, the main pulley may instead simply be rotated by hand. To do so, grasp it or one of the belts in both hands and turn the pulley like a steering wheel. If the engine lacks an accessible crankshaft pulley bolt / nut but is too large to turn without a socket wrench, then still another option is to fit a socket on the alternator belt pulley nut. By slowly turning the alternator with one hand while putting pressure on the alternator belt with the other hand, the main pulley can be turned. Some marine diesels—such as a Farymann one cylinder—lack a main pulley bolt / nut. These engines will typically have a separate handle that can be fitted into the front of engine to manually start it as in the old photos of early automobiles. The next step is to slowly turn the crankshaft in the direction of crankshaft rotation. “Slowly” is about a count of “one-one thousand, two-one thousand, three one-thousand” for a 1/4 turn of the crankshaft. “Direction of crankshaft rotation” is typically clockwise when looking at the pulley.
If you have an engine manufacturer’s manual aboard it is advisable to first look up the direction since not all engine crankshafts rotate clockwise. (Some older twin engine installations rotate in opposite directions to offset the torque of the twin props.) While turning the crankshaft against the direction of rotation will not harm the engine.Turning the crankshaft pulley bolt / nut in the “wrong” direction may loosen the crankshaft pulley bolt / nut’ 7. Occasionally, the question arises of whether a diesel, being a compression ignition engine, will accidentally start while barring over. This is unlikely, as diesel engines need much higher rotation speeds (200400 rpm ) than can be achieved with a hand tool. Hugh does not recall, after barring over literally hundreds of diesels over the past 50 years, a diesel ever accidentally starting. 8. If the engine does not rotate, you may need to use either a “long handled” rachet handle, a “breaker” bar, or other aids. These can be somewhat tricky to use and may require considerable strength. 9. We do not normally use the “compression release” lever(s) often found on the smaller diesels in sailboats. These smaller engines can easily be barred-over without opening the compression release. The goal, for Hugh, in “barring over” the engine is simply to ascertain whether the pistons are physi-
cally moving up and down in the cylinders. He does not normally try to identify any particular sounds, such as air escaping the exhaust valves, etc. If the engine bars-over relatively smoothly, and “feels” as if it is operating without any hangups, etc., then an entire branch of the troubleshooting tree can be eliminated. If, on the other hand, the engine does not “bar over,” indicating the pistons are unable to physically move, then we normally will need to remove the cylinder head. In older marine diesels, removing the head can be problematic, because of the limited clearance in many engine compartments, head seizing on rusty head studs, lack of replacement head gaskets etc. For most boat owners, it is advisable to consult an experienced marine diesel mechanic before attempting to remove the head. The cost of head removal alone can deter many owners from attempting to salvage a seized engine. “After sitting filled with seawater for a year,” Hugh opines, “the engine is probably not worth the cost of fixing.” Next month, we’ll discuss how to continue evaluating the older marine diesel that has been successfully “barred over.” Halsell Marine Repair is a Portland-based company providing mobile marine diesel and electrical service to yacht owners. They can be contacted at 503-412-9810 for scheduling or general questions (John Halsell, Service Manager) or at Repair@HalsellMarine.com.
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Can you afford not to join? Hayden Island Yacht Club is a cruising club traveling the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Because HIYC does not have a club house 100% all our dues go to having fun! We host a cruise once a month and the weekend is filled with activities, prizes and food!
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Annual membership is only $300! We are currently waiving all initiation fees and if you pay your membership a year in advance you will receive a free VHF hand held radio as our gift. As a member you will not only enjoy free monthly cruises, but your membership includes free ice from the club ice machine, 10% moorage discount from Columbia Crossings, uses of club owned dock box, plus access to a host of experienced boaters.
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The Astoria Yacht Club’s first Paddle Event took place on May 25. There were 21 boats and 26 paddlers gathered at the John Day boat ramp in good weather and with a favorable tide to explore the headwaters of this small inlet east of Astoria. Their goal was to push along with the flood current until they passed under the new bridge that has replaced a tide gate near the head of navigation (for paddling). After paddling past the floating homes and boat houses near the US highway 30 bridge, they proceeded upriver and could see some herons and many other birds in flight and along the banks. “I saw an Osprey... did you see that big hawk? ...was that an Otter?”
The Sea Scouts came along in their runabout to help as safety boat in case anyone was tired. They didn’t need to help anyone, but were great to have along. After about an hour and a half almost everyone had reached and gone under the new bridge. It has now been two years since breaching the dike and a profound change has taken place. It has allowed the flooding of many acres of fallow farm land to create new wildlife habitat. There you could paddle through and around large trees that have died, after being “drowned” and where trees have been felled by beaver, whose large dam is nearby.
After a group raft up for a photo, this hearty band proceeded back down stream to Toby Dyal’s houseboat were they hauled out and had a great meal prepared by Marie Yost under the AYC tent set up in his yard. After refreshments it began to drizzle a bit, and some had to paddle back to the ramp just a bit damp. But all and all the weather, the tide and the good company proved to a good day’s outing on the John Day. The plan is to have a paddle trip on a local river every month until the winter, and Toby hopes that this event will lead to bigger and better trips in future.
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by Jim Farrell OK, I had it all planned out. I had lined up a couple of friends for crew the first leg of the trip to Alaska from Tacoma to Blaine, Washington where I had an appointment to haul out and re-paint the bottom. Alas, one friend had a personal loss while the other, well, he thought some search and rescue training that came up was more important! It’s curious where some old sailor’s priorities lie. These were sailors that I have endured many storms at sea with-and a few stormy jaunts ashore— just the type you need with the right experience. Not a problem, I do like to single-hand every now and again, so
my plan was to hang around Tacoma for a week, work on Autumn Daze, then leapfrog to Blaine via the San Juan Islands. Yep, not a bad plan all and all. However, the best laid plans often go astray... Then a thought came to me, my twenty-six year old stepson Colin had some time off. Maybe it would be a good time to begin teaching him the systems on Autumn Daze along with some sailing techniques. “Sounds like a plan,” he said, and then asked if he could bring along his girlfriend Kelly and her old college roommate Kelsey? Not a problem, glad to have the extra hands aboard. But now my timing was all off. The work I’d planned to do in Tacoma wouldn't happen since we
were we were leaving a week earlier than planned. I can handle that, except Gordon from Carol’s Custom Canvas was trying to install the new bimini that I had wanted for the ten years Becky and I have owned the boat. Gordon had been working on an ocean-going tug boat moored in Seattle, putting in new metal ballast tanks and was trying to fit me in on his trips north from Portland. To give him credit, Gordon did work with me and dropped off a helper in Tacoma who would fit the canvas on the stainless steel framework. Gordon? He was off and running to Seattle to work on another boat, then rush back to Tacoma to continued on page 17
Marine Board Approves a Proposed Registered Motorboat Fee Increase The Oregon State Marine Board met for their quarterly Board meeting on June 25 in Prineville, to discuss the agency’s proposed 2015-2017 budget and consider a recommendation for a motorboat fee increase. The Board also approved two boating facility grant increase requests and elected new Board officers. Staff briefed the Board on budget preparation and the public’s participation in the process. During May and June, staff met with the public throughout the state and outlined the Marine Board’s financial picture. In the past five years, the agency has experienced a 17 percent decline in fuel tax revenue, a seven percent decline in motorboat registrations, but conversely, an increase in boater activity on Oregon’s waterways. During these discussions, staff presented the cost-savings actions that OSMB has implemented in the past two biennia including streamlining internal operations and the elimination of program positions. Members of the public made suggestions. A summary of these ideas were provided to the Marine Board for consideration. The Board deliberated on an increase to the “flat per-foot” charge and a variety of “variable fees” based on length while taking into account the impact on boaters and cost comparisons with other western states for motorboat registrations. The Board approved moving forward on a legislative concept with a fee proposal to increase the flat fee from $3 per foot to $5 per foot for all motorboats. The Board also approved raising the fees for other boatingrelated services. “It has been 12 years since the last fee increase and with boat fuel use continuing
to decline, to maintain services to boaters, this increase is necessary,” said Director Scott Brewen. “We’ve eliminated marketing campaigns and ninety percent of our print publication budget, plus two and a half positions in the last four years. We’ve also streamlined operations and created efficiencies so it’s easier and faster for boaters to complete transactions and get out on the water.” Brewen added, “Any additional cuts will have to be from boating safety services or boating facility grants, which will negatively impact boaters.” During the meeting, the Board also considered grant funding increases for two existing grants due to the increased costs in materials for the Roger’s Landing boarding float replacement and the City of St. Helens Courthouse Docks upgrade. The Board approved an additional $75,000 in state boater funds to Yamhill County to reflect the increase in the price of aluminum required for the boarding float construction for Roger’s Landing. The Board also approved an additional $37,742 in state boater funds for increased costs to upgrade the existing utilities serving the pumpout and dump station and transient tie-up, and power expansion for the power pedestals and selfservice kiosk. In final business, the Board elected new officers. For the remainder of the year through next June, Jen Tonneson, of Scappoose, will serve as Marine Board Chair and Jean Quinsey, of Lake Oswego, as Vice-Chair. To view the Marine Board’s staff report, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/ admin/members.aspx.
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Broad Reachings Moore Bettah by Eric Rouzee
here’s a 24 foot sailboat moored a few slips down from our boat, a somewhat non-descript craft sporting a Rogue Brewery license plate and a “Rogue Nation” bumper sticker. To the casual observer, it probably looks like someone’s daysailer, a nice comfortable boat to take out for a few tacks on a sunny afternoon. I suspect there are few people who see her and realize they’re looking at a true piece of west coast sailing history. The boat, owned by Jeff Duvall, is a Moore 24, and in 2006 she did more than provide a ride for a nice day on the water. She carried Duvall and sailing partner Peter Guilfoyle over 2,000 miles from San Francisco to Kaneohe Bay in the 2006 Pacific Cup Race. I first met Jeff a few months before he and Peter were scheduled to be on the Pac Cup starting line, and my first thought, upon hearing what they were planning to do was, “That’s a really little boat!” What’s more, having flown over the general course a few years earlier, I remembered the Pacific Ocean being, well, a really big piece of water. A quick glance at the eligibility requirements for the Pac Cup indicated that a Moore 24 is at exactly the minimum length allowed for the race, and at a displacement of just over 2,000 pounds (1,025 of that ballast) and a beam of 7 feet, the Moore could be described as the definition of a small, very light downwind runner. If you’re not familiar with the story, all of this might sound like just a couple of guys who decided to double hand a little boat across the Pacific. Get further into the story however, and there’s more to the whole affair. It began for Jeff in 2000 during a trip to Hawaii. A friend, Eric Simonson, had just sailed his Moore 24 into Kaneohe, and it got Jeff to thinking that he’d like to try the Pacific Cup crossing on that little boat. He began thinking and planning what it might take to pull this off. Four years later, on a return trip from the Oregon Offshore, Jeff got to talking with Peter about actually doing it. They met up with Eric, looked over his Moore, pooled their collective bank accounts and bought the boat. So far, so good. Next came fairly intensive sailing just to get to know the boat, figuring out what she was going to need for something like a Pacific crossing, not to mention figuring out just how much all of this was going to cost. A lot to think about, but not terribly unusual. And then things got interesting. During all of this, Peter’s daughter Keeli was born prematurely, and Peter got very familiar with the March of Dimes and their work with preemies. March of Dimes proved to be a big help, and six weeks later, Keeli left the hospital and came home. Suddenly, Jeff and Peter came up with an idea that transformed a “simple” Pacific Cup crossing into something much more significant. Why not use the race as a platform to raise funds and awareness for the MOD? And the whole program took off after that. Jeff and Peter developed a program name Project Lifesail, got help building a website and blog, told their story and began raising those aforementioned funds and awareness. They displayed the boat, now named Keeli Quinn after Peter’s daughter, at the Portland Boat Show as well as the annual March of Dimes Walkathon, selling raffle tickets and raising money for the program. All while working and refitting the Moore to get her ready for their afternoon sail across the Pacific. They competed in the 2005 Bridge to Bridge Race down to Yaquina Bay; sailed her down there for the summer; and then brought her home for final work before heading to San Francisco and the 2006 start. “The hardest part for us wasn’t the actual ocean sailing,” Jeff recalls. “It was all of the prep work. The logistics of getting the boat ready for the trip were really overwhelming at times.” In early July of 2006, Jeff and Peter trailered Keeli Quinn down to SFO Bay, launched her and made a number of practice runs just to make sure everything was a go. Race day finally rolled around along with, no doubt, some adrenalin and butterflies. Jeff and Peter headed out for what turned into a light start, but once past the Golden Gate, their breeze kicked in and the Moore took off. They spent the first couple of days in wet, rough conditions, but as the weather and their routine settled in, they were able to set their chute, which calmed the boat and allowed them to dry out. Being a Moore 24, there wasn't a lot of room down below but it was, in Jeff's words, “manageable.” Which sort of sounds like a nice way of saying “cramped.” They lived on freeze-dried foods with regular energy-maintaining snacks, plus a lot of tunes from their iPods, while they kept watch for debris and whatever else one might find in the middle of the world’s largest body of water. There were the usual expected gear failures, including a few parted spinnaker halyards that, I assume, required one of them to go aloft, but they managed to recover them and keep moving. And there was Jeff's description of one 24 hour period that probably made the whole trip worthwhile. “One particular day, we were really flying along and as the sun set, we were blasting off the tops of waves. At that point, we decided to downsize to our ‘chicken chute.’ That kept the boat speeds manageable. It was a crazy night, with waves crashing around us and glowing phosphorescence all around. Absolutely spectacular!” Fifteen days into the crossing, they spotted the first islands of Hawaii, and soon after that, they crossed the finish line off Kaneohe Bay. As they were escorted in, they first saw Peter’s family and friends, and Jeff spotted his then-girlfriend Kimberly waiting on the docks. A brief boat inspection completed, they accepted their first (and presumably not their last) post-race Mai Tai’s, and Jeff chose that moment to propose to Kimberly. Since we all know her now as Kimberly Duvall, I’ll leave it to you to guess her answer. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention one other snippet: Project Lifesail raised over $18,000 for the March of Dimes, and earned Jeff and Peter the MOD Volunteer of the Year award. Not bad. I guess that Moore 24 isn’t such a little boat after all.
(above) Bowmen have all the fun. Photo Credit: Only 2,000 miles to go. “Keeli Quinn” at the start of the 2006 Pacific Cup Race. (Inset) Post-race Mai Tai’s and smiles. Photo Credit: Jeff Duvall / Peter Guilfoyle
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Dale’s Corner The Jack Line Have you ever noticed that some mainsails have the bottom three or four luff slides strung through a line that is woven through some shackles or thimbles Dale that are attached to Waagmeester the luff? Likewise, have you even noticed that the bottom jib hanks of a club footed jib are strung the same way? The proper term for this set up is a “Jack line,” and it is a pretty handy device on mainsails and clubfooted jibs. In fact it is absolutely necessary on a club-footed jib! One of the more common repairs on a mainsail is to the slide that is located just above or below a reef tack grommet. Typically either the slide is broken, or the slide attachment grommet is pulled out of the sail. The Jack line can help alleviate this common problem. On a properly designed sail, the reef tack will fall exactly in be-
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tween the adjacent slides above and below it. As a mainsail is lowered to put in a reef, the slides will stack on top of each other, their height above the sail tack determined by how high the luff slide stopper and sail slide gate is positioned. Some stoppers are located very close to the tack. This is the optimum set up, because when the slides stack up on the stopper as you put in a reef, there is lots of room to pull the reef tack grommet down to the boom or tack hook. If the stopper is set further up from the tack, the higher location of the stacked slides limit how far you can pull the reef tack grommet down towards the sail tack. In some sails, the reef tack grommet is too close to an adjacent slide. In fact, back in the 80’s you would see some very good sailmakers actually attach a slide to the reef tack grommet itself, rather than attach it to its own grommet a distance away from the reef grommet. At first look this is a model of efficiency; using the same grommet for two purposes. In reality, it is extremely poor en-
gineering. Putting the luff slide close to the reef tack limits how far down you can pull the reef tack below the luff slide stack. In either of the cases described above, if you pull too hard trying to get the reef tack down close to the boom, something has to give. Either the slide breaks or the luff grommet pulls out, often tearing the luff bolt rope along the way. Take a look at Figure 1. This picture shows one slide of four on a Jack line installed on the luff of a mainsail for a 30 foot boat. The Jack line typically begins on the slide that is adjacent to and above the reef tack grommet and runs through all of the slides below it. The line itself is then tied to the Cunningham grommet with enough tension so that when the mainsail is fully hoisted, the line is drawn taut enough to pull the luff slide in position along the sail luff. When the sail is lowered in order to put in a reef, the Jack Line goes slack, allowing the luff slides to pull away from the sail luff. See Figure 2. This lets the reef tack pull down to the boom quite easily, while the sail slides stack on the luff stopper, completely separated from the sail. This is a very old solution to a common problem. It is very simple and it works like a charm. The Jack Line can go up only as high as the first reef, or, if you predict the need to use the second or third reef in your mainsail, the Jack Line can be brought up to the higher reef points to help facilitate
Figure 2 reefing in those positions. Jack lines are an absolute necessity on a Club Footed Jib. Without a Jack line you cannot completely lower the sail!! Because the clew is attached to a fixed location on the boom, it cannot move forward as the jib is lowered down the stay. Any jib snap that has a distance from the clew that is less than the length of the sail foot cannot move further down the stay. It hangs up unless the clew is released and allowed to move forward.
Install a Jack line, however, and the sail can pull away from the jib hank, allowing the sail to drop without a problem. The Jack line is the perfect solution for easy reefing when your slide stop is located high above the boom, and it is absolutely necessary for club footed jibs and staysails. It is a perfect low tech solution for a common problem, and it is relatively inexpensive to have your sailmaker install one. Happy Sailing!
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Summer. My favorite time of year. This summer I’m fortunate to have a three-week break from the Day Job. I kicked off the break with a beer can race on Katzenjammer. It was one of those early summer evenings when the sky threatens buckets of rain, and as the evening wears on, large blue swatches appear between the clouds and the sunlight streams through in vast yellow-gold rays. It was as if angels watched our race with the enthusiasm of Italian fans watching a World Cup match. And a spectacular race Sandra and Sierra enjoy a post-graduation vacation. it was. I took the helm and made the tactical decision to break ranks from the fleet and start on a port tack. It was a strategy that paid off well. A few boats tried to out-tack us up the Washington side, but we outmaneuvered them on the final downwind leg, for a heart-thumping nose-to-nose finish. The next day my recently-graduated-from-high-school daughter and I boarded a plane for San Diego. It was a celebratory trip—a reward for both of us. Parenting, as many of you know, is not for the faint of heart. Turning out a young adult that is kind, thoughtful, polite and has any kind of a work ethic in the chaotic noise of today’s culture is an accomplishment that rivals crossing the Columbia River Bar in 10 foot seas. The trip was also a chance for me to steal a little time with her before she tosses off lines to set her own course in the world. We landed in San Diego under clear blue skies. I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the road as we drove away from the airport. There were sailboats everywhere. Sure, I expected to see sailboats, but this was more sailboats than I’d seen anchored, moored and docked in one place in my entire life. Our hotel rented sailboats, so of course I had to get out there on the water. I rented a Hobie Cat, a delightfully fast boat. I blasted out from the beach on to Mission Bay—with all the other sailboats, and kayaks, and jet skis and powerboats and people on paddle boards. continued on page 13
The Galley...continued from page 12 It was about as fun as dodging 8-lanes across, 80 mph, Southern California traffic. We took a break from the sunny chaos of San Diego to visit a friend who has an ocean front house in Laguna Beach. We swam in the ocean, laid in the warm sand, watched surfers, a huge pod of dolphin and flocks of pelicans. I introduced our friend to fake whiskey sours, a favorite for cocktail hour on our sailboat. We sipped these while watching the sun splosh into the big, wide Pacific. Fake Whiskey Sour Shot of nice bourbon on ice Splash of lemon Pellegrino Twist of lime and a cherry
Swiftsure 2014 continued from page 1 cross the strait and round the mark, then hug the shore again, either shore, all the way back to the finish to avoid the ebb.
The Start Saturday morning came bright and early, as if an army of angels had scrubbed the sky to a perfect blue just for us. The sun was out and the wind was blowing as nearly 200 yachts scurried out of the Victoria Inner Harbour to congregate in the starting area. This is a big race. The race committee boat was HMCS Nanaimo, named for a flower-class corvette that served with the great distinction throughout the Second World War. The warship using a signaling cannon for the racing sequence sounds is both appropriate and necessary, since seeing race pennants raised and lowered from a field of nearly 200 yachts, at least one of them well over a 100 feet long, is a daunting challenge. We all were off and running on schedule in a 10-15 knot breeze that predictably built into the 20+ knot range as we approached the ever-treacherous Race Passage. That place has a curse on it!
Race Passage It is a small channel between a solid rock island and a solid rock shore. There is no such thing as a soft grounding in Race Passage. Anything you hit sinks you. Just as we entered the hole, the clevis attaching our main sheet to the boat broke, sending the main sail flying out of control. Imagine that. A $12.00 piece of hardware that has been on the boat maybe 15 years picks that exact spot at that exact moment to kill us. Fortunately, one of our crew, Pete “Casey Jones” Cozzi, regional manager for Amtrak and former train engineer, a true McGyver, dashes below deck, rummages through parts bins, and magically returns with replacement parts. Meanwhile, our two newest crew members, Jim and Kate, are sweating profusely in their brand new foulies as they wrestle with the thrashing main sheet. It gets repaired and we punch through Race Passage. “We’re too hot!” say Jim and Kate, scurrying below to remove layers of clothing after all of their exertions. Soon they are back on deck. A short time later, they are cold again. Back below they scuttle, once more layering up in order to face the 15 to 20 knot winds in relative comfort. By then, we have transitioned from the Eastern Strait microclimate to the microclimate of the Central Strait. It is almost al-
For dinner that evening we sampled wood-fired pizza from one of the local restaurants. The pizza was delicious and almost warranted the breathtakingly expensive tab that accompanied it. This recipe is how I would make the pizza at home. It may take a bit of finagling to get it exactly right, but every attempt will be worth the effort: Laguna Beach Breakfast Pizza Pizza crust, ready made, make your own or purchase dough from a local bakery. Sauté Andouille sausage in a pan. Remove from the pan and slice in to bite size pieces. Sauté 3-4 thin sliced fingerling potatoes in
ways windier just outside Victoria than in the Central Strait, and that day followed the rule. Pretty much all of the boats short tacked up the Canadian shore to stay out of the current, but not us. The idea of playing bumper boats with some 200 yachts as we throw in about 500 tacks to work our way up to Neah Bay is distinctly unappealing. We take our chances with the incoming current and go straight up the middle. Day turns to evening turns to night. Most of the other racers slowly but steadily pass us by. The only thing we have going is that we are somewhat closer to the turning mark, a power boat anchored just outside of Neah Bay on Washington. We round it in light air in the wee hours of Sunday morning, behind about three quarters of the other racers, and head back for Race Passage. We now are in the third microclimate, the entrance area to the strait, and the wind is light. Once again, everybody heads for shore, this time fairly equally splitting the fleet between Washington and British Columbia. Except us. Miraculously, we find our own little panel of wind blowing straight toward Race Passage. On the black water, it looks only about as wide as a four lane highway, but we are the lucky ones who find it. Once again, we are facing adverse current, but this time, it is Wy’East doing the passing. As the blackness turns to the dull grey of dawn, we slowly but steadily pass one yacht after another, on our own magical conveyor belt which is ferrying us exactly where we want to go. This works fine until we reach...
The Hole A vast area of absolutely no wind had formed about 4 miles from Race Passage, reaching from shore to shore. In this vast hole, no one moved, not a single boat. How does the old poem go? “As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.” Hundreds of pairs of eyes helplessly watched the sun rise brightly in the eastern sky as we all sat. As the day progressed, the radio became increasingly active as one yacht after another dropped out of the race. Truly, there is little more frustrating then being 80+ percent of the way to the finish of this magnificent event, only to have to quit with a mere 10 to 15 miles to go. About 60 yachts reluctantly called it quits. It is not exactly accurate to say that we were not moving. Since we once again failed to heed the advice to hug the shore and stay out of the current, we had been moving slowly backwards, while the shorebound yachts appeared to be standing still.
Laguna Beach Breakfast Pizza the sausage drippings in the pan. When the potatoes are almost tender, add porcini mushrooms and two cloves fresh chopped garlic. Sauté the mixture until the mushrooms and potatoes are tender, taking care to not overcook
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the mushrooms. Brush the pizza crust lightly with olive oil. Spread a light mixture of mozzarella and Romano on the crust Generously dot with fresh basil Cover with the sausage, mushroom and potato mixture. Bake in a 450 degree oven about 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the crust is a light, crispy brown. While the pizza is in the oven, fry an egg over easy in the remaining pan drippings. Finish the pizza by topping with the egg right before serving. Back in San Diego, I ventured out in a Hobie Cat again. Either my tolerance had increased or the bay was less crowded, and I had a great time tacking back and forth
on Mission Bay. That evening Sierra and I discovered a place that makes custom made ice cream sandwiches. It was a sinfully delicious, cool, refreshing way to end our salt-water crusted and slightly sun burnt day. Few sailors have a freezer on board that works, so this might best be a treat served shore-side after a day on the water. Custom Made Ice Cream Sandwiches Purchase 2-3 types of cookie dough and two or three different types of ice cream. Let your crew select their favorite cookies, bake, top with ice cream and enjoy. Fair Winds and Bon Appetite!
The Force We eventually stopped at slack tide. Then, a most amazing thing happened. The incoming current caught us first. The Force was with once again, we were on our own private conveyor belt which was sucking us through Race Passage. Once again, we were proof positive of the truth in the old saying, “I’d rather be lucky than smart.” The current carried us out of the hole, through Race Passage, and into the wind blowing in the east entrance microclimate.
The grand and terrible Swiftsure starting area.
Photo by Brian Webb
The Finish We had wind but not much. Anyone who has sailed Swiftsure knows that, once through Race Passage, it is tempting to head straight for Victoria, but one must sail the great circle route to avoid the ever present windless area northeast of Race Rock. Our spirits dropped with the wind speed as we pondered the possibility of being becalmed yet again, only this time within sight of Ogden Point and the Swiftsure finish line. Our helmsman, Oz, decided on a sail change. We threw up “Black Death,” our giant all black spinnaker. This is a very nervous flying sail, made of a light and strong material that has absolutely no stretch. Trim it for an hour and your arms will feel like you spent a day at the gym. In these light conditions, it worked like a charm. I was so intent on watching the finish line grow larger and larger that I failed to notice that Black Death was being trimmed expertly by our two newest crew, Jim and Kate. It would have been nice to come in first in division; we didn’t. We came in second behind Mata Hari, a Catalina 36 from the Sloop Yacht Club in Seattle. Out of a dozen-odd boats in our division, there was no third place; they all had dropped out. Looking at the other Portland boats that finished, von Burner’s Shamrock finished 5th in his race, while Kevin Flanigan’s Ocelot finished 3rd in Cape Flattery Unlimited (IRC). Tom Kelly’s Anam Cara finished 1st in division, 1st in class and 1st in race in the Cape Flattery Light Class. Doug Schenk's J/105, Free Bowl of Soup, and Tom Keffer's Velocity both miraculously made it through the Great Hole and finished. Scott Campbell's J/46, Riva, finished 1st in division and 3rd in class for the Cape Flattery Race-Heavy. And Home We Go It was great for Wy’East to finish in the money, actually great to finish at all. We spent only about 90 minutes in Victoria before shoving off for Portland. This proved to be a great move. The light wind conditions from Victoria to Race Rock and the Great Hole beyond it, made
for smooth motoring down the strait. The trip was made even better by the sight of a procession of yachts, some form the Lightship Classic race, which finally caught the light but steady wind and were finishing in the dark. By Tuesday morning, we were back at sea, looking forward to another bright and sunny day. Then, it suddenly got way better. A west northwest wind of 10 to 15 knots picked up early in the morning and blew all day long. We trimmed the sails for a broad reach, set the boat on auto pilot, and shot straight down the Washington coast. With Wy’East sailing herself, Casey Jones and I spent all day enjoying the rugged scenery with absolutely nothing else to do. That wind carried us all the way to the Columbia River, where it built to 20 knots, enabling us to jibe and sail all the way to Astoria on the tail end of a flood tide. Like the
Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Oregon Bar has three microclimates, the Entrance, Mid-Bar, and Astoria Area. Having crossed that bar hundreds of times, I can count on the fingers of one hand how often a following wind has stayed strong and blown in the same direction in all three areas. On that day it did. All in all, Offshore-Swiftsure was a great series of events for Wy’East; first in class in Offshore, second in division for Swiftsure, and a Cadillac trip home. As we sailed through the Vancouver Railroad Bridge, I realized that the only negative part of the series of events was rapidly approaching, its end. A day earlier, as we were approaching Buoy 2 and about to turn left and head for Astoria, we all shared a strong desire to simply keep going south and turn this brief spring vacation into an endless sailing summer. Maybe some day...
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Destination... St. Helens, Oregon Maritime Heritage Festival Returns to St. Helens July 25-26
REE Event showcases Regional Arts Show, music produced by 13 NIGHTS ON THE RIVER, vintage boats, children's boat building, Portland Water Spectacular Waterskiing Show, food booths and beer garden, WWII Sky Lantern and Luminaries Remembrance and WWII USO Show featuring Johnny Martin and his Orchestra . The Sixth Annual Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Maritime Heritage Festival is scheduled for July 25-26, 2013 in Old Town St. Helens, Oregon. The
festival brings together two days of FREE family activities, live music concerts, food, children's activities, waterskiing shows and salutes centuries of maritime history expressly featuring Native American culture as defining our region's unique personality, vitality and livability. The Maritime Heritage Festival kicks-off with the arrival of the Sternwheeler PORTLAND at 1:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. PT658 arrives. PT658 is the world’s only operational WWII PT Boat and its trip to St. Helens is one of its first since its major
Music for 2014 provided by 13 Nights on the River cast.
structural restoration last year. “It is exciting to see the newly emerging vision for St. Helens” and its “Maritime Heritage Waterfront” as a setting for an already appealing historic river port city,” said Chris Finks, St. Helens Tourism Director. “The Maritime Heritage Festival is a natural fit for St. Helens and supports its exciting new vision in addition to being a fun family event and touch point for Native American culture brought by our title sponsor and partner, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde,” added Finks. The festival also brings lots of free family fun, music, great foods, on both Friday and Saturday and People’s Choice Boat Show and much more (list of activities accompanies this release). Also present will be a collection of outstanding vessels including the PT Boat and 220-foot vintage
Sternwheeler PORTLAND that will be offering tours and dozens of international award-winning antique boats including last years' Best of Show winner, “Rinta,” a 1930s cruiser owned by Jim and Maila Cadd of Longview, Wash. The 2014 festival is produced by the City of St. Helens and the Maritime Heritage Coalition in partnership with the St. Helens Community Foundation, Portland Yacht Club, Columbia River Yachting Association and dozens of community volunteers. Sponsors include the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Maritime Heritage Coalition, The Greenbrier Companies, YoPlace Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt, Freshwater News, Alpha Broadcasting, Finksinc, Avamere at St. Helens, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Jordan Ramis, Crater Lake Spirits, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Wallmart, C.W.
Kellogg Company, Columbia River People’s Utility District, Wauna Federal Credit Union, Skinny’s Texaco, TCC Verizon and City of St. Helens Tourism. These sponsorships allow the event to remain free to the public. Event schedule, tickets and hotel information: www.travelcolumbiacounty.com or Facebook Columbia County Events For information on Cruises available to and from the event on board the Steamer Portland, go to www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org About the Festival: The festival celebrates maritime heritage, Native American Culture, and the many stories of regional waterways and supports the goal to build a regional maritime center.
car and join in the many events planned for this summer. They start with the 13 Nights on the River every Thursday and include the Fourth of July fireworks show,
Buskers Circus at the River July 5 , and the much anticipated Maritime Heritage Festival July 25th to 26th.
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Surrendering to Serendipity in Saint Helens by Tana Phemester The Saint Helens and Columbia County area has long been known for its natural beauty. The magic began for us in the summer of 2002 while returning from a cruise to Astoria, when we needed some diesel fuel. Slowing down to the “No Wake” speed heading to the fuel dock, we passed the Gray Cliffs on the right. The cliffs created a sense of protection for this Port and for some zany reason the area felt surreal, almost like we had slipped onto a movie set of the 19th century where sailing ships filled the dock. We surrendered to the serendipity of the moment and moored overnight as a guest of the St Helens public docks. I knew immediately that this wasn't just
an ordinary town: the basalt rocks cliffs sit on lava flows where you can feel the vibrations of a train across the river in Washington state, and the wake from ships passing in the night. On foggy days, the sound of their horns is just another part of the daily soundscape, like the clock tower on top of the Old Court House whose chimes reach up into the hills and then back down to the river banks. We had dinner in the old town, visited the shops and watched a movie at an old vaudeville theater. Life changed for us that that fateful day, although it took us many years to move here and buy a Craftsmen’s historical 1900 fixer upper. We relived parts of the movie "Money Pit" in our restoration and humorously even looked
a bit like Tom Hanks and Shelley Long with some equally funny stories. We decided in midrestoration to open a bed and breakfast to recapture some of the money pit costs; more importantly, we wanted to share the views we were experiencing daily on the front porch. This particular bluff is one of the tallest in St Helens, called Nob Hill. Imagine an area overlooking the river and the historical old town, where there really are rainbows that begin and end right here. I often tell the people here that we live in “Somewhere” the town under the rainbow where skies are blue and those dreams that dare to you dream really do come true... So come visit us in this storybook part of the river by boat or
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Located on the Multnomah Channel 50900 Dike Rd., Scappoose, OR Scappoose Moorage offers covered and uncovered moorage slips; covered up to 50 feet, and uncovered up to 60 feet. Occasionally we can take up to 80 foot boats for outside uncovered moorage, when available. We also have live aboard space, based on availability. Enjoy our community gym, community garden area, library/meeting room, laundry facility, storage space, public restrooms and shower facility.
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Hump’s restaurant, a Clatskanie landmark and yacht club favorite for six decades, re-opened in May under the ownership of local residents Robbie and Brenda Cameron, with family traditions of restaurant ownership. Cameron said that Humps will remain a friendly place “where you can come enjoy a cup of coffee or, a piece of pie or perhaps the finest rib eye in the area.” He has made a few changes to the menu to include dishes like halibut and chips, clam chowder and other locally-caught seafood, and hopes to source more products from northwest growers and vendors. The 144-seat restaurant overlooking the Clatskanie River is equipped with an elevator that provides accessibility to the sec-
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Highway 30 and Nehalem Street. Today, if you stand outside and look up at the front of the building, you can admire the carved panels of local scenes that run the full length of the structure. They are being carefully restored and painted, to bring out their detail, and keep up Hump’s tradition as a center of local culture. The Camerons are looking forward to meeting boaters this summer, the dock is open, and it’s always worth the trip! To plan your club’s next visit call Hump’s at 503-728-2626
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The Northwest Experience...continued from page 10 find another upholsterer to fix a couple of problems with the zippers. I can only give Gordon praise for the way that he fit Autumn Daze in and made my new timeline possible. Any sailing trip worth taking is a trip worth planning well. Transportation of crew and captain had to be arranged, once a destination had been agreed on. Extra food, drinks and propane had to be bought and stowed aboard. Damn, I had forgotten how much 26-year old can eat! Then waste tanks emptied, fuel taken on and maybe given anytime left, wash Tacoma’s grime off the deck. Gordon and his helper had left Tacoma at 7:30 p.m., leaving me with a brand new enclosure fit for Alaskan waters. However, I on the other hand had the crew coming aboard sometime after 11:00 p.m. while I’d be asleep as I had to move my truck to Bellingham and catch the 8:30 a.m. train back to Tacoma for a Thursday departure. Hey; every sailor worth his salt knows that you never begin a trip on a Friday. So my plan was to leave as soon as I got back, fuel up, and head for Quartermaster Harbor for the night and let everyone acclimate to life aboard. Up at 3:30 a.m. and off to Bellingham to grab the 8:45 a.m. Amtrak back to Tacoma and then to Lighthouse Diving to fill air tanks (you never know when you'll wrap something around the prop or worse) then back to the boat where my new crew had washed the deck and prepared Autumn Daze for the trip. By Thursday evening we were enjoying a quiet evening anchored in Quartermaster Harbor. At 5am I pulled the anchor up while all were asleep and headed out with the tide for Port Townsend, snug inside the new bimini as the early morning rain and mist curled around us. All went well as the day progressed, even to the point that we could turn off the smoke pot and set sail. We headed north pushed along by a stiff southerly breeze and the outgoing tide. As we glided past Seattle the wind begin to pick up and we reduced sail. By the time we encountered the tidal change off Point No Point and the junction of Hood Canal, Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound, the seas had become steeper and more confused. Not a big surprise since anytime that the winds and tide move in opposite directions the sea state changes, usually not for the better. We approached Marrowstone Point with winds around force 7 on the Beaufort Scale (31-38 mph) then rose to force 8 (39-46 mph) triggering us to start the engine
Good food makes for a happy crew.
and roll in the sails. Unfortunately while in the process of rolling in the rest of the jib its starboard sheet slapped the old window plastic glass of the dodger and broke it. Anchoring off Port Townsend would have been an adventure I’d rather not experience, so we chose to head into Point Hudson Marina instead. Approaching the entrance the wind had picked up to force 9 (47-51 mph) causing us to shoot through the opening into the marina basin where the winds were just 25 to 30. We must have made quite a spectacle with our entry. As I tried to maneuver alongside the wharf the skippers of a couple of larger vessels hollered at their kids to grab fenders. You know the type, with an extreme look on their face, who say “Oh god kids, he’s going to plow into us.” Sometimes looking good coming into port isn’t as important as getting in safely, so I opted out of the side tie to the wharf and saw a 50' slip that would fit just fine and powered in, letting the wind push us up against the dock. Now was the time to pull out the Tullamore Dew (only the best Irish at a time such as that), find an ice cube and enjoy the rest of the storm in comfort. The next morning I contacted Danielle Johnson of Port Townsend Canvas (email@example.com) who came down to the boat and took off the broken plastic window, replacing the glass within an hour and sent us on our way again for a quiet night anchored at Hunter Bay in Lopez Island. Now all I had to do was drop the kids off in Bellingham, grab a train back south to Tacoma, take my truck back up north to Blaine. Then, I would rely on my friend Dick Johnson of Fibercraft Inc., who did some wonderful gelcoat work for me a few years ago, to
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give me a ride south back to Bellingham and Autumn Daze. Finally, I was off to a very quiet Sucia Island mooring line in Echo Bay for a few days to wait for my haul-out appointment at Walsh Marine in Blaine. There were two nights that I was the only boat in the huge bay. In March and early April, Sucia Island and the rest of the San Juans are almost free of boats, giving me time to pull out charts and plan the rest of the journey to Alaska. Friday I castoff and headed to Blaine where I would be working on the boat while the yard cleaned and painted the hull. (Norm Walsh of Walsh Marine (360-332-5051) is one of the few yards that still allow you to sleep on the boat while on the hard and do a lot of your own work.) Now it was time for me to head back to Portland, but only for three days. Then I left for a trip to Texas to visit grandkids for a week, then back to Portland for four weeks to
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Boaters find easy access to fresh and festive markets, local history, on-shore recreation and fun events at the Port of Ilwaco this summer From the picture-perfect marina, you can step into adventure and delight on shore. Highlights include the Saturday Market at The Port, a handful of lively events, on-site restaurants, shops and galleries, easily walk-able museums, services and more shops. There is also direct access to the nationally recognized Discovery Trail to the beach and one of Washington's most spectacular state parks. “Because Ilwaco is a traditional fishing port, the marina is the gateway to many landlubber amenities and experiences that boaters also enjoy,” says Andi Day, Executive Director, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau. “Our open-air market, events and other attractions make it easy to fill a day or more with fun things to see and do while swapping stories with other boaters, as well as local residents.”
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One of the most convivial gathering places is the festive Saturday Market. Held at the Port of Ilwaco, the market takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through September with fresh produce, cut flowers, craft booths, food stands, and entertainment. Visitors can interact with regional crafters, sample sizzling sausages, buy a cup of smokedsalmon chowder, and restock the pantry with farm-fresh bounty along the marina’s promenade. Adjacent to the market, boaters can browse the shops, gallery and bookstore facing the water. Many visitors enjoy a tasty, casual lunch of Dungeness crab cakes and also purchase ultra-fresh seafood at Ole Bob’s Seafood Market and Café. Those looking for a lovely evening out reserve a table at Pelicano Restaurant, which offers a made-from-scratch, seasonal
menu accented with fresh seafood, as well as classic cocktails, a superb regional wine list, and mustsave-room-for desserts.
Explore a working fishing village Services and more attractions are located with in a few blocks for those that would like to venture beyond the Port. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum gives an overview of the tribal, fishing and railroad history of the area for a nominal admission fee. Other shops include a day spa, antique stores and a convenience store. Services such as a post office and banks are all nearby.
Schedule a visit during a festival The Port is even livelier during any of a handful of annual festivals. Independence Day is commemorated with magnificent displays during Fireworks at the Port, on July 5. The always-entertaining Blues and Seafood Festival, slated for August 15 and 16, celebrates the warmer evenings of summer with live entertainment by the best blues bands in the region. Slow Drag at the Port takes place on Sept. 5 with drivers “racing” classic cars to see which one can clock the slowest time.
Hike an interpretive trail to a lighthouse The promenade at the Port also marks the southern terminus of Discovery Trail. This one-of-akind, 8.5 mile long coastal interpretive trail stretches from Ilwaco, across the Cape Disappointment headlands to Beard’s Hollow. Continuing west over wetlands, the trail approaches the Pacific Ocean and meanders through the dunes to one-mile north of Long Beach boardwalk. Nearly a decade in the making, Discovery Trail is a remarkable public legacy of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. The interpretive markers along the trail, including the skeleton of a gray
Bayport RV Park and Campground • All sites have water, 20/30 amp power, and fire rings. • All sites are 25’ wide, with 10’ separation between sites. • All paved sites feature a 12’ wide paved pad. • Plenty of room for your boat trailer also. • Short term moorage available. Launch your boat on Friday for a weekend of fishing. • Tent camping available. • Restrooms with showers are available on site. • Local dump sites available. • Reservations available online.
whale, a bronze condor and a 20foot tall bronze sculpture of a windswept pine and more, were inspired by entries in Captain William Clark’s journal. The trail approximates Clark’s trek to the ocean and walk up the Long Beach Peninsula on Nov. 19, 1805. The interpretive trail is ideal for pedestrians and bicyclists seeking the sheer enjoyment of traveling through little developed coastline, hearing the rustling grassy dunes, feeling mist-laden Pacific breezes on ones face, watching the crashing Pacific surf, exploring tidal wetlands, and smelling the musty understory of an old growth forest. A trail extension is currently being completed for the spur that will lead to the historic North Head lighthouse. Ilwaco is the gateway to the Lewis and Clark National and Historic Park and Cape Disappointment State Park. Park visitors can take in miles of hiking trails, two-landmark lighthouses, interpretive programs and the Waikiki Beach concert series.
Seek out adventures beyond Ilwaco For those with bikes or utilizing Pacific Transit buses, the Long Beach Peninsula has several other communities to explore. The largest is Long Beach, a colorful beach town with restaurants, galleries, kite shops, arcades and a ½mile-long boardwalk that runs parallel to the beach and spans the grassy dunes. Long Beach hosts multiple festivals throughout the summer season, as well as the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market, which takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Fridays into October. By land or sea, the Long Beach Peninsula is a favorite choice for those seeking easy access to wild places, great seafood, lively festivals, and affordable creature comforts. Famous for oysters and cranberries, the Peninsula boasts a wealth of talented chefs, a growing number of specialty farms, and is a showcase for Northwest cuisine. These websites are good sources for additional information: www.portofilwaco, www.ilwacowashington.com and www.funbeach.com. The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is also very helpful and can be reached at 360-642-2400.
NEED CASH? Scappoose Bay Marine Park • Over 90 slips. • A variety of moorage options available. • Private floating restrooms. • Temporary moorage available. • Over 100 trailer parking spaces. • 3 lane boat ramp. • Gazebo and picnic area (for special events) • Public restrooms • Check availability online.
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Milwaukie Riverfront Park Phase II Groundbreaking Event a Grand Celebration A great crowd gathered at the shore of Milwaukie Bay to w i t n e s s C o n g r e s s m a n Ku r t Schrader, Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson and other state and regional dignitaries break ground on Phase II construction of Milwaukie Riverfront Park on June 6. Congressman Schrader and the Mayor addressed the more than 120 citizens assembled, as did Riverfront Task Force Chair Dave Green, State Representative Carolyn Tomei, County Commissioners Jim Bernard and Paul Savas, Deputy Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation District MG Devereux, Vice Chair of the Oregon State Marine
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SEA GYPSY IS FOR SALE. Rare 45' CHB Pilothouse Trawler. 1979 vintage, repowered in 1998. New Perkins engines, transmissions, drive shafts, fuel tanks, fuel lines, hoses, Glendenning Synchronizer, etc. 8KW Onan genset. Many spare parts. 640 Gallons fuel, 450 gallons water. Nicely appointed all leather salon and pilothouse, Corian countertops, custom ice maker and bar. $139,000 Call Nick 805-441-1298
76' Christensen Boathouse $145,000. Reduced to $125,000.00 "Steel siding-stringers, 30'4" wide X 76' long. Newer exterior deck surfaces, upgraded bathroom, fully insulated, and re-decked and painted interior.22' electric door opens to a well that is 171/2' wide and 60' long. Water space rights to 2250 sq. ft. included. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
68’ Larson Boathouse 1995. Cement float. The lower level includes a washer-dryer, sink, work bench, storage locker and refuse containers. A remotely monitored fire-smoke-heat alarm system is also included, and the electrical system has recently been inspected / approved. There is a fully furnished apartment on the second level with a outside deck. It is completely furnished and will be sold as shown except for a few stipulated personal items. This sale is subject to Columbia River Yacht Club Membership Application. $175,000. Reduced to $145,000.00. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
MOORAGE 175 Rocky Pointe Marina - Covered Slips (30ft and 43ft), floating home spaces, boathouse spaces and open boat slips 25ft to 50ft and side tie slips 50ft to 100ft. All new tenants get 2nd month free (4 month min) . All tenants get 50 cents off per gallon on fuel. Oregons 1st Clean Marina. Safe and secure with deep water and no jet noise. Located on Multnomah Channel near popular boating destinations. On site boatyard. Rocky Pointe Marina and Boatyard. www.rpmarina.com 503-543-7003 Pirate’s Cove Marina. Open slips up to 50' located in a beautiful country setting on the Multnomah Channel. Laundry facilities, showers, pumpouts within reach of each slip.HALF OFF MOORAGE FEE FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS! 503-543 5153
SAILBOAT SLIP: 11'X29', POWER AND WATER AVAILABLE. AVOID THE I-5 BRIDGE TO ISLAND. LOCATED ON BRIDGETON ROAD IN THE NORTH PORTLAND HARBOR. $140/MO. CALL 503-221-2003.
STUFF/BUY/SELL TRADE 200-299 PROPS & STUFF
NEWPORT 33' FOR SALE. Excellent condition, easy sailing, comfortable, and fun. Spacious cockpit, newer canvas. 6'2" headroom, sleeps 4-6, cozy with lots of teak. Universal diesel with newly rebuilt transmission. New running rigging and many extras. Ready for local cruising and live a board. Located in an amazing slip on Sauvie Island. $27,900. Matt (503)-267-7642.
64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $90,000. 64' X 31' X 19'6" high electric door. Interior 55' X 16' X 19'6" high electric doorThe electrical system is 120v X 240v with a 100 amp electrical panel. Both 30 amp and 50 amp cord plugs are available..Water Space Rights are included in the price ( 2262 sq. ft.), and Membership Application to Columbia River Yacht Club is required for a non-member purchase." Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
83' Boathouse - Steelhead Construction. OA ap. 83'x32' Well 71'x19.5'x22'h door. Log float with steel I-beam stringers, 200 amp power, 2007. Price includes 3145 sq. ft. of water space rights and transfer fee at Columbia River Yacht Club. Membership application/acceptance required. $184,900. (503)-703-7983. Photos and specs. at www.irwinyachtsales.com
27" X 29" X 11/2" Bronze pair $1,995
Astoria Regatta...................................................16 Astor St. Opry House .........................................16 Anchor Marine ......................................................9 Big Eddy Marina .................................................17 Commercial Marina For Sale .............................17 Columbia Marine Assistance ..............................5 Columbia River Yachting Association ................7 Cook Engine .........................................................5 Danish Marine.....................................................12 Duck’s Marine Construction..............................23 El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant..........................19 For Sale Floating Home .....................................18 Fred’s Marina ......................................................18 Harbor Properties...............................................17 Hayden Island Canvas .........................................4 Hayden Island Yacht Club ....................................8 Historic Riverfront Craftsman ...........................16 Hump’s Restaurant.............................................19 Irwin Yacht Sales...................................................2 Island Cafe ..........................................................19 Jane Betts-Stover Oregon Realty .....................23 Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill..............................19 Kozy Korner Restaurant ....................................19 Larson’s Moorage...............................................16 Graham Marden ..................................................15 Maritime Heritage Coalition...............................24 NSIA.....................................................................10 McCuddy’s Marina..............................................18 Mark’s on the Channel .......................................19 MicroTech..............................................................3 Mike DeVaney Insurance .....................................3 Neal Booth’s Boat Insurance Agency................6 Nob Hill Riverview Bed & Breakfast .................15 Norgard/Kirkpatrick............................................10 NW Battery Supply .............................................10 Pacific Power Boats .............................................8 Port of Camas/Washougal .................................17 Port of Ilwaco........................................................5 Portland Wooden Boat Festival.........................13 Port of St. Helens................................................18 R&M Marine...........................................................4 Rocky Pointe Marina ............................................4 St. Helens Marina & RV ......................................15 Scappoose Moorage ..........................................16 Schooner Creek Boatworks ..............................11 The Sextant Bar & Galley...................................19 Sextons Chandlery...............................................9 Signature Yachts...................................................9 Sportcraft Marina .................................................7 Van Specialties .....................................................6 Vessel Assist ........................................................3 Wahkiakum Chamber/Bald Eagle Days ............15 Warrenton Boat Yard ............................................5
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Extraordinary 50’ BOATWELL! Great home w/beautiful river and mountain views! 900 SF, 1BR/1Ba. Bonus tender house! Gated Rivers Bend Community in Scappoose. LOW moorage fees! $169,500. Price includes slip buy-in! Chris Monty, RE/MAX Equity Group (503) 939-9783
47' Hargraves 1980 w/upgrades-- O/A 47' X 21' w/40' X 13'6" X 12' well. Some stringers and exterior decks R&R'd and new door 2011. Electrical inspection and heat-smoke-fire alarm system 2012. 2108' sq. ft. of Water Rights in local yacht Club. $55,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
24' X 58' Boathouse. Well is 16' X 50' w/ 17'10" high overhead door. Located at Columbia River Yacht Club(membership required) Andy Jordan @ 541788-2027
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63' Steelhead-Christensen 2012--- O/A 63' X 28' w/52' X 16' X 20' well, STEEL STRINGERS, remotely monitored heat-smoke-fire alarm system, includes Water Rights in local Yacht Club, $120,000. IRWIN YACHT SALES-503-381-5467
CUTEST BOAT HOUSE, mostly furnished and this price includes the Buy in at Rocky Point Marina. Full time living and slip is located on the outside. Perfect for a 2nd home or hide away. Room enough to entertain and park your boat inside covered boat well. Well is 8.5 wide x 22 long. Gated community and gated parking. Motivated seller and seller could carry contract with the approved credit. Asking $49,987.00. PH# 503-789-4826
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TWO COVERED 50’ $295 per mo. & 35’ $120 per mo. BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL (503) 8054660 or (928) 855-2803
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SCAPPOOSE MARINA Covered Slips 50’, 44’, 40’, 30’, 26’. Located on the Multnomah Channel - Scappoose Moorage, Channel Moorage also open slips to 70’. Call Ken Dye 503-709-5552, Office 503-543-3939 or 503-543-3337
26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina (503) 287-1101
50' Steelhead-Morrell Boathouse $50,000.00 "STEEL STRINGERS! METAL SIDED! LOCATED IN TYEE Y.C.. 50' X 28' with a 40"6"'L X 16'W X 19'H well including an electric door!Condition is excellent, metal is very good, and steel stringers WILL NOT ROT.A 6" X 12" second deck support beam has been installed for future use. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
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68’ Custom Boathouse 1985. A total float restoration ($35,000.00) that included new stringers, floatation, exterior decking all around, etc., was completed in December 2011. Overall dimensions are 68' X 30' w/electric roll-up exterior door. 2 X 6 construction. Includes Water Rights ownership in Columbia River Yacht Club (2144 sq. ft.) and Membership Application is required. $97,500. Reduced to $85,000.00 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467
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Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Uncovered $44, Covered $88 per month with PRC membership/Annual Dues. Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. (503) 250-2237
63' Hargraves 1980 --- O/A 63' X 27' w/49' X 16' X 18' well. NEW roof, loft, new doors, located in Tyee Yacht Club. $47,950.00. IRWIN YACHT SALES-503381-5467
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40 ft boat slip Hayden bay at Columbia Point, water incld, elct avail. Private Marina. $13,500. Call 360-721-3917
BOATHOUSE, IMMACULATE, STEEL STRINGERS. BOATWELL 24'X8.5'. 8X16' FRONT ROOM. ELECTRIC, WATER, SEWER AVAILABLE, SECURE GATED MOORAGE, CLOSE TO EXCELLENT FISHING, PRICED TO SELL AT $35,000. ST. HELENS, OREGON. 503-438-8282
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MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (non-residential only) for rent in Portland Oregon, at Multnomah Yacht Harbor. Located approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel off Highway 30. It is the first boathouse moorage on the upper Multnomah Channel. Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, this unique marina is situated across from tip of Sauvie Island in a lovely setting that is home to natural wildlife. The marina features 14 houseboat and boathouse slips, plus open and covered slips for recreational power or sail boats. Amenities include: On-Site Harbormaster, Abundant Parking, Upland Trailer and Boat Storage, Garbage and Recycling Services, Water/Sewer, Marine Repair Service at Multnomah Yacht Repair. ph 503737-1651x0 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 www.rpmarina.com
FLOATING HOME SLIP @MACADAM BAY CLUB. 38' W X 60' L FACING MAIN CHANNEL ON THE WILLAMETTE. BOAT PARKING INCLUDED IN THIS GATED COMMUNITY. MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN AND LAKE OSWEGO. CALL FOR PRICE AND MORE DETAILS. 971-221-3274 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
4231 S.W. Corbett Ave. Portland, OR 97239
FLOATING HOME SERVICES Floating home slip for rent. 35' x 50'. 209 and 225 N. Bridgeton Rd. Portland, Oregon 97217. 503-260-8736 RARE to find 3 bedrms Plus Den, Slip ownership, w/direct river views. Built in 2004, steel stringers, Vaulted Ceilings, bamboo flrs, Stainless, Approx 2000sf, 2.5 Baths. Take our Photo tour http://www.tourfactory.com/1119083 $439,000 2015 n Jantzen Ave . Call Susan Colton 503936-0161
Columbia Ridge- Custom Home built by Marc Even and being featured in 1859 Magazine May Issue. This beautiful home was built to take in the outstanding views of Mt Hood, the sunrises and sunsets. Northwest Warm Contemporary Design has the great room living bring the outdoors in. Approximately 2520 sf including a boat well with lift. Highend finishes take the photo tour www.tourfactory.com/1146135 . Truly Amazing offered at $749,000. Call Susan Colton 503-9360161
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Last Slip in Class Harbor! 3939 N Marine Drive #19. $85,000 for slip ownership located in desirable secure private moorage close to downtown Portland. HOA Dues $350/mo includes water, garbage, sewer, gate & commons. Room for 28’x40’ floating home, subject to HOA Bylaws Mike Smith 503-283-1711.
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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 www.colton-homes.com Call Susan Colton, Broker 503-936-0161
SOLD 23946 N.W. St. Helens, L-20
6901 SE Oaks Park Way # E
11666 N. Island Cove Ln.
1817 N. Jantzen Ave.
1719 N. Jantzen Ave.
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! Call Jane.
3bd/2.1ba Rare find at OYC! Waterfront living at its best! 3 structures: Main home, Studio Tender and guest house. Main house 2300 sq ft. 3 balconies/3 levels. Gourmet kitch, bamboo flrs, 2 frpl. Floor to ceil windows--an entertainer’s delight. Minutes to Sellwood & downtown. Slip ownership. $749,000. Call Jane.
2bd/1ba plus office and large utility. Charming cottage on the water features gas frpl, wood flrs, radiant-heat flrs in kitch, lrge master w/walk-in closet,. Totally remodeled to studs in ’07. Separate tender for storage. In gated, desirable moorage near shops & park. $175,000 Call Jane
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. Call Jane.
2bd/2ba+family rm 1750+sq ft. Modern, sleek custom design, soaring ceilings, open floor plan, a dream-kitchen and mstr bdrm w/2 balconies. Family rm could be 3rd bedroom! Lrg walk-in closet, baths w/travertine. Gas firepl, cedar sauna and so many amenities. Can moor large boat/ SLIP OWNERSHIP. $385,000. Call Jane.
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
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Custom 2 bedroom - 3 bathroom - 2 fireplace. 2699 sq. ft. plus 736 sq. ft. large entertaining enclosed glass deck. Hydraulic lift for personal watercraft. Living room w/ slate fireplace, built in bar with wine cooler. Spiral staircase to beautiful upper deck - huge master suite, seperate his & hers master baths, walk-in closets. Home perfect for dining and entertainment. www.executivefloatinghome-4sale-portlandoregon.com Slip ownership included in gated Hayden Island community. Possible owner financing. $599,999. (503) 522-1723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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23556 NW St Helen’s N-2
1691 N. Jantzen Ave.
3BR/2 ba Rare opportunity to own coveted corner slip. Huge deck, panoramic views. Open Kitchen/living w/ Gas stove. T&G Vaulted ceilings. Upper Master Suite w/ walk-in closet, balcony. Covered Entry Porch and Large Tender that’s plumbed for bath. 19' Boatwell. $325,000 Call Sue.
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. $318,000. Call Jane
1775 N. Jantzen Ave. 2bd/2ba Family & formal dining rms. Custom built in ’07. Sleek & modern, it features soaring ceilings, granite counters in kitch, tile baths, oak flrs. Mstr suite, w/Jacuzzi, travertine shower. Slip ownership in gated moorage w/low HOA. Close to shops, restaurants. $399,500. Call Jane
2630 N. Hayden Island Dr #19 2bd/2ba Spacious, airy & w/spectacular river views. Hrdwd flrs, hi ceilings, 4 balconies & decks, gas firepl, and open flr plan makes it an entertainer’s delight. Mstr suite w/huge w-I closets. Dry sauna & outdoor firepit included. Private & desirable moorage. Includes slip ownership and 2 car garage. $485,000. Call Jane
23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82 3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.
17809 N.E. Marine Dr., D-2 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. $424,000. Call Jane
17647 N.W. Sauvie Island #36 2bd/1ba Enjoy panoramic views from your outside slip in desirable Sauvie Is. moorage. Hi vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces in both liv rm and master bdroom. Remodeled to studs in ’98. 2nd bedrm w/loft area perfect for office or guest BR. Plenty of outside storage. Quiet & scenic. $230,000. Call Jane.
27448 NW St. Helens #400 3bd/2ba Fabulous home; best slip w/gorgeous views. Separate tender w/office & workshop; garage for golf cart! Vaulted lv rm, huge windows, gas firepl, lg swim float w/gazebo. Large balconies & decks. Gated moorage w/park & common gardens. Enclosed boatwell for 24’ boat + exterior slip for 36’. $448,000. Call Jane
173 N.E. Bridgeton #4
1705 N. Jantzen Ave.
2 bedrm/ 2.5 bath, 2 offices, formal dining room, family room! 2 levels of decks and big windows and wonderful river views. High vaulted ceiling, granite, hdwds, 2 gas fireplaces. Slip ownership with no moorage fee! Desirable Bridgeton area, easy access to City, freeways. $410,000. Call Jane
2bd/2ba 1100+sq ft w/ 22’ boatwell. Gas stove in livingrm, bedrm and bath on main and huge upper level Master suite w/shower & jet tub. Spacious balcony off mstr suite. SLIP OWNERSHIP/low HOA. Gated, private moorage near shops and restaurants. $219,000. Call Jane.
27448 N.W. St. Helens #478
1661 N. Jantzen Ave.
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! New lower price, $357,000. Updated kitchen and baths, all new appliances, new paint carpets! Call Jane.
2bd/1ba 1400+sq. ft. Classic river home offers retro charm w/wonderful flr plan. Big open kitch, spacious bdrms, bright & airy. SLIP OWNERSHIP! Extra-large foot print and swim float. Delightfully finished tender w/gazebo offers addt space for office/guest rm. Can moor lrg boats. Low HOA $307,000. Call Jane.
34326 Johnsons Landing B-10
17567 NW Sauvie Island, #44
2BR/1.5 ba 3 levels of contemporary living on Mult Channel. Circular entry stairs. Mid-level kitchen with Great Room and huge 400 sf Deck. Upper level BR with balcony would be great office space. Utility Room with sink. 19' Boatwell with remote garage door. Plenty of storage. $229,000. Call Sue
1677 N. Jantzen Ave
559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6
2bd/1ba 1300+sq ft of tranquil living in updated cottage w/T&G hemlock ceilings, gas fireplc, and lovely cork flooring throughout. Sunny & pristine, home features on-demand water heater, pex plumbing & new logs w/steel stringers. Room for your boat. $249,000. Call Jane.
3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Sunshine Bright! Hickory floors, granite, marble. Outside slip with open river views. Slip Ownership, low moorage fee. 2 large swim floats for outdoor enjoyment. Can moor large boats! In gated, private moorage. $425,000. Call Jane
1bd/1ba Knock your socks off end Slip- big river views! Open plan, bamboo flooring throughout, slab granite counters, huge outside decks w/trex decking, steel stringers and more. Small private moorage on desirable Bridgeton Rd. New Price: $198,000. Call Jane.
26400 N.W. St. Helen’s, #54
19609 N.E. Marine Dr., G1
11622 N. Island Cove Lane
19609 N.E. Marine Dr., E-4
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. Price Reduced $150,000. Call Sue.
1 BR/1 bath, lots of sunny windows, great views, large storage area, spacious decks, high ceilings. $115,000. Call Sue.
2bd/1ba Open floor plan features spacious Living/Dining areas. Bamboo flooring, gas fireplace. Lots of windows and light. Large deck and swim float. Room to moor boat. Private, gated moorage. $152,000 Call Sue.
1bd/1ba Cedar Cabin is perfect for your weekend getaway yet roomy enough for full-time living. Vaulted Master opens to back deck. Newer appliances incl. Great logs & stringers. Quiet gated moorage. New Low Price $115,000. Call Sue.
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