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Opening Day 2016

RESULTS Clubs Under 60 Members Best Participation 1) Multnomah Channel 2) Hayden Island YC 3) NOTS Boat Clubs

Seamanship 1) Hayden Island YC 2) Multnomah Channel 3) NOTS Boat Club

Appearance 1) Hayden Island YC 2) NOTS Boat Club 2) Multnomah Channel YC

Best Decorated Boat 1) Hayden Island YC 2) Mulnomah Channel 3) NOTS Boat Club

Best Decorated Club 1) Hayden Island YC 2) Multnomah Channel YC 3) NOTS Boat Club

Best Overall Club 1) Hayden Island YC 2) Multnomah Channel YC 3) NOTS Boat Club

CRYC, photo by Larry Talbert

Clubs Over 60 Members Best Participation 1) Tyee YC 2) Columbia River YC 3) Portland YC

Seamanship 1) Tyee YC 2) Portland YC 3) Columbia River YC


HIYC, photo by Larry Talbert

1) Columbia River YC 1) Tyee YC 2) Rose City YC 2) Portland YC

Best Decorated Boat 1) Tyee YC 2) Columbia River YC 3) Rose City YC

HIYC, photo by Norene Kudrna

Best Decorated Club 1) Tyee YC 2) Columbia River YC 3) Rose City YC

Best Overall Club

MCYC, photo by Norene Kudrna

Daughters of Neptune / CRYC

PYC, photo by Noreen Kudrna

1) Tyee YC 2) Columbia River YC 3) Rose City YC



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Twin MAN engines, dual gens, 3 staterooms/ 4 head, thruster, enclosed bridge, boathouse kept. $850,000

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12V92 TA’s, 2370 hours, heat & AC, freshwater since 2002, cruise 21K tops at 24K, 3 staterooms/3 heads, never fished. $349,500

Twin 760HP 8V92 Detroits, 3 staterooms / 3 heads, full beam salon, original owner, full beam master, crew quarters, full canvas enclosures, bow thruster - hydraulic, watermaker, burswood tables, original owner, heat & A/C. $580,000

Twin 660 HP Cats, dual gens., stabilizers, full electronics, bow & stern thrusters, tender, 3 staterooms/2 heads, new Sat TV, heat & AC. $699,850

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Twin 370 HP Volvos, cherry interior, 3 staterooms, full bridge enclosure, thruster, current electronics, new audio/visual. $369,000

Twin Volvos 500 HP, bow thruster, heat & air, diesel furnace, Sat TV, flawless boat, boathouse kept. $529,999

Twin 300 HP Caterpillars, Westerbeke Generator, 2 staterooms / 2 heads, boathouse kept, inverter, bow & stern thruster, windlass. $119,000

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Twin Detroit 760 HP, 20kw Westerbeke Genset, bow and stern thrusters, Sat TV, davit, heat and AC. $308,880

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Twin 420 HP Caterpillars, custom entertainment, 2 staterooms / 2 heads, cockpit wraparound lounge, generator, satellite TV, windlass. $129,950

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29' Boston Whaler 295 Conquest 2002

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Located in Portland, 5176 Mercruiser w/Bravo III 84 hrs, full camper canvas, cockpit wet bar, fold down aft bench, full head w/shower & toilet, AC/DC refrigerator, windlass, swivel helm seat, VHF radio, GPS. $114,500

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Schooner Creek Boat Works Becomes Oregon Dealer for Doyle Sails Schooner Creek Boat works, Portland’s largest custom boat building and boat repair yard, is proud to announce a new partnership with Doyle Sailmakers in Alameda, Calif., in which Schooner Creek has been named an authorized dealer of Doyle Sails in the state of Oregon. Founded in 1982, Doyle Sails are made in the USA and offer exceptional strength and performance, setting the standard for

lifespan and performance life on race courses around the world. Being able to customize sails to your vessel is a specialized service that Schooner Creek is excited to bring to the Portland area and the state of Oregon. Schooner Creek Boat works was established in Portland, in 1977 as a full serv-


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IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation Delivers Over 500 Life Jackets and Teams Up with U.S. Distributing by Mike Kondrat IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, won a $2500 grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to purchase new life jackets. The group then partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. “It is very rewarding to see that a major local company, U.S. Distributing, sees the benefit in assisting us in providing life jackets to numerous kiosks throughout Oregon. The true benefit is in saving that one child’s life because the life jacket was there to use,” said Mike Kondrat, President of IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation. “We also thank the

Oregon State Marine Board for the grant which enabled us to meet this year’s demands for life jackets,” continued Kondrat, “Without the Marine Board’s help we would not have the funds to provide these jackets.” These life jackets primarily replaced worn out, weathered and missing jackets at over 50 life jacket kiosks on major bodies of water in Oregon such as the Columbia, Willamette, Sandy, Clackamas and Rogue Rivers, as well as Hagg Lake. IOBG will also support new kiosks being built during this year such as the one built by Nathan Roner for his Eagle Scout Project. “U.S. Distributing, Englund Marine Supply, and Charlie Bond of Ralston Cunningham Company, our life jacket sales representative, are very supportive of any effort that we put into help-

ing save lives and are very impressed with the IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation’s work in getting these life jackets distributed where there’s a need in such a timely manner,” said Jeff Sleight, U.S. Distributing Sales Manager. “We hope we can continue our relationship with IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation and support the numerous life jacket kiosks throughout our state.” IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation has partnered with organizations like Safe Kids, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Boy Scouts of America, Daughters of Neptune and various County River Patrols for the past three years. The Foundation has delivered almost 1500 new and used life jackets to these organizations. “The Oregon State Marine Board awarded the IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation with this grant based upon their submitted proposal which identified a great need for life jackets to supplement the numerous life jacket kiosks on major waterways in Oregon. Partnering with U.S.

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The End of a New Era The Passing of George J. Perreault (1925 – 2016) by Elle Roberts

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On January 7, 2016, Tyee Yacht Club lost one of their own. Long time member, George J. Perreault passed away after at the age 90, succumbing to injuries he sustained after accidently falling into the fairway behind his tug, where it had been docked for the last 22 years. George has actually had one boat or another docked at Tyee for the past 59 years. George joined Tyee in 1957, just three years after the club’s inception, and has been a fixture there ever since. As his friend, Dan Nash stated after hearing the news, “The boats changed, but George never did”. Tyee is known as the “Working Man’s Club”, and this appealed to



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George and his lifestyle. During his time there, George captained many boats including the Continental II, the Crest, the Eagle, and most recently, the former 1953, 71’ US Navy Tug he named the New Era, where he spent his remaining years, following the passing (in 1995) of his beloved wife of 45 years, Bernice (Bunny) who had suffered with ALS for sixteen months. His cats, Soot & Sut, and his dog, Ruby, kept him faithful company there. The foursome was a familiar sight hanging out together on the dock, on bright sunny days. The last few months his dog, Kodiak, and cats Missy & Sissy enjoyed days on the New Era with George. George was a loving husband to Bunny and father to Denise Perreault-Ehman, Jeanne Perreault (Eric Hutchinson), Michael Perreault, and Mary Perreault (Paul Gassett). He was the very proud grandfather of Mark and Laura Ehman, and Noelle Hutchinson: His brothers John Leo, and Paul Eugene survive him. George was born on August 4, 1925 in Troy New York, the oldest of five children of George H. and Gladys Perreault. George and his siblings grew up on their grandmother’s farm, Bon Acres. They worked hard and it was there they learned to ride and care for horses, and received their first education in tractors, plows, and mechanics. The family later moved to Seattle. Trained as a navigator in the US Army Air Corp, George developed a love of flying. He became a fighter pilot in WWII. In the 70’s, the family moved to Dietz Airpark in Canby where George was able to hangar his plane next to the house. Always with the family, George would make short trips on a regular basis, but also flew many cross-country excursions including trips as far away as Puerto Rico. George’s love for boats began when he was in his twenties. Boating and flying may have been George’s passions, but he earned his living in the insurance business. George operated a number

George J. Perreault

of successful insurance agencies in Portland, starting with BernardPerreault Agency in 1954. In 1985, George went into business with his daughters and opened Perreault and Daughters, Inc., and then in 2000, New Era Insurance, LLC. with his daughter Denise who will continue the business. In 1963, he won 1st Place from the Columbia River Yachting Association (CRYA), which awarded him, “Skipper of the Year” with his boat, Continental II. In 1968, the CRYA awarded him at the Opening Day Parade, “Overall Club Competition Special Award”, with his boat Continental II. George leaves behind many friends and memories at Tyee Yacht Club. In 2009, George was a “Father of Neptune” at Tyee. He always enjoyed teaching others about boating, tying knots, docking etc. He faithfully attended monthly Tyee meetings and was known for speaking his mind and doing things his own way, but will be remembered most for his many stories and infectious laugh. All felt lucky who were invited to join George on his first launch of the season. He will be missed but not forgotten. To quote Franklin D. Roosevelt, “To reach a port, we must set sail. Sail, not tie anchor. Sail, not drift”. Bon Voyage George, as you set sail on your next journey. May the sun warm your face, may the wind be always at your back, and may the waves rise up to meet you, and carry your spirit home.

JUNE 2016



Chronicles from the Island Cat Captain Chris Drops Anchor in Mexico by Capt. Ter Neal Many reading this will know our Captain Chris. Chris Miller spent his first professional years doing various boating-related jobs in the Portland area. Many of our readers have already been out on at least one cruise aboard Island Cat. It is curious, but so very true, that a day spent on the boat tends to create lasting bonds and guests remember the crew. As the ladies may recall, Chris is a handsome guy. He is 36, but looks 26, with a 100-ton Master’s licence, and is very good at what he does. He also has a silly grin that tends to melt the ladies’ hearts. Many times I have heard

women refer to him as “eye candy.” (Never heard that term applied to me… sigh) Well ladies, Chris finally took the plunge. On Saturday 21 May, he married Tesy, a charming professional woman from La Paz. Oh yes, Tesy is perfectly bi-lingual, very smart, an orthodontist, and downright beautiful. She also spent ten days working on the boat with Chris and several crew, when a major bank in Mexico chartered Island Cat. They ferried 270 of their management people back and forth to a remote island for various festivities. Island Cat was the center of this action including the preparation and service of all

the meals for them. What everyone learned about Tesy then, was that even though she comes from an affluent family, she really knows how to work. She pitched in and literally out-worked everyone else there. This gal is a real find! Congratulations Chris!! So, it was a traditional overthe-top Mexican affair with 300 guests crammed into the cathedral with a string quartet and Italian singer, followed by live entertainment and a cocktail party on the water’s edge. Directly thereafter, a dress up dinner for 300, live band, and all-night dance party. The next day was another party at the family ranch, etc., etc. (The Mexican

Captain Chris Miller and wife Tesy. approach to weddings seems to be one that requires they pretty much bankrupt the families involved.) Glad all my kids were married in the U.S. Whew!

Honestly, I have never seen Chris so darn happy. He is clearly committed. And personally, I am thrilled for him. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS!!

Vancouver Brothers to Participate in Race to Alaska by Nancy MacGregor The starting gun will sound for 65 entrants at 6 am on June 23 for the second Race to Alaska adventure race, 750 miles from Port Townsend, Wash. to Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that R2AK was born. Outside Magazine called the race “The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers),” and since the event’s conception and first race in 2015, it has gained international attention. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind, $10,000 if you finish first, and a set of steak knives if you’re sec-

ond. The race organizers, Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, have established simple rules for the self-supported race: no supply drops, no safety net. Any boat without an engine can enter. Thirty-five boats started and fifteen finished the inaugural race in 2015. This year’s entrants include all types of boats, from the 78 foot (60 wide) trimaran to custom rowing shells from France. Three all-women teams have entered, as well. The race has two stages and two courses. Forty-four boats will participate in the full course to Ketchikan, while 21 others will compete in the short course. Stage 1, the 40-mile course from Port Townsend to Victoria, across open water, two sets of shipping lanes, and an interna-

The Astoria-Megler Bridge Turns 50 This Summer

tional border. The first stage is a qualifier for the full race. Stage 2 is the long-haul, Victoria BC to Ketchikan, 710 grueling miles. Racers start in Victoria at high noon on Sunday, June 26 and continue until they reach Ketchikan or are tapped out by the sweep boat. Other than two waypoints at Seymour Narrows and Bella Bella, there is no official course. So, just who are the thrill seekers and adventurists who participate in this event, as some call it, “crazy” race? Two of the brave are Clark County residents, brothers Justin (32) and Kevin Bay (29), of Team Vantucky. They have entered their boat, a WindRider 17, a trimaran, in the full course. Their boat weighs in at a mere 320 lbs, and has a beam of slightly over 11 ft. When asked “why”? Justin responded “why not?” He first heard about the race while listening to an NPR radio program and the event Race Boss, Daniel Evans, being interviewed. His reaction was “holy cow, this is totally us” and when he proposed the idea to Kevin, his response was “absolutely!” Their parents and families have been very supportive, with their father initially planning on joining the adventure. Their training had been mostly on the Columbia River where they recently sailed from Hood River to The Dalles, and back in 7 hours. They’ve tested the boat in

Team Vantucky, a 17' Trimaran.

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The 50-year milestone of the completion and opening of the Astoria Bridge is being commemorated this year in Washington and Oregon. The impressive structure links Astoria to Point Ellice at Megler in Pacific County, Washington, 14 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River. Approximately 6,000 cars cross the two-lane bridge daily. As part of the celebration, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will open a special 50th Anniversary Astoria/Megler Bridge exhibition on July 29. “Memories of Megler” will focus on the history of the

Megler landing and its transition from the era of steamboats and ferries to that of the modern bridge. Here area few more facts about the bridge: • The ship channel under the bridge is 1,000 feet wide and at least 43 feet deep. • The concrete piers supporting the bridge either side of the channel extend 70 feet below sea level. • The pilings under the piers were driven down another 190 feet. • So the base of the bridge is actually 260 feet below mean sea level.

Our boat, M/V The Bunch, is a 1991 Lien Hwa 47’ cockpit motor yacht that we have cruised for six years. When we began planning to “go north” for four months this Summer, we chose the Warrenton Boat Yard to prepare our boat. The Salmi brothers are the third generation of their family to own and work at this facility, and they have the skills and knowledge to make any repair. More importantly, they have the judgment to recommend the work that truly needs to be done, and the honesty to do so with the proper parts and material. Our work was well done, on time, and at a fair price. We’ll be back.

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jobs in Washington.” Founded in 1958 in Kent, Washington, the company has been long known for the quality of its compact cruising boats, Ranger Tugs. In 2011, the company used its proven experience in hull and interior design to launch a new brand, Cutwater Boats, a line of fuel-efficient, feature-packed, trailerable boats targeted to families who want the cruising dream

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rough conditions and in “some really nasty weather”, according to Justin, and are confident in the boat’s ability to survive the testing course to Kethcikan. Their strategy for the race: work together, focus on making sound decisions and most importantly, to finish under 10 days. They could break a world record

for a boat under 20’ to finish the distance in fewer than 11 days. The brothers hope that the experience is both fun and challenging. And also that the race will serve as a bridge to future sailing and other adventures. Team Vantucky has secured a sponsor, Fish People, a Portlandbased packaged meal producer,

which will provide the team with ready-to-eat meals which they will cook onboard. Follow Team Vantucky and the race on th R2AK site; https://r2ak.com. The team welcomes contributions and has established a Go Fund Me site; https://www.gofundme.com/z4mes29g

JUNE 2016

Dr. Diesel



by Marcus Halsell

Dear Dr. Diesel, How often should I replace my diesel engine hoses? Signed, Hose No Doze Dear No Doze, The oft-cited rule of thumb for engine hoses is ten years. However, the ten-year rule is only partially correct. Most marine diesel engine hoses (seawater, fuel, exhaust, oil, etc.) are constructed from synthetic rubber, with an inner and/or outer lining, and may be fabric or wire reinforced. Occasionally, engine manufacturers or owners will install silicone hoses on marine engines for increased heat resistance and longer life expectancy, but silicone hoses are usually cost-prohibitive. Although SAE International specifies a ten-year shelf life for marine-grade rubber marine hoses, engine-hose life expectancy can be more accurately estimated based on the shelf life, maximum service life, and actual service life. All three life-span estimates are measured from the hose’s date of manufacture. Unfortunately, the date of manufacture is not always easy to determine, because not all hose manufacturers print the date of manufacture on all of their hoses. Shields, for example, prints the date of manufacture on both their fuel and exhaust hoses. The maximum theoretical hose life expectancy is its shelf life. Shelf life is the length of time, from the date of manufacture, the hose can be stored without fittings in a protected climate-controlled environment and still be safe to

use. Parker Hannifin, the maker of Racor fuel system components and Parker hydraulic hoses, has adopted the SAE ten-year shelf life rule. A brand-new boat stored in a climate-controlled warehouse for eleven years, in other words, will typically have outdated engine hoses. A more accurate estimate of hose life expectancy is the maximum service life. Maximum service life is how long the hose is safe to use on an engine under normal operating conditions. Normal heating and cooling cycles, pressurization, fluid types, etc., typically reduce hose life expectancy to between two and five years. Yanmar, for example, specifies a two year service life on 6LYseries’ fuel hoses and a two year service life for the 8LV-series fuel, seawater, and coolant hoses. Caterpillar specifies a two year life on the 3208 engine coolant hoses. Even Detroit Diesel’s “Extended Service Life” hoses have a maximum service life of only five years. The most accurate estimate of hose life expectancy is the actual service life. Actual service life is how long a particular hose is safe to use in a specific application. Installation variations as well as any operating conditions beyond the hose’s design parameters (such as overheating, over-cooling, overpressurization, chafing, oil, humidity, poor connections, etc.) can drastically shorten estimated hose life. A one-time seawater pump impeller failure, for example, can cause the engine to overheat, rais-

ing an engine exhaust hose beyond it's maximum temperature rating (Shields-brand exhaust hose has an intermittent maximum temperature rating of 250 degrees Fahrenheit). Theoretically, a engine hose's actual service life can be as short as two and a half minutes — the minimum time ABYC requires diesel fuel hoses to withstand an engine fire. The best way to estimate an engine hose's actual service life is by inspection. Engine manufacturers typically include a visual inspection of engine hoses in their daily pre-start checklists. I also suggest a more careful inspection of any hoses associated with a system being serviced during routine maintenance. When changing your oil, for example, carefully examine the oil hoses to the oil filter(s), oil coolers, etc. by me-

thodically searching for any signs of cracking, charring, bulges, corroded hose clamps / fittings, exterior moisture, fluid oozing, blisters, gouges, or other damage. Since hoses also degrade from the inside out, both "squeeze” and “bend” tests are helpful ( unless the hose is wire-reinforced ). After the engine has cooled for about 24 hours, test each engine hose by squeezing along its length. Bendtest each hose by attempting to slightly bend any hoses with slack. Neither test should reveal squishyness, hard spots, brittleness, hidden cracks, or kinking, The hose should still be firm and pliable – you can use a piece of new hose of similar size to compare the difference. When in doubt about a hose, you should replace it. A new hose costs less than an engine overhaul. Finally, I see many hose instal-

lations relying on cheap hose clamps, improperly routed and supported, attached to variety of improper fittings, and lacking chafe protection, but these are topics for another column. Questions for Dr. Diesel? Send your questions to fwn@freshwaternews.com or to Freshwater News PO Box 954, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. “ D r. D i e s e l ” i s M a rc u s Halsell, the Lead Technician at HM Diesel, a Portland-area marine service provider. He is an ABYC Master Marine Technician (diesel, electrical, corrosion) and holds ASE certifications for light, medium-, and heavy-duty diesel engines. Marcus is a member of the AERA Engine Rebuilders Association, and of the Association of Diesel Specialists.

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee

Sailing in my cubicle farm? Every so often, the Requirements of Life—your job, household duties, your job—get in the way of the other stuff that you get to do because you took care of the Requirements of Life. Unless you’ve won the lottery, inherited a trust fund, or invented some sort of software that allows you to live a life of independent wealth (and I know a few people who qualify under those categories) at some point you’re going to have to pick and choose everything you want to do in favor of—well, earning enough to pay for at least some of them. Unfortunately, this was the situation I found myself in when the 2016 Oregon Offshore rolled around this year. Having secured a crew spot on board Rage, formerly owned by Steve and Nancy Rander, and now under the command of Dave Raney, I was looking forward to another run up the Graveyard and on to Victoria, B.C. I love sailing on Rage. Not only is she an absolute joy to be on board, but let’s face facts: she’s fast enough to minimize the misery index that we’re all familiar with when you’re in the middle of the North Pacific in early May. There’s just about nothing I don’t like about the boat. So you can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that I was running out of the all-important paid vacation days from work. And yeah, I could have taken unpaid days, but given my workplace workload, those few unpaid days might turn into a more permanent unpaid holiday, if you know what I mean. So reluctantly, I removed myself from the crew list and resigned myself to watching this year’s race on my computer screen. And that’s what we’d call “ironic.” Forgo the race because I was afraid of losing my job if I took the extra time off, versus going into the office and spending the majority of my work day for two days, mostly calculating when the Offshore fleet would make the turn at Cape Flattery or transit Race Passage. And no, my employer doesn’t read this column, if that’s what you were wondering.

The familiar pre-start jumble of the Oregon Offshore. Photo Credit: Maria A. Swearingen

Anyway, on the start day, I opened the obligatory work screens on my desktop, mostly to hide the fact that I also had the Offshore race tracker up and streaming as well. 7:00 am rolled around and I watched the fleet start working their way north...and west...and a few even southwest in search of wind! Not surprisingly, I spent a large portion of my time paying attention to the pretty good battle between Rage and their class competition, Kinetic V, a very light and very fast Transpac 52 out of Vancouver, B.C. Rage was hanging in there, but it seemed like every time they got close, the Canadian boat would up the ante and Ward Naviaux and Andy Schwenk of Blade Runner with the 1st Overall booty. pull away. Meanwhile, the boats in the A2 Photo Credit: Oregon Offshore Race Committee and B Divisions weren’t exactly taking it easy. A very competitive battle between Free Bowl of Soup, Time Bandit, Panama Red, Anam Cara, Night Runner and Hana Mari in the A2 fleet was heating up, with regular speed AND lead changes throughout the first day, and into the evening (at least while I was awake). The B fleet was also seeing some action, particularly between former Offshore winner Blade Runner and former Pacific Cup champion Raindrop. Out of the gate, Raindrop headed for the beach, with Blade Runner trying to stay as close as possible, probably reasoning that their higher rating might just come in handy right around the finish line. And they were right. Raindrop beat Blade Runner to the finish by 23 minutes and change, not enough to hold off the Santa Cruz on corrected time. But back to Rage and Kinetic V. Friday morning I got to my viewing module / work station somewhere around seven in the morning, opened the race tracker and discovered that the two boats were still locked in a close battle as they approached Cape Flattery. Obviously I wasn’t on board, but it sure looked to me (from the perspective of a computer screen a couple hundred miles away) that they were getting everything from decent 10+ continued on page 9

What the finish looked like from the author’s work cubicle. Rage squeaks out a first-to-finish, with Kinetic V, Time Bandit and Panama Red all RIGHT THERE. Photo Credit: Oregon Offshore Race Committee

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Dale’s Corner

by Dale Waagmeester

What is a Blooper? Blooper? Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a loooong time. A long time. (If you are a Star Wars geek, you will recognize this as a Dale quote from Obi Waagmeester Wan Kenobi; substitute “Obi Wan” for the word “Blooper.”) And while I haven’t flown a Blooper since sometime in the late 70’s or early 80’s (about the same time that this famous Obi Wan quote was heard in movie theaters around the world), the name does actually pop up in customer conversations from time to time. Usually customers use the term “Blooper” when trying to describe a cruising Asymmetric spinnaker. Actually, a Blooper is (was) a sail that was (is) actually considered to be a genoa even though, in reality, it was more of a half spinnaker. The sail was developed out of necessity due to the unstable nature of IOR boats when sailing down wind. Boats designed to the old IOR (International Offshore Rule) measurement rule were some of the most twisted, poked, squeezed and bloated sailboats ever made. They weren’t designed to be fast and efficient but rather they were designed to fit within the guidelines of the rule, which didn’t necessarily produce a well-mannered yacht. These

boats typically have extremely wide beams that taper back to little pinched transoms. The IOR also encouraged HUGE rigs with giant foretriangles and tall skinny mainsails set on diminutive little booms. Headsails and spinnakers were enormous, while mains were long on the luff and short on the foot, often reaching aspect ratios of 4-1. The wide beam and pinched transoms caused the boats to be extremely unruly and unstable when sailing downwind, particularly in a breeze. Add to this fact that when sailing downwind, the huge spinnakers were poled out to the windward side of the boat while the little skinny main was eased out to the leeward side. This created a further imbalance in the boat which often lead to wild oscillations, broaches, and ultimately, the dreaded “Banana Split”, or jibe broach. The Blooper was developed to eliminate some of this instability. It looked like a spinnaker and it was flown to leeward of the regular spinnaker, giving the appearance that two spinnakers were being flown. The idea was that flying the Blooper to leeward of the spinnaker would add sail area to the leeward side and its skinny little mainsail, helping to even out the area difference between the two sides. This did work to some degree. The IOR rule did not allow two spinnakers to be flown at the

same time, however, other than when a spinnaker change was being made, so there had to be some rule bending to make the Blooper legal. As mentioned above, the Blooper was measured as a headsail. Where an IOR spinnaker had a maximum girth of 180% of the rigs J dimension, the Blooper, like the #1 headsail, had an LP of 150% of the J. To further follow the headsail rule, the girths of the Blooper were limited by the IOR measurement rule and were functions of the foot length: The top ¼ girth could not exceed 25% of the foot length, the middle ½ girth could not exceed 50% of the foot length, and the bottom ¾ girth could not exceed 75% of the foot length. While it is difficult to exceed these limits when building a genoa, the Blooper was designed to be the maximum at each of these girth points. The luff had a tremendous hollow in order for the sail to fit around the leech of the primary chute, and by bringing out the girths to the max, the Blooper leech had a huge positive round as well. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of a Blooper in use, although the internet is full of them. I am not sure if our good FWN editor can publish any pictures taken from the internet for use in this article, but you can

knot breezes to indecent calms. And as on Day 1, when Rage would make a move, Kinetic would hold them off and hold onto the lead. And that was the story pretty much all the way up the Strait of Juan de Fuca and around the corner at Race Rocks. And then the approach to Victoria Harbour did… well… what the approach to Victoria Harbour has done to so many of us. I spoke post-race with Jerry Barnes, who was on board Rage, and basically paraphrasing Jerry, they “first saw a red navigation light ahead of them, then a green navigation light. Then a red… then a green.” Turns out Kinetic V had sailed into a pretty massive hole, about the length of a football field (an American football field, no less) from the finish line, and were more or less spinning in circles. The crew on Rage used the counter clockwise current in the bay to first miss the hole, and second, scoot around Kinetic for the elapsed time win, after trailing for over 192 of the 193 miles of the course. My lighthearted and good-natured suggestion to Jerry that perhaps there were a few Australians on board Kinetic, and they expected the currents to swirl clockwise instead, was probably met with a few laughs during the post-race beers. But it’s not fair to the crew of Kinetic. Those currents, and those spotty winds, particularly around midnight, have messed around with boats and crews more than once. And I should know, because I have firsthand knowledge of THAT phenomenon. And by the way, Rage and Kinetic V weren’t alone at the finish line. Right there threatening to take the Barn Door Award themselves, were Time Bandit and Panama Red. The interesting things that happen when the winds go light..… … speaking of which, Ward Naviaux and Blade Runner (remember them from earlier?) managed to correct out over everyone and take first place overall for this year’s Oregon Offshore. And this isn’t the first time that’s happened. For complete results, head over to www.oregonoffshore.org. Trust me. It’s on the desktop of my work computer.

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Pasta is Served When the Fog Lifts A pre-dawn mist draped the yellow lights in the marina. Boats moored next to us, finger slips, light posts and the berm beyond all had a soft, ethereal glow. At least the fog isn’t too bad, I thought. I dropped our yacht Tranquility in reverse and backed slowly out of our slip, then turned toward the L-shaped jetty that protects Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina from Puget Sound. I’d navigated the channel before in the dark, and knew to look for the yellow lights atop the sea wall. The dim light of the marina faded as TQ nosed into the channel, then disappeared altogether. It was pitch black, but the next moment the bow disappeared in a blinding, scattered white light. Several things tumbled around in my not-yet-awake brain. First, I realized the mist in the marina was a dense fog beyond the seawall. Second, I realized it is pitch dark in the Straits before sunrise, and third, that my darling husband, standing lookout on the bow, had found a use for the 1100 lumen LED flashlight he’d recently found at Costco. I was completely, utterly, blind, and there was a concrete wall somewhere in front of me. I leaned my head out the canvas enclosure. “Turn the light off, please?” I must have had my Captain’s voice on because he imme-

diately doused the light. The yellow lights that mark the seawall magically re-appeared, providing some slim guidance. I felt the soft rolls of open water under the hull as I turned to port. What little ambient light there may have been from shore was completely hidden by fog. It was not a great situation, but not our first rodeo either. We had the chart-plotter and radar and before we left the dock, I’d noted the auto-guidance feature of our chartplotter that normally does a great job calculating our course. This morning it had drawn the purple line straight through both the Point Hudson and Point Wilson buoys. I turned to starboard, intent on leaving them to port. Roy was now back in the cockpit. He studied our course on the chart-plotter. “Where are you going?” He sounded alarmed. “Away from the buoy.” I explained what the chart-plotter had done. “You’re headed toward shore.” “What?” I leaned forward and squinted at the chart-plotter. “OH MY GOSH!” (Substitute unprintable phrase). I’d made an almost 270 degree turn. “Steer to 348M,” Roy directed. I wasted no time following his direction. A few minutes later I heard the dong-dong of the buoy, well hidden in the fog. “Ok,” he

said, “I’ll take the helm. You check the radar and call Vessel Traffic.” I pointed to the chart-plotter. “Do you see the Point Wilson buoy on the chart-plotter? It has a yellow light. We should be able to see it soon. Don’t hit it.” “Yea, I’ve got it.” I pushed buttons on the radar display and picked up the VHF microphone. “Vessel Traffic, Vessel Traffic, Sailing Vessel Tranquility, do you copy?” A sleepy voice responded. “Tranquility, uh, go ahead.” I gave them our position, turning-for, direction and what conditions were. “We intend to cross the lanes to Point Partridge, then make for Cattle Pass, over.” There was a long pause, then “Tranquility, we have no reported traffic at this time.” “Thank you sir, Tranquility on 5-alpha and 16.” I plotted our position on the chart, updated the log and set the radar to transmit, and fiddled with the gain. The radio crackled again. This time the voice sounded awake and alarmed. “Tranquility, do you have the Point Wilson buoy?” Indeed, I did. The radar showed it at 12:00. I popped up to the cockpit. “Turn 20 degrees to starboard,” I said, waving my hand. Roy turned the wheel and I held my breath. A dim yellow flash. I exhaled. The light was barely visible in the fog. Roy muttered something unprint-

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knock down. If the boat rolls to leeward and the helmsman over-corrects, the next oscillation will be an even larger one to windward. All eyes are on the spinnaker pole as its tip just skims the water, narrowly avoiding a windward broach. If the helmsman looks away for even a second, the boat can go into complete knockdown mode. FUN! Now the skipper calls for the Blooper. IS HE CRAZY?? He wants to put up MORE sail area? And we all know that putting a couple more crew up on the bow to set this sail makes the boat

even more unstable. It is a bold step and it goes against a person’s common sense. In most sea conditions, however, this was the correct move and the boat really died down once the Blooper was set. It was an easy sail to fly--typically flown from a tack pendant, which helped to get the sail further out and away from the spinnaker. The sheet was eased until the luff broke (just like on a spinnaker) and the Blooper halyard was eased until the foot of the sail just lightly lapped at the water. A boat flying a spinnaker and Blooper is a pretty awesome sight. One of my favorite sailboat

find many a good picture if you Google “blooper sail.” Imagine what this was like back in the day. It is blowing 25 to 28 knots and you are sailing dead downwind while riding on the back of this unstable beast called an IOR boat. Every little puff makes the boat start oscillating, and if you don’t correct this early these oscillations will swing larger and larger, causing the crew to start looking for the best and nearest place to grab on to if the boat happens to

A simple but delicious veggie pasta sauce. able. He’d turned away from the helm for only a minute to set up the auto-helm, and inadvertently turned in almost a complete circle, just as I had. The next five hours was a focused cycle of checking the course, checking the radar, plotting our location on the chart, and listening. With the help of VTC and our radar, we avoided a container ship, two tugs with tows, and a small power boat that had been making about 20 knots directly toward us. We did our best to stick to our routine. Roy rested while I stood watch. Shortly after he got up, the lovely smell of oatmeal cooking made my stomach rumble. I was so hungry I could have eaten a seabird. We reviewed the events of the morning over breakfast and fresh, hot coffee. Given the gale that had blown through the night before, we did not expect fog, and I did not check the weather before leaving the slip. I should have corrected our GPS course to go around the buoys as soon as I realized the pictures of all time is of Kialoa III (one in a long line of Jim Kilroy’s famous racing yachts), going for broke while flying every downwind sail imaginable: Main, Mizzen, Spinnaker, Mizzen Spinnaker, and Blooper. Giddyup!! Most of today’s sailors have not had the thrill/terror of flying a Blooper in heavy wind. Not to worry! Recently the Offshore Racing Rule (not to be confused with the old IOR) has changed their rule by allowing Bloopers to be flown on boats that were built in the Blooper era. So now, you might get that chance! As for me, I am holding out for a Whomper… .

error. I had the radar warming up before we left, but did not have it set to transmit, so as to avoid blasting other boats before we departed the marina. Having it set up on the appropriate scale would have enabled me to navigate the channel. Finally, we should have made sure that we had snacks on hand to give the watch person energy and brain power. Roy and I were lucky. We were also humbled. The fog lifted as we approached Cattle Pass, like a curtain lifting, opening the way to the magic islands. We arrived at our summer home in time for a late lunch – after tidying lines, of course. We relaxed in the cockpit over lunch, then fell in to the Vberth for a nice, long nap. As much as I love cooking aboard, when it comes to crossings, it is better to have food that can be easily heated and served without fuss. Roy and I recently stumbled across a fail-proof way to make a fantastic spaghetti sauce. The main tip, or trick, was a thing I learned in a cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. Rather than add spices to the sauce when everything is mixed together, put them in with hot oil along with the sautéing vegetables. This makes the flavor just explode when the liquid ingredients are added.

Fail-Proof Pasta Sauce • ¼ cup olive oil • 1 small sweet onion, chopped • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped • 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely diced • 1 bunch of basil, coarsely chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped • 1 tablespoon Herbs of Provence • 1 can tomato sauce • 1 can diced tomatoes • 4-6 baby portabella mushrooms, sliced thick • 1 zucchini or summer squash chopped (optional) Mix the basil, rosemary and Herbs of Provence in a small dish and set aside Heat the olive oil in a deep pan. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until the onion is starting to turn clear. Add the garlic and spices. Stir, turn down the heat to medium and simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Drain the diced tomatoes reserving some of the liquid. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to the veggies. Turn the heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add reserved liquid if the sauce is too thick. Roy and I recently discovered a gluten-free pasta made from Soy beans that is quite tasty, so if you are trying to steer clear of gluten or carbs, try the sauce over something like that, or spaghetti squash. Whatever the delivery mechanism, it will be wonderful. Fair Winds, and Bon Appetite!

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Destination... Cathlamet, Camas & St. Helens Cathlamet, a Boaters Dream! Cathlamet was built on the water in a place once settled by Native Americans. This location has always catered to those who come and go on the mighty Columbia. You’ll instantly recognize that Cathlamet is a boater’s town. Few places in America were founded on the water, and very few remained water-transportation dependent for nearly 100 years. While Cathlamet now has a road through town, the river still defines this place. Sailors, fisherman, canoes, kayaks, yachts and mariners of all sorts have been coming to Cathlamet for years to enjoy the unique experience we offer. Located between Longview and Astoria, Cathlamet has become the hub for many activities such as fishing, boating, hunting, camping, sightseeing, birding, shopping, and much more. If you’ve been to Cathlamet, you know the town is filled with historical charm, wonderful eateries, and unique shops all within walking distance of our upgraded marina. If this is your first time, you’ll notice that Cathlamet is an easy place to dock your boat. Tie up at the “Full Service” Elochoman Marina and RV Park and start your discovery of this intriguing little town. Also, our marina has five cabins for a comfortable stay for your family and friends. D ow n t ow n C a t h l a m e t i s merely a few strides away. As you leave the Marina going up 3rd street you will find River Mile 38 Brewery, open Fridays and Saturdays 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Give them a call ahead of time, and they will open for special clubs and parties. As you venture around our town you will you see a lot of historic buildings in Cathlamet! Just at the top of Butler Street you will find the home of Julia Butler Hansen – the oldest house in the county. Across the street is the historic Bradley House, once our town library. As you travel down Main Street you will find the Tsuga Art Gallery, the restored Hotel Cathlamet, Boutique Shops, a full service grocery and at the end of Main Street you will see the trademark of Cathlamet, the famous Pioneer Church, which has been restored and turned in to a place for art, shows, musicals, and weddings. Call the Chamber for a schedule of events! As you enter Broadway you can stop in our newest restored building the Scarborough, home of Captain Scarborough. This is now the home of the Wahkiakum County Chamber and Visitor’s Information Center. Browse brochures, maps, and

information on Wahkiakum County. Shopping, dining, lodging, and recreational guides will help you navigate this growing community. After you have explored town, make sure to check out the Wahkiakum Historical Museum. Here you will find history and photographs showing what early life was like here on the lower Columbia. Now that you have covered Cathlamet, it is the time to venture out and explore the rest of the sites this beautiful county has in store for you. Wahkiakum County. The only county in Washington without a stoplight; this tiny county has a large array of recreational opportunities for its visitors like: hunting, fishing, camping, river activities, bird watching, hiking and bike trails, the most beautiful scenic drive in the state, and more. Lewis & Clark. Wahkiakum County has one of the highest concentrations of Lewis and Clark Heritage Sites in Washington. Visitors may explore and experience the Lewis and Clark adventure at eight different locations. Puget Island. Just South of Cathlamet this island sits in the middle of the mighty Columbia River, and is home to many of the local commercial fishermen. Take a drive on the outer loop to see wildlife and many scenic views. If you are interested in bicycling, Puget Island has many roads crisscrossing dikes and sloughs. Visit Buffington Park and take a ride on the famous Wahkiakum Ferry to Oregon, the last passenger ferry on the lower Columbia. Our NEW ferry, the Oscar B, started service on February 27th, 2015. Visit the Puget Island Farmers Market Fridays in late May to mid-October for fresh produce, crafts, and other county treats. Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge. Just west of Cathlamet, on a short drive or walk, enjoy watching the eagles, heron, swans, otters, elk and endangered Columbia River Whitetail Deer in their own 5,600-acre refuge. Kayak the

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Situated on the Columbia River with expansive views that include Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood, it’s no wonder that summer events in St. Helens, Ore. revolve around the city’s riverfront. This year, boaters that take advantage of the free docks located at Sand Island and in front of the City proper will find several new amenities. Thanks to State Marine Board grants, the City of St. Helens has installed new composting toilets on Sand Island and individual electrical pedestals at the City docks with 30 and 50-amp connections that can be paid for at a pay station conveniently located on the docks. Now in its 12th year, the St. Helens riverfront comes alive each Thursday night during the summer with the free community concert series 13 Nights on the River. Held at the Columbia View Park amphitheater, the concert series is familyfriendly. A playground and splash pad are within sight of the concert stage and a wide variety of food and craft vendors are located above the park on Strand Street. Arrive early to snag a prime seat by spreading your blanket or placing your folding chairs in the grass amphitheater. You can also take advantage of several restaurants within walking distance of the park, including Roythai, Klondike Restaurant and Bar, and Dockside Steak and Pasta. Music starts at 6 p.m. and usually runs through 9 p.m. Traditionally held for 13 Thursdays in a row starting at the beginning of June, this year’s concert lineup features a mix of music from popular cover bands such as Hit Machine to Country singers, Blues, and tribute bands. Two special music nights are on the schedule this year in addition to the regular set of 13 concerts.

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Explore St.Helens...continued from page 12 lined for many Portland Metro events, including Hood to Coast 2010-2014, Fort Vancouver Fireworks 2010-2014, many Blazer Playoff games at the Moda Center and for corporate clients such as Nike, Intel, Sony, HP, Windermere, and Comcast. The fireworks show will launch from a new location this year. Instead of being lit off the southern tip of Sand Island, the presentation will take place on the City’s newly acquired riverfront property directly to the south of Columbia View Park. Visit www.discovercolumbiacounty.com for the most up-to-date schedule of the day’s events. The City of St. Helens recently acquired over 200 acres of prime waterfront property through the purchase of the former Boise Ve-

neer and Boise Wood Products sites. Redevelopment plans that have involved extensive community outreach and partnerships between private and public agencies are nearing the final stages of completion. Concept plans continue to incorporate a variety of amenities that appeal to boaters and visitors, including walking trails, restaurants and new docks in addition to mixed use development. In the meantime, locals and visitors can enjoy a gravel, mile-long trail that loops the Boise Veneer property. Entrances are located along the gate near the splash pad in Columbia View Park and at the end of South 1st Street. Walkers often spot osprey that build their nests on the old pilings at the river’s edge and bald eagles that nest on Sand Island and Sauvie Is-

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About the Community St. Helens is a Columbia Riverfront community rich with history and culture. On their expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1805, Lewis and Clark made a stop in what is now St. Helens. In 1850, Captain H.M. Knighton of New England founded the town, which was first named Plymouth before being rechristened within a year to St. Helens for the town’s magnificent view of Mount St. Helens. Originally established as a river port, St. Helens is located 30 miles northwest of Portland. As the county seat, it is the largest community in Columbia County with a population of about 13,000.

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A Day with the Deputies by Ken Tennefoss One minute we were alone on the river, the next, our boat was being passed by a shiny aluminum boat with flashing blue lights on the top. Our twelve knot speed in Mucho Gusto was no match for the 30- plus knots the patrol boat was doing. In a moment, they were out of sight around the next bend in the river. Anyone who has spent much time on the waters around Portland has had a similar experience. So what’s happening? Where are they going? I recently had a chance to find out more when I had an opportunity to take a ride along with Sergeant Steve Dangler and Deputy Ron Osborn of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s River Patrol. I must admit, I had visions of racing up the Willamette River with sirens wailing and lights flashing,

as we headed to the scene to render assistance or perhaps apprehend a nefarious law breaker. The reality was a bit less exciting, okay, a lot less. That’s not to say the work that deputies do is not important or necessary—it is very much so. We frequently hear negative talk about law enforcement, but without its presence on the water, boating as we know it would not exist. It’s been my experience in the boating community that the ones who make the most negative noise are the ones who want to drive a boat at high speed while drunk or want to be able to take what isn’t theirs or do any number of illegal things that deputies keep them from doing. Just like their counterparts on land, river patrol deputies are there to serve and protect the citizens. Sergeant Dangler summed it up by

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saying, ““We work for the public regardless of the politics or the administration.” Imagine what it would be like if there was no one to act as a deterrent to drinking and boating, no one to keep an eye out for those who would steal your belongings from your boat, or for that matter, steal your boat or its outboard motor. Imagine if you and your family were stranded on the water and called for help, but no one came! The patrol staff of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s River Patrol consists of one lieutenant, two sergeants and eight deputies. The River Patrol has twelve boats as well as a variety of kayaks and rafts. Deputies patrol and respond to calls on the Columbia River from one mile above Bonneville dam to just below Reeder Beach on Sauvie Island, from the Willamette River’s Milwaukie boat ramp downriver to the confluence of the Columbia, along with the Multnomah channel downriver to Rocky Point, and the Sandy river up to Oxbow Park. Additionally, deputies patrol Blue Lake, Fairview Lake, SmithBybee Lake and Sturgeon Lake, as well as North Portland Harbor, and sloughs on the Columbia River and Sauvie Island. That’s around a hundred miles of rivers

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Misty morning patrol. as well as more than ten lakes and sloughs. Patrols are maintained every day of the year, at least 20 hours a day with deputies “on call” the remainder of the time. Deputies frequently work overtime shifts to cover the work. The day I rode along was a quiet one. We left the Sheriff’s River Patrol station located by the Gleason Boat Ramp at 43rd and Marine Drive on the Columbia River, and headed downstream towards the “working section” of the Columbia. The area was busy, with a couple of barges and tugs hooking up, as well as an assortment of fishing and pleasure boats moving up and down river. The scene was completed by the cargo ships at anchor waiting their turn to load at one of several terminals in the area. As Deputy Osborne piloted us through the traffic, he filled us in on the specs of the boat. It is 33 feet long aluminum catamaran with a beam of 13 feet, powered by twin Volvo Penta drives giving a top speed of almost 45 knots. I was surprised at the speed and the agility: it turns better than a lot of ski boats. It is an all-weather vessel used for standard patrol duties, as well as search and rescue, disaster assistance and recovery, and can even carry SWAT teams. There is a full complement of electronics such as radar, GPS, depth sounder, forward-looking sonar and Flir night-vision cameras. While on duty, one of the two deputies on a patrol are monitoring radio traffic for Coast Guard 800, Oregon and Washington police frequencies, fire net for both Oregon and Washington, citizen band and marine VHS radio. While not designed specifically as a fire boat, the boat has a forwardmounted water cannon used for fire suppression until additional help arrives. During summer months, deputies have used the cannon for putting out illegal campfires on the beach. They can stay out overnight if the need arises, as the boat is equipped with

sleeping quarters, a head, and microwave cooking area. After we entered the Willamette River, I had time to talk with Sgt. Dangler about the day-to-day work. What concerns from the public do deputies hear about the most? Both Dangler and Osborn said no-wake zones, derelict boats, crime, and big speed boats are near the top of the continued on page 15

Know the Rules 250-010-0025 Basic Rule for “Slow–No Wake” No person shall operate a boat on the waters of this state in excess of a “slow-no wake” speed within 200 feet of a boat launch ramp, marina with a capacity for six or more moored vessels, floating home/boathouse moorage with six or more contiguous structures, and locations where persons are working at water level on floats, logs or waterway construction. (“Slow-No Wake” means operating a boat at the slowest speed necessary to maintain steerage and that reduces or eliminates waves that appear as white water behind the boat.) 830.305¹ Unsafe operation A person commits the crime of unsafe operation of a boat if the person operates a boat in a manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property. 830.315¹ Reckless operation speed A person commits the crime of reckless operation of a boat who operates a boat carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights, safety or property of others. 830.330¹ Liability of owner for negligent operation of boat (1) The owner of a boat shall be liable for the negligent operation of the boat in the same manner and to the same extent as the owner of a motor vehicle is liable under the rule of law which holds one person liable for the act of another who operates a motor vehicle for a family purpose.

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ONLY $30.00 1845 N Jantzen Ave. Slip for sale (25 x 60) at private gated moorage near shops & restaurants. Slips are rare; move in a home or build! Low Moorage fee, covers water, sewer, garbage. Can moore a 25 ft boat! $95,000. Jane Betts-Stover, Broker Oregon Realty Co. 503-422-3340, 503-254-0100

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