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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee

Tenth Time’s a Charm? Exactly one year ago, I told you the story of Reg and Jason McGlashan, a father and son duo who decided to sail from New England to Australia via the Cape of Good Hope, in the middle of a classic North Atlantic winter storm no less, and aboard a 43foot sloop purchased on eBay for all of ten grand (also no less). You probably remember that these two, after shoving off from Conanicut Marina in Jamestown, Rhode Island on Friday the 13th of all days, and with, in their own words, “plenty of food and booze on board,” managed to get exactly 150 miles south of Nantucket before experiencing the kind of conditions that North Atlantic storms are famous for. The Coast Guard dutifully plucked them out of the eye of the storm and delivered them back to solid ground, where I hoped for the sake of the McGlashans (and SAR crews everywhere) they would remain for… you know… ever. I had furthered hoped that we wouldn’t see, FOR A LONG TIME, this sort of ridiculous disregard for maritime safety, including a complete disregard for the safety of the various rescue crews who are obligated to save yahoos like this. As is so often the case in this column, I was wrong. It took less than a year to match and pretty much exceed, in spectacular fashion, the McGlashan Standard on what we’ll politely call the Maritime Mishap Sliding Scale, often referred to as the MISS. And yes,

I just made that algorithm up, so don’t ask me to explain how it works. ANYWAY, I’d like to introduce you to Steve Shapiro and Bob Weise, two 71-year-old would-be ocean sailors from the United States, who in July of 2015 left Norway on board Nora, their 40foot yacht, supposedly bound for the Canary Islands, then the Caribbean, and finally Maine sometime in the summer of 2016. No, I don’t know if they took into account the whole Atlantic hurricane season, and no, at this point it probably doesn’t matter. That’s because Shapiro (who says he’s been a sailor since the age of 9) and Weise (a former helicopter pilot in Vietnam) managed to get themselves in trouble a total of NINE times over the course of seven months. And when I say trouble, I mean the kind where rescue crews were obligated to come out and tend to their safety or get them to a safe harbor. Or even in one case get them back to their boat. It started from their country of departure, Norway, with a damaged prop shaft, followed by a battery failure in Denmark. After that, they were assisted in Scotland for more propeller issues and running aground. In Northern Ireland they were rescued after running aground again, and then the lads in the Republic of Ireland got a turn at it when Nora ran aground yet again (and I’m seeing a pattern develop here). After that, there were

Nora, moored to the seawall (sort of) in Cornwall. Photo Credit: Colin Higgs/Apex

two rescues in Cornwall, once for a mechanical problem (I think it was another prop shaft issue, but I’m not sure) and once when either Shapiro or Weise ran into problems rowing back to Nora. Then it got even more interesting. In Hayle Harbour, Cornwall, Shapiro and Weise tied Nora to a seawall and disembarked, ostensibly to pick up supplies at the local market. Fine, except for two problems: first, it appears they didn’t account for an ebbing tide, which meant that when the water left Hayle Harbour, Nora was left hanging around. Literally. Second, the pair left a candle (read: open flame) burning, and when the bottom fell out and the vessel listed to port, that open flame headed to port as well and set cabinets and clothing ablaze down below, enough so that the Hayle harbourmaster saw smoke escaping the forward hatch and wisely contacted fire crews, who dutifully put the flames out and secured Nora. Following mishap #9, the pair

States Set Columbia Spring Chinook Seasons by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River during a joint state hearing in Vancouver, Wash. The recreational springer season on the Columbia from the river mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam will open from March 1 – April 9, with two days off during that period to allow for potential commercial fishing periods. The Columbia River spring Chinook season is based on a forecast of 299,200 returning spring Chinook, which includes an expected 188,800 upriver continued on page 4

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was undeterred. “We’re learning about servicing the boat as we go,” said Shapiro. “If your car gets a flat tire and you call a mechanic, does that make you incompetent? Is that a death-defying rescue? That’s the analogy I would use to describe our situation.” An interesting comparison, to be sure. However, I’m not convinced that getting a mechanic to change a flat on the side of the road, and having the Royal National Lifeboat Institution pull one’s fat out of the fire (no pun intended) down around Land’s End and Lizard Point compares on the danger meter. To say nothing of the trouble these two could find themselves in trying to cross the always-sporty English Channel. No less an ocean sailing authority than Sir Robin Knox-Johnston chimed in on the subject. “This is no longer a joke,” opined Sir Robin. “It costs between £6,000 and £8,000 every time a lifeboat is launched. These guys are costing the RNLI a fortune.” For comparison, as of this writing £8,000 is equal to approximately $11,145 US dollars, roughly what the McGlashans paid for their

yacht. Ironic how these things work out. But I digress. Sir Robin’s next statement was even more damning. “They need to frankly pack it in or, I hate to say it, get the hell out of our waters.” Shapiro and Weise are insistent that what they’re trying to do is not all that complicated, describing an Atlantic crossing as “just a straight sail.” I’ve personally known at least two sailors who’ve made this run (one of them being my brother) and I’m pretty sure neither would describe crossing the Pond as “just a straight sail.” It wouldn’t shock me to learn that any straight sail involving these two is nothing but straight to the bottom, so I’m sincerely hoping they take Knox-Johnston’s advice, pack it in, and sail to windward on a 767. A quick Google search on their current status came up empty, but if you know something I don’t, please feel free to enlighten me. I can be reached at Your updates and your comments are welcome. Heck, maybe I’ll use the printable comments to fill space in a future column.



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below Willamette Falls is two adipose fin-clipped adult salmon or steelhead in combination. Above the falls, two adipose fin-clipped adult salmon and three adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained in the daily bag.

STEELHEAD & SHAD Permanent rules for steelhead and shad are in effect, except for the following modifications: Effective March 16 - May 15, 2016, the Columbia River will be open for retention of adipose finclipped steelhead from Buoy 10 to the Highway 395 Bridge and shad from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam ONLY during days and in areas open for retention of adipose finclipped spring Chinook. Beginning May 16 permanent rules resume as listed in the 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

SMELT A limited recreational smelt fishery is being considered for the Sandy River in 2016 but due to sporadic returns and difficulty predicting the arrival date for this run, ODFW intends to propose the 2016 regulations at a later date. Under Oregon’s 2016 sport fishing regulations, smelt-dippers will be required to have a fishing license for the first time this year. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a bank-only recreational smelt fishery for the Cowlitz River, scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6. The daily bag limit is 10 pounds per person.

STURGEON Effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, the retention of sturgeon is prohibited in the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam, including adjacent tributaries. A summer retention fishery in Bonneville Pool will be considered at a later date. ODFW staff plans to update the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on the status of the sturgeon population in the lower Columbia River during the Commission’s February meeting.

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Dr. Diesel Dear Dr. Diesel: I have a 2008 Princess 58 equipped with twin Volvo D12 engines. My mechanic reports streak marks on the inboard side of the starboard engine block near the seawater pump. He says the pump must be removed and rebuilt or replaced. He gave me a figure that is close to $1,000. I can’t help feeling a little skeptical of the need to rebuild the raw water pump since both engines start well, the turbo spools up, and the engines seem to operate well. Can you give me a second opinion? Signed, Skeptical D12 Owner. Dear Skeptical: Sure, I'd be happy to give you a second opinion — your mechanic is probably correct. Although your engines may appear to be operating well, streaking below a seawater pump (also known as the raw water pump) can indicate a leak. Seawater leaking from the pump typically drips down or gets flung against the hot engine block and dries. The extent of the dried seawater residue and/or ensuing corrosion can give clues to the severity and duration of the leak. If you have only ever operated your boat in fresh water, the pump leak residue will be less. Fresh water operation can mask the true extent of seawater pump leaks. Depending on the leak's location — shaft seal, cover plate, or inlet/outlet flanges — the leak could be a warning of imminent pump failure. Pump failure can take a number of forms, including pump shaft seal failure, which will eventually cause the driveshaft bearings to seize. The seawater pumps on the Volvo D12s are driven off the engine's front gear train. If the seawater pump drive shaft seal failure is bad enough, the pump drive gear may stop rotating. If it stops rotating, it can cause the other timing gears to catastrophically fail, seizing the engine and causing severe internal damage. Even if the leak is merely from the inlet or outlet flanges, on your engines any loss of cooling water can be serious. Your D12 mains are “cranked up,” meaning Volvo has tuned

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by Marcus Halsell your engines to deliver more fuel to the cylinders to develop higher horsepower. In the 2008 Princess 58, the mains were cranked up to 775hp. Horsepower always comes at a price. In your case the price is greater heat, which emphasizes the need for a functioning seawater cooling system. This is why seawater pumps on cranked-up engines are designated by pump manufacturers like Jabsco or Sherwood as “severe duty.” While the D12’s electronic controls will “derate” an overheating engine, causing the engine to lose power on its own, you are still risking temperature spikes. Your D12s do not come standard with a loss of cooling water alarm, also known as an "exhaust pyrometer" or “ABYC Sensor.” By the time the engine temperature coolant gauge goes up, alarms ring, and diagnostic codes are logged, your engine will have experienced overheating. In other words, even a simple loose flange could cause your engine to both overheat and to suddenly lose power, forcing you to limp home at a much reduced speed. Seawater pump leaks inevitably worsen; it is better to spend the money now, rather than risking a devastating repair bill and a ruined vacation. As a severe duty pump, the pump manufacturer likely recommends a "major repair kit” or a build/overhaul every two years anyway. Lastly, I always recommend asking your marine service provider to demonstrate a reported problem to you before authorizing work on your vessel. In this case, your mechanic should be able to simply run up the engine at the vessel in its berth in neutral through the RPM band so you can visually gauge the severity of the seawater pump leak yourself. Questions for Dr. Diesel? Send an e-mail to or mail to Dr. Diesel c/o Freshwater News at 4231 S.W. Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239. “Dr. Diesel” is written by Marcus Halsell, a Portland-area ABYC Master Marine Technician (diesel, electrical, and corrosion) who holds ASE certifications for light, medium, and heavy-duty diesel engines.

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Most boat owners we know launch their watercraft by backing a trailer down the ramp and easing the boat into the water. Others simply cast off and head out into the deep blue yonder. Thomas S. Winslow, immediate past commodore of the Portland Model Power Boat Association, sometimes likes to take a more handson approach. Donning hip waders, he climbs down into the Tualatin Pond, lifts his boat from its cradle, then gently sets it down on the water. Back on shore, he turns on his radiocontroller and with experienced fingers deftly tweaks its twin arms and watches with pride as Fast Patrol Craft 94 cruises away from shore. On Memorial Day weekend, the PMPBA members form a flotilla of tugs, fishing boats, yachts and warships at the city of Tualatin annual ArtSplash art show and model boat regatta and cruise by in review. Winslow, an ëminent naval architect and master model boat builder, takes great pride in sailing the 55-inch long PCF-94 that he built himself, The scale is one inch to one foot, so the model is onetwelfth the size of the real PCF-94-a 55-foot (WEB SAYS 51') Swift Boat that Winslow commanded when he was a Navy Lieutenant during the Vietnam War. He also owns two steam-powered models: the Portland fireboat Campbell and the side-wheeler Sheila P. that he displays on the shelves of his home office. Winslow has had a distinguished and broad-based career as a naval architect. He designed container ships for American President Line; the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers awarded him the David W. Taylor Medal in 1998 for “notable achievement in naval architecture and marine engineering.” He has consulted with the Port of New York and New Jersey to find a way to get APL’s new, large container ships into the Port of Elizabeth Marine Terminal and Container port.* He is also an ongoing supporter of the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum, the non-profit that owns and operates the LCI—713 – the Infantry Landing Craft that is the last vessel of its type afloat anywhere in the world, and still looking as it did when it served in World War II. LCI-713 is undergoing restoration at the Port of Portland Berth 308, Swan Island. Winslow was instrumental in arranging for AFMM to acquire enough steel to re-plate the hull of the 70-year old landing craft. Winslow joined the Portland Model Power Boat Association (PMPBA) more than ten years ago

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by 6-volt motors, with each shaft remote controlled independently or ganged. The hull of the PG-88 is painted a high gloss enamel called "Navy Aggressor Gray!" Most club members shop at two hobby stores in the Portland area: Ted’s Hobbies on Interstate Avenue at NE Prescott; and Tammie’s Hobbies on Canyon Road in Beaverton. A kit-built tugboat sells for about $109; a Chris-Craft “Constellation” cruiser for $180, and a quarter-inch scaled “Creole Queen” stern-wheeler for $330. Ted’s Hobbies had a Spartanbrand hydrofoil kit for $440. Modelers like PMPBA’s Ken Valk invest hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours in a scratchbuilt “plank-on-frame” vessel that will eventually be worth thousands of dollars. It is not uncommon to see dozens of models cruising in a pond without ever colliding. The secret is in the type of radio controller used by the shore-based navigator. The Spektrum company manufactures a six-channel controller, which transmits in the 2.4gigahertz range in such a fashion that there is no cross-interference among the several boat owners. The unit retails for about $200. A 20-channel controller, designed for a vessel that has numerous moveable parts and functions, can cost more than $1,000. Across the Willamette River, metaphorically and actually, is the Rose City Model Yacht Club. The club’s name is something of a misnomer. As soon as the weather warms a little, their members will be at the casting pond at Westmoreland Park in southeast Portland, or at the Oregon Model Aircraft Squadron pond in Forest Grove. For Rose City members, the object is speed, and more speed. The sleek model hydrofoil hulls can zip along the surface at speeds of 60 miles per hour (not scaled mph —a real 60 mph). Until recently, most speedboats were powered by a “glowplug” continued on page 7

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Coast Guard News Coast Guard Helo Rescues Surfers off Grays Harbor Jetty Coast Guard crews and local responders rescued three people from the water south of the Grays Harbor (Wash.) South Jetty, Saturday, Feb 20. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon hoisted two females and one male, and safely transported them to emergency medical personnel waiting at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Wash. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton were notified at 2:37 p.m. by Grays Harbor County dispatchers of two surfers in distress south of the North Jetty. Two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Station Grays Harbor and the helicopter crew launched in response. Local dispatchers notified sector watchstanders of a third person, who attempted to aid the surfers, in distress in the water. As the three people were pulled south by currents, dispatchers relayed their position to sector watchstanders while the MLB boat crews remained on scene as safety observers and backup during the hoists. All three people were reportedly in good condition. Weather on scene was 10 mph winds, with a 49 F. air temperature and 51 F. water temperature. “Our crews and local partners did an outstanding job in their combined efforts and effective communication with the response

today,” said Mark Dobney, command duty officer at Sector Columbia River. “Often the key to a positive outcome in a case like this comes down to maintaining visual contact and relaying the position of people in the water.” Rescues by Coos Bay and Sector Columbia River Coast Guard on Same Day A 58-year-old man was retrieved from the water after falling from D dock at the Port of Ilwaco, Washington. At 6:17 p.m. On Feb. 13, Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment received a report from 911 dispatch of a man in the water near D dock. The report stated that the man had been in the water for approximately 20 minutes and was hanging onto a life raft, but was unable to get in. A Coast Guard boat crew

launched a 29-foot Response Boat - Small II and was on scene within 5 minutes. The boat crew located the man, who was unconscious and wedged between a dock and the life raft. The rescue crew pulled the man from the water and successfully revived him within a few minutes. The man was transferred to awaiting EMS and taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. The water temperature in the Port of Ilwaco was 41 degrees. The Coast Guard reminds everyone of the potential dangers of being on or near the water and encourages all to take necessary precautions. Those near the water should be mindful of slippery surfaces like docks and rocks, especially during this rainy and windy season.

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The Northwest Experience Barkley Sound — Visiting the Wild Side of Vancouver Island by Jim Farrell With fuel prices down this year probably means that popular cruising destinations such as the San Juan Islands, Jarvis Inlet, and Desolation Sound will be inundated with boaters from Vancouver B.C., and Puget Sound. This means good anchorages and docks will be crowded — especially in July. So maybe this year would be a great time to head up the west coast of Vancouver Island and get lost among the Broken Island Group in Barkley sound. This has always been a go-to destination of boaters who ply the Columbia River and its tributaries. As with any voyage that heads out into the Pacific, it requires meticulous planning and timing, depending on how much time skipper and crew have allotted for the cruise. The timing at the Columbia Bar can be the most dangerous part of the voyage. Conditions of the river, weather, wind, tides, crew experience and fatigue, all can affect the crossing. Conventional wisdom dictates the best time to hit the Columbia Bar is slack flood tide while the Pacific has slowed the river’s outflow. In any case, planning the crossing should always include a call to the Cape D Coast Guard (station: 360-642-2382, bar report: 360-642-3565, or call on your VHF) to request that they man the tower they use to watch vessels on the bar. Once you make your turn NW past Buoy G3 it’s as if the ocean itself comes to life. Sleek black cormorants dive around the boat as they search for food, followed by a synchronized flight of brown pelicans gliding along the wave tops looking for their daily bread err… fish. The curious seals poke their heads out of the water to watch you passing as the common murre dives away from the boat, only to pop up after you’ve sailed past. The spout of the humpback or gray may be observed a mile or so away, and with luck they’ll swim north with you for a while. The fin of a lone transient orca may also be seen plying these same waters. Also be on watch for the southern pod of orcas that inhabit the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as you either pass it going to Ucluelet to clear Canadian customs or head into the Makah village of Neah Bay to rest the crew. It probably goes without saying that a wise skipper always has someone watching for the inevitable crab pot or fishing line of the fishing vessel you just passed, because given even the slightest chance, it will wrap around your propeller. I don’t even think that there’s a need to mention the logs that wait in ambush for the unwary mariner off the Columbia River and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Once you’ve cleared customs at Ucluelet (Otter Dock is the gov-

ernment dock, call 888-Can-Pass for clearance) the skipper and crew may now relax as you look for your ideal anchorag — there are many great ones. All around you the beauty of the rugged Vancouver Island mountains delight your eyes as the fog and mist caresses their peaks and valleys. These waters are also the feeding ground for humpback whales whose presence is marked by the sounds of their breaching and slapping as they feed, or the obnoxious garbage breath if you happen to be downwind from them. For those who love to fish and know how to catch them, you just found paradise! With five species of salmon including Coho and Chinook, and halibut and ling cod topping the variety of bottom species, you’ll spend hours catching — though there are some whom the fish just mock. If fishing freshwater is your bag, well, cutthroat trout are plentiful in the streams that feed Barkley Sound. Did I fail to mention oysters and clams? Fear not, if there’s no “red tide,” help yourself (with the proper license). If you or your crew is into birds, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a world-class birding haven that supports a great variety of bird life with well over 300 species inhabiting the park’s diverse habitat — from sandy beaches to mud flats, rocky shorelines to dense coniferous rainforest, and bogs to meadows. Each dinghy trip ashore to walk the trails will offer up the musty smell of moss and ferns that flourish below the towering conifer trees.

A peaceful anchorage in Barkley Sound. If you need reprovisioning of your vessel, the fishing and logging town of Ucluelet that lies on the northern edge of Barkley Sound is a great choice (you’re already there to clear customs). They also have marine repair services available if the need arises. Bamfield, the quiet fishing village on the other side of the sound offers the feel of wooden boardwalks, artists and great ice cream at the little general store. Bamfield is also known for its ‘school boats’ not buses. There is only one dusty road coming in and it’s a long one. Once you’ve been to Barkley Sound, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be going back — as many of us Columbia River sailors have found. Crossing the Columbia Bar with just a’little’ wind.



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It is better to stay on the crew list of a few different boats, and mix it up a bit. You are bound to learn a few more tricks than if you just stay with one boat. Back in the mid 1980’s I traveled to San Francisco to compete in the USYRU North American One Ton Championships on a boat named Coyote, which was owned by longtime grand prix boat owner Irv Loube. We had an AllStar crew for sure, with four of the crew members racing for the America’s Cup the following year. We ended up winning the regatta and the gold medal that I was so proud of at the time hangs somewhere in my closet...I think. I haven’t looked at it in years. Two weeks later I was back in San Francisco, to race with Coyote in the SFYC Big Boat Series. Again, an All-Star Crew, with a helmsman by the name of John Kolius. John was a GREAT guy who had skippered Courageous in the America’s Cup in 1983 and would skipper America II in 1987. We also had a young gun who ended up in the 2013 America’s Cup with the sad distinction of being relieved of his tactician role when Oracle was at the brink of losing the Cup. His replacement went on to save the series for the USA by winning the last eight races in a row. So, my point here is that we had great crews for the two different regattas, but for the most part they were two different crews. I found it to be so different from Portland. These crews would move from boat to boat each regatta, and they would all get together in the bar after the races and socialize. For the most part, the crews in Portland stayed together in small groups and didn’t mingle with others. It was quite an eye opener for me. These sailors moved from boat to boat and got to know lots of their competitors by doing so, and enjoyed each others company after the racing was over. I would particularly encourage the begin-

ning and intermediate sailors to follow their lead and do the same. You will not only meet some great people but you will also learn from these other sailors, even if they are a beginner or intermediate sailor, just like you. Another odd thing about sailors in general is that they like to play the game but they don’t want to go to practice. What other sport does that? Golfers pay tons of money to a pro to get their swing evened out to eliminate that slice. They then go to the driving range to practice, practice, practice. Hockey players, basketball players, baseball players and soccer players, even at the “old man” (some call it “Masters”) level still practice once in a while. So, if you are lucky enough to find a skipper and crew who want to take a night or weekend afternoon each week to go out and practice (not just sail around and drink beer), TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. That is a good group to put at the top of YOUR crew list. If you find a skipper that will let you helm the boat a bit after a race, that is another good thing. There are so many skippers out there that have a death grip on the tiller. They don’t realize that a crew member can learn a bunch about sail trim by driving through a few tacks or feeling the boat load up when the traveler is not dropped down in a puff. It is beneficial to all when a crew learns this stuff first hand by helming the boat. If you don’t have a skipper who is willing to “share” there are a couple of good sailing clubs/schools here in town where you can raise your skill level on the water and also have the use of a boat on your own once you have proven your competence. As somebody once said (Gandalf? Emerson? Ferris Bueller?) “Life is a journey, not a destination”. There is a LOT to learn about sailing and you won’t pick it all up in a couple of years. Exposing yourself to lots of new ideas and techniques, however, will certainly speed up your learning curve. Have fun!


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Spring Boat Project Salads “Talk to her,” Roy pulled me toward the windlass salesman. “It’s her boat. She’s the Captain.” he says with emphasis on the Captain. I love it when he says that. I was holding his hand so I’d feel less overwhelmed in the crowds of the Seattle Boat Show. The salesman stopped talking to Roy midsentence and turned to stare at me. “Um, okay, he muttured. What kind of boat do you have?” “She’s a Catalina 36,” I said, and explained the anchor locker configuration and related technical details. Roy stood back, his arms folded across his chest, and amused look on his face, watching the salesman, who just wasn’t expecting the timid gal standing a step behind her man to be the one with the technical know-how. “And we want the one with the capstan,” I continued. “I think the one you are looking for will handle both chain and rope,” the salesman said finding a place where my knowledge obviously lacked. “No, no, the capstan’s not for the anchor. It’s for the shrimp pot.” Roy nodded, a big smile on his face. Now, the fellow was truly speechless. “Shrimp pot?” he asks. “Yes,” I said. “It’s a grumpiness prevention device.” And this is why Roy loves it when I talk to the salesmen at the boat show. Roy and I were purchasing a windlass primarily to relieve him of the chore of hauling up the anchor. He tends to get grumpy doing this, despite my assurances

he looks great on the bow. I want a windless so we can explore beyond state park mooring balls and venture in to the Canadian Gulf Islands. My husband wants a windlass so he can satisfy the hunter urge to fetch shrimp from the depths of Puget Sound. Like an anchor, a shrimp pot weighs about 30 pounds, and unlike an anchor is typically launched with about 400 feet of leaded rope in roughly 300 feet of water. Our previous pot retrieval systems have included a large, orange float attached to a plastic, cylindrical one-way cleat-thing, and a kludge block and tackle system attached to the boom. Our yield to date is 8 prawns, and one grumpy skipper. According to the Saltwater Fishing Journal, the typical cost of a single spotted prawn is roughly $25 to $50. I’m not sure if that includes the cost of a grumpiness prevention device. “Are you anchoring or fishing?” the windlass salesman asks. “Yes, both,” I said, “and you really need to get up to the San Juan Islands if you are going to sell windlasses in these parts.” I marked an arrow next to the particular make and model the salesman suggested, thanked him, and let Roy take my hand and steer me back in to the boat show crowd. S.V. Tranquility will be heading back up to the San Juan Islands after a long, wet winter. She will be equipped with a couple of crab

pots, a shrimp pot, a new windlass and her enthusiastic crew. We will keep you all apprised of our shellfishing and sailing adventures. In the meantime, the focus has been on meals that keep us energized and motivated while working through the list of boat projects. Roy and I both enjoy a crispy, fresh salad for lunch or as a second dinner course. Traditional salad fare often does not do well in the damp environment of a boat refrigerator or weekend cooler. Some recent inspiration came from my friend Beth, who grows her own salad ingredients all winter long.

Mandarin Boy Choy Salad Wash, rinse and chop in to bite size pieces: • 1 head of bok choy • ½ head of napa cabbage • ½ bunch of arugula • Peel and pull apart 6 mandarin organs or “cuties” Finely chop: • 1 bunch green onions • ½ bunch of cilantro • Toss all ingredients in a bowl with Miso dressing. • Kale Pomegranate Salad • Just like it sounds. Beth’s tip on this one is to brush the kale leaves with lemon juice to soften the kale. • Remove kale leaves from stems and chop in to bite size pieces. • Wash and rinse ½ head of curly endive or romaine hearts

Weems & Plath Manufactures NEW Electronic Flare for Sirius Signal Weems & Plath is excited to announce its partnership with Sirius Signal to manufacture and market a new revolutionary electronic flare. Named SOS Distress Light, this remarkable product was designed and patented by Sirius Signal. It is U.S.-made and is the only alternative to traditional pyrotechnic flares that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements. Unlike

traditional flares, this SOS Distress Light never expires which solves the challenge of flare disposal. The announcement of this collaboration with Sirius Signal launches Weems & Plath’s expansion into a new category of safety products with a growing product selection in 2016. “Since 1928, Weems & Plath has built our reputation and brand on the principles of fostering safe boating around the world and creating superior products for life aboard. We want people to be confident that the USCG has given them permission to buy the new electronic flare as a safe alternative to traditional flares,” says Peter Trogdon, President of Weems & Plath. “We are partnering with Weems & Plath because of their passion for safe boating and their dominance in the marine accessories market and worldwide manufacturing experience,” says Anthony Covelli, co-founder of

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Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Year Round Boater Member Joining Fee = $900 Annual Dues = $110

43' 1984 Californian CPMY. 300 HP Cats, bowstern thrusters, 2 staterooms with doubles and stall shower head compartments, custom aft deck enclosure, complete bimini, gen, upgraded electronics, beautiful salon with new carpet-upholstery & convertible couch, boarding-fishing-sport cockpit w/gate,immaculate inout, recent mechanical maintenance & bottom paint, boathoused for the last 20 years! $129,000.00. 971276-3688

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10' Mirror sailing Dinghy. Robust and versatile one-design sloop. Great for learning or racing. 70,000 worldwide. Excellent condition. 2HP Yamaha. On good trailer. $1450 OBO benefitting Columbia Riverkeeper. 503-490-5407

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 SF) and Membership Application is required.. Reduced to $75,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467.



50’ Hargraves Boathouse 1973 • 43’2” x 13’1“ Boatwell • 14’3” Electric High Door • Front Porch, 30 Amp Plugs • Water Rights Included • CRYC Membership Required $45,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467


1979 Capri 21’ Sloop sailboat, w/5 ½ hp Mercury long Shaft, 2 stroke motor, extra sails, fixed racing keel, w/trailer $2,200.00. 360-430-2615

52 ft 1988 BoatHouse With Apartment Loft bed, kitchen, full bath, living room, washer/dryer, new stringers, deck, fire-walk, truss hoop, heat pump, gutters/downspouts, door track & rollers, CRYC water rights. $38,500. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

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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


42’ Boathouse Custom 1989 Includes Boat Lift • 29’ x 12’ Boatwell • 10’ Electric High Door • NEW Front Porch • 30 Amp Plugs • NEW Siding • Complete Walk Around • Completely Refit. $48,000 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467



67 ft. 1974 Custom Boathouse • 44’x16’ Boatwell • 20’ Electric High Door • Some I Beam Stringers • Never Leaked • Water Rights Included • CRYC Membership Required. $79,500 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467



MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (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 503-737-1651x0 or e-mail: 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


Steel Tugboat 32' long x 12' beam x 4' draft, Skin cooled 198 hp continuous. 2 speed hydraulic steering. Tow winch, bow winch, three control stations. Finished focsle. $90,000. 503-556-8291

25' 2004 Hacker Craft Wood Lapstrake Personal boat, 350 Crusader (35 hrs), perfect condition, all options, complete with trailer. Only one in the world! Replacement $200,000. Sale priced at $79,500. for complete details or Jim Irwin @ 971-276-3688




72' Larson Boathouse • 1994. Upgraded w/new lighting-interior siding-20' electric door-insulation • Includes remotely monitored fire-smoke-heat alarm system • Water Rights included (2250 SF) @ Columbia River Yacht Club • Application required. • Well size 60' X 18' X 20' $120,000. Irwin Y.S. 503381-5467

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BRIDGETON ROAD - $179,000. Move in ready fresh paint and Carpet! 1100 sf , Great room plan, Large Kitchen with maple cabinets, Eating Bar, French doors, all appliances, Large swimfloat for Entertaining. MLS 15603735 501 NE Bridgeton E4. Nice water views, Call Susan Colton, Broker, 503-936-0161


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: NEW LISTING - Jantzen Beach Moorage. Cute as can be 2 Bdrm, 2 BA, wood floors, Grt Rm, Open Kitchen with eating bar, SPA like Bath. Swim Float, Slip Ownership, $234,000 MLS 15632663 Call Susan Colton 503-936-0161

1815 N Jantzen Ave. Slip for sale (31 x 64) in lovely location. In gated private moorage, Low HOA covers water, sewer, garbage, parking security and more. Near shops & restaurants. $110,000. Jane BettsStover, Broker Oregon Realty Co. 503-422-3340, 503-254-0100

25000 NW St Helen’s Rd N-2 Brand spanking new from logs up! 2 bd/ 1 ba. Master on main, 2nd bedrm in large loft. Bamboo laminated floors, granite counters, High vaulted ceiling. Outside Slip –open views. In gated private moorage, low moorage fees. Can moor a boat next to home. $169,000 Jane BettsStover, Broker, Oregon Realty Co. 503-422-3340; 503-254-0100


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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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