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JULY 2018

VOLUME 32, No. 1

A L E X A N D E R M A R I N E U S A™


Summer O F F I C E


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90R OCEAN ALEXANDER Arriving soon in Seattle

70e OCEAN ALEXANDER Roche Harbor | 2018

85’ OCEAN ALEXANDER San Diego | 2018

5 3 ’ T I A R A F LY B R I D G E Roche Harbor | 2018

55’ AZIMUT S Roche Harbor | 2018



44’ AQUILA Newport Beach | 2018

51’ GALEON SKYDECK Newport Beach | 2018

38’ TIARA SPORT LS Seattle | 2018 39’ TIARA COUPE Seattle | 2018

4 2 ’ R E G A L F LY B R I D G E Newport Beach | 2018

40’ CARVER San Diego | 2018

35’ REGAL SPORT COUPE San Diego | 2018 Seattle | 2018

33’ REGAL OBX Seattle | 2018 Newport Beach | 2018

32’ PURSUIT SPORT Newport Beach | 2018

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2012 | 90’ OCEAN ALEXANDER | $4,375,000 Niel Steenkamp | 206.850.2801

2014 | 85’ OCEAN ALEXANDER | $4,185,000 Michael Vrbas | 949.632.1414

2010 | 80’ OCEAN ALEXANDER | $2,985,000

2007 | 73’ HORIZON | $1,490,000 Tim Tweed | 619.994.5931

2001 | 60’ HATTERAS | $685,000 Greg Wilkinson | 714.331.7131

2007 | 56’ CRUISERS | $419,000 Tim Tweed | 619.994.5931

2017 | 41’ CRUISERS | $499,000 Greg Wilkinson | 714.331.7131



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Gregory Marshall Design 1994/2017 | 112’ CUSTOM WESTPORT | $6,485,000 Niel Steenkamp 206.850.2801 & JR Wills 949.678.5533

2018 | 90’ OCEAN ALEXANDER | $7,295,000 Ray Prokorym | 425.327.0994

2007 | 76’ ALASKAN | $2,295,000 Niel Steenkamp | 206.850.2801

2001 | 75’ HATTERAS | $1,295,000 JR Wills | 949.678.5533

2009 | 72’ MARQUIS | $1,750,000 Niel Steenkamp | 206.850.2801

1965 | 65’ TRUMPY | $749,000 Jason Smith | 206.331.2523

1979 | 60’ C&L MARINE | $399,000 Henry Wold | 206.427.7167

2007 | 54’ OCEAN ALEXANDER | $599,000 Jerry Wheeler | 949.375.2323

1999 | 54’ OFFSHORE | $629,000 Paul Groesbeck | 425.829.3551

2007 | 52’ SEA RAY | $439,000 JR Wills | 949.678.5533

2015 | 50’ TIARA COUPE | $1,095,000 Henry Wold | 206.427.7167

1950 | 47’ MONK | $249,000 Henry Wold | 206.427.7167

2004 | 45’ MERIDIAN | $259,990 Mark White | 310.968.9376

2006 | 43’ TIARA SOVRAN | $319,000 Jerry Todd | 206.963.6543

2013 | 38’ AZIMUT | $349,000 Russ Carrington | 310.991.2628

2001 | 48’ SEA RAY | $299,000 Mark White | 310.968.9376

1974 | 45’ CHRIS CRAFT | $299,000 Paul Groesbeck | 425.829.3551

2001 | 38’ LITTLE HARBOR | $299,000 Niel Steenkamp | 206.850.2801


2005 | 36’ TIARA SOVRAN | $239,900 Henry | 206.427.7167 & Ray | 425.327.0994

2004 | 64’ NORTHERN MARINE | $1,100,000 Michael Vrbas | 949.632.1414

2012 | 53’ AZIMUT | $899,000 Peter Zaleski | 619.857.2349

2001 | 47’ CABO | $549,000 Michael Vrbas | 949.632.1414

2016 | 44’ TIARA Q | $745,000 Ray Prokorym | 425.327.0994

2016 | 37’ CARVER | $439,000 Jerry Wheeler | 949.375.2323

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2006 | 32’ TIARA OPEN | $199,900 Jason Smith | 206.331.2523

2016 | 26’ PURSUIT DC | $119,500 Jerry Todd | 206.963.6543

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88' JACK SARIN CUSTOM 2006 $1,999,000

70’ AZIMUT SEA JET 1998 $729,000 $699,000

85’ AZIMUT 2005 $1,895,000

70’ HATTERAS 1998 $850,000

62’ HORIZON 2005 $950,000 $873,000


53’ TOLLYCRAFT 1989 $379,990


72’ Nordlund 1990 $590,000

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60’ HATTERAS CONVERTIBLE 2009 $1,795,000

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July 2018 || Volume 32, Number 1

Ties between Norway and the Pacific Northwest run deep, deep as the glacier-cut waterways in both regions. On the water and off, managing editor Norris Comer, a Nordic descendant himself, explores the ties that weave Nordic and Northwest heritages together.


TEN TIMES Racing veteran Brad Baker shares fond memories and the tools essential to transiting the Pacific as he gets ready for his tenth Vic-Maui race.


Ally Cedeno has circumnavigated the globe and commanded 200-ton commericial ships. She provides insight into women breaking into the marine industry.



Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are some of the most exciting sea creatures you can see in the PNW. Brianna King helps you get to know them.

P RTS OF CALL Post Falls, Idaho Lake Coeur d’Alene isn’t Idaho’s only boating destination. The well-hidden town of Post Falls, Idaho, is a charming destination with much to offer.



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On the Cover Looks like a typical historical scene from Alaska or the Inside Passage, right? Guess again. This is a replica Viking boat built and exhibited exhibited in Gudvagen, Norway; deep in the Sognefjord, Norway’s largest fjord.

Departments 14

From the Helm


Nautical News


Business Notes






Goods & Gear




Perfect Lines


Kevin's Catch


On Watch


Galley Gourmet


Racing Sheet


Pets on Boats


Boats for Sale

100 Classified Ads

Marine Woodwork


Index of Advertisers

On state-of-the-art boats or classics, nothing looks better than a real wood finish. Carpenter Dennis Simmons of S3 Maritime offers his expert insights.




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The Starting Line

I write this month’s correspondence from the waterfront of Victoria Harbour, one of the most picturesque scenes in the world around this time of year. The sun is out with scarce cotton balls of clouds in the sky as street performers ranging from Norris Comer bagpipers to harpists creating pretty soundwaves. Bustling visitors from all over the world wander past, with the Empress Hotel a perfect backdrop. The view over Victoria Harbour is a boater’s fantasy as wooden tall ships, the Victoria Clipper, recreational trimarans, ferries, tugs, seaplanes, fast whale-watching vessels, and more ply past. Oh Canada, indeed. I’m here at the starting line of the Race to Alaska (R2AK) 2018, enjoying a final latte a few hours before the start of the 710-mile leg from Victoria to Ketchikan with Team Wright Yachts. The crew to-dos are short, mostly double-checking turnbuckles and shuffling our gear into better positions aboard. I believe that a deep breath before a plunge is important, so here I sit, soaking in the scenery. The R2AK fleet, with craft ranging from intrepid home-rigged Hobie Cats to comfortable cruising monohulls to ride-or-die performance trimarans, is quiet. Some are strategically resting right up to the noon start to be as fresh as possible for the long hours ahead. Others can’t help themselves and are picking at tasks. It’s game day, after all. Zoom out from my personal starting line here in Victoria, and this time of year is a

Michelle Zeasman-Gibbon

Managing Editor

starting line of sorts for Pacific Northwest boaters of all stripes. The anglers among us are going all out for salmon, crab, halibut, and soon, offshore targets like albacore. Sailors have more races and cruising opportunities than they can possibly desire while a small armada of comfort-minded motor trawlers are migrating up north to Alaska, alongside the whales. The mountain views are out; the waterfronts bustling. Yachting in the Northwest isn’t all fancy clubs and regattas, it’s about that perfect day on-the-water experience. Come all ye paddlers and trailerables: ready, set, go! We’ve got a stellar issue this month to help you get flying off the starting line, thanks to our awesome crew aboard the B/M (Boat Magazine) Northwest Yachting. Among the new faces at our growing publication is the addition of our new golden retriever office puppy. Last issue we announced a naming contest for her, and boy did you all respond! Ultimately, the name "Rudder" was selected out of over 50 sea salty suggestions. Not only do we owe you all a collective thank you for the perfect name, but it is so great to be writing to such an engaged audience. As always, please write letters to us about anything ranging from feedback to interesting boat stories. Picture submissions to our monthly photo gallery Spyglass and Pets on Boats are always open as well. Send in your words or pictures and who knows? Maybe you’ll be in the next issue! We wish you a glorious summer on the water here in paradise. Get salty!

Norris Comer

Creative Director

Alex Kwanten

U.S. Sales

Jodi Maisel

Canada Sales

Katherine Kjaer

Advertising Coordinator & Assistant Editor Eva Seelye

Assitant Editor

Evin Moore

Contributing Writers Brad Baker Peter Schrappen Seanna Browder Peter Marsh Doug Hansen Bill Shaw Greg Van Belle Kevin Klein

Contributing Artists & Photographers Jan Anderson Byelikova Oksana Jack Riley

Copy Editor

Seanna Browder

Adminsitrative Assistant Gisela Alessi

Videographer Dan Kasmar

Design Interns William Dodson Kristina Kiser


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—From our Helm to Yours, Norris

This Month's Feature Contributors Brad Baker is married to his life partner PJ Baker, and has two boys Bryce and Austin; whom he is immensely proud of. He is a principal at Swiftsure Yachts. Brad is looking forward to the day he and PJ can again set sail to far away places.

Seanna Browder gains new love and appreciation for being on the water when she copyedits Northwest Yachting every month. She looks forward to the day when she can upgrade her kayak to a boat. Her family is still deciding between power and sail in that eternal debate of what boat is best. Thank goodness, they have friends with boats!

Brianna King was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, earned her undergraduate degree in marine biology in California, lived in New Zealand and Australia, and now calls Anchorage, Alaska, home. She worked as an observer for the partial coverage groundfish and halibut fleet for the last couple of years, and is now at the graduate school in the Fisheries, Aquatic Science, and Technology division at Alaska Pacific University, where she is studying commercial fishing gear modification. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING (POSTAGE FEE ONLY) $40* per year (US) $79* per year (Canada) $79* per year first class (US & Canada) *includes Sales Tax

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7342 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117 ©2018 Northwest Yachting. All rights reserved. Any use of Northwest Yachting materials without the expressed written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. While we welcome letters and photos, we can not be responsible for unsolicited materials. Special photo credits: Tacoma Sports Commission (SEVENTY48, p16); Alex Kwanten (Fly, P18); Sean Trew (Van Isle 360, p24); Dan Stearns (Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, p30); Jack Riley (Galley Gourmet dishes); Visit Idaho (Highlands Golf Coure, P90); Buck Knives (Buck Knives, P91); Brian Auer (Schoolhouse, P91); Monique Sylvester (Berty the dog, p95). Views expressed by individual Northwest Yachting contributors are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the magazine.


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By Norris Comer, Evin Moore, Eva Seelye, & Greg Van Belle


An Epic Win

Photo: Marty Loken

Team Epic Wins Inaugural SEVENTY48 Race By Eva Seelye

Just prior to the crack of dawn, four-time Olympian Greg Barton and teammate Kevin Olney of Team Epic paddled their surf ski across Puget Sound taking the “W” in the first SEVENTY48 race. Barton and Olney paddled through the night on this 70-mile journey from Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma to Port Townsend to arrive at 0309 in Port Townsend. On June 11, paddlers from all currents hit the water on Washington’s newest race, SEVENTY48. A spawn of R2AK (Race to Alaska), which just completed its fourth year, this 70-mile race not only forbids motors like the R2AK, but axes wind power all together. With strictly human-powered strength, racers paddled up the Thea Foss Waterway from Tacoma to Port Townsend

in 48 hours using nothing but sheer strength and determination. Team Epic claimed their $11,700 prize in a ceremony at Pope Marine Park took place on June 13, turning the R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus event into a celebratory jamboree of racing enthusiasts. 117 teams came together to compete for a $100 fee, a turnout that Northwest Maritime Center organizers didn’t expect when they concocted the idea in a beer tent at a boat festival after the R2AK. Race Boss Daniel Evans “thought maybe 30 teams would sign up, $3,000 would be good.” But once Greg Barton and Kevin Olney signed up, Evans said, “Ohhhhh, we’ve got a race for sure.” The idea was to “compress crazy stupid into 48 hours and make it a different kind of hard,” as stated on seventy48.

Top: Barton and Olney on the move down near Tacoma; Left: Arriving in Port Townsend well after dark (at 0309 to be precise); Right: the pair after warming up fresh off of their win. (photo: Zach Carver).


com. What’s the best way to conquer the waters of Puget Sound? Just like R2AK, how you get there is up to you (within reason). Racers arrived to the starting line in vessels ranging from fiberglass speed racers to a “kayak” built of ocean debris – the trash boat is just one of the many ways participant Ken Campbell is raising awareness about the effect of plastics in our waterways. Barton, an Olympic sprint kayaker with gold and bronze medals, as well as a world champion with golds, a silver, and a bronze, matched Olney’s strength well. Only when they reached Marrowstone Bridge in their surf ski did Barton begin feeling the affects of what’s comparable to a 48-hour powerlifting event. Olney got him back on track as they were nearing the Port Townsend City Dock. With a 7mph average and a total paddle time of 9 hours and 39 minutes, first place went to Team Epic with team 6 by 600 crossing the finish line in a Malalo outrigger canoe 19 minutes later. The monohull and all-female team, Way Too Close, took third; Mamas Go!! came in fourth, and the first paddleboarder, Karl Kruger (who finished the 750-mile R2AK in a paddleboard last year) took home sixth. Olney’s advice to future racers is this: “If you want to be great for 10 hours, you have to put in 1,000 hours of work. Or just get in a boat with an Olympian.”



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Nautical Nook

No Return Ticket, Legs One and Two

A lengthy adventure tale By Captain Skip Rowland By Greg Van Belle

What are you sailing for?

I have to be honest here. A good adventure experience does not assure a good adventure story. Good adventure stories aren’t about the adventure at all, and good writers know this. Every sailor who has set off toward the horizon has had experiences that would terrify any armchair captain. But rogue waves, powerful storms, and dangerous reefs don’t in themselves make for good adventure stories. A good sailing story has to appeal to sailors and non-sailors alike. Skip Rowland’s No Return Ticket has a reason for being told, and it

is told well. When I finally got the time to pick up the first of the two books in the series, I read it straight through, blowing off several other things I had on my calendar for the afternoon. That’s usually a good sign. The voice is unique and salty, and it is clear from the start that Rowland didn’t set out to manufacture a story worth telling. The story opens with Captain Skip crossing the US border into Mexico, armed and looking for

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the men who stole and torched his ketch Love Story, and it doesn’t get less interesting from there. What we get with No Return Ticket is a story that hits all the marks. Captain Skip is a restless soul in the soul-crushing glitz of Southern California in the late 1980s. He has everything he needs but nothing he wants, and his “escape” from California onto the Pacific Ocean is the literary catalyst the story needs to begin properly. When I read sailing stories, I have a hard time quieting the critic in my head. “Why are you out there? What are you looking for?” In too many cases, they are looking for a story. Rowland isn’t looking for anything except to be on the water, so after fashioning his escape to the sea, everything that happens is just a part of the adventure. Skip is just sailing, and the book writes itself. This isn’t a literary masterpiece, but as sailing books written by sailors go, it is quite good. Rowland’s voice is true and edgy while not being alienating. The character of Captain Skip comes through from the opening chapter, and even when he isn’t being knocked down or grounded we want to follow him. It is in those pivotal, stressful moments that Captain Rowland’s writing is at its best, however. Anyone who has been on the deck of a boat in distress knows the feeling of absolute chaos and calamity that comes with an emergency at sea. Rowland masterfully slows down time in these sections, giving the reader a clear understanding of the situation while also expressing the fear and danger. It is remarkable how well he captures that strange combination of bedlam and absolute calm that washes over you while all hell is breaking loose onboard. Most good writers don’t easily give up their desks to put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of perhaps encountering a daring tale worth telling. For those of us who love a good adventure story, No Return Ticket is an excellent addition to the bookshelf.

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Paddling Across America Literary Canoeist Voyages to tell the American Story By Peter Marsh

The day after the splendidly rowdy and irreverent Fisher Poets Gathering brought a hundred or so characters to the Hanthorn Cannery Museum in Astoria; another story teller showed up at the museum on Pier 39 at the east end of the waterfront. His name is Neal Moore and he also talks and writes about his adventures on the water. But any similarity ends there, because he has chosen to travel in a canoe, and he was about to begin paddling across the USA. He explained to me that he was ready to embark on a transcontinental solo journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic, but not by the


typical route to New Orleans or Florida. He had mapped out a marathon alternative that “tacked” across the country between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes navigating 22 waterways in 22 states before arriving in New York in a couple of years. It covered a total distance of 7,500 miles with a long portage over the Great Divide. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, his literary goal is equally ambitious: to collect 100 stories from 100 cities and towns “to tell the story of America.” Neal is not just another blogger. He was called a “modern-day Huck Finn” by CNN when he reported on his 2,200-mile canoe journey down

the length of the Mississippi River in 2009. They published many of his reports on as a citizen reporter. His book about that journey, Down the Mississippi was published by the Mark Twain Museum Press of Hannibal, Missouri. It includes many quotes from the great writer about the historic riverboat towns that Neal rediscovers 150 years later. The book has received many positive reviews. After a decade of foreign travel, he is still committed to meeting Americans who live by the water and listening to their stories. His optimism is downright infectious, and even the need to portage his boat and gear a total of 168 miles using a small cart didn’t faze him. Departure day was clear but cold as we loaded the canoe with all his gear in watertight bags. Floyd Holcom, a former gillnetter and the owner of Pier 39 and Astoria SCUBA, made sure everything was properly stowed and secured while I filmed the scene with Neal’s camera. Then he cast off, and I pulled out my own camera and started shooting as I followed him out of the East Mooring Basin and into the flooding tide. Then I realized my little camera also had a video-mode, so I switched it to record as he headed out towards the anchored ships. That was the last time we saw him, but he has called us regularly, and we continue to Continued on Page 22


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follow his exploits online. This is Back on the river, it wasn’t long how he describes the feeling that before Neal had another mishap— day: “So, let’s get to it – roll up our the new boat was swamped by sleeves, get our feet wet, and in the chop breaking over the bow the spirit of Mark Twain, light out east of The Dalles, and he needed for the territory!” After a week of help from a passing boater to get strenuous paddling in all kinds of to shore. But like Lewis and Clark, weather, he took a break in Portland he watched the wind carefully and until April. One of his contacts built “proceeded on.” He met some Naa cart to carry his boat around the tive American fishermen in the updams, and he researched the urban per gorge, and spent several days scene for his second report. learning about their community April was only a little kinder and way of life. than March, but Neal cheerfully “Bud is an Umatilla, a fishheaded into the Columbia Gorge erman and entrepreneur who and soon learned why this is a lives near the Rufus Landing world center for board and kite Recreation Area where I recently sailing as he faced strong winds made camp. We traded goods, from the east. He successfully ne- he told me with a laugh, just gotiated the Bonneville Dam and like 150 years ago. He gave me a the historic Cascade Locks area. beaded salmon necklace so that After Hood River, he resumed other Native Americans I meet the journey upstream toward The along my journey will know Dalles Dam. That was where the that I’m a friend, dried salmon journey almost came for energy, which he to an end. When he called “gold”, and his began his first portage own personal copy around The Dalles of Shadow Tribe: The Dam, his new hand Making of Columbia trailer turned into a River Indian Identity disaster. The heavby Andrew H. Fisher I ily loaded fiberglass gave what I could: orcanoe sagged and ganic coffee, a honey cracked from the stress crisp apple, and the over the axle. A phone promise of a signed Neal Moore call later, he was on copy of my previous his way back to Hood expedition memoir, River in a pickup and searching Down the Mississippi,” according for a replacement. He found one to Neal, who wrote about his the next day across the river in experience on his blog: White Salmon, Washington, and his friends were happy to help Above the Tri-Cities, in the him pick up a rugged Old Town Hanford Reach area, he resorted built with their exclusive Royalex to hauling his boat on wheels process—now discontinued. when the current was impassable,


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Neil Moore, at home on his canoe, has been rowing and writing for over a decade. His rambling adventures have been featured in outlets as large as CNN.

and after many trials, reached Wenatchee on May 20. “With the paddling, combined with the journalism, you feel like you’ve earned these towns,” he said. “You’re paddling, sometimes for days and days, and the story ideas are swirling around in your mind. Then you step into a town, and you’re so excited to be there, and now you’re trying to pull off a story of international consequence. It’s a mental challenge on top of a physical one,” he told the local newspaper. Neal called me again from Chief Joseph Dam to tell me, “The current is so strong you’ve gotta take out miles downriver to get around. One more dam to go on the Columbia — Grand Coulee!” Then the wild river retreated into a series of reservoirs like Lake Roosevelt that rewarded Moore with some easier days until June 4. “You’ve gotta walk a lot of this section of the Spokane River (both in and out of the water) due to dams, falls, logjams, and rapids,” he explained. “But man is it beautiful country! My tenure on and along the Mighty Columbia River has come to an end here at the con-

fluence of the Spokane. I’m grateful for so many new friends and experiences, along with the Columbia itself. A river I’ve learned to respect, to fear, and ultimately embrace during the 88 days and 817 miles I’ve called her home.” He clearly has his fans, “Cheers to all of you for your steady stream of well wishes and encouragement and support. When I’d given it my all and I came up short, there was forever a slap on the back and a handshake and a ‘we’re thinking of you’ to embolden me on. A mighty testing ground for the waterways of this nation to come, in the morn I’ll take a glance back to reflect on the Columbia, and aim my canoe onwards to Idaho and Montana and the Continental Divide,” Neal said. This journey is certainly proving itself a huge test of stamina and willpower for someone in his late 40s. But I must admit I envy his ambition; to link the whole country together piece by piece, to learn and experience true American stories one river mile at a time. Follow his journey on the Facebook page A Little Wake and on his blog at






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Applications Open: Van Isle 360° 2019 By Evin Moore Still a year out, preparations for the Van Isle 360° International Yacht Race are already underway. Applications are open to any crew that meets the eligibility requirements and submits the entry fee. The Van Isle 360° Race is a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, run in the challenging inside tidal currents and breeze of Johnstone Strait and the sleigh ride North Westerlies of the offshore legs. It started in 1999 when just 14 boats competed in a proof-of-concept race, known as the Ambassadors Edition, around Vancouver Island that was ran in legs using timetables. The race was a success and the competition was held consecutively for the next three years. In 2001, it was decided the race would only be run on odd-number years, offsetting the Vic-Maui race held on even years. Crews interested in racing will have to complete a qualifying race. The Oregon Offshore Race and the Swiftsure International Yacht Race are qualifiers held in May. The qualifiers Blackline Patos Island Race and Seattle Yacht Club Smith Island Race are held in April. The 90 nm Southern Straits Race will qualify


you for the Van Isle and is held in late March or early April. If you have not completed any of these races, it may be possible to complete them in the spring before the 2019 Van Isle. It is also possible that other offshore races will be accepted at the discretion of the Organizing Authority. The Van Isle 360° is a Category 2 Special Regulation Race, and AIS will be a mandatory part of the safety requirements. At least two crew members will need to be World Sailing Safety at Sea certified, and at least one will need to hold a basic first aid certificate or be a medical professional. This race will challenge any sailor; in the first eight iterations of the race, not a single team ever completed every leg of the race within the allotted time limit. The race has grown every year since its inception, introducing racers to quaint, scenic communities dotting the coast of Vancouver Island and giving them a true challenge in one of the most beautiful settings on the West Coast. Registration for the June 1-15, 2019 race begins on July 1. If you’ve got what it takes, sign up at

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The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) will be hosting a slew of events this summer. Join the Wooden Boat Club for an afternoon on the Virginia V starting on Saturday, June 23, and running again on July 28 and August 25. The narrated cruise on the National Historic Landmark vessel will cover the sights and history of Lake Union. Local author and naturalist David B. Williams will be narrating the trips. Cruises are an hour, tickets are $25; beer,

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Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show Success By Evin Moore

The Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show was a major success, according to event organizers. This year was the show’s first, and based on the results, plans for next year’s show are already underway. Cohosted by both Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the event took place May 17-20 at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes.

“The show exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Stephanie Hamilton, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce president. “Working with the staff [of the NMTA] has been wonderful – they are true professionals with warm hearts. We were blessed with perfect weather to showcase the boats and accessories – and all the guests were happy. Looking forward to next

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Winnebago has expanded into the marine market with their purchase of Chris-Craft in early June. The recreational vehicle manufacturer bought the iconic boat brand from London-based Stellican Ltd., which has owned it since 2001. This will be Winnebago’s first foray into the boating industry, and President and CEO Michael Happe says it's a logical next step for the company.


“Chris-Craft is an iconic, premium brand that shares many similarities with our own heritage Winnebago brand, including a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services,” said Happe. “The company’s strong brand, high-quality product line and premium position in the marine market make Chris-Craft an attractive addition to our portfolio.”

Winnebago has been looking to expand into the outdoor-lifestyle market for quite some time, according to Happe, who cited the large and increasing population of boat owners and the huge potential for growth as being key motivators. “We believe there will be synergies realized across our value chain and that the ChrisCraft business has material expansion opportunities available,”

Happe explained. “Additionally, we see significant intersection between the RV and marine lifestyles and view marine as a natural adjacency to our existing outdoor lifestyle portfolio, with similar customer demographics and significant ownership crossover. We look forward to working with the talented Chris-Craft team and to welcoming them to the Winnebago family.” While the terms of the transaction were not disclosed, things are expected to remain relatively stable at Chris-Craft; current president Stephen Hesse will stay on in his current role, and the Sarasota, Florida, headquarters and team will be retained. “We look forward to further developing our storied brand while leveraging Winnebago’s capital and resources to accelerate our growth and continue delivering an exceptional product experience for our dealers and customers,” Heese said.

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Bellingham SeaFeast 2018 is being held on September 21 and 22 this year at Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park, and the call is going out to all vendors to sign up now for a spot. The event will pull in an estimated 10,000 sea-loving visitors this year, all focused on food and Bellingham’s living maritime history. Food vendors will have until July 20 to apply, commercial vendors until July 27, education vendors until August 3, and contestants in the Salmon BBQ Championship have until August 30 to sign up. The Bellingham SeaFeast is a non-profit festival designed to show off Bellingham’s legacy commercial fishing and maritime industries, and celebrate the economic opportunity they brought to the area. The event is also a chance for Bellingham to show off its working waterfront and renowned seafood restaurants. The festival kicks off Friday, September 21, with the welcome ceremony hosted by the Lummi Nation, City of Bellingham, and Port of Bellingham. Two ticketed events will also be held Friday night; the SeaFeed, where guests can choose between crab or salmon, and the Friday Night Downtown, an art event where visitors can hear sea-shanties, poems, and stories, watch choral performances, and celebrate Bellingham’s maritime past. On Saturday, attendees can get tickets to Brews with a View, watch Black Hawk Dancers and local bands, enjoy boat rides, and try commercial fishing activities like knot-tying, crab cracking, or filleting. Go head-to-head with other aficionados in the “Skill-of-the-Grill” Salmon BBQ cook-off, and then watch a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demon-

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Letters We here at Northwest Yachting love hearing from our readers. Below are a few correspondences we’ve received. If you’ve got two cents to share, feel free to send us a snail mail letter to Northwest Yachting Magazine, 7342 15th Ave NW, Seattle, Washington, or an email to

Cummins Complaint Hello Northwest Yachting, My name is Daniel Solomon. I own a 2007 Meridian 490 with Cummins QSB 5.9 engines. I learned that these engines all have a faulty coolant level sensor. Over time it leaks coolant internally through the probes and feeds water into the engines wiring harnesses. Cummins has put out no service bulletin and yet they have a new sensor available which is not supposed to leak or they have a connector plug with a built-in resistor which then bypasses the faulty coolant level sensor. Part number 5265355. All of this tells me that they are aware of the problem and have taken no corrective action. A simple inspection by unplugging the wiring harness will tell you if there is any fluid seeping into the harness. I was southbound in the Swinomish Channel about to dock on the outside of the south docks when the port engine stopped working. We checked all fuses and replaced one, but the engine still failed to respond. I had called a mechanic recommended by other members of our yacht club. The first thing he suggested was to inspect the coolant sensor plug for any water seepage as he had had a similar problem on another QSB engine. When the mechanic from Cap Santee Marine arrived he hooked up his computer but when I mentioned the coolant sensor, he immediately stopped what he was doing and checked the plug. Seems he had also learned of the problem. Sure enough the wiring harness was full of water (actually three harnesses) in addition the SIM module was fried. I cannot understand how Cummins won't take responsibility for a repair that will run me close to $4,000. If you can get the word out to all QSB owners to inspect the plug going to the coolant sensor we may save a few owners a costly repair, and if you have any ideas how I might exert pressure on Cummins to pay for their problem I would appreciate it. Thank you. My wife and I do enjoy your magazine. —Daniel Solomon NWY: Sounds like you’ve had a rough time of it, Daniel. Although we don’t have many specific recommendations with regards to your engines, reaching out to the boating community and writing to publications like us are an excellent ways to get industry players to pay attention. To our other readers; do any of you have similar problems with your Cummins QSB engines? If so, write in! Consider us the public forum and, rest assured, manufacturers read these pages.

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Monte Carlo 5 The 2018 iteration of the Monte Carlo 5 (MC5) is touted by the builder as bridging the gap between the French Beneteau Power and Italian-design Monte Carlo families (all owned by Beneteau, by the way). The summary is apt, for even the outward appearance looks a bit like the offspring between a Beneteau Swift Trawler and the more luxury sport yacht Monte Carlos. A few design features grab one’s attention at a glance. The foredeck is simply massive for this 50’ yacht, complete with large lounge pads for the guests. Also prominent is the large open flybridge, again, spacious for a 50-footer. The flybridge naturally hosts a helm (single-seat) with generous padded seating and table

Specs LOA: 49’ 6” • Beam: 14’ • Draft: 3’ 9” Displacement: 31,381 lbs. Tankage (Fuel/Fresh): 344 gals./158 gals. Local Dealer: Denison Yacht Sales, 206-686-5400 (Seattle) Web:


options with fridge/mini bar. A set of stairs leads directly from the flybridge to the cabin below and another set of stairs leads down to the covered cockpit. Not only is there more padded seating and entertainment space in the cockpit, but the cockpit also allows access to the large swimstep off the transom. The awning covering the cockpit is adjustable and can be stowed or extended depending on user preference (or the weather). Leaving the cockpit through a set of all-glass doors brings the visitor into the main cabin. The MC5 has two layout options: one with two enclosed suite-style berths with separate heads in the lower deck and another with three staterooms with accompanying heads. Both versions

also have crew quarters aft. The helm in the cabin located in front of the salon is quite slick in that it’s designed for use with joystick and panel electronics. The MC5 is all-in with it’s Volvo IPS 600 technology and comes with two inboard of the Volvo IPS 600 diesel engines. One popular feature of this system is the ease of maneuverability in close quarters. The manufacturer reports a cruise speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of 29 knots. The MC5 is certainly a hybrid of sorts and should have many of the pros of both the trawler and sport yacht worlds. If you’re interested, local Monte Carlo dealer Denison Yacht Sales can provide additional info and pricing options.

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Azimut 55S During the summer months, local dealer Alexander Marine USA opens a seasonal office at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. If you happen by their island docks this year, you may catch a glimpse of the brand new Azimut 55S, a modernstyled sport luxury yacht. There’s nothing old school about this hightech boat that has emphasis on comfort, style, and performance. Let’s start with performance. The 55S has not one, not two, but three Volvo IPS propulsion drives (three 435 horsepower Volvo D6-IPS 600 inboard diesels). The triple pod drive system should allow for excellent maneuverability, efficiency, and noise reduction. The cuttingedge, performance-oriented engine

system makes for a reported maximum speed of 34 knots and cruising speed of 30 knots. As is popular with these setups, the helm is inspired by sportscars and complemented with joystick controls. But the future-is-now emphasis doesn’t stop with the propulsion. The swim step can pivot up or down to take advantage of a full-sized tender garage built into the transom, and it’s easy to imagine the kind of high-end center console tenders that will use the feature as its base of operations. A dual set of stairs from the swim step/pivoting platform lead up to the covered cockpit that has a table with padded seating to entertain. Well-set walkways with high railings lead forward both port and starboard

to the foredeck where padded seats invite guests to lounge. The interior continues with the modern theme: hard-angle joinery with horizontal grain woodwork with gray and white motifs and gigantic windows. The full-service galley should not leave anybody for want and is positioned near

the family dining area amidships. There is a total of four cabins with seven berths and three heads. The Azimut 55S is a modern boat for the modern boater. If you’re in the luxury sport yacht market, it merits a gander. Contact local dealer Alexander Marine USA for more information and pricing options.

Specs LOA: 56’ 9” • Beam: 14’ Draft (full load w/three props): 3’9” Displacement: 46,440 lbs. Tankage (Fuel/Fresh): 423 gals./156 gals. Local Dealer: Alexander Marine USA, 206-344-8566 (Seattle Office) Web:

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Axopar 24 Hard Top The Finnish-made Axopar boats are certainly head-turners with their unique looks and go-fast emphasis. The Axopar 24 Hard Top (HT) is one of the line’s more pocketsized builds that’s meant to take the owner and his or her friends on a proper joyride. A few design features of the hull are immediately apparent. The long shape with relatively narrow beam makes the 24 HT look a bit like a knife, and the twin-stepped hull is meant to increase fuel efficiency and performance. All that speedster design blends with the entertainment accommodations the 24 HT was also built to embrace. The foredeck is deeply set to shelter seating that, uniquely, is not accessed via walkways on the side decks, but through a hatch in the forward part of the cabin. This setup makes bow riding a given favorite activity for guests aboard, and the transition between the foredeck and aft is about as safe and sheltered as it gets with the design. The helm is completely protected by the glass and hardtop cabin with access to three

seats and the open cockpit. An optional fridge can be found under the co-pilot seat. A single 250-horsepower Mercury outboard sits on the transom where segments of swim step give access to the water on both sides of the engine. A vast array of options from water ski pole to overnight canopy make the 24 HT a sportster or an overnighter. No two Axopars of any build are likely to be exactly the same.

Rated as a coastal craft, you won’t be taking the 24 HT across oceans. But if you’re looking for a clever runabout with reported maximum speed of 40 knots and a totally unique look, the Axopar 24 HT may end up on your short list. The base listed price by the manufacturer, €29,750 (about $35,000 USD) makes this an affordable entry-level boat as well. If interested in more information or pricing options contact the local dealer, JK3 Yacht Sales.

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Amel 64 CC Whenever you’re talking about a luxury, ketch-rigged blue water cruiser with over 60’ length overall, you are talking big leagues. The new French-made Amel 64 CC flagship of the Chantiers Amel fleet looks to be the consummate Euro-cruiser with many of the popular design features of both sisterships and competitors and other features that are just plain jaw dropping. Let’s start with the show stoppers. Firstly, the transom. At first glance while underway, the 64 CC’s transom looks to be of modern design with a forward shear angle. However, when electrically deployed, not only does the crew get a large swim step, but also access to a full tender garage. But the tricked out transom doesn’t stop there, for an electrically deployable dive platform also can be summoned at a whim. Forward is a gigantic sun pad/lounge space and cockpit that’s all about the comfort, with a foldable table and plenty of seating under an electronically adjustable hardtop awning. As far as rigging goes, the genoa and mainsail are complemented with

a staysail and mizzen, perhaps underscoring a philosophy of an inventory of several smaller sails over fewer larger ones. The interior, like the exterior, also says flagship. The 64 CC features a three-cabin layout with three enclosed heads to complement. In a departure from the classic master suite in the v-berth, the master is located as a sort of center cockpit design. The master, like most masters these days, feature a walk-around island-style berth. The galley is also enormous, as so many modern French-made cruisers tend

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As British as the Union Jack, the Princess S60 is the newest addition to the Princess luxury yacht fleet and is now available on the West Coast. What does this trans-Atlantic boat have to offer the Pacific Northwest? Upon approach, the S60 is undeniably in the mid-sized luxury sport category of yacht and clearly no expense was spared. The sleek hull form with large windows built into the hull and making up the cabin is definitely made to tear up the water and turn heads with a reported maximum speed of a nippy 38 knots. Like many successful boats of this category, the foredeck is large and open with a generous padded seating and sunbathing area. Also popular on luxury yachts of this size in 2018 is the tender garage built into the transom, perfect for a center console dinghy or jet ski. The S60 also has plenty of covered seating in the cockpit with easy access to the cabin via a pair of

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Here’s something for all you anglers that prefer to do your fishing from a kayak; the Scotty Ball Mounting System. Space is limited on a kayak and so are flat surfaces for you to rest a fish finder, a drink, or prepare bait on. Mounting systems can help you maximize the available area. The systems from Scotty come in three distinct varieties, the 150, 151, and 152. They all feature an arm made of stainless steel and glass-reinforced nylon, which fits over a molded 1’’ rubber ball. The arms can be loosened with a simple knob for mobility or tightened for stability, and all three variations have the same rubber ball, making the arms interchangeable between varieties.

The simplest mount, the 150, has a 2¼’’ universal square mounting plate which can hold anything with a flat surface you can put four screws through. The 151 comes with a gearhead adapter and a low-profile track that the mounting arm can be detached from with just a simple twist. The gearhead adapter on the 151 allows you to attach any Scotty post-mount accessory to the arm. The 152 also features a gearhead adapter, plus a larger 241 bracket, which can accept any Scotty post-mount product. A favorite amongst anglers is the Bait Board that can serve as a station for bait preparation, gear repair, or gut-

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Cooked to Perfection Meater Bluetooth Thermometer Just when you thought there was nothing else they could put Bluetooth technology into, the Meater comes along to prove you wrong. “Why would I need Bluetooth to read a thermometer?” should be your first thought. Well, the Meater is a heat-resistant smart thermometer, which means you can slide the Meater into a steak or any piece of meat and monitor the internal temperature the whole time it’s in the oven or on the grill. This lets you cook your meat to the precisely correct temperature, so steaks are juicer and never over-done. Meater’s app is simple to use; different common meats are pre-selectable, and the app knows exactly what internal temperatures indicate rare, medium rare, well-done, and every taste in between. Displays on your device offer you readouts on current temperature, target temperature, and alerts you when the meat should be removed to allow a resting period just before it reaches the perfect temperature. Pick one up for yourself at; priced at $69.

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If you’ve taken the leap off your vessel and swam ashore in the past few years, it’s possible you’ve seen Spikeball players diving, falling, and reaching to keep a small yellow ball from hitting the ground after ricocheting off a mini-trampoline. Spikeball is theoretically a combination of volleyball and foursquare. If you’ve played it, you know its addictive qualities. Now, instead of having to take that leap, their latest product keeps us where we’re most comfortable: the water. Spikebuoy is Spikeball with a twist. Two teams of two players get three hits to bounce the ball onto the net towards the other team; think bump, set, spike. If they miss, you’re one point closer to 21: the winning score. The only Spikebuoy

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Classic Shirt, Modern Twist Staywax Camp Shirt In need of a versatile addition to your wardrobe with both looks and utility? From Huckberry, the Staywax Camp Shirt functions as both a breathable shirtjacket on a mild day and a comfortable, light inner layer on a cold day. The slightly slim cut fits well over tee and collared shirts alike. The waxed cotton design makes the shirts waterresistant without trapping excess heat. Textile manufacturer British Millerain supplies the material for the shirts; dating back to 1880, they were the company responsible for outfitting British soldiers with weather-resistant gear during


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Self-inflating, reusable, and easy-to-throw, this compact life preserver could save your life in wet and wild situations. At 6.8” and .8 lbs., it’s easy to throw OneUp into your bag, backpack, or purse before any aquatic adventure. If needed, simply throw the pod as is to the person in distress, and as soon as it hits the water, the salt pod that covers a sensor (used in aeronautical and naval security) dissolves, releasing a spring that will activate float-inflating CO2. This entire process happens in under two seconds. Put it to use in salt water or fresh water for kids and adults up to 330 lbs. Take it along on fishing trips, pool days, vacations, rafting, boat outings, and more. It is lifeguard approved, MSDS certified, and it comes with a two-year warranty. Pre-order OneUp for $59, a five-pack for $230, or a tenpack for $440 at

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App Spotlight Fish Washington // Free for iOS & Android Hundreds of low-land lakes will open for the 2018 fishing season. Hatchery crews have stocked the lakes with 12 million trout and kokanee all over the state. Grab your gear and make sure you don’t miss out on the fun, but before you leave, download the Fish Washington mobile app, sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This free app comes loaded with fishing regulations for every lake, river, and marine area in the state, covering everything except shellfish and seaweed collection. Besides regulations, the app is filled with interactive maps to help anglers find the closest water and boat launch points. The app lists harvest limits and allowable gear for each species of fish. Set waypoints on the map and report poaching in progress. Download updates so you can use the app in remote places out of cell tower range. Go to the Apple App store or Google Play and download for free.

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The Constant Monitor Nautic-On Boat Monitoring System It is strange that in this day and age, when we can remotely manage our homes, cars, bank accounts, TVs, children, pets, and toasters, that boat monitoring systems seem behind the trend. Some owners are separated from their boats for weeks or months at a time and depend on a boat sitter to drop in occasionally to check out the bilge or, unfortunately, ward off potential break-ins. With worst-case scenarios including ship sinkings, fires, storm damage, and more, keeping an eye on that boat is vital. Enter the Nautic-On boat monitoring system, a new product line under Brunswick. Nautic-On is the first move from Brunswick, owner of Sea Ray and Boston Whaler brands to name a few, to launch their own monitoring system. While new, Nautic-On hopes to compete with other tried-and-true systems with an emphasis on precision and detailed reports on the monitored components. For example, the average monitoring system can tell you when your battery is low using two wires that measure voltage. Nautic-On claims

their sensors will be able to monitor voltage, plus battery temperature and bi-directional current flow. Other brands’ sensors attach to bilge pumps using a wire to tell you how many times and for how long the bilge pump was activated; Nautic-On sends alerts regarding pumping and cavitation—if the pump has been activated manually or by float switch, and if the pump is clogged. The engine sensors connect via any Mercury SmartCraft or NMEA 2000 compliant system, sending fault codes from the engine and alerting you to any issue. You can receive data on rpm, oil and water pressure, and engine temperature from home or while underway. The sensors attach to the power sources of the components they’re monitoring, giving them an estimated ten-year life span without a battery change. The hub and the sensors communicate wirelessly and can be installed anywhere convenient from the cabin to the engine room. The simplicity of the system makes it ideal for do-it-yourselfers. The data collected by the main hub is sent to your phone and displayed in the Nautic-On app. Nautic-On is courting both private boat owners and industry professionals by emphasizing ease of communication between the two. If permission is granted, information that is available to a boat owner can be

The sensors from Nautic-On connect to a hub onboard and relay detailed information on your boat’s internal system right to your phone.


shared seamlessly with a dealer or service provider. Technicians with the required experience and breadth of knowledge to work on boats are becoming harder and harder to find, and during the summer season, they can be booked as many as three weeks out, an eternity as the good weather goes to waste. The data collected from Nautic-On’s sensors greatly reduces the amount of time it takes for a technician to diagnose an issue, speeding up completion of a job for the boat owner and minimizing non-billable hours for service yards. Brunswick is hoping that if their new boat monitoring system proves robust and useful, they can be built directly into new boats. While the sensors from Nautic-On provide extremely detailed data on some aspects of your boat, it lacks information on others entirely. Contact switches, shore power input, bilge high water, and stand-alone temperature are some of the variables that the system doesn’t monitor. The company has made it clear they intend to perfect sensors specific to those areas before they are offered. Besides the battery, pump, and engine sensors mentioned, the current Nautic-On system uses GPS to track boat location, alerting you to any surprise movement, and updating you on weather conditions wherever your boat is stored. If you think your boat deserves to have a closer eye kept on it, and you want to try a product from a manufacturer with a reputation like Brunswick’s, visit The sensors and hub are sold in different packages, from just one sensor with hub at $600 to the eight-sensor with hub package for $1,500.

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Fishing Freedom! July is a great month to celebrate our freedom, specifically the freedom to fish Northwest waters. We have lots of opportunity to get out on the water and create some fishing fireworks this month. It’s time to soak up the Vitamin D and work towards that “A” from the College of Angling Knowledge. We’ll begin with my favorite fish to chase, Chinook salmon (aka kings). All over the coastal waters of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Southeast Alaska, and many points in between, the season opens for kings. Close to home, places like Westport, Neah Bay, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, Puget Sound, and the San Juan Islands will be busy with boats loaded with salmon rods. Depending on where you’re chasing kings in the saltwater, keeping tactics and tackle simple can pay dividends. Downrigger trolling with an 11” flasher and small spoon is my go-to for July Chinook. I like the Silver Horde Kingfisher 3” spoons in green/glow with 48” of


Top: A misty morning out on the coast produces a pig for this angler! Bottom: Guests out with Anglers Choice Fishing Charters, based in Anacortes, with a fine king hat trick!

30-lb. leader tied to a flasher of the same color. Of course, plastic squid with herring or anchovies will also work well. If you see larger bait on the surface, try a larger offering. Match the hatch of what the fish are keying on to produce strikes. In many places, large plugs will mimic large bait fish. Silver Horde and Tomic both make great salmon plugs. When trolling plugs, make sure and let out more line than usual before clipping into your downrigger clip. Around 50’ will ensure that the plug has freedom of movement to produce more action. Finding the fish usually plays the biggest part in Chinook salmon fishing success. Being at the right place at the right time and tide is key. Out in the Pacific, that could be as easy as getting good enough weather to venture out to the invisible highway the salmon travel on. In the interior water, finding kings may mean using your electronics to find structure, bait, and salmon themselves. Take a July hotspot like the San Juan Islands for example. Some of the best days I’ve had in July have been right outside Friday Harbor. There’s no point in running too far if you don’t have to. A lot of times we’re running over fish in our attempt to get to traditional hot spots. When the fish are close by, thinking outside the box and staying near can be even more effective. No matter where you are, always know the rules and regulations before you go. Many places in Washington are marked selective fisheries. This means that the only Chinook that can be retained have a clipped adipose fin. Also know your species. Getting caught with a salmon that is illegal to keep can mean a very big fine. Once you know the rules, go have fun. Getting a big rod-yanking takedown from a 30-, 40-, or even 50-lb king is a huge rush. You never know, your next bite could be the big one! Speaking of the big one, there will be two salmon derbies happening in July on the Northwest Salmon Derby Series circuit. The first is in Washington, the Bellingham Salmon Derby, July 13 to 15 put on by the Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers Club. This is a very well-run event that is family friendly, with lots of prizes for all ages. Visit their website at for more info. The second is the Big One Chinook Derby in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, July 25 to 29. I would love to check this out! Fishing for these land-locked Chinook can be very good. Continued on Page 94 A lifelong resident of Washington State, Kevin Klein has been on the rivers, lakes, and salt waters of the Pacific Northwest since conception. A founder, president, participant, and occasional winner of regional salmon derbies, Kevin can be found promoting sport fishing, and giving seminars on tips and techniques to become a better fisher person. Any given day, you may find Kevin plying the waters of the Northwest, looking for fun and fish.



On Watch By Peter Schrappen

How to Fight for Boaters Invariably, when I’m out with strangers on the Thursday night Downtown Sailing Series, the question will come up: “So what do you do for a living?” Depending on my mood, I can answer that question in a variety of ways. If we are between tacks, I can shout out, “I’m your advocate in Olympia!” If the seas are calm or it’s after the race, I feel a little more verbose and get into the details of what I do as a boat industry lobbyist in the Pacific Northwest. Another way to get at what I do is to drive home the point that boating and boating businesses are all too often easy targets for lawmakers, agencies, and interest groups. If you do not boat, fish, or work in a boating business, then cutting out boating and fishing opportunities for a competing interest (like saving the whales or more bike lanes) can be an easy risk-management calculation for policy makers. I’m certain that was part of the rationale behind the recent Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) closure of the west coast of San Juan Island to recreational anglers, an effort to protect our endangered residential orca population. Keep in mind that there’s a task force that’s going to make recommendations to the governor on this very subject. Instead of trusting the process, WDFW went forward with this voluntary no-go zone announcement that cuts out access for recreational anglers. The good news is that this redress did not go unnoticed. Rather, your lobbying team (and trust me, you have a lobbying team) will keep this issue alive and part of the broader conversation as any future cuts to boating are made. The list of potential threats to boating in Washington continues. Maybe you read recently about recreational fishing opportunities and the salmon setting season? Your voices are at the table during these decisions, too. Consider how much you pay as part of your registration fee to remove derelict vessels ($3 per registration) or to fund a defense system to ward off invasive species ($2 per registration). Is our money being put to its intended use? What about the proposed legislation that makes it tougher to go boating if you are into water sports? For example, there are regulations in the works for wakes from wakeboarding, which means that this issue will be coming to a state near you in the near future. Have you found it unfair that recreational boaters pay an excise tax (half of 1 percent of the boat’s value but owners of personal aircraft do not)? We have! There’s no end to this list, but there is an end to how far decision makers can go without hearing from us. Lobbying doesn’t mean just meeting with legislators and agencies to talk boating and fishing. There’s the governor’s office, the governor himself, media, reporters, the general public, aligned interest groups, and special interest groups that don’t always understand our worldview. If you’ve ever tried to convince your family that an excellent boating spot should stay that way, you’ve nonprofessionally lobbied.



Conversely, if your pro-boating pitch has even been countered, the dissenting voice at the dinner table is also lobbying their case. As a general rule, it’s always better to have conversations like this well before you announce your boat trip to said location. The same is true for professional lobbyists. For example, when the recent National Electrical Code was announced, we were not even close to being at the kitchen table during this conversation. Fortunately, we ended up winning on this issue related to electrical current regulations in marinas, but it took a big megaphone and a choreographed campaign to get our seat at the “adult table.” There are similarities between boating itineraries and lobbying. For example, if you want to wander around the town of Ganges on Salt Spring Island and your group is interested in farmers markets, the way to succeed is to tout the farmers market and not lead with what motivates you. Similarly, the federal Labor & Industries board cares about safety and was concerned about electro-shock drowning. This concern drove the development of the aforementioned National Electrical Code. If we had focused our counterpoints on how much these new regulations would cost the industry, we would have lost quickly. Lobbying and boating are about maximizing opportunity when opportunities arise, and the best way to do that is to have rock solid relationships SAN JUAN ISLAND already in place with key people. The principles of lobbying Friday Harbor are the same regardless Lime Kiln Lighthouse if you are lobbying lawmakers, regulators, media, or your family. I suspect that these overarching tenets 1/4 Mile Voluntary have not changed No-go Zone from James Madison Lime Kiln Point State Park to Dale Carnegie to Voluntary 1/2 Mile No-go Zone Tony Robbins. One issue for boaters to keep their eyes on is the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force. The Northwest Marine Trade Association’s President George Harris is one of the 44 members Governor Jay Inslee has appointed. I’ll update you as they meet and make recommendations; stay tuned. Peter Schrappen is the NMTA’s Government Affairs Director and the Clean Boating Foundation’s Executive Director. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Boating Safety Advisory Council, Washington Boating Alliance, and U.S. Superyacht Association.

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Galley Gourmet By Bill Shaw

Halibut Bliss Thanks to the productive waters of Alaska and Canada, fresh Pacific halibut is available in markets everywhere through most of the spring, all summer, and late into the fall. Unfortunately for us, the fish quotas during these months keep the price a little high. But who doesn’t love halibut? Halibut are the largest of the flatfish family, which includes flounder and sole, growing to more than 500 lbs. When halibut are born, they look like any other newborn fish. At around six months of age, one eye begins to move from one side of their face to join the other more dominant eye. Soon after, the dominant side begins to change to a dark brown, the other side turns white. This gives the halibut the advantage of being able to blend in to the bottom of the sea to avoid predators, and when swimming above the ocean floor, their white bellies make them invisible to the prey below. Prior to the 1970s, halibut was mainly a derby fish, but in the late ‘70s halibut started appearing on menus in fine dining restaurants everywhere. Today it is as popular as salmon. When buying halibut or any fish from the market, it should be bright in color and have a pleasant aroma like a fresh ocean breeze. Purchase halibut in fillet form and avoid pre-cut portions.


Choose a thick fillet and cut the portions at home. Remember that halibut is a lean fish with less than 10 percent body fat, so I prefer to cut halibut in thick blocks or steak cuts. Thicker cuts prevent the fish from being overcooked and becoming dry. Halibut is best cooked to an internal temperature of 120o F; retaining the natural juices inside the fish creates an amazing experience that will make any cook a four-star chef. A probe thermometer that reads from 0o F to 220o F is an amazing tool to have in your collection and will take the guessing out of knowing when your fish is cooked. I have chosen a few of my favorite recipes that highlight the subtle flavors of this mild white fish. After a day of fishing or coming home from the market, I like to offer a taste of the natural fish itself as a starter. Halibut is excellent raw and can be overpowered by stronger, more dominant flavors, so be sure to keep it simple and light. Enjoy! Bill Shaw is the head chef of Roche Harbor Resort and Marina of San Juan Island. Shaw has worked at Roche since 1993. He loves utilizing local ingredients and takes full advantage of the area’s seasonal goods.

Halibut Crudo with Grapefruit Ponzu 4 oz. halibut filet Pinch sea salt 3 Tablespoons ponzu sauce (see below) 1 teaspoon white truffle oil

1 teaspoon tobiko (flying fish roe) 2 Tablespoon grapefruit segments ¼ cup micro greens

For the halibut crudo, sprinkle the halibut with sea salt and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate. To prepare grapefruit segments, cut stem and flower ends off the grapefruit. Place grapefruit on cutting board sliced end down. Using a paring knife, remove the peel and white pulp from grapefruit to expose the fruit. Hold grapefruit in hand and gently slice alongside the membranes of each segment, then remove each wedge slice from fruit. When all the segments are removed, squeeze the remains of the grapefruit into a bowl and reserve for ponzu sauce.

Halibut is a very lean fish with less than 10% fat content, and its mild flavor will complement an abundant range of cooking preparations. When serving the fresh catch of the day to friends, I like to offer a small, raw appetizer or amuse-bouche of the same fish I am serving as the main course. Halibut is the perfect choice to offer guests who are a little unsure about eating raw fish. This recipe has so many flavors competing for attention that the halibut provides a subtle background flavor.

Slice halibut into 8 thin pieces about 2” long by ½” thick. On a chilled ceramic plate, place 8 little puddles of ponzu sauce spread across the plate. Roll each halibut slice into a tight roll, then place each roll on top of the ponzu puddles. Add two drops of white truffle oil and ¼ teaspoon of tobiko caviar on top of each halibut roll. Garnish the plate with grapefruit segments and micro greens. Serve immediately.

Grapefruit Ponzu 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari sauce (gluten free) 2 Tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice

1 Tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 1 teaspoon sugar

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add lime juice, soy sauce, grapefruit juice, rice wine vinegar, fresh ginger, and sugar. Bring to a slow boil. When liquid is reduced by half, remove from heat, pour into a glass bowl, and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Beer Battered Halibut 2 lbs. halibut fillet, cut into 1 oz. cubes (may use ling cod, rockfish, or salmon) 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ground 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cornstarch 1 Tablespoon baking powder

My first memory of beer battered halibut was when I was about six years old. My dad had just returned from a fishing trip in Seward, Alaska, and invited a few families over for a fish fry. My dad’s fishing buddies stood around a large pot over an oversized military burner, laughing and sharing stories about fishing and jokes that they had played on each other earlier that day when, suddenly, my dad shoved a warm golden chunk of fried fish in my hand. As I bit through the crispy, salty crust and tasted the moist, flavorful halibut, I was hooked. I spent many years ordering fish and chips at restaurants trying to repeat that experience, but my memory of that first fried halibut has never been repeated.

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt (kept aside) 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoning Salt 12 oz. cold beer (ale or lager) 4 lime slices

Inspect the fillet of halibut and trim any gray fat or bone fragments from fillet before serving. Some people don’t mind the gray fat, but everyone will prefer if you remove it. The fat has an oily taste that can be offsetting, and nothing is more impressive than biting through the crispy brown batter and seeing delicate white fish. Cut into 1-oz. blocks or 1½” by 1½”. I prefer cutting halibut into blocks because it is so lean and can overcook easily when cut thin. Season the fish blocks with salt and pepper, then place in the refrigerator, wrapped in food film. In a Dutch oven or equally sized pan, add oil to a depth of 4”, then place pan over medium high heat until oil reaches 350o F on a digital thermometer. If you do not have a thermometer, drop a teaspoon of beer batter in the hot oil and if it floats on the top and slowly turns brown, the temperature of the oil is close. Using a medium-sized bowl, add flour, corn starch, baking powder, sugar, kosher salt, and seasoning salt. Stir ingredients until combined well. Add cold beer and stir with a wire whip until a thick batter is formed. Note: The correct consistency of the batter is key to making a great piece of breaded fish. If the batter is too thick, the fried fish will resemble a corn dog without the stick, and if the batter is too thin, the batter will not coat the fish when frying. The correct batter consistency will be thinner than pancake batter and when whisking, it will leave raised rings of batter. For guaranteed results, test a small piece of fish first by dipping it in the batter and dropping it in the fryer. For best results get everything that you are serving with the fish ready to be plated before starting to fry. The last thing you should be putting on the plate is a hot, crispy, golden piece of fish. Once the batter is perfected and the oil is at the perfect temperature, place a wire rack over another pan to drain the fish after it is cooked (if you do not have a wire rack, place a couple layers of bunched-up paper towels on a large plate to absorb the oil). Now that you are ready to fry the fish, add the seasoned fish to the beer batter and gently coat the fish with the batter. Using tongs, pull each piece out of the batter and dip into the hot oil and hold for 3 seconds, allowing the batter to cook slightly before dropping in the oil. This will prevent the battered fish from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the remaining battered fish to the hot oil being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Turn the battered fish so that all sides are cooked evenly. Once crispy and golden brown, remove with tongs and place on rack to remove excess oil. Serve immediately with fresh lemon and tartar sauce if you prefer. Recipes continue on Page 106

Species Special: Halibut History Prized since ancient times for its delicious white meat, species of halibut are found in northern ranges all over the world. The halibut was a staple in the diets of Native Americans living on the West Coast, from Oregon to Alaska. Early European explorers of the Pacific Northwest readily identified the fish, as their ancestors had been eating the Atlantic cousins of these flat fish for thousands of years. In 1778, Captain Cook recorded the capture of 100 halibut in under an hour near the Shumagin Islands. In fact, almost every explorer of that time eagerly mentioned the presence of halibut. Halibut is a large flat fish whose etymology is the conjugation of the middle English words for “holy” and “flat fish” due to its consumption on Catholic holy days in the medieval period. They have a white- or light-colored meat, known for its subtle, slightly sweet flavor. The flesh has a firm yet tender texture that flakes in large pieces when cooked. Halibut meat is very low in fat, which means that it doesn’t smoke well and can dry out if overcooked. Other than those limitations, the meat is very versatile and can be baked, deep-fried, grilled, or used in sushi. Over-fishing in some areas threaten populations, and strict fishing limits have been put in place to ensure that this fish can be enjoyed for generations to come.






Immigrants from Norway profoundly shaped what we know today as the Pacific Northwest maritime industry and local boating culture. If you know what to look for, you can see telltale signs of their incredible legacy everywhere you turn. The night was young and the seas foul on January 2, 1903, as the Norwegian-flagged barque Prince Arthur made course from Valparaiso, Chile, to Esquimalt, British Columbia, when disaster struck on the Washington shore. Reportedly, shipmaster Hans Markussen, a lifelong mariner, discerned the outline of the brooding Olympic Peninsula shoreline in the lightening fog minutes before tragedy. “Sving! Kom deg ut herfra!” (Turn! Get out of here!) Markussen may have called to the crew, but to no avail. The ship struck bottom, part of a brutal reef and rocky pinnacle system that lies north and east of Carroll and Jagged islands, far from civilization. Her metal hull was immediately punctured and snagged by a reef off Kayostia Beach. The terrified crew hoped that a flood tide could free the ship as they desperately made repairs. But the waves built higher and the winds grew stronger. Ultimately, the ship was ripped in two by the waves, and only the aft section remained on the reef. The 20-man crew was sucked into the brine, 18 hands lost. The two survivors, Christopher Schjodt Hansen (second mate) and Knud Larsen (sailmaker/carpenter) washed ashore


where they were helped by local homesteaders and Native Americans. The homesteaders? The brothers Iver, Ole, and Tron Birkestol, fellow Norwegians who found their way to the Pacific Northwest by more peaceful means. Did the survivors and the rescuers speak their common tongue when they met in the American rainforest, maybe with a greeting of “Hvordan går det?” (“How are you?”). Not only were the two Norwegian survivors and their rescuers fellow countrymen, but the Norse Club of Seattle and the Norwegian consul and vice consul were quickly on the scene. Vowing that the Norwegian mariners lost at sea would not be forgotten, an ambitious plan was enacted to erect a solid granite monument at the scene of the wreck at Kayostia Beach on the Olympic Peninsula. With a stubbornness and resourcefulness often associated with Norwegians, a 10’ tall granite tribute complete with 5’ obelisk was shipped and lugged through the rainforest to the rugged coastline that doomed the Prince Arthur. In 1904, the Norse Club of Seattle erected the monument and representatives of the local Norwegian community held a dedication ceremony. Ever since, pilgrimages are made to the site to pay homage and clear debris to maintain the

site. Due to its protected status within the Olympic National Park, enacted years after the monument’s installation, a highway will never reach it. Instead, trekkers face a rugged coastal hike over tidelands and rock headlands to reach the site.

NORWEGIAN INFLUENCE IN THE PNW The Prince Arthur is but one connection Norway has to the Pacific Northwest and our maritime scene. According to the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to North America between 1825 and 1925, and roughly one-third of the country’s population ended up in the United States. According to the same source, this means that no country, except Ireland, contributed a larger percentage of its population to the United States than Norway. In the Pacific Northwest, many of these immigrants were drawn to the lumber and fishing industries where they made their marks. One of the notable chapters of this history is the formation of Foss Maritime, founded by Norwegian immigrants to Tacoma, Washington, and still a major player in the regional marine transportation industry. The story is the stuff of legends. In the summer of 1889, Norwegian

Left: The Leif Erickson statue symbolically gazes west out of Shilshole Bay Marina, much like he did as the first true European to set foot in America. Right: The Arthur Foss tug sits pretty on Lake Union as an ode to Foss Maritime’s first years of business. (Photo : Tim Ringold)




immigrant and new bride Thea Foss bought a rowboat from a burnt-out fisherman for $5. Foss sold that boat for $15 and bought two more boats and started renting out her fleet for 50 cents a day. Her husband, Andrew Foss (a carpenter), returned from a completed project to his savvy wife and a growing business. What started as the Foss Launch Company grew and evolved over the decades into the primarily tugboat company we know today, Foss Maritime. You can see some of the company’s iconic early builds, like the Arthur Foss tugboat, at the Seaport Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma is an immortal homage to the legacy. When one looks at the Arthur Foss, one notices classic design features that hearken back to the mother country. Notably, the rounded transom is a clear sign of Norwegian/Nordic influence. This double-ender or canoe stern style also spread into Pacific Northwest yacht design, notably with local builder and legend Bob Perry’s game-changing Valiant 40 sailboat (and her many evolutions). Although canoe stern styles are harder to find with modern production builds, largely because they eat up valuable stowage space and make water access over the transom to giant swim steps difficult, they will always look gorgeous and are yet another example of Norwegian culture seeping into the Pacific Northwest. I had a personal experience aboard one such Norwegian-inspired working vessel during a brief stint as a

commercial albacore tuna fisherman out of Westport, Washington. Captained by Kurt Little, the F/V Anchor is an all-wood, clearly Scandinavianinspired commercial trolling vessel in immaculate shape that is still working the season alongside the tricked-out modern crews. “The Anchor was originally owned by the guy who taught me how to fish when I was just getting started—Captain Sig,” Captain Little told me. Sigurd was, you guessed it, a Norwegian immigrant fisherman. I can attest as a deckhand that the canoe-style transom was both beautiful and a bit hard to haul fighting tuna over. Sig and Kurt even took the Anchor to Midway one season, not bad for an all-wood boat less than 50’ that could’ve been built around WWI. If you find yourself off the coast of Washington or Oregon this summer or fall and you see a white and red, all-wood fishing classic trolling by, you may just be looking at the Anchor, another local living tribute to Norway. She is often moored in Fisherman’s Terminal during the off-season. The influence of Norwegian immigrants is not just found on the water in the form of boats and business. Some of the area’s most charming coastal and boat friendly communities have their roots in immigrant neighborhoods, and many of these towns still fly Norwegian flags and embrace the theme. Charming small-town Poulsbo, Washington, a popular boating destination in central Puget Sound, is one such example.

Even in the heart of the Seattle metropolis, the Ballard neighborhood near the Locks has a proud maritime industry with deep roots to Norway. Ballard even hosts perhaps the largest Syttende Mai (May 17) parade in the country. May 17 is known as Norwegian Independence Day and is equivalent to America’s Fourth of July or Canada Day (July 1) in terms of national importance. Bergen Square in Ballard is named after the Norwegian city, and a statue of Leif Erickson, the true first European to set foot in America, stands tall in Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, where he symbolically looks west out over the water. If one boats farther north, Petersburg, Alaska, has a similar feel and charm as Poulsbo. All these places have deep ties to Norway and the sea, much to the benefit of boaters and boating culture.

THE NORWEGIAN MEMORIAL How do I know all this? Well, I am a Norwegian-American and I decided to visit the Kayostia Beach monument myself, in January no less. From one of the nearest trailheads at Rialto Beach, I had to time the tides just right and maintain a lively pace over slippery rock fields and scramble up towering headlands, sometimes with a helpful anchored rope that’s part of the trail system. Occasionally, running was necessary to nip around a cape that the rising tide threatened to submerge. The weather was striking; for one hour I’d brace against sideways sleet and heavy winds and fog, and the next I’d hike sweaty and shirtless under a bright sunny sky in 70 o weather. The

immense forested monoliths were majestic in all conditions. Progress was halted at high tide, and I made camp after the first day right above Kayostia Beach on a forested headland. The nights in the Olympic forest are about as dark as they come due to the dense canopy and near-constant overcast. The nearby Hoh Rainforest, part of Olympic National park, gained national attention thanks to the One Square Inch project run by acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton. Using scientific metrics, Hempton makes the case that the rainforest is one of, if not the, quietest places on Earth. This is partly thanks to the acoustic padding of the mosses, quiet fauna, and sheltered geography. Even the rumble of the Pacific was drowned out after a short inland stroll as I made camp. I hadn’t seen a soul since the trailhead and wouldn’t until I left the park. While near complete silence, darkness, and isolation may sound terrifying to some, I was overcome with a feeling of peace. As I went to bed in my camping hammock, gently swaying on a root knoll above the sea of sword ferns, I felt no fear. While ghost stories of vengeful sailors abound in nautical lore, the Norwegian hands lost on the Prince Arthur were mourned, honored, and their immortal tribute cared for. I was on a pilgrimage to pay them, and the mighty ocean upon which they made a livelihood, respects. Even for a nonsuperstitious, science-minded fellow like myself, those thoughts contributed to a good night’s sleep. Continued on Page 68

NEW NORDIC MUSEUM The recently opened new location of the Nordic Museum is a great resource for those curious about Nordic culture or just want a fun day out. Not only are there rotating interactive exhibits covering the spectrum from the arts and film to history and archaeology, but hands-on workshops, a large venue space, beer garden with a Nordic ship, café, and gift shop are all operating in the spacious modern building. If you’re lucky, you may just catch sight of royalty or dignitaries from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and associated territories. The Nordic Museum is conveniently located on Market Street in easy walking distance between the Ballard Locks and Bergen Square. Check out the lineup of events and exhibits, operating hours, and more at or call 206-789-5707.

Left to right: Keep an eye out for the all-wood fishing classic Anchor trolling around the Northwest’s coasts this coming season; Settled by Norwegian immigrants, Poulsbo was once a thriving fishing and farming community and has managed to maintain its Norwegian roots; Much of the Olympic Peninsula hike to the Norwegian Memorial is along Washington’s beautiful beaches - watch our for high tide! Many travel the unmaintained trail to the Norwegian Memorial to pay their respects. These are a few items fellow hikers left behind; This 10’ statue was lugged over land and through the rainforest to its final resting place on Washington’s coast.



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The next day was an early rise to make a low tide. A quick scramble down the headland and a brisk jog across the beach took me to the small glen in which the monument stands. I collected my composure before entering the forest, an outdoor cathedral. After a hundred yards or so, I stood before the granite of the Norwegian Memorial. I unloaded my backpack and read aloud the names of the dead. Touchingly, small American and Nor-

wegian flags fluttered at the base, a recent memento offered by another passerby. A small pile of gifts from hikers ranging from perfect little sea shells to empty cans of beer, no doubt drank with a solemn “Skål”, sat near the two flags. With the distant boom of the waves and the rustling of trees in the wind a gentle song, I gave those Norwegians, the America that took them in, my ancestors, immigrants and refugees everywhere, the Pacific

Northwest, and all men and women who go to sea a silent tribute from my heart before rallying for the long slog out of there. Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. Say hi on Facebook at Norris Nelson Comer or send an email at

LOST HANDS OF THE PRINCE ARTHUR Only two crew members of the Prince Arthur survived the relentless rocky shore of what’s often referred to as “The Graveyard of the Pacific.” After the ship hit the reef, the hull was smashed to pieces and the crew was swept out to sea, only to wash ashore later, most in a lifeless state. Later, one of the survivors, Louis Sandstrom, spoke to Club Norse of Seattle about this catastrophe. The club began raising funds to properly commemorate the lost souls (listed below) to erect the memorial that stands at the ocean’s edge today. Andersen, Egil, able seaman

Fjaere, Lars Larsen, ordinary seaman

Markussen, Hans, captain

Ansersen, Anders, bosun’s mate

Fredericksen, Ferdinand, ordinary seaman

Mortensen, Gustav, ordinary seaman

Balza, Phillip D., ordinary seaman

Hansen, Haldor, ordinary seaman

Olsen, Gotfred, ordinary seaman

Christoffersen, Carl, apprentice seaman

Johnsen, Anders, ordinary seaman

Olsen, Gutbrand, apprentice seaman

Dahl, Herman, first mate

Kristoffersen, Kristian, apprentice seaman

Olsen, Hans, ordinary seaman

Falkedahl, Frantz, ordinary seaman

Lovskoven, Oscar, steward


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The view from above on Voodoo Child, during the 2006 Vic Maui Race.

This year, I’m racing my tenth Vic Maui race aboard Firefly. My Vic-Maui career has been one incredible adventure after another. My first Vic-Maui race was in 1984 aboard Hypertension, a Baltic 42 owned by Roger Palmer. I was 19 years old, and I recall turning 20 during the race. What I didn’t know in that moment was that I would go on to compete in eight more Vic-Maui’s, nine if you count this year (starting July 1). At that time, I was leaving on a great adventure and my buddy Erik Klauss was on board as well. It was us two “kids” and then a group of six other adults— “old guys”— in their 30s and 40s! There is nothing like leaving shore behind to do your first trans-oceanic race. Those who are about to embark on the upcoming Vic-Maui race know the feeling. You are nervous about what is to come, and questions fill your head. Will I get seasick? Will I get enough sleep? Will the food be good? What will it be like away from everything and everyone for two weeks? I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but for me there was nothing like it. I’ve read past blogs from previous races and without fail, I mention that I forget on shore what it’s like to be out there until I

get back out. It’s special; it’s epic. There is something different about being on the water with no distractions, for the most part, no phone, no work, just you and seven other crew members sharing the experience. It’s awesome. Oh yes, there is the part that sucks, too.

GREENHORN TO OLD HAND In the 1984 race, the not-so-fun part made itself all too apparent very quickly. We ended up off the northwest Washington coast slopping around in no wind and big waves. That was my first experience with the dreaded Mal de Mar – seasickness. And oh, was I seasick! So was half the crew, barfing over the side. It took a couple of days to find my sea legs. That ‘84 race was special. I experienced things that I had never seen and done before. I remember once we got going, a huge number of Velella velella (a jellyfish variant) appeared. Also known as by-thewind-sailors, they are small oblong jellies with a sail on top. The ocean was so thick with jellies that it looked like you could step off the boat and walk on them. We were also on a boat with guys who

knew how to have fun. We fished, catching mahi mahi and tuna, and I remember something hitting the line so hard that it nearly tore the stern pulpit off! In that race we ended up beating in 30 knots of wind for a couple of days. I recall driving with two reefs in the mainsail and the #3 up. At night, all we had to look at was the binnacle compass and sometimes it appeared to suddenly start spinning, but it was just hallucinations as I started to fall asleep. When that happened, it was time to make a change at the helm! The beauty of a Vic-Maui race is it just keeps getting better as you head south and get into the trade winds. The lousy conditions that can and do happen at the beginning of the race are typically forgotten on the second part of the race as you sail downwind with the spinnaker up and the temperature getting warmer and warmer. When you eventually spend that first night in shorts and a T-shirt, you know you have arrived. I remember that during the ‘84 race as it got warmer, I’d look at the sky at night, listening to the Rolling Stones over and over. We saw dolphins, whales, and the ever-present albatross.

You never forget a first race, especially when it’s from Victoria to Maui. Brad Baker’s first trip across the Pacific in the Vic-Maui was on Hypertension in 1984. He and his shipmates built a great sense of camaraderie working their way from the choppy waters of the Northwest to the mild mid-Pacific.



Baker’s 2012 race was spent aboard Double Take, A J/145 that might be familiar to Puget Sound racers as it still races in the Seattle area. (Photo: Jan Anderson).

We had a great time, partied a fair amount, and finished dead last in our class, but I’ll always remember it. I was truly hooked.

ADDICTED TO VIC-MAUI I did the race again on Hypertension in 1986, then three times aboard the Beneteau 45F5 Farr-ari in ‘94, ’96, and ‘00. I raced in 2002 aboard the J/145 Jeito (more on that in a bit), aboard the J/130 Voodoo Child in 2004, and aboard a Santa Cruz 52, also named Voodoo Child, in 2006. My most recent race was aboard the J/145 Double Take in 2012. We had good success on the Beneteau 45f5 Farr-ari, owned by mad dog Englishmen Bill Walton. We finished second in

class the first time out and won our class the next two outings. I served as navigator for those three races, and thought I was hot stuff by the finish of that third race. Then came the 2002 race aboard the J/145 Jeito. The fleet that year pretty much acknowledged that we were the boat to beat, and as it turns out everyone pretty much beat us! We finished two days behind the winning Santa Cruz 52 Mystic, which was tough since I believed we owed them a couple hours. I decided that if I was going to finish like that again, it wouldn’t be because I didn’t know what I was doing. That’s when I like to say my real education began when it came to weather and under-

Vic-Maui can be the best, and worst, of times. At left, Baker and another crew member mend a sail on the 2004 race aboard the J/130 Voodoo Child; At right, it’s smooth sailing in the same race.


standing weather. But more importantly, it was in using the tools that were available for navigators. Yes, I’m talking about weather routing software.

GOING DIGITAL In the 2004 race on the J/130 Voodoo Child owned by Brian Duchin, we used Deckman for Windows weather routing software and it was a very powerful tool. That year we were in the fast class and did something that none of the other boats in our class dared. We sailed west of rhumb line, where we crossed a ridge of high pressure and moved in to west-southwest flow. We did this while the rest of our class sailed due south and around the bottom of the ridge. We easily sailed 200 less nautical miles and in more breeze. The downside was we had to sail with wind forward of the beam and spent more time with a headsail up. We finished first in class and second overall. I’d never have done that route if the software hadn’t pointed the way. It turned out to be the right way to go. The next race was the 2006 run aboard the SC 52 Voodoo Child. Again, we used Deckman for Windows. We were the first to finish and won the race overall. The weather routing software told a very different story from the previous race. This

For the 2018 Vic-Maui Race Baker will be sailing on Firefly, a Morris 45 that Baker describes as a fast and comfy cruiser. (Photo: Jan Anderson)

time it had us jibing back towards land off Northern California to get into a higher pressure gradient. The software said the same thing repeatedly, so we did, and it paid off. I’ll never forget being halfway to Hawaii when we crossed paths with Cassiopeia, a Davidson 74 that owed us nearly two days. Here we were halfway into the race and we were dead even with a boat that owed us two days. We sailed nearly 100 extra miles, but it was worth it. Later, Cassiopeia lost the top part of their mast in a jibe and we found ourselves first overall. The point is—trusting our routing software played an instrumental part in our overall success. My last race in 2012 was aboard Double Take, the J/145. This boat was owned by my close friend Tom Huseby, who also had owned Jeito, which finished last in class back in 2002. We were back. The 2012 race on Double Take couldn’t have been more different than the 2002 race aboard Jeito. Aboard Jeito, I sailed us too close to the high and we were literally stuck for two days. We broke lots of stuff aboard, including the steering cables and a 2A running spinnaker. In 2012, we had no such issues. I honestly don’t remember breaking anything. This time around we used Expedition weather routing software. We killed it, finishing first

in class, first overall, and first to finish in elapsed time. We shaved four days off our 2002 trip, finishing in ten days and change as opposed to 14 days and change. We came back with many of the same Jeito crew in 2012 and turned it completely around.

LEARNING FROM THE PAST So, what does it take to be successful in a Vic-Maui? First off, you must decide what success means. For many of the racers, success often means getting there in one piece

without anyone hurt. For them, teamwork and experience is enough. Others will be going for it, attempting to win. Winning overall can be elusive and sometimes just not in your control. Take the last race in 2016, the TP 52 Valkerie set the elapsed time record, and another TP 52, Kinetic, won on corrected time overall. These were the last boats to start, and it’s arguable that the last start also had the best conditions over the entire course. It could have gone another way, though. A very well-sailed boat, Rain Drop, could have

In 2006, Voodoo Child was a Santa Cruz 52. At left, Baker is at the helm and, at right, below decks looking at the weather. The digital weather analysis proved a decisive advantage, with Voodoo Child winning in ‘06.



Left to Right: In 2006, Maui was literally at the end of the rainbow; the victorious crew of Voodoo Child are about to jump on to the dock after their long run; Baker and his wife PJ, who accompanied him on the 2006 race, with their two children.

easily won overall if conditions had favored the early starters. But Rain Drop sailed in very light conditions early on, and it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the cards to be in the running for the overall. To be successful in a Vic-Maui takes a combination of things. One of the more important is the preparation prior to leaving the dock. In every Vic-Maui race there are failures. Typical failures are steering as cables break (remember how I said the steering broke on Jeito?), or issues with bearings or halyards, or chafe in general. The boatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fast if a spinnaker halyard breaks and the spinnaker goes in the water. A final point to note is battery charging issues. Every year some of the boats have an issue with being able to charge their batteries. Many of these problems can and should be addressed prior to leaving the dock. Any time you lose during the race is a loss to your chances of winning. Time lost canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reclaimed and is deducted from your final time. The well-prepared boats will have mitigated or lessened the chance of equipment failures. Another contribution to success is the people you bring with you. And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean having the best sailors. Sailors that are good shipmates are just as important and, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d venture to say, more important than having the best sailors. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stress this one enough. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important to have a compatible group of sailors getting along and all working hard. Part of my pre-race speech goes something like this:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as we all do 110 percent of what is expected, then it will all work out great.â&#x20AC;? This means if something needs doing, get it done, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it fester. Clean up after yourself, do the dishes, pack a spinnaker, and get up if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the on-watch group. These sorts of things make a huge difference. It is very distracting to the group if someone obviously isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pulling their weight; if they are hard to get along with, it will severely detract from the experience. If you plan to do this race and there is someone you are thinking of bringing along that has a few questionable personality traits that pop up now and then, just remember these traits will likely amplify offshore when sleep deprivation sets in along with other discomforts that can come from doing a marathon like this. Finally, having good sailors is key. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important that at least half the crew at a minimum are good drivers, more is even better. It is particularly important to have experienced night drivers, folks who can keep the boat on course and moving fast. Sails trimmed properly with the right sail up is equally as important. Again, remember that any time lost is not retrievable, and the boat that has the shortest amount of downtime is likely going to be the boat that wins.

TEN TIMES IS THE CHARM I realize that 2018 will be my tenth Vic-Maui Race. For this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be aboard a Morris 45 named Firefly. You might call Firefly a wolf in sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing. This

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is a very fast 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cruising boat that has a lot of sail and an underbody to match. We have discovered just how fast. In the last two races, we finished first for the Vashon Island Race and third in a very competitive class during Swiftsure. Our ORC rating reflects the wolfishness of this boat. We are the fastest boat in the first start and we owe the next boat, the very well sailed J/122 Joyride, just over 11 hours! We will have our work cut out for us, that is for sure. I do feel that we are one of the better prepared boats on the course, with the opportunity to do well. I will probably be learning the truth on the water during the race as you read this. We have the sails, gear, and preparation to help put us into a position to do well. The crew is a mix of first-timers and offshore veterans. The first goal is to be safe and to get to Hawaii with the same number of crew we left with. The second goal is to have fun. Heck, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we do this â&#x20AC;&#x201D;to have fun, enjoy the moment, and remember the adventure. The third goal is to win. Winning is an important part, but honestly, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be safe and have fun over winning. Wish us luck! Brad Baker is married to his life partner PJ Baker, and has two boys Bryce and Austin who he is immensely proud of. He is a principal at Swiftsure Yachts. Brad is looking forward to the day he and PJ can again set sail to far away places.

MARITIME WOMAN By Seanna Browder

Ally Cedeno is one determined woman. When she was six, her father taught her how to tack during a Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) event. She was so intent on mastering this essential sailing skill, she stayed out on Portage Bay until the sun set. That day Cedeno discovered a passion for the water that propelled her into a career where few women venture.


Today, Cedeno is a dynamic positioning operator aboard the Transocean's Deepwater Poseidon, a 780â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 70,000-gross-ton oil drillship stationed in the Gulf of Mexico. The post requires navigating the enormous vessel within 3' of a target site to drill wells in the Gulf. To hold the ship stationary, an operator employs software that reduces the vessel motion along the yaw,


It’s been an adventure and a career she wouldn’t trade for the world. She’s worked on half a dozen ships over the past ten years and has spent over 1,000 days at sea. But as a woman in a male-dominated field, it has also been lonely and isolating. Women comprise only 4 percent of the offshore industry workforce, merchant marines are a mere 2 percent female. Cedeno learned early on that there were obstacles being a working woman at sea. As a cadet, Cedeno was stationed on a cargo carrier delivering military vehicles to the Middle East. While the ship was docked in Kuwait, she was approached by a shipping agent as she was working on deck. The agent told her to return to her quarters because women could not work on a ship in that country. Cedeno said “No way” and rolled up her sleeve, like Rosie the Riveter, in response. Her officer came out to prevent further conflict and told Cedeno to go to another part of the vessel that was not in the public eye. “I respect that we were in a different culture, but I was on my ship,” she says. Cedeno is a far cry from a tough, tattooed sailor. In person, she has a warm smile and long, black hair that falls to her shoulders. She prefers to be called Ally, rather than the more formal Allison. Her husband, Joe Cedeno, and she share a home in Seattle, her home base, where she commutes back and forth from gigs on the Gulf. They adore their three small rescue dogs, and for relaxation, she takes photos.

Penguins and Pirates In many respects, Cedeno has her dream job on the water. Ever since that day spent tacking back and forth from the SYC’s dock, Cedeno felt most alive on a boat. “Being on the water is what has given me purpose in life and work,” she says. At

surge, and sway axes (the three directions the ship moves). Before stepping into the offshore oil industry, Cedeno worked as a merchant mariner on different types of cargo vessels, cruise ships, and a dive support vessel. At 32 years old, she has circumnavigated the globe, kibitzed with emperor penguins, and dealt with pirates off the coast of Somalia.

the tender age of eight, she joined the SYC’s junior sailing program and sailed her way into national rankings by the time she was in high school. She formed the first sailing team at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, and after graduation, she headed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. She earned the “Female Athlete of The Year” award for her sailing performance at Kings Point during her senior year. She credits her dad, longtime SYC member Bill Davis, for inspiring her to pursue a life on the seas. “He encouraged me to do everything on a boat. There was no holding back,” she says. In fact, it was her father who introduced her to a woman who graduated from Kings Point and was working as a merchant mariner–the inspiration for Ally’s career choice. After meeting her, Ally decided she wanted a career sailing the world and finding adventure. Her first year out of the academy, she worked on National Geographic expedition ships. She spent four months in Antarctica on the M/V NG Endeavor, exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. She encountered the rarely-sighted emperor penguins, personable birds that stand 3'-4' high and are the largest penguins in the world. Wildlife encounters abounded on that voyage; seals, whales, and albatrosses were everyday occurrences. The ship was often accompanied by humpback whales, and the crew wondered who was looking at who. Next, she hopped aboard the M/V NG Explorer, where she sailed from the Seychelles to Egypt. It was a pivotal journey for the young merchant marine. Numerous hijackings by pirates occurred during that time along the eastern coast of Africa. Think of the movie Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks. Things were

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course,” after thinking through the situation. The ship was going 16 knots and the wind was with her. It turned out to be the right call. The small potential target was a family fishing, who waved as the large ship sailed past them. The experience was a turning point for Cedeno. Always one to determine her own course, she liked the idea of navigating an enormous vessel on the water. It was then that she decided to get the training necessary to be a dynamic positioning officer. “I just love being on the water, with sunrises and sunsets. I love navigating the ship through congested waters or open waters. With dynamic positioning, you are always looking for the one thing that could go wrong.”


While there are few woman in the world of merchant marines and drillships, the female crew aboard form strong bonds. Cassandra Johnston (left), Ally Cedeno (middle), and Jessica Aberle aboard the Deepwater Poseidon.

tense at the helm. At one point, the captain was detained in another part of the ship, and Cedeno was in charge when the armed security guard alerted her. There was a suspicious ship ahead and she should alter course, said the security guard. Cedeno looked at the unidentified

blip on the radar and saw it was not moving rapidly. The crew had methods to dodge the pirates: outrun them; aim and blast firehoses at the marauders; and cover the ship with grease, making it impossible to board. Cedeno said, “No, we are staying the

PREPARE FOR SAFE SAILING Whether your ship is large or small, be prepared! Ally Cedeno, a positioning officer on a huge drillship, stresses that you can never be lackadaisical while afloat. On board you are the doctor, 3) the firefighter, and the navigator. Often, you are the one who will rescue you. She remembers as a young child cruising Desolation Sound with her family when disaster struck. Her younger brother, who was three at the time, fell out of a bunk and broke his collarbone. He was in a great deal of pain. Her father knew that the first response would be to reach out to other ships in Desolation Sound and see if a doctor was aboard one of them. Luckily for her brother, a doctor responded to the call on VHF Channel 16. If there was no available doctor, Cedeno said her father was prepared to call the Canadian Coast Guard next. But at the time, he wished he knew more first aid. Proper training is the key to safety at sea. She advises boaters to take first-aid classes and constantly update their marine education. “Know what you are going to do if something goes wrong,” she says. From someone who is on a vessel that is equal in size to a tanker or container ship or cruise vessel, how can a recreational boater avoid being in the crosshairs of such a massive watercraft? Cedeno bluntly states, “Stay out of their way. They may not see you. It’s hard to maneuver some of these big ships.” Aye, aye captain!


Last year she started thinking about the future and what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. “It was a dark night of the soul,” she said. “There were times I needed someone to talk to. It’s isolating enough offshore, it’s especially isolating when your gender separates you.” Not one to sail into headwind and stall, Cedeno thought about how she could tack and find her way. She created a website,, that is now a virtual community that reaches out to the women who work at sea amid a male-dominated culture. She started the website with her own funds right as the #MeToo movement exploded in October 2017. Talk about timing. The website is supported by an allvolunteer staff, and the design was developed by a friend she recruited. Podcasts are a recent addition. addresses topics such as combining work and family, fitness on a ship, and navigating a career path — topics that are deeply personal and yet universal. In one way, it’s almost like a traditional women’s magazine but for women working in a completely untraditional field across the globe. The site Below deck there is still work to be done. Note the protection garb. Safety first!

CHART YOUR COURSE has received over a 100,000 hits since inception and become both a vital resource and inspiration for the tribe of women working on the water, including Cedeno. But it’s not all about the gals. Cedeno considers the opposite sex a vital part of the solution to making the workforce more balanced. Some men just don’t know how to handle working side-by-side with a woman on a ship, she says. It’s the little things that make life aboard awkward, such as men feeling uncomfortable shaking hands, or sitting at the same table in the mess hall, or having a woman officer as a superior. She believes it is necessary to include them in the conversation. “We cannot be considered victims. We need platonic relationships with men, to bring them into the conversation,” she said. “We need to be seen as whole people, not just a gender. We’re all in this industry together.” It’s a call that currently resonates across many fields. Cedeno looks to the horizon, plotting her next step. She and her husband are soon moving to Houston, Texas, so she can attend Rice University and attain an MBA. She sees the business degree as a ticket to work up the corporate ladder and kick down doors. She vows that her career will always be on the water. During her time onshore, she will continue to nurture The organization will host an event, Unite, for women in the maritime industries in Houston July 27-28. The focus, of course, will be overcoming challenges in the maledominated field. Sharing stories is key to attracting and keeping women in the industry, Cedeno emphasizes. The stories shared on have inspired Cedeno to consider combining work and family. An offshore work schedule is flexible, with the typical rotation being three weeks on, three weeks off. According to Cedeno’s math, you can spend more quality time with children on this schedule than working nine to five. On land or sea, her goal is to open doors and pave the way for more women to have a life at sea. Whatever direction Cedeno sets sail upon, rest assured she will chart her own course. “I’ve been captain of my own boat since I was six,” she says with a smile. Seanna Browder gains new love and appreciation for being on the water when she copyedits for Northwest Yachting every month. She looks forward to the day when she can upgrade her kayak to a boat. Her family is still deciding between power and sail in that eternal debate of what boat is best. Thank goodness, they have friends with boats!

Do you think you have a future Vic-Maui racing sailor or merchant marine in your midst? Get them on the water! Along with the endless waterways of the Salish Sea and the multiple lakes in the Pacific Northwest, there are numerous opportunities to introduce children to a life on the water. Below is just some of the options available in the Puget Sound region. Maybe they will get you thinking about how you can continue the boating tradition into the next generation. “It’s important to expose children, no matter what gender, to boats and their workings,” says Ally Cedeno, former sailing prodigy and current drillship operator. “My dad let me dock and navigate with him. It helped develop confidence and proved to myself that I could do it.” Below are listed some possibilities to expose your children to the lifelong joy of boating. We know this list is not comprehensive, it’s just a broad brushstroke to get you thinking. We would love to hear from you if you have an exceptional youth boating program or a unique course to get on the water.

YACHT CLUBS: Seattle Yacht Club has a wonderful sailing school during the summer and an excellent youth sailing program, as does Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC). CYC features Guppies, an introductory program for kids ages 4-7. A youth sailing program is also offered during the summer at Tacoma Yacht Club. Check out what your local yacht club offers.

SAILING CLUBS: Again, many choices. Sail Sand Point, a non-profit community boating center headquartered at Seattle’s Magnuson Park, is located on the shores of Lake Washington and has developed a ton of sailors with their annual summer sailing programs. The Sailing Foundation sponsors about 50 learnto-sail programs in Oregon and Washington. Check out the website at

SEA SCOUTS: The local Sea Scouts program, part of the Boy Scouts of America Venturing program for young men and women ages 14 to 21, serves 25 communities in Puget Sound. Sea Scouts have ten vessels in various local harbors, including the Yankee Clipper in West Seattle.

MARITIME ORGANIZATIONS: Explore the wide variety of boating opportunities offered by The Northwest Maritime Organization in Port Townsend, Washington. The Center for Wooden Boats, right in the heart of South Lake Union in downtown Seattle, is another fine maritime organization that offers boating summer camps.

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Cetaceans O F


We Pacific Northwest boaters share the local waterways with some of the planet’s most amazing mega-beasts: cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). Our relationship with these animals is dynamic, as are their often migratory lives. BY BRIANNA KING A few years ago, my mom and I took a mother-daughter trip to San Juan Island, Washington. I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine, a dream since I began watching Free Willy on repeat: to kayak with killer whales. After our drive and a ferry ride to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, we selected one of the many kayaking tours available and made



reservations. The following morning, we hopped in a van, drove to the west side of the island, virtually leapt into our kayaks, and away we went on the open water, our intrepid guide in the lead. This was almost eight years ago, but one thing that sticks out to me was how our guide, an older Pacific Northwest hippie type, was respectful of the orcas’ space—

orcas since I was a young girl, ever since my family made regular visits to see Keiko during his tenure at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Being in the water with them did not intimidate me, and one of my ultimate dreams is to one day swim and photograph and film orcas underwater. Now a marine biologist, I’m partway there! As I said, our guide was very respectful and knew the laws and regulations well, in particular the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations put in to effect in 1972. This act prohibits the harassment of any marine mammal, with harassment meaning “pursuit, torment, or annoyance that has the potential to injure a marine mammal” or “potential to disturb…by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering…” Our guide knew that deliberately putting yourself in the way of the animals is, technically, harassment. The behavior we saw from other boaters was different than our own. When the pod of whales showed up, we saw at least four other boats, and some other kayakers, deliberately going towards the path of the whales. Our guide insisted we maintain a respectful distance, and if the whales looked as though they were coming our way, we would simply stop paddling and see what happened. It can be frustrating

for someone who is keen to have these upclose wildlife encounters to sit back and wait. These rules are in place to ensure the safety and longevity of the animals, especially for those with smaller populations, such as the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. Our guide was fantastic at balancing between the requirements of a naturalist —providing a unique and unforgettable experience for the customers, but not at the expense of the resource or fauna that they are encountering. It is one of my favorite wildlife experiences to this day, and I know for certain that I want to do it again. My husband and I had a slightly different, but equally memorable, whalewatching experience in the San Juans with Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours. I had met the owner and operator, Ivan Reiff, while working as a wild dolphin swim guide in New Zealand, and he invited us to check it out next time we were in Washington. Again, we made our way to Friday Harbor, and the following morning made our way down to the Western Prince office. As we suited up in our Mustang suits (designed to go over your clothes to keep you warm) and climbed in their Zodiac, I had the sense of being a wildlife documentarian, like David Attenborough. We saw a variety of wildlife, including Dall’s

Left: We don’t often get to see the underwater view from just after a whale breaches, but natural behaviors from whales and dolphins, such as this humpback whale breaching, are an exceptional treat on any whale-watching voyage.

not only because he is required to by law, but because he genuinely did not want to harass the animals. To be honest, had he not been there, I might have been inclined to approach the animals myself. I am being quite serious when I say I have always wanted to kayak with orcas, especially orcas. I have felt a special affinity towards



On a whale-watching trip, if you are looking for that perfect shot, be alert, and be ready to get a lot of pictures of splashing water! If you keep at it, though, you may be lucky enough to get that perfect shot.

porpoises, bald eagles, harbor seals, and the star attraction—orcas. I often seek out whale-watching as an activity whenever I arrive in a new coastal town, especially if there is a new species to see. There is something equally thrilling and meditative about being in proximity with an animal of that size, power, and intelligence. Many different species of whales, porpoises, and dolphins (collectively known as cetaceans) can be seen in Puget Sound, including long-beaked common dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, and of course, the famous Southern Resident Killer Whales. Puget Sound has many opportunities to see whales year-round, but summer is a particularly good time, not only because new species are in the area, but because the weather and sea surface

conditions can’t be beat. To get the best out of your experience, there are a few things to keep in mind: Seasons: Some species of whales adhere to a seasonal migration pattern, meaning that the chances of seeing certain species will increase or decrease based on the time of year. The two main seasonal visitors are gray and humpback whales. Gray whales travel from the North Pacific, where they spend the summer months feeding, down to Baja California in the winter where they breed and give birth to their young. A group of gray whales, known as the Sounders or Saratoga Grays, break off from the migration from Baja to Alaska and spend two to three months in north Puget Sound feeding on ghost shrimp and other favorite invertebrates. Some continue to Alaska eventu-

Approaching a wild animal normally always changes its behavior, because your presence normally puts them on edge. Instead of eating or relaxing, they are now on high alert...

ally, but some stay in the Sound the entire summer. Humpback whales have a similar migration, spending their summers in Alaska, but then go to Hawaii to breed during the winter. As Pacific Northwest locals already know, the Southern Resident Killer Whales are just that—residents, meaning that they spend a majority of their time in Puget Sound, though they do travel up and down the West Coast. A couple other species of baleen whales, the minke whale (pronounced meenk-ee) and the fin whale, can also be seen in Puget Sound. They are slightly more uncommon to see, so when you do see them, it’s a rare treat! Behavior: The type of behavior you can expect from cetaceans depends on the species. For killer whales, you can expect a wide variety of behaviors, travelling (moving from point A to point B at decent speeds), feeding, spyhopping (pointing their head out of the water, which scientists suspect is to gain a better view of the surrounding area), breaching (jumping clear of the water), porpoising (jumping low out of the water while travelling), blowing (breathing), and tail-slapping (exactly what it sounds like, and suspected to be a form of communication). Gray whales have also been known to spyhop as well. Dall’s porpoises, if they are in the area, love to ride the bow waves of boats, and you can look for the distinct rooster tail of water coming off their dorsal fin as they do so. Common dolphins are not quite as typical, but when they are in the area, they can be seen porpoising in large pods. Harbor porpoises are known to be shy, and are not seen nearly as often.

THE GOOD BOATING CITIZEN When you see a whale or dolphin out on the water, it can be very difficult to refrain from approaching the animals to get a better look. Perhaps you don’t even see how it could be a negative thing for the animals. Approaching a wild animal normally always changes its behavior because your presence normally puts them on edge. Instead of eating or relaxing, they are now on high alert or trying to move away from you. This results in the animal spending more energy than they would have otherwise. Also, especially with the case of boats, approaching an animal increases the risk of causing injury to the animal, potentially by boat strike. Noise from vessels can also be detrimental, as whales and dolphins are as reliant on their hearing as we are on our sight. Noise may interfere with their ability to communicate and find food. Continued on Page 84



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Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) are a welcomed sight on the West Coast.

HUMPBACKS: Humpback whales are a species of baleen whales, meaning that instead of teeth (like killer whales, dolphins, and porpoises), they have fibrous plates that hang down in their mouth and act as a sieve for trapping their favorite food – plankton. They have the longest pectoral fins of any cetacean, which can reach 1/3 of its body length. Baleen whales have two blowholes (toothed whales have one), and their blows can reach up to 13 feet above the water (good for distinguishing from other baleen species like minke, which have a very small visible blow). Humpbacks also have a small dorsal fin positioned about 2/3 of the way back on their body, as opposed to orcas, which have a large dorsal fin more in the center of their body, or gray whales, which do not have a dorsal fin. ORCAS: These are the most easily recognized and distinct of the larger cetaceans in the Puget Sound. Technically, orcas are the largest in the dolphin family and are not whales. Their large size usually lends towards people calling them whales, however. They have distinct black and white coloration, and males have large dorsal fins between 8-10’ tall, while females’ dorsal fins are between 5-6’. Orcas live in matriarchal pods composed of large families that stay with each together their entire lives. G R AY W H A L E S : Gray whales are evolutionarily an old species and the only species of their genus Eschrichtius, and the sole living representative of their family, Eschrichtiidae. Currently, they are predominately found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, though there is a critically endangered population in the western Pacific. As mentioned above, gray whales do not have a dorsal fin, but instead have a series of “knuckles” along the back third of their body. Their blow is often described as heart-shaped. MINKE WHALES: Minke (‘meenk-ee’) whales are the smallest baleen whale in the North Pacific. They can get up to about 30’ and have dark gray coloration with a white belly, and white bands on their pectoral fins. They tend to be solitary and avoid vessels, but have been seen around Puget Sound from time to time. On rare occasions, they have been seen breaching, but are mostly elusive. Their blows are very small and difficult to see, which can help distinguish them from larger whales such as humpbacks. D A L L’ S P O R P O I S E S : Dall’s porpoises are a delight to watch. They often exude a sense of high energy as they rip through the water, often to bow-ride or surf the wake of a vessel. Like an orca, they are black and white, but have a more compact body shape and are only about 6-7’ long. They are often found in small groups of 12 or less. HARBOR PORPOISES: Harbor porpoises are exceptionally small porpoises that, while common to coastlines, are not seen very often due to their shy demeanor. They only reach up to 5-6’ long, have a uniform gray color, and a blunt, rounded snout. Historically, they almost disappeared entirely from Puget Sound, but have made a large comeback in recent years with the ban of gill-netting. OTHER SPECIES: Bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and fin whales also make their way in to Puget Sound from time to time. They are much less common, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to see them, so keep your eyes peeled!


The Washington State Legislature passed an act in 2008 to mitigate impacts on Southern Resident Killer Whales, since they are typically the main focus of whale watchers during the summer. Under these regulations, it is unlawful to approach closer than 200 yards of a southern resident orca, to position a vessel within the path of an oncoming orca, to fail to disengage transmission of a vessel within 200 yards of an orca, or to feed an orca. These laws are more restrictive than the federal laws listed in the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which sets the boundary area at 100 yards for all species, and outlines that any vessel activity that would change the whale’s behavior or is dangerous to the whale (using excessive speeds, changing direction very quickly, trying to herd or separate animals) is strictly forbidden. NOAA also published guidelines in 2016 that are similar to the Washington state laws, with a boundary of 200 yards. In addition to state and federal laws on marine mammal interactions, the Pacific Whale Watch Foundation has their own set of guidelines that are even more restrictive. Whale watch operators in the Sound adhere to the Foundation’s guidelines. A few other recent initiatives have been implemented with the intent to protect our Southern Resident Killer Whales: Washington Fish and Wildlife “Voluntary No-Go Zone”: The population of Southern Resident Killer Whales has been in decline over the past 20 years, surmised to be from decreased Chinook salmon runs, toxic pollutants, and/or vessel noise and traffic. To alleviate pressure on the whales, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking vessel operators to avoid the western side of San Juan Island, between Mitchell Bay to Cattle Point. The zone extends about a 1/4-mile offshore and a 1/2-mile off Lime Kiln Lighthouse Whale Watch Park. The idea is to give the whales a quiet and undisturbed area to feed and behave normally, without having to expend excess energy dodging and avoiding boats. Discouraging anglers from fishing in this area may also make more food available to the whales. There are questions as to whether the voluntary no-go zone will have the desired effects. Several orca researchers and conservations, including Ken Balcomb, a member of Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Killer Whale Task Force (more on that below), have been quoted saying that Continued on Page 86


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the voluntary no-go zone is more of a “feel-good measure” and will not provide any relief to the whales. Balcomb states that the larger issue for the whales is their decline in food that may be related to overall fishing pressure in the Sound and dams that destroy salmon spawning habitat upriver, and not as much related to vessel noise and traffic. The whales have been spending less time in the designated zone regardless, and so a voluntary closure will most likely not yield results. If you are planning on boating this summer, please research the voluntary nogo zone and determine whether you will consider this as part of your boating and fishing plans. New Orca Protection Task Force: In addition to decreased fishing seasons to help take pressure off the whales’ main food source and the voluntary no-go zone, Governor Inslee has assembled a task force to determine data-driven decisions for Southern Resident Killer Whale population recovery. This task force assembles representatives from nonprofits, the private sector, tribal officials, state officials, federal officials, and Canadian officials, to come together and determine what could be affecting the southern killer whale population. They will be assembling a report and recommendations on dealing with issues such as toxicology, vessel behavior, and food availability; this report will be completed by October of this year. Stay tuned!

COLUMBIA RIVER ORCAS One doesn’t think of whales going up rivers all that often, but recently, eight to twelve orcas were spotted east of the AstoriaMegler bridge on the Columbia River. One may think they are following salmon up the Columbia, but these orcas were identified as transient orcas, which mainly feed on marine mammals such as sea lions. This is the first time they have been recorded in the Columbia River. One was even individually identified as T125A. The orcas were most likely taking advantage of the abundant sea lion population around Astoria, often found resting in huge groups on the local city docks. One whale was even observed to be feeding

It’s All Here. A minke whale (Balaenoptera acuturostrata) spyhops, a behavior in which a whale sticks their head out of the water far enough to have a good look around. Photo by Igor Francetic.

PLAY on a sea lion. It appears that the whales took a gamble exploring up the Columbia River, and the gamble paid off. Who knows – maybe we will see them there again! The sea lion population in Astoria is a subject of debate, as it is in many coastal towns with harbors. Sea lions like to use manmade docks as their haulouts and can be noisy and a bit of a nuisance to people using the harbors. The increase in the upriver sea lion population is potentially a strain on fish populations like salmon (especially around fish ladders). Many different strategies have been used in Astoria to scare sea lions away from the docks, including balloons, streamers, and infamously a large fiberglass orca that played whale sounds. It was a bit of a flop (literally – it rolled over once it was put in the water), and didn’t seem to scare the sea lions too much. These real orcas are probably much more effective than the fiberglass version. The trip from the orcas may have done its job in freeing up some dock space as the sea lions scattered for better hiding spots! Perhaps sea lions camping out near the fish ladders upriver won’t be the top of the food chain for much longer. Brianna King was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, earned her undergraduate degree in marine biology in California, lived in New Zealand and Australia, and now calls Anchorage, Alaska, home. She worked as an observer for the partial coverage groundfish and halibut fleet for the last couple of years, and now attends graduate school in the Fisheries, Aquatic Science, and Technology lab at Alaska Pacific University, where she is studying commercial fishing gear modification.






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A Swiftsure to Remember! Words: Doug Hansen // Photos: Jan Anderson This year marked the official 75th anniversary of the iconic Swiftsure International Yacht Race, and with it comes the annual migration of boats northward from Seattle and south from Vancouver to converge in Vancouver Island’s picturesque Victoria Harbour. Hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the race has long held the title of the premiere event of the Northwest sailboat racing calendar. Originally, the Swiftsure was

a way for private yachtsmen to measure themselves up against the Royal Navy as well as one another, and while over the years the boat technology has changed, the prestige of the event has not flickered. With nearly a century of racing heritage in the Northwest, this year’s racing lineup did not disappoint. With over 150 boats taking part in the long course races and nearly 50 boats participating in the inshore races, the event continues to stand tall

as the most well-attended event in the region. Though the traditional lightship Swiftsure has long since pulled its anchor, the heritage of the race is more than enough to keep it permanently pinned on the racing calendar. This year’s race stacked up to be quite a challenge, with lighter winds in the morning and intense currents pushing the fleet away from the goal. The fleet was spread out across several courses and scoring options, creating somewhat of a “choose

Top: Dragon, a Cochran/Clissold Design, was the runner-up in the Cape Flattery Multihull run. Left to right: Gemini’s Dream, a Sun Odyssey 439 in the Swiftsure Lightship classic; Thundorca, a Tartan 41, chasing the competition in Cape Flattery Race; La Reve, a Beneteau Oceanis 45, drove it home to win the Cape Flattery Race. 88 NORTHWEST YACHTING || JULY 2018

your adventure” format for the race, leaving it up to the owners of each boat to decide where to go and what handicapped system they would like to be scored. Politics aside, nearly 20 boats decided to “go to the bank” as the traditional lightship course is referred to. The fleet ranged from the carbon fiber rocket ship Crossfire, which had the overall record in their sights, all the way to the Glenn Wakefield’s SS West Wind II coming in at an honorable 156 PHRF handicap. The shorter Cape Flattery course, racing under PHRF handicap, dominated the standings with the most boats registered. With over 60 boats heading to Neah Bay and then back to Victoria, the medium course has grown over the years and now represents some of the closest racing the Salish Sea offers. Saturday morning had all the buzz that Northwest racers have come to expect. The Canadian naval ship was on-station and fired its cannon, signaling the starting

Results: Swiftsure 2018 sequence counting down to each fleet. Wave after wave of sailboats headed off as the morning wore on, and before long all that sailors could hear was the crash of their own boats through the waves as the fleets spread out along the long upwind beat towards their respective turning marks. The traditional funnel of Race Passage was set to close quickly after the start, leaving only the quickest boats able to get through before current slammed the door on the rest of the fleet, forcing them to work around the rocks and out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Heading onward into the strait, the wind began to fill in and the leading fleets battled upwind into 20 knots of wind and a building sea state as the opening to the Pacific Ocean came into view. The wind subsided as the afternoon continued, leaving those headed offshore to the bank wishing for pressure overnight as they fought to keep moving towards the turnaround point. Eventually, albeit the next morning, the boats that ventured out into the open ocean were able to get a taste of what the short course fleets had enjoyed through the night. The traditional westerly winds in the high teens, combined with a full moon, had the Neah Bay, Clallum Bay, and Hein Bank fleets sending it into the night at full speed. Steady winds brought the fleets into the finish without the traditional three-hour drift to cross the line in the hole that at times surrounds Victoria Harbour. All in all, the 75th running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race will surely go down in history as one of the good ones. As close to steady wind as it gets, full fleets, and tough, close racing across the board gave everyone reasons to mark it on their calendars for next year. Even though the traditional spring season wrapped up with the Swiftsure fi nale, there is still plenty of racing to report on, including several special events — the nowlegendary Race to Alaska (R2AK) run to Alaska (running as this is written) as well as plenty of one design action and the return of J-Fest to Seattle. Look here for updates across the board over the next few months!

Listed are select results from the 2018 Swiftsure Race, held on May 26/27, 2018 Swiftsure Lightship Classic (ORC) Name

Sail No.



Yacht Club




R/P 55

Lou Bianco

Sloop Tavern YC




First 40

Clayton Craigie

Richmond YC


Elapsed Corrected

27th 04:59:20



27th 21:12:34



Swiftsure Lightship Classic (Monohulls PHRF) Name

Sail No.



Yacht Club




Santa Cruz 70

Stuart Dahlgren




USA 1717

Riptide 41

Michael Schoendorf

South Shore YC


Elapsed Corrected

27th 10:07:00



27th 11:49:25




Hana Mari


Wylie 43

Ged McLean


27th 17:27:23




Korina Korina


Joubert Nivelt 42

Jon Knudson

South Sound SS

27th 17:30:34






Farr 39 ML

Charlie Macaulay

CYC Seattle

27th 15:56:10






Riptide 35-2

Peter Salusbury


27th 15:44:21






Wylie 70

David Raney

CYC Portland

27th 13:51:24






Aerodyne 43

Jonathan Cruse

Sloop Tavern YC

27th 17:48:16




Night Runner



Doug Fryer


27th 20:23:22






Catalina 38

Marc-Andrea Klimaschewski CYC Seattle

27th 22:59:28







Doug Frazer

CYC Seattle

27th 21:51:26




Akari II




Windworks SC

27th 23:21:42




West Wind II



Glenn Wakefield


28th 01:41:30




Sadie Mae


Grand Soleil 40

Justin Beals

Sloop Tavern YC

27th 23:17:44




Sol Pacifico


Catalina 470

Randall Barnes

CYC Portland

28th 02:31:51SCP



Hein Bank Race (ORC) Name

Sail No.



Yacht Club




TP 52

John Buchan





TP 52

Steve Travis


Elapsed Corrected

26th 22:50:48



CYC Seattle

26th 23:07:13


23:03:32 24:16:56


Shadow II


TP 52

Peter McCarthy


27th 00:19:54





J 160

John McPhail

Gig Harbor

27th 02:59:13




Strait Marine

CAN 95

Modified Farr 40

Jim Allan


27th 03:40:16




Ha’a Koa


One Design 48

Doug Fulcher


27th 03:08:49





Yacht Club

Cape Flattery Race (Monohulls PHRF) Name

Sail No.


Elapsed Corrected


Le Reve


Oceanis 45

Michael Breivik


27th 01:51:00





J 46

Scott Campbell

Portland YC

27th 01:04:08


14:33:37 14:37:42




J 120

Christina Wolfe

Orcas I. YC

27th 01:37:57




Joy Ride


J 122E

John Murkowski


27th 01:12:48




65_RedRoses II

CAN 38

J 111

Alex Smyth


27th 01:14:55



Bob Strong







Different Drummer


Wauquiez Centurion 40s Charles Hill

27th 00:59:44



CYC Seattle

27th 02:22:21




Last Tango


J 105

James Geros

CYC Seattle

27th 02:47:28






J 35

Don Leighton

CYC Seattle

27th 02:13:02


15:00:45 15:01:28




J 105

Chuck Stephens


27th 02:49:25



Free Bowl of Soup


J 105

Doug Schenk

CYC Portland

27th 02:50:16






J 105

Chris Phoenix

CYC Seattle

27th 02:52:45






J 109

Jim Prentice


27th 02:17:15






Beneteau 36.7

Jim Johannessen

CYC Bellingham

27th 02:38:10






J 109

Tom Sitar


27th 02:21:26






J 109

Mark Hansen

Van Rowing

27th 02:24:04






SO 519

Dean Conti

3 Tree Point


Gray Wolf


RM 40

Evgeniy Goussev

Port Madison YC

27th 02:14:21



27th 02:07:20






CM 1200

Tom Hawker


27th 01:13:04





CAN 1015

Santa Cruz 50

Greg Johnston


27th 01:03:09




with Grace


J 120

chris johnson

CYC Seattle

27th 02:16:03




Time Bandit


J 120

Bob Brunius

Orcas I. YC

27th 02:12:15


15:30:32 15:41:45




J 35

Jason Vannice

South Sound SS

27th 02:54:02





J 105

Doug Pihlaja

CYC Portland

27th 03:33:15







Jeff Whitney

CYC Seattle

27th 02:57:46





Yacht Club

Cape Flattery for Multihulls (PHRF) Name

Sail No.


Elapsed Corrected




Formula 40 Catamaran Richard Ackrill


26th 19:09:11







NWMA multi assn

26th 21:43:01



Duncan Gladman


Bad Kitty


Custom Cat

Ron Tomas


26th 23:08:33




Broderna II



Lars Strandberg


27th 00:10:17



Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls (PHRF) Name

Sail No.



Yacht Club


Dream Chaser


Corsair F-27

Greg Keel

Nanaimo YC

26th 19:42:29


Elapsed Corrected 10:22:29



Blue Lightning


F 31

Mark Gumley


26th 18:32:14







Dougie Barlow

NWMA multi assn

26th 19:38:53




Dream Chaser



Cam McCannel


26th 20:02:37



26th 20:26:26



26th 20:21:17






Farrier R9AXT

Peter Walford



Freda Mae


Corsair F31R

Vincent DePillis

NWMA multi assn




Post Falls, Idaho By Norris Comer Life can feel dreamlike in Post Falls, Idaho, as one walks the quiet streets lined with one-story traditional ranch-style houses, many sporting rusty wagon wheels as décor in their lawns. Worn iron railroads overgrown with prairie grasses, a sign for a haunted house painted on barnwood, and the high steeples of the many churches conjure a quintessential American West vibe. Post Falls is a mill town that dodged the fate of abandoned ghost town, due in no small part to a handful of enterprising founders and the Spokane River. Many towns like it on the frontier have not been so lucky. Most folks flying past on Interstate 90 to or from the aquatic fun of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, have probably never stopped in little Post Falls. However, the road warriors are missing out, for Post Falls is a fantastic, unique boating stop unto itself. Not only is Post Falls charming and unassuming, but it also marks the spot farthest down the Spokane River a boater can cruise before the mighty Post Falls Dam system blocks the way. Erected in 1906, the venerable dam has been supplying electricity and irrigation to northern Idaho area for over a century. While a barrier to boaters, the dam system, which operates across three branches of the Spokane River, does create breathtaking falls that are easily accessible by green, wildflower-filled parks and trails. The dams also deepen the waterway upstream, making for prime boating right on the town’s waterfront. Add the marinas, hyperlocal businesses (including a few killer bars and restaurants), and the many offerings of the great outdoors, and boaters should be easily entertained for a few days before packing the boat onto the trailer or heading out to the bigger waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. They will probably be back. There are a few unique considerations when boating Post Falls. Firstly, the dam sys-



tem controls the depth of the Spokane River and the lake upstream. There is reportedly an 8’ depth difference between low and high water, and that can mean the difference between a fun day out or a grounding for some. Also, the depth of the water affects the bridge clearance of both the U.S. Highway 95 bridge and Spokane Street Bridge that reportedly varies between 20’ and 40’. Of course, you must do everything in your power as skipper to avoid the dams downstream. Booms with signage blocking the way should get the

point across. You, your boat, and crew will not survive a brush with the concrete walls and white water, so stay upstream. Signs are posted when the water is too fast to swim, so use common sense and stay near shore when taking a dip. Finally, the Post Falls reservoir above the dams is nearly empty of boat traffic in the gorgeous fall and spring, but the hot summer attracts boaters from far and wide and can rival Lake Union in Seattle with traffic. Know your rules of the road and drive sober, Cap’n.

1. Dam Greenery Post Falls has several sizeable parks with waterfront access and generous acreage. In the heart of Seltice Way, the main drag through town, is Treaty Rock Park, named after the large granite monolith within. The narrative goes that Post Falls founder Fredrick Post, a German immigrant, penned an agreement with the Coeur d’Alene tribe and their chief, Moses Seltice, for use of the land around what is now Post Falls on June 1, 1871, for $500. Evidence of this transaction is immortalized via pictographs on the rockface, now protected with plexiglass. On the water, Falls Park and Black Bay Park are located on the north shore of the Spokane River. Falls Park is definitely geared toward land-based visitors as it is perched directly over one of the dams. The views are gorgeous and the trail system fantastic. Black Bay Park has no boating infrastructure to boast of, but maybe locals have a few tricks up their sleeves to enjoy it from the water. Q’emiln Park, on the south side of the river and positioned on the west side of the Spokane Street Bridge, is the natural magnet for boaters with its boat ramp and floating dock. When the water is low and the river slow, there is an expansive beach next to a wooden lawn with picnic tables and games to enjoy. Trails also lead to a handful of the many breathtaking views of the Post Falls dam system.

2. Recreate First, Mate! If you are in Eastern Washington or Idaho, the odds are you appreciate quality time with nature. Post Falls and the surrounding area have many outdoors-related offerings. For those with hiking boots or a bicycle in tow, the North Idaho Centennial Trail connects Spokane to Coeur d’Alene and runs right through Post Falls. Not only is this a great scenic way to get your heart rate up, but you could even day trip either west or east, soak in the Spokane or lake scene, and return to the boat in Post Falls for the night. If you want to go whitewater rafting, fishing, or the like, most of the charting companies are based in nearby Lake Coeur d’Alene. It may come as a surprise to the uninitiated that the area is a golfer’s paradise, with both the notable Link Golf Club and The Highlands Golf Course on the edges of town. Of course, Coeur d’Alene has its fair share of golf as well, with the famous Coeur D’Alene Resort Golf Course (with its floating green), private Ponderosa Springs Par 3 Golf Course, and the Coeur D’Alene Public Golf Club. If you’re a golfer, bring clubs aboard.

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For a small town, there’s plenty of hyperlocal things to do. It’s worth tuning into and looking at their event calendar for events like outdoor movie showings, food truck rallies, and theater performances that fill up the summer days. The calendar does include listing events in both Spokane and Ceour D’Alene, but that’s the beauty of being halfway in between! Take that Centennial Trail or summon a ride with your smartphone to make the show.

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Also available are some offerings that may just be too Post Falls to pass up. Buck Knives, a venerable knife maker with over a century of operation, is local and offers tours to the knife fans. If you’re just in the mood to put some lead downrange, Center Target Sports is a gun range in town that can help you out. Although a bit north of Post Falls, the Triple Play Resort Hotel and Suites in Orchard Hayden has a family fun center complete with waterpark, race go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, bumper boats, climbing wall, and bowling center. If you’ve got a family in tow, Triple Play can easily eat up a day.

GASTRONOMY Post Falls is just plain fun to walk around on a sunny evening, and you generally don’t have to wander far before a local restaurant or bar catches your eye and sucks you in. A notable area of town is the intersection of Seltice Way and Spokane Street, with many great local restaurants nearby. In the mood for Chinese? Try the Golden Dragon Restaurant. Mediterranean? The White House Grill is just across the street. Famous Willies Barbecue, Tilly’s, and GW Hunters are all established local joints. If it’s a hot day, Freezia has plenty of frozen desserts as well. Coffee is plentiful in small cafes, like the Corner Café or Terre Coffee & Bakery. If you’ve got a hankering for craft brew, Post Falls Brewing Company is near the Spokane Street Bridge just across the water from Q’emiln Park. Of course, if you’re staying at Templin’s Marina, Mallard’s and the Templin’s River Grill are on-the-water American cuisine eateries right in the Red Lion Templins Hotel on the River hub.

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able to uncover in my research. Every other Post Falls local seems to have an odd experience to share from exploring the school grounds, and the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press reported on October 29, 2013, that a professional paranormal investigator from the Spokane Paranormal Team gave the school a once-over with his instrumentation. Reportedly, ancient student desks still sit in crumbling classrooms in front of dusty chalkboards. The investigator’s solo cursory look did not reveal hard evidence of the other worldly, but perhaps your visit will.

the picture. The Chermoula Steak Asada, grilled marinated skirt steak served with honey-onion glazed sweet potatoes, green harissa, and braised kale with preserved orange ($18), gets two thumbs up from me. The craft beer, local wines, homemade sangria, and house cocktails are also too good to pass up. Many of the cocktails have a huckleberry twist, a quintessential Idaho move.


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Amenities & Moorage: Full-service marina offering moorage for 20 to 30 boats, depending on length, with 55 permanent slips.


N 47°42’24.98” | W 116°57’01.87” (208) 262-4862 Amenities & Moorage: This mixed-use waterfront development has moorage and floating dock space. Little information is listed; it is probably wise to call ahead.


Contact/Comms: Office phone is 208-262-4862. Address is 415 W Waterside Dr., Post Falls, ID 83854. The listed website of did not work at the time of this writing.



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N 47°42’12.69” | W 116°57’11.32” (253) 851-3948 | Amenities & Moorage: There is a large boat launch with some floating dock tie along space within Q’emiln Park on the south side of the river. However, it is susceptible to closure based upon river behavior and behind-thescenes managerial mumbo jumbo. Contact/Comms: Boat launch status is updated on, and you can check in with the local authority with questions at 208-773-3511.

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“Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez A boat without at least some wood trim just doesn’t feel like a boat. No matter how futuristic yacht design becomes, it’s a safe bet that wood paneling, furniture, and cabinetry will continue to dominate the interiors. Simultaneously invoking warmth and elegance, homeliness and luxury, well-crafted wood somehow reconciles opposites effortlessly. When we talk about exteriors, a teak deck will always be charismatic, even if the upkeep scares off the average owner. Local companies like Raptor Deck are not replicating the look with their soft foam paneling for no reason; boaters want the aesthetic. The perseverance of wood aboard has another secret benefit to society. Thanks to our love of lumber, the art form of maritime woodworking can persevere. The modern maritime woodworker may


Dennis Simmons Dennis Simmons is the lead carpenter for Seattle-based S3 Maritime and one of two fulltime carpenters with the company at the time of this writing. He has been a woodworker his entire life. A native of Portland, Oregon, After talking to an in-law who worked in the maritime scene, he moved to Seattle in 1998 and the rest is history. He loves what he does and working with clients to make the very best out of their boats.


have access to more knowledge, tools, and training than their predecessors, but the fundamentals are very much unchanged. This admittedly rare but working breed of craftsmen congregate around Pacific Northwest shipyards as subcontractors or under full time employ, bringing their rare talents to bear on new boats during commission or when old boats need some skilled attention. We sat down with Dennis Simmons, lead carpenter of Seattlebased S3 Maritime, to learn a thing or two about woodworking and the trade. A Portland, Oregon, native, Simmons has been a woodworker his whole life and is a successful and proud alum of the Seattle Central Community College School of Woodworking. NWY: For starters, is marine woodworking a niche within the woodworking world, or does woodworking in general cross over? Marine is definitely a niche. It’s a very specialized field of woodworking. Residential is easy in comparison because in marine every project is pretty much custom, meaning it has to be templated. You must match the interior with the pre-made boat build exactly. It’s not like a house remodel where you can change the structure ei-

ther, with a boat you’re working with the build as it comes from the factory. Also, the little details have to be flawless. With marine, any sloppy work is immediately obvious. The best compliment I can receive is when somebody asks, “What did you even do?” In other words, they don’t even notice all the work I did because it’s perfectly done. NWY: What are the majority of woodworking projects you work on here at S3 Maritime? I’d say the majority of what I do has to do with veneering projects. For example, lots of boats leak and the wood rots, so you replace the original paneling with veneer. There’s lots of advantages of veneer over hardwood options. You usually have more options to match the color, grain, etc. of what you need, important for interiors. With veneer work, a lot of it has to do with matching grains and colors. The main aspect of any sort of remodel is that certain woods patinate, darken over time, or fade with the sun exposure. Teak, for example, fades. Teak starts as this beautiful brown and fades into, like, four different colors before turning into a not-so-pleasant yellow color. If you get an older boat and you’re replacing veneers

or on-board furniture, you want to replicate that classic faded look. I often go down to Tacoma, where I buy the veneers, to search for something that’s going to work and not stand out. A lot of it is going through the flitches (samples) to find a light-colored teak with similar characteristics. NWY: What about the solid lumber approach? Solid lumber is the alternative to veneer, but almost all boat interiors and detailing is veneer for pragmatic reasons. A factory will buy a couple logs and slice all the veneers for a repeated consistent look for the same boat. Ninety percent of what’s on all boats woodwise is veneer plywood panels, the walls included, while the solid wood components aboard will usually be the trimming, sea rails, fiddles, door jams, and such. Most of it is veneer. NWY: It sounds like you need an eye for design with this job too? You do. For me, it’s artistic because you take the owner’s ideas and you try to blend it in with the aspects of the factory. You’re also educating the owner about why he or she may not want to use this kind of wood or grain pattern and let them know that certain types you can’t quite match perfectly or that others will fade differently then they might think. NWY: A boat owner can take the look a lot of different ways when consulting with you, from opting for walnut to cherry. What are some of the trends you’re noticing with yachts and their woodwork? A lot of the yachts are going for that more modern look with squared edges, kind of like what’s on land with the modern hard lines for residential buildings. It’s coming onto the boat, but everything is circular. Now it’s going to vertical grain, hardened

square edges, lighter woods. But in ten years I bet it’ll circle around to more traditional designs. There’s a life cycle with trends. NWY: Is there a family of wood types that are best for marine carpentry? In the marine world, you’re dealing with a select handful of woods. Teak is the main wood because of its high oil content, so your decks will be made of teak. On custom luxury yachts, teak is the soup de jour. For spec boats, you’ll see some teak too. The selection widens a bit with interiors, and you often see both teak and woods like American cherry. Maple interiors were more common back in the '70s and '80s. On the exterior, everything is teak due to that high oil content. NWY: You hear sometimes about a teak shortage. Is there a teak shortage? Is teak harder to find? Well, it’s not that there is a shortage, but that it is all farm raised now. Well, it’s not all farm raised, but we’re decimating our resources as a species in just about every way, so now we need to raise teak on farms to meet demand. The big tsunami back in 2004 wiped out a lot of teak farms and some of them are still recovering. One note about farm-raised teak is that generally they harvest the wood when the trees are quite young. Younger trees have a lower oil content and the color isn’t usually quite there, appearing quite splotchy with dark brown streaks and orange. It can be rather unattractive. But wild, old-growth teak is in short supply, so that’s just the world we’ve created for ourselves. NWY: Why don’t you see other woods with great anti-rot properties, like cedar, more often? I’m not a shipwright, but a lot of cedar was used on older boats, especially yellow cedar for planking.

There is zero tolerance for sloppy joinery in maritime, everything has to be flawless ... In marine, it challenges you.

S3 Maritime S3 Maritime is located in the Salmon Bay Marine Center (SBMC) in Seattle, Washington. SBMC has 18 dock slips for lease that accommodate vessels from 100’ to 240’. S3 specializes in a whole suite of vessel systems and services that range from electrical and vessel stabilizers to fabrication and installation. S3 Maritime was founded in 2007. Website: Contact: 206-420-4932

A lot of Alaskan cedar too. A lot of older trawler-style boats will have red or yellow cedar on the interior as well and can be beautiful. One of the drawbacks of cedar is that it is super soft, so if you look at it, it will dent. NWY: Do you have any tips for those who may be playing with veneer in their own personal lives? Yes, do not use contact cement. A lot of people use contact cement to keep veneered wall panels down and it just doesn’t work. Wood always moves, I don’t care if it’s dead, it is alive in a sense and will always move. It needs to be locked down, while contact cement is a rubber-like glue that has too much give that lets the wood move around. A lot of people experimented with it and it doesn’t work. Also, patience is important. Infinite amount of patience. NWY: What are some giveaways for poor woodworking craftsmanship on a boat? You look at the joinery and how tight the seams are. There is zero tolerance for sloppy joinery in maritime, everything has to be flawless. In residential carpentry, you get away with a lot more with regards to joinery. In marine, it challenges you. It has to be perfect in weird places or it will be obvious. Templating is key, also having spare wood to play with. I build mockups out of off-theshelf quarter-inch foam poster boards from any arts supply store. People are generally very visual, and many want to see the pieces in the space. I’ll actually build a full-sized mockup of the

dash or furniture so the owners can see it and give the concept a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. I use that a lot of times as a template, take it off the boat and up to the shop, and build it. NWY: Would you recommend that mock-up technique for the do-ityourselfers? Certainly! It’s just cutting foam board with a box cutter and hot glue. I learned that from my years as a furniture builder. I had an instance where clients used my foam board furniture as functional furniture until the wood versions were ready, ha! NWY: Do you have any tips for folks wanting to beef up their woodworking knowledge? Use the right tools. A lot of times you have to use designated woodworking tools. It’s hard to get good quality pieces with just a skill saw and little ban saw. You usually need a good-sized table saw and sharp tools with sharp edges. NWY: Any words of wisdom to the next generation of maritime tradespeople out there? Yes, I highly recommend Seattle Central Community College. I went to their program for furniture building and there are a lot of woodworkers around here from their programs. They have carpentry, furniture, and boat building, two-year programs. I went through furniture and you’re there full time; it’s a big commitment but I highly recommend it. It’s a good program and you get leads for jobs. The industry needs young talent. If you’re interested, take the leap! I love it and have never tired of it.



Kevin’s Catch By Kevin Klein

Continued from Page 59

Last year, the overall winner of the derby boat giveaway came from this tournament. Go to the Lake Coeur d’ Alene Anglers Association website at to sign up. Good time for a road trip! Albacore fishing off the coast should be in full swing by the first week in July. When the warmer blue water gets close enough to run to, the tuna usually cooperate. Watching wave height, swell duration, and wind speed is key for safety in this fishery. Coming back across the Grays or Columbia bar on an ebb tide can be gnarly with no wind, and flat out impossible with bad weather. You

never know when something could kick up or go wrong 40 miles out either. Know before you go! Dungeness crab will open many places in our area in July. There is no better summer activity than catching a limit of Dungies and having a big crab feed for dinner. Salmon heads and carcasses work great for bait. Let nothing go to waste! Last but not least, have a great American Independence Day, or Canada Day, with family and friends. In August, summer will be in full swing, and so will the kings. Until next month, let’s get out and go get some!

Kevin’s Pick: WRAPTOR CUSTOM FISHING RODS When you’ve been fishing for a while, you’ll eventually get your hands on a high-end custom fishing rod. After that first experience, you’ll want one. The feel and fighting power of a custom rod is like nothing else. Wraptor Custom Rods are a good choice when you’re going to make that leap. Wraptor began as a quest to make a truly one-of-a-kind line of fishing rods for trophy fish of all varieties. Made from the best components to endure fight after fight, Wraptors are built to last. Check them out at!

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Pets on Boats

Here we see Berty, the “Adventure Weenie,” in all his aquatic glory! This four-legged water lover hails from the San Francisco Bay area and is an experienced deckhand who loves to go out with his human, Monique Selvester, and company. Berty is pictured on Big Bear Lake, California. The idea behind Pets on Boats is simple: take a cute or funny photo of your pet aboard your favorite boat, write a caption, and send it to us with a bio of the pet at Our staff selects the best submission. Monthly winners have the honor of seeing their pet appear in an issue of the magazine!

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29' Beaver Picnic Launch

2016 259,000 Emerald Pacific 10

32' Legacy Hardtop Express

2007 239,000 Stan Miller


29' Ranger Tugs R29

2012 159,000 Denison YTS 110

32' Rinker Express 320

2006 99,500

Stan Miller


29' Ranger Tugs R29

2012 159,950 Elliot Bay YS 25

32' Trojan Sportfisher

1981 26,500

La Conner YTS 97

22' EdgeWater 228CC

2016 79,900

Stan Miller


29' Ranger Tugs R29 "Puffin"

2012 169,950 Elliot Bay YS 25


2017 370,000 West Yachts

22' Surf Scoter by "Devlin"

1992 54,900

West Yachts


29' Sea Ray 290 Sundancer

1995 25,000

33' Riviera Convertible

1990 79,900

La Conner YTS 97

23' Wellcraft 232 Coastal

2015 79900

Marine Serv. 41

30' Bayliner 3058 Cmnd Bridge 1991 19,900

33' Tiara Express - 1991

1991 75,000

Stan Miller


24' Custom Pilothouse

2016 78900

Marine Serv. 41

30' Boston Whaler

2007 136,000 Emerald Pacific 10

34' Back Cove - 2015

2015 375,000 Stan Miller


24' Elliot Bay Launch

1983 39,900

West Yachts

30' Mainship Pilot - 2006

2006 99,500

Stan Miller

34' Bayliner 3486

1989 27,500



24' Skagit Orca Hardtop

1999 47,500

La Conner YTS 97

30' Tollycraft Sport Cruiser

1989 37,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

34' CHB

1984 49,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

25' Surf Runner by Devlin

2004 119,500 West Yachts


30' Willard Trawler - 1976

1976 57,000

Stan Miller


34' CHB Puget Trawler 34

1977 29,500



26' MacGregor w/ Trailer

2009 25,000

West Yachts


31' Bertram Flybridge Cruiser

1969 85,000

Stan Miller


34' CHB Tri-Cabin Trawler

1979 39,900

West Yachts


26' Skipjack 262 FB - 2000

2000 75,000

Stan Miller


31' Camano Troll - 2003

2003 119,900 Stan Miller


34' Luhrs Convertible - 2002

2002 109,000 Stan Miller

26' Tollycraft 26

1973 17,500

Port Gardner 97

31' Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan 2016 249,000 Waterline


34' Munson Packman

2005 149,500 Elliot Bay YS 25

26' Tollycraft Sedan

1973 25,000

Elliot Bay YS 25

31' Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan 2018 289,000 Waterline


34' Red Wing

2008 115,000 Swiftsure YS 33

26' Wooldridge Offshore PH

2012 135,000 Port Gardner 97

32' 3288 Bayliner Motoryacht

1991 49,000

La Conner YTS 97

34' Sea Ray 340 Sundancer

2008 139,600 Denison YTS 110

27' Ranger Tug

2014 130,000 West Yachts


32' Bayliner 3270

1986 36,500

Port Gardner 97

34' Tollycraft Sport Sedan

1990 79,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

27 Sea Ray Sundancer

1995 14,900

La Conner YTS 97

32' Bayliner 3270

1986 24,000

Port Gardner 97

35' CHB Tri-Cabin Trawler

1983 35,000

Port Gardner 97

28' Albin Tournament Express

2001 75,000

Stan Miller


32' Cabo Express - 2006

2006 219,000 Stan Miller

35' Everglades 350 CConsole

2009 169,000 Stan Miller

28' Bayliner 285 Sunbridge

2006 34,000

West Yachts


32' Carver Aft Cabin Motoryacht 1996 44,900

La Conner YTS 97

35' Four Winns V355

2018 429807

Marine Serv. 41

28' Bayliner Ciera Cmnd Bridge 1994 17,500

La Conner YTS 97

32' Grand Banks 32 Sedan Trwlr. 1971 49,500


35' Hinterhoeller Niagara 35

1981 41500

Marine Serv. 41

28' Four Winns Vista 275

2018 185862

Marine Serv. 41

32' Grand Banks Sedan

1976 89,000

La Conner YTS 97

35' Tiara 3500 Express

1997 139,900 Stan Miller

28' Uniflite 28 Cabin Cruiser

1977 18,000

Port Gardner 97

32' Grand Banks Sedan

1971 39,000

Stan Miller


36' Chris-Craft 36 Constellation 1960 4880


28' Uniflite Mega Flybridge Sedan 1976 22,500

La Conner YTS 97

32' Grand Banks Sedan

1972 59,000

Stan Miller


36' Egg Harbor

Elliot Bay YS 25




La Conner YTS 97




1978 44,950

55’ 1974 Columbia Custom


53’ 2007 Seahorse


42’ 1976 Westsail


44’ 1987 Lafitte


42’ 1990 Catalina


38’ 1979 Hans Christian 34’ 1976 Tolly


34’ 1955 Monk


34’ 1988 FHB

$99,950 42’ 1990 Catalina

44’ 1987 LaFitte

$95,000 42’ 1976 Westsail




32’ 1974 Grand Banks Fbg 32’ 1968 Grand Banks

$69,900 PENDING

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30’ 1986 Nonsuch Ultra

32’ 1985 Gulf PH

$29,900 32’ 1968 Grand Banks

$32,250 32’ 1974 Grand Banks FBG $69,500

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36' Grand Banks 36 Sedan

1993 179,000 nwexplore

36' Grand Banks classic

1967 49,900

West Yachts

36' Grand Banks Classic

1974 79,000

La Conner YTS 97

36' Grand Banks Classic

1986 139,500 nwexplore



36' Grand Banks Classic

1989 144,000 nwexplore



36' Hinckley Classic Picnic Boat 2001 230,000 Elliot Bay YS 25 36' Hinckley Picnic Boat

1999 225,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

36' Lindell

2001 167,500 Swiftsure YS 33

36' Monterey

1957 75,000

Elliot Bay YS 25

36' SABRE EXPRESS HARDTOP 2000 129,000 West Yachts


36' Tiara 3600 Open

2008 299,000 Stan Miller


36' Union 36 Cutter

1982 59000

Marine Serv. 41 Port Gardner 97

36' Universal 36 Trawler

1979 52,500

36' Wellcraft 360 Coastal

2007 189,000 Stan Miller

37' Four Winns V375

2018 489553

Marine Serv. 41

37' Island Packet 370

2008 275000

Marine Serv. 41


38' Helmsman Trawlers 38 PH

2007 269,000 Waterline


38' Helmsman Trawlers 38 PH

2015 389,000 Waterline


38' Mediterranean Sportfish

1990 69,900

Stan Miller


38' Protector Tauranga - 2008

2008 325,000 Stan Miller


38' True North

2007 249,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

39' Azimut

2000 215,000 West Yachts


39' Carver Cockpit Motoryacht

1993 69,900

West Yachts


39' Grand Banks Eastbay

2006 399000

Hampton YTS 6

39' Mainship 390

2001 102,000 Waterline


40' Bayliner 4050 Bodega

1978 35,000


40' Bayliner 4087 Motoryacht

1999 112,900 West Yachts



40' Chris-Craft Roamer Heritage 2006 294,000 Denison YTS 110 40' Davis DeFever

1983 54,000

40' HI-Star 40 Flybridge Sedan 1986 72900

West Yachts




40' Tollycraft Sport Sedan

1993 179,000 Elliot Bay YS 25




La Conner YTS 97

41' Tiara 4100 Open - 2001

2001 229,000 Stan Miller


42' CHB 42 Aft Cabin Trawler

1987 119,500 Waterline


42' CHB 42 Europa Sedan

1985 103,500 Waterline


42' Chris-Craft 42 Constellation 1964 84500



42' Devlin Sockeye 42' Trawler

2000 349000

Marine Serv. 41

42' Grand Banks 42 Europa

1999 394500

Marine Serv. 41

42' Grand Banks Classic

1991 229,000 Stan Miller


42' Grand Banks Europa

1982 239,000 Stan Miller


42' Grand Banks Europa

2001 459,000 Stan Miller


42' HI-Star 42 Aft Cabin Trawler 1987 79,500



42' Mikelson Sedan Sportfish

1988 74,500

Stan Miller


42' Roughwater 42 Pilothouse

1988 89,500



42' Sea Ray 420 Sundancer

1990 74,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

42' Uniflite Convertible "Navillus" 1979 62,000

Elliot Bay YS 25

43' Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht 1983 89,000

Elliot Bay YS 25

43' Tiara 4300 Open


26’ Cutwater 2012 • $117,000



2001 239,000 Stan Miller


43' Tiara Sovran

2006 329,500 Hampton YTS 6

44' Tollycraft 44 Cockpit MY

1988 114,900 Waterline

45' CHB Grand Mariner Europa 1981 115000 46' Egg Harbor Sportfish


1976 139,500 Stan Miller

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46' Grand Banks Classic

2001 429,000 Stan Miller


46' Grand Banks Europa

2004 549,000 Stan Miller









46' Nielson Trawler

1981 285,000 West Yachts

70' Delta Marine

1988 1,950,000 Hampton YTS 6

46' Sunseeker Portofino

2006 289,000 Hampton YTS 6

70' Hatteras Motor Yacht

1998 799,500 Emerald Pacific 10

47' Grand Banks Eastbay FB

2005 699,000 Stan Miller


70' Jensen Expedition

2004 2,280,000 Swiftsure YS 33

47' Lien Hwa Aft Cabin

1996 99000


71' Grand Banks Skylounge

1997 N/A

Stan Miller





48' Camargue 48 Cockpit MY

1989 169,000 Port Gardner 97

72' Bertram Convertible

1991 695,000 Stan Miller


48' Navigator Classic 4800

2006 385,000 Stan Miller


72' Donzi Sportfish

1995 775,000 Stan Miller


48' Offshore Yachtfisher

1989 199,000 Stan Miller


72' Hatteras 72 Cockpit MY

1981 459,000 Port Gardner 97

48' Offshore Yachts 48

1986 169900


72' Nordlund Pilothouse

1990 590,000 Emerald Pacific 10


48' Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

2018 1289000 Emerald Pacific 10

48' Silverton

2005 399,000 Hampton YTS 6

48' Tollycraft

1981 229,000 Swiftsure YS 33

49' Alden Flybridge Express

2007 698,000 Denison YTS 110

49' Grand Banks Motoryacht

1993 499,000 nwexplore


50' Bertram Convertible

1994 209,000 Stan Miller


50' Grand Banks 50

1972 199000



50' Northwest 50

2009 799000

Seattle Yachts 27

50' Riviera Sport Yacht "Serena" 2012 795,000 Elliot Bay YS 25 50' Viking Convertible

1991 199,000 Stan Miller


51' Riviera

2005 674,500 Emerald Pacific 10

52' American Tug 49 Limited

2009 719,000 Marine Serv. 41

52' DeFever Euro 52

2016 134900

52' Emerald 5200 Pilothouse

1996 295,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

52' Grand Banks Europa

1998 499000



52' Nordic Sedan

1987 229000


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73' Northcoast Custom Trideck 1998 939,000 Elliot Bay YS 25


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52' Ocean Alexander 520 MY

2005 399,900 Stan Miller

52' Riviera 515 SUV

2015 1,200,000 Emerald Pacific 10

52' Sea Ranger 52 Cockpit MY

1985 129,900 Port Gardner 97

52' Tiara Express

2000 399,000 Emerald Pacific 10

53' Navigator 5300 Classic PH

1999 279000

53' Skookum MY 1978"

1978 159,000 Elliot Bay YS 25


54' Hatteras Convertible

2004 705,000 Stan Miller

54' Ocean Alexander 548

1996 580,000 Denison YTS 110

54' Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht

2019 1,823,547 Emerald Pacific 10

56’ RDMY 1926, modern updates but in keeping with the era, beautiful classic yacht, 1980 GM 671, asking $89,000

40’ PUGET TRAWLER 1977, 120hp Ford Lehman, 7.5kw gen, inverter, 10’ Avon, 15hp Yamaha, Espar heat, wide 13’9” beam, asking $54,900

38’ BAYLINER 3888 MY 1989, T/220hp Hino’s, 900hrs, Radar, GPS, AP, 8kW gen, hardtop, underhulls, second owner, great condition, asking $58,500

36’ GRAND BANKS 1976, Fiberglass, Twin 120 Ford Lehmans, Radar, GPS, AP, full boat cover, many upgrades, rare and desirable, asking $72,500





55' CALIFORNIAN COCKPIT MY 1990 230,000 West Yachts


55' Jones-Goodell Pilothouse

1974 239,000 Stan Miller


55' Navigator

2012 675,000 Hampton YTS 6


2000 459,000 West Yachts

57' Carver Voyger

2005 479,000 Hampton YTS 6

58' Bertram Sportfisher

1980 189,000 Stan Miller

58' Hampton YTS

2008 1,200,000 Hampton YTS 6

58' Ocean Alexander

2004 869,000 Hampton YTS 6

35’ COOPER PROWLER 1990, TWIN Volvo TAMD41 inboards, Radar/GPS/DS, AP, 3.5Kw GEN, exceptionally well built, great layout, asking $44,500

33’ RIVIERA CONVERTIBLE 1990, T/210hp Cummins, autopilot, radar/GPS, full canvas, Webasto furnace, RIB, 4hp OB, asking $79,900

32’ BAYLINER 1993, T/150 Hino’s, 2000W inverter, Radar, GPS, 10’ dinghy, 9.8hp OB, enclosed bimini canvas, very nice, asking $45,000

32’ BAYLINER 3288 1991, T/150 Hino’s, 2000W inverter, GPS plotter, bimini top, 10’ inflatable, new bridge seats, super clean, asking $49,000




32’ GRAND BANKS 1976, 80hp Ford Lehman, exceptional upgrades, GPS, AP, Radar, dsl furnace, replaced fuel and water tanks, asking $89,500

32’ CARVER 326 ACMY 1996, T/5.7L Crusader IB’s, 11’11” beam, Radar chartplotter, 9’ Zodiac, 8hp OB, 12V anchor windlass, REALLY NICE, asking $44,900

28’ UNIFLITE MEGA 1976, Twin Chev 350 V-drives, 2004 blocks, interfaced Radar, GPS, VHF, Wallas cooktop, 10’ dinghy, super clean $22,500

27’ SEA RAY 1995, Sundancer 270, 7.4L MerCruiser w/BR II, full canvas enclosure, GPS plotter, very clean inside and out, asking $14,900 SOLD


58' Ocean Alexander Pilothouse 2005 995,900 Emerald Pacific 10 58' Ocean Alexander Pilothouse 2006 995,000 Emerald Pacific 10 60' DeFever 60 Flush Deck

1984 399500



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60' Inace Buccaneer 60

2004 N/A

60' Ocean Alexander

1986 349,000 Hampton YTS 6

61' Buddy Davis Convertible

1989 339,000 Stan Miller

62' Horizon E62

2005 873,000 Emerald Pacific 10

28’ KINGFISHER 2725 OFFSHORE 2017, Evinrude E-Tec 2S, 300hp, 140 hrs, Radar, windlass, 15hp OB, EZ Loader, aluminum, best quality, asking $137,500

62' Osborne/Monk

1968 250,000 Emerald Pacific 10 2007 1,395,000 Stan Miller

65' Cape Horn Trawler

1999 549000

65' Pacific Mariner

2003 879,000 Hampton YTS 6


Chuck Hovey 17

67 Tollycraft Pilothouse

1987 495,000 Stan Miller

70' Azimut Sea Jet

1998 659,000 Emerald Pacific 10


26’ TOLLYCRAFT SEDAN 1973, 1999 350 Marine Pwr direct drive, bright white exterior, GPS, 3000W inv, upgraded fuel tanks, asking $23,500

24’ SKAGIT ORCA 1999, 6.2L MerCruiser with duo prop, 8’6” beam, GPS, DS, 9.9hp OB, EZ Loader galvanized trailer, asking $47,500

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27’ SHAMROCK MACKINAW 2005, 6.0L Crusader direct drive, combo radar/GPS/DS, bow and stern thrusters, 3 axle trailer, asking $62,500

24’ SEASPORT 2400XL 1999, 5.7L V/P with 2017 V/P duo prop, 9.9hp OB, Radar/GPS, 12V downriggers, EZ Loader trailer, asking $54,500

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75' Northern Legacy

1998 1,490,000 Hampton YTS 6



32' Kettenburg Pacific Class

1934 19,000

Stan Miller


76' Converted Tug Wallace

1906 149000


32' Kettenburg Pacific Class

1937 39,900

Stan Miller


76' Lazzara

1994 999995

Chuck Hovey 17

32' Westsail 32

1979 33000

Marine Serv. 41

2007 89,000

Swiftsure YS 33

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76' Monte Fino Motor Yacht

1997 N/A

Chuck Hovey 17

33' J 100

76' President Legend

2004 N/A

Seattle Yachts 27

33' Nauticat 33

1972 69000

Marine Serv. 41

76' President Legend

2004 N/A

Seattle Yachts 27

34' C&amp;C

1978 34,500

West Yachts

77' Nordlund

1990 N/A

Emerald Pacific 10

34' C&amp;C 34 Sloop

1980 15,000

Port Gardner 97


34' Catalina

1985 45,000

Port Gardner 97



78' Converted Tug

1890 129000

82' Horizon Motoryacht

2005 1995000 Chuck Hovey 17

34' Columbia 34 MKII

1972 33000

Marine Serv. 41

83' Monk McQueen

1980 389000

34' Gemini 105Mc

2002 99000

Marine Serv. 41

85' Azimut Motor Yacht

2005 1,895,000 Emerald Pacific 10

34' Hallberg Rassy 342

2008 183,000 Swiftsure YS 33

85' Ocean Alexander

2014 N/A

35' CAL 35 Mark II

1983 35900

Marine Serv. 41

87' Onetta Boat Works

1970 470,000 Hampton YTS 6

35' Cooper 353 Pilothouse

1982 45,000

West Yachts

88' Jack Sarin Custom

2006 1,999,000 Emerald Pacific 10

35' Nauticat NC-35 Pilothouse

1987 119000

Marine Serv. 41

Chuck Hovey 17

Alexander Marine 2

88' Ocean Alexander Skylounge 2010 3,750,000 Stan Miller

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36' Bruce Roberts Spray 36

2001 69,900



1991 79,900

West Yachts


90' Star Shipyards

1967 799,000 Hampton YTS 6

36' C&amp;C 34 Plus

92' Selene Ocean Explorer

2016 4,990,000 Hampton YTS 6

36' C&amp;L Explorer 36

1983 47,500

Port Gardner 97

100' Steel Bushey Navy Tug

1944 179,000 Waterline

36' Cape George 36

1977 64500

Marine Serv. 41

106' Horizon

2005 3,995,000 Chuck Hovey 17

36' Catalina "Silent Passage"

1987 47,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

110' Akhir-Cantieri di Pisa

1998 3495000 Chuck Hovey 17

36' Catalina 36

1992 69500

Marine Serv. 41

115' Crescent

94/15 5750000 Chuck Hovey 17

36' Colvin 36

1993 99500

Marine Serv. 41

36' Hallberg Rassy

2002 189,000 Swiftsure YS 33



36' Morgan 36T

1975 29,500

Port Gardner 97

36' Sceptre 36 Sloop

1979 29,900

Port Gardner 97

60’ Dutch M/S, Corten steel, Iveco dsl. ‘94 Refit, ‘round the world boat!

20' Beneteau First

2017 44,900

Signature YTS 28

36' Tanton Custom 36.5

1981 29500

Marine Serv. 41

52’ R. Holland sloop, ‘83, newer Perkins 6 cyl., diesel, undergoing renov. see soon.

20' Laser Performance SB3

2008 24500

Marine Serv. 41

37' Nauticat 37

2006 259000

Marine Serv. 41

48’ R. Perry custom design sloop, ‘80, Custom design and build, one of two, Perkins dsl.

24' Melges 24

2000 21500

Marine Serv. 41

37' Nautor Swan 371

1980 93,000

West Yachts

1990 119,500 Elliot Bay YS 25

33’ Cheoy Lee ’Clipper, ’76, spacious, good condition, Volvo dsl., Ketch rig, beautiful 30’ Newport 30-3, ‘90 Very nice inside and out, Univ. 4cyl. diesel 28’ Herreshoff Cat-ketch, ’83, recent full int/ext. refinishing. An unusual boat in the NW

POWER 110’ USN Barge, ‘34 2-story on 110’x34’, good conversion for shop, quarters, crew?


25' Dart - Left Coast Dart

2013 59,900

West Yachts


37' Pacific Seacraft

26' Hunter 260 w/Trailer

2004 21500

Marine Serv. 41

37' Sancerre Sloop

1982 69,000

West Yachts


27' Com-Pac 27

2015 69,900


37' Tartan 3700

2000 149000



27' Island Packet 27

1988 34900

Marine Serv. 41

37' Tayana "Interlude"

1987 84,900

Elliot Bay YS 25

1976 69500

Marine Serv. 41 Waterline


28' Corsair

1997 53,000

Swiftsure YS 33

37' Tayana 37 Ketch

30' Beneteau 30E

1983 15900

Marine Serv. 41

38' Alajuela 38

1972 54,900

36’ Stockland Troller, ‘68, Complete refit and conversion to yacht style 2013, new diesel!

30' Catalina Tall Rig Sailboat

1981 9,900

Stan Miller

38' Bavaria OCEAN Alchemyst

2000 115,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

34’ Mainship ’80, single Perkins diesel, large salon, flybridge, in very good shape overall.

30' Hunter

1990 32,500

Swiftsure YS 33

38' Beneteau 38 Sloop

1990 99,900

Port Gardner 97

38' Beneteau First 375

1985 47,500

Elliot Bay YS 25

56’ Monk McQueen, ‘71 beautiful cond., boathouse kept 30 yrs. See photos on this one! 55’ Californian, ‘91, twin Cat 3208, excell. condition, fully provisioned live aboard, too.


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31' Catalina 310

2000 64,900

West Yachts

31' Island Packet 31

1988 59500

Marine Serv. 41

38' Morgan 384

1985 54,500

West Yachts

31' Pacific Seacraft

1997 99,500

Swiftsure YS 33

39' Cal

1971 48,500

Swiftsure YS 33

32' Evelyn 32

1985 22000

Marine Serv. 41


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39' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i

2008 169,500 Marine Serv. 41

39' Nauticat

2003 310,000 Swiftsure YS 33

40' C&amp;C 121

2002 129900

40' Hinckley Bermuda 40

1970 139,500 Elliot Bay YS 25

Marine Serv. 41

40' Jeanneau 409

2012 229,000 Marine Serv. 41

40' Kettenburg 40 Sloop

1959 39,500

40' Ta Shing Panda

1985 129,000 West Yachts

40' Ta Shing Panda 40

1984 189,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

Port Gardner 97 51

40' Ta Shing Tashiba

1996 209,000 Swiftsure YS 33

40' Valiant Cutter

1978 99,000

41' Hunter 410

2000 104,000 Swiftsure YS 33

41' Islander Freeport

1979 74,900

West Yachts

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41' Jeanneau 41DS

2015 265,000 Marine Serv. 41



46' Jeanneau 469 "Blue"

2013 325,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

41' Morgan 41 Out Island

1983 64,900

46' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 2000 189,000 Marine Serv. 41

41' Sceptre

1990 219,000 Swiftsure YS 33

46' Kaufman 46 Flushdeck Sloop 1981 49,900

41' Tiara 4100 Open - 1998

1998 199,000 Stan Miller


47' Beneteau 47.7

2005 199,500 Elliot Bay YS 25

42' Bavaria

1999 125,000 West Yachts


47' Chris White Atlantic

2013 859,000 Swiftsure YS 33

42' Catalina

1993 130,000 Swiftsure YS 33

47' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479 2017 379,838 Marine Serv. 41

42' Hallberg Rassy 42E

1983 154,000 Swiftsure YS 33

47' Sourtherly 145

1986 199,000 Marine Serv. 41

42' Hallberg Rassy 42F

1997 280,000 Swiftsure YS 33

48' Chris White Atlantic

2010 790,000 Swiftsure YS 33

43' Beneteau Cyclades 43

2005 149,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

48' Custom Schooner

1986 80,000

43' Hallberg Rassy

2004 360,000 Swiftsure YS 33

49' Jeanneau SO 49 Performance 2007 349,500 Marine Serv. 41

43' Hunter 430 Passagemaker

1995 89,000

49' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 2019 498,951 Marine Serv. 41

Marine Serv. 41

Stan Miller




Port Gardner 97

Elliot Bay YS 25

43' Riviera 43' Patinum Edition 1997 239,000 premiere


50' Farr Pilothouse

2003 550,000 Swiftsure YS 33

43' Slocum Cutter

1987 149,900 West Yachts


50' Herreshoff Ketch

1975 89,500

43' Wauquiez Amphitrite

1984 149,000 West Yachts


50' Lavranos

1990 184,775 Swiftsure YS 33

44' Amazon

1998 295,000 Swiftsure YS 33

51' Custom German Frers 51

1981 99,000

Marine Serv. 41

51' SKYE 51' Alden Ketch

1980 149,500 Marine Serv. 41

1987 N/A

bristolyachts 96

53' Amel Super Maramu 53

1995 298,500 Marine Serv. 41

44' Morris

1995 415,000 Swiftsure YS 33

53' Oyster

1999 449,000 Swiftsure YS 33

44' Nauticat NC-44

1980 214,900 Marine Serv. 41

53' Skookum Motorsailer

1984 258,000 West Yachts

44' Outbound

2005 385,000 Swiftsure YS 33

55' Discovery

2007 650,000 Swiftsure YS 33

1990 49,900

56' Herreshoff Marco Polo 56

1956 215000

44' Worldcruiser Schooner

1979 218,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

60' Shannon

2014 995,000 Swiftsure YS 33

45' Bruce Roberts 45 Offshore

1983 79,900

61' C&amp;C 61

1972 222,000 Marine Serv. 41

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45' Hunter 450 CC

1999 145,000 Stan Miller

61' C&amp;C 61

1972 222,000 Marine Serv. 41

45' Morgan/Catalina 45

1995 159,500 Port Gardner 97

62' Ted Geary Schooner

1920 95,000

46' Beneteau America 46

2009 239,900 Marine Serv. 41

64' Roberts Pilot House 64

1988 298,000 marinesc

46' CAL 2-46

1972 99,500

68' Nelson Marek "Drumbeat"

1984 169,000 Elliot Bay YS 25

46' Hallberg Rassy

2001 379,000 Swiftsure YS 33

73' Manuel Campos Ketch

1941 475,000 Swiftsure YS 33

Port Gardner 97

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44' Roberts PH Motorsailor


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Marine Serv. 41

44' Bruce Roberts Pilothouse 44 1993 49,500



Marine Serv. 41

44' Lafitte

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Swiftsure YS 33

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VERY CLEAN 1993 CATALINA 42 MK1 3 CABIN 2 HEAD Second owner boat. Major refit last year and most systems NEW. No tank or diesel odor. Too many upgrades to list. Contact Shawn| 206 931 9585 S757-10

60’ STEEL Beautiful motorsailer conversion by Dutch shipyard DeHaas. Originally designed for offshore fishing in the rugged North Sea, this Corten steel yacht was luxuriously converted in mid-nineties to a ketch rigged motorsailer. Former owners sailed her to the Northwest from the Canary Islands. Strong, low hour Iveco 6 cyl. diesel, 16kw genset, Euro 230v/50hz. systems, rewired in 2008. Bow thruster and hyd. stabilizers. Extensive electronics and nav. setup. Sleeps six in three staterooms. All of the original and conversion plans onboard. Finally planning that lifelong dream cruise to Bora Bora?… call us! See one hundred photos and the full specs at 206.225.3360. S657-MZ

44' 1979 CHERUBINI KETCH Excellent condition. The perfect combination of tradition and modern features: Westerbeke 63B, in-mast furling, electric Genoa winches, bow thruster, Sea Frost refrig, 4kw genset, Evolution Drive, Raymarine Auto Pilot and Tridata instruments, Garmin touch screen chart plotter/radar, AB Inflatable 2015, 2-1/2 hp Lehr and 15 hp Yamaha. Price: $275,000 For more information: 617-901-4531. S787-12.

1977 ISLANDER 36 ONE OWNER GOOD CONDITION Original sails, original rigging. 37 hp. Perkins 4-108 diesel; rebuilt transmission; new keel bolts, teak interior, 3 batteries charging system; Propane 3 burner gimballed stove/oven. Webasto heater. Jib: Harken roller furling; Mainsail, full-length battens/lazy Jacks; Drifter/Reacher; Pedestal wheel steering; 3-speed Lewmar winches; Sea-freeze refrigeration; Electric cold water pump; Anchor windlass.; Harken traveler; Internal halyards; Cockpit table; 2 bilge pumps; Electric oil changer; Outboard motor lift; Dodger with plastic windshield + extensions; Adjustable backstay; Sleeps 6. Phone: 253-8384095 S793-7

CAPE GEORGE 36 Millie is a fully yardbuilt CG36, impeccably maintained with all major systems updated. $120,000 USD. Visit http://capegeorge36millie. forfull details and photos. 253-851-2707. S668-9

COOPER 37 PILOT HOUSE SLOOP Equipped for solo sailing with both main and jib. Furling, bowpower thruster, Anderson Winches, hydraulic steering, Volvo Penta 55 HP diesel, only 900 Hours, laying Poulsbo $59,500. (360) 697-4448. S744-8

1988 J-37 $79,900 One owner boat in excellent condition. Fast comfortable cruiser. Proven race winner. Major refit 2007 including winches, rigging, windows, decking, upgraded to 40 hp. engine 550 hrs. and more. Many upgrades including B&G instruments, plotter, radar, diesel heater. See Yacht World listing for full specs and pictures. Located in Southern California Contact Kathy 310-600-4055, Ensign Yachts. S761-10

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LYDIA - 44' EDSON SCHOCK 1956 Built by Chapman in Costa Mesa, California. Same owner for past 17 years. Wood construction. Mercedes Diesel. New mast, 2007. Standing rigging is new. Master Mariner Regatta winner. Complete maintenance records available. Located: Alameda, California. $55,000. Ask for Tom Corkett: 714-322-1667 S766-10

47' 1962 WOOD TRAWLER Heavily built, single CAT recently overhauled. 3gph. 1000 gal. fuel, 400 water huge refrigerator, freezer. 2 staterooms, 2 electric heads. Great topside helm area. $115,000 Email P760-11

TIMBERCOAST 22' 2011 Timbercoast 22' (Bartender) Motorsailer w/single Kuboto 29 H.P. Diesel engine w/dual steering stations. Garmin electronics, Caulkins trailer. E.Q. Harbor Service and Sales P732-7

POWER 1964 CUSTOM 50' MONK 1964 Custom 50' Monk. Bronze fastened, cedar on oak. Professionally restored over the past 20 years. Numerous modern upgrades. Bristol inside and 1951 REINELL CUSTOM 42' CLASSIC out. View photos and details Twin Isuzu diesels 3000 hours. or call Tim 206 550 Raymarine electronics. 2kw Honda 9523. P762-10 generator. 2016 Survey, bottom paint, zincs. 2005 Boston Whaler 110 sport tender, 25hp merc. $58K. Contact: P767-10

42 FT RAWSON PILOTHOUSE OCEAN CRUISER Twin 671 Gray Marine Detroit Diesels, 2 staterooms, 2 heads, roomy salon and galley, fiberglass, great condition. 1964 Must see in Anacortes. $35,000. 541-813-9143 or 541-6611815. P755-11

2001 3988 BAYLINER BOAT HOUSE KEPT TWIN 330 CUMMINS $145,000 This 2001 Byliner , twin 330 Cummins Approx. 1650 hours is in great shape with 2Vacuflush Heads, 2 reverse air systems 16000 btus, 12000 btus, 8 kilowatt generator, lower and upper helms, $145,000. email henryvv@ or call 250-888-0454 P776-11

42 CHB EUROPA 1983 Alaskan Veteran Twin diesel, generator, inverter, hydronic furnace, water maker, good electronics with autopilot. From the remodeled flybridge, master forward, bunk-room, up galley, big salon, covered side decks, with 3 gunwale doors, this is a NW boat. Contact Galen Tyler Anchor Yacht Brokers 360-202-1648. P723-7

C-DORY 22' CRUISER 2004 C-Dory Cruiser 22' with twin 2011 Twin Honda 40 H.P. (40 engine hours) King Tandem trailer. $39,900.00 E.Q. Harbor Service & Sales P764-10

42' MIKELSON SEDAN 1986 Hand laid SOLID FIBERGLASS HULL. Tons of recent MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE and upgrades. ROOMY COCKPIT. Twin Detroit diesels, generator, inverter, diesel furnace, propane stove, fwd queen master, bunkroom, head, separate shower. 10' Caribe w/ 15hp Suzuki outboard. Full specs at Contact Dale: 206-786-3756 or Amy at BananaBelt: 360-202-4656. P774-11

33FT CHRIS CRAFT CATALINA SEDAN 1979 Extensive refit 2016. Twin GMC 350 mains. 6.5kw Kohler genset. 3 new radios & Lowrance GPS. New shafts, props & bearings. In water Port Angeles. $19,990. Call Tom 360-420-4960. P671-7

34 MAINSHIP PILOT EXPRESS 2000 Great NW Cruiser! Single Yanmar Diesel 350 HP, 1400 Hrs, Bow Thruster, Fully enclosed Cockpit, 5 KW Gen set, A/C Cruisair Heater, Generous Forward Cabin, Walk Thru transom, West Marine Inflatable w/6 hp outboard, Weaver Davit, Elec. Windlass, Garmin 1040 Chart Plotter, More! Shows Pride Of Ownership ! San Juan Sailing- Bellingham Wa. $97,500.360-201-2459 or 425-2607881 P768-10

VIKING 43 CLASSIC DOUBLE CABIN 2006/80 COMPLETELY REBUILT in 200406, resulting in a beautiful, Northwest cruising vessel - from the famous Viking hull to the custom-designed fully enclosed upper navigation station, featuring 360 degree visibility and complete current electronics for comfortable and safe cruising in all NW weather conditions. This is truly a one-of-a-kind boat for the discerning boating enthusiast LIVABILITY: Custom hardtops, flybridge and sundeck with polycarbonate enclosures, two staterooms with ensuite heads, walk-around queen-size master berth, ample storage, dry bar in main cabin, lustrous hand-rubbed interior teak finish. ENGINES: 2005 Yanmar twin 6LY2A-STP diesels with 440hp each, w/786 hrs. CRUISE SPEED: 15.5 knots at 2400 rpm TOP SPEED: 24.5 knots at 3200 rpm. ELECTRICAL: Northern Lights 8kw with sound shield (850 hrs), 2013 Magnum 2500w pure sinewave inverter/charger with main cabin monitor, + 2014 Pro-tech 4 30-amp house battery charger. ELECTRONICS COMPLETE ELECTRONIC BRIDGE: Furuno NavNet 2 networked GPS chart plotter, depth sounder and 4kw 36-mile radar, Compact Designs nav computer, ICOM VHS, cell phone amplifier. DINGHY: Achilles 10 ft RIB with 2013 4 stroke Yamaha 15 hp, electric startoutboard Offered for Sale@ $174,500, VESSEL VIRTUAL TOUR : CONTACT (206) 905-1133 or MOORAGE (Anacortes) for sale or lease separately. (Owner retiring from boating). P759-10

56’ MONK MCQUEEN ’71. Immaculate in every sense, she’s been kept in a freshwater boathouse by her former owner of the past thirty years. Always had regularly scheduled upkeep, mechanical maintenance and haul outs, including November 2015 for bottom paint. A treasure for those who appreciate a truly gorgeous wood boat. See 70 photos and specs at pacificmarine. org 206-225-3360. P582-MZ JULY 2018 || NORTHWEST YACHTING 101


ESTATE SALE - "FLAMINGO" 1989 37' PRESIDENT TAIWAN TRALWER, EXCEPTIONAL AND READY TO CRUISE NOW. Rare SEDAN with fully covered aft deck/extended flybridge deck, both with full canvas/isinglass for added living space. Queen stateroom forward, over-under bunks in second stateroom. Vacu-Flush head, deck pumpout. Optional Lower helm. Reverse-cycle Heat/Air, 6kwGen, Inverter, lots of electronics, electric windlass/ all chain on CRQ type anchor, 300gallons fuel/100gallons water. 3 Burner Princess electric stove, microwave, Keurig coffee maker. This is the best equipped, turn-key boat I have seen recently. Full of fuel. Asking $69,000, BRING ALL OFFERS. Steve-call/text 253-677-8950 for showing. Email ESTATE SALE P791-12

MAINSHIP 34' PILOT EXPRESS - 2000 Single Yanmar Diesel 370 hp, 1425 Hrs, Bow Thruster, 5kw Gen Set, Air Cond. & Hewoodeat, Generous forward cabin and dinette converts to double, Chart Plotter, Newer Full enclosure, Walk thru transom, Inflatable dinghy and 6 HP outboard on Weaver Davit, recent upgrades and shows pride of ownership. Recent survey and oil sample normal. Price:97,500.. Cell 360-201-2459 P792-12

58' ED MONK TWIN DETROITS FLYBRIDGE CRUISER Full restoration/ mint condition/$17 7,000 loaded with upgrades see oncraigs/Seattle Price: 177,000 Phone: 805-206-4394 P799-12 102 NORTHWEST YACHTING || JULY 2018

HANDYMAN SPECIAL 1944 Navy launch. Converted 1960s. Original Navy Buda runs well, needs rear seal. Hull cedar on oak 98% good. House and deck 85% good. $14500 OBO. Contact P777-11

DILIGENCE 42’X12’X6.5’ Heavy Built Northwest Trawler 1947/1990s conversion. Built Parks Shipyard BC. USA Doc. Excellent Gardner 120, 6L Diesel. Twin Disc. HD Hydraulic Windlass Spool. 500 fuel, Electric, Plumbing 1st rate. Systems & tanks replaced. Hydronic Heating. Register AC Heaters. Elec. Head, sewage system. Full Electronics Garmin Radar/Plotter HD. Walk-in Engine room. Great Galley, Salon, Pilothouse, Elec Head, Shower. Quality systems. Turn-key. Professionally built & maintained. Cedar / 1982 DEFEVER 49 RAISED PILOT HOUSE Oak. Stable, Stout, Responsive. Aft Possibly the most well equipped / station helm jog & controls for fishing. maintained CHARTER LEGAL 49 on the Hinge mast, boom, Dinghy All Battermarket. Extensive electronics, crusing ies 2016. 12/32v. Inverter, Sleeps 5. spares, stabilizers, bowthruster, two $140,000.00. Photos, Specs. Info: gens, watermaker, life raft, washer/ P695-7 drier, custom cover, updated interior and much more. Anacortes 907 321 5175. P733-7

1971 GRAND BANKS CLASSIC 1971 Grand Banks Classic. Well maintained with twin Lehmans. Newer 5KW generator. Hard bottom inflatable dinghy with 15 hp. Updated interior, windless, radar and plotter new larger swim platform. Newer Stainless steel fuel tanks, newer custom refrigerator. 2000 watt inverter/ charger. Located in Wa., under cover. Same owner for last 28 years. $35000. Email or call 503 780-6166. P789-12

1952 CHRIS CRAFT 19' HOLIDAY Full restoration/mint loaded with upgrades Port Townsend. Price: $19,500 Phone: 805-206-4394 zenchi@ P798-12

1951 CLASSIC 52’ FAN TAIL TRAWLER One of a kind 52’ Classic Fantail Trawler built by noted Benson Bros. yard Vancouver, BC. Great cruiser/live-aboard, 2 staterooms/heads, stand-up engine room with single 6-71 detroit, 6:1 twin disk reduction gear, 7 knots/hr at 3 gal/hr., Westerbeke 6.5 KW gen set, 1000 gals. fuel, 230 gals water, 40 gal holding tank. Large enclosed aft deck, newly covered fly bridge. Will consider trade for a smaller boat. $94,900 (360) 319-8195 or victorjcano3@gmail. com. P696-12

ROSBOROUGH 2008 Rosborough RF246 Sedan Cruiser w/ twin Honda 135 outboards. Extremely clean; lots of extras and ready to cruise! E.Q. Harbor Ser vice w w or P739-8

1969 WOOD MONK MCQUEEN Best waterfront property, fairly new carpets, upholstery, washer/dryer, chart plotter, and other amenities. Comfortable liveaboard with light bright windows, reasonably inexpensive to maintain. Recent engine, hull, bottom paintwork, sofabed in large salon in addition to owners suite, can sleep more, walk-in closet, two heads, shower, many charts, 800 fuel, 300 water, 9kts at 5.5gph. Ask $90,000, Write for survey, notes and photos. If you are over 6'1" tall, please don't call. 360-319-9292. P781-11

55’ CALIFORNIAN MOTOR YACHT 1991, This luxurious yacht has undergone extensive upgrades and embellishments over the past three years. This Californian has a 14’ Novurania center console with Tohatsu 30 O/B. Her galley was outfitted with all new GE appliances last fall and she is fully provisioned with the finest quality custom furnishings, linens, cookware, utensils, etc. She would make a beautiful liveaboard vessel. Powered by twin Cat 3208TA’s with low hours and a Kohler 16kw genset, both recently serviced plus new 8-D batteries in 2016. All cleaned up and ready for your inspection. See sixty photos and all of the details at our webpage; 206225-3360. P679-MZ

1986 Youngquist 45' Seattle Built, twin 135 HP Isuzu Diesels, 3200 hrs., Maze 4 KW Gen, Radar Auto Pilot, Queen center berth, upper lower fwd Asking $85,000 Brookehaven Yachts 360-951-5900. P748-9


2006 41 FT. CARVER ACMY. 480 Hrs or Volvo Diesels-Bow & stern thrusters. 24 mile radar- updated electronics. Reverse cycle HT/AC. $168,000. Details @ P736-7

2014 NORTH PACIFIC 39' PILOT HOUSE $339,000 Cummins Electronic Control 230hp 600hrs Full Raymarine Bow & Stern Thrusters Stainless Window Frames Lofrans Tigres 440' 3/8 High Test WASI Swivel Rocna 55 Diesel Heat Sorted Proven Excellent 360-4205418. P752-9

Classic 1963 Chris Craft 37' Constellation Tri-cabin $26,999 Fully remodeled cabins with new flooring, cushions, shades in excellent condition. Two staterooms, full galley, twin 427 300 hp V-8 engines. Pictures at Craigslist post # 644-551-1264. Contact by email at P746-10

2001 Carver Voyager 570 - BEST PRICE IN U.S. Well Maintained. Only 820 Hours, Twin 635 HP Cummins. Bow AND Stern Thrusters, Full Canvas. BBQ. Beautiful in and out, 15.5KW Kohler Gen, cable master, autopilot, radar, bridge and cockpit carpet, 4 separate AC units, central vac, same owner 8+ years, Call 650-3469092 - ASKING 295,000. P756-9

’66 WOODEN TOLLYCRAFT 43’Twin gas, 3 staterooms, 2 heads. Great liveaboard, moored in Port of Brownsville. May consider trade for item of equivalent value. Price: 29,900 Phone: 713-4708785 P800-12

R-21 1994 CLASSIC DIESEL LAUNCH CLASSIC 18 hp Yanmar Diesel Ranger 21 Diesel Launch with tandem King electric control disc brakes trailer. Raymairine Autoplot, iCom VHF, Furuno Radar, ComNav AIS, Lowrance HDS-5 Depth Finder, Webasto heater, and PUR 1.6 Gal/Hr water maker, Custom aluminum baffled cruising fuel tank. Well maintained, dry heated stored and well maintained. Approximately 4,800 engine hours. See complete specifications, pictures, and survey at provided URL $ 19,500.00 Phone: 206-310-4186 P795-7

36’ STOCKLAND TROLLER has custom refinished interior. New tanks, wiring, plumbing, Volvo diesel, and more. Veteran inside passage-maker, stout and able. A true adventurer’s yacht. See 20 photos and specs at 206-225-3360. P529-MZ

1985 37' TOLLYCRAFT CONVERTIBLE This heavily-built mint condition Northwest classic is considered by many to be one of the best cruising boats ever produced. Many believe the 37' is the premier boat in the Tollycraft fleet with a reputation for being sea-kindly. Sterling condition, one of the last, rare 'galley-up' boats built in very successful 150-boat product line. Upgraded and meticulously maintained, with detailed log, by second owner. $98K. Covered moorage available in Anacortess Call for details. 425.327.2203. P778-11

LINDELL 36 2000 Lindell, twin 410hp Luggers, NL genset, AC. Lengthened swimstep for tender, bow pulpit, LOA is 40.6 ft. Approx. 500 hours. New batteries etc. Very solid build. 162K OBO 206-795-6522. P702-9

ED MONK 38 TRAWLER Comfort 38 full displacement aft cabin fiberglas offshore capable trawler. John Deere lugger, Westerbeke 8000 watt generator, 500 GPD R.O. watermaker, radar, GPS plotter, auto pilot, hydraulic system for newly rebuilt bow thruster & windlass, washer-dryer, ref-freezer. Separate freezer, two heads, one w/tub-shower. Webasto central heat. Also availablenew roll up 8’ inflatable w/3.5 Tohatsu and a new spare spade A-100 anchor. Additional pictures and information @ Appraised at $90,100.00. HIGHEST OFFER. BELLINGHAM. OWNER 360-720-4480. P785-11


NOVURANIA 335 DL WITH EVENRUDE E-TEC 30 HP Novurania 335 DL center console with Evenrude E-TEC 30 HP, 8 gal. fuel capacity, low hours. Accessories: Garmin chart plotter, custom Stamoid cover, sealed battery, SE 300 sport fin, bow rail, custom lifting harness, battery charger, bilge pump, running lights, fuel filter, navy blue trim. Excellent condition. $10,000.00 For more information: akeeva50my@ P788-7

11 FT. CLASSIC BOSTON WHALER Used as a tender. Custom rub rail. Top and bottom in good condition. Hull only. On board or showing. No motor, trailer available, all are registered. Asking $4500. Trailer available for $750. For onboard showing please call 360-582-1292. P745-MZ

ZODIAC YL340 RIB INFLATABLE BOAT WITH 40HP YAMAHA & TRAILER: Impeccably maintained/stored inside most of year. Includes: 40hp 4 stroke w/power lift, EZ loader galvanized trailer, full Sunbrella cover, Garmin chartplotter/fish finder, standard horizon VHF. Original cost $20,000. Purchased 2012. Asking price $14,500. Contact: Jim 253-279-1578. P741-8

COMPLETE DINGHY DAVIT TRAILER PACKAGE 11 foot "AB" inflatable dingy with aluminum bottom, includes 2 seats, 2 set of oars, inflator pump. 15 HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard. with 6 gallon removable fuel tank and canvas cover. Aluminum trailer Seawise Davit System for swim step The boat and trailer have been stored indoor during winter months. New, this package cost approximately $16,000 Phone: 360-366-1007 or 541-8467665 paminretirement@gmail. com T797-12

33' 2007 EAGLECRAFT Cruiser sportfisher. 2015 Volvo D6-370A-F with I/O leg. Yamaha 25 hp 4 stroke kicker. Bow tbruster. Full electronics. Panda 4.2 Kw genset. Espar dsl heat. Scotty downrigger ready. Anchor windlass. 100’ chain. 300’ nylon rode. Many upgrades. Cruise ready. $249,000 US. 425-417-6208. P784-11 JULY 2018 || NORTHWEST YACHTING 103

CLASSIFIEDS EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS FOR MARINE TECHNICIANS ROCHE HARBOR PHILBROOKS USA Experience with Diesel, Gas, Outboards and Sterndrives. Yamaha, Suzuki, Caterpillar & Cummins experience an asset. Yacht systems troubleshooting, installations and repairs. Boat handling experience required Full time, year round employment. Seasonal Overtime. Top pay based on experience and benefits. Join an experienced, first class team in the NW’s premiere Marine Resort! Contact: Rick Herse or Phone: 360-378-6510 Fax: 360 378 6515. E29-MZ


30 FT SLIP AND BOAT IN WINSLOW WHARF MARINA BAINBRIDGE – 30 ft plus 2 slip in new marina on Bainbridge Island. Very close to amenities and easy walk to town. 2002 Bayliner 2859 Ciera w/ bow thruster in nice shape included in package. Call for more details.Phone: 2066191835 M790-7


DELIN DOCKS MARINA – Tacoma’s F inest! Slips available from 36’ – 50’. Full Service marina equipped with water, 30 and 50 amp electric, pump outs and free cable slip side. Clean bathrooms and shower facilities. Community room with kitchen and coin-op laundry. Parking provided and 24/7 controlled access. Five Star Envirostar marina in protected waterway in the heart of downtown Tacoma. Call us at 253.572.2524 for more information. M177-MZ


ELLIOTT BAY MARINA. Washington’s leading marina has slips available for month to month moorage. Slip sizes 32’,36’,40’46’ & 52’. All slips provide full service electric, water, dock boxes and free cable TV. Absolutely beautiful setting on Elliott Bay with first class restaurants. Step up to the best. Call 206-285-4817 or visit us at today. M104-MZ

SERVICES YACHTS DELIVERED POWERBOAT and MOTORSAILOR DELIVERIES. UCA/OR/WA/BC, Maine-Alaska, Panama, Tahiti, China. Electronic Chartplotting. EXPERT: picking weather, bar crossings (2000+), beach route, wintertime, North Pacific. USCG Master. 45 years experience. Mike Maurice +1-503-310-7590, 625-6800, w w YD688-MZ

BURIED TREASURE MUSEUM GRADE FRAMING LETTER BY LORD NELSON dating 1805 on board Victory Trafalgar. Part of a stunning prestige 23 piece collection for sale, insured at 50 thousand dollars. Possible charitable donation or cash sale. Call 360-582-1292, please leave phone number twice when leaving a voicemail. BT704-MZ

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ANACORTES MOORAGE AT SKYLINE MARINA Great opoportunity to own premium lips in Anacortes at Skyline Marina. 4 Contiguous boat slips for sale, 2 at 44' LOA for $135,000 ea. and 2 at 48' LOA for $145,000. Full Service Marina, secure gate entry, bathroom/shower, laundry, parking, power, water, pump out, reserve funds. Added Value if purchased together the water way and additional moorage dock space between slips maybe used entirely. Currently all 4 slips are leased at the rate of $350-$550 a month, rate varies due to length of lease. For more information contact: Caroline Baumann Windermere Real Estate/Anacortes Properties Phone: 360-202-7327. M794-7 104 NORTHWEST YACHTING || JULY 2018

USCG master 40 years. Flawless record delivering West Coast, California to Alaska, Pacific NW and Columbia River. Also charter and party skipper. Gary Herald: yachtmaster@netscape. com; w w or (425) 330-9852. YD3-MZ

BOAT HOUSES SEMIAHMOO MARINA- GATEWAY TO THE SAN JUANS AND GULF ISLANDS Relocate your boat now to the Marina of Choice in the Pacific Northwest. A gated facility offering yearly, monthly and daily moorage at below competitive rates. We offer a Fuel dock with member discounts, Chandler y providing groceries, marine supplies, café/coffee shop and gift store, free Wi-Fi and pump out service. Enjoy waking up to Mt Baker in your backyard, watching our resident eagles soar above and strolling the paths along the beach. Visit us at www.semiahmoomarina. com or call us at 360-371-0440 M796-12 SKYLINE MOORAGE - ANACORTES. 44 + 4 ft x 16 ft dock - 1yr lease Aug 1, 2018 to Aug 1, 2019. Skyline Division 22, main dock. Water, electric and pumpout at the dock. Includes private parking space. Close to the San Juan Islands. $400 per month, Call 360-840-9510 or email M786-7

PREMIER BOATHOUSE- ANACORTES Rare opportunity to own this one of a kind premier boathouse at the Gateway tothe San Juan's. Unique & impressive design, 85 x 23 interior well. Top of the line galvanized steel construction, concrete float design, private gangway access, remote control roll-up boat doors plus mezzanine level that can be finished into office. $650,000 | Debbie Macy 360.391.2422. BH735-7



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Galley Gourmet Halibut Bliss Asiago Crusted Halibut (serves 6) 2 lbs. halibut fillet, sliced into 5-oz. block cut portions (can be substituted for sole, flounder, or ling cod) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper table, ground ½ cup 2% milk 2 each whole egg

3 oz. Asiago cheese, grated 3 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated 2 oz. panko breadcrumbs, processed fine ¾ cup beurre blanc sauce (recipe follows) ¼ cup clarified butter 2 Tablespoons fresh chives, sliced 1/8” 1 lemon, cut into 6 slices

I like to use the block cut portion of lean fish to retain the moisture of the seafood while cooking. Depending on the size of halibut, a 2” thick steak cut is recommended. After the fish is portioned, season fillets (the small fish portion vs. the larger fillet) with salt and pepper. Combine the egg and milk in a small bowl and mix well, then refrigerate until next step. For Asiago breading, grate the Asiago and Parmesan into a fine powder. Using a food processor, pulse the panko breadcrumbs into a fine powder. Combine cheese and pureed breadcrumbs.

Cheese-crusted fish with a butter sauce, what could be better!? When I describe this dish to the servers in the restaurant, I remind them of the grilled cheese sandwich that Mom made for them; “Remember the cheese that escaped out of the sandwich and dripped onto the hot buttered pan, bubbling and burning against the crust of the bread?” Some moms would have never let that happen, but mine did, and I grew up loving that bitter, little, crunchy cheese bit. The nutty flavor of the Parmesan combined with the richness of the Asiago is seared onto this delicate fish and creates an amazing contrast of flavors. Try this recipe with oyster and scallops as well.

Gently dip the fillets in egg and milk mixture and then press into the cheese and panko mixture. Turn the fillet over and repeat. After all fillets are crusted with the Asiago cheese mixture, place on a plate in a single layer, and refrigerate until ready to sauté. To clarify butter, place 1 stick of butter in a heatproof glass measuring cup and microwave on high for 40 seconds. After the butter is melted, let stand for 5 minutes in a warm place in the kitchen. The butter is now separated into three layers; the top layer is salt and some solids, the middle layer is the oil from the butter that we are after, and the bottom layer is the water. Using a spoon, skim off the top layer of salt and discard. Poor off the clear yellow oil into a bowl being careful not to get any of the water from the bottom layer into the oil. Discard the milky water from the measuring cup. The clear yellow oil is clarified butter that will be used to cook the fish. Place a cast iron pan or griddle over medium high heat. Place a small amount of clarified butter on the hot pan, then spread over entire surface. When the surface of the cast iron is hot, place the crusted fish on the hot griddle for 2 to 3 minutes or until the fish is golden brown. Turn the fish over and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the fish is 120o F or firm to the touch. Place the cooked Asiago-crusted fish on a warm dinner plate, then ladle 1 oz. of beurre blanc over fish and garnish with chopped chives.

Beurre Blanc Sauce (makes 6 oz.) 1 Tablespoon shallots, minced 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 cup white wine ½ cup whipping cream

3 sticks butter, unsalted (softened at room temperature) and cubed ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Pinch white pepper, ground

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, add the shallots, white wine vinegar, and white wine. Reduce to a light syrup, reducing by approximately 90%. Reduce heat to medium and add heavy cream. Reduce to ½ or ¼ cup. Note: Do not scorch sauce. Remove from heat if necessary. Reduce heat to low and whip in the butter. We are not melting the butter but softening it to form a soft and silky sauce. Season with salt and pepper and hold warm until ready to serve.

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Spyglass Out & About

Farewell spring boating, with it's daffodils and ample Chinook in the rivers, Bring on the summer! Interested in sharing your Pacific Northwest maritime adventures in Spyglass? Tag us on Instagram at @northwestyachting or #northwestyachting, reach out via our Facebook page (Northwest Yachting Magazine), or email pics to for your chance to share your adventures! We pick our favorites and publish them right here every month.


Welcome Home to Alaska: Xtaero is a local aluminum boat building com-


Boat Show Fever: The San Diego International Boat Show, June 7-10, was a


Decked Out: With over 150 boats for sale from luxury yachts and family

pany based out of Tacoma, Washington, that builds popular, tough boats often used for fishing. Here we see one of their recent deliveries to Valdez, Alaska (a Xtaero XT24DV). Nice!


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cruisers to a killer sailboat selection in addition to nautical gear, high-end gadgets, and unique accessories, the San Diego Boat show was the place to be. L  eave it to the Ladies: The ladies took over the new Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht during the 2018 Roche Harbor Ocean Alexander Rendezvous. Captaining the motoryacht is Yacht Consultant Niel Steenkamp.


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Nothin' like a day on the water with your girls! The Ocean Alexander


Europe's Back in Town! Here we see the first European entrants, Team



Harbor's fine-dining restaurant, McMillin's, demonstrated a few mouthwatering shrimp-focused meals at the Ocean Alexander Rendezvous. Two of these recipes can be found in June's issue of Northwest Yachting!



ladies enjoyed a two-hour cruise complete with a man-overboard demonstration during the Rendezvous' Sea Trials event. LiteBoat, returning to test their skills in their second Race to Alaska (R2AK). Amongst the crew is Liteboat Founder and CEO Mathieu Bonnier!

Just Keep Paddling: Ian Graeme and Janice Mason of Team Oaracle took on the R2AK in a 22' Seaward Passat Tandem Kayak in hopes of beating their previous record. That's right, this isn't their first time braving the Alaskan waters in a human-powered vessel.

9. New Tiara Hits the Water: Tiara Yachts just announced their new-

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52’ Nordic Sedan

1993 – T-375 hp Caterpillars

1998 - T-210 hp Caterpillars

1987 - T-375 hp Caterpillars 3208

Stabilized, bow and stern thrusters. Kabola heat. Custom davit/dock for center-console tender. A must see!

A PNW legend! One of a kind, custom pilothouse version, beautiful galley, 3208NAs for efficiency, Stidd helm seats.

One of the few Nordics available and she’s extremely comfortable and accommodating. Many current upgrades.







36’ Grand Banks CLassic

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1989 – S-135 hp Lehman

1986 – S-135 hp Lehman

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Wesmar bow thruster, Webasto diesel furnace, Entec generator, Victron inverter, Raymarine plotter, Furuno radar.

Webasto hydronic zoned furnace. New shaft, coupler, dripless seal, dampener, cutless bearing. New exhaust hose, elbow.

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1993 – T-210 hp Cummins

2003 - T-330 hp Cummins

Beautiful blue hull, FB enclosure, island master berth, 6.5kW Northern Lights genset, SS radar arch, freezer in cockpit.

Alaska veteran! Furuno helms, Kabola heat, L-galley w/ Corian beautiful interior; ready to cruise or rejoin our fleet!



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55’ HAMPTON 2003

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48’ SILVERTON 2005


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