Oct 07 2018

Getting your Captain’s License

In the boating world, when someone says they are a “captain”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have some Napoleon complex on their own boat and like to wear black berets (although those people do exist).  It generally means that they have undergone complex studies and a rigorous exam to earn the title.  With it (OUPV, 6-Pack), you can legally take paying passengers out on a boat.  You can deliver boats for the owners or brokers. It may reduce your insurance rate, and carries weight when chartering.

You see the ads everywhere for local classes.  They are held in classrooms, online or personal study…all to fit your schedule.  Winter is a good time to consider this as the boat is usually tucked away.  Here are couple local organizations but also check out the marine stores, yacht brokers, and boating magazines for references…

http://www.flagshipmaritimellc.com/

http://www.usmaritime.us/float_plan.shtml

https://www.marinerslearningsystem.com/oupv-sixpack-captains-license.html

 

 

 

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Oct 03 2018

Outdoor Gear Consignment Store Coming to Ballard

Published by under Shilshole Neighbors

Do you have some foul weather gear/boots you and/or your kids have outgrown?  How about some fleece jackets you no longer use?  Water toys?  There is a new store opening in Ballard that will sell your outdoor clothing on consignment.  Check them out here…, and this is the store link  https://wonderlandgearexchange.com/

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Oct 03 2018

BNSF to replace Railroad Bridge at the Locks

Published by under Shilshole Neighbors

Coast Guard officials are seeking comment from mariners and maritime stakeholders while reviewing an application from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company requesting approval of the location and plans to build a movable railroad bridge to be constructed across Salmon Bay 0.3 miles west of the Ballard Locks in Seattle.

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Sep 27 2018

Bus Service on Seaview

If you are interested…PLEASE get involved and complete the survey!

Seaview Ave residents lobbying for regular bus service

 

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Sep 12 2018

Port/Dock Captain meeting notes

Last Tuesday was the quarterly meeting where the Shilshole Marina and Port of Seattle staff share with the Dock Captains and moorage tenants the latest security and construction updates.  Here are some notes…

Notes from Port-Dock Captain Mtg 9-11-18

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