Jun 19 2018

Cruising South Sound

Published by under Cruisers Notes

Start by going to Poulsbo for the 3rd of July Fireworks, then down the backside of Bainbridge, through Rich Passage and down Colvos Passage (W side of Vashon) to Quartermaster Harbor for a great 4th of July show.  Then its a quick run over to Gig Harbor to wait for favorable current to go through the Narrows. If you go direct from Shilshole, its about a 5 hour run to Gig Harbor (current always flows north in Colvos).

Time your southbound trip through the Narrows for a flooding current. Stay in the middle away from the bridge pylons to avoid the back eddies and get the most push.  You’ll be surprised at your speed over ground as you zip though and how quickly you cover the distance.  You pop out on the east end of Fox Island. Your cruising guides will list all possible anchorages to explore and their amenities.  Here is what we did last year… Continue Reading »

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Jun 18 2018

Do NOT shoot off old flares on the 4th!

Published by under Liveaboard Topics

With the 4th of July celebrations coming up, there are always those doorknobs that think it’s a good idea to shoot off old expired flares. Besides being illegal, they are extremely dangerous since 1) you have no control over their direction, 2) they come down hot and can (and have) caused serious damage to sail covers, sails, and decks with obvious consequences to propane and gas containers.

If you see someone doing this, PLEASE call the marina staff immediately at 206-601-4089 to report it.

Just like the Sky Lanterns (aka Chinese Lanterns), if a fire starts in the marina, it could deadly…

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Jun 08 2018

4th of July fireworks by boat

Published by under Shilshole Neighbors

The 4th is only a month away and falls on Wed.  This means people will have a long weekend before or long weekend after to get away from the dock and cruise locally. Some popular displays to see by boat are:

Poulsbo   (on July 3rd)

Eagle Harbor-Bainbridge Is

Quartermaster Harbor-Vashon Island (private sponsored show over inner harbor – here is a 2016 video)

Lake Union-Seattle

Tacoma Waterfront

Everett Waterfront

Des Moines waterfront

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Jun 07 2018

Red algae bloom seen in marina

Published by under Liveaboard Topics

Dept Of Ecology explanation

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Jun 01 2018

Going Cruising this Summer?

Published by under Liveaboard Topics

Don’t forget to ..

  • notify the marina office if you are subletting your slip
  • let the office know what car is yours and where you should park it while you are gone due to upcoming construction
  • make sure your car tabs don’t expire while you are away-you could get towed!
  • of course, make sure your boat has it’s 2019 registration stickers on it (they are due by June 30th)

Have a great summer!

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