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Jun 25 2017

Cruising Puget Sound

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Puget Sound cruising is commonly divided into South-Sound (south of the Tacoma Narrows), Mid-Sound (Gig Harbor/Tacoma to Kingston/Edmonds) and North Sound (up to Port Townsend or Oak Harbor). There are great cruising, anchoring, crabbing and fishing areas in all three.

If you have some thoughts, experiences or suggestions for those looking to venture out, especially those new to boating, please share with us on this blog. For example…

SouthSound

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Jun 24 2017

Are you cruising the San Juans this summer?

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Are you new to boating and Shilshole and have questions about where to go, what to see, and what to watch out for?

or…Have you been there many times before and have suggestions that can help the rest of us?

…feel free to share your thoughts here on the Blog.

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Oct 06 2016

How do the Fremont and Ballard Bridge Openings work?

https://youtu.be/UAyCfeTDA7M&w=300

read about bridge opening times and procedures: SDOT Ship Canal Bridge Openings

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Aug 01 2016

Marine Fuel Prices around Puget Sound

There are several sites that post the current prices of fuel in the Puget Sound area. Here are a couple…..

Fuel Prices around Puget Sound-NWboatinfo

Fuel Prices around Puget Sound-ActiveCaptain

Most marinas sell ethanol free gas (better for your outboards, generators). Some marinas have shallow water access at low tide-sailboats beware.  Many also have pumpout stations. Call the marinas for verification of these.

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Mar 20 2016

Have you had a Vessel Safety Check?

It will…

  • Give you more peace of mind, knowing you have working equipment.
  • Help you avoid substantial safety standard equipment-related fines if you are boarded by law enforcement.
  • Potentially lower your vessel insurance rates. Check with your agent.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free boat inspections.  Spring is a good time to review the checklist and then schedule an inspection, before they get busy…. and it may help make any Coast Guard boarding this summer go smoother!

Vessel Safety Checklist

 

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