Apr 01 2018

Clean Captain Club-Calling all Dock Captains

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A week or so ago I fulfilled my obligation to become a member of the Shilshole Bay Marina (SBM) “Clean Captain Club”.  All Dock Captains are now required to submit an application with images (you can get the office staff take the photos needed) to become members of the “Clean Captain Club”.  It is not hard to do.  As you can see I was given a burgee that proclaims that I am now 100% compliant with SBM policies and best practices.  You can get your application at the marina office.

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Apr 01 2018

“Stop the Bleed”

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On Saturday afternoon I attended the “Stop the Bleed” Basic Course at the Red Cross Headquarters here in Seattle.  This is a free two hour class that prepares you to save a persons life if they are in danger of bleeding to death. Class time and hands on practice is provided.  I would highly recommend taking this course.  I think it would be a good thing for all boaters.  CPR  classes would also be of use.  I intend to look into what it would take to have these two courses taught as part of “Shilshole Prepares”.

If you are interested in taking either ‘Stop the Bleed’ or CPR let me know.  amazonred53@gmail.com  Kristen Sierra D-60

Shilshole Prepares, Hub Captain

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Apr 01 2018

Seaview Bus Service

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By Sheryl Wytychak

Photos by Lee Youngblood


There was standing room only at the Seaview Ave. Bus Service meeting March 22. Residents of the Sunset West Condos and Shilshole Bay marina tenants were present. District Four Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles led the meeting, which included Katie Chalmers and Carol Cooper from King County Metro. Supervisor of Service Planning, Katie Chalmers, explained that the priorities of Metro are to add service to overcrowded bus lines, add buses to routes that don’t currently have timely service and finally to extending service to areas such as Seaview Ave. Metro looks at land use, the productivity of the area and socio economic considerations. Metro’s long term vision is to provide transportation services throughout King County. Supervisor of Market Development, Carol Cooper, explained the Community Connections program. Currently a pilot program, Community Connections’ goal is to understand and identify transportation needs and gaps. In order to pursue Community Connections services, our area will need to gather data. To that end, Jeanne Kohl-Welles’ office is willing to assist in creating a survey in order to gather data. When asked about a timeline, Carol Cooper stated that the best case scenario would be 9 months before some kind of service would be implemented on Seaview Ave. I want to thank everyone who signed the petition in support of bus service and to all those who attended the meeting.


Sylvia Vikingstad, John Mitchell and Anita Lewis from Sunset West Condos have asked that anyone interested in being on a bus service committee contact Sylvia at sylviastad@comcast.net. The first meeting of this committee is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 1 pm in the Sunset West Condo party room. I would love to see fellow boaters at this meeting. I believe there is widespread support for extending bus service so that we can more easily access public transportation. The timeline may seem daunting but we need to start the process in order to achieve our goals.



Condo Resident


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Mar 19 2018

Metro Transit Bus Meeting

There will be a meeting to discuss bus service on Seaview Ave. (from the Locks to points west) On March 22, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The meeting will be at Sunset West Condominium Apartments – Sunset Room, 6535 Seaview Ave NW

If you have questions, contact Sheryl:  swytychak at gmail.com

Here’s the Agenda:

7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks and Introductions

  • Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Council, District 4

7:15 p.m. Fixed Route Background and Planning Context

  • Katie Chalmers, Supervisor of Service Planning, King County Metro


7:30 p.m. Community Connections Overview and Applicability

  • Carol Cooper, Supervisor of Market Development, King County Metro


7:50 p.m. Next Steps

  • Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Council, District 4

8:00 p.m. Questions and Discussion

8:30 p.m. Adjourn

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Mar 16 2018

Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc (SLA) annual board meeting

If you are an authorized Liveaboard at Shilshole Marina, you are invited to attend our annual Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc. meeting, Tues., April 3rd, 7-8 pm at the CYC clubhouse.

Topics covered will be the recent Liveaboard Agreement with the Port, potential parking lot design, Shilshole Prepares (emergency prep for our Shilshole community), and the election of new board members.  This is your opportunity to participate in your liveaboard community.

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