May 04 2022

Dock Captains/Port Quarterly Mtg. Notes

This past Wednesday was our quarterly Dock Captain meeting with the Port where we have an opportunity to hear the latest updates from the Port regarding security, construction, proposed changes, and any other issues concerning Shilshole Marina.

dock captain notes 4-27-22

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Apr 25 2022

Opening Day

The first of May is generally considered the opening of boating season in Puget Sound.  The weather warms and dreams of getting out on the water come to fruition.

The Seattle Yacht Club has a hosted an opening day event since 1913. The University of Washington hosts a rowing regatta in the Montlake Cut in the morning with a parade of decorated boats going through in the afternoon.   It is great family fun to watch from shore or from your boat moored along the parade route.

This year it will be held on Saturday, May 7th. Get details here…Opening Day – Seattle Yacht Club

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Apr 22 2022

Have you had a Vessel Safety Check?

Published by under Boat Projects,Cruising

It will…

  • Give you 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!

Check out their website for more info…

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Apr 18 2022

Earth Day -April 22nd

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22, to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  As boaters, with our close relationship to the water and its environs, this a great opportunity to review our boating habits and work with our neighbors to ensure that we all can enjoy cleaner water and air!

Some things to consider:

  • Keep your boat engine tuned up and operating properly to reduce smoke and oil discharge
  • Use environmentally safe soaps for cleaning the decks
  • Use tarps and vacuums to keep boat maintenance debris out of the water
  • Switch from zinc to aluminum anodes for your prop shaft/hull
  • Report all diesel spills immediately to the office so they can quickly be contained
  • Use the marina provided Haz Mat containers for old oil, gas, batteries, and coolant disposal
  • Keep your car tuned up and fix oil leaks so they don’t make their way from the parking lot to the marina waters

History of Earth Day

Shilshole Required Best Management Practices and Flare Disposal

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Apr 12 2022

Crime Stats for Shilshole Bay Marina 04/05/22 – 04/25/22

Published by under Liveaboard Topics

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