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Feb 13 2023

Renewing Your Vessel Documentation

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If your boat is documented with the US Dept of Homeland Security, (NVDC-National Vessel Documentation Center), then you have received in the past, a notice approximately 45 days prior to your documentation expiration.  The fee is $26 for a 1 yr renewal and can be done completely online.  NVDC is now also offering a multi-year renewal.  See their website for more details.

Last year, several boaters got a letter from a company (there are several) soliciting renewal prior to the regular letter they receive from the NVDC.  These companies’ fees were approx. $70 for 2 years.  Their paperwork and websites look very “official” and have caught many boaters off guard, including a neighbor of mine who had direct conversations with one of them.

These are 3rd party companies that have obtained the publicly available information on documented vessels and their owners.  They may be legit companies and are counting on us boaters to quickly make a decision or not verifying our GOOGLE search.  (Please read the NVDC site about 3rd party awareness information.)

If you want to remove yourself from any (non-political) solicitations, you can contact these opt out options posted on the Federal Trade Commission’s site.

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Feb 11 2023

Where are Shilshole Rate Increases Posted?

The Port of Seattle reviews their rates usually in the summer months and posts them by November to take effect at the first of the year.  All rates for their marinas are posted in Tariff #6 which can be found on the Port’s website or always on the “More Info” page of this Shilshole Blog …Shilshole Blog » Marina Fees & Rules (




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Feb 03 2023

Seattle Boat Show, Feb 3rd-11th

If you own a boat, want a boat, if you need something for your boat or just have questions…. The boat show is for you!  Take the time to go-you might find what you are looking for.

There are a wide variety of seminars that cover everything from fishing & crabbing to engine maintenance to cruising Desolation Sound….



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Jan 27 2023

Do you have issues on your dock?

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This coming Wednesday, February 1st, is our first meeting of the Dock Captains for 2023. If you have any issues on your dock that you think the Port needs to address, please let your Dock Captain know as soon as possible.  Their contact information is posted at the head of each gate on the inside bulletin board.

Thanks for helping make Shilshole a safe place to  moor and live.

Dock Captain Program

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Jan 13 2023

38′ Multihull sublet Feb 1- April 30th, flexible dates

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I’m renting my slip on Oscar dock from February 1st thru April 30th.
It’s a multihull slip, right at the head of the dock, close to the restrooms, laundry and showers.
38’ Multihull slip (24’ wide), O dock, slip O-1.
Always plenty of parking
One sail locker available for use.
Electricity and key fobs are included in rent.
Must sign sublease agreement with the port.

I’m really trying to fill this slip while I’m away, so I’m flexible on dates as well as rent. I’m asking $670/mo

contact me (Henry) with any questions- 9 two 5 9 four 9 6825

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