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Jun 01 2021

Going Cruising this Summer?

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 while you are gone (maybe leave a key with a neighbor in case it has to be moved)
  • make sure your car registration tabs don’t expire while you are away-you could get towed!
  • of course, make sure your boat has it’s 2022 registration stickers on it (they are due by June 30th)

Have a great summer!

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May 27 2021

National Safe Boating Week

This past week has been National Safe Boating Week and we are never to old (or experienced) to review some boater basics…

safety videos

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Washington Boating Safety Course: BoatUS Foundation

 

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May 23 2021

Cruising South Sound

Published by under Cruising

South Sound is an underrated destination.  Most boaters head to the San Juans and points north, but south of the Narrows you will find a quiet, island dotted area that has terrific anchorages with incredible views of Mt Rainier and the Olympics.

It’s about a 5 hour run to Gig Harbor from Shilshole but break it up with a visit to Blake Is, Blakely Harbor or Quartermaster  (on Vashon).  It’s then a quick run over to Gig Harbor to wait for favorable current to go through the Narrows.

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 to 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’ll 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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Apr 16 2021

Are you or a neighbor headed to Alaska this summer?

With Canada still closed (and most likely will be the rest of the summer), those looking to cruise to Alaska have questions about transiting through Canada.  Though the rules that govern their Covid restrictions (stops/fuel, food/rest) are strict (and confusing), it can be done.  Just do your homework.  Here is a graphic that shows the procedures…

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https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/border#waters

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Apr 16 2021

Poulsbo Fireworks Cancelled-again!

Unfortunately, the great fireworks show in Liberty Bay at Poulsbo has been cancelled again this year.

http://www.vikingfest.org/3rd-of-july/

 

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