May 31 2021

Shilshole Prepares-needs a Hub Cap

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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


Washington Boating Safety Course: BoatUS Foundation


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May 23 2021

Cruising South Sound

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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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May 19 2021

F24 available for sublet June 1 – August 30, 2021

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We have a 60′ live-aboard sublet available June 1 – August 30, 2021 (3 months) on F dock, the Fun Dock! Great for a sailboat! Sailboats on either side, plenty of light. Please contact Tom at

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May 13 2021

Parking lot disruption

Beginning next week, the Port will be painting/striping the section of parking lot just south of the admin building and north of the new M3 restroom, and they have put up signage to be out by Sunday the 16th.  This means all those cars from that area will likely be parking to the south (closer to the old M2 restroom and in front of E/D docks), making available parking very scarce.

Make sure your 2021 parking sticker is in your window as the Port will be ticketing and may tow any improperly parked vehicles.  Any concerns should be directed to the Marina’s 24/7 cell phone 206-601-4089.

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