Sep 21 2016

Port/Dock Captain meeting notes

Last week was the quarterly Port/Dock Captain meeting to hear about marina updates, security, events and to voice concerns.  Here are the notes:


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Sep 21 2016

Crewing on a boat…

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There is a great article by Andy Schwenk, pg 38, in Sept’s 48 Degrees North about crewing-Getting and Keeping Rides on Other Peoples Boats!  The magazine is free and can also be picked up at the Marina Office lobby or local marine stores.

Here’s a previous post…Have you ever been sailboat racing?


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Sep 15 2016

Shilshole Bay Marina Community Meeting

Join us for an update on projects at the marina:
  • Shilshole restroom/laundry buildings
  • Paid parking for non-permit areas
  • A potential new, on-site food restaurant

Wednesday, September 28
Corinthian Yacht Club at Shilshole Bay Marina
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


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Sep 06 2016

It’s Your Liveaboard Community-get involved!

Shilshole Marina has about 800-1000 individuals living on their boats, making it one of the largest liveaboard communities on the West Coast!  It is a unique and treasured way of life, but there are government agencies looking to regulate our use of our recreational boats. Over the years, there have been many challenges to the Liveaboard Lifestyle (see Washington Liveaboard Assoc ).

Your Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc (SLA) represents all Liveaboards at Shilshole.  We are liaisons between the Port of Seattle/Shilshole Marina and all liveaboards in the marina.  Our goal is to have clear and consistent communication with the Port; to represent the liveaboards at Port meetings; to organize activities and events that enhance the liveaboard family lifestyle; and to negotiate any agreements that the Port/Marina propose.

There are several ways to get involved….

  1. consider joining the board and being part of the discussion/process
  2. attend the Ballard District Council Meetings and add your voice (the SLA holds a permanent seat on our Ballard Council)
  3. participate in the “Deck Your Hulls” and “Marina Days” events
  4. attend the Dock Captain/Port quarterly meetings (all tenants are always welcome). Next one is Sept 13, 6pm, at CYC clubhouse V-dock
  5. attend the Marina Restroom/Laundry/Parking update meetings-watch for notices on the gates and on this site
  6. and…simply read/post/comment on this blog on a regular basis

thanks for giving it some thought…


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Sep 05 2016

Suggestions on Where to Start

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My husband and I (newbies to liveaboards) hope to move to Seattle next summer and are curious about the liveaboard lifestyle. Any suggestions on what to read, research, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, folks!


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