Tues evening the Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc. had their annual meeting at the CYC clubhouse. About 75 liveaboards attended and we thank you all for your interest and participation!
Topics covered were:
- Introduction of current board members
- Initial synopsis of the upcoming Liveaboard Agreement negotiations with the Port
- Election of new SLA board members
- Parking Plan and Open Space Study
- Shilshole Prepares-Emergency Preparedness/V-Man
- Ballard District Council
- Shilshole Blog/Webpage
- Dock Captain Program
Please see this Blog’s pages for further details and how to get involved…
The Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc. represents all liveaboards at Shilshole and we are here to answer your questions, address your concerns and help interact with the Port of Seattle/Marina on issues that affect us all.
Heads Up! Taking your dog to Golden Gardens Beach could get you fined. Animal Control officers are giving $54 tickets for dogs on beaches…leashed or not. Read more at Q13 News…
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
These are our neighbors whose boat caught on fire and sank last Sat. Luckily they weren’t onboard, but it is their home and they lost everything. There is a GoFundMe page to help them and Angela has a donation box at Dockside Solutions.
Most of you heard the 1/2 hour of sirens from the fire response and have probably already walked down to M dock to see the damage. When we have more details, we will publish.
…no other details (like cause, who reported it, etc) are available at this time (Sat 5:34pm)
- Reminder..whenever you hear many sirens, tune into VHF ch 71, introduce yourself and listen for updates. (VMan meets on Monday evenings at 8pm on Ch71 to hear the latest marina security issues and to help you get familiar with your radio.)
- As always, please first call 911 if you ever see a fire in the marina. Never cut loose the boat on fire, as it could drift into other boats and start additional fires and clog the waterway for the fireboats. But, if you can safely move nearby boats away from the fire, do so. Also, the fire hoses on the dock need to be fully extended before they can be filled with water.