Jun 28 2016

Shilshole liveaboard meets the President of the United States

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Warren Buck with the President

Warren Buck with the President

All of us know the President was in town last week. It is a good bet that few of us knows anyone who meet the President when he was in town. As it happens,
one of our fellow live aboard tenants did just that. His wife Cate Buck arranged for him to meet the President. Warren Buck is a distinguished Physics Professor at the UW.  Soon to be retired. He was recently appointed to the Board of Regents of William and Mary University in the State of Virginia. Way to go Warren! I have known Warren and Cate for a couple of years now and I have to say they really are a Dynamic Duo.

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Jun 20 2016

Cruising Puget Sound

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Puget Sound cruising is commonly divided into South-Sound (south of the Tacoma Narrows), Mid-Sound (Gig Harbor/Tacoma to Kingston/Edmonds) and North Sound (up to Port Townsend or Oak Harbor). There are great cruising, anchoring, crabbing and fishing areas in all three.

If you have some thoughts, experiences or suggestions for those looking to venture out, especially those new to boating, please share with us on this blog.

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Jun 20 2016

Burke-Gilman Trail Proposals

Here are some proposals for the completion of the Ballard Missing Link on the Burke Gilman Trail….

BurkeGilmanTrail proposals

SDOT is hosting two open houses; on July 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) to hear public feedback about the options.

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Jun 15 2016

Port/Dock Captain meeting 6-14-16

Here are the notes from the meeting.  The main presentation from the Fire Dept is rescheduled for a later date.  The next Dock Captain meeting is Sept 13th, 6-8 pm, CYC clubhouse.  All dock captains are required to be there and all tenants are invited.

Minutes of Port-Dock Captain’s Meeting 6-14-16


ReSail is a  program to recycle used sails to keep them out of landfills and to benefit people in Mexico and the South Pacific .  Please check out the attached flyer…


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Jun 12 2016

Marina Day: A look at living aboard at Shilshole Marina

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On June 11, 2016  we at Shilshole Liveaboard Association celebrated the life style and life choices we have made by participating in National Marina Day here at Shilshole Bay Marina.  A Tour of Four Liveaboard Boats was staged at H-Dock for the benefit of the general public.  The objective was to share what it is like to be a liveaboard.  To make our community as liveaboards  more retentive in the City of Seattle. We welcomed the public to our homes, talk to an home/boat owner and to experience what it is to live aboard a boat.

I want to personally thank those who offered there boats to be toured:  Ned Kohlhauff   SV Bristol Blue,  Jim and Sharon Doub SV The Neighborhood, Kirk Utter SV Teaser II,  and Fred Felleman MV Leschi.  I would like to thank the Staff of Shilshole Bay Marina and the Marina Day Committee, you made the day a big success.

There were many new liveaboards who visited the booth I manned to answer questions about the Shilshole Liveaboard Association.  To all of you welcome to Shilshole.  Please come the Dock Captain’s Meeting on Tuesday June 14 at CYC .  It starts at 6 pm and goes to 8 pm.

Lastly,  I asked at least 3 of the boat owners who participated how many people came aboard their boat.  The answer varied.  Ned on Bristol Blue said he stopped counting at 70 something.  People reportedly came in groups 5-10.  They started wanting to come aboard before the start time of 12 noon,  but they did stop around 4:30 pm.

I will conclude this by saying next year we will likely have a tour again.  Think about bringing  your boat over to H-Dock.  It is fun and it does help the public understand who we are.

Fair Winds,

Kristen Sierra

SV Bristol Blue


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