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04-10-2013 11:19 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

Thanks Alex. I got a folding bike today and I've been riding it in the sun (and 40mph) wind to the store and back, installing clutches and cleats. Which was a success.

Looks like the weather is going to be warmer at the end of April. Sure started out cold.
04-09-2013 02:10 PM
Alex W
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

You might check maps of the Gulf Islands and see if the bike would be useful there.

In the San Juans the town is often not near the marinas. On Lopez it is a pleasant 15 minute walk from Fisherman's Bay to the center of town. You can dock in Friday Harbor. On Orcas the town is pretty far from the public marinas though. I haven't spent enough time in the Gulf Islands to get an idea there.

I like to bring a folding bike with me. They are pretty good for the types of rides that I'll do while sailing. On my Catalina 25 one would fit under the V-berth, on my Pearson a Brompton fits nicely on the shelf by the quarterberth/aft-cabin.
04-08-2013 03:34 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

I have waited Long enough that I have to either pay a months moorage today or move so I'm going to stay here. I'm still going to come by Seattle though. I should probably go to eugene and result anyways and drop off my bike. It's really not being used as much as I thought I would and that v berth looks pretty cozy.
Plus I can title the boat there an not have to pay sales tax so the trip will pay for itself. Also my passport arrived. I could just have it mailed but there are sme things i. could do.

I've been getting things done on the boat. It looked nice when I it it and it looks nicer now. The main reason I started this early is I was afraid that if I waited until summer all the boat would be sold. So no hurry.
04-08-2013 11:43 AM
Alex W
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

The weather is pretty terrible right now, but this is still a beautiful part of the world to be in.

Somehow despite all of the rain I've been out sailing 3 times in the last week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday). We were lucky and picked a 4 hour window yesterday with almost no rain and even saw a sliver of blue sky. I worked on my boat all morning and was glad for the diesel heater.

However I do recognize that it's a lot easier when I'm getting back into a warm house afterwords instead of using boat heat down below.

northoceanbeach: Let us know if you do end up moving to Seattle. It would be great to see the Ranger 23 and if you are still here in May I could probably get you out for a Duck Dodge on a friend's boat.
04-07-2013 10:40 AM
zeehag
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

pnw is beautiful. is freeking COLD and wetter than i like with COLD rain. always.
is why i dont sail there.....
even san diego is colder than........
if you decide to live on a boat you will find weather is your life and you may even be able to figger out the weather man is always wrong....
good luck and happy sails...may your jib stay full and your stick upright.
04-06-2013 08:12 PM
blt2ski
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

Not positive, but I believe Edmonds has sm smaller slips that might be open. Not sure about liveaboard ability on some. I'm recalling that they limit how many at a given time. say no more than 20 with 2 per dock or something to that effect. It was raining for a bit about noon, as I was down trying to clean the boat up some. Have rc duty tomorrow, race's the next two weekends opening day the first weekend in may at seattle yacht club, where we are planning to decorate my boat for the parade. it can be busy down this way.
04-06-2013 07:03 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

Thanks. After running out of propane for my heater and waking up grumpy the sun came out. ! Think it passed over to you. I could think about getting a liveaboard slip I. Shilshole and keeping it as a base. Ill call them Monday.

I'm not a rich fancy guy but PT is a little sleepy for me. I like the happy hustle and bustle of people going out and about to ther yachts and the feel of a lively happy place.

The paper here did day thus is the oldest county in the state with the average age 57 compared to 37 nationwide.
04-06-2013 05:21 PM
Alex W
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

Also, the nice blue sky here disappeared around 11, and now it's dumping rain.
04-06-2013 05:09 PM
Alex W
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

You can bus and bike to Port Townsend pretty easily. Look up Kitsap County Transit for the services over there.

If you are interested in Lake Union there is a shallow short slip in front of my old Catalina 25 that might take you month by month. I can get the contact information for you. It is $185/mo, which I think is about the cheapest moorage anywhere. At this time of year it will take you a little over an hour to get out of the locks. Liveaboard might not be an option though, and it doesn't have electricity.

Shilshole has an empty slip available at the very end of the S-dock (I know this because I'm also on the S dock), but might be full on liveaboard status. If you'll only be there for a month I wonder if you should just lie about that status. They do require insurance. It is probably slip S-2, and it should be about $250/mo for your boat. Some of the 30' slips on S-dock also recently opened up, but maybe they've already found people for them.

My next race is on 4/27, if you are in Seattle then send me an email and I can put you on the crew list.

You should also check Seattle Craigslist for slip sublets. It's not quite the right time of year for them, but some may show up.
04-06-2013 04:19 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...

Ok in stead of complaining about it ill do something about it.

I looked up the Seattle forecast side by side with port townsend and Seattle is definitely nicer. I wish they would stop that lie the tourism board over here keeps peddling about the Olympic mountains blocking the rain and clouds and how here ip to the San Juan's are sunny 267 days a year and dry. Probably sunny 80 day but I digress.

I called shilshole, Elliot bay and poulsbo. Elliot was 390 for a month to put me in the smallest slip they had, a 32. Which is fine. Shilshole said full but call a moorage coordinator Monday. Poulsbo will hook me up for less than 200 and ill still be a ferry ride from Seattle I I want to hang out in the city.

Any advice in these or other marinas for me to continue waiting for cruisin weather? I'd also have to get back here to get my car somehow. Do you know of a bus or anything? It some combination of biking and ferries might work if I could keep it under 40 miles.

Time to take action. PT is cool but its just too sleepy and cloudy with less places to go and no wind I get there. So somewhere by Seattle would be for the best. Ill meet more people and go out on races and have a lot more fun. Thanks as always for the advice.
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