SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

Thread: Pacific Northwest - Learning the Hard Way Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-13-2008 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by LittleFlower View Post
I checked out your blog and tried to post a comment, but it didn't work. Just FYI.
Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ohh noo, I just changed the setting so you can comment even without logging into anything. Maybe that will help. Did it give you an error? Thanks for trying.
11-13-2008 04:54 PM
LittleFlower I checked out your blog and tried to post a comment, but it didn't work. Just FYI.
Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness
11-13-2008 11:08 AM
WesterlyPageant The cove at Seward park is nice. You'll be protected from the south winds there. The only catch is you might have to go around Mercer Island depending on your mast height. IIRC you have 29feet on the west side.

There have been several slips on Craigslist. Someone has a mooring on Vashon for $75.
11-13-2008 09:33 AM
blt2ski David,

I remember seeing the sign at the office too, but I seem to recall them being covered? or they may have covered, open and dry slips in those sizes. The marina seems a bit emptier than normal.

Edmonds is nice to sail out of, Kingston is a quick sail for lunch/dinner and back or spend the night in the marina or anchored! Free moorage for 2 hrs if dining etc there too.

11-13-2008 09:18 AM
djodenda Glad to have you with us.

Try calling the Port of Edmonds... They have a sign on the marina office that they have 26, 28, and 30 foot slips immediately available.

This conflicts with their website...

You can also try Everett, but the sailing is better at Edmonds.

11-12-2008 10:04 PM
dylanthered Hey, thanks for checking out the blog. The Endeavor is also on Lake Union though we REALLY would like to find a cheaper slip. My gal and I are thinking about spending the weekend on the sailboat. There's something really appealing about being anchored off somewhere on Lake Washington with the heater on, some good food, and maybe watching a movie in the cabin. Lazy sailing and vegging out somewhere other than my house.
11-12-2008 03:33 PM
WesterlyPageant I took a look at your blog. Our paths have probably crossed a few times. My boat is on Lake Union, We head out to Blake Island often, and my parents live near the Brownsville marina so we head there often for boat projects.

I too have spent a lot of time learning the hard way; being under full sail, heeled over with the motor at full throttle waiting for the tides to change to slip through Agate pass was a memorable one.

Trial and error has worked pretty well so far. I just spend time going over the events and thinking about what could be done differently next time.

If you ever want to sail on the lake after work, or just grab a beer and talk sailing send me a PM.

See you around, I sail a Westerly 23, white topsides, black hull and red sails.
11-12-2008 10:15 AM
CharlieCobra Welcome aboard. Some of us just learn better the hard way.
11-12-2008 09:36 AM
erps Greetings Dylan,

Our kids have a C-27 as well and they've started the learning curve. We buddy boat with them quite a bit, which is a pretty good way to pick things up. I've seen another fellow on this forum that keeps his boat in Pt. Townsend too, I think the larger marina to the south. That's a great sailboat town.
11-12-2008 01:54 AM
blt2ski Welcome to the craziness around here. there are actually quite a few of us from the greater Puget Sound southern Georgia straight area ie Wa to BC.

one of 4 on here from Edmonds
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome