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From Everett, Kingston to Poulsbo, WA: then where?

Hi All,

I'm planning on taking a long weekend leaving Everett, WA at around 1600 on May 28 and then hopefully sailing to Kingston to anchor overnight. The next day I'll be going to Poulsbo with Milltown Sailing Association, then head south towards Bremerton. Is there a good place there to anchor overnight?

Anyone have a recommended place to anchor (the price is right) or moor to a buoy? I know it will be a holiday weekend so I expect lots of people will be out around Blake Island but I'd like to visit. I have until June 2 to get back home to Everett. Where do you recommend I go?

I also have a cruising guide to Puget Sound, but it's at home, not at work.
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Kingston is a fun place to visit, and has very nice guest moorage facilities. They fill up on nice weekends, but not very often at other times.

If you want to anchor, you can anchor SSW of the marina. Be careful to watch your depth, as the water is VERY thin as you go east. Watch your charts and depthfinder and you should be fine.

I anchored there once. .. Rolled a bit due to the ferry wakes, and occasional ship in the sound, but not too bad.

Edmonds is a nice place to stop too, but no good anchorage there.

How's that?

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David,
Sounds good. I've visited both Kingston and Edmonds. I was looking for local knowledge of other areas like Dyes Inlet, Port Orchard or Sinclair Inlet. I'm not opposed to going dockside but would like a nice place to anchor out and just relax.
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Not sure about Dyes inlet, as I have not been up there. BUT, the channel to and from can get interesting during the tide shifts, ie current from what I understand. Port Orchard/Bremerton can be anchored to the south and west of each. It can get shallow to a degree. Along with a wicked rip that can run on the south shore by the PO marina's. Another option might be the east side of Blake island too. Or hook up to one of the few remaining buoys.

Edmonds North of the marina, south of the ferry terminal might make a good anchorage in a south wind. Not sure I would want to be there in a higer north wind. I have not seen too many boats anchored there, so it is probably not a known, or other wise used spot. I will go north sometimes in south winds to set the sails in this area as it stays reasonably protected.

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I'm confident that Marty will agree with me that you are better off anchoring in Kingston, and that it should meet your needs well...

You should be able to anchor in 30' or less of water. Mud bottom as I recall.

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David,

Kingston would be a better place overall. BUT, if caught in a storm, and could not get into the marina........the bottom is probably mud or sand too looking at the sea bed in a LOW tide like last weekends minus 2-3 tides.

If you are going to come to Edmonds, docking would be better, plenty of places to get food with in 5-10 min of walking etc. Could even take in a movie with a 15 min walk.

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I think I'll be going to Kingston my first night out, then down to Poulsbo. Sunday night in the Bremerton/Port Orchard area. There may be a reciprocal available at the Port Orchard Yacht Club. Plus there will be lots of stuff going on Sunday because it's the Kitsap Harbor Festival!

Monday I'll try to pick up a mooring at Blake Island when people start heading home from their holiday weekend and I keep going!

My next adventure will be teaching my dog to go to the bathroom on the boat, or hold it for a long time until he goes ashore.

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Nate,

If you are heading to POYC memorial day as it appears, not sure how many guest slips will be available, but come on down as about 40-50 boats from Edmonds YC will be down there from Friday afternoon until monday, including me.

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Marty,

Cool. I emailed POYC earlier today to see if there will be any slips available. If I do come in I'll stop by the group from Edmonds.

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Nate, if it is anything like last year, we had boats in members dock houses that were gone, slips that were gone, I was on the outside rafter with two others inside me. The outside dock was on to two deep...............There should be a 130T or 130K lbs converted fishing boat, that is 70'sh feet long as part of the group, they moor in Everett in the back somewhere. We raid the club house for the weekend, they come up to Edmonds somewhere during the year, and get our clubhouse for the weekend......great trade!

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