In an effort to fill long-empty slips, the Bremerton Marina is offering a deal its management hopes boaters can’t resist. Free moorage — for an entire year. The deal is good through July 15 for boats between 36 and 120 feet and is limited to the first 75 that sign up. To qualify, boat owners [...]
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed legislation intended to reduce the number of derelict and abandoned vessels in state waters. The new law will hold owners of derelict vessels more accountable, improve enforcement, bolster funding and ideally, help prevent vessels from becoming derelict or abandoned in the first place. “This bill helps get us [...]
If you see a red-orange bloom on the water while boating on Puget Sound, don’t worry. The Washington Department of Ecology says it has received laboratory confirmations that several of the tomato soup-colored blooms showing up on Puget Sound are harmless to people and are not the so-called “red tide” that refers to paralytic shellfish [...]
Wendy Hinman knows about cruising on the cheap. Hinman and her husband, Garth Wilcox, cruised the Pacific for seven years on their 31-foot boat on a budget of just $33 a day from the $1,000 monthly rental income on their Seattle home. They cruised 34,000 miles without refrigeration, a hot water heater, a generator or [...]