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Towing derelicts

WA State Derelict Vessel Removal Program That’s not the owner, but my great deckhand Jason.  La Conner Rainbow Bridge One of the things that Assistance Towing Companies do is look for additional work.  Marine Services NW (Vessel Assist Whidbey and Anacortes) is no exception. The company has contract with Washington State to remove derelicts.  The fine [...]

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Fuel problems

This 32′ Albin was disabled off the Anacortes Ferry Dock.  The ferry’s rescue boat towed him to the cove just off the dock at Ship Harbor. I picked him up and fought a 3.3kt Ebb in Guemes Channel, at times making only 1.8 kts. He turned out to be the uncle of friends here in [...]

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Tranny Issues

This 34′ Panda was experiencing an overheated transmission of Cap Sante when they decided that discretion was the better part of valor. The owner happened to be a member of the Everett Navy Yacht Club where I gave a program several months ago.

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Bye Bye Baden

This photo was taken in front of the now defunct New World Boat Builders (dba Northern Marine) facility. This morning Baden was being loaded on a trailer and readied for transport.  There were a number of Nichol Brothers vehicles and employees about.

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Delorme inReach: impressive customer service.

  You are probably aware that I’m using a Delorme inReach SE this season.  I’ve been impressed with it too. On Friday I performed a software update and received a notice on the device that “This unit is damaged.” While I confirmed that all of the functions worked, I called Delome.  I also let them know [...]

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