June 2010

I haven’t had much to write about for awhile. Caroline has been up on The Hard at Delta Marine on the Duwamish Waterway for eight months. It’s been a good and safe place for us to keep her while we do other things.

Caroline is going up for sale, as I feel it’s time to get out of boating and start doing some other things. We’ll be up around the San Juans and probably do some South Sound boating until Caroline finds a new home. It’s been a great adventure and I’ve met and made so many friends along the way. I’m sure I’ll miss boating and all of you!

So here’s some news from Capt.Homie. The new Bremerton Marina is absolutely beautiful, but one must arrive at slack current as it can be quite difficult in certain places, the result of water moving thru Dye Inlet. If they don’t put in a breakwater, I’m thinking boaters will shy away from this beautiful new marina, which would be a shame. I was there once and after three tries to get to a linear dock, I gave up and went on up to Brownsville.

I drove over last weekend to meet some boating friends at the Bremerton Marina and had a chance to ask some boaters if they had any difficulty. Almost everyone had a story to tell, much like asking about LaConner and trying to get into the reciprocal dock there. By the way, in my travels I’ve been able to find a very good formula for predicting when the water is going to be slack at Laconner and would be glad to send a copy of that information to any of youse fellow BYC members.

I still have some unfinished business of trying to get reciprocals in Oregon/California for any of you who might choose to venture down the Coast and maybe go on down to Mexico someday. After I sell the Boat I’ll probably have some time to do that?

There you have it from Capt. Homie, Patty & Carly (the wonder dog). Have a great summer and maybe we’ll see you sometime during the summer!

Captain Homie

Captain Homie, we will miss you on the water! [Ed.]

Captain Homie is Frank Richardson. For a number of years he’s cruised all over the Northwest and made connections for our Club, bringing in a lot of new members along the way. Several years ago he found an exciting new interest, a new wife — Patty — and now he’s decided to take a boating hiatus. His lovely traditional single-screw 42’ Hardin trawler, Caroline (named after his mother) is now for sale asking $90,000. You can contact him at capt.homie@comcast.net or by phone at 206-999-8098.

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