I recently posted about the number of mooring buoys in Port Madison and the likelihood that most are probably illegal. That post is here. I emailed the folks at the Department of Natural Resources regarding this issue. I received a response from the DNR today. It is posted below. I also included my response at the bottom.
It is past time to change the stern zincs on either side of the hull. I was not able to get to this when the boat was out of the water a few weeks ago. Not a big deal. They are easy to do – just easier when the boat is out of the water.
We were anchored in Port Madison a few evenings ago. We’ve been here many times. When we kept the boat on Lake Union, Port Madison was often our last stop on the way home. One of the things I notice is that there is very little room for anchoring compared to years ago when we first started coming here. There are mooring buoys everywhere. I find it hard to believe all of these buoys are legally placed and permitted.
Update 6.21.19: Received a nice response from the DNR. Will post more shortly.
Update 6.14.19: Later this afternoon … I received a response from the right resource at the DNR stating they would respond to my inquiry next week.
Earlier this morning … No response to my second email. I sent a third email to the DNR’s aquatic resources devision’s general email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Waiting …
Update 6.6.19: It has been a week since I emailed the folks at the DNR (email@example.com). So far no response. I resent the note. Will see if I get a response …
Last evening. Anchored in Port Madison. Continue reading
After a month on the hard in Port Townsend, we are back home in Poulsbo. Bruce came up to enjoy the ride back with me. Even though we were just moving the boat back home, Friday was a perfect day on the water.
I did my best to align the engines and shafts when we changed the mounts last year. Turns out my efforts resulted in .033″ on the port side and .028″ on the starboard side. I guess I should feel good about that considering I had never done this before. But the people who know what they are doing were able to get those numbers down to .003″ on the port side and .002″ on the starboard side. Continue reading
Our anchor rode is 300 feet of chain. 50 feet of three strand line and a chain splice connects the end of the chain to the boat. Every few years we need to refresh the length markings on the anchor chain. It’s easy, the markings are just spray paint.