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Commodore’s Corner – January 2023 January 15, 2023 - Welcome to the 2023 boating season ... okay, the very early, armchair cruising part of the season. It's the ideal time to start knocking documentation and planning items off the checklist. For example, now is the perfect time to 
PaNNTOA Exclusive Waggoner Webinar – Extended Cruising in Canadian Waters January 15, 2023 - Using the June 2023 PaNNTOA Rendezvous as a jump off to a longer cruise up north? Or just looking for tips on longer cruises? Join us via Zoom on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. PST for a presentation by Mark Bunzel, Editor and Publisher of the annual Waggoner Cruising Guide. In addition, there will be Q&A at the end of the presentation. Zoom information will be found on the PaNNTOA Events tab.  

Do you have specific questions? Want to know about marinas, water, fuel, logistics, spares, etc.? Please post your questions on our corresponding PaNNTOA General Chat forum topic. And if you have responses to other member’s questions, please post them too! Mark may adjust his presentation based on the questions posted.  

Mark is also co-author of Cruising the Virgin Islands, nautical publisher and distributor at the Waggoner Store, and a long time cruiser and leader of umpty-ump flotillas in the Pacific Northwest and points south. You know the guide is great; be sure to check out the super helpful Waggoner Guide website.  

Looking for guides and nautical books? Waggoner is generously extending a *20% discount to Panntoa members. Mention you’re with Panntoa when placing your order to receive discount. (*Note: discount does not apply to bundles as they’ve already been discounted.)  

This one hour seminar is a great resource and if you want more, Mark will be teaching a full day seminar, “Cruise to Desolation Sound and Broughtons,” on April 22 at Cruisers College. Mark will also be presenting several seminars at this year’s Seattle Boat Show.
Seattle Yachts Service – 2023 January 15, 2023 - Seattle Yachts is a proud sponsor of PaNNTOA and its Members. We offer all active PaNNTOA members 8% Off Labor at Seattle Yachts Service - a subsidiary of the Seattle Yachts family located in Anacortes, Washington. As many of you Nordic Tug owners are already aware, Cap Sante Marine was recently added to the Seattle Yachts family and is operating under new management as Seattle Yachts Service’s south yard or SYS South.  

With our experienced team, equipment, and Travel lift, we are your one stop Nordic Tug service shop. With two service teams, one focusing on commissioning new boats and one specifically for customer boat service, we can assist everyone through every step of their boating life. If you’re thinking about bottom paint, stern thruster, water maker, solar panels, dinghy davits, and more… now you’ll gain an 8% measure of relief on the bottom line.  

Veteran yacht technician Nathan Kusler will be your point of contact at SYS South. Nordic Tug owners will benefit from his experience and familiarity with electrical, mechanical, plumbing, paint, and fiberglass projects. Whether it’s routine Tug maintenance, upgrades or repairs, his good communication and personal attention when managing projects, will be much appreciated by owners.  

Feel free to contact Nathan directly to get acquainted and talk through any projects you have in mind at or 360 208 8539.  

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2022 Photo Contest Winners! January 10, 2023 - Of course, in our eyes, all submitted photos were winners but like so many things in life, we had to narrow prize winners down to three.
Coming Events – 2023 January 15, 2023 - February 1-5, 2023, Vancouver B.C. International Boat Show at BC Place & Granville Island  

February 3-11, 2023, Seattle Boat Show. Includes a 2-for-1 Tuesday, $5 parking at Bell Street Pier Garage, Women’s Day (free admission with advance ticket), over 285 exhibitors, over 75 free seminars.  

February 15, 2023, Waggoners Zoom Webinar: Extended Cruising in Canadian Waters  

January 22 - February 5, 2023, Chinese New Year--This is Year of the Rabbit  

February 2023, Cruisers College D.I.Y. Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting with Matt Mardesich NMEA 2000 Networks: What’s Available & D.I.Y. by Jennifer King & Monica Riess Marine Diesel Engines for Women w/Margaret Pommert, includes hands-on  

If you know of a class or event that other members might be interested in, please send an email to any PaNNTOA board member and we’ll get it posted on the PaNNTOA Events calendar (accessed via tab at top of PaNNTOA web page).

Commodore's Corner

March 18, 2020 - Greetings Fellow Tuggers! Your Board held a meeting on March 10th to discuss the upcoming Rendezvous as well as the Corona Virus outbreak and its potential impacts. We held very long and thoughtful discussions and had hoped to continue planning for the rendezvous. However, over the past week, due to the rapid and dramatic changes in the growth of the outbreak, it became obvious that we needed to cancel to protect your health, well-being, and safety. Most of you have probably already seen my statement on the web site addressing this. The plan for the 2021 rendezvous is to continue at the Sydney location, if available, using the plans already completed.  
We also discussed the upcoming officer lineup for the 2020-2021 slate of officers. The following have all agreed to continue in our respective positions: Myself (Commodore), Doug Ford (Vice Commodore/Secretary), Chris Sodeman (Membership Director), and Mike Young (Communications Director). These are pending approval by the membership at our General Meeting (time and place TBD). [Read more]


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Home port: Gig Harbor, WA; Boat name: Restless; Boat length: 32

Robert Saunders

Home port: Bellingham, WA; Boat name: Luna; Boat length: 44

Nelson Bright

Home port: Everett, WA; Boat name: Polaris; Boat length: 32

Mark Malnes

Home port: Edmonds, WA; Boat name: Nord Lys; Boat length: 37

Mark Heilala

Home port: Poulsbo, WA; Boat name: Sea Stars; Boat length: 37

Stewart Chersky

Home port: Portland; Boat name: Endeavor; Boat length: 32

Ron & Judy Odenheimer
Ed Kish

Home port: Seattle; Boat name: Whiskey Mama; Boat length: 37

Ryan & Sara Cassidy

Home port: Lopez Island; Boat name: Willemoes; Boat length: 26

Povl Lasbo

Home port: Vancouver; Boat name: Ancient Murrelet; Boat length: 42

Reinhard Baildon

Home port: Ladner, BC; Boat name: Pilitak; Boat length: 37

Henk Visser

Home port: San Diego; Boat name: ILionspaw; Boat length: 40

Charles Owsley

Home port: Juneau; Boat name: Sidekick; Boat length: 32

Rex Thompson

Home port: Oak Harbor; Boat name: Una Mas; Boat length: 37

Gene Scott

Home port: Whittier; Boat name: John Hunter; Boat length: 37

George Rhyneer

Home port: Bellingham; Boat name: Merlin; Boat length: 32

Steve Racich

Home port: Anacortes; Boat name: Seasprite; Boat length: 32

Bill & Sue Sampson

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