Stay up to Date on COVID-19 Closures

The status of Salish Sea marinas, docks and marine parks in BC and Washington is in a state of flux as the worsening COVID-19 crisis changes conditions daily, sometimes hourly. Salish Sea Pilot has been contacting marinas from the Broughtons to Puget Sound to identify which are accepting transient visitors and, if they are, what services are available once those boaters tie up. Watch The Salish Sea Pilot Covid-19 page for updates. Additionally, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has updated their regulations.

Check out updated helpful links

Look over in the right-hand column on this page. (If you’re using a tablet or phone, look towards the bottom of the page.) See the list of helpful links? Based on the pages you visit the most on the site we tracked down sites you may not have heard about. Boats for sale and maintenance topics are particularly popular. Some of the content isn’t directly Nordic Tug related, and some is newer than others. But we found value in each of the sites and hope you do too. Drop us a note in the forum with feedback on these links and suggestions for more we should add.

Get inside info: download Nordic Tug tip sheets

Looking for clever ideas and experienced advice? Then download the tip sheets compiled by Wilde Yacht Sales and passed along by Dave Allen at the Nordic Tug factory. This collection of dozens of tips may include stuff you already know, but odds are you’ll find a few good ideas.

Along with specific advice for Nordic Tug owners, you’ll get a wide range of tips for safety, seamanship, and boat maintenance. For example:

  • Verify proper parameters for running your engine and genset
  • Get sound advice for navigating fuel docks and handling an oil change
  • Simplify head maintenance with a couple basic steps
  • Learn why red nail polish can help in an emergency (Hint: mark your horn button so you can find it fast)
  • Find out why spiders can be bad news for your black water tank

Tip Sheet 1

Tip Sheet 2

Tip Sheet 3 

Tip Sheet 4