Mini-Vous at Port Browning Marina

A casual mini-vous is being planned at Port Browning Marina for Friday/Sat Sept.6-7. No set talks or courses, just a chance to get together, laugh, mingle and swap stories.

You must make your own marina reservations, and even though you may have missed the original Aug 1 deadline, the marina will do it’s best to put the group together, just let them know you are with the PaNNTOA group. The marina was only holding 15 slips, though they will hold more if reservations warrant. Marina reservations can be made via email to: Marina@portbrowning.ca or call 250-629-3493.

Plans for the weekend include:
* A potluck dinner Friday at 6pm under the rented tent that has picnic tables.
* A waffle Breakfast Sat. AM is hosted by Blake & Rhonda Erickson in the tent.
* Dinner Saturday is by reservation as a group, or on your own. If you wish to have dinner with the group, please RSVP to the Erickson’s who will work with the restaurant.

There will be a $10 CDN charge per boat to offset the cost of tent rental.

Port Browning Marina is now part of the Mill Bay Group, and the restaurant & pub have been renovated and look fantastic! A short walk away there is a small shopping area called Driftwood Centre, with grocery & liquor stores, bakery/cafe (for breakfast & lunch), and even a dog washing station! There are scooters for rent near the Centre, or there is a bus that goes around the island if you are into exploring beyond taking your dinghy between the two islands.

Please let the Ericksons and Easterbrooks know if you will be attending ASAP!

WaterTight BoatWorks, Vancouver, BC

The Rainman Watermaker is a compact and portable solution designed to generate a fresh water supply from salt or brackish water with ease of use and low maintenance.
Flexibility – choose to install your system or run it portable, allowing you to reduce weight while not cruising or even use as a salt water pressure washer with the optional pressure gun attachment.
Reliability – using simple pumps and no electronics maximises the uptime of your water-maker.
Lower life cycle cost – not only will the initial price be lower, but ongoing maintenance cost is minimised.
High output – up to 140 litres per hour (37 gph).
Investment retention – keep your water maker when you change boats.

Video How to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G6VjB-AdBQ

Visit us at www.watertightboatworks.ca or www.rainmandesal.com

Miranda’s Travels

Doug and Lindsey Ford are taking Miranda on a unique tour of the Broughtons and beyond. When they return,they will share her story.

2020 Rendezvous Update

The 2020 Rendezvous will be held in Sidney, BC, June 11-14, 2020. Check back – more will be shared over time.

Commodore’s Corner

Greetings Fellow Tuggers!

Another successful rendezvous is now behind us and your Board is already beginning preparations for 2020 Rendezvous to be held in Sidney, BC. We hope that those of you that could attend this year found it enjoyable, entertaining and educational. We hope to continue that theme next year as well.

We have reviewed the surveys that you provided us (we had a 38% return rate and we appreciate those who took the time to fill out the survey) and are beginning to address those issues that will enable us to build on what our predecessors have been so successful.

A big thank you to all of those who participated in the auction, both live and silent. We raised a total of $4715 for the Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Center. I delivered a check to Mike Beemer, the department chair, on Monday.  Our Communications Director, Mike Young, is working on sending articles about the Rendezvousand auction out to several magazines. There also was a short article in the Anacortes American.

Most of the board is or will be out cruising this summer.  You can expect to see more communication from us as we near fall. Until then safe and healthy cruising and spread the word about the great boats that we all have!

Gary White
Commodore PaNNTOA

2019 Rendezvous Agenda Update

2019 Rendezvous Agenda Update

The 2019 Rendezvous Agenda is established, and we are going to spend quality time on fire prevention, maintenance procedures & items to stock on your boat. We’ll even handle how to go back and forth with Customs between Canada and the U.S efficiently on your tug. Three evening meals, two breakfasts and one lunch are being provided along with an opportunity to have a Coast Guard Auxiliary safety check, marine technician appointment specific to your interests/concern and first mate training to improve our skills. All available as part of your registration fee.

We’ll have our usual auction, this year to support needy students wishing to go to the Skagit Valley College, Marine Technician Program. Auction items will include free 2-night moorage gift certificates for marinas from the South Sound (Tacoma/Gig Harbor) to the north in BC (Blind Channel, Dent Island and Heriot Bay) plus other surprise items.

Our vendors will offer multiple discounts and offers, some new products such as the Rainman, water-maker, 31 GPH portable or installed and other deals worth considering. If you visit all our vendors, you will be entered into a special drawing, held at the end of the evening.

Whoever answers the most trivia questions correctly over the course of the rendezvous will also win a surprise. Hint: Better bone up on authors writing about adventure on the high seas and other Nordic Tug Facts.

Langley – Port of South Whidbey

Langley - Port of South Whidbey
Contact Info:
Interim Harbormaster: Patrick Boin
(360) 221-1120
VHF Channel 66A
harbormaster@portofsouthwhidbey.com

Available Services and Facilities:
Vessel Moorage
Accessible Restroom
Showers
Accessible Parking
Boat Ramp
Beach Access
Accessible Fishing

Heriot Bay Inn

Discover BC West Coast paradise!

In summer Quadra Island and the Heriot Bay Inn are bustling with international travelers coming and going by land and by sea from all over the world. Visitors to Quadra Island come to enjoy stunning British Columbia coastal scenery and to enjoy a variety of adventure tours and eco tours.

Quadra Island, one of the idyllic Northern Gulf Islands, is just a 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River off the central east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Quadra Island is well known for beautiful scenery and a casual atmosphere and there is no better place to relax and enjoy the ocean views and warm island hospitality than the Heriot Bay Inn & Resort on the waterfront! The Heriot Bay Inn is a full service adventure resort offering lodgings, marina, a restaurant, pub, and gift store.

Website: https://www.heriotbayinn.com/

La Conner Maritime Service

For over 40 years La Conner Maritime has been operating a diversified, full service boatyard equipped to handle multiple service, refit and repair projects simultaneously.  Our two marine travelifts are capable of hauling vessels up to 110 tons, and our wide array of in-house services, friendly expertise and extensive vendor network will help insure your project is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

La Conner Maritime Service, Full Service Boatyard
920 West Pearle Jensen Way
La Conner, WA 98257
Telephone: 360-466-3629
Website: https://www.laconnermaritime.com