Last-minute boater gifts for $50 or less

Last-minute boater gifts for $50 or less

Still wondering what to get your favorite boater for Christmas in a year when your budget’s about as tight as a rusty turnbuckle? Fear not, fretful shopper. There are plenty of last-minute gift options for boaters that won’t sink you financially. And if you’re like many Americans, thrifty is in this holiday season. U.S. households are […]

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Review | Weems & Plath Electronic Barometer 4002

Review | Weems & Plath Electronic Barometer 4002

Watching the change in barometric pressure is a time-honored way to predict the weather. Yet barometers don’t make that easy to do. Barographs, which chart those changes, are obviously far more useful. But traditionally they have been large, delicate mechanical devices unsuitable for anything except ships. The Weems & Plath Electronic Barometer 4002 is a […]

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Boat dealers must refocus to survive, industry leader says

Boat dealers must refocus to survive, industry leader says

Boat dealers in the Northwest and nationwide need to think more innovatively and run leaner operations if they are going to survive the recreational marine industry’s crippling downturn, the head of a national organization of boating retailers said Thursday night. Phil Keeter, president of the Marine Retailers Association of America, delivered a sobering assessment of the […]

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Bundle up for fishing and clamming

Bundle up for fishing and clamming

Despite the winter chill, Washingtonians have plenty of reasons to head outdoors during the holiday season, including steelhead fishing and the possibility of the first New Year’s Eve razor clam dig in years. Evening clam digs are tentatively scheduled at ocean beaches from Dec. 31 through Jan. 3, pending the results of marine toxin tests. […]

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Craig Perry, general manager of Dock Street Marina and Delin Docks in Tacoma.

Tacoma marina manager named tourism professional of the year

Boaters at the Dock Street Marina in Tacoma might find themselves wondering whether they’ve checked into a high-end hotel. Upon arrival, boaters are given a complimentary canvas gift bag with a mug and discount coupons for restaurants, shops and museums along the city’s waterfront. Marina staff provide maps, offer suggestions for dinner options and sightseeing, […]

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In Migael's Wake | Pleasant Harbor

In Migael’s Wake | Pleasant Harbor

Pleasant Harbor This perfectly named cove, with its wooded shores and calm waters, is a fine place to visit when the summer crowds have thinned out. It offers ample guest moorage, a state park float and enough room for anchoring. Not only is this the most protected harbor in Hood Canal with the most marine […]

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