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Seattle Boat Show 2017, CenturyLink & South Lake Union, West Coast Biggest Boat Show

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show - it's almost that time of year again! Seattle's 37th annual Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday, September 16 and continues through Sunday, September 20. This exciting

 
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Captain Hollis, SE AK Fisherwomen Running Her Own Seiner, Trident Seafoods AK Salmon Seine Fishing

Hollis Jennings – F/V Natalie Gail, SE AK Fisherwomen   FAST FORWARD 3 years later….. to present day today… here is a recap below – from Hollis at her 1st year running her own boat from 2013! Publisher, Sea Gal […]

 
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Invader NW Superyacht Fall & Winter PNW Cruising Impact, Top 100 Largest Mega Yacht, Puget Sound to Lake Union, San Francisco Gabbert Entrepreneur with Costa Rican Roots

  Invader has been an active cruising 164 ft superyacht in the Pacific Northwest this past summer and is now sitting pretty back on Lake Union this Seattle Fall & winter holiday season. M/Y Invader was custom built in 1999 […]

 
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Ham & Cheese Holiday Sliders, Best For: Hawks Sunday Football, Boating Events, Holiday Parties: Winter Comfort Food, Land or Sea, Salty Dog Boaters Happy Holidays!

Ham and Cheese Sliders are an excellent holiday party treat.  Salty Dog Boating News PNW to AK we are wishing  all of you a happy and safe boating season with at home cooking on land or at sea!  If you’re […]

 
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Fall Fishing, Pacific Northwest, Tenders on the Hook and Seiners Jump On the Hip, Action Outside the Ballard Locks

Fall Fishing just wrapped up in the Pacific Northwest, there was lots of action in the Seattle Ship Canal and Ballard Locks. Fishermen’s Terminal was jumping with activity. SE AK didn’t have the hottest or best season for SE Fishermen […]

 
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Salmon Tender SE Alaska, F/V Oregon, Captain Jon’s Engine Room Tour, Tricks of the Trade! Captain’s AK Fishing School of Hard Knocks

Engine Room Tricks of the Trade with F/V Oregon Captain Jon F/V Oregon, Trident Seafoods, SE Alaska, Tender – Salty Sea Dog Captain Jon Franklin of the  F/V Oregon – School of Hard Knocks! Mr. Tricks of the Trade!  The […]

 
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Holiday Turkey Dinner Recipe: Salty Dog Boaters & Fishermen Land & Sea Turkey Cooking, Happy Holidays!

Holiday Turkey Dinner, turkey oven cooking in the PNW to AK, land or at sea with an oven you can cook any turkey – at sea oven size depending. Now that we just had Thanksgiving, it is a unique and […]

 
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Pacific Northwest Rain Gear For Crews On Fishing Boats, Tug Boats & Work Boats Working On The Water In Foul Weather Gear

Fall in the Pacific Northwest means foul weather rain gear is a must. Rain gear in the  PNW to AK is like a second skin. If you’re near water or on water by boat in the PNW to AK that […]

 
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Ballard Locks, Large Locks Back Open On November 23rd, Annual Maintenance On Hiram M. Chittenden Locks In Ballard

Seattle, Ballard Locks: Vessel traffic in the small locks will continue with 24 hour operations as normal. The large lock is closed November 7, 2016 for annual maintenance and scheduled to re-open November 23, they actually opened the large locks […]

 
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Pacific Marine Expo 2016, Largest & Longest Running PNW Commercial Marine Trade Show, CenturyLink Field Seattle, Best Commercial Fall Show

Pacific Marine Expo, PME – Nov. 17 to 19, 2016 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center.  PME is the largest and longest running commercial marine trade show on the West Coast. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including […]

 
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Morning Fog, Ship Canal Gillnetters Fall Fishermen Pulling Into Fishermen’s Terminal, Fog Thick As Soup Marine Traffic PNW Ballard Locks Drops & Lifts

Fog and fishing in the Pacific Northwest is no joke. This is the time to be on your toes while at the helm. No Captain likes to run or jog in the fog. Fall fishermen and work boats in NW […]

 
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Starbound, Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Catcher Processor Getting a Western Towboat Assist Through The Ballard Locks Up Seattle’s Narrow Ship Canal

Starbound Catcher Processor gets an afternoon Western Towboat assist from the Puget Sound at the ‘Y’ of Shilshole Bay into Ballard Locks then up through our narrow Seattle Ship Canal. Tug Wasp and West Point get into position making it […]

 
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Seattle Parade of Boats, December 16, 2016, Argosy Christmas Ships Partner with Yachting Pioneers NW, 2nd Annual, Starting at Fishermen’s Terminal

  Argosy Christmas Ships and the 2nd Annual Parade of Boats, Argosy Partners with Yachting Pioneers NW and the Pacific Northwest maritime local industry.  Last year was the 1st of of its kind,  as an organized Parade of Boats in […]

 
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12’s Hawks, Seattle Fans Pacific Northwest Boating Paradise, Go Seahawks!

12’s Seattle Seahawks fans support is all over the Pacific Northwest waterfront and out on the water! A northwest common bond is our love for the Hawks! The last few Seahawks games haven’t been great for the Seattle Seahawks offense, Oooo […]

 
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F/V Oregon, Captain Jon Franklin, Trident Seafoods – Captain Sea Stories: Stowaways, Riots on the Beach, Palms Greased…

Alaska Salmon Tender Season is here.  Most have already left early spring to run uphill to Alaska as the fish plan to run early this year in AK waters!  Leave it to Franklin to bring on wild sea stories. Third […]

 
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New Fishing Tender Regulations, Current Design and Construction Standards U.S. Flag Fishing Industry Vessels 2017, Length, Classed, Load Line

CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS, Fishing and Fishing Tender Vessels:  Jan. 2017, Produce by Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc This addresses current federal law and regulations governing the design, construction and maintenance of new US flag fishing vessels and fish tender vessels built after July 1, 2013. Included is limited historical information and information regarding major conversions. It is offered as a courtesy to the fishing industry but it is not a substitute for consulting with an experienced Naval Architect or Marine Engineer to current regulatory compliance when designing and building you vessel. Current federal law prescribes which design work is to be done by state licensed Naval Architects Marine Engineers, and marine survey requirements.  So the responsibilities of state licensed Professional Engineers related to their direct supervision of engineering andesign work is discussed, as well as the concept of “accepted marine surveyors”. The changes to the law regulations for fishing and fish tender vessels since 2013 include the following.  Each of these subjects is expanded in detail later in this article. Fishing and fish tender vessels at least 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 must be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) or a similarly qualified organization, and must be assigned a load line. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 and on or before February 8, 2016 must be classed by ABS or a similarly qualified organization. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after February 8, 2016 must either  be classed, or designed to classification or other equivalent standards by a state licensed Naval  Architect or Marine Engineer, and the vessel must be surveyed during construction by a marine  surveyor of an organization accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Each fishing, fish processing or fish tender vessel of at least 50 feet in length built on or before  July 1, 2013 that is at least 25 years of age, or undergoes a major conversion, after an Alternate  Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) is established must meet the standards of the ASCP.  The ASCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Each fishing vessel of at least 79 feet in length built before July 1, 2013 that undergoes a major conversion after an Alternate Loadline Compliance Program ALCP is established must meet the standards of the ALCP.  The ALCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Professional Engineers, through regulations and ethics, have specific standards they must comply with for direct supervision of engineering work and design information.  Simply stamping shipyard drawings is not an acceptable means of complying with P.E. laws. Detailed information on regulations, definitions, and the U.S. Code can be found on the Coast Guard website at: https://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/regs.asp  CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS  […]

 
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Pacific Marine Expo, November 2016, At Sea Emergencies, Gear, Supplies, Speakers, Crew Duties & PNW Events

Pacific Marine Expo, CenturyLink Event Center, Seattle in November, this is the place to be for the PNW to AK commercial marine industry. This year join Pacific Marine Expo Crew Duties for at sea emergencies.  Training, training, training will always […]

 
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Serengeti, 130 ft. Westport Superyacht, Seattle Ship Canal Ballard Bridge Lift to Ballard Locks Drop out to Shilshole Bay

Serengeti, the 130 ft. Westport makes her way cruising through the Seattle Ship Canal with a Fremont and Ballard  Bridge lift then next over to an afternoon drop in the Ballard Locks into Shilshole Bay and out great Puget Sound […]

 
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Brenna A. Deadliest Catch Season 13, Seattle Crabber Heading Back To The Bering Sea, Best of Luck Captain Sean Dwyer, Family & Crew

  Brenna A. Captain Sea Dwyer left this early fall heading north back to the Bering Sea of Alaska for another snotty crab season of fishing. To all you fun and crazy women who write us at Salty Dog Boating […]

 
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Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, AK Seafood Cooperatives, Fishing Co-Op – Wild Alaska Seafood, EAT WILD!

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers are a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Alaska's crabbing industry member's fish for King, Snow and Bairdi crab in the Bering Sea. They are also actively involved in scientific research, policy development, and marketing. They are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of their fishery.

 
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Wild Alaskan Salmon Chowder, Stormy NW Weather Perfect Hot Dish, Salty Dog Boaters, Try this Recipe

Boaters, Try This Recipe: Salmon Chowder. Perfect for stormy PNW weather or anytime, this easy to put together meal can be made by just about anyone. Go for Wild Alaska salmon if you can, as you'll definitely taste the difference in this delicious blend. Scrumptious chowder like this is one of the most satisfying ways to get your omega-3s, and it's a great way to warm up a chilly evening. You can even make it a day ahead for company, reheating gently without boiling.

 
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Superyachts Summer in the PNW, Seattle & Alaska Superyacht Superhighway, Adventure, Wildlife, Fresh Seafood, Luxury, Superyacht Owners PNW Paradise!

Superyachts in the Pacific Northwest has been growing each year.  Seattle maritime industry has some of the world’s best craftsmen in the world, this fact brings superyachts to the greater Pacific Northwest more and more.  The captain of a superyacht […]

 
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Wizard, Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Boats Seattle Is Home Port, Ballard’s Fishermen In Our Busy PNW Ship Canal

Wizard & Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Bering Sea Crabbers are up in Alaska for summer salmon tendering. These AK Deadliest Catch boats are Seattle and Ballard staples on the waterfront. They are really only in the PNW Seattle for late spring […]

 
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Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat, AK Crabber Gets Ready for AK Summer Salmon Tender Season

Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, like most of the Crab Boat Fleet, getting ready for AK Summer Salmon Tender Season! Last year marked year one of the Wizard at a summer Salmon Tender, this marks year two, […]

 
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Deadliest Catch, Seattle Crab Boats Home Port, Wind Down Discovery’s AK Bering Sea Crab Season

Deadliest Catch AK Crabber the Northwestern had a whirlwind of a 2016 crab season in AK. Captain Sig Hansen in March of 2016 had a heart attack on the Northwest while at the helm underway. Deadliest Catch fans get to […]

 
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Boats Afloat Show, Seattle Boat Show, South Lake Union Seattle, 38th Annual NW Boat Show

Seattle Boats Afloat Show 38th Annual Boat Show is on South Lake Union, it will have hundreds of new and used boats on display. Ski boats, wake, pontoon, trawlers, sail, cruisers and mega yachts. With all the lastest boat and […]

 
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Puget Sound Crab Fisheries & Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers: King Crab Recipes for Salty Dog Boaters: 4 Ways to Cook King Crab

King Crab – From Deadliest Catch to Tastiest Catch Crabbing in the Puget Sound is still one of the most popular fisheries.  Nearly every year, sport fisheries catch more than 1 million pounds of dungeness crab in pots and crab […]

 
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Alaska Salmon Tenders: Brenna A, Misty Blue, Tuxedni, Lady Helen, M&M, Alaska Salmon Tenders, Who is the fastest Tender in AK?

F/V Brenna A.  Southeast, Alaska Tender Alaska Summer Tending Season is in full gear.  A lot of Salmon tenders have already run up hill. Brenna A. joined Deadliest Catch on Discovery for season 12. Brenna A, has always been best […]

 
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FV Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat Bering Sea Crabber, in the lower 48 Ballard WA homeport!

Deadliest Catch Season 12 is underway, Ballard WA Deadliest Catch Boats – F/V Wizard, F/V Northwestern, F/V Cornelia Marie, Alaska Fishermen are scattered all over out Seattle Ship Canal – Marine Traffic the spring is an all time high fish […]

 
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Trawler Fest, Anacortes WA, May 2016, Boat Show, Education, Rendezvous in the San Juan Islands Pacific Northwest Best Cruising Grounds

Trawler Fest, Cap Sante Marina Anacortes TrawlerFest in Anacortes – May 19 – 21,  At Cap Sante Marina is part of  PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFests feature […]

 
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