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2017 Rendezvous Schedule of Events by Charlie Billings 04/21/17 9:41 am
2017 PaNNTOA Rendezvous Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 1

12 Noon - 5:30 PM
Registration begins on the Activity Float, C Dock, Slips C27/C29
Vendor Tables are available for your information.
Please visit all tables, get your card stamped by each for entry in a special drawing.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PaNNTOA Welcome Reception with Music by Capt. Charlie Long
Cap’n Charlie is a maritime musical celebrity who spends his summers cruising & entertaining mariners.

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Friday, June 2

7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast – On the Activity Float-C-Dock

**Please Note-Speakers will start promptly at 8:30 AM at the Seafarers’ Memorial Bldg**

8:30 AM - Opening Remarks – Bill & Sam Stone

8:45 – 10:15 AM – Columbia River Bar (Marine) Pilots – Deb Dempsey
Columbia River Bar Pilots are all former unlimited tonnage ship masters and considered heavy weather specialists and are responsible for guiding ships in/out just as Puget Sound Marine Pilots do locally. Near misses, the ridiculousness of NapTyme and the Chetsamoka incident, and what to do/not do when meeting commercial traffic will be discussed.

10:15 – 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 – 11:45 – Ultra-Sonic Antifouling Systems – Phil Quartararo
Growth rate of barnacles and plant life growth changes with water temperature, current, seasons and environmental regulation of bottom paint formulas. Learn about the history of ultrasonic antifouling equipment, the various products available and their pros/cons.

11:45 – 1:00 PM – Lunch - Clam Chowder provided by ALT Insurance (Mary LaFleur) – In front of the Seafarer’s Bldg.



1:00 – 2:30 PM – Understanding NW Weather – Jeff Renner
Besides listening to the weather channel(s) be able to “read” the clouds, channel markers and other to determine when to leave and when to stay.

2:30 – 2:45 PM – Break

Friday, June 2 (continued)

2:45 – 4:15 PM – Tides, Charts & Currents in the PNW, San Juans, Gulf Islands and Beyond – Capt Richard Rodriguez
Learn about the best apps available for cell phones (both Android and iPhone), iPads and computers to help navigate your journey. Find out which are trustworthy and which could get you into a pinch. Our Captain will also discuss navigating rapids which you would do going to Princess Louisa or Alaska.

4:15 – 5:30 PM – Setup for dinner & PaNNTOA Meeting

5:30 - 8 PM No-Host Bar Available

6:00 – 6:30 PM – PaNNTOA Meeting
See separate sheet for meeting agenda.

6:30 PM – Dinner Service Begins

8:30 – 9PM Building setup for next day’s events


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Saturday, June 3

7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast – On the Activity Float-C-Dock

**Please Note-Speakers will start promptly at 8:30 AM at the Seafarers’ Memorial Bldg**

8:30 AM - Opening Remarks – Bill & Sam Stone

8:35 – 9:30 AM – New Washington State Laws regarding Copper based Anti-Fouling Paint – Rachael Cartwright - RCW 70.300.020 requires changes beginning in 2018. What you need to know if you buy a new boat, haul out or keep your boat in Washington.

9:30 - 10:15AM – Batteries & Inverters – Jim Rovang- How to get the most from your system


10:15 – 10:30 AM Break


10:30 – 12 N – Buddy Brown - Managing Vessel (Maintenance) Inventory on your NT
Specific recommendations will be handed out for all NT sizes (26’-54’) & emergency maintenance procedures discussed.

Lunch on your own


12 Noon-4:30 PM-

12 Noon-5:30 PM Seafarer’s Building setup for Dinner, Meeting and Auction

5:30 - 8 PM No-Host Bar Available

6:00 – 6:45 PM – PaNNTOA Meeting
See separate sheet for meeting agenda. Bring your checkbook. When paying for auction items, please make checks payable to the The Princess Louisa Society with a notation on the front of the check indicating “Donation”.

6:30 - 9PM – Dinner Service, Drawings & Auction

9PM - Building cleanup, keys returned to the Port.


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Sunday, June 4

No activities planned

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Activities throughout the Rendezvous & weekend ***MUST Sign up in Advance***

1. Thursday only- Nordic Tug Factory Tour. You will be able to tour the “working” factory, see tugs in various stages of production & ask questions of staff that build those Nordic Tugs. Leaving at 2PM from the Port parking lot above C dock.

2. Thursday/Friday/Saturday – Boat Visits on the Dock by a Certified Marine Technician, the Nordic Tug Factory & Cap Sante Marine. Appointments limited to a maximum of 25 minutes each. Must identify problem to discuss and signup in advance in order to schedule the proper technician(s) to visit your tug.

3. Friday/Saturday - First Mate Training by Capt. Mark Brown, Nordic Yachts NW. Must attend the dockside lecture prior. Depending on the number of folks signing up and boat availability the training may be limited to a single day. Sign up in advance. Late sign up will be allowed ONLY if any open time slots remain.

4. FREE – Holding Tank Pump-Out

5. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Boat safety checks


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2016 annual meeting minuets by Dave Starrett 03/28/17 7:34 pm
To all Panntoa members ,
Please take a moment to review the minutes of our last annual meeting that was held at the 2016 Rendezvous. You will see them under members announcements in the forum.
We will be voting to approve the minutes at our next annual meeting at the 2017 Rendezvous.


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Beware of a Vessel Documentation Scam by Bill Stone 02/10/17 9:22 am
For any and all PaNNTOA members who have Documented vessels..... there is a very official looking mailing going out regarding your yearly documentation application with the Coast Guard. Appears totally legit until you go to the very well done website and on page 15 in very small print realize that they are not a Govt. agency but a private agency.
End result, USCG charges $26.00 yearly. Private service charges $75.00 with the option of paying in advance for three (3) years.
Don't get fooled.


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Call for 2017 Dues and Volunteer Opportunities by Randy Wickers 01/26/17 6:18 pm
Ahoy Tuggers!

PaNNTOA Board wishes you a Happy New Year as you start another cruising season! This message is to announce the call for Annual Dues of $30 payable via PayPal on our http://www.panntoa.org website. Please submit dues payment no later than May 1st .
Our dues pay for postage, website maintenance, financial administration (burgees and gear), and help to jumpstart our Annual Rendezvous.

We have a lot of energy this year, with proposals for two mini-rendezvous PLUS the Annual PaNNTOA Rendezvous.

It’s also a good time to take a look at your membership information. Sent me any changes updates. ADD MEMBERSHIP to the subject of your email to board@panntoa.org . If you don’t have a photo of your Tug, please send one to me and I’ll see that it gets posted.

Here’s a list of just a few opportunities to help the Association:

1. We need volunteers to staff a PaNNTOA chair for 3-hour shifts at the Seattle Boat Show. Send your email to Bill Stone bill@sdajnw.com. We’ll have a PaNNTOA brochure available for handout.
2. The board is seeking interested Tuggers to serve during the 2018 boating year.
3. You are welcome to send any one of us ways you would like to contribute your talent, or to offer feedback and suggestions. That’s how we make our Association better.

Here’s to a great season ahead! Don’t forget to take advantage of the discounts offered to PaNNTOA Members. It doesn’t take long before those cover our dues!

Sincerely,

Randy Wickers, Membership Chairman, PaNNTOA
Time for Two, NT 42-036
PaNNTOA@gmail.com ATTN: MEMBERSHIP


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Tacoma mini vous by Dave Starrett 01/22/17 3:57 pm
The Tacoma mini-vous scheduled for March 9 through 12th has been postponed until next fall sometime. Dock Street Marina is a great destination, so we look forward to seeing everyone there when the time comes!


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Call for 2017 Dues and Volunteer Opportunities by Randy Wickers 01/13/17 11:45 am
Ahoy Tuggers!

PaNNTOA Board wishes you a Happy New Year as you start another cruising season! This message is to announce the call for Annual Dues of $30 payable via PayPal on our http://www.panntoa.org website. Please submit dues payment no later than May 1st .
Our dues pay for postage, website maintenance, financial administration (burgees and gear), and help to jumpstart our Annual Rendezvous.

We have a lot of energy this year, with proposals for two mini-rendezvous PLUS the Annual PaNNTOA Rendezvous.

It’s also a good time to take a look at your membership information. Sent me any changes updates. ADD MEMBERSHIP to the subject of your email to board@panntoa.org . If you don’t have a photo of your Tug, please send one to me and I’ll see that it gets posted.

Here’s a list of just a few opportunities to help the Association:

1. We need volunteers to staff a PaNNTOA chair for 3-hour shifts at the Seattle Boat Show. Send your email to Bill Stone bill@sdajnw.com. We’ll have a PaNNTOA brochure available for handout.
2. The board is seeking interested Tuggers to serve during the 2018 boating year.
3. You are welcome to send any one of us ways you would like to contribute your talent, or to offer feedback and suggestions. That’s how we make our Association better.

Here’s to a great season ahead! Don’t forget to take advantage of the discounts offered to PaNNTOA Members. It doesn’t take long before those cover our dues!

Sincerely,

Randy Wickers, Membership Chairman, PaNNTOA
Time for Two, NT 42-036
board@panntoa.org ATTN: MEMBERSHIP


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Mini Vous by Dave Starrett 01/10/17 11:46 am
After the Seattle Boat Show there will be a mini vous with Sam Landsman, I copied his post from his web site here.
Attention Nordic Tug owners in the PNW! Interested in an After-Boat-Show Mini Cruise?
Sam, Kevin, and Laura will be leading a short, informal Nordic Tug mini-cruise right after the Seattle Boat Show. We’ll meet Sunday, February 5th at Blake Island, then head to Poulsbo the following day, and wrap up Tuesday, February 7th at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Weather permitting, of course. If you’re interested in joining, send an email to sam@slowboat.com with your name, boat name, and LOA so we can make marina reservations.


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Nordic Tug Fleet List Announcement by Sharon Robertson 12/05/16 3:43 pm
The announcement below was posted on the Sentoa listserver related to the ownership of the owners fleet list. If you are a Nordic Tug owner you should be listed on the fleet list. Please confirm the accuracy of your information.

Dear SENTOA Listserver Subscribers,

As many of you know, Charlie Billings, owner of NOBSKA (32-057) was the Editor of the Nordic Tug Newsletter from 2006 until the final issue in 2012. The newsletter was continuously published from 1981 until 2012 and mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to subscribers. It ceased publication because of the multiple Nordic Tug owners association websites that fulfilled the same purpose. All of the back issue are available to read or download on nordictugowners.com if you are interested.

The Newsletter also included a Fleet List of the Nordic Tug owners. Charlie has continued to maintain the Fleet List which is also published on the nordictugowners.com website. It is no easy task, believe me, to try to keep up with all of the transfers of ownership of used Nordic Tugs and to ferret out the owners of new tugs. Charlie has done a terrific job for the past 10 years and deserves a big round of applause. If you run into him, be sure to give him your thanks.

Time has come for the torch to be passed to a new keeper of the Fleet List. Ron Matuska, owner of ADAGIO (34-318), graciously volunteered to take over the maintenance of the owner database; clearly he didn’t know what he was getting into. Thinking quickly, Charlie accepted Ron’s proposal and then weighed anchor in NOBSKA for parts unknown.

Ron has been diligently trying to confirm and update much of the information in the database, comparing it to Coast Guard registrations, factory records and Charlie’s and my fading memories. The latest version of the Fleet List is posted on nordictugowners.com. There are three versions: sorted by hull number, sorted by tug name, and sorted by location. Ron has requested SENTOA Listserver subscribers to take a few minutes and look closely at the Fleet List.

1. If you are a current owner, please confirm that the information about the Nordic Tug you own is correct.

2. If you are a former owner, please check to see if the tug you previously owned is listed with the new owner.

3. If you are a Nordic Tug dealer or broker, check to see if you can fill in any of the unknown owners.

4. Everyone, look up all of your Nordic Tug owning friends and see if their information is correct.

If you have any corrections to the Fleet List, send them to Ron at ramatuska@gmail.com. Ron is also interested in rumors like, “Oh, I think that tug was confiscated by the IRS” or “I’m pretty sure they got divorced but I don’t know who has custody of the tug”. Send these comments also to Ron. He enjoys playing detective.

Thanks for your help, thanks again to Charlie (I think he snuck back to the dock) and thanks to Ron!


Herb Nickles

SENTOA List Server Administrator


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2016 PaNNTOA Rendezvous Wrap Up by Jeri Starrett 06/30/16 10:33 am
The 2016 PaNNTOA was a fun filled 3 day event! We had 46 boats register and 89 attendees. The sun came out for the vous and we enjoyed beautiful weather along the Anacortes waterfront. The speakers, workshops, Captain Charlie, oysters, food catered by Gere-a-Deli and the setting all came together for a wonderful event. Nordic Tuggers enjoyed time hanging out on the docks, attending the Waterfront Festival, and sharing dinners together. A big thank you to our sponsors and donors. Check out our Sponsors page at the link above, and support the businesses that support PaNNTOA! A big thank you to all the attendees for pitching in to help at the vous, your help was much appreciated. New photos of the vous have been uploaded and can be viewed in the Photos link.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Vous to be held June 1 - 4, 2017. See you there! Jeri


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Re: Port Ludlow Mini Rendezvous Revisited by Ron Nelson 11/27/15 9:59 am
We like to attend a mini-rendezvou Anne. Also, you might consider some south sound places like Arabella's in Gig Harbor, Dock Street in Tacoma, or even Port Orchard where I live.


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