With its beautiful elements of snowy mountains and blue waterways, Washington is a perfect place for cruising. This year’s Northwest TrawlerFest has just completed. This trawler-centric event has changed locations for the past few years, but we are big fans of this year’s new spot in downtown Seattle at Bell Harbor marina. Over forty trawlers lined the docks that sat below the city’s skyline. Sun shined on the entire trip revealing beautiful Mount Rainier in one direction, the Olympics in another and allowing us to enjoy clear sunny days to walk the docks.
After arriving Wednesday afternoon, we drove up to Anacortes to visit our newest JMYS team members, Greg Mustari and Kelly Libby. Greg and Kelly are knowledgeable yacht brokers, know the area and are genuine, friendly people. They took us aboard a couple Nordic Tugs and we enjoyed looking at other boats in Cap Sante marina.
Jeff Merrill, Elle Conwell, Kelly Libby, Greg Mustari
Thursday kicked off our first JMYS seminar. Jeff conducted his renowned class “Dialing In Your Trawler”. This lecture goes over tips and tricks to help make the most of your trawler and help you be prepared. Attendees filled the room and asked great questions. Though Jeff has taught this course several times, there is always something new to learn from our attendees and we love adding that to future talks. After class we were eager to visit the trawlers across the street. There was a wide variety of trawlers to take in and we enjoyed stepping aboard before heading to dinner at Anthony’s (overlooking the marina) with friends.
Jeff Merrill, John Rains, Pat Rains, Bruce Kessler
(Jeff’s “Dial In” and “Offshore” PowerPoint presentations mentioned in this article are linked near the end of this article and available for you to download for a limited time only).