Tag Archives: Seattle

Where Are You In Puget Sound?

“Where are you” is a common question you hear on the VHF radio most any day in Puget Sound.  Sometimes the answer is a bit humorous such as “Puget Sound you idiot” or “A great fishing spot.” But sometimes the … Continue reading

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Is This Your Boat?

Listen to the Marine VHF radio most any weekend in the Puget Sound area and you will hear report of found Kayaks and Canoes drifting in the water with nobody in them.  When an empty drifting boat is found all … Continue reading

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Washington State Boaters Licensing

A common misconception is that Washington State requires recreational boaters to have a license.  This is not accurate, what is required is that boaters have successfully taken an approved Boaters Education Class and gotten a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  … Continue reading

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Where to dispose of old flares in Seattle

UPDATE: November 23, 2013. Three sites in King County are now accepting expired flares for disposal.  The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) of King County, working with other agencies in the area to allow boaters to turn in up … Continue reading

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