A Little Fun – Some Creative Nautical Craft/Decorating/Gift Ideas.

We talk often about the bigger projects in which our boats involve us. Thank you, again, to Juli Tallino for her interesting and informative discussion of onboard toilet choices and about her ultimate choice of a composting toilet.

We need, though, at times in our lives to indulge our creative instincts and talents on smaller, fun projects. Pinterest can be an enjoyable source for creative ideas. When I came across this area I smiled. Hey, even I might have some fun creating some of these things. Even those not so crafty among us, may see here some fun ideas for our homes, boats or for the boats of our friends.

A link to a bunch of fun nautical decorating/gift ideas.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Northwest Cruisers Cook-off

Noticed this in Three Sheets NW and thought I’d share for those of you who enjoy cooking.

We have some good cooks in our midst.

Here’s a link if you’re interested

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NWWB Meeting Mon. Sept. 21st Composting Toilets, Greywater Systems and Being More Environmentally Friendly On The Water

No more smelly hoses or pump outs: consider a composting toilet for your boat. Learn about greywater systems and living in more environmentally friendly ways on the water.

Having researched all the options for a marine head on their live aboard vintage tugboat, Juli and her husband decided to try a dry composting head.  It has worked so well, that they are still using this system after 6 yrs.  Composting toilets are not the solution for every boat, but for some they can be the perfect solution. She will also share their adventures in finding a solution to greywater and trying to be more green on their live aboard.

Julie has been a long-time enthusiastic member of NWWB. She is a professional photographer and her hobby is marine biology. She has volunteered in marine mammal rescue operations in Florida and California. She has great humor and is a wealth of information about boat renovation. She’s given popular composting toilet presentations at the boat show for several years. You have an opportunity to enjoy this interesting talk for free. It may not apply to your boat but you’ll leave with knowledge you may find helpful while visiting with other boaters around your marina or away cruising. Hey who knows, the subject of toilet options on boats and grey water may just come up at your next cocktail party! .

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending so we may set up the room appropriately and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend This Weekend – Happy Hour Gathering

The Three Sheets Northwest team is sailing north from Seattle and south from the San Juan Islands to meet up at the Wooden Boat Festival this weekend in Port Townsend — and we hope to see you there!

One of our favorite boating events on the yearly Northwest boating calendar is the Wooden Boat Fest, so this year we thought, why not host a happy hour to meet our readers, swap sea stories and share a few laughs over a few good beers?

If you’re coming to the festival, meet us for happy hour at the Wee Nip bar out near Point Hudson on Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. You don’t have to leave the festival to come say hi and have a beer, and since entry is free at night, you can join us for happy hour even if you’re not attending the festival.

Link to full story

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

An Impressive Group of Gals Spending A Perfect Evening Onboard MV Lotus

An impressive group of gals right where they love to be – on the water!  What a perfect evening. Thanks to Christian and Lynn our hosts and thanks to all of you for the great food, conversation, laughter and fun. Northwest Women in Boating thrives!

To see more pictures go to:

Pictures of our party on Lotus

The password is: nwwblotus    (Click on “View as slideshow” above the right column of pictures

If you have pictures you would like us to add to the album send them to: lkunion@aol.com


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Southside Marinelife Rescue Center Bon Fire Fundraiser Aug. 13th

Casey McLean, Director of Southside Marinelife Rescue Center, spoke to us about the efforts of the organization, the only one of it’s kind in Washington (here is a link to info about that program) They have interesting and fun fundraisers and here is some information on their latest.

Event Details
This event was tons of fun last year so let’s do it again! The best part is you don’t have to bring anything! With the purchase of your event ticket we will provide hotdogs for roasting over the fire (veggie dogs available too), chips, sodas/ water and s’mores for dessert. There will be games, face painting for the kids and two fire pits going. All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to support our mission to build a marine animal rescue center.

When: August 13th from 6-9:30pm (drop by any time!)
Where: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park- Look for the blue tent and Soundside banner
609 Front Street Mukilteo, 98275
Event Tickets: Early Bird Prices: Adult $5, Child (10 and under) $3
At Event Prices: Adult $7, Child (10 and under) $5

Purchase Tickets Here: http://soundsidemarinelife.org/get-involved/fundraisers-and-events

** There are plenty of logs for sitting and we will have some chairs but you are welcome to bring your own comfortable camping chair too!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NWWB Meeting Mon. Aug. 17th Potluck Social Onboard the 1909 MV Lotus

mv lotus

Visit her website: www.mvlotus.org

Hi Gals,

Important note for this meeting: There is a space limit of 28 so you must RSVP early to assure a spot. Thanks

For this month’s meeting on Monday, August 17th we will spend a relaxed evening in the past onboard the 1909, 92′ MV Lotus moored at the bottom of Lake Union. (Yes, we are meeting on a boat a link to directions are below and on the MV Lotus website above.) We’ll socialize while staying at the dock. It’s a potluck dinner, so for this meeting we are asking everyone to bring a favorite main dish, salad or dessert to share and whatever you want to drink or wine to share. Plates, flatwear and glasses and coffee will be available, no need to bring. If you haven’t seen the renovations at the end of the Lake, this is your chance. Come earlier in the day and tour the Museum of History and Industry. (Here is a link to the presentation given to our group about MV Lotus).

The Lotus crew has a group of volunteers and they are actively looking for more. You’ll have a chance to see what that opportunity is if it sounds interesting to you. They do tours and events on the Lotus in costume, making it a true trip into the past. For those of you who rarely dip into the Edwardian era end of your closet, Christian Gruge and our own Lynn Reister, are our hosts for the evening. Christian’s family owned the Lotus for years* They encourage anyone who desires, to come in costume. (quasi Edwardian or Steam Punk were the ideas offered, (Vivian and I did a Google image search for Steam Punk and decided we definitely couldn’t pull that off, lol). Casual attire is fine, no costume required, but maybe you have a “hat from the past” that you never get a chance to wear. (* Lotus is now owned by the M. V. Lotus Foundation.)

You must RSVP asap at nwwbviv@gmail.com for this meeting as there is a space limit. If you have said you’re coming but your plans change please let us know as there may be a waiting list. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm – till 9:00 pm or so

This is a potluck so please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring what you want to drink or wine to share. We’ll have plates and flatwear and coffee available.

Location: Behind the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Street at the bottom of Lake Union (see picture above). 860 Terry Avenue North. Link to Google map (The Naval Army Reserve is now the Museum of History and Industry)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment