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Notes from Phil Schofield

PGBOA Phil Schofield presentation

Here’s the link to the “Helpful Links” Phil Schofield provided at his very popular photography presentation.

PSGBOA Schofield Helpful Photo Links

2014 Grand Banks Rendezvous – Salish Sea Potlatch

Wow! We have 74 boats and over 215 crew signed up to attend the 2014 Rendezvous in beautiful Roche Harbor. It’s just two weeks away. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Click here to download the Rendezvous Schedule of Events

Open Boat Tours: Show off your GB modifications at the rendezvous

We would like to make the open boats portion of the rendezvous a true learning experience. Have you made customizations, improvements, modifications, or interesting additions to your boat? Would you like to show them to others? Send us an email to add your name to the list. We will distribute the list at registration.

If you wish to participate, please provide the information below to Terry Stanford and John Creighton at: Fringle@aol.com.

A. BOAT (NAME/MODEL/YEAR):
B. OWNER’S:
C. MODIFICATIONS OF INTEREST:
D. COOL FINDS:

(Note: We will provide participants with a small flag that, when displayed, will notify others that they can ask to come aboard to see your boat’s modifications.)

Questions? Shoot us an email at rendezvous@psgbowners.org.

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2014 Annual Rendezvous Thursday – Sunday, May 8 – 11

Salish Sea Potlatch: Exposition on the 2014 Annual Rendezvous Theme

The theme of this year’s Annual Rendezvous is “Salish Sea Potlatch.” Curious? Read on.

Some definitions are in order.

Salish Sea: The body of water encompassing Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. The name was created by a marine biologist in 1988 to designate the above marine ecosystem and to honor the Coast Salish peoples. It is now an officially recognized title, according to learned sources. See more. http://staff.wwu.edu/stefan/salish_sea.shtml

Potlatch: A ceremonial feast given by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in which everyone receives a gift. The potlatch has had many uses, but here is an interesting  one that might be valuable one day. “If an important person fell off a canoe, a small but elegant and costly potlatch would be given to offset the humiliation of the fall. You could not be laughed at. You could not lose dignity.” See http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northwest/potlatch.html

“Salish Sea Potlatch” will provide terrific opportunities to socialize and have fun in Fabulous Roche Harbor. Join us Thursday, May 8th through Sunday, May 11th. Mark your calendar now and stay tuned to this site for the additional information that will soon emerge.

A Video Invitation to the 2014 GB Annual Rendezvous

John Henson, Lily Jung Henson, and Brian Pemberton are the 2014 Annual Rendezvous Co-Chairs.

Shoot us an email at rendezvous@psgbowners.org if you have questions. New information will be posted here as soon as we receive it.

Keeping stuff organized

This article was written by Rusty Lewis of the Archimedes and originally appeared on his blog.

I don’t know about your boat, but we have col­lected a drawer full of man­u­als and doc­u­men­ta­tion for the var­i­ous elec­tron­ics and giz­mos on Archimedes. While we occa­sion­ally ref­er­ence one from time to time, they mostly just take up space. Our solu­tion is an iPad and an app called Good Reader ($4.99).

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All the man­u­als we need are avail­able in elec­tronic pdf for­mat. An iPad is the per­fect medium for stor­ing and view­ing these doc­u­ments. There are other tablets and other doc­u­ment reader apps. This is just the com­bi­na­tion we are using.

Good Reader allows us to down­load the man­u­als, orga­nize them, and view them as needed. We also keep elec­tronic copies of impor­tant papers like reg­is­tra­tion, insur­ance, radio license, and EPIRB reg­is­tra­tion on the iPad. It never hurts to have back up copies of the impor­tant stuff. Good Reader does much more than we use it for. It can con­nect to iCloud, Drop­box, and a num­ber of other ser­vices to retrieve pdf’s. Fol­low the link above to see what else it can do.

Good Reader is a fine way to read the lat­est copy of North­west Yacht­ing too!

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Post 2013 Rendezvous Survey

We had a great turnout at the 2013 Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous. About 60 boats and their valiant crews attended. But … we have almost 500 members. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have most, if not all, at the next rendezvous?

We would love to have those that attended weigh in on what would make the rendezvous even better next year. For those who attended, please take a moment to complete our survey. Just ten questions. Short and easy.

Click here to take the survey and help make the next rendezvous fantastic

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

We are working diligently on insightful questions to survey those who did not attend.

Women on the Water at the Rendezvous

This article was written by Kim Lewis of the Archimedes and originally appeared on her blog.

One thing notable about most cou­ples who take to boat­ing is that when it comes to dock­ing (or gen­er­ally nav­i­gat­ing in tight quar­ters), you’re most likely to find the male at the helm. Note that I didn’t say all, as we have encoun­tered cou­ples where this was not the case at all, it’s just that gen­er­ally speak­ing, it’s the guy who takes the boat into the slip, and the gal who’s stand­ing ready to tie up ashore.

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2013 PSGBOA Rendezvous Recap

A message from the Rendezvous Chair …

This year’s PSGBOA Rendezvous at Roche Harbor was attended by 60 boats, including 18 first time attendees. The theme was “South of the Boarder Fiesta”, and the decorations, meals and music carried the theme. From all accounts, the rendezvous was a great success with a number of interesting speakers, a visit by “Carnac the Magnificent”, a rubber ducky race, a fantastic cooking demonstration, and raffle prizes.

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We had an excellent group of sponsors who set up exhibit booths next to the taco bar on the dock, and the food contributed by our attendees to Friday’s pot luck and wine/beer tasting event was the best we’ve ever had, and there was plenty of it to be shared!  And of course, Roche Harbor did a first class job with Saturday’s wind up cocktail party, raffle and dinner. Continue reading