USS Suisun

History of the USS SUISUN Launched: 1914 Builder: Wilson Brothers, Astoria, Oregon Commissioned For: United States Engineers Department, Attn; Lt. Col. H. Rees Length: 86’ 9” Beam: 15’ 8” Draft: 7’ 6” Gross Weight: 73 Tons (146,000 lbs) Power: 6 Cylinder, Corliss Gas...

Clean and Green

I confess that I might be biased when I compare the huge number of agencies and regulations that govern the operation of a boatyard compared to most other businesses, but I believe we are inundated by a significant factor. Clearly, these regulatory agencies and their...

Bottom Paint 2021

No matter what type of boat you own, if you keep it in saltwater, the bottom of your boat has likely been coated with antifouling paint, with the most common ingredient being copper oxide. In addition to copper, some antifouling paints contain other metals, such as...

Good News Good News

As the old saying goes, “I’ve got good news and bad news…which would you like first?” Well, here’s a new twist to this: “and I’ve got some more good news.” First the good news: despite all the pain and troubles our world is facing, the marine industry has done...

From the Bilge – In the swim of things

In the swim of things… Hard to believe that so many months have passed since my last “bilgy” installment. While I have not been in the bilge this whole time, for sure it feels like I have been in the trenches…if there is such a thing on a boat. Although life for all...
Spring 2020

Spring 2020

With Spring on the horizon, I thought I’d share with you what I see ahead in the coming boating year. With an improved economy and the ability to get on the water and enjoy the Bay, in many ways, recreational boating has never been so accessible. Yes, berthing on the...