Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

Happy New Year from the Clean Boating Foundation

Happy New Year from the Clean Boating Foundation. May we suggest some New Year’s resolutions?

–          Switch to non-copper bottom paint (you know you want to)

–          Use aluminum anodes (there is no reason not to)

–          Use a Certified Clean Boatyard (or encourage your favorite yard to become one)

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Come see us at the Chris Craft Rendezvous

The Clean Boating Foundation will be spending Saturday with the folks at the Chris Craft Rendezvous (CCR).  The CCR is the largest gathering of Chris Crafts around.  We are going to be talking to the owner’s of these beautiful boats about how Non-copper bottom paint can work for them.  We…

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The Great Paradox

One of the difficulties with the Puget Sound and its well-documented demise is that it’s not that well documented. That might sound like a self-contradicting paradox, but it’s not just my take. Rather, it’s something that Puget Sound Partnership discovered early on in their research. The public just isn’t…

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Cheers to Three Clean Boating All-Stars

CBF just wrapped up some time on the road and, as we like to do, it’s time to give credit to three inspirational, no-nonsense leaders who are not asking for credit or praise about promoting clean boating. This selflessness only drives us more to give them credit and praise. 
 

Are you “On the Water?”

If you are like us, then you have probably been disappointed that the biggest radio signal in the Puget Sound area does not have a regular show that showcases boating. Turn that frown upside down because, now every Sunday, you will find a one-hour show on 97.3 FM (KIRO)…

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What to do with junk marine electronics?

Few things are more frustrating than wanting to do the right thing for the environment (such as recycling marine electronics) but not having any idea on where to even start. We get that. Hopefully, that’s a role we can fill – giving you the info you need to make…

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Invasive Species: Are you on the lookout?

When you hear the word “mussels” your mind probably jumps to the Northwest delicacy that’s just coming into season. Unfortunately, we are not talking here about those mussels. Rather, there are two types of mussels that are on a Most Wanted list due to their ability to destroy entire…

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What Do You Know About Sea Scouts?

How familiar are you with the Sea Scouts? Did you know that their history stretches back just as far as the Boy Scouts? We’re talking over one-hundred years of producing upstanding citizens that have a deep passion for maritime life and, as it turns out, green boating. I was…

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Pettit Ultima Eco in Puget Sound – What We’re Seeing

With copper-based bottom paint being phased out in Washington state (read here for the details), we’re tracking the performance of the non-copper alternatives on Puget Sound boats to better help the whole boating community make the transition more smoothly. Today, we want to highlight Pettit Paint’s Read more »

Anacortes Clean Boating Symposium

The Clean Boating Foundation is going back on the road. This time, we have two upcoming stops. The first one we are featuring is the Anacortes Clean Boating Symposium, which is sponsored by Port Supply/West  Marine (sidebar: Great to see their new copper-free paint (CFA…

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