The Patriots replaced the Blue Angels this year for
airshow main attraction. Today, Friday, Seattle 8/2/13, was the first performance
called a “practice.” The Patriots were great in spite of performing in the rain
and heavy cloud cover. These photos were taken from our dock on the west side
of about one mile south of the I-90 Bridge. Mercer Island
The “Happy Hours” is our new boat. It is the first of its kind in the Seattle area. It is a new top-of-line super-luxurious 26 ft Avalon pontoon boat. Waypoint Marine in Ballard is our dealer. This is the perfect boat for the Pacific Northwest or anywhere where you want versatility, quality and performance. It is a luxury deck and party room on the water at the dock, floating or motoring. These are our adventures and experiences. See the 6/12/11 post for free rides and dock parties.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Opening Day - Boating on
Saturday, May 4,
2013, is the official opening
of 's boating season. It is sponsored by the Seattle
Yacht Club and includes many kinds of water activities. It will include
a morning of crew races staring at and the grand Opening Day boat parade starting at . Participating yachts will be decorated to illustrate
this year's theme for Opening Day, "Hawaiian
Magic." The crew races are west to east through Montlake Cut and the
boat parade is east to west through the Cut. Seattle
The first SYC Opening Day took place in early May 1913 with a parade and a regatta in
. The first Opening Day parade through the Montlake
Cut was in 1920 after the Seattle Yacht Club moved to its new (and present)
facilities in Elliott Bay . Portage Bay
Over the years, events such as the
crew races have become a part of the day's traditional festivities.
Many spectators watch these popular races through the Montlake Cut from the
shore, boats or TV. Opening Day 2013 marks the 29th anniversary of the
Windermere Cup. University of Washington
Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day has become the nation's largest regional celebration of water, spring and the opening of boating season. Opening Day inOn
is a family and party affair. A huge spectator fleet
lines the start of the crew races and the end of the boat parade from Montlake Cut
east into Seattle and Union Bay Lake
Washington. Spectator boats
are also decorated (optional) and families and friends spread blankets on the
shoreline and spend hours watching and picnicking.
Monday, February 11, 2013
tonight [ Big Town 2/10/13 in Los
Angeles] won the first GRAMMY of their ten-year
career. Their number one single, and one of the biggest country hits of the
summer of 2012, ‘Pontoon’ landed them the GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group
The four bandmates (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet) all appeared in person, waving and smiling broadly as they walked down the aisle to the stage.
‘Woo-hoo!’ shouted Kimberly Schlapman, clearly giddy about their win. ‘We wanted one of these for so long!’
‘This is such a longtime coming for us,’ echoed Phillip Sweet. ‘We’re so thrilled!’” (From CBS Los Angeles 2/10/13)
My Happy Hours "Pontoon" video filmed on
Washington and featuring this hit song “Pontoon” with LBT was
uploaded June 6 and has 182,000 views from 143 countries!
Little Big Town's Pontoon video, with 10 million views, was the number one music video on Country Music Television's (CMT's) chart last summer. It is fantastic.
LBT’s performance of Pontoon at the 2012 CMT 2012 Music Awards on June 6 "rocked the house." This was Little Big Town’s (LBT’s) debut of Pontoon on national TV and for a standing-room-only audience at
Bridgestone Arena. They performed on a pontoon boat on the stage.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This is the biggest boat show on the west coast. The show features more than 1,000 yachts and boats plus the latest accessories and supplies. There are more than 200 interesting boating and fishing seminars.
Dykstra Seminars – W 1/30 - - Yellow Room and F 2/1 - - Red Room
The 1/30 seminar title is “Pontoon Boats in the PNW: Pros vs Cons.” Pontoon boats are sweeping the country but are just starting to become popular in the PNW. The new generation of pontoon boats uses modern multi-hull technology. But what are the drawbacks? We will present the pluses and minuses.
The 2/1 seminar title is “Cruising Lake Washington: Navigating the Locks, Where to Dock, Anchor, Party and Dine!”
Lake Washington is a fabulous boating destination but is often
overlooked by salt-water boaters. There is great anchoring where you can swim
in 75º fresh water. We will discuss the many things to see and do including viewing
the fabulous mansions on “The Map of The Stars.”
The Boat Show’s main location is indoors at the
addition the Show has exhibitors showing large yachts in the water at South
Lake Union. There is free shuttle service between the two locations. www.seattleboatshow.com. CenturyLink Field Convention
I will be exhibiting at Captain’s Nautical Supplies, booth Concourse 2240 and will be there most of the time. I will occasionally be at Tom’s – Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats, booth North 161. I bought my new Avalon (Avalon video) luxury pontoon boat from Tom at 2011’s show. I recommend you stop by and see some of the perfect boats for the PNW. www.TomsBoatShop.com.
Go to Dykstra Boat Show pdf for more information including hours, directions and a map. Call my cell – 206-931-6065 for show passes.