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Sept 4 -- End of Summer Show and Tell - Minutes attached

posted Aug 21, 2018, 4:29 PM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 1:02 PM ]
           The speakers will be….  You, Me, and Us! Let’s hear about your sailing experiences. Please bring photos of your recent times out sailing, preferably on multihulls, favorite destinations, cruising, racing, building, anything boat-related, tall tales and true stories.  Photos can be on your PC, camera card, USB data stick, etc.  Club will provide a PC, projector, and universal camera card reader.  I hope you all enjoyed the summer.  Welcome back to NWMA!

Northwest Mutlihull Association Sept 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes/Notes     


Attendance was light as it often is in September.  We had a hearty pot luck meal where it was nice to have the option to be outside in the warm summer sun.  We caught up with each other until Bill’s son rang the bell to start the business part of the meeting. 


Commodore Jeff could not attend so Vice Commodore Diane ran the meeting.   There was discussion as to when we should have our annual  Holiday party/meeting, December 4 or January 1.  Or we could change the January date to the 8th to accommodate the holiday.  In the end the members voted to have it on Dec 4.  Both Bill Quigley and Jim and Paula Miller generously offered their houses to host the party.  Since Bills house is close to our normal meeting location we decided to have it there.  Jim and Paula then offered to host a summer party at their house.  That generated a lot of interest and it will be discussed further at later meetings.  So nice of them to offer.


Diane noted that the Port Townsend Wood Boat Festival is this weekend and there will be several multihull presentations there.  One is by the Canadian owner of the well built F9 Lotus, Peter as well as John Green another Fboater from Victoria.  Lots to see and do there and several of our members are going to be there, by car and by boat.


One member had problems with paying dues via Pay Pal but others had no problems.  Mark will look into this.  Pay Pal does take a cut so a check or cash at a meeting is preferred but you still have to fill out the form on the website.


Treasurer Mark reported the club account is holding steady at ~ $7600 but reminded members that dues run from September to September so its time to get on the website and renew.


Diane reported that a Canadian owner/builder of an F41 Catamaran needs crew to sail from Port Townsend to San Francisco around Sept 15.  He already has 2 experienced crew so the watches will be reasonable lengths.  Diane has contact info.


This concluded the short business meeting and as is our custom we went around the room and introduced ourselves and boat and said a little bit about what we have been up to.


As usual our Sept program is a show and tell about what we did this summer, cruising or otherwise:


Joel showed pics of his cruise on Bill’s boat in the San Juans.  He and his wife ticked off a lot of firsts on the trip and had a great time.  He also showed pics of his progress on his Marples 35 trimaran.  Hopefully to go in the water next summer.


Bill spoke about his various short trips with his kids and the fun they had with 5 boats/kayaks/boards stacked on his F32.


Steve showed samples of various fiberglass layups that he is considering for the hull skin of his 30’ frame proa. 


Todd described the joys of sailing out of Quartermaster Harbor in the South Sound.  He says it is quite convenient to his new West Seattle home.  


Francois had some nice pics of sailing out of Everett.  He met up with Martyn and Linda in Port Ludlow on their 36’ Catamaran.


The meeting concluded and many hung around chatting til it was time to put away the tables and chairs and head home.  Hope to see more of you at the October 2 meeting.