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Old 18-05-2013, 08:02   #1
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TraveLifts in Puget Sound

I'm up in the Puget Sound area this week, visiting family, and I have been looking for places I might haul out when I bring my boat up here someday. I was in Anacortes yesterday, but they don't seem to have something that works for a 24 foot beam (other than the ship ways). Is there a facility in this region that anyone can recommend? I'd like to have that list available before getting up here should I need to haul for any reason.
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Old 18-05-2013, 08:04   #2
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Port Townsend could probably accommodate you.
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I think CSR Marine could do it. The owner of CSR owns a large tri himself.

They are just inside the locks.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Yep, width of CSR's 70 ton lift should be 28' inside clearance.
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Old 18-05-2013, 10:37   #5
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Thanks, folks! I just visited the website and got this image: https://maps.google.com/maps?safe=of...&ved=0CKcBELYD

Scaling the picture confirms what you say. Terrific, thank you! Of course one has to zoom in all the way, but there it is!
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Old 18-05-2013, 12:54   #6
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Port Townsend could probably accommodate you.
I hauled mine in PT, but I folded it to 12.5 feet.
We lifted the boat using the four lifting eyes at the inner ends of the akas.

Sea Marine's travelift is very short and I had to do some really creative things with my cap shrouds to get lifted.
Dragonfly boats don't have a backstay, so cap shrouds are necessary to keep the mast supported.
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Old 18-05-2013, 13:17   #7
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I think CSR Marine could do it. The owner of CSR owns a large tri himself.

They are just inside the locks.
Yup, CSR hauled us out a couple of weeks ago. They de-commissioned us for shipping and did some minor work on our IP32. Great folks and fun to work with. I would highly recommend them.
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Old 20-05-2013, 19:46   #8
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Check with Marine Service Center in Anacortes. I thought they had dive on lift that would fit between the hulls of cat and lift her that way. There is one in North Vancouver BC but my Lagoon 380 is too narrow between the hulls. The 40's and 44's here use it.
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I was in Anacortes yesterday, but they don't seem to have something that works for a 24 foot beam (other than the ship ways).
Call CSR to verify their beam capacity. If you are going to the one just west of the Ballard Bridge, I think you will find their limit is 20 feet.

Delta Marine up the Duamish River a few miles does have that capacity with a travel lift and a crane. Click http://www.deltamarine.com/refit_overview.html for further info.

There are also several dry docks along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and into Lake Union that could haul you out.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Port Townsend's largest travel lift can handle 150 foot vessels up to 30.5' and 330 tons according to the Port of Port Townsend website. We are on the hard there and have seen many wide multihulls, commercial boats, and historic monohulls hauled out. It's also a great place to work on your boat. I would ask around for help, though, rather than going to the main boat repair shop.
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Port Townsend's largest travel lift can handle 150 foot vessels up to 30.5' and 330 tons according to the Port of Port Townsend website. We are on the hard there and have seen many wide multihulls, commercial boats, and historic monohulls hauled out. It's also a great place to work on your boat. I would ask around for help, though, rather than going to the main boat repair shop.
Couldn't agree more. Anyone considering hauling in PT should hire from the large pool of qualified (and maybe some not so) folks and try to avoid the boatyard shops. Some are great and will help a lot, others not so much and are predatory in my opinion.

A great place to work on your boat though. Everything and I do mean everything marine related is within a bike ride, and so is food and drink. The wealth of knowledge is impressive in PT.

The BIG lift moves some really massive commercial vessels.

I'll come here again.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Thanks for the posts about the big lift.
I didn't even know it was there!
That said, SeaMarine did a great job for us, I just wish their lift was bigger.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Last time I checked, CSR marine could haul boat up to 21 or 22'. Call them to verify. But I'd like to add +1 for Port Townsend. Other than dust from unpaved road, I liked the place and guys working there. I stayed onboard, everything I needed was walking distance (e.g. marine chandlery was 40f from my boat, Safeway and hardware store across the street, several restaurants close by, etc.), didn't even use a bicycle. Plus, per day rate for staying on hard was cheaper than staying in marina.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Port Townsend has quite a few businesses to choose from, not just one 'boat repair shop' at the Boat Haven Marina where the big lift (and two others) are located. Get a time and materials estimate for what you want done, and keep good communication with them. A big plus at PT is that you can be there working on stuff as well. No better way to ensure work is done the way you want it and to mange their scope and hours. The range of specialist skills sets the place apart.
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Re: TraveLifts in Puget Sound

Thank you all, folks! I'm now back from my visit to the northwest and I'm going to come back with my boat as soon as I can. My haulout next week in San Diego will give an opportunity to send pics of the bottom configuration to Anacortes for consideration of their unique system. At the moment, though, Port Townsend has my vote, both because it's PT and cool, and because I have a friend who lives near the waterfront. I do this work for a living, so I won't be of much use to the repair community. But, no matter where I go, I can be assured of a rich supply of great coffee, excellent local beers, oysters of all persuasions, and many other treats richly abundant in Puget Sound. I have to give a very special tip of the hat to the Anacortes West Marine store. I'm used to the flagship store in San Diego, so my visit to Anacortes was a rewarding experience, and I was reassured that I could find everything I would possibly need when I arrive. I have a commercial account with them so I know they can order special stuff not on the shelves. Now, I have two solid bases for my future cruising plans, where I can get the critical stuff I want and need. And the combination of oysters, coffee and craft beer are almost as alluring as the surroundings. Life is good.
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