Does my mooring have to be permitted?

September 6th, 2011
ABSOLUTELY. Check out the link After you read the site and you feel grossly perplexed (believe me you will) and you want some help; we would be glad to help you out with the quagmire of multiple applications.

Frogging In Fog

September 6th, 2011
Today we went out to Frog in the fog. There was about a quarter mile visibility which made for some interesting times. We do have a chart plotter that tells us were we are at all times. The trick is to watch out for the other boats especically the Ferry’s. I did take a ghostly picture of the Orcas Landing.

Dock Demolition

August 12th, 2011
We motored Frog up East Sound to the hatchery and picked up a derelict dock to tow back to Bay head for demotion.  We beached the dock at high tide and took it apart at low tide the next morning.

The deck planks are off

 It is coming apart pretty easy

Towing dock back to Bay Head Marina

New Record

August 3rd, 2011
Yesterday we set a personal best by servicing 19 moorings.  We started up the West side of Orcas hitting West Beach, slipping behind Freeman Island and around Pt Doughty. We also serviced moorings on North Beach, Terrill beach and around Pt Tompson to Buckhorn Beach.  Interesting note;  It was still a shorter route to head back the way we came than to keep motoring the rest of the way around Orcas.  On the way back Frog’s engine started to slow down even if I gave it more throttle.  We just made it to a mooring as the engine died.  I found the engine kill lever had been slowly vibrating to the off  position  Need to install a spring on that!!

Snapped a quick picture of a pirate on the way back to Bay Head Marina.

A pirate working on his ship.

Fun at Work

June 29th, 2011

Jimmy and Ryan at work.

Ryan Drum in the Seaweed

Seaweed is the latest trend.

We Move Docks Too

June 18th, 2011
In the fall we stow exposed docks to safe anchorages. In the spring they are returned to their pier for summer use. It is a real challange moving a 100′ dock around, everything is in slow motion.

Frog Sandwich

June 15th, 2011
At a recent raftup by Skull Island we had a Frog Sandwich.


June 13th, 2011
This is an example of what happens when you don’t have your mooring serviced on a regular basis. Both shackles are 3/4 inch steel.  The one on the right is new and the one on the left came off a mooring near Orcas Island during a Frogger service visit.  It had gone too long before servicing and was close to failing.  Corrosion in salt water can dissolve metal pretty quickly.

Two 3/4" shackles

Frogger’s Summer is Busy!

June 12th, 2011
Jimmy said he will write something here soon. Wally and Jimmy enjoying lunch