*I remember seeing your boat last summer in this spot when we stopped for grandkid pickup. *Can't get more protected than that, and I am surprised at the ice skim. *Is there fresh water floating on the surface? *It's amazing how much colder it can be in B'ham vs. a few miles south where we are.
*We moved to our temporary location late last September.* The port started it's dock removal, dredging, and dock replacement project in October.
The surface of the water in Squalicum can be brackish to almost fresh because of the decent size creek that flows into the bay immediatly west of the marina, the Whatcom River (I think that's what it's called) that flows in about a half mile east, and of course the big Nooksak Rver that flows into the north side of the bay.
This is why many of us hang a zinc anode on a cable down about six or eight feet with the other end of the cable connected to the boat's bonding system, in our case one of the rudder bars.* The transom zincs on many boats may be in fresh or almost fresh water most of the time, particularly on boats like ours with a very shallow draft transom.