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Old 11-07-2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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She just fits....barely

We're very fortunate to have found a covered slip on South Lake Union. She fits, but to say it's a tight fit to turn her 90 degrees into a narrow channel and then again to get her into her slip is an understatement (especially for newbies like us).

Still, moments like this make us appreciate just how fortunate we are.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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Single or Twins? Thruster(s)? Have you learned how to turn her in her own length yet? wind and current look non-existant. At least you won't be getting pushed around to much.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:42 AM   #3
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We're very fortunate to have found a covered slip on South Lake Union. She fits, but to say it's a tight fit to turn her 90 degrees into a narrow channel and then again to get her into her slip is an understatement (especially for newbies like us).

Still, moments like this make us appreciate just how fortunate we are.
Look up "back and fill" on youtube.....
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:58 AM   #4
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Single or Twins? Thruster(s)? Have you learned how to turn her in her own length yet? wind and current look non-existant. At least you won't be getting pushed around to much.
Twins, no thrusters. Yes, I was able to spin her within her own length. Certainly an advantage to be on the lake in a well protected marina.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #5
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Airstream, that's a great shot of your girl's butt. Was that taken before Seattle got hit with some snow?
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:11 PM   #6
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A couple of days after the snow.
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nice job! at least you'll be able to work on both sides of her easily. Hey those appear to be fixed docks? I suppose the locks manage the lake level pretty well but surely there is some minimal water level changes....?
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Yes, they are fixed. Unfortunately the dock is only on the port side. There is a horizontal beam and cross bracing on the starboard side between us and our dock mate. You can get out there but it's a bit of a jungle gym.

I remember the lake being pretty low a couple of years ago...found this article about how it's managed:

Why Is Lake Washington's Water Level So Low? Ask The Engineers | KUOW News and Information
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