I guess things must be different in the PNW. Out here if you're a member of a YC and you need recip moorage all that's needed is to show your current membership card and fly a burgee while at their docks.
Usually the first 2 days are free (you pay for power at most clubs) and you're allowed a certain number of free nights per year. That works if you're traveling so you can stop on the way out from your home port and again on the way home.
Mike and Tina
1981 Boston Whaler 13'