Wednesday, September 25, 2019

FOG Burgee - New Design. All opinions and ideas welcome

Greetings FOG Family,

I was inspired the other day when I was visiting the marina office at Cap Sante in Anacortes. Behind the desk were several yacht club burgees which got me to thinking about our FOG Burgee and possibilities for a new design.

My idea may seem to be a little "Nationalistic". My intention is to represent North America and to stick with simple colors and contrasting colors that look great together. I encourage all to provide feedback or I will welcome any alternatives. This is a group decision. I am just hoping to get the ball roling on something for all members.

By the way I have counted over a hundred views of our BLOG postings. I am encouraged and hope that members will add comments with the postings.

Art Hebert

Friday, September 13, 2019

September 2019 - Roche Harbor

2019 FOG Rendezvous.

The annual FOG Rendezvous was held over the weekend of 12-15 September 2019. Our venue this year was the Marina at Roche Harbor. The vessels in attendance are listed below.

• Adventurous (30 Northeaster) 1975, Anacortes, WA
 Art Hebert,

*Honu (25) Ladysmith, BC
Ulansky, Ron and Darleen,

• Kairos (37), Friday Harbor, WA
Steve and Nan Simpson,

• Kipper (30) 1976, Victoria, BC
Don and Sally Hamilton,

• Molly Bloom (37) 1978, Royal City, WA
Jock, Ali and Annie Warren,

• Scuttlebutt (31) 1986,  Point Roberts, WA
 Cedric Marsden.

•SeaCat (28 CatFisher) 1978, Anacortes, WA
Manuel Morteiro,

Boats that wanted to attend but were unable to come

• Darius (34) 1985, Port Madison, WA
Neal Nyberg,

Minutes for the meeting are below.

Discussion- where is the group going 

The FOG website will transition to this blog during the next year. Registry functions will be updated and posted annually.

How to communicate, web or blog.  Communication with group or how to share with other owners, what is going to work the best for our needs.

My plan is to post on Yahoo Fisherowners and Facebook FOG NorthAmerica whenever a new  update to the blog is created.

Cruising with other Fishers, announcements, sail plans and invites via the web or blog?

I am hoping to announce any  Fisher Flotilla's as they are being planned. If you are planning a trip with your boat and would like to go with a great group of Fishers let me know and I will post it for the group to possibly join up.

Acknowledge regrets from members not attending:  Dave and Irene, Kate and Claude, George and Mary Lou

Discussion - Money? Charge for membership?

There are currently no plans to implement a dues or membership charge.

Burgee? New design? Other logo items, hats, pillows, etc.

Even though we will not be charging a fee it would be pretty neat if we had burgees to fly while we are on the water. There will be a small up charge to help pay for the set up of burgees, hats, shirts and pillows.

Recommendation; interesting Fisher journey, “Following Farley”

There is a great video series  on You Tube. Please check out his work here

Date for next year rendezvous- August 22 - ? Possibly a cruise from marina to an anchorage. 

Stay tuned for more information.... It will be a Canadian Voyage.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

COOT, 25 Fisher 1975, FOR SALE, Washington, USA

I have decided to sell our 1975, 25 Foot Fisher Motor sailor, COOT.  I am asking $35,000.  It is in the water at the marina in Des Moines Washington. I spent 5 years on the hard in Costa Mesa, California rebuilding it - new wires, windows, cushions, varnish, caprail, Yanmar engine, paint, hardware, etc. and then moved it to Des Moines where completed it with new tanbark sails, rigging, electronics, and a diesel stove/heater.  It is lacking a head and fresh water plumbing. Family obligations have forced a move to Montana 7 years ago and the boat has been sitting in the water, with semi-annual maintenance done by CSR marine. I have a thumbdrive with extensive pictures of the rebuild and can arrange a dock visit if you are interested in seeing her in person.  Lots of work done on her but still a few projects left to revive her after 7 years of neglect!  Please email me at for more information. Thanks for your consideration.