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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon May 05, 2008 1:29 pm

It'd be worth 20 bucks to me, easy! I'll get way more than 20$ worth of entertainment out of it!
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Post by smike » Mon May 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Sasquatch wrote:John, are those the tracks that are still there just east of the entry?


OK, this is a response to an old post - but since I ran across the tracks yesterday, I felt compelled to answer this... YES the tracks are still there. They are 50' east of the T-dock.

BTW - there seems to be some confusion about which direction is which at Mukilteo. This beach faces almost straight north, it runs almost completely East-West at this spot.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Nwbrewer » Mon May 05, 2008 1:57 pm

I guess that shows how much I use my compass there. The contour is so steep, I never really bothered. Thanks Josh and Pez. I have no desire to go back to the boat until I hear that Octozilla is back under it or something.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by octo$teve43 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:36 pm

there is supposedly a line from the boat at 115' or so to the troll is that true?

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Norris » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:31 am

octo$teve43 wrote:there is supposedly a line from the boat at 115' or so to the troll is that true?

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by John Rawlings » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:58 am

octo$teve43 wrote:there is supposedly a line from the boat at 115' or so to the troll is that true?


Yes, there has been a line running from the sunken boat to the "Troll" for years. However, I haven't dived the site in a few months, so it is possible that the line is no longer there.

Even if the line is in place, keep a sharp eye on your compass so that you firmly understand your location at all times. The Troll is actually on top of a large underwater "knoll" and you will be ascending as you approach it from the sunken boat. Once you leave the Troll and start to head in toward shore you will be descending from the top of the knoll before you once again begin to ascend the slope toward shore, (if you follow the bottom contours). You literally will be going deeper before you can head up the slope. This can easily confuse a diver that doesn't understand the topography, has not been keeping an eye on his/her compass and/or that doesn't understand underwater navigation very well.

The dive to the boat and then up to the Troll is definitely one for someone that thoroughly understands navigation, trusts their ability with their compass, and has well-developed gas management skills. People without those things can easily find themselves lost, confused and running low on gas - bad things to have happen at that depth.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Rockfish » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:48 pm

Once upon a time there were several lines in place. There was a line from the boat at 130 feet to the troll and a second line from the troll to a log at 100 feet that ran along the bottom and a third line that ran from the troll across the "gap" to the log at 100 feet. We liked to descend just past the end of the t-dock and hit the log (on line directly out from the dock) then follow the line at 100 feet to the troll. You could stay at 100 - 110 feet which was nice. Someone took it upon themselves to "police" the area and cut the line multiple times. I've always though that it would be nice to make a circuit that you could use to navigate to all of the sights underwater like from the t-dock to the troll with a side line to the geo dome then to the boat then the satellite dish and back up to the block at 20 feet. Mukilteo is very easy for someone who is not familiar with the area to get lost. Just my $0.02 worth.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by scottsax » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:23 pm

I did my OW dives here, but have only been back once or twice. Any recommended routes to explore from the Silver Cloud entry?
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Nwbrewer » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:45 pm

scottsax wrote:I did my OW dives here, but have only been back once or twice. Any recommended routes to explore from the Silver Cloud entry?


I recommend coming to Monday Madness for a guided tour.

Most of the stuff is straight out from the entry, the Geodome is in about 50', and slightly East of the pier. There are two small runabouts, one at roughly 40' deep and West of the Geodome, and another just below 60' to the East of the Geodome. There is some "artificial reefing material. Just East of the end of the pier.

You can also hit around a 40-50' contour and head east until you find the "brickyard" which is just a lot of small debris on the bottom. You can spend a lot of time here just poking around looking at the little stuff here.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by scottsax » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:17 pm

Nwbrewer wrote:
scottsax wrote:I did my OW dives here, but have only been back once or twice. Any recommended routes to explore from the Silver Cloud entry?


I recommend coming to Monday Madness for a guided tour.

Of course, but even the later splash is pushing it when I have to come from work in Tukwila. I will try.

And then Nwbrewer wrote:Most of the stuff is straight out from the entry, the Geodome is in about 50', and slightly East of the pier. There are two small runabouts, one at roughly 40' deep and West of the Geodome, and another just below 60' to the East of the Geodome. There is some "artificial reefing material. Just East of the end of the pier.

You can also hit around a 40-50' contour and head east until you find the "brickyard" which is just a lot of small debris on the bottom. You can spend a lot of time here just poking around looking at the little stuff here.

Have fun.

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Does anyone have an UW map of this site? I basically know it but a friend of mine wants a map and I don't really want to sketch one from memory. There's got to be a DM somewhere who mapped this site??
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Rockfish » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:13 am

I've got one that I made a couple of years ago in Excel. It's on my home computer so it would be tonight or tomorrow before I could send you a copy. If you would like to send me a PM with your e-mail address and I'll send you what I have.

I did map the T-dock when I did my DM but that was over 20 years ago and I think things have changed a lot since then.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Mortuus » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:00 pm

Map drawn up for the March 31st club dive this year: Image

Pretty accurate

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by 2loud4u » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:12 am

Your missing the small boat that's by the dish / man.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Mortuus » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:35 am

I didnt make the map. Im just posting it

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Jeremy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:49 am

2loud4u wrote:Your missing the small boat that's by the dish / man.


I spent literally minutes composing that fine map. Minutes!

I can't possibly have missed the small boat. But if I did, it's because I'm not a Padi DM.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Mortuus » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:55 am

Jeremy wrote:
2loud4u wrote:Your missing the small boat that's by the dish / man.


I spent literally minutes composing that fine map. Minutes!

I can't possibly have missed the small boat. But if I did, it's because I'm not a Padi DM.


Well if it makes you feel better, i happen to like that map :)

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by 2loud4u » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:53 am

I like it as well, don't take it so hard. I just pointed out that there are 2 boats down there... not that big a deal.
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Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Jeremy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:44 am

No problem, talked with my psychologist about it for a few hours...we're all good now.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by 2loud4u » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:20 am

Nice! You can just send Mortuus the bill...
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Mateo1147 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:43 pm

2loud4u wrote:I like it as well, don't take it so hard. I just pointed out that there are 2 boats down there... not that big a deal.

What about the jungle gym boat / pipe boat up the draw from the troll? Doesn't that make three boats? :smt064
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Mortuus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:47 am

2loud4u wrote:Nice! You can just send Mortuus the bill...


Hey, what! I never saw this post.... I guess that would explain all that missing money. Dammit Jeremy!

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by 2loud4u » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:11 pm

That 3rd boat /jungle gym boat was added after this post was started.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by meex56 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:33 am

The bouy has been gone for quite some time now :-( does anyone know if you need permission from the state or any other agency to put another Bouy marking the boat? Me and my dive buddy are planning on putting a semi permanent bouy where the old one used to be just don't want to do it and get a ticket for it.

Anyone know if I can just do it or do I need to ask someone first?

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:14 am

Its, Muk. Just do it.
You will never get official DNR permission, don't even bother unless you have a bunch of money and lots of hair you want to pull out. There has been a buoy on "the man" for over a decade this is nothing new or citation worthy IMO.
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