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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 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 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 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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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 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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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Pez7378 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:20 pm

Nailer99 wrote:Hey, if anybody finds a downrigger ball in that area above the boat, I'd love to hear where you found it-


Josh, what's he paying for a recovery fee? :smt064 LOL

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon May 05, 2008 1:03 pm

Yep, that's what I was trying to say- they both go to the boat.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Pez7378 » Mon May 05, 2008 12:47 pm

Nwbrewer wrote:That's the black one right? I've been down that one the the concrete block and the boat. There's a white one further south, is it tied off in the same area? It looks to be seperate to me. :dontknow:


What Josh is saying is that there are two buoys that go to the same place. The original buoy is attached to the mooring block by the boat. The Mystery buoy is attached to the original buoy line about 10 feet from the bottom, near the mooring block. I think the reason for the second buoy is that the original buoy is not visible at high tide. That's my theory anyway. I saw the line when you and I dove the boat and figured it was attached to the "new" buoy.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Nwbrewer » Mon May 05, 2008 12:22 pm

That's the black one right? I've been down that one the the concrete block and the boat. There's a white one further south, is it tied off in the same area? It looks to be seperate to me. :dontknow:

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon May 05, 2008 10:24 am

I chased it down the other day- it is attached to the buoy line off of the boat, or the concrete pier next to the boat- it's tied off about 10 feet up from the bottom.

Hey, if anybody finds a downrigger ball in that area above the boat, I'd love to hear where you found it- I will trade a very funny diving story for the information.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Nwbrewer » Mon May 05, 2008 9:49 am

Anybody know what the second bouy that has appeared at the T-dock leads to? It's out about the same depth profile as the boat.

I'd rather not swim all the way out there and drop to 130' to find out it's a concrete block. ](*,)

Is it for mooring the construction equipment for the dock repairs? Anybody?

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by smike » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:02 am

Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. I am planning on doing that dive soon, when I can be there at the same time as a lower tide that exposes some beach. I'm not ready to swim that far, at least, not both ways.
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Nwbrewer » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:49 am

smike there are also a lot of bottle north, buy the refueling pier, and the depth is more managable. 45-50fsw. Not a big pile, but still a lot of bottles in the area.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by smike » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:04 am

Thanks for the info about the bottle field. Too deep. oh well.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by Rockfish » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:54 am

To get to the bottle field you set your compass by lining up the 2 lamp posts on the North side of the Silver Cloud Inn. It is in about 130 FSW depending on the tide. You can also swim (caution there can be a strong current at this location so it could be quite a swim) out about 100 yards to the bouy and descend down to the concrete block. The bottle field is South of the the boat. I wouldn't swim more then 50 - 75 feet South. It has been a long time since I have been there but there used to be a lot of old bottles there. The lumber ships used to anchor in that area when there was a sawmill where NMF is located.

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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by TCWestby » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:46 am

Dude, how could I have forgotten the Sunday buffet that was awsome...
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Re: AH memories

Post by John Rawlings » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:19 am

TCWestby wrote:I remember McConnel's, Taylors and the Seahorse Restraund which was where the Buzz Inn is now. I used to live on Columbia beach as a kid and in winter we'd boat across for the Sea Hore's clam chowder.


My favorite meal at the Seahorse restaurant was their Sunday buffet. Most restaurants have a chef at the end of the line carving roast beef or ham. The Seahorse had a chef carving out chunks of halibut from a slab the size of a spare tire! They had a ceddar cheese sauce to go over it that was out of this world.....our family had a LOT of good times there....those were the days.... :crybaby:
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Re: Mukilteo T-Dock

Post by smike » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:11 am

Someone said that there was a bottle dump in the area. Anyone know where abouts to find it?

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Post by TCWestby » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:29 am

I remember McConnel's, Taylors and the Seahorse Restraund which was where the Buzz Inn is now. I used to live on Columbia beach as a kid and in winter we'd boat across for the Sea Hore's clam chowder.
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Post by Pez7378 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:45 pm

I guess I'm that old too. I remember launching there to go fishing. I wondered if those were the tracks too. Once on a fishing trip, we had a school of porpoise swimming around the boat and I thought they were killer whale trying to sink us!! LOL my dad still laughs about that one.

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Post by DiverDown » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:28 pm

Were the Silver cloud hotel is, used to be Mc,onells marine. The tracks to the right was the former Navy fuel depot. You used to be able to rent boats, fishing bait, and gear. Before the fish and game dept realized that over harvesting almost wiped out salmon populations in the puget sound. I think that the Ivars next door still has old photos of the waterfront from years ago. But then Ivars used to be called Taylors landing back then..
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Post by Sasquatch » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:59 pm

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

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Post by John Rawlings » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:49 pm

DiverDown wrote:Speaking of the good "ol days" A few years ago i was at around 110 fsw or so at the T-dock. I came across an old crab ring, so I followd the rope. When I came to the barincle encrusted float it said Mc'onells Marine... Im sure you remember that place! \:D/


Oh, yeah! My dad used to launch his boat there. They had a really cool set of "train tracks" that went from the boat house down into the water. They'd put your boat on a type of cart on the tracks and then you'd shoot down them into the water and float away. I used to just LOVE that.

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Post by DiverDown » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:18 pm

Speaking of the good "ol days" A few years ago i was at around 110 fsw or so at the T-dock. I came across an old crab ring, so I followd the rope. When I came to the barincle encrusted float it said Mc'onells Marine... Im sure you remember that place! \:D/
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