Zinc Anodes: Helpful as Far as They Go

One of the major topics of discussion during the “What the Hull” panel portion of the FHA Annual Meeting involved the use of zinc anodes to reduce electrolysis, which can cause chemical decomposition of ferro-cement hulls. The consensus was that zinc anodes have limited effectiveness as currently deployed. Maritime engineer...

Capacity Crowd for FHA Annual Meeting

  The Floating Homes Association’s Annual Meeting on February 23 was the first to be conducted virtually. “And, hopefully the one and only,” said FHA President Michael Labate. While he couldn’t offer the pleasure of a catered dinner as in the past, he said, “We’ll try and make it a...

Controversy Brewing over Marinship

Kicking off the February annual meeting, FHA President Michael Labate cautioned, “I think we all need to be involved with what’s happening with Marinship. This is an important asset for all of us living on floating homes; there’s a whole industry there that supports us. We need to support the...

Nearby Take-Out for Dinner

We are fortunate to be surrounded by nearby and neighborly restaurants offering take-out service, or delivery via couriers like Grubhub: Tommy’s Wok, 3001 Bridgeway, Suite H Dario’s Pizza and Pasta, 2829 Bridgeway Avatar’s, 2656 Bridgeway Buckeye Roadhouse, 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley Davey Jones Deli, Harbor Center, 1 Gate 6...

Check out Boatload of Books

Looking for a good local read? Explore the Floating Times’ Boatload of Books, a compendium of books about the floating homes community, including books written by our neighbors. Brief descriptions with ordering instructions are organized by category: non-fiction, history, memoir, fiction, poetry and children’s books. You’ll be amazed at the...

Board Meeting Notes – Feb 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE FEBRUARY 9 FHA BOARD MEETING: The Board approved a budget for 2021. The budget will be discussed by Treasurer Teddie Hathaway at the February 23 virtual annual meeting. A Zoom link to the February 23 FHA annual...

South Forty’s Online Gallery

Inspired by the long-running Artists@Issaquah and shaped by the pandemic, SoFo Gallery is a monthly virtual platform for residents of South Forty Dock to share their art, writing, short videos, riffs, and photos. The site provides an opportunity to get to know another side of our neighbors—from the other side of...

Ron Rankin, 1938-2021

Ron Rankin, a resident of South Forty Pier for over 40 years, recently passed away. Ron was a true gentleman, a friendly neighbor, and a very generous man. His global philanthropy included support for better wages and working conditions for the poorest of people and promoted holistic land management practices...

Virtual Annual FHA Meeting Feb 23

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Floating Homes Association (FHA) will be hosted online via Zoom. On Tuesday evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the free meeting will present lots of useful information and the latest updates from the FHA. The keynote of the meeting will be an online panel...

Some Anchor-Outs Move Onshore

The tent encampment next to Dunphy Park has grown to an unlucky number: 13.  Sausalito Mayor Jill Hoffman told the Floating Times that 9 of these tents are occupied and 4 are used for storage. She added, “the number one priority for Sausalito is to find shelter for these people....