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ron ll
09-03-2013, 11:16 AM
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/kodakmoment_zps98e2913b.jpg?t=1378224903

Flying Orca
09-03-2013, 11:52 AM
I for one would love to know more. And who are the couple who apparently just got married? :d

ron ll
09-03-2013, 12:09 PM
I for one would love to know more. And who are the couple who apparently just got married? :d

Don't know the couple, they just showed up on the dock beside my boat during the Harbor Days festival in Olympia.

bob winter
09-03-2013, 12:15 PM
I like the boat.

MiddleAgesMan
09-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Nice bride. Nice boat.

Flying Orca
09-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Yes, more about your boat, please!

BrianW
09-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Well, ya restore a nice boat, and that's what happens. :)

You coming to the PT show?

ron ll
09-03-2013, 01:55 PM
Yes, more about your boat, please!

37' converted salmon troller, built on Shaw Island in 1943. Actively fishing until about 12 - 13 years ago. Aft cabin has galley and a settee that can convert to double guest bunk if necessary. Bow has v-berth, enclosed head and shower. Pilot house is above a 1939 Detroit Diesel 3-71, we cruise at 7.5 knots on 1-1/2 gal/hr.

ron ll
09-03-2013, 01:57 PM
You coming to the PT show?

No, afraid not this year. One of these days we will meet in person. Did you get to see Molly B while you were here?

S.V. Airlie
09-03-2013, 02:16 PM
Don't know the couple, they just showed up on the dock beside my boat during the Harbor Days festival in Olympia.I like the boat! The bride and groom...Well judges are out.

ron ll
09-03-2013, 02:26 PM
I like the boat! The bride and groom...Well judges are out.

The bride was pretty cute. This pic doesn't do her justice.

BrianW
09-03-2013, 03:37 PM
No, afraid not this year. One of these days we will meet in person. Did you get to see Molly B while you were here?

We went to the CWB, but she wasn't there. We're going to go see the Signe Friday before heading to the show.

Hunky Dory
09-03-2013, 03:45 PM
When we came in from a trip to the sandbar a couple of weeks ago there was a wedding on the beach where we moor. The bride and groom were sitting in our Redmond Tetra dink having pics taken. I just put the boat on the mooring and swam in rather than disrupt them.

StevenBauer
09-03-2013, 04:26 PM
That photographer looks totally incompetent! She should switch places with the newlyweds so Snoose is in the picture.




Steven

McMike
09-03-2013, 09:13 PM
OMG!!!! I can't stand it, I love your boat!

Old Dryfoot
09-03-2013, 09:41 PM
More love for your boat from over here. Second life fishing boats are a real weakness for me. I, and I'm sure many others, would love to see more... bride or boat, it's up to you. :)

ron ll
09-03-2013, 10:06 PM
I don't have any new ones right now so you'll have to settle for this one which I posted in another thread just a few weeks ago. I really didn't mean for this thread to be about my boat, but I don't have any more pix of the happy couple. :)

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/null_zpsfe34d8e8.jpg

ron ll
09-03-2013, 10:16 PM
I found another pic of the couple. Sorry about the rubber boat.

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/null_zpsc0cb44c0.jpg

Old Dryfoot
09-03-2013, 10:26 PM
I don't have any new ones right now so you'll have to settle for this one which I posted in another thread just a few weeks ago. I really didn't mean for this thread to be about my boat, but I don't have any more pix of the happy couple. :)

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/null_zpsfe34d8e8.jpg

Lovely, did you do the conversion?

ron ll
09-03-2013, 10:39 PM
The previous owner removed the fishing gear and added the aft cabin. I've done most of the interior conversion and added a lot of cruising systems.

Old Dryfoot
09-03-2013, 10:45 PM
Beautiful Ron, just beautiful. I'm a little green right now.

tomlarkin
09-03-2013, 11:05 PM
A couple of years ago this couple asked if they could get their picture taken aboard my boat. Cute kids.
http://boatbuild.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/image38.png (http://boatbuild.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/homebuilt-boat-show/)

Full Tilt
09-04-2013, 02:57 AM
"Snoose" is a spectacularly beautiful vessel.

From rising stem to round stern, sweet.

If she was single, I'd rather propose to her.

Mike Y>Y>Y>

ron ll
09-04-2013, 10:01 AM
A couple of years ago this couple asked if they could get their picture taken aboard my boat. Cute kids.


Tom, is that a Devlin boat? And were you at the Olympia Harbor Days last year?

ron ll
09-04-2013, 10:09 AM
"Snoose" is a spectacularly beautiful vessel.

From rising stem to round stern, sweet.

If she was single, I'd rather propose to her.

Mike Y>Y>Y>

Thanks to all for the nice words about Snoose. A lot of credit goes to the previous owner, Kris King, who put the aft cabin on in a shape that is very compatible with the lines of the boat. It is not a square box as so many conversions are, it has some gentle curves and a little camelback on the roof that blend well with the boat. There were some tradeoffs; Kris is a little shorter than I and maybe another inch or two of headroom would have been nice, and we have to go outside to go from aft cabin to the forward cabin, but small prices to pay.

John Smith
09-04-2013, 10:12 AM
I like the boat! The bride and groom...Well judges are out.

The fact they aren't having their photo taken with Ron's boat as background tells us something.

Flying Orca
09-04-2013, 10:52 AM
Snoose is gorgeous.

tomlarkin
09-05-2013, 01:00 AM
Tom, is that a Devlin boat? And were you at the Olympia Harbor Days last year?

Yes, and yes. It's a Devlin Godzilla 25 that I built. I'm anchored in Mats Mats tonight, heading for the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend tomorrow.

Rich Jones
09-05-2013, 02:30 AM
The couples are nice, but the boats are nicer!! The aft cabin on Snoose really fits. Most add on cabins are hideous.

Many years ago, my wife showed me a picture of her and two of her girl friends from her single days. All three were in bikinis, looking HOT, and standing in front of a beautiful wooden boat. My first reaction was: Wow! Look at that boat!

Spin_Drift
09-05-2013, 03:00 AM
Ron, your Snoose is breathtakingly beautiful. Makes my heart go pitter-patter, –renders me short on breath... I could look at her for hours....from all angles. More pictures, please.

Though we have our beloved Orca, I'd love to have a boat like yours also.




Tom, –your boat is beautiful also. If ok with OP, I'd love to see some more pictures of her too.

SchoonerRat
09-05-2013, 09:58 AM
Back in the '80s, I was working on a 50' cutter up in the San Juan Islands. The owner bought a condo in Friday Harbor for a home base. I made friends with a local R/E agent who held a party one night for some mainland friends who were on the island for a visit. One of the guests held a slide show of a recent trip to So Cal. A few minutes into the show, a slide appeared on screen of a boat worker slaving away on a new Cal 2-46 while a group of touristas plied him with alcohol. The next few slides showed the boat worker, clad in a greek fisherman's cap and gray beard, happily imbibing. One curious party goer asked how the pic takers managed to get a shot of me in their holiday photos. Before they could answer, I piped up and explained how a couple of Pacific Northwest tourists offered me a drink if I would help them "put a little local color in their vacation album." Delivery of the 2-46 to the owner was delayed for a day by the arrival of a half dozen Long Island Ice Teas.

It's a small world, after all!

Flying Orca
09-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Gotta love Devlin, such sweet lines. Tom, your blog makes me acutely aware that I haven't crewed on my brother's Island Eagle (http://www.islandeagle.net/) in too many years.

ron ll
09-05-2013, 11:08 AM
Ron, your Snoose is breathtakingly beautiful. Makes my heart go pitter-patter, –renders me short on breath... I could look at her for hours....from all angles. More pictures, please.


Thanks Spin. Here are a couple more pix, I've posted some of these before so my apologies to those who have already seen them.

http://www.ronlloyd.com/oddstuff/mtbaker.jpg

https://sphotos-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/31758_127426190625443_4840925_n.jpg

The aft cabin. We sleep in the v-berth in the bow, but this settee converts to a double guest bunk.
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/settee2_zps24ace97b.jpg

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/galley2_zps43c80f75.jpg

ron ll
09-05-2013, 11:13 AM
I would also like to see more pix of Tom's boat. If I remember correctly, she has some VERY clever uses of space and transforming gadgets in the galley.

Flying Orca
09-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Wow, gorgeous! As much as I love my brother's boat, it's way too much for me to contemplate owning. Your Snoose on the other hand is almost exactly what I envision when I dream about retiring to a live-aboard.

Spin_Drift
09-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Beautiful and homey inside. You could retire, live aboard and cruise to places. Do a photo journal book of places to go to for others to use on their cruises. What an interesting life it could be. :D

Spin_Drift
09-05-2013, 01:03 PM
Tom Larkin, I visited your blog. I admire you for building this beautiful boat yourself. What a great satisfaction youust feel when boating with her.

Your blog is beautiful and interesting. Your photos are fantastic. I bookmarked it into my reading list. VERY NICE.