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    08-19-2022, 10:45 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Yep, we came in last night. We have a sublease lined up for a few weeks on F dock but we are waiting for the previous tenant to leave. In the...
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    08-19-2022, 10:30 AM
    I have to honor both your dedication to serve and the quixotic nature of the task your wife has set herself to accomplish. And you have put something...
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    08-19-2022, 10:19 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Oh right! Yes, that was it. And I'm quite familiar with that 5:30 am coffee before the push to get something out the door... That's the life of an...
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    08-18-2022, 09:26 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    This morning I woke up early, while the rest of the crew were still sleeping, and was treated to this magnificent sunrise before raising...
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    08-18-2022, 09:11 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Ah - that's good news. I just checked out the Instagram page. Good to see her active again. The last I saw she was sitting on the hard in PT with a...
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    08-17-2022, 01:11 PM
    This article might be useful... https://www.electricpaddle.com/solar-sailing-epcarry.html The inventor of the EP Carry, which Rich is using,...
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    08-17-2022, 10:59 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Thanks. I've heard of Stugeron but as it's not available in the US either I've never tried it. I'll have to see about getting some from the UK...
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    08-16-2022, 11:43 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Ah - thanks for the tip Nicholas! I haven't tried the propane adapters yet and have been wary of using them. They would be handy, as the little...
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    08-16-2022, 05:21 PM
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    Well hrm. I thought we had Bonine aboard but we only have Dramamine. Something to add to the stores for the next cruise then. Ah... That would...
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    08-16-2022, 10:13 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    All good suggestions I think. But what I know right now it that it is as full as it can get, and the oil level reads too high when checked cold. Also...
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    08-16-2022, 09:21 AM
    As documented in the Skookum Maru thread, I did get the boat rigged. Unfortunately I had no internet service at the time so I ended up doing it from...
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    08-16-2022, 09:00 AM
    I saw her in Port Townsend last week She is a stunning boat but it does seem a shame to put her into the sail training fleet so soon. She...
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    08-16-2022, 12:21 AM
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    Getting the snotter in the right place was the hardest part. But with that done I quickly set up the sheet with a single block at the end of the boom...
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    08-16-2022, 12:19 AM
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    I work up on Sunday to a clear morning and a clock calm in Reid Harbor. After breakfast we hiked the trails on Stuart Island and paused for a...
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    08-16-2022, 12:17 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Continuing with our San Juan Islands cruise... Friday in Friday Harbor began with pancakes, eggs and sausage cooked on the butane burners as it...
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    08-16-2022, 12:13 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    The Isotherm does seem to be a quality unit, and that latch is indeed heavy duty, with a satisfying thunk when you shut it. And yes, we too have...
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    08-13-2022, 09:37 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    it’s possible that I have only experienced older, less effective freezers and the newer sort are better. But we are very happy with the Isotherm...
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    08-12-2022, 05:33 PM
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    It was a long-ish day although not the longest I've done. But I do sometimes think that autopilot is a nice invention and maybe we should have one. ...
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    08-12-2022, 11:58 AM
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    As promised, the Strait was as calm as the proverbial millpond. Are millponds always this calm? Can't be very useful for powering the mill then can...
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    08-12-2022, 11:42 AM
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    We woke up on Thursday to a heavy morning fog, just starting to clear. By the time we finished our coffee and walked the dog the fog was gone...
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    08-12-2022, 11:21 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    We made it out of the slip on Wednesday morning, after our usual last minute rush of boat projects, boat cleaning after the boat projects, laundry,...
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    08-12-2022, 09:14 AM
    The Art of Wooden Boat Repair by Allen Cody Taube. Great practical advice and explanation of basic maintenance up to cauiking, refastening, plank...
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    08-12-2022, 08:38 AM
    Looks like a great getaway! We were in Mystery Bay for one night a couple of years ago. We came in at the end of a long day coming from Stuart Island...
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    08-09-2022, 03:03 PM
    I've seen how hard Maryland weather is on a wooden boat kept outside. My dad had to cut up a lovely little pre-war English cutter there many years...
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    08-09-2022, 12:32 AM
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    I think I'm just going to stick some tape on it as Slacko suggested. The plan is to haul out in September and tackle a bunch of work in any case....
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    08-09-2022, 12:18 AM
    Ouch. That's rough. I have a friend with an identical Egg Harbor here in Seattle. Lovely boat.
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    08-08-2022, 03:23 PM
    I don't think so Bruce. I expect they mean a USCG Certificate as would be issued to a passenger carrying vessel. Much harder to get than a survey....
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    08-08-2022, 08:56 AM
    I get your point Garret but I still think that the regulation does not make the seller responsible for the buyer’s actions after the sale, which I...
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    08-08-2022, 12:48 AM
    Just catching up on this thread and saw the discussion about customs in Port Townsend. I have a relevant anecdote that may help clarify the situation...
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    08-07-2022, 11:32 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Thanks Jim. Yes, that's the plan. Go cruising now. Fix stuff later. But not too much later! Great minds Hugh. I had that exact thought while...
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