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  1. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    On the pus side, the new fridge looks great! I’d say go cruising, that little dimple will keep til later. :)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It’s a diesel tank Rich, it’s a day tank because that’s about all the fuel it holds and usually they are plumbed into the main fuel tank with a pump so that it can be easily refueled with the day’s...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    That’s why it’s slow incremental progress Mike. :)

    That particular wire run is going to be relocated now that it is easy to get into that corner, instead of going across the middle where the hooks...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I made some slow incremental progress today on a detail I’ve been thinking about for a while. The day tank for the cook stove has always struck me as a bit of an eyesore.

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    nothing really...
  5. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Nice score on the dinghy Chris.
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    Re: Snoose’s fore cabin top

    You’re way neater out of the gate than I am Ron. Looks good!
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    Re: Snoose’s fore cabin top

    I didn’t know that, that’s interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Photobucket rises

    That was a nice surprise, I had completely missed that until I went looking for the email. Thanks Tracey!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Thanks Chris, I hope you and your family are out enjoying summer on the water!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Once again ready for the water.

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    and even in the water.

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    And the catches us up.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    After the deck edge was trimmed up a layer of dynel finished it off.

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    And a couple coats of paint to pretty it up.

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    Then we left town for a couple weeks, which stopped our...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Thanks guys! Ned, you have me wondering about just how many trips we’ve taken now. I’ll have to go count them out from our log book. It might be kind of fun to know.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    They have grown right up Gareth.

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I’m glad to hear that Bill, knowing that folks are getting some enjoyment from this rather long saga helps me keep the motivation to carry on the story.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The old ply and glass stopped right at the edge of the cabin top, which seems like a good way encourage water intrusion. This time I let the ply over hang the cabin so that I could add a drip rail...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi everyone, I hope your summers, or winters are off to a good start. It’s been busy here, we got Amazon in the water yesterday the bilge pump down to only cycling every twenty four minutes or so...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Very nice Ned!
  18. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    I think I’m about four weeks out, which is later than I’d like, but I can live with it. The cabin top is a necessity but replacing those cubbies with something that actually works well is the project...
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    There are couple projects that need doing Ned. :)

    one on the outside.
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    and one on the inside.
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  20. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    That’s a lot of corners Ned! I just started to get serious about my pre launch projects today too and I’m kind of wondering what the heck I was thinking! :)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Thanks Dave. Our compass is a box compass.

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    old school enough?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Could be you’re right Gareth. The button I got didn’t make a difference. I think there is a bit on electronics in the switch module that is needed to make it all work. So I gave up on eliminating the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi Ned and Garrett, good to to see you guys!

    That’s a lovely dash Ned.

    My new switch will be here Saturday, so we’ll know soon enough Garrett.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    That’s a neat bit of work mating those chunks of lead together. Nice job!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Thanks guys! Those clusters look good Martin. Everyone is good here Hugh, just pining away for spring! :)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Part of what I want to do with this project is replace the power, start, and stop buttons with a key switch and buttons more in keeping with the boat. This is turning out to be a little more...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi Hugh! I’ve gone a slightly more conservative route.

    Many unnecessary holes later,

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    and a lot of filing later, the gauges fit pretty good.

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I’ve been working on a little gauge project and thought it might be fun to share it here.

    So here is the rough and ready gauge installation I did when I...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I’m actually thinking about putting doors on it once the rest of the top is up Chris. It’s definitely a step up from prior iterations.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi everyone, it’s been a while. After leaving Amazon in the harbor over the winter last year, I decided that it would be better for the boat to be hauled out instead of repeating that again this...
  31. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I can relate to that affliction. :)
  32. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    We’re hogging all the cold, wet, and windy weather up here Chris. This was the end the season week up here too. Amazon is on stands next to the house as of Monday and I’ll be building a new shelter...
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    Re: Free Folkboat on Seattle CL

    It looks pretty good really. It’s probably a good thing that it’s in your town and not mine. :)
  34. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yay, nice to see that things are back on track!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    When my dad first saw it he said, oh good you went with traditional colors.

    His dad went with red and yellow on the kids dingy too. Don’t want to lose track of them. :)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    We swapped out dinghies on Amazon today.

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    I think that’s going to work just fine.
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    Re: Planking, "Maryland Style".

    A boat where they didn’t figure out how to extend the stem past the plank ends.
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    Re: Interesting Solar/Electric boat/voyage

    That boat was tied up across from Amazon when they stopped in Juneau. I didn’t realize they ran up all the way from Seattle on solar power, that’s pretty cool. It’s a neat boat, it’s pretty small...
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    Re: New Dinghy for Amazon

    Thanks Chris, I was hoping to have the super guppy on Amazon and out cruising this week but we are under small craft advisory through the end of the week. Oh well, maybe next weekend.
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    Re: New Dinghy for Amazon

    Well I guess I’ll wrap this up. Final weight ended up being 85 pounds. Apparently paint, oar locks and those floors really added up. But that’s still not too bad and the floors and stringers added a...
  41. Thread: Best laid plans

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    Re: Best laid plans

    We were going to take off in Amazon for a week this morning too. Today looks good but there is a a big front coming in and everywhere we could go will be four footers through Wednesday. So we’re...
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    Re: The ol' faux canvas deck look.

    I would use dynel cloth instead of glass. It lays around corners better, has a nicer texture for what your thinking about, and is nicer to work with. I did just what you are proposing on Amazon’s...
  43. Re: Token A major restoration project of a James Silver Western Isles Motor Sailer

    This is a big job! Thanks for bringing us along.
  44. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    We’ll probably all be switching to biodiesel here one of these days.
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    Re: Caladonia Yawl Push /pull tiller.........again

    That’s what I was thinking too. Sounds like the mizzen overpowering the rudder.
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    Re: New Dinghy for Amazon

    Glad you liked it Steven.

    I added a couple stringers to the bottom.

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    and a floor and post in the center under the seat.

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  47. Thread: A boat in a box

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    Re: A boat in a box

    It was 80’ degrees here Sunday. That water probably felt great. I know it did at TwinLakes.

    Congratulations on getting your new boat out on the water.
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    Re: New Dinghy for Amazon

    That could probably be arranged if someone really wanted them Chris.
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    Re: New Dinghy for Amazon

    Here’s a little movie.


    https://youtu.be/bVeilxNFVFw
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