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  1. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    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 refrigerator so far. Except that it’s an Italian...
  2. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    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.



    Thanks Ron. I will say that your encounter...
  3. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    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 it? But that's a subject for later investigation....
  4. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    We woke up on Thursday to a heavy morning fog, just starting to clear.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52279138730_d86fc1e399_b.jpg

    By the time we finished our coffee and walked the dog...
  5. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    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, house cleaning, shopping, packing, forgetting...
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    Re: Good Books on Boat Repair?

    The Art of Wooden Boat Repair by Allen Cody Taube. Great practical advice and explanation of basic maintenance up to cauiking, refastening, plank replacement and other repairs. A good read too....
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    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 and across the Strait. We got to Kilisut right at...
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    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 ago for the same reason. But even so it's shocking...
  9. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    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. This spot will just get added to the list.

    As for...
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Ouch. That's rough. I have a friend with an identical Egg Harbor here in Seattle. Lovely boat.
  11. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    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. I'm not sure it's possible to get one for a...
  12. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    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 agree would be idiotic with as many Os as you like....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    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 there.

    In 2019 we went to Victoria B.C. for a...
  14. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    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 I was staring at the dent. Along with a few other...
  15. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Out of curiosity I did some more poking around the derelict vessel regulations and there is more. I expect that Garret is going to add a few more Os after this one.

    RCW 79.100.170 Transfer of...
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    Re: Looking For Parts/ Source

    https://rwrope.com/products/holding-down-bolt?variant=14089831678005
  17. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Eggshell is exactly what it felt like when I pressed on it Rick. Didn't even seem like a soft spot. Just like there was nothing at all under the paint. I'm hoping that it's just an old repair or...
  18. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Well hm. So with the refrigerator done I started working on the reshaping the dinghy chocks for the Nutshell. In shifting the pram around to block it up in the right place I pressed my knee against...
  19. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Except that a Washington business license costs less than $100 and maybe 30 minutes for the online application. You can get a business license for anything you want. If that's the thing stopping...
  20. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    If that was the actual effect of the law I would agree with you, but it's not. The seller is only liable if they don't get a marine surveyor to attest to the condition of the boat prior to...
  21. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    More progress. Installed the shims for the refrigerator this morning.

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  22. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    I think it's reasonable to debate the value of this regulation. I tend to agree with the objective. I am not too concerned with the burden on the seller. I dislike the implications for the...
  23. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    I kinda think all of the above Bruce. And also that there are no perfect answers to any issue that pits personal freedom against public burden. If you want to have an argument in Seattle just mention...
  24. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    I absolutely agree that this regulation, if it were more widely heeded, would kill many boats. It is already doing so in some cases. See this thread
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    This thread is the best thing on the Internet right now. I'm curious about the number of other wooden boats that are out there cruising the South Pacific? Are you seeing any others (Latifa aside)?
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    Jon, I don't disagree that the regulation has the potential to affect things like restoration, etc. (although there are some provisions for that - see below). But I think the comparison with houses...
  27. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Back to some actual Building/Repair work. The new refrigerator actually showed up yesterday after being delayed in shipment several times. It's very shiny.
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    Do you need a gas motor? I'd be tempted to go electric. The EP Carry might do the job with a Scamp depending on how you plan to use it.

    https://www.electricpaddle.com/

    I'm very happy with ours....
  29. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Personally, I don't disagree with the policy. While it does seem like an encroachment on our freedom to mess about with old boats, I also think that every derelict environmental disaster and hazard...
  30. Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    So I was reading this article in Professional Boatbuilder about the Sea Scout vessel Charles N. Curtis

    https://www.proboat.com/2022/07/a-long-life-of-service/

    and one passage stood out:


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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    This boat is going to be used by me and our son Dash, who is now nine and just went through the El Toro sailing camp at the Center for Wooden Boats. If we think we need to reef then a) we shouldn't...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    Ah! That's exactly what I needed to know Jeff. Thanks. Re: snotter and thumb cleat, I'm planning to lace the sail to the mast and stow it wrapped around the mast so there isn't any halyard, but also...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    True, that's what Joel White intended, but the seller bought a generic 50 sq ft sprit sail from Duckworks and made spars for that rather than making the rig as designed. At some point I might get the...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    Thanks Ben. I did read a couple of articles by you and I've looked at the Optimist rig as well. And I agree that the Optimist is closest to what I have in mind. I will probably copy it as closely as...
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    Small Sprit Rig Questions

    As I posted on the Skookum Maru thread, we recently bought a Nutshell Pram to serve as a more capable tender than the fiberglass lapstrake dink that we have been using. The Nutshell came with spars,...
  36. Thread: 18 foot Lyman

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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    Very pretty!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ^^ also a day tank for a stove is usually a gravity feed. Pump from the main tank to the day tank and then gravity feed to the stove. If you have to pump fuel to the stove you need a pump (of course)...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Just a note on thinning Epifanes. It may be that they recommend the stepped thinning but in practice I don't know that it has to be that precise? When we were varnishing Skookum Maru during the last...
  39. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    Ha! I like it. Needs a slogan. “Oarsman Tallow. All the tallow, none of the pretentiousness”.
  40. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks! I don’t think it will carry a much as the one you built but we have a smaller crew so I expect it will work just fine.
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    Hm. I like that idea. And I have a nice piece of AYC that would make perfect cheek blocks next to the stem. Ok that's an option as well.
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    I agree that a ring on the inside of the bow transom would be ideal. I just don't love the angle of the forward tether in that arrangement. It would be nearly horizontal. I don't have much vertical...
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    There is and it would. The rig is a bit of a puzzle though. More info on that to come on the Skookum Maru thread.



    Well hm. I guess I figured that the step would be epoxied to the hull. I mean...
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    That's a good idea Nick. I hadn't thought about through bolting the step. I don't think I can get a spanner under the step though, but I might not have to...



    Good thought! I like the soft...
  45. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I think we will be able to carry all the spars on top of the pilothouse. They might hang over the aft end a bit but that shouldn't be a problem. But I can see the challenge on your Roughwater as...
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    Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    So to no one's surprise we have purchased another boat. This one is a the larger Nutshell Pram, which we will use as a tender to Skookum Maru. It's a handsome, if somewhat utilitarian, craft that we...
  47. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Well, as usual, the only thing I can count on going to plan around here it that nothing will ever go according to plan. And that work will always intervene when I would rather be messing about with...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Personally I like Epifanes, although I don't think I have enough varnishing experience to comment with any authority. However FWIW, Mark Demeter, a well known pro in Seattle, uses Pettit High Build...
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    Re: Oar handles too small?

    Is it possible that they were shaped to use rubber grips?

    https://www.concept2.com/oars/oar-options/handles-and-grips/scull-grip-options
  50. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Good thought! There is plenty of space for the compressor unit so airflow isn't a huge issue, but a fan would definitely help.




    That is a little less than what I would pay for the equivalent...
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