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    Re: Seattle Craigslist motor sailer

    That's about the most generous engine access i've ever seen on a sailboat.
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    Re: Anybody want to ruin their life?

    I thought by the title this was going to be a thread about a beautiful redhead in her early 20's. Alas, the old folkboat would just take longer to leave you penniless and heartbroken.
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    Re: Heading Out As the Fog Lifts

    I really miss those calm inside waters. 25 foot swells right now outside the bar here.

    In the next couple of years i hope to start fishing the salmon season in SE Alaska. I dream of getting back...
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    Re: PNW trollers, general inquiries.

    You can look up your boat by name or number on this site:

    Nauticapedia-Maritime Heritage

    Once you know who built the boat you can learn a lot more about the construction. The 'picket stern' or...
  5. Re: SNYGG, one of the first registered motorized fishing boats in western Norway

    That water in the second picture is wonderfully clear. She looks to be in great shape for 1880.

    Thanks for sharing.

    -C.
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    Re: Insurance

    I had State Farm on my 42' Grand Banks (liability & pollution) for $89.00 a year. Recently sold that and went back to a commercial salmon boat, wood, built 1960 in Canada and 36'. Carriers are no...
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    Re: Difficult to reach harbor

    Depoe Bay, about 12 miles north of Newport where i fish out of. I've crossed most of the Washington & Oregon bars, and would easily rate Tillamook (at Garibaldi) and the Umpqua (at Florence) as the...
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    Re: Working boat interior photos?

    Here's a classic workboat with interior pics:

    Coolidge/Monk Classic Tugboat - 1943 - boats - by dealer - marine sale (craigslist.org)
  9. Re: Caulking mallet on craigslist in Pennsylvania

    I've used a black mesquite mallet (not anywhere near your experience level) and agree fully agree.
  10. Re: Washington State proposal to license paddle sports

    Ah, licensing, annual registration, administration fees, late fees, etc. For a paddleboard.

    This from the same state that wants you to pay sales tax on a boat you've owned for ten years if you...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Fantastic thread Dennis! You do lovely work. Looking forward to seeing the first post on the water.

    Regards, Chris
  12. Re: GB32 Woodie Under Contract: Lots of Questions :)

    The survey will tell the tale. Grand Banks built great boats. I've had a 36 and now have a 42.

    The hulls are usually in good shape even at this age. A surveyor will know to check the fastener...
  13. Re: Do wooden boats rot faster when they are out of the water and stored outside?

    They tend to rot slightly faster than the current owner can afford to maintain them.
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    Re: If this CL ad is a joke

    We should all go in together on a decent bottle. First time I've laughed that hard this trying week. Commendable writing!
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Diligence looks like a much bigger boat, but it's about the size of the Skookum Maru. I've spent many years looking her over walking the docks in Ilwaco. She was obviously well loved, and would sell...
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    Re: The Cornish Riviera

    Thank you for sharing that. Those poor people had no idea how much thier world was going to change in the next 50 years...
  17. Re: Craigslist ad: Why cover a wood hull with sheet metal?

    This was a pretty common practice, at least in the Pacific Northwest, in the tug & tow industry. I've seen half a dozen boats which got this treatment in the 1970's-1990's. I can only assume it leads...
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    Re: Smoke Over Tacoma

    I'm on the central Oregon coast, we've been innundated by smoke since Monday. A rare east wind event sent the cascade mountains wildfire smoke east, and it now extends in the atmosphere for 1500...
  19. Re: Never seen this in Puget sound before

    Don't forget the Naval Magazine Indian Island. It sees a lot of activity but the ships don't venture into Puget Sound proper.

    I have the fortunate experience of both being submerged for a torpedo...
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    Re: Tanker on fire

    Thank you ACB, I learned a lot from your contribution to this thread.
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    Re: New commercial shipping concept

    It would be like taking a giant leap forward by trying to eliminate 18 wheelers for amish horse drawn buggies. It checks the environmental box and has a certain romantic appeal, but doesn't lend...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    There are few things that warm the heart as joyfully as a diesel stove on a chilly marine morning.

    That is exactly the kind of cruising Ed Monk designed his boats for. Bravo!
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    Re: What Kind of Boat am I Looking For?

    The one that finally made my wife happy enough to spend a lot of time on is the 42' Grand Banks. Excellent build quality, comfort, 5/gal per hour total fuel burn for 8-10 knots. Easy handling, and...
  24. Re: Edge Sealing Plywood in Non-Marine Appication

    Best luck so far has been with Smith's or a similar penetrating epoxy. But without glassing the big horizontal weather surface you'll still end up with water in the plywood.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Good morning Chris -

    Some folks in the fleet here put their gas burners on top of the diesel stove and then fabricate pot holders to fit onto the existing diesel stove sea rails. Seems to work...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Highway 20 doesn't go through Portland, it starts in Newport, Oregon, a fishing village right on the Pacific. They have a sign here with the miles to Boston saying it's the longest road in the USA....
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    Re: A wee Skylight

    This is something I want to tackle next winter, I really appreciate your tutorial!
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    Re: Why not a tent stove on a boat?

    I've used the Dickenson solid-fuel heater on a small (34') salmon troller on the north pacific year-round. It was down in the focsle and would drive you out if a wheelhouse window wasn't open.
    ...
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    Re: Restoration Project

    That would be an amazing jigsaw puzzle to put together.
  30. Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Down that path lies madness...
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    Re: Albert Strange yawl

    She would fit in a container and ship to near me if anyone is looking to get me an early Christmas present.
  32. Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris- the ablative paint leaves the boat when you move through the water. With such little use the paint lasts much longer. The zincs are more of a concern, and that has less to do with your boat...
  33. Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The Canadians were still building fishboats in the 50's with the grace and lines of the fleet from the 30's.

    From every angle her lines are beautiful.
  34. Re: Lewis & Clark expedition Courage Crossing

    We've had our boat up on the Columbia at St. Helens for just over a year now. After nearly two decades on the windswept coast it has been a wonderful (and warm!) change of pace. Just finished...
  35. Re: Flush engine deck hatches and leak avoidance.

    Grand Banks also used the gutters. It doesn't always work when you have 90 inches of rain a year, but the design theory is solid.
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    Re: Rotted rub rail

    The one-piece rub rail was originally mahogany I think. I've been trying to use like-for-like materials in my GB repairs. Lucky for you if you only need to replace the straighter section on the aft...
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    Re: Engine noise abatement

    When you run the engine at the dock, do you notice a checkered rippling of the water? Where that water feature starts points to where the vibration is transferred to the hull, and by extension, to...
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    Re: Vertue for sale in B.C.

    They have two Teak Lady's upriver from here in Toledo. Beautiful little craft.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It is always a pleasure catching up with this thread. Keep up the great work!

    Chris
  40. Re: "Remodeled" 1970 Owens on Seattle Craigslist

    That's pimptastic.

    My own tastes lean somewhat more traditional...
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    Re: r/v Acania

    Was she tied up on the outside of the breakwater at Bremerton a few years ago?
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    Re: Charter boat "Catalyst". Alaska

    I know they seem to spend the better part of the winter hauled out in Port Townsend every year and take Bristol care of her. I drool every time I see her.
  43. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    This would be interesting with a portage set up from Allyn to Belfair and going up the Hood Canal to PT. Tahuya, Dewatto, Holly, Pleasant Harbor would all be great places to stop and duck out of the...
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    Re: Boat Insurance

    Liability, wreck removal, maximum coverage for pollution insurance ($900K+) for a 42' - State Farm, $90/yr.

    I was thrilled at how good they were to work with.
  45. Re: Wander is for sale, a 29' 1933 Alden Motorsailer

    She's a beauty. I have yet to see an ugly boat designed and built in the 1930's.
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    I use Petit Easypoxy and Interlux Brightsides and I pretend that there is simply no paint available for under $100 per gallon so I don't have to cry myself to sleep.

    My sea uncle painted his...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    "Wire to nowhere"

    That looks like somebody's attempt to bond the skeg. Not ideal, but the theory is sound.
  48. Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    I don't envy you being anywhere near Cape Scott over the winter, it must be pretty nautical up there even behind an island or up a bay.

    Good luck!
  49. Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    [QUOTE=Sabre;5732453]"So...you're saying that old wood fishing boats AREN'T a good investment strategy? :o"

    Ha!

    I trust you will have the common decency not to mention this to my wife...
  50. Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Is the Diligence up in Ilwaco? She looks familiar.
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