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  1. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Today we cruised from Matia Island to Friday Harbor, needing to replenish our food and water (which I had decided not to top off in Blaine in the interest of time - probably a mistake as we ran out...
  2. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Cheers Anson. We will just have to meet up on the water when the opportunity presents itself. As I'm sure it will!



    Hey now, some of my best friends are in the CYA, including a past commodore!...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Sitting in Friday Harbor right now and the boat next to us has a similar setup that might be worth looking at:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515965627_e7d6e8c122_c.jpg

    Looks like if you...
  4. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks everyone! Getting ready to load up and head to Blaine. Will post the usual updates on return. And on that note, here is one piece of news:
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  5. Re: it cannot be said that either the frequency or magnitude of heat waves is more co

    Re: melting glaciers, mother nature, etc. That's really the point isn't it? We can argue the models and the math and the politics until we are floating on a small tuft of grass amidst a vast sea but...
  6. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Saturna is definitely one of the places on our wish list Jim. The exact itinerary is still TBD but it would be great to get up there and meet you in person. If we can make it happen we will.
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    That was my thought as well Rumars. If I had $330k to spend on a boat I *might* buy Hecate Ranger. She's a great boat. But I would want to fix the hog, so now she's a $500k boat. And for that sort of...
  8. Re: it cannot be said that either the frequency or magnitude of heat waves is more co

    I'll just point out that this is yet another ring and run thread from a climate science denier. No response from the OP? Pathetic.
  9. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Plan is to head out tomorrow for a week in the SJs and southern Gulf. I was hoping it would be two weeks and we would have time to get up to Gabriola but work demands otherwise. Plus Dash is nervous...
  10. Re: it cannot be said that either the frequency or magnitude of heat waves is more co

    Also this thread needs a boat.

    http://newimages.yachtworld.com/resize/1/72/6/4557206_20140127061429384_1_XLARGE.jpg?f=/1/72/6/4557206_20140127061429384_1_XLARGE.jpg&w=924&h=693&t=1390832255000
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    Gypsie, If our recent wild plunge off the narrow road of sanity into the wilderness of the tin-hat crazies has revealed anything about US politics it's that we have never had a conscientious...
  12. Re: it cannot be said that either the frequency or magnitude of heat waves is more co

    C'mon. You don't have to be a climate scientist to understand that "localized heat wave frequency" is not a proxy for "average global temperature rise". In any system it's entirely possible for the...
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    Re: CLC eastport pram

    Wow!
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    Re: Northern Reach

    Pretty! That aft cabin is very nicely done.
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    Re: CLC eastport pram

    Looks fantastic Denise. I wonder how may half-built S&G boats are sitting in garages right now, waiting for someone like you or Ben Sebens to come along and finish them...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Scary stuff Jim. Glad everything came out ok in the end. It's a good reminder to me that I'm not as agile as I used to be and that I too should be thinking about ways to get back aboard solo if...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Wow. Jim, I live around some of the best cruising country in the world down here and even so I'm jealous of the places you get to go. I'm going to have to get up there soon!
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Right, of course. Good point navydog.

    Interestingly I had assumed that both Gyrfalcon and Summer Wind were built as yachts, but it turns out that they were both built as US Coast and Geodetic...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Thanks for clarifying Tad. And great photo of Summer Wind and Gyrfalcon. Perfect sheers indeed. So my next question, possibly unanswerable without seeing lines, scantlings and weight distributions...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Oh, and yes, Hecate Ranger did run aground back in the late 70s.

    https://www.nwyachting.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/HecateRangerbyWarrenBerg3.jpg

    http://bcfs100.ca/docs/jpg/5/345.jpg
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Ah, good point Phil. I should be clear that I have no preconceived notions at all about the hogging as a structural issue. I assume that it has some structural implications (how could it not?) but I...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    I suspect that is the case with Hecate Ranger since she has likely even afloat with few breaks since she was launched. Plus I believe that she has suffered at least one major grounding that I’m sure...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Interesting. I could see that working and it could maybe be done by pulling the garboards for access. Still not a trivial repair but much less work than the alternatives. By itself a beam along the...
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    Re: Morning row: Calories gained or lost?

    I’m going to say lost in calories but hugely gained in enjoyment of life so it’s all to the good. Beautiful boat, beautiful day, beautiful water and a pastry at the end of it. Can’t beat that.
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    Re: Buying my first wooden boat... maybe.

    What sort of boat Kurt? Outboard runabout? Inboard? Rowing boat? Sailboat? Just regarding the plan to keep her on a hoist, I think there would be no issue with storing a lapstrake boat that way as...
  26. Re: Advice for a Scamp going into Lake Washington

    ... and now you have me thinking about how one could take a nice Scamp cruise inside the locks. You would have to rely on the kindness of strangers to a certain extent. It might be possible to spend...
  27. Re: Advice for a Scamp going into Lake Washington

    Samantha, unfortunately there are almost no places to anchor inside the locks as it is prohibited everywhere except Andrews Cove at the south end of Lake Washington. And there is no transient moorage...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    But back to hogging for a moment. Wyrill is also for sale for about the same price as Hecate Ranger:

    https://images.boatsgroupwebsites.com/resize/1/47/43/6774743_0_210920180906_0.jpg?w=762&h=466
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Well that's an interesting point. Hecate Ranger has a Facebook page with many photos of past work:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/HecateRanger/photos

    I'd guess there must have been at least $500k...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well, in the case of Amazon vs. Favorite I suspect it's the difference of 20,000 lbs of displacement or so. That tug boat is stout. But yeah, 1/2 gal per hour at 6 knots is really nice.
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Thanks skuthorp. I'm ashamed to admit that she's been somewhat neglected over the last few years. But as Nick says, "now do it". Which I intend to. Right after I get Petrel sorted out. As for the...
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Pretty isn't she? My mom and I bought her a few years back so we could row together. Then mom moved to Baltimore to be closer to my other sister (not the UVM barista) so the whitehall has been...
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    https://live.staticflickr.com/8021/29801787045_14cc63fd97_c.jpg
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Well, not exactly what I had in mind, but sure.
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    I have something like 10,000 photos on my Flickr account and they are almost all boats. This could be fun.
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    And here's another boat, one dear to my heart:

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/30223373628_7df7a51ee8_c.jpg
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Hey bobbys, I'd sit down with you with your beverage of choice and have it out in person. Sure. Probably wouldn't introduce you to my vegan, lesbian, espresso-shot-pulling sister though :D
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Michael, I've had that thought as well. Great idea. (And I say this as one who occasionally contributes to the problem). But even better, what if we just determinedly turned every political post into...
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    I don't disagree with anything you say here Chris. I'll fully acknowledge that my lifestyle is not entirely aligned with my ideals. So it goes. We are imperfect animals. The cause of my "outrage"...
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Ah well. So's my Dad's boat. Still need to find a home for her.
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Thanks Garret. If you really want to make her day (year, life) you should take her sailing. :)
  42. Re: Nice looking Sabb diesel for sale in Santa Cruz, CA

    Ha! Yeah.
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    Interesting. I can see how that would work but one would have to be an artiste with the caulking mallet to achieve it I think. I do know one such person but I imagine they are not thick on the...
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    Well, my little sister is at UVM. She's an excellent barista. So it's not impossible.
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    Re: You go, bandwidth sucking troll

    This is really funny. Occasionally when I'm feeling ornery and am particularly incensed by some obtuse RWW post I challenge someone on the right to defend their position, offering up my own in some...
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    Hog in large wooden boats

    One of my favorite boats, Hecate Ranger, recently showed up on craigslist:

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/bainbridge-island-65-ex-forest-service/6944495600.html
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    Re: Peerie Maa, 40 years on.

    I think Nick needs to update his sig to read "A tad blunt Nick, but point taken." :D
  48. Nice looking Sabb diesel for sale in Santa Cruz, CA

    Neat motor. Wish I had the right boat to put it in...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bpo/d/santa-cruz-8-hp-sabb-diesel/6948419592.html

    Wasn't there someone looking for one recently? Might...
  49. Thread: Sick of snipe

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    Re: Sick of snipe

    Huh, I don't have a ton of experience with a planer, but using my Ridgid TP1300 I rarely get any snipe at all. Maybe occasionally half an inch at the end but not very often.
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    Re: Friendship sloops

    I'm just guessing here, but I'd bet that the forward placement of the mast was originally done to provide more working room when they were used for lobstering. I'm sure it would be possible to adjust...
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