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  1. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Footage of Martha starting at 14:10 is worth the price of admission by itself.
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    Just a little two week haulout to address a spot of rot in the lower starboard corner of the transom. That turned into an eight month project! Your plywood fix should be relatively straightforward,...
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    Love seeing your pix of Skookum Maru, Chris. Those wide-angle shots are better than any other interior photos I have. Just one criticism:

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    The gimballed flower vase needs some flowers!
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    Re the decks: Are you thinking about considering non-skid at all? Original covering was canvas, current fiberglass maybe has less texture...?

    Re the stack: the indigenous fish + Hokusai wave...
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    I don't know. Applied by previous owners. Might be noted in Asia's maintenance log (which I thought I had scanned, but I can't find it at the moment).



    I was thinking to use that for the false...
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    One difference I feel between Mystic and Port Townsend: PT isn't at all museum-oriented. All the boats are currently sailed. Down the street from the show, Boat Haven is a center of amazing wood boat...
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    Yes I know. Probably just as well too, without a bunch of preparation. Apply by June 1. And make up signboards with basic construction details, quotes from the various publications about her, etc.,...
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    Very nice, Chris, for her to be there in the company of such a fine collection of kindred boats.

    This is tempting me to jump on my motorcycle and ride down to PT for the weekend...
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    Re the oil hand pump...



    We used it to change the Allison's oil and it's tedious to use it to pump the one and half gallons out. IMO better than replacing it would be to plumb the Allison's...
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    In the oil change tote there is (was?) a hand plunger pump with a plastic pipe that fits down the MH's dipstick tube.



    Eastsound the town is nice. Eastsound the anchorage...
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    That was our experience too. Strange and troubling. My solution: Do an oil change, draining the gear completely and filling it with the correct amount of oil (the manual tells you what that is, at...
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    The General Motors Diesel Series 71 Maintenance and Overhaul Manual says:

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    That is all.
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    One can see how a single boat project expands...

    Maybe spatulate (if that's a verb) in a dollop of thickened epoxy and in a couple days brush over with a little paint. Full plywood repair as a...
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    A supervisor can be a useful addition to a boat project :).



    Do you have its replacement picked out? Whatever you go with, better insulation around it would probably help a lot too.

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    You know, sometimes you can see the translation of the Salish pidgin word "skookum" as "fit for purpose". In that sense, that Whirlwind is a right skookum tender for Skookum Maru.
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    Well what do you think, now that you've cast an eye over her? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Or point 'er north. Round Cape Caution in any weather.



    With her bowsprit unshipped, she's only 26 feet! Tiny little thing!

    Kind of a strange sales pitch tho. $29K if you act now! Or free,...
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    Oh my...
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    Looks very nice. Seems unlikely to me it would be a one-off, after going through all the trouble of making the mold and getting such a pretty result. Someone on here may recognize it and know the...
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    Just to follow up... that forecast was quite accurate. Latest report from Scarlett Point, 9:40 pm Thursday:

    SCARLETT OVC 05R-F SE45EG 10FT RUF LO NW

    That's past Port Hardy, so more...
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    It can be bad, but it's often fine. Watch the forecasts, and the Chatham Point, Fanny Island, Scarlett Point reports. If you have to wait a day or two at either end for the winds to die down, there's...
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    Metaphors are where you make them. Anyway I hope my silly pun doesn't stop you from sharing your writing, which I think everyone respects and enjoys. I certainly do.
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    For those taking the Inside Passage to the Broughtons and points north, Johnstone Strait is another example. Canadian Sailing Directions says: "... many days can pass before there is any appreciable...
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    Chris is the Oars Whisperer.
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    Here she is. Temporary install, pending interior finishing. Wood cabin building is easier than wood boat building, but still takes a while.

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    That Den Haan "trawler" lamp vanished under our watch, Chris. The circular wick adjusting mechanism broke, and I despaired of repairing it (a complicated little arrangement of thin brass plates,...
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    The 15kWh bank evidently consists of three Torqeedo Power 48-5000 units. That's about $15,000 and 100 kg worth.
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    Direct reversing, from the ad copy. I would like to see a video of that! (Hopefully it doesn't take 20 minutes.) Interesting docking adventures await.
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    According to the craigslist ad, she has 8000 gallons fuel now. How much more was in the forward tanks I wonder.

    The engine room is really something in this walkthrough:...
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    Word.

    It ought to be easy to find when you're a kayaker googling "how to kayak the Ballard locks" but it's not. The USACE pages aren't obvious (how many folks even know the Army Corps of...
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    Playing armchair NTSB here, I'd lay responsibility 95% on the kayakers for their bonehead maneuvers, and 5% on Chris for not being able to make Skookum Maru dance like a pro tug pilot with 10,000...
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    The below photo reminds me that depending on tide and the height of the shore anchor point the stern lines may chafe against the rubrail as much, or more than, the transom edge. Anyway, try it a few...
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    Yet another gorgeous spot. There's an interesting walk along the marsh behind the beach, and then to McArdle Bay. But you probably know that!

    Whatever happened to the gale force winds forecast a...
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    Hey Chris, glad that is working out.

    One more remark... Folks don't stern-tie at anchor much in the San Juans, but north of the border it is common. When doing that with Skookum Maru, it is...
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    Those contacts really take a beating. The Lofrans Tigres can draw 130 amps at 12 volts! Years ago we had an intermittent problem in the "up" direction. The contacts are removable and reversible, so I...
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    We didn't do too much towing, but when we did, just a single line through one of the hawseholes worked well. Surprisingly well; the asymmetry turned out not to be a problem. Much less chafe that way...
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    Looking very good Chris.

    You know you can point her north now if you want (and you're all fully vaxed, and have recent clean molecular (not antigen) Cov19 tests, and have ArriveCAN set up):...
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    Defending the Racors: You typically don't have to change a filter underway. It's a 2-filter switchable setup. If one filter clogs, just turn the valve to the other, and actually change the filter...
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    Have you talked with Dr Dan there in Ballard? https://drdansbiodiesel.com/
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    You have two stages now, the Racors on the bulkhead and the thread-on Baldwin on the engine, you're thinking of going with three?
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    That is so very excellent. Congratulations to the soon-to-be co-captain.



    A RIB's hull is one big fender, makes rafting a lot easier. Caution extrapolating to your hot-molded wood launch.
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    That is a very cool little runabout you got.

    While thinking about hardware you might add or replace, think about how best to raft up to Skookum Maru overnight at anchor. That could be tricky.
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    Yes we did. But what was going to be a little project was already turning into a major project and we settled on "just repair and rebuild to the original drawings" as a principle to try to streamline...
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    Riveted lapstrake, Herreshoff lines. Complete with trailer. Two rowing stations. A centerboard with a sail rig. A little woody maintenance to keep you busy. You may be on to something here!

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    Chris, good to hear from you! It's been a while.



    Here's a possibility: A late 60's Century Cheetah. These are good looking and capable boats showing a lot of wood, but with a fiberglass hull...
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    Thank you for the clarification one and all.

    The one on the left does make way more sense as a comparison with T&G.

    Skookum Maru had wedge splines (the one on the right) both on the hull...
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    Are y'all talking about the same thing? I'm always on the edge of confusion when "splines" get discussed. One of these, but which?!

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    The 105 is turbocharged, from what I can see. At least the US version based on the Kubota 3769cc block is, for sure. A NA version would be preferable IMO, to reduce complexity when you don't need the...
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    Yes four 8D AGM's would get you more than 600 lbs right there!
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    That is an interesting motor. Right around 82 hp @ 1800 RPM, just like the 3-71. Totally loafing in typical 1200 - 1400 RPM operation; well below its 2600 RPM redline. Meets all the EPA and RCD2...
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