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    Sailing on a painted sea. He actually ghosted along pretty nicely considering the almost total lack of wind. We saw a couple sail boats out today but we were mostly by our selves all day.

    There was one notable exception.

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    The keen eyed will note the Queen Elizabeth approaching Marmion Island. Without a doubt the Queen Elizabeth produced the worst ship wake weve ever had the pleasure of encountering, extremely steep and close together. Dropping off the back of the second wave and into the third we buried the bow completely and took water all the way back on the wheel house windows. But that was the worst of it and nothing broken, other than that we had a flawless seven hour run.

    Cant complain about that.




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    that shot of the float plane brought back memories of my summer in the juneau area. question tho, where does that train go? loaded on a barge? the new wing looks good too.

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    Jim, just to make you aware, there's little bit of fly poop on your windshield.

    I got your back buddy.

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    Thanks man.
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    I've had the pleasure of steaming past both queens in Sydney harbour, one along side and the other at anchor so no wake to deal with.

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    You have the most beautiful cruising grounds I have ever seen!

    I think the worst wake I have encountered was from one of our nuke subs when traveling on the surface.
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    ^ Ours can stir it up as well
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    It’s funny, we see a lot of cruise ship traffic, and some ships are definitely worse than others.

    But mostly they’re in port when we’re out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    You have the most beautiful cruising grounds I have ever seen!

    I think the worst wake I have encountered was from one of our nuke subs when traveling on the surface.
    That is an older boat, the newer classes are far more hydrodynamic in the rear and don't create such a wake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noyb72 View Post
    That is an older boat, the newer classes are far more hydrodynamic in the rear and don't create such a wake.
    Was just talking to a tugboat captain out of Everatt. His comment was " 'if it's grey, stay far away', those pimple-faced adolescents shouldn't be allowed to drive a dinghy."

    "Submarines are okay tho, yes ?"

    "Maybe submerged. Surfaced, they are a menace to navigation."

    He doesn't think very highly of the seamanship of the US Navy ....

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    Don’t worry, we keep a sharp lookout.

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    And we have cake.

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    It’s nice.
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    Found your solution (Barbara Tuchman, The Proud Tower) :

    "A year before she died, Queen Victoria, returning on her yacht from a visit to Ireland, was disturbed by rough seas. After a particularly strong wave buffeted the ship she summoned her doctor, who was in attendance, and said, "Go up at once, Sir James, and give the Admiral my compliments and tell him the thing must not occur again."

    So there, waves !

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    Here’s a quick little summer project. The stool for the helm station was about four inches too short, but other than that I really liked it. So I decided to knock together a new one that was just a bit taller.

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    The legs are yellow cedar but the seat is a slabbed spruce burl that I’ve been saving for a special occasion.

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    I think that works.
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    Dang! Your cruising grounds look like the pics you show and you can use a stool for a helm seat!? I've wasted a chunk of my life in the middle of the Pacific...
    envy.

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    You guys are probably tired of seeing the same six scenery shots over and over again. I guess it’s a good thing that they are pretty shots.

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    -Jim

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    Brings back lots of memories for me.

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    No way. Couldn't ever get tired of seeing that Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite View Post
    Was just talking to a tugboat captain out of Everatt. His comment was " 'if it's grey, stay far away', those pimple-faced adolescents shouldn't be allowed to drive a dinghy."

    "Submarines are okay tho, yes ?"

    "Maybe submerged. Surfaced, they are a menace to navigation."

    He doesn't think very highly of the seamanship of the US Navy ....
    Sorry it's taken a bit.
    The man is entitled to his opinion, my evidence is last year I was a member of the piloting team that took a boat into Singapore, anyone who makes a career in Everett would need to change their shorts TWICE before that trip was through. Middle East, Peru, Gitmo, Australia, Ketchikan and a few others. Never even scratched the paint, I'm confident in our ability to pilot.

    To the point of this thread, I love the work you've done o the boat, and where you get to run it.
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    Mate, I was out on Sydney Harbour on saturday night for an event call vivid. Light shows all over the place.
    I commented to fellow crew members that even without vivid it's a really beautiful harbour with all the lights of the city etc.

    Your location is an equally beautiful spot because of the stunning natural backdrops, the absence of city lights etc.

    What I'm trying to say is bring on the pics!

    With regard to naval navigation, is it not the case that naval vessels have the right of way?
    They do here.

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    Naval vessel have th exact same COLREG rules as others in peace...

    May troubles on this subject did happen, but not only for navies. A collision between tanker and bulk gave 32 missings 2 years ago...

    @Jim :, this is the beauty of the sea:, you can shoot 20 times the same different picture ��

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    I’ve been working on noise abatement this last week. What I noticed last season, and was reminded of on our jaunt around the back side of Douglas, is that the engine noise that comes up the hull around the edges of the cockpit sole gets really grating after about hour five. So I downloaded a sound meter app for my phone and it was running at about 84 dBa at 2200 rpm. I think we can improve on that.

    Step one was adding some ceiling to the hull to block the sound waves from curling around the edges of the sole.

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    I’d like that to be tongue and groove cedar instead of a bit of marine ply but I also wanted the job done. So the tongue and groove will have to be a winter project.

    Step two was getting some sheet lead and canvas to close in the motor on all sides. Ended up making some lovely curtains.

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    On the underside side of the engine hatch I just glued the sheeting straight to the hatch.

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    The result of all that reduced the sound level to 79 dBa at 2200 and 77dBa at 1800. Which is a noticeable difference. I was hoping for more really but I seem to have traded mechanical engine noise for hull/structure vibration noise. At any rate, when we went out for a picnic today my wife thought it was great that we could have a conversation without her have to raise her voice. I’m going to call that a win.
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    Speaking of picnics, it was a nice day today so we decided to hop in the boat and head down to DuPont and hang on the hook for a bit. We’d never anchored Amazon before and today seemed like a good day to practice.

    DuPont dock.

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    Dropping and setting the hook went off without any drama so we settled in for lunch.

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    And then a little fishing.

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    I did forget the bait at home but we had a little bit of luck with cheese and salami.

    This guy was all mouth.

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    But that didn’t make catching him any less fun.

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    Hello Jim.

    Can't see your pics from last post...

    Nice job for noise insulation, it is a rather hard topic to master... I presume your canvas is fire proof ?

    Have good day

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    Well done with the noise abatement, Jim. I had a little bit to do with that sort of thing, a long time ago....
    Your picnic sounds nice, but as L'Ankou said, the attachments aren't opening.
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    Well, that’s unfortunate. Let’s see if I can fix them.

    ETA- I have added them again, let’s see if that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Well, that’s unfortunate. Let’s see if I can fix them.

    ETA- I have added them again, let’s see if that works.
    Work for me! Nice job on the insulation - but who'd expect any less?
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    Yep, good pics. Fine family!
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    Looks like a great day on the water Jim. Nice work on the noise abatement as well!
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    Thanks guys! It was a fun afternoon, even the grumpy teenager professed to having a good time. The next little project on the list is a boarding ladder to make it easier to get in and out of the dingy so we can go play on the beach. Greens Cove is an easy day trip from town and the wreck of the Islander is on the beach there along with a couple wooden sailing ships that were converted to salvage barges in the 1930s, just begging to be explored.
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    Well, the boarding ladder was next on the list but the stove has been on the list longer and kind of itching at me in the back of my mind. I’ve working on it off and on, finding a problem and fixing it, like the fuel shut off fuel being popped and the pin missing. But one problem fixed would lead to another. Like needing to move the day tank from under the side deck, where it was out of the way and unobtrusive, because it wasn’t high enough to really feed the stove. Then there was bad fuel, clogged lines and filter. All your basic fun stuff.

    Moving the day tank into the cabin solved the height issue. But it’s a bit rough and ready. I’m on the lookout for a different tank that would look nicer, maybe a copper or brass cylinder tank. If any body knows of such a thing please let me know.

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    We do have fire though. So that’s a plus.

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    Wonder if an old brass fire extinguisher tank would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Well, the boarding ladder was next on the list but the stove has been on the list longer and kind of itching at me in the back of my mind. I’ve working on it off and on, finding a problem and fixing it, like the fuel shut off fuel being popped and the pin missing. But one problem fixed would lead to another. Like needing to move the day tank from under the side deck, where it was out of the way and unobtrusive, because it wasn’t high enough to really feed the stove. Then there was bad fuel, clogged lines and filter. All your basic fun stuff.

    Moving the day tank into the cabin solved the height issue. But it’s a bit rough and ready. I’m on the lookout for a different tank that would look nicer, maybe a copper or brass cylinder tank. If any body knows of such a thing please let me know.

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    We do have fire though. So that’s a plus.

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    Hey - fantastic! That looks familiar. We got good use out of the stove on Skookum Maru last weekend even though the weather was pretty warm. As for the tank, how about...



    ... a brass tank from a British Seagull outboard? The "long range" tank is a little over 1 US gallon. The normal sized tank is .6 US gal. Small enough to be unobtrusive, large enough to be useful if you rig up a pump so you can easily refill from the main tanks. Generally available on eBay, although check to be sure that you are getting a brass tank not a steel or plastic one.
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    Something like that in the ~gallon range would be just about perfect for our needs. Thanks for the suggestion! Right now I'm just happy the stove works but with space at a premium, it would be great if I had room to add a couple hooks back to the bulkhead while looking a little less scruffy.

    Meanwhile, my wife and girls are very excited to have a working heat source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Wonder if an old brass fire extinguisher tank would work?
    I had the exact same thought. What do they hold - maybe 2.5 gal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Wonder if an old brass fire extinguisher tank would work?
    I had the exact same thought. What do they hold - maybe 2.5 gal?

    ETA: As long as someone doesn't pull it down & spray the contents on a fire!
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    If you can find a copper pipe big enough or sheet stock, it's not difficult to make up a small tank. It will require a bit more than a propane hand torch though. MAPP gas may work on a smaller one gallon-ish size tank.
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