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    Snoose has been non-functional for several weeks since the overheating and tow home incident near Gig Harbor. There was a breach in the keel cooler pipe, inside the boat but below the waterline and too near the bottom to risk trying to repair it in the water. The delay was waiting until the busy yard could schedule the haulout. Sad part is, I can’t risk running the engine without coolant for even a short time, so I had to schedule a towboat to take her from my berth to the travellift, all of about 800-900 yards, to the tune of $400-450. Only half of that is paid by my towing insurance. Such is messing about with old boats.

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    hmmmm. Around here the yard doing the hauling would make that 900-yard move with their workboat.

    Still a bit of summer left for fun stuff! Should be a short-haul, no?
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    Hope it’s short. 85-90F is not good for her to be out long. But the repair is going to require some creative custom plumbing and through hulls.

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    Hope you're back up and running soon. September and October are great months for cruising around here

    I too once had to be towed a short distance from a dock to the travelift. Couldn't do it with an inflatable and a 3 hp outboard, but I considered it.
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    run out the sweeps!
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    Yeah I thought about the inflatable, but a 2.5hp outboard vs a 28,000 lb. boat just didn’t seem something my physics teacher would have approved of. (And my English teacher would have had fits over that sentence.)

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    Agreed. I used to have a teardrop travel trailer, which we towed with a Forester. When people asked me if I could tow it with my sidecar rig, I told them I was sure I could get it moving, but was sure I would never be able to get it stopped

    Same thing here
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    I just built a “ tow bar” for my friend Jesse , the “water mayor” of gig harbor. You may know him, 14 ‘ hi laker named “the binge”. A vertical post a few feet forward of the transom, removable. Most of us know how it works, better control and steering. He gets a kick from helping folks who have jammed the dingy painter in the wheel or whatever. He asked me to construct a bridle for his skiff, which is nonsense. A 2 1/2 might have worked fine, a 4 would have been the bomb, but of course it depends on wind/current… and maneuverability. Mashing up another’s boat can go well over $900 in just the embarrassment.
    Jim Bow had to pay a small fortune like this to tow his stolen truck a mile or three .
    I long for the days of towing a buds car for miles and miles with a rope, or towing a vessel with a rowing skiff of a sculling oar over the transom.

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    If I lived near - I would have a tow boat for you plus a hand just in case. Best of luck for the haul out. May it be less than you expect and here to making a few friends while you are there.
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    Please post pics of the boat hauled out.
    Good luck with the repairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Please post pics of the boat hauled out.
    Good luck with the repairs.
    Here’s a pic of her this morning. She’s now blocked up on the hard and Wayne mechanic is figuring out the plumbing on the keel cooler and how to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Here’s a pic of her this morning. She’s now blocked up on the hard and Wayne mechanic is figuring out the plumbing on the keel cooler and how to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Here’s a pic of her this morning. She’s now blocked up on the hard and Wayne mechanic is figuring out the plumbing on the keel cooler and how to fix it.

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    I like her very much! Keep posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Is that down at Seaview?

    If I didn't have COVID, I'd come down and visit.
    Yes Seaview. Hope you are on the mend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I like her very much! Keep posting!
    Most bilge rats are probably tired of seeing her. But for those who aren’t, here are a couple of pix from the past.

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    Very nice.
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    Beautiful both in and out of the water.
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    Good news! Wayne the Magician spent a couple hours figuring out how this bilge cooler was configured with twists and turns and through hulls in the deepest bowels of the bilge, doing most of it by feel as it’s under the shower pan and can’t be seen and just barely reached. He got the old rotten galvanized pipes off and determined that it can be put back together with off the shelf bronze fittings. He’ll have it back together and ready to fill with coolant tonight. A good day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Good news! Wayne the Magician spent a couple hours figuring out how this bilge cooler was configured with twists and turns and through hulls in the deepest bowels of the bilge, doing most of it by feel as it’s under the shower pan and can’t be seen and just barely reached. He got the old rotten galvanized pipes off and determined that it can be put back together with off the shelf bronze fittings. He’ll have it back together and ready to fill with coolant tonight. A good day!

    That is great news!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Most bilge rats are probably tired of seeing her. But for those who aren’t, here are a couple of pix from the past.

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    Not tired of seeing her, and anyone that is isn’t a rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Good news! Wayne the Magician spent a couple hours figuring out how this bilge cooler was configured with twists and turns and through hulls in the deepest bowels of the bilge, doing most of it by feel as it’s under the shower pan and can’t be seen and just barely reached. He got the old rotten galvanized pipes off and determined that it can be put back together with off the shelf bronze fittings. He’ll have it back together and ready to fill with coolant tonight. A good day!

    Kudos to Wayne - I used to have to do similar under raised computer room floors (no lights) - He is indeed a valued asset, and Snoose (and you) are fortunate to have found him ! !


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    Excellent news
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    Any Snoose picture is good. And she looks pretty good on the hard.

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    There's something just so very right about that boat.
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    She is lovely! She's a stout old girl though, that picture of her on the trailer reminds me of what they say about icebergs!

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    Holy spit. That’s a pretty boat!

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    Thanks all. It’s comments like these that keep me from getting totally disgusted with her when something breaks. Guess I’ll keep her a while longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Most bilge rats are probably tired of seeing her.
    Oh heck no. She's a real beauty and you've done a great job with the conversion. My eye will never tire looking at those sweet lines.

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    Here’s my log entry on Wayne’s repair. He had to figure this out and remove and replace by feel as it was mostly under a non-removable shower pan. (The keel and keelson in my drawing are out of scale.) Now awaiting bottom paint while this thunder squall passes.

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    Ron, was it just 'time' which caused the failure (?)





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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Ron, was it just 'time' which caused the failure (?)
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    Pretty much. In the above sketch, everything above the existing bronze ‘king nipple’ thru-hull was galvanized iron pipe fittings up to the hose from the engine. The iron was in a wet/dry bilge and had rotted away. Wayne replaced it with bronze pipe fittings, both sides. As it turns out, all the work was done inside above the thru-hull so it didn’t really need to be done on the hard. But we didn’t originally know that so not worth taking a chance. And she needed bottom paint anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post

    Originally Posted by ron ll
    Most bilge rats are probably tired of seeing her.
    Oh heck no. She's a real beauty and you've done a great job with the conversion. My eye will never tire looking at those sweet lines.
    What Terry said.. yes, she's a stink pot, but what a lovely stink pot!

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    WOW Ron that is one loverly boat. Glad you got it sorted out, keep posting photos of her in the bilge please Interior photos would be wonderful to see. Hint hint
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    I’m not going to get tired of seeing her anytime soon…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    WOW Ron that is one loverly boat. Glad you got it sorted out, keep posting photos of her in the bilge please Interior photos would be wonderful to see. Hint hint
    Thanks Joe. I don't have any decent current pix of the interiors, but here are a couple of oldies. I should mention that in spite of the exterior pix and her 37' length, she is quite small inside. The beam is only 9'-6" and being a double ender, she is a bit pinched. But she is comfortable for the two of us on extended cruises.

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