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ak-guy 10-30-2016 10:34 AM

New Member from Glacier Bay
 
I am sure I have seen some of you in Glacier Bay where I work. I work for Glacier Bay National Park as a captain. I operate the park vessel that delivers park rangers to and from cruise ships. We operate just like a pilot boat.

I have just bought a 26' Allweather, see allweatherboats.com The boat is somewhat of a basket case but the quality construction has stood the test of time. I will be replacing all the wiring, refurbishing the interior, replacing the fuel delivery system and many other things. The engine is good I think, a Yanmar 3HM. I am layed off in the winter and needed a winter project.

dhays 10-30-2016 11:16 AM

Welcome. I checked out the link and they boat looks interesting. Good luck with the project. Remember we will want pictures.

Crusty Chief 10-30-2016 11:22 AM

Welcome aboard! Oh boy, another project boat to follow! We look forward to your progress, be sure to take plenty of pics!

BandB 10-30-2016 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ak-guy (Post 492632)
I am sure I have seen some of you in Glacier Bay where I work. I work for Glacier Bay National Park as a captain. I operate the park vessel that delivers park rangers to and from cruise ships. We operate just like a pilot boat.

I have just bought a 26' Allweather, see allweatherboats.com The boat is somewhat of a basket case but the quality construction has stood the test of time. I will be replacing all the wiring, refurbishing the interior, replacing the fuel delivery system and many other things. The engine is good I think, a Yanmar 3HM. I am layed off in the winter and needed a winter project.

Wifey B: We loved Glacier Bay so thanks for all you do. How many months of the year is the Park open?

Interesting boat and project. If it's too cold to work, isn't it too cold to work on a boat? :eek:

Alaskan Sea-Duction 10-30-2016 12:19 PM

Welcome fellow Alaskan........

O C Diver 10-30-2016 12:25 PM

Welcome to the forum! Know all about boat refits. Enjoy the process but don't get consumed by it.

Ted

MurrayM 10-30-2016 12:50 PM

As mentioned in another thread; welcome aboard, and congratulations on finding an Allweather!

78puget-trawler 10-30-2016 03:58 PM

Neat boats! Welcome to the forum.

MurrayM 10-30-2016 04:02 PM

Looks like the Allweather would ride waves like a Surf Scoter...have you been able to test that theory of mine in nasty conditions yet?

ak-guy 10-30-2016 06:29 PM

The boat hasn't been in the water for 6 or so years. I have never been on this or any other Allweather but I hope to be.

ak-guy 10-30-2016 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BandB (Post 492691)
Wifey B: We loved Glacier Bay so thanks for all you do. How many months of the year is the Park open?

Interesting boat and project. If it's too cold to work, isn't it too cold to work on a boat? :eek:

The park is open year round but very few visitors in the winter. My job has to do with cruise ships and there are none in the winter.

Most of the work I need to do is inside, at least there is plenty to last the winter. Next summer Iwil be doing some exterior work when I have time.

BandB 10-30-2016 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ak-guy (Post 492784)
The park is open year round but very few visitors in the winter. My job has to do with cruise ships and there are none in the winter.

Most of the work I need to do is inside, at least there is plenty to last the winter. Next summer Iwil be doing some exterior work when I have time.

Wifey B: We were there late June, 2014. It was cold enough then. Don't think I could take winter, plus the short days. :ermm:

Nomad Willy 10-30-2016 08:59 PM

ak-guy,
3HM is a good engine. I had one in my previous boat .. Albin 25. A bit noisy. I had some harmonic vibration issues that may not have been the fault of the engine but the structure of the boat hull.
Some day you may want a steadying sail.
I saw an Alweather in Craig a few years ago.
Any ballast?

I once had ambitions of fishing out of Gustavus .. hand troll. When I announced I was bringing my trailer home out there the So Gustavus hippies of the day politely ran me out of town.


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