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Old 08-23-2016, 08:36 AM   #101
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Nice! Looks like someone is having a great time! 👍👍
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:50 PM   #102
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I really wish I could come down to visit you guys, but duty calls, and I have to head back to work today. I hope you have a great trip!
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:34 PM   #103
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I really wish I could come down to visit you guys, but duty calls, and I have to head back to work today. I hope you have a great trip!

Sorry we missed you too. Now in Little Falls NY, a beautiful little town with the best burgers ever at the Copper Moose.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:40 PM   #104
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So, Poker: What's the reaction to your beautiful vessel so far? Must be catching the eyes and the comments at the dock, no?
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:16 PM   #105
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So, Poker: What's the reaction to your beautiful vessel so far? Must be catching the eyes and the comments at the dock, no?
Just pulled in to Waterford NY. Everything working as it should
This is the first real test of all my newly installed systems and what looked good on paper is actually working as designed .... sometimes you just get lucky.

Sharon is having a blast, she even lets me drive once in a while.

Get lot's of questions about the boat as no one knows what it is.

Thank God for free docks with power for the AC as the Erie Canal has been brutally hot. Docked next to a couple of free concerts, met some great people including Jeff F.

I love the NY State Canal System and would gladly cruise it year round ...... except for the snow that is coming soon.

PS> Clean your strainers every night in the Canals.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:39 PM   #106
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That's nice how the dingy nestles in there like that. Very slick setup!

Is it hard to deploy?
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:55 PM   #107
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That's nice how the dingy nestles in there like that. Very slick setup!

Is it hard to deploy?
Much easier than I had any right to expect from a seat-of-my-pants design. We raise the boom until the end is directly over the lift point in the dinghy, then hand crank it up a foot or so with the winch on the boom, them swing the boom out and winch the dinghy down. Very easy with two people and not real difficult with one.

The dinghy nests in a pair athwartships stainless steel rails, easier to locate the dinghy and adjust it's position than if we had installed conventional chocks.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:50 PM   #108
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Really great to hear that all systems are go. With your attention to detail, I'm not surprised. Ain't it great when a plan comes together? I kinda feel the same way with my boat.

That dink setup looks nice. Fits like a glove. Let's see a shot of your dink rails, if time permits...

That's a lot of salad in your strainer every day! Was that enough to bring on an engine temp rise? I've only had to clean my strainer once in 9 years...and that's because I let my coworker run my boat aground when I wasn't (and should have been) looking. But that was for mud/gravel.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:58 PM   #109
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Really great to hear that all systems are go. With your attention to detail, I'm not surprised. Ain't it great when a plan comes together? I kinda feel the same way with my boat.

That dink setup looks nice. Fits like a glove. Let's see a shot of your dink rails, if time permits...

That's a lot of salad in your strainer every day! Was that enough to bring on an engine temp rise? I've only had to clean my strainer once in 9 years...and that's because I let my coworker run my boat aground when I wasn't (and should have been) looking. But that was for mud/gravel.
Brought temp up from 190 to 195, Not a problem but very well could be if not cleaned out every night. Probably won't have the dink down again until we get inside at Manasquan NJ but will post photo then, it worked amazingly well.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:16 AM   #110
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That dink setup looks nice. Fits like a glove. Let's see a shot of your dink rails, if time permits...
Here's a couple of shots of the rails. Standard ss fittings on thick wall 1" ss tube.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:23 AM   #111
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These guys in a Hawaiian catamaran (?) just left Waterford a few minutes ago headed for Lake Ontario. They are into the second year of a 2 yr. circumnavigation details at Hokulea — Polynesian Voyaging Society
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:51 AM   #112
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Does that catamaran have engines? Don't see a sail?
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Looks like a British Seagull outboard mounted to the forward ama.
Also appears to be a pushboat behind?
You certainly see some interesting things on a trip like that!
Makes you realize the 9-5 daily routine of the rat race is not the only way of living out your time on this Earth.
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Does that catamaran have engines? Don't see a sail?
No engines, two wooden masts on deck. being towed up the canal by a small powerboat. What looks like an outboard is the very long wooden rudder pole.
Some better photos on the link I provided.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:47 PM   #115
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Leaving Waterford, NY first thing in the morning to head down the Hudson (slowly). We have booked two nights at Liberty Landing ($4.00/ft, ouch!) but Sharon wants to see it and Ellis Island up close.

This little Ranger "tug" makes DIRT FREE look huge. He's here for the TUG ROUNDUP which starts next week, sorry we'll miss it.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:50 PM   #116
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Currently at anchor off Nyack NY, posting from a Starbucks.
We are kind of stuck at the moment as we don't want to head into NY City with a hurricane threatening the harbour. We will not proceed down the Hudson til' this thing passes. Some ships, tugs and barges are already heading up the Hudson to escape the expected storm surge in the harbour and they are way bigger than us.

Once this passes we will be spending a couple of days in Liberty Landing Marina to visit Ellis Island and "the" statue. We may not have Wifi access again til' then.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:19 PM   #117
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We have booked two nights at Liberty Landing ($4.00/ft, ouch!) but Sharon wants to see it and Ellis Island up close.
Apparently they think a lot of their marina. I'll have to consider changing professions as I hadn't realized boat surveying was so lucrative.

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Currently at anchor off Nyack NY, posting from a Starbucks.
We are kind of stuck at the moment as we don't want to head into NY City with a hurricane threatening the harbour. We will not proceed down the Hudson til' this thing passes. Some ships, tugs and barges are already heading up the Hudson to escape the expected storm surge in the harbour and they are way bigger than us.
Be safe! I'm told the Hudson gets awful busy when NYC has a storm coming.

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Old 09-10-2016, 03:27 PM   #118
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Pulled into Liberty Landing this morning where we'll spend two days doing the tourist thing .... always wanted to see Ellis Island. After that we'll head over to Midget Squadron Yacht Club in Jamaica Bay for a day or two to spend some time with my buddy and fellow surveyor Jerry Zingale AMS while we wait for the right weather to head outside.

roast beef marinated in armagnac with tangerines in a white wine reduction gravy.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:45 PM   #119
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Our Liberty Landing slip and ribs boiling in whiskey. They will be bbq'd and basted in a mollasses, lime, chili powder, red pepper and sesame oil sauce.
I'll let you know how they turn out
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Very cool pics !

Ribs boiled in whiskey sounds interesting...
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