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Old 04-15-2015, 04:25 PM   #21
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I like your style. Just do it, with a minimum of fuss and chatter. Enjoy the Bay area and the fine folks down there.
Thanks so much. I can't wait to enjoy Stillwater down here in my old stomping grounds. Everywhere is going seem new all over again. I'm looking forward to meeting up with more TF folks down here too.

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Old 04-15-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
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Now that he has the boat down here we'll try to help him enjoy it. Missed him at Pittsburgh and I missed the USCG tour but we Bay Area TF'ers tend to get together a few times per year.

Congrats on the successful delivery run Richard.
Craig,

Thanks - looking forward to meeting you at the next SF TF event.

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Old 04-19-2015, 11:14 PM   #24
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Congratulations on getting your Krogen home.
Thanks Richard. My journey aboard Stillwater has only served to increase my admiration for Krogen. No doubt you feel the same way. I have never skippered a power boat before and I was frankly blown away by the performance of the Krogen 54 in some very difficult seas. I have the utmost respect for the boat and her designer.

Ok, so the engine room is more of a crawl space. But that never deterred me from going down and whispering sweet nothings to my John Deere even in 18' seas. I turns out that even in big seas it's not that hard to do the engine room checks. And if anyone questions the value of them - on one we found a 5 gal diesel can that contained hydraulic fluid had been poorly stowed and fallen against the belts - which had already melted a long gash in the can. None had spilled, the belts were still fine, but I cannot begin to imagine what would have happened if we had left it much longer. Needless to say, the next day I removed everything from the engine room that wasn't bolted down. No oil, no fluids - nothing that could possibly move. All in the lazarette now.

Never short change your engine room checks - not even in (especially in) big seas.

I hope all is well in the Emerald Isle.

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