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Old 03-12-2015, 10:26 PM   #21
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Proper little ship there Richard. Looking forward to the dime tour when she reaches the Bay.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:28 PM   #22
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Glad it all worked out, Richard. It's also good to match a face with a name! We had a great time at VTS San Francisco.

I didn't realize she had a proper swim step for a canoe rear end! Fabulous, Sir. See you in the Bay Area.
Thanks Ray - it was great to see you too. I'll look forward to meeting up with you and the other local TFers on the water.

Yes - it's an after market swim step that's quite well done. There's a sliding platform that connects it to the gate that drops down (you can see it on the starboard quarter).

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Old 03-12-2015, 10:43 PM   #23
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Thanks Jim,

My current float plan has us staying in Nanaimo on the night of Sunday Apr 5. However, that date is dependent on our leaving on time and having no weather holds. So it will likely be a little later than that. Where are you based? I could try to get hold of you when we get close.

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I'm in Steveston, a short 45 minute hop up the Fraser River. Lots of dock space, and a good place to stage for entry back into the US at Point Roberts.


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Old 03-12-2015, 10:49 PM   #24
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I'd like to give a shout out to Peter Ricks (Pau Hana on this forum) for his help in getting the insurance for Stillwater. He took my requirements, which included coverage for spring transit from AK to CA, and got quotes for a variety of options. Not only that but the quotes he got me were more competitive than the others I received.

Peter was easy to work with and very helpful - I highly recommend him.

Thanks Peter!

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I'd like to give a shout out to Peter Ricks (Pau Hana on this forum) for his help in getting the insurance for Stillwater. He took my requirements, which included coverage for spring transit from AK to CA, and got quotes for a variety of options. Not only that but the quotes he got me were more competitive than the others I received.

Peter was easy to work with and very helpful - I highly recommend him.

Thanks Peter!

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Peter also was also a huge help arranging insurance for me. Can't say enough good things.
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:14 AM   #26
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Richard,
Congratulations Sir, well played. I took a stroll down to Air Marine and walked by the boat. Very very nice and a perfect Southeast Alaska cruiser by any measurements. My chest puffed up a bit reading of the choice of hailing port. you did us proud!
We may meet or not during your tight schedule at least know that this boater wishes you the best of the best during your ownership. Safe sailing, soft head winds, and favorable following seas.

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Old 03-13-2015, 02:22 AM   #27
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Stunning boat! Wish there were more KKs here.
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:23 AM   #28
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Richard,
Congratulations Sir, well played. I took a stroll down to Air Marine and walked by the boat. Very very nice and a perfect Southeast Alaska cruiser by any measurements. My chest puffed up a bit reading of the choice of hailing port. you did us proud!
We may meet or not during your tight schedule at least know that this boater wishes you the best of the best during your ownership. Safe sailing, soft head winds, and favorable following seas.

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Al,

Thanks so much for your nice comments. It's wonderful to hear that you saw her - you were pretty much the first to see her since she became mine! Hopefully she is ok. I hope we can catch up - I plan to be in port from Wed Mar 25 to Sat Mar 28, so there's a good chance we could catch up. I'm glad you like my choice of hailing port - it just seemed the right thing to do!

I'm going to PM you my contact information - I'd like to chat with you about resources in Ketchikan - specifically chandleries. I'd like to know where to go for some items when I'm up there. One thing I'm hoping to hunt down are CO2 cylinders for my inflatable PFDs (can't ship them by air).

Hope to see you soon - and thanks again for recommending Dave. I assume you know Mike of Diesel Doc? He and Molly have been a great help - including letting me ship packages to their address. A new 6-person liferaft will be showing up there next week.

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And she has a crow's nest - who could want anything more?



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How can 'ya not love a boat with a crow's nest? That's cool.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:42 AM   #30
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Exactly what I was thinking. I love it.

She's a beauty. Congratulations!
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If you are coming down the Inside Passage you should spend a night in Edmonds. If you do, PM me and I will meet you. Local micro-brews are on me!

As you discover things you need, if you get SKUs from Fisheries Supply in Seattle I can have them delivered to Edmonds. PM me for details. If you have joined a yacht club, check for reciprocal relationships. Some clubs' slips max out at 50 feet but many have long docks that can handle your boat.

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Old 03-13-2015, 10:36 AM   #32
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Congratulations, Richard. That is a magnificent boat. WOW! What fun to be cruising her.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:38 AM   #33
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Ok - yes - unfortunately she came with a 110lb Bruce and a 75lb CQR plus 400' of chain. I'm planning on just dumping all that overboard when I get up there and attaching a small Danforth to a piece of string.

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What a great looking boat!!!!!

or a 5 gallon bucket filled with concrete and reinforce the handle
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:01 AM   #34
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Congratulations on a beautiful, beautiful boat! She used to be owned by Ernie Brooks (Brooks Institute of Photography - very good underwater photographer).

The last time I was on the boat, Ernie had a dive/workshop in a little room next to the forward berths and stripper poles between the bunks. Are those poles still there?
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #35
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Congratulations on a beautiful, beautiful boat! She used to be owned by Ernie Brooks (Brooks Institute of Photography - very good underwater photographer).

The last time I was on the boat, Ernie had a dive/workshop in a little room next to the forward berths and stripper poles between the bunks. Are those poles still there?
Thanks! It's fun to know you've been on the boat. Yes, you're correct about the pole in the forward cabin. It's certainly still there since it's the compression post for the mast above! I've had some good jokes about it with friends...

The boat does have a pretty interesting history - I can trace her back to about 2001. I don't have much info for the 1990s but will try to build it up over time.

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It's certainly still there since it's the compression post for the mast above! I've had some good jokes about it with friends...
You can call it a compression post if you like, but knowing Ernie....

I'm glad that the boat is heading back home. That will be a great trip!
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #37
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Ok - yes - unfortunately she came with a 110lb Bruce and a 75lb CQR plus 400' of chain. I'm planning on just dumping all that overboard when I get up there and attaching a small Danforth to a piece of string.

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That string might be overkill in the protected waters of the Bay and Delta. I kinda fancy waxed dental floss on my lunch hook.

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Congratulations on a beautiful, beautiful boat! She used to be owned by Ernie Brooks (Brooks Institute of Photography - very good underwater photographer).

The last time I was on the boat, Ernie had a dive/workshop in a little room next to the forward berths and stripper poles between the bunks. Are those poles still there?
Might need an extra round of clean and polish just to be safe.

Glad to hear it all came together for you this week, Richard!! You're probably on cloud nine right now. Congrats!!

Looking forward to the trip report! No doubt it'll be a trip to remember.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:32 AM   #39
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That really is a beauty, congratulations and the best of luck with her.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:46 PM   #40
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