RE: Nice northwest boats
I am a bit late on this thread but wanted to post my PNW two favorites from the 2011 summer.
The first is the William Garden designed steel trawler Nightfall as photographed in Blunden Harbour near the northern tip of Vancouver Is. Nightfall was built by Waterline Yachts in Sidney, BC, registered in Montana but based in La Connor, Washington. She was returning from a 4 month Alaska cruise when we saw her in August. Classic Garden lines.
The second is the tug*Union Jack, which I think may have been in a previous post. The Union Jack is steaming out of Bull Harbour to round Cape Scott and travel down the west coast of Vancouver Island. Before she hauled anchor, the owner was pushing around her stern with the tender and I asked him if he needed some help. Nope he says, I just wanted to get her pointed out because she has a direct drive Atlas diesel and it is a chore to get her turned around in this harbour. The Atlas uses compressed air to start the engine in forward or in reverse and he only gets so many starts while the compressor refills the air tank -*so cut and filling can be a chore in a small harbour.