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Old 01-06-2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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Does the snow really pile up on your boat? It can sink it you know. Don't forget to use a shovel with no metal edges.

I know most of you don't live in the snow belt. This is a constant concern of mine. Just keeping the snow off. *The stuff gets really heavy. Every year at least one boat in my harbor *goes down to her dock lines due to snow load.


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Old 01-06-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Dear God!* Head south!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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No thanks,
*the Summers here are so glorious I wouldn't live or boat anywhere else.
I will put up with a little snow to do my boating In Prince William Sound.
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what do you heat with and what type of vessel is that?
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I have no idea what type of boat it is. *To the best of my knowledge the hull was from a 28 Tollycraft mold sold to Glasply and then streched to a 32'. She was built in 75 in Tacoma by a Boat builder named Donald Jones. Originally as a power troller. She sports a 10,000 lb fish hold with a net of 16 ton and a gross of 21 ton.

If any one know of Mr Jones* Please let me know I would love to know where the hull came from for sure.

I heat her with a Dickson Bristol diesel stove *and a force 10 cozy cabin heater for the fo'sc'le. It tkes a bit of time but she gets nice and warm. *I have insulated her good.

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how have you insulated the vessel?
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The Cabin is A ply wood construction covered in glass I used the white styrofome with the silver back from Lowes. Then covered it with 1/4 marine ply and a indoor outdoor carpet. Used A 3/4"* Manila rope as trim after whipping the ends I glued it up with liquid nails. Hey it works for me. The trim comes from a birch tree I had to cut down in my back yard.* Milled it with a chain saw and then cut to size on a table saw. She is still a work in progress.

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looks warm!
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Yea,
*I live in Alaska.**Got 246" of snow last year. 20 below. Gotta have warm.

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I have no idea what type of boat it is. *To the best of my knowledge the hull was from a 28 Tollycraft mold sold to Glasply and then streched to a 32'. She was built in 75 in Tacoma by a Boat builder named Donald Jones. Originally as a power troller. She sports a 10,000 lb fish hold with a net of 16 ton and a gross of 21 ton.

If any one know of Mr Jones* Please let me know I would love to know where the hull came from for sure.

I heat her with a Dickson Bristol diesel stove *and a force 10 cozy cabin heater for the fo'sc'le. It tkes a bit of time but she gets nice and warm. *I have insulated her good.

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-- Edited by skipperdude on Wednesday 6th of January 2010 03:09:02 PM
I'd guess the Don Jones is from Jones Goodell boatbuilding*who built custom boats for many*years,*but has been out of business for a few years now. Still on site is J&G marine supply run by some of the same family. Their address is 1690 Marine View Dr. Tacoma, WA 98424. Phone is 253-572-4217 or 1800-381-4217. I believe Mike Goodell is the person to talk to, but probably anyone who answers could direct you to the right person.

*Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

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Hey Skip,
We have had it easy this winter in SE. Not below 10 degrees. Had a few blows probably about 50 - 55 in town but it screamed 110 mph at Lincoln Rock according to two sources. The ground's been covered w white much or most of the time but not over 4" I think. I think we'll continue to have a mild winter dude. I heat w a 1200 btu Wabasto and I's not enough. Don't have any insulation but I am going to install a 1700 btu Sigmar bulkhead stove. Here is some pics of last year's snow. Some guys thought the docks would sink but all kooked OK to me. Last year our boat was frozen in solid in 3" of ice. We're at the head of the bay where the Thorne River enters the bay. Took the aluminum skiff for a ride last week dodgeing lots of ice chuncks and hitting others*** ..noisy. Got cold fast at 25 mph.

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Great photos Eric!* Is that your home?
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Ah yes, *boating in Alaska.

*I bet you freeze over a bit. with all that fresh water coming into the harbor I'm sure the salinity drops quite a bit. Whittier is a ice free port most of the time. It's the way the snow builds up to slush that causes us to freeze over once in a while never a lot and it usually dosen't last long . A couple of tide changes usually takes care of it. Keep her warm.* Do you have the S.E.R.V.S. program in your area?
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Where ever we permanently moor the boat I want the water to be fresh/brackish to reduce the sea growth and its easier on the boat as a whole. The Everett Marina is brackish at the mouth of the SnohomishRiver.* The first 1 to 2 ft is fresh water so it freezes over several times a year.* Most winters we get several inches of snow, which I brush/sweep off the boat, especially if its going warm up and going to *rain.* Rain can make the snow extremely heavy.* The important thing is the through hulls are not pushed underwater, the boat starts taking on water, and/or damage is not done to the canvas/tarps and structure.*

Some will say the snow is a good insulator, so it should be left on?* ****
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When it's really cold snow is an excellent insulator.
Are you in Everett? I thought you were at Fisherman's Wharf. We were on "O float and M float" at Everett.
Walt, Yes thats house. Dosn't seem very "Alaskan" does it. No windows bigger than a door though and outside walls 10" thick. We have a double condensing oil boiler for heat. Next to wood oil is most economical.

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