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Old 01-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #21
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This small, steel-hulled boat (I assume it's steel) has been on the dock in front of the Bellingham Yacht Club for a few months now.* I assume the owner made arrangements with the club to leave it there for the winter.* I've seen it in the marina from time to time in the past.

Yesterday I remembered to take my camera and when I went out to get the snow off our boat I took these two shots on the way.* I've been wondering if the make was similar to Coot, the boat Mark is having built for him.

-- Edited by Marin on Monday 10th of January 2011 12:34:27 PMm

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I decided that this is a Seahorse 35. I looked at it yesterday, and it appears to be steel, with either an aluminum or fiberglass house bolted to a steel deck flange. She's a good looking little boat.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #22
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She's a good looking little boat.
She looks pretty big*to me.* Is a "little boat" defined as a vessel smaller than one's own?

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:41 PM   #23
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Mark and JD,
If I get a Nordic Tug the first thing I'll do is remove the funnel. Put the propane tank in a much smaller box on the roof. Or a bigger box and put more things in it. JD, I like your green hull * *..could use some green trim above the gunnel though. Maybe a red or yellow line around the base of the FB ?.
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If ya need a longer wheelhouse * *...lengthen the wheelhouse.
I think (like you said) it's a good looking boat to me.

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One challenge you would run into Eric, depending on the size of the NT, is that the funnel also covers the increased headroom required to transit between the pilothouse and saloon.*

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #24
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She's a good looking little boat.
She looks pretty big*to me.* Is a "little boat" defined as a vessel smaller than one's own?MarkLittle was used as a term of endearment. After all, she's only about a foot less than mine. She is very low freeboard, and that does tend to make her look about 32'. Don't worry, it's not about size, but how you use it.*

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #25
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One of the first things we did on our boat after changing the anchor was get rid of the life rings that came with the boat and instal a Lifesling in the center of the aft rail as pictured below.
I like the idea alot, but I'll probably get one life ring and one Lifesling.* Put the life ring on the starboard railing adjacent to the helmsman's position, and the Lifesling on the stern rail.* If someone*else*falls overboard, it's likely I'll be alone.* The life ring will be immediately at hand,*with later deployment of the Lifesling to help in recovery.

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She's a good looking little boat.
She looks pretty big*to me.* Is a "little boat" defined as a vessel smaller than one's own?
Not in my mind.* Anything under about 45' is a "little" boat to my way of thinking.* Our GB is a "little" boat as far as I'm concerned.* A Fleming 55 is a "big" boat by my definition.* And anything over about 70'*I don't even regard as a "boat"*in the sense that our boat is a "boat."

The boat we're talking about has a little decal*of*a green or blue*seahorse on the funnel.* No name,*just the*animal (fish?).* You can see it in the aft shot I took.* I thought it might*be something the owner had put on for some reason but now it makes all sorts of sense.*


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She looks pretty big*to me.* Is a "little boat" defined as a vessel smaller than one's own?


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Mark, don't worry about it.* There is no hard rule defining big and little boats.* While docked on Charleston's Mega Dock a guy asked to look at my boat.* He said it was pretty nice, and that he had ordered one to pull behind his "big boat".* That was a real ego booster.* I refrained from telling him that if he had a really big boat he would carry it on the deck.

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #28
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One challenge you would run into Eric, depending on the size of the NT, is that the funnel also covers the increased headroom required to transit between the pilothouse and saloon.*
The Coot's saloon roof has a raised "rectangle" (2'x2'x1'?) above the passage between saloon and raised pilothouse to provide headroom.* The propane storage "facility" is placed on top.

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #29
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Little was used as a term of endearment. After all, she's only about a foot less than mine. She is very low freeboard, and that does tend to make her look about 32'. Don't worry, it's not about size, but how you use it.*


Me worry?* I was just jestin' with ya.*

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #30
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She looks pretty big*to me.* Is a "little boat" defined as a vessel smaller than one's own?

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Mark, don't worry about it.* There is no hard rule defining big and little boats.* While docked on Charleston's Mega Dock a guy asked to look at my boat.* He said it was pretty nice, and that he had ordered one to pull behind his "big boat".* That was a real ego booster.* I refrained from telling him that if he had a really big boat he would carry it on the deck.We had reservation plans at a hotel/marina in Victoria for an August weekend, and as I passed there a couple weeks beforehand, I noticed only seventy and eighty footers throughout the marina. Imagining we would appear so small amongst them, I had my wife make us a sign to go above our vessel name on the transom. It read "Tender to", in the same colors as the vessel name. As it turned out, the prior weekend had been a fluke, and the weekend we were there was mostly same size vessels to our own.*

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #31
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Carey--- Wrong discussion for this but you gotta tell these folks about your "portable" power and water connection.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:25 PM   #32
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Carey--- Wrong discussion for this but you gotta tell these folks about your "portable" power and water connection.
MarinI think a photo would be required, but remind me when we're at Sucia.*

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #33
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We had reservationplans at a hotel/marina in Victoria for an August weekend, and as I passed there a couple weeks beforehand, I noticed only seventy and eighty footers throughout the marina. Imagining we would appear so small amongst them, I had my wife make us a sign to go over our vessel name on the transom. It read "Tender to", in the same colors as the vessel name. As it turned out, the prior weekend had been a fluke, and the weekend we were there was mostly same size vessels to our own.*


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This "big" boat leaving Victoria, BC towing its "tender" may have been one of smaller ones you saw.



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Old 01-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #34
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We had reservationplans at a hotel/marina in Victoria for an August weekend, and as I passed there a couple weeks beforehand, I noticed only seventy and eighty footers throughout the marina. Imagining we would appear so small amongst them, I had my wife make us a sign to go over our vessel name on the transom. It read "Tender to", in the same colors as the vessel name. As it turned out, the prior weekend had been a fluke, and the weekend we were there was mostly same size vessels to our own.*

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This "big" boat leaving Victoria, BC towing its "tender" may have been one of smaller ones you saw.

My plan was to say that our big boat drew too much water to come in, so we had left it at anchor in the Strait of Juan De Fuca.

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I think this is a closeup of the same "Big Boat" taken last summer in Squirrel Cove. Nice lines.
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I have always liked lifeslings. I think they make a lot more sense than rings, especialy for getting a hypothermic victim aboard. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard doesn't approve them, so you also have to carry a ring, and if your boat is bigger, with a self illuminating light, and with a 15m floating line. So the Lifesling is relegated to the options list, not the necessaries. We (CCGA inspectors) do approve the lifesling as a stand alone throwing line, so long as its line is long enough.
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An office?* Maybe*you're why the standard saloon option includes a desk.* A fellow in Seattle is also having a Coot built.* Instead of a desk, he's getting a house-sized freezer/refrigerator.


Here's a photo of my Coot looking to the forward section of the saloon, with the desk to the left.* (Wood finishing isn't complete.)




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I have always liked lifeslings. I think they make a lot more sense than rings, especialy for getting a hypothermic victim aboard. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard doesn't approve them, so you also have to carry a ring, and if your boat is bigger, with a self illuminating light, and with a 15m floating line. So the Lifesling is relegated to the options list, not the necessaries. We (CCGA inspectors) do approve the lifesling as a stand alone throwing line, so long as its line is long enough.
Why does West Marine say this about the Lifesling 2 and 3*on its internet catalog: "USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV"?

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I have always liked lifeslings. I think they make a lot more sense than rings, especialy for getting a hypothermic victim aboard. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard doesn't approve them, so you also have to carry a ring, and if your boat is bigger, with a self illuminating light, and with a 15m floating line. So the Lifesling is relegated to the options list, not the necessaries. We (CCGA inspectors) do approve the lifesling as a stand alone throwing line, so long as its line is long enough.
Why does West Marine say this about the Lifesling 2 and 3*on its internet catalog: "USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV"?My guess is because it is actually classified as a Type V, which means it is designed and approved for a specific purpose (shown on it's label), but it meets the requirement that every vessel over 16' is required to carry a Type IV throwable device.

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