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Old 06-03-2016, 09:53 AM   #21
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Well, I bought it...and the surveyor came up with a decent sized punch-list. Most items on the list are "what they did in 1973 is not how we do it today". No mechanical, structural or electrical defects.

Now I have the remainder of June to get it ready for the long trip around.

Did I also mention I have a real job to work as well...Oh-Boy!
Congratulations!

Lots of changes in standards over the past 40 years. My boat is only 6 years old and there were a couple of those types of things flagged on the survey as well. You don't have to do them all at once. I would prioritize them like this.
  1. What you need to be legal.
  2. What you need to feel safe on the boat at first.
  3. All the other stuff.
If you are going to drive the boat around, then you will do more with #2 than you might otherwise.


BTW, if you haven't already, you should look at the "Portland to Friday Harbor" thread.


Now you need to find some moorage!
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:59 AM   #22
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Congrats on purchase of a Chris!!

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1. Person who works often on engines and the like
2. Person who operates items correctly
3. Person who can build or repair various items
4. Person smart to know a good deal when they see one!

You obviously are all four! Numbers 1 and 2 you simply are. You will get much use out of # 3 quality mentioned in this definition of "mechanic". # 4 you just proved yourself to be!

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Old 06-03-2016, 10:02 AM   #23
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dhays - Yes, the #2 items from your reference are the first things, and that list is short: fix a couple raw water leaks that only appear at WOT, repair/replace ER vapor sensor and replace ER lighting with Vapor-Proof lighting...remember it's gas!

The #1 item list is: new flares and a new throwable flotation device.

I did read that thread, thank you and I found moorage in a boathouse down on Hylebos Waterway...the "garden spot" of Tacoma they say

And thanks for the kind words Art.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:11 AM   #24
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The #1 item list is: new flares and a new throwable flotation device.

I did read that thread, thank you and I found moorage in a boathouse down on Hylebos Waterway...the "garden spot" of Tacoma they say

And thanks for the kind words Art.
I ended up buying the LED night signal that is CG approved so I wouldn't have to replace flares all the time. However, I still have lots of flares on board, not all of them expired.

We have kept boats at Hylebos over the years.

Normally for as short a time as possible.

Not a bad spot at all. Not as convenient to get to from the GH area, but is is a lot closer to a gas dock than GH and is right on the way to and from work for you.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:19 AM   #25
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That's GREAT! Congrats, Happy trails, etc etc etc!
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