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Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,290
Posted By THD
So Parks-on the "Half" boat, which half do you...

So Parks-on the "Half" boat, which half do you have? The bow or the stern? Or, longitudinally, portside or starboard?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-06-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By THD
I sure would not put any faith in those...

I sure would not put any faith in those estimates. For a 58' from Miami to Vancouver via ship, deck cargo, the cost was over $50K. Several here have shipped 40+ boats over substantial distances,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-31-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,155
Posted By THD
Very weird to think about cruising at 2,000...

Very weird to think about cruising at 2,000 meters above sea level, then add going through a tunnel! Definitely not your average cruising experience!
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-30-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,155
Posted By THD
Irish-down 3 inches should not be too bad, isn't...

Irish-down 3 inches should not be too bad, isn't wine lighter than water? I'll add my thanks, looks like an amazing trip and it is fun to follow along vicariously!
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 135
Poll: Your Age?
Views: 7,834
Posted By THD
Old enough to know better, but still young enough...

Old enough to know better, but still young enough to do it anyway and not give a damn!
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By THD
Orcas Hunting Seals

We all know Orcas eat seals. How far do seals go to escape and how far do Orcas go to catch them.

This, I believe, was shot off Vancouver Island. A friend forwarded it to me. Pretty cool.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By THD
Wow-Peter-hadn't seen that yet. Like most here,...

Wow-Peter-hadn't seen that yet. Like most here, have seen those barges up and down the Ship Canal all the time. I think the sand and gravel comes from over on the Kitsap Peninsula somewhere, I know...
Forum: Power Systems 08-20-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,573
Posted By THD
Conrad-interesting to know-I have a client right...

Conrad-interesting to know-I have a client right next to Lugger here in Seattle and know a few folks there. Always thought they were all JDs.
Forum: Power Systems 08-20-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,573
Posted By THD
I have twin JD 6068TFMs and have nothing but good...

I have twin JD 6068TFMs and have nothing but good things to say about them and about JD in general. I know a lot of folks with either 4045s or 6068s and have never heard a bad word. The expected...
Forum: Pacific Trawler 08-19-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,772
Posted By THD
Tengee-it seems you have checked just about...

Tengee-it seems you have checked just about everything, and the consensus here at least is that you may be overpropped. But you never mentioned whether you actually had the prop checked to make sure...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,059
Posted By THD
B-I'd rethink the rent v buy formula around here....

B-I'd rethink the rent v buy formula around here. In Seattle, home prices have increased 74% since 2011, in King County overall, a 66% increase. In general, you can look at 8-10% annually pretty...
Forum: Harbor Chat 08-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By THD
Good idea, Craig. I would certainly kick in to...

Good idea, Craig. I would certainly kick in to help anyone recommended by a fellow TF'er.
Forum: Harbor Chat 08-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By THD
Wow-been following this on the news. What a...

Wow-been following this on the news. What a disaster. However, great to see that so many of those who can help, are out there doing so. Big thanks to them all.
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,312
Posted By THD
Nowadays, you need to do whatever you can to...

Nowadays, you need to do whatever you can to recover the key fob. The old days of getting a new key made for like $5 are long over. The fob for our Passat is something like $169!
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,975
Posted By THD
To confirm what was mentioned about-the Krogens,...

To confirm what was mentioned about-the Krogens, like the Nords, have a centerline keel that tapers off at abut 3/4 of the length, with twin keels w/skegs. As Nomad(IIRC)noted, there are water flow...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By THD
Evans-I lived more than ten years about 20 miles...

Evans-I lived more than ten years about 20 miles south of Southport near Holden Beach, NC. There is no issue with winterization, you don't really need to do anything. While there are occasional cold...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By THD
I will second the use of Flitz. Have used it for...

I will second the use of Flitz. Have used it for years and love it. I also use a holdover from my USMC belt buckle polishing days-an oldie but goodie-Brasso. Both work extremely well for me.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,510
Posted By THD
Semi-hate to repeat, but indirect costs are in...

Semi-hate to repeat, but indirect costs are in everything you spend money on. What kind of boat do you have? Where did you learn of it? In one of the mare than several publications your builder...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 08-03-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,692
Posted By THD
Mr RT-The Donald has assured me that he checked...

Mr RT-The Donald has assured me that he checked and Putin would not do that!
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-03-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By THD
Craig-there is both a Silver Cloud Inn and a...

Craig-there is both a Silver Cloud Inn and a Marriott Courtyard right across the street from the Show on Lake Union. Both are on Fairview Ave. There is also a Holiday Inn within a 5 minute walk on...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-03-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,017
Posted By THD
Simi-beautiful boat! Good luck with her. But,...

Simi-beautiful boat! Good luck with her. But, isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side?
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,851
Posted By THD
Semi-you might find yourself out of $$ again if...

Semi-you might find yourself out of $$ again if you rely only on calling hotels direct. All chain companies (and many independent properties) now use "Load management software" to manage room rate...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-02-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By THD
Jim-of the two, the Seattle Boat Show is the...

Jim-of the two, the Seattle Boat Show is the better one IMO. But B raises a good point. While we would love to have you visit, you have the Miami and Lauderdale shows right there. The next best...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,851
Posted By THD
Semi-I happen to find your comments more than...

Semi-I happen to find your comments more than "inappropriate", I find them offensive. It seems your chief complaint is that some of your favorite boating areas are now much busier than before, thus...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-01-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 19,924
Posted By THD
Dave-when you get to Nanaimo, make sure to stop...

Dave-when you get to Nanaimo, make sure to stop and say Hi to Sunchaser if they are still there. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of a cup of coffee with them as they were passing through...
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