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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By GFC
Important stuff: 1. Well constructed, secure...

Important stuff:
1. Well constructed, secure floating docks in protected waters
2. Water and 50A 240V and 50A 125V
3. Dock security at night
4. Close to home (ours is 10 minutes from our dirt...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By GFC
1. Members who are like me. Not snooty, no white...

1. Members who are like me. Not snooty, no white slacks and blue blazers, people I'd like to swap lies with over a cold one.
2. Moorage that's in good condition. Plenty of slips, boat houses for...
Forum: Harbor Chat Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By GFC
We both joined Planet Fitness right after the...

We both joined Planet Fitness right after the first of the year and like it. I asked the personal trainer for some info on the equipment I'd never used before and he was very quick to respond.

...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By GFC
60' plus a few inches

60' plus a few inches
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-22-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By GFC
Our club doesn't have a restaurant (we do...

Our club doesn't have a restaurant (we do potlucks) or a bar (BYOB). The dues are $850/year plus an $850 initiation fee. We don't keep our boat there because they don't have big enough slips or...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-21-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,794
Posted By GFC
Not at my marina.

Not at my marina.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-20-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By GFC
Menzies, hush yo mouth for speaking bad words...

Menzies, hush yo mouth for speaking bad words like going back to being a blow boater!:banghead:

Our schedule is much the same year to year, but we do add a couple of new parties and new cruises...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-20-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By GFC
Yes on both counts....strange and funny!

Yes on both counts....strange and funny!
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-20-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By GFC
Yacht Clubs--good or bad idea

In the past, on BABC and also other boating forums I frequent I've seen threads on yacht clubs where some people think they're the greatest thing on the water and others wouldn't be part of a club...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By GFC
Parks, about every 3 years or so our club hosts a...

Parks, about every 3 years or so our club hosts a Flare Demo Day where we encourage people to come shoot off their expired flares. We notify the USCG station, police and fire and anyone else someone...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By GFC
Oh, that's outrageous. About as outrageous as...

Oh, that's outrageous. About as outrageous as people who live in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties wanting to remove the dams on the Snake River.

The audacity of those tree huggers anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By GFC
Nice video. Just curious about why you chose...

Nice video. Just curious about why you chose Astoria vs Ilwaco which is right inside the mouth of the river.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By GFC
Welcome to TF. So, you live in NM but are keeping...

Welcome to TF. So, you live in NM but are keeping the boat in Puget Sound?


Let us know if you want some of us to periodically take her out to exercise her.:dance:

You live in a beautiful...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 215,797
Posted By GFC
Now THAT is funny.

Now THAT is funny.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By GFC
I know it's a small thing but it's a way we can...

I know it's a small thing but it's a way we can contribute...whenever we're in the dinghy I use the small fishing net to pick trash out of the water. It's not a lot, but at the end of a day running...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By GFC
If I'm reading between the lines a bit on this, I...

If I'm reading between the lines a bit on this, I would speculate that the costs associated with the manufacturer selling a boat into CA will go down (due to lower paperwork costs) so possibly the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By GFC
The article stated some high dollar amounts for...

The article stated some high dollar amounts for the huge ships that go through the Panama Canal.


What does it cost a recreational boater to transit the locks?
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 998,585
Posted By GFC
Come take a ride with us on the Columbia during a...

Come take a ride with us on the Columbia during a storm. It'll make a fly bridge believer out of you.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By GFC
I think those programs are great. When my son...

I think those programs are great. When my son was in high school he wanted to be hands on with every DIY project I was working on. In his senior year he decided he wanted to go to a diesel tech...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-12-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By GFC
Ditto. It's one I'm interested in seeing, unlike...

Ditto. It's one I'm interested in seeing, unlike the newest Star Wars mess.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By GFC
Lurker, that is one beautiful piece of art. I...

Lurker, that is one beautiful piece of art. I posted a photo above of an old Chris but the one model they made that really makes the old heart pitter pat a little faster is this particular model....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By GFC
I never power it up unless we're out at night or...

I never power it up unless we're out at night or expect a heavy fog. I don't think my radar is scanning more than 10-12 hours a year.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By GFC
Enjoy your trip. Any time you can get away on...

Enjoy your trip. Any time you can get away on the boat for a few days is a good time.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By GFC
Hi, my name is Mike and I don't own a trawler. ...

Hi, my name is Mike and I don't own a trawler. And I'll add that, while I like the looks of a lot of trawlers they just don't light my fire like the boat I now have. I usually cruise at about...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By GFC
That those companies are running help wanted ads...

That those companies are running help wanted ads is a good sign for the area's economy. Boat building requires a lot of skilled trades people and those are usually higher wages.
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