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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-19-2018, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Conrad
We have a Rocna 33 (73#) on Blue Sky...

We have a Rocna 33 (73#) on Blue Sky (35,000#Nordic Tug 42) and have cruised for 5 faultless years with it. Blue Sky came to us with a badly bent claw that was quickly dispensed with; we also...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,520
Posted By Conrad
Much like my tug as well; actually exactly the...

Much like my tug as well; actually exactly the same hull paint, Sterling Flag Blue.

But I erred in referring to it as the renamed Starr; it is actually the renamed Starship.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,520
Posted By Conrad
Way back at the beginning of this thread there...

Way back at the beginning of this thread there was a reference to the Northern Marine Starr, which has made the crossing, and other world girding adventures.

She is renamed and on the market for...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By Conrad
It makes you wonder how their new 59 will fare.

It makes you wonder how their new 59 will fare.
Forum: Power Systems 02-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Conrad
Blue Sky has a Lugger (Komatsu block) with just...

Blue Sky has a Lugger (Komatsu block) with just under 12000 hours. When we purchased her five years ago she was just over 10,000 so we gave her a significant service but didn`t go inside. Everything...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 586,140
Posted By Conrad
Lord Nelson Victory Tug 49. A real beauty for...

Lord Nelson Victory Tug 49. A real beauty for sure!
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Conrad
We installed 13 HP Wesmar Thrusters on Blue Sky...

We installed 13 HP Wesmar Thrusters on Blue Sky about three years ago. 24V with batteries and chargers adjacent to the thrusters.

We had been cautioned by another NT42 owner not to go over 10 HP...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 01-11-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,370
Posted By Conrad
A very good read indeed.

A very good read indeed.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 01-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By Conrad
We experienced a glass bottomed tour boat in...

We experienced a glass bottomed tour boat in Hawaii a number of years back, and never again! About half of the tourists were seasick, including myself. Mind you, much of my viewing was through the...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-05-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Conrad
I find that if I want to take a landscape phone...

I find that if I want to take a landscape phone with my iphone I always turn it counterclockwise 90 degrees and the photos are correctly oriented for PC viewing.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By Conrad
Thanks! Makes sense.

Thanks! Makes sense.
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-02-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By Conrad
We have baskets for 6 fenders on the foredeck our...

We have baskets for 6 fenders on the foredeck our Nordic Tug 42, three on either side. Prior to installing them we wondered about visibility but it is a non issue.

The only impact is on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By Conrad
What is an "Ice Eater"? A bubbler kind of thing? ...

What is an "Ice Eater"? A bubbler kind of thing?

Around Blue Sky the ocean never gets below about 5 degrees C so ice in the marina is never an issue.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By Conrad
We went from a 25' Albin to a 32' Ennos Sapphire...

We went from a 25' Albin to a 32' Ennos Sapphire and are now in a 42' Nordic Tug. As has been mentioned, the biggest challenge generally is docking or undocking.
It has been my experience that the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-29-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,738
Posted By Conrad
I'm also interested; have always liked the...

I'm also interested; have always liked the simplicity and nauticalness (Is that a word?) of the Allweather.

ALLWEATHERBOATS.COM (http://allweatherboats.com/index.html)
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,729
Posted By Conrad
I've never owned a drone but do like the idea. ...

I've never owned a drone but do like the idea.

There have been many comments made about the noise and intrusiveness of them in quiet anchorages but I'd never experienced one at anchor until last...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,959
Posted By Conrad
I tend to agree with Bayview. When I look...

I tend to agree with Bayview.

When I look around my marina, or scan the crowded anchorages, there are all shapes and sizes of boats, and they are all intact.

I think the key is that the owners...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,821
Posted By Conrad
Exactly my experience as well. Picasa was a great...

Exactly my experience as well. Picasa was a great storage/management/sharing tool that google turned into a lumbering piece of garbage.
Forum: Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers 12-11-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By Conrad
This worked on our Albin 25, although we often...

This worked on our Albin 25, although we often towed. That's an 8 foot Walker Bay on Weaver Davits.
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,632
Posted By Conrad
In our part of the world the dock boys are...

In our part of the world the dock boys are seasonal and I wouldn't want to rely on them anyway.

But cleats are almost nonexistent here; bullrails are the norm and are rather difficult to lasso.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,945
Posted By Conrad
If you liked that interior, you'll love this one....

If you liked that interior, you'll love this one.

2012 Nordhavn 90 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-04-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,884
Posted By Conrad
The new rules mentioned by AusCan are pretty much...

The new rules mentioned by AusCan are pretty much what we do already so I have no quarrel with them. In fact for some guests legal rules help compliance.

Here in Canada we have a couple of rules...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-02-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,344
Posted By Conrad
Yes it is, although I haven't been in years....

Yes it is, although I haven't been in years. Spent a lot of summers in the Gray Creek area.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-02-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,344
Posted By Conrad
Beautiful! Where were you on the lake?

Beautiful! Where were you on the lake?
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,785
Posted By Conrad
I view Yachtworld on my iPhone, iPad, and PC; no...

I view Yachtworld on my iPhone, iPad, and PC; no irritating ads whatsoever, although I wouldn't say the site is a sterling example of how to design/run a wedsite.

I see far more ads on the TF...
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