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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Ken E.
Even, the Blaine docks are operated by Port of...

Even, the Blaine docks are operated by Port of Bellingham. They can give you specifics on slip availability, rates, etc. Generally speaking, Blaine slips are more available than those in Bellingham.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 490
Posted By Ken E.
RT, Good illustration of right hand cast / right...

RT, Good illustration of right hand cast / right hand cranking in a baitcasting setup, handing off the pole to the left hand after the cast. I much prefer this method rather than using a spinning...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 528
Posted By Ken E.
Once away from docks and the harbor, I prefer the...

Once away from docks and the harbor, I prefer the lower helm especially when it's cold and wet. Like ASD said though, it depends on how good your visibility is over thd nose of the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 490
Posted By Ken E.
The Penn Storms are spinning reels. You're stuck...

The Penn Storms are spinning reels. You're stuck with left hand retrieve and no, I've never gotten used to them either, being right handed. For trolling, level-wind reels would give you right hand...
Forum: Power Systems 01-26-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,588
Posted By Ken E.
Great photos and your comments are very...

Great photos and your comments are very educational.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Ken E.
Call Alaska Diesel Electric in Seattle to find...

Call Alaska Diesel Electric in Seattle to find out what they'll sell you a NL 5kw for. That will give you a starting point. $25k seem very high.

If you are contemplating mounting the genset in...
Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,512
Posted By Ken E.
There are a few TF members here with Triple...

There are a few TF members here with Triple Nickles. They are V8's, big and heavy, and were the precursor to the current straight-six Cummins engines. Be sure to check on parts availability for...
Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Ken E.
If you have a waterlift muffler, be sure to close...

If you have a waterlift muffler, be sure to close the sea cock while you're cranking. Water can back up into the engine otherwise.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-24-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,015
Posted By Ken E.
OK John, ASD and I want to know if you caught...

OK John, ASD and I want to know if you caught the fish in the pictures or Tracey. I recall that she had the hot hand for fish in Alaska.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-23-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,015
Posted By Ken E.
We drove through Durango CO a few months ago on a...

We drove through Durango CO a few months ago on a road trip, coming south from Montrose, through Silverton. Red Mountain Pass to the north of Silverton is an eye opener. Around 11,000 feet, no...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-22-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,015
Posted By Ken E.
John, what's your itinerary for the next few...

John, what's your itinerary for the next few months?
Forum: Power Systems 01-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,512
Posted By Ken E.
I had 8v71n's, also in a Hatteras. N means...

I had 8v71n's, also in a Hatteras. N means naturally aspirated (no turbo) and they are usually very long-lived compared to their higher-horsepower DD cousins. Most leak oil like crazy, have a great...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-21-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,651
Posted By Ken E.
Just guessing but with all those oustations, is...

Just guessing but with all those oustations, is this SYC?
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Ken E.
Yes Al, we will be up your way in early June. I...

Yes Al, we will be up your way in early June. I will PM or call you. :thumb:..Ken
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Ken E.
This will affect the resorts and guides in SE AK,...

This will affect the resorts and guides in SE AK, which seem to target these fish especially when salmon are scarce.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ken E.
What Bill said. We've been using Inreach since it...

What Bill said. We've been using Inreach since it came out, in BC and Alaska. Low cost and effective for text messaging and tracking. We also have Iridium sat phone but hardly use it, since we have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ken E.
Assuming you have a transom zinc, with a meter...

Assuming you have a transom zinc, with a meter check to see if you have continuity between the zinc and your pink through-hulls. I suspect you don't, meaning you're not bonded and your zinc isn't...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-14-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By Ken E.
I have a 50 pint Danby that works well. I have it...

I have a 50 pint Danby that works well. I have it draining into the galley sink with a hose.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ken E.
A friend just bought a Stabi about a year ago,...

A friend just bought a Stabi about a year ago, 18' I think. I fished out of it a couple days last summer. The welding and general build quality seemed good. The pointed nose though must be an...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,069
Posted By Ken E.
+1. Weavers just work.

+1. Weavers just work.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Ken E.
So true, RT. Been there many times.:banghead:

So true, RT. Been there many times.:banghead:
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ken E.
I'm partial to claw anchors like your Bruce. The...

I'm partial to claw anchors like your Bruce. The 66 lb Lewmar claw I have, a Bruce knockoff, is my primary and gives me good PNW performance from here to SE AK. I have 3/8" all-chain rode. 3:1...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-10-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Ken E.
I loved his drumming.

I loved his drumming.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,704
Posted By Ken E.
Paralatore also hammered on engines' main...

Paralatore also hammered on engines' main electrical switches being outside the engine room, over and over. PM is thin on content these days, mostly ads, and I haven't subscribed in maybe 5 years.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,089
Posted By Ken E.
The 10 day forecast is also calling for some...

The 10 day forecast is also calling for some snow, around 6" during mid week. The worst variable for us in Bellingham is the NE arctic wind that comes down from BC. With temps maybe in the teens...
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