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Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,130
Posted By Marin
Eric- A lot of those barges are loaded on the...

Eric- A lot of those barges are loaded on the Duwamish Waterway not far from our studios. You're correct in that the boats being loaded tend to be fishboats or aluminum workboats. But I can recall...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,163
Posted By Marin
You mean leave the slip? For us it's back out,...

You mean leave the slip? For us it's back out, pivot the boat 90 degrees with opposed thrust and rudder and we're gone.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,130
Posted By Marin
This is true. There is local airline service to...

This is true. There is local airline service to Vancouver, BC from places like Port Hardy, Campbell River, and Nanaimo.

And there is scheduled floatplane service from a lot of the smaller...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
A lot of major changes were made to Gikumi in its...

A lot of major changes were made to Gikumi in its conversion. The piothouse was extended aft and an entire new cabin was added behind it. I think the flying bridge adds to the aesthetics of the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,130
Posted By Marin
April and May still have very variable weather. ...

April and May still have very variable weather. It's conceivable you could run into some long weather delays. Also if you experience a boat problem along the way, particularly north of Campbell...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-06-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By Marin
No, actually. PS--- I sort of recall...

No, actually.

PS--- I sort of recall reading a book by that name a long time ago. I just looked the movie up on Google and read the plot, and if I did read the book I don't remember anything...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
You got that right, I think.:) It's been...

You got that right, I think.:) It's been particularly frustrating for us because we normally use the boat all winter. But it's been laid up and in and out of the yard dealing with a couple of very...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,130
Posted By Marin
I don't think it's insane at all. Lots of people...

I don't think it's insane at all. Lots of people have done exactly what you are contemplating doing and done just fine. Some of them had less boating experience than you do.

Ninety percent of...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-06-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By Marin
Also, if they find weapons on your boat that you...

Also, if they find weapons on your boat that you have not declared...... what happens?
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
Okay, back to stuff that's actually relevant. ...

Okay, back to stuff that's actually relevant.

As I had speculated earlier, turns out the Gikumi was not constructed with a flying bridge. Here are some shots of her as-built. So Jim added the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,406
Posted By Marin
Okay. Well, our boat definitely "twists" (what I...

Okay. Well, our boat definitely "twists" (what I have been calling pivoting) very, very well. One in forward, one in reverse and the rudders hard over in the direction of the pivot and the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,406
Posted By Marin
Okay. Well, our boat definitely "twists" (what I...

Okay. Well, our boat definitely "twists" (what I have been calling pivoting) very, very well. One in forward, one in reverse and the rudders hard over in the direction of the pivot and the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
So back to our regularly scheduled programming. ...

So back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I posted a photo of Gikumi earlier. I had the good fortune to be invited on a cruise on Gikumi a few years ago in celebration of the 100th...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Marin
You're correct. I didn't recognize the clutch...

You're correct. I didn't recognize the clutch wheel for what it is. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,406
Posted By Marin
Again, as psneeld has written several tines,...

Again, as psneeld has written several tines, walking sideways and sliding sideways are two different things. We can walk our boat into a dock just fine although we never do in practice but instead...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Marin
I believe so. We bought the chain new when the...

I believe so. We bought the chain new when the boat still had its original no-name windlass and I seem to recall that's what was stamped on the wildcat. When we ordered the Lofrans we specified the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Marin
I believe it's a Lofrans Tigres. We have one on...

I believe it's a Lofrans Tigres. We have one on our boat.
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,406
Posted By Marin
Our prop arrangement viewed from behind is the...

Our prop arrangement viewed from behind is the same as in your illustration. So far as I know, all twin-engine GBs have this arrangement.

When both props are providing forward thrust, or both are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
Thread drift here, sorry, but I find design...

Thread drift here, sorry, but I find design aesthetics to be a fascinating thing. We provided a lot of marketing support to the airplane concept we originally called 7E7. As designed, the 7E7 was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
Design aesthetics are like music; they are...

Design aesthetics are like music; they are totally subjective. To me, the differences between the Gikumi's flying bridge design aesthetics and the those of our boat's flying bridge are as glaring in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
We keep ours under a full upper deck cover 99...

We keep ours under a full upper deck cover 99 percent of the time but it's still a negative for all the reasons you list plus the fact it still needs maintenance. There's wood trim that needs...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
It is, isn't it? It would be interesting to know...

It is, isn't it? It would be interesting to know if American Marine had made the flying bridge an option on their Grand Banks line how many buyers would have opted to leave it off. Probably not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
I had to go to the GB owners forum archives to...

I had to go to the GB owners forum archives to find these but here are the shots of the GB that had its flying bridge removed. Much nicer looking boat in my opinion than the stock GB32 which I have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
No. I'm just amused by the fact that even though...

No. I'm just amused by the fact that even though they've already told you, you still don't understand it.

However.... if you want to carry on about why I write the way I do and what I might or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,937
Posted By Marin
Not necessarily. The boat I fished on in Hawaii...

Not necessarily. The boat I fished on in Hawaii for a number of years was a 28' Uniflite. It had a flying bridge which one could say was somewhat pointless on a boat that size.

But...... the...
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