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Forum: Welcome Mat 06-21-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Conrad
Beautiful lines, especially the sheer line! ...

Beautiful lines, especially the sheer line!

What is the hull and deck material?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-05-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,369
Posted By Conrad
It always pays to have a few logdogs on board.

It always pays to have a few logdogs on board.
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,113
Posted By Conrad
Ha! The first time we docked there we thought it...

Ha! The first time we docked there we thought it was a snap; must have been around slack I suppose. After that I was always glad we had thrusters.

I really miss Lorrie and Wayne; they ran a fun...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,113
Posted By Conrad
Beautiful shot Richard - and a beautiful boat!

Beautiful shot Richard - and a beautiful boat!
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,113
Posted By Conrad
Gorgeous! Where?

Gorgeous! Where?
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,113
Posted By Conrad
Ah, took a minute, but yes, they're there!

Ah, took a minute, but yes, they're there!
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-01-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,142
Posted By Conrad
We regularly cruised our Albin 25 with children...

We regularly cruised our Albin 25 with children from our home berth in Mosquito Creek across to the Gulf Islands and north. Also cruised regularly on an Apollo 32 across and up as far as the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,113
Posted By Conrad
Blue Sky at Cordero Lodge in Cordero Channel

Blue Sky at Cordero Lodge in Cordero Channel
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-27-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By Conrad
When we upgraded the head system on Blue Sky we...

When we upgraded the head system on Blue Sky we went from the system that you have to what you are contemplating. I was a bit skeptical about losing the direct discharge, but in fact it has never...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Conrad
On Blue Sky we don't have a CHIRP system, but we...

On Blue Sky we don't have a CHIRP system, but we do have a Simrad Structurescan and a Furuno 588 fish finder (the model has a letter or two ahead of the number but I'm not aboard so not sure).
The...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,074
Posted By Conrad
Blue Sky idles at just a tick over 4 knots....

Blue Sky idles at just a tick over 4 knots. However, with the trolling valve engaged I can vary the speed between 0 and 4 knots. But only for fishing; never a good idea to use it while docking.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Conrad
Blue Sky came with a Tank Watch 4 system for...

Blue Sky came with a Tank Watch 4 system for monitoring the holding tanks levels. In the five years that we have had the boat, the system has worked flawlessly as long as I routinely (2Xyear) flush a...
Forum: Power Systems 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,412
Posted By Conrad
We had a Volvo TAMD40A (I think that was its...

We had a Volvo TAMD40A (I think that was its designation) for a number of years on our previous boat, and it ran very well. In the five years of ownership it ran flawlessly, even including a nasty...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,180
Posted By Conrad
I saw this happen at Sidney Spit 35 years ago. A...

I saw this happen at Sidney Spit 35 years ago. A 30' sailboat captain woke in the wee hours to strange motions on his boat, which was the keel bumping on the bottom. He quickly fired up his engine,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By Conrad
Pacific North west has always, in my experience,...

Pacific North west has always, in my experience, referred to the Washington & Oregon states when discussing ocean waterways. As in the Pacific North West of the US. The BC coast is the BC coast.
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 05-05-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Conrad
Yes, I suggested to David (PP builder) that if he...

Yes, I suggested to David (PP builder) that if he went to 10 feet he could have a real winner on his hands. It now looks like Whaly's have stepped into that niche.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Conrad
It depends on the surveyor. Some will allow you...

It depends on the surveyor. Some will allow you to tag along and ask questions during the survey while others prefer to do the survey uninterrupted. I've had both, and the surveyor who preferred to...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 05-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Conrad
We had a rotomoulded Portland Pudgy on our...

We had a rotomoulded Portland Pudgy on our previous boat, and it never marked the hull at all. (The PP was red while the boat hull was white)
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-05-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By Conrad
If you use the chain as is, expect to get a lot...

If you use the chain as is, expect to get a lot of rusty stuff on your foredeck that can be a challenge to clean.
Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By Conrad
We put Wesmar 24V thrusters on Blue Sky about...

We put Wesmar 24V thrusters on Blue Sky about three years ago and love them. We were down to Wesmar and Sidepower but ultimately chose Wesmar; not too much difference although the Wesmar has...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Conrad
Ha! I took it as you intended it, and it put a...

Ha! I took it as you intended it, and it put a smile on my face, so thanks!
Forum: Classifieds 05-01-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Conrad
She's a beauty! Gotta love the rearview mirrors!

She's a beauty! Gotta love the rearview mirrors!
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,216
Posted By Conrad
On the flip side, we pulled into a very well...

On the flip side, we pulled into a very well protected bay and anchored about 250 feet (by radar) from the closest vessel. Because we were in 20' I put out 60' of chain and relaxed.
Shortly after...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 04-28-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Conrad
Very interesting - thank you.

Very interesting - thank you.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Conrad
We've been using Rocnas since 2009, on our...

We've been using Rocnas since 2009, on our previous, and current boat. Never had a hangup of any sort, although we've generally anchored in mud or gravel.

No fouls or dragging like we used to get...
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