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Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,878
Posted By nwboater
Thank you! This thread has answered by questions...

Thank you! This thread has answered by questions about expected output per 100W for PNW summer. I will be adding two 300W panels to my Selene 47, with tilt up rail mounts on the boat deck. Should I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,527
Posted By nwboater
Crack to worry about photo

When we purchased our Selene 47, I noted several areas with surface cracks caused by stress, particularly on the Portuguese bridge door and a few radiused corners on the flybridge. I had them all...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By nwboater
As a long time TF member and Selene owner since...

As a long time TF member and Selene owner since 2017, I would welcome a TF owners group. Sign me up!
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By nwboater
Local boatyard closing

I’m truly sorry to learn about their closure. I first used Latitude almost 20 years ago to refasten the bottom on my old Monk cruiser. I believe Patrick had just acquired the yard. Then recently I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By nwboater
I was a documentary filmmaker for 25 + years. A...

I was a documentary filmmaker for 25 + years. A typical 1-hour program could take me up to three months to edit picture and soundtrack, so I totally understand how time consuming those sailing vlogs...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By nwboater
Need advise on PNW marinas and contractors

We are in Port Sidney as I write...the marina is packed solid with big boats. Have you looked into Campbell River? We spent several days there having repairs made by Ocean Pacific Marine and I was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By nwboater
Thanks all for your comments. Just reaffirmed...

Thanks all for your comments. Just reaffirmed what I'm thinking too...foggy most mornings with afternoon clearing. I hate waiting for morning fog to clear! But we'll be revisiting SE AK next summer,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By nwboater
Barclay Sound in Fogust

We had planned to circumnavigate Vancouver Island this summer but complications have postponed our departure from Anacortes until August 1. Too late in the season to circumnavigate but what about a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By nwboater
spare key

A little off topic, but I'm considering installing a commercial grade keypad lock to replace the aft cabin door lock set on my Selene. We occasionally charter the boat and regularly have techs going...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,481
Posted By nwboater
If you're considering retro fitting active fin...

If you're considering retro fitting active fin stabilizers, I can recommend Keypower, owned by Kobelt, a highly regarded Canadian manufacturer of commercial hydraulic steering and power systems....
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-01-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,899
Posted By nwboater
My experience has been that banks will not make a...

My experience has been that banks will not make a loan on a boat owned by an LLC.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,070
Posted By nwboater
WiFi Range Extender vs MiFi Hotspot vs etc

I gave up on WiFi extenders, routers etc. years ago. We now rely on a simple “jet pack” from Verizon. With a North America plan it works great in B.C. The device connects to cell towers via cellular...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,460
Posted By nwboater
I'm coming in late on this thread, but here's my...

I'm coming in late on this thread, but here's my 2 cents based on similar experience as yours: DO NOT run the thruster/windlass off the house bank. DO NOT charge the battery using trickle chargers...
Forum: Selene 05-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By nwboater
We have a Selene 47 and were frustrated by the...

We have a Selene 47 and were frustrated by the hoist and boom arrangement. My solution was to install this stern davit made by Tanner Mfg. 89489
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By nwboater
The Anacortes Boat Show, sponsored by local...

The Anacortes Boat Show, sponsored by local brokers, starts on May 16. It's a big annual event where you can meet and talk to all the best brokers in one place -- plus 300 plus boats to see and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By nwboater
Boat trip south...

Eric, reading the story of your trip North encouraged me to post the log from a 6 day offshore trip made down the west coast from Port Angeles WA to San Francisco CA. We were a crew of four and the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,320
Posted By nwboater
In 2008 I purchased a new Lehman 135 from...

In 2008 I purchased a new Lehman 135 from American Diesel for $13,500. The estimate to overall the original FL120 was $8,500. I donated that engine to a marine educ. foundation and received a $1200...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,679
Posted By nwboater
We’ve been boating in remote areas of B.C. for...

We’ve been boating in remote areas of B.C. for many years, and to be honest, our scariest encounters have been with hikers carrying shot guns!
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,357
Posted By nwboater
Our new to us trawler came with a pair of...

Our new to us trawler came with a pair of matching recliners. Though they were very comfortable, they were overly large and had to be pulled away from the saloon wall to recline. Plus they scratched...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By nwboater
Supercapacitors for starting & thrusters

I've been reading about super capacitors used for starting (cranking) heavy equipment, like diesel truck and tractor engines and commercial generators. They do not "store" power like conventional...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By nwboater
Cap Sante in mid or late Septembers could work...

Cap Sante in mid or late Septembers could work for us.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,653
Posted By nwboater
Sunchaser, I recently installed Keypower...

Sunchaser,

I recently installed Keypower stabilizers on my Selene. The pump is a Bosch unit running off the Twin Disk gear. We also installed an oversized heat exchanger. Keypower fins require...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,749
Posted By nwboater
The bulb on our Selene has an open "hole" located...

The bulb on our Selene has an open "hole" located on the underside that fills with sea water, thus, it adds weight and reduces buoyancy at the bow. We will be visiting the west side of Vancouver...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,749
Posted By nwboater
My Selene 47 has a bulbous bow that was added by...

My Selene 47 has a bulbous bow that was added by the previous owner. I suspect he did this because the boat lived in Oregon and was cruised up the coast each summer to B.C. and Alaska. Thus, the bulb...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,068
Views: 963,212
Posted By nwboater
I know the seller and have been on this boat...

I know the seller and have been on this boat several times. It has cruised to and from AK many times, including passages on the Gulf of Alaska. It’s a great buy for a skipper wanting a sturdy,...
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