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Spotter 08-10-2013 11:53 PM

Hello from alaska
 
New member here wanting to say hello. I have a twin engine 30 foot glasply that I cruise Prince William Sound with, but as I'm going to retire soon, I'm wanting to move up a bit. Thanks for all the great info, it is much appreciated.

ksanders 08-11-2013 12:32 AM

Hello, Welcome!

We're in Alaska as well, and have cruised the west side of PWS for many years.

Spotter 08-11-2013 12:51 AM

Thanks, Kevin, We are moored in Valdez. The sound is spectacular and special to my family. Very nice boat btw.

Victor_Chat 08-11-2013 08:49 PM

Welcome aboard

skipperdude 08-11-2013 11:09 PM

Welcome aboard from a fellow Alaskan in the sound.

sd

ksanders 08-11-2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spotter (Post 172649)
Thanks, Kevin, We are moored in Valdez. The sound is spectacular and special to my family. Very nice boat btw.

Thanks, Valdez is very nice. I spent a couple of months there many moons ago putting in the ocean fiber terminal. My son also lived there for a few years when he was assigned to USCG station Valdez.

If we could get a slip in a reasonable time we would seriously consider moving our boat there in the summers. The sound has allot better cruising opportunities, and Valdez isnt that much further of a drive than Seward.

Spotter 08-13-2013 02:52 PM

Thanks for the welcome, still waiting on a perm slip, I'm now at 17 after five years.

jwnall 08-13-2013 04:04 PM

Alaska, huh? Well, I am in Florida, so I guess that we are just about as far apart as it is possible to be and still both be in the continental US. :-) But welcome aboard.

John

Nomad Willy 08-13-2013 06:24 PM

I was born in Alaska when it was a territory and Alaska has never been part of the "continental US".

I have lived in Juneau, Anchorage, Nyac and Platinum near Bethel and most recently Thorne Bay near Ketchikan. After 8 years in Thorne Bay we returned to Washington State along the Skagit River.

I've also lived in Massett BC.

CPseudonym 08-13-2013 06:58 PM

Eric, I know Alaskans are rugged individuals and all but despite their best efforts they're still on the North American continent. Just separated by Canada from the lower 48.

https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C..._United_States

jwnall 08-13-2013 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manyboats (Post 173184)
I was born in Alaska when it was a territory and Alaska has never been part of the "continental US".

Um, last time I looked, it was. But whatever. Perhaps it broke off and drifted off somewhere other than the North American continent.

Nomad Willy 08-13-2013 09:33 PM

Craig and jwnall,
Yup I must have gotten "lower 48" mixed up w "continental".

ksanders 08-13-2013 11:04 PM

Every Alaskan knows that we call the rest of America...

"Outside"

The typical use of the term will be...

"What are you doing on your R&R?"

And a response would be...

"Going outside"

Al 08-14-2013 12:30 AM

Welcome Spotter, Number of Alaskans reside on this site as you can see. Thank God for Canada. 8-)

Nomad Willy 08-14-2013 09:38 AM

Yup ... looks like I'm inside now.

Suites me very well at this time. Need to make a trip to Fisheries Supply soon. And to a prop shop and .. and ...

I miss the land up north our friends. Our best friends in TB have sold their house and are moving to Oregon. Statistics say those that go to live in Alaska on average stay 5 years. I spent 1/4 of my life there but then I started out there. Don't know if the stat mentioned includes natives.

These guys drive crazy here though.

Alaskan Sea-Duction 08-14-2013 09:55 AM

Welcome!

obthomas 08-14-2013 12:42 PM

Born in Alaska in 1947, went to Kenai Territorial school, Lived in Ridgeway before it was, Ridgeway, Saw Valdez and Homer destroyed in 1964, Fished off the bridge in Soldatna and pee'd in the Kenai river. Now living in the second largest state on the same continent.

skipperdude 08-14-2013 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by obthomas (Post 173332)
Born in Alaska in 1947, went to Kenai Territorial school, Lived in Ridgeway before it was, Ridgeway, Saw Valdez and Homer destroyed in 1964, Fished off the bridge in Soldatna and pee'd in the Kenai river. Now living in the second largest state on the same continent.

To be a real Alaskan You still gotta wrestle a grizzly and make love to a native.

Nomad Willy 08-14-2013 02:11 PM

Dude I thought it was wrestle w the girl and make love to the bear.

obthomas 08-14-2013 02:17 PM

That was the Cheechako that drank the quart of wiskey before the bear and the girl.


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