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Chuck Gould 01-08-2013 08:27 PM

Hello, the Board
Signing on here.

Looks like a good group with some interesting, on topic, adult discussions.

I'll see what I might be able to contribute from time to time.

RT Firefly 01-08-2013 09:09 PM

Welcome aboard. Hmmmm....Beatles fan?

HopCar 01-08-2013 09:13 PM

Welcome aboard Chuck. Watch out for RTF, he's got a wicked sense of humor.

RT Firefly 01-08-2013 09:26 PM

NOT true!!!

Phil Fill 01-08-2013 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by Chuck Gould (Post 125054)
Signing on here.

Looks like a good group with some interesting, on topic, adult discussions.

I'll see what I might be able to contribute from time to time.

Chuck, glad to see you joined. You are to modest,

Peter B 01-08-2013 10:48 PM

Welcome Chuck. Might I just suggest you go into the user control panel, and post an avatar pic, and fill out some basic, 'who you are' kinda stuff. Because if you do not do it now, it tends not to get done. Please take note others with bare bones details. It is not hard to do.
And we always want boat pics...again, not hard to upload, but you need to use advanced, rather than quick reply, then 'manage attachments', browse to saved pics, select open for each wanted, then find and click on upload, then find and click close window, then, 'post'.

Chuck Gould 01-08-2013 11:05 PM

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Seems like quite a bother. Rather obviously, I don't entirely understand the process. I posted a photo of my boat when I signed up, but does that have to be "reattached" to every post? I notice that I have not done whatever needs to be done (if something can be) to have my boat photo appear with a post.

Still very much a lubber on this site. :blush:

CPseudonym 01-08-2013 11:46 PM

Post #2 of this thread

will help with your avatar. The rest of the thread will get you up to speed and using the forum like an old pro in no time.

Welcome aboard.

Marin 01-09-2013 12:03 AM


For your avatar photo:

Select User CP in the category bar at the top of the page
Select Edit Avatar
Use Option 2 to use a photo from your computer as your avatar photo.

Note that there is a maximum size limit on the avatar photo you submit. It used to be that a photo you submitted was automatically re-sized to the correct dimensions. I don't know if the "new" forum software does this anymore.

Hendo78 01-09-2013 04:20 AM

Hi Chuck. Nice lookin boat you have. What is it?


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Pau Hana 01-09-2013 08:26 AM

Welcome, Chuck! This is a good group to be associated with! See you at the show....

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Woodsong 01-09-2013 08:29 AM

Welcome and what a great looking trawler!

Moonstruck 01-09-2013 09:25 AM

Welcome aboard, Chuck. That is a great boat. Sounds like you have an interesting story. I hope you will share with us.

Nomad Willy 01-09-2013 11:30 AM

There's very few boats as desirable as the Eagle. I lusted after the 32s for some time. Seems to me I even made an offer on one. But I didn't like the fact that most were overpowered. If I found one for $70K that needed a new engine and my house in Alaska was sold I'd prolly jump. The Eagle is one of the only trawlers that don't look top heavy. Really like'um.

Chuck Gould 01-09-2013 11:37 AM

Hello, Hendo

"Dear Prudence" is built by Transpac Marine. Transpac is the same yard that built the respected Transpac 50 passagemaking sailboats. It's also the yard engaged by Kadey and Krogen for the initial manufacture of their first 42's. (Not to say that she's a Kadey Krogen or necessarily of that quality).

The model designation is Eagle 40. She is hull #5, built in 1995. We bought her just less than two years ago now, from the original owner, with just 800 hours on her. (Our prior boat was a 36 Sundowner Tug, which we had for 17 or 18 years). Dear Prudence is powered by a single 6354 Perkins MT, cruising comfortably at 8.5 knots with a fuel burn of 2.4 GPH. She can do 10, if pressed.

We particularly appreciate the stability of her low COG. She's semi displacement below the waterline, but is reminiscent of displacement designs in her gunwales. She's a fat girl amid ships- 15'3" from edge of teak caprail to edge of teak caprail, and that makes it extremely interesting to get in and out of our covered moorage that it just barely 16 feet wide.

She's gets slightly damp on the foredeck in the typical short chop we have here abouts- she could have used a bit more flare close to the stem. However, she is a champion in a beam sea and behaves nicely with a following sea almost anywhere except dead astern.

She's a pilothouse design, with a generously proportioned single stateroom and single head forward. As far as we're concerned, that's an ideal layout. The perfect boat (for us) drinks six, feeds four, and sleeps two.

RT Firefly 01-09-2013 11:48 AM

Mr. Chuck. Sweet ride!
With credit and apologies to Mr. J. Lennon...Good God!....the sixties.....Flashback...Thanks.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence - YouTube

Codger2 01-09-2013 12:09 PM


Welcome aboard!

There is an Eagle in my marina whos length is unknown to me but I stop and admire it whenever I pass that way. The owners brought her down from Vancouver, B.C. a few years ago and decided to stay.

The obvious low CG of the boat would lend itself to being a great sea boat but, then again, I know almost nothing about Eagles.

In future posts, please feel free to comment, at some length, about the performance of these boats. The "salty" good looks is another thing that attracts me.

HopCar 01-09-2013 10:58 PM

Chuck, What's that thing hanging off the swim platform? Some sort of davit?

Nomad Willy 01-09-2013 11:14 PM

I thought the boat next to me on the hard may have been a Bristol but at the yard today I asked and it turns out to be an early 40 Eagle. Hardly looks like your 40 Eagle at all. It has lower freeboard (not as much as yours) and a very soft chine. A fwd raised pilothouse that does not follow the lines of the sheer or cap rail. The "Tug" look is missing.

I've been lusting over this boat since we got hauled. I really like it. It has enough submerged transom to definitely be a semi-disp type but over all (visually) comes off as FD. Haven't met the owner yet. I think he's on the wrong coast.

markpierce 01-09-2013 11:14 PM

I just knew Chuck's boat was single-engined. The boat's also handsome, partly thanks to its low profile compared to most modern recreational cruisers and cruise ships.

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