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Old 12-19-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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I'm new to this forum. Based in Portland, OR, I have cruised the Great Pacific Northwest for the last 20 years. Most of that time I cruised on my 53' Navigator 'Hot Tuna' extensively between the San Juans and the Broughtons. Then I decided to downsize to my current ride, a lightening fast Striper 2901 with twin 250 Yamahas. Not exactly a trawler....but a fun interim boat. I trailer it to Swantown in Olympia, then spend a month or so every July and run up from there.

I'm here to research my next boat. I'm favoring some sort of tug-style single engine vessel (Nordic, American, etc) that fits my TBD budget. I cruise with my wife Michelle and an occasional grandkid.
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Old 12-19-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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Welcome Pete, I too had a boat similar to your Striper, an Aquasport. It was a great ride but in retirement we switched to a single engine trawler for 6 years and then to our current boat totally for the creature comforts. We still use it like a trawler however as I, more than the Admiral, am content with 7 to 8 knots. Enjoy the forum and hunt for a new boat.
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:47 PM   #3
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Were you in the Broughtons last Summer? We might have met you.
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Were you in the Broughtons last Summer? We might have met you.
Yes late July we were went Lagoon Cove to Echo Bay for 5 days then Sullivan Bay then Port McNeill. Then south to Desolation then towards home.

Your boat looks familiar. Where you perhaps on the docks at Lagoon?

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Yes, Lagoon Cove. I thought I remembered talking to you.
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Yes, Lagoon Cove. I thought I remembered talking to you.
Very cool. We'll be heading that way again in a few short months. Plans not set yet but do have a family get together in Otter Bay in July. So we'll head further north after that in mid-July. Hope to see you up there.
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We spent the last two Summers in the Broughtons. This year we're going to stick closer to home and hang out with our friends. If you stop anywhere near Seattle let us know and maybe we can get together.
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We spent the last two Summers in the Broughtons. This year we're going to stick closer to home and hang out with our friends. If you stop anywhere near Seattle let us know and maybe we can get together.
Will do. We launch in Olympia so we'll be passing by your way.
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Welcome aboard! We recently bought our Ranger 27. As you do your tug shopping, I'd be happy to share some pluses and minuses of the Ranger with you.
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Pete, welcome to TF. Nice boat y'all got there. If you want to have some fun cruising before you head north, trailer it up here to the Tri Cities. Launch it here then cruise/fish this area and up the Snake.


If you're a club member you'll have free reciprocal moorage at our club (Clover Island YC) and access to low price fuel and fun times. If not a club member there's a nice marina that's pretty cheap and has fuel available. There's also a great launch ramp right at the island and lots of place for free storage of your truck and trailer while you're out playing on the water.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:32 AM   #12
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Pete, welcome to TF. Nice boat y'all got there. If you want to have some fun cruising before you head north, trailer it up here to the Tri Cities. Launch it here then cruise/fish this area and up the Snake.


If you're a club member you'll have free reciprocal moorage at our club (Clover Island YC) and access to low price fuel and fun times. If not a club member there's a nice marina that's pretty cheap and has fuel available. There's also a great launch ramp right at the island and lots of place for free storage of your truck and trailer while you're out playing on the water.
Hi Mike and Tina,

Hey thanks for the offer. We just may do that some time... if I can ever drag myself away from the Puget Sound area. Yes I am a member of Columbia River Yacht Club (CRYC) and I believe we have a reciprocal with you guys. I know last year a bunch of our guys made it up your way for the races. Good to know that we are still welcome

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Old 12-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #13
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Your "Striper" is definitely not a trawler. But there is SOOO much to be said in favor of a trailerable boat that it will probably be my next (and probably last) boat.

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Hi Pete. Welcome. I was also at Lagoon Cove too. Busted up my ribs there.

We are at our winter dock in Fisher Slough, Longview WA.
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Your "Striper" is definitely not a trawler. But there is SOOO much to be said in favor of a trailerable boat that it will probably be my next (and probably last) boat.

Welcome Aboard,

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Thanks. Yeah she may have tight accommodations but she sure is fast. The boat planes at about 23 knots so fuel burn below that is atrocious. After cruising these waters for years at 12-15 knots I must say Iím having fun running at 28-30 knots. But Iím here to find my next boat, a trawler in the 35-40ft range. But I got some other needs so Iím in this boat at least one more season. Itís like camping but Iím having a blast.
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Hi Mike and Tina,

Hey thanks for the offer. We just may do that some time... if I can ever drag myself away from the Puget Sound area. Yes I am a member of Columbia River Yacht Club (CRYC) and I believe we have a reciprocal with you guys. I know last year a bunch of our guys made it up your way for the races. Good to know that we are still welcome

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Pete,
CRYC is one of my favorite stops when we go to and from PDX. I get a kick out of walking up the hill from the docks and seeing the marker that shows the high water mark from the floods a few years back.

Yes, we still do have an active reciprocal moorage agreement with CRYC so you're welcome to stay at our docks and get fuel from our pumps. I always fuel up at CRYC when I head down your direction.

If you find yourself headed our direction, drop me a PM ahead of time with any questions.
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CRYC is one of my favorite stops when we go to and from PDX. I get a kick out of walking up the hill from the docks and seeing the marker that shows the high water mark from the floods a few years back.

Yes, we still do have an active reciprocal moorage agreement with CRYC so you're welcome to stay at our docks and get fuel from our pumps. I always fuel up at CRYC when I head down your direction.

If you find yourself headed our direction, drop me a PM ahead of time with any questions.
Thanks. Will do. Ping me if you are heading our way as well. Try for a Thursday which is menís night dinner. Usually involves red meat and alcohol.
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Hi Pete. Welcome. I was also at Lagoon Cove too. Busted up my ribs there.

We are at our winter dock in Fisher Slough, Longview WA.
Broken ribs? Ouch! Lagoon is pretty desolate. What did you do for medical help? Run to Port McNeill or ?
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Broken ribs? Ouch! Lagoon is pretty desolate. What did you do for medical help? Run to Port McNeill or ?
Not much. More bruised than broke I believe, but the Admiral thought differently. Wrapped them and took lots of pain meds.
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Thanks. Will do. Ping me if you are heading our way as well. Try for a Thursday which is menís night dinner. Usually involves red meat and alcohol.
My favorite, bacon! I remember having some hot and sweet bacon last time I was a guest at CRYC. Oh so good and had way too much of it if there is such a thing.
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