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Old 08-06-2021, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Just joined your forum a few days ago. I have pulled out some useful info from your discussions in the past and wanted to have full access.

My wife Ashley and I live in Alaska and have been looking around for the right Willard to buy for the last year or so. It was through this search that I first became aware of this forum. We have a few boats in our sights but haven't got the indication that things are right yet. Once we pull the trigger I'm sure I will be here on a regular basis getting some advise from all the old salts that seam to comment.

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Old 08-06-2021, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome and enjoy the forum! I too am partial to Willard boats.
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Hello All,

Just joined your forum a few days ago. I have pulled out some useful info from your discussions in the past and wanted to have full access.

My wife Ashley and I live in Alaska and have been looking around for the right Willard to buy for the last year or so. It was through this search that I first became aware of this forum. We have a few boats in our sights but haven't got the indication that things are right yet. Once we pull the trigger I'm sure I will be here on a regular basis getting some advise from all the old salts that seam to comment.

Be well,


Tamar Young

What part of AK? I am home based out of Wrangell.
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:32 PM   #4
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Old 08-07-2021, 04:47 PM   #5
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I grew up in Port Alexander. I work seasonally out of Fairbanks as I smokejumper. Its a 6 month commitment that ends in September. I dive cucumbers in the fall all over SE and then spend deep winter in Port Alexander and Hyder AK.
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:36 AM   #6
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You will have seen the Willard that travels between Thorne Bay and Puget, on Craigslist. Don’t know anything about her other than she looks good in photos. One of the smaller 30 pilot houses.
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Welcome, I made a trip from KTN to Port Alex a couple of summers
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Old 08-08-2021, 12:10 PM   #8
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Alaskaflyer, Thanks for the heads up, I did see that and just spoke with the owner a few days ago, Hes 81 has traveled all over on that vessel and is sharp as a tack.
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:40 PM   #10
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Welcome---
I was a jumper in SF years ago--- had a friend from Oregon who started smoke jumping when he got out---long time ago--
How many jumps total???
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:54 PM   #11
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I grew up in Port Alexander. I work seasonally out of Fairbanks as I smokejumper. Its a 6 month commitment that ends in September....
Had to search "smokejumper". We call them "remote area firefighters", 2 years back they were helicoptered in to protect surviving prehistoric wollemi pine trees. Like commandos fighting behind enemy lines.
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I grew up in Port Alexander. I work seasonally out of Fairbanks as I smokejumper. Its a 6 month commitment that ends in September. I dive cucumbers in the fall all over SE and then spend deep winter in Port Alexander and Hyder AK.
I think we know each other, I fished our of PA for many summers in the 90's. friends with Molly Pete and Sue, etc.
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Hi, I just joined this site and not only don't know what I am doing but need my Grand Kids to assist since I am a Grumpy old man who doesn't do the computer well. We have cruised the Pacific N/W and S.E. AK for years on a fine 53' Nordlund which has taken us from San Francisco to Skagway and she is now for sale.. Glad to have found the Forum.. believe we will enjoy it.
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Old 08-09-2021, 07:40 PM   #14
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Old 08-10-2021, 04:51 PM   #15
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Thanks...I will try to add a pic of our "CAMAI" soon.
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Old 08-12-2021, 10:47 AM   #16
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I grew up in Port Alexander. I work seasonally out of Fairbanks as I smokejumper. Its a 6 month commitment that ends in September. I dive cucumbers in the fall all over SE and then spend deep winter in Port Alexander and Hyder AK.
nice, i was born and raised in sitka, fished all over se with my family. i miss those days, such a simple time.
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Pete and Sue still spend the summers there and Molly has two kids and lives full time. PA would still be about the same if you came back for a visit.
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Welcome. I keep a 34' C&C in Thomas Basin Ketchikan for summer and a 52 ft Ocean Alexander in the Sea of Cortez for winter.
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