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Old 12-18-2020, 07:53 PM   #1
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New from Vancouver, WA

I'm retired and recently purchased a 1979 Tollycraft 30' Sedan with twin Volvo diesels to keep me busy and get back on the water. I've owned runabouts for over 40 years, but have lost the need for speed and just want to enjoy the cruise now. Also, I believe a 30 footer is the most I can handle by myself.

The boat was delivered to Seattle from the factory and cruised the PNW and Alaska waters for 16 years. The second owner cruised Puget Sound and eventually moved to Portland, OR. I am the third owner.

When I found this forum I was impressed with the depth of knowledge and experience of the posters here. I look forward to asking stupid questions and getting useful answers based on experience instead of theory. I know almost nothing about diesels

Ironically my first boat in 1970 was a Tollycraft 17' roust-a-bout, so I have come full circle. I plan to travel the Columbia River and may one day get enough courage to try the open ocean (the Columbia Bar is a little intimidating).
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations on the new boat! She really looks nice, and must be as she is under cover.
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Old 12-19-2020, 12:01 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your new boat.
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:47 AM   #4
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Lots of "Tollys' out there. Pretty decent boat, you will be happy with it until you try to get into the engine room. Twins on a 30 footer will make for cramped quarters down there.

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Old 12-19-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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Welcome. Looks like Kalama Marina. We are just down river from the Longview Bridge on Fisher Slough.
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Old 12-19-2020, 02:19 PM   #6
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NWPilot, welcome to TF. I'll add my congrats to those above. If you get the urge to do some safe cruising, head your new baby upriver. It's a great trip through 4 dams to the confluence with the Snake River. At that point you're right in our backyard. First round's on me if you decide to make the trip.

If you want to see what the entire length of the Columbia looks like, here's a link to a thread about our trip down the Columbia, across the bar and up to Seattle.
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Old 12-19-2020, 03:39 PM   #7
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Welcome! She's a very nice looking Tolly.
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:04 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard. Tolly's are nice. I hope the ER is workable for you. Enjoy all aspects of your boat!
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