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Old 12-27-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Closed on New Boat Today

After putting the cart before the horse for the last few weeks, and asking all sorts of questions before the purchase, today I became the proud owner of MEANNDER.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, she is a 1997 Camano Troll, with just under 700 hours on her. I've already asked a few questions about several topics, but I'm sure I'll find a zillion other things to discuss once I take possession. I hope to do that either Friday or Saturday, depending a bit on my schedule and weather. Plan is to get her nice and comfy in her boat house, and get to work. But first things first, deciding on the proper pronunciation of Camano.



And yes, pictures to follow, once I get her down to Tacoma.

I debated quite a while whether to keep the name Meannder. I'm not particularly fond of it, especially with the odd spelling. BUT, since she is still floating, she must be happy with her old name and such, so I'll let her be, at least for the time being. I've done it both ways: Kept the name Koinonia on a Pondersa I had for several years, and traded in the name Last Waltz for Celtic Knot on my last 4388 Bayliner. In both instances, it seemed like the right thing at the time, and both boats seemed happy while I had them, So we'll leave Meannder be....for now, keeping an open mind in case she seems to want a change of pace.


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Old 12-27-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:40 PM   #3
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Amen to that. Can't wait to see the photos. Have a safe journey to Tacoma.
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I'd recommend taking the inside route through swinomish channel. Much more protected.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:38 AM   #5
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Congrats, nice boat. We also elected not to re-name when we purchased last year.
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Congratulations on the new boat! I changed the name on my trawler, but waited a year to do so. Easier to pick a new name without time pressure. Sometimes you just stumble on to one that just fits.

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thanks all for the comments. WEather looks good for the weekend, so i'll likely move her saturday and sunday. Not decided on the route yet. If its decent with little wind, I'll take the outside. If in doubt, I'll head down the Swinomish. tides aren't too bad on Saturday, so either way should be fine. Probably stop in Everett.
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thanks all for the comments. WEather looks good for the weekend, so i'll likely move her saturday and sunday. Not decided on the route yet. If its decent with little wind, I'll take the outside. If in doubt, I'll head down the Swinomish. tides aren't too bad on Saturday, so either way should be fine. Probably stop in Everett.
The issue is not so much the tides as it is the wind especially along the east entrance of the straight. Not sure what you are looking at, but my forecast (predictwind.com) is calling for up to 30 knot sustained west winds (gust 40) on the Euro model (25 knots American) on Saturday AM along the the west side of Whidbey. That's 3'-5' waves blasting your starboard beam for 2.5 hours.

The other option is go take a look at the straight, and you can always hang a left and go inside through Deception Pass at the 12PM slack on Saturday.

Of course forecasts are subject to change, but why push it. It's a new-to-you-boat and the last thing you want is a white-knuckle first experience. Take it easy, get to know the boat, enjoy the trip down = inside route.
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If the actual winds are anywhere close to that, I'll head down through Laconner. I wasn't looking at the wind forecasts, just overall weather.

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If the actual winds are anywhere close to that, I'll head down through Laconner. I wasn't looking at the wind forecasts, just overall weather.

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Congrats sir! If you don't like the name then I would change it. Is it painted on or with stickers? Hopefully the latter! I changed my boats name before I even bought it. It was easy because when we did the USCG transfer paperwork I did it. My boat only had 2 name stickers on the transom so it was fairly easy to remove them and then add my new vinyl graphics. There was a slight fade from the old name but it's hardly noticeable now.

As far as the pronunciation.....I say Ca-mah-no. But the previous owner was a Ca-may-no guy!
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My brother, though a Californian, who lives on Camano Island, WA pronounces the island name as KA- MAN- O
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There's a video somewhere that shows Bob Warman, the designer and original builder, explaining that it is pronounced Ca-mah-no. We went with the American version, Cam-may-no.
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If the actual winds are anywhere close to that, I'll head down through Laconner. I wasn't looking at the wind forecasts, just overall weather.

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Were you looking at waves? You need to immediately familiarize yourself with some marine forecasts and start understanding them. I'd suggest just one quickly, but there are many to use. But go to windy.com and move through the weekend on it. Use the menu on the side and use both models shown there. Look at winds and look at wave, both wind waves and swells.
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Oh YAY! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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Congratulations! Where is the boat now?
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As far as the pronunciation.....I say Ca-mah-no. But the previous owner was a Ca-may-no guy!
Shortened last name of Jacinto Caamaño. Pronounced Ca-MAN-yo.
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There's a video somewhere that shows Bob Warman, the designer and original builder, explaining that it is pronounced Ca-mah-no. We went with the American version, Cam-may-no.
Yeah, I actually love those old videos with the English guy! I watched them all one night and was obsessed with all things Camano after that.
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Were you looking at waves? You need to immediately familiarize yourself with some marine forecasts and start understanding them. I'd suggest just one quickly, but there are many to use. But go to windy.com and move through the weekend on it. Use the menu on the side and use both models shown there. Look at winds and look at wave, both wind waves and swells.


Use them all the time. My post was misunderstood. I had not checked winds yet. I've found wind prediction to be pretty sketchy more that a couple days out. I've been on the water more than 40 years and I tend to be pretty careful. Everyone can have a bad day, but like most folks I try to keep them to a minimum.

As it turned out, winds were bad until this morning. I only made the decision to go pretty late in the evening. By then the predictions were pretty consistent and showed fine conditions by mid morning. Worked out great. Sunny skies for the most part and seas a foot or less.
Parked for the evening in Everett and will head home at first light. But...See next post.
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