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Old 10-30-2017, 09:51 PM   #121
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Thanks Jeff...
Hope to hear about your travels next season too.
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:16 PM   #122
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I’m certain I’m not the only one that gets “anxious” backing into a slip.
I came across this “bumper car docking” through luck, not planning and have done it every time since.
With reverse prop walk to starboard, I always dock to starboard be it bow or stern in. The slips are tight here at Cambell River and several visits ago, before docking, I pulled in the painter on my dingy fairly tight on the starboard side so it would not get in the way. Turns out while backing in, it naturally floats up on the starboard quarter and acts like a huge fender to the boat beside. I think most of us are worried about the boat beside as much or more so than our own..
OK... I can hear the boo’s now...but heh...no fibreglass has been lost during my stern in docking.
Works for me...
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:34 PM   #123
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For about a hundred years or more, missionary boats have travelled the remote coast stopping in at those in need. Be it age, Heath or life circumstances.....they have been there all this time. I had the opportunity to be aboard the “coastal messenger” a few years ago. What a fine vessel!! Later that same year I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with the captain and crew. What an understated wealth of knowledge!!! I again ran into the boat while visiting Billy Proctor at his home in the Broughtons. Seems they have stopped in to see him at youth and now in his 80’s ..... they still stop in to visit in the remote islands. What a blessing to see them again there.....
It was too funny to again pass them as I was leaving Gorge harbour.
Such a fine crew.... stopping in to check on older or sick folks up and down the remote coast... their efforts going on noticed for many years. Trust me...they ARE there...and doing their job of supporting and comforting those in need.
If you see them in for the night...go and say hello..... you’ll be glad you did.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:35 AM   #124
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Haul out prep is in full swing.
Oil/filter changed, Dingy engine ran out of fuel and fresh water flushed yesterday.
Thorough cleaning today.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:50 PM   #125
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Durant F,
Looking good. And I’ve enjoyed your thread. Been to many of those places and plan on a road trip up to Campbell River (at least) this winter.

I’m planing to tow a 12’ rowboat next year and wondering how many times I’ll need to bring the rowboat in separately. Hope it won’t be a hassle.

Used one of those oil extractors many times.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:06 PM   #126
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Thanks Eric...
Never sure if I’m posting too many pictures..

Good day today...
Nice and sunny so washed the entire exterior, sorted out the aft lazerette, tipped the arch down for trailering, cleaned the dingy and hoisted up top.
Rain tomorrow so I pushed myself to get the outside done today.... with a slight hangover. Went to Boson Pizza last night and red wines were only $4.... ooops
Interior clean tomorrow...Haul out is Friday...

Had the pleasure of meeting Conrad from this forum today. He walked over from his Nordic Tug. Although sunny, the wind had a definite chill to it and he was in shorts! Reminds me of another buddy of mine... I’m sure they both wear shorts to shovel snow
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Always nice to talk to a fellow boater.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:36 PM   #127
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What a difference a day makes!
Sure am glad I did the exterior yesterday as it was a beautiful sunny day and although the breeze had an edge later in the afternoon, it was great to be outside.
Today is much cooler, fully overcast with rain and yes....occasionally flakes!
Tried getting them in the picture but a no show.
The list today is fully inside and I’m happy for it.
I posted a similar picture earlier but it’s kinda cool (are we still allowed to say cool?) that one of the first Camano’s is a few yards away from one of the newest. That’s hull #3 over there. A very loved boat...it shows well for 27 years young!
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:53 PM   #128
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After a cold, wet day yesterday, the sun was shining today for Emma B’s haul out.
Things went smoothly....another benefit of a relatively small boat.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:16 PM   #129
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Enjoyed the Pics. When do you splash again?
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:02 PM   #130
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Sure like your yellow hull.
The red bootstripe is perfect too.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:21 PM   #131
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Thanks guys
Funny....I think the hull is “cream”...others say yellow. Don’t matter...
I’ll splash again next August.
I like the quieter seasons out here.
Head N first as the herd is already thing, then return to Desolation later when it has thinned out there as well.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:56 PM   #132
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I decided to store Emma B indoors. While it cost about double, it is clean, safe, HEATED, and I will find her exactly as I left her. No sun fade, dock rash, PNW rain-cold season mould...nor did I have to winterized her. In the end I figure money well spent. I booked it much earlier but only seen pictures. I was honestly blown away how clean and well run the facility was....sprinkler systems and all....
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:39 PM   #133
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This is where the colour selection originated...
My “other women”....
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:54 AM   #134
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Before tucking Emma B into the storage shed I power washed her bottom and flushed the engine. Both the boat hauler and storage owner had never seen this so thought I would share.
Forespar makes an engine water pick up with a Y valve so you pick up seawater OR switched over....water from a hose.
Once done power washing, I simply attached the hose to the through hull, switched the Y and started the engine....sitting there on the trailer.
Works great. Click link below...

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Old 11-04-2017, 02:00 PM   #135
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I decided to store Emma B indoors. While it cost about double, it is clean, safe, HEATED, and I will find her exactly as I left her. No sun fade, dock rash, PNW rain-cold season mould...nor did I have to winterized her. In the end I figure money well spent. I booked it much earlier but only seen pictures. I was honestly blown away how clean and well run the facility was....sprinkler systems and all....
I would opt for the indoor option you chose as well if that was available. It just eliminates all the small things that happen outside.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:06 PM   #136
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Yes...will truly simplify many things...

Emma B is stored clean, fresh oil change and ready to go.
It will look exactly as I left her returning.....
Simply charge batteries, touch up bottom paint and launch...

I’ve never had it so easy.....will be a treat.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:38 PM   #137
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And thanks again Frank for filling my fridge! Ling Cod for dinner tonight!
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:58 PM   #138
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Super 👍

To add to the fish story....
They were caught by Eden Island in the Broughtons.
I’d seen Billy Proctor the day before, grabbed my chart and asked him where to fish near where we anchored...
They were caught in seconds...not minutes...fishing where he told me.
Hard to beat “local knowledge”
If you see Billy next year....thank him 😄
At 83 now....he is a treasure...
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Thanks for the back story Frank - the Ling Cod will taste even better tonight!
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Durant,
Your boat is yellow.
That sailboat is GB Beige.
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