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Old 09-06-2021, 06:17 PM   #1
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WILLY is for Sale

Manufactured by Willard Marine.
1974 Nomad 30
$30k
At LaConnor Wa.
For sale by owner Eric Henning phone 360 202 8815
e-mail .. manyboats1@gmail.com
LOA 30' Beam 10'6" Draft 3'6"

Engine by Klassen. Base engine mfg. by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Model S4L2 4 cyl. 107 cu. in. Same bore and stroke as the Perkins it replaced.
Pre-chamber type combustion chamber. Starts more dependably, is smoother and a bit quieter. Industrially rated for 37hp at 3000rpm.
Cruises at 2300rpm and 6.15 knots and burns 1gph.
FW Cooled w heat exchanger remotely installed on bulkhead.
There is no aluminum in contact w the coolant so green AF is used.
Always used Chevron Delo 30W diesel lube oil.
Has a special alloy steel similar to copper nickel alloys. Very durable.
Seawater pump is not in the engine. It's belt driven w very little tension. Pump is a Jabsco brand Bronze pump. Impellers are available in most all hardware stores and auto part stores in SE Alaska.
Exhaust manifold is equipped w a Murphy Switch that measures coolant level and sounds an alarm if lower than usual but before coolant temp would rise.
Manual built-in lube oil pump for easy hot oil changes.
BW gear w 2.57-1 ratio. 18" Michigan bronze "MP" prop. The blades are symmetrical, run smoother and have much more reverse thrust.
The 1.25" shaft and prop are "newish".
Exhaust "elbow" is a SS high rise affair w a FG lift muffler. 135amp Ait. New batt selected switch. Raycor Primary fuel filter w spin-on secondary filter.
Re-designed fuel manifold double hose clamped w Sure Marine hose clamps. Boat has an AGM start batt along w the house batts.

Very heavy hydraulic steering. Bronze rudder. 13 gal. approx holding tank.
Newish seawater intake valve "Kingston Valve".

When I set this boat up I wanted a to be able to start in winter anywhere in SE Alaska. So my "must have" starting system was the glow-plug type. It works perfectly.

One of the big plusses on this boat is the new aluminum fuel tanks fabricated and installed along w the new engine. I was looking for a minimum of suppresses in SE Alaska.

House batts are "Full River" brand. HIGHLY recommended as they have lasted 15 years and show no signs of weakness if not spending multiple nights at anchor. I have been in the habit of disconnecting a start batt cable. Interesting tho that then the electric Rairitan head won't function then.

Large (three day) ice box. Mostly LED lighting. Wabasto furnace w thermostat.
Force 10 propane stove w three burners and tank on roof. Cigarette lighters to run i-pads ect. Electric windshield fan .. no wipers.

Electronics:
JRC basic unit that has always given good service. Ust'a track float planes in and out of Ketchikan. For practice.
GPS is Garmin. Now dated but works fine. I spent umpteen hours on it plotting alt courses and looking for anchorages. odd way of planing many will think but it worked for me.
Sounders: One high end RayMarine digital and the other a cheap fish finder that came w the boat.I was going to tossed it but found it VERY useful in anchorages scouting the bottom. And a marine radio that also came w the boat.
Compass is very good. The best I've ever used. Willard got it right.

Ground tackle is my own preference and few will probably retain. U've never dragged after setting but if I had it to do over I'd get a winch w a gypsy and more chain. A 33lb Lewmar Claw and some of my experimental anchors come w the deal and I have another option.
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:25 PM   #2
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:30 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:40 PM   #4
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:43 PM   #5
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:45 PM   #6
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If you have questions about the pictures refer to the post # and the number 1-10 top to bottom.
The last picture (3-30) should have been the first as it was our first look at Willy. Sorry

My phone isn’t working .. again.
I’ll get it fixed tomorrow .. I hope.
Or I’ll submit an alternative #.

John P,
Old age .. balance, strength ect.
I'll still have too much fun w cars and small boats.
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:52 PM   #7
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Old 09-12-2021, 02:51 PM   #8
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Willy the the boat is on hold for an Alaska potential buyer. They are flying down Wednesday. So on Thursday (late) or Friday I'll be sending messages to all that have called or have sent e-mails as to sold or not.

In case the phone goes south again an alt # is 360 420 4951. It's a house phone so msg during the day or 7-8pm calls best.
Also be informed that re the pictures they were taken over a 15yr period of time. Few were taken 5-8yrs ago. Most were taken earlier. Ask if you'd like to know about a specific picture.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:32 AM   #9
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I’ve always love these boats let me know if the deal falls through , I’m halfway through the projects on my current boat, it might be hard to turn your boat down ,I’ve always loved the Willard, If you’re ever come down to Ocean Park or the Long Beach Peninsula would love to buy you dinner and talk to you about your experiences in Southeast Alaska, I’ve been pretty much everywhere on my boat but for one reason or the other southeast Alaska never happen , one of my biggest regrets give me a call if the deal falls through I’ll come down that day and look at your boat ,or if you’re ever in my neck of the woods come by and I’ll buy you dinner Dan 360-244-9170
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Best of luck with the sale! I hope she goes to a good home. I've always admired Willy.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:25 AM   #11
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screw the boat...are YOU ok ? Is something wrong....this seems like a drastic change of plans. I do not want to pry into your personal life....but I also do not want to let the chance to help a fellow traveller pass without giving everyone a chance to pitch in.....so.....are you OK ?......is your family OK ?.....and is there anything we can do to help ?
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:02 PM   #12
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So gracious of you Benthic2.
I’m really not on a positive high right now. Just too much on my plate. The guy from Alaska just bailed on Willy. That isn’t a positive to be sure but the relief from those responsibilities even for a day or two seems a blessing. Others have called so I have people to follow up on but I’m of a mind to take a day or two off. Smile …
So yea I’m OK mate. Thanks for check’in.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:08 PM   #13
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Best of luck with the sale! I hope she goes to a good home. I've always admired Willy.
Thanks Wayfarer I’m of the same mind. I’ve gone to great lengths (even so far as to scuttle a sale) on car sales. With no feelings of remorse. Now it’s time to give Willy the same care.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:23 PM   #14
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Deposit made today on Willy.
I made another bad landing and didn’t suffer.
VERY nice couple seemed thrilled w the boat. So (after closing) the transition begins.

I told them about TF and they don’t plan on changing her name. So you may be seeing her on TF … w different avatar.

Time for me to let go.
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:13 PM   #15
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Pleased for you Eric - clearly that time had come. The money will come in handy - ask me how I know..?
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Always been my favorite boat on the Forum. Kinda shocked that such a platform of consistency will be changing in your life, and thus, ours. I hate it, and it makes me worry about how much longer I might last. Good luck with the buyers. I bet they’re really exited.
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Eric - Just ran across this thread. Are you sure now is the time?? I'm sorry to see you are selling Willy.

You going to stay "on board" in TF... I surely hope!

It has been a great decade of back and forth learning as well as spirited banter between us. I hope things are OK and stay well for you and yours. Will miss your often knowledgeable, some times witty and at times sarcastic posts. You are a "first class act"!

Perhaps you will acquire another boat to keep "your feet in the water" - so to say?

Best luck in all your do and during whatever turns you may encounter.

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Old 09-20-2021, 09:29 PM   #18
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Did you just call me everything in the book Art?

I’m actually only interested in anchors, boat design, propulsion and cruising.
But also members … as in all the characters here .. there are many.

Oh yes I’ll be here but differently. I’ve often come on line looking for a post to respond to. Went for many years like that and was occasionally shocked to discover there was nothing I was interested in.
But I’m no longer in that mode. I’ll scan, browse and post maybe. But so so many things have been worked over .. some many times. But sometimes the workovers are better than the lead post. Not much really new here so there’s not the chance to reveal great stuff. So I suppose I’m say’in from here on I think my presence here will be more “casual”.

But the old days before 2010 are gone …. and a great ride it was. Hello Marin wherever you are. All things evolve. My favorite word .. evolution.
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Greetings,
Mr. NW. "I’m actually only interested in...boat design...". Hence the seeming fascination with "buttocks".





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Old 09-20-2021, 10:25 PM   #20
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HaHa …
The buttocks is where it’s at.
And the buttock angle opens and closes the doors to many aspects of boat performance. Nothing much happens at the bow. It’s all in the stern.
Thanks for following along.
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