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Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,554
Posted By Snapdragon III
I have a Marinebeam and it works great for a...

I have a Marinebeam and it works great for a spotlight as designed. It is completely useless for a normal flashlight though. It is way too bright, and too small a beam for using on anything close. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By Snapdragon III
My boat came with a beefy engine room ventilation...

My boat came with a beefy engine room ventilation system that works like a charm. It has about an 18"x18" intake that chases down to a large 12v radiator fan that is bolted to the wall of the engine...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,001
Posted By Snapdragon III
My advice is pretty contrary to most others here....

My advice is pretty contrary to most others here. I would say use the next 6 or 7 years to use the heck out of the boat you have now. When you retire in 5 years, put it on a trailer and bring it up...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,044
Posted By Snapdragon III
A few years ago we were coming back from Barkly...

A few years ago we were coming back from Barkly Sound to Victoria in rough but no big deal for us, weather and we overheard a conversation on channel 16 between a boat a few miles behind us, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By Snapdragon III
From The limited information I have from reading...

From The limited information I have from reading your posts, this compromise sounds like a bit a a disaster to me. If that that is your budget, and crossing oceans is really the end goal, I would be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,849
Posted By Snapdragon III
I am a fan of keeping it simple with tiller...

I am a fan of keeping it simple with tiller steering on the dingy. But I would go 4 stroke for sure. The number one reason is they are way cleaner, and put less oil into the water, which I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,456
Posted By Snapdragon III
I have lost water to my dripless seals twice over...

I have lost water to my dripless seals twice over the last couple years, once due to a clogged strainer, and once due to a failed pump. I use an electric pump to deliver water to them as my engines...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,446
Posted By Snapdragon III
Congratulations. That boat looks super sweet.

Congratulations. That boat looks super sweet.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,024,209
Posted By Snapdragon III
Check out the last dozen pictures of the Chuck...

Check out the last dozen pictures of the Chuck Paine aluminum boat listed a couple pages back on the brokers website. It's pictures of the boat in a bunch of far flung locals. It is the best...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,470
Posted By Snapdragon III
Stabilizers were not really even on my wish list,...

Stabilizers were not really even on my wish list, but the boat I fell in love with came with outriggers and birds. After using them I would never consider another trawler without some form of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,373
Posted By Snapdragon III
I don't have any exterior teak on my boat. But...

I don't have any exterior teak on my boat. But reading this thread has made me feel better about the hugely expensive/time consuming paint issues on my aluminum trawler that I have been worrying...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,791
Posted By Snapdragon III
That looks like a sweet plan to me. The only...

That looks like a sweet plan to me. The only thing I would be worried about is chafe at the block at the end of the boom if you were crossing an ocean. Once the block and tackle is all the way...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,791
Posted By Snapdragon III
Here is a picture of the setup on my boat. It...

Here is a picture of the setup on my boat. It works super good. the difference between having them deployed and not is night and day. We have not crossed any oceans with them, but we did the west...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-11-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By Snapdragon III
It might be a little big, but if the jet drive is...

It might be a little big, but if the jet drive is your fantasy this is the boat for you! I don't know anything about it other than looking at the listing.
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Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By Snapdragon III
I did a couple projects with two part poly...

I did a couple projects with two part poly varnish, and found a very accurate scale to be very helpful for mixing small amount very accurately. You can order scales cheap on Amazon, and they can...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,818
Posted By Snapdragon III
We spent a spent a pleasant weekend last summer...

We spent a spent a pleasant weekend last summer rafted up with Spinner at Sucia Island. Go introduce yourself if you have the chance, she is great. We hope to see you out there again soon.

Loren
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-31-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,004
Posted By Snapdragon III
We keep our boat in Anacortes and love it. There...

We keep our boat in Anacortes and love it. There are 3 or 4 condominium marinas in Anacortes that are a nice option if the budget allows. We bought in Anchor cove marina and love it. Another thing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,589
Posted By Snapdragon III
I have a different opinion than most here. I...

I have a different opinion than most here. I think you should cut out and remove the original tanks from inside. Clean sand and paint the area they are occupying, build removable supports to secure...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 09-10-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,164
Posted By Snapdragon III
That is amazing, and seems impossible that your...

That is amazing, and seems impossible that your boat can travel at 8 knots on 2.3gph. That is slightly better than my 40'er at closer to 6.5 knots, and it only weighs 22k lb.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By Snapdragon III
I would look for a different boat. Boats that...

I would look for a different boat. Boats that were built/maintained perfectly are a huge amount of work to keep going, ones that were messed up during construction, or by a previous owner, are a...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 09-09-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,164
Posted By Snapdragon III
I think the ad listed above for Domino is a good...

I think the ad listed above for Domino is a good example of cats using less fuel. check out the fuel consumption tables. I am not aware of any 65' monohull that can do anywhere close to 2300 miles...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 09-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,164
Posted By Snapdragon III
I have had many catamaran dreams, although my...

I have had many catamaran dreams, although my fantasies are more world wide globe trotter focused than you are planning, even though I would probably never make it out of the Pacific NW with it. The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,521
Posted By Snapdragon III
First picture is of my last boat (The one on the...

First picture is of my last boat (The one on the left) back in 2013. Second one is of my current boat last weekend.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-29-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,340
Posted By Snapdragon III
A couple years ago I inquired about a condominium...

A couple years ago I inquired about a condominium slip for sale at the Duwamish Yacht club that was shockingly cheap. It was 4 or 5 miles from Downtown Seattle. I don't remember the exact price,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,835
Posted By Snapdragon III
My boat came with paravane stabilizers. ...

My boat came with paravane stabilizers. Stabilizers were not even on my radar as something I wanted in a boat, but after trying them, I would never consider another boat without some form of...
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