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Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,071
Posted By sdupleich
We own a Swift Trawler 50 and I'm wondering why...

We own a Swift Trawler 50 and I'm wondering why you're sleeping in the VIP? The master in our boat is in the aft cabin which sits lower in the water and is mostly quiet while at anchor. We do use a...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,913
Posted By sdupleich
We have a grey water tank on our 50' Beneteau...

We have a grey water tank on our 50' Beneteau Swift Trawler that will not empty until we do it manually. When we first got the boat I noticed that there was always a funky smell whenever we took...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,374
Posted By sdupleich
To prevent your anchor form fouling and also to...

To prevent your anchor form fouling and also to mark the location of your anchor, consider making an anchor tripline buoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvD7C3HukrM&t=2s

It's very easy to do -...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,181
Posted By sdupleich
We just completed a pretty large project in our...

We just completed a pretty large project in our local boatyard - (bottom paint, prop speed on our pod drives, dinghy lift prepped and painted, pod maintenance) and the project came in pretty close...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By sdupleich
I love our Beneteau Swift Trawler 50. You can get...

I love our Beneteau Swift Trawler 50. You can get a 44 and a 35 and they’re all great. Diesel engines, some Volvo IPS, some straight shaft, all have very thoughtful layouts. I love that we can go 17...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,028
Posted By sdupleich
A friend of ours (who is a lifelong boater)...

A friend of ours (who is a lifelong boater) suggested that maybe this boat might be better suited to a conversion as a "cabin" on land. Remove the engines and put it on a plot of land to use as a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,028
Posted By sdupleich
I know the owner of this boat. He was a...

I know the owner of this boat. He was a liveaboard and the accident occurred just South of the Hood Canal bridge in a well known reef/rocks called "The Sisters". I don't know the details of how he...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,371
Posted By sdupleich
It's really big and heavy. I don't think it...

It's really big and heavy. I don't think it would even fit in our Jeep to take it anywhere. I do have a really good canvas lady. I can ask her what she thinks. Good idea!
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,371
Posted By sdupleich
I do this also and I'm so glad that I do. Our...

I do this also and I'm so glad that I do. Our boat is a 2014 and when we purchased her in March of this year, all of the fire extinguishers were out of date (they were from the original delivery). ...
Forum: Fuel Check 08-13-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,123
Posted By sdupleich
Nice! We fueled up in Nanaimo then went as far...

Nice! We fueled up in Nanaimo then went as far North as Toba Wilderness, through Desolation Sound, Secret Cove and the refueled again in Vancouver. We did spend much of our time underway at slower...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By sdupleich
We just purchased an ST50 in March and we’re very...

We just purchased an ST50 in March and we’re very pleased with the boat. The layout, design, reliability has been superb. We’re currently on a trip up to Desolation Sound in BC and in addition to...
Forum: Fuel Check 07-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,123
Posted By sdupleich
Rather than pricing, I think it's important to...

Rather than pricing, I think it's important to know *where* fuel is available. We've been up to Desolation several times and most of the time we're ready to get fuel, it doesn't make sense to try to...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 06-25-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,628
Posted By sdupleich
Not sure about the ST44 but our ST50 has abundant...

Not sure about the ST44 but our ST50 has abundant storage. Initially we were concerned about having enough storage for our groceries until we decided to repurpose a couple of our storage compartments...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By sdupleich
I can reply now that I have some more time! We’ve...

I can reply now that I have some more time! We’ve done the fireworks in Lake Union a few times in the 20 years we’ve been boating. Now that we’re moored in Elliott Bay honestly I wouldn’t do it again...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By sdupleich
I can reply now that I have some more time! We’ve...

I can reply now that I have some more time! We’ve done the fireworks in Lake Union a few times in the 20 years we’ve been boating. Now that we’re moored in Elliott Bay honestly I wouldn’t do it again...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By sdupleich
Anchoring in lake union is only allowed twice a...

Anchoring in lake union is only allowed twice a year - 4th of July and New Year’s Eve.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,261
Posted By sdupleich
Nope - just a younger (married) brother! Ha ha! ...

Nope - just a younger (married) brother! Ha ha!

I am definitely an anomaly and I know it but I don't mind. I'm currently Fleet Captain for our yacht club and have previously served as Commodore....
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,261
Posted By sdupleich
In our case - I’m the wife and I absolutely love...

In our case - I’m the wife and I absolutely love being on the boat and on the water but it means nothing to me without my husband. We discovered our love for boating together and have always run the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,261
Posted By sdupleich
Ross - I’m so sorry for your wife’s illness....

Ross - I’m so sorry for your wife’s illness. You’re so lucky that she recognizes your need for being on the water and also for companionship once she’s gone. We’ll be here for you throughout your...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 06-10-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By sdupleich
Between the hard shell and advanced elements...

Between the hard shell and advanced elements kayaks, which do you prefer?
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 06-10-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By sdupleich
Thanks for the information! My husband and I were...

Thanks for the information! My husband and I were just discussing this yesterday and he told me that if we’re going to get a kayak he would want us to have a hard shell even though it will be much...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By sdupleich
A friend of mine recommended to make sure you...

A friend of mine recommended to make sure you have the Canadian version of the shrimp pots/traps. Apparently they use a smaller mesh than the US traps and you'll have better luck. With the US traps...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,242
Posted By sdupleich
Does the original varnish need to be stripped...

Does the original varnish need to be stripped before Cetol can be applied? Our varnish is in pretty good shape and I've been told it only needs a coat or two a year to keep it in good shape. I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By sdupleich
Have you considered a Beneteau Swift Trawler? We...

Have you considered a Beneteau Swift Trawler? We have a 2014 50' and we absolutely love her! Just found an older model that works for your budget though not sure how it works for fishing. Forgot to...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By sdupleich
We owned a Torqeedo very briefly. They are great...

We owned a Torqeedo very briefly. They are great little outboards however you have to be very honest with yourself regarding where you're going to use your dinghy. If it's just to get back and...
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