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Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By RCook
In Juneau it's 60 degrees and raining. Happy to...

In Juneau it's 60 degrees and raining. Happy to be here!

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Forum: Fuel Check 06-05-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,950
Posted By RCook
$5.31 per gallon, including tax, in Petersburg AK...

$5.31 per gallon, including tax, in Petersburg AK yesterday.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,374
Posted By RCook
When my Lofrans Tigres's solenoid failed a few...

When my Lofrans Tigres's solenoid failed a few years ago, in a remote part of SE Alaska, I was unaware of the built-in manual retrieval function. So I pulled our 44lb Rocna and 5/16" chain from a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By RCook
I find Windy to be very useful. Much more...

I find Windy to be very useful. Much more granular than NOAA. Windy has often helped me make a go-nogo decision when NOAA did not provide enough info.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,362
Posted By RCook
Same here, entered today 5/02.

Same here, entered today 5/02.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,626
Posted By RCook
We went from Gold River up to the Brooks...

We went from Gold River up to the Brooks peninsula and back in our C-Dory 22.

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-29-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By RCook
Anchor light probably second highest user, if you...

Anchor light probably second highest user, if you have not swtched it to LED (after which it's insignificant).

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Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,384
Posted By RCook
Skippers who anchor for a while to fish a spot...

Skippers who anchor for a while to fish a spot where the anchor could get caught under a rock use this technique. Works well for that, but not safe for overnight anchoring.

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Forum: Power Systems 04-11-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,271
Posted By RCook
For another data point, our NT37 has a 2001...

For another data point, our NT37 has a 2001 Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M3, 330 hp. Over the past 4,000 engine hours, at our cruising speed of 7.25 knots, we average 3.7 nmpg, which translates to 1.96 gph. And...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-20-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,203
Posted By RCook
I keep an Excel spreadsheet with (if I don't...

I keep an Excel spreadsheet with (if I don't forget to enter it) every maintenance job, with date and engine hours columns. Not fancy, but searchable. Had one for 18 years on previous boat - new...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-16-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By RCook
I'm not clear as to what problems you're trying...

I'm not clear as to what problems you're trying to solve.

FWIW, we have Lofrans Tigres windlass and bow thruster both powered from a "bow" bank of two 12V g31 AGM's in parallel, with short 2/0...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-12-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By RCook
Yes. I had that happen between Prince Rupert and...

Yes. I had that happen between Prince Rupert and Shearwater last summer. An inadequate single hose clamp I had not noticed allowed a FW hose to pop off. Fortunately was traveling with friends who...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By RCook
Leaving out the 2020 covid year (272 hours), we...

Leaving out the 2020 covid year (272 hours), we averaged 770 hours in our NT37 over five summers.

In our 26-footer we averaged 380 over 17 summers.

In our 22-footer we averaged about 200 over 7...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,427
Posted By RCook
We did 4,300 nm this year, averaging 3.8 nmpg. ...

We did 4,300 nm this year, averaging 3.8 nmpg. Fuel cost $3,600 - second highest expense after moorage.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,186
Posted By RCook
More SE AK Critter spots

We see lots of humpbacks in Icy Strait, around Point Adolphus and westward from there. And later in the summer, southern Stephens Passage, near and in Port Houghton.

Black bears on POW west...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,884
Posted By RCook
??? Here's my NT, capable of 16 knots WOT,...

??? Here's my NT, capable of 16 knots WOT, single screw, well protected.
...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 02-26-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,242
Posted By RCook
We went from a diesel-powered Bounty 26-footer...

We went from a diesel-powered Bounty 26-footer (much like a Sea Sport) to a 2002 Nordic Tug 37 in 2016. On rare occasions it would be nice to do 18 knots as we could in the 26-footer, but there are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,186
Posted By RCook
Hi Maineman, We've towed our C-Dory 22 from...

Hi Maineman,

We've towed our C-Dory 22 from Utah to Prince Rupert to cruise SE Alaska, and our 26-footer many times. Also many trips on the BC coast. As said above, very do-able in your...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-20-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By RCook
My Quantum radar has power always supplied to it...

My Quantum radar has power always supplied to it unless I have turned off the circuit breaker that supplies it and several other electronics (which I do not often do). When I shut down for the day,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,113
Posted By RCook
So how did tent campers become cruisers? While...

So how did tent campers become cruisers? While camping on Vancouver Island one summer, we decided to go out for a day with a salmon fishing guide. It was dynamite - beautiful, exciting, and great...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-13-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By RCook
Our NT 37, with single Cummins 6BTA-5.9-M3 330hp,...

Our NT 37, with single Cummins 6BTA-5.9-M3 330hp, has all g31 AGM’s, 105ah each, except for the generator. Four g31’s for house, two for windlass and bow thruster, and two more for main engine...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-10-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,259
Posted By RCook
BC and SE Alaska. Hoping for more normal relaxed...

BC and SE Alaska. Hoping for more normal relaxed cruising this year.
Forum: Power Systems 02-08-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,167
Posted By RCook
Not common rail, but: for 23 years and 185K...

Not common rail, but: for 23 years and 185K miles, mostly towing, I used only Stanadyne Performance Formula in my 98.5 Dodge Ram with 24-valve electronic controls Cummins ISB. Less smoke, quieter and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By RCook
Sure! We've done SE AK for two months in a C-Dory...

Sure! We've done SE AK for two months in a C-Dory 22, and 2-4 months many times in a 26-footer with 110 gallons of diesel. All over BC, and from Puget Sound to Glacier Bay and back as well.

As...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-01-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By RCook
With CE as my primary nav system on the west...

With CE as my primary nav system on the west coast's Inside Passage, I use NOAA charts in the US, CHS charts in BC. I like the raster ones (with North up) for route planning, and for detail on...
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