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Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,558
Posted By Bob Cofer
Another 1972 W30 with a novice owner relocated...

Another 1972 W30 with a novice owner relocated his boat from Ventura (SoCal) to Olympia WA. Took a couple months as he needed to leave the boat s couple times, but he made it

I have met Bob and we...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,558
Posted By Bob Cofer
I have friends that suffer from "Paralysis by...

I have friends that suffer from "Paralysis by analysis". They are constantly getting ready to go and never actually leave. It's a fine line knowing when enough is enough and I think most of us have...
Forum: Willard | Fales 09-19-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Bob Cofer
Helm Upgrade

Cleaned up the helm this weekend.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 09-15-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bob Cofer
What size boat are you looking for?

What size boat are you looking for?
Forum: General Maintenance 09-15-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bob Cofer
Pacific Marine Center in Anacortes is equipped to...

Pacific Marine Center in Anacortes is equipped to handle vessels of your size and larger. It is the big boat facility in Anacortes. Talk to Todd.

Pacific Marine Center
2302 T Avenue...
Forum: Willard | Fales 09-08-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bob Cofer
Nomad in Tacoma

There is a nice Nomad for sale in Tacoma. Currently listed on Craigslist. Also on the PNW Willard Owners Facebook page.

There is also a MK IV for sale in Anacortes.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Bob Cofer
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/tacoma-di...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/tacoma-diesel-30-willard-vega-trawler/7518798230.html
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Bob Cofer
Nick, I haven't had one built but have been...

Nick,

I haven't had one built but have been aboard most of his designs. They are extremely well made and pleasing to the eye. The Sockeye 45 and Black Crown 30 are my favorites and of the two I...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-18-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bob Cofer
Cruising in the San Juan’s you are never that far...

Cruising in the San Juan’s you are never that far from a marina. I would suggest a good anchor and a Tow Boat membership. If you breakdown underway you will need to anchor to make repairs and if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,823
Posted By Bob Cofer
I replaced the water filter and cleaned the sink...

I replaced the water filter and cleaned the sink nozzle. Filled the water tanks and had a beer to honor FF.

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Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,800
Posted By Bob Cofer
Interesting details on this one. The crew was...

Interesting details on this one. The crew was detained by the USCG and Homeland Security as they were undocumented aliens. Lots of fuel cans on deck also…
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Bob Cofer
Just a wild guess here but perhaps at one time...

Just a wild guess here but perhaps at one time there was a SSB radio on board causing interference and this was a misguided effort to eliminate it. People sometimes do crazy things chasing issues.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,800
Posted By Bob Cofer
Thanks for the update. I kind of figured that...

Thanks for the update. I kind of figured that would be the cause. Glad everyone was okay. Good luck with your sale!
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,800
Posted By Bob Cofer
The boat has been removed and broken up. It was...

The boat has been removed and broken up. It was a 58’ Hatteras out of Tacoma, WA.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,800
Posted By Bob Cofer
Bit tougher to do on our new boat so I have a set...

Bit tougher to do on our new boat so I have a set of landmarks that I use when heading northbound. We are moored in LaConner so this is an every time thing for us.

As for relying on the chart...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,800
Posted By Bob Cofer
A bit more info. This happened around 2100 on...

A bit more info. This happened around 2100 on Saturday night. We came through on Sunday morning. The vessel was approaching from the south and was unfamiliar with the area. They were no where near...
Forum: Willard | Fales 07-15-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Bob Cofer
Forum: Willard | Fales 07-09-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Bob Cofer
Nice boat!

Nice boat!
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,677
Posted By Bob Cofer
130176 350w on the roof after removing the...

130176

350w on the roof after removing the FB. We loved that boat.
Forum: Power Systems 07-05-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,733
Posted By Bob Cofer
I would suggest bleeding at the IP outlets then...

I would suggest bleeding at the IP outlets then at the injectors. These old gals are a bit temperamental about air in the lines. Also make certain that there are no leaks ahead of the lift pump,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-04-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Bob Cofer
I’ll look for you on FB.130130

I’ll look for you on FB.130130
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-03-2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Bob Cofer
Hello and welcome! We Willard owners are a loyal...

Hello and welcome! We Willard owners are a loyal bunch. How about some photos? While you are on the other side of the country there is a group on Facebook here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,037
Posted By Bob Cofer
Downsizing

We went from a 60' boat to a 30' boat. No regrets. Aside from the enormous decrease in maintenance and fuel costs it's just a bunch of fun. Come on up my way one of these days and I'll take you...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 06-28-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Cofer
Looks more impressive in person!

Looks more impressive in person!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-23-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bob Cofer
The water here is very fertile so your pennant...

The water here is very fertile so your pennant will be a growth encrusted blob in a very short time.

The park bouys are limited to a single vessel up to 40’. The groups you’d see rafted are...
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