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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-27-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,783
Posted By markpierce
On my many ship-voyages between San Francisco and...

On my many ship-voyages between San Francisco and Alaska between Spring and Fall, the roughest conditions were along the California to Washington coasts. Inland Alaskan waters were very mild.
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-27-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By markpierce
The only thing I have against "fast trawlers" is...

The only thing I have against "fast trawlers" is that they are too impatient not too keep my 6-knot speed.
Forum: TollyCraft 07-25-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By markpierce
I've always had cordial relations with all other...

I've always had cordial relations with all other boats and their owners, even if they were never like my boat. ... Spend time with the friendly folks.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By markpierce
Going slow is a joy.

Going slow is a joy.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 07-23-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By markpierce
Had my builder (Bill Kimley) add a second set of...

Had my builder (Bill Kimley) add a second set of midship cleats some distance apart. He was reluctant but employed them at dock because "they are convenient." ... When docked, I use one line from...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,933
Posted By markpierce
Carquinez Strait:

Carquinez Strait:
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,901
Posted By markpierce
Have two mid-ship cleats on both port and...

Have two mid-ship cleats on both port and starboard, several feet apart. Haven't favored one over the other.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-18-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,169
Posted By markpierce
What? No photos of the 35-foot seas? Perhaps...

What? No photos of the 35-foot seas? Perhaps everyone was holding onto dear life? ... While able to take photos of 45-foot waves (northern Atlantic) from a ship, found that wasn't possible when...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-14-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,550
Posted By markpierce
Regardless, I would miss the gurgling of exhaust...

Regardless, I would miss the gurgling of exhaust water and diesel vapor. ... Are the production/destruction of batteries and solar panels friendly to the environment?
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 07-13-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 30,030
Posted By markpierce
Why are some small-boat owners so obsessed with...

Why are some small-boat owners so obsessed with demonizing cruise ships? Jealous of the facilities and services? Cruise ships are not relevant to "trawler" discussions unless one compares luxury to...
Forum: TollyCraft 07-10-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By markpierce
Still have my original (Seahorse Marine).

Still have my original (Seahorse Marine).
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By markpierce
Mcqueen boats are all Canadian registered?...

Mcqueen boats are all Canadian registered? :facepalm:

https://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Vessel_Builders_McQueens.php?Page=2
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,750
Posted By markpierce
Striking a pinnacle. Better to have a wood,...

Striking a pinnacle. Better to have a wood, fiberglass, or steel hull?
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By markpierce
I chose straw color on the foredeck roof to...

I chose straw color on the foredeck roof to reduce glare. Green for the hull, gray for the deck, yellow for the pilothouse roof, and white otherwise. No regrets.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,750
Posted By markpierce
Go faster at greater risk. :eek:

Go faster at greater risk. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,750
Posted By markpierce
In the world of recreational trawlers, who here...

In the world of recreational trawlers, who here travels at more than 7 knots?
Forum: Grand Banks 06-23-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,254
Posted By markpierce
Resulting in hot decks?

Resulting in hot decks?
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 06-23-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By markpierce
Found the California 34's swim step to be a bit...

Found the California 34's swim step to be a bit too narrow. Much prefer my boat's wider step. Buddy's rubber dinghy parks bow on the step, with room for stepping off.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,199
Posted By markpierce
On my single, the bow thruster reduces...

On my single, the bow thruster reduces transmission abuse. The "barn door" rudder serves as a stern thruster.
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,073
Posted By markpierce
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Grand Banks 06-22-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,254
Posted By markpierce
Fortunately, I instructed the builder to not...

Fortunately, I instructed the builder to not install teak decks. Used the savings to purchase loud air horns.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,545
Posted By markpierce
Most people want lots of power and speed, which...

Most people want lots of power and speed, which equates to multiple engines. But not I.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,545
Posted By markpierce
Didn't the era of recreational trawlers (diesel...

Didn't the era of recreational trawlers (diesel boats never, not able, exceeding hull-speed) begin with the fuel crises of the mid-1970s? Are we returning? (I've always "been there".)
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,199
Posted By markpierce
Consider a single propeller and rudder my stern...

Consider a single propeller and rudder my stern thruster. Use the bow thruster if needed or to exercise.
Forum: Liveaboards 06-08-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,777
Posted By markpierce
Yeah. Buy what Art did. Not like me because I...

Yeah. Buy what Art did. Not like me because I had different priorities. Like 360-degree deck close to dock level, strong (not wiggily) railings, rudder and propeller protected by keel, and as a...
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