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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Conrad
Passagemaker magazine used to be a good source of...

Passagemaker magazine used to be a good source of trawler info, but I don't read it anymore so no idea how relevant it is today.
Pacific yachting is focussed on sail & power boats of all sizes and...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 07-20-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By Conrad
Hey there Frank - congratulations on your next...

Hey there Frank - congratulations on your next adventure! Looking forward to seeing your new ride next year!
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By Conrad
We have a Simrad AP28 on Blue Sky that works very...

We have a Simrad AP28 on Blue Sky that works very well, but it has lots of bells and whistles which it sounds like you don't need. (Neither do I frankly).
But I've heard great things about ComNav,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By Conrad
Checkpoint Marine is where I found mine via...

Checkpoint Marine is where I found mine via Boatland in Campbell River.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Conrad
Although I've had no experience with Keypower...

Although I've had no experience with Keypower stab systems, I have relatively new (5 years) Kobelt engine controls and they are excellent. When I was looking at my options, I looked at the internal...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-24-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By Conrad
I had a similar screeching sound come from my...

I had a similar screeching sound come from my stuffing box area at higher RPMs; it went away at lower speeds so we limped back in to the marina. Turned out there was a dry cutless bearing right...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By Conrad
Finding a new dinghy is extremely challenging at...

Finding a new dinghy is extremely challenging at the moment; I've been bouncing between different Highfield models and one AB that briefly appeared on the scene. In the end I was able to secure a...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 06-18-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Conrad
[Mod Edit] Members are asked to refrain from...

[Mod Edit] Members are asked to refrain from posting comments and discussion in For Sale ads.
Consider starting a discussion thread or PM for worthwhile discussions.
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,334
Posted By Conrad
I used to pour old outboard gasoline into my...

I used to pour old outboard gasoline into my car's fuel tank until last year. The fuel was bad - really bad - and caused a significant repair bill on the vehicle engine. Never again.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Conrad
Blue Sky (Nordic Tug 42) came with a Twin Disc...

Blue Sky (Nordic Tug 42) came with a Twin Disc trolling valve. As idle speed is approaching 4 knots, if I have folks fishing in the cockpit I engage the valve to bring the speed down to around 2...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Conrad
Calibre yachts currently have a Camano listed for...

Calibre yachts currently have a Camano listed for $97k Canadian, located in Comox.

https://calibreyachts.com/brokered-boat/1993-camano-troll-trawler/#photos
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-11-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Conrad
I've posted before, but will again. We installed...

I've posted before, but will again. We installed two complete Vacuflush systems on Blue Sky in 2013. Since then we've had one fitting go - a minor expense - and the plunger just recently. Other than...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,917
Posted By Conrad
My goodness, so much to suggest. I'm a liveaboard...

My goodness, so much to suggest. I'm a liveaboard on a 42 Nordic Tug based in Campbell River, further up the island. I love my life. For a liveaboard I'd suggest something in the 40' minimum if you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,173
Posted By Conrad
The other thing that I used to do was the baking...

The other thing that I used to do was the baking soda and vinegar trick. Boiling water followed by baking soda, followed by vinegar. Let sit for a while - ten minutes seemed to work best - and then...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,173
Posted By Conrad
My thought exactly. Or Plugged. In any event if...

My thought exactly. Or Plugged. In any event if it's possible to replace the hose it should fix the problem, especially if the hose is old.
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,007
Posted By Conrad
Friends have an athwartships berth and it can be...

Friends have an athwartships berth and it can be annoying if the boat has any list that puts their head lower than their feet.
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,821
Posted By Conrad
Since my last name is Nay, it has often been...

Since my last name is Nay, it has often been suggested that I call the boat NAYDAY. Don't think so.

Just a few slips away here at the dock resides a bright red hulled boat called MORNING WOOD.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Conrad
I heartily recommend Dolphin Insurance. They are...

I heartily recommend Dolphin Insurance. They are primarily in the marine market and know their stuff. We've been with them for 13 years and other than having to change underwriters their service has...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10,568
Views: 1,323,908
Posted By Conrad
Looks like a Ranger Tug 21 Ted.

Looks like a Ranger Tug 21 Ted.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,471
Posted By Conrad
Keurig. First cup when the engine is warming...

Keurig.
First cup when the engine is warming up, and the second while underway. Always solo in these covid times but it is a quick sprint (okay, a slow lumber) down to the galley for the next cup....
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,591
Posted By Conrad
Exactly, what Keith says. Here in Campbell River,...

Exactly, what Keith says. Here in Campbell River, for example, we have an excellent Volvo dealer/repair shop. Our previous vessel had a Volvo with pretty much no issues during our ownership. I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-08-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,619
Posted By Conrad
There are a number of us here - slowly taking...

There are a number of us here - slowly taking over!

Hopefully see you out on the water sometime!
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-08-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,619
Posted By Conrad
That may take a while - there is so much to see...

That may take a while - there is so much to see right here in our own back yard!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,118
Posted By Conrad
Another Dutch option. Our dock neighbours have a...

Another Dutch option. Our dock neighbours have a No Limits 1750 - a beautiful vessel.

https://nolimitships.com/en/
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,118
Posted By Conrad
Although they are primarily building the Fathom...

Although they are primarily building the Fathom line, Park Isle has on occasion built beautiful passagemakers and are located in beautiful British Columbia.

https://www.parkislemarine.com/new-index
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