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Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,680
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Whatever you decide upon, check out GLODOK MARINE...

Whatever you decide upon, check out GLODOK MARINE ENGINE before you purchase. I believe they carry Honda, Mercury and Suzuki.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-25-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,784
Posted By Mark Laurnen
I have shopped WM for convenience, and that’s...

I have shopped WM for convenience, and that’s about all they are good for. I was recently informed that, following a change of ownership, WM has moved away from warrantying back. anything they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Spotting Scope?

You have already read some very good advice. If you plan to use you optic from any boat, get a good binocular. At this late phase of my life, I’m probably on my fourth optic iteration, binocular and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,181
Posted By Mark Laurnen
I spent a lot of time aboard my father’s 10 m...

I spent a lot of time aboard my father’s 10 m Cooper double cabin. They are heavily constructed in true Canadian BC fashion. I would say the overall fit and finish was above average, of course, not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,522
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Hippocampus, I like your post. I agree with all...

Hippocampus, I like your post. I agree with all you said. I don’t think there is any completely reliable way to gain experience without putting in the hours. “Good judgement comes from experience …...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-31-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,478
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Over the years the multi-pronged complicated...

Over the years the multi-pronged complicated algorithm taught to physicians and EMS responders for treating a cardiac arrest (or imminent arrest) patient have been extremely simplified and contracted...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-31-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,478
Posted By Mark Laurnen
All excellent examples of the minefield we all...

All excellent examples of the minefield we all tread! Don’t forget about the crew member who brings along the new girlfriend and has a little chest pain from unaccustomed strenuous activity … he...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-30-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,478
Posted By Mark Laurnen
In basic concept, the heart is comprised of four...

In basic concept, the heart is comprised of four chambers, two atria (singular = atrium) and two ventricles, one of each being “right” and the other of each one being “left”, which simultaneously...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-29-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,478
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Hello. NTG is CONTRAINDICATED in certain...

Hello. NTG is CONTRAINDICATED in certain scenarios, and can make the situation worse. NTG is a powerful vaso-dilator. It can dilate the coronary arteries, especially if they are in spasm. Also it can...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-17-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By Mark Laurnen
As all have stated, you should have a great...

As all have stated, you should have a great experience in the right weather. I made the trek from WA to Ketchikan uneventfully in a 21’ Stabicraft. Crossing Dixon Entrance was as tolerable as could...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mark Laurnen
“The more I’m around people … the more I like my...

“The more I’m around people … the more I like my dog.”
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-08-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,706
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Excellent responses all. I always find the base...

Excellent responses all. I always find the base of knowledge and experience astounding on TF. I have the same light atop my Albin 31 ... it works fine but is seldom useful because of the glare off of...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-23-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,232
Posted By Mark Laurnen
One more thing to remember … the tides. I worked...

One more thing to remember … the tides. I worked at Roche as a youngster for 9 years. The docks float, the pilings not so much. On more than one occasion dinghies were found hanging vertically by...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-02-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,848
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Because there is absolutely no available moorage...

Because there is absolutely no available moorage in Port Renfrew, I will be staying in Sekiu in a couple of weeks. I am wondering if the reciprocity agreement allowing US citizens to enter and fish...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,155
Posted By Mark Laurnen
“Experience is what you get when you don’t get...

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you’re expecting.”
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,155
Posted By Mark Laurnen
“Good judgement comes from experience …...

“Good judgement comes from experience … experience comes from bad judgement.”
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-26-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Rescue Flare

I have seen no mention of the new EPIRB’s with AIS capability, or Radar-SART devices. I have both on board, have confidence in both, and hope that purchasing both will always have been an unnecessary...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-05-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,342
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Nautical Nightmare ?

There isn't a young man who hasn't dreamed of this ... and scarcely an older man who would attempt it. Most of us go to sea to leave these problems ashore, not to take them with us. Perhaps you will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,929
Posted By Mark Laurnen
I have a Yeti 210, and have used it extensively....

I have a Yeti 210, and have used it extensively. My answer ... I think so, but I’m not absolutely sure. When I bought mine there were no close competitors, now there are. I’m very happy with mine for...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-15-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,248
Posted By Mark Laurnen
I conducted the same exploration. Canister ...

I conducted the same exploration. Canister contained rafts are vulnerable to theft, do actually get weathered as the canisters do drain but are not waterproof, and require periodic replacement of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mark Laurnen
I selected Furuno for a complete refit a year...

I selected Furuno for a complete refit a year ago. It was a hard decision until I looked at customer support. Everyone makes excellent equipment these days, but Furuno will support you until the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Investigate Stabicraft out of New Zealand. They...

Investigate Stabicraft out of New Zealand. They are poplar with the emergency services there, and having piloted my 20’ from Roche Harbor to Ketchikan I can see why. It is reassuring to have a boat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,457
Posted By Mark Laurnen
WA is no better. I just walked out of the...

WA is no better. I just walked out of the Assessor’s office. As I expected ... $10,600 “use tax” to put my documented vessel in WA waters full time. Although this is a one time initiation hit, as I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By Mark Laurnen
IWAB, I am happy to elucidate privately. I’m not...

IWAB, I am happy to elucidate privately. I’m not sure how to shift to a private conversation, another clue that I’m old school. Can you direct me?
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By Mark Laurnen
Wildbill and Hippocampus, I’m right there with...

Wildbill and Hippocampus, I’m right there with you. Feeling pretty burned out after my 30 year Anesthesia private practice was confiscated, without remuneration, by a national company. Hard to...
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