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Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-16-2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Willow-B
1997 350 Portlight Gaskets

We are in search of gaskets for the 4 portlights on our 350. We have had zero luck sourcing. Any assistance is greatly appreciated...
Forum: Gulfstar 03-18-2021, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Willow-B
1976 GS 43 Insurance

We have a contract on a 1976 GS 43 Mk 11. I am pleased with the boat. I am searching for an insurance company that will cover a 45 year old vessel over 35'. Suggestions will be appreciated!
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By Willow-B
We sure hate having to sell, but much better for...

We sure hate having to sell, but much better for the boat to be used rather than storing long term. Looks to be 5 years or so before we can get back to it. We put approx 1800-2000 hours on the main...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-04-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By Willow-B
Prairie 29 FOR SALE

Regretfully we have decided to search for a new home for Willow B.

She has been a very stable platform and has carried her crew for many miles over the past 4 years. Our circumstances have changed...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-05-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By Willow-B
Yes sir there is. And that is what happened. I...

Yes sir there is. And that is what happened. I found a local tractor/big truck guy and he found some fuel lines left looser than they should have been and others tighter than they should have been....
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By Willow-B
Holiday Point Marina - Ohio River (BEWARE)

I had an issue with my diesel fuel system aboard Willow B last fall Nov 2017, just prior to winterizing here on the Ohio River. I called Holiday Point and Phil (manager) assured me that they were...
Forum: Prairie 04-15-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By Willow-B
Many thanks to all for the info. I placed an...

Many thanks to all for the info. I placed an order with Defender for Beckson pre-1982 seals. I will update all with my result. Thanks..
Forum: Prairie 03-26-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By Willow-B
Not 11, only 4.. Will be aboard soon and will...

Not 11, only 4.. Will be aboard soon and will decide on course of action...
Thanks...
Forum: Prairie 03-26-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By Willow-B
Thanks for the response. This is exactaly what I...

Thanks for the response. This is exactaly what I figured was the case. My portlights are closer to 40 and are holding up pretty well so far. The gaskets.. not so much. Looks like I have replacement...
Forum: Prairie 03-26-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By Willow-B
Prairie 29 Portlight Gaskets

Hi All,
My 1979 Prairie 29 portlights are leaking. I am currently searching for the gaskets for these portlights. The portlights Im speaking of are in the VeeBerth, Head and Hanging Locker. I did...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-15-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,068
Posted By Willow-B
Hello from Willow B... Proud Mary is the exact...

Hello from Willow B... Proud Mary is the exact layout as Willow B. She is the perfect (for us) layout for the Great Loop. We brought Willow B home from Boston to the Ohio River MM363 via Erie Canal &...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-18-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By Willow-B
Nevermind...

I just hailed the Captain of Jennie K (upbound tug). Stated we should not see currents over 4 knots, even though the river is rising a bit before it begins to fall... Stated there are plenty spots to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-18-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By Willow-B
UMR Questions...

I am once again onboard Willow-B in an effort to ferry her home. I have stopped @ Grafton Harbor (Illinois River just short of the Mississippi). I have a 220 mile run down the Miss to get to the...
Forum: Prairie 06-18-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,355
Posted By Willow-B
Repropping Results

Sorry for the tardy follow-up.

Willow-B had a 18X12 3-blade prop that was re-pitched to 18X14... Which means that I am out of luck with adding any more pitch to this prop.

So I added a...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,148
Posted By Willow-B
The Great Barrier Reef is a Great fishing ground....

The Great Barrier Reef is a Great fishing ground. My dad and friend received Tom Bell Trophy in 1980-1981 & 1981-1982 seasons.
Forum: Prairie 01-11-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,355
Posted By Willow-B
I, too, have noticed the sound levels vary as I...

I, too, have noticed the sound levels vary as I move about the saloon. The sealing tape on my hatches is just about non-existent. I plan to re-seal the hatches. My only other source is the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 17,268
Posted By Willow-B
now THATS funny!!!!!!

now THATS funny!!!!!!
Forum: Prairie 01-02-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,355
Posted By Willow-B
Prairie 29 engines

I agree 100%!!! My biggest (and only) fear is that I throw too much diameter and/or pitch and the little motor struggles and can not perform in the strong currents I am sure to encounter.. Ordinarily...
Forum: Prairie 01-02-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,355
Posted By Willow-B
I agree with the comfort of 6. At 5.8k the 4-108...

I agree with the comfort of 6. At 5.8k the 4-108 is running @ 2500-2600 rpm swinging a 18X12-3 prop. No vibration, with little noise in saloon. I am hopeful of getting to 6.8k with a prop adjustment....
Forum: Prairie 01-02-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 28,355
Posted By Willow-B
I do not have the plaque on the console. I did...

I do not have the plaque on the console. I did see a review and sea trial results. They called 3000-3200 rpm cruise. So I dismissed their numbers as sales hype. I am only trying to get to 6.5-6.8k...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-01-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,461
Posted By Willow-B
Now get this. After being a resident of Texas for...

Now get this. After being a resident of Texas for 30 years, I moved to Ohio (so wife could be close to family). I then purchased Willow B, a USCG Documented Vessel. When I went to the county tax...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-01-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,461
Posted By Willow-B
Glad you had no issues when boarded. My...

Glad you had no issues when boarded. My experience, not so good. I was in Tx 1984-2014. The problems didn't rear its ugly head until I sold and the new owner tried to register the boat. I even had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By Willow-B
Signed...

Signed...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-01-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,461
Posted By Willow-B
What happened in Florida is not what I was...

What happened in Florida is not what I was pointing out.

I have never paid sales tax and the boat has no state registration (not required in Texas)

The (not required in Texas) is what I was...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-01-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,461
Posted By Willow-B
Documented SC Boats in FL

Double posted in error...
Sorry moderator....
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