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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-24-2020, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Binford
A few years back I read an article in one of the...

A few years back I read an article in one of the boating magazines (Sea, BoatUS, or such) that described the situation of a vessel striking a group of seven(?) boats all at anchor in the daytime,...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 04-20-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,746
Posted By Binford
What news, FlyWright?

What news, FlyWright?
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 03-13-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 37,736
Posted By Binford
I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I have...

I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I have heard that one needs a bit of height into an anchor rode locker for the weight of the line/chain to "pull itself down." If your locker is immediately...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 03-12-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 37,736
Posted By Binford
Just came upon this thread. Fascinating read,...

Just came upon this thread. Fascinating read, but it ended rather abruptly! Any progress on the deck work?
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-01-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Binford
B Side In keeping with the 2nd chance...

B Side

In keeping with the 2nd chance theme....post-restoration now is like you're playing the B side of the record. Well, that's what popped up in my head anyway!

Beautiful job. I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,995
Posted By Binford
Nicely done, Larry! But that mast needs a red...

Nicely done, Larry! But that mast needs a red band on it. Just sayin'.... https://www.trawlerforum.com/attachments/photobucket/img_400281_0_1eec73ba188d957405b5d71573a1f8b1.gif
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,995
Posted By Binford
No name on her that I saw. Possibly on the front...

No name on her that I saw. Possibly on the front of the fly bridge, but I didn't get to see the front of the boat. I do believe those are the state registration numbers about as far forward as one...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,995
Posted By Binford
Yes, there's a davit on the starboard side of the...

Yes, there's a davit on the starboard side of the dink. Here's another shot that shows that better.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,995
Posted By Binford
What boat make is this?

My wife and I saw this boat at the marina at Blake Island State Park in Puget Sound across from Seattle last weekend:
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Forum: Liveaboards 11-15-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,771
Posted By Binford
He put a link to it in another thread: ...

He put a link to it in another thread:




Thanks, Capt'n John!
Forum: Liveaboards 04-08-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 95,304
Posted By Binford
I've been quietly following this thread for quite...

I've been quietly following this thread for quite a while and wish to offer my congratulations to you and the Mrs. as well!

As a Prebyterian elder, perhaps I can serve as your liturgist?

Or at...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,415
Posted By Binford
Jda, I'm contemplating a very similar thing. ...

Jda, I'm contemplating a very similar thing. From what I can tell so far, you'd have to add up that maintenance cost on the boat, plus moorage fees, regular pumpout charges, electricity bills,...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,466
Posted By Binford
My comment was made in the context of a presumed...

My comment was made in the context of a presumed 30-something selling his house in a flat market, and buying a liveaboard trawler instead. The topic of this thread is regrets, right? Well, I...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,466
Posted By Binford
Houses go up in value. Boats go down in value. ...

Houses go up in value. Boats go down in value.

That makes a house an investment and a boat the proverbial hole in the water into which one throws money.

I still love 'em though!
Forum: Liveaboards 10-20-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,466
Posted By Binford
That would be my big hang-up too. We had a home...

That would be my big hang-up too. We had a home built on our 5-acre parcel in Port Orchard 14 years ago. Today, despite the economic turmoil, our property value is nearly double our original loan...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,108
Posted By Binford
I've inserted wooden plugs into existing holes...

I've inserted wooden plugs into existing holes just tight enough to jam in there fairly tight. Then start drilling the larger hole size running the hole saw backwards. Bonus is you can center the...
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