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Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By GFC
I guess I'm the exception to what's been said...

I guess I'm the exception to what's been said above. I've boated for 60 years and have taken the in-classroom setting course 5 times. They offer the course in the winter so it gets my butt out of...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-25-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,039
Posted By GFC
sbman, in reading this thread I could be wrong,...

sbman, in reading this thread I could be wrong, but I get the impression that you don't want to comply with most of the requirements that were suggested to you.

As a lifelong boater, let me...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-22-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By GFC
Ditto. I made it through the first few posts and...

Ditto. I made it through the first few posts and my give a shi! factor hit zero so I quit.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-20-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By GFC
on a side note, this thread has been interesting...

on a side note, this thread has been interesting to read and look at the various parts that were linked to. Parts I never knew existed.

Thanks all,

GFC
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-18-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,152
Posted By GFC
US citizens who have a prior DUI/DWI arrest are...

US citizens who have a prior DUI/DWI arrest are not allowed into Canada. When you present your passport at the border as you enter Canada somehow the Canadian authorities can check to see if you...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By GFC
Hollywood, I'm not about to go swimming but I am...

Hollywood, I'm not about to go swimming but I am enjoying the sunshine that has come to your part of the world. We're on Whidbey Island in Freeland for a visit to the kids and two grand daughters. ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-05-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By GFC
That guy is a flippin' idiot. Flame, liquid...

That guy is a flippin' idiot. Flame, liquid propane. Sounds like a trial run for a Darwin Award.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-05-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,429
Posted By GFC
Lovin' your tales, especially those concerning...

Lovin' your tales, especially those concerning the dog and said pebble. You need to feed the dog occasionally so he doesn't have to eat rocks.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-05-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,409
Posted By GFC
When we took the boat around the coast heading to...

When we took the boat around the coast heading to Seattle we passed Tattoosh Island, the furthest point NW on the continental US and headed up the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was getting late in the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-05-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By GFC
Alaskaflyer, you and I enjoyed the same kind of...

Alaskaflyer, you and I enjoyed the same kind of fun. Roman candle fights were a blast (sorry, bad pun there) and the only thing that limited our fun with M80's and Silver Salutes was our limited...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-03-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,429
Posted By GFC
Great write-ups both of you. Thanks for sharing...

Great write-ups both of you. Thanks for sharing your sea tales with us, and keep 'em coming.
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-30-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,021
Posted By GFC
Murray, we're sitting under that same dome. Our...

Murray, we're sitting under that same dome. Our hottest day thus far was 117* and temps are starting to slowly go down. It's "only" going to be 111* today. Wooooo Hooooooo.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,409
Posted By GFC
Apology gratefully accepted. Thank you sir. ...

Apology gratefully accepted. Thank you sir.

Carry on.....:thumb:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,409
Posted By GFC
In regards to some of the comments posted above: ...

In regards to some of the comments posted above:

I gave a moment's thought to staying put but given the small size of the cove we were in and how quickly the wind changed from a light breeze from...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-26-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,409
Posted By GFC
Here's an example of how radar can help. I was...

Here's an example of how radar can help. I was anchored in a cove on a beautiful sunny day when the wind changed direction 180* and started howling. I raised the anchor and headed toward our marina...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By GFC
Tom, you will be missed on here, by me and...

Tom, you will be missed on here, by me and others. I thank you again for helping get Beachcomber around the coast and to Seattle. You were a welcome addition to the crew of many men and I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-14-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
John, our club (Clover Island Yacht Club) is...

John, our club (Clover Island Yacht Club) is doing a cruise to Umatilla Marina July 16-18. We will be there but in our RV. Come on over to the dock that's furthest to the east and say hello.
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Forum: Welcome Mat 06-08-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
trawlercap, I found a msg you sent me about the...

trawlercap, I found a msg you sent me about the Excel files but I lost the darn thing and don't know where it went. If you will send me via a PM your email address I'll send it to you along with my...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
Palouser "I'll trade ya for?" Maybe I'll trade...

Palouser "I'll trade ya for?" Maybe I'll trade you well organized and coordinated material :blush: for you buying that first round.

I'm not sure of any slips that big for a winter rental but...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-06-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
Palouser, I have an Excel file that you might be...

Palouser, I have an Excel file that you might be interested. It has all the mileages between cities/ports as you travel the Columbia and phone numbers and call signs for all the locks and bridges...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-06-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
We did the Snake river run to Lewiston in a 330...

We did the Snake river run to Lewiston in a 330 Sundancer. One word of caution about Boyer, we found the entrance a bit on the squeaky side due to low water conditions. That was many years ago but...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-04-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By GFC
Palouser, I'm almost a neighbor of yours (Pasco)...

Palouser, I'm almost a neighbor of yours (Pasco) and have boated the length of the Snake from Lewiston to the Columbia, and the length of Columbia from the upstream the end of navigable waters to the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,369
Posted By GFC
John, good to hear from you about your progress....

John, good to hear from you about your progress. You and Tracy have been enjoying the trip of a lifetime, something most boaters only get to dream about.

BTW, last I heard from ASD he was in...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-16-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By GFC
I would bet they want you to hire a captain and...

I would bet they want you to hire a captain and keep him around until you can satisfy him that you do know how to handle the boat. That depends on you.
Could be a week, a month, two months, etc....
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,474
Posted By GFC
There have been several but the first time I...

There have been several but the first time I "almost" had to use it was in the 70's in the New Mexico mountains with another couple and their young son. We were stopped, having some lunch when a...
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