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Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,313
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I owe it to my late father for infecting me with...

I owe it to my late father for infecting me with the boat bug. Growing up we had an old 15' Starcraft powered by a Mercury Mark 35 that provided many fun memories. My passion for the boating...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 03-13-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,067
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Very nice work! I appreciate your attention to...

Very nice work! I appreciate your attention to detail.
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Mike, the parade would have been better with...

Mike, the parade would have been better with Beachcomber! I'm glad the club proceeded with an "unofficial" parade, it means a lot to the community. Hears a shot of the old gal all dressed up.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Port Kelly on the Columbia river.

Port Kelly on the Columbia river.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-04-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,797
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Larry, the Semco does look nice on that deck....

Larry, the Semco does look nice on that deck. Sounds like a very reasonable maintenance schedule.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-04-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,797
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
William is always a treat for the eyes Marty! I...

William is always a treat for the eyes Marty! I may have to try Epifanes one of these times, currently using Pettit Flagship.
Forum: Liveaboards 04-27-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,964
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
We opted for this boat after looking in the 34-36...

We opted for this boat after looking in the 34-36 range. I wanted enough space so that we wouldn't feel cramped and get the itch to move up, which seed like a common theme when we were shopping....
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,602
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
It's a lot of work but I've been satisfied with...

It's a lot of work but I've been satisfied with the varnish over epoxy method. Currently using Captains Flagship and get 18-24 months between re-coats under covered moorage. I've thought of doing a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-26-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Congrats and welcome aboard Tony! She appears to...

Congrats and welcome aboard Tony! She appears to have been well cared for. There's a great thread detailing aft cabin window replacement under the Californian tab if you've not seen it yet.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,723
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Xsbank, this mariner in the making tips his hat...

Xsbank, this mariner in the making tips his hat to you! As others have stated, it's good to hear from you.
I value threads like this as they offer creative and varied solutions to common problems....
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,160
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Parks, you've jarred my memory. I raced C-Stock...

Parks, you've jarred my memory. I raced C-Stock Hydro in the early 90's for a brief stint. It was a kick in the pants but after running against "real" drivers like J Michael Kelly I came to the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,160
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Back in 1981 I played drums in a rhythm section...

Back in 1981 I played drums in a rhythm section that backed a Manhattan Transfer inspired jazz quartet. We were invited to compete in a national talent search. No trophy but got to hang with...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-16-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Welcome Mike, congrats! We looked at one like...

Welcome Mike, congrats! We looked at one like yours, they are beautiful boats.
Enjoy the TLC. Tom is right "some really love that part of boating" aka "have a screw loose" and I'm one of them!
My...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Here are a couple view angles of the boat and a...

Here are a couple view angles of the boat and a close up of "the old man's major award". Fun was had by all.

Merry Christmas TF!
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Congratulations Mike! You looked good out there....

Congratulations Mike! You looked good out there. What a great comeback from the gremlins! I'm still trying to find a good pic of our boat.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Yes, it's been a Clover Island YC tradition...

Yes, it's been a Clover Island YC tradition dating back to 1968.

They graciously allow non members like us to participate. It's a fun way to give back to the community while exercising the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
GFC & I were just at the skippers meeting for our...

GFC & I were just at the skippers meeting for our local parade. 20 boats are signed up for the Fri/Sat event.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,998
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
"So many ways of looking at things." So true...

"So many ways of looking at things."

So true and not one absolute path. We are debt adverse but It really comes down to what numbers work for you and what trade offs one is willing to accept. ...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11-20-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,080
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Greetings John, enjoying following your travels...

Greetings John, enjoying following your travels south. It was sure good to meet you & Tracey as well as Tom & Kay when you cruised our way in 2018. I always think of you guys and GFC whenever I...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-13-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,418
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Worth It!

My wife and I both had Lasik done several years ago at a provider that has several reputable locations in the PNW, PCLI. We have absolutely no regrets.
The only problem that I've heard of within...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,969
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
RonR, Have you considered the varnish...

RonR,

Have you considered the varnish over epoxy method? In theory the epoxy seals the wood and the varnish protects the epoxy. I elected to go that way and have no regrets.

I currently use...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-23-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,307
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Thanks Lepke. My goal for the weekend is to get...

Thanks Lepke. My goal for the weekend is to get everything re-mounted and purged. It's good to learn another system A-Z!
Forum: General Maintenance 10-22-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,307
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Bleeding Question

I just completed putting new seals in both Wagner A-W helm pumps and N85 steering cylinder. I've never worked on a hydraulic steering system so I have a Q.
Is it standard practice to pre-fill the...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
Agreed, looks like a graceful arc. My FG...

Agreed, looks like a graceful arc.

My FG experience is limited to glassing over a shaped foam build assembly, similar to surfboard construction. Do you anticipate any spring back or does the...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-18-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aft Deck Capt
This is a cross section of some 8mm translucent...

This is a cross section of some 8mm translucent polycarbonate. It's very stiff longitudinally but can be pulled into a soft arc side to side.
Basically the same material that is utilized in the...
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