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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,995
Posted By Nomad Willy
Have 2 or 3 pre-flight lists. The things you...

Have 2 or 3 pre-flight lists.

The things you check or tend to always and the things that don’t need such frequent attention like polishing both chrome anchors.

I don’t always check engine oil....
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,995
Posted By Nomad Willy
I repowered mostly because we were moving to SE...

I repowered mostly because we were moving to SE Alaska and I wanted all the dependability I could get. And specifically I wanted glow plug starting.

But we got very involved in a fairly extensive...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Nomad Willy
Short post for me. Light = real performance.

Short post for me.
Light = real performance.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,784
Posted By Nomad Willy
And I have been caught in a 55 knot gale and held...

And I have been caught in a 55 knot gale and held fast w an 18lb anchor and 10í of chain. 30í 8 ton boat.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Nomad Willy
I remember an argument over I heard in a cafe in...

I remember an argument over I heard in a cafe in Juneau Alaska.

One man who owned a Rienell (sp?) boat and the other a Bayliner. The boats were exactly the same except for the FG layup and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By Nomad Willy
I had a composite boat that was built in 1961. It...

I had a composite boat that was built in 1961. It was a Sumnercraft built in Amitivile NY. A 29í diesel cruiser powered by a Sabre 120 engine that is based on the same Ford engine that Lehman engines...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Nomad Willy
I like Willards (obviously) but it would seem to...

I like Willards (obviously) but it would seem to me that there would be lots of boats w a lot more room and the features space gives. One dosn’t need a Willard to do extensive inland boating.
A boat...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Nomad Willy
Is the draft appropriate for looping?

Is the draft appropriate for looping?
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,436
Posted By Nomad Willy
Austinsailor wrote; “As to why you’d need a...

Austinsailor wrote;
“As to why you’d need a backup on the motor - are you guys kidding when you say it’s such a good boat it would never need one?? There are so many things that could leave you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,436
Posted By Nomad Willy
Many I think are missing the point of choosing...

Many I think are missing the point of choosing products.

One should in my opinion, at least re boats and probably many other products (like houses) pay much more attention to the thing as a whole....
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,203
Posted By Nomad Willy
rslifkin, Yes very expensive. My 18’ freight...

rslifkin,
Yes very expensive.
My 18’ freight canoe may be for sale 1k.
I have a 12’ “Point Defiance” I’d classify it as rather light. Tho it dosn’t look it. The lightness tendency may be in their...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,203
Posted By Nomad Willy
The Lund skiffs are extremely popular in Alaska. ...

The Lund skiffs are extremely popular in Alaska.
So popular that no other skiff came remotely close in numbers.
I had a 16’ Crestliner there. A bigger and heavier boat .. kind of a freighter...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,617
Posted By Nomad Willy
I do this for a different reason. It takes a very...

I do this for a different reason. It takes a very flat ramp to get the wheel bearings wet.
Havenít dragged it yet.
The aft rollers arenít there but you can see the mounting bolt holes.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Nomad Willy
I think the wind generators are kind of a fad. ...

I think the wind generators are kind of a fad.
Everybody's doi’in it sort of a thing.
A low buck ticket into the mod e-crowd.

And .. just don’t need it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Nomad Willy
Janet wrote; “I have had an Air-Breeze by...

Janet wrote;
“I have had an Air-Breeze by SouthWinds for more than a decade. It is on a schedule 40 stainless post through the top covering my cockpit. It does vibrate. Noise is relative. Is your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 62,600
Posted By Nomad Willy
Boats boats and more boats. And unique boats...

Boats boats and more boats.
And unique boats still come along.
Lang? New one on me. Must be a right coast boat.
Odd keel that makes much sense. Very flat and light bottom aft. Extreme flare fwd....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Nomad Willy
WAY too noisy

WAY too noisy
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Nomad Willy
dhays wrote; “Rangers kick up a huge wake at...

dhays wrote;
“Rangers kick up a huge wake at the speeds that most seem to be operated at.”

The size of a boats wake is an accurate measure of how much energy it look to make it.

As I read it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Nomad Willy
Piper all the way for me. I’d head out for Alaska...

Piper all the way for me. I’d head out for Alaska w a Piper.
And it even looks like a serious boat.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
Art those rudders don’t look big to me but I need...

Art those rudders don’t look big to me but I need to focus on the fact that you’ve got two rudders. They do look small to me but of course they need to function at 15 knots or so too.

I see your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
Art those rudders don’t look big to me but I need...

Art those rudders don’t look big to me but I need to focus on the fact that you’ve got two rudders. They do look small to me but of course they need to function at 15 knots or so too.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
Yes 15X15” .. mine 18”X 13". But my prop is...

Yes 15X15” .. mine 18”X 13".
But my prop is the opposite of yours in that your’s is highly skewed whereas mine is symmetrical. It’s got bodacious reverse thrust but is slightly less for fwd thrust....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
Stern

Stern
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
Stout, It’s hogged.

Stout,
It’s hogged.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,621
Posted By Nomad Willy
RBack I love your boat. What size is your rad...

RBack I love your boat.
What size is your rad prop?
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