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Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 08-03-2021, 02:37 PM
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Posted By MurrayM
https://www.cityofseward.us/community/covid-19 ...

https://www.cityofseward.us/community/covid-19

Population is 2773.

68 new cases in the last 2 weeks.
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 08-01-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By MurrayM
Aug '21 Florida Covid

Let's kick the tires of the new TF Covid forum rules.

Those boating in Florida might want to pay attention, especially when indoors.

The State recently recorded its highest number of new Covid...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-30-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By MurrayM
Had an interesting chat with a dock neighbour. ...

Had an interesting chat with a dock neighbour.

He has a semi-planing boat with 2 big diesels in aft deck engine compartments. He was cruising happily along one day, until his feet started getting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By MurrayM
Without all that irrigation and people siphoning...

Without all that irrigation and people siphoning water out of the Colorado River, maybe it would make it to the ocean once again :hide:
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By MurrayM
:D ...

:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By MurrayM
The oral history of the Haisla (First Nations...

The oral history of the Haisla (First Nations people who live in Kitamaat/Kitimat) say that when they first arrived here, it was nothing but scrub brush from the high tide line to where the trees...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By MurrayM
Me-thinks the overall length is rather dinky.

Me-thinks the overall length is rather dinky.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11,772
Views: 1,580,079
Posted By MurrayM
Video said cold molded mahogany hull.

Video said cold molded mahogany hull.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 09:46 AM
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Views: 1,580,079
Posted By MurrayM
Very nice...about the least ostentatious large...

Very nice...about the least ostentatious large yacht I've seen...doesn't need to be showy...clean, precise, functional, beautiful. This is the first boat of this type/size I actually like.

Would...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11,772
Views: 1,580,079
Posted By MurrayM
oops...old link...never mind!

oops...old link...never mind!
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,368
Posted By MurrayM
Almost all boats where I live have kickers. No...

Almost all boats where I live have kickers. No tow service, few boats, and complex mountainous waterways where radio contact is spotty means you have to be able to at least get to a safe anchorage on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By MurrayM
Just watched "Chasing Pounamu" which is about a...

Just watched "Chasing Pounamu" which is about a 58 year old and his 100 mile ultramarathon experiences through the forests and mountains of New Zealand.

One of the better running documentaries...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
Congrats :thumb: :D

Congrats :thumb: :D
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-22-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By MurrayM
Condolences about your friend. Our 130lb...

Condolences about your friend.

Our 130lb pyrenees/lab cross is 13 now, retired from boating, and coasting to the finish line. We called him The Beach Master, because if he jumped from the dinghy...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-22-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By MurrayM
Looks pristine in there. Last time we were...

Looks pristine in there.

Last time we were down in that area it was on a 3 week holiday from work, so we had blinders on for Pruth Bay. We meandered back in the mainland inlets.

Next time,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
Oru kayaks are pretty cool: ...

Oru kayaks are pretty cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CGclIZBlRA
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
He hasn't asked for anchor recommendations yet...

He hasn't asked for anchor recommendations yet :hide:
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
They come with a Schilling (Thistle) rudder, so...

They come with a Schilling (Thistle) rudder, so you can probably kick the arse end around pretty effectively with the prop.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,327
Posted By MurrayM
Places we've never been before, especially...

Places we've never been before, especially challenging ones that give me butterflies. Remote, wild, dodgy anchoring, entrance rock gardens and/or tidal rapids, that sort of stuff.

Boat limits us...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-09-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MurrayM
'Centre' here because Canadians know how to spell...

'Centre' here because Canadians know how to spell propellerly :D

Welcome aboard :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
They are based on Kubota engines. When I was a...

They are based on Kubota engines. When I was a letter carrier I could recognize the soft purring sound of a Kubota diesel backhoe from over a block away :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
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Forum: Harbor Chat 07-09-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By MurrayM
More: ...

More:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/neanderthal-art-discovery/

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/neanderthal-carving-discovered-in-unicorn-cave-germany-1234598021/

Neanderthal...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By MurrayM
Neanderthal Cave Paintings

Humans think they are so special.

Tool use was one example which was used to separate us from the beasts, but we had to let that one go when Chimpanzee's and Bonobo's where found to seek out...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,715
Posted By MurrayM
Quick search for base prices: 27' Ranger Tug...

Quick search for base prices:

27' Ranger Tug (for the 8'6" trailer-ability) is $214,000.00 US

35' Seapiper is $190,000.00 US

That's a lot more boat for your buck :thumb:
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