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Old 11-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
City: Tri Cities, WA
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,406
Just checking in.... (intro)

Hello. I found TF a few days ago when following a link to the thread on having marijuana on your boat. I looked around for awhile and found a lot of good information on here as well as some very knowledgeable people.

I'm an old grey haired goat who's been around boats for as long as I can recall. I got my first one, a row boat, on Lake Huron when I was 5, got a 7.5hp Evinrude for it when I was 7, then at age 11 I got a Sailfish. I went through many years of raising kids without a boat, then bought a 20' bowrider.

I had that for many years then upsized to a 330 Sundancer. After 2 years with that I got hit by a drunk driving his boat and my 'Dancer was totaled. I liked the boat so well I bought one just like it.

Two years ago we upsized again to a 550 Sedan Bridge that I bought in Michigan and had shipped to Portland, OR where it was reassembled. My wife and I (She goes by GW--Galley Wench) cruise it up and down the Columbia and Snake Rivers and have put 165 hours on it just in the past year.

OK, OK, I know it's not a trawler, but if money were no object I'd have a new Nordy. Does that qualify me for hanging out here? I hope so.

Here's a couple of pics of our baby....

Beachcomber is powered by twin turbocharged CAT 3406C's that turn out 580hp each. She's pretty fuel efficient at hull speed, getting somewhere around 1mpg. We haven't had her on any real long trips yet, but did spend 12 days aboard earlier this summer when we cruised to Portland for the Blues Festival.
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