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  • #61
    Originally posted by Socal View Post
    Crew selection or take what you get....my old friend discovered the six fenders still deployed. Real newbies.
    Moral - Skipper has to check everything ........
    Okay, okay.... Iíll fess up. Binford is the ďold friend.Ē

    In my defense, however, I am blessed with a very competent crew who takes care of all such things as lines and fenders without my needing to pay it any attention at all. Iím usually not crewing so I didnít have the routine down. Not at all! You couldnít imagine how big a sap I felt like when I realized the fenders were still out, well out of the harbor!

    It was a great ride and my colleague/sort-of-boss had an absolute blast as well! Thanks again, Jim, for a wonderful afternoon!

    Iím on my iPad right now, so Iíll post some pics once I get back on the laptop.
    -- Tim Taylor

    1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
    1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
    1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


    I wrote a song about a tortilla. Well actually, it’s more of a wrap.

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    • #62
      Count your blessings if you have a competent crew. I deleted names to protect the guilty! It was a terrific day, and I have a new CG inspection form for my records.
      The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

      1982 28' Long Cabin "Molly Brown" sweating through a long hot summer. Massive California forest fires fill our sky with smoke. SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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      • #63
        This doesnít float.

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        • #64
          Magnet/grapple time. Good Luck.
          The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

          1982 28' Long Cabin "Molly Brown" sweating through a long hot summer. Massive California forest fires fill our sky with smoke. SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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          • #65
            Hmm, have to test the other one and see if itís magnetic enough. Good thought.

            edit: nope... real stainless, not magnetic. I left a message with the divers all my neighbors use and cross fingers.
            Last edited by theremikegoes; 03-30-2019, 07:13 PM.

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            • #66
              Huge thanks to T&C diving, my bracket was returned free of charge since Iím a current customer(was not expecting that). Iím going to call it a good luck charm, but tie a string to it until itís bolted down just in case...

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              • #67
                "Naw, it isn't going to rain today!"

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by swilcox8113 View Post
                  "Naw, it isn't going to rain today!"
                  Canít help but ask.....
                  -- Tim Taylor

                  1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
                  1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
                  1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


                  I wrote a song about a tortilla. Well actually, it’s more of a wrap.

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                  • #69
                    Last post July 2019. Surely something happened last summer that you will admit to and post up. Don’t ask me how ...
                    The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

                    1982 28' Long Cabin "Molly Brown" sweating through a long hot summer. Massive California forest fires fill our sky with smoke. SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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                    • #70
                      We were dead in the water about 1/8 mile South end of Lopez Island in 4-5' seas.

                      Main engine had crapped out (distributor issue) so fired up the 9.9 Yami, ran fine til it didn't! Called Islander Restaurant we had just came from to get tow boat number as internet wasn't working. Owner said he would call a guy. Short time later a local came out and towed us into McKay Harbor. Took us to his place for dinner and adult beverages and played some pool. Took us to last Ferry. Uber was waiting at Anacortes and took us to truck and trailer. Came back next day to retrieve Boat.

                      Been friends since!

                      Oh when I call him his phone says "Dead Boat Ron"

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                      • #71
                        A few years back i was fishing off Vancouver Island and heading back to the boat launch for a successful day of fishing. (35 lbs Chinook a few Coho Salmon and a rock cod) The loading dock was a small single dock but a nice ramp, one of those pre-cast plank type ramps. When i got to the loading dock i seen that there was only one boat with two people ahead of me. Right on i thought to myself. I pulled up to the dock and let my buddy out and then just started doing circles in front waiting my turn. I looked up after about five circles and seen my buddy looking down at the dock shaking his head. Yup only one guy at the load out and he can't back up a trailer. I motion to my buddy to give them a hand as i must of made 30 circles now. Then i now hear what the real problem is they are piss drunk, and my buddy on the dock throws his hands up in the air to say i give up no helping these dudes. Finally I see the boat half crooked but at least on the trailer. Yup you guessed it they dropped the boat off the trailer onto the ramp. Lucky it was only a couple feet on the concrete and my buddy helped them get it back in the water. Holly crap man i'm going to run out of fuel what seemed like 500 circles by now. Finally i see the boat loaded and heading up the ramp. Next thing i know my buddy is yelling stop, stop, stop. 45 ft behind the boat and bouncing up the concrete ramp is a ten pound lead canon ball. I watch the truck turn the corner into the parking lot and the canon ball with the steel line wrap around a light pole and rip the down rigger right off the boat. The guys loaded up the stuff through it into the boat and peeled off. WOW can you believe that. Guess what not the end of the story. When leaving i see cop flashing lights at the main road. The boat came off the truck and across the street fell off a 2 ft retaining wall and smashed into a liqueur store.
                        1980 Glasply 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT
                        1975 Glasply 19.5' Cuddy Merc 488 190 hp
                        1997 Campion 525 Open Bow Ski Merc 125 hp outboard
                        14' Inflatable sailboat
                        16' Colman Fastback canoe

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                        • #72
                          Great story Water Baby ............... keep 'em coming!
                          The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

                          1982 28' Long Cabin "Molly Brown" sweating through a long hot summer. Massive California forest fires fill our sky with smoke. SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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                          • #73
                            Last Summer at the Camano Island dock we were in line getting the boat ready with one guy in front of us also getting ready. Front guy unhooks from trailer, we were going WTF??? He backs down nest to this guy that just dropped his GradyWhite pulling out on the concrete/gravel ramp. Helper hooks a cable to his truck and pulls GW enough up onto trailer so they were able to hook cable and crank the rest of the way onto the trailer.

                            It was quite the sight!!!

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Cummins12V98 View Post
                              Last Summer at the Camano Island dock we were in line getting the boat ready with one guy in front of us also getting ready. Front guy unhooks from trailer, we were going WTF??? He backs down nest to this guy that just dropped his GradyWhite pulling out on the concrete/gravel ramp. Helper hooks a cable to his truck and pulls GW enough up onto trailer so they were able to hook cable and crank the rest of the way onto the trailer.

                              It was quite the sight!!!
                              I know you snapped a picture.
                              1981 Hardtop Cuddy Alaskan Bulkhead Rebuild Thread
                              1972 HT Cuddy-Rebuild Thread
                              8' 650cc Kawasaki powered dinghy

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                              • #75

                                Boat ramp scam alert!!

                                Two very sexy looking blonde girls come over to your truck while you are getting the boat out of the water.
                                They both start cleaning your boat with sponge and soapy water, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy dresses! It is impossible not to look.

                                When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say no thanks and instead ask you for a ride to the 24 hour Racetrack a couple of miles down the road so they can get smokes and a cold drink. You agree and they get in the backseat.
                                Then on the way, they pull their dresses down . Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.
                                I had my wallet stolen January 4th, 9th,10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, and three times this morning!!

                                So tell your friends to be careful.
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                                1980 Glasply 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT
                                1975 Glasply 19.5' Cuddy Merc 488 190 hp
                                1997 Campion 525 Open Bow Ski Merc 125 hp outboard
                                14' Inflatable sailboat
                                16' Colman Fastback canoe

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