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#547414 - 07/03/13 01:35 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Judging by the size of those engines, I'd guess a lot smile The exhausts on those things looked like water mains. There was an episode of the Deadliest Catch a few months ago where the Time Bandit guys replaced their engines,and after seeing Stuart's boat, I don't think the new Time Bandit engines were much bigger than his.

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#547416 - 07/03/13 02:10 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#547469 - 07/04/13 09:26 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Thank you GFC for sharing your experience, the pics and videos are great. Your narrative made me feel the adventure. Thanks again


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#547480 - 07/05/13 08:51 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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GFC- You did it again, what an awesome adventure to have been a part of. The commentary on the trip and the photos were asweome. I haven't looked at the videos yet. (I will need to get on the office computer for that).
Thank you for taking us along on your journey. And to your friends, I am sure that you kept each other entertained and that you enjoyed each others company.
The Ocean isn't something to mess with when the weather changes, and it does that real quick.
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#547547 - 07/08/13 11:46 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: Ladybugskater]  
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Originally Posted By: Ladybugskater
GFC- The Ocean isn't something to mess with when the weather changes, and it does that real quick.
LBS

You're spot on with that observation LBS. We'd be out in a stretch that was just knocking the boat all over the place, then 10 miles later it would be a bit calmer. That was the first time for me to be on ocean swells where there was a wind chop on top of it. I sort of got used to the swell action and did OK with that, but when the winds picked up and added a 2'-3' chop on top of the 5'-8' swells, I didn't like that so much.

I'm glad you all enjoyed the photos and videos. I wish I'd had more time to post more commentary but I just couldn't do that during the day when we were running. I found if I took my eyes off the horizon for even a few minutes I'd start to get nauseous, and we all know where that can lead.

After long, tiring rides in rough seas the first thing I wanted to do in the evening when we were at the dock was grab something to drink. Since we usually didn't get off the ocean until after 5:30 or so, and it was my job to fix dinner, I took care of that as soon as we docked. By the time dinner was done and I was able to get back on the 'puter it was about 7:30 or so. I took about a hour to post pics and commentary on 5 different sites (yup, they're all the same!) it was time to hit the sack.

At one point, after we'd gotten into Ilwaco, WA (at the mouth of the Columbia) I was seriously questioning my decision to go on this trip. That was the day the waters were so rough and the day I got seasick. I figured I couldn't leave Stuart stranded with only one other crew member (Doug) so I just put that behind me and didn't say anything to anyone.

But, all things considered the whole trip was worthwhile. I'd do it again, but not with that skipper.


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#547549 - 07/08/13 12:54 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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" I'd do it again, but not with that skipper."

Not sure how to interpret this. Any insights?


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#547581 - 07/09/13 07:33 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted By: Jack T
" I'd do it again, but not with that skipper."

Not sure how to interpret this. Any insights?


Suspect that some "specific's" can't be divulged publicly, but probably mostly related to rough seas, vertigo, etc.


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#547584 - 07/09/13 07:49 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted By: Jack T
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Not sure how to interpret this.


Really? Seems pretty clear to me, and I don't care about the details.

I haven't "been to sea" (open ocean) since I was in the USN, which was a very long time ago, on a fairly large ship.

Weather at sea is an extremely intimidating experience. Not sure I'd have the cajones to do so on a 50 'er. Much less under a less than ideal "situation" - no siree.


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#547591 - 07/09/13 09:32 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: Philr]  
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Originally Posted By: Philr
Originally Posted By: Jack T
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Not sure how to interpret this.


Really? Seems pretty clear to me, and I don't care about the details.

I haven't "been to sea" (open ocean) since I was in the USN, which was a very long time ago, on a fairly large ship.

Weather at sea is an extremely intimidating experience. Not sure I'd have the cajones to do so on a 50 'er. Much less under a less than ideal "situation" - no siree.


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#547593 - 07/09/13 11:09 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I'd do the trip again on a similar size boat, even knowing we might encounter rough seas like we did. The seasickness pills I picked up at Costco in Eureka, CA pretty much took care of that problem. I took one the night before then two just before we left Eureka at 0445. They seemed to work throughout the day as I had zero problems that day.

Doug and I both had some issues with the skipper that really don't need to be aired publicly. Suffice it to say that neither Doug nor I would do that trip again with that skipper. If you're REALLY interested in what some of the issues were, you can check this thread on iboatnw.com.



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#547594 - 07/09/13 11:40 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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The talk of swells and chop remind me of the seemingly popular misconception in my area about the definition of "small craft" when the Weather Service issues a small craft advisory.

I will hear something like "Well I have a 32-footer. So I'll be OK."

To which I reply "If there are not three digits in your boat length, you are a small craft. wink


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#547595 - 07/09/13 11:51 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Good comment Mike. There were times when we were headed to Ilwaco that I wished we were on a 100'+ boat.

I kept trying to compare the way Stuart's boat rode in those waves to what I thought Beachcomber would do. Our boats are about the same length. His is about 1.5' wider so that should make it less succeptible to tippiness. On the other hand, my boat weighs about 10,000 pounds more than his does so I would guess that would make it a bit more stable.

One thing I noticed on his boat that mine does not do...when we were running on plane in 5' waves, there was a lot of pounding and slapping noise coming up through the hull. We don't get that on Beachcomber. When we came up the Columbia from Portland last year and were running on plane (~20kts) in 4'-5' waves I was down in the cabin a few times and there was no pounding noise at all. Just the sound of the water/spray being blown out to the side of the boat.

I don't know if it's because we have a thicker hull (that's probably where most of the 10,000 pound difference comes from) or what, but the sound sure was noticeable on his boat.


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#548243 - 07/24/13 10:44 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I'm late to the party here, but jealous of your trip, Mike. I've made the run from Lake Union to the Washington coast on a 58' wood boat many times, and few times on 77' and 125' steel boats, but never further south than Aberdeen. It's awfully nice country, though Neah Bay left something to be desired 20 years ago. Is it still dry? It was a nice place to hunker down and reprovision, but shopping was purely for basics and entertainment was entirely DIY.

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#548292 - 07/25/13 10:25 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Yeah, Neah Bay (what we saw of it) leaves a lot to be desired. The people there are very nice and that's a plus. Also, the fuel is cheaper there than just about anywhere because it's sold by the Indians and they don't have to charge some of the high WA state taxes.

That's also where we were given a freebie halibut filet by some indian fishermen.


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#557652 - 10/07/14 09:04 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I was eating lunch at a local restaurant a few weeks ago, and a guy at a nearby table looked familiar. I couldn't place him at the time, but later remembered it was your skipper. I haven't been into that marina this year, but evidently his boat must still be docked there.


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#557654 - 10/08/14 01:13 AM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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etyppo, the last I heard from another forum was that his boat is now back in the Seattle area. They had seen it on the SPOT webpage moving north and they followed its progress to Seattle. They didn't know if he still owned it or if it had been sold.


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#561617 - 08/06/15 07:05 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Mark, What is your affiliation with salo?


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#561619 - 08/06/15 07:12 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Mark is a SPAMMER. He posted that same link in other places on here.


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#561620 - 08/06/15 08:17 PM Re: Journey of a Lifetime [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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And...

The cretin has been smacked down with the BAN HAMMER.

POW!

Sorry guys. I usually catch these scum before they strike. Been a busy day.


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