Skip to comments.Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb. 3, 2012 ~ “Off Season”
Posted on 02/03/2012 7:14:40 AM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican
Last week saw the launching of this Weekly FR Boating Thread. 15 posts with 6 boating links nice start!
Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012
Everyone is welcome to come aboard come on it, the water is fine!
This time of year almost all boaters are mired in the midst of off-season.
What do you do to survive your off season? Listen to boating music, watch boating movies, surf boating YouTube and blogs, busy yourself with Winter boat upgrade and maintenance projects, catch up on non-boating stuff?
Where you do your boating determines your level of boating withdrawals..
> Up North where the water turns hard and almost all boats come out of the water for the Winter. Deep hibernation.
> Down South boats stay tied up to the dock. Sweater weather.
> Tropical climes year round boating bliss. Whats Winter, mon?
Last month I helped a local client sell his sundeck motor yacht to a nice Canadian family, helped clients upgrade and learn to use their new sailing catamaran, became a member of the Rudders and Moorings Boating Network, and am preparing to go on a boat listing spree. I currently have 3 boats for sale (sold a bunch of boats last Fall goal is to have @ 30 listings).
High temps averaged @ 70 last week here in Charleston working in the garden already, but thats probably a discussion more fitting for the Weekly FR Gardening Thread
Post away, and/or ping me to sign up for this Weekly FR Boating Thread ping list.
There is NOTHING--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. ~ Kenneth Grahame
Weekly FR Boating Thread Ping posted - all aboard!
Please add me to your list....We have been avid boaters in the Pacific Northwest Puget Sound and Washington San Juan Islands....as well as Canadian Gulf Islands for 20 years.
Currently have a yacht in charter service in Anacortes, WA.
You’re on the ping list - welcome aboard!
You are blessed with wonderful boating waters there.
What kind of boat do you have in charter?
Feel free to post a link to it here, if you wish.
It is an Ocean Yachts 53 Flush Deck....four staterooms and 4 heads. Measures 53’ at waterline 62’ on main deck. Have eaten a lot of fresh caught crab on her.....
Here is a link:
Add me please! In Arizona it’s always a good day at the lake. No off season here.
What a beautiful boat !
Thanks! We originally had her brought out to the west coast from Lake Michigan (where we purchased her).....quite an adventure after getting “screwed” by two transport companies who took a deposit and never moved her (lawsuits pending).
Still, all in all we love her and do a lot of the maintenance on her ourselves. One of our sons is a hydraulic guy, one a great wood guy and mechanical type, and one of our son’s friend is a diesel guy. Pretty much have the bases covered.
This our favorite resort in the San Juans....great history at the line.....also great food and lots to do....
She’s a beauty!
Please let me know the shipper you used, and the two you did not.
I’ll put the good one on my site, and make sure the bad ones are not listed.
Please add me to the list!
My wife just alerted me we had three bad shippers....
Global Yacht Hauling
These three took our deposit and never moved the boat. The first on the list dis-assembled the boat, but never moved it. In taking the fly bridge off the boat, they used as sawsall and cut throught the bolts, controls, and electrical....caused about $100,000 in damage.
QMR - Ken Sieler - 602-524-9144
Sorry to learn you had the misfortune of suffering three dud shippers to find 1 good one.
None of the duds were on my list, and I added QMR.
Thank you for the topic of next week’s FR Boating Thread.
Good topic and I’ll have lots to say....
Please add me to your boating ping list. Thanks!
I am retired from the heavy fuel oil (bunkers) business out of Duluth-Superior and know the Great Lakes and their trade patterns pretty well. We operated an 8,000 bbl fueling tanker in the Duluth-Superior harbor and had shore stations at Two Harbors, Silver Bay and Taconite Harbor.
I sold mostly Number 6 and 320/280 CST to the ore carriers. Now, courtesy of the EPA, all those big engines will have to be scrapped and replaced with diesels. There is even talk of moving toward LNG as a fuel.
One trip I'd like to make would be down the Erie Canal. A boat like yours would be perfect.
Interesting....they are very comfortable boats (we are in our late 50’s now and comfort is important). As far as I know, there were only 21-22 of these boats built, and two are here in the northwest.
Many of our charterers have said that it is the most maneuverable boat of its size they have ever chartered.
Our has dual 750 hp turbocharged Detroits. We have her governed a little so top speed is 22-25 knots (don’t want charterers burning up these babies)
Our fueling tanker, MV Reiss Marine, was powered by a pair of 12-V 149 Detroits. It also had two 6-71 Detroits for electric power and pumping. It would transfer 1,000 gallons of hot oil a minute. The tanker would put on fuel while the ore carrier was loading and a complete fill was about 65 or 70 minutes.
Wife and I have two boats here in Missouri. We have a Princecraft aluminum fishing boat with a Canadian top enclosure so we can go out on chilly days. It has a 115 4 stroke Merc OB.
We also have a Playcraft three log pontoon with a 225 Honda OB. The pontoon will do 55 mph and the three long set up handles big rollers and swells put up by bigger boats.