Recent content by CaptainRan

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    H26 from lake to sea

    Thank you, I'm really looking forward to it.
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    H26 from lake to sea

    That is good advice, I think I'll sail it a while and see how she fares.
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    H26 from lake to sea

    Great information, thank you so much! I have a marine radio and a fishfinder/chartplotter. I have a danforth and a box anchor, and I should probably up-size the anchor. We'll be running a bed and breakfast in a Voctorian in Port Townsend, you'll have to come stay with us next summer. I cannot...
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    H26 from lake to sea

    We will probably travel in late October, pulling it behind a 26' U-haul truck.
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    H240 Cabinet Project

    How are you going to cook all the fish you catch?
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    H26 from lake to sea

    Dave, good to hear from you. I've never beached my H26 even in Lake Mead where there are no tides to worry about so I will anchor instead based on your advice. For the journey, I just bought a new surge brake actuator and it is time to replace all 4 tires anyway. Thanks for your always sage advice.
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    H26 from lake to sea

    I'm moving from Las Vegas to Puget Sound and I am planning to take my H26. I'm wondering what issues I need to be aware of. Is this a reasonable boat for island hopping in Puget Sound or is it on the smallish size for that? Is it ok to beach when tides are rising or falling? I might upgrade from...
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    How old is too old?

    Agreed about the price, but assuming I can get to a reasonable price - does it have 20 years left, so do I want it at all even for free?
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    How old is too old?

    There is a 35 ft Pearson Alberg for sale on Craigslist, built in 1961. It looks to have been very well taken care of, balsa core replaced, looks like new, frankly. The question is - is there a life expectancy for something like this? And yes, I would have it surveyed, but I'm not sure I would...
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    San Pedro to Two Harbors in a 19' Mariner

    It was many years ago, but I made that trip many times from MDR in a 30 footer. You have been sailing in Santa Monica Bay, which is massive, you can travel many miles out from Marina and it seems like you are well into the ocean BUT you are in a very wind protected space. So, in a 30 footer, it...
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    outboard on 32 foot sailboat

    Great advice I've been trying to find a price for one but can't Does anyone know approximately how much that motor is new?
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    outboard on 32 foot sailboat

    I think that just falls into the category of bad luck, Tedd, could have been anything that put her off but I get your point.
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    outboard on 32 foot sailboat

    I had a 30 ft newport with an inboard atomic 4 engine. I have a Hunter H26 with a little 9.9 Honda outboard. I am looking at a nice 32 foot Erickson which is perfect except for the engine. My question (finally) is - is it a good idea to just install an outboard? My rationale is it is cheaper, it...
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    H26 Lightning ground

    That is a great solution, rgranger, I'll have to get me some chain.
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    Boat in the Water!

    Congratz! It's a great feeling.