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    Boat graveyard...

    It seems abandoned boats are a too often thing in the PNW... "Since 2003, the state has removed 105 abandoned vessels in Snohomish County alone, and more than 800 statewide..." https://www.heraldnet.com/news/sunken-ships-disappear-from-local-waters-slowly/ " The DNR program’s two-year...
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    CNG tank fill or exchange... PNW... Anacortes, Port Townsend???

    Well, I had a list of places that USED to do this... but apparently, not any more. The fuel dock on Shelter Island in San Diego did tank exchanges for about $35. But I have long since moved from that area... and now, after some 3 years or so, my cooking fuel is getting low. Seems the...
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    Winterizing water tank... vodka or pink stuff?

    I am in the PNW, and yes, we do get freezing temps here from time to time... although not what you folks in the NE tend to get. Just this summer a fellow on the same dock mentioned that yeah, there was some thin ice forming on the top of the marina waters at the lowest temps of winter. I do...
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    Ship station license... MMSI. Just want to confirm requirements.

    Just installed a new DSC/GPS VHF. It has an emergency button that sends out ship ID and GPS location. The ship ID is based on your MMSI, if I understand that all correctly. Boat US will do the MMSI... until you tell them that you may use the system outside US waters. I intend to use it...
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    Is there a west coast version of "Marine Diesel Parts?"

    Honestly, the last time I bought parts for my 2GM20F Yanmar, I walked into a tiny hole in the wall office on Shelter Island in San Diego and the guy just happened to have the parts right there... but now that is a damn long drive away. And I am running out of spares. :yikes...
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    Can a 2YM15 water pump work on a 2GM20F? All Yanmar.

    The water pump for the 2GM20F is set up in a way that makes changing the impeller a bit of a chore. The pump has to be taken off the mounting arm and at least one of the hoses has to be removed to access the backside of the pump, and the impeller. The 2YM15 has a beautifully mounted front...
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    Looking for suggestions for bedding compound... dolphinite?

    This is for bedding plastic base Perko nav lights on my teak bowsprit... which I am stripping and refinising now. Lifecaulk says "not for plastic" 4400 seems a bit overkill. Dolphinite was suggested, but seems more like a wood to wood joint compound. The light does get the occasional...
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    Quick question..halyard slapping in nearby boat, in marina.

    Do you put up with this noise? Knowing it could be damaging their boat... and certainly your vibe. Do you dare climb aboard to secure a halard?
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    Lost at sea for 5 months...

    No doubt you've seen this in the news... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-did-2-sailors-survive-5-months-lost-sea-planning-n815031 Apparently they lost part of the mast, the engine got flooded with sea water, but they had dried provisions and a watermaker... but no decent long range...
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    Wheels for inflatable boats... recommendations? Opinions?

    OK, looking for a set of retractable wheels for my inflatable dink. I have a Zoom by Zodiac 260 Aero Air Floor which has a wood transom. I hit beaches from rock covered to sandy to paved launch ramps... I am looking for suitable fold up wheels. I figure nothing will go over rocks... just...
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    VHF testing in PNW... No Seatow system here.

    I am about to install a new VHF on the boat... to replace the old, static monster that I have used for years. I'd like to know my installation was good. In San Diego Seatow maintained an automatic response system. There is nothing like that around Anacortes. There was a private system...
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    Tom Young... fine write up in GOB...

    The usual great pictures, of which, we here have no doubt seen. Folks, Tom did that cockpit replacement if you recall... regaling us all with pictures of the project, leaving himself open to the kibbitzing of this salty group. Christmas, the '61 Alden yawl is nicely improved and...
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    Boathook loop or boathook use... at a mooring ball? Not aftermarket thing...

    I saw something awhile back about how a line can be looped around the "typical" boat hook, and that was how they were designed to be used. Of course now, I cannot find it. And I didn't practice it when I did see it... D'OH! This wasn't some slick aftermarket device or clip on thing...
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    Anyone tried that new "Pettit Seagold" varnish like product yet?

    Yeah, I've got brightwork... and right now it looks just terrible... too many years of neglect. I used to use Le Tokinois... but due to the long drying time, I never really managed to get the recommended 6 coats. (a sailor has to sail sometime...) I just saw this thread on Le T... with...
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    Annual anchor thread...

    Yeah, wrong time of year... aren't these threads usually slated for off season winter months? Anyway... the latest Good Old Boat magazine arrived at my door and just inside they referenced this youtube video of anchor tests.
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    Recommendations, or lack of, for water tank inspection ports.

    Gonna install a couple inspection/clean out ports on my water tank cover. Looking specifically at those available at Defender. (good folks) Obviously not using the snap in type. I want to use something that screws down and has good sealing o-rings. Are there any particular brands to...