Monday, January 30, 2023

Chain Hook Solution

 


Peter Reich found a potential solution for catching the anchor chain with a clever hook.  He’s hoping it works better to catch the vertical chain.  He also reports several other winter projects including varnish to get Teddy Bear ready for the spring. 

Monday, August 29, 2022

LNVT Friends in Fairhaven MA

 

A reunion on the dock of some current and former LNVT Owners in Fairhaven, MA. L-R Heidi & Ken Maitland, Victoria’s 37VT16, Nick & Susan Bonn, ex LaSalle, 37VT12, Bicki & Dave (photographer), ex Nellie D 37VT63

Thursday, August 25, 2022

A Mini East Coast LNVT Gathering

 

The LNVT gang gathered in Fairhaven MA. John Isaksen (Neptune 37VT35), Ken & Heidi Maitland (Victorious 37VT26),  Dave  & Bicki Howell (Nellie D 37VT63 Alumni).

LNVT Wine

 

LNVT wine is now being offered from Eight Bells 6213B Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98115 or call 206-294-4142 or email 8bellswinery.com.  There are 4 different wines available with the tug label - 2021 Chardonnay $30, 2018 Merlot $30, 2016 Eight Clone Syrah $40, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon $42

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

West Coast Rendezvous

 

The 2022 West Coast Rendezvous was a No Host, No Plans, No Fuss event but that didn’t mean No Fun.  The event was attended by 7 LNVTs Thistle Few, Pet Tug, Eight Bells, Gambit, Tiger E Bear, Wally, and Polar Mist.  Crews from Ranger, Sounder, Brave Duck, Hiquia, and Nellie D were also in attendance. 


The event was held at Bell Harbor, Seattle in the shadow of the cruise ships. 


Monday, August 1, 2022

Three Captains

 

Three Captains from the West Coast Rendezvous.  L-R  Tom Blackwood Thistle Dew 37VT46,  Mike McCoy  Tug E Bear 37VT62 and Lou Steplock 37VT60. 

Monday, July 25, 2022

WhimSea’s Summer 2022 Bung Replacement Project



 


The large 500 pack of bungs from Jamestown Distributers


WhimSea’s newly sanded decks meant the need for lots and lots of bung replacements


Just as the journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step, the journey of 500 bungs begins with the first one. I found the bung replacement job rather easy,  and very satisfying, and the resultant decks look great.  



Friday, June 24, 2022

A Lake Erie LNVT Meeting


 

A very rare occurrence happened today where WhimSea met Jerry Jones on board Titan. We originally planned to meet on the Erie Canal but WhimSea’s delay out of the barn and falling in the river made it a momentary meeting mid lake. Not sure WhimSea had seen another LNVT in her 35 years of existence. 

Hopefully it won’t be so long till the next encounter. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

WhimSea gets new Electronics

 Old Dinosaur Age Electronics with sloppy wiring




New Electronics, so clean and simple 




New Radar Mount

 Last year when WhimSea headed to the Erie Canal lowering the mast with the radar dome was extremely difficult. My idea was a pulley system but the yard came up with an even easier solution. See my new radar with anchor light with hinge for getting under that 15 foot bridge!





Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Titan Visits Church Creek

 

It sure is good to see an LNVT at this dock in Church Creek MD. Jerry Jones is now exploring the Chesapeake. 

A trip to Washington DC

 

Jack Robert 37VT17 and her crew accompanied Highland Mary 37VT18 for a trip up the Potomac. Weather was marginal but here’s a a shot of Jack Robert among the landmarks.