Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Soundings call for a Used Boat feature
Sunday, November 20, 2016
From Heidi Maitland, Victorious 37VT26
Sunrise at St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos, from our bow.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Thistle's Anchor Strike Plate
Ed McChain, Thistle 37VT47, is installing a bigger anchor strike plate to accommodate a 35lb CQR. The new strike plate will also incorporate a bill-bracket to lock the anchor inplace.
Original strike plate and hawse fitting removed. Temporary white plate keeps water out.
So far Ed's discovered several things:
1. The hawse fitting unbolted and came off easily. Removing it from the wire-reinforced hose, which connects it to the deck plate, was not easy and required a sawzall.
2. The strike plate was firmly bedded to the hull making it very difficult to remove.
3. The gel coat under the plate is red--perhaps the tug's original color.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Spotted: Morning Mist
We found this picture by David Hutchinson of the Sharp's Morning Mist 37VT39 this morning on the front page of the West Seattle Blog. Pretty cool and ironic!
Randy & Yvonne
Friday, November 11, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Getting ready for winter
From Teddy Bear 37VT15
New pilot house doors installed. The wood doors were removed to enable owner Peter Reich to refinish them this winter. The boat has also been covered and awaits the cooler winter temps.
View from inside the pilot house looking at the cover.