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Old 07-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #8131
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But once the tide fell part way down the keel, the problem became pretty obvious. Several weeks worth of food for the local seafood restaurant firmly attached to the keel. I'm thinking that must have had some effect on the speed of the boat. After all, with a clean hull it should take about 35-37 minutes to Boat Harbour, not the one hour and fifteen minutes it took last trip.
I should see a terrific improvement in fuel consumption now.
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It seems that the tide chart was a bit out of whack today. It was 45 minutes late going out and another 45 minutes early coming back in. So I lost 1 1/2 hours and had to push like crazy to get what little paint I did have on the boat. Here I thought I had about 1/2 gallon in one can and a new 1 quart can as extra.

No such luck, couldn't find the 1/2 gallon anywhere, so all I could put on was the quart. Naturally I ran out of paint and will have to go to town to get more tomorrow.

Monday will be the last of the good tides in this series, so I should be able to finish up then.
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Wow. That is a lot done in one day.
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Buddy, you should invent a rope with some type of brush on it that you could scrub the bottom of your boat without having to dry dock it. Just loop the rope under the boat and work back and forth. Another invention would be to make a boat wash, kinda like a car wash but the boat just drives through and gets the bottom cleaned. You will be rich Keith, well... it is a thought.
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Buddy, you should invent a rope with some type of brush on it that you could scrub the bottom of your boat without having to dry dock it. Just loop the rope under the boat and work back and forth. Another invention would be to make a boat wash, kinda like a car wash but the boat just drives through and gets the bottom cleaned. You will be rich Keith, well... it is a thought.
Jim, they do actually have such a device as you suggest. But it couldn't work with a keel boat. Years ago, I also saw a bottom cleaner which was fairly long - I'm thinking about 8 feet or so - and it had heavy duty scrubbers on a series of what looked like inflatable sponges. The air in the sections pushed up against the hull as you pulled it back and forth.

Something like that wouldn't get rid of barnacles and mussels, but then one really shouldn't be trying to grow food like that on your boat bottom!

If one has both the money and the time, it is usually accepted practice to get your boat pulled out at the yard and use a pressure washer to get rid of the crud. That makes short work of the job, but at a cost of course.

Next door neighbour is in, and we will finish up wiring his cabin first thing tomorrow morning, should be done in less than 2 hours.

Then over to town for paint, and a couple of tools to fix the propane lines.
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I wish I had 1/4 the energy you do, I just don't see how you do it.
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I wish I had 1/4 the energy you do, I just don't see how you do it.
There's a trick to it Jim.

Look in the mirror than there's two of you to share the work.
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Sunday there was a surprise viewing of the house by some visitors to the island on a nice sailboat. No, they didn't make an offer, but it delayed my trip over to town for bottom paint among other things, and by the time I got there and attended to some other business, I missed the marine store. Had to go back again yesterday for paint. But at least the trip over only took 37 minutes each way and the fuel consumption is WAAAY down.

Finished the bottom painting this afternoon and that had better be the last time I ever need to do that!
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There's a trick to it Jim.

Look in the mirror than there's two of you to share the work.
Every time I look in the mirror I don't recognize that old guy looking back at me. Who the hell is THAT?
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Nothing spectacular in the way of a sunset this evening, but the sunlight reflecting off the arbutus tree looked pretty nice.

The cause of all this neat colour is in the second pic.
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Every time I look in the mirror I don't recognize that old guy looking back at me. Who the hell is THAT?
I dunno...why don't you ask the old guy in the mirror?
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I dunno...why don't you ask the old guy in the mirror?
He's an ass...all he does is mimic me.
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Yesterday I went over to Boat Harbour and brought a couple over to view the house (same folks who came over earlier).

Unfortunately we ran out of time before getting all their questions answered but they will be back again in another 10 days or so.

Extremely nice young couple who I firmly believe will fit in here to a "T". I'm really glad to see that they ask all the right questions and that they are familiar with the local islands.

I'm not at liberty to say who they are just yet...but I will add that the wife is stunningly gorgeous! Very much looking forward to chatting with them when they return.
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Yesterday I went over to Boat Harbour and brought a couple over to view the house (same folks who came over earlier).

Unfortunately we ran out of time before getting all their questions answered but they will be back again in another 10 days or so.

Extremely nice young couple who I firmly believe will fit in here to a "T". I'm really glad to see that they ask all the right questions and that they are familiar with the local islands.

I'm not at liberty to say who they are just yet...but I will add that the wife is stunningly gorgeous! Very much looking forward to chatting with them when they return.
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Keith, ..was it Pamela Anderson?? Love your boat...come over to Ladysmith, and I will buy you ..lunch/ dinner..if you will take me for a sail..I am an avowed ..'hooker' when it comes to sailing..and me with no boat..here..seems like the person in Percy Blyth Shellys..the Prisoner of Challon!! Good to hear the 'gears' of progress in all venues is working for you!! Saw a coupe like yours at Parksville rod run...sweet!!
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