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Old 09-01-2009, 00:27   #1
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:47   #2
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Beautiful boat and amazing picture...thanks
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Great picture. I will never complain about the rain in Hawaii again
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:08   #4
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Beautiful boat and amazing picture...thanks

You're welcome.

I love the picture also.... Yes, she is beautiful...

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LOL... different reality check...


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Beautiful boat and amazing picture...thanks

Your boat is beautiful also... I'd like to see a large photo of her.


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You don't have to worry about the ice crushing the hull?
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Hey thanks a lot.
I've still got plenty to do before she’s ready, but having lots of fun working on her!
I'm not sure how to post a bigger picture...I know if you click on it it will get a little bigger.
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I went Halibut fishing in Homer in 1982. Beautiful country.

I also met an older couple (probably dead now) that we met in New Zealand in 1985. They sailed (non-stop) from Homer to Opua, NZ, every year. They summered in NZ and summered in Alaska..........gives a whole new meaning to the term, "Snow-bird" doesn't it......
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You don't have to worry about the ice crushing the hull?
I've been told he has heat in the boat and it leaves a little free water right around her.


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Hey thanks a lot.
I've still got plenty to do before she’s ready, but having lots of fun working on her!
I'm not sure how to post a bigger picture...I know if you click on it it will get a little bigger.

She really is very beautiful...

I love the dragon. How did she get the name? Was she in the Arctic at some point?


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I went Halibut fishing in Homer in 1982. Beautiful country.

I also met an older couple (probably dead now) that we met in New Zealand in 1985. They sailed (non-stop) from Homer to Opua, NZ, every year. They summered in NZ and summered in Alaska..........gives a whole new meaning to the term, "Snow-bird" doesn't it......
How long were you there? I hope you had a good time...

I was in Homer then. (I produced and DJ'd weekly radio show called "Fantasy Factory" at KBBI on Friday nights.)

What a fantastic life the older couple must have lead. Very fortunate to do so. Yes, it does give a whole new meaning to the term, "Snow-bird"...


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We are from Alaska.... Fairbanks.

I bought the boat from my dad who used Juneau as home port.
She did spend many years in Valdez and Hoonah as well.

The dragons are known in some Asian cultures to be good luck.

However, when dad had her built (Taiwan) he said he didn’t want all that dragon stuff on his boat...the builders tried to convince him but to no avail.

Delivery of the first Arctic Lady was to be to California…shipped on deck of some freighter with some other new boats.

As the story goes there was a storm and it had to be set over the side along with some other boats in order to save the ship.

The second one got the dragons…..they are actually molded into the hull.

She looks very different then when she was in Alaska…the pic below is her original layout with the helm on the stern…..you may recognize her.
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So do you run the engine when shes iced in like that?
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