Hi, all. I'm Charles. I've been sort-of lurking as a nonmember for most of three years. I thought maybe it was time to join so that I can take part in discussions which interest me instead of being an invisible and silent wall flower.
I'm pretty new to boats. I built a little skiff two years ago and tried my hand at commercial
crayfishing the Columbia
River (no success. I think I was setting traps in the wrong spots. I caught crayfish, and big ones, but never a saleable quantity.) Now I'm back in my beloved Alaska
fjords and again contemplating building that dream yacht to take me on adventures. I have a short-list of designs but cost realities will probably mean buying
a fixer-upper production solidified-snot-yacht and making do.
I can pretty well guarantee that my postings, and likely much of my reading as well, will come in spits and spurts but I like to think I'm pretty good at refraining from posting
when I have nothing useful to contribute. I'm also good at asking uncomfortable questions; the kind that start snarls. Just remember if or when you see these: I'm not a troll and I really do want to know how you handle whatever fiddly uncomfortableness I'm asking about.