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Old 18-05-2009, 11:08   #46
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Ask him if owned a 47', last I saw he had a small boatbuilding shop in Port Townsend.
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Old 18-05-2009, 12:06   #47
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Probably a different guy but I will ask him next time I see him.
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Old 31-05-2009, 22:39   #48
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John C and Jock,
I'm sorry to have fallen behind on the other emails. Dealing with the recession and credit crunch has got me working continually to help save a small company. However, I should be able to catch up on the emails and this thread here in a bit.
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Old 31-05-2009, 22:47   #49
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Brad,
I wondered what was going on with the Rose. You lilely met Ted Mattson who has the Skookumchuck (sister boat to mine) in Sitka. Ted used to say that the Rose was a "high end" Skookum. He was pretty impressed by it.
Kind of pressed for time, but will have some for this site in a while.
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Old 31-05-2009, 22:58   #50
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Paul,
Carol and I will be working on the boat in August and Sept. Our "other work" has just dominated our lives the last couple of years, so we really look forward to the boat since its the only time we really get any recreation at all.
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Old 31-05-2009, 23:37   #51
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Hey Bill,
Glad to see you back up on line, I did see the Skookumchuck, but I never did get to meet the owners, my Wife and I have a pretty crazy schedule with my work rotation, I am 60 days on and 30 days off. I brought Rose back to Homer, so that I could effect a refit, the fuel system needs some attention, nothing major, I am adding a fuel centrifuge and a manifold in an effort to simplify the fuel system, I have three cargo tanks, a stove day tank and the generator feed line all coming together in the same place, so I bought some 1/2" stainless steel ball valves and I'll be trying to fit it all together and take care of the home front at the same time, I expect, I'll be bringing her back to Sitka next year and then spend the summers fishing there and the winters in the south pacific, hopefully.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:13   #52
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Bill I am here in Anacortes, we are refitting our V42 so she is on the hard. Where do you keep your Skookum? Mine is right beside our shop, I work for Anacortes Marine Electronics We should get together some time. Terry
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Old 13-09-2009, 22:56   #53
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My wife and I have been working on the boat here in the yard for about 5 weeks now. In May, one of the primary aluminum fuel tanks corroded through and flooded the engine room with 500 gallons of diesel. The other primary aluminum tank did that 4 years ago. What a mess, but better to have it on the hard when that happens. More details later. The fiberglass tanks do not have this problem, and it appears that these tanks were never mounted per ABYC standards for aluminum tanks. The result is generally a mix of crevice and/or galvanic corrosion occuring where other materials (that will retain water) are in contact with the tank. One of the culprits here was sawdust left on the mounting surfaces for the tank. Also, I suspect that some of that green structural foam may have been in contact with the tank.
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oh man ....sorry to hear about the tank. If you are ever in Seattle post to this thread. I would like to see your Skookum.

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Old 11-06-2010, 18:28   #55
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Hi all,
Its back to the boat in La Connor, in August for more re-fit on the hard. I've lost track of John C. (Seahorse) who was hanging out in Maine and the Bahamas. His AOL address is no more. Also, Jock (Crescent) who was doing a re-build in Thailand. Hopefully, we will cross paths again. Ted Mattson (Skookumchuck) is still in Sitka, and the 53 is still for sale. He has dropped the price for the 300's to the 200's. Nice boat. He does charters. If you seach for Skookumchuck, you will get his website that has a ton of pictures from all his charters. More later. Maybe we will get an update from Brad, also Micky.
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Bill, How's LaConner Marine treating ya or are ya at another yard?
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Howdy All,
I just got back to Homer, and I was wondering if anyone had a source for bronze chain plates? I have the stainless models and I have some suspicious rust coming from underneath, I don't know if it is the bolts or the plates that are pit corroding, but I would like to preempt that problem before it arises. Also has anyone repowered with a Isuzu 6BD1?
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There is a thread here or on Sail net where I guy made his own...try a search
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I have never before heard the term "aluminum bronze" before but here is a thread that talks about it.

Converting to and Fabricating Bronze Chainplates / Tangs
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Thanks for the help, these particular chain plates are formed to fit the different ridges on the hull, I was hoping that someone would tell me that somebody had a stash of them in Port Townsend, or close by, if need be I guess one could commission a casting in bronze, seems that bronze has a better tolerance to the stresses.
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