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Our long ago scheduled haul out date was Friday 3/10/06. So with only slight debate the kid and I left Long Beach around 7:00 AM Friday morning to make the run to Newport & the South Coast Shipyard. At first it wasnâ??t too bad, but that changed. There was only â??one Red flagâ?? flying when we left Shoreline Marina, but the â??weatherâ?? started getting rough. We normally only cruise about 8.5 knots, but the seas hit us on the stbd corner and pushed us around like a bully and at times we hit 12 knots sliding down the waves. It takes a big punch to get our 40,000+ pounds going that fast. Was I nuts? Yea, but the good ship pressed on without a care. When you are the only boat on the water, you start to question your sanity. The Lehmans were happy, nice and dry and warm, they could not care and did not skip a beat. I started thinking about the lack of multiple spare fuel filters onboard (one), but the vacuum gauges never moved and the filter bowls were clean with newly installed 2-micron filters. We spent more time watching each wave coming from behind than looking in front of us. The kid (heâ??s 20, EMT w/LBFD) was not fazed. He was enjoying himself on the helm and did a great job. He is an adventure junkie. Newport Jetty was a welcome sight, and slightly challenging. I donâ??t remember what time we made it to South Coast ship yard, the following pics show the good little ship feeling air on its bottom. I need to have a GOOD talk with my diver!
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Great looking Trawler....

You gotta love haul out day...., its always intresting and despite the $$... fun....

Say hi to Pete Stewart @ Southcoast for me. I grew up next door to him years ago. He hauled out my boat a few years back and installed a new Genset, Underwater lights and did a bunch of other work as well.

There are some pretty good guys down there.... have fun!

Cheers, Bill




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Yosemite Pete Huh? I've taken that rough journey down Hurricane alley many times, and understand your trepidation! Been there done that! Pushing north into it is even more fun! I usually take the AP off so it's not overtaxed, and steer by hand. Hope all went well on the haul.
 

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RE: Haul-Out, 3/10/06 & Victory at sea

Steered by hand all the way. The new AUTO is still mostly in boxes. The ocean was lonely. The boat is still in the yard and going well. No big issues. Dropping the rudders to correct some play in the upper bushing/bearings, repack, etc. Changing 2 valves, one for the S#&T tank and one engine raw water intake, it was compromised. Pettit Trinidad SR for the bottom paint. I have had decent results with it in the past. I just need a weather window to go back north. I may be looking for a temp spot in Newport for a few days. Saw your boat on a mooring, I think. Was going snap a pic, but hands were still locked onto the grab rail and wheel!
 

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That sounds like a fun trip. :eek: Can't wait for my first trip out.

Being a rookie to the "slow-boat" club and looking for more inside info, aren't the bumper-thingys down the rail a little HIGH?



PS: I'm meeting today to HOPEFULLY finalize the paperwork on mine.
 

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RE: Haul-Out, 3/10/06 & Victory at sea

The boat you saw on a mooring is another Encantada, on a NHYC Mooring, not mine, but I've seen it there as well. If Pete can't accomodate you for a few days, then call HP, and they will either slip you or put you on a guest mooring until the weather settles down. No sense in banging your way north unnecessarily! Good luck, and keep us informed as to your progress!
 

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"looking for more inside info, aren't the bumper-thingys down the rail a little HIGH?"

Ok Wils...., first inside info.... bumpers aren't bumpers.... they are Fenders... :)

Heck, and I'm not even in the slow boat club...., just think what you'll learn from them... :)

P.S. Congratulations on your new boat....!! I'm sure you'll have a blast!!

Cheers, Bill




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>Being a rookie to the "slow-boat" club and looking for more
>inside info, aren't the bumper-thingys down the rail a little
>HIGH?

Actually, we were side-tied to the Syncro-Lift for a bit before they lifted the boat. The outer edge of the syncro-lift was positioned at that height and was old and rusty. So we put the old "fenders" out for extra protection. Hope this clears that up.

Congrats on the new boat, again.
 

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Encantada/ RE: Haul-Out, 3/10/06 & Victory at sea

I thought so, just saw it out of the corner of the port side eyeball.
I just came from the yard, boat is done, bottom paint still wet. both rudders done. I will post the latest pics later. Thanks on the heads up on the slip.
 

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Hey Wil,
now that you got a real boat you can take the 3 in yard and tow them behind you in the new boat. It will look like a mother duck and her little quacks!

Congratulations on the boat. Have you taken her fishing yet?
 

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RE: Haul-Out, 3/10/06 & Victory at sea

Very nice









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Ready to splash

Pics taken Saturday
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RE: Ready to splash

Any blisters? Even small ones? I'm guessing yes, but nothing to really worry about. Also, noticed you have some thru hulls below the water line, did you check them for integrity? As you saw the shot's from my haul, we replaced all, and went from 14 to 4 underwater! I can sleep a lot better now!

 

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RE: Ready to splash

No blisters, never had any. Lucky I guess. Thru-Hauls are actually just above the w/l. That in itself is a whole new project. I did'nt have the time to plan the thru haul project, though it needs to be done. They were all inspected, replaced 2 valves. Plan is: relocation 1st, plugging 2nd. I have way too many projects to manage currently! Thanks for all the ideas & concerns. Cannot wait for the next island trip. Beers on me. Going home Monday................
 

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RE: Ready to splash

OK, If you insist....beers on you! ;) We're still a month away from our project completion, so mid april we will start gearing up for Island trips, then of course, Memorial day weekend!!! Glad to hear all is going as planned! When you get ready to do those thru hulls, let me know....I know just the guy/s to do it for you, if you need be!
 

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RE: before and after

We splashed around 7:30 this morning. Flat ocean, what a difference a few days make. 8.2 knots all the way home. Heard over the VHF of a small plane going down up in SM Bay. Boat is back in its slip. Now onto the next project. BF, Thanks for posting the before & after pics. I have not mastered photo posting yet. Nice to be back in the home water.
 

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Just curious, is that an FHB, CHB, marine Trader? Folks have a 45' Marine Trader with almost exact lines. They have the 120HP version Lehmans, not fast, but great work horses. very nice boat you have there. 8.2 kts, perefct to troll..

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RE: before and after

My step dad sold his 40' MT two years ago. Nice boats. Same with his we cruised at 8 knots on a single Leman diesel. Floating condo. They live in Naples Island.

The name of his boat was "Severance Package".

Now he has a 28' Albin named â??Explorerâ??.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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