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The big red rig,
1 ton diesel, perfect for the R25 Tug but overkill for a CD 25 but decent mileage (between 12 and 16 depending on the terrain) and will crest any pass at the speed limit (900 ft lbs of torque)and only need the exaust brake all the way down.(heavier duty trucks may have the same engine power as lighter dutys but have WAY more powerful brakes, and on this truck I have seen up to 90hp of exaust brake hold back and will hold us to under 60mph on the steepest downgrades with the CD25) also only the 1 ton comes with the Aisin trans that won't overheat when towing.
The big red rig,
1 ton diesel, perfect for the R25 Tug but overkill for a CD 25 but decent mileage (between 12 and 16 depending on the terrain) and will crest any pass at the speed limit (900 ft lbs of torque)and only need the exaust brake all the way down.(heavier duty trucks may have the same engine power as lighter dutys but have WAY more powerful brakes, and on this truck I have seen up to 90hp of exaust brake hold back and will hold us to under 60mph on the steepest downgrades with the CD25) also only the 1 ton comes with the Aisin trans that won't overheat when towing.
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Dana and Sierra on shakedown cruise on lake Shasta, she designed the bimini full enclosure to have either sun/bug screens for Mexico or clear plastic for up north.
Dana and Sierra on shakedown cruise on lake Shasta, she designed the bimini full enclosure to have either sun/bug screens for Mexico or clear plastic for up north.
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Just welded up and installed the aluminum arch, Monterey harbor
Just welded up and installed the aluminum arch, Monterey harbor
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I added a sink, pressure and raw water in the head. We also removed the salt water head and instaled the airhead composting head from our previous Ranger Tug 25sc,we think it is less hassle than dealing with a holding tank. It has a constant on muffin fan so there is less odour than a standard head. We added 2 group 31 batteries and a large solar system so the tiny amp draw is not a problem.
I added a sink, pressure and raw water in the head. We also removed the salt water head and instaled the airhead composting head from our previous Ranger Tug 25sc,we think it is less hassle than dealing with a holding tank. It has a constant on muffin fan so there is less odour than a standard head. We added 2 group 31 batteries and a large solar system so the tiny amp draw is not a problem.
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Anchored in Jone\'s valley, lake Shasta 2019.
Anchored in Jone\'s valley, lake Shasta 2019.
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Hauled out in Monterey to buff out and add new lettering
Hauled out in Monterey to buff out and add new lettering
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Sequoia our previous R25SC, anchored in the Sea of Cortez 2017 (we sold her mostly because, huge to tow and launch, a lot of lakes don't have diesel and major maintenance headaches, love our C-dory)
Sequoia our previous R25SC, anchored in the Sea of Cortez 2017 (we sold her mostly because, huge to tow and launch, a lot of lakes don't have diesel and major maintenance headaches, love our C-dory)
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Zooming along in Lake Shasta in our newly refurbished Sierra
Zooming along in Lake Shasta in our newly refurbished Sierra
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Dana in Wyoming with Andiamo on the way home from her purchase in South Dakota June 2018. Prior to 15 she had been a New England boat. We traded the 03 135 Honda for new Suzukis at Sportcraft in Oregon.
Dana in Wyoming with Andiamo on the way home from her purchase in South Dakota June 2018. Prior to 15 she had been a New England boat. We traded the 03 135 Honda for new Suzukis at Sportcraft in Oregon.
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Lake Powell with our R25SC Tug Sequoia, 2018, we painted the Achilles, but we ended up really disliking it, the inflating floor and keel made it too heavy and the floor collected a lot of sand and debris.
Lake Powell with our R25SC Tug Sequoia, 2018, we painted the Achilles, but we ended up really disliking it, the inflating floor and keel made it too heavy and the floor collected a lot of sand and debris.
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Our new lightweight  Zodiac, we just painted it with bouy-coat for uv protection and visibility, this time we are trying yellow.
Our new lightweight Zodiac, we just painted it with bouy-coat for uv protection and visibility, this time we are trying yellow.
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Our new eyebrow handholds, 220 watts of solar, new Lewmar windlass and 22# Rocna anchor. Dana had all new Sunbrella done along with all new interior upholstery and v-berths.
Our new eyebrow handholds, 220 watts of solar, new Lewmar windlass and 22# Rocna anchor. Dana had all new Sunbrella done along with all new interior upholstery and v-berths.
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I  installed a new faucet, a 40 micron filtered hand pump, and a raw water foot pump.
I installed a new faucet, a 40 micron filtered hand pump, and a raw water foot pump.
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I  took out the space waster 6 gallon water heater in a port cabinet and instaled this high quality materials, super compact, 2.5 gallon Bosch up behind the galley sink,  now almost instant hot water in the galley and the head. (At the dock shore power in  Monterey harbor) ordered through Home Depot.
I took out the space waster 6 gallon water heater in a port cabinet and instaled this high quality materials, super compact, 2.5 gallon Bosch up behind the galley sink, now almost instant hot water in the galley and the head. (At the dock shore power in Monterey harbor) ordered through Home Depot.
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Just added another 170 watt lightweight Sunpower solar panel that is easily removable so when we are anchored out in Baja we will have almost 400 watts (almost 30 amps midday) of power to run the watermaker, fridge and freezer. We have 2 gp. 31 house batterys. So different than when we started cruising over 40 years ago!
Just added another 170 watt lightweight Sunpower solar panel that is easily removable so when we are anchored out in Baja we will have almost 400 watts (almost 30 amps midday) of power to run the watermaker, fridge and freezer. We have 2 gp. 31 house batterys. So different than when we started cruising over 40 years ago!
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Our steel cruiser \
Our steel cruiser \"Audacious\" that I rebuilt everything from stem to stern over 4 years about to anchor off Chacala north of Puerto Vallarta Mexico 2014. My first solar system, 300 watts ran the boat.
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Removable 170 watt panel is spaced up from an aluminum sheet with felt dots and silicone the angle is bolted to the arch with U bolts and also unbolts from the panel for storage. I moved the anchor light back and made it foldable so I can stow the dinghy on the cabin top and also not shade the panel. (Aluminum has to have all the surface sanded down to remove mill scale so it doesn't pit corrode near salt)
Removable 170 watt panel is spaced up from an aluminum sheet with felt dots and silicone the angle is bolted to the arch with U bolts and also unbolts from the panel for storage. I moved the anchor light back and made it foldable so I can stow the dinghy on the cabin top and also not shade the panel. (Aluminum has to have all the surface sanded down to remove mill scale so it doesn't pit corrode near salt)
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A tight fit trying to add the Airhead, sink, and storage for extended cruising into a CD 25 head, under the sink you can see the raw water foot pump that saves tank water.
A tight fit trying to add the Airhead, sink, and storage for extended cruising into a CD 25 head, under the sink you can see the raw water foot pump that saves tank water.
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The new more efficient  Isotherm Cruise fridge. I did need to enlarge the opening just a bit to fit it in.
The new more efficient Isotherm Cruise fridge. I did need to enlarge the opening just a bit to fit it in.
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Building our first boat, a 45 foot fiberglass Roberts, 1976 in Victoria Australia. When completed in 1978 we sailed her back to California via the Pacific islands. Back then no GPS,the only electronics was a spinning depth sounder. Navigation was with a sextant and a clock with a bunch of published tables. No sail furlers, windvanes,solar panels or electric windlass's, times have sure changed!
Building our first boat, a 45 foot fiberglass Roberts, 1976 in Victoria Australia. When completed in 1978 we sailed her back to California via the Pacific islands. Back then no GPS,the only electronics was a spinning depth sounder. Navigation was with a sextant and a clock with a bunch of published tables. No sail furlers, windvanes,solar panels or electric windlass's, times have sure changed!
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Boaterhoming with Sequoia in 2016 camped at Organ Pipe National Monument on the way back from Mexico
Boaterhoming with Sequoia in 2016 camped at Organ Pipe National Monument on the way back from Mexico
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MAYA MAYI  our self built Roberts 45 anchored in Shelter Cove the most southerly point of mainland Australia
MAYA MAYI our self built Roberts 45 anchored in Shelter Cove the most southerly point of mainland Australia
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The laid deck and mahogany coach roof on the Roberts 45 we built in Australia when I was 24, live and learn never do laid decks
The laid deck and mahogany coach roof on the Roberts 45 we built in Australia when I was 24, live and learn never do laid decks
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