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SnowTexan



Joined: 08 Aug 2019
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City/Region: Carlton
State or Province: WA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Eastern Washington newbie c dory 22 training wanted Reply with quote

Maybe this is a long shot but iím a Total Rookie looking for someone to walk me through their boat. Absolute basic operating and quirks, general maintenance discussion, short hop out on water somewhere. Willing to pay for time and expenses. Past boat experience limited to work skiffs in Elliot Bay, Livingstonís and small aluminum outboards on Puget Sound, and paddling lakes and rivers. Iíve never had the keys to a boat as capable as a c Dory and donít know anyone nearby interested in anything other than high speed Columbia river salmon boats or suicidal kayak runs over boulders. A mentor would be great but an hour or two of an experienced skippers time would point me in the right direction. I am in the Methow Valley, close to Pateros, Chelan, And the upper Columbia. Looking to buy a boat soon but wanting a little time on one first. I am a steady hands on learner who has previously operated drill rigs, had a CDL, can run and work with most any power tool. Not a mechanical dufus, just new to these particular machines and wanting to climb aboard one before making a final decision. If you are a kind hearted teacher or a crusty old salt who likes to yell at FNGs, doesnít matter iíve Worked with and for em all. Letís come to terms on compensation and Help me get out on the water!

Nigel Dunn
Carlton, WA
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starcrafttom



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I still had my 22. My 27 is not a direct comparison. i have done several day classes for other in the past.
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

starcrafttom wrote:
Wish I still had my 22. My 27 is not a direct comparison. i have done several day classes for other in the past.


Wish I could swing a 27 Very Happy

Thank you anyway!
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chromer



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know any good cutthroat water on Methow?
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chromer wrote:
Know any good cutthroat water on Methow?

Itís pretty low right now and fishing looks good where people are tossing a fly around evening hatches with this warm weather, but honestly itís walking distance to the river and I donít even fish it! Iím pretty much a food only hunter/fisher and stick to the places I can bring home a bit of meat. Now if steelhead ever opens again thatís another story... I know some pockets of nearby west slope cuts but itís not in the river! You heading this way?
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SVal



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:06 am    Post subject: Newby training Reply with quote

I live on the west side and fish east often. In Nov. early I'll be in N. Idaho fishing. The kokanee on Chelan are too small this year for my attention but possibly the Sockeye your way might still being caught. I'm open to ideas, have many years of experience on the water, delivering boats to the artic ocean used to be my gig etc. 22' C-Dory hard to beat.
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Newby training Reply with quote

SVal wrote:
I live on the west side and fish east often. In Nov. early I'll be in N. Idaho fishing. The kokanee on Chelan are too small this year for my attention but possibly the Sockeye your way might still being caught. I'm open to ideas, have many years of experience on the water, delivering boats to the artic ocean used to be my gig etc. 22' C-Dory hard to beat.


Thank you! I am heading into the backcountry for a hunt this week, but when I get back maybe we can work something out for Fall. We may head out towards the coast before November and maybe I could hire a bit of your time closer to your neck of the woods. Are you fishing cída or pend oreille areas?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have shown my boat to several folk over the years and would be glad to show it again if you are in the area. At this point I have no plans to get over to Chelan yet this fall, but it could happen although not likely anything can happen. Should that happen, I would be glad to take you aboard. You should know that that could be a life changing event, and tends to be habit forming. If you are heading this way, (West of Seattle), please PM me.

Harvey
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hardee wrote:
I have shown my boat to several folk over the years and would be glad to show it again if you are in the area. At this point I have no plans to get over to Chelan yet this fall, but it could happen although not likely anything can happen. Should that happen, I would be glad to take you aboard. You should know that that could be a life changing event, and tends to be habit forming. If you are heading this way, (West of Seattle), please PM me.

Harvey
SleepyC Moon



Thank you! Are you running out Sequim? We looked for a place out there a couple years back. Beautiful place, just too crowded for us and wife couldnít (read: wouldnít) hack the rain once you round the PA corner of the peninsula. I could see making a trip out there in Fall if you have a free morning and the weather cooperates.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rain, What rain? Yup Skwim. I had to take the freeway home today cause there was too much traffic to get through town Crook Twisted Evil And it rained tonight too. Generally a nice place

I just got back from 40 days on the boat. The house is still rocking, and I almost didn't get a shower because I couldn't find where to put the Loonies in (DCN1$ coin) to get the water to run.

Not all bad though. The boat is in the shed and goes to the mechanics for service again next week. (That's twice this year -- about 225 hours for this season.) Oh, and it is a great boat. Yup, I may be here, and I might be out on the water.

Harvey
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C-Sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harvey is a most excellent teacher, cool, calm, and collected. Graciously gave me a check out ride and docking lessons in my own new-to-me 22 cruiser. I had boat experience but over 35 years ago and was a bit rusty and corroded... I still hear his sound advice in my head every time I come in to dock; "Don't go faster than the speed you what you want to hit things". Very good advice among many other nuggets of wisdom.
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hardee wrote:

I just got back from 40 days on the boat. The house is still rocking, and I almost didn't get a shower because I couldn't find where to put the Loonies in (DCN1$ coin) to get the water to run

Harvey
SleepyC Moon



I came back from a week in the subalpine basins and was looking for a safe tree to relieve myself behind in the yard. 40 days on a boat and I just might keep a 5 gallon bucket behind the shed for such confusing transitions. Happy to hear you figured out the shower though! Love the high country but My knees are only in their 40ís and are whining more each trip. Salt water adventures maybe a little better on them. Got your PM, and will reply this afternoon thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, Now you're gonna go and get him all expectin stuff. Sometimes I do get lucky. Shocked

Harvey
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-Sharp wrote:
Harvey is a most excellent teacher, cool, calm, and collected. Graciously gave me a check out ride and docking lessons in my own new-to-me 22 cruiser. I had boat experience but over 35 years ago and was a bit rusty and corroded... I still hear his sound advice in my head every time I come in to dock; "Don't go faster than the speed you what you want to hit things". Very good advice among many other nuggets of wisdom.


That sounds like the kind of advice I need! Understated and accurate. Thanks for the interest and recommendation
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SnowTexan



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was extremely fortunate this past week to have not one but TWO cruises on SleepyC with Harvey. If Harveyís hospitality and easy going attitude on the water are representative of the C brats in general then the boating world is lucky to have you! Canít thank you enough Harvey!
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