|Posted: December 28 2006 at 15:13 | IP Logged
Before our purchase, she spend 6 years as a part time livaboard for a tug engineer at Elliot bay marina (Seattle waterfront). Although well kept there was a lack of annual maintanance. Prior to that she came from Sitka, AK. The colder weather has been good for the historical "Blister" problem, but she has suffered some pretty harsh environments. We hope to clean her up as new over the next few years. Its nice to look at the forums to see what people have been able to do.
Ron the engines were suffering to many calander days without maintanance, I found signs that they both still had the original risers on them. I checked them out during the purchase survey to discover they had low compression, and hey who dosn't like fresh engines anyway.
So Dave "Gizmo" we are currently moored at the Boat Street Marina due North of you behind the UW hospital, (for those East of us, its about 500m +/-). I think I've seen your boat, I always have an eye out for clean Uniflites. I would love to see a photo that exposes your Radar mast better, I'm thinking of installing something similar on our boat but I havent been able to find any good visuals to compare styles with.
Presently she's tied at the dock with her engines out and the carpet ripped up, "not a photo worthy shot". I'll try to find a photo we took of her anchored at Chatterbox falls this last summer to post, "worn seaworthy and proud".
Ted in Seattle