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by jrbaldwin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking for info on this boat
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Looking for info on this boat

My boat is a early Lee Shore Swiftsure 22 with a custom cabin. It was made under the companies last owner while still located in Port Townsend. New owners moved the company to Port Angeles.

Jim
by jrbaldwin
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: CUT UP THAT BOAT?
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: CUT UP THAT BOAT?

The Lee Shore Swiftsure boat still lives. I picked up the stripped hull and had them add a cabin.
by jrbaldwin
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: 2000 Dodge 2500 lift pump / injector pump failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1932

Re: 2000 Dodge 2500 lift pump / injector pump failure

Thanks for the links. Member of http://dodgeforum.com but will check out http://www.cumminsforum.com. Any special tools needed the change out the injector pump? Have been reading about the FAAS rail mount fuel pump/filter as a good replacement for the stock system, more reliable with better pressure...
by jrbaldwin
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: 2000 Dodge 2500 lift pump / injector pump failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1932

2000 Dodge 2500 lift pump / injector pump failure

I was 5 mile from my home towing my boat heading for the boat ramp when I lost all power / brakes / steering in my 2000 dodge 2500 pick up with 24 valve Cummings diesel with out any warning from any gauges that there was a problem with the engine. I had my truck towed back home and pulled the codes ...
by jrbaldwin
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Comparing Hulls
Replies: 103
Views: 21572

Re: Comparing Hulls

One note on hull B in a following sea. My 22ft has a very round upper bow and I have to be careful not to go to fast and come of a wave and hit the next one to hard. If I do the round bow does not cut thru but can plow resulting in a rapid deceleration and sliding sideways. Was surprised once when I...
by jrbaldwin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Start of an electronics upgrade to the Sculpin
Replies: 65
Views: 7761

Re: Start of an electronics upgrade to the Sculpin

I think I will wait a while before upgrading my electronics. Want a next generation CHIRP (compressed high-intensity radar pulse) fish finder but will to wait a couple of years till the price comes down.

Jim
by jrbaldwin
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 3399

Re: Need Advice

I have a 22ft LeeShore Swiftsure boat with a custom cabin. It is a not a pretty boat but it is a heavy duty boat with more of a commercial design, very seaworthy and handles well is a seaway. Leeshore boats are used by the local sheriffs dept & commercial fishermen. It has a lot of free board and a ...
by jrbaldwin
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Automatic Wire Stripper
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Automatic Wire Stripper

No NAPA / Westbay Auto did not carry the fuses. Had to ordered them thru Harbor Freight. Only have the crimping pliers that are also a wire stripper. I have not been happy with them and was looking to upgrade to a good set of crimping pliers. Being able to crimp swedges would be a big plus. Currentl...
by jrbaldwin
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Automatic Wire Stripper
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Automatic Wire Stripper

While talking the shop owner who was rebuilding my TR's starter I mentioned the work I was doing repairing wiring issues. He pulled out his automatic strippers and showed me how fast an easy and they worked. They make easy work of stripping wires in tight places using only one hand. Just stick the w...
by jrbaldwin
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Self Testing Fuses
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Self Testing Fuses

Earlier this year after 3 months at sea I arrived back at the dock where my truck was parked at 2100 and found it would not start. Took 2 hours in the dark to find out that the starter fuse was weak and had blown. Saw this fuse and :idea: .
by jrbaldwin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Self Testing Fuses
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Self Testing Fuses

Was in the fuse box on my TR today locating the flasher after updating to LED lights when I noticed sometime different about the tops of the fuses in an upgraded section of the fuse box. I pulled one saw what looked like a LED in the top. Tonight I goggled ATC Auto LED Fuses and found fuses call Sel...
by jrbaldwin
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Camaro or Ex-Wife Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Camaro or Ex-Wife Sale

Just a funny Ad. Still on the West Coast. No wife to worry about just toys
by jrbaldwin
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Camaro or Ex-Wife Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Camaro or Ex-Wife Sale

As much as this car & my wife are loved and will be missed. I am forced to part with both, So my loss is your gain here. The car has less than 10,000 miles on it, her- a little more-just saying. The car has never seen snow, she can be as cold as ice. The car was garage stored when not in use, she is...
by jrbaldwin
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anchor chain
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Anchor chain

I have seen a lot of problems with Chinese steel and would avoid Chinese chain or wire due to quality control problems on the steel it is made from & fake certificates. Spend more for chain made in the USA and sleep better when anchored.

Jim
by jrbaldwin
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: New Alloy Toy?
Replies: 3
Views: 537

New Alloy Toy?

Think I have found a new alloy toy. Want to drive it down my local boat ramp and go fishing. To bad it is located 2000 miles away in Chicago. Fox high speed armored recon tank Light weight aluminum armored vehicle. Amphibious with flotation screen Retired from British army in the late 80"s and impor...
by jrbaldwin
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Cold in Anchorage
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Cold in Anchorage

We carry anything shipped in containers to to Alaska. Safeway, Home Depot, Walmart, Car, Personal Goods, ect. Never lost anything over the side yet but bought some containers into port a little bent. This winter I have been lucky and only been thru three 50+ storms, with the highest wind gust of 101...
by jrbaldwin
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Cold in Anchorage
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Cold in Anchorage

Just completed my 2nd trip of 6 running to Alaska. 13 degrees in Anchorage and the ice is starting to build up in upper Cook Inlet. It took 2 hours to dock the ship in a 3-4 kt flood current and a 37 ft tide range. We had to put the bow against the dock, 20 RPM ahead on engines against the fwd sprin...
by jrbaldwin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Crossing the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 4164

Re: Crossing the USA

Enjoying all the pictures of your trip. The some containers on hatch #1 were damaged, but the seas around the containers at hatches 8 & 9 were done with photoshop by a bored but talented radio operator. The Ship in San Pedro is the SS Victory Lane. 2,751 Liberty ships were built between 1941-1945 53...
by jrbaldwin
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Crossing the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 4164

Re: Crossing the USA

The John W. Brown, the old ship you saw in Baltimore is one of 2 remaining WW II Liberty Ships. The other is the Jeremiah O'Brien moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.

Jim
by jrbaldwin
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

The Bow walkway is 10" wide around the trunk cabin.
Bow walkway.jpg
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The Bow rails and trunk cabin are 16" high.

Jim
by jrbaldwin
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

Was looking at a walk around but wanted a trunk cabin to lock out all my safety equipment and overnight, so went full width. The walk space is 12" at the rear of the cabin and 10" at the fwd end. Walkway.jpg The inside of the cabin is 6'-5 1/2" and the clearance between the seats is 23 1/2". Probabl...
by jrbaldwin
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

Here are some more picture of my boat
Boat.jpg
Side view of boat
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Bow.jpg
Bow View
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Fwd View Cabin.jpg
Fwd View Cabin
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Glyde Ryde Seat.jpg
Glyde Ryde Seats
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And a picture of my other toy.
Other Toy.jpg
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Jim
by jrbaldwin
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

Yes it was their Demo / Shop boat. Was stolen and recovered stripped of everything that could be removed, then they started to cut the boat up to sell for scrap but was to much work. They were caught when they stole a boat from Tacoma, but the Owner had a friend with a plane who spotted them towing ...
by jrbaldwin
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

I will take some updated pictures later this afternoon. The work was done by Lee Shore Boats out of Port Townsend. They specialized in custom boats for heavy duty service in the NW and Alaska waters. The Owner Jay Brevik died in late September, but I hear that the shop has new owners. I was look for...
by jrbaldwin
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Can I Do This???
Replies: 56
Views: 4864

Re: Can I Do This???

I bought the boat as a bare hull after it had been stolen and stripped. It was originally a CC. I had the CC removed and a cabin added. Now I can use the boat year around in comfort. I launch out of Port Townsend and fish, crab & shrimp in the straits where it gets rough and the water is cold most o...