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Re: Bubba the Pirate Blog
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2016, 05:12:20 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2016, 11:05:22 AM »
This is actually the fifth post since the last one reported here. Most current being most relevant now perhaps anyway.

http://www.bubbathepirate.com/2016/12/patience-grasshopper.html
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2016, 04:47:55 PM »
" Realistically, comparing how well equipped an unknown used boat might be with the funds I might invest in Emma?s refit is just apples and oranges. There are so many potential hidden problems on a used boat that any comparison without a close look or a real survey is empty conjecture."

Those lines ring true to me.  All the boats look great when you're just looking at ads.  It's something like conflating people's dating site profiles with real people. 

Is your boat named for Emma Goldman?  I remember seeing Goldman on your blog but was too slow to put to and two together.
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2016, 06:42:42 PM »
Yes, Emma Goldman is her namesake.

I really like the dating site profile comparison; quite true.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2016, 08:43:50 PM »
Nice choice. 
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2016, 08:58:27 AM »
Holy deconstruction, Batman.  Two days in a row! 

http://www.bubbathepirate.com/2016/12/actual-boatwork-getting-done_28.html
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2017, 04:30:12 PM »
So, it will become obvious if you click through, but I found such a good deal on a diesel that I am *not* going electric. Electric propulsion was always more philosophical than practical on a boat that displaces 19,500# but I kept trying to make the math work out. In the end, as you'll see on the blog, I found a good deal on a beautifully rebuilt Perkins 4.108.  Basically, what I was always thinking for diesel anyway.

http://www.bubbathepirate.com/2017/02/emmas-engine-emmas-engine.html
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2017, 04:42:56 PM »
Glad to hear you've got the beginnings of a solid engine setup. Having  an adequately powered, reliable engine can make a huge difference in you cruising experience. It will generate electricity and can allow freedom and flexibility from the vagaries of wind, waves and currents. If you find yourself dragging in storm winds, you'll have the option of self rescuing under your own power, as opposed to frantically beating off a Lee shore. The 4-108 is said to be the best fit for the W32. Hope it all comes together for you!