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Introduction/ 12 Apr 2016 19:54 #1

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I joined BOC almost 2 years ago. Been pretty busy with my job (PSNS Bremerton) & my boat work to introduce myself. I've been a member of the Bremerton Yacht Club for nearly 4 years. I am retired Navy; Submarines; 20 years. I have been a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder for 28 seasons.

I bought my 1986 4550 PH in June, 2014. It is my 4th boat going back 35 years but the oldest and biggest by far. It has many electronic upgrades including a PC with Coastal Navigator (2009), Dual DSs, Dual VHFs, Dual GPSs, Auto Pilot & Big Bay monitors. I have Vacuflush systems but what I suspect is the original aluminum 60 gal waste tank. I have Hino 220s (EH700Ti) with just under 2000 hours, a Westerbeke 12.5KW Gen Set. I personally have upgraded/replaced the Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Water Heaters, and engine cooling water supplied DC Cabin Heater. I have upgraded all the interior/exterior incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs. I have added a TV/digital antenna. I am starting on re-varnishing the cockpit teak & varnishing the raw rail & bow sprit up forward. I have done all the basic engine maintenance (all 3) so far including replacing engine oil, air filters, fuel racor elements/cleaning, oil filters, fuel filters, raw water pump impellers/gaskets. I've done the battery maintenance and decommissioned the installed Arrrrr Conditioning unit (that's how the manufacturer spelled it only with more Rs ;). I pulled the boat out once so far and cleaned the hull, shafts, rudders, props, replaced zincs, and fixed the exhaust supports and trim tabs.

I have used this site for almost everything I have done whether I thought I new what I was doing or not as a back up check and to learn from all of you. I can't say enough how valuable this site is to me. I thank you all! I will be doing many upcoming projects and I will share as much as I can and will always respond to those who need my help. I have frustration levels for every past & future job that will be eased by using this site. Looking forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with the BOC & members.

Very Respectfully,

Ken Nelson

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Ken & Michele Nelson
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1986 Bayliner 4550 "Salish Seahawk"
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Introduction/ 12 Apr 2016 20:13 #2

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Welcome back to the forum!!

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Introduction/ 12 Apr 2016 20:33 #3

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Magnificient boat!

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Introduction/ 12 Apr 2016 21:54 #4

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Welcome. I hope to see your around the Juan de Fuca sometime!

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