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    New Member, Hello from PNW-gctid824321

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Chris and I just bought my first boat, a 1998 Ciera 2855. First personal boat, spent the last 21 years on government furnished Submarines. Hopefully this one will be funner. Won't get to enjoy it this season due to work schedule but plan to have her ready for 2018, especially with all the info on this site. Thanks in advance for all the help I know I'll get..
    1998 Ciera 2855 SB
    454 7.4L Model 474B110KS
    Bravo III Model 5441600LS

    #2
    Welcome to the BOC, and thanks for your service! I bet those government boats were a b!tch to ski behind...B)
    Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    |
    Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
    2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
    2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
    2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
    2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
    And 12 others...
    In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. 7-2-10

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      #3
      Welcome! I second the thank you for your service. Not only are they hard to ski behind, you can't open any windows. Thank you also for having some personal information in your signature. There are a lot of us that only slow down in the colder months. If it's a nice January day, the boat is going somewhere, so don't feel like it's against some "rule of season" to have the boat "lightly" winterized. If the boat is stored on the hard like mine more has to be done to protect against freezing. We kept our Encounter Sunbridge in the water and other than adding some heat, making a mess out of all of the cabin cushions to allow air circulation and closing the seacocks, that was about all I did. In the years I traveled extensively on business, I did a bit more but never fogged the engines or anything like that primarily because I ran them every two weeks or so.

      I'd be happy to share my experience with you to give you a jump start enjoying you new to you boat. Feel free to pm me.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      MMSI 367770440

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        #4
        Where will you be keeping her? I have an older 2855 and close friends with a 1999 2855 (7.4, Bravo 3) and we moor in Olympia. Welcome.
        Johnson Point, Olympia, WA
        1989 2855
        Horizon 6.2 and Bravo II

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          #5
          welcome to the forum from one old Vet to a much younger, thanks for your service.
          Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
          96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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            #6
            She'll be at the Port Orchard Marina (Port of Bremerton) and at my home during the colder months.
            1998 Ciera 2855 SB
            454 7.4L Model 474B110KS
            Bravo III Model 5441600LS

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              #7
              You ought to check out Port Orchard Yacht Club (or, if you live on the Bremerton side, check out Bremerton Yacht Club). Members get great rates on slips and you can own a "garage" so your boat is safe and sound but ready to go at a moment's notice. Winter boating in the PNW is wonderful. Labor Day weekend I counted 40 boats in visible range at Point No Point. During the winter months we can cruise there and not see another boat.

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                #8
                Okey, Rob opened it up. I can't agree more with club membership. It's not "one more thing to do", it's largely about networking according to the current buzzword. There are benefits like reciprocal moorage, the ability to moor at another clubs facility for little or nothing, discounts at some suppliers, and low cost moorage at you home club if they have their own docks. The first and foremost for us are organized and disorganized cruises. Most clubs will offer an organized cruise where a team will coordinate with a marina and maybe have a potluck. Disorganized cruising is where you and some of your new boating friends decide on a destination.

                Find a group that fits your personality. When we were looking for a club our four kids were from two to nine. Obviously we needed a club that welcomed and encouraged young families. It took a bit, but the search was worth it.
                P/C Pete
                Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                MMSI 367770440

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                  #9
                  Port Orchard Marina is very nice. We sometimes head that way for the 4th of July. Enjoy that boat.
                  Johnson Point, Olympia, WA
                  1989 2855
                  Horizon 6.2 and Bravo II

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                    #10
                    Hi Chris

                    I too want to welcome to BOC and also from one vet to another Thank you for your service !!

                    Hope you enjoy Boating as much as the rest of us.Good luck Brad
                    Brad & Sharon
                    Lady Jake
                    1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
                    Anacortes/La Conner, Wa.

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                      #11
                      I'm just around the corner in Manette.
                      Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                      Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                      93 3058 sold
                      92 2855 (day boat)
                      91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                      Longbranch WA
                      Life is Good

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