Saturday, December 20, 2014

Love Is InThe Details

Days and weeks have been spent in scrubbing, polishing, vacuuming and spit shining the insides of Shatoosh. Yesterday I finished all lockers, nooks and crannies below the floor boards. Today I am winding up my tasks with polishing out the Origo stove.  It looks like she is Smiling. I love this stove. It has cooked many a delicious meal. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dave's Dive Services Tacoma WA


As you can see Dave's Dive Services provides many services, zincs, bottom and thru hull fittings. The sun broke though momentarily as Ian prepared for his dive checking out Shatoosh's hull, zincs,and propeller. He replaced the 2 zincs; a LC shaft zinc and an end zinc aft of the prop.  Dave's Dive has done a great job keeping an eye on the underwater aspect of Shatoosh since I have been at the Foss Harbor Marina. They provide a quarterly dive service to inspect and replace zincs or whatever problem that might surface.

Monday, December 8, 2014

For Sale Photos

Take A Look
Don't Look Back

Christmas lights- Shatoosh's first and last, as she awaits a new owner. Hira has prepared Shatoosh for sale. She is looking fresh and clean, better than she was bought 14 years ago in December 1999. Why not start your new year with new ownership of this classic boat.? A life time ownership like this only comes to you once.. Take advantage of it, before you miss it. I took advantage, 14 years ago and what a ride I have had. Your opportunity of a great ride is about to happen. Step up to the helm and take ownership. If interested, contact Hira Barbara Reid :

Hinged Bench seat in up position  creating an open area cockpit
Koa Book Shelf over Hanging  Locker.
Commemorative Ship's Bell for Retiring Captain of SS Independence
A 2 burner Swedish Origo Alcohol Stove
3 gallon  porta potty with deck pump out
Sink with foot pump to fresh water tank
V- berth with optional computer table.
V-berth has filler table which doubles as a cockpit table 
Extra drop table at galley-v berth
Great for drying dishes, galley prep table.

The access door to the electrical panel.
Note the beautiful Sapele Heartwood throughout Shatoosh/Albin 25

Unique to Shatoosh is Port cabinet area
Covered in Hawaiian Koa doors and door knobs.

Large Cockpit and Dutch door access to aft cabin 

The hinged bench seat makes engine access easy 
Aft Cabin and Swim Platform

Roll up Isinglass window flaps on 3 sides

Teak slats for easy access chart storage area.

Shatoosh's Holiday Look

This is our first Chistmas to be this close to home, so I ran to the store for decorations and now we are ready for the Foss Harbor Marina festivities. This is the time to off load my personal gear and get her ready for showing. 

Blog Stats for Nov-Dec 2014

When I state that Shatoosh and Pashmina are the world's best known Albin and Porta-Bote I thought people might like to see the countries reading this blog.


Other countries who read the blog are too numerous to include, but these are some that have caught my attention.
Shri Lanka
South Africa
L'ote d'Iraie
Sierra Leon

Who would have thought that when I when I switched from logging to blogging, The Adventures of Shatoosh and Pashmina would be known around the world. Our stories will live on forever. The miracle of the internet.
Thank you for this faithful audience, those whom I have gotten to know and those Faceless Blog Readers(FBR) who from time to time let me know their identity. It has been quite a wonderful ride.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Exhaust Riser

I had had noticed a small pin hole on the riser dripping water.

 Today the
new riser arrived and tomorrow it will be installed. I had great service from Andy and Mike at Tacoma Diesel, Amanda from Coastal Marine Seattle and JD my mechanic.