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My late wife Becky and I have cruised in Maxine all over the Pacific Northwest including twice to SE Alaska (4 month trips) and twice up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to Lewiston, ID. The photo was taken on the Columbia River near The Dalles and that strange board on her topside is to keep her off the wall of the locks (eight each direction!).  Maxine is not a fast boat (7 knot cruising speed), but is very efficient using only 1.6 gallons/hour at that speed.  I’ve spent way more on her maintenance than her value, but hey, it’s a boat and I love boating on her!  

Maxine, 34’ CHB 1976; Belonging to Rob Hamilton:

I’ve had Maxine for 16 years.  I’m the third owner and absolutely love this boat.  She’s much more reliable than I am.  (Any problems she’s had have been directly or indirectly my fault!)  She is a tri-cabin layout with two full heads; fitted with a single 120 HP Ford Lehman diesel motor; I’ve updated the electronics and added a diesel heater for our cooler weather.

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