Charles N Curtis Engine Replacement

We have reached our GoFundMe Goal for the engine replacement! THANK YOU!  

PLEASE KNOW: Any additional funds collected here above the goal will be used to cover any unforeseen additional costs for the engine replacement OR... will be dedicated directly to the ships annual dry-dock, maintenance and operating expenses.  We are grateful and humbled by the excellent response in support of our needs for Sea Scout Ship #110!

We would also like to invite our campaign donors and any supporter of youth maritime programs to join us at our annual fundraising dinner on  Sunday, September 16th at 5pm

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WHAT HAPPENED: While on the water, after years of exceptional service our starboard engine unexpectedly had a major failure and needs to be replaced quickly. Sea Scout Ship #110 has a long history in Tacoma. Thousands of local youth have been crew members of the Charles N Curtis over the years. We needed your help to get the Curtis back out serving the youth of Tacoma, Pierce County again. Sea Scout Skipper Tom Roger and the Propeller Club of Tacoma are leading this campaign to replace the starboard engine.

STORY: While in up Bellingham the engine failed and all efforts to restart were unsuccessful. A diesel mechanic determined it was an unknown catastrophic failure and only a rebuild or replacement will get the engine operational again. Depending on the extent of the damage the estimated cost for the repair is $15,000 to $20,000. The ship has returned to Tacoma on one engine, it will be looked at by mechanics and shipwrights this week to begin planning the repair or replacement of the starboard engine. We only have a couple remaining weeks before school starts in vigor and for our crews to help out with the project and to keep expenses lower. And in the fall the ship is scheduled to begin winter maritime training, several rank advancement exercises and working the docks at the Husky home games, it's also helping Tacoma Public Schools with their marine science programs. We appreciate the support!
  • Danny Terpstra 
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
  • lee orphan 
    • $100 
    • 51 mos
  • Karsten Aagaard 
    • $100 
    • 51 mos
  • Gail and John Quigg 
    • $500 
    • 51 mos
  • Duy Nguyen 
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
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Fundraising team: Tacoma Propeller Club (2)

Malcolm Russell 
Raised $2,730 from 20 donations
Tacoma, WA
Candy Nigretto 
Team member
Raised $1,155 from 7 donations

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