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Forum: Boating 06-13-2019, 06:52 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By Dave R
I'm pretty certain it's an annual fee, but it...

I'm pretty certain it's an annual fee, but it would be worth it of it was monthly.

Now that Navionics is part of Garmin and includes Active Captain data, I love it and it's my go to for plotting a...
Forum: Boating 06-10-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
Not just in America, Canada has beautiful towns...

Not just in America, Canada has beautiful towns and cities with canal walls and similar deals. This was our last boat, last year, on the wall in Ottawa. We stayed all day for free. Overnight would...
Forum: Boating 06-04-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
My favorite picture of the boat from the trip....

My favorite picture of the boat from the trip. This was in Fairport, NY. Cost 17 bucks to tie up there for 24 hours including 50 amp electric and nice bathrooms with great showers. The bridge tender...
Forum: Boating 06-01-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
On the last leg of the trip home from Lake Erie....

On the last leg of the trip home from Lake Erie. Currently anchored in Onset, MA near the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal. We plan to hit the canal early in the morning and take advantage of the 3.5...
Forum: Boating 05-17-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,508
Posted By Dave R
That's how the rest of the world does it. I'm...

That's how the rest of the world does it. I'm amazed this rarely happens on Winni. An inflatable dinghy is like a giant fender, you can safely squeeze one in pretty much anywhere...
Forum: Boating 05-17-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,508
Posted By Dave R
Can't help but think of the movie "Secondhand...

Can't help but think of the movie "Secondhand Lions".
Forum: Boating 05-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
Sad day yesterday saying goodbye to the old boat....

Sad day yesterday saying goodbye to the old boat. New owners took it home it to live on Champlain. Guessing the boat knows that lake better than they do, it's been all over it on multiple trips...
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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By Dave R
That's how I know how much my boat weighs.

That's how I know how much my boat weighs.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By Dave R
My Regal is listed at 4300 lbs dry. Weighs 1700...

My Regal is listed at 4300 lbs dry. Weighs 1700 more than that in normal use. My 7600 lb guess was with the boat loaded up for cruising.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By Dave R
7600 lbs excluding trailer

7600 lbs excluding trailer
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,883
Posted By Dave R
I'm pretty sure competent workers are needed...

I'm pretty sure competent workers are needed everywhere work is done.

If you can sell a boat cleaning service for 50 bucks an hour and pay someone 15 bucks an hour to do it, you can afford to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,883
Posted By Dave R
It's definitely exploitation, but the practical...

It's definitely exploitation, but the practical kind, not the unfair kind. I'm confident that these folks would rather detail boats for 15 bucks an hour instead of sitting in a detention center doing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,883
Posted By Dave R
That seems good in theory, but in practice it's...

That seems good in theory, but in practice it's never worked and never will. You might be able to take away the benefits, but you are not going to make people take and/or keep jobs that they don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,883
Posted By Dave R
It's only political if you see it that way. Look...

It's only political if you see it that way. Look at it from a practical point of view.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,883
Posted By Dave R
There's an incredibly simple and obvious...

There's an incredibly simple and obvious solution. There are literally thousands of people arriving to the US border every week looking for a better life and willing to do hard manual labor for...
Forum: Boating 04-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
Indeed, not just FL, but we plan to do the whole...

Indeed, not just FL, but we plan to do the whole ICW many times.
Forum: Boating 04-28-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
It has 400 gallons of fuel capacity and a range...

It has 400 gallons of fuel capacity and a range of 300 miles at 25 knots to 1000+ miles at 8.5 knots.

It has an 8000 watt generator that runs off the same tanks as the main engines.

The water...
Forum: Boating 04-27-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,508
Posted By Dave R
What do you mean by back-feeding? Design issue or...

What do you mean by back-feeding? Design issue or operator error?
Forum: Boating 04-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,508
Posted By Dave R
There already is a tax as you describe, it's part...

There already is a tax as you describe, it's part of the registration fee.





That boat is very likely too tall to do the loop. Most loop boats are <15' high to enable them to go anywhere on...
Forum: Boating 04-26-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
I grew up boating on Winnipesaukee and only...

I grew up boating on Winnipesaukee and only started expanding my boating area beyond lakes about 12 years ago. It's been a real eye opener and I'm hooked on the freedom that exists outside NH lakes....
Forum: Boating 04-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Dave R
It is very expensive, but you can charter boats...

It is very expensive, but you can charter boats pretty easily in the BVIs. Companies like Moorings will set you up with a boat and provisions and even provide a captain for the first day or two for...
Forum: Boating 04-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
We would love to have you aboard. Please ping me...

We would love to have you aboard. Please ping me if I forget to invite you.

We picked the Tolly 44 as our next boat about 4 years ago, but were not ready to buy just yet and continued to...
Forum: Boating 04-25-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
We will likely go to the Bahamas multiple times...

We will likely go to the Bahamas multiple times and enjoy each region of them for long stays when we do. We've been there before, but not by our own boat, and are eager to get back and enjoy the...
Forum: Boating 04-24-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
You have great taste in boats! Tollys are not...

You have great taste in boats! Tollys are not very fancy, but they are carefully and ruggedly built of high quality materials. I think they are much better built than Asian boats of the same style...
Forum: Boating 04-24-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By Dave R
Thanks. Exumas are absolutely on the short list...

Thanks. Exumas are absolutely on the short list of places to visit in the new boat. From what I have heard, one can spend years exploring them without seeing it all. We hope to isalnd hop quite a bit...
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