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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-18-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By brk-lnt
The part that appears to be padded is going to be...

The part that appears to be padded is going to be a bit difficult. Might be able to strip it down and wrap it with a marine vinyl, would have to see the part in person to say for sure.

The...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By brk-lnt
It is a very tough question to answer, as you...

It is a very tough question to answer, as you will rarely find the exact same boat for comparison purposes. I mean beyond the same engine/hull combo, but other things like saltwater boats are likely...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By brk-lnt
Captain forgot the keys at home.

Captain forgot the keys at home.
Forum: Automotive 10-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By brk-lnt
You probably don't :) But, if you are...

You probably don't :)

But, if you are serious, there are a lot of fuel monitoring options for marine engines, particularly if your engine is newer than ~2000 or so. Most engines have at a minimum...
Forum: Boating 10-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By brk-lnt
I don't know him well enough to give specific...

I don't know him well enough to give specific examples. From his post, he potentially could have handled it better by being more educated about the basics of his boat, and seemingly doing a sea...
Forum: Boating 10-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By brk-lnt
Here, I'll try to phrase it more directly for...

Here, I'll try to phrase it more directly for you:

Old boats tend to be a lot of work and can have a lot of hidden costs and problems.

Marine/marina mechanics don't have all the answers, and...
Forum: Boating 10-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By brk-lnt
Welcome to boat ownership, particularly with an...

Welcome to boat ownership, particularly with an older boat.

Nothing about your story is really all that amazing :)

Learn your boat, learn its systems, learn to do basic maintenance on your own...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-27-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By brk-lnt
What quote did you get from UHaul? That should be...

What quote did you get from UHaul? That should be a $20/day van + mileage. Can't be more than $50 or so. You claim the UHaul rate is "too expensive", but want someone to drive 2 hours one way (let's...
Forum: Boating 09-27-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,939
Posted By brk-lnt
A second hand-held air horn is also a good...

A second hand-held air horn is also a good accessory. It can be more directional than your fixed horns, and also act as a good backup.

If I were to get another boat on Winnipesaukee, it would...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,907
Posted By brk-lnt
Doesn't bother me. Seems like a giant pain in the...

Doesn't bother me. Seems like a giant pain in the ass way to "work the system" when most of the time for somewhere between $15 and $30 you can pay for priority boarding if you don't already have...
Forum: Boating 09-19-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By brk-lnt
You're not far enough south yet. GOM is about 88...

You're not far enough south yet. GOM is about 88 right now :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,907
Posted By brk-lnt
And many times they have wheelchairs waiting for...

And many times they have wheelchairs waiting for them at the jetbridge or right inside the terminal.

If they do not get off the plane with the other passengers, then they have to wait for the...
Forum: Boating 09-19-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By brk-lnt
Silverton 330 Sport Bridge.

Silverton 330 Sport Bridge.
Forum: Boating 09-18-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By brk-lnt
I am in the process of installing an auto pilot,...

I am in the process of installing an auto pilot, for most of the same reasons you describe. It's less for pure auto-routing, and more for just basic course keeping and less driving fatigue on longer...
Forum: Boating 09-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By brk-lnt
In very ideal circumstances, yes. But surely...

In very ideal circumstances, yes. But surely you've heard of Tesla drivers that were killed while operating under autopilot mode? Or the Uber test car that struck and killed a pedestrian?

The...
Forum: Boating 09-17-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,891
Posted By brk-lnt
Self-driving boats are a lot closer than...

Self-driving boats are a lot closer than self-driving cars (self-driving cars are still a LONG ways off).

An autopilot and programmed course can get you most of the way to "self driving boat"...
Forum: Boating 09-16-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By brk-lnt
They only lower the lake on odd-numbered leap...

They only lower the lake on odd-numbered leap years. The rest of the time the outflow is just managed as always.
Forum: Boating 09-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By brk-lnt
No dumpster nearby?

No dumpster nearby?
Forum: Boating 09-16-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By brk-lnt
No, you put "$200 OBO" on it and leave it by the...

No, you put "$200 OBO" on it and leave it by the road, someone will steal it in short order, or they'll try to "talk you down" to $100. Free stuff is worthless, but a $200 thing? That has value!

:D
Forum: Boating 09-03-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By brk-lnt
75% of the value in a used boat is going to be...

75% of the value in a used boat is going to be the engine (give or take). Engine hours, brand, service history can make the difference between a boat that is fun and hassle-free, and one that is a...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-03-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,408
Posted By brk-lnt
Checks are a payment method of last resort,...

Checks are a payment method of last resort, mostly reserved for paying bills, or making a large payment to a contractor/etc, where credit cards are not an option, and it wouldn't make sense to hand...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,888
Posted By brk-lnt
Nah, I don't eat that much.

Nah, I don't eat that much.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,888
Posted By brk-lnt
Number of bathrooms really doesn't matter, all...

Number of bathrooms really doesn't matter, all that matters is how much use they get. We have 6 bathrooms, but that doesn't mean we produce twice as much "output" as a house with 3, I just don't have...
Forum: Boating 08-30-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,367
Posted By brk-lnt
I don't know. I think if that happened to me, and...

I don't know. I think if that happened to me, and I knew the neighbor, I would probably not do anything about it until the morning (presuming no injuries to passengers, no leaking fluids, etc.). Not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,697
Posted By brk-lnt
I've been to Manchester several times. I have...

I've been to Manchester several times. I have also been to Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle a fair bit (among several other places).

In those other cities the problem is hardly "out of sight,...
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