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Forum: Boating 11-18-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By Dave R
Pleasure boats have had safe electrical systems...

Pleasure boats have had safe electrical systems for decades; I don't think it's terribly challenging to implement.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,192
Posted By Dave R
Ping me if you want to discuss boat living and...

Ping me if you want to discuss boat living and great loop stuff. We live on our boat from Early May to Late October and will be doing a great loop as well as Wintering in the Bahamas/Caribbean once...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By Dave R
Don't forget about real estate. Rental income...

Don't forget about real estate. Rental income property is a good thing to have in your portfolio and I wished I'd known how good it is earlier in life.
Forum: Boating 10-28-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
We have inspired a few couples in our marina to...

We have inspired a few couples in our marina to try the live aboard life, and them and other couples to try cruising more than they ever did before. We have led a few group cruises and they are a...
Forum: Boating 10-28-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
Absolutely will be doing a great loop....

Absolutely will be doing a great loop. Interestingly our boat has already done a great loop with a side trip to the Bahamas in 2006. The second owners put 7000 miles on her in 7 months on that trip....
Forum: Boating 10-27-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
Please feel free to stop by for a visit in your...

Please feel free to stop by for a visit in your boat, next season. The people in our marina are super friendly and helpful and visitors are welcomed with open arms.
Forum: Boating 10-27-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
It's our 1992 Tollycraft 44 CPMY. She's a 53'...

It's our 1992 Tollycraft 44 CPMY. She's a 53' LOA, 14' 8" wide, "cream-puff" that we found in Michigan on Lake Erie after searching for a few months. She is powered by twin CAT 3208TA engines and...
Forum: Boating 10-26-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
One thing I noticed when gas prices were really...

One thing I noticed when gas prices were really high (that cracked me up) was a huge percentage of boaters traveling at just below planing speed, in planing-hull boats. I suspect they did so because...
Forum: Boating 10-26-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By Dave R
We did just over 100 hours on our main boat, but...

We did just over 100 hours on our main boat, but none on Winni. We did a 17 day MA cruise to Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Cuttyhunk, Onset, Hull, and Salem; and a 7 day ME (mostly)...
Forum: Boating 10-13-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,132
Posted By Dave R
Brand new boats of that type (modern-styled...

Brand new boats of that type (modern-styled cruisers) and size are notorious for having all kinds of problems that need to be addressed. They have an incredibly complex collection of stand-alone...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-04-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Dave R
Good advice about the fuel filter dissection. ...

Good advice about the fuel filter dissection.

You don't need to bother with the dry gas, your gas is already 10% ethanol which is quite similar to isopropyl alcohol (dry gas) when it comes to...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-30-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dave R
Just make a T-beam out of 2x6 or 2x8 (horizontal)...

Just make a T-beam out of 2x6 or 2x8 (horizontal) and 2x4 (vertical) Douglas fir, waterproof polyurethane glue, and some deck screws. The vertical part of the T goes under the horizontal part and...
Forum: Boating 09-27-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By Dave R
I was hanging out with friends in our marina on...

I was hanging out with friends in our marina on Saturday afternoon when a marina neighbor/friend called me. He was bringing his 46 foot twin diesel boat into Hampton Harbor to return to the marina...
Forum: Boating 09-21-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By Dave R
The tug on the bow is moving the ship forward....

The tug on the bow is moving the ship forward. The tug on the stern is helping to maintain control of the ship. Both need to be ready to pull or push the ship in any direction as the ship is affected...
Forum: Boating 09-16-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,132
Posted By Dave R
A boat like that should have a 13ish foot RIB...

A boat like that should have a 13ish foot RIB tender so they can simply anchor offshore a bit and take the entire-boat-is-a-fender, easy-to-find-dock-space-for, dinghy to the docks and easily squeeze...
Forum: Boating 09-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By Dave R
When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no,...

When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no, this is going to end with "there was a severed head in it."". Really glad the anecdote went in an entirely different direction.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-17-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By Dave R
Tuna Striker is right across the harbor from our...

Tuna Striker is right across the harbor from our marina, we go there by dinghy. Excellent food and beverages.

Another vote for Ron's Landing here. Always great food there.

Petey's is wonderful...
Forum: Boating 08-17-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,950
Posted By Dave R
I boat exclusively in salt water now and there...

I boat exclusively in salt water now and there are plenty of mistakes made here too. There were two brand-new millionish dollar boats at our marina this year and both ended up crashing into rocks...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-10-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By Dave R
VP used to use exhaust flappers/water shutters in...

VP used to use exhaust flappers/water shutters in the exhaust system just downstream of where the cooling water mixes in with the exhaust gases. For some reason they stopped about 20 years ago. They...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-17-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By Dave R
Yup, it's just fine.

Yup, it's just fine.
Forum: Boating 07-13-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,132
Posted By Dave R
I'm with you... Outside living space is abundant...

I'm with you... Outside living space is abundant on our boat and the interior spaces are bright and well-ventilated. The flybridge version of that boat has better outdoor space.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By Dave R
I ran 5W40 T6 in my Duramax when I had it, too....

I ran 5W40 T6 in my Duramax when I had it, too. Great oil and easy Winter starts. I run T4 in my boat's Caterpillar engines though. They each take 4 gallons, they don't run in the Winter and I don't...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-08-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By Dave R
Your 4.3 is an automotive-based Chevy without any...

Your 4.3 is an automotive-based Chevy without any smog controls like a catalytic converter. If you want the best protection, use diesel oil instead of gasoline powered auto or marine oil. Non-diesel...
Forum: Boating 07-01-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dave R
Mine is on a 10' 6" aluminum/Hypalon RIB that I...

Mine is on a 10' 6" aluminum/Hypalon RIB that I bought new from North Atlantic Inflatables in Portland, ME (a great business to deal with). I converted it to electric start, remote...
Forum: Boating 06-23-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dave R
I have a 2004 two stroke Mercury (pretty sure...

I have a 2004 two stroke Mercury (pretty sure it's a re-badged Tohatsu) 15HP outboard on my 2020 RIB tender that runs great and planes out with two adults on board. I went with it because I already...
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