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Forum: Boating Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Dave R
It has to be connected to a flux gate heading...

It has to be connected to a flux gate heading compass for a heading, and if you want to follow a route, a GPS too. If the boat gets off course or off heading, it applies opposite rudder to...
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Dave R
What kind of boat?

What kind of boat?
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Dave R
My boat came with auto-pilot and I thought it...

My boat came with auto-pilot and I thought it might be nice on occasion, until I started using it. WOW, it is awesome. I only use it to hold a heading (not to follow a route), but it dramatically...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Dave R
The odds of all the cylinders having the the same...

The odds of all the cylinders having the the same low compression are really slim and it may just be a problem with the gauge or test technique. Normally, as the engine wears, you'd expect the range...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,890
Posted By Dave R
What decline are you referring to? That was...

What decline are you referring to?

That was Carson Palmer, not Brady, BTW that was the impetus for the rule change you wrote of. That's why it's called the "Carson Palmer Rule". The injury...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dave R
Just like everywhere in NH, here's statistically...

Just like everywhere in NH, here's statistically more wind (and therefore more wind-driven chop) than in the Summer, but obviously it can vary greatly hour by hour and day by day. I hope you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dave R
Going against the grain here and suggesting you...

Going against the grain here and suggesting you stay at the south or east end of the lake instead of the north or west end where most of the action is, and use the boat to explore. The reason being...
Forum: Boating 09-03-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dave R
The following is written solely with the subject...

The following is written solely with the subject of longevity as the main concern:

For I/O bowriders in that size range, would stay with top brands like Cobalt or Bryant. IMO, they have the best...
Forum: Boating 08-25-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Dave R
With 4000 Lbs to push and a single prop drive,...

With 4000 Lbs to push and a single prop drive, you should be focusing on reducing prop slip and getting the engine to rev to or beyond the recommended WOT RPM with a typical load. Thus, I would...
Forum: Boating 08-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,175
Posted By Dave R
IMO, vessel #2 in the description above is always...

IMO, vessel #2 in the description above is always the burdened vessel and cannot legally maintain a collision course. It should have slowed or turned to port to pass behind Barney. I don't believe...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-23-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By Dave R
Bottom paint could also mean it was wet-slipped...

Bottom paint could also mean it was wet-slipped in fresh water, but you are correct that bottom paint, at least on a trailerable boat, detracts from the value. On a boat that's too big to trailer,...
Forum: Boating 08-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,175
Posted By Dave R
"Starboard quarter", in marine terms, literally...

"Starboard quarter", in marine terms, literally means off the stern on the starboard side. As described, the other captain should have given way long before he/she put the boat on a collision course...
Forum: Boating 08-20-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dave R
I don't really care about wakes, but I like math...

I don't really care about wakes, but I like math and boats and feel compelled to point out that if you take a 3 foot wake and halve it,, it's still a 1.5 foot wake, and easily 3 times the biggest...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,251
Posted By Dave R
I have enjoyed the Jack Reacher books even though...

I have enjoyed the Jack Reacher books even though they are basically silent, tough guy versions of stories from "Murder She Wrote"... If memory serves, Jack's dad was mentioned as being from Laconia...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-17-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Dave R
A loooong time. Having a blast just getting used...

A loooong time. Having a blast just getting used to the boat. We've put over 215 hours on it this season already.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Dave R
Sold the Regal 3 months ago and replaced it with...

Sold the Regal 3 months ago and replaced it with a Tollycraft 44 CPMY that we keep on the ocean based out of Hampton River Marina. We plan to sell our house next Spring and start cruising the...
Forum: Boating 08-13-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,332
Posted By Dave R
We've put over 200 hours on the "new" boat so far...

We've put over 200 hours on the "new" boat so far and having a great time, but miss Winnipesaukee at times and looking forward to getting back on it in a couple of weeks with some friends on their...
Forum: Boating 08-12-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dave R
I hate to be negative, but really, how could one...

I hate to be negative, but really, how could one possibly come up with an objective on the water test for a boater? There are too many variables in boats, wind, and wave conditions to make it...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Dave R
I put these on my last boat:...

I put these on my last boat:...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-12-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Dave R
You likely just need the starboard side sender...

You likely just need the starboard side sender disc, but it may be as simple as a disconnected wire in the engine compartment. The wires to the sender and solid black and have bullet connectors. It...
Forum: Boating 07-22-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Dave R
Have a look at the Rocna Vulcan if the roll bar...

Have a look at the Rocna Vulcan if the roll bar is an issue. That's my next anchor, specifically because the roll bar won't work in my pulpit.
Forum: Boating 07-22-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Dave R
They are similarly sized to any typical...

They are similarly sized to any typical plow-style anchor and you should not have any issues getting it to fit into the locker on a 23 foot boat. I would guess it's no longer than a 13 lb Danforth...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-21-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Dave R
Not if they hit lightly enough to just "roll" a...

Not if they hit lightly enough to just "roll" a blade or three, as described. That sounds like a low speed touch and that would not do anything to the driveline, in my experience.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-21-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Dave R
Would be a great time to upgrade to stainless...

Would be a great time to upgrade to stainless steel. They are far more resilient to rock strikes and have better performance (assuming they are appropriately selected for the boat, engine, and use).
Forum: Boating 07-18-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 35,904
Posted By Dave R
Looking at that pic makes me think you are lucky...

Looking at that pic makes me think you are lucky to have survived. It looks like upwards of a gallon of water and possibly an ounce or two of pine needles nearly overwhelmed a few spiders on you...
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