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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Tom.B
Our Navigator has 15mm primary lines around the...

Our Navigator has 15mm primary lines around the boat and the one larger line from the tank to the pump is 22mm.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By Tom.B
If you did mention it... I probably (read:...

If you did mention it... I probably (read: apparently) missed it. Sorry, but thanks for the clarification. Moving on then... :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By Tom.B
If you have never owned a large format boat, you...

If you have never owned a large format boat, you better not jump right in until you have had it for at least a couple of years. No need to sell everything until you even know that BOTH of you are up...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-11-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Well........... Mears finally emailed Bess back....

Well........... Mears finally emailed Bess back. They said they are full, but will put us on a list in case someone is gone before we head that way. It seems irrelevant though. They said the rate was...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-11-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
We had to stay home and sew the new bimini this...

We had to stay home and sew the new bimini this weekend... sorry we will miss you. :flowers:
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-10-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Thanks again everyone. A few things to add and...

Thanks again everyone. A few things to add and ask.

What is availability of marinas in downtown and Eastport in Aug. and Sept? We are looking at Mears, but they did not reply to Bess’ email, so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,378
Posted By Tom.B
The math here is ONLY accurate if 0% of dog...

The math here is ONLY accurate if 0% of dog owners pick up and dispose of their dog's waste. And from what I have observed, many people do. It is getting more "culturally correct" for people to pick...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-05-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,384
Posted By Tom.B
Judgemental much? :mad:

Judgemental much? :mad:
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-03-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
I can answer that... every town looks way better...

I can answer that... every town looks way better from the water than it does from the land. :-)
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
These are all great tips y’all. Thanks 3000! We...

These are all great tips y’all. Thanks 3000! We are getting our head around the layout now and will start narrowing down the choices and options.

We still have a couple of questions:
Is Main...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Mandatory pool is overstating it a little......

Mandatory pool is overstating it a little... Certainly in Aug. & Sept., one would be nice, but we don't see it as a deal-breaker. :o)
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Thanks for all the new info y'all!! I am taking...

Thanks for all the new info y'all!! I am taking notes :)

To answer THIS question specifically... We wouldn't want basic. Nice clean bathrooms, a pool would be nice, cafe or bar onsite (or very...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Hey! Now THAT place looks pretty cool. Thanks! ...

Hey! Now THAT place looks pretty cool. Thanks!
My only question is... How far is the nearest... well... ANYTHING? It looks really remote. Where do you get groceries and beer?
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Right... What she said. If we opt for...

Right... What she said.


If we opt for this, we will, for sure, have a car there. She will probably need to drive to Herndon a fair amount and we wouldn't want to hobble ourselves by only...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
I wouldn't know how to answer that. We have never...

I wouldn't know how to answer that. We have never been and know zilch about the area.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Monthly? It's looking like a few are...

Monthly?
It's looking like a few are $20-$25/ft. monthly. We can probably stomach that.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tom.B
Annapolis in the Summer?

So, Bess and I are considering spending a couple of months next summer (Aug. & Sept. maybe?) in Annapolis. It gets her closer to her clients and away from some of the NC hurricane threats at the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-31-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,261
Posted By Tom.B
Just in case you didn't notice... The sail has...

Just in case you didn't notice... The sail has fallen off your boat. :angel:
:D:rofl::flowers::o
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tom.B
Mark your boat up $5000... Then offer a $5000...

Mark your boat up $5000... Then offer a $5000 discount for use buying new electronics.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,199
Posted By Tom.B
We throw a large wake. There is almost no way...

We throw a large wake. There is almost no way around it and, as a planing boat we have tiny rudders, anything below about 1200rpms leaves us with very poor maneuverability. I am not making excuses,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Tom.B
Heck, even my American-made motoryacht from 2000...

Heck, even my American-made motoryacht from 2000 has balsa-cored decks. And yes, the core got wet in spots from the factory shortcutting the building process. The difference from an asian make is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-18-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By Tom.B
LiPo batteries are really better suited and are a...

LiPo batteries are really better suited and are a better investment for sailboats that cruise for extended periods. The do give you more amp-hours for your dollar in the long run, but us powerboat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,710
Posted By Tom.B
I am certainly glad that we financed both of our...

I am certainly glad that we financed both of our boats so I could join this community and participate in such a heated and relatively pointless arguments such as this. :):flowers::rofl::D
I think we...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,710
Posted By Tom.B
And for crying out loud... WHAT ANCHOR DO THEY...

And for crying out loud... WHAT ANCHOR DO THEY USE?!?!?!?
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,710
Posted By Tom.B
Boat Ownership - Ca$h Deal - or - Loaned $$$

Meh... deleted. Y’all wouldn’t appreciate the humor :)
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