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Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mick Scarborough
For future reference: The Florida Manatee...

For future reference: The Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act outlaws riding or touching manatees and is punishable by a $500 fine or a jail term of up to 60 days. This law is for a good reason. Both...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,041
Posted By Mick Scarborough
My god technology is really advancing.

My god technology is really advancing.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Am I the only one that has concern about a...

Am I the only one that has concern about a company and a product where there is no photo of the actual product? Every image on their website is of a computer generated image. Apparently there isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,711
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Shoot the damn things down. The government works...

Shoot the damn things down. The government works for us and I say they are fired.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-06-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mick Scarborough
True LEOs do not consider the USCG as brothers....

True LEOs do not consider the USCG as brothers. They just don't meet the criteria.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,930
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Coast Guard may be recognized or declared as LEO...

Coast Guard may be recognized or declared as LEO but they are far from being LEOs. They lack the training and frankly their powers end on land because that's where the posse comitatus act prevents...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,239
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Mr. Roberts Pirates of the Caribbean Capt Ron...

Mr. Roberts
Pirates of the Caribbean
Capt Ron
PT 109
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-26-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Notice I stated his hull shape as a factor in the...

Notice I stated his hull shape as a factor in the speed. Yes, by the laws of physics weight will ALWAYS slow a craft, however the slowing is not noticed because the speed is already limited by the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Ah yes, you may be right. :facepalm: He's...

Ah yes, you may be right. :facepalm: He's playing games. Good catch
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
THis would only be because of hull shape limiting...

THis would only be because of hull shape limiting your speed to begin with. Your fuel consumption is affected though. Weight of the craft will always slow it and/or increase fuel consumption. The...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,665
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Our replica pirate ship in Tampa. Its never under...

Our replica pirate ship in Tampa. Its never under sail. Its engines are its only propulsion.

http://piratesofgasparilla.com/mynootescapesphotography-net.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Mick Scarborough
and how long will that 700 gallons last you? One...

and how long will that 700 gallons last you? One little hop? All cruising season? One time around the loop?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
I have dual citizenship, USA and Canada. Health...

I have dual citizenship, USA and Canada. Health care costs can be somewhat deferred for me if I choose to spend more than 6 months a year in Canada. Also my pension has a 13th check (most years) that...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-18-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By Mick Scarborough
All the lawyers are swimming under the boats

All the lawyers are swimming under the boats
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-18-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Oh I already planned on oil lamps. I grew up with...

Oh I already planned on oil lamps. I grew up with those in the cabin instead of using the 12 volt system and prefer the mood oil creates
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-13-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Its still being made and each season is as funny...

Its still being made and each season is as funny as ever.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Well way too many other gvt sources disagree...

Well way too many other gvt sources disagree with your link. The average American HOUSEHOLD (not individual) brings in 40k a year. That aside, was that really all you had to offer to the thread?...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Yep, its Rob. TPB is one of my favourite shows.

Yep, its Rob. TPB is one of my favourite shows.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
I am hoping to leave at 52. By leaving at 52...

I am hoping to leave at 52. By leaving at 52 instead of 50, I will get an extra 100K. If I stay to 55 then I get another 200K. I already have high blood pressure from stress and really don't feel...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
I will be able to pay $60000 cash for a boat upon...

I will be able to pay $60000 cash for a boat upon retirement. I have 2 homes in Tampa. The rent I get for one pays the mortgage on both. But I will probably sell at least one of them as managing a...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Cruising to me is shoving off and not planning to...

Cruising to me is shoving off and not planning to return home for months at the very least if not years. Bahamas, Caribbean, up the ICW through the Canadian Maritimes, things like that. Very few...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,517
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Is boating for the rich? Feeling dismayed

Now I am not new to boating and have been boating and cruising since I was 10 years old. (I am 50 now). I was always with my father until his death in 2014. Since he passed, sadly I can not tap into...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Mick Scarborough
I am a huge Trailer PArk Boys fan

I am a huge Trailer PArk Boys fan
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Many people are saying this and on another forum...

Many people are saying this and on another forum one guy calculated he spends 2700 dollars a month cruising. My father lived on a boat for years and at his salary working for West Marine there is no...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mick Scarborough
Isn't ice that cold stuff we put in our Bahama...

Isn't ice that cold stuff we put in our Bahama Mamas?
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