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Forum: Welcome Mat 07-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By healhustler
Welcome aboard, and welcome to old boat...

Welcome aboard, and welcome to old boat ownership. What you’ve reported so far is pretty much the norm for a Taiwan tub that’s been wrapped up for a couple of years. Plenty of good advice available...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 07-18-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By healhustler
Ted has tried to get me and my boat to visit him...

Ted has tried to get me and my boat to visit him in the same marina, but I don’t want my chalky paint job anywher near SlowHand.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 36,560
Posted By healhustler
Gorgeous vessel.

Gorgeous vessel.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By healhustler
Aren’t there enough problems in the world without...

Aren’t there enough problems in the world without running over your own rub rail!
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 36,560
Posted By healhustler
Dang, she loks fat, Bill. Whst’s thd beam? Same...

Dang, she loks fat, Bill. Whst’s thd beam? Same power as Mark’s?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-17-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By healhustler
Recently had the same issue with my own Lewmar. ...

Recently had the same issue with my own Lewmar. I replaced it with a spare I already had because I had been waiting for it to fail. As it turned out, it was probably the easiest thing to do but it...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,004
Posted By healhustler
I do all my own work here in Sarasota. Between...

I do all my own work here in Sarasota. Between neck coolers, shade and Gatorade, I get about 2-3 hours per day outside before I have to cool down. Direct sun will cut that by a third. If there’s...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 672,631
Posted By healhustler
Benford designed steeler built in the UK. Twin...

Benford designed steeler built in the UK. Twin 43 HP Beta’s, serious freeboard. Wish I could see the bottom.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-13-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 996
Posted By healhustler
I bought these at a salvage place after my old...

I bought these at a salvage place after my old electric/air horns crapped out this week. Now I’ll have to figure out how to power them, assuming the diaphrams are still good. I like the way OCdiver...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By healhustler
Reading something like this just makes me want to...

Reading something like this just makes me want to throw up. Even in the few college essays that I may have come close to plagiarizing something or somebody, I hope I produced a more creative copy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By healhustler
You have no loyalties, Dude. First it was go...

You have no loyalties, Dude. First it was go fast boats, then trawlers, then sails, and now house boats. With that one, when you get mega-waked, you’ll have to get out the mop!:facepalm:
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 36,560
Posted By healhustler
+1!:thumb:

+1!:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,615
Posted By healhustler
Happy things worked out the way they did. Given...

Happy things worked out the way they did. Given the circumstances, I think you did well, but we all have post-judgment syndrome in the aftermath. Funny though, how one can happen to be on the boat...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By healhustler
I’m also looking at this kind of fix in the near...

I’m also looking at this kind of fix in the near future. I’m hesitant about sanding down my current molded-in non skid to replace it, but I don’t see much in alternatives. Trying to sand and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By healhustler
I think this may be my issue. The “run” relay...

I think this may be my issue. The “run” relay socket, in particular, requires me to push from beneath as I’m plugging in the relay. Eventually, the vibes get to anything in this box.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 07-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,191
Posted By healhustler
This was critically discussed previously on the...

This was critically discussed previously on the thread “Wakemakers”. We slow movers learn to dread the approach of the mega-wakers, but at least for the most part, we’d end up aground on sand. Out...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
Simi: Compare with previous pictires. I raised...

Simi: Compare with previous pictires. I raised FB and sundeck about 18”, made windows taller also. Door would need to be cut back just like the door on the original boat to facilitate step down to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
Here ya go, Simi. Just for you.

Here ya go, Simi. Just for you.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
Access to FB is same as any enclosed sundeck...

Access to FB is same as any enclosed sundeck through hatch. Through access to stateroom is same as original boat, through hulls and step up. Access from lower helm to side deck would need to be at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
A bit more finished example.

A bit more finished example.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
When I think about the assets and liabilities of...

When I think about the assets and liabilities of the cats we know here in the US, I can't think of a better design than the PDQ 34 and 41. For us, the liabilities of the cat in coastal or loop...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-02-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By healhustler
Never have forgotten my first entry into Buena...

Never have forgotten my first entry into Buena Vista. The road dead ended into a mountain. Welcome aboard!
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,220
Posted By healhustler
Dirtdock: Can we call you Dirt? Anyway, it's...

Dirtdock: Can we call you Dirt? Anyway, it's great to be able to say that probably the majority of us that do anything have lost something due to an inadequate knot. I lost my second big fender...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,239
Posted By healhustler
When we selected our KK Manatee, most of the...

When we selected our KK Manatee, most of the boats on our short list were cats. Space, economy and draft were high on our list of priorities. If I wasn't so big and stiff, the PDQ 34 would have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,396
Posted By healhustler
I was following Cardude during one of those...

I was following Cardude during one of those mega-wakes provoked by a 60 + Marlowe doing about 12 knots, not able to get on plane, but just at that point where he was probably at full power but...
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