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Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,685
Posted By Daddyo
I just got 8 years out of my Sam's Club...

I just got 8 years out of my Sam's Club Duracells. Only lost the bank because shore power was down for a few months while unattended on the hard.
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-11-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Daddyo
Welcome aboard! She will reward your efforts....

Welcome aboard! She will reward your efforts. You've chosen a fine pedigree.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-05-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,488
Posted By Daddyo
South Florida to Maine round trip 4 times, 3...

South Florida to Maine round trip 4 times, 3 solo. Hurricanes Irene, Mathew and Sandy on the hook. Norfolk to Bermuda on a friends sailboat. But then there's Dauntless!!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By Daddyo
All good advise. Outside is great if conditions...

All good advise. Outside is great if conditions allow. Inside can be tedious and a bit monotonous.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Daddyo
Thank you but the official Racor valves I find to...

Thank you but the official Racor valves I find to be of very pour quality. We are talking about a plastic valve in a system that can drain your fuel tanks completely dry.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,828
Posted By Daddyo
First: Are you kidding me? Does your keyboard...

First:
Are you kidding me? Does your keyboard not work?

Second:
Fix the first and I'll respond.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Daddyo
I should say, hard to find in a hardware store or...

I should say, hard to find in a hardware store or plumbing supply near me.
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 02-26-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By Daddyo
I loved our Puffin on our last boat. I drove...

I loved our Puffin on our last boat. I drove 1,000 miles to Maine to buy her from the guy who built her. A fraction of the cost of a Trinka, her close cousin.

...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Daddyo
I firmly believe weight is everything when...

I firmly believe weight is everything when docking. Stability means predictability. :socool: Ok I must admit I could do the same with my single screw, no thruster Marine Trader 36 sedan :rofl:
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 02-26-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Daddyo
Links don't work.

Links don't work.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 02-26-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Daddyo
Great boats. Sold one of our member's boat two...

Great boats. Sold one of our member's boat two years ago to a very, very happy couple in SC.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Daddyo
The answers to your questions are specific to the...

The answers to your questions are specific to the particular boats and their exact layout. How much control do you have when backing, how experienced (talented) are you, what are the sight lines,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Daddyo
Racor 900 petcock drain options?

Anybody retro-fitted their Racor 900s with a petcock vs the cheap but expensive Racor valve? The thread on the bottom of the bowl is an impossible to easily match 5/8 x 11:banghead: Mine are 900FGs.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-27-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By Daddyo
I am going to be commuting into DC. I assumed it...

I am going to be commuting into DC. I assumed it would be a lot more than 45 minutes though?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-25-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By Daddyo
Washington DC dockage

Does anyone know of any seasonal or year-round dockage in the DC area?
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,377
Posted By Daddyo
I've been a builder for 40 years and have used...

I've been a builder for 40 years and have used granite exclusively for at least the last 30 years. One sealing at installation and never again. Put granite in my boat 6 years ago and zero problems in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,377
Posted By Daddyo
BS!

BS!
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 18,797
Posted By Daddyo
Sorry, didn't see this. Sounds encouraging.

Sorry, didn't see this. Sounds encouraging.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 18,797
Posted By Daddyo
Anybody know how the aptly named Hurricane...

Anybody know how the aptly named Hurricane Boatyard in Bayboro, NC fared? Grace is on the hard there and I'm in Puerto Rico working my FEMA job and can't check on her for weeks. My MarCELL monitor...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,070
Posted By Daddyo
How long is a piece of string? Ease to get it...

How long is a piece of string? Ease to get it in/out depends on the boat. I put 3.5KW in one of my boats by myself. I took a 12KW out of my current boat in three hours with an hour and a half of yard...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Daddyo
I agree, Annie is a good one. Give her a call.

I agree, Annie is a good one. Give her a call.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-21-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Daddyo
As some of you old timers here know, I've put...

As some of you old timers here know, I've put some ground tackle to the test and I want to point out a common misconception. The fact is, the heavier the boat the less need there is for a heavier...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Daddyo
Brand, model? More info please.

Brand, model? More info please.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 06-04-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,059
Posted By Daddyo
I've got to say, it takes a bit of honey to...

I've got to say, it takes a bit of honey to attract bees. A price and pics will not betray your secrecy.:blush:
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,940
Posted By Daddyo
Lehman Hours

It was Bob that I had the long conversation with to settle this very question. He told me of the two running as pumps and declared that we don't really know how long the 120 can last if perfectly...
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