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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:59 AM
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Posted By caltexflanc
Take a look at T-Mobile for 4G data, some plans...

Take a look at T-Mobile for 4G data, some plans include Netflix and in most areas their network is very fast. Verizon is closing their 3G network next year and has stopped activating new numbers on...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By caltexflanc
OK, I misread the OP, I thought it was a lift...

OK, I misread the OP, I thought it was a lift that took you up on the hard.
So again, I refer you to the NOAA maps, which have proved to be pretty accurate. You can place your bets from that....
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-15-2018, 07:53 PM
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Posted By caltexflanc
As the marina what they think. Storm surge...

As the marina what they think. Storm surge estimate maps are available for various categories of storm and they know how high up they can get you and how well they can secure the boat.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,581
Posted By caltexflanc
It's a motor vessel, or "power boat", which is...

It's a motor vessel, or "power boat", which is more universally understood. Even in the Navigation Rules, referred to as a "power-driven vessel".
We cruised for years a Hatteras 56 Motoryacht....
Forum: Cruising and Events - The Rest of the World 10-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By caltexflanc
Search around here and you will find a long...

Search around here and you will find a long thread and a variety of posts by Richard on Dauntless who did exactly this.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By caltexflanc
Depends whether you are cruising or on a delivery.

Depends whether you are cruising or on a delivery.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By caltexflanc
A hurricane is called a tropical cyclone for a...

A hurricane is called a tropical cyclone for a reason. It's one huge twister combined with a wall of water.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By caltexflanc
Exactly right. That marker is what you keep to...

Exactly right. That marker is what you keep to starboard as you make the left turn off the main channel to get up to the west of the dike. I think the larger issue illustrated here is people who do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By caltexflanc
Rich, are you really going to stay there and...

Rich, are you really going to stay there and "ride it out"?

If so, why?
Forum: Californian 10-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By caltexflanc
Yes I did indeed! I browse by New Posts and often...

Yes I did indeed! I browse by New Posts and often don't look at what sub-forum is associated. So EXCUSE me!
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-08-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By caltexflanc
I installed both on my old Hatteras. There was an...

I installed both on my old Hatteras. There was an extra through hull right slose to where I wanted the raw water pump due to a decommissioned saltwater toilet system. I ran the fresh water one from a...
Forum: Californian 10-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By caltexflanc
I'm guessing a Hatteras 42LRC and if so there is...

I'm guessing a Hatteras 42LRC and if so there is excellent access through the salon hatches.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By caltexflanc
The only reason to go through there is to anchor...

The only reason to go through there is to anchor out behind Reedy. Did it once and there was a marked pass through on the dike. As I recall we had to wiggle through the northern channel to keep on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,211
Posted By caltexflanc
Best bang for the buck? A used Furuno. Plenty out...

Best bang for the buck? A used Furuno. Plenty out there as take outs from boats whose owners want the latest. Excellent support from the factory even on units 3 or 4 generations old,
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By caltexflanc
Big Stamoid fan here. Had a double bimini on my...

Big Stamoid fan here. Had a double bimini on my Hatteras, plus cover for the forward bench seat and sun pad, even the davit. Highest recommendation for the bimini. I'd post a photo but that seems to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,951
Posted By caltexflanc
Or decide to not anchor. Or spend a whole lot of...

Or decide to not anchor. Or spend a whole lot of money reconfiguring everything to accommodate a hawse type anchor set up.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By caltexflanc
During freezing weather of course not. Regardless...

During freezing weather of course not. Regardless a pressure regulater is needed and you can get them at whatever rating you require. Solves the "St. Lucia" issue mentioned.
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By caltexflanc
Those are really great, but they don't include an...

Those are really great, but they don't include an amp meter. Nice to know how many amps are going in or out of the battery(s) at any given point in time.

Shunts goes on the negative by the way.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By caltexflanc
And unplug shore power so the boat doesn't burn...

And unplug shore power so the boat doesn't burn down. Better yet have the boat pulled out of the water so there is no chance for sinking.

Or maintain your plumbing and have adequate bilge...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By caltexflanc
I'd have to see a diagram of your plumbing but...

I'd have to see a diagram of your plumbing but the answer is likely yes you can run the whole boat off shore water including the head system. It's kind of strange that it is not set up that way...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-29-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By caltexflanc
Search around here and you will find a wealth of...

Search around here and you will find a wealth of information on this itinerary.
Also the Waterway Guide AICW edition and website is an excellent companion, the latter especially now with constant...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By caltexflanc
Try Naiad themselves to start with. Then...

Try Naiad themselves to start with.

Then there is Stabilized Marine in Florida. http://www.stabilizedmarine.com/

I used to know and use some great "old school" techs for these but they've both...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,545
Posted By caltexflanc
On boats this large and complex? Baloney! And I...

On boats this large and complex? Baloney! And I speak from first hand experience with a number of other people's boats trying to help them (and some very "decent" tradesmen) sort things out. Not to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By caltexflanc
High quality indoor outdoor carpet overcomes...

High quality indoor outdoor carpet overcomes those issues. We had it on our aft deck for years no problems and still going strong when we sold the boat.
Had an area rug on the flying bridge,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By caltexflanc
Why? All of those are planing boats as well. I ...

Why? All of those are planing boats as well. I happen to like what I've seen of the GB60, especially the aft cabin version if you can work out a boat deck for the tender. Nice aft deck there too,...
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