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Forum: Power Systems 09-17-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By BobH
The knob below the wheel adjust the steering...

The knob below the wheel adjust the steering ratio/number of turns lock to lock. The upper pump is the reservoir. Had the same system on our last boat. Current boat is a sail boat with hydraulic...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,746
Posted By BobH
Liability only or full coverage

Getting ready to renew our boat policy and thinking about going with liability only. Lived aboard a sailboat for six years and cruised down to the Virgin Islands and up to Maine. Owned a aft cabin...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-19-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
Once we get the boat to where we can use it that...

Once we get the boat to where we can use it that may be our only option. If the bottom is soft maybe we can just plow through it.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
It's not just finding the markers, it's finding...

It's not just finding the markers, it's finding the channel with our five foot draft. Boat is new to us and needs a lot of work so it won't be going in and out for a while. Later on if the draft gets...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-12-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
What would it take for them to nail up a couple...

What would it take for them to nail up a couple of red and green boards on those poles?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-28-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By BobH
Thanks, Peggy. I don't remember that term from...

Thanks, Peggy. I don't remember that term from last time. New to us boat needs a lot of stuff so I was hoping to go in with the minimum required, fresh water flush, and add the sea water flush later....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-28-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By BobH
Raritan Vortex-Vac, what is it?

A question for the HeadMistress. We had a Raritan Elegance on our last boat and loved it. Looking to purchase one for our current boat the descriptions all include the term Vortex-Vac. Is this...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-14-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
We are here. Survived the little tropical thing...

We are here. Survived the little tropical thing in the Gulf last week. Quite an exiting ride. Totally missed the entrance coming in. There are some poles out there but none have any markings. You...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
Thanks, Larry. But what about other times of the...

Thanks, Larry. But what about other times of the year? We don't go out during the heat of summer but like to go out in the fall and early winter. Sounds like it might be a problem? We love the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-23-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By BobH
South Shore Harbor League City

Bringing a new to us boat home to South Shore. The #1 and #2 markers for the channel into the marina seem pretty far apart. Anyone with local knowledge? Go in down the middle, favor one side or the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By BobH
Not much help, but we owned a 38' Present. It was...

Not much help, but we owned a 38' Present. It was built in Taiwan by Nautique(?). As best as I could find out, Present was a dealer in NY and put his name on the ones he imported.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By BobH
Can anybody ID this windlass

In the process of buying a boat with this totally ugly windlass. No markings, any ideas about the manufacturer?
Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,301
Posted By BobH
Beat me to it.

Beat me to it.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By BobH
To me, the big advantage of AIS is getting the...

To me, the big advantage of AIS is getting the name of the vessel. Then you can hail them and get the details if necessary.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-29-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By BobH
Label on the batteries is 24VDC. That would make...

Label on the batteries is 24VDC. That would make the bank 288VDC.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
Never even considered asking for a sea trial or...

Never even considered asking for a sea trial or survey prior to having my offer accepted and a deposit having been made. Object to making the deposit before the offer is submitted to the seller. Once...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,038
Posted By BobH
I have never understood why someone would have...

I have never understood why someone would have the radii down below instead of at the helm. Can someone explain that?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
The way he puts it, there is no signed agreement...

The way he puts it, there is no signed agreement till the seller agrees to a price. In the meantime the broker has my money and I have nothing in writing.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-21-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
If I make a deposit with the initial offer, how...

If I make a deposit with the initial offer, how do I know the broker will even contact the seller? How soon? What proof do I have that he has my money? Maybe he is just collecting deposits? Have...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
My point exactly.

My point exactly.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-19-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
The point is, why incur the wire fees until you...

The point is, why incur the wire fees until you have agreed on a price?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,843
Posted By BobH
Earnest money deposit

We have bought, and sold, boats in TX, MD, NC and almost in FL. In all those cases the earnest money deposit was made after buyer and seller agreed on a price. I am now dealing with a broker in LA...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By BobH
I bought one back around 2000 which was a plug in...

I bought one back around 2000 which was a plug in replacement for the three knob control. No idea who made it. About 3-4 years ago I bought one from Coastal Climate Control. Seems it came with...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-26-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By BobH
It's been too long. It came with a connector,...

It's been too long. It came with a connector, unplug the three knob and plug in the digital. I may still have the unit in the attic, I'll check tomorrow. Right now it's 90+ and I ain't going up there...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-26-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By BobH
Buying a digital thermostat to replace the three...

Buying a digital thermostat to replace the three knob would have been a lot cheaper.
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