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Forum: General Maintenance 01-16-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By wwestman
Many boats like that have a drain plug either in...

Many boats like that have a drain plug either in the side or end of the keel, for just the issue you are dealing with. Usually a brass plug in a fitting. I have seen them with so many layers of paint...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,403
Posted By wwestman
Unless you have experience with smaller boats or...

Unless you have experience with smaller boats or are going to hire crew to go with you, I would highly suggest starting with a smaller vessel that can be easily handled by two people. Once you have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,327
Posted By wwestman
Somebody will lose their job over that.

Somebody will lose their job over that.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,319
Posted By wwestman
This reminds of the charter boats (credit card...

This reminds of the charter boats (credit card captains) who turn on ALL the nav lights since they don't know which ones are supposed to be on. I generally give them a wide berth just in case their...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By wwestman
Did you check with the yacht club?

Did you check with the yacht club?
Forum: General Maintenance 12-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By wwestman
In my experience it is 95% prep and 5% final...

In my experience it is 95% prep and 5% final paint.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By wwestman
If I did not already have one (unsigned) I would...

If I did not already have one (unsigned) I would get one for sure. I work in a marine store part time (it will remain nameless) and recommend your book on at least a weekly basis.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By wwestman
I believe when you apply to the FCC they ask if...

I believe when you apply to the FCC they ask if there is a current MMSI and they will then issue the required license with the current MMSI. Check their web site.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,519
Posted By wwestman
No we acknowledge that it is part of the law...

No we acknowledge that it is part of the law under which we live. Most other countries have similar laws as it relates to Customs officers searching for contraband.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,519
Posted By wwestman
Just a point of clarification, the case cited in...

Just a point of clarification, the case cited in this and many other discussions about LE boardings, UNITED STATES v. VILLAMONTE-MARQUEZ(1983), is actually a US Customs case concerning a 40 ft...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By wwestman
Do the maintenance that the book calls for. These...

Do the maintenance that the book calls for. These engines are what is in Dodge pickups and lots of over the road trucks. Same basic block. Easy to find parts. Easy to find someone to work on them, at...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By wwestman
Those are what I have in my Jefferson and I am...

Those are what I have in my Jefferson and I am happy with them.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By wwestman
Ranger, that was an old address that they...

Ranger, that was an old address that they obviously have stopped using. I think your only option would be to try them via Facebook as much as hate having that as an only option. When it first cranked...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By wwestman
And yes, jdcave, there have been many...

And yes, jdcave, there have been many innovations. All vhf signals go vertical as well as horizontal. Newer satellites have been equipped with receivers that capture the AIS broadcasts. The big...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By wwestman
Try marine-traffic@googlegroups.com

Try marine-traffic@googlegroups.com
Forum: Power Systems 10-15-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By wwestman
Quite often the block will fit through the window...

Quite often the block will fit through the window opening when the window is removed.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-15-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By wwestman
Even though there is an algorithm in the transmit...

Even though there is an algorithm in the transmit system, quite often signals from different boats conflict with each other, especially in crowded locations. The shore receiver can only handle a set...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By wwestman
Lehr was bought by another company who is not...

Lehr was bought by another company who is not currently making outboards and not supporting the old ones. West Marine has dropped them as a vendor but may be able to help you if you call them.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,829
Posted By wwestman
I usually leave a card on the door or somewhere...

I usually leave a card on the door or somewhere easily found so that someone noticing something wrong can call me. It has helped in the past when I sprung a leak and someone noticed the pump running...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By wwestman
I don't think you will find an efficient...

I don't think you will find an efficient dehumidifier that does not produce heat. They all use heat as they remove the water. I do not totally understand the process but I think they have coils like...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By wwestman
If I remember correctly, for USCG inspected fuel...

If I remember correctly, for USCG inspected fuel tank, all openings have to be on the top. There can be no openings for lines etc anywhere else.
I always thought that instead of a flat bottom tank,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By wwestman
As a matter of course, you should always make...

As a matter of course, you should always make note of any interactions with officials in your vessel log. You DO have an official log of some kind that you can show them, right?
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By wwestman
Polar Navy / Polar View shutting down

Went to check on updates etc. and found a notice on the home page that Polar Navy Navigation Software is shutting down.

What happened? Not enough people paying? Bummer I really liked it as a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By wwestman
It never hurts to do the right thing. Checking in...

It never hurts to do the right thing. Checking in and out can be a pain but if something happens you want to paperwork to show you did it right or at least tried.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By wwestman
A US flagged pleasure boat operated by US...

A US flagged pleasure boat operated by US Citizens does not need to clear out. However, many islands in the Caribbean require a "Permit to Proceed" when entering their country.
Non-US Citizens are...
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