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Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 01-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By MichaelH
Well, It did not take long to find out the info...

Well, It did not take long to find out the info on life jackets for kids if Fla. There is no state law requiring life jackets for kids on boats over 26 ft., but there is the federal law requiring...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 01-12-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By MichaelH
David, I left that up to the kids parents. They...

David, I left that up to the kids parents. They are exceptionally well behaved and always do what they are told and are always right next to an adult. When we were at high speed cruise, they all...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 01-11-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By MichaelH
1'st cruise of 2019

We took our 1'st cruise of 2019 on Jan. 3'rd and had a great time. It was only for the day, about 40 miles, but the weather was great, seas 1 ft. Inland calm. Our son, daughter in law, and 4...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Posted By MichaelH
Welcome aboard Maddox, I am a long distance...

Welcome aboard Maddox, I am a long distance trucker who hauls oversize loads all the time,but not boats, so I know a little about what is involved. The boat must be reduced in size as much as...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By MichaelH
Do not know if this is true, (from facebook), but...

Do not know if this is true, (from facebook), but if true then this is the answer.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By MichaelH
Sounds like a great trip. Looking forward to more...

Sounds like a great trip. Looking forward to more pictures.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-11-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By MichaelH
We have kept our boat in Tarpon Springs for 15...

We have kept our boat in Tarpon Springs for 15 years and love it. We are at Anclote Isles marina. It is not fancy, but is well protected and the price is right. Wherever you decide to home port, I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-20-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By MichaelH
Welcome Aboard. Wow, you really are landlocked...

Welcome Aboard. Wow, you really are landlocked there. Since you did not mention any previous boating experience I would also suggest giving it a try by chartering a smaller boat while you are waiting...
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-25-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By MichaelH
I will keep this short, but you cannot keep...

I will keep this short, but you cannot keep politics out of any discussion about Charlotte. The answer to your question is that promoting riots, promotes a radical political agenda. To see the end...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,012
Posted By MichaelH
I will also complain about poor flybridge...

I will also complain about poor flybridge drainage, but I have a plan for that, now all I need is the time and motivation. The main complaint I have about the design of our boat is the size of the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-24-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By MichaelH
Phil, I get to Everett about once a month on...

Phil, I get to Everett about once a month on business and am usually there 3 or 4 days. Any time you need a crew member for a day trip, I will gladly volunteer. If you get to Fla. when you winter...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 09-19-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 19,896
Posted By MichaelH
We will be looking forward to hearing the planned...

We will be looking forward to hearing the planned dates for this gathering. We are planning one of our "cruises to wherever" for Jan. so we could easily plan a destination.
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-19-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,790
Posted By MichaelH
I just realized I could have phrased it better...

I just realized I could have phrased it better when I said" get yourself fixed". LOL You know what I meant.
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-19-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,790
Posted By MichaelH
Marty, Sorry to hear about your health problems....

Marty, Sorry to hear about your health problems. It makes me realize how blessed my family and I have been. Thanks for that. Our prayers will be with you. Get yourself fixed so you can get back to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By MichaelH
Well, I will be 110 then, but will be prepared...

Well, I will be 110 then, but will be prepared for it. LOL Being a South Florida boater, and not used to large tidal swings it is good information to have about the 8' tides in Ga, it would have...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-29-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By MichaelH
Welcome aboard, My wife and I made the transition...

Welcome aboard, My wife and I made the transition 5 years ago and have never looked back. We had a 290 SeaRay and decided we had reached the age where we wanted more room and wanted to cruise at a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-12-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By MichaelH
My opinion is that a wood hull boat would be a...

My opinion is that a wood hull boat would be a full time maintenance commitment. Your costs will be quite a bit higher than with the same boat with a fiberglass hull. Wood hull boats are beautiful,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-07-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 21,627
Posted By MichaelH
dimer2, I was in Houston on saturday 5/28. Left...

dimer2, I was in Houston on saturday 5/28. Left there heading to Mobile. Stayed on I 10 because of flooding on 90 so I drove by your place. It did not look that bad then, but I figured it would get...
Forum: Power Systems 05-31-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By MichaelH
We would need more information in order to be of...

We would need more information in order to be of any help. How did you determine the fuel burn per engine. The usual reasons for more fuel burn such as dirty air filter would not account for that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By MichaelH
I have had more than one West Marine employee...

I have had more than one West Marine employee admit to me that all their batteries are made for them by Deka. Go to Deka battery dealer and get the same battery as at West Marine for 1/2 the price. I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,830
Posted By MichaelH
Most all of the problems we have with our gen...

Most all of the problems we have with our gen sets are caused by lack of use. Because of that fact and also that I live in Fla. where it is always hot, my gen set is running when we leave the dock...
Forum: Harbor Chat 04-18-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By MichaelH
Lunch Meeting

Today I had the pleasure of meeting TF members Dimer2 (Blue and Michelle). We met for lunch at Captain Jacks in Tarpon Springs, Fl. The combination of good people, good food, and interesting...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,163
Posted By MichaelH
I would also suggest relocating the racor's. Mine...

I would also suggest relocating the racor's. Mine are located low enough that after putting in the new filters I leave the T handle off and slowly open the supply side valve. Gravity works every...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 04-17-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By MichaelH
If the wind dies down enough, we will be at 3...

If the wind dies down enough, we will be at 3 rooker tuesday thru thursday so I will extend the same invitation that Rossigal did and would love to meet anybody that can make it there.
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-09-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By MichaelH
We are at Anclote Isles.

We are at Anclote Isles.
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