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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,955
Posted By IntoTheBlue
DOCKWA - Great Service

We've used this service for a few years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. Dockwa and The Waterway Guide are two items we consider a"must have" for waterway cruising, especially...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,414
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Details for Internet Service?

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Question or request for ksandsers:

Thanks for your post. I totally understand the set-up of local area network within the boat, which I have done before. I wonder though of you could go into...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Mainship Anchor Upgrade

I had the Delta on all 3 of the Mainship's I have owned, the Trawler 390, Pilot 34 and current boat Pilot 43. I had occasional trouble with the anchor holding, as well as setting on both the 390 and...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-05-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Capt Ron, I have had the same issue of wanting to...

Capt Ron, I have had the same issue of wanting to change to a propane unit on my Mainship Pilot 43. The Kenyon works fine, although it's not the same as a flame unit and I'd rather not turn on Genset...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Vitrifrigo Freezer Blowing Fuses

We have had a Virtifrigo DWC180 series 2 drawer refrigerator and separate DWC180 2 drawer freezer since we have had the boat (standard with Mainship 43's). We have always used the refrigerator and to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-22-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By IntoTheBlue
I was checking the removable option offered by...

I was checking the removable option offered by Nautical Creations. (My radar transmits via WiFi, so the only cord is power). When you worked with them, did they customize your pedestal?

Thanks!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-22-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By IntoTheBlue
My first radar arch I purchased from Atlantic...

My first radar arch I purchased from Atlantic Towers about 20 years ago (for a different boat). They’re in NJ, right? They did a wonderful job, including the installation. Thanks, I’ll check them out.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-21-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Folding Radar Tower

We have to go under a bridge every time we leave port, so having a folding radar tower is a definite requirement. So after buying the boat 13 years ago I had one fabricated. It worked fine for years,...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-21-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,563
Posted By IntoTheBlue
I agree with just about all that has been posted....

I agree with just about all that has been posted. We are one of those that try to always anchor on our journeys.

There are some places where there is no where else to anchor, where you will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,102
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Area used and Maintenance are the key

I also just went through this as well, researching, talking and trying to stay on somewhat of a budget as well.

I found that rather than buying by the brand (everyone has their favorite or good...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By IntoTheBlue
What originally caught my attention was the...

What originally caught my attention was the “annual application” on the August Race website. 303 recommends monthly applications. My concern (had this happen in the past with a different product) is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Interesting. So instead of a full cover (which I...

Interesting. So instead of a full cover (which I would love to do, but is hard when on anchor), you use a cover that just go over the tubes? I’ll check out the “Dingy Chaps”. Thanks
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Congrats on your new Ranger Tug! We are now...

Congrats on your new Ranger Tug!

We are now looking seriously at the Ranger Tugs, as we consider moving down in size. Our current boat is perfect for us and has served us well as both a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Inflatable Boat UV Protector

I have purchased and will be receiving this week a new inflatable boat (Zodiac RIB Aluminum) . I plan to apply a UV inhibitor on the new boat. I have used the 303 Marine & Aerospace in the past. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,758
Posted By IntoTheBlue
We had moved from a MS 390 down to a MS Pilot 34...

We had moved from a MS 390 down to a MS Pilot 34 the up to a MS Pilot 43. And yes, I did work as a captain for a Mainship dealer. We have currently been in our MS Pilot 43 for almost 14 years and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,969
Posted By IntoTheBlue
I use a Mantus M2 chain hook with 2 25 Ď 5/8...

I use a Mantus M2 chain hook with 2 25 Ď 5/8 lines. The M2 is really secure and easy to get off. Iíve tried various types over the years, this is the best. I did increase the length which also proved...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,347
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Most of our cruising is coastal, northeast. We...

Most of our cruising is coastal, northeast. We like to keep our cruising time under 4 hours. Coastal northeast cruising sometimes requires a few times going 6, but most of the time staying around 3....
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-15-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By IntoTheBlue
No More Brewers Cruising Discount

We stopped by at Essex CT last week, staying at Dauntless Marina, which was a Brewers. We used to stop here on the way up north, picking up our Brewers Cruising Card, offering 20 % discounts on all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,241
Posted By IntoTheBlue
2-3 months is out of the question as long as I...

2-3 months is out of the question as long as I still have a job. We could however spend some time on our current boat cruising lakes Huron and Michigan.

Understood. When we completed the Triangle...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,241
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Test The Waters...

Here's a suggestion, aimed more for question 2.

My wife and I had always wanted to do the Great Loop once retired. Last year, still in a state of "semi-retirement", we were able to voyage the...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 05-14-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,629
Posted By IntoTheBlue
Bilge Pumps

Have 3 - Forward, Mid and Aft - all with float switches. These also all have a switch at the helm. I have one more high water in the engine room (below the engines) with a float switch and alarm.
...
Forum: Liveaboards 04-26-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,499
Posted By IntoTheBlue
We have thought about the idea of "Selling it...

We have thought about the idea of "Selling it All" and living on a boat. Which would mean buying larger boat, as you mention. All of the comments made in this thread are "spot on" and cover many of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,251
Posted By IntoTheBlue
On our trip to Canada via the "Triangle Loop", we...

On our trip to Canada via the "Triangle Loop", we had used 4 100 Watt panels, which provided more than enough power to maintain the battery bank (3 x 225 aH Gel Batteries) and fridge (Vitro 2...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,317
Posted By IntoTheBlue
We traveled the Erie and Oswego locks last...

We traveled the Erie and Oswego locks last summer. We met up with a 40+ Monk, which was single handed. As mentioned, the Erie locks are high and with a boat over 40 feet holding it will be difficult....
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 02-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,933
Posted By IntoTheBlue
We did a version of the Down East Circle loop...

We did a version of the Down East Circle loop last summer, going up the Rideau from Kingston, as some have mentioned. The trip to Ottawa is certainly worth it. However, we also took a few days from...
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