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Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:56 AM
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VPN suggestions or recommendations

Does anyone know of a reliable VPN service that will let us stream US Netflix and Prime content in the Bahamas? I currently use PureVPN but have to constantly reconfigure it to watch. Iíve spent a...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Woodland Hills
WiFi is a big money pit for RV parks and Marinas:...

WiFi is a big money pit for RV parks and Marinas: constantly needing expensive upgrades and near daily hand holding by expensive techs. No wonder the smart ones have gone with one stop providers like...
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Woodland Hills
You will also need the wall thickness of the pipe...

You will also need the wall thickness of the pipe to compare apples to apples. When I upgraded mine from an 8’ boom to a 10’ the stanchion increased in OD as well as decreasing in ID. In other words...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,006
Posted By Woodland Hills
I like “shopping” in pawnshops. I’ve bought a lot...

I like “shopping” in pawnshops. I’ve bought a lot of precision measuring tools, micrometers, dial indicators, torque wrenches, snap gages, etc as well as binoculars. That’s where I got my Canon 18x50...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,006
Posted By Woodland Hills
I have been involved in three house clearings:...

I have been involved in three house clearings: both parents and our own when we moved aboard. We all are familiar with how your stuff expands to fill the space available, it is not so easy to make it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,595
Posted By Woodland Hills
Only the athletes! If you help get a state...

Only the athletes! If you help get a state championship you donít need to know anything but your sport.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,595
Posted By Woodland Hills
To be accurate you would need to exclude any open...

To be accurate you would need to exclude any open boats, from daysailers to center consoles.
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,959
Posted By Woodland Hills
Isn’t it outrageous that businesses selling space...

Isn’t it outrageous that businesses selling space at docks want to get paid for keeping others out of your reserved space? Whether you show up to use it or not?
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,342
Posted By Woodland Hills
So where do the homeless go? Away, is not an...

So where do the homeless go? Away, is not an answer. There is a visible homeless population in most cities for the simple reason that most cities are run by Democrats and Democratic administrations...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Woodland Hills
Bahamas phone calling and VPNs

I haven’t gotten a local SIM card yet so I am calling marinas via my MyIslandWiFi modem with the phone on airplane mode. I also use a VPN to fool Prime and Netflix into thinking that I am still in...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-18-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Woodland Hills
The Ocean Alexander 50 mk1 is not very different...

The Ocean Alexander 50 mk1 is not very different from the DeFever 49 RPH.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,595
Posted By Woodland Hills
I think that WoodenBoat proves that you CANNOT...

I think that WoodenBoat proves that you CANNOT get too technical. They have general interest stories about specific boats with color pictures and historical/biographical articles, but they also have...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-16-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Woodland Hills
See post #4: I needed a PCB upgrade from KVH....

See post #4: I needed a PCB upgrade from KVH. Only late model M5’s are eligible for this. Call KVH with your s/n to find out.
You will need a tech to do a software update to make it work.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,524
Posted By Woodland Hills
Still donít get it. When tent camping I had a...

Still donít get it. When tent camping I had a manifold that attached to the 25 lb bottle and then ran hoses to stove, lights, Buddy Heater and Coleman water heater. One hose was 25í long to the wall...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-14-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Woodland Hills
Damp-Rid gets pretty expensive after a year or...

Damp-Rid gets pretty expensive after a year or two it also only pulls out about 1% of the water that a dehumidifier does. Electric dehumidifier uses power, but many marinas charge a flat fee for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-14-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Woodland Hills
We get lots of HD with our M5. The above post #6...

We get lots of HD with our M5. The above post #6 is just wrong. We use the VP-211 basic control box, we got one from Dish and another new in box from eBay. Added a 3tb external hard drive to both and...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-14-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Woodland Hills
We have two of these: Frigidaire 30-Pint...

We have two of these: Frigidaire 30-Pint Dehumidifier... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QTY1XS5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
running 24/7 for the last year. Depending on how much we open the boat to...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-13-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,524
Posted By Woodland Hills
I don’t have any issue with refilling small...

I don’t have any issue with refilling small cylinders, but why not just use a hose from the big bottle to the device instead?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-13-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Woodland Hills
I have an M5 and with a PCB upgrade I can get all...

I have an M5 and with a PCB upgrade I can get all three satellites and HDTV. Streaming TV sounds nice until you actually try it: it does not take many HD movies to use up your 15gb hotspot limit or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By Woodland Hills
Lots of outboards in the Bahamas thus lots of...

Lots of outboards in the Bahamas thus lots of gasoline. A center console with 3, 4, or 5! outboards uses a lot of fuel so it ought to be fresh too.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,339
Posted By Woodland Hills
Read the article: the people that are going to be...

Read the article: the people that are going to be making the calls to the enforcers talk about being selective about who they call them on. In other words it’s about being able to roust the bums or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,339
Posted By Woodland Hills
If you read the newspaper article, they are...

If you read the newspaper article, they are talking about selective enforcement: if you don’t look like a wreck and you don’t have a noisy construction generator or stay too long you should be OK.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,339
Posted By Woodland Hills
I’ve been through there many times and always...

I’ve been through there many times and always thought the derelicts and sunken wrecks were a real eyesore. And I always wondered why the homeowners there put up with it. In a perfect world they would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,314
Posted By Woodland Hills
Ainít that the truth: stuck in FLL awaiting a...

Ainít that the truth: stuck in FLL awaiting a weather window to cross to Cat Cay, got here before New Years and it finally looks like the coming Wednesday is good and then Thursday is great. At last!
Forum: General Maintenance 01-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Woodland Hills
I see these struts as consumable items: in most...

I see these struts as consumable items: in most cases they will lose pressure and weaken long before they rust out. I can see springing for stainless on a fore hatch that spends most of its time open...
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