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Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 07:03 PM
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Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
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ahh.....that makes more sense...thanks Pete. I...

ahh.....that makes more sense...thanks Pete. I guess that's what I get for multi-tasking too much.

If he had power of attorney for the deceased couple he could have used their funds to pay for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By Benthic2
something isn't adding up....( based on the...

something isn't adding up....( based on the second link posted....the Youtube story ) The guy needed $17k for gender re-assignment surgery.....but he presented the victims with a briefcase with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,361
Posted By Benthic2
Since when did our standard of behavior become...

Since when did our standard of behavior become "Just don't be the worst offender" ?? Wrong is wrong. Pointing to another instance of a greater wrong does not absolve you of your behavior.
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Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,524
Posted By Benthic2
If you were tying off to the cleats on the side...

If you were tying off to the cleats on the side of the pulpit, and they were sufficient, I think you may be over thinking this.

If all of this consternation is because the cleat you want only...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Benthic2
After all the troubles they had getting the TT35...

After all the troubles they had getting the TT35 to market, you'd have to be insane to order a boat from them.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,528
Posted By Benthic2
Can you ?? Yes.....some guy crossed the Atlantic...

Can you ?? Yes.....some guy crossed the Atlantic in a 5 foot boat....people have taken jet ski's to the Bahamas.... Should you is a very different question. If you are just looking to do a 5 or 6...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,328
Posted By Benthic2
Cruise ships support the local economy in all of...

Cruise ships support the local economy in all of the shore excursions that are sold and tremendous port charges that are paid. You can't fault a passenger for returning to thier ship to eat dinner...
Forum: Power Systems 12-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By Benthic2
One draw back to outboards....is that a 30 foot...

One draw back to outboards....is that a 30 foot inboard becomes a 35 foot outboard, with the accompanying increase in marina/dockage/storage fees.

I would think some of the weight could be offset...
Forum: Power Systems 12-22-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By Benthic2
Its interesting that gas outboards started...

Its interesting that gas outboards started small....and then grew as time went on....the Diesels start out big...hopefully they can shrink over time. Something like a 150 or 200 on a boat like the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,563
Posted By Benthic2
Aren't you totally screwed in a single engine...

Aren't you totally screwed in a single engine plane if the engine quits, no matter where you are ?
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,526
Posted By Benthic2
Instead of an elecrtic blanket, you may want to...

Instead of an elecrtic blanket, you may want to consider a heated mattress pad. It uses considerably less electricity and the heat source is under you instead of above you. Since heat rises, that's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By Benthic2
It is the SeaPiper 35. It gets over 6 miles per...

It is the SeaPiper 35. It gets over 6 miles per gallon and costs less than $140k , new ( according to this: https://www.seamagazine.com/seapiper-35/ )
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By Benthic2
Isn't there a new boat coming out soon with a...

Isn't there a new boat coming out soon with a very similar design ??? I know there was a thread on it a while back.
Forum: General Maintenance 12-10-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,383
Posted By Benthic2
Weebles, how much is the cost difference between...

Weebles, how much is the cost difference between paint and gelcoat ? If it last twice as long, but costs twice as much, its a wash.
Forum: General Maintenance 12-07-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,380
Posted By Benthic2
Cost of boat = X, Repair of boat = Y, value of...

Cost of boat = X, Repair of boat = Y, value of boat aferwards = Z

if X+Y<Z, the seller would repair it.

If X+Y >z, you don't want it.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-06-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,733
Posted By Benthic2
You really think she intentionally got drunk and...

You really think she intentionally got drunk and screwed the captain and caused multiple collisions as a strategic career move ???
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Benthic2
They were all recovered. 6 USCG people were...

They were all recovered. 6 USCG people were treated and released. 1 of the USN personell had critical injuries and was air lifted off the island later that night.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-03-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By Benthic2
Have you considered mounting it in the floor ??

Have you considered mounting it in the floor ??
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,120
Posted By Benthic2
I remember 10 years or so ago, there were some...

I remember 10 years or so ago, there were some tests done with flying large kites off the bow of supertankers. It looked like a cheap easy way to increase efficiency...a real no brainer...but it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,490
Posted By Benthic2
I would think there would be a considerable risk...

I would think there would be a considerable risk of bending your rudder, shaft or prop support thingies ( the name escapes me at the moment ) Would a better approach be a set of sturdy timbers or...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,075
Posted By Benthic2
Sounds like someone was "a-sheep" at the...

Sounds like someone was "a-sheep" at the wheel!
Forum: General Maintenance 11-21-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By Benthic2
https://www.sears.com/diehard-platinum-portable-po...

https://www.sears.com/diehard-platinum-portable-power-1150/p-02871688000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

These are great for keeping in your car so you can jump yourself or...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By Benthic2
Some automotive battery chargers have a "boost"...

Some automotive battery chargers have a "boost" setting that will start an engine with a dead battery. There are also battery boosters ( portable battery pack with jumper cables built in ) that will...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,519
Posted By Benthic2
Oh my god!! Garrison got totally railroaded !!!!...

Oh my god!! Garrison got totally railroaded !!!! That is a frightening thing to read!!
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