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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By markpierce
Renewal notices are issued early. If one quickly...

Renewal notices are issued early. If one quickly responds, the period covered may be reduced. Mine expires in December, and when I renewed shortly after the notice, the documentation was only...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By markpierce
Most every day is a happy Friday for us, and not...

Most every day is a happy Friday for us, and not always with alcohol. :)
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-15-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,237
Posted By markpierce
That's doubly obvious.

That's doubly obvious.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By markpierce
On a trawler, best weight is in the middle of the...

On a trawler, best weight is in the middle of the boat, not on the transom. Meaning the engine should be in the middle of the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By markpierce
If not an integral part of the hull, I'd be leery...

If not an integral part of the hull, I'd be leery of any cleats on a swim platform.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By markpierce
You should be in the market to obtain multiple...

You should be in the market to obtain multiple flag hoists. :)
Forum: Liveaboards 11-11-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By markpierce
Living aboard isn't for me. My friends,...

Living aboard isn't for me. My friends, relatives, favorite restaurants and many interesting sights are on land. Fortunately, I can afford a boat and a modest land-based home. I enjoy both. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By markpierce
Once it's decided, tell he how to order.

Once it's decided, tell he how to order.
Forum: Liveaboards 11-10-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By markpierce
Gee, just storing financial records alone can...

Gee, just storing financial records alone can take two square feet, a substantial amount of space in a mid-sized boat. Hobbies can also take up a lot of space, usually requiring one to choose boat...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By markpierce
Boating without a fllybridge has its advantage,...

Boating without a fllybridge has its advantage, saving one from many hassles and additional expense. Besides, never liked the exaggerated motion or the climb/descent.
Forum: Liveaboards 11-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By markpierce
Better to be a "transient" cruiser than a...

Better to be a "transient" cruiser than a liveaboard. Here, liveaboards are limited to ten percent of berths, but that does not include transients who can stay for months.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By markpierce
Suckerfish to your boat

Well, not suckerfish but like kayakers that ride your wake. Had a kayaker ride my bow wake, nearly midship and about five feet off the starboard beam. Traveling at six knots, he was able to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,495
Posted By markpierce
The cost of maintaining, berthing, and operation...

The cost of maintaining, berthing, and operation of my boat costs more than my land-based housing costs. Does that mean my priorities are correct?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By markpierce
Sorry, can't get beyond a flip-phone. :blush:

Sorry, can't get beyond a flip-phone. :blush:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-04-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By markpierce
I cast one vote against having a flybridge.

I cast one vote against having a flybridge.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,268
Posted By markpierce
Well, if Alaskans pay more for fish from...

Well, if Alaskans pay more for fish from retailers, at least the state provides them all a subsidy. No such subsidy for me here in California.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,324
Posted By markpierce
So, where's the Bruce?! But let's get...

So, where's the Bruce?!

But let's get serious. Who is going to take purchase orders, put up the cash to pay the burgee maker, and then package and mail the flags and collect reimbursement from...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-03-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By markpierce
As I recall, the inventor of the same or similar...

As I recall, the inventor of the same or similar invention died riding it. With my poor balance, the odds against me would be higher. :blush:
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By markpierce
Sound decision.

Sound decision.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-03-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,268
Posted By markpierce
I'm curious why Alaskan-water fish and...

I'm curious why Alaskan-water fish and crustaceans cost substantially more in Anchorage fish-retail stores than they do in supermarkets of mainland USA.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-01-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By markpierce
Yes. Had bees die and clog one of the several...

Yes. Had bees die and clog one of the several fuel tanks vents which limited use of one tank. :eek:
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-01-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By markpierce
I have four dock lines on both starboard and port...

I have four dock lines on both starboard and port sides. Haven't seen any significant wear of lines in six years. Depends on the environment (degree of surge and such) and quality of lines.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,202
Posted By markpierce
I much prefer aimed at waves rather then them...

I much prefer aimed at waves rather then them hitting me from the side or stern. Prefer pitching over rolling.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,637
Posted By markpierce
Suggest you study a cruiser's guide for the West...

Suggest you study a cruiser's guide for the West Coast. The mostly hostile shores are downwind. From what I've read, one needs to read weather windows, be willing to wait in harbors for days, and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-27-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,268
Posted By markpierce
I occasionally eat fish. Usually tuna sashimi...

I occasionally eat fish. Usually tuna sashimi and the sometimes cod fish-and-chips and tuna-salad sandwhiches. There are lots of warnings concerning fish consumption (like mercury) so limit fish...
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