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Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By dannc
That is a very good point. Once upon a...

That is a very good point.

Once upon a time, I had an outdoor, summer job working west of Ft. Lauderdale. At lunch one day, I chugged down a nice, icy cold root beer. I had convulsions and...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,626
Posted By dannc
As someone who grew up in the South, including...

As someone who grew up in the South, including central and South FLA, doing manual labor outside ALL DAY long, I can offer some advice.

Start early helps and while the temp should be lower, the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,276
Posted By dannc
Last century I was sailing on the inside of the...

Last century I was sailing on the inside of the keys in the summer. Well, sailing is not correct since there was no wind so we were motoring... :rolleyes: Twas hot as heck, the engine made it...
Forum: Diesel Duck 06-17-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,121
Posted By dannc
Forgot to mention another idea I had when I...

Forgot to mention another idea I had when I posted the above information.

Are there any tool rental companies in Hong Kong? There are places in the US that rent tools/equipment that one needs...
Forum: Diesel Duck 06-16-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,121
Posted By dannc
Professional Boat Builder issue number 74, page...

Professional Boat Builder issue number 74, page 85, has an article about vibration which is pretty good. The article is from 2002 and most of the company websites listed at the end of the article...
Forum: Diesel Duck 06-14-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,121
Posted By dannc
I think we met SeahorseMarine54201 in China a few...

I think we met SeahorseMarine54201 in China a few years ago and we saw his boat being built. It is a very nice boat and really frustrating/horrifying to have a problem like this. :cry:

I am...
Forum: Diesel Duck 06-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,121
Posted By dannc
There is a magazine called Professional...

There is a magazine called Professional BoatBuilder that is a TREASURE trove of information. They used to sell the entire back collection for a few hundred dollars which I bought years ago and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 672,882
Posted By dannc
A few years ago, I saw a similar RIB in...

A few years ago, I saw a similar RIB in Campbeltown, Scotland without the junk rig. Did not seem to have much living space, but as I thought about it, it was a good boat for the area. The boat had...
Forum: Power Systems 05-22-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,086
Posted By dannc
The only way to know is to do used oil analysis...

The only way to know is to do used oil analysis but the cost of the test might be as much as an oil change. I left oil in my tractor for three years once by mistake. The oil test said the oil was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,042
Posted By dannc
Yep, and the PFD also has to be accessible, which...

Yep, and the PFD also has to be accessible, which it seems to have been, but it cannot be in packaging. Many boaters will keep PFDs in their packaging to keep the PFD clean and dry, which makes...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By dannc
I was able to get a replacement drivers license...

I was able to get a replacement drivers license by going to the NC DMV website. My license was worn a bit and some text was hard/impossible to read so I needed a replacement. The "new" license came...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,113
Posted By dannc
There is a long running discussion about building...

There is a long running discussion about building an AL sail boat on the Cruising Forum that might be of interest to readers of this discussion as well as the OP. The discussion on CF was started by...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,113
Posted By dannc
That is an important point and I would think one...

That is an important point and I would think one could no longer import a non compliant engine in the US.

Flip side is that there are mechanical engines in the US that one could use if one could...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,113
Posted By dannc
DEF is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and is used to meet...

DEF is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and is used to meet Tier 4 diesel emission requirements. The US EPA was going to require Tier 4 engines used in trawler style boats but backed off the requirement the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 12,983
Posted By dannc
Yep. Bit of history so to speak. Back in...

Yep.

Bit of history so to speak. Back in the last century, when I lived in South FLA, the USCG was trying to extend their powers into the "Everglades" aka the Water Management Districts. Their...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 12,983
Posted By dannc
Off of the top of my head, I can think of three...

Off of the top of my head, I can think of three boardings outside the US, one in the Philippine Islands and two off of France. The two in France were on the same boat but different owners. One...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,215
Posted By dannc
I did not know Clyde had stopped writing the...

I did not know Clyde had stopped writing the series. Seemed like a danged good idea for a long series. We met him at Trawlerfest a few years back and spent some time with him on a boat. ...
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By dannc
Assuming you are meaning that non emission...

Assuming you are meaning that non emission compliant engine is not legal, it *** IS *** legal in the US to use such an engine in a home build. At least it was a year or so ago when I was reading...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,553
Posted By dannc
My uncle lives on a small river near...

My uncle lives on a small river near Jacksonville. Decades ago he bought swamp land, literally, and built a pole house along the river which has higher land. Think of the NC beach houses built on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By dannc
Yep, he had his opinions and he would tell you...

Yep, he had his opinions and he would tell you what he thought. :lol: I just was over on his website rereading what I have likely read dozens and dozens of time and was chuckling at some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By dannc
Just saw on Duck Talk that George had passed. ...

Just saw on Duck Talk that George had passed. Shocked we are. George was a character and we were lucky to spend some time with him over a few days. This just s...ks.

If you read George's...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By dannc
We were lucky enough to spend some time with...

We were lucky enough to spend some time with George a few years ago. He talks just the way his books read. :thumb::rofl:

Hope he gets well soon!

Later,
Dan
Forum: Liveaboards 02-21-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,679
Posted By dannc
When I lived in FLA, I spent quite a bit of time...

When I lived in FLA, I spent quite a bit of time in the Everglades and other swamp land. Skin so Soft in no way repelled any biting bug. I was in one management area one night feeding mosquitoes...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,694
Posted By dannc
No. :nonono::rofl: We better be quite though...

No. :nonono::rofl: We better be quite though and stop being middle school boys or Mrs Shields will send us to detention. :lol:

Later,
Dan
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,701
Posted By dannc
Palau is one of the best diving destinations in...

Palau is one of the best diving destinations in the world. One of the problems they have is tourism overwhelming their environment but they need tourism for the economy. From what I have read over...
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