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Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,237
Posted By bobsyiruncle
what can be done

I think it is fair to say that the boating community does have its share of alcohol abuse and that has led to many serious and saddening incidents.

I have good reason to have concerns about...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,237
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I think Kevin as usual has got to the core of the...

I think Kevin as usual has got to the core of the issue

40 years ago it was acceptable for people to drink and drive cars. 20 years ago you could drive without a seat belt. As streets got busier...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,237
Posted By bobsyiruncle
no problem til it hits home

2 Dead, 3 Hospitalized After Boating Accident In Lake St. Clair « CBS Detroit (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/08/03/4-hospitalized-after-boating-accident-in-lake-st-clair/)
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,394
Posted By bobsyiruncle
for several years my freshwater pressure pump...

for several years my freshwater pressure pump used to regularly break down. After spending copious dollars on new ones, this year I replaced it with a twenty dollar chinese one plus I bought two...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By bobsyiruncle
passers by

Since I am located on the St Clair River, I regularly see freighters and other interesting boats a long way from home but passing by. Here, headed north is a 45 Defever from New Zealand. I wish I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,131
Posted By bobsyiruncle
suggestions

You might try the 38 Bayliner. I have one and they are reasonably common. If you are a liveaboard the extra few feet is nice and the Hinos are good.

For freshwater boats in this size I would...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By bobsyiruncle
If this is a free for all puzzle, I had a look at...

If this is a free for all puzzle, I had a look at the listing and now I will try my two cents worth at the selling elements that either could be a turnoff or could be correctable.

1) I am more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,223
Posted By bobsyiruncle
cool ones

gts1544
Which begs the question, "If you have guests on board can you cool them as fast as you drink them"

And the answer is "If the guests are getting free beer they get the warm ones"
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 05-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,001
Posted By bobsyiruncle
kthoennes...

kthoennes (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/members/kthoennes-7178.html)
I saw RT's question about the five feet and I think it is valid. Perhaps I could point out that a 38 has a narrower beam...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,223
Posted By bobsyiruncle
forget the conversion

Using some of the wisdom posted, I think if I could convert one of my 100gal fuel tanks to wine storage, I would be set.

For several years I have been making my own wine on the boat. It works out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,223
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I do have a lot of interest in this topic as we...

I do have a lot of interest in this topic as we pack in advance and move 1200 miles to spend the summer on board. There is good local provisioning and the boat easily holds enough frozen meats and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Capt K is correct about both the fish nets and...

Capt K is correct about both the fish nets and the weather. My reading of your post was that you wanted to go straight through. I know there are nets but sticking to the freighter path will keep...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I have not really seen a problem if you are...

I have not really seen a problem if you are anywhere near the freighter routes but the lights can be a bit deceptive as they blend with the shore in some places - watch your GPS
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 05-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,869
Posted By bobsyiruncle
not newport

Mr R.T.

here is the link

Algonac Clay Historical Society - Maritime Museum (http://www.achistory.com/ach1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=135)

It is the brown...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 05-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,869
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Mr Pack Mule I think your original post...

Mr Pack Mule
I think your original post indicated that you wanted to help someone be rid of this boat. It will be tough to sell for real money unless you can find some kind of crazy Chris Craft...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,532
Posted By bobsyiruncle
looking at the right things?

Welcome
+1 on the "not a rational discussion"
any extra focus on this arguable technical issue detracts from the important tasks of

1) pleasing the admiral
2) achieving value for money
3)...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Welcome Take your time coming back from...

Welcome
Take your time coming back from Ganonoque
You will be covering some nice area if you take the inside passage to Brighton
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,235
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Great choice - a very nice looking piece of...

Great choice - a very nice looking piece of equipment
Forum: Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers 04-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,434
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Its only a 28 foot boat. My first reaction is...

Its only a 28 foot boat. My first reaction is that of course it can be towed for a short distance but what the heck is it doing on a triple axle trailer? This sounds like no houseboat I know as I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,300
Posted By bobsyiruncle
If Yachtworld required a subscription, i would...

If Yachtworld required a subscription, i would probably pay for it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By bobsyiruncle
On the issue of collateral damage(confining my...

On the issue of collateral damage(confining my answer to the deck and hull) most surveyors use a small hammer to tap the surface and listen for a sharp hit (good) versus a dull one (bad) This is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I cannot comment on the hull transom or stringers...

I cannot comment on the hull transom or stringers as I do not know that model. I will say for most decks, what you might have missed is the structural nature of the design. Essentailly the one inch...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Get yourself to Florida for a week and go visit a...

Get yourself to Florida for a week and go visit a few in water brokerage places. You will both either get completely hooked or get it out of your minds.
good Luck
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By bobsyiruncle
+1 on Robster and others. Horizontal surface...

+1 on Robster and others.
Horizontal surface rot is like cancer. It can spread and you may not realize it until opened up in surgery. (don't ask me how I know)

My inclination would be to do a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,242
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Mr JDBlack7 You have asked a number of...

Mr JDBlack7
You have asked a number of questions about the physical, design and financial issues surrounding ownership and you have had a number of responses. I would suggest to also consider the...
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