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Forum: DeFever 08-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By cardude01
With clean tanks and working stabilizers it...

With clean tanks and working stabilizers it sounds like a fun trip, as long as the weather doesnít get crazy of course.

Are there plenty good of inlets one could bail out and head for the ICW in...
Forum: Power Systems 08-13-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,966
Posted By cardude01
Get home propulsion - strange ideas

Thatís really interesting. Thanks for those pics and explanation.

This guy did just that.
http://janice142.com/Articles/ManateeMoves.html
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By cardude01
Wow. What a boat! I remember lusting over that...

Wow. What a boat! I remember lusting over that listing before!
Forum: Power Systems 08-12-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,966
Posted By cardude01
This was the idea I had with the rigging a...

This was the idea I had with the rigging a regular kite-sailing kite to the boat somehow, but it may require constant attention to keep it flying, and that would be tiresome.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-12-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,336
Posted By cardude01
We have decided not to go north this year. It...

We have decided not to go north this year. It finally dawned on my sun drenched brain that if we left in September and slowly cruised over four weeks that would put us there in October, and itís cold...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 40,370
Posted By cardude01
Killing me! Keep killing this flatlander.

Killing me! Keep killing this flatlander.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 40,370
Posted By cardude01
Damn. So nice!

Damn. So nice!
Forum: Power Systems 08-10-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,966
Posted By cardude01
Get home propulsion - strange ideas

Or, to take the get home idea another direction, you could rig a simple kite-surfing kite. This discussion seems to agree one could get around 5hp out of a kite, with enough wind.
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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-08-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,336
Posted By cardude01
I donít want a brutal delivery-type trip with 10...

I donít want a brutal delivery-type trip with 10 hour days. I did that from Fort Myers to Texas and it sucked.

So plan on 3-4 weeks getting up there? I may have waited too late to late to do...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,336
Posted By cardude01
Chesapeake Summer 2018

Menzies,

I see earlier in this thread you allotted 9 days I think to get from Jax to Norfolk. Did that schedule work out pretty well for you?

Iím wondering if I can talk my wife into making the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,569
Posted By cardude01
You could always swap out the regular toilet for...

You could always swap out the regular toilet for a composting toilet. Easier than installing a holding tank, less complicated, no smell.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-31-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,774
Posted By cardude01
Poor Possum. Are you thinking about getting...

Poor Possum.

Are you thinking about getting another boat? Iím out of the loop so sorry if this has been discussed.

The Rocha you sold me (and delivered!) with the roll bar has been awesome...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,458
Posted By cardude01
What about crossing a bar or negotiating a...

What about crossing a bar or negotiating a sketchy inlet towing a bigger boat like that? Donít yíall have nasty bars and sketchy inlets out there on the west coast?

I towed my 11í rib from Ft...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-28-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By cardude01
Kenny Chesney new album

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His new album has some good boat/cruising songs on it, if you like that kind of music. Good chill music.

This song, Better Boat, might ring true for some. It kind of spoke to me.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,559
Posted By cardude01
Sorry to hear it. I was hoping she would make you...

Sorry to hear it. I was hoping she would make you a good boat.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 07-23-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,336
Posted By cardude01
Chesapeake Summer 2018

Briney Bug is a cool looking boat! Is she a Buehler design? Motorsailer?

Edit: found her

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.passagemaker.com/.amp/lifestyle/the-pardey-line
Forum: Great Harbour 07-23-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By cardude01
The customer may want to double check that...

The customer may want to double check that contract. [emoji15]
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,729
Posted By cardude01
A lake tragedy

Makes me realize I need to have PFDs more easily accessible when lots of people aboard. I rarely have people aboard other than family so donít really think about it normally, but my PFDs are all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By cardude01
Damn. 5í waves at 14 seconds. Perfect for my old...

Damn. 5í waves at 14 seconds. Perfect for my old ass to surf on. Except for the cold water. 🤨
Forum: Great Harbour 07-22-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 31,771
Posted By cardude01
Great advice. A post mortem is helpful, but then...

Great advice. A post mortem is helpful, but then one has to move on. The sooner the better, but easier said than done of course.

Iím not very good at moving on after an unpleasant eventó I tend...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-22-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,595
Posted By cardude01
Nice catch! Love the Abacos. Was there this time...

Nice catch! Love the Abacos. Was there this time last year, dodging storms.
Forum: Great Harbour 07-22-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 31,771
Posted By cardude01
New Trawler Build: Introduction and First Question

Wow. Yikes. So sorry to hear about the terrible build experience, and thanks for posting the issues you had with GH so others can be aware.

Iíve never had a new house or new boat built because my...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,279
Posted By cardude01
What did the boat builder do? Or can it be...

What did the boat builder do? Or can it be discussed here?
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 07-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,264
Posted By cardude01
Beautiful trawler

Not mine. Natureís Head. [emoji57]

But I do put my pants on the normal way. [emoji41]
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By cardude01
When I crossed over from the Bahamas we were in...

When I crossed over from the Bahamas we were in 5-6í (I think, I never know for sure) on the stern quarter, and it pretty much sucked. Had the sails out but we were pretty much running with the wind...
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