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Forum: Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers Yesterday, 02:38 PM
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A week long charter in Florida for a 36 Grand...

A week long charter in Florida for a 36 Grand Banks costs about $3000-5000 depending on what you need. Concider it an expense or investment.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,770
Posted By High Wire
Sounds like someone trying to generate boat...

Sounds like someone trying to generate boat sales.:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By High Wire
For me, tool bags for anything mobile. I keep one...

For me, tool bags for anything mobile. I keep one plastic drawer toolbox (actually a fishing tackle box) in the ER for sockets, wrenches and stuff that never leaves there.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By High Wire
That was a good stop. Kudos to the FD.

That was a good stop. Kudos to the FD.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11-14-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,934
Posted By High Wire
Dave, sorry I'm not in Cape May to help you out....

Dave, sorry I'm not in Cape May to help you out. (In Georgia now) I'm sure we could solve most of the electrical issues.
We will be wondering around Savannah tomorrow but PM me and I'll see what we...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-13-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,434
Posted By High Wire
You do know that the "water" in the batteries is...

You do know that the "water" in the batteries is not water, its very strong acid that will severely burn or blind you, right? The "water" is only what is added to an existing battery.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 911
Posted By High Wire
I would have looked at the batteries before the...

I would have looked at the batteries before the initial offer. If they were new great. Otherwise they can go at anytime and consider them suspect. The surveyor is not going to waste any time on them...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By High Wire
Agree and it is not throttled like other plans.

Agree and it is not throttled like other plans.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-08-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By High Wire
We have a completely unlimited hotspot plan from...

We have a completely unlimited hotspot plan from www.wirelessbuy.com. You buy the router and it’s t-mobile for $79/ month. We use anywhere from 30-80 gigs per month without trying hard. It travels...
Forum: Power Systems 11-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 733
Posted By High Wire
We are talking about 1 gallon of oil in that...

We are talking about 1 gallon of oil in that generator. If you have anxiety about it, just change it.
Forum: Power Systems 11-08-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 733
Posted By High Wire
I have been using Rotella T5 10w30 in the main...

I have been using Rotella T5 10w30 in the main engine and generator for 5 years. The main oil analysis has been slowly improving and no additional leaks. The old WB gen had bad analysis from the git...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,858
Posted By High Wire
We have a 8.5’ fiberglass Boss Boat dinghy. For...

We have a 8.5’ fiberglass Boss Boat dinghy. For motors we have a 15 hp two stroke, a 5 hp four stroke, and a 1973 6 hp two stroke. Which one was best for us? The six hp because it’s the lightest and...
Forum: Grand Banks 11-06-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 33,769
Posted By High Wire
Ok so what would you like to know? Feel free to...

Ok so what would you like to know? Feel free to send me a PM.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,242
Posted By High Wire
We have had our Vulcan drag in soft bottom and...

We have had our Vulcan drag in soft bottom and high wind. 6 feet of water with 90 feet of 5/16 chain in a thunderstorm. Manually picked up and reset and dragged again. Also in other places with “SO”...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-31-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By High Wire
We anchor out about 50 percent of the time. But...

We anchor out about 50 percent of the time. But tonight is one of those nights where a cold front is coming through, we needed groceries, and the laundry is piling up so into a marina at $2/ft. We...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By High Wire
Hole-in-one!

Hole-in-one!
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By High Wire
Get a copy of “Voyaging Under Power” by Robert...

Get a copy of “Voyaging Under Power” by Robert Beebe. He discusses this topic in depth.
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By High Wire
You are going to need to start with a table: ...

You are going to need to start with a table:

Actual RPM from a photo tach or some other +/- 1 RPM measurement;
Lower Tach;
FB Tach


Find out which one is closest to true then adjust...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,020
Posted By High Wire
2nd the Honda 2000. at 8.3 amps you can use the...

2nd the Honda 2000. at 8.3 amps you can use the ECO throttle and its can run at low RPMs. The 1000, while normally quiet, will be running full throttle where its not so quiet.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-20-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 35,041
Posted By High Wire
Have a safe trip. The AIS was full of boats...

Have a safe trip. The AIS was full of boats headed south in the Chesapeake Bay. We are a few days behind you in Solomons. We will be going via Coinjock route.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-19-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,726
Posted By High Wire
Cat 5 tested! Radio working? GPS working? ...

Cat 5 tested!

Radio working?
GPS working?
Nav lights working?
Pesky customs stuff in order to bring her back?
Godspeed!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By High Wire
One thing I've noticed is the time stamp differs....

One thing I've noticed is the time stamp differs. One may say 1' ago and another says 5 hours ago where the signal was lost and the marker just sits there.
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-18-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By High Wire
We go 2 months full time cruising on a 5 pound...

We go 2 months full time cruising on a 5 pound (~1 gal) tank with some left over. We carry a full spare but have not needed it. Propane stove top only; don't use the oven. We use 1# cans for the BBQ...
Forum: Power Systems 10-16-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,538
Posted By High Wire
If you can check the whole harness for any PO...

If you can check the whole harness for any PO added crimps, splices or tape. Who knows what kind of job they did. I was having trouble with my main engine stop solenoid working. After some searching...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-15-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By High Wire
Unless they forget to put one of the flood gates...

Unless they forget to put one of the flood gates full up. Saw that this July just outside Waterford flight/ It was 18 1/2. The boat in front of us lost about $500 in gear.
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