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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Yesterday, 02:53 PM
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Posted By FlyWright
Ooops...I was thinking of Colorado. ...

Ooops...I was thinking of Colorado.

Nevermind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZLeaSWY37I
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,791
Posted By FlyWright
I had a smoke alarm go bad once and another time,...

I had a smoke alarm go bad once and another time, I forgot to turn off an old GPS. After a while, it lost signal in my covered slip and started beeping. Both were resolved with dock neighbors...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-22-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 167
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Posted By FlyWright
Durango was one of my favorite western...

Durango was one of my favorite western destinations. Beautiful area with mtns, 4-corners, petrified forest and hot springs nearby... a great town with character. I flew into there but never spent...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,791
Posted By FlyWright
Same experience here. No negative issues in 12...

Same experience here. No negative issues in 12 years. That's why I bought and installed the window decals.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-21-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By FlyWright
I assumed he was entering all of them.

I assumed he was entering all of them.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By FlyWright
Whattayaknow! Right there in Brunswick. I bet...

Whattayaknow! Right there in Brunswick. I bet you've been in there a few times.

Every transaction I've had with them has been easy, a good price and fast. I also like the quality of their cable.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-21-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,372
Posted By FlyWright
Here's the stuff from our own CMS. It's the best...

Here's the stuff from our own CMS. It's the best around.

https://shop.marinehowto.com/products/bed-it-tape

CMS also has this DIY page. Great info.

https://marinehowto.com/bed-it-tape/
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By FlyWright
:iagree: This would be my first choice. ...

:iagree: This would be my first choice.



If that's not feasible, PSN and TR have the right idea....buss bar, not butt splice.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By FlyWright
Especially the bow profile! Hey Mark, did I...

Especially the bow profile!

Hey Mark, did I just hear it's your 73rd birthday today?

If so, Happy Birthday!
Forum: General Maintenance 01-20-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,372
Posted By FlyWright
That's the same stuff I used 10 years ago, Rob...

That's the same stuff I used 10 years ago, Rob and it worked very well for 6 years. After the pulpit got damaged in an allision on SF Bay...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By FlyWright
If you could settle for twins of a different...

If you could settle for twins of a different brand without a pilothouse, how about a 38 Californian like this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By FlyWright
Didn't mean to hijack Dave's thread. I'll move...

Didn't mean to hijack Dave's thread. I'll move these Iowa and Wisconsin posts to another existing, related thread.

Great discussion.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By FlyWright
USS Iowa

Rich, you might like some of these Iowa pics from years ago before she was moved to San Pedro, CA.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TiiYckKnc1rNkcwlBx7o7g_tiTZouDeH?usp=sharing

Here are...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,372
Posted By FlyWright
That was a shot when new after installation but,...

That was a shot when new after installation but, TBH, it still looks much the same today, 10 years later. Our California Delta mud has very good hold for anchoring but it's not sticky on the chain,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-19-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 12,380
Posted By FlyWright
I have the same boat wagon, Dave! It saves the...

I have the same boat wagon, Dave! It saves the back lots of aggravation!

Your selfies are the perfect complement to your entertaining writing style! It's refreshing to chuckle along with your...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-19-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 8,594
Posted By FlyWright
Thanks for the reminder, Ted. Now I remember...

Thanks for the reminder, Ted. Now I remember Richard and Courage, the KK42 at the dock.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,372
Posted By FlyWright
Here's how I solved a similar issue... The...

Here's how I solved a similar issue...

The last photo is how my boat was equipped when I bought her.

I added a windlass and cleat mounted on 1/4" polished stainless plate secured with 1/2"...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-19-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 8,594
Posted By FlyWright
Welcome aboard, courage121. Is that you plus 2...

Welcome aboard, courage121. Is that you plus 2 (3 total) or 2 including yourself?

2nd post...tell us a little about yourself.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By FlyWright
:iagree: What he said. It's just like doing...

:iagree: What he said. It's just like doing crafts in grade school with construction paper. Easy with a sharp knife or quality scissors.

(I recommend the ones from your wife's sewing box when...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,038
Posted By FlyWright
see below... MT's right, IMO. ...

see below...



MT's right, IMO. Although my radar isn't fancy enough for ARPA/MARPA, I do use it in good weather to correlate boat, obstruction and traffic returns. In my local waters, my...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-16-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 12,380
Posted By FlyWright
When I retired, I knew I'd have more time than...

When I retired, I knew I'd have more time than money. If I was going to make a go of this boating thing, I'd have to learn much of the work myself.

There are always specialties that I won't...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By FlyWright
No pics but on my Jabsco, it just looked like the...

No pics but on my Jabsco, it just looked like the inside wall of the pump. I couldn't really see it until I wedged it out of there with a very fine jeweler's screwdriver tip.

It's shown in this...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-15-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 8,594
Posted By FlyWright
Here's a video of what it's like in Ft. Pierce...

Here's a video of what it's like in Ft. Pierce when the TFers arrive. (excuse the sailboats)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ftFlDMFg4
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-15-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By FlyWright
I could see where an modern electronic controlled...

I could see where an modern electronic controlled diesel might be sensitive to voltage dips from the start bank, an older mechanical diesels like a FL or Perkins should not suffer from that, I would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By FlyWright
Great advice! I've begun doing this on just...

Great advice! I've begun doing this on just about every new project to prevent F-ups.

I had one impeller change years ago that had me puzzled for weeks! After replacing the impeller with a new...
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