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Forum: General Maintenance Today, 01:45 PM
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Posted By psneeld
Skeg where I come from.... Wikipedia - "A...

Skeg where I come from....


Wikipedia - "A skeg, (skegg or skag) is a sternward extension of the keel of boats and ships which have a rudder mounted on the centre line."


I think weed shoe is...
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 01:42 PM
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Posted By psneeld
Maybe, maybe not metal in there. ...

Maybe, maybe not metal in there.



Shamrock keel drives that were all glass...I know I cut them off on a couple. They had a prop strut, not the rudder, that attached to the skeg with no metal in...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Today, 01:34 PM
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Posted By psneeld
Also try... Vero Beach Municipal ...

Also try...


Vero Beach Municipal


Suntex Marina at Vero Beach


Anything else to the north become a longer drive than what you would want for the TF gathering....
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Today, 11:33 AM
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Posted By psneeld
Might try here but expensive...close though for...

Might try here but expensive...close though for dingy transport or even walking.


https://causewaycove.com/


About 10 minutes out of town and more of a work yard...but may fit you in.

...
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By psneeld
Looks kinda like mine but a bit worse. Can...

Looks kinda like mine but a bit worse.

Can anyone verify it is rusty water? Maybe a powerful magnet could determine if there is any steel around...not sure at what point rusty iron is too weak to...
Forum: Classic Wooden Power Yachts Today, 10:02 AM
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Posted By psneeld
Old thread ......and not sure modern composite...

Old thread ......and not sure modern composite construction with wood in it is wooden boat construction either .....to many here or even newer boaters.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:09 AM
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Posted By psneeld
I think it more of getting out of your chair and...

I think it more of getting out of your chair and leaving a dock conversation between a bunch of newbies arguing about some tidbit they have limited experience with.


When your experience and...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By psneeld
My background affords me a pretty good...

My background affords me a pretty good opportunity to separate aviation and boating, and part time boaters from cruisers.... the same for some commercial pilots from private flyers.


We did both...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
Yet the troublesome part of ring crimps is also...

Yet the troublesome part of ring crimps is also buried within supporting plastic and/or shrink wrap...I see little difference between the two except the rings and powerpost have live connections...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By psneeld
Great example of why checklists don't solve...

Great example of why checklists don't solve everything.

On an aircraft, wheels down is one thing, but lines off on a boat after an unusual tie up one night usually does nothing special to change...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted Yesterday, 05:53 AM
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Posted By psneeld
Not out of the question for someone wanting to...

Not out of the question for someone wanting to move the boat fast.

I may be doing the same with mine in a few years as I bought it as a throwaway when done boating.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
I once posted a link from either Exide or Trojan...

I once posted a link from either Exide or Trojan battery about the better idea of crimp and solder and the majority of this vocal crowd dismissed it because of ABYC and their mention of solder.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By psneeld
In all my experiences, there are written...

In all my experiences, there are written checklists and memorized checklists

Ultimately it's methodology and understanding of what needs to be done, when and how critical that is truly important....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
Is there any tech data to support this position?

Is there any tech data to support this position?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
But maybe not the cables pulling on the rings. ...

But maybe not the cables pulling on the rings.

Seen plenty of bad installs both ways. Both done right are fine.

Just depends on the runs and where they fit best.

One over the other isn't...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-22-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By psneeld
Clubs are all over the map I have experience from...

Clubs are all over the map I have experience from friendly, inexpensive , easy going to expensive, snooty, harsh, etc.

Some have lots of rules, some not so much.

Some have changed for better or...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-22-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,831
Posted By psneeld
Again, if leaving a boat on and off... ya might...

Again, if leaving a boat on and off... ya might want to look up the registration and tax laws.

Georgia I thought had a very short time for registration, not sure about taxes though.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
Same could be said for ring terminal crimps. ...

Same could be said for ring terminal crimps.


Securing and break in original material on a boat is advised.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,831
Posted By psneeld
Myrtle Beach area is much less expensive than the...

Myrtle Beach area is much less expensive than the Charleston area...pretty much the same weather.


Just depends on what you like in a homeport.


Plenty to do in either...just different...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
Why are crimps on Ring terminals/power post any...

Why are crimps on Ring terminals/power post any better than a butt splice?
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By psneeld
I think my last boat with 3208 Cats didn't need...

I think my last boat with 3208 Cats didn't need line cracking to bleed. I thought there was a valve on the injection pump that worked just fine.


I could be wrong but so many people...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By psneeld
My thoughts too...but I can go with trawler as it...

My thoughts too...but I can go with trawler as it is not so "classic" that with a flybridge it crossed into the "recreational trawler" arena.


My belief is there are "no absolute" criteria for a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
solenoids sound good too... however I...

solenoids sound good too...


however I would butt splice in most cases if just lengthening the cable.


power post if it was convenient for something else or other reason.
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By psneeld
Yes, all my life (till recently) I have primitive...

Yes, all my life (till recently) I have primitive camped and enjoyed 4 military survival schools.

Enjoyed those years but now the old bones enjoy thicker mattresses and warmer toilet facilities.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By psneeld
My concern would be how close to "minimum" sized...

My concern would be how close to "minimum" sized are the wire runs to begin with.

If wayyy oversized like so many here recommend for every wiring job, might not be an issue at all.

I have had...
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