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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Today, 08:17 AM
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Posted By ranger42c
Thanks. We don't do Facebook, and their website...

Thanks. We don't do Facebook, and their website hasn't been updated.... so I'd have no other way to know this. Unless they answer my email... from Tuesday... which hasn't happened yet.

-Chris
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By ranger42c
As David has said, 120 Ah for an 8D isn't...

As David has said, 120 Ah for an 8D isn't correct. More like ~245 Ah, IIRC.

That said...

One Group 31 battery with decent cranking amps (CCA, MCA) will start many diesels. Two in parallel...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By ranger42c
Our pulpit is similar to yours. The boat came...

Our pulpit is similar to yours. The boat came with an undersized (useless) Delta, but the correct size would have fitted in ours just fine. (Happens the Delta just isn't always perfect for our...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 615
Posted By ranger42c
Thinking off the wall a bit... If you can...

Thinking off the wall a bit...

If you can remove the original pulpit, might there be a way to replace it with a pulpit that gives you two fairleads, and room for two mounted anchors all the time?...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By ranger42c
Interesting to hear; I just yesterday asked them...

Interesting to hear; I just yesterday asked them (be email) of they are still targeting the March 2020 opening, no response yet.




I can't tell what the colors mean, and can't read the...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-22-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By ranger42c
There's a brand called Hafele, available at...

There's a brand called Hafele, available at searayparts.com (or something like that). The buttons and bezels are metal, the back is a plastic box with the lock parts.

-Chris
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-22-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 615
Posted By ranger42c
Ah, too bad. I was thinking you could maybe...

Ah, too bad.

I was thinking you could maybe go with a size smaller than the one we have... I forget the weight...

-Chris
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-21-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 615
Posted By ranger42c
Did you include SuperMAX in your comparison? Our...

Did you include SuperMAX in your comparison? Our adjustable version is right around 50-lbs... and it's semi-customizable (?) for bottom material...

Kinda ugly, though; looks sorta like the bucket...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-21-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 615
Posted By ranger42c
Didn't look at the charts, but it sounds like...

Didn't look at the charts, but it sounds like you're on the right track with the Vulcan, assuming you've compared that to all other other newgen anchors in the same weight range before making your...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-21-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By ranger42c
I'd forgotten the recommendations for Palm Coast...

I'd forgotten the recommendations for Palm Coast -- from when we were figuring out our plan for this trip south. We're looking to go to St. Augustine for a few days when we leave here in early...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-19-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,832
Posted By ranger42c
Now that you're underway again... :) We...

Now that you're underway again... :)

We liked the Harborwalk Marina in Georgetown; didn't get a chance to stop there on our southbound route this time, but we found it to be a pleasant town on...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-17-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By ranger42c
Our main is a SuperMAX, and our backup is a...

Our main is a SuperMAX, and our backup is a Fortress... selected partly because it's especially suitable for the soft mud in our nor Chesapeake cruising grounds, but also partly because its more...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-15-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By ranger42c
We use the Mile-by-Mile guide as well as the...

We use the Mile-by-Mile guide as well as the Waterway Guide; different info from each source.

Plus ActiveCaptain.

We also have the Maptech guides, but they don't get much use...

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,262
Posted By ranger42c
A few months after I tried Marine Strip... the...

A few months after I tried Marine Strip... the outside of the fenders became sticky. Not a film; more like the material was degrading, losing plasticizer, something like that...

-Chris
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-14-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By ranger42c
Yep, almost next door. Huckins was originally in...

Yep, almost next door. Huckins was originally in downtown JAX somewhere at first, but moved to where they are now, approx the third marina further inside the Ortega River from where we are. ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-14-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By ranger42c
?? More specific about JAX? Yes, apparently...

??

More specific about JAX? Yes, apparently the largest in area. Free bus rides for old fogies though; just got our IDs a couple days ago... Near as I can tell, we can get as far as places like...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-13-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,520
Posted By ranger42c
The 49 PH will feel big for about a week. OK,...

The 49 PH will feel big for about a week. OK, maybe two.

:)

Several here at the marina where we are in JAX just now, at least one for sale.

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By ranger42c
I've not yet experienced that problem, but the...

I've not yet experienced that problem, but the potential does exist.

More often, we have to deal with backwash from coming down off plane... and the effect would be similar. I've gradually...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By ranger42c
Our davit is one of the original design Jatco...

Our davit is one of the original design Jatco Trillogy Lifts, and it works very well.

Last I heard, Joe Trillo wound up the business and was running for Governor of Rhode Island. Dunno outcome of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By ranger42c
I think he meant long wait from all the way OFF...

I think he meant long wait from all the way OFF to SCAN, much shorter wait from STANDBY to SCAN.

For Phil: Not mandatory, but why not have it in standby? Downside?

FWIW, ours has a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By ranger42c
Some random comments about stern mounts... ...

Some random comments about stern mounts...

It'll likely block a stern light on a transom, and it'll likely block the vessel name and hailing port.

Backwash when coming down off plane (if you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,911
Posted By ranger42c
Ref your rant :) Ref situation, agree. :( ...

Ref your rant :)

Ref situation, agree. :(

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,746
Posted By ranger42c
I discovered yesterday that YW sometimes works...

I discovered yesterday that YW sometimes works differently with different browsers. I couldn't edit/enter filters using Internet Explorer, but it worked OK with Chrome. That could have been about...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By ranger42c
Can't speak to spreadsheet, but... Twin...

Can't speak to spreadsheet, but...

Twin engines and Single engine would seem to be mutually exclusive... unless you mean Any engine. :)

More useful maybe, things like bow and stern thrusters...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,262
Posted By ranger42c
A couple years ago I tried about 15 different...

A couple years ago I tried about 15 different products.... and of those, Spray Nine worked best. Can't remember if it was the "marine" version or not. It was NOT effortless; stiff brush and lots of...
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