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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 8,604
Posted By Baker
Well there is a provision in our contract that...

Well there is a provision in our contract that allows the company to assign us recurrent training(early) without us bidding it. And guess what date they assigned me??? The 18th and 19th!!!! There...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,284
Posted By Baker
If you've been out there a lot you should know...

If you've been out there a lot you should know that video never does it justice. IOW, the size of the waves look a LOT bigger in person than they do on video. ANd While I am not from there, I have...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Baker
I think you’re overthinking this a bit. Pay the...

I think you’re overthinking this a bit. Pay the sales tax in Texas and enjoy. I will say Florida does have laws that you have to vacate the state within 90 days or you get hit with an amount equal to...
Forum: Power Systems 01-05-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Baker
4LHA-STP. Completely different animal. There is...

4LHA-STP. Completely different animal. There is absolutely no room for a puller on these engines. Literally not possible.

Strangely the 4LH(no “A”)-STE has a completely different raw water pump...
Forum: Power Systems 01-05-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Baker
For those mentioning impeller tools, it is pretty...

For those mentioning impeller tools, it is pretty much impossibe to change the impeller with the pump on the engine. I used to own one....it was a big time PIA to change the impeller.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-05-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 18,071
Posted By Baker
With all due resepct....you are WAY off on this...

With all due resepct....you are WAY off on this one!!! The 737 is not a very automated airplane....it is a continuation of a VERY NON automated airplane. The logic in any flight control systems is...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-04-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 18,071
Posted By Baker
The bottom line is that MCAS is not a critical...

The bottom line is that MCAS is not a critical system. The airplane is completely flyable without it. It would only activate in very rare situations. It should have been given two inputs and a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Baker
I think this is an important point as it relates...

I think this is an important point as it relates to the "overly redundant" crowd that usually is the majority on this subject. I am very in touch with what is going on with my batteries when I am...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-03-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Baker
Then your batteries are nearing the end.... I am...

Then your batteries are nearing the end.... I am a HUGE Odyssey fan by the way. My batteries in my boat were from Sears "Die Hard Premium Marine" or something like that. Same as the Odyssey...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Baker
I guess that is what we are talking about to some...

I guess that is what we are talking about to some degree....a MASSIVE battery banks. I am not saying to keep your modest sized house bank and eleminate your start banks. I am saying keep your...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Baker
I use a combined start/house bank. I think you'll...

I use a combined start/house bank. I think you'll get a lot of people that say this isn't a redundant enough way of doing things....but it has served me well as a weekender. Cruising with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,284
Posted By Baker
A very interesting perspective and one that is...

A very interesting perspective and one that is applicable to any boat purchase. I have always said, the reason why thousands of boat sit unused in marinas is because the buyers/owners had a "dream"....
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,410
Posted By Baker
Down here in my neck of the woods we tangle with...

Down here in my neck of the woods we tangle with commercial traffic regularly. “Pleasure boat” over the radio is the most descriptive answer to the question. If I had a recreational “trawler” and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By Baker
I will say I have a buddy that used to have a Sea...

I will say I have a buddy that used to have a Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge. Great boat. But it had V drives and the engines being aft made the boat stern heavy. And the fuell efficiency suffered...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,284
Posted By Baker
Bob Thataway......good to see you on this thread...

Bob Thataway......good to see you on this thread and a most excellent post as always!
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
You too my friend!!! And good luck on your...

You too my friend!!! And good luck on your mission!!! ;) :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
Now that is funny!!! Thanks fish. We are...

Now that is funny!!!

Thanks fish. We are finally getting somewhere. I imagined a boat handling contest where time is a factor. Or a handling course where each boat has to do the same maneuvers. ...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Baker
Try this young lady. She said she had 38 banks...

Try this young lady. She said she had 38 banks that she works with. When I told her all of my restrictions and terms, she then said she has two banks..and one really wasn't worthy. But she still...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
Hey I can appreciate a passive aggressive...

Hey I can appreciate a passive aggressive childish apology like the next guy!! Thanks man!!
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-30-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Baker
Think about it. A boat moves and can...

Think about it. A boat moves and can "disappear". It almost continuously depreciates. It is soaking in saltwater and can get to the "disrepair" point rather quickly. AND finally...when the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
Yep...you just admitted. You cannot do it! I...

Yep...you just admitted. You cannot do it! I have owned all configurations. Some are more maneuverable than others. Why you cannot admit that is beyond me. I can back and fill. I can spring ff...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
Please send us a video of you doing multiple...

Please send us a video of you doing multiple revolutions of your single turning in its own length!! I know what he is getting at. And no YOU can’t do everything with a single that you can do with a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,284
Posted By Baker
Thanks for the great read guys!!! One of the...

Thanks for the great read guys!!! One of the best threads on this forum in a long time!!! I have nothing to offer...it has been covered extensively.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,540
Posted By Baker
I gotta admit, Walt, there is something...

I gotta admit, Walt, there is something satisfying about keeping our friends in the petrochemical industry employed :lol: :facepalm: :lol: :facepalm:

I will sincerely admit, I do get...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,535
Posted By Baker
Thanks Ski. We did all of that. Turns out there...

Thanks Ski. We did all of that. Turns out there is something going on with the fuel pump. It is requiring over 20 amps so it is popping the DC breaker. A new fuel pump is on the way.
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