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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 12:07 PM
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Posted By jleonard
According to their respective websites: Rusty's...

According to their respective websites:
Rusty's does not accept reservations. (However if someone were there early enough they could do something.) I've been to Rusty's with 8 or 10 in the past and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jleonard
Understand that the low tide yesterday was +.8 ft...

Understand that the low tide yesterday was +.8 ft according to my chart so it was not real low.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jleonard
Capt Jack, you will have to go across the river...

Capt Jack, you will have to go across the river from the municipal marina and have a drink at "Capt Jacks". Great margaritas!
:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jleonard
This should be pic #2 in my post above

This should be pic #2 in my post above
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 03:18 PM
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Posted By jleonard
Pictures of how I mounted 2 anchors. Top pic is...

Pictures of how I mounted 2 anchors.
Top pic is original with a small 2nd anchor mounted on the rail.
Next 2 show the pulpit in the garage being modified. OOps looks like I didn't upload one...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 12-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jleonard
Like I said earlier Iím local will not need a...

Like I said earlier Iím local will not need a slip and doesnít matter when you have it. I understand the weekend idea but understand the area is many times busier on the weekend.
So you might want...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jleonard
I removed my pulpit one winter and set it up on...

I removed my pulpit one winter and set it up on saw horses in the garage and modified it to hold both anchors.
Obviously I also bought another anchor roller. And made some other mods to accept...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By jleonard
Iíve needed two on more than one occasion. And...

Iíve needed two on more than one occasion. And one time it was needed NOW and having it at the ready saved me.
Also used two just to be secure on several occasions. Not all holding ground is good. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jleonard
A friend had a boat moved from RI to SE Florida 2...

A friend had a boat moved from RI to SE Florida 2 years ago for $2500. I donít remember the outfit but he called many movers and found one who had to drive to Fl empty and negotiated a deal.
It...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 12-03-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By jleonard
Iíve been in and out of the Anclote river several...

Iíve been in and out of the Anclote river several times in my 17 ft boat and thereís plenty of water just make sure you do not go out of the channel not only in the river but in the approach channel...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By jleonard
Wife and I recauked our entire fly bridge on a...

Wife and I recauked our entire fly bridge on a weekend.
40 to 45 working hours or so.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By jleonard
https://www.superbrightleds.com/ Here's a...

https://www.superbrightleds.com/

Here's a source I have used in the past.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By jleonard
Block Island used to have 2 of them on their pump...

Block Island used to have 2 of them on their pump out boats. I'm thinking they were 40 HP. That was a prefect application IMO. Lots of idle and barely off idle time.
They were a little noisy but...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By jleonard
My 120 Lehman has no trouble pulling thru 2 Racor...

My 120 Lehman has no trouble pulling thru 2 Racor filters.
This is my set up that cleaned my fuel when I bought the boat. Haven't
had a problem since.
Filter on left is a Racor 900 with a 30...
Forum: Power Systems 11-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By jleonard
It would have to be mat to have any strength. ...

It would have to be mat to have any strength.
Build the plywood box.
Paint the entire box with polyester resin diluted 25% with acetone. That will allow the resin to penetrate the wood.
Then...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By jleonard
2 years ago I purchased a Garmin 74 series...

2 years ago I purchased a Garmin 74 series chartplotter/fishfinder combo for my 17 ft boat in Florida.
Awesome unit, works perfectly, never had a problem with it.
I'd buy it again.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By jleonard
Just like "revenge" pumpkin pie is a dish best...

Just like "revenge" pumpkin pie is a dish best served cold.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-29-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By jleonard
I built a rig for mine that lets me and my frst...

I built a rig for mine that lets me and my frst mate lower the mast in a couplwe of minutes without any strain.
The idea came from Rich Gano so I gotta give him the credit.
I installed a pad eye in...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-29-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By jleonard
I have a friend who bought a house in the town of...

I have a friend who bought a house in the town of Okeechobee. He is on Taylor Creek, and has 8 feet of water at his dock. Its a very protected area,
but about 15 minute ride to get to the lake.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-28-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By jleonard
A new engine will make it a new boat. I...

A new engine will make it a new boat.
I repowered my old Mainship I in 1999. Basically rebuilding would have been a shade over half the cost of new. It was an easy decision for me.
I also went up...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-28-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By jleonard
Turtle Cove marina is also close, about 2 short...

Turtle Cove marina is also close, about 2 short blocks away from sponge docks.
Its really nice. We have friends that stayed there 2 years ago and they really liked it.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,892
Posted By jleonard
Yes it was always very awkward to say the least. ...

Yes it was always very awkward to say the least.
I was one of the original moderators and in the early days (I think it was 1998 or 99) it was fine as there were only a few members and not too many...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-27-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By jleonard
I live 10 minutes north of Tarpon Springs and...

I live 10 minutes north of Tarpon Springs and would love to meet up for lunch or whatever. Can be any day as I am retired.
I also can offer a ride if you need some supplies or groceries or whatever....
Forum: Power Systems 11-27-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By jleonard
Not all of the trawlers have a neutral safety...

Not all of the trawlers have a neutral safety switch. I don't.
That said, if the tranny is in gear, the starter will turn but not fast enough to start the engine because it is moving the prop.
This...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,892
Posted By jleonard
Hey there Franklin. Remember me? I live on the...

Hey there Franklin. Remember me?
I live on the west coast of FL 8 months of the year now and on the boat the other 4 months in CT.
Welcome to TF.
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