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Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,420
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On tax avoidance, In Ca you will have to prove...

On tax avoidance, In Ca you will have to prove that the vessel was purchased for use out of state to avoid Ca use tax. This means maintaining a cruising log of use out of the state, receipts of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,420
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Bilge boards

I haven't any experience with this type of stabilizer. I do have experience with active fin stabilizers and they do an incredible job of controlling broaching. They do nothing to control pitching....
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,420
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Leaving in May makes no sense. Enjoy the Pacific...

Leaving in May makes no sense. Enjoy the Pacific North West in the summer and head south in October when conditions are best. You can probably cruise south in less than two weeks in October if your...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,374
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You know why? Back about 1993 the fire department...

You know why? Back about 1993 the fire department " who puts on the show" had a disaster and practically burned down the dock when the whole program went off at once. So the fire department " very...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-07-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,350
Posted By Scary
Neutral safety switch

Neutral safety switch controls relay.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scary
Survey

A good surveyor is critical, they aren't created equal. Many surveyors have a greater allegiance to the brokers they work for "really" than you who may be a one time customer. The surveyors rely on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,279
Posted By Scary
Right on

[QUOTE=ksanders;597647]How much roll is too much???

If you are unhappy itís too much![/QUote Round chine boats will in general recover from higher degrees than hard chine boats.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Scary
Home detectors

While cheaper home detectors are more sensitive, sometimes my home detector will pick up the CO from my weed eater or lawn mower running outside my home. I used a home detector in one of my boats...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-26-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,605
Posted By Scary
Old wood boats

Whether you insure the boat or not, before you take off and expose this old wooden boat to rough coastal conditions you really need to know if it's going to survive. You will need to haul the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,055
Posted By Scary
505 , Imagine how difficult a monohull on foils will be to sail.

The Kiwis are looking to make this a race between Australia and New Zealand, Nobody else has the dingy experience on Sidney Harbor 18's or Moths. Moths are on foils. Those guys grow up sailing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By Scary
I'm trying the two part glue

The two part glue is expensive, I used a 1/2 pint can at $57 WM prices on the transom. It looks like it will take at least that much more for the bow. It's a shame that this is a problem with PVC as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By Scary
Zodiac coming unglued

My eight year old 11' Zodiac Rib is coming unglued from from the hull. it has detached itself from the transom, the chine, and completely from the bow. The tanks seams are welded so no problem on the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Scary
Of course you have checked your fuel filter first?

MAKE SURE THERE IS FUEL TO PUMP. Fuel pumps are pretty reliable and easily rebuild-able.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-22-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,235
Posted By Scary
Having been down this road

Staying in Oregon one year will exempt you from California use tax if you can establish that the boat was purchased for use in Oregon. Simply leaving it there is not enough. You'll be asked to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,712
Posted By Scary
On the throne

On the throne. Wow I'm not sure that's an honor. If boats could talk I'm sure this one has stories to tell. She started out as a research boat for forward scanning sonar. passed on to a restaurant...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-08-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,785
Posted By Scary
Just for comment, the Walnut Grove marina fire...

Just for comment, the Walnut Grove marina fire that burns up a bunch of boats was caused by a propane refrigerator on a house boat. It will be interesting. To see what the insurance companies will do...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Scary
Start here

Since you are using your inverter charger as your main battery charger , start by making sure you are getting ac voltage to your inverter. Some Xantrex inverters use the ac feed to your recepticals...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-25-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,667
Posted By Scary
Me too

Hate to admit it but first cruise of the summer will be the fireworks. heading out thurs.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By Scary
Shouldn't be any water from rain

Try drying out the bilge. I would test deck hatches, perhaps the gutters, or the drains are plugged. Any dogs or cats aboard. Hairs plug drains
Forum: General Maintenance 05-01-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,810
Posted By Scary
It's hard to tell in your pictures the actual...

It's hard to tell in your pictures the actual condition, most boats look good while they are wet. I think see blisters in the paint along the bottom near the worm wood. Don't be afraid to take a awl...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Scary
Mine is on the boat deck

Without seeing your boat ? Mine is on the salon roof right behind the flybridge. This might be the last dry spot in calm conditions. In heavy weather your exposed to being pitched into the drink if...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,390
Posted By Scary
I did a lot of camping and a lot of sailing

Age plays a roll. At least for me. In the past mountaineering, racing sailboats were my passions. Snow cave, igloos, bevi sacks , lumpy sail mattresses. At 73 my pillow top inerspring mattress, air...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-27-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,810
Posted By Scary
Another note, time is of essence when working on...

Another note, time is of essence when working on wood boats. There jobs like sanding the bottom are hateful and better left to guys in white suits, caulklng and refastning aren't fun either. In the...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-27-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,810
Posted By Scary
This what I do

Wooden boats require special care. If your boat yard guy hasn't seen worms it's because he has working on fiber glass boats. A in the water survey will show very little about hull condition. Hull...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,810
Posted By Scary
Wow

How hot and dry is it where your hauling out? A week or two is probably OK . You are asking what you should look for. Dry rot, worm infestation, failing fastners, loose keel bolts, electrolysis of...
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