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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-15-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Mark P
Finally, another post on which I can provide some...

Finally, another post on which I can provide some marginal thoughts. The contract is the document to read - this controls above all else. When I bought my new boat a couple of years ago, the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-05-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Mark P
Scandie Rose - Another Seaworthy Vessels Sinks?

Well here is another vessel that appears to me to be very seaworthy, and yet it sinks in a matter of minutes. The Scandie Rose is about 130 feet long (reminds me of the Bourbon Rhode). Didn't...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-05-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark P
All great info Well, as luck would have it, my...

All great info Well, as luck would have it, my coworkers gave me a West Marine gift card when I retired last month, so I put it to good use right away! I bought the Ocean Signal PLB1 beacon (very...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-28-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark P
RSN48, I am looking at the Standard Horizon...

RSN48, I am looking at the Standard Horizon radio, looks good. What's a Spot? Is that a personal locator beacon?
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-28-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark P
Handheld Radio Advice

I am looking at handheld radios and was wondering if there is any advice to best quality, range needed etc. Boat has radio but we are looking for something I can wear when I go out solo and...
Forum: Power Systems 12-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Mark P
All good info here - I think we'll put this in...

All good info here - I think we'll put this in the "live with it for a while" unless the Admiral wants it changed. She is the line monkey (as she calls herself) when we dock, but someday she may...
Forum: Power Systems 12-18-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Mark P
Replacing Engine Throttle and Transmission Controls

In looking at potential boats, I noticed that the earlier models of this single engine boat come with engine transmission controls that are two levers mounted on a pod. One is usually red, the other...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-17-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,801
Posted By Mark P
Look at Shelter Cove Marina. Located about 1/2...

Look at Shelter Cove Marina. Located about 1/2 way from Beaufort to Savannah Our boat is docked there. Great shopping very close by excellent floating docks and full service.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mark P
Of course, I need to hit the upload button 😀

Of course, I need to hit the upload button 😀
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mark P
Here is a picture of new Pettit paint on bottom...

Here is a picture of new Pettit paint on bottom and outdrive with prop speed on the props. Will post again in another year and see what she looks like when I haul her out for the annual service.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By Mark P
If a boat is listed by a broker and it has been...

If a boat is listed by a broker and it has been sitting at that price for a year, then in my uneducated opinion, the seller should not be upset by an offer of 35% below his ask because his ask is not...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-07-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mark P
This has a lot to do with boats if you can make...

This has a lot to do with boats if you can make comparisons. Look, boats today and from my very limited experience and knowledge, my view is that boats as an industry is ripe for disruption. It...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-03-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,097
Posted By Mark P
2019 Ford Explorer. But this 7 Litre Galaxie was...

2019 Ford Explorer. But this 7 Litre Galaxie was my daily driver till my son turned 16!
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mark P
I've been thinking about the boat industry and...

I've been thinking about the boat industry and market issues as I look at boats - it is interesting to see (as far I can tell) that there is no "Apple or Google" in the boat market - a maker of boats...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mark P
I have no doubt Google wouldn't have made it...

I have no doubt Google wouldn't have made it without some help from antitrust laws - maybe even Apple. Aside from price fixing agreements or agreements not to compete, illegal tying is probably one...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mark P
Finally a post with a subject on which I have...

Finally a post with a subject on which I have some knowledge. Antitrust laws are in place to protect competition, not competitors. Our country's corporate legal history is full of monopolists who...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By Mark P
Happy Thanksgiving!! Well this thread got me...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Well this thread got me thinking, how to full-time live-a-boards cook the Turkey on the boat?? I am in charge of getting that 25 pound beast into the oven at noon today and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-27-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,191
Posted By Mark P
We are eyeing a boat built in US but now sitting...

We are eyeing a boat built in US but now sitting in Canada. If I can truck it (e.g. haul through Windsor into Detroit and down I-75 does anything change, all the same info above apply?
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By Mark P
Some time next year, we'll put these concepts to...

Some time next year, we'll put these concepts to the test as we try to both sell and buy at the same time. We will post results. Should be interesting.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mark P
I used to haul and store but quite a hassle on a...

I used to haul and store but quite a hassle on a 25 ft years ago. Admiral wants this in water ready to use. This thing weighs 7800 lbs plus fuel 90 gals. Add a trailer and we are 10k in weight. From...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mark P
Yeah it's not cheap and that was just for paint ...

Yeah it's not cheap and that was just for paint The annual maintenance was on top of that! Ouch. But it lasted 2 years. They sanded it down and applied two coats of Pettit bottom ablative paint. I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mark P
Just finished painting 28ft bottom and two props...

Just finished painting 28ft bottom and two props with prop speed for $2600. We will see how it goes.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Mark P
This one from West Marine works well. See line...

This one from West Marine works well. See line tied to harness.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By Mark P
What Mr. RT and Mr. GH have described (price...

What Mr. RT and Mr. GH have described (price instability) is a "classical" indicator of what economists label as "Inefficent Markets." Another indicator is gross differernce in knowledge between...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mark P
C8 stands for 1968 mfg

C8 stands for 1968 mfg
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