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Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
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This is a good idea, and I hope you are able to...

This is a good idea, and I hope you are able to connect with an interested boat owner. It seems a bit much to go through the agony (and ecstasy) of buying a boat solely to make a trip of several...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By Blissboat
Thumbs up Diver dave wrote: "For sure, no one on board...

Diver dave wrote: "For sure, no one on board forgets this trip, even when followed by a hundred follow on trips."

True that.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By Blissboat
mvweebles wrote, "You can pick your destination,...

mvweebles wrote, "You can pick your destination, or you can pick your time to visit. You cannot pick both." Poignant way of saying "most dangerous thing on a boat is a schedule."

Amen to that,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Blissboat
What RT said. In that particular stretch of ICW,...

What RT said. In that particular stretch of ICW, it does seem as though many boaters seem to feel free to take their half out of the middle, or worse. Nothing surprises me anymore.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Blissboat
That anchorage south of the fort is a lovely...

That anchorage south of the fort is a lovely little spot. I would be wary of it on a falling tide combined with strong NW winds. A lot of water has to squeeze through there to return to the sea, so...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Blissboat
Paraphrasing the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice...

Paraphrasing the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's famous opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 1964: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,241
Posted By Blissboat
Seachaser, congrats on your new-to-you West...

Seachaser, congrats on your new-to-you West Indian. Those are handsome boats. Did you buy Yellowbird, by any chance? (Formerly docked at the Key West Yacht Club).

Looks like Brooksie served up...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By Blissboat
Larry, regret that I missed this thread until...

Larry, regret that I missed this thread until just now. Thanks for the updates and for the effective representation at the Waterways Commission.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,853
Posted By Blissboat
ssobol wrote, "Magazines like Consumer Reports...

ssobol wrote, "Magazines like Consumer Reports maintain a distance from advertisers and vendors. However, they are a non profit and do a lot of money raising by means other than just subscriptions."...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,853
Posted By Blissboat
Ditto. Even at its best, PM seemed to alternate...

Ditto. Even at its best, PM seemed to alternate between serious boating journalism, "lifestyle" pieces and just plain boat ol' porn. Like most slick mags, the advertisers essentially pay for it....
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-06-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Blissboat
Seconding RTF's question. If the boat is...

Seconding RTF's question. If the boat is operable, it's not that far from Scottsboro to enter the Ten-Tom (Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway), motor on down to the Gulf of Mexico, and thence eastward...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Blissboat
Several years ago I chartered from Southwest...

Several years ago I chartered from Southwest Florida Yachts, and found them to be somewhat better than the run-of-the-mill charter outfit. Their service was responsive, and the level of maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Blissboat
Everything that George said. Walburg Creek /...

Everything that George said.

Walburg Creek / the Blackbeard Creek system around St. Catherine's is magnificent, and it's staggering to be in proximity to so much history. (Note that landing...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-06-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,357
Posted By Blissboat
My marine surveyor's answer would be, "It doesn't...

My marine surveyor's answer would be, "It doesn't matter. Beyond a certain number of years, how a boat was cared for and maintained matters more than how it was built." That's especially true for a...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 12-03-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Blissboat
Handsomest 43' Gulfstar I've ever seen!

Handsomest 43' Gulfstar I've ever seen!
Forum: General Maintenance 12-01-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Blissboat
The Stanley boxes have worked well for me, with...

The Stanley boxes have worked well for me, with internal bins that make life much easier.

Now for some unsolicited advice: no matter what they're made of, throw all those old slotted screws into...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-01-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Blissboat
Rick Shelley is a St. Petersburg-based marine...

Rick Shelley is a St. Petersburg-based marine surveyor who I can vouch for. His rates and contact info are all on his website: RD Shelley Marine Surveyor (http://www.rdshelley.com) Rick is highly...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,480
Posted By Blissboat
Sailor of Fortune wrote, "I'm not talking about...

Sailor of Fortune wrote, "I'm not talking about deploying the bow anchor. I'm talking about using bow windless to take strain from one or more stern anchors through block and tackle via a line...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,480
Posted By Blissboat
To the OP: As you say, there are many things to...

To the OP: As you say, there are many things to consider in any situation where kedging comes into play. To your specific point, though, which was about how much "oomph" you need to pack on board for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,360
Posted By Blissboat
That's true, and the bridge deck (no matter its...

That's true, and the bridge deck (no matter its height) should be contoured instead of flat. A flat bridge deck absorbs and tries to reflect 100% of the wave impact across its surface. A shaped deck...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-30-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,376
Posted By Blissboat
Given that the entire state of Florida is in the...

Given that the entire state of Florida is in the hurricane belt, Ortona may be the best and most reliable hurricane hole a cruising yachtsman could ask for. If you can reach either Ft. Myers or...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,376
Posted By Blissboat
An old friend used to have his winter home right...

An old friend used to have his winter home right on the canal about a mile and half west of the Port LaBelle Marina. Whenever I was crossing I'd lay over at his protected slip, and really liked the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Blissboat
Good idea, Peggy - thanks for the timely...

Good idea, Peggy - thanks for the timely suggestion. Just ordered.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By Blissboat
Of course, and how completely the question is...

Of course, and how completely the question is answered will go far toward weighing your confidence in the seller. Every boat has a story - or lots of stories. Beyond a certain point, it matters more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By Blissboat
Quite a sled. A beautiful setting, too, although...

Quite a sled. A beautiful setting, too, although it doesn't look much like any stretch of SJR around Green Cove that I am familiar with.

That's a beautiful photo, too. If I were the owner, I'd...
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