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Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-18-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cardude01
The advertisement claims itís a ďgo anywhereĒ...

The advertisement claims itís a ďgo anywhereĒ boat? Semi-displacement hull, big windows, 500 hp engine and only 800 gallons of fuel.

Itís a cool boat for sure, but to market it as an...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-17-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,615
Posted By cardude01
8277982781 Getting to hang out with the...

8277982781

Getting to hang out with the family doing boat/beach things makes it much less idiotic.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,615
Posted By cardude01
We are all idiots! [emoji30]

We are all idiots! [emoji30]
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 746,216
Posted By cardude01
Oh my. That thing is awesome. And huge.

Oh my. That thing is awesome. And huge.
Forum: Motorsailers 11-08-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By cardude01
I donít consider my boat a true motorsailer...

I donít consider my boat a true motorsailer because it really doesnít sail well using the sails alone, but more of a displacement trawler with sail assist/stabilization.

We looked at the...
Forum: Motorsailers 11-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By cardude01
Inland and River Motorsailer

I really like the Schuckers. There are some nicely refit ones out there at times . I looked at them pretty hard before getting my boat.

My boat is pretty similar to a Schuckeró 4í draft and a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By cardude01
Chuse, I may have come across as a jerk...

Chuse,

I may have come across as a jerk earlier in this thread, and for that I sincerely apologize. Itís just that Iíve made some classic mistakes when looking for and buying the first boat so Iím...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By cardude01
Very interesting isolating the engine in its own...

Very interesting isolating the engine in its own ďboxĒ to keep the outside workspace areas cooler and quieter. What will the walls be insulated with to hold in the noise? Some kind of lead-lined...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By cardude01
Definitely value in a full displacement hull, but...

Definitely value in a full displacement hull, but my comment was meant to be constructive so the OP doesnít limit him/herself to one hull type. That will limit the possible choices.

If the OP...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By cardude01
Why do you think you need a FD hull for the loop?...

Why do you think you need a FD hull for the loop? Donít limit yourself with hull classifications, IMO.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 10-28-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,571
Posted By cardude01
[emoji106][emoji106] Well said Flyright!

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Well said Flyright!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cardude01
FL hurricane holes/marinas

Yes on the Okeechobee waterway near Riverforest Yachting Center. Itís a residential neighborhood with canals and private docks.

And yes, Riverforest is a very nice facility. But they canít store...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-28-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cardude01
FL hurricane holes/marinas

In the past FF here on the forum has rented out side tie slips on his very strong and well maintained dock on the OW during hurricane season. I used it last season and Irma came very close to the...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 10-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,571
Posted By cardude01
Proposal for Off-the-deep-end forum

I have heard that OTDE term kicked around here but never visited that area of the forum before. When I tried just now, I only saw one topic (started by me [emoji15]ó whoops!) but was not able to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 746,216
Posted By cardude01
Interesting boats

Cool motorsailer. Nice size pilothouse. Good size engine room. Keel cooled, dry stack exhaust.

Fly to Hawaii and sail home after you explore the south Pacific!
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 746,216
Posted By cardude01
Looks like an ankle breaker after a few rums.

Looks like an ankle breaker after a few rums.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 746,216
Posted By cardude01
I saw this one the other day on YW. Looks very...

I saw this one the other day on YW. Looks very interesting indeed. Price doesnít seem too out of whack, but it would depend on condition obviously.

It seems a bit unfinished? No electronics?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-22-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By cardude01
Larry, How long do you leave the boat...

Larry,

How long do you leave the boat unattended at that mooring?

Is this it?
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Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 10-21-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By cardude01
Well Iím 6í2Ē so that may have had something to...

Well Iím 6í2Ē so that may have had something to do with the way I thought about it. Plus, it was years ago so I could be misremembering.

If the engine compartments seem roomy enough to you thatís...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 746,216
Posted By cardude01
Interesting boats

Hereís one for the Aussies and Kiwis. 2010 build, Gardner diesel. Itís a little basic inside and kind of big to handle, but looks interesting!
...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 10-20-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By cardude01
Hereís an older discussion of the viability of a...

Hereís an older discussion of the viability of a powercat in the Caribbean.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/power-cat-vs-trawler-dilemma-please-advise-25796.html

Some PC owners say their...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-18-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By cardude01
I have that book somewhere.... [emoji30]

I have that book somewhere....

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,788
Posted By cardude01
1.2-1.6 KW solar?

Still trying to wrap my head around series vs parallel and volts/amps.

For some reason on these panels they said do not wire them parallel or they could short circuit or something. Too many amps...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,788
Posted By cardude01
1.2-1.6 KW solar?

After messing around with this little portable solar system and seeing how nice and flat the panel lays on the curved rear section of my PH roof, and how easy it was to hook up, Iím now thinking...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,489
Posted By cardude01
I have been using Garmin Blue Chart on my older...

I have been using Garmin Blue Chart on my older IPad for a few years and it seems OK. I have liked the easy integration with Active Captain, but I havenít used it since the Garmin/AC buyout. Is it...
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