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Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,019
Posted By hmason
Here in FL Autozone and Advance Auto Parts...

Here in FL Autozone and Advance Auto Parts accepts used oil.
Forum: Grand Banks 11-24-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,337
Posted By hmason
I had a GB with a British Leyland. It was a 200...

I had a GB with a British Leyland. It was a 200 hp turbo. Same engine as the 165 but with an intercooler. Removed the intercooler so I had a 165. Engine was bulletproof. Not a single hiccup in 15...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,080
Posted By hmason
The captain fell asleep from counting sheep. I...

The captain fell asleep from counting sheep. I was asleep he said sheepishly.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By hmason
If your boat has a stainless steel or bronze rub...

If your boat has a stainless steel or bronze rub rail, examine it carefully. Many GBs will have 3 or four screws with different heads than all the others holding the rub rail. Those screws are all in...
Forum: Monk 11-06-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 34,510
Posted By hmason
Sky Lounge!

Sky Lounge!
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,642
Posted By hmason
Might not be for the boat.

Might not be for the boat.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,403
Posted By hmason
The trend I see now in new boats is galley far...

The trend I see now in new boats is galley far aft giving easy access to and from the aft deck for alfresco dining and cocktails.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By hmason
We had our caprail done with Allwood at the Grand...

We had our caprail done with Allwood at the Grand Banks Yard in Stuart FL. Just passing along a tip they gave me: Once the job is 6-months old begin waxing it every so often with a good quality...
Forum: Grand Banks 10-22-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By hmason
Before you laugh try Pledge wipes.

Before you laugh try Pledge wipes.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By hmason
Bring a bag to carry your shoes in when you board...

Bring a bag to carry your shoes in when you board a boat. If you leave them on the dock they might be stolen. I know from personal experience. I've been told that it is not uncommon.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By hmason
I can see it coming. Soon you won't even think of...

I can see it coming. Soon you won't even think of going out on your boat; you can sit in your lounge chair at home and the boat can go out by itself.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-19-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 36,287
Posted By hmason
Hi Ted, We await your arrival. Be safe. H and J.

Hi Ted, We await your arrival. Be safe. H and J.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-13-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By hmason
My caprails were finished with Allwood by the...

My caprails were finished with Allwood by the Grand Banks yard. I was told to wait 6 months and then to wax them regularly with an automobile wax; not a cleaner wax. I use Mother's pure carnuba wax....
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By hmason
A whale tail? I always thought that was for...

A whale tail? I always thought that was for grilling burgers at tailgate parties.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-22-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,047
Posted By hmason
Can't say I blame you.

Can't say I blame you.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,885
Posted By hmason
On guard duty.

On guard duty.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-20-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,047
Posted By hmason
I have to be invited. I think I left my shoes on...

I have to be invited. I think I left my shoes on Irv’s boat and I need to find them.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By hmason
In a word, no. Not for a few years. She made a...

In a word, no. Not for a few years. She made a big mistake asking for a raise. In all the years she was there she never got one. When she became insistent she was fired. At least that was the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,369
Posted By hmason
And add an extendable magnet thingee. Great for...

And add an extendable magnet thingee. Great for sockets that migrate dead center under the engine.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,745
Posted By hmason
Just an aside; I once read that you are never...

Just an aside; I once read that you are never more than 6 feet from a spider. I guess that doesn't include swimming.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,840
Posted By hmason
I have not read this entire thread but I would...

I have not read this entire thread but I would like to pass on a tip that has worked for me numerous times including today! If the water output from your ac pump declines suddenly you might have...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By hmason
Our CAT 3116’s have 4,900 hours. Never a minute...

Our CAT 3116’s have 4,900 hours. Never a minute of trouble and smooth as silk.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-15-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,674
Posted By hmason
We don't have a cat however we had the...

We don't have a cat however we had the opportunity to stay at our daughter's house for a couple of weeks. She has a cat and uses this: https://www.tidycats.com/breeze-systems. It might solve your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,521
Posted By hmason
Lou, Please hire an independent surveyor to...

Lou, Please hire an independent surveyor to protect your interests. As an example, we had damage to our house. Our insurance company's adjuster assessed the damage at $30,000. At the urging of a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,569
Posted By hmason
On our first trawler (single engine) we were...

On our first trawler (single engine) we were towed 15 miles at 3 knots because of an engine that refused to start. My mechanic simply put the gear in neutral and she fired right up.
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