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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Strictly Fly Bridge for me. I have owned the boat...

Strictly Fly Bridge for me. I have owned the boat for about 8 years and can only recall steering from below on about three occasions. Once due to low pressure on the upper helm steering and a couple...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 780
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I know things are different in a panic situation....

I know things are different in a panic situation. But I would do two things right away.

#1) If it wasn't already too late I would cut my boat loose, either with or without me on board.
#2) Into...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 489
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Really, I LOVE boating and would live on my boat...

Really, I LOVE boating and would live on my boat if some circumstances were a little different. I also like having waterfront property.

But why have both? Buy a less expensive home inland and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-26-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Pete Meisinger
wow! what a clean install. I don't know a...

wow! what a clean install.

I don't know a lot about "Cats" other than they are good engines.

That Mainship is a plaining hull, it will get on top of the water, not strictly a trawler. That...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 01-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Pete Meisinger
It could be the angle the camera was that but...

It could be the angle the camera was that but that bolt looks stressed, or bent. Better to replace both. If it is a stud and not a bolt, it should screw right out, if it is a bolt , a tap with a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,464
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I ordered two supposed ultra bright flashlights...

I ordered two supposed ultra bright flashlights off the internet before Christmas. One for me, one for my brother.

That was in November, Hmmm. Should be here soon.

pete
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Lots !! IMHO, don't enclose the flybridge....

Lots !!

IMHO, don't enclose the flybridge. Maybe I'm claustrophobic but give me the open air . The Admiral likes the bimini up if it is very hot, sunny and bright but I can't abide isinglass.
...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 01-26-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Pete Meisinger
That will be my next boat. I'll keep my 36 until...

That will be my next boat. I'll keep my 36 until we do the loop then graduate to a smaller boat on a trailer to explore all the places we have missed like inland chains of lakes small rivers and land...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By Pete Meisinger
WiFI at the dock

Why do most marinas feature such lousy wifi ?

Ive heard many excuses from the facility, ranging from distance to the docks, lousy provider, too many sailboat masts, weather, etc.

So I have come...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,059
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Great way to look at it "mvweebles" . a different...

Great way to look at it "mvweebles" . a different way to look at basically the same thing.

Also, I intended this post to be about your more or less permanent home marina. Maybe I should start a...
Forum: Power Systems 01-26-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,588
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I thought my F.L. pistons were big, those are...

I thought my F.L. pistons were big, those are HUGE. Are they new or were you able to reuse any of the original, bet they were costly

pete
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Don't do it !! There was once an extensive...

Don't do it !!

There was once an extensive post (not sure if it was here or some other boating blog) about an owner who installed a window air unit under his flybridge area. He really did a...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 01-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,652
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I know just how you feel about selling a loved...

I know just how you feel about selling a loved boat. It's a relief to be done with the selling process, it's nice to have a certain amount of cash on hand, even nice to not have to worry about how...
Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Pete Meisinger
If it is a Yanmar it should start easily. Check...

If it is a Yanmar it should start easily. Check for a pre heat button on the genset. You may have to go below too find it. I hold mine "on" for 30 - 45 seconds then hit start.

If you have not...
Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,506
Posted By Pete Meisinger
If you truely have a choice, go with the F.L. If...

If you truely have a choice, go with the F.L. If you feel you need over about 125 hp or want sophisticated electronics there are other makes out there.

But for me...KISS

pete
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Pete Meisinger
The others covered it, mostly. Watch for leaks in...

The others covered it, mostly. Watch for leaks in the decks and check the fuel tanks. They are the right age for failure.

About that engine..Barely broken in, it should run well over 5,000 hours,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-25-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Pete Meisinger
When I look more closely at the pictures it...

When I look more closely at the pictures it confirms to me that it is home made.But based on your description that the post goes all the way through the deck and the fact that closer examination of...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-25-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Pete Meisinger
That lifting davit looks to be home made. Not...

That lifting davit looks to be home made. Not that it's a bad thing but there is no way to determine its capacity. Judging by the fact that there is no bearing for rotation I'm thinking probably less...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,226
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Sorry for your plight. I'm thinking you can still...

Sorry for your plight. I'm thinking you can still move forward.

Patch that hole in the top of your tank. Even if you literally have to chop a hole in your companionway. It needs work anyway. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,059
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Good point rslifkin, "Not overly picky about...

Good point rslifkin, "Not overly picky about rules".

It goes both ways. I'll overlook your "yappy" dog for a while and you can forgive me for taking most of the prime parking while I am working...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I once replaced vinyl wall covering in a "V"...

I once replaced vinyl wall covering in a "V" berth with a commercial wall fabric. I really liked it. It was much "warmer" and comfortable looking.

Just think of all the poor defenseless "Naugas"...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Lets get this thread back to "Bashing" cruise...

Lets get this thread back to "Bashing" cruise ships! I enjoyed that thread.

pete
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pete Meisinger
The Admiral volunteers at the local animal...

The Admiral volunteers at the local animal shelter resale shop. The things people throw away or donate is almost beyond belief. In both a good and a bad sense.

Some name brand clothing, never...
Forum: Classic Wooden Power Yachts 01-24-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,165
Posted By Pete Meisinger
When I was even more broke than I am now, younger...

When I was even more broke than I am now, younger also, I had a 32 foot woody. A Chris Craft Connie. I absolutely loved it, even liked the twin gassers, you just can't beat that contented rumble out...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,059
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I have kept my boats, more or less permanently at...

I have kept my boats, more or less permanently at nearly a dozen different marinas. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Here is what is important to me:

1) Staff, particularly the owner and...
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