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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By LaBomba
We looked at our boat model with and without a...

We looked at our boat model with and without a lower helm and as others chose no lower helm as it robbed too much room and visibility is far superior from the fully enclosed bridge. No regrets, but...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By LaBomba
Ok guys, I asked for advise and I got the...

Ok guys, I asked for advise and I got the message. Just moved up from 15kg to 20 kg. I wish there was a shoe store for anchors where you could just go try a few on. Unfortunately here anything this...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By LaBomba
Well the Sarca excel is hard to find in this neck...

Well the Sarca excel is hard to find in this neck of the woods and for what I do and where I go, 45lbs is overkill. NW, the bungee would hold it up where it normally wants to be with the points...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-23-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By LaBomba
Thanks Bruce, Iíll have a look at the Sarca as...

Thanks Bruce, Iíll have a look at the Sarca as well. 4mo, the Boss anchor has a lot less turn upwards than my Bruce for sure but I definitely donít need 45lbs. Thanks again.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By LaBomba
Thanks everyone, I really donít want to start...

Thanks everyone, I really donít want to start modifying the bow pulpit or rollers so I think I will have a look at the Rocna Vulcan as the profile looks a little more friendly towards my type of...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-23-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 860
Posted By LaBomba
Although a Canadian plane, reports here are that...

Although a Canadian plane, reports here are that the 3 lives lost are all from the USA. Very sad, RIP.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-23-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By LaBomba
Anchor issue

I know, another anchor thread! Well this one is not about what anchor is necessarily the best but what will fit best on our boat. We bought our boat last year and the anchor it came with is only a...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-23-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By LaBomba
I love checklist and my wife laughs at me, but I...

I love checklist and my wife laughs at me, but I feel more comfortable knowing I haven't forgotten anything, especially at my age. There are many publications out there that you can start with, put...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,316
Posted By LaBomba
XS, I hate to see anyone leave but certainly...

XS, I hate to see anyone leave but certainly understand if you do. Social media in general has unfortunately become a place where faceless people can can be hurtful in what they post or reply with...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By LaBomba
Good advice from David, the first thing that...

Good advice from David, the first thing that comes to mind since it's the upper helm is that the hydraulic fluid is just low. Hopefully that's all it is.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,366
Posted By LaBomba
:iagree:Sorry Lou, I have to agree with everyone....

:iagree:Sorry Lou, I have to agree with everyone. Time is a commodity you just can't buy. Do a few projects before splash, do what you can in the water and perhaps a couple when you haul out, but...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-30-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By LaBomba
Welcome to the forum. My first guess would also...

Welcome to the forum. My first guess would also be that they are connected to glow plugs. Depending on how hard the engines are to start cold I might start with holding it in for about 5 to 10...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-30-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By LaBomba
A picture is worth a thousand words I've been...

A picture is worth a thousand words I've been told. In this case it may help immensely to solve your issue.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-29-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By LaBomba
I had a 22lb Delta on my Great Lakes 33 and had...

I had a 22lb Delta on my Great Lakes 33 and had no issues in the 6 years we owned it. A 35lb Delta should be all you would ever need unless your anchoring in some outlandish conditions. But to each...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-28-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By LaBomba
Welcome aboard, you guys are true minimalists....

Welcome aboard, you guys are true minimalists. Check out the other threads on trailerable trawlers, there are a few just do a Search. Enjoy whatever you end up with, time is a valuable commodity!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-28-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By LaBomba
I agree with David ☝️. 20 amp battery charger...

I agree with David ☝️. 20 amp battery charger will run fine on an 800 w generator
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By LaBomba
I use a thermocell as well while hunting fishing...

I use a thermocell as well while hunting fishing or boating. They do work so long as itís not too windy. My wife always buys a couple citronella potted plants in the spring an sets them around our...
Forum: Power Systems 12-28-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By LaBomba
I have the same motor. A regular car size deep...

I have the same motor. A regular car size deep cycle runs our 12 ft flat back canoe all day at medium to low speed. Any old deep cycle should give them an hour our two. Back up with a pair of paddles!
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By LaBomba
That's awesome, congratulations and happy and...

That's awesome, congratulations and happy and safe travels.:dance:
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 12-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,340
Posted By LaBomba
A loss but it could have been much worse. So...

A loss but it could have been much worse. So happy to hear you are ok Craig and Pat. Hopefully you recover quickly dealing with insurance etc. Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,291
Posted By LaBomba
Great looking boat. The style is a little like...

Great looking boat. The style is a little like our Carver but on steroids :D Enjoy!!
Forum: Boats | For Sale 12-21-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,313
Posted By LaBomba
I like the Nordic, has it always been in fresh...

I like the Nordic, has it always been in fresh water? Post some more pictures would give folks and idea of the layout and condition. Good luck with the sale. Seems to be a reasonable priced .
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,873
Posted By LaBomba
We have several boats in our marina with V drives...

We have several boats in our marina with V drives in boats under 40 ft and the access to some shaft glands is not just limited but in some cases near impossible to get to. Love having the engines at...
Forum: Boats | Wanted 12-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,361
Posted By LaBomba
Letting everyone know the specific models you...

Letting everyone know the specific models you have in mind will at least give everyone an idea of what you are looking for. Way too vague for comment with so few details.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By LaBomba
If the cable steering is working fine then why...

If the cable steering is working fine then why not just buy an autopilot to work with your system?
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