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Forum: Power Systems Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Tom.B
Volvo's are like any other marine engine. Take...

Volvo's are like any other marine engine. Take care of it and you're good forever. Lots of us have them and they are just as good and reliable as any engine out there. :)
Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,442
Posted By Tom.B
If you check BBW's Facebook page, they have been...

If you check BBW's Facebook page, they have been very good at posting pictures of the entire marina. They even drove around New Bern and located boats from their yard that floated away. :)

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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Tom.B
We will be able to comment on the Neuse River,...

We will be able to comment on the Neuse River, Adams Creek, and Core Sound area in a couple of weeks. Our marina in the New Bern area has a lot of damage and it may be months before they are...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,442
Posted By Tom.B
Thatís true. Look up Bridgeton Boatworks (New...

Thatís true. Look up Bridgeton Boatworks (New Bern) on Facebook. They didnít fair well at all. They lost a bunch of boats. Some just floated away and landed on the other side of the river or in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,442
Posted By Tom.B
According to their Facebook feed, they are fine.

According to their Facebook feed, they are fine.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
We heard they did very well. I want to say that...

We heard they did very well. I want to say that someone here said it was okay. Scan up the thread and see.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
Northwest Creek marina took a big hit. There are...

Northwest Creek marina took a big hit. There are lots or reasons for this and we will see if lawyers will need to get involved (not ours... but someone else). The marina had a perfect hurricane...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
Unfortunately, the owner has stopped the staff...

Unfortunately, the owner has stopped the staff from doing this any more. He argues it never did any good. Lines would stretch and not keep the boats off the docks. We are all a little pissed about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
A co-worker in FLL shot me an email with two good...

A co-worker in FLL shot me an email with two good hurricane tips:


Buy a Brita water pitcher and filter rain water with it. In our case, we have a 27,000 pool, but that not withstanding, there...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
We are still there. We are kinda panicking today...

We are still there. We are kinda panicking today and are headed BACK to the boat to double-check the tie and do as much as we can.
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
Yep... we are in the crosshairs now. We are...

Yep... we are in the crosshairs now. We are inland in Cary, but boat is in New Bern. Not sure how to feel about it. Hopefully the winds die quickly when it makes landfall and the river doesnít rise...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,209
Posted By Tom.B
80710 well sh1t.

80710 well sh1t.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-05-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By Tom.B
Redundancy is key. There is such a thing as too...

Redundancy is key. There is such a thing as too many banks AND too few. Still, you kinda want the right battery for the job. Ideally a single start bank and a single house bank with a1/2/A/O switch...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 09-04-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Tom.B
Just stumbled across this and can help a little. ...

Just stumbled across this and can help a little.

Bess and I have been to Jamaica several dozen times and have seen nearly every corner of that amazing island. Even done some boating there....
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tom.B
TBH, I feel like that is a pretty crappy way to...

TBH, I feel like that is a pretty crappy way to make an offer. In real estate deals, I'd tell people to take a hike if they do time-sensitive offers like that. Don't you think it's rude to not give...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,208
Posted By Tom.B
Nobody else is :)

Nobody else is :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,208
Posted By Tom.B
This took far more time than usual for someone to...

This took far more time than usual for someone to bring up.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 08-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Tom.B
Well dang... Even as an ex-mod, I didnít realize...

Well dang... Even as an ex-mod, I didnít realize it did that. That means I have been guilty of it several... in fact well... letís leave it at several... times! Uh oh. Several times I have typed...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 08-20-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Tom.B
It is to keep people honest. When discussions get...

It is to keep people honest. When discussions get heated or thinks get said that people want to deny or change their position, this prevents the manipulation of people's statements. It forces you to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-17-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By Tom.B
How current does it need to be? In regards to the...

How current does it need to be? In regards to the sights, sounds, anchorage, and dockage in and around the coastal towns and attractions along the ICW, very little changes from year to year. At least...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By Tom.B
How so?

How so?
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tom.B
I dunno... The London Bridge one was pretty...

I dunno... The London Bridge one was pretty original too. :-)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tom.B
I'll be honest with you guys... I opted NOT to...

I'll be honest with you guys... I opted NOT to fuse either of the starter runs, nor the alternator connection to the house bank. Is it wrong and a little dangerous? Yea maybe... even probably, but a...
Forum: DeFever 08-15-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By Tom.B
LoL... Dude... you need a new hobby. Youíre...

LoL... Dude... you need a new hobby. Youíre turning into Ancora and his hate for Volvos. :-)
Forum: DeFever 08-15-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By Tom.B
And: Beaufort Inlet Masonboro Inlet Little...

And:
Beaufort Inlet
Masonboro Inlet
Little River Inlet
Georgetown, SC (that might already be on your list)
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