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Forum: Liveaboards 02-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By dannc
When I lived in FLA, I spent quite a bit of time...

When I lived in FLA, I spent quite a bit of time in the Everglades and other swamp land. Skin so Soft in no way repelled any biting bug. I was in one management area one night feeding mosquitoes...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,275
Posted By dannc
No. :nonono::rofl: We better be quite though...

No. :nonono::rofl: We better be quite though and stop being middle school boys or Mrs Shields will send us to detention. :lol:

Later,
Dan
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,539
Posted By dannc
Palau is one of the best diving destinations in...

Palau is one of the best diving destinations in the world. One of the problems they have is tourism overwhelming their environment but they need tourism for the economy. From what I have read over...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-11-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By dannc
Just because you talk to a lawyer does not mean...

Just because you talk to a lawyer does not mean one has to go to court. The lawyer is there to tell your options and provide information on the law. Talking to a lawyer does not mean one is going...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,842
Posted By dannc
I won't tell the OP to avoid SE Florida but I...

I won't tell the OP to avoid SE Florida but I will tell him my experiences and why I won't move back. It is not a presumption how he will feel but since the OP has lived in NC for years moving to SE...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,842
Posted By dannc
I used to live in SE FLA and it is the worst...

I used to live in SE FLA and it is the worst place I have ever lived. Could not wait to escape. The traffic on I40 is child's play compared to the insanity of I95 and Turnpike traffic during rush...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,653
Posted By dannc
People on CF are commenting that they do not like...

People on CF are commenting that they do not like the changes. The New ActiveCaptain - Cruisers & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2499060#post2499060)

Later,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,585
Posted By dannc
Just make sure the kids on the swim pads are not...

Just make sure the kids on the swim pads are not being exposed to engine exhaust. A coworker was sitting on the rear of a ski boat with her child while the boat was idling. The child passed out and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,585
Posted By dannc
Yep, for world wide coverage, the Russians have...

Yep, for world wide coverage, the Russians have GLONASS, we have GPS, the EU has Galileo. In 2020, the Chinese will have BeiDou(Big Dipper).

The Japanese just launched their fourth satellite...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,150
Posted By dannc
FYI, but if you are living in a house, and loose...

FYI, but if you are living in a house, and loose water pressure for whatever reason, do not forget the hot water heater. A small hot water heater has quite a bit of water.

Later,
Dan
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,574
Posted By dannc
Bing Bing Bing. You got it. Education might...

Bing Bing Bing. You got it.

Education might fix ignorance but education can't fix stupid.

I have seen quite a few cases of stupid boating that no amount of education will ever fix.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,574
Posted By dannc
One of my first memories on a boat is when my...

One of my first memories on a boat is when my family went to Blue Springs. I would guess I was 3-4.

On the way back to the boat ramp at the end of the day there were two other boats zig zagging...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-20-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By dannc
Be careful with judging coolant by color. There...

Be careful with judging coolant by color. There are different coolant chemistries out there and one needs to use coolant chemistry the engine maker specifies. Color is not a indicator of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,180
Posted By dannc
I find it interesting when people bring up...

I find it interesting when people bring up Eisenhower's Farewell Speech and label it as the Military Industrial Complex speech. It is instructive because of the title change to Military Industrial...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,180
Posted By dannc
That is really interesting especially since the...

That is really interesting especially since the USS Carter is a super duper spy sub. There is at least on book about the USS Parche which did some amazing stuff during the Cold War. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,525
Posted By dannc
Never thought about the influence of US TV and...

Never thought about the influence of US TV and GIs on UK language...

One of the first US expressions we noticed on non US TV, was an Irish show that used the word, "Idjiots" or at least that is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,525
Posted By dannc
I thought that was a Southern expression! ...

I thought that was a Southern expression! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

The more I watch UK and Irish TV programs the more I see how many American sayings are from the home countries. We were watching a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By dannc
Remember that the area of Florida you would be...

Remember that the area of Florida you would be traveling through is going to get 6-15 inches of rain. That is a huge amount of water that will take quite awhile to drain. Having the coastlines,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By dannc
Orlando or West Palm Beach might be a better bet...

Orlando or West Palm Beach might be a better bet for a flight and having rental cars available. If Irma hits Tampa as it is forecast, flying in there and getting a rental would be problematic. You...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By dannc
We too have been wondering how Dauntless is...

We too have been wondering how Dauntless is doing. Figured no news was good news and you would let people know when you know.

Typhoons in China, earthquakes in Mexico, and a monster hurricane...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-08-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,784
Posted By dannc
This ^ ^ ^ FLA water can have a sulfur...

This ^ ^ ^

FLA water can have a sulfur taste or smell even from city water. Having said that, the city I used to live in here in NC had water with a funky taste. They changed the treatment, and...
Forum: Power Systems 09-03-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,609
Posted By dannc
In a boat no. But I don't have a boat. :D In...

In a boat no. But I don't have a boat. :D In the engines in my truck and tractor, yes. In two cases, I had fuel in the oil that was due to not having enough load on the engines. In the truck,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By dannc
Ireland is worried about Atlantic salmon. Just...

Ireland is worried about Atlantic salmon. Just read a story that some had been caught and the government wanted people to report any fish that had been seen or caught so the fish could be tracked. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,368
Posted By dannc
About this time a teen age live guard drowned in...

About this time a teen age live guard drowned in a pool. It appears that she was holding a metal support and reached into the water for the sample when she was shocked. She fell into the water and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By dannc
Some #$%^&*() threw a lit cigarette on my first,...

Some #$%^&*() threw a lit cigarette on my first, new car within a month of ownership. :angry::angry::angry:

Thankfully, the dealership was able to get the mark off without a problem. :thumb:
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