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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,194
Posted By FootballFan
8-9 knots. With a bright moon you have...

8-9 knots.


With a bright moon you have visibility for other traffic. But you lose the ability to see objects in the water. You look the ability to read the water.


Would rather be a slower...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By FootballFan
Did we answer Donna's original question?

Did we answer Donna's original question?
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By FootballFan
Looks like it is working well. I remember your...

Looks like it is working well. I remember your posts researching options. Sounds like you have a solid approach.


Mark
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By FootballFan
Primarily sports. We both enjoy watching, in the...

Primarily sports. We both enjoy watching, in the fall we tend to watch 2-3 games on a Saturday.

News is nice. When we are on the boat - we are there for 10-12 days at a time.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By FootballFan
We just went through this. Have had...

We just went through this.


Have had different receivers on different boats with varying satisfaction.


Went with the KVH HD7 and Direct TV. Yes, was expensive (Sat components were around...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 14,755
Posted By FootballFan
late to the posting, but if current yard doesn't...

late to the posting, but if current yard doesn't work out - I second K9's reference to Pittman in Tarpon springs. Have used them, they do good work.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By FootballFan
Have chartered with Southwest. I would...

Have chartered with Southwest.


I would recommend them. They tend to be a bit heavy on the tipping thing for staff. Overall they represent the conditions of their boats accurately and they...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By FootballFan
https://www.thehulltruth.com/florida-georgia/91239...

https://www.thehulltruth.com/florida-georgia/912398-incident-vessel-bonkers-key-west.html
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By FootballFan
Boat we purchased back in the Fall had a Sea Tel...

Boat we purchased back in the Fall had a Sea Tel system on it. It is no longer on the boat.


The control pad looks the same as the one we had.


It was an older system. It would work with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By FootballFan
Happy to post the site where someone has been...

Happy to post the site where someone has been sharing some personal experience on this incident.


Not sure about the rules of the forum about posting a link to a different site.


If anyone is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By FootballFan
Will be nice to review. About to start...

Will be nice to review.


About to start planning for our trip north (probably moving the boat in June).
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By FootballFan
Have seen this pop up on a couple of sites I look...

Have seen this pop up on a couple of sites I look at.


One site there was a posting with pictures from someone who has a boat in the Marina. From there description they were not present when...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,283
Posted By FootballFan
Looks very nice.

Looks very nice.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,691
Posted By FootballFan
I am here to learn. Lot of knowledge and...

I am here to learn. Lot of knowledge and experience.


Don't visit every day, typically looking 5 out of 7 days.


Try to add something to give back to the knowledge base. My read to post...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By FootballFan
We keep our boat in Clearwater, love the area. ...

We keep our boat in Clearwater, love the area.


Previous boat we kept on the East coast of Florida, between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.


Its all about personal preference, we like the west...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By FootballFan
We went there 4+ years cruising on a bare boat...

We went there 4+ years cruising on a bare boat charter.


For those 2 or 3 months in the season, absolutely fabulous.


Rockland is a nice harbor. Keep in mind it is a "working" harbor. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,412
Posted By FootballFan
We have one of these in our garage at home. ...

We have one of these in our garage at home. Well done product - only one issue. For me the handle is too short (I have long legs). When I pull it my ankles are continually getting hit.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By FootballFan
There is a lot of wisdom in that statement.

There is a lot of wisdom in that statement.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By FootballFan
I agree with the above post - a dinghy is not a...

I agree with the above post - a dinghy is not a life raft.


Life rafts are designed to stay oriented and protect you in rough seas without propulsion.


We have a nice dinghy - but I would...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,377
Posted By FootballFan
Our preference is cruising around 7-8 knots. ...

Our preference is cruising around 7-8 knots.


That said, when we bought this last boat we wanted something that would cruise at above 20 knots for those times when we just wanted to get there.
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Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By FootballFan
We recently bought a new tender. For us we...

We recently bought a new tender. For us we wanted as large as we could comfortably carry on the hydraulic swim platform. Decided on a 12ft.


Once again, for us we wanted a comfortable ride...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,089
Posted By FootballFan
Sounds like yet another personal choice topic. ...

Sounds like yet another personal choice topic.


If you are interested in content in movies, tv shows which are entertainment focused - much more cost effective options than satellite.


If...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By FootballFan
Thank you all for your input. I expect...

Thank you all for your input.


I expect that we will run both inside and outside at varying times. Sometimes we just like to slow down and enjoy the ride. Also a different view on the inside,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,089
Posted By FootballFan
We just went through this decision process. ...

We just went through this decision process.


As someone said above, we are rabid sports fans to decided to go Satellite.


If you want HD, doubt you could buy the satellite equip for 2k today....
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By FootballFan
West Coast of FL (GICW)

Hi all,

Looking for some input on the gulf ICW, specifically between Sarasota and Fort Meyers.

Working on the plans for a trip in late Feb/early March and asking for some input.

Currently...
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