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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:21 AM
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That's his cruising speed. However, at 8 knots he...

That's his cruising speed. However, at 8 knots he gets 2.2 nmpg, at 6.7 knots, 3.7 nmpg, at 5.7 knots, 5.2 nmpg. 9 knots is 1.8 nmpg, 10 knots is 1.3 nmpg.

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By BandB
We've also stayed at Palafax several times and...

We've also stayed at Palafax several times and always been very happy there.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:19 AM
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Views: 793
Posted By BandB
Now you've shared more of the story and the very...

Now you've shared more of the story and the very reason I made the comment on the $500. $200 here, $500 here, $1000 here happens along the way in boat ownership. You can reduce fuel consumption but...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Been on locks that took longer and no...

Wifey B: Been on locks that took longer and no issue looping line around the Bollard then lightly tying it (figure 8) on the back cleat (firmly attached to front) and with it tied, continued to hold...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: That is a one of a kind type lock and I...

Wifey B: That is a one of a kind type lock and I advise before doing it, go watch it by land. :)

Now, Chickamauga during Riverfest is wild and the Ohio River can be a mob scene of boats, but both...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: I've been in locks where the lockmaster...

Wifey B: I've been in locks where the lockmaster ordered different than your 1 and 2, so I'd say on those "unless instructed otherwise." :)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 793
Posted By BandB
Don't even think about another boat with that...

Don't even think about another boat with that partner unless you've done some serious budgeting together. If $500 in fuel is going to lead someone to sell a boat, I can't imagine what a serious...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Several different chances at turbulence....

Wifey B: Several different chances at turbulence. The first is when you're inside and water being drained or filled. Every lock slightly different, some do it faster than others so more turbulent....
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By BandB
To my knowledge Trinity hasn't built a yacht in...

To my knowledge Trinity hasn't built a yacht in several years. They're now completely commercial. They were sold to a commercial builder. Trinity did have one straggler yacht on their yard for a...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 15,522
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: I like that. Thinking maybe hubby needs...

Wifey B: I like that. Thinking maybe hubby needs one of those. Should I order or not, order or not, order or not.....:confused:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By BandB
But doesn't porta potty #2, just have porta potty...

But doesn't porta potty #2, just have porta potty #1 inside it? I'm trying to remember if we saw any but I doubt it at the marinas we stopped. We never use the marina restrooms so might not have...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By BandB
There are many thousands of expired inflatables...

There are many thousands of expired inflatables out there, just like expired fire extinguishers and flares. They do put people at risk.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Would make getting free more difficult...

Wifey B: Would make getting free more difficult so "no". When time to leave, you might have a struggle removing it from the Bollard. :)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Not jumping on your way, just saying...

Wifey B: Not jumping on your way, just saying it's not ours. We keep the line in our hands, looped around the cleat and held (hence always gloves). You mention bending over and that points out that...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By BandB
If you have someone scanning for you (such as...

If you have someone scanning for you (such as SBI-we have it done at home for us) you'll find there's very little mail you ever need to actually receive. For those things you do need to receive you...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By BandB
It was assault. Clearly. I'm very disturbed by...

It was assault. Clearly. I'm very disturbed by those who think might makes right and that they can retaliate against a non-violent offense with violence. Probably the only reason he wasn't charged...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: We often use one line depending on the...

Wifey B: We often use one line depending on the boat and the lock. However, we will often run the one line from a forward cleat, looping it around the Bollard and then running it to an aft cleat....
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: We travel in all sorts of boats but...

Wifey B: We travel in all sorts of boats but we're also licensed captains and spend a lot of time at the helm as well as handling lines. We've locked by ourselves with just the two of us aboard and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By BandB
Christensen construction has generally continued...

Christensen construction has generally continued off and on but has also been for the owner of Christensen or those close to him. I'm not aware of orders from the general public since the bankruptcy.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By BandB
Well, Trinity is not building recreational boats.

Well, Trinity is not building recreational boats.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By BandB
All I can suggest is shop more insurers and may...

All I can suggest is shop more insurers and may have to give in and get a license as I'm seeing exactly what dhays referenced in many places insisting on driver's licenses and other things that are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By BandB
A lot does depend on the year and the boat with...

A lot does depend on the year and the boat with Lazzara. They've gone through many iterations over the years with changes in design, ownership (infighting among relatives), and construction....
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: In one trip you'll go from lock virgins...

Wifey B: In one trip you'll go from lock virgins to lock sluts. :rofl: Seriously, just go in prepared and locks are nothing. Sounds like a great trip. We wished when we were there we could have gone...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Yesterday 50 degrees. This morning 59...

Wifey B: Yesterday 50 degrees. This morning 59 degrees. Tomorrow 64 degrees. What a difference a day can make. :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: We did linger in warmer climates longer...

Wifey B: We did linger in warmer climates longer and NYC was fine a bit colder. However, next time we might wait and then run north quickly like a delivery trip. Still, to the question of what one...
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