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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape Today, 09:21 PM
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Posted By CaptTom
That's a great project! I've always been...

That's a great project! I've always been fascinated by architecture, enjoyed photography and imagined myself doing something similar. I'm also partial to abandoned buildings, especially old barns and...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By CaptTom
Around here, it's usually two syllables. ...

Around here, it's usually two syllables.

Some of the old-time fishermen blur them to the point that it's basically one syllable, but there's still a different sound between "boy" and "buoy." The...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-12-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By CaptTom
Right, it's the "back end" (brain) I'm talking...

Right, it's the "back end" (brain) I'm talking about. You could hook the FogMate up to any two rocker switches, label them the same, and get the same result. I chose to just use an unused opening in...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-12-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By CaptTom
There is a lot of marketing which encourages...

There is a lot of marketing which encourages waste (and extra purchases)...

I just realized; this was the first year I don't remember anyone trying to tell me I should throw away all those...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-11-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By CaptTom
Wait, you mean people just throw stuff away...

Wait, you mean people just throw stuff away without using every last bit?

What's the point in that? You only have to buy more sooner and more often.

Now if you want to talk about things I waste...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-11-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By CaptTom
The control module on that link looks exactly...

The control module on that link looks exactly like my FogMate. I think the connectors are the same, and the functionality described is exactly the same. I don't have those switches, just a regular...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By CaptTom
I have a FogMate, and love it. It's the one thing...

I have a FogMate, and love it. It's the one thing I un-installed and moved from my last boat to the current one. At the time they were off-line or out of business or something, otherwise I'd have...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-07-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
We have coyotes here, and moose, and some have...

We have coyotes here, and moose, and some have even seen bears. That may not sound too bad, but when you go out in the back yard on a dark night and hear a noise, these things come to mind.

I can...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Thanks all! Too many to thank individually, but...

Thanks all! Too many to thank individually, but you've all given me some good places to poke around.

Realtor is coming by Monday to do a market value assessment of my current house. That should...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
I'll add insurance to my cost comparisons, good...

I'll add insurance to my cost comparisons, good point.

The plan would be to head North for the summer. I don't do hot very well.

Our little dog would be a great alligator snack. At his age...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By CaptTom
Did they come on when he pushed the brake pedal?

Did they come on when he pushed the brake pedal?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-03-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By CaptTom
Good point, I'd forgotten that. I always figured...

Good point, I'd forgotten that. I always figured that's why FlowScan went out of business in the first place.

So I guess there's no market for a fairly priced monitor which uses inexpensive...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-03-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By CaptTom
Fuel Flow Monitoring Equipment - Why So Expensive?

The FlowScan thread reminded me of a question I've always had, but I didn't want to hijack that thread.

Why are these sensors so expensive? OK, I get that the computers to tally up the pulses and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By CaptTom
LOL, no subject is so light-hearted that someone...

LOL, no subject is so light-hearted that someone on TF can't cite COLREG's.

Obviously, someone in China makes these lights, probably to the correct specifications. Someone else, in China or...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-30-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Already looked at that one! But thanks, keep...

Already looked at that one!

But thanks, keep 'em coming!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-30-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Be careful what you ask for FF! I might just take...

Be careful what you ask for FF! I might just take you up on that.

Actually, I was hoping you'd chime in. Years ago I think it was you who posted something about a plot for sale in your area. I...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,741
Posted By CaptTom
I just want to say, this has been a very...

I just want to say, this has been a very intelligent, and civil, discussion of some very complex and often politically-charged issues.

If we on this forum can talk about the nuances of these...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,741
Posted By CaptTom
Have you seen the markup on soft drinks? As long...

Have you seen the markup on soft drinks? As long as the consumer will pay any amount, there's no pressure to compete on price. I drink water. The free kind, not bottled.



The problem is it's...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-29-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Good point. I tend to look at the satellite view,...

Good point. I tend to look at the satellite view, first. Sometimes you can tell just by looking that the "dock" would only be useful for a kayak!

As for price, I'm hoping that they've gone up here...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By CaptTom
I also put engine data on the N2K network. I use...

I also put engine data on the N2K network. I use a Noland RS-11, but there are a number of options. This data is invaluable.

I'd love to have fuel flow information, too, but with two diesels, the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,741
Posted By CaptTom
Mark, great write-up, thanks. While I don't...

Mark, great write-up, thanks.

While I don't move in the same circles as the Carnegies and Rockefellers, I can grasp the concept of tied products just by looking over at my ink jet printer.

You...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-29-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Good points Ted, thanks. We're about 20 minutes...

Good points Ted, thanks. We're about 20 minutes from everything now, so I suppose that's not bad. I always go to Google Maps to find the closest Walmart, Hospital, etc. when I'm looking on line at...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Thanks everyone! Ted, I'm also looking in...

Thanks everyone!

Ted, I'm also looking in the area from Moore Haven south to Fort Myers you suggested. I know that area a little better (been there a couple of times) but I've never done more than...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-29-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,741
Posted By CaptTom
I find it odd that the same folks, people I know...

I find it odd that the same folks, people I know and respect, who once touted "free enterprise," hated any government regulation and denounced unions, are now decrying Amazon's successful business...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-28-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By CaptTom
Okeechobee Area Home with Dock

We're exploring the idea of selling the house up North for the obscene prices they're getting around here now, and buying something smaller and cheaper, with a dock, "Down South."

We already own a...
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