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Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By sledge
Good topic! I too am doing some research and...

Good topic! I too am doing some research and planning to get a version before next spring cruising. My understanding is one difference between a PLB and an EPIRB is the latter is licensed to the boat...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-29-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By sledge
Very cool! I had one installer tell me that when...

Very cool! I had one installer tell me that when using a front Vu like that, you almost need two transducers; one for this front vu, and a traditional one for just straight down, is that what you're...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-24-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By sledge
About 24 mi in from the ICW past downtown Jax is...

About 24 mi in from the ICW past downtown Jax is Ortega Landing, one of the nicest marinas you’ll ever visit (if they have transient space), they have a pool and free bicycles to ride to nearby...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,123
Posted By sledge
You just have to decide if you want a 1-butt or a...

You just have to decide if you want a 1-butt or a 2-butt galley :rofl:
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-23-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,123
Posted By sledge
JMarsh, that's gonna be a cool project and...

JMarsh,
that's gonna be a cool project and can't wait to see it when its done. Here's my .02 cents: Probably should do what you like, but is there not likely to be visitors at some point in the...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By sledge
Rangers have some loyal owner groups but I...

Rangers have some loyal owner groups but I wouldn’t get their 41 due to the unprotected and expensive to replace and maintain Volvo dual IPS drives.
With a windfall of cash like that I’d suggest...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,340
Posted By sledge
To the OP: you might find some good info from a...

To the OP: you might find some good info from a Nordhavn MV Dirona, yes it is actually a 52’ boat, but they have done some ocean passages with fuel bladders and there is quite a bit in their blogs...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-16-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By sledge
+1 for Friday Harbor, and if you have kids (or...

+1 for Friday Harbor, and if you have kids (or even for adults) there is a small tucked away place there called the Whale Museum; very interesting and fun to visit!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-16-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By sledge
What is a bit more ambitious but super fun is the...

What is a bit more ambitious but super fun is the Clipper ferry Seattle to Victoria BC, though I suppose you’d have to have passports. It’s a beautiful ride and you’d also have to stay overnight in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By sledge
Actually looks pretty sturdy, sort of like a...

Actually looks pretty sturdy, sort of like a Boston Whaler.... i suppose they will be able to print in different colors eventually...


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Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By sledge
25' Boat Built by a 3D Printer

First of its kind, this printed in only about 70 Hours, pretty amazing! :eek: It's made of some kind of wood/plastic composite....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34F71XqvOjg
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By sledge
Searched the news, found this photo of a store...

Searched the news, found this photo of a store there; the Village Craftsman. they keep little signs outside their door showing high water marks from multiple past storms. Yikes, Dorian (where red...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By sledge
Is Ocracoke Recovering?

I know it got hit with Dorian and at least some flooding. I was wondering if anyone knows how Silver lake is doing and the marinas and anchorage near the Ocracoke inlet on the outer banks of NC....
Forum: Great Harbour 10-07-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By sledge
I have to agree with GDavid; I tend to only look...

I have to agree with GDavid; I tend to only look at the newest discussion topics on the right side window and go directly to the ones that interest me, therefore i never notice necessarily what...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By sledge
Jeff is a great guy and puts on an excellent...

Jeff is a great guy and puts on an excellent seminar about "dialing in your trawler" at many of the Trawlerfest events.
We once stayed overnight at that Bell harbor marina; great view of downtown...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,952
Posted By sledge
It was not "Under the radar" when we did it in...

It was not "Under the radar" when we did it in 2018. Americans simply call in to Canadian customs upon arrival, they ask how long you're staying- you can stay up to 364 days- and they give you a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,952
Posted By sledge
Hey since you mentioned it; if it works in your...

Hey since you mentioned it; if it works in your schedule when you get dropped in Victoria i'd recommend you take advantage and stay for a while to enjoy that lovely city. we spent about a week there...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,952
Posted By sledge
Seattleboatguy; looks like you're from...

Seattleboatguy; looks like you're from Virginia...? if so, you could also run into some significant Wash state tax; they don't have a cap like Virginia does.
Anacortes and La Conner are two of my...
Forum: Great Harbour 09-27-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By sledge
Our AT41 has a 16' beam, which is unusual so i...

Our AT41 has a 16' beam, which is unusual so i too am curious what kind of boat would be 37' x 16'.
We've not done the loop but been to many places. it's not a problem but in our experience most...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 09-26-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By sledge
Sea Fever: you should definitely do it and...

Sea Fever: you should definitely do it and prepare to have a fun trip! Be advised if you were actually considering Fernandina Harbor Marina; they are still closed and rebuilding from hurricane...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 09-18-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By sledge
We have slightly different and open vents into ER...

We have slightly different and open vents into ER on our tug, but yes especially if you're going to be on the hard, most will cover engine room vents to keep that cold air from flowing through. in...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By sledge
Ed, that's a very handsome craft and I love the...

Ed,
that's a very handsome craft and I love the green hull, partly because you don't see a lot of that and she looks very well equipped. Looks like you have a solar panel, some Garmin equipment, and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By sledge
you're probably on the right track Bill, we did a...

you're probably on the right track Bill, we did a similar TV update just a few weeks ago, though we had a fixed cabinet, not the electric raising situation you have. but a couple things I'd mention:...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By sledge
Arroyo, I know you said you prefer warm climate...

Arroyo,
I know you said you prefer warm climate but if I could humbly offer an echo of Sunchaser. The Pacific Northwest has truly magnificent cruising ground that is literally world renowned even if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By sledge
Congrats on catching the boat fever, hopefully...

Congrats on catching the boat fever, hopefully both of you will have an equal passion for it and you might decide to do more than just the loop, there’s another one called the Down East loop that...
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