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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,008
Posted By VJameslanza
Molly, We also live in PG (for the last 20...

We also live in PG (for the last 20 years) and sailed for almost 35 years. Last year, we sold our sailboat, and bought an Albin “Taiwanese Trawler”. It was the best move we ever made in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By VJameslanza
Lou, Garmin is migrating all info in BlueChart...

Garmin is migrating all info in BlueChart to Active Captain. It’s almost as good, but Garmin announced that they’re improving Active Captain, and so far it’s working well. I recently downloaded...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-30-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By VJameslanza
Fresh Water System Leak- Lessons learned!

During a four-day cruise, we stopped at a marina and while we usually hook up to electric and water, this time I only hooked up the electric. My wife asked why we weren't hooked up to city water, I...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-23-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By VJameslanza
John, we’re partial to the West/Best coast of...

John, we’re partial to the West/Best coast of Florida, it sounds like your limited time would be better spent on the West coast, with more areas available for short jaunts.

As for hurricanes,...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-23-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,491
Posted By VJameslanza
We’re just doing the teak on our Albin, and have...

We’re just doing the teak on our Albin, and have been told that’s Australian Timber Oil holds up we’ll in our Southern climes. I can’t verify this personally, but the person who told us had a 38’...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,630
Posted By VJameslanza
As a long time resident of Punta Gorda (OK, not...

As a long time resident of Punta Gorda (OK, not that long, only 20 years), I can tell you that periodically, we've lost some seawalls, but never on the scale of Irma. The number changes, but 18 miles...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By VJameslanza
Forespar Dingy Davits

We’re looking to replace our Weaver Davits with more traditional transom or deck mounted davits. Our Dingy is an 8’ Boss “Hard Inflatable’that weighs 180lbs, and the 4 HP Mercury outboard about...
Forum: Grand Banks 03-03-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By VJameslanza
We have the weaver davits on our 8’ Boss “Hard...

We have the weaver davits on our 8’ Boss “Hard Inflatable" and we’re looking for transom mounted davits. Our dink weighs only 180lbs, and it’s difficult to lower and raise. An 11’ Whaler would...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 16,480
Posted By VJameslanza
Which Wrist Watch

Probably only crazy watch people will understand this, but here goes.

Over the years, I've owned many watches. When digital came out, I was enamored by them and owned several (The Casio G-Shock...
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By VJameslanza
Westerbeke Glow Plug (Informational)

We have a Westerbeke 5.0 BCDB GenSet in our Taiwan Trawler (Albin). I've come upon a problem twice in the last week regarding parts. Apparently many (all?) of the Taiwan builders utilized 'European'...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By VJameslanza
Name your boat CaCa

Maybe he was just having a crappy day.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By VJameslanza
Why not?

I read with interest this thread, and about half-way through I started to wonder if I had the year of Encore listed in my profile. I clicked on a few links and found that I was one of the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-29-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By VJameslanza
Raytheon ST 60 NMEA wire colors

I'm wondering if anyone can give me the NMEA 0183 + & - in and NMEA 0183 + &- out wire colors for the Raytheon ST 60 Depth?

I'd like to network the information from the ST 60 with the Garmin...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By VJameslanza
Hurricane hole

You're right when you talk about the East coast of Florida and hurricanes, however, for all the time we've lived on the West coast of Florida, almost 20 years, we only had one direct hit,...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-22-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,097
Posted By VJameslanza
Insurance on 40' Trawler

I just secured insurance from Boat US/Geico for a 40' 1988 Albin for $1,300 a year for Florida. The coverage was essentially the same offered by three other insurance companies, but the premium was...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-20-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By VJameslanza
I was going to say double-sided tape, but I like...

I was going to say double-sided tape, but I like Ted's suggestion better. LOL

Forum: General Maintenance 02-20-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By VJameslanza
Read about all that sanding and refinishing...

Read about all that sanding and refinishing you're doing, and remembered back caring for the teak on our older Catalina sailboat, and I got the shakes. We're taking delivery of Encore, an Albin 40...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,415
Posted By VJameslanza
Well friends, 5 pages ago, I asked M/V or M/Y...

Well friends, 5 pages ago, I asked M/V or M/Y when identifying yourself over the radio. I don't know if the person who starts the thread has the power to stop the thread, but I thank you all for...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,082
Posted By VJameslanza
Ted, What boatyard do you use? In Ft. Myers or...

What boatyard do you use? In Ft. Myers or Crisfield?
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,330
Posted By VJameslanza
If you're within 50 miles of a TV broadcast...

If you're within 50 miles of a TV broadcast antenna, you can buy an HD TV antenna, which will pick up most of the regular broadcast channels (CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX) as we'll as many other non-cable...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,415
Posted By VJameslanza
M/V or M/Y

When I first asked this question I hadn't expected such a varied response. I wasn't trying to be pretentious, I just remember that during the 30 years that I sailed, I always identified our boat on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,930
Posted By VJameslanza
Here we go again!🤣

Here we go again!🤣
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,415
Posted By VJameslanza
M/V or M/Y

Wondering what's the correct designation to use for a pleasure craft, M/V (Motor Vessel) or M/Y (Motor Yacht), or doesn't it make a difference? Is the designation size-dependent?

I'm sure with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By VJameslanza
SouthWest Florida Realtor

I'll have to agree with Ted, we've lived in SW Florida, specifically PuntaGorda for almost 20 years, and I can't imagine a more beautiful place to live year round. We've regularly cruised Long Island...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 02-11-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 904
Posted By VJameslanza
SW Florida Albin Owners Group Rendezvous 2017

The SW Florida Albin Owners Rendezvous will be held at Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida April 4 – 7, 2017. Arrive on Tuesday, April 4th and depart Friday, April 7th.

A registration...
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