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Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 05:12 PM
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Views: 838
Posted By Shrew
No formal checklist. We have a set of things to...

No formal checklist. We have a set of things to do and do them. Things don't need to be made overly complicated. Even if you have a list, you'll only follow-up 'n' times before it just sits there...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,855
Posted By Shrew
City: Miami River Country: USA Vessel Name:...

City: Miami River
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54

OK, if you say so ;)
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,578
Posted By Shrew
Please note the details in the publication...

Please note the details in the publication referenced

Originally published November 10, 2006

This story has dust 13+ years of dust on it.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Shrew
If this model isn't supposed to have a gasket,...

If this model isn't supposed to have a gasket, then I would fill the sump box (with the box closed, and actively watch for leaks.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,991
Posted By Shrew
I've used Dockwa, but only because I was forced...

I've used Dockwa, but only because I was forced to do so. Some places are essentially outsourcing their booking system to dockwa to be automated. (e.g Edgartown Public Mooorings, Hyannis Marina,...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Shrew
Just to make sure we're all on the same page... ...

Just to make sure we're all on the same page...

@jefndeb...are you referring to the cover? Or the cover gasket?? As rgano is mentioning, that cover should have a rectangular gasket to seal the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Shrew
We do exactly the same, only with a Rocan Vulcan...

We do exactly the same, only with a Rocan Vulcan as the bower. The Fortress stores easy (flat), is easy to handle (light), and is easy to deploy as a stern anchor which can ben deployed/retrieved...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-17-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Shrew
I wholeheartedly agree. I bought my first...

I wholeheartedly agree. I bought my first cruising boat at
36. I bought my first trawler at 45. I have absolutely no intention of waiting until the last years of my life to start living it.
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Shrew
Something to consider is what age range of a boat...

Something to consider is what age range of a boat are you considering. At 20 years, there is typically things that will need upgrading or replacing. We figure it typically takes at least a few...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Shrew
I completely agree.

I completely agree.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By Shrew
I kept a storage unit for about 3-4 years. I...

I kept a storage unit for about 3-4 years. I just blindly paid the monthly bill and felt secure in the knowledge my stuff was there. One day I had to head over to the storage unit to look for...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-13-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Shrew
You are correct, I did find a title for RI. ...

You are correct, I did find a title for RI. However, I currently have a boat registered in CT with no title and I didn't have one for the CT registered boat I sold in 2017 in CT.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Shrew
I have registered boats in both CT and RI and NH....

I have registered boats in both CT and RI and NH. I've owned the boats with no liens. I've never had a title for my boats in CT or NH. Interestingly, I found a section about titling boats in RI. ...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-10-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Shrew
This is US State specific advise. I believe they...

This is US State specific advise. I believe they title boats and also register outboards separately in the state of South Carolina. That is not the case in every state. (NH, CT and RI) are...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 01-09-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Shrew
I like the blue quilt they're sitting on. :)

I like the blue quilt they're sitting on. :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By Shrew
Yes, I'd prefer to not be scream-lectured by a 16...

Yes, I'd prefer to not be scream-lectured by a 16 year old semi-hysterical child.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,361
Posted By Shrew
I have to agree. Or else, I'm not sure I...

I have to agree. Or else, I'm not sure I understand the question. I'm not clear what characteristics make a "cold weather boat".

If we're talking ICE, then Steel. Otherwise any boat that is...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-08-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Shrew
The rollbar is hitting before the anchor in 'in...

The rollbar is hitting before the anchor in 'in the pocket' so to speak. The shank isn't hugged up to the roller. It is stable because the roll bar is putting pressure and rubbing the underside of...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-08-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Shrew
Raft next to one with the cleats lined up. Unless...

Raft next to one with the cleats lined up. Unless they made a mold change in certain years. I'm talking about a 1999 350 and a 2003 390. Every piece of literature I've found indicates it was a name...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-07-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Shrew
+1

+1
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-07-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By Shrew
I'm in the "Get rid of the AC wiring and go with...

I'm in the "Get rid of the AC wiring and go with DC lighting in LED". I'm all for redundancy where redundancy is needed, but parallel circuits in differing currents really is a "Belt and Suspenders"...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-07-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,609
Posted By Shrew
Yep!!! Napatree and Block Island.

Yep!!! Napatree and Block Island.
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,370
Posted By Shrew
I've had good luck with Mary& Kate On/Off cleaner...

I've had good luck with Mary& Kate On/Off cleaner (Hydrochloric Phosphoric acid, Oxalic acid) . Doesn't seem to harm them at all. I've heard tidy bowl products (which I believe are similar) also...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-07-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Shrew
Good choice. 15 feet of chain is too short. I...

Good choice. 15 feet of chain is too short. I like 8-plait. It's easy on the hands and stores in a smaller space than 3 strand. It's not as durable as three strand, but with 50 feet of chain, the...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-07-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Shrew
You have the room to either move the mattress...

You have the room to either move the mattress aft, or open the head and master doors, but not both. The doors swing inward, and they both come extremely close to the bunk. Plus once you move it...
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