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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Wxx3
As Al said above, I agree that there will be more...

As Al said above, I agree that there will be more cruising opportunities in the vast SF Bay, Sacramento Delta region, especially in winter.
You don't want to be in unprotected ocean waters in the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Wxx3
Yes, as Comodave said. I have and still use an...

Yes, as Comodave said. I have and still use an E80. I don't use it for Nav charts, but only radar display.
You may have to use buttons to change display to radar.
It should give you an "OK" upon...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,450
Posted By Wxx3
yep:facepalm:

yep:facepalm:
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wxx3
Me too. I have 3 tanks under the starboard helm...

Me too. I have 3 tanks under the starboard helm bench on the fly bridge.

I would not store propane inside the boat.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By Wxx3
Wow, I wish that I'd thought of that. Last...

Wow, I wish that I'd thought of that. Last summer i had to replace my gen battery, in part because it was used so little.
With my setup it would have worked fine with one start. I can always stsrt...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,225
Posted By Wxx3
Thanks Pete for the update and thanks so much for...

Thanks Pete for the update and thanks so much for putting me in the hands of Keith Sargis.
Keith Sargis
Novamar Yacht Insurance
Established in 1987
1549 Ringling Blvd. Ste 101
Sarasota, FL 34236...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wxx3
Don't do it for all the reasons already...

Don't do it for all the reasons already mentioned.
In addition, movement even at the dock in the bow is quite pronounced.
It will be worse than you think.
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,210
Posted By Wxx3
Thanks. Here is the pertinent information from...

Thanks.
Here is the pertinent information from the above link:

:...Some of the best discussion of the incident comes from an online forum for WoodenBoat magazine.
One forum poster claimed to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,210
Posted By Wxx3
Yep. That's what I think also. From the...

Yep. That's what I think also.
From the beginning the boat seemed very tender and not that controllable.
Too much weight high up.

Other factors were involved.
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Wxx3
Welcome aboard.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Wxx3
My Velvet Drive runs at 130F, connected to A Ford...

My Velvet Drive runs at 130F, connected to A Ford Lehman.
It does have a transmission cooler.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,585
Posted By Wxx3
How do you care for your exhaust elbows? Give...

How do you care for your exhaust elbows?
Give them a massage every week??
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By Wxx3
I was under the impression that the hull speed...

I was under the impression that the hull speed was not an absolute top speed, but the speed at which the hull was still efficient.
Greater than that speed, the stern is falling into the trough...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By Wxx3
I thought David explained the situation very...

I thought David explained the situation very well.

In fact, I bought a 220v heater element so that I could run my water heater on 220v or 110v, while Dauntless was in Europe.

Most recently, I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,857
Posted By Wxx3
My greatest fear is not to lose my mind looking...

My greatest fear is not to lose my mind looking at the list of things to do.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Wxx3
The "thrill seeker" comment made me reflect over...

The "thrill seeker" comment made me reflect over a couple of things:

1. I'm a traveler. I've always loved taking trips. Even when I was in high school, It was obvious to me that one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Wxx3
Yes, as stated above, that's where I started. ...

Yes, as stated above, that's where I started.
Except for the Dauntless at sea!

Once you run out of the limited readings of power boats crossing oceans, then start reading all the sailing boats of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,365
Posted By Wxx3
And management doesn't even win wars. And good...

And management doesn't even win wars.
And good leaders get culled from the crowd, seldom making it past O-3 or 0-4.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,486
Posted By Wxx3
I can see that or at least believe it with...

I can see that or at least believe it with neither wind nor current on totally flat water.
The Europeans are really conscious about fuel, even rich ones.

I looked at many European boats,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Wxx3
That's how I feel. I still have hours and hours...

That's how I feel. I still have hours and hours of Go Pro footage that I've done nothing with.
Even knowing that many people would be interested in seeing how boring the middle of the ocean is, I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,486
Posted By Wxx3
Oops, just saw this.:facepalm: I generally...

Oops, just saw this.:facepalm:

I generally put boats in three categories:

1. ICW / Inland boats. they can cross a sound safely, but would not do it for any length of time.

2. Coastal...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 09-19-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,995
Posted By Wxx3
Thank you Mike, for making the case as well as...

Thank you Mike, for making the case as well as you did.

Being able to handle a following sea well was a primary consideration. In case of a BIG storm, it's your only route to safety.
Also the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-16-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Wxx3
I jst did this for my new Raritan water heater. ...

I jst did this for my new Raritan water heater.
Use brass with pipe tape on all the fittings.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,301
Posted By Wxx3
I too think the same. I did think about...

I too think the same.

I did think about what I would have done had I had Dauntless in NYC when Sandy approached.
I thought it was a no brainer to cruise up the Hudson.
But very few people...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-16-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,351
Posted By Wxx3
I think it's simple. Can you afford the loss of...

I think it's simple. Can you afford the loss of your boat?

Be it car, house or other, isn't full coverage always about whether you can afford the loss?
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