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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Comodave
Unless you are using 2 part polyurethane paint,...

Unless you are using 2 part polyurethane paint, most will not last 9 years. I see a lot of faded painted on names.
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By Comodave
+1. Agree.

+1. Agree.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Comodave
Well it took me about 15 minutes to order the...

Well it took me about 15 minutes to order the vinyl name and about 45 minutes to install it. We had just painted the whole boat so I had dealt with enough paint to last me a while. And I have...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Comodave
Welcome aboard. Sorry I don’t have any...

Welcome aboard. Sorry I don’t have any information on that boat. But congrats on your new boat. We will need photos...
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By Comodave
Yes, with it I can fill them, without it I have...

Yes, with it I can fill them, without it I have to pull 2 of the batteries to get to the back ones. Well worth $13.
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By Comodave
Mine are tough to check and fill. I bought a...

Mine are tough to check and fill. I bought a battery jug water filler bottle with auto shutoff from Amazon for $13. It works great, holds 1/2 gallon of water. You stick it in and press down. Water...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Comodave
We painted out 1987 41’ President last year. I...

We painted out 1987 41’ President last year. I did all the prep work and painted the flybridge, cabin and decks. I did all the fiberglass work, filling and sanding and hired a painter to spray the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Comodave
I have put names on many different boats over the...

I have put names on many different boats over the years. I use vinyl decals. It is simple to do. I put the name and hailing port on our current boat twice now. Once before and once after I...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By Comodave
My eyes were not bad enough to qualify for...

My eyes were not bad enough to qualify for cataract surgery as far as vision went. I asked the doctor if anything could be done about the glare problem that I had, he said “glare, that qualifies...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Comodave
I think that the DSM300 that I had had a label...

I think that the DSM300 that I had had a label that said made in Mexico on it. It may work, mine would lock up and require a power reset to get it working. Then it would work for 5 minutes or 5...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By Comodave
As soon as they removed the bandagesI could see...

As soon as they removed the bandagesI could see perfectly without the glasses.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Comodave
If you have a DSM300, don’t be surprised if it...

If you have a DSM300, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work. They had a lot of problems with the ones assembled in Mexico. Glad you got it working.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Comodave
Just go really fast and it will go on...

Just go really fast and it will go on...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Comodave
I just looked at Raymarine.com and found the C120...

I just looked at Raymarine.com and found the C120 manual. There should be a “Scanner” button that is either on or off. Turn it on. Then there should be a button “Radar” either TX or STDBY. Put it...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Comodave
I believe that after it has warmed up it will say...

I believe that after it has warmed up it will say something like ready or TX for transmit. You push the soft button and it will start transmitting. Then you should see a return on the display. But...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By Comodave
I had cataract surgery 2 years ago. I am still...

I had cataract surgery 2 years ago. I am still amazed how wonderful it is to be able to see without glasses. I wore glasses for 55 years.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Comodave
The display is usually referred to as MFD, Multi...

The display is usually referred to as MFD, Multi Function Display, and the radar dome as radome. I had an E120 years ago and if I remember correctly the radome has to warm up, about 30 to 45...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Comodave
+1. No vent filters but add more air and the...

+1. No vent filters but add more air and the tank won’t smell.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Comodave
In our 1987 President the stop push button stuck...

In our 1987 President the stop push button stuck on. I searched long and hard for a replacement. It no longer is available. I had to go to a horn push button. It doesn’t match but it was the best...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Comodave
Good luck in your search. If necessary you can...

Good luck in your search. If necessary you can always check into one of the extended stay hotels while you look. I would start now making a list of must haves, want to haves and don’t want to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Comodave
The Boat/US MMSI does not get put into the...

The Boat/US MMSI does not get put into the international data bases for SAR. The FCC issued ones do go into the international data base. Technically you do need the license and MMSI issued by the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Comodave
Our swim platform ladder folds up onto the...

Our swim platform ladder folds up onto the platform and is fairly heavy. I was not sure that it would be deployable from the water. I spliced a line onto the ladder. Put some Sunbrella strap...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Comodave
While they are not actually stairs, we have a...

While they are not actually stairs, we have a boarding ladder that works really well. We have a safety line attached so if the ladder comes loose it won’t float to the bottom.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Comodave
The biggest risk is the Gasp Reflex. If you fall...

The biggest risk is the Gasp Reflex. If you fall into cold water when your head goes in first, you naturally gasp and inhale water. That is usually the end. Wearing PFDs on and around the boat is...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-11-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By Comodave
I replumbed a previous boat with Sea Tek system. ...

I replumbed a previous boat with Sea Tek system. It was great, easy to use if you make square cuts. I also used some benders for turns instead of 90s. Used blue for cold and red for hot. One key...
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