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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 04-02-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,654
Posted By markpierce
John, just go! Recall David Farragut. (He was a...

John, just go! Recall David Farragut. (He was a hero.)
Forum: Covid-19 04-02-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,994
Posted By markpierce
Doing fine but miss interaction with off-site...

Doing fine but miss interaction with off-site family and friends.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 904
Posted By markpierce
Gasoline taxes here are 76.7 cents a gallon. No...

Gasoline taxes here are 76.7 cents a gallon. No chance of $2 gasoline here.
Forum: Covid-19 04-02-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By markpierce
The newest hairstyle: bad hair? If people can...

The newest hairstyle: bad hair? If people can wear torn pants and be considered "in style," why not bad hair?
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-31-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,884
Posted By markpierce
Al, are you eating stripers? Shouldn't they be...

Al, are you eating stripers? Shouldn't they be providing all your protein requirements?

Wonder why you're handing out Coronas when you favor IPAs.

When in grade school, I offered a candy to a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,254
Posted By markpierce
I automatically/continually scan several...

I automatically/continually scan several channels, such as 16, 9, 22, and 14. Find the USCG marine traffic-control channel very useful for commercial/ship-traffic awareness.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,641
Posted By markpierce
Haven't seen otherwise. Seen always on the stern.

Haven't seen otherwise. Seen always on the stern.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,641
Posted By markpierce
No, for us toy boaters' name and port need only...

No, for us toy boaters' name and port need only displayed on the stern. And no one needs to display home port on the sides unless desired. And don't display state registration numbers.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 03-25-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By markpierce
Sweet spot at 1800 rpm with 6.3 knots using 1.7...

Sweet spot at 1800 rpm with 6.3 knots using 1.7 gph:
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By markpierce
Yet women's magazines continue with 80 percent...

Yet women's magazines continue with 80 percent advertising!

Actually, many readers are interested in advertising to follow new product developments, especially with hobbies and styles.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-24-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,884
Posted By markpierce
Got fuel? Filled up my four tanks several months...

Got fuel? Filled up my four tanks several months ago at Benicia (enough to reach Seattle, if I had a hankering - but don't), last cruise before taking the Coot to Richmond for overdue maintenance...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-24-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,884
Posted By markpierce
Al, perhaps you might escape San Francisc Bay and...

Al, perhaps you might escape San Francisc Bay and visit Drake's Bay, north along the coast?
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-23-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,020
Posted By markpierce
The prescription drugs I consume are inexpensive....

The prescription drugs I consume are inexpensive. I pay $10 for a 90-day supply for each prescription. Medicare pays less than I for their co-payment. Yet I pay Medicare many times more than what...
Forum: Covid-19 03-23-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 10,955
Posted By markpierce
So, how has the cruise-ship industry harmed you? ...

So, how has the cruise-ship industry harmed you? The industry has provided employment/income for tens of thousands from 2nd and 3rd-world countries as well as permitting passengers to experience...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,191
Posted By markpierce
Expect that date to be extended.

Expect that date to be extended.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By markpierce
State parks in California are closed for camping,...

State parks in California are closed for camping, but trails and beaches can be used.
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,677
Posted By markpierce
"Cruising" in the Coral Sea.

"Cruising" in the Coral Sea.
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By markpierce
That was my initial thought. Doubt it is...

That was my initial thought. Doubt it is practical, however.
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-20-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,337
Posted By markpierce
Yeah, tell me about it, although these aren't...

Yeah, tell me about it, although these aren't technically seagulls.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By markpierce
We don't have exotic beauties in comparison.

We don't have exotic beauties in comparison.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By markpierce
Fake paddle wheels (propulsion by propeller and...

Fake paddle wheels (propulsion by propeller and the wheels dragged to rotate) should be outlawed. Fake, fake, fake, for the "benefit" of tourists. Was once a victim of such subterfuge on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,801
Posted By markpierce
We live in a quarantine-one's-self area, but this...

We live in a quarantine-one's-self area, but this mostly affects entertainment and education operations.

First son is working at home for a savings and loan company.

Second son is working...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,957
Posted By markpierce
It isn't a Duck but rather a Coot. Buehler was...

It isn't a Duck but rather a Coot. Buehler was involved with the design but it was built in China.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-18-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By markpierce
Willy, it would be better if you published the...

Willy, it would be better if you published the story as a serial over several days rather than all at once. Too much to absorb. Attention spans can be short for old guys like myself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,957
Posted By markpierce
The boatyard I employ is remaining open, but has...

The boatyard I employ is remaining open, but has introduced the usual procedures to reduce the chance of disease transference.
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