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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-14-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,181
Posted By Don1500
I traveled from Socastee south and my first stop...

I traveled from Socastee south and my first stop was Mimms Creek, great anchorage. A little close if you're leaving from Georgetown though.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-14-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,181
Posted By Don1500
I've done the ICW from Norfolk to Tampa, thru the...

I've done the ICW from Norfolk to Tampa, thru the Okeechobee. 5.7' draft. (I've done the east coast 6 or 7 times) Stay in the center, watch the day markers you'll be OK. Do get TowBoatsUS or Sea tow,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-07-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
Things change. I have been here in...

Things change.



I have been here in Punta Gorda for two years and in that time I have sold the Trade Winds 47 in favor of a Camano Troll 31. Loved the Trade winds but it was too much work, and...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-07-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Don1500
My Camano Troll had up & down switches, but they...

My Camano Troll had up & down switches, but they were on the fly bridge! Why would someone do that? The first time I anchored I had my "first mate" use the switch while I monitored the rode...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-06-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Don1500
Volvo Penta TAMD41P Temp sensor

I have been looking all over the net to find a location for the temp sensor (single) on my TAMD41P engine. None of the engine callouts in any service manual that I have found show the location. Does...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Don1500
Yes, but the knee is 1 month old. Also, this...

Yes, but the knee is 1 month old.

Also, this is a "New to me" boat that I have never had out on a trip. Since the survey I have become "disenchanted" with the engineer that did it. Not saying he...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Don1500
Finally getting under way!

Finished up with the last doctor appointment and now we are ready.

Sunday (June 11,2017) Ro and I are moving aboard Nomad for our trip north! This has been a long time coming and it couldn't...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-20-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Californian 11-22-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,894
Posted By Don1500
My new (to me) Marine Trader has three batteries,...

My new (to me) Marine Trader has three batteries, one for each engine (Twin Volvos and a Westerbeke Gen set). Coming from a sail boat I would have thought there would be a separate set of "House"...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-15-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,573
Posted By Don1500
Can't forget the shrimp!

Can't forget the shrimp!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-15-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,573
Posted By Don1500
OH, that will squeak! But there are rubber...

OH, that will squeak! But there are rubber versions.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-15-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,573
Posted By Don1500
That gentle sound puts me to sleep at night. I...

That gentle sound puts me to sleep at night. I have learned every squeak and squawk, bong, bang, and chirp my boat makes and if I don't recognize a sound, even in my sleep I wake up to investigate....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-15-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,069
Posted By Don1500
Ohh, I see a big discussion coming. Every...

Ohh, I see a big discussion coming. Every navigation light on my sailboat, including anchor and steaming lights were LEDs. Even the for-deck floods. When I take possession of my Trawler next week I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,130
Posted By Don1500
Best "Dive" on the ICW: Ian's Waterway Bar...

Best "Dive" on the ICW: Ian's Waterway Bar (https://www.ianswaterway.com/) (Just north of the Little River swing bridge.)
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-11-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 37,169
Posted By Don1500
The mechanic is at the boat today clearing up the...

The mechanic is at the boat today clearing up the survey hit list. If I can close by next week I will have Thanksgiving in Daytona. Christmas in Stewart and New Years in Clearwater.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,130
Posted By Don1500
LOT'S of good places listed here. Once my refit...

LOT'S of good places listed here. Once my refit is done and I'm back on the water I will be visiting as many as I can.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,130
Posted By Don1500
Most "On the water Restaurants" have the usual...

Most "On the water Restaurants" have the usual "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and fried (name your fish) dinners. I like the ones that surprise me. Dockside Restaurant and Bar Marina, Wrightsville Beach...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-06-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
First year maybe Ft. Myers or Sarasota Next...

First year maybe Ft. Myers or Sarasota

Next summer New York & Cape Cod, Then back to FL, the Keys, Marathon.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-06-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
Don't own the boat yet, the insurer required one...

Don't own the boat yet, the insurer required one on the last boat so I guess they'll require it on this one. I just had to send proof the hit list was accomplished. (Pictures)
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-05-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
No, I was there, I know what he saw, I found some...

No, I was there, I know what he saw, I found some of it. So I will take pictures and add them to the package. (Besides at $900/day I can't afford him.) Oh, yes, I have the hit list, and will be there...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-05-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By Don1500
Good luck on your retirement! Be sure to visit...

Good luck on your retirement! Be sure to visit St. Brendens Isle (https://www.sbimailservice.com/) before you leave.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-05-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Don1500
The Survey

OK, I had the survey done. Not too much to get done, but some of it can be expensive. The controls from the fly bridge were "sticky", in other words they locked up. The owners captain actually rammed...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-01-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 30,788
Posted By Don1500
Works with pirates, too. :dance:

Works with pirates, too. :dance:
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-30-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,259
Posted By Don1500
I'll be in Ft Pierce by quarter past December,...

I'll be in Ft Pierce by quarter past December, don't know how long I'll stay. But I want to get to the West Coast (of FL) by half past February.
Forum: Liveaboards 10-30-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,078
Posted By Don1500
I've done the sailboat, I'm doing the...

I've done the sailboat, I'm doing the trawler....I refuse to believe that a houseboat is inevitable. :nonono:
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