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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:30 AM
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It really depends on what the dinghy is, and how...

It really depends on what the dinghy is, and how you have rigged it. If poor conditions are in the works, use the towline and let it out a good distance. A little drogue works well; can be just a...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By caltexflanc
Give your nearby CR Laurence a call they have...

Give your nearby CR Laurence a call they have everything glass and window.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By caltexflanc
We towed our 13' Boston Whaler in a variety of...

We towed our 13' Boston Whaler in a variety of sea conditions. When rigged properly with the right bridle and length from mothership, engine skeg submerged a bit to help with tracking, it towed like...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 06:44 PM
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Posted By caltexflanc
Looks almost as cool as your boat Eric! And...

Looks almost as cool as your boat Eric! And that's saying something.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By caltexflanc
Actually, in most trafficked areas with shoals...

Actually, in most trafficked areas with shoals and bars, the USACE does very regular quite detailed surveys, and you can access them immediately on their various district websites, even before they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By caltexflanc
$200 a month? How many lines do you have? ATT's...

$200 a month? How many lines do you have? ATT's most expensive plan for a single person is $85. The per person rate goes down as you add additional people to the bill. We have 3 lines, and the most...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By caltexflanc
AT&T will work fine almost the whole way, and in...

AT&T will work fine almost the whole way, and in virtually every anchorage, and we've been in most all of them. The on line coverage maps are pretty granular and quite accurate these days. No need...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-01-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,122
Posted By caltexflanc
Cancer isn't fatal. Well, up until it kills you...

Cancer isn't fatal. Well, up until it kills you that is. And you can have cancer for many years before you begin to feel the effects, and oftentimes that's too late.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By caltexflanc
Channel interference is a big issue with Wi-Fi....

Channel interference is a big issue with Wi-Fi. One of the main advancements with the latest generation of Wi-FI, Wi-Fi 6 (you will see "AX" in the model number and specs of the router) is optimizing...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-28-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By caltexflanc
Since we are in the dumbing it down mode here,...

Since we are in the dumbing it down mode here, let's put it this way. Fire has always been on earth. The characteristics and effects of fire change dramatically when someone pours gas on it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By caltexflanc
Oceangrafix prints charts on demand with the...

Oceangrafix prints charts on demand with the latest updates. They can make them up in about any format you like. Here's a great explanation as to why the conversion of the data to ENC is no big deal...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-28-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By caltexflanc
Yes, a lot of boats have this feature via a...

Yes, a lot of boats have this feature via a switch and/or a solenoid for exactly this purpose.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By caltexflanc
I am an electronics geek and use them a whole lot...

I am an electronics geek and use them a whole lot when cruising.

I like the form factor of paper, particularly of chartbooks like Maptech.

1) Daylight viewable
2) Large
3) Portable
4) Easy...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By caltexflanc
Hatteras still supports their old boats. You can...

Hatteras still supports their old boats. You can send for the "as builts" of your hull number, buy the owners manual blueprints of wiring and plumbing and so on.

Much of the support is provided...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By caltexflanc
Lou, pay attention to the sheerline, the deck...

Lou, pay attention to the sheerline, the deck plan and hull form. I've spent a lot of time up in all of the Maritimes and there isn't much basic difference between the fundamentals of the boats up...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By caltexflanc
What size and type are you thinking of buying?...

What size and type are you thinking of buying? Makes an enormous difference.... a Feadship or a Carolina Skiff?
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 715
Posted By caltexflanc
Like I said, go for it and report back as to the...

Like I said, go for it and report back as to the reality. We, including you, are indulging in speculation at this point. It just seems complicated to me, my goal was always to have as much of a no...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 715
Posted By caltexflanc
Those work great. Used them all over Europe and...

Those work great. Used them all over Europe and on a single burner propane camp stove while tent camping here in NA.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By caltexflanc
I would propose not. By a lot. Let's...

I would propose not. By a lot.

Let's consider the boat in question.

Bluff bow.
Fast
Similar sheerline
Mostly open
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By caltexflanc
You can still get printed charts on demand, or...

You can still get printed charts on demand, or chartbooks. Just not from NOAA. I like having them because of the form factor and the ease of keeping a visual log.

Commercial ships have been using...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,334
Posted By caltexflanc
https://www.statista.com/statistics/200445/reporte...

https://www.statista.com/statistics/200445/reported-violent-crime-rate-in-the-us-states/

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/welfare-recipients-by-state

Maybe time for some of us...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By caltexflanc
It's in the same world wherein 99% of the boats...

It's in the same world wherein 99% of the boats represented on this forum are trawlers.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By caltexflanc
I missed the mention of looking for a used one....

I missed the mention of looking for a used one. You could ask around Sailorman, Marine Liquidators and the boatyards, perhaps even one of the davit suppliers would know of take-offs for people...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,334
Posted By caltexflanc
California has one of the lower poverty rates...

California has one of the lower poverty rates among the states.

https://www.thebalance.com/us-poverty-rate-by-state-4585001

The number of people with higher incomes that are leaving is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By caltexflanc
Broadus, that is the most cryptic advert ever....

Broadus, that is the most cryptic advert ever. You guys do great work, get a commercial membership here and post some links. Good fabricators beyond just windows too.
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