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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-19-2021, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Bud
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-19-2021, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Bud
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Bud
I am sure the surveyer will know and will check...

I am sure the surveyer will know and will check it for any intrusion.

Bud
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Bud
Does that boat have a cored hull?

Does that boat have a cored hull?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-18-2021, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Bud
I have a question for you. If you were leaving...

I have a question for you. If you were leaving for a 90 day trip to the Bahamas and you could only bring 2 emerg communication devices, cell phone excluded, which two would you pick from VHF, 2nd...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Bud
I know They don't even have any pics of the...

I know They don't even have any pics of the engines or any of the systems.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-18-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
Agreed, Cable loss and I will add reflected power...

Agreed, Cable loss and I will add reflected power is a real problem.

Shakespeare makes an antenna meter to measure forward and reflected power. That is the only way to be sure if your antenna...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Bud
Is this the boat? ...

Is this the boat?
https://www.boattrader.com/boats/make-formula/model-36-pc/
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Bud
Thats not an accurate comparison, The outboard...

Thats not an accurate comparison, The outboard includes the transmission the shaft the propeller the rudder and usually the steering ram.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
Thats where the DSC sytem properly implemented...

Thats where the DSC sytem properly implemented could have transmitted their position. Easier and standardized connections to gps and incentives to do so.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
I suspect you have an abundance of experience...

I suspect you have an abundance of experience trying to get your "opinion" across
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Bud
Ditto, on the outboards. Better resale value too

Ditto, on the outboards. Better resale value too
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
Roger

Roger
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By Bud
And you mine nothing new

And you mine nothing new
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
For safety I would recommend a satelite comm for...

For safety I would recommend a satelite comm for back up to VHF. Spot X, sat phone ect... There are a lot of reasons a vhf fails to communicate and not all are eliminated by using or having a backup...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,795
Posted By Bud
Good luck with the search. You will know when you...

Good luck with the search. You will know when you see it.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
I am Glad to hear that. I like the tecnology and...

I am Glad to hear that. I like the tecnology and intention of it. We been using it in the two way radio industry for years.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
The most important communication is the SOS and...

The most important communication is the SOS and the location which are both in the spot X transmission.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
IMO The DSC system on the vhf is poorly...

IMO The DSC system on the vhf is poorly implemented and not well understood/used by boaters. Ends up adding to radio congestion and taking up dispacher time.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
True on the cell phone. I figured that was a...

True on the cell phone. I figured that was a given. The spot X works good down here in the Florida Keys. We go to the Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas often and the VHF has very limited use in these...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
For safety I would recommend a satelite comm for...

For safety I would recommend a satelite comm for back up to VHF. Spot X, Epirb. sat phone ect... There are a lot of reasons a vhf fails to communicate and not all are eliminated by using or having a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,795
Posted By Bud
Thats true. What are looking at gas outboards or...

Thats true. What are looking at gas outboards or inboards?
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,795
Posted By Bud
Dave, With your bad back and need for speed...

Dave,
With your bad back and need for speed you should consider a power catamaran. Softer ride for the back and fast. We have a Glacier Bay and we love the speed and ride.

Bud
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
Blackinblue's link shows a good illustration. ...

Blackinblue's link shows a good illustration.
Here is a good comparison showing all three antenna gains. I apoligize for the sideways pic.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bud
I agree usually not a problem for rec vessels...

I agree usually not a problem for rec vessels that mostly operate in calm waters. It is that unusual time somebody needs to communicate in a squall or a storm and has a choppy or broken...
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