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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,239
Posted By Tom.B
So, for the record… Joseph’s is one of the nicer...

So, for the record… Joseph’s is one of the nicer restaurants in the area and is always busy. Also, they don’t give a crap about boater access. It is barely a remainder in their overall business.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tom.B
I’m with Porgy. I watch TV a lot and it would be...

I’m with Porgy. I watch TV a lot and it would be up all the time. It also seems like the quintessential “another thing to break”. However, if you are a minimal watcher, yea, maybe a hide-away is a...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Tom.B
I would be inclined to design one myself. you can...

I would be inclined to design one myself. you can buy replacement nozzles for pressure washers. Not the color-coded plastic ones, but 3/8" stainless screw on ones. Three or four would likely be...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 08-22-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Tom.B
Try adding sour cream [emoji16]

Try adding sour cream [emoji16]
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,593
Posted By Tom.B
You are going to pay up for the ability to walk...

You are going to pay up for the ability to walk in and buy what you want... when you want it. Yea, WM is not ideal, however, in my area it is the ONLY option. If we lose it, it will become a real...
Forum: Harbor Chat 08-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Tom.B
Itried to watch some of the sailing competition,...

Itried to watch some of the sailing competition, but dang, it was boring as crap. The commentary was poor. The audio and camera work was equally sub-par. Yea, I know it is hard and not cheap to film...
Forum: Liveaboards 08-06-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,366
Posted By Tom.B
A lot of good advice here. I will only say this:...

A lot of good advice here. I will only say this: Don’t listen to someone that says, “Buy the smallest boat you can stand.” Honestly, with zero boating experience, I would say the opposite because as...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-29-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,011
Posted By Tom.B
We didn't qualify for the same insurance product...

We didn't qualify for the same insurance product that we have been on for several years with AIG (through a broker), so we were pushed to change our policy. The agent shopped us around, but did say...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,623
Posted By Tom.B
This is our new boat searchlight. It is pretty...

This is our new boat searchlight. It is pretty awesome. Plenty powerful... plenty waterproof.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YY9XGLL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-27-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,754
Posted By Tom.B
This online post drips with irony :rofl::)

This online post drips with irony :rofl::)
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tom.B
I think you are reading too much into this and...

I think you are reading too much into this and are trying to pin a few encounters with inexperienced boaters on one guy or one data set. In just the twelve or so years I have been boating, I find...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-08-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tom.B
I am going to give this a go. Seems cheap and...

I am going to give this a go. Seems cheap and easy. :)
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-08-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tom.B
Thanks everyone

Thanks everyone
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-08-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tom.B
Y together two bilge pumps?

Our boat has two bilge pumps, both with their own above-the-waterline thruhull. However, the factory didn't really put the pumps in the three places where the water sits when the boat is at rest....
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-01-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,942
Posted By Tom.B
We really should have a single "Ask Peggy" thread...

We really should have a single "Ask Peggy" thread somewhere on this site :thumb:
Forum: Californian 06-28-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Tom.B
I have just dealt with a prop shop this Spring...

I have just dealt with a prop shop this Spring for this very thing. Fortunately, mine weren't bad enough to need replacement... YET. However, I asked about filling the edges with braising or somehow...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,663
Posted By Tom.B
^^This is correct. I'll say this. I only...

^^This is correct.

I'll say this. I only check my hour meters when we fill up with fuel. In our case, that is pretty often. In our old trawler, I could go an entire season without fueling and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,663
Posted By Tom.B
fify :rofl:

fify :rofl:
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-22-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By Tom.B
Tell that to the USCG :blush:

Tell that to the USCG :blush:
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Tom.B
You can't have a hard-and-fast(or slow) rule that...

You can't have a hard-and-fast(or slow) rule that covers all types of boating and fuel burn. There are just too many variables. You can waste fuel in a trawler and save fuel in a motoryacht. It is...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By Tom.B
That's good to know. Thanks. Since we are...

That's good to know. Thanks.

Since we are in-shore or just near-shore, the battery-powered *MAY* work okay for us. We opted, however, to stay with pyro for a lot of the same reasons. There is...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-21-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By Tom.B
Battery Powered Flare

So there have been a couple of threads in the distant past regarding the new battery powered strobe flares and thought it might be time to approach this topic again.

After a recent survey we...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 05-25-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,792
Posted By Tom.B
It isn't law enforcement, it is the banks a CC...

It isn't law enforcement, it is the banks a CC companies. until they get serious and really crack down on fraud (like photos on credit cards for instance), nothing will change. Experian and Equifax...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,969
Posted By Tom.B
We have a planing hull and we have slap nearly...

We have a planing hull and we have slap nearly all the time. I have discussed this here, there and everywhere. There are lots of down-home solutions with a variety of results. Very few, if any,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,631
Posted By Tom.B
We saw a "Bow Movement" the other day

We saw a "Bow Movement" the other day
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