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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-27-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,229
Posted By Sabre602
Our boat came with an LED lightbar and it's...

Our boat came with an LED lightbar and it's absolutely blinding to everyone (including us) with the foredeck bathed in dazzling glare. For rare use coming into an unfamiliar, unpopulated cove...yeah,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-25-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Sabre602
Welcome, Rick, and salutations to the admiral! ...

Welcome, Rick, and salutations to the admiral!

Lovely ship you've found.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,284
Posted By Sabre602
New to us boat, first motor vessel after a life...

New to us boat, first motor vessel after a life on sailboats, still getting used to a boat that's all windage and no keel, the opposite of my life's experience. Moored portside to the finger pier,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,980
Posted By Sabre602
Our boat was "Beachcrest," but had never even had...

Our boat was "Beachcrest," but had never even had a name painted on her transom. I eschew superstition and both of us disliked the name, so we renamed her. The little cove where we found her was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,141
Posted By Sabre602
My late father-in-law had a dry stack on his old...

My late father-in-law had a dry stack on his old Meadows diesel, and we have a dry stack on our Lehman 120. I like them. We do have a bucket that we invert over the stack that keeps the water out,...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-02-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Sabre602
Skyline can take some large vessels. I've been in...

Skyline can take some large vessels. I've been in and out many times on a research vessel and we never had any concerns about the state of the tide.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-05-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By Sabre602
We store our 10 ft RIB with 8 hp outboard up top....

We store our 10 ft RIB with 8 hp outboard up top. The boom has two trailer winches, one to raise and lower the boom and the other to winch the load up and down. The bipod mast is supported with a set...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Sabre602
Drone technology has evolved to give the consumer...

Drone technology has evolved to give the consumer access to some pretty high-tech gear. This is shot on a DJI Phantom, the same drone that Eric Aanderaa uses for his incredible videos of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,608
Posted By Sabre602
Human nature tells us that (a) if you have a...

Human nature tells us that (a) if you have a Yeti...and you paid a lot for it...you will tend to think favorably of it and will give a good review; (b) if you have a Yeti and for some reason are NOT...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,175
Posted By Sabre602
Hi Ken, Sure, a 25-27 footer...a "pocket...

Hi Ken,

Sure, a 25-27 footer...a "pocket trawler"...can easily be a comfortable home and coastal cruiser. It is not unusual for folks to select a trailerable trawler for greater mobility and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Sabre602
One factor that helps you decide this is whether...

One factor that helps you decide this is whether or not there will be partial shading of the solar array. If wired in series, shade on one part of a panel will affect the entire array, whereas a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,311
Posted By Sabre602
Over a hundred years of commercial fishermen...

Over a hundred years of commercial fishermen going out at all times of year, in all weather, would suggest that not only are twins unnecessary, they are actually a liability. Fishermen spend big...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-15-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Sabre602
They can be, but it doesn't provide enough...

They can be, but it doesn't provide enough information. The voltage is key and there are such a variety of systems that use different voltages. Once you have established the system voltage you need,...
Forum: Fuel Check 01-25-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Sabre602
Following with interest. The old steel tanks were...

Following with interest. The old steel tanks were built into my wood former crabber/gillnetter, then a rear cabin built over that area of deck when she was converted to pleasure. No way to get them...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-25-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Sabre602
Yup, I popped in new seals...mine were 45 years...

Yup, I popped in new seals...mine were 45 years old. 20 minute job and good as new.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-19-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Sabre602
A friend recently went through this exact...

A friend recently went through this exact scenario with his ancient Espar. After spending too much time and money on trying to revive it, he replaced it with a Chinese-made model that was a direct...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,520
Posted By Sabre602
Years ago while working on a boat in the...

Years ago while working on a boat in the Galapagos Islands, one of our passengers...we had a group from the Audubon Society...lost a very expensive pair of binoculars over the side. I think they were...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,872
Posted By Sabre602
Yeah, there isn't really a rule of thumb here....

Yeah, there isn't really a rule of thumb here. You commonly see boats drop in price as they remain on the market for a while. How much? It depends!
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,883
Posted By Sabre602
I've learned a lot from buying my last two major...

I've learned a lot from buying my last two major boats as "fixer uppers."

First, I became confident in my own skills as I learned more and more out of necessity. Second, I became more comfortable...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,883
Posted By Sabre602
We were looking for something solid and...

We were looking for something solid and seaworthy, but were happy to put work into an older boat in order to get into one affordably.

We found a converted former commercial fishing boat that was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,091
Posted By Sabre602
This is Stella, our rescue pup. She's very good...

This is Stella, our rescue pup. She's very good on board, though it took a bit of training to get her comfortable hopping in and out of the cockpit. She loves to watch birds and to look down into the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,529
Posted By Sabre602
We used a small expansion tank from the local...

We used a small expansion tank from the local Home Depot. It's very simple and works perfectly. Plumbed on the cold side of the hot water tank, with the inlet check valve moved upstream of the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-15-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Sabre602
Sounds like you're actually inquiring about...

Sounds like you're actually inquiring about IMPORTING the vessel, not just registering it.

Both posters above are correct. If you're going to be cruising internationally, you'll want to have the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-15-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,991
Posted By Sabre602
Well said, Archimedes! :lol:

Well said, Archimedes! :lol:
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,991
Posted By Sabre602
There are two coves in local waters that I want...

There are two coves in local waters that I want to tie in exactly as you describe. I haven't tried yet because I would need a couple of extra hands to take the line ashore while stationkeeping at the...
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