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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By Benthic2
It's hard to make recommendations without knowing...

It's hard to make recommendations without knowing your interests. A hiker won't like art museums, and a historian won't like a whale watching trip. There are very few things you can't do in New...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,638
Posted By Benthic2
Before you actually commit resources to this, I...

Before you actually commit resources to this, I would like to suggest an excercise. Sit down and draw out the system you intend to install and make up some hypothetical measurements. Then consider...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By Benthic2
If you want to go down this road, you should...

If you want to go down this road, you should consider getting your Captain's license and doing it yourself.
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-31-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,487
Posted By Benthic2
I am grateful their are people with the courage...

I am grateful their are people with the courage and the resources to step into the void and attempt things that are not "tried and true". This is where the innovation that we need will come from.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By Benthic2
Does it reduce rudder performance in reverse ?

Does it reduce rudder performance in reverse ?
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 07-21-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 30,351
Posted By Benthic2
I would think their expenses would be minimal...

I would think their expenses would be minimal during covid. No fuel if the ships are stationary, no wages other than skeleton crew, reduced insurance since no passengers..... The biggest is probably...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-21-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,487
Posted By Benthic2
The UK has banned the sale of gas & diesel cars...

The UK has banned the sale of gas & diesel cars after 2030. (That's only 7.5 years away!) California, New York and Washington will ban them in 2035.

Volvo will stop selling gas cars in 2030.
GM...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-20-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,487
Posted By Benthic2
It would be great if 100% of the power for the...

It would be great if 100% of the power for the planes came from solar ( or other renewables ) but that probably isn't practical at the moment unless Cape Air has it's own commercial scale solar...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 07-20-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 30,351
Posted By Benthic2
Entertainment Density. Where else can you...

Entertainment Density.

Where else can you have a movie theater, a live comic, a live band with singers and dancers, a casino, a driving range, skeet shooting, multiple pools and more within 800...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-20-2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,487
Posted By Benthic2
Massachusetts based Cape Air has agreed to...

Massachusetts based Cape Air has agreed to purchase 75 electric commuter planes from Eviation. The plane carries 9 passengers, has a range of 500 nautical miles, a speed of 250 knots and needs only...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-19-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,487
Posted By Benthic2
What percent of boaters would require a 500+mile...

What percent of boaters would require a 500+mile range ? Totally guessing here, but I would guess that 75% of boaters only use their boats for a few hours each weekend. Many boaters just putter...
Forum: Electric Powered Boats 07-11-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,783
Posted By Benthic2
Guys.....remember: "boating" has different...

Guys.....remember: "boating" has different meanings for different people. Some "boaters" just want a place to hang out and have some cold beers on the weekend. Their boat may sit idle 6.9 days/week...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By Benthic2
You may find it easier to get 2x6's and double...

You may find it easier to get 2x6's and double them up instead of finding 4x6's.....but I am sure a single 2x6 at each end would support your dinghy
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,520
Posted By Benthic2
He started on the central east coast of Florida...

He started on the central east coast of Florida and is in New Orleans on Day 25 if anyone is curious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epY0eOIACXs
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-07-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,180
Posted By Benthic2
Why does the US Gov't care what happens when you...

Why does the US Gov't care what happens when you are outside the country ? I would think in Canada you follow their rules, here you follow US rules. Does the US CG have any authority outside the US...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,042
Posted By Benthic2
I was thinking it was the incessant drive for...

I was thinking it was the incessant drive for profits that created this situation. Because investors demand increases every quarter everything is focused on short term gains. "If we keep our...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,520
Posted By Benthic2
From Greatloop.org The Great Loop has been...

From Greatloop.org

The Great Loop has been done in as little as six weeks and in as much as 12 years.
Forum: Grand Banks 05-22-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,347
Posted By Benthic2
I think a potential buyer will start with the...

I think a potential buyer will start with the market value if operational, and then subtract an amount to cover the worst case scenario, so in all but the worst case, the seller will sacrifice more...
Forum: Grand Banks 05-16-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,347
Posted By Benthic2
A few thoughts: There may be tax...

A few thoughts:

There may be tax implications that will allow you to write off the loss if you sell as is, but you may not be able to write off the $30k to repair.

There may be a 3rd option...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By Benthic2
I thought the CG would only get involved to save...

I thought the CG would only get involved to save lives. Why didn't they have to get a commercial towing company for the entire journey ??
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By Benthic2
It seems a little premature to have deployed the...

It seems a little premature to have deployed the liferafts. Wouldn't the "garage" be seperated from the engine room ? Did they lose propulsion too ?
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-05-2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,436
Posted By Benthic2
Why would anyone issue a clarification of...

Why would anyone issue a clarification of something that is already perfectly clear ?

Can you imagine getting up in traffic court and telling the judge that "Speed Limit 50 mph" was not clarified...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Benthic2
Does ownership of the boat matter ? If you went...

Does ownership of the boat matter ? If you went out on someone else's boat I think it still counts as hours towards the license requirement.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,966
Posted By Benthic2
If you would like to see a story about how...

If you would like to see a story about how intelligent and intuitive whales can be, here's a story of a pod of Orcas helping whalers.
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Forum: General Maintenance 04-25-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,782
Posted By Benthic2
I'm not sure what you are saying.... you don't...

I'm not sure what you are saying.... you don't think PT lumber would be strong enough?

I would absolutely NOT use PVC* lumber for anything load bearing....especially in an area that could have...
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