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Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-05-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,991
Posted By jkmacleod
Correct on all counts.

I am also a licensed master, unlimited with 35 years experience, you are right on all counts. You arenít required to maintain watch on Ch. 9, 16 is for HAILING and distress. I do the same thing, hail...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-05-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By jkmacleod
Sapelo

Thinking going outside tomorrow St. Simons to Sapelo Sounds. How challenging is Sapelo. I draw 4 ft. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By jkmacleod
SW Florida boat yards

Hi fellow Mariners, unfortunately I had a bit of a fender bender today in the Franklin locks westbound after transiting Okeechobee. Messed up the swim platform, dinghy and railing. Do any members...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-08-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By jkmacleod
Beaufort SC diesel work

Hi, any recommendations for work on my Northern Lights generator in Beaufort, SC? I need an alternator installed on it. Thanks in advance for any local knowledge
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-24-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By jkmacleod
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By jkmacleod
Cape May Canal

Hi, any recent experience with this ditch? Is it 12í or 4í ?
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jkmacleod
:)

:)
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jkmacleod
Thanks, that is prudent advice. A rather rash...

Thanks, that is prudent advice. A rather rash friend from Bayshore is encouraging us to try the tricky route. Your input confirms our thinking and is much appreciated
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jkmacleod
Hi, thanks for your response. We’re already over...

Hi, thanks for your response. We’re already over on the LI side in Greenport, we plan to try to get to Port Jefferson tomorrow when the winds SW but a friend who grew up on LI recommended the inside...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jkmacleod
Inside route Long Island

Hi, any fellow travelers ever navigated the Shinnecock to Jones Beach channel on Long Island? Been waiting for westerlies to die down before tackling LI Sound but wondering about this alternate...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-10-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By jkmacleod
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By jkmacleod
Pot water Cape Cod cabal/Buzzards Bay

Heading south and lost some of my water due to split hose. Anyone know where I can get some water between Sandwich and Point Judith? Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By jkmacleod
Anti-fouling options

Hi all, gearing up for painting the bottom on our new (to us!) 1979 Defever. We plan to live aboard in the winter in Florida and the boat is in the water in Maine the rest of the year. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By jkmacleod
Swim Platforms

Hi all, my current swim platform is rather narrow with the transom angle on my 79 DeFever Downeast, so Iím considering a longer one. Googling doesnít come up with many hits for platform...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-09-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By jkmacleod
Choosing a MPPT Charge Controller

Maybe I should try a professional? My friend is helping me install solar on my 1979 DeFever and Iím trying to match components. Weíre going to install two 320 watt panels and Iím trying to determine...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By jkmacleod
Type A ATF

My 1979 ZF transmission calls for type A transmission fluid. That type isnít readily available. Is it okay just to use type F?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-27-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By jkmacleod
Rum Point Basin

Any one been into Rum Point Basin in Atlantic City recently? Thanks for any input!
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-27-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By jkmacleod
Best Cape May Marina

Hello fellow mariners, got any recommendations for Cape May marinas?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-27-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By jkmacleod
Laundry

Hi all, just getting ready to venture off on our first cruise, bringing our new boat home from North Carolina. Due Marina laundromats use quarters, dollar coins or are they free? Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By jkmacleod
Towing Services

I have a 40 DeFever under contract (excited). I expect to use it mainly in ICW and inland waters. As far as towing services, which is better SeaTow or BoatUS?
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,238
Posted By jkmacleod
Thank you High Wire. I’m alternating between...

Thank you High Wire. I’m alternating between elation and terror about my first trawler. I’m not a boating novice, just new to this sector.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,238
Posted By jkmacleod
Perkins 6-354N

Got an older trawler under contract with twin Perkins 6-354Nís. How concerned should I be about part availability? They are 1979 vintage with 3300 hrs. Thanks
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-06-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By jkmacleod
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-06-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By jkmacleod
Southport NC Surveyors

Greetings. It looks like Iím making the leap into trawler ownership and have put an offer in on a vessel in Southport NC. Any recommendations for good surveyors in that neighborhood? Thanks in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,174
Posted By jkmacleod
Hours, hours, hours

Like any piece of equipment, components will degrade with use. There is no reason to run your radar on days with good visibility. Always at night and periods where visibility is at all restricted
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