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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,702
Posted By racerrick
Using Windy.com

All the comments about using Windy & its various weather features are accurate & useful. It is not, however, a chart plotter. It is useful to estimate cruise distance from estimated waypoint to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-30-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,162
Posted By racerrick
Quarantine on your vessel

I would caution all of you about assuming you can self isolate or quarantine on your vessel, particularly if you should develop flu like symptoms while underway & especially if you subsequently...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-04-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,333
Posted By racerrick
You can "deduct" a "hobby" under specific...

You can "deduct" a "hobby" under specific circumstance. Before boats, I raced sports cars with SCCA for 30 years. I had a private practice of dentistry & had my name & practice name on the car...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,363
Posted By racerrick
As big a problem in the early morning & the...

As big a problem in the early morning & the evening are the no see-ums, particularly if you're on the hard near the water & vegetation & mangroves. Go on line "no see-ums", lots of references to...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-08-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,411
Posted By racerrick
Once bitten, this is THE stuff to let you sleep. ...

Once bitten, this is THE stuff to let you sleep. Bite & Itch Lotion. Island Pharmacy 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12 Sanibel, FL 33957 1-239-472-6188. 4 Fl Oz. bottle. They will ship. Has a topical...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By racerrick
towing a RIB

https://www.all-about-houseboats.com/houseboat-dinghy-davits.html (https://www.all-about-houseboats.com/houseboat-dinghy-davits.html)

Anyone have any experience "towing" a RIB in this bow down...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Wanted: GenSet
Views: 1,482
Posted By racerrick
Unsure if a motorhome genset will "bolt in" a...

Unsure if a motorhome genset will "bolt in" a marine application. I & my "boat guy" who is helping refurbish the Carver, is really good & I trust him, have looked extensively for parts. We can...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Wanted: GenSet
Views: 1,482
Posted By racerrick
GenSet

Need a take out or rebuilt gas genset to replace and fit footprint of dead Onan 6.5K CCK (1986 vintage in a 3607 Carver). Looking for a priced right need to move it deal, running well & reliable,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,187
Posted By racerrick
twin screws

Moving away from trailer launch FUBARs and back to managing twin screws, I struggled w/ various teaching videos, photos, diagrams & articles until I stumbled on "steer it like a bicycle". Bow left,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,357
Posted By racerrick
Beachbum29/Carver

A little first hand info. I have a 1986 3607 Carver, gas, factory hardtop, full canvas, berth it at North Light Yacht Club in Niceville, FL (N. end of Choctawhatchee Bay 12 mi. N. of Destin) I dry...
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