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Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By denverd0n
Might consider checking tampa.craigslist.org ...

Might consider checking tampa.craigslist.org


There are almost always a few people who have a dock behind their house, but no boat, and so they are looking to rent it out for some extra money....
Forum: Grand Banks 09-16-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By denverd0n
Several have mentioned that the best thing is to...

Several have mentioned that the best thing is to not fall over in the first place. This is most especially true for those who remain on the boat. One MOB is bad enough, two is practically...
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By denverd0n
BINGO! Has nothing at all to do with...

BINGO!


Has nothing at all to do with safety. Has EVERYTHING to do with marketing, and the absurd notion that a lot of people have that "if a little is good, then a lot must be better."
Forum: Power Systems 09-10-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By denverd0n
Seems like a reasonable upgrade. Especially since...

Seems like a reasonable upgrade. Especially since the Mainships tend more towards the "semi" side of semi-displacement.

I was thinking more of the guy who replaced the 130hp engines in his...
Forum: Power Systems 09-09-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By denverd0n
You might also consider resale value. Seems like...

You might also consider resale value. Seems like there are a lot of people out there (I'm not one of them) who think that they need all that horsepower, or maybe even more. I often see ads for boats...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-03-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By denverd0n
Every restoration is going to be different,...

Every restoration is going to be different, depending on what needs to be done. I would suggest identifying what work is needed, and then searching for specific information about each project.

...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,520
Posted By denverd0n
Or, as the old saying goes... One lawyer in a...

Or, as the old saying goes... One lawyer in a town will go broke. Two lawyers in a town will get rich.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-27-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By denverd0n
I'm only a hobby welder, not a professional, but...

I'm only a hobby welder, not a professional, but I know that welding cast iron is difficult and somewhat "iffy." Wouldn't hurt to talk to an experience professional who has done cast iron welding in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-26-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By denverd0n
Yeah, it works. It is a set of "tuned radials."...

Yeah, it works. It is a set of "tuned radials." What that means is, a bunch of wires cut to different lengths. I don't dispute that it works, but the price seems awfully high for a bunch of wires cut...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,367
Posted By denverd0n
Regarding the "you are held to a higher standard"...

Regarding the "you are held to a higher standard" argument...

Over the years I have repeatedly asked if anyone can provide real evidence that this has ever happened to anyone. Nada. Zilch....
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,228
Posted By denverd0n
If you have owned and used the boat in another...

If you have owned and used the boat in another state for more than 6 months, then you will not owe Florida any sales/use tax when you move the boat here.


One of my favorite P.J. O'Rourke...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By denverd0n
I will just say that the most expensive boat I...

I will just say that the most expensive boat I have ever owned was one that I thought was a "bargain" when I bought it!
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-26-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By denverd0n
Agree with tiltrider1. You can repair it, but the...

Agree with tiltrider1. You can repair it, but the repair probably won't last long enough to make it worthwhile.


I would start looking for a new dinghy.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,646
Posted By denverd0n
I have done pretty much the same thing. In the...

I have done pretty much the same thing. In the right conditions, you can tow a very large boat, with a very small and low powered one.


So, as is almost always the case, the most correct answer...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,564
Posted By denverd0n
No. I don't have the wrong party. He made...

No. I don't have the wrong party. He made numerous postings on another forum, before he started posting here.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he was (possibly still is) rushing into...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,564
Posted By denverd0n
It would be too bad if the comments scared him...

It would be too bad if the comments scared him off the forum. It would not be too bad if the comments scared him into slowing down a little, learning a bit more, and not rushing into an ill-conceived...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,107
Posted By denverd0n
I doubt there was a naval architect involved....

I doubt there was a naval architect involved. More likely an ignorant owner who thought it would look cool, and make his boat more like a giant container ship.


At least, I would HOPE that any...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,564
Posted By denverd0n
Most especially if you have read his other posts...

Most especially if you have read his other posts here, and in other forums.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,564
Posted By denverd0n
The ones that drive me crazy are the pictures...

The ones that drive me crazy are the pictures that are turned sideways. For God's sake! Get your 10-year-old nephew to show you how to turn the pictures right-side-up!

To the OP, once again, no...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,564
Posted By denverd0n
If the starboard tank is not as full as the port...

If the starboard tank is not as full as the port tank, then it would list towards the port side. It also depends on just how severe of a list we are talking about. If you're talking about a 2-3...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By denverd0n
Some people just can't avoid making everything...

Some people just can't avoid making everything political. And some people just can't avoid taking the bait when someone else expresses an opposing political opinion. Frankly, I have to feel a little...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-19-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,362
Posted By denverd0n
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,030
Posted By denverd0n
Just a point of clarity... Your TDS can be very,...

Just a point of clarity... Your TDS can be very, very high and still not have anything in the water that would make you even the least bit sick. "Sick" depends a lot more on bacteria in the water...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-15-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By denverd0n
Yep. Previous owner needs to be able to deliver...

Yep. Previous owner needs to be able to deliver clear title. If he can't, or won't... There are lots of other boats out there for sale.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,471
Posted By denverd0n
Except that it is not usually the software...

Except that it is not usually the software engineers who make those decisions. Software engineers normally just follow the specs that they have been given by managers/designers.
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