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Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information Today, 01:34 PM
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Thanks Shrew. While I like the "wild west...

Thanks Shrew. While I like the "wild west atmosphere" that some threads take on knowing I can just leave if its too much for me, if those things impact the mods job so much that it could impact the...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Benthic2
In Massachusetts, all striped bass have to be...

In Massachusetts, all striped bass have to be kept whole so legal size can be verified. This makes sense for a day tripper, but seems like it would be a problem for liveaboards ? Is this problem...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Benthic2
No one is forced to read a Covid thread, and...

No one is forced to read a Covid thread, and everyone who goes there knows what they are in for. Didn't the recent active thread have over 200 posts ?? That tells you that people were following and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,075
Posted By Benthic2
What if you bought one of those little Honda ( or...

What if you bought one of those little Honda ( or similar ) portable generator, and just ran stuff directly off that, seperately from your boats electrical system ? You could also you that to charge...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By Benthic2
Around here in Cape Ann ( between Boston and NH )...

Around here in Cape Ann ( between Boston and NH ) there are TONS of Lobster boats that go out everyday year round with single engines, and these are not brand new boats that have been babied all...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-30-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,930
Posted By Benthic2
It may not always be convenient but some set ups...

It may not always be convenient but some set ups allow you to run your handheld through your "big radio antenna"
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Benthic2
In the 80's there was a show about two brothers...

In the 80's there was a show about two brothers who were private investigators called Simon and Simon. One of the brothers lived on a boat called "Hole in the Water" that he kept at the other...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,324
Posted By Benthic2
Have you tried to verify the accuracy of your GPS...

Have you tried to verify the accuracy of your GPS ? You could do that with your cell phone, or dead reckoning.

Here's a free online depth chart of the lake as another source of info:
i-Boating...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-26-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,930
Posted By Benthic2
I seem to recall when the USCG's System 21 was...

I seem to recall when the USCG's System 21 was being introduced it was supposed to have an effective range of 20 miles for a 1 watt transmitter 6 feet off the water. Granted the CG station probably...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 07-25-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,435
Posted By Benthic2
I don't think there has been any mention of where...

I don't think there has been any mention of where a boat's center of wind resistance is. If you are broadside to the wind, does your bow catch more wind, or your stern? Whichever end it is, when...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,388
Posted By Benthic2
If you are in a seasonal boating area, the ends...

If you are in a seasonal boating area, the ends of the season are great to practice maneuvers because the marinas are usually less than half full. I think pilots call them "touch and go's" but if...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,388
Posted By Benthic2
You can use the spring line method without going...

You can use the spring line method without going forward to the bow. Use a spring line (that you leave ashore) to the stern and back against it. A helper can be dockside or in the cock pit and flip...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-19-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,174
Posted By Benthic2
Can anyone go on the site to check someone else's...

Can anyone go on the site to check someone else's vax status ??? Personally I wouldn't care, but I would think the privacy police would be up in arms about that.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By Benthic2
According to a set of books coming out its...

According to a set of books coming out its Portland.....

From CNN.com
The honor of best pizza city in the United States goes not to those traditional standard bearers of pizza but instead to that...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-19-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,174
Posted By Benthic2
It looks like the border opens to fully vaxxed...

It looks like the border opens to fully vaxxed Americans on Aug 9

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/world/us-canada-border-opening/index.html
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-18-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,174
Posted By Benthic2
The problem with that philosophy is the people...

The problem with that philosophy is the people who love "freedom and liberty" are going to cause us all to have to live with mask requirements and lockdowns again because Covid is making a...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-18-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,174
Posted By Benthic2
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53357742...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53357742

The headline for that article:

"Coronavirus: How did Florida get so badly hit by Covid-19?"
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,481
Posted By Benthic2
OK.....I didn't want to have to be the one that...

OK.....I didn't want to have to be the one that brought it up, but......

This is a boat for a single person. I can't imagine using the head after a few beers and burritos at the local cantina...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,057
Posted By Benthic2
I would think you would only be expected to...

I would think you would only be expected to renegotiate the sale price if something new was revealed. The buyer knew he was bidding on a 30 year old transmission.....the oil sample says its an old...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-12-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,734
Posted By Benthic2
Unless you are going out for exactly 6 hours you...

Unless you are going out for exactly 6 hours you can't have slack tide for going out and coming back. No matter which way you are going though, it appears to be about a 100 yard gauntlet that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By Benthic2
You can measure angles with an app on your phone....

You can measure angles with an app on your phone. Judicious use of duct tape and a cheap laser pointer and you've got a modern day, high tech sextant. I would practice on a few things you could...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,700
Posted By Benthic2
Marco; Different PFD's have different...

Marco; Different PFD's have different applications. Some give you more flexibility and mobility, some will float an unconscious body face up. If you have to swim in a Type 1, its best to swim on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,700
Posted By Benthic2
staying afloat is not an "illusion of safety"...

staying afloat is not an "illusion of safety" !!!!

You said yourself that you sink.

sinking = death
floating = life

As a sinker, how can you call something that keeps you afloat, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,481
Posted By Benthic2
On an emotional level, I really really like the...

On an emotional level, I really really like the look of the boat. I'd have to grow a beard and smoke a pipe and start wearing a greek fisherman's hat........

On a practical level I think the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,481
Posted By Benthic2
This article is a little dated but it gives a...

This article is a little dated but it gives a brief write up, and links to manufacturers websites on:

Ranger R-25
Rosborough 246
Nordic Tug 26
North Pacific Pilothouse 28
Minor Offshore
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