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Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-31-2021, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Blissboat
As much as I like Mainships, and I really admire...

As much as I like Mainships, and I really admire your Pilot, this is one of their occasional annoyances. Mainship value-engineered their production for high-volume, and reduced skilled labor. One way...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Blissboat
Don't recall seeing it before, but then I would...

Don't recall seeing it before, but then I would have stopped reading at the Volvo power.

The breathless sounding ad narrative is indeed a red flag. Lots of hype from a broker (or "liquidator?) who...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-27-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Blissboat
I am told that slips are presently available at...

I am told that slips are presently available at Ortega Landing Marina: https://www.ortegalanding.com
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-27-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Blissboat
80% of success in life is the result of showing...

80% of success in life is the result of showing up.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Blissboat
Who remembers the early 1960s TV series "Surfside...

Who remembers the early 1960s TV series "Surfside 6," set in Miami Beach? The three main characters were private detectives who occupied a houseboat by that name, docked along Collins Avenue across...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,331
Posted By Blissboat
The Lake Norman data can be viewed graphically...

The Lake Norman data can be viewed graphically here: Lake Norman Water Level (https://norman.uslakes.info/Level/)

Earlier this year, it was about five feet lower than full pond. Right now it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,207
Posted By Blissboat
Interesting that the locktender was monitoring...

Interesting that the locktender was monitoring traffic with AIS. Do they all do that on the Tenn-Tom?
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,331
Posted By Blissboat
Another factor is the variability of the lake's...

Another factor is the variability of the lake's level - the water level in most lakes fluctuates. In the case of lake Norman, NC, the water level is affected by periods of drought or heavier...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,207
Posted By Blissboat
A bit humiliating for the sailor, I would...

A bit humiliating for the sailor, I would imagine! They must have been glad your camera was far away . . .
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Blissboat
Interesting that your Bayliner 3888 has gas...

Interesting that your Bayliner 3888 has gas engines. - most that I have seen came with Hino diesels, which have a pretty good reputation.

Folks on this forum have many and varied preferences about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,011
Posted By Blissboat
Didn't know about the published GPS course track...

Didn't know about the published GPS course track tool, but Roger Long's account may explain some of the breathtakingly boneheaded behavior that I have been getting all too accustomed to along this...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-18-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Blissboat
You've gotten your money's worth out of that...

You've gotten your money's worth out of that Zodiac. Give it a decent burial.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,207
Posted By Blissboat
Well done, Slow! You should have required the...

Well done, Slow! You should have required the passengers on the ski boat to send across a wench (not a winch) and a cask of rum, and to sing sailing shanties at the top of their lungs, a'la "Home...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Blissboat
That 42' Bristol with the single John Deere...

That 42' Bristol with the single John Deere re-power was named Jenny, I think. Built like a battleship, at Rumery's up in Maine. Went through it a while back when it was for sale up here in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,207
Posted By Blissboat
As rslifkin says, it depends on the conditions. I...

As rslifkin says, it depends on the conditions. I once used my 9' Avon inflatable to tow my 37' sloop back to the dock. The engine wouldn't crank, and the wind had completely died, so we couldn't...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-15-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Blissboat
To further clarify, if you are responding to a...

To further clarify, if you are responding to a particular post but are okay with everyone being able to read your response, click the "Quote" button. A box will open containing the post to which you...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Blissboat
Good idea, and a good example of why I hang out...

Good idea, and a good example of why I hang out on TF - thanks, Turtle.
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-14-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By Blissboat
Congrats on your purchase and good luck with...

Congrats on your purchase and good luck with projects. You have a boat, which means you will always have projects.

I have closely examined three 42' +/- Bristols with an eye to purchasing. Each...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-13-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Blissboat
The OP's grab bag sounds about right, except for...

The OP's grab bag sounds about right, except for needle-nose pliers. When you need 'em, you need 'em. Same with Channel Locks, which the OP has wisely stocked.

(Hats off to High Wire for packing a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Blissboat
In a 1993 commercial new-build, I was an early...

In a 1993 commercial new-build, I was an early adopter of the Mather MicroCommanders (twin engines, single lever control for each). The occasional hiccups turned out to be the result of uneven /...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,277
Posted By Blissboat
Tried it. Wasted my time and annoyed the cat.

Tried it. Wasted my time and annoyed the cat.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-12-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By Blissboat
I agree with the practice of "one bilge pump, one...

I agree with the practice of "one bilge pump, one discharge - two bilge pumps, two discharges." There should be nothing fancy or complicated about a system as fundamental as a bilge pump, especially...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,277
Posted By Blissboat
Have been very satisfied with Sustainably Yours...

Have been very satisfied with Sustainably Yours litter, made from corn and cassava:

https://sylitter.com/product-multi-cat/
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,062
Posted By Blissboat
This concern has been around the waterfront for...

This concern has been around the waterfront for years. When considering how cautious to be around recreational marine radar energy, a couple of variables come up:

1) Oncologists and others who...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,433
Posted By Blissboat
For the first fifteen years of my boating...

For the first fifteen years of my boating experience, I sailed the Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas and Caribbean, going everywhere without radar and never noticing its absence. Then, when preparing for my...
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