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Forum: Tug Designs 03-25-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,593
Posted By Hamrow
This still sounds like a bogus rumor that Ranger...

This still sounds like a bogus rumor that Ranger was building anything bigger than 31. Winter Island could have either made a big typo, or they're pulling someone's leg. If RT was building a 41,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,815
Posted By Hamrow
The OP's presentation might already be finalized...

The OP's presentation might already be finalized being only 2 days out... but I'd suggest covering the topic of easing transfer back and forth between US and Canadian waters. There's some interesting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By Hamrow
Its personal preference but the Eartecs were a...

Its personal preference but the Eartecs were a bit too bulky for our taste and we also didn't want to spend a fortune on other options. For a while we did try basic bluetooth headsets to smartphone...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Hamrow
as hjorgan points out; common interface can be an...

as hjorgan points out; common interface can be an important feature. for example our GPSs, AP, and chart plotters are all Garmin and we too have all the features of following tracks, zig zag etc., we...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-22-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By Hamrow
Melissar, We followed a similar path; kids went...

Melissar,
We followed a similar path; kids went their ways, empty nest, downsized by selling the larger house we didnt need, and bought a trawler.
Lots of folks love GBs so i'm sure its a good...
Forum: Power Systems 06-14-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hamrow
Mark, there's a guy on here "Flyer50" that just...

Mark, there's a guy on here "Flyer50" that just went through this trade study on a new Helmsman 38E, seems like you could get more specific advice over in his thread...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-13-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Hamrow
Liz, I’d say do it! A day on the water always...

Liz,
I’d say do it! A day on the water always beats a day on land. You could certainly do it but single handing is more manageable more towards the 36’ range.
If you want to have some fun and check...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Hamrow
Greetings Eddie, We too shopped and studied, in...

Greetings Eddie,
We too shopped and studied, in fact for about 2-1/2 yrs before we landed in a 41’ trawler. It’s just the wife & I most of the time but I’ll say we do love the space and feel like...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,322
Posted By Hamrow
Looks like you'll get opinions both ways so I'll...

Looks like you'll get opinions both ways so I'll throw one in. I'd definitely go 4-stroke because i'd never want the extra noise, smoke (even if it is just at startup), and oil mix hassle of a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,205
Posted By Hamrow
Just looking at the chart plotter, Garmin...

Just looking at the chart plotter, Garmin 5000-series. but if you've played with AIS, we've all seen places like big marinas or shipping channels where things can get filled with targets. I grabbed...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,205
Posted By Hamrow
Slow Lane, I see you clearly in a marina near New...

Slow Lane, I see you clearly in a marina near New Squantum south of Boston, i guess it works! (I looked at Vesselfinder.com)

As for leaving On, it doesnt bother us too much though I understand the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-04-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,952
Posted By Hamrow
Whats up with marinas that have no cleats?

Been visiting a few marinas in the PNW including BC Canada and often find when you pull up; instead of cleats they just have wooden horizontal 4 x 4 or maybe horizontal metal bars. In most of these...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,117
Posted By Hamrow
Dan; just curious, why do you have a 75-ft...

Dan; just curious, why do you have a 75-ft slip...?
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,117
Posted By Hamrow
I think what caught some folks off guard has to...

I think what caught some folks off guard has to do with the way the forum displays current thread titles. at least in my browser setup; if the title exceeds a certain length as it did in this case,...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-10-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,265
Posted By Hamrow
We're not experts but just had ours done in the...

We're not experts but just had ours done in the PNW, which might be similar to the NE. My understanding is for one thing, its easier to go back with the same type of paint you had on there before...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hamrow
:facepalm: Uh-oh, we're not getting into that...

:facepalm: Uh-oh, we're not getting into that single vs. twin debate again are we...?
It's a lot like the FB vs no FB debate; very subjective. But yes to answer the size question; the AT 435 like...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hamrow
A couple of corrections: All ATs and NTs are...

A couple of corrections: All ATs and NTs are single engine. As for flybridge; it is optional on both ATs and NTs. by observation i'd say most of the ATs and NTs in the PNW do not opt for the FB,...
Forum: Power Systems 04-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Hamrow
Wow lots of great ideas, thanks for all the...

Wow lots of great ideas, thanks for all the feedback. my Racors are at a level somewhat near the top of the fuel tanks so I suppose if I fill the tanks all the way to the top, there's a chance...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Hamrow
Good Bottle for small amount of diesel?

This question is related to when you're replacing a fuel filter and you want to squeeze some extra diesel into the new filter to top it off.
I heard of someone using one of those sports bottles with...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-30-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Wanted: American Tug 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By Hamrow
Yes there is a common history between the two...

Yes there is a common history between the two companies, but the hull molds are completely different.
In both the ~34 foot length as well as the ~42 foot lengths the American is almost exactly 2...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Wanted: American Tug 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By Hamrow
Kent, looks like there's two AT34s on...

Kent,
looks like there's two AT34s on Yachtworld on the east coast but you're probably aware there is not a large inventory.
I don't know what your price range is but have you heard the American...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,003
Posted By Hamrow
Arthurc; in your area near Anacortes is an...

Arthurc; in your area near Anacortes is an exceptional family-owned small business called Jamies Signs (https://www.jamiessigns.com/), who did our transom and at the time we understood they had done...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Hamrow
Another thing to think about: Once you find your...

Another thing to think about: Once you find your Ranger, presumably you will have a survey done and many people recommend you have two different surveyors; one for the boat, and one for the engine....
Forum: General Maintenance 03-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Hamrow
Seasalt, I'm curious about your setup. We also...

Seasalt,
I'm curious about your setup. We also have a Glendinning-style electric retracting power cable. How does the sunbrella cover fit on the cable and does it go into the retractor with the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,500
Posted By Hamrow
I feel a bit sorry for the OP getting all this...

I feel a bit sorry for the OP getting all this random advice, ha! Unfortunately governments have made this such a huge deal that you really need professional advice to stay legal on this issue. One...
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