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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-29-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Drake
Or, save yourself some time and just get a...

Or, save yourself some time and just get a Mantus. :hide:
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By Drake
Weíve been cruising the Cumberland and Tennessee...

Weíve been cruising the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers for three years on a trawler. Most of it is lake cruising. We would far prefer to be on a trawler than a houseboat.

Paul
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By Drake
Donít know anything about the boat other than...

Donít know anything about the boat other than itís good looking. But Dripping Springs is a cool place. Not very close to the water, though.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-14-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,585
Posted By Drake
Touche.

Touche.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-16-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,509
Posted By Drake
Put me in the love Ďem category. Weíve been...

Put me in the love Ďem category. Weíve been using two pretty regularly for almost three years. No problems so far, and they are so much easier to stow in a locker than plastic hoses.

BTW, if one...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,717
Posted By Drake
Are memberships dwindling? We’re members of two...

Are memberships dwindling? We’re members of two clubs (never had a problem getting a sponsor) and are closely familiar with several others. They are all doing fine and some have waiting lists for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,550
Posted By Drake
Our views exactly. We have never financed a boat.

Our views exactly. We have never financed a boat.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 09-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Drake
Try the Pompanette store in Ft. Lauderdale. We...

Try the Pompanette store in Ft. Lauderdale. We found them to be very helpful.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 09-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Drake
Make it three.

Make it three.
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,151
Posted By Drake
AWESOME!! Gotta love the USS Iowa.

AWESOME!! Gotta love the USS Iowa.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By Drake
Here’s a suggestion. Drive to Seabrook. Go to Jay...

Here’s a suggestion. Drive to Seabrook. Go to Jay Bettis Yacht sales. Ask for Darrell Cottle. Sit down and explain to him that you’re beginning to look for a boat and want some experience. Offer to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,586
Posted By Drake
I think Iím going to have a Mantus anchor flag...

I think Iím going to have a Mantus anchor flag made. That should make things interesting. :lol:

Paul
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Drake
Looks like a Defever 49 RPH.

Looks like a Defever 49 RPH.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-05-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Drake
I also use a Mantus swivel, on an 85# Mantus...

I also use a Mantus swivel, on an 85# Mantus anchor and all chain rode. Works great.

Paul
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-23-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,864
Posted By Drake
Just to be clear, I did not say that I would...

Just to be clear, I did not say that I would never USE an LLC. What I said was that I would never buy a boat in an LLC because thereís too much risk of hidden liabilities and almost never any real...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-15-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,851
Posted By Drake
If youíre interested in a recommendation for a...

If youíre interested in a recommendation for a teaching captain in Seabrook, PM me.

Paul
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-04-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,152
Posted By Drake
Weight?

Weight?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-02-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,864
Posted By Drake
In all the states Iím familiar with, it isnít...

In all the states Iím familiar with, it isnít necessary to state a specific business purpose. You can just say the LLC is to engage in any lawful purpose. But check with your lawyer to confirm.
...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-01-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,864
Posted By Drake
The short answer is yes, I would tell that to any...

The short answer is yes, I would tell that to any client considering buying a boat inside an existing LLC.

Any time you acquire an existing LLC it comes with any and all liabilities of that LLC,...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-28-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,864
Posted By Drake
Absolutely correct. I would not consider buying a...

Absolutely correct. I would not consider buying a boat inside an LLC. Too much risk.

Iím a lawyer and I deal with LLCs every day.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By Drake
Donít limit your search to a Defever RPH. The 49...

Donít limit your search to a Defever RPH. The 49 cockpit is a great boat. Both 44 and 49 have standing engine rooms, which clinches the deal for me. It will be tough to find a 49 cpmy within your...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-31-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Drake
Another vote for No-Flex. Great product. ...

Another vote for No-Flex. Great product.

Paul
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,067
Posted By Drake
I just discovered the Dark Sky app. Highly...

I just discovered the Dark Sky app. Highly recommend.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By Drake
First, if you have space, time and budget, make...

First, if you have space, time and budget, make the Racor a double. Then you can just switch filters underway and not miss a beat.

Second, absolutely carry spares of every filter, at least two of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,416
Posted By Drake
For me, there are only two advantages to a pilot...

For me, there are only two advantages to a pilot house: if you travel a lot a night and if you want to get out of the weather. We have helm stations on the flybridge and inside the salon. I drive 98%...
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