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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 02-15-2021, 02:29 PM
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Views: 79
Posted By jimfrens
Trailer 3 axle, custom fit for Nimble Wanderer 29

Fastload trailer, three axles with brakes at all six wheels, recently rebuilt with new hubs, rotors, calipers, and surge actuator on the tongue. The shop that did the work says it should be able to...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-15-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By jimfrens
Boat was sold and delivered. The trailer is...

Boat was sold and delivered.

The trailer is still available if you're interested. Custom fit to the Nimble and recently rebuilt with all new surge brake system. Has not been splashed since....
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-15-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,340
Posted By jimfrens
Late to the discussion, but my marina here in...

Late to the discussion, but my marina here in Edenton NC has one camper semi-permanently parked near a pedestal and another in the parking lot.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,286
Posted By jimfrens
Not to be coy or overly simplistic, but the value...

Not to be coy or overly simplistic, but the value is what a reasonable person is willing to pay for the boat. You could start with your cost, and of course there is going to be depreciation of your...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-12-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,158
Posted By jimfrens
The license requirements (aside from insurance...

The license requirements (aside from insurance company requirements) begin when you take paying passengers, even on a 'recreational' boat, regardless of boat size. Up to six paying passengers, you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,191
Posted By jimfrens
Wait until you see the taxes, car rental fees,...

Wait until you see the taxes, car rental fees, and tolls in the Orlando area and that $300 savings disappears quickly.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-15-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,919
Posted By jimfrens
I had Progressive on my 1969 Chris Craft for...

I had Progressive on my 1969 Chris Craft for several years. The only reason I don't still have it is because the boat's sitting on its trailer.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,298
Posted By jimfrens
I'm in Edenton, half hour south of Elizabeth...

I'm in Edenton, half hour south of Elizabeth City. Quaint small town feel, everyone is super friendly, have not had to winterize my boat as long as it's in the water. I will admit that cruising from...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,466
Posted By jimfrens
Governmentally speaking, they are 'Newfoundland...

Governmentally speaking, they are 'Newfoundland and Labrador', one Canadian province. But I assure you they are two completely separate places, one on the mainland (Labrador) and one on an island...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,191
Posted By jimfrens
Don't wait for the 'perfect' economy / government...

Don't wait for the 'perfect' economy / government / you name it to come around before buying; it may never happen. Life's too short!!! Jump in, buy the boat you want, and enjoy it. By the way, gas...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,753
Posted By jimfrens
The boat that you trialed sounds like a disaster...

The boat that you trialed sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Financially speaking, you are better off finding the same model of boat that's already been repowered in the last 10 years, whether...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 11-24-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By jimfrens
I assume you're referring to your boat's...

I assume you're referring to your boat's flybridge, because I've never seen a Nimble with one....

I have not weighed the whole rig, but I had no problem towing it from New Bern NC to Edenton NC,...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 11-24-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By jimfrens
1996 Nimble Wanderer

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/members/8309-albums914-picture6567.jpg

Pocket trawler titled as a 29' but actual length measures 32+.
For description and photos, please see this craigslist...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-23-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,515
Posted By jimfrens
Having been the victim of the docking light...

Having been the victim of the docking light variety - that is, another boat coming up river straight at me with those lights blinding me, and not answering the radio, I don't like them. But then,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By jimfrens
I think this may have been mentioned already, but...

I think this may have been mentioned already, but check out the marine salvage yards. I picked up a nice teak platform for $150. 10 feet wide, 2 feet deep.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,471
Posted By jimfrens
I do Navy showers even at home. No point in...

I do Navy showers even at home. No point in wasting water.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By jimfrens
Closures of northern AICW

If you're planning a trip through the northern terminus of the AICW, note the following closures:

VA NC Dismal Swamp Canal, AICW Alternate Route, Closed:
The Dismal Swamp Canal of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,117
Posted By jimfrens
I've never had a dock attendant offer to fuel my...

I've never had a dock attendant offer to fuel my boat. I also have never had a gas station attendant attempt to fuel my motorcycle. They just hand me the nozzle, whether in NJ or OR (in the past). I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,117
Posted By jimfrens
That owner should have been cited with a heavy...

That owner should have been cited with a heavy fine. In most places, you can't renew dog tags without proof of rabies vaccination.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,742
Posted By jimfrens
First experience was on day-rental runabouts on...

First experience was on day-rental runabouts on Raquette Lake in upstate NY. Later, my dad and I built a 10' rowing/sailing dinghy. Then when I was in high school, dad bought a 1962 Owens Sea Skiff,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,309
Posted By jimfrens
Here's the actual press release from BRP. This...

Here's the actual press release from BRP. This says they are in fact exiting the outboard motor business for good, in order to focus on new technology.

BRP ADVANCES MARINE STRATEGY BY FOCUSING ON...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,309
Posted By jimfrens
I may have missed it, but I didn't read that...

I may have missed it, but I didn't read that Evinrude is permanently stopping production, but that sales have been so slow that existing inventory will meet demand for a while. It's possible...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,262
Posted By jimfrens
There are schools that provide the course and...

There are schools that provide the course and in-house exam. I did the Master license class in 2017 with Boatwise Marine Training (NH / Boston area) in 2017. Four weeks of all day Saturday and Sunday...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By jimfrens
The below site gives an overview of each state's...

The below site gives an overview of each state's major taxes with a view to retirees. However, there is a lot more to making a retirement decision than just taxes. I retired to NC which is not...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By jimfrens
New Hampshire, Massachusetts and North Carolina...

New Hampshire, Massachusetts and North Carolina levy a property or excise tax on motor vehicles and boats. I'm sure other states do as well. In addition to the NC property tax, they assess $130 per...
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