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Forum: Other Makes 07-26-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,389
Posted By dannc
One of the ideas we have had to put some color on...

One of the ideas we have had to put some color on the boat is to use a plastic wrap, but only on the pilot house, not the hull. Just an idea that I have not dug into, and the big concerns are will...
Forum: Other Makes 07-25-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,389
Posted By dannc
The wifey and I have had the color discussion a...

The wifey and I have had the color discussion a time or two or three.:rofl:

We both would like a bright color to make the boat visible but I like the idea of just having a bare hull so one does...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-21-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,169
Posted By dannc
It is interesting to follow these boats as they...

It is interesting to follow these boats as they change owners.

Another of the Diesel Duck 462's lost one of it's paravane poles crossing the Pacific to Alaska. Their route was up to Japan and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-20-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
Yes, the Starlink Ethernet adapter allows the use...

Yes, the Starlink Ethernet adapter allows the use of a standard Ethernet plug.

Later,
Dan
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-20-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
The Starlink box has five main items, Dishy, it's...

The Starlink box has five main items, Dishy, it's base, the cable, the power cord and the Starlink WiFi router. It is really simple to setup:


Power cord goes into the Starlink WiFi router.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,413
Posted By dannc
Starlink's Maritime version does not seem to be...

Starlink's Maritime version does not seem to be aimed at the private boat market but at oil/gas rigs, ships, cruise ships, and super yachts. The Maritime version has two dishes and higher bandwidth...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,293
Posted By dannc
I am not making it up and I don't see why you...

I am not making it up and I don't see why you would think it is political statement, much less start a "$@#$ storm of political nonsense."

A person active in the Florida boat community has dug...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-18-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
I suspect the easiest thing for Seevee to do...

I suspect the easiest thing for Seevee to do would be to use an extender such as the one in the link or use Starlink's version. We have been using network extenders, for our cell and DSL based...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,293
Posted By dannc
My understanding is that in Florida, part of the...

My understanding is that in Florida, part of the fees from boat registration are to go for vessel removal. The money gets disbursed to the counties and disappears. Some people have asked for an...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-14-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
You could point the Starlink Router towards the...

You could point the Starlink Router towards the house and the WiFi might be usable inside or you might have to use an extender for the house.

To get faster performance we pointed the router to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,750
Posted By dannc
One would hope a vessel of that size would have...

One would hope a vessel of that size would have water tight compartments. I just happened see a YouTube video on this incident last night. The boat hit a reef, and from the overhead video, it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By dannc
Yeah, I don't think the OP cares about US import...

Yeah, I don't think the OP cares about US import duties but I was unaware off the added duty placed on Chinese boats. I had heard something vague but never looked it up, so I am glad the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By dannc
It is clear as mud.... Starting here,...

It is clear as mud....

Starting here, https://hts.usitc.gov/current, and reading a bit of Chapter 89. It would seem that for a power boat, the rate of duty is either 26.5% or 30%, and I can't...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-10-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
I think you are correct but Starlink could be...

I think you are correct but Starlink could be much more clearer on their marketing of the Maritime package.

From Starlink, https://www.starlink.com/maritime



The Marine package appears to be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,508
Posted By dannc
Yep. I brew my own coffee. Years ago I...

Yep.

I brew my own coffee. Years ago I used a coffee machine, but we have hard water, and every once in a while I would have to run vinegar through the machine to clean out the deposits. Then...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 07-06-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,592
Posted By dannc
The MosselAutomaat! That is crazy wonderful! :D...

The MosselAutomaat! That is crazy wonderful! :D

We used to have more of those type of vending machines but not with mussels!!! :rofl: I have not seen vending machines with doors in years.
...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 06-28-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,592
Posted By dannc
Yep, and Robert Clary, aka, "Frenchie" aka Corp....

Yep, and Robert Clary, aka, "Frenchie" aka Corp. LeBeau, was Jewish and survived the concentration camps by entertaining the SS guards. He was the only one of his 14 family members to survive.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-28-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,863
Posted By dannc
For what it is worth, I have been running a...

For what it is worth, I have been running a variety of synthetic and semisynthetic engine oils in my diesel truck and tractor for decades. The tractor engine is a Yanmar does not have a turbo but...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 06-28-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,592
Posted By dannc
What an interesting place to move too after the...

What an interesting place to move too after the floods.

I saw, but did not watch yet, a YouTube video about a native German speaker visiting the Pennsylvania and talking to the Amish who speak...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,709
Posted By dannc
I can't tell you the wind speed since Starlink is...

I can't tell you the wind speed since Starlink is at the house, but we have had numerous bad storms with high winds over the last 4-6 weeks, and Dishy has been fine.

We had one wind gust that blew...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 06-26-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,592
Posted By dannc
Very interesting. Made me go look some of this...

Very interesting. Made me go look some of this up and look at maps. I had read about the St-Elisabeith Flood but apparently there were TWO of them just 17 years apart. :eek: That I did not know. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-21-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By dannc
I had to check what had happened to Dirona, and...

I had to check what had happened to Dirona, and as I was fast forwarding through the Hamilton's online life, :socool::eek::rofl: I found this comment about Dirona's systems.

...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-21-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By dannc
Wow. I did not know Dirona had been sold. There...

Wow. I did not know Dirona had been sold. There is just NOT enough time in the day to keep up with everything. :banghead: Last I had read, Dirona was still hanging out in Scotland but about to go...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-20-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By dannc
When I first saw Christine's post, the first idea...

When I first saw Christine's post, the first idea that came to mind was what has been done on Dirona. But as you say, they have invested quite a bit of time, thought and energy developing the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,545
Posted By dannc
The wifey and I have gone around and around with...

The wifey and I have gone around and around with the twin vs single question. The answer is, it depends. Like so many boat decisions, there is not a right answer, just an answer.

The current...
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