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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Spike
I agree with what others have said about finding...

I agree with what others have said about finding a buyers broker to work with. They will help find boats you are interested in and also with the issues of the buying process. It cost you nothing as...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-22-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Spike
Actually what the OP has is one 125V/50A and one...

Actually what the OP has is one 125V/50A and one 240V/50A inlet on each side of the boat by the entry door. Sorry if it wasn't clear in my earlier post. I've changed both 240V inlets to the smart...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Spike
Got it...Google is my friend!

Got it...Google is my friend!
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-20-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Spike
I have a 1986 46' Connie which should be the same...

I have a 1986 46' Connie which should be the same set-up. On ours we have 2 50 amp inlets on either side. One is 50A/240V and the other is 50A/120V. I have found very few marinas that have the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Spike
Please avoid Owl Creek at all costs. 2 years ago...

Please avoid Owl Creek at all costs. 2 years ago we had them do a bottom job and also had them do a wax job while it was out. The wax job was horrible, you could see swirls all over the boat while it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Spike
This link...

This link https://www.offshoreblue.com/cruise/okeechobee-depths.php has good info on both lake routes. This site also has other pages for planning the trip.

I draw 4.5 and my cutoff for crossing...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,226
Posted By Spike
Bering/Baltic....pretty sure they wouldn't have...

Bering/Baltic....pretty sure they wouldn't have made either one.

So their only other option was to not call for a tow and end up on the beach anyway? It just sounds like a lose-lose situation in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By Spike
Actual Time 7:12 AM 5:41 PM Length of Day 10...

Actual Time 7:12 AM 5:41 PM

Length of Day 10 h 28 m

Tomorrow will be 0 minutes 1 seconds longer....

That extra second will feel pretty good!
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,226
Posted By Spike
I'd really hoped you'd chime in here as someone...

I'd really hoped you'd chime in here as someone whos "been there and done that" (well...maybe not sunk your own tow boat). But, I agree, there are not many details in this story, or too many left...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,226
Posted By Spike
Towboat US liability question

https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2020/12/17/beached-sailboat-off-marco-island-was-couples-chance-to-sail-the-world/

Saw the above story in the news this morning. Have to say that many parts of the...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 12-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Spike
As far as I can tell Stuart is still on for...

As far as I can tell Stuart is still on for January 15-17. It's advertised as "COVID-Conscious & Safe" whatever that is....

We went to the Ft. Myers show last month which had much smaller crowds...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 10-28-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Spike
I have the same boat. The one design flaw of...

I have the same boat. The one design flaw of these Connies is that the water tank is in the aft bilge under the fuel tanks. They only made 29 of the 460's before going all in on the 500's. On both...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,808
Posted By Spike
Looking at the date above the video it's from...

Looking at the date above the video it's from March [I]2018[I]....so this is really old news.

Anyone know the outcome?
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-06-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,959
Posted By Spike
We left Ft Myers (by car) in early April when...

We left Ft Myers (by car) in early April when everything was closing down. We had left the boat on the Tennessee River for the winter. After about 3 months of boat projects we set sail last month...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-04-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,944
Posted By Spike
I've done this trip a couple of times. In fact...

I've done this trip a couple of times. In fact our maiden voyage was from Watts Bar Lake to Cincinnati. You'll have plenty of time to learn about your new boat during this trip.

You'll want to be...
Forum: Power Systems 06-01-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Spike
The way Don explained it to me is that over time...

The way Don explained it to me is that over time the tips on the injectors wear and the holes get a bit larger. This allows the fuel to exit more as a drop than a mist and it does not fire...
Forum: Power Systems 06-01-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Spike
While this thread didn't gather much traction I...

While this thread didn't gather much traction I thought I'd report back on the outcome for anyone doing a future search.

It turns out it was indeed the injectors causing the unburned fuel in the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-27-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,595
Posted By Spike
I see the boat is now officially in...

I see the boat is now officially in Gopherland...Congratulations!!!! That's a great crew you've hired. I think they may be deserving of some of that well aged bourbon when they get her home!
...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-24-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Spike
Well heck...I didn't know there were 2 off...

Well heck...I didn't know there were 2 off whites! I was in a west marine and saw only one Hatteras Off White and bought a quart. Do either of you know which is the darker one? I have the non 1990...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-24-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Spike
Another Interlux question

I have another question about using Interlux brightside paint.

We have a boat that is "Hatteras Off White" and I have a quart of Interlux that I have used to paint a deck hatch and back door with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,393
Posted By Spike
So 80 some posts on this thread and no one had...

So 80 some posts on this thread and no one had pointed out that the OP has a boat name that can't be pronounced without being phonetically spelled out (unless you are familiar with the area)? Which...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-08-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,595
Posted By Spike
He does have an inreach as noted in post #6. I...

He does have an inreach as noted in post #6. I just checked his progress and it looks like the Mississippi will be no problem based on fuel. He's close to 300 miles from his departure from Clearwater...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-07-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,595
Posted By Spike
Um, pretty sure the opry is still in...

Um, pretty sure the opry is still in Nashville...That'd be about a 175 mile detour up the Cumberland river from Green Turtle Bay. Doesn't sound like the OP is planning any sightseeing on this trip!...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-07-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,595
Posted By Spike
As of last summer I believe Kidd's is no longer...

As of last summer I believe Kidd's is no longer fueling pleasure craft so definitely call first before planning on it. Also, as of last year Hoppies was open for docking but no fuel, things may have...
Forum: Power Systems 04-04-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Spike
Thanks for the quick reply. This makes sense and...

Thanks for the quick reply. This makes sense and is an easy test before calling in help. I can easily handle the replacement if this ends up being the cure. I'm guessing I don't want to run the...
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