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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,101
Posted By Larry M
It sure isn’t good particularly with the 11...

It sure isn’t good particularly with the 11 sailors hurt. The fires on the USS Bonhomme Richard while it is dry dock.
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Forum: Covid-19 07-08-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 24,211
Posted By Larry M
The site team has given members a lot of leeway...

The site team has given members a lot of leeway in posting about Covid-19 in various threads. This is an unprecedented time for us all but as per the Community Rules, discussions of politics, general...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-07-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Larry M
The prepaid/no-contract specials seem to change...

The prepaid/no-contract specials seem to change pretty regularly. The last time we were with Verizon, unlimited text/calls plus 15 gigs of data and you could use all the data as a hotspot was...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Larry M
We do prepaid plans and shift between Verizon and...

We do prepaid plans and shift between Verizon and ATT based on who has the best deal at the time. They both advertise unlimited data plans but they both limit the amount high spend data while using...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-04-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Larry M
Yup. This is from West System’s talking about...

Yup. This is from West System’s talking about finish coatings.

https://www.westsystem.com/instruction-2/epoxy-basics/finish-coatings/
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Larry M
We left Walkers Cay in the Abacos and headed...

We left Walkers Cay in the Abacos and headed straight to the Cape Fear River, NC once. We didn’t want to deal with the ICW in Georgia and South Carolina. It was a quick trip at 7 knots through the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-03-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Larry M
We’ve been using Optima's for our generator and...

We’ve been using Optima's for our generator and engine start since the late 90s with no complaints.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 18,764
Posted By Larry M
This was just forwarded to me. It looks official.

This was just forwarded to me. It looks official.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 139
Posted By Larry M
We replaced our pressure gauge with one I found...

We replaced our pressure gauge with one I found on line. We also have a Parker/Village Marine water maker. It’s been working fine for 5 years or so.

I’d check the Amazon one though. The...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Larry M
This looks like it might be the same and you’re...

This looks like it might be the same and you’re right, it might be a Scandvik.
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Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Larry M
I learned the hard way the first time. The lid...

I learned the hard way the first time. The lid became part of the can which I couldn’t get off. :banghead: I now use a glass jar with a screw on lid after I’ve opened up a new can. When Im done...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Larry M
The stuff is great! A little pricey but worth it...

The stuff is great! A little pricey but worth it imho.

Another option is Ospho which is a rust inhibiting agent.

Ospho (https://www.ospho.com/directions.htm)
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Larry M
:thumb: Another Forum member, hopefully we’ll...

:thumb: Another Forum member, hopefully we’ll hear from him, didn’t add any cross members and ended using straps as a temporary fix. As Mike pointed out, the lateral movement was pretty severe...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,801
Posted By Larry M
We sold our dirt home in 1997. Our only homes...

We sold our dirt home in 1997. Our only homes have been a sail boat for 10 years and Hobo for the last 13 which will be our last big boat. We made it to the Bahamas this year and found I no longer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 18,764
Posted By Larry M
Thanks for your work and keeping us posted. It...

Thanks for your work and keeping us posted. It looks like a reasonable solution.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-21-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Larry M
Here’s a used and a new one on eBay. They look...

Here’s a used and a new one on eBay. They look pretty good for the money.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/St-Croix-Marine-Products-Model-175-DINGY-LIFT/133315544555?hash=item1f0a39c5eb:g:p2oAAOSw2oheLJM5...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By Larry M
You can buy a SS elbow for the FL SP135 but I...

You can buy a SS elbow for the FL SP135 but I haven’t seen one for the FL120.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-21-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Larry M
If I remember, on one of the Mainships, there’s a...

If I remember, on one of the Mainships, there’s a breaker by the transom, deck side, port side
Forum: Power Systems 06-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Larry M
We have a single FL SP135. Parts are readily...

We have a single FL SP135. Parts are readily available from several sources. Heat exchangers and oil/transmission coolers are still made by SeaKamp. These are pretty bullet proof engines. One...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By Larry M
I’d just replace them. We lost an engine on our...

I’d just replace them. We lost an engine on our last boat because we didn’t change the elbow. The water injection port into the elbow corroded through. When we’d shut off the engine, water would...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 06-12-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Larry M
I believe it’s driven off the tach. The 135 is. ...

I believe it’s driven off the tach. The 135 is. Check to see if the belt is slipping and physically inspect the alternator and it’s wiring. Also check the wires at the back of the tach. If it...
Forum: Covid-19 06-12-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 24,211
Posted By Larry M
The site team has given members a lot of leeway...

The site team has given members a lot of leeway in posting about Covid-19 in various threads. This is an unprecedented time for us all but as per the Community Rules, discussions of politics and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Larry M
We used Arts Tags and Titles when Hobo came to...

We used Arts Tags and Titles when Hobo came to Florida from Alaska. They charged $45 on top of all the state and local fees. I sent them copies of the vessel documentation and our driver’s...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Larry M
This is from the US Embassy. I couldn’t find...

This is from the US Embassy. I couldn’t find anything official from the Bahamian Government but they do talk about seaports.

Reopening of international borders to visitors:  The Bahamas...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,111
Posted By Larry M
I have no idea but I know you can currently in...

I have no idea but I know you can currently in the Bahamas.
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