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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Codger2
I guess "easiest & cheap"are viewed differently...

I guess "easiest & cheap"are viewed differently by some, not to mention seeing the poly rope at night. If you've never had a chain counter then you can't possibly know how easy it is to know how much...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,264
Posted By Codger2
I had exactly that same kind of helper until she...

I had exactly that same kind of helper until she got ill a year and a half ago. My boat is now for sale as I cannot replace her.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-03-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Codger2
Chain Counter

Easiest! :hide:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-01-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,184
Posted By Codger2
Thanks for having the guts for your post! I was...

Thanks for having the guts for your post! I was thinking the same thing but lacked the fortitude to say it in a post. :thumb:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-31-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,184
Posted By Codger2
Not something I'd want to do!The OP is in...

Not something I'd want to do!The OP is in California. Hiring an attorney to transfer the LLC is cheap compared to the tax you will pay if just purchasing the LLC's asset.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,661
Posted By Codger2
Same here. We have a flybridge and all piloting...

Same here. We have a flybridge and all piloting is done from there. All electronics also reside on the bridge. Works great....wouldn't have it any other way!:dance:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-31-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,184
Posted By Codger2
Mvweeble's advice is right on the money! ...

Mvweeble's advice is right on the money!

Get a lawyer who specializes in LLCs that own boats. My boat is in an LLC as are dozens & dozens of boats in SoCal. It's done every day down here and as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,716
Posted By Codger2
The more water you add to a VF toilet the better...

The more water you add to a VF toilet the better it works!
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By Codger2
Tom Fexas was a famous yacht designer & here's...

Tom Fexas was a famous yacht designer & here's what he had to say about the Silverton 34.

https://dicksimonyachts.com/Brochures/Silverton/34-Convertible/34-Convertible-Review.pdf
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Codger2
I think it's a definite possibility! Ocean...

I think it's a definite possibility! Ocean Alexander's 70E made in Florida, New England boat builders still operating, Wisconsin still a great place to build boats, increasing shipping costs from...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-30-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,264
Posted By Codger2
It's always been "bow in" for me. 1) It's...

It's always been "bow in" for me.

1) It's much easier
2) More privacy
3)side door on Starboard side only
4) Best view & fishing off the stern
5) short dock power cord
6) Dinghy ready to go
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,716
Posted By Codger2
They work better when a normal amount of water is...

They work better when a normal amount of water is used to flush. I never use the manufacturer's suggested amount of water (very small) & have had zero problems over the years.
Forum: Liveaboards 07-27-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Codger2
i don't need the Internet much when I'm aboard so...

i don't need the Internet much when I'm aboard so my iPhone 11 hot spot works just fine. If I want to download software updates, buy something on Amazon or watch a movie, the hot spot is all I need.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,661
Posted By Codger2
MY polycarbonate enclosure was pricey but is so...

MY polycarbonate enclosure was pricey but is so clear that I marvel at it every time I'm on the flybridge. :dance:
Forum: Boats | For Sale 07-25-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,047
Posted By Codger2
Thanks. Tom. I am patient and if I don't get my...

Thanks. Tom. I am patient and if I don't get my price, I'll keep it! :thumb:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-25-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,497
Posted By Codger2
Helm as of Yesterday

I'm stopping at this configuration.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-25-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,880
Posted By Codger2
As does mine but it hasn't been used as much as I...

As does mine but it hasn't been used as much as I originally thought!
Forum: Liveaboards 07-24-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,123
Posted By Codger2
I couldn't agree more!:thumb:

I couldn't agree more!:thumb:
Forum: Power Systems 07-24-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,940
Posted By Codger2
All good suggestions and though I have a Honda,...

All good suggestions and though I have a Honda, the next OB will be a Yamaha with EFI.
Forum: Power Systems 07-23-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,940
Posted By Codger2
IMHO you have very good taste! Though I presently...

IMHO you have very good taste! Though I presently have an Achillies/Hypalon, were I to change, it would either be an AB or a Nautica. Engine? I have a carborated Honda but next OB will have EFI....
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Codger2
That actually happened to us while cruising...

That actually happened to us while cruising Desolution Sound years ago. After stopping for the night, the owner checked the oil level and left the dip stick out by mistake. An ER check later the next...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-22-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By Codger2
I realize the above statements are taxable but...

I realize the above statements are taxable but what if I have a center consol with an out board? Is this still subject to a property tax? (Not an annual registration....a property tax.)
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-21-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By Codger2
Property Taxes on Boats

I realize that all states don't have property taxes but for those that do, here is my question.

I've been told that here in Socal if your boat has a separate bedroom and head, it's subject to...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 07-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,047
Posted By Codger2
Ted, thanks for the input. IMHO, I think the last...

Ted, thanks for the input. IMHO, I think the last sentence of your post is right on! I love this forum but most of its members have no desire for my type of boat! After all, this is a Trawler...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 07-21-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,047
Posted By Codger2
Thanks for the kind words, Peter! You're right...

Thanks for the kind words, Peter! You're right about creating a lower helm without breaking the bank. Modern electronics with bluetooth and WIFI make it possible to mirror the main helm at most...
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