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Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,867
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Had a 7.5 kt boat for twenty years. Covered just...

Had a 7.5 kt boat for twenty years. Covered just about every waterway east of the Mississippi and west of Africa and Europe. Only once was I in a situation where a faster boat would have been...
Forum: Power Systems 02-10-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Bay Pelican
If you need to use a dinghy carry a spare prop. ...

If you need to use a dinghy carry a spare prop. The rubber bushings on these props wear out and you find yourself without a dinghy motor even if you haven't hit anything.

If you travel to remote...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Bay Pelican
Had some books on Bay Pelican for 20 years. Went...

Had some books on Bay Pelican for 20 years. Went from frigid situations (28 degrees F) to the southern Caribbean. No problem with the books. Downside is use of space. Ended up first using the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-31-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,804
Posted By Bay Pelican
In the eastern Caribbean we usually anchored in...

In the eastern Caribbean we usually anchored in 35 feet. Frequently 45 feet. Any shallower and we were at risk of a wind shift putting us on beach, security issues with locals swimming from shore,...
Forum: Power Systems 01-26-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bay Pelican
Having lived with a 8kw Westerbeke for 20 years I...

Having lived with a 8kw Westerbeke for 20 years I found it useful to have a spare solenoid on board. Suggest you buy one and swap it for the one you have. These seem to go bad every seven or eight...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-26-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bay Pelican went 20 years with a six gallon...

Bay Pelican went 20 years with a six gallon heater. We were anchored 90% of the time. Ran the generator or motor at least once a day. Had no hot water issues with the two of us living aboard...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bay Pelican
Has anyone heard of this type of fuel theft? ...

Has anyone heard of this type of fuel theft?

I have heard of the gas tanks being stolen from dinghies but not the diesel tanks being drained. Lot easier I would think to steal from a truck.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-07-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,500
Posted By Bay Pelican
Having gone aboard two boats that had worn...

Having gone aboard two boats that had worn through their rope anchor line I support the idea of more chain. 100 ft would be the easiest to use as you would be using the gypsy to power up the anchor...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,514
Posted By Bay Pelican
I have been in heavy fog in the Gulf, Mobile Bay,...

I have been in heavy fog in the Gulf, Mobile Bay, the Atlantic ICW, Long Island Sound and each of the Great Lakes. I was in fog for days off New England.

On Mobile Bay I have used unpolite...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,419
Posted By Bay Pelican
When I first got into larger boats in the 90s, 36...

When I first got into larger boats in the 90s, 36 feet was the norm with 42 feet considered large. Above 50 feet was considered suitable for paid crew.

When we returned to the United States in...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-11-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bay Pelican was insured by Markel though IMIS,...

Bay Pelican was insured by Markel though IMIS, Grasonville, MD. Excellent coverage and service. Important issue will be getting umbrella coverage. In Indiana only two umbrella insurance companies...
Forum: Liveaboards 12-09-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,521
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bay Pelicans vented Splendide had an identical...

Bay Pelicans vented Splendide had an identical installation as Hobo has.

One thing that has been missing in this discussion is the voltage of the various units, important for the North American...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-03-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,367
Posted By Bay Pelican
My experience is different. For 15 years I had...

My experience is different. For 15 years I had two chargers with various combinations of Xantrex, Max-Pro, Victron and Magnum. If both chargers went to one bank one charger or the other sensed the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-26-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,332
Posted By Bay Pelican
Last number I saw was 113 million were getting...

Last number I saw was 113 million were getting some form or assistance which is only 35% not 50%.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-24-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,332
Posted By Bay Pelican
Neither Medicare or Social Security are...

Neither Medicare or Social Security are considered taxes in the technical sense. They are contributions/premiums for social programs. As one successful movie pointed out there are federal taxes on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,361
Posted By Bay Pelican
I did something similar using a 30 amp inlet and...

I did something similar using a 30 amp inlet and a single breaker plus a Marinco adapter to go from 30 amp female to 15 amp male so I could run it off of an extension cord. Had this hooked up to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,384
Posted By Bay Pelican
Spent 10 years in the Eastern Caribbean. Yes we...

Spent 10 years in the Eastern Caribbean. Yes we saw sport fish. Usually based there or flew in decent weather. Almost all were greater than the 50+ ft limit that defines the majority of Caribbean...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,367
Posted By Bay Pelican
+1 I have long advocated one large bank for...

+1
I have long advocated one large bank for house and starting, plus a small isolated battery somewhere that is capable of starting the generator. Thus you get maximum use out of the batteries you...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-01-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By Bay Pelican
On Bay Pelican, a Krogen 42, we took a different...

On Bay Pelican, a Krogen 42, we took a different approach. There are four drain holes on the lip of the upper deck. We filled these holes in with a combination of 1/2" PVC tubing and one of the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-31-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,678
Posted By Bay Pelican
Never went on the site but I have no regrets.

Never went on the site but I have no regrets.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,133
Posted By Bay Pelican
Same here. I always checked my sights with a GPS...

Same here. I always checked my sights with a GPS and decided a few years later to sell the sextant and have a spare GPS in a Faraday Cage. Took three years to pass the two Squadron course. Learned...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-29-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,152
Posted By Bay Pelican
You also need to talk with a current tax expert...

You also need to talk with a current tax expert as to the double taxation issue. If you retain your American citizenship you remain subject to US income taxes even though you pay Canadian income...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Bay Pelican
Communications, location of cell towers map (We...

Communications, location of cell towers map (We frequently looked for a cell tower before we anchored.)

To expand on the mail packages, the location of Fedex, UPS, DHL, offices.

Names of...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-16-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,602
Posted By Bay Pelican
Another factor to consider is that a US boat is a...

Another factor to consider is that a US boat is a foreign vessel in BVI waters. Anytime the boat is in BVI for more than 30 days a temporary import permit must be obtained. Note if the boat is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bay Pelican
You are correct. Marine watermakers take salt...

You are correct. Marine watermakers take salt water and filter out the salt and most other materials through a high pressure membrane. The trick on the ICW is to make water when you are not in a...
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