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Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,726
Posted By garychurch
Sounds like you are shorting out the electrical...

Sounds like you are shorting out the electrical connection. I had similar problem with a 50 amp shore power to boat chord. the chord was 15 years old and water had intruded into the wires through the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,840
Posted By garychurch
Donít see the problem. Donít you hire a surveyor...

Donít see the problem. Donít you hire a surveyor to identify issues, deficiencies, and safety problems that would effect the seaworthiness or value of your boat? It sounds like he did a good and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,549
Posted By garychurch
I think anyone outside the US and heading back...

I think anyone outside the US and heading back would have a BIG concern. I am in the Dominican Republic at Cap Cana Marina. All Marinas in the DR are now closed until August 3. It appears the Bahamas...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By garychurch
Maybe a tough choice. But it depends, where are...

Maybe a tough choice. But it depends, where are you going and how will you use your boat? A well equipped 50í Power Cat could be ideal for the Bahamas and Caribbean. Good speed and fuel economy more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,682
Posted By garychurch
A boat that meets your expectations, whatever...

A boat that meets your expectations, whatever they may be.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By garychurch
I have used CBP Roam app three times in the last...

I have used CBP Roam app three times in the last year (19 and 20) with mixed results. First use in Puerto Rico in 2019 was advertised. Information was completed on an Apple device.

Second use was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By garychurch
For purposes of US Customs and Immigration, CBP...

For purposes of US Customs and Immigration, CBP does not recognize the USVI as the same CBP Region as Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgins. Therefore, you need to clear US customs once in the USVI and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,991
Posted By garychurch
You would certainly want a power boat with a CE...

You would certainly want a power boat with a CE Class A ocean going certification or equivalent. This is a boat seaworthy in up to 40 knot winds and 13 - 20 foot waves. This means a trawler/powerboat...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 02-07-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,828
Posted By garychurch
Have a flag blue colored hull.... Beautiful but...

Have a flag blue colored hull.... Beautiful but shows every little nick and scratch. Do over would definitely be white.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By garychurch
Customs and immigration are the two biggest...

Customs and immigration are the two biggest challenges for those traveling by private yacht.

1. Animals are a nightmare. Leave them at home with friends and family.

2. Leave firearms at home...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,803
Posted By garychurch
Donít know about Lehmans but my Cats return...

Donít know about Lehmans but my Cats return significant unburned fuel to selected tanks when running. This excess fuel is used for cooling.

Could you be returning unburned engine fuel to a single...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,079
Posted By garychurch
Do you have a Fireboy system in the engine room...

Do you have a Fireboy system in the engine room that automatically activates in case of engine room fire? A Fireboy system when activated is designed to close all engine intakes and exhausts closing...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-10-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By garychurch
Peace of mind is priceless. The largest...

Peace of mind is priceless.

The largest spade style anchor (I have 121 lb Vulcan) your boat will accommodate and 300' of all G4/G43 High Test Chain rode (I have 400' of 3/8 G43). If you opt for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 23,837
Posted By garychurch
My wife and I have lived on a 64' Grand Banks...

My wife and I have lived on a 64' Grand Banks Aleutian Trawler Style Motor Yacht for the last 2.5 years.

We have traveled the US east coast, the Bahamas and are currently in the Caribbean after...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,209
Posted By garychurch
A word of caution... Knowing where you are within...

A word of caution... Knowing where you are within a couple of meters is great.

Too bad many charts as well as changing underwater profiles aren't as accurately depicted.

Little solace to know...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,693
Posted By garychurch
I have an all electric boat (gas scares me - it's...

I have an all electric boat (gas scares me - it's a fire and explosion thing).

All appliances including trash compacter, dishwasher, washer and dryer, refrigerator, oven, microwave, grill and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-22-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,388
Posted By garychurch
The posts contain some very good advice. ...

The posts contain some very good advice.

For example, look first at coverage, then look to the insurance company rating. Cost should be the last consideration. What good is insurance if the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,050
Posted By garychurch
If you live long enough you will...

If you live long enough you will downsize....physical limitations and mental decline put many in smaller apartments, assisted living and full time care. The question is when and how. Do you control...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,844
Posted By garychurch
Perhaps decyphering the logo could hold a clue.

Perhaps decyphering the logo could hold a clue.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By garychurch
Added and adjusted a 30-50 water pressure switch...

Added and adjusted a 30-50 water pressure switch to a Jabsco pump. Pulsing fixed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,794
Posted By garychurch
After trying a couple of different logbooks and...

After trying a couple of different logbooks and looking at many more I use an electronic Excel spreadsheet that I customized. Gives me everything I need and want. My problem with many of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,673
Posted By garychurch
You need the name of the vessel as documented as...

You need the name of the vessel as documented as well as a hailing port on the transom.


Note that the hailing port does not have to be a home port but a location with the US, it's territories...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-12-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,455
Posted By garychurch
80 pound anchor is a pretty light anchor for a...

80 pound anchor is a pretty light anchor for a 60,000 boat. Keep it as a second anchor (kedge, lunch, etc.) and get A 120-160 pound Mantus.

What is your chain. A G4/G43 is notia my stronger than a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,707
Posted By garychurch
I would suggest you do an awful lot of reading. I...

I would suggest you do an awful lot of reading. I think you will find you boat requirements are about a million dollars short of what you need given safety, reliability and range.

You are going to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,392
Posted By garychurch
My wife and I have lived on a 64í Grand Banks...

My wife and I have lived on a 64í Grand Banks Aleutian for the last two years. We are currently spending the hurricane season in Grenada after journeying from Fort Lauderdale last year through the...
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