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Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,128
Posted By writerly1
By all means talk to Pau Hana. As a...

By all means talk to Pau Hana.

As a footnote, it might be useful to ponder why an insurer has low premiums and a "sure, we'll insure you" attitude. It's not like electricity rates, where you...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-27-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By writerly1
Put the bag of Nikons at the end of a chain and...

Put the bag of Nikons at the end of a chain and call it a new anchor?
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-14-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,430
Posted By writerly1
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: Californian 03-01-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,704
Posted By writerly1
Just a footnote that plain old white vinegar does...

Just a footnote that plain old white vinegar does a good job cleaning and de-stinking, it was the standard for cleaning when sail was king and might work better now and then than modern stuff. And...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-19-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,288
Posted By writerly1
Oh, and the trigger for boat owner A's own...

Oh, and the trigger for boat owner A's own coverage, including liability insurance for damage to the property of others, isn't negligence, it's simply whether the condition triggering coverage was...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-19-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,288
Posted By writerly1
Getting money out of boat owner A's insurance for...

Getting money out of boat owner A's insurance for boat owner B's damage might seem to be logical and proper; property damage to others is one reason boat owners even have liability insurance. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By writerly1
Ouch

Ouch
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,288
Posted By writerly1
"In the case of the original post, if the boat...

"In the case of the original post, if the boat was burned by a fire originating from another boat, is not the boat where the fire started responsible for the damage?"

Maybe, but:
1. Usually...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,709
Posted By writerly1
"Exactly what you mention as knowledge gained by...

"Exactly what you mention as knowledge gained by you is why boaters (newbies or otherwise) can ask questions on forums."

Even learning what questions to ask when researching further is valuable. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,709
Posted By writerly1
Well, as a new forum member...

... I have found the search function very useful whenever my ruminations about boats reach the "I need more input" stage. There is a wealth of information already posted, complete with examples of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,727
Posted By writerly1
Just speaking to negotiation and not boat...

Just speaking to negotiation and not boat condition or figuring out its market value: This is counterintuitive and not always appropriate, but sometimes giving the owner a chance to say "No" to you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By writerly1
Wd40

Try some WD40 on things like metal door slides and frames before ice forms. It was originally developed as a water displacement coating for aircraft/spacecraft. The goal was to stop corrosion, but...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 01-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,897
Posted By writerly1
And

... some of us are fluorescent green with envy. :D
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 01-16-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,670
Posted By writerly1
That much northwest wind in a shallow part of the...

That much northwest wind in a shallow part of the Delaware Bay with the tide coming in strong against the wind creates some solid waves too small to glide over and too big to avoid easily. They can...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,247
Posted By writerly1
habitat conditions

Not to be a bummer, but none of the solutions will work for long so long as there are river otters, because marinas and docks create ideal river otter habitat: mussels and other edible stuff on the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 143,494
Posted By writerly1
When you get a moment, could you explain what...

When you get a moment, could you explain what happened to the engine, what had to be done to fix it, and what the order of collapse was? I understand a cooler failure lead to a seal failure; I have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By writerly1
Thanks for posting. There are some beautiful...

Thanks for posting. There are some beautiful boats there.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,511
Posted By writerly1
As a potential silver lining observation: Those...

As a potential silver lining observation: Those who have detailed inventories are in excellent shape to pursue a theft claim with an insurer should you experience a burglary. Dating your inventory...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,017
Posted By writerly1
Checklist for leaving the boat? I mean literally,...

Checklist for leaving the boat? I mean literally, a paper one? :) You could look at it at 3 a.m. and be reassured. Or take photos when you leave, using the cell phone camera, of the switches in the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By writerly1
Yup. That's why we're starting out slow and...

Yup. That's why we're starting out slow and without commitment. I thought something on the order of magnitude of a Mainship 34 to start out.
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-01-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By writerly1
New, but not to boats

I'm a retired journalist. I grew up in Cape May County, NJ, and spent the first 40 years around boats, fooling around in them and occasionally pulling a gillnet or crab pot, building five boats...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,980
Posted By writerly1
New to forum, not to boats

I'm a retired journalist. I grew up in Cape May County, NJ, and spent the first 40 years around boats, fooling around in them and occasionally pulling a gillnet or crab pot, building five boats...
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