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Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,571
Posted By Mr. Ed
Sold my Ranger Tug R31S a little over a month...

Sold my Ranger Tug R31S a little over a month ago. I bought it with the intention of fulfilling a lifelong dream of cruising down the ICW in the fall, spending the winter in the Keys, and returning...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-20-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,453
Posted By Mr. Ed
If the sailboat and the dinghy both had no...

If the sailboat and the dinghy both had no mechanical propulsion, I'd drop the hook just outside the mooring field. But if the dink's outboard ran, I'd have used it to tow the sailboat to a mooring...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,534
Posted By Mr. Ed
As a previous owner of a MINI Cooper and a...

As a previous owner of a MINI Cooper and a current owner of a Ranger Tug, I can attest that the MINIs have lots of head room (even wearing a helmet), and that some Rangers do have quality control...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,534
Posted By Mr. Ed
Another thing to remember is to have a used boat...

Another thing to remember is to have a used boat surveyed BEFORE you close the sale. That's the time to find hidden damage.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,326
Posted By Mr. Ed
Thanks for all the great info!

Thanks for all the great info!
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,326
Posted By Mr. Ed
Out of curiosity, under normal conditions, how...

Out of curiosity, under normal conditions, how far south would one have to go to avoid the need to winterize a boat? I'm hoping to make the trip south this fall, but can't find a marina in FL where I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,953
Posted By Mr. Ed
FYI, I had an 1100 gpm OEM Rule bilge pump fail...

FYI, I had an 1100 gpm OEM Rule bilge pump fail in my Ranger Tug. 2 years old. Called Rule customer service, and they sent a replacement out the same day, free of charge. No proof requested or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,983
Posted By Mr. Ed
I'm not a financial wizard by any means, but IMHO...

I'm not a financial wizard by any means, but IMHO we had a perfect storm of contributing factors. First, we had a booming economy for several years prior to Covid. Most folks (granted not all) saw...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Mr. Ed
Interesting! At close to $4k for the base model,...

Interesting! At close to $4k for the base model, I think I can hire a bunch of divers before I got to a break even point. But it sure looks like a creative idea, especially for folks in unusually...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-12-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,371
Posted By Mr. Ed
I've never seen any "trawlers" coming or going...

I've never seen any "trawlers" coming or going through there. I know I sure wouldn't want to take my boat through there except at slack tide.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,764
Posted By Mr. Ed
Not to blame anybody, just curious: Doesn't it...

Not to blame anybody, just curious: Doesn't it seem strange that the kid didn't grab a boat hook to try to get his father? Or throw him something that floated? Sure, there could be lots of reasons,...
Forum: Power Systems 07-03-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Mr. Ed
I'm in the process of creating one. Bear in mind...

I'm in the process of creating one. Bear in mind that this is unique for my Ranger Tug R31S and is a work in progress. Maybe it'll help somebody. Here's what I have so far:

Daily Checklist, cold...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-02-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,373
Posted By Mr. Ed
Public thanks! I followed your link, ordered it...

Public thanks! I followed your link, ordered it and it arrived today. It looks like it's going to be very helpful. I especially want to thank you for posting the link! Many folks will just list a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-26-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,373
Posted By Mr. Ed
My take is that radar is just another tool in our...

My take is that radar is just another tool in our navigational toolbox. There will (may) be times when it's helpful, and others when it's not. Just like using a chart plotter instead of paper charts,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mr. Ed
I over drilled a hole to mount some instruments...

I over drilled a hole to mount some instruments on the side wall of my cabin. Turns out that the total wall thickness was less than 5/16" in that one spot. Oops. Successfully filled the holes with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,592
Posted By Mr. Ed
Almost 70, and arthritis has really reduced my...

Almost 70, and arthritis has really reduced my flexibility and endurance. I have to hire out a lot of jobs that I used to do, and as long as the work is good and prices fair (and I'm able to write...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-23-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Mr. Ed
I believe it's: Quality Signs and Engraving...

I believe it's: Quality Signs and Engraving (https://www.qualitysignsandengraving.com)
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,134
Posted By Mr. Ed
Short answer: No. Use the same common sense that...

Short answer: No. Use the same common sense that you use at home to avoid potentially dangerous situations and you'll be just fine.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,940
Posted By Mr. Ed
If you choose the woman, you'll probably always...

If you choose the woman, you'll probably always resent her for making you give up the boat. That feeling will fester and at some point will likely sabotage the relationship. If she forced herself to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,134
Posted By Mr. Ed
This is a timely discussion, for me anyway....

This is a timely discussion, for me anyway. Apologies for the long winded post.

I'm planning my first trip down the ICW for this fall, and am considering the potential benefits of having a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Mr. Ed
Resurrecting an old thread... After waiting...

Resurrecting an old thread...

After waiting for 40 years for the ability to make it happen, I'm finally planning my first trip down the ICW, and have decided that I want to use Palm Beach for my...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-02-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,637
Posted By Mr. Ed
The first thing that comes to mind is a container...

The first thing that comes to mind is a container that fell off a ship in the Bay, with just enough buoyancy to keep it near the surface. Too bad the boat that hit it wasn't able to attach something...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-29-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Mr. Ed
Perhaps the poster who was not impressed with the...

Perhaps the poster who was not impressed with the quality of the local citizenry was referring to their behavior. That's the way I interpreted his post.

I don't care what folks look like, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Mr. Ed
I'd suggest contacting the company you intend to...

I'd suggest contacting the company you intend to use to build/install the lift to ask them for their input. They may already have a template for the bunks/support for your boat, or might have a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,534
Posted By Mr. Ed
Based on the positive reviews in this thread, I...

Based on the positive reviews in this thread, I bought an Aeropress and made my first cup of coffee this morning. Right out of the box it was great tasting coffee, much more to my taste than any of...
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