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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:28 PM
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Posted By psneeld
Having both is nice, often you barely need...

Having both is nice, often you barely need fenders, other times there are not enough in the world to satisfy your need. :D

From the above posts and my experience, 2 different types for different...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By psneeld
Departure point, destination, boat speed, current...

Departure point, destination, boat speed, current weather and stream variances all play into what is going to happen.

Sure average recommendations help but a little here and a little there and...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By psneeld
All depends on the day and departure/arrival...

All depends on the day and departure/arrival point, plus speed of your vessel to how much help the stream really provides.

Through the years many speak of it in ways that are way overblown.
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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By psneeld
Depending on the Bahamas destination(s), not sure...

Depending on the Bahamas destination(s), not sure I would say the Keys route is shorter.

Unless one wants to see places in the Keys, they do fall pretty short of what the Bahamas has to offer in...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-12-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,066
Posted By psneeld
Nice Ted, hope it was a great summer for you.......

Nice Ted, hope it was a great summer for you.... be seeing you soon someplace.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-09-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By psneeld
Funny..... except for a few well saturated hand...

Funny..... except for a few well saturated hand flares, I don't think I ever had one fail in hundreds of outdated ones as far back as 20 years.

I collected quite a few from the fleets I worked...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-09-2022, 07:49 PM
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Views: 145
Posted By psneeld
2023 TF Gathering - SE FL

Any interest?
Any participants?
Any ideas?
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,111
Posted By psneeld
I think the cleats could easily tow a 13' whaler...

I think the cleats could easily tow a 13' whaler in calm to choppy bay/ICW situations at speeds less than 8 knots. Increase the speed to 10 knots and it would have to be almost flat and large wakes...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-09-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
Sounds like helpers from the dock can't deal well...

Sounds like helpers from the dock can't deal well with your boat's hawse cleat setup.

To me the simple solution is have the pre-set lines on the boat , brought up and over the rail. Forget lines...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-09-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
If tying up with no help at all on the dock... ...

If tying up with no help at all on the dock...

I agree with the quoted post...if the wind is really strong and the stern line doesn't work.... a long after bow spring line dropped over the cleat...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-09-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
Something that may be lost in the discussion of...

Something that may be lost in the discussion of dock lines and docking in general....

For those relatively new to it all.... much of the time.... a boat only needs one or two lines to remain...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-08-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,771
Posted By psneeld
Those are some pretty tall...

Those are some pretty tall assumptions...especially the lucky over smart ones.

this statement alone totally negates the lucky over smart comment in my book....

"She actually went and walked the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,111
Posted By psneeld
What are you trying to tow and under what kinds...

What are you trying to tow and under what kinds of conditions do you expect to be towing it?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
For vessels under certain lengths... No...

For vessels under certain lengths...

No charts
No anchor
No oars/secondary propulsion
No radio
No operational experience

Certain local waters do have special requirements....of all kinds...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-08-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,771
Posted By psneeld
I know from living aboard on the docks...

I know from living aboard on the docks everyday.... and seeing boats come and go, buyers come and go and brokers come and go on a daily basis....plus seeing and hearing many of the sellers comments...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-07-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,771
Posted By psneeld
One thing I know...there are a lot of tire...

One thing I know...there are a lot of tire kickers in the boating market and a lot of sellers and brokers are overly cautious these days of people who want to "look at" boats.

Sure it hurts...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-07-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
Not sure what is going on with why the OP's...

Not sure what is going on with why the OP's question is in question.

Though nothing surprises me on TF anymore.

Some people (maybe most) have permanent lines at their home dock and a set of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
Questioned their insurance....... for what? For...

Questioned their insurance....... for what? For chart related issues? Is it OK insurance? Too much...too little?
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-07-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
Many people who return to a "home" dock most of...

Many people who return to a "home" dock most of the time, often attach lines to the dock/pilings and just bring them to the boat cleats. When it works well, it's easy for both those on the dock and...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-07-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
No one but you has to make up a good hitch on the...

No one but you has to make up a good hitch on the hawse hole tie, friends and helpers can Mickey Mouse it till you do it right....of course they would have to be on board if the cleat is that far out...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-07-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By psneeld
I would tell them just to wrap it around and...

I would tell them just to wrap it around and around a couple times.... I would fix it later and it is the rare instance that anything more than a couple wraps wouldn't hold for a few minutes.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
Of my 15 or so years operating as an assistance...

Of my 15 or so years operating as an assistance tower, most of it was back bay, uncharted, unmarked areas where people crabbed, clammed, water skied, jet skied, etc. Sure charts were near worthless,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
Sure experience plays a huge role in vessel...

Sure experience plays a huge role in vessel operation and certainly all the forms of navigation.... but I don't think it matters whether you are looking at a paper chart or electronic chart if they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
I had charts on my trawler leftover from the PO...

I had charts on my trawler leftover from the PO who taught diving in the Bahamas 4 months or so every year off the trawler.

I bet he used those and I know I saw them on restaurant walls and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By psneeld
I'll assume that you know NOAA is in the process...

I'll assume that you know NOAA is in the process of phasing out paper and raster electronic charts......

pretty hard to require something that may no longer be easy to get.... especially when they...
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