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Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-07-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bobsyiruncle
Peter The el-cheapo solution has merit here, ...

Peter
The el-cheapo solution has merit here,
We are within 30 miles of Detroit and we get about 50 on air channels with ten dollar indoor antennae but it must be mounted as high as you can...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,635
Posted By bobsyiruncle
The threads original post posed the question of...

The threads original post posed the question of dealing with stuff.
I view a boat ( or an RV) a bit differently.
I think we all need to consider the degree to which the equipment matches our...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-12-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Poor night vision and difficulty driving while...

Poor night vision and difficulty driving while seeing streaks through a rainy windshield is sufficient to suggest you get in to let an expert have a look. You will be safer player when it gets done....
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-12-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I have had both eyes done and no longer wear...

I have had both eyes done and no longer wear glasses. It was driving with my non boating brother at night who could see bouys that I could not which convinced me. It was a five minute procedure but a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-12-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By bobsyiruncle
advice on mooring

Join a yacht club is really good advice. First you will get free expert help. Second your first mate will be happy about the social atmosphere and third you will save money.

I believe it is...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-31-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Ken This more or less was my rebuilders...

Ken
This more or less was my rebuilders thought and BTW he was opposed to buying a short block anywhere with the idea that he wanted to know that everything was done correctly. That is what I liked...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-31-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Pete I agree with you that the placement of the...

Pete
I agree with you that the placement of the wheel supports was flawed. I would not do that
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-31-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By bobsyiruncle
ok thanks hoist or tripod going up is fine but...

ok thanks
hoist or tripod going up is fine but it appears they slid the engine by hand to the center across a piece of plywood or something - should work
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-31-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Engine removal

I have to rebuild or replace one of of my crusader 270s.
Because of its size it will have to be disassembled down to the block where is but even then it might be a problem.
The question is how to...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-31-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,435
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I was teetering on the one dollar but have paid...

I was teetering on the one dollar but have paid more. Agree with GFC I will always look for a reciprocal but in lake Erie, although there are a lot of clubs, even they sometimes are not free.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 24,071
Posted By bobsyiruncle
what can be done

I think it is fair to say that the boating community does have its share of alcohol abuse and that has led to many serious and saddening incidents.

I have good reason to have concerns about...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 24,071
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I think Kevin as usual has got to the core of the...

I think Kevin as usual has got to the core of the issue

40 years ago it was acceptable for people to drink and drive cars. 20 years ago you could drive without a seat belt. As streets got busier...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 24,071
Posted By bobsyiruncle
no problem til it hits home

2 Dead, 3 Hospitalized After Boating Accident In Lake St. Clair « CBS Detroit (https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/08/03/4-hospitalized-after-boating-accident-in-lake-st-clair/)
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,080
Posted By bobsyiruncle
for several years my freshwater pressure pump...

for several years my freshwater pressure pump used to regularly break down. After spending copious dollars on new ones, this year I replaced it with a twenty dollar chinese one plus I bought two...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By bobsyiruncle
passers by

Since I am located on the St Clair River, I regularly see freighters and other interesting boats a long way from home but passing by. Here, headed north is a 45 Defever from New Zealand. I wish I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,884
Posted By bobsyiruncle
suggestions

You might try the 38 Bayliner. I have one and they are reasonably common. If you are a liveaboard the extra few feet is nice and the Hinos are good.

For freshwater boats in this size I would...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By bobsyiruncle
If this is a free for all puzzle, I had a look at...

If this is a free for all puzzle, I had a look at the listing and now I will try my two cents worth at the selling elements that either could be a turnoff or could be correctable.

1) I am more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,979
Posted By bobsyiruncle
cool ones

gts1544
Which begs the question, "If you have guests on board can you cool them as fast as you drink them"

And the answer is "If the guests are getting free beer they get the warm ones"
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 05-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,720
Posted By bobsyiruncle
kthoennes...

kthoennes (https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/members/kthoennes-7178.html)
I saw RT's question about the five feet and I think it is valid. Perhaps I could point out that a 38 has a narrower beam...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,979
Posted By bobsyiruncle
forget the conversion

Using some of the wisdom posted, I think if I could convert one of my 100gal fuel tanks to wine storage, I would be set.

For several years I have been making my own wine on the boat. It works out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,979
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I do have a lot of interest in this topic as we...

I do have a lot of interest in this topic as we pack in advance and move 1200 miles to spend the summer on board. There is good local provisioning and the boat easily holds enough frozen meats and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Capt K is correct about both the fish nets and...

Capt K is correct about both the fish nets and the weather. My reading of your post was that you wanted to go straight through. I know there are nets but sticking to the freighter path will keep...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By bobsyiruncle
I have not really seen a problem if you are...

I have not really seen a problem if you are anywhere near the freighter routes but the lights can be a bit deceptive as they blend with the shore in some places - watch your GPS
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 05-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,246
Posted By bobsyiruncle
not newport

Mr R.T.

here is the link

Algonac Clay Historical Society - Maritime Museum (https://www.achistory.com/ach1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=135)

It is the brown...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 05-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,246
Posted By bobsyiruncle
Mr Pack Mule I think your original post...

Mr Pack Mule
I think your original post indicated that you wanted to help someone be rid of this boat. It will be tough to sell for real money unless you can find some kind of crazy Chris Craft...
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