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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By rgano
Today as we entered Charleston area from north on...

Today as we entered Charleston area from north on the AICW, we saw hundreds of boats out just running up and down the waterway, almost all stuffed with people shoulder to shoulder.
Forum: Covid-19 Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,772
Posted By rgano
Step daughter is a second grade teacher. Her...

Step daughter is a second grade teacher. Her take on remote learning is,"The parents weren't interested in seeing the kids accomplished school work before, what makes you think they are now?"

As...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
I dunno, just ignorance of all the solutions, I...

I dunno, just ignorance of all the solutions, I suppose. Easy in and out since we are only staying 13-1hours. Our tiny water supply cannot support doing the laundry; so we moor on laundry days and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By rgano
Judging by what we found in a couple of 30 Pilots...

Judging by what we found in a couple of 30 Pilots with the 6LPA-STP, Mainship most likely did not connect aught but the low oil alarm, which is the the one which should come on when first cranking up...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
We have made it to Charleston Harbor Marina and...

We have made it to Charleston Harbor Marina and the usual shutdown businesses. There was no indication that transients and fuel were any problem for them. Had I a good anchorage at hand at the end...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Yesterday, 06:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
Making about 60 miles a day at our sedate pace. ...

Making about 60 miles a day at our sedate pace. The Lightkeeper Marina, a very extensive basin off the AICW, told us we were the last transient to be accepted during the virus crisis, and I had...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8,580
Views: 1,043,197
Posted By rgano
Reminiscent of this boat I am delivering now. My...

Reminiscent of this boat I am delivering now. My friend, the owner, tells me it was built in Costa Rica.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-25-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
Beaufort, NC is shutting down except for...

Beaufort, NC is shutting down except for essential travel. Homer Smith Marina employees may or may not be "essential travelers." Except for TP and hand sanitizer, Food Lion, accessed via the marina...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-24-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
And so we did this morning coming out and into...

And so we did this morning coming out and into Goose Creek. Nice chat, Dave, and here's the pic of the day. And, yes, it was really thoughty of you to arrange those fenders in such a unique and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-24-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By rgano
That dangling thing is most surely the SeaFire...

That dangling thing is most surely the SeaFire fire alarm and override switch module for the engine room fire suppression system. Is there a bottle in the ER? I think you need to bring that boat...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
It was a pleasure to "speak" the Ranger as Chris...

It was a pleasure to "speak" the Ranger as Chris passed by heading north in the Alligator River today. We ended up in the small Belhaven Marina where we were told we were only the tenth boat to use...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By rgano
Yup, the Mainship aural-only alarm seems a...

Yup, the Mainship aural-only alarm seems a shortsighted approach by the manufacturer when sending the consumer out the door with a 30,000-dollar engine. So I elected to install a Seaward Marine...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-22-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,143
Posted By rgano
Nope cuz I am not an idiot who starts fires with...

Nope cuz I am not an idiot who starts fires with space heaters and other such dopey activities. Anyway, single boat shed doesn't really qualify. Right now, thanks to Hurricane Michael, there's a...
Forum: Power Systems 03-22-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,558
Posted By rgano
I'm sorry but after working my tail off the...

I'm sorry but after working my tail off the ensure are fuel systems at completely leak-proof and the bilges and engine room cleaned of diesel to the point that I can (and HAVE) smelled a single drop...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-22-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,978
Posted By rgano
The new custodian of my 42 Grand Banks and I got...

The new custodian of my 42 Grand Banks and I got on well, and ever since 2015, there has been a regular dialog about plans for maintenance, mods, and improvements. There, "where is stuff" questions...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-22-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
Am hoping for nice offshore weather someday ahead...

Am hoping for nice offshore weather someday ahead so we can blow by some of the AICW, especially GA.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,143
Posted By rgano
In my case, I padlock the lift controller and can...

In my case, I padlock the lift controller and can also shut off power inside the house at the pier breaker.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
ELEOHN (Elena and John, the children). Crossing...

ELEOHN (Elena and John, the children). Crossing Albemarle tomorrow and probably anchoring that night.
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,978
Posted By rgano
I am glad you are having fun and gaining...

I am glad you are having fun and gaining confidence in all your endeavors on your new-to-you boat. I am into a new-to-me boat experience here with the 1500-mile delivery for a friend. In our third...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,461
Posted By rgano
We keep a fair amount of stock in our home and...

We keep a fair amount of stock in our home and could easily go a week or three at any given time, but when our boorish neighbor started in on me about her extensive prepping and blah, blah, I told...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,461
Posted By rgano
I go about my business during flu season with the...

I go about my business during flu season with the added security of a "name your effectiveness" flu shot, something we do not even have for CV19 with its much higher rate of death. My take is to...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-21-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
We spent our first night of this journey tied up...

We spent our first night of this journey tied up to the pilings of the defunct Pongo Ferry. Never saw less than ten feet of water at the ones facing the river. This heavy vessel never felt the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,800
Posted By rgano
Thanks for both fuel comments. I sent the owner...

Thanks for both fuel comments. I sent the owner a note to see what he wants to do. 10 hours and 30 gallons used today, and he wants no less than 100 gallons in each 600 gallon saddle tank and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8,580
Views: 1,043,197
Posted By rgano
I remember YP 660 from my days at the US Naval...

I remember YP 660 from my days at the US Naval Academy in the late 1960s. They were not built as mine sweepers but rather as training vessels for midshipmen. Later in their lives some of them were...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-19-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 21,687
Posted By rgano
Underway from Norfolk tomorrow AM heading south...

Underway from Norfolk tomorrow AM heading south and hoping for the best, but stocked and fueled to just keep on going for weeks.
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