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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-10-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,918
Posted By Briney Bug
We seem to get noise only when the boat changes...

We seem to get noise only when the boat changes position and the chain that is lying on the bottom has crossed over itself. If the boat reverses and pulls the chain off itself, the noise goes away....
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-24-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Briney Bug
Sounds good...thanks for the invite. We'll get...

Sounds good...thanks for the invite. We'll get back in touch.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 08-23-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Briney Bug
Menzies- Sorry we missed meeting you...

Menzies- Sorry we missed meeting you again...Guess you're headed back to Jax? We'll probably be staying there a month or two.






Maerin-Where are you these days? Anyplace close to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-20-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By Briney Bug
In addition to metric, in the USA there are two...

In addition to metric, in the USA there are two major standards that chain can be manufactured to- ISO and NACM. Both have Proof Coil, and both have G4. ISO has BBB. For the same size chain, NACM...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-02-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Briney Bug
Campbell Chain Co. manufactures high-strength...

Campbell Chain Co. manufactures high-strength "missing links", that fit and equal in strength G4 chain. Unfortunately, they don't manufacture these links in 5/16 or smaller. The other "G3" rated...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-29-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By Briney Bug
Here are some sources to get you started, one is...

Here are some sources to get you started, one is Southwinds online magazine:

https://southwindsmagazine.com/

The other is through Waterway Guide news and events page:...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 07-13-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Briney Bug
We are anchored in Jackson Creek now. Came in...

We are anchored in Jackson Creek now. Came in Wed. at half-tide, 4'9" draft with no problems.
Forum: Liveaboards 05-31-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 94,511
Posted By Briney Bug
Excited for you! The best part is the camaraderie...

Excited for you! The best part is the camaraderie of fellow cruisers.
We've been living on our trawler since 2005, previously on a sailboat, cruising mostly FL, Gulf Coast, Bahamas, some East Coast...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-27-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,361
Posted By Briney Bug
As to your rode's unsecured bitter end, bend on a...

As to your rode's unsecured bitter end, bend on a rod of some sort, long enough that it won't slip through the chain pipe. Should the bitter end of the rope attempt to go through the chain pipe, this...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 10-09-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By Briney Bug
Yes, we do. Sorry it took so long to respond as...

Yes, we do. Sorry it took so long to respond as we're traveling on the boat. We are firm on the price, and if you are interested, we probably wouldn't be able to ship it for 2-3 weeks, when we return...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 07-10-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By Briney Bug
Industrial Portable Sewing Machine

Sailrite Model 9992, long-arm, portable, straight and zigzag stitich, walking foot, MC-SCR controller, zipper and cording feet, bobbin winder, carry case.

Extra- needles, bobbins, cog belt, needle...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 06-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By Briney Bug
Looking for Chart(s), Pensacola to New Orleans

Looking for old or newer charts cover the area(s) from Pensacola, FL to New Orleans. I understand that there is not a single chart available for this whole area?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-12-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Briney Bug
Here's the link to Florida requirements. I'm not...

Here's the link to Florida requirements. I'm not familiar with Alabama's requirements:

https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicles-tags-titles/vessels/vessel-titling-registrations/
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 04-07-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Briney Bug
Let us know if you head this way. We will be...

Let us know if you head this way. We will be around the area for a while.
Forum: Liveaboards 04-07-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,218
Posted By Briney Bug
We have lived aboard in marinas in the following...

We have lived aboard in marinas in the following places, so some comments on each:

Jacksonville, FL- Lots going on; a small town friendly feel, but it's also a big sprawling city and takes a while...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 04-07-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Briney Bug
Yes, we were there about 9 years ago.

Yes, we were there about 9 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,954
Posted By Briney Bug
Spanish Wells- Dolphin and Dog Playing

This isn't the greatest picture, but when we were on a mooring at Spanish Wells, our neighbors dog jumped in the water and swam to a passing dolphin. They interacted for about 10 minutes- seemed to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Briney Bug
Haven't had any in a while. Looks good.

Haven't had any in a while. Looks good.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 04-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Briney Bug
Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show

This event is April 04-15-17. Historically, it's mostly smaller classic boats, but a nice setting in (hopefully) nice weather, nonetheless. We'll probably head over there from Panama City for a few...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
Posted By Briney Bug
Another thought about the tide...don't forget to...

Another thought about the tide...don't forget to factor in the 7-8 foot tides you can get around GA. Also, look at the lay-out of any crab traps in your anchor swing room. Those can foul your rode or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Briney Bug
Briney Bug info

Hi,

Thanks for the welcome. To answer a couple of the questions, our boat was never in WoodBoat, but is was in PassageMaker, sometime in 2013. We built it in Ft. Pierce, FL, took about 4 years to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Briney Bug
FL Panhandle

We just joined this forum. We're going to sit still for a while here in Panama City, FL. Anyone passing through give us a shout. We love to meet other cruisers. We have a car, so let us know if we...
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