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Forum: General Maintenance 07-12-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,190
Posted By BDofMSP
We carry 200 gallons of fresh and never use shore...

We carry 200 gallons of fresh and never use shore pressure. Always pump from the tanks and gladly drink from them. Our heads flush off of them and we shower off them too so we turn the tanks in...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-09-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Turning back and staying the extra day in...

Turning back and staying the extra day in Munising proved a smart move. Yesterday we got out early and had beautiful conditions all the way to Houghton. Today it was 80 and sunny and a textbook...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-08-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Great question. I'll have to look into that and...

Great question. I'll have to look into that and see. I know there's an "Advanced " menu - might be on there.

Thanks,
BD
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-07-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
I've mentioned how stabilizers would help several...

I've mentioned how stabilizers would help several times. They would not be a simple add to this boat unfortunately. Maybe if I hit the lottery I could add a Seakeeper - although I'm not sure where...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-07-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Let's try this.

Let's try this.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-07-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Lesson Learned

This morning we tried to get out and get going. I knew it was going to be rough, but winds were predicted at 11-15, and seas 1-2 so we thought it might be tolerable.

Before we left we took...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-07-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Loosen, tighten, not sure those are real terms...

Loosen, tighten, not sure those are real terms anyway. What I did is switch from "all automatic" to increasing my gain so that I was indeed picking up more clutter. I also increased the color gain...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Hancock marina. Stayed there once and liked it...

Hancock marina. Stayed there once and liked it just fine.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-06-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Built this yesterday although I need longer...

Built this yesterday although I need longer dowels. Good enough for on the fly. The plastic rustling serves mostly as an alarm for now.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-06-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Yep we're in that marina Thursday and Friday...

Yep we're in that marina Thursday and Friday night. We're challenged on dining because we need to bring the dog so it's mostly bar patios. But our guest has offered to dog sit so any suggestions are...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-06-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Saw Pictureed Rocks today. Sadly it was cloudy so...

Saw Pictureed Rocks today. Sadly it was cloudy so the colors weren't as distinctive as they could be, but they're impressive nonetheless. Got a great sunset in a beautiful anchorage to make up for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,653
Posted By BDofMSP
The dock isn't driving away from me. And it has...

The dock isn't driving away from me. And it has people around who can help me. And it's stable. I have fallen in at the dock actually, but because of these factors it's a non issue.
BD
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,653
Posted By BDofMSP
I wore my inflatable PFD for every minute of a...

I wore my inflatable PFD for every minute of a 105 mile cruise today. I was in a fully enclosed flybridge with eisenglass, doors, and railings. Sometimes it was hot and a bit uncomfortable, but I...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-05-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Radar in open water

Other than the first day, most of the cruising on this trip has been about 5 miles off shore, following shore, so I've always had those radar returns on my display. Today however we were well off...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-05-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
The incident with the rocks

We had an absolutely lovely stay in Copper Harbor. The weather was great (a bit breezy but kept the heat away) and the people and the town were fantastic. The fireworks last night were also...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-03-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Wow. At least we didn't have lightning to go with...

Wow. At least we didn't have lightning to go with our trip. My wife would have been a wreck.

We have our (elderly) dog with us too. She did fine but slid off the vinyl three times. She gave me a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-03-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,137
Posted By BDofMSP
Today I cruised 87 miles in clear and sunny...

Today I cruised 87 miles in clear and sunny conditions. Three distinct times I spotted fishing net buoys on my radar that I wouldn't have seen. Admittedly they were each off to one side or another...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-03-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By BDofMSP
Vacation Voyage

So I'm way behind on a number of posts that I've been meaning to send, but I thought I'd start by at least jumping on one of the topics - our summer vacation. This post isn't particularly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,360
Posted By BDofMSP
Lake Superior almost exclusively, although plans...

Lake Superior almost exclusively, although plans for Georgian Bay in a year or two. Fog on lake crossing is mostly a matter of when, not if.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,711
Posted By BDofMSP
I know nothing about how these things are or are...

I know nothing about how these things are or are not enforced. But this is not a law, it's a regulation. And since it's tied to a license, violations (even outside the US) could easily result in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,693
Posted By BDofMSP
Kept the name of our last boat, because it worked...

Kept the name of our last boat, because it worked for us (a phrase we used). Changed the name of this boat because it was highly specific to the previous owner and very unusual - did NOT work for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By BDofMSP
I used the brass parts I could find. When I...

I used the brass parts I could find. When I assembled the port side I was about an eighth of a turn short of getting clearance for the sensor. Of course when I tried to force it, I broke the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By BDofMSP
Test Before You Install

So call me na´ve. I buy new components from a very reputable retailer and I install them. I mean, they're brand new - if they don't work, it must be because I somehow screwed something up, right?
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By BDofMSP
I can share that brass did indeed fail, but...

I can share that brass did indeed fail, but because of my stupidity. When I installed the brass fittings the sensor wouldn't clear the manifold. But if I just turned it another quarter turn, it had...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-31-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,546
Posted By BDofMSP
I've restrained myself from sharing the horrible...

I've restrained myself from sharing the horrible customer service experience that I got from Geico last year, primarily because Peter went to the mat personally for me and escalated my situation...
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