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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-03-2020, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Besslb
We kept it simple and put grommets on our sun...

We kept it simple and put grommets on our sun screen with stainless carabiners and eye hooks attached to the hard top, radar arch and Bimini. It moves between our cockpit, aft fly bridge and front...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By Besslb
We have a marina neighbor that adapted a weed...

We have a marina neighbor that adapted a weed eater as a long reach buffer! I just go out on ours....very carefully.....we are thinking of a couple stripes of nonskid out there.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-03-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,675
Posted By Besslb
Also look at the 49í CPMY......its a 44í Sundeck...

Also look at the 49í CPMY......its a 44í Sundeck with a cockpit extension.... :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,626
Posted By Besslb
Congratulations!! :thumb:

Congratulations!! :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By Besslb
Just throwing it out there.....a Bayliner 4788...

Just throwing it out there.....a Bayliner 4788 with the three cabin layout might work well for a growing family. Not a trawler, and bigger than the wish list....but worth a look for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By Besslb
Thermacell works for us in NC. Put it out 15...

Thermacell works for us in NC. Put it out 15 minutes ahead and it clears the area up to like 10-15 feet.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,626
Posted By Besslb
Congrats!!!! We love our Navigator....hope you...

Congrats!!!! We love our Navigator....hope you love yours! :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Besslb
Also true! Nothing on Wayfair fit our footprint....

Also true! Nothing on Wayfair fit our footprint. Love them! I got all new beach themed bedding from Wayfair!
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Besslb
True, there are several options out there, just...

True, there are several options out there, just none fit our space for the sofa. The entry door is not our problem, it has been the footprint available. This one does fit and looks pretty good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Besslb
Sofas for small places

Hi All!!

I searched and searched and couldnít find the last thread about small sofas for salons. (Okay, thatís not true, I did find my own old post from 2012 with our previous boat.). At any...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By Besslb
We have inflatables, specifically for easy...

We have inflatables, specifically for easy storage. Got both from West Marine. Around holidays you can find them super cheap! We love them!
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,644
Posted By Besslb
Ha! Ours is the "tool room". :D ...

Ha! Ours is the "tool room". :D





To AdkChris:


Our first boat was a 35' Taiwanese Sundeck Trawler. It had a full Queen walk around bed in the aft cabin.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-18-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,512
Posted By Besslb
This is very true! It does make a big difference!

This is very true! It does make a big difference!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-17-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,512
Posted By Besslb
It is called a Venturi. I think itís just a...

It is called a Venturi. I think itís just a styling thing....or somewhere to attach a surround to. On our trawler it was angled forward and on our motoryacht is leans aftward. Itís real purpose? ...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-10-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,287
Posted By Besslb
I am going to start calling this week! Already...

I am going to start calling this week! Already started mapping out the trip up! :dance:
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,287
Posted By Besslb
Really great info Everyone!! The commute is...

Really great info Everyone!! The commute is really not a big deal. I go into the office about once per month. I might do it a bit more while up that way....but itís really not an issue.

We are...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,287
Posted By Besslb
I totally agree!! I can leave my house in Cary,...

I totally agree!! I can leave my house in Cary, get to the airpport, fly up to Dulles and get to the office before some of my coworkers get through their traffic. It's nuts.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,287
Posted By Besslb
Thanks all for the information so far! Most of...

Thanks all for the information so far! Most of my work would be in the Herndon, Chantilly, Reston VA area or Columbia MD (I know all about the traffic :rolleyes:), when not working remotely. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Besslb
This made me laugh... :) We have a 42' Navigator...

This made me laugh... :) We have a 42' Navigator and I wouldn't consider her ritzy at all! I am sure some of the newer ones might fit that category...



One of my most favorite things on our...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-08-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Besslb
Most of Ocracoke had 7ft of flooding. During the...

Most of Ocracoke had 7ft of flooding. During the local storm coverage, the owner of Smacnally's said he was standing in neck deep water in his restaurant. There was a lot of damage. The Anchorage...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
Posted By Besslb
On our last boat we got a memory foam at Samís...

On our last boat we got a memory foam at Samís Club.....8 inches of foam with 4 inches of memory foam on top. We rounded the corners with an electric carving knife. I loved it. Tom hated it. We...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,404
Posted By Besslb
Reports from Skinny Dippin' are all good! Our...

Reports from Skinny Dippin' are all good! Our Marina posted video updates all night long!



Feeling very thankful this morning!
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Besslb
Thanks! Will check it out! Also, ordered a...

Thanks! Will check it out! Also, ordered a sample from Sailrite on the Soltis. Will report back.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Besslb
Post Mesh Fabric for Window Covers

Hi All!



I need to remake our windshield cover. It is currently Phifertex standard. Has anyone used, or seen in person Soltis 86 mesh? How does the visibility through it compare to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,515
Posted By Besslb
Our last boat was one stateroom, convertible...

Our last boat was one stateroom, convertible dinette, one bath. One of the reasons for upgrading was to have real guest space. Now we have two staterooms with private ensuite baths. Do we have...
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