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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-04-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 471
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Posted By danderer
Anyone tried with the antenna under a bimini? ...

Anyone tried with the antenna under a bimini? That might be my interim placement until I figure out the real location.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,444
Posted By danderer
While I haven't gotten around to doing this I've...

While I haven't gotten around to doing this I've always thought it was the cleanest, most versatile setup.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-25-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,490
Posted By danderer
Quite true. Rolls does say:

Quite true. Rolls does say:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-25-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,490
Posted By danderer
My AGM epiphanies

Apologies in advance if this is common knowledge but I just figured it out.

I've got a house bank of 1000 Ah of Rolls AGM batteries which means 500 Ah usable. I don't let the batteries go below...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-05-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By danderer
Well, possibly, but on the model succeeding the...

Well, possibly, but on the model succeeding the 350/390 they went to an all-12-volt scheme for lighting. So whatever their thinking was on the 350/390, they changed their mind down the road.

I...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-05-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,001
Posted By danderer
One data point I have is the boat we sold in the...

One data point I have is the boat we sold in the fall of 2019 resold for 20% more in late 2020. She was a popular model and very clean.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-05-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,001
Posted By danderer
I've always done better being lucky than good. ...

I've always done better being lucky than good.

We signed the contract for our current boat about 2 weeks before Covid hit. It was a pre-Covid type transaction: time to visit the boat and others...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By danderer
Thanks all - appreciate it.

Thanks all - appreciate it.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-02-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By danderer
Yes to club membership. Norwalk Cove could...

Yes to club membership.

Norwalk Cove could work. Rex says only up to 50' though certainly worth a call.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-02-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By danderer
Norwalk CT

Plan to visit with some family. Any recommendations for a spot for a few days?

Dock or mooring fine. Dog-friendly required. 53' LOA, 5' draft.

Thanks.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-28-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By danderer
There was no skeg below the rudder on mine.

There was no skeg below the rudder on mine.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-28-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By danderer
We looked at a number of 34Ts and they all had...

We looked at a number of 34Ts and they all had this arrangement. We never had any problems with our and I never heard of anyone else with a problem.

Doesn't mean this setup couldn't be improved...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By danderer
Highfield sells covers tailored to their boats,...

Highfield sells covers tailored to their boats, w/ and w/o a console. You might look at their CL460 - the dimensions might be similar to your RIB and their cover may fit.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,418
Posted By danderer
There are two Navionics offerings you can switch...

There are two Navionics offerings you can switch between: The default (which I presume uses the same data as everyone else) and their Sonar Chart (crowd sourced and unique to Navionics I believe).
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,931
Posted By danderer
I find the expandable ones well worth the money...

I find the expandable ones well worth the money even if I have to replace them yearly (typically I don't).

For me they are so much easier to handle and store than traditional designs.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By danderer
The flybridge was factory; the hardtop likely...

The flybridge was factory; the hardtop likely custom.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,676
Posted By danderer
Speaking of hull forms... Previous power...

Speaking of hull forms...

Previous power boats and a "fast trawler" we've had really, really didn't like the seas behind them. They'd get shoved all over the place and it quickly got old trying...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,676
Posted By danderer
When we did the N vs KK comparison we found the...

When we did the N vs KK comparison we found the layout of the KK preferable for our uses. I think the of the KK as an "outside" boat (more like our sailboats where the best lounging/relaxing spaces...
Forum: Power Systems 04-01-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,008
Posted By danderer
Agreed. --Former Mainship owner

Agreed.

--Former Mainship owner
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,249
Posted By danderer
The PO of our boat had a different take on...

The PO of our boat had a different take on staples. They had a couple vertical bars installed. These serve as handholds when accessing the dinghy. They aren't removable.

Pros:
- They interfere...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-28-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By danderer
You might well have a point about using the post...

You might well have a point about using the post rather than the cleats. it reminds me of some photos I have of the installation of the bow cleats on a 34T (not mine).
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-28-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By danderer
I never found a good use for it other than...

I never found a good use for it other than additional lines for storm prep.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-23-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By danderer
Seems to me just buying a gps puck would be a...

Seems to me just buying a gps puck would be a cost/time-efficient solution.
Forum: Grand Banks 03-23-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,167
Posted By danderer
Garmin shipped their own Windows software for...

Garmin shipped their own Windows software for configuring the 600. When I needed it a couple years ago I had to do some sleuthing to find a copy online. I probably still have a copy if anyone needs...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 03-18-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,382
Posted By danderer
We were based at this yard for almost 20 years. ...

We were based at this yard for almost 20 years. We saw this boat on the hard. While periodically there was some activity we didn't observe that much work being done on it.

Just a data point.
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