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11-26-2019, 03:44 PM
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Posted By badrano

Thanks for all the feedback.

Thanks for all the feedback.
11-24-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By badrano

Slip on or Integral rotor/hubs

Any pros/cons for using slip on rotors or integral hub/rotors?
10-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,818
Posted By badrano

The G3 charts are the Garmin charts merged with...

The G3 charts are the Garmin charts merged with Navionics charts. There's no way to use Navionics charts on Garmin units. Units such as Lowrance or Simrad are compatible with Navionics charts.
The...
10-03-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By badrano

Thanks for all the feedback. Now I know to be...

Thanks for all the feedback. Now I know to be more vigilant in checking my oil level.
10-03-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By badrano

Thank you for that great information. I looked...

Thank you for that great information. I looked at my hour meter and I'm pushing 70 hrs.
10-02-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By badrano

Well, it's pretty much the end of the season for...

Well, it's pretty much the end of the season for me. So I guess I'll do the winterization and keep an eye on things next season. Since I trailer the boat, I usually flush it after most runs and I...
10-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By badrano

How much oil do engines burn

I know in general that engines all burn a little bit of oil over time.
I've been so so on checking my oil level before launching the boat. This past weekend, I checked it and it was almost down...
08-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By badrano

The most I've been looking at is a 400W which is...

The most I've been looking at is a 400W which is about 33A at 12v (3A at 120v). Going with a 50% capacity approach given the alternator is 65A.

Definitely looking at LED lights but I was going to...
08-18-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By badrano

Adding an inverter

I have a 2009 Merc 5.0L TKS with a 65amp alternator. Twin battery setup (engine and house). House battery is 90A/hr.

Not knowing what a normal night time draw is (nav lights, gps, radio,...
07-30-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By badrano

As I read some of these responses, I think I set...

As I read some of these responses, I think I set the wrong impression from a previous post.* I am a cautious boater but at some point I think one has to poke their nose out and "see" in order to gain...
07-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By badrano

You're not sounding cocky. This is why I made...

You're not sounding cocky. This is why I made the post...I want to learn without drowning myself or my family. Luckily the forecast was way over than actual conditions and I was able to add a...
07-29-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By badrano

I hear you on the boat traffic and their wakes. ...

I hear you on the boat traffic and their wakes. I had some 30 footer cabin cruiser crawling up my rear to where I just pulled off to the side and let him by. I saw lots of stupidity yesterday as...
07-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By badrano

Thanks for the tip about 3x. We ventured out the...

Thanks for the tip about 3x. We ventured out the inlet to see what 3' seas looked like to get that mental picture and worst case turn back if need be. The forecast did not hold to our benefit...
07-27-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By badrano

Ocean forecast and swell period

Looking at the forecast for the Atlantic off of Cape May NJ it says "SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 7 seconds."...
06-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By badrano

Take a look at the chart view on navionics.com. ...

Take a look at the chart view on navionics.com. Use their sonar chart instead of the regular chart. It looks like the main channel leading out of OC to the Isle of Wright Bay is kind of narrow at...
06-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By badrano

Philadelphia Schuylkill River July 4 fireworks

Anyone ever watch the fireworks over the art museum from the river? Any restrictions on that part of the river?
06-16-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

Made the trip...mom stayed home which was good...

Made the trip...mom stayed home which was good because crossing from Salem to the Canal was CHOPPY. Once in the canal is smoothed out and we could plane out.
Went to the Chesapeake Inn....good...
06-13-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

Looking at the forecast for Saturday. Winds...

Looking at the forecast for Saturday. Winds roughly from the SW near 15 mph. What are the waves like in that part of Delaware river? I have a feeling it may be a little choppy.
06-12-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By badrano

Seems that the Model # 010-10182-01 comes back as...

Seems that the Model # 010-10182-01 comes back as a Garmin compatible transducer. Google that number or try calling Garmin.
06-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

I'm thinking this weekend for father's day. I...

I'm thinking this weekend for father's day. I have a 20ft bow rider.
My main concern is the winds when crossing the Delaware River over to the canal. Looking for a somewhat gentile ride for my...
06-10-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

Looking at their website, do you pay a transient...

Looking at their website, do you pay a transient fee if you are just docking for a bite to eat?
06-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

This would be the first time, but from looking at...

This would be the first time, but from looking at the charts, I see you pretty much have to follow the markers out to the main channel in the river before cutting across.
06-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By badrano

Transiting the C&D Canal

I'm looking to make a day trip and transit the C&D canal and back. The plan is to launch at the marina in Salem, NJ, cut across the river and through the canal. Haven't decided what to do on the...
06-09-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By badrano

Antenna tip broken off

I know this is going to sound like a dumb question, but I misjudged the height of a bridge and the top 5 or 6 inches of the 8ft antenna broke off.
I know this will have a performance effect, but is...
05-26-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By badrano

Lowrance Elite 7 Ti night mode

Last night was my first time out after dark to watch fireworks from the boat. When the chartplotter plots your track/trail, it is black in color. When I switch over to night mode, all the white of...
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