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04-08-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By BigGrin

Shore powers cords.....

Hi folks, I am moving my boat to a new location this season and the slip I am in will require a longer cordset run to the side of my boat requiring power. My concern is that I'll need about 65' of...
03-24-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,876
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Painting Transducers

Thanks, the MDR was the product I used last year. I dont think I did two coats, perhaps thats the trick. Thanks for your input.
BigGrin :grin: :grin:
03-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,876
Posted By BigGrin

Painting Transducers

It's that time of the year and the bottom will get a new coat of ablative paint. Last time I applied the special "transducer Paint" and when I pulled the boat, it was the only place with attached...
03-15-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By BigGrin

Cleaning Rudders & Props

Getting ready to do the spring launch thing and I am going to experiment with a product called "Propspeed". This product is a coating you apply on your running gear to prevent and reduce fouling. I...
02-04-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,916
Posted By BigGrin

Big Mans Kayak...

Planning for the boat season on the Chesapeake area & I am looking for a Kayak. I am a 260 lb, 6'2" guy that is looking for a bit of entertainnment and exploration when I don't want or need the...
01-30-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By BigGrin

RE: 376c question

I use my 376-C as a backup and keep the XM weather on when aboard. I keep it plugged into my Cig lighter and never really use the battery. When I did attempt to use the battery once the battery...
09-11-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Saturday maydays and fatality around Rock Hall

I was on the water in the Wye River and could hear the Coast Guard radio talking about a Jet Ski victim, a good samaritan giving CPR and the victim being transported into Rock Hall on a Sport Fishing...
07-04-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Tangier Island

The Wife and I where recently in Onancock Va for two nights. We did stay at the town marina but I saw several nice anchorages along the creek. If you have a dinghy, you can put to the dock and do the...
06-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Coast Guard Boardings

They are looking for the MARPOL Trash Disposal Placard to be displayed in the vessel. Also make sure you have the Oil Disposal Placard as well. I was boarded returning to the States from Canada last...
05-14-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Live Radar For Your Cell Phone

I have used My-Cast for a year now, the only problem I have with it is not the My-Cast but the small cell phone screen. My screen is almost impossible to see in direct daylight. I recently got the...
04-11-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By BigGrin

RE: *Rookie Crab Question*

Bag of ice with holes in it to let the water trickle out over the crabs. The ice slows their metabolism and they are alive and tasty when I steam them at home several hours later. yes, keep them...
04-02-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By BigGrin

RE: XM Weather

Hey Jim, perhaps being the resident expert you can answer this question for us. Can the Garmin XM service be "suspended" during the off season and then restarted again without incuring the Startup...
03-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By BigGrin

SOS Inflatable PFD maintenance question

I own six SOS World Class Automatic PFD Inflatables, Model 38A-LNG. My question is do you need to replace the Bobbin only each year or the complete re-arm kit which includes the CO cartridge as well?...
03-08-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By BigGrin

RE: XM Weather Options?

TB, I smell a rat. I am pissed at myself for not getting a card from the XM rep at the boat show. I had a lengthy conversation with him at the xm booth and he was was very clear that you could...
03-06-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Yet another Kayak question?

OK, thanks for all the great info. I am leaning toward the "Sit On Top" style of Kayak. Yes, I'll be a very casual user in fairly quiet waters and around the docks. My question is when sitting on the...
03-05-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By BigGrin

Yet another Kayak question?

I know this is a powerboat site and I own two powerboats but...... I am still doing my research into getting a Kayak (maybe two) for my trawler. Just something fun when anchored out, a little cardio...
03-05-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Diesel Generator for a trawler

Double Post.....Sorry
I run the Northern Lights unit and we are very pleased with the efficiency of this baby. I have the "wet" exhaust the basically just blows bubbles off our port forward side and...
03-05-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Diesel Generator for a trawler

I run the Northern Lights unit and we are very pleased with the efficiency of this baby. I have the "wet" exhaust the basically just blows bubbles off our port forward side and is very quiet. The...
03-05-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By BigGrin

RE: XM Weather Options?

Glen, what you described is what the XM dude at Miami told me. Basically you are "Suspending" service and when you start up again, you do not get hit with the activation costs again. I'll be...
03-04-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By BigGrin

XM Weather Options?

Recently picked up a Garmin 376-C as a second/backup Plotter and I want to activate the XM Weather option. At the Miami boat show the XM rep said that you can get the option to activate and...
03-04-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Norfolk Va: Anyone ever stay at "Waterside" marina?

Thanks, The admiral and I made our reserevations for a slip at Waterside a few weeks ago and they had plenty avail. Looking forward to the hustle bustle of a busy harbor. We were in NYC with our boat...
02-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By BigGrin

Bahamas bound...Family aboard, What raft do I need?

Ok, My turn on the life raft question wheel. Most of my boating is on the Chesapeake Bay but we are planning a florida Trip and then over the the Abacos. I run a 34' PDQ Powercat. I have a family of...
02-04-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Norfolk Va: Anyone ever stay at "Waterside" marina?

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the comments. Come on Spring........
BigGrin :grin: :grin:
02-04-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,664
Posted By BigGrin

RE: "T-Pak" storage bag for T-Top

OK, do you guys who have the T-Bag leave them on or remove them when trailering your boat? I would think the wind would play havoc with these. BigGrin :grin: :grin:
02-03-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By BigGrin

RE: Norfolk Va: Anyone ever stay at "Waterside" marina?

Thanks for the replys. Just looking for a marina in a nice location, clean with lot's to do when we get there. The wife likes to shop and I'll be interested in the Nautical Stuff, ships, exhibits,...
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