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Forum: Dockside Chat
10-06-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By irish

RE: Their putting bugs in the bugs

Reading the article brought a laugh. The brother said "I think that the lobster left one of the traps it was placed in and entered a trap we had a right to empty".

Hmm. Lobster was smart enough...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-06-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,653
Posted By irish

RE: Homeland Security sweep!

The Issue LI Sound Grunt raises about his "Home Town" wanting to enter with out invitation or warrent a house where under age drinker MAY be consuming alcohol violates the IV Amendment. So far, even...
09-08-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By irish

RE: Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF

I owned a Spectrum for 2 years. Ran with it on the water for that time.
The new Spectrum does include the PA speaker system.

I found that the PA system was NOT useful as designed by Standard....
08-23-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By irish

RE: Furuno 1850 chartplotter/fish finder combo

Not a member of the Garmin is Great society. Don't like C-MAP NT because it does not evenly progress across the chart as well as the Navionics.
The Furuno 1850 that I have is DF so I have both...
08-11-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By irish

dual frequncy FF for chesapeake??

You will NEVER get satisfactory use of the 50KHZ in the bay. The deepest part of it is less then 140 feet (And that is at the opening and in the Solomon's Island area of the Patuxent).
Even worse,...
08-11-2003, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By irish

Furuno FCV 667

I have had one for 3 years on my boat. I have a Canvas "T" top over the control Console and so my only real issue is if sunlight comes directly on the unit.
There is a good VHS Cassete tape that...
08-05-2003, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,618
Posted By irish

Furuno 841 MK2 Radar

I have one of these on my boat and it is a God send. the 4 KW gives you excellent reliability at short ranges. And (once it is tuned right) it is very good in tight harbors.
Does wash out a bit in...
08-05-2003, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By irish

Chartplotter problems.....Getting fed up!!!

I have had a Standard for over 2 years. One of the first of the CP 170s. I upgraded it with the Software that was shipped to me from C-MAP, and have had ZERO problems with the unit.
It is still the...
07-27-2003, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By irish

would you buy a used 406 EPIRB?

The biggest probelm with EIPRBs of that age (12 years old) is the battery. Those are supposed to be replaced every 60 months. If you buy the old unit, and then have to get a battry for it, you are...
05-10-2003, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By irish

Need advice-what $1000 GPS to buy between Garmin/Lowrance/Stan. Horiz ??

I have 2 Chartplotters on my boat.
I have a 1850 Furuno That I got for an absolute steal (DF, Navionics) and I have a Standard Horizon 170.
The Standard is hands down one of the best units I have...
05-10-2003, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By irish

radar and birds

I used to see birds on my old 1760 Furuno (4 KW open array)
I do occasionally see them with my 841 with 4 KW Dome. The dome gives me excellent performance other wise and uses 1/3 of the power of...
05-10-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,114
Posted By irish

RADAR for casual use

If your vessel is equipped with operational radar, you are required to have it in operation while underway. (That is how I read the rules).

In any event, Running it while it is nice weather lets...
05-10-2003, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,988
Posted By irish

Epirb battery replacement cost

One of the reasons that the battery is $200 for the EIPRBs is that they have to have a manufacturer warrentied 5 year Minimum shelf life, and that they have to operate the unit for 48 hours with all...
04-27-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By irish

36 Tiara

quote:Originally posted by LEN:
Thanks Irish. Last conversation with the broker wasn't too productive. I still think it's a great all round boat that should continue to age well, although maybe...
04-27-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By irish

Satellite phones vs. Epirb

When you are considering the use of what these devices are used for, you have to think about the following 2 things.
EIPRB works by either flipping a switch, or by throwing it into the water. Which...
04-26-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By irish

36 Tiara

That I want you to have good luck with your boat. I have had a lot of good luck with mine.
04-26-2003, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By irish

36 Tiara

I own one of the 2 tiaras listed in Yachtworld. I will probably be taking it out of the market because I have changed my mind on selling the boat.
The 36 under gear (Shafts, Skeg, rudders) were the...
04-26-2003, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By irish

Globalstar or Iridium phone

The Globestar systems looks like a good replacement for Cellular on a boat. Especially on the Eastern Atlantic Coast of the USA. Apparently their map shows good coverage and we have 2 people using...
04-15-2003, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By irish


Greenmachine has a good posting, but there are 2 things I disagree with him on.
First. Chain. Practical Sailor had a calculator that I used on my boat (36 Tiara Open/Express)
that gave me the...
04-15-2003, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,013
Posted By irish

Windlass or Anchor Ball?

I have a combination rode (30 feet 5/16 chain on over 400 feet of 5/8 Nylon) which fits (Barely) into the anchor locker of the bow. My first windlass was a "Goode" which was expensive to repair....
04-15-2003, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,799
Posted By irish

How many hours will my engine run? A Case Study

There is a set of 3208 Cats (TA) in my boat with 1500 hours on them. At a cruise of 24 knots,they consume 12 GPH. (IT will be less when I get the new injectors in them).
With 200 hours a year...
04-15-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By irish

C-MAP & The Bahamas...where did I go wrong?

I had a older Chartchip for CMAP that showed me being on land on a few occasions. The newer chip has never yet been wrong. (This happenned in Baltimore harbor). The chip said I was in a parking lot...
04-15-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By irish

CD players on boat question...

I had one, and gave up on it. The vibration killed it after about 2 months. So I went back to a Cassette player that had a CD Input. And from that I use a shock mounted "NOMAD" player for MP3s. I can...
04-07-2003, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By irish

Feed back on a Starndard Horizon CP170 (GPS/Chartplotter)

I have to agree with Traffic Lawyer.
I also have the 170 (Got it when it dropped to $999) and I could not be happier. Contact C-MAP and get the 2.27 Software upgrade (If your system does not have...
04-07-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,667
Posted By irish

TYPE I Offshore PFD's.........

Bluefin makes a good point, that if you are going to end up IN the water, that you want to have and use jackets that have best chance of support.
You also have to have jackets that people...
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