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Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Thanks for the input. We carry 1,033 gallons of...

Thanks for the input. We carry 1,033 gallons of fuel, and it gets about 1MPG at hull speed. Thanks for the tip on Jacobsen as I picked Frankfort Municipal just based on mileage. No doubt I'll keep...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-13-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,068
Posted By Freeebird

That was the thread that followed the meltdown...

That was the thread that followed the meltdown thread that cost us the best community dartboard we ever had on here. I barely got honorable mention in that one as I must have been doing something...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

It’s a bit shorter, but that route has its...

It’s a bit shorter, but that route has its obstacles too. There’s massive potential for flooding on the Mississippi, and then there is the brutal current between the Ohio and Alton, IL with zero...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-12-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,068
Posted By Freeebird

I don't know if it survived the years, but the...

I don't know if it survived the years, but the Menzies meltdown/implosion thread has to be on that list. Then there was the classic, Capt. Jack Sparrow thread where he was busted for stolen valor...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Looks like we were typing at the same time, but...

Looks like we were typing at the same time, but thanks for that input. We'll be cruising at hull speed (10 knots) but have the option to kick it up to around 17-18 knots if needed.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Thanks for all the input as it is very much...

Thanks for all the input as it is very much appreciated. Any time you set out of a trip of this distance, luck will be a huge factor. Any number of things can cause delays, but there is no deadline...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Yep. We're heading out either the last week of...

Yep. We're heading out either the last week of April or the first week of May.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Yeah, I've had some locals tell me about the...

Yeah, I've had some locals tell me about the flooding. We can look at alternate marinas or just drop a hook. We're definitely self-sufficient.

There is only one bridge at 20' we have to contend...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

That sounds interesting, but it's WAY out of the...

That sounds interesting, but it's WAY out of the way coming in through Oswego.en route to Welland.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Freeebird

Great Lakes Help

I posted about this on dockside, but I thought maybe this would be the better section to gain a little insight on things as I'm bringing a 60' Hatteras up from Florida via the Erie Canal. My Great...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-11-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,611
Posted By Freeebird

* like :grin:

* like :grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-11-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,611
Posted By Freeebird

At this point, who would you rather not be? ...

At this point, who would you rather not be?

The guy who crashed the boat?

The guy who hired the guy who crashed the boat?

:grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,611
Posted By Freeebird

I'm guessing you're right with the unfamiliarity...

I'm guessing you're right with the unfamiliarity with electronic controls, but that begs the question of why this particular captain would be in that situation. The other thing I don't get is him...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By Freeebird

My favorite kind!

My favorite kind!
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By Freeebird

* like :grin:

* like :grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By Freeebird

Sorry that happened to you, but unfortunately a...

Sorry that happened to you, but unfortunately a lot of home burglaries involve friends or family members. Been there, done that.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By Freeebird

Believe it or not, I was the largest volume...

Believe it or not, I was the largest volume dealer/distributor for AMSEC for many years until I dropped them about 20 years ago. Long story, but they hired an idiot national sales manager who made...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-08-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Freeebird

I'm thinking I may change things up this trip and...

I'm thinking I may change things up this trip and go into Oriental, just because. It was too early to call it a day when I came up through there a few weeks ago, and I keep hearing about how nice it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Freeebird

Nope. Mine has never been on a boat... yet. ...

Nope. Mine has never been on a boat... yet. Figure I'll start him out on the jon boat (indestructible) and see how he does. :grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By Freeebird

Fort Knox offers a stainless steel inner liner as...

Fort Knox offers a stainless steel inner liner as an option on their safes, but that's it. If it's any consolation, I've been doing this for over 40 years and have yet to have the first safe cut...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By Freeebird

Sorry, I missed this earlier. What kind of...

Sorry, I missed this earlier.

What kind of beer? :grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Freeebird

We'll definitely stop in VA in the Hampton area. ...

We'll definitely stop in VA in the Hampton area. Even found a marina named Bubba's in Little Creek (VA Beach) that will give us a good shot outside to run up to OC. Figured it was a sign. :grin:
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Freeebird

You do realize the water route isn't a straight...

You do realize the water route isn't a straight line, right? :jk:

Google The Great Loop, and you'll see numerous resources with various distances. There's more than one way to get from Stuart to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By Freeebird

Liberty offers everything from big box junk to...

Liberty offers everything from big box junk to good, higher end safes. Champion will still beat them in EVERY comparison, including price. I sold Liberty safes for a short period of time many years...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By Freeebird

No offense, but why would you promote a safe that...

No offense, but why would you promote a safe that you had personal experience with someone breaking into?

I carried Cannon for many years, but they went the cheaper build/big box store route. ...
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