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Yesterday, 03:42 AM
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Posted By ClassicGuy

It takes a lot more information than you provided...

It takes a lot more information than you provided to answer your question. Why are you adding pitch to your current prop? Are you reaching the upper limit of WOT rpms for your engine? Adding cup...
11-25-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,303
Posted By ClassicGuy

I don't think anyone was suggesting that you were...

I don't think anyone was suggesting that you were planning to do anything improper. In my case at least, I thought it important to let you know that you need to be very careful in documenting...
11-24-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,303
Posted By ClassicGuy

Not sure I would take tax advice from this...

Not sure I would take tax advice from this fellow. If he doesn't think the IRS audits self-employed people who charge their personal trucks to their business, etc, etc, he has no clue as to how the...
11-24-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,303
Posted By ClassicGuy

You won't like what happens when the IRS audits...

You won't like what happens when the IRS audits you if you are not seriously pursuing chartering as a business. In general, you will need to show a profit in three out of five years to avoid being...
11-09-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,507
Posted By ClassicGuy

What you may not have noticed is that those I/Os...

What you may not have noticed is that those I/Os you saw in Venice are all Diesel powered and for the most part have quite a few years on them. With fuel costs nearly double the US mostly due to...
11-02-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 685,157
Posted By ClassicGuy

All true but it did not turn out too well for the...

All true but it did not turn out too well for the 95% of the population who were the native Africans living in the area the Americans colonized...until they rebelled about 40 years ago and threw the...
05-19-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,625
Posted By ClassicGuy

Me too, just ordered last week. Nearly instant...

Me too, just ordered last week. Nearly instant turnaround on shipping, great price and quality.
05-19-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By ClassicGuy

Best suggestion yet, especially if the one facing...

Best suggestion yet, especially if the one facing aft is mounted under the hardtop facing the helm. That should ensure that whoever is piloting the boat is so blinded they won't go anywhere and...
05-19-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By ClassicGuy

Furuno really doesn't want you to mess with the...

Furuno really doesn't want you to mess with the factory assembled cables. Just coil and store neatly the excess length.

But if you really don't want to have excess cable, don't screw around...
05-19-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,433
Posted By ClassicGuy

Well I think there are three simple lessons...

Well I think there are three simple lessons everyone should take from this:
1) Save yourself not the boat or car/truck (in this case that would have meant staying on the boat)
2) Always check...
05-05-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By ClassicGuy

I've had Tides and PSS and never had any issue...

I've had Tides and PSS and never had any issue with either type. Just be sure you take advantage of the refit to install spare seals on the shafts so you don't have the pull the shafts again if you...
05-05-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,396
Posted By ClassicGuy

Don't forget that the large reflective mass...

Don't forget that the large reflective mass (hull) of those 50' boats is generally less than about 6 feet off the water. If your radar is on a hardtop, I would guess it is no more than 10' off the...
05-04-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 685,157
Posted By ClassicGuy

Yes but those Clorox bottles don't have the magic...

Yes but those Clorox bottles don't have the magic of wood! Nor do their crews have the benefit of your training!
Forum: Northeast
03-09-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,399
Posted By ClassicGuy

Also bear in mind that especially if you in the...

Also bear in mind that especially if you in the waters are east of Chatham, heavy fog is a pretty frequent event so that will be a factor even if you have radar. There is a finger of very cold water...
03-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 149,159
Posted By ClassicGuy

Larger boats inevitably have lots of through...

Larger boats inevitably have lots of through hulls for livewells, generator, AC, etc etc., not to mention transducers. Inboards do give you a possible for of salvation. I have a "crash pump" setup...
01-27-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By ClassicGuy

It is not really clear what you are trying to...

It is not really clear what you are trying to accomplish by starting up the motor in the condition you describe. It is more likely to do harm than good. I would go ahead and fix everything that is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-23-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,093
Posted By ClassicGuy

You are not alone. I am also quite fit and...

You are not alone. I am also quite fit and healthy but pushing towards 70 now. The combination of wind, sun, noise, and the thousands of small movements you make to hold steady for hours on a small...
01-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,023
Posted By ClassicGuy

A few years back when Tom was out sick, I had a...

A few years back when Tom was out sick, I had a problem with tab position sensors and dealt with a person named MJ Thomas mjthomas@bennetttrimtabs.com, who was quite helpful and sent me repair parts...
01-14-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,125
Posted By ClassicGuy

You just made my point once again. Lots of noise...

You just made my point once again. Lots of noise about how many boats you have built and your fabulous expertise but you are not willing to say "I worked for xzy boat manufacturer and oversaw...
01-14-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,125
Posted By ClassicGuy

Why is it that over and over again, tunnles will...

Why is it that over and over again, tunnles will dodge completely questions relating to his own experience and where he has worked to demonstrate some level of credibility? He tries to sound like a...
01-14-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,125
Posted By ClassicGuy

What does any f this have to do with you Tunnles?...

What does any f this have to do with you Tunnles? We know you did not build those aluminum boats since you are the master craftsman/technologist of fibreglas. We also know that you don't have a boat...
01-13-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,125
Posted By ClassicGuy

Bet that is an FDA approved food-safe shovel...

Bet that is an FDA approved food-safe shovel mixing up the candy for the little kids. Or at least that is what it will say when the package shows up at your local Wal-Mart.
01-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By ClassicGuy

Well perhaps you have made up your mind that a 28...

Well perhaps you have made up your mind that a 28 Henriques is the right boat. If you are staying near shore most of the time, then the efficiency and stability drifting of the Henriques are big...
01-13-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By ClassicGuy

Just to be clear, it's not the sale paperwork you...

Just to be clear, it's not the sale paperwork you need to have on board, it's a copy of the completed USCG application forms for documentation that the third party company would have filed. If that...
01-13-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,666
Posted By ClassicGuy

One obvious question then -- is your MFD...

One obvious question then -- is your MFD registered to AC and showing up in the device list? Maybe you need to create a new AC card in the MFD and pair your phone with it again to update its device...
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