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05-19-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,129
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, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
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, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
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, 04:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,220
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
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, 04:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,861
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, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 642,851
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, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,155
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 142,161
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, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
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, 04:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,315
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,613
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,613
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, 04:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,613
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,613
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
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, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
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, 04:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,616
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...
01-13-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By ClassicGuy

That is completely incorrect except in a handful...

That is completely incorrect except in a handful of states that require a variant of state registration without state numbering to impose fees. The bigger question is whether your bank has already...
01-13-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,613
Posted By ClassicGuy

It will be entertaining some day to get the full...

It will be entertaining some day to get the full truth on tunnles. A self-described size doesn't matter guy with no boat and apparently a job in the boat building industry notwithstanding his...
01-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,616
Posted By ClassicGuy

I checked mine this morning and AC shows the...

I checked mine this morning and AC shows the 12-19-18 software updates available to download for my all various Garmin devices including v 14.10 for the 8617 and 7612 MFDs that I have. Try closing...
01-11-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By ClassicGuy

Yes, absolutely true. Also a bigger array will...

Yes, absolutely true. Also a bigger array will always do better for small targets like birds when like-for-like such as a 25kW Garmin xHD2 with 6 foot will be better than then same pedestal with...
01-10-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By ClassicGuy

I know you are in the business and have lots of...

I know you are in the business and have lots of experience with electronics. But from my experience, there is an awful lot going on that contributes to whether a radar does a good job showing...
12-24-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,616
Posted By ClassicGuy

My boat is in storage for winter not near home so...

My boat is in storage for winter not near home so I can't apply the update for a while. Just curious from those who have done it with an 8600 series what is meant by this change list item:

"Added...
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