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04-14-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By dwh_1987

I agree with you, but there's not much you can do...

I agree with you, but there's not much you can do with these idiots.
07-09-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,509
Posted By dwh_1987

First, I wouldn't worry about wearing out your...

First, I wouldn't worry about wearing out your engines. Way more rec boat engines go bad due to lack of use than go bad because of hours on the water. Best cruise RPM is going to be a factor of the...
06-05-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By dwh_1987

Furuno 1933C Radar Bearing Issue

I recently purchased a boat with a 1933C radar installed. It reports bearing a few degrees off. In other words, a target dead ahead will show on the screen as being a few degrees to starboard. I...
05-04-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,537
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: bloodworms vs. fake bloodworms

I've found fishbites to work at least as well as real. The only drawback for me is when the water is very warm, the fishbites melt away too quickly leaving you with the cloth backing, but no bait. ...
12-13-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,649
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Any experience with West Marine batteries?

I've got one of their AGM deep cycle batteries. My batteries are ridiculously hard to get to and service, so wanted to get away from wet-cells. It's been great so far (only one season).
11-20-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,285
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Boat Radar

I don't think anybody makes this, but it would be useful for folks like yourself if a 2kw radar was available with a dead-zone aft. That way, you could place it on the foredeck of a boat without a...
11-09-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,192
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Will your twin powered boat plane on 1 engine?

26' C-Hawk Cuddy, twin 150 HDPIs. It'll plane, but needs help from the trim tabs. I ran in from a lightning storm like this once, but it wasn't far. I was very glad it could do it. Turned out to...
11-02-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,905
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: how much force?

Not anything that we can talk about :) .
11-02-2007, 07:30 PM
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Views: 1,905
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: how much force?

Engineer, and just couldn't help myself.
11-02-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,905
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: how much force?

Assuming we can stick to classical physics, and neglecting friction from the air, the velocity of an object dropped from 10 feet at an acceleration of 32.2 fps is found by solving x=v*t+1/2*a*t^2. v...
10-20-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Fishfinder - If you have an unlimted budget.....but....

I'd do whatever I have to to put the FF function on the dash. I don't prefer combo stuff because of redundancy, but I would break the rule in this case if I had to. Furuno gets my $$ for FFs.
06-27-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: what's a good walkaround?

I think your weight restriction is too low to deal with a WA. A few 20' WAs might squeak in under that number, but that is a real compromise on room for both the cabin and fishing space. You should...
06-19-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Furuno Surge

There are a lot of possibilities, so it's hard to give just one answer. I looked around and found this link with a number of good ideas. All of them apply to only one alternator and two battery...
06-19-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By dwh_1987

RE: Furuno Surge

Absolutely correct. There are many ways to hook up the extra battery, but your electronics will always be happier if they are not subjected to the drooping voltage when you hit the starter. The trick...
06-09-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: 150 HPDI

I've got twin HPDI 150s. Agree with all posted above, they are beautiful motors. Do get the regular maintenance from a legit Yamaha shop.
06-07-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Transducer Paint- Hinder Performance?

Don't leave the bottle outside. The effect of the paint is not a forever thing though, so you will have to repaint the transducer every year or so. That has nothing to do with whether the cured paint...
06-06-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Transducer Paint- Hinder Performance?

It's worked well for me. I never noticed any degredation. I leave my boat in pretty much all summer, also.
06-03-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,173
Posted By dwh_1987

RE: Walking Between Truck And Boat

Most traffic it'd keep down. I'm not sure you'd want to meet the fellas who would come around, though!
05-31-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Need Radar?

I've got a Raymarine 2 kW unit that's about 3 years old. It is fantastic, but I agree with the other comments that JRC and Furuno both make excellent units as well. I have not used any of the new...
12-05-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Post Under Radar Dome?

I have a (I think) 9" Scanstrut tower on my hardtop that I believe has made all the difference in my radar performance. Close-in, my 2kw radar spots small targets easier than my buddy's 4kw that's...
11-23-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Raymarine S1G in need of service

glad to read this, mine has been acting similarly.
11-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,350
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Do you guys bother using Outriggers in the Bay?

I find outriggers mostly helpful in the spring for the bay, when you are focusing on shallow trolling. Trying to run them with heavy weights or big umbrellas is a waste of time IMO.
08-17-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: Winter storage at Solomons Is. Naval Rec Center?

I talked to them earlier in the summer, they were full and had a waiting list.
07-24-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dwh_1987

Re: VHF

Icom and Standard are both very good, reliable, and consistent brands. No reason to go with any others. The NMEA interfacing with your Raymarine C-120 will work just as well.
06-28-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By dwh_1987

Re: GARMIN 76

At worst, if your unit is out of warranty, you can pay the flat-rate repair charge and get the GPS fixed/replaced. That should be a lot less than $500.
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