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Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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Posted By ocnslr

We had a Grady-White Islander 270 from (new in)...

We had a Grady-White Islander 270 from (new in) 2002 until this January. Fished the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic out to 75nm, and after moving to Fort Myers Beach in 2016, the GOM out to 65nm. ...
06-15-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By ocnslr

Fluke anchors vary a lot in quality and...

Fluke anchors vary a lot in quality and performance, and your description doesn't tell us a lot. And you didn't say anything about rode. OR HOW YOU CALCULATE REQUIRED SCOPE.

Fluke anchors are...
06-15-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By ocnslr

I would also search for and correct the source of...

I would also search for and correct the source of the flooding water. Sounds as though you were fully dependent on a bilge pump (they do fail or get clogged) and a battery (they do get run down) to...
06-15-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By ocnslr

Some lovely boats. Interesting how many either...

Some lovely boats. Interesting how many either don't know what their navigation light visibility requirements are, or don't give a damn. A lot with all-around light on the hardtop or T-top either...
06-15-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By ocnslr

At first I thought you were referring to the...

At first I thought you were referring to the fuel-water separator in your title, but it appears you are referring to TWO filters on the engine - the oil filter and a separate fuel filter.

Although...
06-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By ocnslr

In addition to the great question above re bottom...

In addition to the great question above re bottom conditions, please let us know what anchor you are using now, size and length of chain you have attached, and size of anchor rode. Just as...
06-12-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By ocnslr

DSC capable VHF radios have been around for quite...

DSC capable VHF radios have been around for quite some time, without internal GPS. The early ones connected by NMEA 0183, then NMEA 2000 connection was introduced. While this radio does show AIS...
06-12-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By ocnslr

Overview of LNM: ...

Overview of LNM: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Featured-Content/Mariners/Local-Notice-to-Mariners-LNMs/
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District 7: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=7
06-12-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By ocnslr

Sorry you are having this problem. While I can't...

Sorry you are having this problem. While I can't help with toys for the girls, one of these will make it easier for Mom to drink wine even with the clingy 2-yo. Stansport Bota Wine Bag
06-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By ocnslr

Great Sale on Great Radio

I had one of these on our boat and it is a great radio. I get these Defender 1st emails once a week, and decided to post this one. Usual disclaimer - no financial interest here.
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06-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By ocnslr

The inverter DC power input is calculated in...

The inverter DC power input is calculated in watts, which is simply amps x volts. The AC power out in watts is volts x amps x power factor, or (2.8+2.8+6.2) x 115 x 0.8 = approx 1085 watts output...
06-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By ocnslr

You should be able to solve the waypoint issue. ...

You should be able to solve the waypoint issue.

However, chart sharing is over Ethernet, not over NMEA2000.
06-10-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By ocnslr

IF you can access the internal connections in the...

IF you can access the internal connections in the antenna, then you may be able to fix this problem. However, you would need a good bit more cable than is currently available above the hardtop, so...
06-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By ocnslr

Agree that you have an electrical problem. ...

Agree that you have an electrical problem.

What else did this "surveyor" fail to check?
06-04-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,413
Posted By ocnslr

WRONG. The right-handed prop wants to move...

WRONG.

The right-handed prop wants to move the stern to starboard, turning the boat to port. The trim tab has to oppose this action, to provide a more neutral response. Turning the trim tab as...
06-02-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By ocnslr

Specifically, what species of fish are you...

Specifically, what species of fish are you trolling for at that speed?

What rigs or lures do you want to troll with at that speed?

The ONLY fish I know to troll for at that speed is wahoo, so...
05-29-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By ocnslr

As noted above, relief act doesn’t apply directly...

As noted above, relief act doesn’t apply directly to recreational boats. When I was active duty, living in Virginia Beach, with boat moored in Norfolk, I had to pay VA registration fee but LES...
05-29-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,768
Posted By ocnslr

Yup, same people who throw their cigarette butts...

Yup, same people who throw their cigarette butts anywhere they like, as though my world was their ashtray.
05-28-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By ocnslr

Divide the period in seconds by the wave height...

Divide the period in seconds by the wave height in feet. If the quotient is 2 or less, it will be snotty. e.g. 4ft at 15 seconds is just a gentle roller, but 2ft at 4 seconds will be choppy.
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05-23-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,164
Posted By ocnslr

Install GPS Status on your phone - Android or...

Install GPS Status on your phone - Android or iPhone. Use it to see the GPS position very accurately. Compare that to the Garmin to see if the Garmin position is incorrect, or the cartography you are...
05-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,904
Posted By ocnslr

I had a good bit of experience on small power and...

I had a good bit of experience on small power and sail boats before age 16. The first “boat” in the Navy was probably a 33ft MWB, but you likely used the wrong term and were asking about a ship, not...
05-18-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By ocnslr

I think some of the responses above have confused...

I think some of the responses above have confused fuel tank level with fuel usage, and some have confused fuel usage from flow meters with fuel usage from the ECM.

When we repowered in 2005 with...
05-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,904
Posted By ocnslr

For the OP. Having read this thread twice...

For the OP.

Having read this thread twice through, I believe I understand what you asked, and why you got the responses you did. I tend to agree with most of those posts re where you are starting,...
05-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By ocnslr

Google CG-5397 to get the interactive form used...

Google CG-5397 to get the interactive form used for simplified tonnage calculation when applying for USCG documentation. I plugged in the LOA and beam from the Cape Horn brochure and guessed at the...
05-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By ocnslr

Does the boat sit on an even keel (i.e. no list)...

Does the boat sit on an even keel (i.e. no list) when at rest, and only exhibit this 'heel' to starboard when underway? At slow speed, or only once up on plane?

Not enough info in the OP to...
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