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Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,646
Posted By captainjay

I don't know about the fees but grew up in WV and...

I don't know about the fees but grew up in WV and I'm pretty familiar with Snowshoe. They have done a great job of extending the season/market there. Besides skiing in the winter. The golf course is...
02-24-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,744
Posted By captainjay

This may be hard to understand, and as I said...

This may be hard to understand, and as I said before I'm not in the towing or salvage business but being in the bareboat charter business I have several friends that are. This guy refused service...
02-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,744
Posted By captainjay

Talked to my buddy. The guys where partying on...

Talked to my buddy. The guys where partying on the sand bar. No drain plug. Backed off and swamped the boat. He offered to dewater the boat for $450 and they said no. Another towing company offered...
02-24-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,744
Posted By captainjay

I honestly don't know what the cost would be. My...

I honestly don't know what the cost would be. My friend said he offered him a "deal". He doesn't own the company so I'm sure his boss had some say. And yes this would be salvage that picture is the...
02-24-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,744
Posted By captainjay

I wasn't there. I live 1500 miles south. A...

I wasn't there. I live 1500 miles south. A friend of mine that works for Tow Boat US took this shot. The guy refused assistance and sank. No insurance and refused a fixed price tow/salvage.
02-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,744
Posted By captainjay

Who Lost a SeeVee last night in Miami

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/p526x296/1960058_10201668505777837_101163707_n.jpg
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-18-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By captainjay

Get your own engineer and estimate. At this point...

Get your own engineer and estimate. At this point your Realtor knows of a possible defect and will have to disclose it to any future buyers. Not what you want to hear but you might as well get in...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By captainjay

Hire the guy that said 4k. The lowball is a...

Hire the guy that said 4k. The lowball is a lowball. He either doesn't know what he is doing or is desperate. The 7 k guy has more work than he can do. The twe in the middle are probably the just...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By captainjay

4.5 Is a great rate historically but 4 on 20...

4.5 Is a great rate historically but 4 on 20 would be a better deal. Stretch a little now and you will thank me later Payment on $100,000 on 30 at 4.5 would be 506.69 ($182,408 total pay******...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-14-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,687
Posted By captainjay

I don't know him. But his brother in law is a...

I don't know him. But his brother in law is a friend of mine. I had a few drinks with him last night he and his other brother that live here are flying up there this morning. He spoke with his sister...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-12-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,951
Posted By captainjay

Forget the lawyers and call the local tv station...

Forget the lawyers and call the local tv station or newspaper. A little PR of the nice old couple dipping into their retirement money to buy one last new car and being jerked around by an incompetent...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By captainjay

Unfortunately for my friends and family this is...

Unfortunately for my friends and family this is not joke. This is a large water system with a single intake spot. The whole system in contaminated and will take days to flush out once they are...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-22-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By captainjay

Home Invader Shot by Citizen

Or how it's done where I come from.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Neighbor-Stops-Home-Invaders-by-Shooting-One-and-Holding-Other-at-Gunpoint-236891461.html



Nicely Done

This one...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-22-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By captainjay

Home Invader Shot by Citizen

Or how it's done where I come from.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Neighbor-Stops-Home-Invaders-by-Shooting-One-and-Holding-Other-at-Gunpoint-236891461.html



Nicely Done
12-15-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By captainjay

You need to buy a new marine electrical panel...

You need to buy a new marine electrical panel like this one
http://www.bluesea.com/products/8074/AC_Main_%2B_8_Positions

The panel will replace all the breakers and boxes that are there now.
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-03-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By captainjay

I will be the voice of dissention on this one. I...

I will be the voice of dissention on this one. I have lived on St Thomas for almost six years and while it has it's problem calling it the Ghetto of the Caribbean is a ridiculous statement and saying...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By captainjay

So I will put in my two cents. I used to be a GC...

So I will put in my two cents. I used to be a GC in the real world, before moving to the Caribbean. I also flipped a few houses as a sideline to my construction business pre mortgage collapse. First...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-26-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,649
Posted By captainjay

My wife and I did it almost six years ago. We...

My wife and I did it almost six years ago. We moved to St Thomas and we are still here. It's not for everyone but it works for us. We both took substantial cuts in income initially but we had reached...
10-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By captainjay

Give Sea Star line a call or stop by their office...

Give Sea Star line a call or stop by their office in French Town.
http://www.seastarline.com/about/

You will need either a trailer or a cradle.

Jay
10-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By captainjay

Magnum we dumped Xantrex for Magnum several years...

Magnum we dumped Xantrex for Magnum several years ago for a fleet of charter boats. The only failures we have had can be directly linked to a water leak.
Jay
08-19-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,457
Posted By captainjay

I have changed several of them on sailboats in...

I have changed several of them on sailboats in the water. Not big deal if they have good techs. I have actually changed shafts and struts in the water and I have installed new thru hulls in the...
07-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By captainjay

Check the condition of your shore inlet. Any sign...

Check the condition of your shore inlet. Any sign of burnt contacts. Then inspect the back of it inside the boat. Look for a loose connection or burnt wire were it attaches to the inlet.
Jay
06-16-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By captainjay

I work for a charter sailboat company in the...

I work for a charter sailboat company in the Caribbean. Aluminum tanks are common place due to corrosion from salt air. Some of the new boats come with metal tanks they don't last long in this...
06-09-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,726
Posted By captainjay

I tried to read the whole thread but I was too...

I tried to read the whole thread but I was too tired from drinking beer and riding around in my Sea Fox so I thought I would post a couple pictures instead. I bought it used and cheap due to it's bad...
05-03-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By captainjay

Tom tough crew here not a lot of sailors. Do you...

Tom tough crew here not a lot of sailors. Do you have the mast and rig? Your pictures don't show a lot of deck detail. There should be a mast step someplace forward of the companionway. The mast...
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