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02-25-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By rwidman

You are not getting lectures, you are just being...

You are not getting lectures, you are just being informed in case you didn't know it was illegal. That's all. Some people don't realize that it's against the law to transmit on marine VHF frequencies...
02-25-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By rwidman

You never understood why some one would suggest...

You never understood why some one would suggest reading the instructions? Really? ;?

The manufacturer's instructions contain far more information than anyone would bother to type in on a web...
02-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,741
Posted By rwidman

I wouldn't try to convince you otherwise. If I'm...

I wouldn't try to convince you otherwise. If I'm not getting the service I'm paying for, I will (and have) report it to management. I don't look at a tip as a bribe, I look at is as a "thank you"...
02-25-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,741
Posted By rwidman

Yep, just like in a restaurant or barbershop. ...

Yep, just like in a restaurant or barbershop. Except, these people are out in the hot sun, the cold, the rain, etc. and they risk injury docking boats and handling heavy equipment.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-24-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By rwidman

Just understand, the government knows what's best...

Just understand, the government knows what's best for us. :roll
02-24-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,480
Posted By rwidman

You didn't really need to post that. It's just...

You didn't really need to post that. It's just stupid. Real stupid. :roll
02-24-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By rwidman

There is no such thing as a "master/slave"...

There is no such thing as a "master/slave" battery connection.

The batteries are in parallel, the voltage is the same at any combinations of positive and negative terminals, and the same current...
02-24-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,150
Posted By rwidman

Now that's an example of honesty that you can be...

Now that's an example of honesty that you can be really proud of. :roll

Your mother didn't raise you any better than that? ;?
02-24-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,741
Posted By rwidman

I would ask the other boaters at the marina what...

I would ask the other boaters at the marina what they do. I think most of the time, a tip is given when the boat is taken out of the water and put away or each time there is a personal service such...
02-24-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By rwidman

I usually catch heck for suggesting that someone...

I usually catch heck for suggesting that someone read the instructions so I'm glad you decided to post it first and catch the heat this time. ;)

I don't know why anyone would choose to not read...
02-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By rwidman

Wire length. The important point here is...

Wire length.

The important point here is your and your boat's safety. Any cable upstream of the protection on your boat is only protected by the breaker on the dock. As I pointed out above,...
02-23-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By rwidman

For me, boat "trips" are the real fun. I don't go...

For me, boat "trips" are the real fun. I don't go out for a spin around the harbor, that's not what my boat was designed for. Most of my trips are a couple days to a week or more. The next one is...
02-23-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By rwidman

Replacing the cable will provide a good...

Replacing the cable will provide a good oportunity to inspect the connections at each end. I replaced my shore power inlet because the prongs seemed a little corroded and it seemed like ten years...
02-23-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By rwidman

OK, this makes no sense at all. A circuit...

OK, this makes no sense at all. A circuit breaker will not trip "due to voltage drop". A circuit breaker trips because more current is flowing through it than it is rated for. It's there in the...
02-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By rwidman

You said it better than I did. :thumbsup:

You said it better than I did. :thumbsup:
02-23-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By rwidman

Depending on the dificulty of running new cable,...

Depending on the dificulty of running new cable, replacing it with a continuous run might be less expensive. It would be a better installation when all is said and done.

I recently faced much the...
02-23-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By rwidman

I don't think there is any way someone can tell...

I don't think there is any way someone can tell you exactly what the problem is on a web forum from your description. It seems like you're not familiar with boat electrical systems and...
02-23-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By rwidman

Your math seems fine to me but math was not my...

Your math seems fine to me but math was not my best subject in school. ;)
02-23-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By rwidman

If you can navigate this site to your area of...

If you can navigate this site to your area of interest, you will find a list of all the marinas along your route along with fuel availability and their phone numbers.

http://cruisersnet.net/
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02-23-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By rwidman

I don't think a fuse is going to do the trick in...

I don't think a fuse is going to do the trick in this case because it won't open both sides of the circuit. Two fuses won't do it because only one will blow.

The reason for disconnecting both...
02-23-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By rwidman

Huh? Read my post again. If you mix E10...

Huh?

Read my post again. If you mix E10 fuel with "pure" gasoline, you end up with fuel that's less than 10% ethanol. That's it. No "water kicked out", nothing like that. A 50-50 mix of E10...
02-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By rwidman

I suspect it will be more like 2 MPG. In any...

I suspect it will be more like 2 MPG. In any event, running out of fuel in a boat is a lot different than running out in a car. You can't just pull over to the side and walk to a fuel station.
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02-23-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,532
Posted By rwidman

That's a USCG Fuel Rated clear hose, right? ;?

That's a USCG Fuel Rated clear hose, right? ;?
02-23-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,055
Posted By rwidman

As I posted, use the setting that works for you. ...

As I posted, use the setting that works for you.

Actual depth is more compatible with what is shown on charts, be they paper or electronic.

My boat's draft is listed as 40", but of course,...
02-23-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,055
Posted By rwidman

I don't understand your post. I posted that I...

I don't understand your post. I posted that I set my keel offset to display the actual depth of the water. You posted that you set yours the same way and then state that "If I am ever in a...
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