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Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By melnic

I went from 3hp single speed to a 3hp variable...

I went from 3hp single speed to a 3hp variable speed and it paid for itself within a year.
The single speed pumps are sized for the max output that is needed and often oversized and inefficient. To...
Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,854
Posted By melnic

All, Don't forget that straightness on a...

All,
Don't forget that straightness on a photograph can be an affect of a wide angle shot. The camera lens can distort anything not in the vertical or horizontal center.
With 2 axle or more...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 39,862
Posted By melnic

Shouldn't she be on a wooden boat not made with...

Shouldn't she be on a wooden boat not made with power tools and machinery?
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,531
Posted By melnic

We had a HARD time finding a fishing boat that...

We had a HARD time finding a fishing boat that could do double duty as a family bay boat. The compromises would have killed much of how I'm now fishing. Dual Console was the compromise but Wife...
10-18-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By melnic

I think where I boat, water conditions are rarely...

I think where I boat, water conditions are rarely that calm for me.
10-17-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,075
Posted By melnic

Your first test will be getting out of the inlet....

Your first test will be getting out of the inlet. Location matters. Sea conditions matter. Future sea conditions matter.
Where I am, NEVER seen a bay boat more than 10 miles out. Never seen...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,878
Posted By melnic

I'm 52 hoping to do my first retire at 60. What...

I'm 52 hoping to do my first retire at 60. What some people don't think about is, If you don't retire, will you still be contributing to a 401K?
If needed I will do a part time/seasonal type job I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By melnic

With the size of the battery, I can expect it...

With the size of the battery, I can expect it won't be that great in the wind.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-16-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 28,217
Posted By melnic

Probably enough has been said but I"ll pile on...

Probably enough has been said but I"ll pile on against unions.
They have a strike fund and once built up, just go on strike anyways.

I was at a Union plant that made air conditioners in NJ. only...
10-16-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,539
Posted By melnic

The way the operator flew out of the boat when...

The way the operator flew out of the boat when hitting the wave, I'd say he was too old (physically) to do what he was trying to do with the experience level he displayed. His reaction time mentally...
10-15-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By melnic

Much of it depends on how long you will be...

Much of it depends on how long you will be fishing and how much current the motors will be using. In a full 2mph current, my Rhodan 36V is pulling about 25-30A. IN my normal 1-1.5mph I think its...
Forum: The Carolinas
10-15-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By melnic

My brother had a house on the water just off of...

My brother had a house on the water just off of River oaks drive and my kids up until last year said it was the greatest fishing place in the world. Its cause we'd visit in July and he'd take the...
10-14-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By melnic

If you had chirp on, it would not even show that....

If you had chirp on, it would not even show that.
Is this while at a slow (no wake) speed or at least <10mph?
Do you have any other sounders built into the boat like a thru hull depth finder?
If...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By melnic

how are you mechanically connecting the hooks. I...

how are you mechanically connecting the hooks. I have a printer and don't consider the resulting structure very strong. Especially compared to molded plastic.

Let us know how the wings hold up...
10-01-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,009
Posted By melnic

Just because you can, does not mean you should =...

Just because you can, does not mean you should = they will
09-29-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 325,105
Posted By melnic

Edit: not sure what happened to the text of my...

Edit: not sure what happened to the text of my post.
Took a charter Sunday on Rhonda's Osprey Left at 4:30 and had lines in the water at dawn. Hit on a White Marlin and Blue Marlin just after...
09-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By melnic

Trouble doing it yourself is that you really need...

Trouble doing it yourself is that you really need to run with a hose to get the thermostat up to temperature IMO before you run the pink stuff. Alternatively, you can pull the thermostat out instead....
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-27-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 17,136
Posted By melnic

manslaughter or negligent homicide, nothing less...

manslaughter or negligent homicide, nothing less will be right.
09-27-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,957
Posted By melnic

I did my own bathroom once, never again. Laying...

I did my own bathroom once, never again. Laying tile is an art. yea you can do it yourself but you will be no where near the guy that does it every day.
Bathroom remodel for me = all new stuff.
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-27-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By melnic

^^^^ There was a company that sold these along...

^^^^
There was a company that sold these along with an app for the phone. It had a camera holder to view the target and it kept score for you.
I ended up just downloading the app cause I had a...
09-27-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 325,105
Posted By melnic

I'm on a booked charter out of OC Sunday with a...

I'm on a booked charter out of OC Sunday with a buddy and his friends. Sunday afternoon forecast has turned Snotty. May be a smooth ride out and a good couple hours as we'll get fishing a first...
09-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,517
Posted By melnic

I don't have an AP and want one. Never thought...

I don't have an AP and want one. Never thought about fuel burn cause that's not why I want one. I'd say I"m losing about 5 minutes of time every trip out cause my steering is off. In reality, I am...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-26-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,891
Posted By melnic

"Advertised price" I have found to be BS, they...

"Advertised price" I have found to be BS, they show the price plus * and then the * includes a bunch of discounts that I don't qualify for. Active student + Veteran + purple heart recipient +...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,930
Posted By melnic

My first thought was the guys doing the rescue...

My first thought was the guys doing the rescue were tied up as well and what delayed them moving over was unhooking from the rig.
I also imagine you don't just WOT over to a sinking boat, you would...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-26-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By melnic

no matter what app, you have to pay attention to...

no matter what app, you have to pay attention to a number of things. Its not just the ever popular wave height and period.
Wind speed, wind gusts. Wind direction. all that plays BIG when you are...
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