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06-17-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 37,517
Posted By Matt Gent

We've delayed to the 19th waiting for the wind to...

We've delayed to the 19th waiting for the wind to lose the East component. Wednesday looks good, and the coming weekend looks fantastic.
06-16-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By Matt Gent

Girlfriend and I are heading over shortly. She...

Girlfriend and I are heading over shortly. She will want to use a tank since she has a hard time clearing while freediving, but will not spear or collect anything. Iíll only freedive but will also...
06-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Matt Gent

Interested in this, and also clearing options at...

Interested in this, and also clearing options at Grand. Bahama's website has a list of entry points: https://www.bahamas.com/faq/official-ports-entry

Green Turtle Public Dock is listed with a...
06-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 37,517
Posted By Matt Gent

Planning to leave St Lucie heading to Grand on...

Planning to leave St Lucie heading to Grand on morning of 17th or 18th. We cruise in low 20s.
06-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,860
Posted By Matt Gent

I looked into the Progressive 125 mile and your...

I looked into the Progressive 125 mile and your boat needs to be 26 feet and have two "primary" engines. Mine is 25' (plus bowsprit and bracket, could argue for longer) but also has a single plus...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,799
Posted By Matt Gent

I'm sure there are a lot of us upper-middle class...

I'm sure there are a lot of us upper-middle class dads in the same situation. Only so many hours in the day.

I've tried to keep everything (motorcycle + sidecar for the dog, track day car, two...
06-11-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Matt Gent

Planning a similar trip and looking for the same....

Planning a similar trip and looking for the same. I'd like a list of hotel refuges with dockage for a night or two also. Have the Dodge guide and will search through that.

We stay on the boat...
06-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Matt Gent

I pretty regularly launch at Southbend / C24, and...

I pretty regularly launch at Southbend / C24, and would guess that I could get to the inlet from there faster than I could drive, launch at Sandsprit, and go out from there. Depends on how fast your...
06-04-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Matt Gent

You can do Square Grouper, Jettys, and U-Tiki all...

You can do Square Grouper, Jettys, and U-Tiki all in a row with a view. I'd 2nd the U-Tiki for lunch.

Tampa to Jupiter and back in a day is a lot of driving if you want to spend any amount of...
05-16-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Matt Gent

Love these videos. My dad ran that race at about...

Love these videos. My dad ran that race at about 12 years old in the family skiff, with his little brother along for the ride.

I'd be all-in to do that event, but impossible these days.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Matt Gent

I've had Progressive with the towing adder, used...

I've had Progressive with the towing adder, used it for the first time last year. Easy call to their #, then called the contracted SeaTow guy, quick response and back to the ramp. No major increase...
05-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,140
Posted By Matt Gent

My ditch bag is a drybag backpack tethered to an...

My ditch bag is a drybag backpack tethered to an orange buoy on ~2' of rope. Its the type of buoy you could use to raise an anchor, or I use it as a fender on my mid-cleat. Have it on the boat...
05-13-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,421
Posted By Matt Gent

Here's the one I referenced, built by New England...

Here's the one I referenced, built by New England Boatworks:
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05-11-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Matt Gent

I’d like to see ones that look cheaper than pvc. ...

I’d like to see ones that look cheaper than pvc.

I was was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Hella marine folding light I bought. Wanted all stainless, this has plastic fittings, but...
05-09-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Matt Gent

International told me to buy online, didn't...

International told me to buy online, didn't provide a price. I have bought a 30hp from them in the past that was a smokin' deal.

Palm City was a few hundred higher than onlineoutboards.

Nick's...
05-07-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Matt Gent

Thanks all. There is no lift, only a T-dock and...

Thanks all. There is no lift, only a T-dock and a pathway to it.

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Good suggestion, I'll add this to the inspection list.
05-06-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Matt Gent

Dock piling life

Dock on a creek in SE Florida. Brackish water, surrounded by mangroves.

Dock was built in 2005, and the pilings look like this today:...
05-06-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Matt Gent

Its clear though that tandems generate a bunch of...

Its clear though that tandems generate a bunch of load when backing in tight turns. Backing into my driveway I look at the tires, and the front one is 3" leaning out and the rear is 3" leaning in.
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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-06-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,943
Posted By Matt Gent

Another recommendation for the Utah 529, itís...

Another recommendation for the Utah 529, itís what I use. Low fees, well managed with good investment options. Read independent reviews of 529s and decide from there.

Roth in the kids name is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-06-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Matt Gent

I have the 18V ryobi, just because I already had...

I have the 18V ryobi, just because I already had the batteries. It works every time I pull the triggger, which I couldnít say for my old 2-stroke. With the big lithium battery it lasts longer than I...
04-25-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Matt Gent

Where to buy portable Suzuki OB (DF6) in South FL

Treasure Coast Fl, willing to drive a couple hours in any direction, say Miami through Cocoa, Orlando.

Wanting to buy a couple DF6 kickers. Have a price from onlineoutboards.com . Who else...
04-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,845
Posted By Matt Gent

I donít think that this point can be over-stated ...

I donít think that this point can be over-stated . The cost, materials, and build time will trend closely with length cubed. Bigger motor, steering, heavier trailer, electronics, more room to...
04-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,421
Posted By Matt Gent

Iíd love to have something like this Matt Smith...

Iíd love to have something like this Matt Smith 42


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04-17-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,421
Posted By Matt Gent

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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04-17-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,845
Posted By Matt Gent

I was looking into these small/light skiffs to...

I was looking into these small/light skiffs to replace a 17' Whaler knock-off I used to own. Plans changed, but I have some sketches around still.

The Eco18 in my opinion is the prettiest,...
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