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Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,226
Posted By Dan M

OP, you said that the new neighbor just moved in....

OP, you said that the new neighbor just moved in. A 33' Grady White is a rather large boat to be trailering all the time. Are you sure the neighbor intends to do this and the boat will be there all...
Forum: Northeast
Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,065
Posted By Dan M

Techie, I think you've just updated the "excuse...

Techie, I think you've just updated the "excuse portfolio"! Everyone has heard the old one about "the dog ate my home work but "the dog made me buy an M3 convertible" is certainly an upgrade! Of...
Forum: Northeast
Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,065
Posted By Dan M

Wow! Your first boat and an M3 convertible this...

Wow! Your first boat and an M3 convertible this year! Gotta like your style,Techie!
Forum: Northeast
06-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,065
Posted By Dan M

Other things I learned through experience...

Other things I learned through experience (sometimes the hard way) is to use the wind and current to your advantage. If either is heading the right way, you can just pull parallel to the dock and let...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-12-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,675
Posted By Dan M

They are the worst! And when I tried to drop...

They are the worst! And when I tried to drop them, they began giving me an extremely hard time. They wanted to know who I was going to switch to and how much that was going to cost. I told them it...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,921
Posted By Dan M

This sort of thing is much less likely to happen...

This sort of thing is much less likely to happen on an outboard powered boat unless the gas tank is leaking or someone pumped gas into the bilge. Inboard powered boats or I/O powered boats have the...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Dan M

I don't know what it is, but I have never seen...

I don't know what it is, but I have never seen teeth like that on any fish., so I'think it must be a mammal.
Forum: Northeast
06-03-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,065
Posted By Dan M

Inboard/outboard boats are harder to maneuver in...

Inboard/outboard boats are harder to maneuver in docking situations because you can't see where the drive is pointing. There are devices called rudder indicators that can help solve this issue....
06-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,343
Posted By Dan M

I don't think you should look at this as a "last...

I don't think you should look at this as a "last boat I will buy" situation. As you get older, things may change and you may want a smaller boat at that time. It would be unlikely that as you get...
06-02-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,316
Posted By Dan M

I was always taught that sooner or later, we are...

I was always taught that sooner or later, we are all going to be on both ends of the tow rope. The cost for a commercial tow is quite high. The commercial tows will usually tell you after they tow...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Dan M

Simms Brothers in Marshfield are great and cover...

Simms Brothers in Marshfield are great and cover this area.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Dan M

Another vote for Concept 2. There is good reason...

Another vote for Concept 2. There is good reason why all the gyms have them and they are used to train the crew teams for schools.
Forum: Northeast
05-27-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Dan M

Two big shops that handle prop and shaft repairs...

Two big shops that handle prop and shaft repairs are H+H in Salem Ma. and New England Propeller in Plymouth Ma. I'm not sure if you will find a marina that would do such a repair, but most big yards...
Forum: Northeast
05-27-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dan M

Tunee, you didn't define what you mean by "much"...

Tunee, you didn't define what you mean by "much" and I don't keep track of how many times I cover a particular stretch of water. What I can say though is that I have traveled pretty much all the...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dan M

One other consideration in comparing the two...

One other consideration in comparing the two routes is that should anything go wrong en route, the inside route provides many places where help is available, while the outside route does not.
05-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Dan M

If you go to the West Marine site and type in...

If you go to the West Marine site and type in "Galley Faucet" in the query function, you will find a number of possible replacements for your faucet. There is also a system diagram for fresh water...
05-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 102,475
Posted By Dan M

Jilly, if what you say is true(and I have no...

Jilly, if what you say is true(and I have no doubt that it is) a better solution would be speed limits and/or more marine patrol presence. I fear though that the problem is not just a problem in...
05-23-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 102,475
Posted By Dan M

There are problems with trying to focus on one...

There are problems with trying to focus on one inlet and trying to light it well enough so that no one has an accident. The first is that there is a single system of buoyage that is employed by the...
05-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dan M

How about "First Aid" or "Saline Solution"...

How about "First Aid" or "Saline Solution" ?
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Dan M

Wow! What a beautiful car! Its no wonder the guy...

Wow! What a beautiful car! Its no wonder the guy got so excited to see it and get a ride.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,898
Posted By Dan M

It sounds like there is wide disparity among Sea...

It sounds like there is wide disparity among Sea Tow Franchises. I have been with Sea Tow on the south shore of Massachusetts and have had to use them for some instances intermittently. Whenever I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-18-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,358
Posted By Dan M

Very nice! Often people don't have much in their...

Very nice! Often people don't have much in their lives and no one even notices. PS I'd like to see a picture of the car too.
05-17-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 102,475
Posted By Dan M

For those that are discussing the need for...

For those that are discussing the need for additional markings here, take a look at the New England forum about a similar situation with Barnegat Inlet and realize that there are many similar...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,202
Posted By Dan M

For those that are trying to address the need for...

For those that are trying to address the need for more/better markings take a look on the Florida/Georgia regional forum on here and read the now 23 pages long discussion of the situation with the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-16-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,194
Posted By Dan M

I had one at my house one year and it took a...

I had one at my house one year and it took a liking to the metal chimney cap. I had a devil of a time figuring out where the noise was coming from , but finally figured out what it was. It finally...
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