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Forum: Gulf Coast
06-22-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,541
Posted By 5tmorris

Don't consider Dauphin Island! Lack of crowds,...

Don't consider Dauphin Island! Lack of crowds, nice beaches and great fishing is too much for most people to handle. Hated to see the national article identifying DI as a great undiscovered,...
06-10-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,492
Posted By 5tmorris

I try to slow down when I pass people in a small...

I try to slow down when I pass people in a small channel. I call people on the radio to ask them if they would slow down so I can pass them with a minimum wake. It always surprises me when I get...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,862
Posted By 5tmorris

We have an electric LSV(Low speed vehicle) that...

We have an electric LSV(Low speed vehicle) that is street legal and has a license plate. It was a cheap off brand, but this is the third year we have used it and haven't had a lick of trouble. I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-02-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,467
Posted By 5tmorris

Any one who lived through the 1970's can see...

Any one who lived through the 1970's can see where this is going. Unfortunately, economic principles don't care how we feel. A unit of restaurant labor will still only by a finite amount of...
06-01-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By 5tmorris

A bow line and a spring line are your friends....

A bow line and a spring line are your friends. Not much you can't do in any conditions with those two lines and a working engine that can go in forward and reverse.
Forum: Gulf Coast
05-19-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By 5tmorris

When my kids were younger we went to Horn, Petit...

When my kids were younger we went to Horn, Petit Bois and Fort McCrae numerous times. We always stayed away from the trees(meaning the east and west tips of the islands) and never had a bug problem....
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,231
Posted By 5tmorris

In my career I have seen numerous failures like...

In my career I have seen numerous failures like that and am always amazed at the alternate load paths that are available and ultimately keep the structure intact. Still makes my rear end pucker up...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-12-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,182
Posted By 5tmorris

I worked as a union carpenter after I got my...

I worked as a union carpenter after I got my civil engineering degree. The mid west was earning its rust belt nickname at the time and there were few if any engineering jobs. I took a pay cut to...
Forum: Gulf Coast
05-06-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By 5tmorris

We usually go once or twice a year. Tow a bayboat...

We usually go once or twice a year. Tow a bayboat or two from Dauphin Island and spend the weekend. We usually anchor at Redfish Point and then chase fish in the bayboats. In my younger days with...
05-05-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,582
Posted By 5tmorris

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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Great little knife. Easy to use and sharp as can be for cutting braid.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By 5tmorris

We did the little loop from Mobile down the west...

We did the little loop from Mobile down the west coast to Key West then up the east coast and across Lake O back to Mobile in late February/early March of this year. Lake O crossing was very...
Forum: Gulf Coast
04-29-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By 5tmorris

Second Fred Rettig

Second Fred Rettig
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-28-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,658
Posted By 5tmorris

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/640x480/bench_2c8a16b4c5dc1738731fd7165bde94925cd4cb75.jpg
constant challenge to keep it clean.
Forum: Gulf Coast
04-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,716
Posted By 5tmorris

Where did you find a channel? And how much do...

Where did you find a channel? And how much do you draw? I would figure you draw about the same as I do.

When I was at the marina I walked over and checked out your Bertram. Beautiful boat. ...
04-26-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,658
Posted By 5tmorris

Beautiful work. I've always wanted to do a...

Beautiful work. I've always wanted to do a restoration like that, but not many old boats survey on the Gulf Coast.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 422,793
Posted By 5tmorris

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/480x640/un_1693f60453d03a82c8869274e182800df65148a4.jpg
Just got this back from service. One of my favorites.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 422,793
Posted By 5tmorris

That Patek is fine as frog hair!

That Patek is fine as frog hair!
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By 5tmorris

Lost our golden two years ago. Damn I miss her. ...

Lost our golden two years ago. Damn I miss her. Good luck finding one, they are great companions!
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-24-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,071
Posted By 5tmorris

Finally something I can wrap my head around....

Finally something I can wrap my head around. Thank you!

As for your comments on the grid and renewables, as I understand it renewables must use inverter technology to make them play nice with the...
03-24-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By 5tmorris

Bobby Abruscato in Mobile/Dauphin Island. But he...

Bobby Abruscato in Mobile/Dauphin Island. But he is usually booked months in advance.
Dauphin Island Fishing Guide - A-Team Fishing Adventures (https://ateamfishing.com/)
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-24-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,071
Posted By 5tmorris

I understand your point and you might well be...

I understand your point and you might well be right. However, a proper mass energy balance looks at the whole system and everything I've seen to date would not stand up to the scrutiny that due...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,071
Posted By 5tmorris

I have yet to see a proper mass and energy...

I have yet to see a proper mass and energy balance for a car motively propelled directly by a explosive chemical reaction as a opposed to indirectly by burning coal, atomic fission or some other...
03-23-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,482
Posted By 5tmorris

As for longevity, an old timer told me once that...

As for longevity, an old timer told me once that everything on a boat is broken, you just don't know what it is yet. Let's face it, anything made of dissimilar metals in a weak acid(salt water) is...
Forum: Gulf Coast
03-23-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,716
Posted By 5tmorris

I wish I had outboards. Can't trim the 28" wheels...

I wish I had outboards. Can't trim the 28" wheels up on my Bertram.
Forum: Gulf Coast
03-23-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By 5tmorris

NOAA announces 2021 Red Snapper Charter season...

NOAA announces 2021 Red Snapper Charter season (msn.com) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/noaa-announces-2021-red-snapper-charter-season/ar-BB1eSR1L?ocid=hplocalnews)

The total recreational...
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