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09-14-2017, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Karl in NY

You should be reading archives and asking...

You should be reading archives and asking questions on:

http://www.aluminumalloyboats.com/

THT is almost useless for info. on aluminum hull boats...except for one or two posters who visit...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By Karl in NY

Nice to hear your (lowball?) offer was...

Nice to hear your (lowball?) offer was accepted...
Survey may even knock-down purchase price further, depending on results.

Re: Hudson River, besides water quality, I've never walked the...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By Karl in NY

Well at least in the Albany area, all major...

Well at least in the Albany area, all major cities have combined sanitary/storm sewers which overload the sewage plants with anything more than an inch of rain...what us locals call stocking the...
09-13-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,243
Posted By Karl in NY

In my career, I was a county probation officer,...

In my career, I was a county probation officer, state parole officer, and US Marshal...

Yes, prosecutors just want to clear cases with plea-bargains...lazy in my experience, whether state or...
09-13-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,064
Posted By Karl in NY

My immediate knee-jerk reaction as well...looks...

My immediate knee-jerk reaction as well...looks like huge load of ejaculate on motor...unlikely, however, unless intentional vandalism.
09-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,709
Posted By Karl in NY

If a pilothouse design, go for center or rear...

If a pilothouse design, go for center or rear cabin, and, if you have any spinal issues, don't neglect suspension seat(s), despite costing a fortune for good ones.

A forward helm will pound the...
09-13-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,597
Posted By Karl in NY

No, No. They stuff them into the crotch of...

No, No.
They stuff them into the crotch of their Speedo bathing suits.
09-13-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,556
Posted By Karl in NY

I worked at P&W in East Hartford for 5 summers...

I worked at P&W in East Hartford for 5 summers while in college and grad school...was basically a gopher/helper on JT8D final assembly line. Everything was over-kill, as contracts were mostly...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By Karl in NY

Re: Hudson River: the 5th most polluted river in...

Re: Hudson River: the 5th most polluted river in US...both chemically and with fecal contamination. Don't swim in it or eat any fish, except species there only briefly to spawn, like stripers. ...
09-12-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,597
Posted By Karl in NY

Fenders are on boats, Bumpers are permanent...

Fenders are on boats, Bumpers are permanent attachments to docks.

Water police agencies traditionally leave fenders deployed while running, yet are never ridiculed like recreational boaters doing...
09-10-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,556
Posted By Karl in NY

For me, a very easy decision. Zero...

For me, a very easy decision.

Zero sales/service, for Suzuki ( and, Honda, for that matter)...this is Merc and Yamaha country, and, "if you didn't buy it from us, maybe we could look at it...
09-09-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,827
Posted By Karl in NY

Why is Sarasota Line-X about the only franchise...

Why is Sarasota Line-X about the only franchise in the US to even attempt marine work?

Impractical to haul a boat from near Montreal just for cosmetic work...about triple the final cost.
Sarasota...
09-09-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,983
Posted By Karl in NY

Will a Part 97 license (ham) substitute for a...

Will a Part 97 license (ham) substitute for a marine operator's license, since it requires a proctored exam, fairly tough for the extra-class license especially? I had a commercial radiotelephone...
09-08-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By Karl in NY

Soldering a PL-259 on a rocking boat ( or, worse,...

Soldering a PL-259 on a rocking boat ( or, worse, on a tower) almost always results in a sub-standard job vs. doing the same install indoors with good lighting and no wind to contend with.
I'm...
09-07-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,869
Posted By Karl in NY

Rent an ozone generator...typically used when...

Rent an ozone generator...typically used when lease cars are turned in, after 3 years of cigarette smoking.
Leasee is generally heavily penalized. Ozone can damage any rubber components, however. ...
09-07-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,664
Posted By Karl in NY

I like insulated flotation work suits, combined...

I like insulated flotation work suits, combined with a personal tether, so if you go MOB, the boat will always be within 10 feet, rather than drifting further away, as your swimming ability decreases...
09-07-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Karl in NY

My gripe with most pilothouse windshields is not...

My gripe with most pilothouse windshields is not only non-opening, but center mullion which is generally very wide, easily allowing you to miss a kayaker in your path.

I think it's Everglade whose...
09-07-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,119
Posted By Karl in NY

Marine VHF is the new CB. It's even used by deer...

Marine VHF is the new CB. It's even used by deer hunters and loggers, many miles from any water, because it's cheaper than a legit land-mobile set-up. And, many of those users are running way more...
09-06-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By Karl in NY

Are you exceeding the minimum bend-radius of that...

Are you exceeding the minimum bend-radius of that particular coax? The smaller diameter cables can be bent more sharply than the thick, low-loss cables, typically 1/4" vs. 1/2" O.D.
It sounds like...
09-05-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,664
Posted By Karl in NY

In my area (just south of Montreal) there is...

In my area (just south of Montreal) there is absolutely no on-water fuel available, and if you don't trailer, you haul gas in multiple 5 gal. containers. Hardly worth the trouble, or risks.
...
09-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,097
Posted By Karl in NY

Most radio manufacturers recommend a minimum of...

Most radio manufacturers recommend a minimum of 4' of coax, to get the RF radiation further away from the radio itself. Line-loss on 20', even if just RG-58, will be minimal, and there is nothing...
09-05-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,097
Posted By Karl in NY

Either the Metz or GAM (can't remember which) I...

Either the Metz or GAM (can't remember which) I believe needs trimming to resonance on Chan. 16.
A real inconvenience, and beyond the skill and equipment level of the average user.

I've never...
09-04-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,097
Posted By Karl in NY

Any idea why USCG has standardized on a GAM...

Any idea why USCG has standardized on a GAM competitor, the Metz?
09-04-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Karl in NY

I also had no idea what OP meant with...

I also had no idea what OP meant with "CV"....maybe I'm just out of touch...but, and no offense meant, OP seemed fairly clueless. To me, "CV" acronym only means "curriculum vitae", equivalent to a...
09-04-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,097
Posted By Karl in NY

jhebert pretty well summed it up...bottom line: ...

jhebert pretty well summed it up...bottom line: don't go with excessive gain for a smaller, less stable boat, or you will be talking to the fish and stars. Stainless antennas have an advantage, in...
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