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10-09-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,103
Posted By MikeSW

THe impact windows from the big box store are ok...

THe impact windows from the big box store are ok too if you inspect them first for any damage. The big issue is installation. Make sure your contractor uses appropriate fasteners and the appropriate...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By MikeSW

ok true but ponds are boatable too. just trying...

ok true but ponds are boatable too. just trying to paint a realistic picture for OP
Forum: The Carolinas
09-24-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By MikeSW

Unfortunately, the triad area is really...

Unfortunately, the triad area is really "lakeless". If you include some near, Belews is small and remote. Randleman doesnt allow like anything over 10hp. High point has a small reservoir but it is...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-15-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By MikeSW

I am guilty of being a visitor; however, i...

I am guilty of being a visitor; however, i usually trailer my boat and/or a pair of waverunners when i go. Last month--geez the rental jetskiers in the ditch were crazy. At least they do not venture...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-15-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,892
Posted By MikeSW

Fontana Lake is nice but a bit of a drive from...

Fontana Lake is nice but a bit of a drive from Asheville proper. Also take some duckies and do the white water [well sort of white water] at Natahala.
Forum: The Carolinas
09-15-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By MikeSW

email also sent.

email also sent.
Forum: The Carolinas
09-11-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By MikeSW

If you have visited a number of times you...

If you have visited a number of times you probably know that the weather is really different for the Boone area from the Brevard and Bryson city area. Winter comes much earlier stays later and is...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-11-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,835
Posted By MikeSW

Take the Boat! I, like you, live a number of...

Take the Boat! I, like you, live a number of hours away but have typically headed down most years at least once or twice until this year. Forecast is always iffy [in fact we stayed inside the banks...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-12-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,909
Posted By MikeSW

Anchoring at the west end of Shack protected from...

Anchoring at the west end of Shack protected from the currents of BI is a good place to see the horses. There is usually a shallow to dry tidal pool near that they seem to like to hand out at. This...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,588
Posted By MikeSW

Growing up when we would head to the coast...

Growing up when we would head to the coast [usually NMB or such], I always heard about Hazel from my folks. They would always say something like, see that old hotel...it was there before Hazel. ...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-24-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By MikeSW

Awesome. Thanks everyone!

Awesome. Thanks everyone!
Forum: The Carolinas
06-24-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By MikeSW

Lockwoods Folly Inlet condition?

Anyone know how the inlet is currently? Did the 2017 dredging work hold? Are the nuns and cans in place? average depth? I am headed to HB next week and will probably navigate the inlet in a shallow...
Forum: The Carolinas
10-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,850
Posted By MikeSW

Not NC per se but southeastern anyhow. When I...

Not NC per se but southeastern anyhow.
When I was a high schooler living in central NC, as most did, we would head down to NMB, SC for Easter Break/spring break. On one of these trips, I was driving...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-26-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,654
Posted By MikeSW

Standard fare in high wind area is to install...

Standard fare in high wind area is to install aluminum drip edge around entire perimeter then use roofers tar [caulking gun] to apply two beads on this drip edge then lay shingles on the beads. Keeps...
08-22-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,818
Posted By MikeSW

The Wife and I stayed at The Cabana Inn...

The Wife and I stayed at The Cabana Inn [applerouth ln] a few years ago and loved it. Just don't let them put you in the attic rooms in the main house. Excellent property and location short walk from...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-09-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By MikeSW

Yep. first thought was to cut either the hook or...

Yep. first thought was to cut either the hook or the leader loop at the hook but neither of the small tools he had were up to the task. Also, the hook sure appeared to be stainless. [I guess it could...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-08-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By MikeSW

Got to save a shark last week

Annual beach week trip to Holden Beach last week. My nephew is surf fishing and hooks a 4' shark. He had never caught a shark before and when he pulled it up on the beach didn't really know what to...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-28-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,993
Posted By MikeSW

I cannot figure out the kayak thing either. Why...

I cannot figure out the kayak thing either. Why do they even need to use the ramp? Just carry it over to the seawall drop in and be gone. Ugh they do this at my home lake too.....
05-21-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By MikeSW

Mooring cover for 97 Yamaha Exciter 17'

looking for a good replacement cover for the oem Yamaha cover for a 97 Yamaha exciter 220 jet boat.
Forum: The Carolinas
03-15-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By MikeSW

Matthews Moe's BBQ. [better than Mac's although...

Matthews Moe's BBQ. [better than Mac's although Mac's is good]


Pizza: Pizza Peel, great pies, big beer selection


Nicer but varied American menu: Red Rocks [southpark area]
02-15-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 116,908
Posted By MikeSW

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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Scout anxiously awaiting spring
02-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By MikeSW

Quepos area is actually south of Jaco. Sand is...

Quepos area is actually south of Jaco. Sand is still brownish but not particularly sticky. The water is really nice there but there are volcanic rocks rolling around in the surf as well. By all means...
01-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By MikeSW

Jaco is a dump; steer clear but if you are headed...

Jaco is a dump; steer clear but if you are headed to MA and want to do a pacific beach, stop at Playa Espadilla Norte or Sur. Both are nice small public beaches. Do expect to be constantly asked by...
Forum: The Carolinas
10-10-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MikeSW

Not really any places to recommend here. I do...

Not really any places to recommend here. I do work for myself and others but strictly Yamaha jetboats and jetskis. Wouldn't know jack about inboards or I/Os.
Forum: The Carolinas
10-10-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,432
Posted By MikeSW

agreed, this was a mistake. I run that only about...

agreed, this was a mistake. I run that only about once a year [for the past 15 years or so] and I read the water pretty well but not sure I even want to go there without the general markers to aid as...
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