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Today, 10:14 AM
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Posted By jtcwhaler

x2 there's no reason why your chain/rode splice...

x2 there's no reason why your chain/rode splice shouldn't go through the windlass. Probably needs more taper.
07-09-2019, 06:15 AM
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Views: 10,370
Posted By jtcwhaler

What angle was the boat approaching you at when...

What angle was the boat approaching you at when you first noticed it? Depending on the angle, it may have been more of a crossing situation than an overtaking one. In that case, the Fountain may have...
07-06-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,408
Posted By jtcwhaler

Agree entirely -- I have pulled a tube on a stern...

Agree entirely -- I have pulled a tube on a stern cleat on my 33 Grady, but those cleats are really beefy, through-bolted, and designed to handle a lot of stress as it's a 14,000lb boat. I'd never do...
07-05-2019, 03:01 AM
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Posted By jtcwhaler

Are you sure your gypsy is designed for 1/2Ē?...

Are you sure your gypsy is designed for 1/2Ē? Assume you have 3-strand or 8-plait?

Usually you can use different gypsies with the same windlass so you have to check the gypsy itself.
06-30-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By jtcwhaler

Don't feed the trolls.

Don't feed the trolls.
06-28-2019, 03:30 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By jtcwhaler

Yep - that will work too... I usually crab in...

Yep - that will work too... I usually crab in this way as I have to dock against the current (and usually the prevailing wind too) without any downwind pilings. If you move back too far you'll have...
06-28-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By jtcwhaler

Try what melnic suggested: one motor forward the...

Try what melnic suggested: one motor forward the other back to turn away from the dock and then pulses on the thruster to push towards the dock. You should be able to crab sideways with almost no...
06-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,051
Posted By jtcwhaler

A simple cosmetic gelcoat defect can be (and from...

A simple cosmetic gelcoat defect can be (and from what I can tell Was) fixed perfectly without affecting the value of the boat by 1 penny. Sure it would have been nice if the dealer or you had...
06-26-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,466
Posted By jtcwhaler

My understanding is that itís just different ECMs...

My understanding is that itís just different ECMs which adjust the timing. For higher HP, the engine retards the timing so the spark detonates later when the cylinder has achieved more compression....
06-20-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By jtcwhaler

Any idea how the cable failed like that in two...

Any idea how the cable failed like that in two places? That shouldn't happen under normal use. I would have replaced the entire cable since the "hard" work is putting those PL-259 connectors on...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By jtcwhaler

Ha - yeah, fortunately my wife handed me the cash...

Ha - yeah, fortunately my wife handed me the cash and told me to buy more fishing gear. Or actually it may have gone to a full tank of gas at the docks...

All kidding aside, the island is very...
06-19-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By jtcwhaler

So a 2002 would have been designed around...

So a 2002 would have been designed around 2-strokes (Mercury Optimaxes most likely), so if you go with twin 200's or 225's you will want to look at the total weight as 4-strokes will tend to be...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,998
Posted By jtcwhaler

phorgive me

phorgive me
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,998
Posted By jtcwhaler

Enouph with the phuns already.

Enouph with the phuns already.
Forum: Northeast
06-18-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By jtcwhaler

Not to start a flame war, but I've watched those...

Not to start a flame war, but I've watched those boats do absolutely egregious and illegal maneuvers (not to mention rude) such as steaming at full speed straight for the whales until they were...
06-16-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By jtcwhaler

I think the most important difference between and...

I think the most important difference between and EPIRB and PLB is that the EPIRB is meant to be mounted somewhere prominently on the boat, so that any passengers should be able to find and deploy...
06-16-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,917
Posted By jtcwhaler

Get a thick anti-fatigue matt (aka helm pad)....

Get a thick anti-fatigue matt (aka helm pad). That should give you a couple of inches... Maybe two?

I have a tall captain's chair with a fold down foot rest, but that may not work on a CC...
06-16-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By jtcwhaler

Using a Gen 3 night vision scope on the water

The thread about the cheapo $40 home depot "night vision" binoculars (actually just ordinary binos with a green flashlight built in) reminded me to share my experiences using a real Gen 3 night...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,830
Posted By jtcwhaler

... and surely they would follow the boat back to...

... and surely they would follow the boat back to its port or mothership... And if the evidence is so important, wouldn't someone have seized it?
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,830
Posted By jtcwhaler

I just don't get why the Iranians would risk...

I just don't get why the Iranians would risk removing the mine. Even if we could trace the mine to Iran they could just say it was lost / stolen / counterfeited by the Chinese / etc etc etc. Instead...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-14-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,830
Posted By jtcwhaler

Hereís what I donít get: OK, say you are the...

Hereís what I donít get:

OK, say you are the Iranian commander who is charged with executing this mission. You plant a bunch of limpet mines but one is faulty and doesnít explode. Now Iím guessing...
Forum: Northeast
06-13-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By jtcwhaler

For Nantucket: You can anchor for free in...

For Nantucket:

You can anchor for free in the general anchorage. I think for a 42 you may need to ask the Harbor Master where to anchor. Holding is pretty good as long as you don't land on a ton...
06-13-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By jtcwhaler

Interesting -- I would be inclined to swap it out...

Interesting -- I would be inclined to swap it out with a straight shot because I would assume debris will collect in the "trap" and eventually clog it, whereas a straight shot will allow anything...
06-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By jtcwhaler

Depends entirely on how your charger is connected...

Depends entirely on how your charger is connected to the battery (or batteries) and if the batteries are wired together. If your charger (a portable one?) is connected directly to one battery then it...
06-13-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,991
Posted By jtcwhaler

Hmm - that space would normally be splashwell and...

Hmm - that space would normally be splashwell and ocean, so I don't see it as a waste per se... Maybe not worth the cost to reclaim that space, perhaps.

The swim platform does retract -- it's...
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