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Forum: West Coast
03-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By ppine

I would consider Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho. It...

I would consider Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho. It has lots of channels and islands, kind of like a protected inland SJ Islands. Closer than Flathead Lake and not so exposed.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-28-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By ppine

I just watched a video of Warren Haynes playing...

I just watched a video of Warren Haynes playing with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks doing a tribute concert for Jerry Garcia.
Few other people could have done such a magnificent job.
Terrapin...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By ppine

I grew up on Chesapeake Bay and in the 1960s we...

I grew up on Chesapeake Bay and in the 1960s we always noticed an Egg Harbor. Great boats worth saving.

I have had a wood drift boat and built a Pygmy sea kayak out of African mahogany. I have a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-23-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,112
Posted By ppine

Be careful what you wish for. I have the...

Be careful what you wish for. I have the opposite problem. We live in a rural area. People are home all the time, and everyone is armed. My girl locks the doors when we are here. If I go to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-23-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,916
Posted By ppine

Everyone likes BVI. The people are great, the...

Everyone likes BVI. The people are great, the water is warm, the Trade Winds are very predictable, and Sir Francis Drake Channel is very forgiving with many places to hit land.
I stayed at Land's...
03-23-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,923
Posted By ppine

I have been driving a Ford f-350 for the last 17...

I have been driving a Ford f-350 for the last 17 years with no regrets. Good shocks help the ride a lot. Long wheel base helps.
The 7.3 diesel is the best engine I have ever had out of about 30...
02-17-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By ppine

I have a fishing boat and don't expect it to be...

I have a fishing boat and don't expect it to be perfect. I would not spend $3,700 to paint my whole boat.
What you can do is detail the engine in place. You can steam clean it and touch up the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-17-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,819
Posted By ppine

My girl had extensive cyst removal with minimally...

My girl had extensive cyst removal with minimally invasive surgery.
I got in a mule wreck a few years ago and broke my femur a long way from help. We went 100 miles on dirt roads to a ranch air...
01-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,741
Posted By ppine

I have been driving a one ton Ford for 17 years. ...

I have been driving a one ton Ford for 17 years. It helps to have less tire pressure and good shocks. I like an 8 foot bed and will never understand people that think short beds are better.
The...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-19-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,162
Posted By ppine

Striper In gets it, A lot of people don't. ...

Striper In gets it, A lot of people don't.
Jamaica has a definite culture. The music, food, attitude about living, all of those beaches.
To me the whole point of a vacation is to do something...
01-15-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By ppine

Most of the good places reachable by boat,...

Most of the good places reachable by boat, require no reservations.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-15-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,162
Posted By ppine

I visited the island once. I used to have a...

I visited the island once. I used to have a Jamaican mother in law who was white. I always enjoyed being around her relatives at Christmas time when they drank and spoke patwa a type of pigeon...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-15-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,630
Posted By ppine

Never taken out a bank loan to buy a boat.

Never taken out a bank loan to buy a boat.
01-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By ppine

Naming a boat is very personal. Most boat names...

Naming a boat is very personal. Most boat names are really lame it you ask me. I like to use famous names of boats like "Pato" which is Spanish for duck. It was the name of Joshua Slocum's first...
01-15-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By ppine

Teach your family how to get by without bathroom...

Teach your family how to get by without bathroom and shower facilities. You can use a portable head and a solar shower for instance.
Then you can go everywhere.
01-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,391
Posted By ppine

By the time power boats get to be 22-23 feet with...

By the time power boats get to be 22-23 feet with a house on them they are not so easy to tow. Best to moor them somewhere and only haul out once a year.
Going offshore is not for everyone. It...
Forum: West Coast
01-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By ppine

The other problem that was not mentioned are...

The other problem that was not mentioned are tidal rips. Sometimes out in the channel even on a calm day out of nowhere, waves can start building when the tide is running between islands. They can...
Forum: West Coast
11-23-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,882
Posted By ppine

Never turn your back on the ocean. People in so...

Never turn your back on the ocean. People in so Cal do all kinds of crazy stuff. There is that little problem of rough seas in the Big Blue Ocean. The second issue is really thick fog with lots...
Forum: West Coast
11-23-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,781
Posted By ppine

Good advice. Sell your Florida boat. Boats in...

Good advice. Sell your Florida boat. Boats in the PNW are all house with little cockpits, most which can be closed up.
The summer boating season is really July and August some of the time. The...
Forum: West Coast
11-23-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By ppine

Did you consider the water temperature? Did you...

Did you consider the water temperature? Did you dress for immersion? Did you carry survival suits?
I think you were pushing the envelope right to the limit in 5 foot seas. You capsize you are...
Forum: West Coast
11-23-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By ppine

Good advice. Learn to drop your hook or I should...

Good advice. Learn to drop your hook or I should say hooks. Carry two anchors.
Get some more practice with rougher conditions. Learn to read the tides and tidal rips.
Take your kids on some...
Forum: West Coast
11-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By ppine

I used to run my Dad's 43 foot powerboat and my...

I used to run my Dad's 43 foot powerboat and my uncle's 35 foot saliboat up to San Juan Island each year. A fun trip is up through the "Hole in the Wall" by LaConner. It empties through a well...
09-18-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,966
Posted By ppine

Usually a combination of a heavy boat, and...

Usually a combination of a heavy boat, and driving too fast.
Most trailer tires are designed for a max speed of 65 mph.

Buy the right American tires for your load, keep them inflated right and...
09-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,758
Posted By ppine

Groceries. 5 foot beds are poplular because...

Groceries.
5 foot beds are poplular because people do not really need a truck.
If you don't have an 8 foot bed you got cheated.
08-23-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,137
Posted By ppine

3/4 and 1 ton trucks are not that different...

3/4 and 1 ton trucks are not that different except the suspension. For heavy loads you can't have too much truck. I have been driving a one ton since 2002.
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