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Today, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Butch Davis

A Simrad RS35 VHF radio connected to an MFD via...

A Simrad RS35 VHF radio connected to an MFD via NEMA 2000 will display AIS targets on the MFD. A Simrad GO9 can be set to limit AIS targets by range thus limiting clutter. The radio is about $350.
Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Butch Davis

Cyclists are a huge problem here on the Alabama...

Cyclists are a huge problem here on the Alabama Coast during our Summer tourist season. This is a tourist area and is supported by the tourism industry and we have thousands of visitors every day. ...
07-14-2019, 06:41 AM
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Views: 888
Posted By Butch Davis

303 as previously mentioned should be worth a try.

303 as previously mentioned should be worth a try.
07-13-2019, 06:29 AM
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Views: 1,242
Posted By Butch Davis

We just switched from Garmin to Simrad. I was...

We just switched from Garmin to Simrad. I was disappointed in the Garmin tech support when my admittedly legacy Garmin started acting up and eventually died. The support people seemed mystified and...
07-12-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Butch Davis

It's good that you do price matching on tires. ...

It's good that you do price matching on tires. I've found that the independents I've dealt with recently will not do a price match. I don't blame them as they do a much lower volume business. But,...
07-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Butch Davis

BWP - As usual, thanks for the reply. The...

BWP - As usual, thanks for the reply. The coastal coverage will be more than enough for me. I doubt I'll ever be more than 25 miles out.
07-11-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Butch Davis

Tires have been installed. Drop off time 0800,...

Tires have been installed. Drop off time 0800, pickup was 1000. Not bad. Ended up paying $224 per tire plus the usual. Out the door with lifetime road hazard coverage was about $1100. Comparison...
07-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Butch Davis

Siriusxm Coastal Coverage Area

I've been having a problem finding the Gulf Coast coverage map for the Sirius coastal weather coverage. Specifically would like to know the coverage for the Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area.

Since...
07-08-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Butch Davis

BWP - Thanks for the link to Panbo. I look at...

BWP - Thanks for the link to Panbo. I look at Panbo almost daily and didn't even notice the info. So, maybe I'm back in the market if Simrad get's off their rears before the rebate expires.
07-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Butch Davis

Cost of Sirius Weather Receiver

I was considering buying the Sirius weather service but after looking at the cost of the receivers from Navico I was floored. $600 plus for a receiver that has been in production for several years? ...
07-07-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Butch Davis

I wonder what stock aluminum tank Whaler planned...

I wonder what stock aluminum tank Whaler planned to use to replace the poly tank in your boat. Whaler has been using poly tanks in those boats and in their Dauntless line since before 1999. Perhaps...
07-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Butch Davis

I guess I'll see how good or bad the Walmart tire...

I guess I'll see how good or bad the Walmart tire service is in Gulf Shores, AL, our home port. In my experience the quality of service in any shop is directly related to the competence of the shop...
07-06-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Butch Davis

Pretty much all the modern Whalers use a poly...

Pretty much all the modern Whalers use a poly fuel tank. It is often possible to smell a little gas before going out but the smell goes away after getting underway. It is not dangerous.
07-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,681
Posted By Butch Davis

Look at Defender for a Simrad RS35 VHF with all...

Look at Defender for a Simrad RS35 VHF with all the bells and whistles plus N2K connectability for a very good price. Has to be the best VHF buy available.

BTW I've been using one of those...
07-06-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Butch Davis

Micheleins at Walmart

Yesterday I ordered a set of four Latitude Tour HPs for our Ram. When I got the "out-the-door" price is was over $1300. This is for P275/60R20 tires. It was a surprise as I had just priced the...
07-05-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Butch Davis

Good grief! Buy a Stern Saver.

Good grief! Buy a Stern Saver.
07-04-2019, 08:01 AM
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Views: 955
Posted By Butch Davis

Duct tape on the mic?

Duct tape on the mic?
07-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Butch Davis

I respectfully disagree. A bad coil will not...

I respectfully disagree. A bad coil will not cause a sudden engine shutdown. I think a faulty electrical connection somewhere is a far more likely culprit. By all means check the coils but even if...
06-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Butch Davis

SmartCraft 10 Pin Connectors

Is any special care needed when disconnecting and/or connecting these connectors from a junction box? I have to replace a junction box and want to avoid any damage during the process.
06-29-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Butch Davis

I recently bought a gateway from our dealer for...

I recently bought a gateway from our dealer for $400. When I tried to do an install I found I needed to change to a SmartCraft six outlet junction box so I would have a place to plug in the 10 pin...
06-24-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Butch Davis

Consider donating the boat to a charity. We...

Consider donating the boat to a charity. We donated an old boat in fair condition to our local volunteer fire department for their annual fund raising auction.
06-17-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,505
Posted By Butch Davis

No one can deny that Scout boats are very pretty....

No one can deny that Scout boats are very pretty. Pretty is good and it helps convince the distaff side that it's OK to buy a Scout and it's OK to be seen on one. I like Scouts for that reason. ...
06-16-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Butch Davis

That is very timely advice. Our GO9 is going on...

That is very timely advice. Our GO9 is going on the boat Wednesday and I was wondering how to do it since when I took it out of the box it didn't want to come off and I didn't force it.
06-15-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By Butch Davis

The higher the antenna the longer the range. My...

The higher the antenna the longer the range. My center console without a T-Top or Bimini has a console mounted Shakespeare antenna mast with a Digital stainless steel whip mounted on top. It really...
06-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Butch Davis

Is the VHF powered by an N2K network or backbone?...

Is the VHF powered by an N2K network or backbone? If not, what did you do differently when redoing the wiring? Otherwise call Simrad for some help.
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