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10-19-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By PeterDE

Th e two green wires are both grounding wires . ...

Th e two green wires are both grounding wires . One goes to your boat's ground. The other goes to ground the fuel fill, but only if it is a metal fuel fill. If it's plastic it doesn't need to be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-19-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By PeterDE

What ever you get do not get a Samsung Galaxy 10....

What ever you get do not get a Samsung Galaxy 10. My S8+ died a few months ago and I went for a less expensive Samsung. Big mistake. I do not like it at all.
My Son-in Law just got a Pixel phone. (I...
10-19-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 192,031
Posted By PeterDE

This is a immature Coopers Hawk taken in August...

This is a immature Coopers Hawk taken in August during a downpour. He/she was really soaked. I sent copies to the Dept of Fish and Wildlife and they identified it as a Coopers. ...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By PeterDE

I looked this one up. It was actually the...

I looked this one up. It was actually the national weather service who canceled the small craft weather flags in 1989. The Coast Guard went along with that decision. Then in 2001 the Coast Guard...
10-18-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,928
Posted By PeterDE

I like working on boats. I started working on...

I like working on boats. I started working on boats when I was a teenager. I always did my own work on boats , on my cars, even renovating an old Victorian house I owned in NY. However, I am now 75...
Forum: Northeast
10-18-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By PeterDE

I haven't heard that. Ask USCG Safe Boating D8, ...

I haven't heard that. Ask USCG Safe Boating D8, Paul Barnard. He can find out.
10-18-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 192,031
Posted By PeterDE

Not a Red Tail. With that barred tail and orange...

Not a Red Tail. With that barred tail and orange belly feathers looks like a Coopers Hawk.
Forum: Northeast
10-18-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By PeterDE

The Coast Guard stopped flying the flags years...

The Coast Guard stopped flying the flags years ago, must have been ten or more. As stated in another thread I have CRS, and can't remember when exactly. . At the time the reasoning was everyone...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-17-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,967
Posted By PeterDE

I would not advise anyone to go hiking, even a...

I would not advise anyone to go hiking, even a day hike, this time of year. In the mountain west the weather can change dramatically in a few hours. Here in Washington the Park Service is still...
10-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By PeterDE

The normal configuration is one in (natural) and...

The normal configuration is one in (natural) and one out (Blower) But on a larger boat that may be two of each. Diesels need a lot of air to run efficiently so that may mean a much larger blower...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-16-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,967
Posted By PeterDE

Just a tip on driving in Montana. You're not...

Just a tip on driving in Montana. You're not used to driving on icy roads. So take it easy. In the early morning it can be treacherous. Hopefully the highway department will have sanded or salted...
10-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By PeterDE

Then you have plenty of time to take a boating...

Then you have plenty of time to take a boating course. The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Power Squadron both offer courses in your area.
Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Official...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,570
Posted By PeterDE

I don't remember

I don't remember
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By PeterDE

Lovely photograph. good composition. The colors...

Lovely photograph. good composition. The colors are really wonderful.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,570
Posted By PeterDE

Back in the 90's I had a ball cap that had CRS on...

Back in the 90's I had a ball cap that had CRS on it. I've always had a problem remembering peoples names, so I used to keep a notebook and wrote down the names of people and where I met them and...
10-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By PeterDE

I have a Standard Horizon GX1700 with GPS and...

I have a Standard Horizon GX1700 with GPS and MMSI. Had it since 2015. With a 6 foot antenna (I have an 18ft boat) I pick up transmissions at maximum range. I do most of my boating on a lake that is...
10-10-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,119
Posted By PeterDE

Yes, it is in the subpart for manufacturer...

Yes, it is in the subpart for manufacturer requirements, but a good attorney could make an argument that it says "NO PERSON" etc etc. I'm not an attorney. But they would argue; so does 181.subpart...
10-09-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,119
Posted By PeterDE

The Pollution and trash labels are only required...

The Pollution and trash labels are only required on boats 26 feet and longer.
§ 155.450 Placard.(a) A ship, except a ship of less than 26 feet in length, must have a placard of at least 5 by 8...
10-09-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By PeterDE

Usually, it is not legal to place permanent buoys...

Usually, it is not legal to place permanent buoys without some authorization from local, county or state authorities. It depends on who has jurisdiction over the lake. Ask your local water cop or PD.
10-09-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,119
Posted By PeterDE

First. The warning labels you have in the photo...

First. The warning labels you have in the photo are not Coast Guard required labels. They are labels required by ABYC, and the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Assoc) if the builder is a member...
09-30-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,172
Posted By PeterDE

The large rivers and sounds in the PACNW don't...

The large rivers and sounds in the PACNW don't ice up. That's the Willamette river in Portland, and the nearby Columbia, both don't ice up. However, we do have lots of dead heads, and illegal...
09-30-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,360
Posted By PeterDE

I have been to three Bayliner plants over the...

I have been to three Bayliner plants over the last 20 years or so and seen their manufacturing process. They are an entry level boat but are also a good buy for the money. I don't own one but have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-30-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By PeterDE

Not a good idea. Many Rv parks have condition...

Not a good idea. Many Rv parks have condition requirements. Some won't even let homemade RVs in. You can do this if you stick to state and National parks And BLM Land.
Forum: Northeast
09-29-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,878
Posted By PeterDE

I get copies of USCG Public Affairs News...

I get copies of USCG Public Affairs News Releases. Nothing about that. Oil tanker leaking off NJ Coast, Medevac from ship off Galveston, Various others. Nothing about LIS. It is not unusual for...
09-27-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,706
Posted By PeterDE

Good job Bravo Zulu. Also good lesson about why...

Good job Bravo Zulu. Also good lesson about why you need to wear your life jacket, a nice bright orange one, and make sure you have working extinguishers, and a PLB or EPIRB. As you said, if you...
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