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Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,794
Posted By melnic

douchwaffle was he. He should have altered...

douchwaffle was he. He should have altered course and gone behind you.
I have a sunfish sailboat (12' sailboat). After an incident with a pontoon boat 2 years not altering course until he was 30...
Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By melnic

It all depends on the ocean conditions, your boat...

It all depends on the ocean conditions, your boat condition, your preparedness and experience.

The answer ranges from NO, to YES

If your looking to buy a 1983 Sea ray Sundancer and the...
07-12-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By melnic

Are you sure? I had to help someone with an...

Are you sure? I had to help someone with an emergency pick up there cause he could not make it back to Ocean Pines and I thought there was like 50ft from the water's edge on the ramp out to the end. ...
07-12-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 173,093
Posted By melnic

So, I was looking at today's post at...

So, I was looking at today's post at coastalfisherman.net
They talk about the tuna tournament (I'm not in it, no)
But then they post:


I"m curious, where are they getting that info? I'm looking...
07-12-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By melnic

My dad is retired and watches our tracking...

My dad is retired and watches our tracking through the day. If something goes wrong, he knows the # of the local coastguard.
He's also on my inreach emergency list.
I did the highest price plan the...
07-12-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By melnic

warm water there. Have you tried the chirp...

warm water there.
Have you tried the chirp sonar too?

Is it continually updating the depth?
What is the gain settings at?
07-12-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By melnic

I have had Garmin Blue Chart on my phone for...

I have had Garmin Blue Chart on my phone for several years cause I thought I'd be transferring stuff to my Garmin GPS at the time (never really did) and it works when I get out of cell range.
Anyone...
07-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By melnic

How much current (if any) you will be in will...

How much current (if any) you will be in will obviously be a factor.
Thrust is to overcome the momentum of the mass as well as drag and any current you are fighting.

I have a friend with the 80lb...
07-11-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By melnic

Thx for the heads up! Just did search and I see...

Thx for the heads up!
Just did search and I see it on the facebook page including a 96" shaft version

Per the comment on facebook :
07-11-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By melnic

Minn Kota 87" Shaft GPS Trolling Motor

https://www.minnkotamotors.com/news/article/minn-kota-debuts-new-saltwater-trolling-motor-87-inch-shaft-icast?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=87-riptide-terrova-launch&fbclid=IwAR18...
07-11-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By melnic

Glad there is work on more integration but it...

Glad there is work on more integration but it should be a standard NMEA interface solution.
I just want a box to put my Rhodan on the NMEA 2000 network so I can point to a spot on my Simrad and tell...
07-09-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By melnic

I have a Go12 with 3 in 1 and a go9 with...

I have a Go12 with 3 in 1 and a go9 with Totalscan. All on the same boat.
both on 18.3 I have not been having problems.

Only time it won't work is when the transducer is paused or I have chirp...
07-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By melnic

you know Yamaha publishes performance bulletins...

you know Yamaha publishes performance bulletins for such things.
Look hard at how they did the test as in colder air, the performance can be batter than in hotter air.

For my boat, Yamaha panel...
06-30-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By melnic

Keel offset set to zero?

Keel offset set to zero?
06-28-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By melnic

I'll add this. Really need to Pay Extra care to...

I'll add this. Really need to Pay Extra care to wind direction BEFORE approaching the dock.
I was on a 30 something Grady with bow thruster once. I was watching the guy. Dock on the Starboard/Right...
06-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,162
Posted By melnic

A 1099 is used when hiring individuals as...

A 1099 is used when hiring individuals as contract labor. (not something they should be doing for a fishing charter). Any business that tries to file your services on a 1099 form will have to also...
06-28-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By melnic

How much was the Rhodan aluminum plate? I...

How much was the Rhodan aluminum plate?
I really need one of those cause my deck flexes when its pointed aft.

Here is my Rhodan 84" on a Sea Hunt 27' CC
drift was about 1.5mph that day with the...
06-27-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By melnic

If you want to plug in the transducer without...

If you want to plug in the transducer without pausing it, you can drop it into a bucket of water just to make sure its talking.
I ran my transducer down into the pool just to verify it worked (it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-27-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By melnic

^^^ this This is a longer post cause I REALLY...

^^^ this
This is a longer post cause I REALLY want you to get good advice and its going to be at that site. So I'll elaborate on things you will see on that site anyway.
There are more than just...
06-27-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,131
Posted By melnic

I know 2 people who never flush in salt water. ...

I know 2 people who never flush in salt water. Although they have I/Os
They have replaced engines or had to overhaul every 5 years
One guy I have helped replace the thermostat twice in 6 years to...
06-27-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By melnic

Were you thinking you would be able to pick up...

Were you thinking you would be able to pick up seagulls 18 miles out with the 4G? I did not think that was "realistic".
06-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By melnic

I have not caught a Croaker in the bay in OC for...

I have not caught a Croaker in the bay in OC for about 7 years now. I admit I don't fish much in the bay but still, it is widely known that it is not like it used to be.
When first fishing OC bays...
06-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,131
Posted By melnic

Corrosion is MOSTLY a time duration exposure...

Corrosion is MOSTLY a time duration exposure thing. I tend to flush a little longer when I know I'm not going out for a week or more.
06-23-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 173,093
Posted By melnic

CBSFA tournament

CBSFA tournament
06-23-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 173,093
Posted By melnic

congrats to those who boated fish today, we did...

congrats to those who boated fish today, we did not.
This was my first trip to the canyons and first time fishing for Tuna on my own. We were at Poor Mans along with a lot of other boats. I...
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