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Forum: Our Community Today, 15:41
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Forum: Our Community Today, 15:26
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Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

We are still the wealthiest nation that has ever existed. Money isn't tight, it's being spent on the wrong things.
Forum: Our Community Today, 13:02
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Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

You are correct sir!


"...the discharge of graywater from boats into the sea around Florida is currently not prohibited."

Florida FDEP Wastewater - Vessel Discharge...
Forum: Our Community Today, 11:45
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Forum: Our Community Today, 11:34
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Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

Looks to me like the pumpout boat is a commercial operation, funded by a federal grant. If this is the case, they cannot charge more than $10/pumpout. Somehow, I think everybody will survive....
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Today, 09:44
Replies: 24
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 651
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Today, 09:00
Replies: 24
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 651
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

All the Classic and VP (Variable Pitch) models have to be installed by assembling them piece by piece on the prop shaft. You cannot assemble one topsides and then stick it on the shaft underwater.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Today, 00:15
Replies: 24
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 651
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

I am a PYI-recommended Max Prop installer. I have been performing underwater installations and repitches of Max Props for many years. It is my job. So when I tell you that the procedure for...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Yesterday, 21:27
Replies: 24
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 651
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

Nope. Not much difference, model year to model year.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Yesterday, 18:26
Replies: 24
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 651
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

Any Max Prop is adjustable underwater, regardless of model.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-12-2014, 09:31
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

The inventor tried numerous times to get me to consider becoming a dealer. I finally stopped answering his calls & e-mails. I just didn't see it as being particularly useful. You have to have a diver...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-12-2014, 08:14
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

"Boat bags" have always been more popular in Oz than in the States. I have been in the boat maintenance biz for more than 20 years and I can count on one hand the number I have seen in use here. BTW-...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 19-12-2014, 17:11
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Free Boats on the ICW

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 16:29
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

Not quite. In the San Diego area, hull cleaning frequencies are typically every 3 weeks in the summer and every 4 weeks in the winter. Know also that in marinas that fall under the jurisdiction of...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 11:31
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

Or move to Mexico. :biggrin:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 10:52
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

Hull cleaning is not an easy job, as anybody who has done it will attest. I find that the boat owners who bitch about being charged too much are the ones with the bottoms in the worst condition.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 10:32
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

$3/foot is not unreasonable for a foul bottom with paint in poor condition. I often charge twice that for the really bad jobs. And lets remember that the cost of living for Mexican hull cleaners is a...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 19-12-2014, 09:29
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Looking for Good Sailing Courses in Northern California Or?

I have taken courses at three different Bay Area sailing schools. OCSC (formerly Olympic Circle Sailing Club) is hands down the best of them.

OCSC Sailing School | Learn to Sail - San Francisco...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 08:59
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

The best improvement to that method would be to not do it.

1.- By abrasively cleaning your anti fouling paint (regardless of method), you will unecessarily remove paint and hasten the time you...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 08:37
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

While they may not always be the cleanest of dive locations, I have over 20,000 dives in marinas. I have never had an ear or intestinal infection (or any other serious health issue) as a result.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 08:20
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

Gosh, I wonder why? :rolleyes:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-12-2014, 11:27
Replies: 68
Views: 3,955
Posted By fstbttms
re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/shallow-dive-system-for-bottom-care-132567.html
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-12-2014, 09:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Free boats on the icw

So you complain that there's no government solution, then when you are shown a government solution you complain that it's too complicated. :rolleyes:


I can tell you however, that California is...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-12-2014, 09:36
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Free boats on the icw

Not so in California- Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) (http://dbw.ca.gov/Funding/AWAF.aspx)
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-12-2014, 09:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Free boats on the icw

You have any idea how much expense and liability there is in scrapping an abandoned boat? Not to mention; just because a boat is "abandoned" doesn't mean there isn't an owner somewhere. This kind of...
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