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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-01-2015, 22:44
Replies: 104
Views: 11,969
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Ultrasonic Antifouling Info

I hope you're basing your decision on more than a video of a "clean" pipe on the bottom of a tugboat on the Mediterranean coast of France.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-01-2015, 17:53
Replies: 104
Views: 11,969
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Ultrasonic Antifouling Info

This is the kind of side-by-side comparison that is meaningful. Looks like the units did their job. So when you install them on your boat, let us know how that works out for you. ;-)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-01-2015, 15:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Ultrasonic hull cleaning...anyone, anyone...Bueller?

This technology has been around for decades, not just a few years. It isn't any more widely used now than it was then. That should tell you something.
Forum: Powered Boats 26-01-2015, 13:19
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By fstbttms
Re: New Largest Containership in the Word

Daewoo Shipyard, Okpo, South Korea

MSC OSCAR - IMO 9703291 - ShipSpotting.com - Ship Photos and Ship Tracker (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2151582)
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 19-01-2015, 17:58
Replies: 421
Views: 86,485
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Autoprop ?

You understand that you can have the Max Prop refurbished, yes?
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-01-2015, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Greetings from Discovery Bay

http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbttms/Emoticons/wavehitextsmileyemoticon.gif

Being from Disco Bay, I guess you're gonna get pretty good at tacking. :wink:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-12-2014, 08:40
Replies: 11
Views: 7,186
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Columbia 26 MKII ?

The first keelboat I ever owned was a '69 Columbia 22. It was a great starter boat for the Bay- built like a brick shithouse and very forgiving. Assuming the boat you are considering isn't a total...
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 20:03
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

BTW- In my previous post I meant to write "CWA (Clean Water Act) funds", not CVA (Clean Vessel Act) funds.
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 19:03
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

Umm... where do you think the vast majority of the CVA grant fund funds have gone since the law was passed? To the installation of shoreside pumpout stations. You act like these don't exist.
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 18:44
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Crappy news today, Florida Keys Pumpout stops Jan 31

There's a big difference between a system that whisks waste away from your home to a treatment plant with the push of a lever in your bathroom and a one where a human has to come to your location by...
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 15:41
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 15:26
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
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 22-12-2014, 13:02
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
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 22-12-2014, 11:45
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
Forum: Our Community 22-12-2014, 11:34
Replies: 81
Views: 5,094
Posted By fstbttms
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) 22-12-2014, 09:44
Replies: 26
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 1,112
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-12-2014, 09:00
Replies: 26
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 1,112
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) 22-12-2014, 00:15
Replies: 26
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 1,112
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) 21-12-2014, 21:27
Replies: 26
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 1,112
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Foldable Max prop

Nope. Not much difference, model year to model year.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-12-2014, 18:26
Replies: 26
For Sale: Foldable Max prop
Views: 1,112
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: 69
Views: 6,065
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: 69
Views: 6,065
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: 32
Views: 3,960
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Free Boats on the ICW

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-12-2014, 16:29
Replies: 69
Views: 6,065
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: 69
Views: 6,065
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in the Water

Or move to Mexico. :biggrin:
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