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Forum: Powered Boats 21-10-2019, 12:44
Replies: 63
Views: 6,332
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Trailering express cruiser... what size?

We towed a 26', 6500 lb Bayliner Cierra 2452 for way more miles than I care to count. Used an Equalizer hitch (works perfectly with the surge brakes) more for my comfort than anything else and towed...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-06-2019, 08:12
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Vesper AIS xb-8000 issues

Ok, so now it's working . . . don't know why . . just started working . . wish I knew why for future reference. I have the wireless network and initially it wouldn't connect (from my iPhone)...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-06-2019, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Dadrock33
Vesper AIS xb-8000 issues

Arrived at the boat (she's been for sale and on the hard for 18 months) and we're taking her somewhere else for a 2 week trip but now my AIS isn't "connectible" according to the Garmin 1042XSV and...
Forum: OpenCPN 19-06-2019, 11:05
Replies: 1,409
Sticky: OpenCPN General
Views: 406,011
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: OpenCPN General

Ok, sorry if I inferred something else. How can I connect my Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 to my computer (MS Surface) so that OpenCPN can pick up the GPS data?
Forum: OpenCPN 19-06-2019, 05:12
Replies: 1,409
Sticky: OpenCPN General
Views: 406,011
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: OpenCPN General

Good question, actually. I read on here where only one source of data can go out from the Vesper and that is feeding my Garmin 1042XSV . . . from your statement, I'm guessing that isn't the case ....
Forum: OpenCPN 18-06-2019, 09:48
Replies: 1,409
Sticky: OpenCPN General
Views: 406,011
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: OpenCPN General

Ok, got an item for some "discussion" . . . I'm using a Verizon Hotspot (Mifi16620L) and, since I can't connect the Vesper 8000 to my MS Surface laptop for input, was wondering if I can connect the...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 17-06-2019, 04:38
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Best place in Norfolk area to sell our boat

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1998/bayliner-3685-3227157/?refSource=standard%20listing

Above is the Yachtworld listing . . . she's all done and ready to cruise! Just finished being detailed...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 14-06-2019, 08:21
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Dadrock33
Best place in Norfolk area to sell our boat

Ill post particulars later (shes on Yachtworld now) but were cruising down to Norfolk area from Delran, NJ in a few weeks...... last cruise, as they say. So where would be the best marina or...
Forum: Navigation 08-06-2019, 05:12
Replies: 36
Views: 8,677
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Navionics for ipad/iphone

Yep, we did that too (added the family sharing) . . . all that comes up is the icon (app) for the Navionics program but it wants her to start using the 15 day free version, not the one I paid for...
Forum: Navigation 07-06-2019, 13:25
Replies: 36
Views: 8,677
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Navionics for ipad/iphone

I downloaded Navionics Boating app onto my iPhone with the intention of also using it on the wife's iPad . . .. grrrr . . . won't work since her Apple Id is different than mine. So thought I'd go...
Forum: Our Community 22-05-2019, 06:45
Replies: 41
Views: 6,666
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Unique Way of tying off to pilings in slip to keep boat centered during storm sur

Mooring rings are nice and a good concept but I'd never use a wing nut on a fastener like that . . . . use a nylon "locking" net so the chance of it coming loose is down to nil!! Also, make sure...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 14-05-2019, 11:58
Replies: 49
Views: 7,661
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Florida to Belize - REALITY CHECK.....

I'm guessing you'd probably rather go with sail than power since the "straight shot" approach from FL to BZ wouldn't be feasible with most power vessels other than some large tankage trawlers and not...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-04-2019, 19:34
Replies: 36
Views: 3,353
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Month 31 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Hahaha, well . yeah, ok . . . catch your drift . . maybe you DON'T deserve!!?? :whistling: . . . anyway, if you come up north of Tampa a bit, you'll find us where the manatees like to winter (as...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-04-2019, 15:22
Replies: 36
Views: 3,353
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Month 31 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

. . . well, actually - you are! :deadhorsebeat: . . . sorry, bad joke

Love your budget stuff and the fact that you're revealing all of the bad along with the good . . makes it more real for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-04-2019, 05:50
Replies: 51
Views: 7,826
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Using a tablet as a boats system backbone

Thought I remembered someone stating that Samsung laptops all had internal GPS ..... true? Dont know really so thought Id ask. Are there any 2 in 1s that have an internal GPS?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-04-2019, 17:13
Replies: 49
Views: 5,387
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: 200 Watts of Solar

Check out Coastal Climate Control . .
. . . their site has lots of help to get you started and packages to get you started right . . . . ....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-03-2019, 07:21
Replies: 87
Views: 8,330
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Month 30 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Well, I, for one, appreciate the time and effort that goes into all this expense keeping and other banter (for lack of a better word). It does take time and energy and paperwork and I'd like to...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-03-2019, 09:34
Replies: 57
Views: 6,264
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Who else uses Jet Ski for Dingy?

. . . . all I can see (at least, for me!) is getting from the boat onto the "jet bike/ski" in the first place . . . they aren't the most stable platform in the world . . . and then, of course,...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 04-01-2019, 07:04
Replies: 107
Views: 17,059
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Hearing Aids for the cruising sailor?

+1 . . Oticons are what I use too. Tried Beltones first - "in-the-ear" model and, after 5 years, they told me that I needed more power than what that particular model could provide . . . . you got...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 10-11-2018, 14:06
Replies: 336
Views: 28,866
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: MANTUS GIVEAWAY ends Nov 20th | Enter Now!

Love'm!! Good products and a great company!!
https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-rail-clamp/
https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/55-lbs-stainless-steel-mantus-anchor-2/...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-10-2018, 06:56
Replies: 85
Views: 6,428
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Do you really need a $400 charger?

Interesting units . . . . wonder why the handle in the middle of the faceplate?:confused:
. . . can't really mean that it is portable, can it? . . . guess it could though . .
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-09-2018, 08:56
Replies: 87
Views: 7,983
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: I am now a sailboat owner... 26 MacGregor

The following is what I found online. The Mac is one boat that I wished I would've bought a few years ago as the wife likes to motor and I like to sail but here's the specs:

Water ballast:1150...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 27-09-2018, 08:41
Replies: 15
Views: 3,263
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Why was my thread deleted?

. . . one Hoosier to another . . . exactly WHAT were you thinking?:peace: . . . . so risque!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-09-2018, 06:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: Looking to meet live aboard people

Hey Christina - cats are the greatest for liveaboards . . that's my final goal as well. Wife and I are Hoosiers also but spent some 30 yrs in PA making beer in Latrobe and pop in Baltimore. We're...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 14-09-2018, 09:18
Replies: 186
Views: 28,423
Posted By Dadrock33
Re: New Excess Catamaran Brand

I'm with you, billknny . . . . visited the website and browsed through the items shown at the top . . . . . not impressed at all. No boats, no specs . . . did see some video of one boat (from a...
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