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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-11-2021, 09:03
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Florida or Georgia Boatyard

Tampa Bay is best for sailing on most days, East Coast you will get days when you dont want to go offshore. Check out slips in Regatta Point, Palmetto FL Several marinas nearby that can launch you.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2021, 06:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By flyingfin
Re: ICW southbound in FL FYI

Did you drop a tape from the bridge to the water surface? Or just read the boards on the fenders? And did you know that some of the marker boards indicate vertical clearance at the fenders, not...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-11-2021, 21:53
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Florida haul-out storage

Westland Boat Yard, Titusville
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-11-2021, 15:26
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Refit and boat work recommendations on West Florida coast?

Tarpon Springs has several yards that can pull a cat, check around up there.
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 31-10-2021, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Crossing Gulf of Mexico in January

Last few years the fronts have been days, not weeks apart. Suggest you do daylight hops along the shore and in the ICW to Carrabelle, then wait for a cold front to push thru and depart straight to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-10-2021, 18:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Hunter vs Catalina 36

Catalina, hands down
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 13-10-2021, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Help move our Beneteau 47.7 first from Norfolk to FL in Nov

One day hops down the coast?? In november?
Are you moving the sailboat or your twin turbo sportfish?
Forum: Other 19-08-2021, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Charter Itinerary out of Ft Lauderdale

Run south to the Upper Keys, too much Covid paperwork on both sides of the Stream to make a one week voyage viable. Lots of nice anchorages once you get south of downtown Miami
Forum: Our Community 19-08-2021, 14:36
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Sailing Dress shirts??

Lands End, or check with uniform companies like Aramark
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-08-2021, 14:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Morgan 41, 1974 what to check when buying?

47 year old vessel, thru hull fittings, cables, standing rigging and engine?
Has every fitting and window been removed and re-bedded for the second time?

Basically, every mechanical item is...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-08-2021, 17:34
Replies: 43
Views: 4,319
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Key West sailing advise

Ditch them and stay in the upper Keys,,,,do a little sailing and a little power boating. Keys in summer can be too hot for sailing,,,,,and September is still summer.

Rent a power boat to get you...
Forum: Our Community 15-08-2021, 14:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Are propane outboards worth considering?

Just ran 30 miles the other night on our 9.9 JohnRude two-stroke. Burned almost 2-1/2 gallons of fuel but still had another half-gallon left. Tell me again the benefit of LP?
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 11-08-2021, 06:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By flyingfin
Re: First Trip from West Palm to the Bahamas

Easterly winds and cold fronts in December may prevent you from following your schedule. Why not run over in October, tropical storm season is nearing the end and the ocean is almost always calm. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-08-2021, 18:54
Replies: 34
Views: 2,526
Posted By flyingfin
Re: One 50A cordset vs. two 30A cordsets

I second that,,,,,,, :) and get us a list of marinas where you did the wiring!!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-08-2021, 16:03
Replies: 65
Views: 5,152
Posted By flyingfin
Re: recomendation for U.S Bank and a rant

Chase was covering your ass,,,,unless you show up in person and deal with a known banker, they are very reluctant to quickly process on-line wire transfers. With the amount of internet scams and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-08-2021, 16:00
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Bottom stripping, voids on and in laminate Alberg 37

Fill and Fair with AwlGrip fairing compound, just needs to be a structural repair, not cosmetic. The fish do not care how smooth your bottom is
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 01-08-2021, 15:55
Replies: 58
Views: 4,974
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Lightning strikes or EMP taking out lithium bank

Lightning does not read the rules, each strike is different and does not follow the science that some experts will tell you about. I have worked around boats and marinas my entire life, have been on...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 31-07-2021, 04:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By flyingfin
Which VPN software should I buy?

Need to work from boat using public Wi-Fi and need secure internet connection. Which VPN is priced reasonably and will give me some level of security?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-07-2021, 04:44
Replies: 54
Views: 4,490
Posted By flyingfin
Forum: Powered Boats 22-07-2021, 13:14
Replies: 62
Views: 4,119
Posted By flyingfin
Re: motor yacht advice

Why on earth would you buy a motor vessel to do a trans-atlantic crossing? After the first day at sea, you have seen it all. Plus if you desire the experience, jump on a cruise ship and make the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-07-2021, 16:57
Replies: 53
Views: 4,900
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Best Smart Phones for Cruisers

Why not just buy two inexpensive Galaxy phones, that way you always have a quick backup in the event the first one dies and you do not want to spend time finding a dock or mooring, then getting a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-07-2021, 15:47
Replies: 42
Views: 3,438
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Plastic Water Tank Cracked! How do I fix it?

Plastic only has a limited life cycle. Bite the bullet, remove and replace, do it right or it will fail when you least expect
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-07-2021, 17:02
Replies: 720
Views: 35,540
Posted By flyingfin
Re: % legal holding tank dumping?

Do the math, say you are correct and there are a thousand boats out in the Bay off St Pete. Assume half of those boats have heads, while the rest are small runabouts with no head. Of the 500 boats...
Forum: Powered Boats 05-07-2021, 13:47
Replies: 48
Views: 3,992
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Need advice regarding a trawler

Simple, just do the math.
where X = 2021 less 1970 (in years)
and purchase price (P) plus Replacement (R) cost of twin diesels, fuel tanks and controls = Your Money (Y)

and Z = amount of $$...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-06-2021, 14:27
Replies: 41
Views: 4,840
Posted By flyingfin
Re: Starting a diesel after three years on the hard

Fogging oil wont do squat. Remove the injectors and fill each cylinder with 2 ounces of Marvel Mystery oil. Replace injectors and let sit for five days.
While you wait, drain the fuel tank by...
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