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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-05-2022, 15:14
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Prop Walk

My Catalina 34 had bad prop walk to port as well. Never took a class but learned to use it to my advantage. Once I figured it out, docking became fairly easy.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-04-2022, 07:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation multiple years

Pretty sure all of the NVDC forms are available in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed. No need to have them mailed to you.
But yes, for multi year renewal, the form needs to be mailed in...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-04-2022, 07:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

I’ve always said, sometimes there are issues and using an agent might be a good idea. For me, I’ve always done it myself for around $100.
However, I can’t think of any reason why anyone would ever...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-04-2022, 05:46
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

800-799-8362

email.. nvdc.pdf.filing@uscg.mil
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-04-2022, 21:01
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

Just google National Vessel Document Center or NVDC. Just make sure whatever website you pull up ends in dot mil (.mil)
If it ends in .com .us .org or anything except .mil You are on a...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 17-04-2022, 12:57
Replies: 61
Views: 11,014
Posted By Chuck34
Re: US documentation scam

Just got my renewal reminder letter from one of the scammers, National documentation Portal. The letter clearly states that 5 year renewal is mandatory. As mentioned above, this is wrong as the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2022, 16:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Chuck34
Re: No Longer Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Canada

Forgot…not only did we have to show our vac card, had to have a picture ID to go with it and had to sign a log in sheet with our name and phone number. Canada takes covid very seriously.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2022, 15:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Chuck34
Re: No Longer Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Canada

It’s been 6 months now, but wife and I went to Niagara Falls. Everywhere you went you had to show your vaccine card. Couldn’t even go in McDonalds without one.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2022, 15:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Chuck34
Re: No Longer Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Canada

Not positive, but pretty sure you are not allowed entry.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-03-2022, 05:18
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Buying a boat with no experiance

One thing you can’t see is the bottom of the boat. It possibly could be loaded with blisters…and getting them all repaired is $$$
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-03-2022, 21:15
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Buying a boat with no experiance

Glad you came back to let us know what’s going on and happy you plan on a survey.
As a newbie, you may not know the typical boat buying process.
Step 1, a written purchase agreement, usually with a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-03-2022, 10:44
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Buying a boat with no experiance

It would be nice if we got a follow up from the OP on this.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-03-2022, 13:20
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Buying a boat with no experiance

Absolutely, get a pre-purchase survey. Not cheap, but could potentially save you many thousand$ down the road. Sailing courses are good, but stick to the basics first…Boater safety class, followed...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-02-2022, 12:51
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

I might add there is no deception on the part of the CG. Why would they give the renewal info to a 3rd party only to have it given back to the CG. Only the CG can issue a renewal.
They even issued...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-02-2022, 12:02
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

As mentioned, you can’t do multi year online. You have to snail mail in a check for $26 times the number of years. Put “multi-year renewal” in your memo line. Make sure it is mailed to the real CG...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-02-2022, 08:37
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Winterize 4 cycle outboards

Are you attaching the hose to the flush port or are you using earmuffs on the lower unit? If you are using the flush port, you DO NOT run the engine per Yamaha owners manual. You can only run the...
Forum: Powered Boats 12-02-2022, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Winterize 4 cycle outboards

Yes, you asked if there were any outboards with closed loop cooling and I answered I was not aware of any. I didn’t comment on PWC’s.
And yes, 4 cycle outboards drain just like 2 cycle.
Forum: Powered Boats 12-02-2022, 21:16
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Winterize 4 cycle outboards

I’m not aware of any FWC outboards.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-02-2022, 20:48
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Chuck34
Re: best place buy lead acid battery

It’s likely you will get several different suggestions. I’ve heard people swear by Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, NAPA, Batteries Plus as well as their local auto parts stores.
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 31-01-2022, 05:48
Replies: 41
Views: 3,604
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Can't find a surveyor. Skip?

Chances are you won’t be able to get insurance without a survey and unlike what was said above, a lot can go wrong with a boat like that….get a survey.
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 18-01-2022, 13:18
Replies: 61
Views: 11,014
Posted By Chuck34
Re: US documentation scam

It’s official…new regs were put in place 12/29. Recreational boats can renew for 1 - 5 years. 1 year only for commercial.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-01-2022, 12:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,358
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Dilution of Anti-Freeze Experiment

And can be used in a raw water cooled engine. Pretty much use it anywhere except in a closed system.

I use the pink for the raw water side of my FWC engines and genset as well as my AC system,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-01-2022, 15:03
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chuck34
Re: uscg documentation

Listen to the above. Only use the real CG Doc office web site.
Did mine a couple of years ago for about $100. Renews are $26.
I got burned once by one of these scammers on a renew. Never again....
Forum: Cruising News & Events 17-10-2021, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Chuck34
Re: Marine documantation center

While I am NOT a fan of these scammy doc service companies, most likely you will get your certificate of documentation. As mentioned, the CG doc office is months behind on their paperwork and the...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 24-08-2021, 11:20
Replies: 61
Views: 11,014
Posted By Chuck34
Re: US documentation scam

Older thread but needs to be brought back up to the top of the page as a reminder. Only pay $26 to the real Coast Guard doc office to renew your documentation
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