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Forum: Powered Boats 19-06-2018, 09:28
Replies: 21
Views: 7,615
Posted By skippy
Re: Carbon Monoxide Detector Going Off

Our new one went off after about 3 months. It was in the middle of the day and only 1 of 3 went off. My husband “unplugged” it(there’s a little tab that pulls out of the connectors inside and then...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2018, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,473
Posted By skippy
Re: Honest reviews on this boat please!

I’m sorry but i am no boat expert. Having owned 2 extremely successful businesses, this “shell game” of pictures is troublesome. Like one of the earlier posts said- the start is not “right” and it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2018, 11:11
Replies: 23
Views: 4,473
Posted By skippy
Re: Honest reviews on this boat please!

I like the one with the prettier curtains- not the striped ones.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-04-2018, 07:59
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

Well, we tried the app ROAM got all the info into it twice but it is failing on Custom’s side so after 2 attempted FaceTime calls from Customs they gave us the “you are good to go”.
Yeah!!!
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-04-2018, 07:20
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

tried to do the ROAM app but you have to buy a "trip" decal and have just spent 2 hours trying to get it to work
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-04-2018, 06:15
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

OK, we got in late yesterday into St Lucie Inlet(yes it can be tricky at low tide but moving slow, follow markers carefully and right at dusk) doing the customs thing today. Of course not sure...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-04-2018, 11:13
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

that's good to know. i guess i will be calling Stuart before we possibly waste a trip there
thanks
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-04-2018, 10:47
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

Thanks! We will just "bump" through as how ever we need.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-04-2018, 10:40
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

Thanks John! that is the way i will go once we get back to Fl
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-04-2018, 10:11
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
Re: reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

Thank you Bill! everything i got was referring to cruise ships
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-04-2018, 09:53
Replies: 51
Views: 7,670
Posted By skippy
reentry to US from Bahamas cruise

Can't find a thread on this nor an answer on the net. We are in the Abacos and getting ready to head back to the states on our boat. What do we need to do going back? We are US citizens, have all...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-04-2018, 13:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By skippy
Re: Bahama tide table understanding

thanks- things are making more sense!!!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-04-2018, 11:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By skippy
Bahama tide table understanding

ok, we are virgins in taking our boat to the Bahamas. we are sitting in Marsh Harbour(waiting for watermaker part) getting ready to leave tomorrow. I am so confused on the tides amongst these spots...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 11-03-2018, 11:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By skippy
grappling hooks

was just wondering if a grappling hook is something useful on board in the way of trying to grab mooring balls, dragging and catching something lost, on the dinghy(of course spikes need covered) etc
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 25-02-2018, 04:36
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By skippy
Re: fear of destoying new props

Thanks everyone. I totally agree! Do the basics- awareness of where you are and where you should be. Oh yes! Stuff happens! Especially on a boat- boat grimlins.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 05-02-2018, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By skippy
Re: fear of destoying new props

That's the way i feel. be careful and cautious. We've had the boat 3 years and really never had a problem. But it's like a new car- park far away from everyone but sooner or later someone dings...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 05-02-2018, 12:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By skippy
fear of destoying new props

Seems like our props have been a major discussion on our boat. My husband has developed a fear of hitting something and destroying the brand new props we had to get as the old original brass ones...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 27-01-2018, 12:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By skippy
Re: 2nd set of props

we have gone over every scenario(that we can think of). think we are going the route of storing them on land and setting up 2 people that can get them and send them if needed. Yeah they are big but...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 26-01-2018, 14:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By skippy
Re: 2nd set of props

I guess I should give more info. We have 52 power ft Symbol, 2 engines, 2 props. Props are 34inches diameter, weigh about 100+ lbs. Can’t find a spot to store the old brass ones that have been...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 26-01-2018, 13:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By skippy
2nd set of props

I cannot find a thread on this so I’m sorry if it does exist. who carries a 2nd set of props and where do you store them. What are the possibilities of storing them on home turf ready to ship and...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-01-2018, 06:47
Replies: 29
Views: 4,201
Posted By skippy
Re: New to Florida..need advice on marina's

I am on the west coast in Palmetto, Fl. Check out Riviera Dunes Marina. Condos right at Marina. But big problem is our marina is at 93% capacity. We've been here 7 years and love the marina and...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 05-01-2018, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By skippy
Re: windows pulled

this is the 3 large windows in the pilot house that need pulled and resealed
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-01-2018, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By skippy
windows pulled

we need to pull our front windows in the pilot house as the sealant has decayed and is compromised. (having leaks and we have been able to narrow the area down) We are being told (from window...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 27-12-2017, 09:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By skippy
Re: Any suggestions for headphones?

Friends of ours have Eartech and they swear by them. We have head phones but are switching to Eartech
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 26-12-2017, 08:27
Replies: 19
Views: 4,848
Posted By skippy
Re: Sailing St.Pete - Bimini - Nassau

Thank you so much! did not have Predict Wind. now i do
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