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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: High Carbon Monoxide readings

The service life on mine is five years. How old are yours?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,581
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

It's not just liability. Another sailor may not have Med's self control.


Med kudos on keeping your cool, after all you've been through I'd buy some lottery tickets. When your luck turns you're...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Installing an electric motor

He's using AGM's and I think anyone going electric would go AGM as well. They seem to have the best bang for the buck right now. Lithium's are still very expensive.

These new Carbon Foam...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Installing an electric motor

That's really cool. I need to check out your blog when I have a few minutes.

Just a couple of curiosity questions:
Did you mount your Honda 2000 on deck or below deck with an exhaust outlet?
...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Installing an electric motor

Most of the install would be the same, actually easier since there is no old engine and charging system to remove - the kit included AGM batteries and a charger.

The addition of a shaft log and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,931
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The "SailNet is Done - 4 Year Old Thread!" Thread is Done

Which smilies are acceptable when posting from a blue water boat?

Everyone knows production smilies are inferior.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   05-31-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Installing an electric motor

I'd have to disagree after doing the first test run on a friends electric motor install yesterday.

The boat is an older O'Day 28 and he pulled the diesel and replaced it with an electric motor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-21-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,849
Posted By JimMcGee
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Serious BBQ

We have a Magma kettle on the stern rail and a Kuuma rectangular grill mounted on the dock.

We pretty much use the Magma for burgers, dogs and brats. It runs very hot so you really have to keep an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,022
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

Denise where will your new "home waters" be? Are you thinking of kayaking the upper river again or lake sailing up around Nockamixon? (yeah I probably spelled it wrong).

It's amazing how many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,022
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

That is one pretty little lady.

I just don't know if I'd want to be out on the Delaware in her on July 4th weekend with all the power boat idiots :eek:

Which brings me back around to why not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Captains License Downside

Wow.

Bubb I missed this way back when. I hope your wife has finally found some relief, and I hope the SOB in the SeaRay is no longer on the water. What a bastard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

Exactly. Because the barrier is so high there are few companies and little in the way of real pricing competition. Over the years there have been accusations of pricing collusion but I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,313
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Bad Survey - Sue for Return of Deposit?

I'm with Denise here - I smell bullsh!t

Even someone who's not mechanically inclined can tell the difference between a "practically new" diesel and one that's 35 years old.

Hell I could show...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,022
Posted By JimMcGee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

I was in Romania both before and after the dictator and was amazed at how quickly some things changed - and at how some things never did.

I'd love to visit Cuba now, before it morphs into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

But there is no value add.

The problem I have is I paid for the phone. Until very recently your only choice in the U.S. was to buy the phone through your carrier. Your carrier loads software onto...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,022
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

Denise was that building from a CLC kit or from scratch?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,022
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

Denise,
I didn't know Old Town made power boats. I thought they just made canoes.

Were the Pen Yan's wood hull runabouts around 15-16 feet? I think that's what my friend's dad had for a summer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,981
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Yep, my buddy just got a new-used main for his O'Day from Bacon's. It was a very positive experience.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,981
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Nancy, don't rule out production boats. There are some on SailNet that have a bias for/against certain brands; but the reality is you'll be day sailing, anchoring in a nice cove, cooking burgers and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,981
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

And don't forget they have their own sea monster !

Talk about a story to tell over beers :D
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,981
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Nancy, for the kind of sailing you described the Catalina 30 isn't a bad choice. I know you've been looking a while but I'm not sure if you've looked at them. A quick YachtWorld search turned up 32...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

And I wasn't trying to throw rocks your way. I know Cuba is a real hot button issue for some here, just trying to steer it away from the political...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Good old boat for newbie

With older boats condition usually trumps brand or model. Look for a boat in good overall condition.

An older boat that has been loved by it's owner will allow you to get out sailing and do less...
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