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Search: Posts Made By: HerbDB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By HerbDB
There are plenty of options. I had a...

There are plenty of options.

I had a Catalina 25 for quite a few years. I never stored gas where fumes could leak inside the hull. Some small boats have a sealed and vented tank compartment. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By HerbDB
With all due respect for others opinions, I...

With all due respect for others opinions, I believe this is very bad advise. The potential for fumes accumulating in the hull is there. Go with your instincts and don't do it!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,978
Posted By HerbDB
I think you are really underestimating the impact...

I think you are really underestimating the impact weather will have on your trip in a small vessel. You can expect to lose as much as 1/2 of your time off from work waiting for weather to cross the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,978
Posted By HerbDB
Split Decision draws 5'2" according to...

Split Decision draws 5'2" according to manufacturers specs. With all of the gear on board, I always figured on needing 5'6" at least.

We did not have too many issues with depth in the Abacos. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,978
Posted By HerbDB
I think this depends on your destination in the...

I think this depends on your destination in the Bahamas and the draft of the boat. If you are going to the Abacos or have a deeper draft boat, you can enter further north and clear customs at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By HerbDB
I do not know if all brands have a stepped turn...

I do not know if all brands have a stepped turn on feature, but when I added a 16K unit to my 36' boat the installer recommended one that had this feature.

My unit has a single compressor with two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By HerbDB
I really like the newer variable speed pumps. ...

I really like the newer variable speed pumps. They are quieter and provide an even flow of pressure without the surges of the older pumps. IMO they remove the need for an accumulator.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,271
Posted By HerbDB
Absolutely. Get a diesel treatment to stop the...

Absolutely. Get a diesel treatment to stop the growth, but if the tank is already gunked up, you will still need to clean the tank and polish the fuel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By HerbDB
Taxi's monitor channel 6 on VHF. You can call...

Taxi's monitor channel 6 on VHF. You can call them using a handheld if you are taking one, from the boat or get the staff at moorings to call them.

Here is a helpful link to VHF usage in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By HerbDB
You got serious answers, an omnidirectional...

You got serious answers, an omnidirectional antenna will work fine with the boat swinging at anchor. We used a Boatenna Home Page (http://www.boatenna.com/), just hoisting it up a halyard. Worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By HerbDB
Go cruising for a long period and you might...

Go cruising for a long period and you might change your mind. For a short period its OK, but on a long trip, news, weather and entertainment take on different facets. Same with internet and phone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By HerbDB
We staged out of Marsh Harbor Inn and Marina for...

We staged out of Marsh Harbor Inn and Marina for a couple of months and I can tell you that the two major supermarkets are well stocked and within walking distance. You will need to take a taxi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By HerbDB
Great observations on the Abacos. The weather...

Great observations on the Abacos. The weather can be a little iffy. We used wet suits and made sure our visitors had them, so the grandkids could swim and play on the beaches. Here is a link to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 2,487
Posted By HerbDB
A couple of years ago, we spent November to Feb...

A couple of years ago, we spent November to Feb in and around Marsh Harbor. I did a lot of scuba diving and snorkeling. I definitely recommend a short 3mm wet suit if you are in the water long. My...
Forum: Chartering 01-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By HerbDB
I can't help you with the lobstering, but I spent...

I can't help you with the lobstering, but I spent several months in the Abacos two years ago. It is a great area, easy navigation and unless a norther comes through great sailing.

Don't miss Hope...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 6,554
Posted By HerbDB
Here is a possible alternative to your plan that...

Here is a possible alternative to your plan that will work. You could keep the boat in Riverside, NJ and still use it on the Delaware. Pay the NJ 5% tax when you buy the boat. Then when you move...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,165
Posted By HerbDB
You do need to be careful how you register your...

You do need to be careful how you register your boat. I live in PA and have a documented vessel that is registered and kept in Maryland. I pay a small amount for a Maryland use sticker every two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By HerbDB
Your articulate post is a response to a thread I...

Your articulate post is a response to a thread I started in 2006. No one had posted to in in almost three years.

What does "in such finesses" , "politians" and "trutha" mean? I thought spelling,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By HerbDB
We spent several months in Marsh Harbor and...

We spent several months in Marsh Harbor and observed a number of people leaving boats at the marina and flying back to the states. Marsh Harbor is protected and the airport has regular service to...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-14-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,095
Posted By HerbDB
I live in Allentown. I have kept boats in...

I live in Allentown. I have kept boats in Georgetown, MD on the Sassafras and in Annapolis.

Georgetown - Closer, rural setting, very protected, brackish water easy on boats, beautiful river; long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 6,326
Posted By HerbDB
This is what I use. Available from Sailrite...

This is what I use. Available from Sailrite $.60/ft. Nylon is more uv resistant than polypropylene although it is a little more expensive.

Webbing Nylon Extra Heavy Royal Blue 1" 5300#...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By HerbDB
National Geographic will air a program on...

National Geographic will air a program on Japanese subs on Tues Nov 17. Here is a link. Hunt for the Samurai Subs | National Geographic Channel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,888
Posted By HerbDB
Actually, I think you are getting some bad...

Actually, I think you are getting some bad information here, however good intentioned. Here is what the IRS pub actually says:

Qualified Home

For you to take a home mortgage interest...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By HerbDB
Hi Moe, My favorite anchorage is on the...

Hi Moe,

My favorite anchorage is on the Rhode River. It is a nice sail from Annapolis. You can anchor back behind High Island (really a sand spit that almost disappears at high tide). Flat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By HerbDB
We have a Westerbeke 4.3Kw genset installed in...

We have a Westerbeke 4.3Kw genset installed in our engine room which is located under the cockpit (center cockpit boat). It handles all of the charging and will run the AC and heat.

Due to the...
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