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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My Marina

Whaaaaat??????

:confused: :confused: :confused:

Generally property taxes are paid by the property owner.

I've heard of property tax as a line item with commercial properties but not for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My Marina

Why on earth would you agree to those terms?

My marina is NOT extending me credit and has no reason to run a credit check on me. I've always paid an annual fee as either a lump sum or in a two...
Forum: Boat Reviews   1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New Positive and Comprehensive Catalina 22 Review

Pretty even handed and accurate article.

I think these boats have been so popular because they're versatile. You can race, day sail or overnight. In any one category you may find a boat that is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My Marina

That can't be legal ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My Marina

Mark,
I was advised recently not to give my social to doctors (who routinely request it) because their lax behavior has led to so much identity theft. If they need to track you down for some sort of...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Electric power is like any other option or model boat, you have to find a buyer who wants what you have.

In general I think people are more accepting of electric now than a few years ago, but it...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Donna, I'm shocked at your suggestion. We never go back and re-hash the same old topics.

As a matter of fact there's an anchor thread going right now that has all kinds of new info and opinions ...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Damn.

I usually leave the fresh water tank under our v-berth empty because our boat seems to ride better without that weight forward. And that's nothing compared to what you're describing.

I'd...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Rick being aware of the boats balance is important and something he and I kicked around when he was spec'ing it out against a diesel. Hard to believe Hunter/Elco got something so fundamental so...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

SL A lot depends on how you use your boat. If you mostly day sail and you're looking at a re-power it's a good option.

My buddy just did a repower on his 27 O'Day with electric and he's thrilled...
Forum: Diesel   5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Diesel stalls at idle and won't restart hot

I had a partially blocked screen in the fuel tank pick up tube that caused similar behavior. But I was able to restart after a minute or so...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Tony, every sailor should watch Captain Ron.

If nothing else it will help you laugh at your own mistakes when you make them :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 3,747
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Tansient Docking in the Florida Keys??

Check with these folks in Marathon: Marathon Yacht Club (http://www.marathonyachtclub.com/)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Everything you need to know
Captain Ron's philosophy on sailing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmcsr0wt4wk&index=1&list=PL90F171E010229E15)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Tony,
This may help. It's an online link to all the charts for your area. Scroll down, the charts for the Tampa area start with 11411.

The higher the number under scale the less detail, the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Tony,
Congratulations on your new baby.

You might want to Google sailing schools in your area (there's quite a few). If you learn by being deck hand for a day you'll only learn what that sailor...
Forum: Pearson   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Custom hard dodger for Immaculate P36

Very nice.

Most hard dodgers look homemade. There's a lot of nice detail in yours. Definitely well thought out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Thank You, Sailnet

Congratulations !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??

"A KragerÝterne dinghy weaving within the rocky inlets of KragerÝ, Norway. Apparently they fleet race these boats through these rocks too."

:eek
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

French polishing?????????????

Sheesh, c'mon guys it's a friggin' boat ! You don't see that shine when you're sailing.

Get a 6" random orbit polisher, a mix of pads, 3M compound, polish and wax...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Interior cushion material choices

Alan it sounds like you're close, and it sounds like you're overdue for some good luck.

Hopefully you'll get to savor that first perfect sail soon.

Best of luck,
Jim
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Interior cushion material choices

OK Alan, let me give you another boat project :wink

We got rid of our vinyl cockpit cushions and replaced them with Sunbrella cushions with dry fast foam and Fifertex bottoms that snap in place...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Interior cushion material choices

Alan, I've been redesigning that damn table in my head for seven years now.

I played around with the idea of the fold down style that's used on Island Packets and Cabo Ricos. But then I lose the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Mantus review

All these shiny gadgets just mean something else you have to maintain and polish.

All a real sailor needs is a rusty old church key.

Just remember when it comes time to recycle the beer real...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Boarding after a Slip

That's pretty cool, never seen one before.
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