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by SeaFaring
17 Jan 2018, 20:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Be careful out there
Replies: 14
Views: 3789

Be careful out there

You should not operate a boat if you can’t maintain a proper look-out. I’m a big believer in handicapped accessibility. But he should have an adjustable helm seat to get his field of view where it needs to be or else stay off the helm. Hopefully his insurance makes his victims whole and then drops h...
by SeaFaring
17 Jan 2018, 07:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Angle Grinder Strip Disc?
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Angle Grinder Strip Disc?

I used a vacuum pickup blasting gun when I was stripping my trailer. It was a pain. Worked well for small parts though. My biggest problem was that for blasting, you really need a big 240v compressor. A 110v machine just doesn’t offer enough volume. I’ve heard of dry ice blasting in commercial kitch...
by SeaFaring
13 Jan 2018, 02:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking for new to me 16' Voyager Jon details
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Looking for new to me 16' Voyager Jon details

As a last resort, you can calculate max HP from the dimensions (length, width, and transom height). The formula is in the coast guard regs or its probably posted somewhere on this site.

The hull plate would be on the transom if it were still there.


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by SeaFaring
12 Jan 2018, 08:37
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: By now, everyone has heard about the Intel issue....
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

By now, everyone has heard about the Intel issue....

Here is an excellent article on the performance penalties for the updates. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/heres-how-and-why-the-spectre-and-meltdown-patches-will-hurt-performance/ And it also includes a better description of speculative execution than my prior post, which omitted the fact t...
by SeaFaring
11 Jan 2018, 23:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Angle Grinder Strip Disc?
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Angle Grinder Strip Disc?

You guys are talking about the best way to make your boat shiny. I think you are looking at this all wrong. I found it is far easier to achieve that classic tin boat patina consisting of oxidation, dock rash, and fish guts. :LOL2: Haha - I know what you mean. The person who had my boat before my fa...
by SeaFaring
10 Jan 2018, 20:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Angle Grinder Strip Disc?
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Angle Grinder Strip Disc?

Thanks for the tips everyone! Media blasting definitely has an appeal, specifically making it someone else’s job. It would depend on the cost I suppose. I might be able to get a good deal by calling up marinas around here in the summer. They’re usually starving for work during prime boating season. ...
by SeaFaring
09 Jan 2018, 21:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: A couple of boats on Craigslist maybe worth a look.
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

A couple of boats on Craigslist maybe worth a look.

Those are good deals - especially if the motors are in running condition.


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by SeaFaring
09 Jan 2018, 21:06
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: AGE POLL
Replies: 45
Views: 12436

AGE POLL

LDUBS wrote:I celebrated my 66th on 12/31. Had a big party!

My wife's grandmother turned 99 years old on Dec 26. She told me I'm getting too fat. I love her dearly.
Happy birthday!


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by SeaFaring
09 Jan 2018, 21:05
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Some babble about gear upgrades
Replies: 25
Views: 9198

Some babble about gear upgrades

I just picked up a new Shimano NASCI 3000 for $99. The way I justified spending that much was that the reel has 20lbs of drag in 3000 size - most reels that small have 10-15 lbs of drag. This makes it a more versatile inshore reel. One of my primary use cases is vertical jigging, so the light weigh...
by SeaFaring
09 Jan 2018, 00:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: anchors
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

anchors

The chain does far more to ensure good anchoring than most people know, IMHO. You are correct. The chain will keep the anchor more perpendicular to the bed which gives it more grip as it tries to pull across the bottom of the lake/river/ocean. A rope only will tend to pull the anchor up depending o...
by SeaFaring
08 Jan 2018, 11:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: You are getting old
Replies: 97
Views: 14239

You are getting old

Dang folks this thread got me to thinking about my early childhood on a one horse farm in Middle Ga. where everybody had a job even little kids , mine was to empty the slop jar first thing in the morning and bring in a skuttle of coal from the pile. Memories ? Oh man let me see. Door knob on the th...
by SeaFaring
07 Jan 2018, 22:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: anchors
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

anchors

I hadn’t thought of river current. That would definitely drive up your ground tackle needs.

Good luck!


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by SeaFaring
07 Jan 2018, 21:48
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.

Thanks for this. I am and have been on FB for a very long time and for a ton of different reasons (It’s definitely more than just keeping up with family and the benefits of having an account cannot be overstated) and was glad to learn there was a FB page ! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I can see...
by SeaFaring
07 Jan 2018, 20:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: By now, everyone has heard about the Intel issue....
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

By now, everyone has heard about the Intel issue....

I have no idea what you are talking about. Chromebook? Trolleys? XKCD? Cloud? If it is something to do with those pocket computer/cell phone things I am OK. I don't have a cell phone. I just reread my post and it’s super long. Sorry about that. I was just making a serious effort at answering your q...