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  1. Another problem with e-charts is that it is pretty easy to zoom out a bit to far on your nav screen - and if you do that, some hazards will not be shown. I can think of several fairly recent examples of boats hitting the beach and/or reefs for that reason.
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    Hey, now hold on a minute there pardner . . . I thought we were the apex predators !!
  3. He was a key part (from skipper to head honcho) is what, five consecutive AC victories? Six? I doubt that will ever be equaled. I met his smarter brother once when he dropped into our club - very unassuming and gracious person.
  4. It is a very good film, but leaves out a huge amount of important points from the original book - Ott's Sharks and Little Fishes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/411611.Sharks_and_Little_Fish which states that, among other things, the German submariners did not hesitate to murder officers who were incompetent or cruel. If the movie/TV versions were accurate, they would show that. But that would not boost the war-heroic narrative, would it?
  5. My first downvotes - just so crushing !!
  6. your restrictions are tougher than ours, we'll just have to wait a month (or more?) to find out if yours have been more efficacious. Here by the Sweetwater Seas, for now all the yacht club facilities are closed; but the marine service folks are still allowed to splash boats, and we are still allowed to be out there. These rules are state-by-state in the US; and they can change at any time. Wheels et al make a good point about recreational boaters tying up rescue/first responder resources. Your attitude of "all in this together" will get you through it. Love ya to pieces
  7. Come on now Mr. Knot, you do have an interesting perspective - well, mostly But you need to be respectful and play nice For myself, I'd like you to be able to stick around for a while. (On lockdown here by the Sweetwater Seas, the Admiral and I have been watching a good bit of old US film "noir' on YouTube. Dark stuff, a lot of it) May you find peace, or peace find you - whichever comes first
  8. I'm tellin' ya I've got a million of them ! or para tu esposa . . Te digo que tnego un millon de ellas ! With apologies to James Durante - long ago humor.
  9. Speaking as your pet gringo - only one account
  10. The best advice above is to buy a well maintained and well equipped boat. If you compare the actual costs of a boat that needs sails, motor, rigging (standing/running), winches, canvas, and costs $ 15K to a boat that needs none of that and costs $ 35K - the latter is nearly always less expensive once you add it all up. Well over half of all "project" boats are never completed.
  11. I have a Nissan 6hp 4 stroke extra long shaft on my 4400 pound keeler - does the job getting in and out of the marina, or as an iron genny when the wind dies. But when I checked on y-tube for how to change the impeller, the long shaft made it seem almost impossible, so I went with my mechanic guy - he did it for $ 180 USD. You really don't want the impeller to come apart and start shedding rubber bits in your cooling system. Good luck, and stop by the Sweetwater Seas sometime.
  12. They're gonna fight ya to the last inflatable !
  13. Wow, that's even worse than facing down a water snake sunning itself on your dock https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3sA2buAd_WHI0Z3h9_aPgglxn05uCTQqP-D5mHwxlR8aPZogXMg&s
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