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  1. Re: Considering buying a boat and need some advice

    The first thing I would do is ask myself "Self, how do I want to use my new boat?"


    Do you want to mostly fish with the boat, do you want to do water sports, do you want to just have a second...
  2. Re: Out of winter storage and in the water!

    Rooster, you're correct 2001 Larson 270 Cabrio.

    I'm recycling here..., but attached are a few photos that I had previously posted on the board.

    I'll snap a few photos of the new stuff when I...
  3. Out of winter storage and in the water!

    Hello to all, it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been around the board.

    Today I met the yard crew at the crane for a 5:00 PM splash in. It's been a long spring commissioning with a few...
  4. Red Bull Flugtag - Returns to the Delaware River

    This weekend Red Bull will return the Delaware River and have its wildly interesting "Flugtag" along the Camden/Philadelphia water fronts.

    The last event drew more than 65,000 spectators and a...
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    Inflatable PFD Safety Alert

    Just recieved from the USCGAUX, check your gear if you think you may be affected:

    Subject: Urgent - Mustang Survival Safety Alert
    Message: “
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Mustang Survival HIT...
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    Inflatable PFD Safety Alert

    Just recieved from the USCGAUX, check your gear if you think you may be affected:

    Subject: Urgent - Mustang Survival Safety Alert
    Message: “
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Mustang Survival HIT...
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    Re: Boat too Small?

    In my experience, the Upper Chesapeake is a little more sheltered and you can zip around pretty easily. Get past the 50/301 crossing and you’re dealing with bigger water.

    Interested in knowing if...
  8. Re: 4th of July fireworks from your boat - Is it worth it?

    I started this thread about three years ago and got a lot of feedback, some for it and some against.

    Today I read about the boat that capsized off of Long Island and was very sadden to hear that...
  9. Thread: Flag Day

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    Flag Day

    Today is Flag Day, so if you have an American Flag, fly it proudly. If you don't keep an American Flag then today would be a good day to go out and get yourself a flag kit;)

    For some of us the...
  10. Yacht Explosion Ruled a Hoax...thousands wasted on reponse

    I got wind of this story last night when it broke and thought to myself, dear God I hope that at least a few souls made it out alive.

    Today we find out that it was all an elaborate hoax that cost...
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    Re: Navigation Lights

    33 CFR would be a good place to start.
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    Re: The boat show...an annual ritual

    There use to be a show allot closer to home in Philly but it was pretty bad and really nothing more than a big indoor boating flea market, it hasn’t been offered in over 4 yrs now. A lot of the...
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    The boat show...an annual ritual

    Every year around this time, I jump in the car and take that drive down the Atlantic City Expressway to attend the AC Boat Show:)

    I enjoy seeing the new models from the makers we know and the new...
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    Re: Question for you Northerners...

    Winter makes Summer that much sweeter, memorable, and worth looking forward to.
    If there was just one long season, I don't know if boating would be the same for me:confused:
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    Re: Bad weather on Barnegat Bay

    WOW BARNEGAT INLET - Simply describe as "A partially submerged hazard to the unknowing navigator often with a following sea"
    Even if you didn't catch any, you had a good day if you get back in.
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    Re: Bad weather on Barnegat Bay

    How about when your 20 miles off shore and you get the word on the VHF radio that via National Weather Alert that pop up storms are moving your way about 50 MPH :eek:

    You can see the sky getting...
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    Re: Insane Jersey Coast Fall Striped Bass Run

    Thanks, I think that I will try to hit the Cape May Rips this time. The approach is a little different; I'll be going out on one of the local head boats. I gave them a call and they said that they...
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    Re: PFD Regulation for Pennsylvania

    Easy fix with the use of a floatation coat or jacket.

    Does Iboats sell a camo float coat for our hunting friends?
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    PFD Regulation for Pennsylvania

    Just got an email on this from my USCGAUX Flotilla:

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission passed a new regulation at its September 27, 2011, meeting on life jacket wear during cold weather...
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    Re: DSC Enabled VHF Radios

    Eric, your are correct, only others that you allow to know your position (outside of the "other ways" that you refer to) will know your position and that knowledge requires an exchange of...
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    Re: DSC Enabled VHF Radios

    Careful Skargo, everyone having DSC might just ruin the "Boating the Upper Chesapeake" thread :eek:

    No more "how do you get to" questions, just look at your chart plotter. LOL :D
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    Re: Insane Jersey Coast Fall Striped Bass Run

    AVA diamond jigs... A-27s, 47s and 67s to get to the bottom, no tube seemed to work better and everyone’s rig had a teaser about 15" above the jig. More than half the fish were taken on the teasers,...
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    Insane Jersey Coast Fall Striped Bass Run

    Over the last three weeks, the Striped Bass fishing in New Jersey has been something special. Last week I decided to give it a try and got my limit within the 1st hour, catch and release after that....
  24. Update - Re: Duck Boat Accident...Tug Mate Pleads the 5th

    Today a federal judge sentenced the mate to one year and a day in prison, as well as three years supervised release. Didn't hear if the USGC is going to let him keep his ticket.

    Two deceased, a...
  25. Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

    Well what can I say... on the way to the boat yard for my winter lay up, facing a steady 25-30 southwest blow right in the face , I caught a gust and off went the new winter Jeff cap and don't ask me...
  26. Re: what method would you use to cut up a boat?

    Know a fella with a boat yard filled with old never to be used again boats, mostly wood.

    One of the hands at the yard lives on site in a trailer and he tries to burn a boat in his pot belly...
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    Re: rules of the water

    Red
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    Re: This trade worth it???

    How long has it been parked under that tree without a cover:facepalm:...watch out for snakes, spiders and yellow Jackets:eek:
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    Re: Veterans Administration Medical Centers

    OK...making me re-think the LOOP going North and might just go South:rolleyes:

    From Philly I'm OK to Florida, but where to go from there:confused:
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    Re: Boating the Upper Chesapeake

    Jon, to bounce off of Jerry's thought, have you ever been down to the St. Michaels/Cambridge/Oxford Areas? Nice boating with lots of little coves and areas to swim, a little more salt and Jelly Fish...
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    Re: New Boat to Me(My story)

    It's funny that you mentioned importing your boat... I met a couple from Europe several years ago while staying at the Georgetown Yacht Basin on the Sassafras River. They had a Larson like me and...
  32. Re: HELP. Two mechanics say they have not heard of this one.

    Right now it's an A and B conversation...You and the shop.

    When you add C to the equation (at least at this point), your allowing some one else's wrench to muddy the waters.

    If it was me, I...
  33. Thread: New boat!!

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    Re: New boat!!

    Nice boat...reminds me of my 1st boat - 12ft. Lowe aluminum flat bottom. Boy, the places I went and the things I did in that thing when I was younger would scare the heck out of me today:facepalm:
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    Re: Boating the Upper Chesapeake

    Hey guys I hope that your 4th was as enjoyable as mine was...I was firing on all cylinders and to top things off, my air conditioner didn't even freeze up. Got back yesterday around 2PM, took about...
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    Re: Boating the Upper Chesapeake

    Came into Baltimore Inner Harbor yesterday, I had a few internet connection difficulties at the marina but I finally got on this morning. Some pics from the cruise down, had great weather and good...
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    Re: Advice on Boat Traveling

    Are the barrels for flotation or is somebody hiding something:p
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    Re: Veterans Administration Medical Centers

    Better yet you get to spend more of your life out on the water enjoying your boat.

    I've been service connected since 93 and go to the va facility here in Philly. Nice folks who care about the...
  38. Re: Spare parts for a long cruise...what should I carry?

    Thanks Don...I'm working my way through the list, most of the things are easy to get and easy to work with.
  39. Spare parts for a long cruise...what should I carry?

    Going on a cruise soon and I would like to know what spare parts I should bring along. The engine is a Volvo Penta 5.7gsi PEFS 2000 model.

    I have two small tool kits and just picked up a fuel...
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    Re: Painting an anchor and chain

    All good replies so far...Robert I'm visualizing it with the enamel finish I bet your anchor looks sweet.

    I almost didn't want to post the question because, hell your only going to throw the...
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    Re: Painting an anchor and chain

    Sounds good to me. thanks
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    Painting an anchor and chain

    Ok, my anchor use to look like the one pictured below but now it’s formed some rust.

    Have any of you ever painted your anchor and chain? If so, what did you use?

    I know there is a galvanized...
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    Re: Need help bottom cleaning

    why don't you just prep and paint? Are you trying to go with a non painted bottom?
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    Re: Advice on Boat Traveling

    When I retire and take my 1st extended trip I'll be buying a trawler.
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    Re: First post here. Thanks for having us.

    Says 87 on the tag, I would go with 87.

    Believe me, as time goes on you'll have allot more deal with than what type of gas to put in the tank;)
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    Re: Boating the Upper Chesapeake

    Watch out for my wake guys...I'm coming your way!

    Got a slip at harbor east marina Baltimore for the 4th, crabs,crabs,crabs, did I forget to mention crabs:D
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    Re: Boat air conditioning

    Always good to keep that strainer clean. During a trip to St. Michaels I sucked up a bunch of Jelly Fish that caused my unit to freeze up like a block of ice. Still happens from time to time, so...
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    Re: navigation basics

    In addition to any basic navigation course, Also get to know the functions of your GPS, they can help you plot your course and stay in good water as you’re underway.

    When I cruise the Chesapeake...
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    Re: What boating mistakes have you made?

    Was out working on a 21 ft Boston Whaler (alone in the winter) and was going around the side to relieve myself when I slipped on some spray (fresh water) that had frozen. I was holding a rail on the...
  50. Re: How bout a happy feel good thread on how much you saved $ ?

    Painted the bottom of my boat this year...did'nt have to pay someone else for that.
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