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by djahncke
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 5651

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I have had good luck getting glasses and sun glasses from Zenni. Their prices are reasonable so I have multiple pairs of sunglasses (both bi-focal and single vision) stashed at home, on my boat, in my car and at my cottage.

-Don
by djahncke
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User
Replies: 20
Views: 18995

Re: Reset of B&G V50 Radio

A method to reset the MMSI on a B&G VHF Marine Band Class-D DSC Model V50 radio was offered by an informed end-user on a public forum . He described the procedure succinctly: Factory reset: press X and scan code 7100 and follow instructions Not having this radio myself, I cannot verify or comme...
by djahncke
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 17775

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

Jim--keep in mind when your are comparing LiFePO to Lead Acid batteries that Ampere-hour ratings do not compare directly. You should not take a Lead Acid battery below 50% state-of-charge or you will damage it. A LiFePO battery can be taking down to almost zero without damage. So you need a 160 Ampe...
by djahncke
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale 1978 15 Sport
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Re: For Sale 1978 15 Sport

The boat is sold.
by djahncke
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale 1978 15 Sport
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

For Sale 1978 15 Sport

For Sale: 1978 15’ Sport with 1978 70hp Evinrude motor. My whaler fleet has recently expanded to 5 boats and I need to bring it back to a reasonable level. This is a one owner boat, I bought it new 39 years ago. It still has it original motor which runs great and starts easily. Included is a Mills C...
by djahncke
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 9869

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde has issued a recall on 134 models of fire extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017. These models may not function properly when needed to fight a fire. There has been one death from this so far. Read the information from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission in the link ...
by djahncke
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS:Boston Whaler Helm Chair (NEW) (Blemish)
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Re: FS: 3 Boston Whaler Helm Chairs (NEW)

Buoy,

I spoke with Joe on the phone Wednesday and reached a deal for two of the seats. He has received and cashed a check for a 20% deposit to hold the seats until I can come by for them at the end of the month.

What deal did you strike with him?

-Don
by djahncke
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Rideau Canal Schedule and Fees
Replies: 3
Views: 5399

Free lockage on Canada Canals in 2017

It seems that Canada has announced that lockage on their canal systems in 2017 will be free. Next year could be a good year to plan a trip on the Trent Severn or Rideau canal systems.


http://www.waterwayguide.com/latest-news/news/6589/canada-announces-free-lockage-in-2017
by djahncke
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Fuel Along Tennessee River in Tennessee and Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 8568

Re: Fuel Along Tennessee River in Tennessee and Alabama

Skipper Bob's publications are useful cruising guides for those areas.

http://www.skipperbob.net/publications
by djahncke
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yet another Weather Web Page
Replies: 6
Views: 5352

Yet another Weather Web Page

I recently came across this weather web page. I find it is the best I have seen to get a feel for what is going on with winds and waves on both a large scale (national and global) and a small scale (local). I have added it to my favorites and will be consulting if frequently when planning my boating...
by djahncke
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Burt Lake Speed Test
Replies: 11
Views: 7695

Re: Burt Lake Speed Test

I enjoyed that run across. My recollection is White Water was the only other boat that kept their speed up all the way across the lake. While I did not make note of my top speed, I do know that earlier in the summer I hit a shade of 50 statue mph while running the St.Mary's River with Manic Moment. ...
by djahncke
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 20 inch shaft on a Classic 13
Replies: 4
Views: 5395

Re: 20 inch shaft on a Classic 13

I prefer Evinrude for several reasons. Initially it was because I had had such a great experience with the 1978 70hp Evinrude I bought new on my first whaler (15 Sport), which is still going strong. I cannot say the same for some of the other outboards I have had. Then when I started keeping my boat...
by djahncke
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 86557

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Dutchman- Yes, you absolutely can run on a plane in the Crooked River. There are some sections with cottages that you need to drop down to no-wake speeds. But there are two long sections with some sharp turns that you can run on plane. The other caveat is you need to drop down to no-wake speeds when...
by djahncke
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 20 inch shaft on a Classic 13
Replies: 4
Views: 5395

20 inch shaft on a Classic 13

Due to some winter damage to my outboard done by a nesting mouse, I decided it was time to re-power my classic 13. I wanted an E-TEC 25, but it is not available with power trim and tilt in a 15-inch shaft. So I had to modify the transom on my 13 to handle a 20-inch shaft. Fortunately my local Evinru...
by djahncke
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 86557

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

This my inland boat. It is usually kept on a hoist in front of my cottage. The Dauntless 17 is an ideal family lake boat.
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Dauntless 17
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For trips on the Great Lakes and overnight trips we use Lucky Two our 25WA.
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25 Walkaround
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by djahncke
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Introduction to the Forum Software
Topic: First Post On New Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 25927

Re: First Post On New Forum

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