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by Hoosier
Thu May 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Just to close out this thread, for this year anyway. I didn't get a chance to make a run out to the Oriskany for a bunch of reasons: lousy weather, Alabama DNR closed the Boggy Point Ramp for repairs, more lousy weather, and I ran out of time.
by Hoosier
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

In the Northern Indiana market pontoons dominate, and they were almost all that was on the upper showroom. I would add that Northern Indiana is loaded with boat manufacturers; Brunswick's main plant for their multiple lines of pontoons is in Fort Wayne.
by Hoosier
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

Those pictures were taken at the 2019 Fort Wayne Boat Show (and Sale). The dealer is a old time small dealer on Lake Wawasee in Northern Indiana. Their booth was in the lower floor and had a lot of pillars in the way of picture views of the other couple of boats on display, all equally expensive.
by Hoosier
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

It looks like the next couple of days will have something for everyone:

https://blog.weather.us/messy-winter-st ... wednesday/

This is a good site to bookmark.
by Hoosier
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Wintering Over in the North Channel
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Wintering Over in the North Channel

And, then again, maybe not: Friday: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -3. Windy, with a west wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Friday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming par...
by Hoosier
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

Re: Recommendations from Floridian Whaler Owners

Try the Panhandle. Hurricane Michael did a number on parts of Panama City Beach and almost destroyed Mexico Beach, but further south and east Port St. Joe (PSJ), Indian Pass, and Apalachicola are still okay. We've snow-bird-ed in Port St. Joe a couple of times and it has fabulous water for an 18 Out...
by Hoosier
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

That Regulator is nice, except for "Fuel Tank Capacity: 600-gallon" and the four 425's. My 23 WA has a 1800gallon tank and, theoretically, can go from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay without refueling. That's across Lake Superior, the long way. I think I'll stick with my 40-year-old Whaler...
by Hoosier
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: The Great Carrier Reef

Thanks, Butch. I was thinking of Boggy Point as the launch point. It'd be about an hour's drive from Weeks Bay but a lot better than going all the way by water. Did you move into the condo on the Lagoon?
by Hoosier
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

The Great Carrier Reef

I'm going to be down in the Weeks Bay area of Southern Alabama in March with my V20 Outrage and have wondered, for years, about going out to the USS Oriskany. I figure I'd trailer to Perdido Pass and then head out from there. Have any of you Gulf Coast Whalers gone out and what do you think of doing...
by Hoosier
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 2847

Re: November Gales

I sit corrected, sagging it be, but it could have been either, the result would have been the same: a broken ship. Anyway, I find it a bit hard to believe that the "brittle steel" argument would apply to all those sinkings; there was something else going on. Big confused waves in bathtubs ...
by Hoosier
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 2847

Re: November Gales

Sitting here watching the snow flakes and wind, 24 mph peak in the last hour, I got to wondering. Having been in the North Channel in some really sloppy conditions and having sailed in 50' seas on both the North Atlantic and North Pacific I can state that "seas" in the Great lakes are not ...
by Hoosier
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: November Gales
Replies: 21
Views: 2847

Re: November Gales

the National Weather Service office, Gaylord, Michigan, posted this :

https://www.weather.gov/apx/Gales_Of_November

NWS Gaylord is responsible for Whitefish Bay and Lake Superior west to about Grand Marais, where NWS Marquette takes over.
by Hoosier
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

I think Lockman's is what a dealer should be. We've been to several continuousWave get-togethers at Lockman's. I can't say enough good things about them. If you're within a couple of hundred miles of them, it's worth the drive to get the care you deserve.
by Hoosier
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Recharging depleted AGM battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Recharging depleted AGM battery

Interesting. I just had a similar problem with my conventional house/starboard starting battery on an week long trip. The battery maintainer gave a "Bad Battery" indication one morning which necessitated replacing the battery with a "loaner" from another boater in our group. (See...
by Hoosier
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use
Replies: 37
Views: 6700

Re: LiFePO Batteries for Marine Use

Here's an update: I just finished a boat trip to the North Channel with the BWGLCC ( see http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3674 ) and at the overnight stop in Killarney, Ontario my house and starboard starting battery failed. Since we were at a marina I had connected the batter...
by Hoosier
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: More Consolidation: NAVICO and C-MAP Merge
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: More Consolidation: NAVICO and C-MAP Merge

I still use the Lakemaster Michigan chart SD in my, now ancient, Lowrance XOG portable GPS/chartplotters. They were fabulous map cards because they not only showed water features in great detail but they also had all land roads, even two-track ORV trails.
by Hoosier
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio

I may not have reached MY expiration date but my warranty has, for sure, expired...... :-)
by Hoosier
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio

I found this: Ships are considered as operating domestically when they do not travel to foreign ports or do not transmit radio communications to foreign stations. Sailing in international waters is permitted, so long as the previous conditions are met. If you travel to a foreign port (e.g., Canada, ...
by Hoosier
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Boats With Voluntary-equipped Radio

[This thread was separated from another thread which was discussing fees for FCC issued ship station licenses.--jimh] I found this on the FCC website: Smaller ships used for recreation (e.g., sailing, diving, sport fishing, fishing, water skiing) are not required to have radio stations installed but...
by Hoosier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

Here in Fort Wayne, Brunswick has their major pontoon plant. It's in the old Lincoln-Wearever plant and is [more than] 300,000-square feet. Their [Brunswick's] old Harris-Kayot plant was half that. I think they make three brands or lines here, and some are [high priced]. I know--I drove one in last ...
by Hoosier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: Chris-Craft Sold to Winnebago

Didn't Brunswick just sell off their SEA RAY brand?
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Waterline on 1978 Outrage V-20
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Waterline on 1978 Outrage V-20

Interesting. My 1978 V-20 has three splashwell drains, one on the centerline right forward of the engine where you can't see it and then there are the port and starboard ones. There is a small sump in the splashwell that has the center drain in it. I rarely have water above the center sump. Even wit...
by Hoosier
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 6447

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

I got 8 replacement extinguishers that I sent in on the on line form. Then I got one "extra' that was not in any of the data I submitted to Kidde. I called them and they said I could: 1. Keep it, 2. Send it back using the included shipping label, or 3. donate it. I donated it.....to me....
by Hoosier
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 6447

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

A thought, which I brought up this weekend's USPS conference: with the massive Kidde fire extinguisher recall we all had better check our boats in case we get “inspected” next season and the USCG finds a recalled extinguisher as our only extinguisher; I’ll bet that’d be a violation, just like expire...
by Hoosier
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Northern Great Lakes Gale October 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4550

Re: Northern Great Lakes Gale October 2017

8.8 m at 10.24.13.30 converts to 28.87 feet.
by Hoosier
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 6204

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

WHAT? Don't US Navy ships have AIS?

I have [an AIS receiver] on my 23 Walkaround and it lets me know if any big guys are near me.
by Hoosier
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Leland Harbor: More Shoaling
Replies: 35
Views: 9708

Re: Leland Harbor: More Shoaling

Hmmm, $540,000 for Little Lake Harbor? Maybe there is more than one "Little Lake Harbor" in Michigan. I didn't know that the [USACE] was responsible for Michigan's Harbors of Refuge. The one I'm referring to is west of Whitefish Point on Lake Superior.
by Hoosier
Wed May 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Boat Registration

This thread inks to the NASBLA document about HIN requirements. What I didn't know is that there is supposed to be a second HIN plate hidden on the boat. How does one find out where this hidden HIN is on a Whaler?
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

AND...you don't want to join the Rebal Alliance of Kevin and Jeff....:-(
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

"The problem for me to get a 23 WALKAROUND is then I'd have to get a new truck, too." No you won't, your ancient Suburban should do fine with a 23. I used one to bring mine back from NC. Just don't take the Trans-Canada north of Monreal River Hill.... ;-) That means you have to get to WaWa...
by Hoosier
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: MMSI for Handheld Radios
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: MMSI for Handheld Radios

I didn't know that, but I registered my handheld VHF Marine Band radio four years ago and I had to tie it to a particular boat. Now that it's been programmed I can't change it, I'll have to send it in to get reset. The cost for resetting the MMSI number is going to be $60; add the cost of shipping a...
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 5458

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

I believe that if the charts are Vector charts the units are convertable, if not--Oh Well. It's just like a km is about 1/2 NM.
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: MMSI for Handheld Radios
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

MMSI for Handheld Radios

[The Federal Communications Commissions] needs to allow handheld radios with DSC and GPS to have more than one MMSI number. I have two boats and take mine on the boat I'm using.
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: Lake Huron North Channel 2016 Cruise

Porthole: check this report [on a similar cruise made eight years ago] and see how many of the boats were soft-tops:

http://continuouswave.com/sail-logs/nc2008/
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Color and Width of Striping c.1982 OUTRAGE
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: Color and Width of Striping c.1982 OUTRAGE

The stripe on my 1978 Outrage V-20 is 7/8".
by Hoosier
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchors used for the Montauk 170
Replies: 22
Views: 5954

Re: Anchors used for the Montauk 170

Look up Chene Anchors. I've been using them for [more than] 20-years and they work almost all the time. The times they don't work either I shouldn't have been out on the water or the bottom was muck and nothing would've held.
by Hoosier
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Future of Marine Charts in USA
Replies: 20
Views: 5458

Re: Future of Marine Charts in USA

In some ways this is "much ado about nothing". If NOAA forces us recreational boaters into the metric world that we don't like the equipment vendors already provide a "Units" selection to have depths in: meters, fathoms, feet, inches, degrees F, degrees C, Km, NM, SM, or skeg len...
by Hoosier
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BW Catalogs Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: BW Catalogs Needed

I have BW Options and regular catalogs from the CML era but I have no idea what date they are.
by Hoosier
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Marine Sanitation
Replies: 18
Views: 5599

Re: Marine Sanitation

On my 23 WA there are fittings for GAS, on the Port side gunnel, WATER, on the port console pillar, and WASTE, on the starboard gunnel. As Jim mentions, they are all the same size so a careless owner,( we don't have any any of those here), but there are many, could "accidentally" switch th...
by Hoosier
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: POLL: What Device Used To Read Forum

However I also use my smartphone (iPhone 6) when I'm away from my iMac, which is about 30% of the time. The poll should have #1, #2, #3..as choices.
by Hoosier
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Steering Wheel Center Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Re: Steering Wheel Center Cap

I would too.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Un-Hesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Un-Hesive

True, but we still don't have many (or any) reports from the field about how the stuff works. The cockpit floor on my 23 WA was glued down with 5200 by a previous owner and I am quite interested in knowing whether the stuff works.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Un-Hesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Un-Hesive

From a thread started in 2010 on the OLD FORUM at http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/017729.html I found these remarks: Has anyone tried this new product yet? http://www.un-hesive.com/ From the website: "Un-Hesive is a patented product specifically designed for the removal of cured polyu...
by Hoosier
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 10684

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

This adventure has been cancelled due to the weather forecast that calls for rain and thunderstorms over the weekend.
by Hoosier
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 10684

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

I'm planning on it and Friday is preferred.
by Hoosier
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Grindstone Island, NY Boating: Canadian Waters
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: Grindstone Island, NY Boating: Canadian Waters

You have to call in to CBSA when you cross the border in a boat: "If you are visiting Canada, you can report to the TRC from your cellphone from the location at which you enter Canadian waters when you: do not intend to land on Canadian soil, and will not be leaving any people or goods in Canad...
by Hoosier
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 10684

Re: Door County, Wisconsin Rendezvous - August 2016

Is the plan to leave Frankfort AM Saturday and to fret urn Sunday? Are there any plans/recommendations for a place to overnight on Saturday?
by Hoosier
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 4614

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

Mercury makes jet drive lower units for some of their outboards, and Brunswick has lots of experience with working with aluminum through their Harris Pontoon boat division.
by Hoosier
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET
Replies: 11
Views: 4614

Re: Brunswick Buys Aluminum Boatbuilder THUNDER JET

These look like they are in the same class as the Stanley boats we see up in Canada.
by Hoosier
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: Chess Game at Sault Ste. Marie