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by Hoosier
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1986 27 Full Cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: FS: 1986 27 Full Cabin

What is the tow load, and is this so big that it's classified as a "Permitted Load"?
by Hoosier
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Marina Fire at Toledo Beach Marina
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Marina Fire at Toledo Beach Marina

I hope none of the members of this group had a boat in dry storage at Safe Harbor Marine [better known as Toledo Beach Marina, which is south of Monroe, Michigan] near Toledo. They lost one of their 400 foot long rack storage buildings that had 120 boats in it. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local...
by Hoosier
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Sea (Lake) Survival Story
Replies: 2
Views: 571

A Sea (Lake) Survival Story

The below account of an amazing survival was recently sent to the small group of us Continuous Wavers who have actually been in these waters. There are trip reports from our adventures on Lake Superior. None of us want to claim this trophy: https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/10/21-years-ago-this-month-...
by Hoosier
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

Here we go again: ZETA is aimed right at the central Gulf Coast.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphi ... s#contents
by Hoosier
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

I couldn't find anything about the rescue in 1951 either. What it does say is that the Ille De France was an exceptional ship when you consider the three rescues we know about.
by Hoosier
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

I think Butch was thinking of this event in 1953. Hell, I've been in 50' seas in the North Atlantic and it's easy to get the "when" wrong. Anyway, here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLpCulmVDc
by Hoosier
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

I went looking for your 1951 rescue and found this: SS ÎLE DE FRANCE For actions on July 26, 1956 Gallant Ship Award citation: “Responding unhesitatingly to an SOS from the sinking ANDREA DORIA off Nantucket Island in the North Atlantic on the night of July 25, 1956, the Île de France altered course...
by Hoosier
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

The latest NHC post has Delta going to the delta, a good ways west of you. BUT, they said that about Sally.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphi ... s#contents

Take care and stay safe.
by Hoosier
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: DELTA--Another Gulf Hurricane

Butch, This one is starting to look like she's gonna be worse than Sally:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphi ... s#contents
by Hoosier
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: Sally Consequenses

I did and the house is ok but there are a lot of trees down. We’re booked for 2022, next year we’re going to Port St. Joe, Fl.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: Sally Consequenses

Thanks Butch. We have stayed there for about six years over the past decade and it’ll be hard to let it go.
by Hoosier
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sally Consequenses
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: Sally Consequenses

We snowbird at a cottage on a canal off of Weeks Bay. It’s an old cottage at ground level, not on stilts. I saw that the Fish River hit about 23’, which is 10’ over flood stage. I don’t want to call our landlady she has enough on her mind. In any case I doubt we’ll be going back there anytime soon.
by Hoosier
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Eye Replacement Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Bow Eye Replacement Parts

FWIW: I just went to Marine Part Depot's website, not on Amazon, and they're having a sale on some Boston Whaler parts. There aren't many but there are some nice deals.

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/bowhha.html
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Eye Replacement Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Bow Eye Replacement Parts

I am really impressed with Marine Parts Depot. I asked for the part on Saturday, on Easter Weekend, and got the part on Wednesday. I used up one hacksaw blade in cutting the stainless steel rod to the correct length.
by Hoosier
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bow Eye Replacement Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Bow Eye Replacement Parts

Here is some useful information about a bow eye replacement as found on a c.1978 OUTRAGE V-20 and perhaps other classic models. I found replacement parts on Amazon from Marine Parts Depot. The quality of the stainless steel components is superb. See Figure 1, below. towingEye.jpg About a week ago, I...
by Hoosier
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NOAA: Modernized Great Lakes Forecast
Replies: 2
Views: 5826

Re: NOAA: Modernized Great Lakes Forecast

NOAA is asking for input about the new format. There is a survey link on the page that Jim referenced. It has been my experience in dealing with the local NWS forecast offices that the are very responsive and actually read their email.
by Hoosier
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 11672

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

That homemade mount was on our 1986 Montauk, the boat we had before we got the 1978 Outrage V-20. We had one on each side with manual Cannon Easy Troll downriggers. We fish as deep as 60' in Detour Passage at the top of Lake Huron and cranking more than two of them would be too much. Jim is correct,...
by Hoosier
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 11672

Re: MONTAUK with Scotty Down Rigger Rail Mounted: Need Pictures, Need Ideas

For Rich Re: Pau Hana. The outrigger assembly was professionally done by the previous owner. When I re-powered with the Suzuki DF-115 in 2004 I had to raise it since the Suzuki tilts up almost horizontal. It has eight vertical rod holders and room for four down riggers, but I can only deal with two....
by Hoosier
Thu May 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: The Great Carrier Reef
Replies: 8
Views: 9686

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: 14434

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: 14434

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: 10440

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: 10440

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: 11726

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: 9686

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: 9686

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: 9686

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: 7620

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: 7620

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: 7620

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: 3210

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: 7109

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: 39
Views: 32840

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: 7502

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: 7732

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: 7732

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: 7732

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: 4663

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: 4663

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: 1965

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: 14095

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: 14095

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: 9314

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: 22
Views: 12668

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: 17458

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: 4770

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: 13173

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: 13173

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: 2914

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: 9257

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.