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About TexasPilot71

  • Birthday 02/09/1971

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    Allen, TX
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    Flying, Boating, Golfing, Baseball

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  1. TexasPilot71

    Ever witness a boating accident?

    Sounds like they saved it... https://kfor.com/2019/04/17/photos-pontoon-boat-dangles-off-side-of-north-carolina-dam/
  2. TexasPilot71

    Ever witness a boating accident?

    Haha...yeah, I saw that one on facebook as it was unfolding. Should have seen all the (good) suggestions on how to rescue it. Sounds like it came untied from its slip somewhere upstream. Never heard if they "rescued" it or not.
  3. TexasPilot71

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    It kinda surprised me that Navionics uses statute miles. Of course that's the web app. On the chartplotters and their phone/tablet apps, you can change it to nm. Most commercial marine applications use nm. The primary reason to use nm is if you're discussing speed in terms of knots which is far easier to calculate than converting back to sm. I'm accustomed to knots and nm because almost all of aviation is referenced in knots and nm. But of course, that's just me.
  4. TexasPilot71

    Ever witness a boating accident?

    Haha...good point. I just saw the humor in "let's look pretty for all the videos that are going to be made while I sink my boat!"
  5. TexasPilot71

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    P.S. If you're not using Navionics' web app, you're doing boating all wrong. https://webapp.navionics.com
  6. TexasPilot71

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    Good catch. I was going by memory where I remembered 42 miles inlet to inlet. Turns out it's exactly 49 nm (56 statute) based on Navionics. Again, that's inlet to inlet.
  7. TexasPilot71

    Ever witness a boating accident?

    At least he turned on those pretty purple lights first!
  8. TexasPilot71

    My Tow Vehicle was DESTROYED! (Video and Photos)

    Thanks. The Chap is fine. It's an hour away and there was no hail.
  9. TexasPilot71

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    It's only 42 miles Ft. Lauderdale to Bimini. VERY easy crossing if the weather window holds. As others mention, go with a group. @jeffk is spot on about the flings. I went with him last time and it was great. You're a corporate pilot, so your risk assessment is already built into your DNA. Use it and you'll be just fine. Get SeaTow or BoatUS towing package for piece of mind. I even took an aviation liferaft for added piece of mind. Pick up one at National Jets FXE (via my friend's company FBO Logistics). If you go in the May-July period, there is a TON of other traffic within radio range between there and the coast. It IS an epic trip. Highly recommend, but have a "plan B".
  10. That looks amazing! Great job!!
  11. TexasPilot71

    Wave Height and Safe Boating

    Ahh...okay. So that's the extreme max. Sounds more plausible. Thanks!
  12. TexasPilot71

    Spark plug wires Wingnut you had a recommendation

    Wow! What makes them so different from the ones below that I purchased for the 350 MAG MPI? https://www.wholesalemarine.com/mercruiser-hei-v8-spark-plug-wire-set-by-sierra.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIteaE8eTU4QIVwrbACh3CAAdaEAAYASAAEgLdAfD_BwE#other
  13. TexasPilot71

    Wave Height and Safe Boating

    30%? I would never take our 27' boat out in 8' waves. 3-4' waves going to Bimini made the wife cry. I wasn't afraid, but it certainly wasn't fun. I would say no more than 5' for ours, or 6-8' MAX for a 33' boat. But that's just me.
  14. TexasPilot71

    Gen II cool fuel module vs Gen III cool fuel module

    Ahhhhhhhhh.....so it's the filter you're replacing annually. Haha...that makes much more sense. Sounds like you're in good shape. Best of luck with your treatments too!
  15. TexasPilot71

    JBL Stereo Replacement Questions

    I understand that!!