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  1. Hatem

    time to move up... engine(s) question

    Nope, at least I'm not aware of you missing anything and interesting that you picked up on how most outdrive engines are pushed back to the transom since she was standing right at my boat and I was going to show her how my 8.1 was kinda all the way to the back and see what exactly she was referring to, but she talks a lot and I would've never gotten outta there. But I bet it has to do with no transom shield to mount to or other little things like that which reduce that tiny little bit of space we already have. Now I'm really curious to see what she has in her 35ft Sea Ray. She mentioned a pair of Mercs so she must know the room (or lack thereof) making that comment. She's also this "know it all" and frankly I don't have patience listening to them for too long. Wasn't worth it. But good point by you.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    No problem, I have a habit of typing fast and when in a hurry to get to work, I zip through the proof reading instead of taking my time like I do on weekends or nights. Me too. Who doesn't appreciate people who's job is to save your life. My son's buddy is in the CG I have no problem telling it like I see it. On the other hand, not to introduce a whole new subject matter to a thread that I still STRONGLY believe should be deleted or destroyed, I feel very strongly about the 4th amendment which protects ALL US CIVILIANS from any law enforcement authority that goes beyond the scope of exactly what is issued to them in the US constitution. So when I see any LEO, of any kind, go out of his/her way and abuse their authority like jerks, I'm speaking out just like I did. Of course they knew a sheep wasn't at the other end so they clammed it.
  3. First of all, let's be sure to get rid of the stigma of being a Newbie to boating, there is NOTHING wrong with that. Don't be intimidating about that because this is how we learn. If you're afraid to ask a question because you'll be made fun off of get some nasty reaction from an inconsiderate jerk member (and here are a few here) like telling you to zip it up because he's ego is so far beyond delusional. I've only been boating for 5-1/12 years so I still have a lot more to learn but I find the usage of my GPS almost to be the most important element 2nd to a well=functioning engine. I place it perfectly within my line of site and wath out for all depth markings to avoid them like the plague even though many of them are deep enough as you will see in this pic below. I also leave on my "breach crumbs" which show me the path I took the last time and I it was successful, I can reuse them and just follow them. Makes it very easy to go on another trip and be completely safe from grounding out. A lot of info given on one navigation page that we can go over and anyone can participate if you have any questions or others more experienced have good feedback and suggestions can certainly pitch it. Now this is not the greatest picture but I posted if for a reason because you can see I stick to the deeper waters and evidenced by my numerous bread crumbs to be safe. There is also a point further north in that navigation process that shows the red and green larkers that describe the channels opening to be VERY narrow and we have to share it with a big ferry and well as many other sailboats which I will post later and talk about if I see more interest in the subject.
  4. Hatem

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    That black one I posted only has the GPS logo on it but some of the white ones looked like it was an actual button you had to press to connect your VHF to your GPS. You are right, though, the one in my pic is just the logo and no button. I could be wrong about the button in general and they're all just logos, but we'll find out soon enough. I believe he was talking about adding a separate AIS receiver as well. He was talking fast and walking away to show me something else so I absorbed as much info as I could lol. But I think the details on how it can be done is what's creating a bit of confusion.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    That black one I posted only has the GPS logo on it but some of the white ones looked like it was an actual button you had to press to connect your VHF to your GPS. You are right, though, the one in my pic is just the logo and no button. I could be wrong about the button in general and they're all just logos, but we'll find out soon enough.
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    time to move up... engine(s) question

    There's also the positioning of the engines if you end up with V- drives. They're backwards from the way ours are facing and they tend to push them quite back to stern to accommodate the V shafts. I was talking about a Sea Ray I was following the other day and mentioned how high a bowrise it had, only to be told later by another marina Sea Ray owner that was the result of a boat with V-deives and the engines being put so far to stern making it stern heavy hence the heavy bowrise. And this person has a gorgeous red Sea Ray she fixes things on it herself (don't shoot the messenger, but it makes a lot of sense) lol. Or maybe he just didn't have it trimmed right and a lot of people were in fact on board in the stern area Then the direct drives push the engines a bit more forward to COG of the boat. Not sure there is any adverse effect to that except maybe it has a little affect on any aft berths? Less room, closer to engines amd loud? But I do agree with the less maintenance of having outdrives.
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    just starting out , but getting the hang of it

    I've actually been following this thread and looks great. That stitching on this last set of bolsters must've been quite labor-intensive to make all those indented lines. That is done by stitching, right? Can I offer a suggestion as someone who's not only following the thread, but as a person who is interested in observing other trades and manufacturing? I would change the background to a different color instead of that parquet floor. I think it would lighten things up a little better since that background absorbs a lot of light and takes away from the detail of your work. Or get a bit more lighting going on. That, and maybe a pic or two of your new cushions or bolsters actually installed in their respective boats. That would be cool to see. Nice stuff.
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    This is for Hatem

    Hahaha, excellent. Yeah it's a lot of fun too if you're in the right and safe situation but you're right, it can be a very dangerous world, especially out there alone. You know, I have an EPIRB but thinking of getting an additional one just need to know how to hook them up trough the network, and have redundancy on a few safety items wouldn't be such a bad thing.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Why are you arguing such a petty point? Are you back at it again? You said it yourself a few posts back that you can hook it up through NMEA0183 which is what I was also told at WM by the guy who will set it up for me, and yes, on my older Standard Horizon Explorer. And no, I don't have one of these new VHF's with the built-in AIS and the dedicated GPS button. Maybe you haven't see these? lol, not sure where the argument is. Why don't you just wait and see what happens? Look at the pic above, see the GPS button on the top left? That's what I'm talking about and I presumed this is what Bergen was talking about when he said you need one of these new VHFs with AIS compatibility. I mentioned the GPS button because it is a new feature added to these newer VHFs. So no, I wasn't confusing any terminology. LOL! Go tell the harbor masters that yourself. 27 is just way too automated and I use it EVERY TIME we go out except this one time only and I explained why. I certainly don't need a safety lecture from you. Couldn't care less if the USCG has a fit. They need to tone down their unlimited power. Lol, yep, ok. Thanks.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Wait a minute, where did you see me say my Horizon 200 has AIS capability? Never said such a thing whatsoever as a matter of fact, I said quite the opposite. Show me so I can correct it because that's not the case st all.
  11. Hatem

    1998 sig 240 waste tank leaking

    Thanks, @Curt. See what happens when you don't have an ounce of humor in you, the trolls come out of the woodwork and not just any troll, the battery ........never mind. @rjbergen told me to ignore the vicious attacks, so a poor attempt at trolling is still an instigation, but nothing close to a viscous attack. OP, sorry for the reply to the trolling post. Good luck with your new tank installation. You'll get it.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    What are you confused about? I know your post was directed at Bergen but what is it that you are confused about, what I said or what Bergen said? You've already posted how you've been able to do it using almost exactly what I have (not including the secondary 741xs and using the NMEA 0183 network which is pretty easy) and the AIS transceiver you hooked up, right? Don't you have AIS capability with a Horizon 200 VHF? Not sure where the confusion is or what is happening TBH.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Sorry for the confusion. I don't believe I have an AIS receiver unless it's built in the Horizon 200 VHF which I highly doubt. But I think that is how it needs to be connected just like Iggy has which is what Hector mentioned the same exact thing which he will be showing me at the seminar. He did mention adding an additional T to the Gateway backbone, so not sure if that is what Iggy had to do but I'm guessing yes if he needed to add an AIS transceiver. The date of that seminar is the 29th of August BTW 5pm - 9pm but I doubt he'll be able to spend much time with me because it will probably be very crowded and I need a lot of his time not only for that, AIS is actually secondary to what I want him to show me and that is if my G3 was properly downloaded into my GPS. That alone could take half an hour so if we can get past that, I'll tape what he says about adding AIS to my current GPS which he mentioned it can be done through the NMEA 0183 network, also just like Iggy did. He has it, so obviously it can be done even if I need to add an AID transceiver. No problem with that.
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    This is for Hatem

    Oh, ok. I'm gad to hear that. Not sure why some of my pics are not showing up, especially he one of my little pooshkabooshkaboogaloo who was poorly tormented by me when I bought him on the boat. He loves to ride in my truck and he's been in the boat so many times when it's in the driveway and I'm sure he's snuck into places nothing but something that size could. https://i.imgur.com/RgKlcP7.jpg wow still nothing. Either way, I thought it was hilarious that he jumped right into the center ski locker and hid in the one spot next to the holding tank that the hoses come in and out of the head and into the tank and he probably just rubbed his nose on those hoses and off came the vent hose which I hadn't tightened the hose clamp which ended up stinking out the entire bot LOL! As soon as I got down there to tighten the hose clamp and hose onto the tank before the pump guy showed up, I flushed a couple of times and the stink completely disappeared. But I figured at least the two massive deuces I dropped in there will be pumped out and hey, less for me to clean up during winterization. At least he did something VERY useful lol. I'm very glad you read and comment on the posts because if no one says anything, it's hard to tell if the effort was worth it. BTW, did you see that radar pic? What do you suppose that red silhouette is? A whale nearby just at the surface? Look at the shape of the thing, it's almost exactly that of a humpback. Pretty freaky because remember, there wasn't a boat in sight for as far as I could see and I could see bubbles everywhere from whale, surface air blows/ Had I recognized it at that time, I would've approached it a little bit more (not too close and taken pic! How awesome would that have been! Now I'm even more interested in going out there. Just you burn a lot of gas $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! Well that sucks royally! Whatever it is that marina has done, they should be exposed unless they had a legitimate reason to o what they did. Moving to different slips is not uncommon because of a lot of transient boats with different sizes that come through looking for a slip, kinda like you folks but it sounds like they did something totally different that was wrong. Hopefully Drew will speak up, but I doubt it, knowing him. Can you even mention the name of the marina, or not? Or even PM me if you prefer since I'm coming down to give @jeffk a hard time loool so I want to avoid this place like the plague. Yes, post away, my friend. I love seeing pics which is why I post so many of them unlike many here who are too lazy to open a free picture-hosting site and upload their pics there and then it's so easy to post them here after that. Although there seems to be some recent difficulty on this forum where the pasted jpg format doesn't automatically show up. We're planning on meeting Jeff sometime in October, probably towards the end of that month simply because around here, September and October and the best times with the highest count of Great White Shark pings in southern Cape Cod. So we plan a trip down there to see some of these monsters up close. Many videos of them just approaching boats and ones with outboards, for some reason with the electrical emissions coming out of then, they thing it's bait, so they bite the @#$%@# out of the outboards LOL. Hope the sterndrive doesn't have the same effect! This is the most recent one from exactly where we're going. But it wasn't after the outboard but the caught fish that was being reeled in. So this guy, Greg Skomal is part of the Shark Conservancy and tags a lot of GWs in the Chatham area where we are going. The sighting of the GWb before that was in Provincetown which is much further north (where a lot of the movie JAWS was actually filmed) but this is an example of how close they get. But keep that guy Skomal in your mind as you watch the next video. He tags these sharks so they can ping when they get within a certain distance of these transmitting boueys they set up (I've posted a lot of pics of them from our last trip down there) but many times he'll tag them by harpooning the tag just below the dorsal fin. Now of course if he missed, you know someone will be really pissed off, especially if it's a scrawny little human being, right? So watch what this huge GW does to him while he's on the pulpit of the boat they use to chase down these sharks. You can't see it very well in full speed, but watch the close up in slow motion. This is amazing. Imagine that behavior? They don't discuss it much because they know it will hurt their effort to tag these fish by all the naturalists out there because this was a purposeful attack on a human being. This shark knew this guy wanted to harpoon it and it was going to try to remove his feet first! lol There are 2 Aps you can download, one that show you ping locations almost in real time but probably set up by these guys in the conservancy but there is another App that has sightings reported in it and it contains almost double the count and in other places you would never think they would be, several of them VERY nearby our marina location. Problem is -- as I have discovered very quickly and wasn't surprised -- is the locals get really bothered by our type who come and crowd their towns just to see these sharks. Hey, screw them lol.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    It can be done and it will be done, you'll see. Just like the what was posted in the posts above by the guy who actually has it. It's not that difficult. Even though I really want nothing to do with this thread anymore, I'll do this part for you and TP since you're good guys in my view and show you exactly how it's connected to a conventional Horizon 200 (or whatever the number is) and if most VHF'ers out there have their MMSI # registered, the least you'll get is the name of the boat. Then you can call them on 16 and tell them to switch to 12 or 7 or whatever channel you have in your area where you can gab with other boaters and you're not interfering with channel 16 or any of the other ones the harbor masters use to switch people to in order to get them slips or moorings etc. Need to be aware of those channels and stay away from them. BTW, around here, the USCG [not the local harbor masters] despise it when you use 16 for anything other than calling the local harbor master for a slip or a mooring whom will then direct you to either channel 12 or 14 which are the other ones you need to stay off of for that reason and they do that to free up 16. According to them all-mighty powerful unlimited power-ridden entity, you can't even do radio checks on 16 around here, even though I hear people do it ALL the time. Keep in mind, things are VERY different on the ocean than the lakes. I did a channel 16 radio check a few weeks ago because my squelch was being totally obnoxious (and it wasn't just turning down the squelch button) and when I seemed to have gotten it under control, I needed to do a radio check and I usually do it on channel 27 which is designated for radio checks but I did it on 16 this time to be sure it was working. 2 local harbor masters from the two harbors adjacent to mine answered right back "vessel Together harbor master Marblehead here read you loud and clear" and then "Beverly harbor master replied immediately, loud and clear you're all set" and then the @#$^#^ers from the USCG with their unlimited powers threw a fit on me for doing a radio check on 16. This is what they said "radio checks are only done or channel blah blah blah this channel is reserved for emergencies only do not make radio checks on this channel!") My son and I looked at each other and you know how pissed I get whenever I encounter an assshole of any kind, regardless of LEO of any kind, couldn't care less or even a regular citizen. So I picked up my VHF handle and said "yes I realize that and this is somewhat of an emergency because I was getting nothing but squelching and constant beeping and annoying noise out of that channel only and seemed to have fixed it and am heading offshore, so I wanted to be sure it's working incase I capsize or need an emergency." Waited for a response but of course there was nothing from the water chickens. Bitches. They really have unlimited power I despise them even if they actually save your life in certain situations, I just think they're a bunch of arrogant water LEOS and almost all the local harbor masters can't stand them. I will show you how Hector hooks up my VHF to my 741xs. I will tape it and post it as a video. Why are you quoting me? Did you get confused? It was Bergen who seems to think it can't be done unless you buy one of those new VHFs and has the GPS button on it. I was saying that what I was going to do is hook up AIS capability with the current VHF I have (which is the same one you do) and probably the same way you did it. So despite how strange this might seem, I was saying the same thing, you just have residual attack mode left in you, it seems. That's exactly how it's done! Through the NMEA 0183. See, you answered the question yourself which I never posed lol. I said it CAN be done, not the other way around. The new VHFs that have the GPS button are the AIS rater ones which is what Bergen was talking about. We don't have that button on our Horizon 200. I can't wait to get it just to @#$^#^ with the fishermen out there, especially the two aholes I ran into on my way out to Stellwagon. When I left them, I drove right by the floating ball and watched it about a foot away from my hull and I should've screamed to the old fart "I'm gonna take out both your balls (wait wut, that doesn't sound right lool) with my outdrive and then good luck catching up with me, just for being TOTAL ASSHOLES when all I wanted to do was know how far the bank was.
  16. Hatem

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    Hypothetically, if you had the desire and opportunity to move up into the 40'-50' range of cruisers that you could comfortably sleep 4-6, and you had a budget of oh......let's say.......$400K just to set a limit and keep it somewhat from going nutty, then what would you, personally, chose to buy? I'm curious because I've been reading a lot of older threads about quite a few previous Chaparral owners wanting to move up in size and class and not being able to stay loyal to this great, Chaparral brand because of it's VERY limited offering in the 40ft range and that being in such low numbers that it's availability in pre-owned units is practically non-existent. It would be neat to see what some ideas and dreams are out there.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    There's a Garmin seminar being held at a local West marine seminar in a about 10 days and I was told by the salesman to not only bring my 741xs because i want to be sure I loaded the new G3 chip properly, and when I mentioned to him I wanted to hook up my VHF to the GPS, he explained that you need a certain type of VHF nowadays but that even if your VHF is not rated for AIS, there's a way to rig it and he's was willing to show me. I doubt he'll be able to do it that night since everyone and their relatives hound the guy because of his knowledge and I'm sure it'll be pretty busy that I might have to do it a separate day. We'll see what he says, nothing to lose, right.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Lol, and I swore up and down to the goddess of vulgarity that I was done with this thread but let me tell you the amount of AIS hailing that goes around my area loool. Guys are like "hey, you in that Viking ahead of me, what's your AIS or switch to 7 you're heading right towards me get the @#$^#^ out of the way!" This isn't lake boating where curtousiy comes first, it's a whole other world besides I'm disconnecting my VHF AND GPS and bringing it to the Garmin seminar because I was told there's a way to do it. If true, I might, just might consider sharing it. If it cant be done, so be it. Not the end of the world.
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    This is for Hatem

    Here's another funny one. I bought a vest for Ollie because I figured for sure he'll enjoy the water and beach and boat even though most cats hate water, but look at that face! https://i.imgur.com/4UXWTB1.jpg He loves riding in my truck and looks out the window like dogs, so I put him in his transport cage and took him onto the boat. Barely got out of it and tried so hard to get off the boat and did not like being there. I tried to comfort him but he didn't want anything but to go home. So when I put him down to open the cage and get him back in there, he jumped into the middle ski locker. I said ok, maybe he'll familiarize himself with the boat from inside out just got to keep an eye on him. Not a single meow while I worked on my NMEA2K connection and kept checking in on his and he was hidden in a crevasse between the holding tank and the bulkhead. Ended the day and took him home. Saturday comes long and my wife and I are headed out, we're out at sea and she needed to use the head. Water pressure switch is on and she gets into the head, turns on the vacuum switch and we couldn't believe it! We thought we floated into a sewer drain. She got out of there as fast as possible and the head smelled a little bit but then I opened the ski locker to check and make sure the holding tank didn't explode. It was fine. Even though the vacuum pressure switch light was green so it was maybe half full but certainly not 3/4 full as the red light indicates, I told her I'd get it pumped out for the first time. She was fine, hey, @#$%@# happens (pun intended) lol. So I get there Sunday morning to call the pump guy, says he'll be there in 10 minutes. I grab my flashlight and figured I would take a look at the holding tank. Ease myself down the ski locker and to the tank and what do you know, the vent hose popped loose off the tank LOL! We know who the culprit was but he only rubbed it ( I assume since he rubs his face like all cats on almost anything he sees, especially door edges and people's legs! Still, though, it was a result of me forgetting to tighten the clamp when I took the tank out to clean it for winterization! Then I flushed the toilet a couple of times and no smell whatsoever. Guy showed up and why not, it's free so all I needed to do was give him a tip. Said from the sound of it, he barely pulled out a gallon and a half. https://i.imgur.com/sqz8llm.jpg I thought it was hilarious!
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    This is for Hatem

    Yeah he already mentioned the same thing to me. I posted a few post before that his next boat will probably be a Formula.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    My previous post I posted before you posted this one. Excellent. I might be overusing it once it's set up especially with all those blowboaters who cross the channel like they own the place. UGH.
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    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Yes, I would think their AIS would show up somehow (I'm not exactly sure how that works but it can't be difficult). Maybe if you tap their boat on the screen, their AIS shows up? Not sure. And I would think they would have an AIS have their VHF MMSI is registered because I'm sure they all communicate with one another. I'm surprise how many at marina have it hooked up. I could easily ask them how does one get an unknown boat's AIS to hail them, unless you know?
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    This is for Hatem

    Hey take a look at this guy's setup, can you name them from right to left?
  24. Hatem

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    There is so much I could reply to in your post but overall, like you might've noticed how I gave you credit for being the only one with the right sized cajones to step in and try to put an end to all this BS (actually I did get a PM from a certain member whom I thought was supportive in some sense but he was trying to do the same thing through PM's to keep it private and he knows who he is but because it was a PM, I'll keep the anonymity but it also appeared to be directed strictly at me and was so condescending in so many ways that I doubted it was sent to the other members of the tag team so I can't give the same credit to that individual as you, it's too bad because he is actually a GREAT guy) You're also right that it's only an internet forum, so I won't add anymore to it except this was a deliberate tag team effort, imagine that happening to you? Funny thing is Mike Tyson has one of the best sayings EVER and you wouldn't think so when he said "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." loooool, so true! I always use my mother's [may she RIP] advice and tell people "put yourself in their shoes and see how you would feel and react). How would anyone around here react to such viscous tag-teaming and then agreeing with the BS that one of them spewed out OMG! That was a #$^% of a tell tale sign of where people stand. It's too bad but again, it's just a forum. I will maintain this thread needs to be deleted because yes, despite the apology to the readers, the tag team was successful in doing exactly that. I'll give them credit for that so congratulation to them, you were the victors because you successfully destroyed this thread for petty, personal reasons. I hope you feel great about that and I had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BS ABOUT DANGEROUS INFOMATION LMFAO. What a #$%$&$% joke that was. It was simply intended to be a thread for Newbies to show them what features are available on most GPSs and I was speaking particularly of mine. It was NOT A GADDAM TUTORIAL ON ANYTHING!!!! And what a shame that it was destroyed because there was so much more to show, now that I've added the G3 vision and also the specific Volvo Penta NMEA2K using all Volvo equipment and have Bluetooth and was going to add all of that in here and it was just going to be a great thread. But it's destroyed, now, so what's the sense of continuing anything? Why spend my valuable time showing all that stuff when the same @#$%@# will happen again, especially when many agreed with the fraud under a false username to his original who caused much of that destruction. But most threads here never get closed, let alone deleted! But I tried. Thanks for the great advice, ma man! Have a great day. No you didn't misspeak, you were 100% right and you can get the correct adaptor only you need to know if your engine is EVC or not because the difference in the two adaptors it between $110 and $460 LOL! Thankfully my engine actually isn't ECV so luckily enough I needed the cheaper one. You were also talking about the gateway backbone and all the T's you need to put up to also power up the NMEA2K and it's Bluetooth tech which I had already screwed into the back of the helm panel about a month ago as I was slowly getting to this point, but I will take a picture of it and post it to show you what I did and if you see anything wrong, let her rip! But I'm all connected now and the engine info showing up on the GPS is simply fantastic! I'm even able to get it on my phone. My next step is hooking up whatever the netwrok was before the NMEA2K to the Gateway backbone and hook up my VHF straight to the GPS so I can hail other boaters, especially those 2 fisherman I ran into the other day while heading out to Stellwagon Bank. I could just hail them and ask them through the radio and stay 100 yards away from those crazy basterds. Did you read that story on the This is for Hatem Thread? It was pretty funny you'd get a kick out of it.
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    This is for Hatem

    that doesn't have V-drives, does it? I mentioned a story about a guy in our marina with a relatively new Sea Ray and was talking about how he came in ahead of me one day and I couldn't believe how high his bow was! He was almost vertical the whole time and when we reached the no-wake zone, I swear his bow must've dropped 4 feet or something crazy like that. So talking to this other really experienced lady who also has a Sea Ray and does the work on it herself! Told me that was because that particular boat had V-drives and in order to get the V-shaft to move forward and then V backwards, they have to place both engines way back of COG and props a bit more forward than usual. Not sure I got the jest of that she was explaining but you have DTCS and joystick in that boat so I highly doubt that have V-drives. But I thought it was very interesting about that boat considering it was relatively newer aged and had V-drives. Some prefer them that way even order them because less maintenance that outdrives and less salt corrosion. Oh yeah, thank you for being the only one to respond to the story because it's a great one. What an actual amazing experience. The fishermen and especially the lobstermen around here are really well known to be VERY aggressive if you mess with their buoys or any of their equipment. Someone on another forum said if a lobsterman sees you take out one of his buoys or be playing with it like trying to pull up the lobster trap which good luck without a winch those things are made heavy for a reason and I would guess that full, they'ld be close to 500bs but if they think you're messing or trying to steal any of their stuff, they'll chase you down and gaff you loooool. SO guess who else has a gaff? Yep, yours truly but I have it for the reason it was made for which is to pull out a big tuna or fish that is too heavy to just drag out of the water stress the hooked spot or even lose it, but still, that's why I told them I would defend myself a lot faster than they could imagine because I wouldn't even pull out my gaff, that's for sissies, what's coming out is the AK-47 then the AR-15 followed by a RPG-7 loool Oh yeah and if anything is left over like one of those stupid orange buoys he was so concerned about to the point of being such a rude SOB, then I'll pull out the gaff out to take it with me, it's it survives LOL! I'm just joking, BTW, for those who might not have figured it out by now!
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