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    Sailing (Ranger 26), hunting, fishing, being outside

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    Wilderness 30 "Yahoo"

    I raced on a Wilderness 30 in the Bay Area back in the early/mid 90's. I think it was at South Beach harbor. It was a hoot to crew on!
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    Weber Spirit E-210 grill, yea or nah?

    I think I am going to try and limp this one through the summer. Hopefully, then the prices might drop a bit.
  3. Time to get a new propane grill. Its just my wife and I now so we don't need anything all that big. Just want something decent that will last a while. I've looked and they seem to be running around $350. Thoughts?
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    Alternatives to Marinco solar powered vent.

    Mine is on a hatch. Seems like the first time the water got in from the top around the panel.
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    Alternatives to Marinco solar powered vent.

    First time it leaked and water got into the battery compartment and it corroded everything. This time I am not getting any juice from the panel. Tested it at the leads and also where the leads go into the panel. I am thinking of picking up a passive wind powered one like the Beckson vent o mate .
  6. I've rebuilt the one I have twice and am tired of it crapping out. What others are out there that will last?
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    Reviving an outboard

    Head over to Harbor Freight and buy their ultrasonic cleaner for around 75 bucks. Pull the carb and put it in. Works miracles. I did this with my 15hp honda. Just used Simple Green and water. Let it hear up a bit and run the cleaner for about 15 minutes. Rinse and reinstall.
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    best 2018 Handheld?

    Regarding antennas. I have yet to get an HT that I didn't switch antennas on. Pretty much all OEM rubber ducky antennas suck. I have had great success with Diamond brand. Also, this thread got me thinking about the HX400. The only downside I see is that they state that it has to be programmed by SH/Yeasu of their dealer. We sail in lots of different areas so being able to change the 2-meter frequencies is a have to for it to be useful to a HAM. So I got to searching, and it looks like there is a copy of it floating around. I've used stuff from this site before and it worked fine. Anyway, I am going to pick up an HX400 ($180 at HRO) and give it a shot... Here is the link: https://hamfiles.co.uk/index.php?page=downloads&type=entry&id=radio-programming%2Fvertex-standard%2Fstandard-horizon-new
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    New sails

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    best 2018 Handheld?

    2-meter repeaters are what most folks are connecting to. 1/5w is just fine to reach them if there are some around you. Its still VHF so primarily line of sight. The repeater re-broadcasts your signal to other hams. Most repeaters are up on top of hills and mountains making them easy to reach.
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    best 2018 Handheld?

    I've always carried my FT-60 with me for 2 meter and also the wide band rx. Now if they combined all that with a marine vhf tx that would be pretty sweet!
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    best 2018 Handheld?

    I've always stuck to Standard Horizon because all my ham stuff is Yaesu and the menu systems just make sense to me. Icom is great stuff as well, hard to go wrong with either. If your other radios are either Standard Horizon or Icom, and you like the menu systems, go with that brand. Or, make a list of the features you need and want and pick whichever one (Standard or Icom) fits the best.
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    NHL Hawks Scott foster

    I watched the game, almost turned it off at the 3rd period. Really glad I didnt!! I'd love to order the guys jersey!
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    Shore power installation question

    For some reason I thought I had seen an ELCI that was built into the boat side inlet by Hubble but now I can't find it.
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    Shore power installation question

    We'll be using the Blue Sea System 8101. It has room for more breakers/circuits than we will use but it is a good price and gives us what we'll need.