Max Rockatansky

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  1. Max Rockatansky

    If you like Uni...

    One area’s invasive is another’s endangered... urchin population crash is one of the reasons that most of the FL reefs are dead. Apparently the urchins graze algae off the coral, and when the urchins died off, the coral got smothered by overgrowth. ‘Course the eutrophication ain’t helping things from FWC:”Additionally, any harvest of the long-spined sea urchin, Diadema antillarum, is prohibited.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/08/11/mysterious-malady-hits-sea-urchins/8b14ccb4-4e7e-4985-abba-68691e461fbd/
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    Life is a Beach - post your favorite beach photo

    I dunno... I can burn a coil, thermacell and hang screens and flies are dealt with Noisy assholes with zero anchoring expertise, stuck with that unless you flee the scene
  3. Max Rockatansky

    What is a through deck bush?

    Nice, and onya for buying an ad.
  4. Max Rockatansky

    Anchor Geekdom

    As always, thanks. Boy, I wish we could get you to the Keys. The bottoms here are generally very thin sand over marl. Difficult holding - one just hopes to wedge the pick in a crevice
  5. Max Rockatansky

    Life is a Beach - post your favorite beach photo

    Deep winter is the only time to go to McRee. It is an abject zoo in season...
  6. Lee Creekmore retired too...
  7. @Rasputin22 Donnie is Andrew’s dad... he retired last year. Andrew is carrying the proverbial torch
  8. @SV_Lutalica You are in good hands. I’m better acquainted with his dad actually, but I don’t think the apple fell far.
  9. Contact Andrew Brennan at Pontchartrain Yacht Works, he will set you on the right path. he is a Brennan of the Easterly Boats family, fyi
  10. Max Rockatansky

    Bunk cover material

    Sunbrella Furniture Fabric is not the same as the exterior canvas. It is what you want for cushions. It will not resist water. The way to deal with that is to wash the cushion covers, and air the foam, from time to time. You could cover the foam with thin plastic scrim before installing the covers. Im in something like my 5th year full time liveaboard with SFF salon cushion covers and I could not be more pleased. They wash beautifully and have been very durable. I do not put them in the dryer, but they dry so quickly it is not an issue
  11. Max Rockatansky

    Life is a Beach - post your favorite beach photo

    St Lucie Cay, Bahamas
  12. Max Rockatansky

    Heavy duty sewing machine

    Needle size and thread correlation: https://www.servicethread.com/blog/industrial-sewing-thread-needle-sizes see also in this, um, thread:
  13. Max Rockatansky

    Heavy duty sewing machine

    @Irrational 14 Pfaff 130: Madame apprenticed in a canvas shop with a P130 (and a 138). They had added springs to the pressor foot shaft; aggressive-toothed feed dogs (stock are knurled). Imma guessing yours may have that. If the clutch motor is painful to use, change out to a servo motor, Madame likey hers very much P130 is our aboard machine; canvas to silk. Helluva score!
  14. Max Rockatansky

    Plastics to the Rescue (the species that is)

    Shame, all those other species we took out on the way...
  15. Max Rockatansky

    Party Bus

    That would be nice, but unfortunately, unlikely. There is serious money, and even more serious exhibitionism. Redundant women, noisy boats, dead manatees. Welcome to Floriduh.