Recent content by BigBlueSailor

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    Large center-cockpit cruiser sinks in CT River

    I just saw this article and it’s the most accurate accounting of the insidents leading up to the first sinking and all that’s gone on since. Kinda makes the owner look like an asshole and confirms many things....
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    Large center-cockpit cruiser sinks in CT River

    The boat was raised by Sea Tow today around noon. I imagine Ken was diving as he’s the only one on that team with the skills to rig and the experience to deal with the cold water and current right there. I guess the owner went with Sea Tow because they gave a better price and I don’t believe...
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    Large center-cockpit cruiser sinks in CT River

    This has been pissing me off to no end. CT Dock & Dredge have been ready to pull the boat for some time now but apparently there is an issue the the owner. I know Billy says Gill is well off and a great guy but the information doesn't add up. I spent many weekends this summer on a mooring...
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    "All waiver requests by the Secretary of Defense must be granted. Specifically, the Waiver Provision states that “[o]n the request of the Secretary of Defense, the head of an agency responsible for the administration of the navigation or vessel-inspection laws shall waive compliance with those...
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    When the storm clears I imagine you will be able to walk from one side of that cove to the other without getting your feet wet.
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    Hurricane Harvey - watch out, Texas

    I can't help but think “Don’t mess with Texas” as I watch the news. The civilian/volunteer rescue effort may very well be the largest/fastest seen. One report I’m seeing is saying that for every one professional rescue there have been 5 civilian. Boats from as far west as California and as far...
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    CT Surveyor?

    Kevin Clarke out of Newport. He makes the trip to CT all the time and is the only guy I trust. Name of his business is RI Marine Survey. Look him up, crazy qualified and a great guy. 
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    dumb question about planes

    It's not a dumb question and the answer is far more complex than you think. Generally once there is a loss like this the insurance kicks in and somewhat takes over. The policy is probably written under Lloyds meaning it's not generally one insurance company its many. There are so many factors...
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    Latest Boat Insurance Rates

    No insurance carrier looks back 10 years when rating personal lines p&c coverage so you are probably good there. Check out PURE Insurance, I like the model they employ and the rates were so good I have moved all my policies to them. AIG (New Hampshire) is also a good option. I had a major...
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    house painting help needed

    I just completed having a professional contractor paint my house and I painted my barn, both were built in 1773. The house still has some of the original siding. He/we first cleaned it with a solution of pool shock and water then let dry for 2 weeks. Then it was scraping to knock the big chips...
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    Inflatable Rib as a Tender....

    I drag a Mercury Ocean Runner 350 (12 foot hard bottom) behind my sailboat without any issue. I keep a 25hp outboard on the RIB and it does everything I ever ask it to. With 3 of us plus 2 dogs and guests it needed to be a solid platform and it sure is. When I need to move fast and open it wide...
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    NKE Wind Speed and Apparent Wind Angle issues

    Call Seba at Euro Marine Trading in RI, if anyone will know what to do its him.
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    New TV recomendations?

    I come here wondering about TV's and find out billy backstay lives just down the block from me.....interesting.
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    How do you politely tell someone to get fucked?

    Wait, can't you go to the town that the building you want to model yours after is already built and pay the $20 for a copy of the plans on file that are stamped? Worse case you can call the person who drafted the old set and ask for a couple of changes and a new stamp. You would think it would...
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    Joaquin is now a hurricane...Plan ahead

    Just for the record, almost no insurance policies require you to haul your boat for a storm. Most provide a haul out coverage when a named storm is forecasted to impact the area. This coverage is usually something like $10 a foot up to X amount or something along those lines. Check your policy...