• Would you ride a Duck Boat into a Severe Thunderstorm?

    Best answer: Not now I wouldn't.
    Best answer: Not now I wouldn't.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Living in a sailboat, thoughts?

    I'm 23, I want to be free and go where I want when I want. And living in a home just doesn't suit me. My other idea was to live in a travel trailer but I realized I love to fish and dive too much to spend my life on the road. Has anyone ever lived on any sort of vessel for an extended period? Was it worth... show more
    I'm 23, I want to be free and go where I want when I want. And living in a home just doesn't suit me. My other idea was to live in a travel trailer but I realized I love to fish and dive too much to spend my life on the road. Has anyone ever lived on any sort of vessel for an extended period? Was it worth it? Did you go anywhere cool? Is it sustainable and cost efficient compared to land living? Thanks!
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it overly difficult to build your own boat?

    This is something I've always wanted to do, however I am not sure where to go to get the necessary supplies, or whether it's better to buy blueprints or use blueprints found online.
    This is something I've always wanted to do, however I am not sure where to go to get the necessary supplies, or whether it's better to buy blueprints or use blueprints found online.
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • How long can a small outboard motor be submerged in fresh water before it's not salvageable ?

    Best answer: Remove the plug and hand crank it repeatedly until there is no more water coming out of the chamber. Purge all the fuel lines and the fuel tank. If it is a 4 stroke, change the oil. Spray starting fluid on the chamber and put a new plug. Try to start. If it starts and dies, reinstall the carb (after cleaning... show more
    Best answer: Remove the plug and hand crank it repeatedly until there is no more water coming out of the chamber. Purge all the fuel lines and the fuel tank. If it is a 4 stroke, change the oil. Spray starting fluid on the chamber and put a new plug. Try to start. If it starts and dies, reinstall the carb (after cleaning it), put fresh gas and try to start again. If it will not tstart with the starting fluid, check for spark. Ignition coil could be toast.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • If you could choose any 20 - 39 ft yacht to sail around Antarctica whith ones might you choose and why?

    Best answer: one with good heating... COLD AS HAIL DOWN THERE
    Best answer: one with good heating... COLD AS HAIL DOWN THERE
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • You're out in the water in a boat or a small ship and a shark comes that's 50 times bigger than the vessel that you are in. Then what?

    Best answer: Hope he isn't hungry
    Best answer: Hope he isn't hungry
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do most marinas allow you to liveaboard your yacht?

    Best answer: Live-aboard policies are quite variable in the U.S. ( the only area I have some familiarity with ), In general most marinas do have some live-aboard slips BUT those slips tend to be already filled with waiting lists of several years in most areas and statewide in places such as California where the government has... show more
    Best answer: Live-aboard policies are quite variable in the U.S. ( the only area I have some familiarity with ), In general most marinas do have some live-aboard slips BUT those slips tend to be already filled with waiting lists of several years in most areas and statewide in places such as California where the government has mandated that only small percentages of marina slips may be live-aboard. I would recommend you go to https://www.sailnet.com and https://www.cruisersforum.com/ and search the forums there, the subject of live-aboard marinas comes up very often and you can find lots of good data on the subject in those forums.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can anyone explain the Maryland boating law regarding people over 16?

    Best answer: [When laws are first established they have to contain what will soon become outdated limitations, read on in the regulation. [*] What they mean is a "Responsible ADULT must be in command, when a child is operating a motorized vessel over 11 feet in length.] Untrained Children cannot be trusted. The law... show more
    Best answer: [When laws are first established they have to contain what will soon become outdated limitations, read on in the regulation. [*] What they mean is a "Responsible ADULT must be in command, when a child is operating a motorized vessel over 11 feet in length.] Untrained Children cannot be trusted.

    The law requires that any person born on, or after July 1, 1972, must have
    in their possession a certificate of boating safety education while operating
    a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The certificate may
    be obtained by completing an approved boating safety course or passing an
    equivalency examination. The Natural Resources Police offer the Maryland Basic
    Boating Course through local recreation departments and community colleges
    or online. The classroom course is 8-10 hours in length and covers the basics of
    boating and water safety.
    [*] As of Oct. 1, 2010, anyone under the age of 16 operating a motorized vessel
    11 feet in length or greater without a valid boating safety certificate must be
    supervised by an individual 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid
    boating safety certificate or an individual born before July 1, 1972.
    [*] If an individual under the age of 16 is operating a motorized vessel LESS than 11 feet
    in length, a person of any age possessing a valid certificate of boating safety can
    provide supervision.

    The online course is offered by Boat Ed at
    boat-ed.com/maryland
    , Boater Exam
    at
    boaterexam.com/usa/maryland
    and Boat US at
    boatus.org/maryland
    . All three
    courses are user-friendly and self-directed.
    The equivalency examination is for those persons who don’t want to take a
    course. It is offered, by appointment, at locations throughout the state.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is the difference between a winch and a capstan?

    Best answer: A capstan is a vertically-orientated hauling device. Originally horizontal levers, known as bars, were inserted through holes at the top and used to turn the capstan by means of men walking around the device and pushing on the bars. A rope wrapped several turns around the drum was thus hauled upon. A rudimentary... show more
    Best answer: A capstan is a vertically-orientated hauling device. Originally horizontal levers, known as bars, were inserted through holes at the top and used to turn the capstan by means of men walking around the device and pushing on the bars. A rope wrapped several turns around the drum was thus hauled upon. A rudimentary ratchet was provided to hold the tension. The ropes were always wound in a clockwise direction. Now, capstans are usually powered, either by an electric motor or hydraulically. They merely haul on the cable, they don't store the wound-in cable.

    A winch, technically, stores the cable hauled upon on a barrel, which the capstan does not, and is horizontally orientated. The terms have become mixed in many usages.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do they always say the day you buy a boat is the best day and worst day of your life, it can’t be both, (and no negative replies!!)?

    Best answer: If it f0cks, flies or floats, rent, don’t buy
    Best answer: If it f0cks, flies or floats, rent, don’t buy
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Trying to pump air using 120V AC plug via AC-DC power inverter in the cigarette lighter. Pump works fine but not for long before it goes off?

    It shuts off ( red fault ) and goes back on ( green ). On and off. With engine running and alternator charging i have to wait a minute for it to work maybe 15 seconds before it does it again. I noticed that when it goes off, volt meter dips to 10V in that given moment and back to 12v when it pumps. Its all on and... show more
    It shuts off ( red fault ) and goes back on ( green ). On and off. With engine running and alternator charging i have to wait a minute for it to work maybe 15 seconds before it does it again. I noticed that when it goes off, volt meter dips to 10V in that given moment and back to 12v when it pumps. Its all on and off sequence. This same pump caused my 1500W power inverter to go into “fault” mode too. Is it too much power for my deep cycle battery causing the intermittent shut down ?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do sail boats sometimes tilt to the side?

    It doesn't look like a pleasant ride, trying to keep from sliding due to the tilting.
    It doesn't look like a pleasant ride, trying to keep from sliding due to the tilting.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • How does one become a ship captain?

    i don’t mean a captain of a cruise ship or being a captain as a career, i just mean in general. for example, let’s just say i bought a boat for myself and my family, how do you determine who is the captain? or another example, how would jack sparrow have become a captain? i don’t mean all the technical stuff about... show more
    i don’t mean a captain of a cruise ship or being a captain as a career, i just mean in general. for example, let’s just say i bought a boat for myself and my family, how do you determine who is the captain? or another example, how would jack sparrow have become a captain? i don’t mean all the technical stuff about davy jones and all that because i knoe that part of it, i just mean that obviously he didn’t go to university or college and professionally obtain a license to be captain, so how does it all work these days?
    26 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is the smallest horse power engine for a 18 foot sea pro center console?

    The motor on it is bad. I was thinking about taking out the console and getting a tiller handle. What is the least horse power to push the boat. Thanks
    The motor on it is bad. I was thinking about taking out the console and getting a tiller handle. What is the least horse power to push the boat. Thanks
    7 answers · 1 month ago