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Old 09-09-2021, 02:36 PM
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Speaking of which, how far does a marine radio work? I have never used mine
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by snapmorgan View Post
Speaking of which, how far does a marine radio work? I have never used mine
That depends on two things .
The wattage of the radio (transmitter) and the height of the antenna off the waterline .
Somewhat surprisingly at best it'll vary between 5 and 15 miles on small , lower profile boats but could be as high as 60 miles or so for ships with very high radio masts.
Out here cell phones are deemed inappropriate for use as communication safety devices because of diminishing coverage when beyond land based antenna range.
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Old 09-10-2021, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by scarabman View Post
Regularly. Like to go a couple miles out in the Atlantic and shut the engines off and jump in for a swim and just kind of float around.

None of my friends are willing to go in with me though, they all think it is CRAZY, including the shutting the engines down part.
I used to do that all the time until 1 of my friends said "are you crazy, there's sharks in there"

I had never given it any thought, so now i still do it but usually when I'm not alone on the boat.
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Old 09-10-2021, 11:57 AM
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We had a 52' Hatteras 8-92's with the side exhausts, used to shut the engines down to drift but one time in some snotty seas we didn't know water got up through the risers when it was rolling side to side. One engine started fine the other bent 2 rods cause the cylinders filled with water. Never shut them down again!
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:22 PM
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Silence is golden. Except when you hear the words, "Fish on!"
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What an odd question, I thought at first. I guess I can understand the fear of not being able to re-fire the engines but...wow.
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Old 09-20-2021, 01:31 PM
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Like I tell the pimple face kids at West Marine when I need something in an emergency. "What's finishing, I'm just burning fuel!"
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When it`s calm it`s very relaxing.
Plus no creepers out there .






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