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  1. Thread: River Boats

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    River Boats

    This has been a fantastic week for river boat fans! We had the American Duchess, the Queen of Mississippi, and the American Queen all docked in downtown Louisville on the Belvedere. These three...
  2. First I have no knowledge of you boat, but here...

    First I have no knowledge of you boat, but here are a few thoughts. Did the battery need charging? If it was "dead", and nothing had been left on to drain it, I'd suspect a short circuit somewhere....
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    I am here daily. It is rare to have any posts. ...

    I am here daily. It is rare to have any posts. I think the last one I made was the last made, a long time ago. For a week or so I was unable to open the forum. This was a busy, useful site at one...
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    Leatidwell, I sent you a private message two days...

    Leatidwell, I sent you a private message two days ago with a contact name & number for the guy with the chair. Let me know if were able to get it.
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    Captains Pedestal Chair For Sale

    A friend, now out of boating, purchased a new captains pedestal chair for his houseboat. He sold the houseboat before he was able to install the chair. It is unused, and he will sell it for $150....
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    Update - As of today I have received all four...

    Update - As of today I have received all four replacement extinguishers. Each came with shipping labels for prepaid return of the old extinguishers. Very impressed with Kidde's response on this...
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    I checked our fire extinguishers this weekend. ...

    I checked our fire extinguishers this weekend. All four are in the recall. Using Kidde's online site I registered the extinguishers and they are sending replacements.
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    We live on the Louisville/Ohio River McAlpine...

    We live on the Louisville/Ohio River McAlpine Dam's upper pool. Recreational boaters anchor most any place on the Ohio. Some popular ones are 6 Mile Island, 12 Mile Island, Grassy Flats, and a...
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    Kidde Fire Extinguishers

    FYI in case you have Kidde Fire Extinguishers on a boat or home.


    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and
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    Fall on the Ohio

    Yesterday (Friday the 13th) was a lucky day! I was able to spend four hours cruising with good friends.

    The weather was absolutely perfect! CAVU as pilots say, not a cloud in the sky, low...
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    In my experience the crew at McAlpine are...

    In my experience the crew at McAlpine are extremely professional, courteous, and helpful to pleasure boaters. I haven't locked through in a couple years but if my memory serves me, you can contact...
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    The 2017 Boating Season

    It must be official, the 2017 boating season has arrived! Two boats in RIYC shed their cocoons this weekend. Hoorah!
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    River Boat at Utica

    If you have been on the river around Utica or on River Road in Jefferson County, you may have seen a large river boat. It appears from a distance to be a side wheel paddle boat. It is berthed at...
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    You can check out BC Canvas. Chuck Sievert is...

    You can check out BC Canvas. Chuck Sievert is the owner. You can contact him at bccanvas12@gmail.com.
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    November on the Ohio!

    Unbelievable!!! here we are starting the third week of November in the Louisville area and temperatures for the week are forecasted to be in the high 60s, 70s, and possibly up to 80! Still lots of...
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    Thanks Captain Eric. I hope to go up there in...

    Thanks Captain Eric. I hope to go up there in the next week or so.
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    18 Mile Island Chute

    Can anyone advise if the 18 Mile Island chute is clear and navigable?

    Thanks
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    Thaks for your input, it is a big help.

    Thaks for your input, it is a big help.
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    3M 4200 vs #M 5200

    What are the differences between 4200 & 52oo and what applications are they used for?

    Your input will be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Appreciate your comments Eric but my perspective...

    Appreciate your comments Eric but my perspective differs. The Louisville audience of PortKY/Boatlocal's is a small percentage of the many boaters, businesses, and property owners along the Ohio. I...
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    Following is an portion of a letter I sent on...

    Following is an portion of a letter I sent on 2/21/14 to Bill Lamb, President of WDRB-TV and other stations. I never received a reply. I "assume" the demographic involved with the river is not...
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    Tom3600 >>I have called several locksmiths and...

    Tom3600

    >>I have called several locksmiths and have stopped at both Home Depot and Lowes and I cannot get an extra key made for my boat! The company that made my boat is long gone (Cruisers). ...
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    We used to have a dock on the Ohio across from...

    We used to have a dock on the Ohio across from Captains Quarters. Current, wind, and wake could be very challenging. The same will apply at Duffy's when launching or recovering. You always have to...
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    I "think" Poli-Prep will, I'm sure Poli-Ox will. ...

    I "think" Poli-Prep will, I'm sure Poli-Ox will. The wax as well as the oxidation has to come off before applying Poli-Glo. Personally, if it were me, I'd either Poli-Glo the entire hull, or wax...
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    It's a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon at the...

    It's a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon at the RIYC. "Seas the Day!" seized the day! He's first in the marina to take his shrink wrap off. It must be spring!!!
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