Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
funangler's Avatar
 
City: Erie PA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Endless Endeavor
Vessel Model: Custom
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 214
This rudder lets me turn like twins in a single screw boat. Paravanes are a close second.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-659728613.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	73.6 KB
ID:	24720   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-679982488.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	24721  
__________________
Advertisement

funangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #22
Curmudgeon
 
BaltimoreLurker's Avatar
 
City: Stoney Creek, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moon Dance
Vessel Model: 1974 34' Marine Trader Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattkab View Post
Do you have details on this? I think I have a problem with my vent.

I followed Peggy the HeadMistress's instructions. She contributes to this forum on occasion. It was a while ago but the main features were to replace the worthless 1/2" diameter vent hose with a 1.5" diameter hose. And use the Raritan Kills Odor (KO) bacteria. The idea is to have plenty of fresh air (oxygen) available for the aerobic bacteria to live in the tank. If there is insufficient air the aerobic bacteria dies and is replaced with anaerobic bacteria, which is the type that causes the rotten egg stench.

Ideally, you would have 2 vent hoses on opposites to help ensure air circulation.

For my money, she got it right. Forget the carbon filters and all that nonsense. Air flow and aerobic bacteria seems to be the ticket. And, it's bone simple.

Before I did this the stench was enough to gag a maggot. Since then it's been only on very rare occasions that I get a whiff of it all.

Hopefully Peggy is reading and will chime in with a better report.
__________________

BaltimoreLurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
DCBD's Avatar
 
City: Sidney BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Our Island
Vessel Model: KK Manatee
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 202
Nothing beats a warm dry boat. I installed this in 2011 and my wife and I both agree this is the single best project so far.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dickinson Heater1.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	140.9 KB
ID:	24743  
DCBD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #24
Guru
 
Phil Fill's Avatar
 
City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,919
The Webasto boiler hot water heating. Runs 24/7 for 9 month. keeps the boat dry and warm
Phil Fill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #25
Newbie
 
City: charleston sc
Country: charleston
Vessel Name: Don-Ton
Vessel Model: 1985 44 gulfstar walkaround
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
I or she thinks the gastop and then the electric oven up grade was the best thing so yes it a gas top and a separate electric oven
DON-TON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #26
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
salon Remodel

I replaced the carpeting and sofa with a Teak & Holly sole and a new settee.
I did all of the work myself.
.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	6DSC09964.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	172.5 KB
ID:	24744   Click image for larger version

Name:	Before Forward.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	163.0 KB
ID:	24745   Click image for larger version

Name:	Salon New Floor.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	118.5 KB
ID:	24746   Click image for larger version

Name:	Salon Now.JPG
Views:	94
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	24747  
__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #27
Guru
 
alormaria's Avatar
 
City: Trenton
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 904
Water under her keel.
She was on the hard for 4 years while we put our daughter through college.
__________________
Al Johnson
34' Marine Trader
"Angelina"
alormaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #28
Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 741
Waste system redesign. A vented loop in the discharge lines for the electric heads keeps a small pool of clean fresh water in the bowl...odor from the lines/tank is history. Conversion to fresh water flush and all new discharge lines (90% hard PVC and all down hill to the holding tanks) further transformed the old stinker. Eliminating the intake pumps vastly increased pumping action and decreased noise. The old Raritan Crowns are good for another 25 years.
Underway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #29
Guru
 
Shoalwaters's Avatar
 
City: Rodney Bay Lagoon
Country: St. Lucia, West Indies
Vessel Name: "Dragon Lady"
Vessel Model: DeFever 41
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 681
I too fitted hinges to the engineroom access hatches. Originally the three large/heavy hatches in the saloon floor just lifted out - hard to find somewhere to put them where they can't slide around. Now each has a pair of hinges and a latch to hold it securely in the "up" position.

My other favourite mod is an oil-less 1.5hp air compressor. With my scuba regulator, and 40ft of Brownies air hose, I can dive the area around my boat (and scrape barnacles) all day without the inconvenience of refilling scuba tanks afterwards.
__________________
Mike
If all else fails, read the instructions
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Shoalwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #30
Guru
 
fryedaze's Avatar
 
City: Solomons Island Md
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Fryedaze
Vessel Model: MC 42 (Overseas Ltd) Monk 42
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoalwaters View Post
I too fitted hinges to the engineroom access hatches. Originally the three large/heavy hatches in the saloon floor just lifted out - hard to find somewhere to put them where they can't slide around. Now each has a pair of hinges and a latch to hold it securely in the "up" position.

My other favourite mod is an oil-less 1.5hp air compressor. With my scuba regulator, and 40ft of Brownies air hose, I can dive the area around my boat (and scrape barnacles) all day without the inconvenience of refilling scuba tanks afterwards.
Do you have source for the latches?
__________________
Dave Frye
Fryedaze, MC 42 (Monk 42') 1989 Overseas Co
http://mvfryedaze.blogspot.com/
fryedaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #31
TF Site Team
 
Bay Pelican's Avatar
 
City: Chicago, IL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bay Pelican
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,794
Dave

I used piano hinges on the hatches for a Krogen 42. Put a ladder under both the forward hatch and the hatch in the salon. Designed a table so that the salon hatch could be raised between the two posts for the table.

Away from the boat or I would attach a photo.

Marty
Bay Pelican is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #32
Member
 
dodo's Avatar
 
City: Vienna
Country: Austria
Vessel Name: DODO
Vessel Model: Selene 40
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 17
In the last two years we have done many upgrades and modifications, such as electronics (MFDs, AIS, radar), SAT-TV, sound system, internet router, new mattresses and so on. But these are the modifications, which we love most they are worth every Cent:

Kabola water heating - radiators from the engine room up to the salon, with towel radiators in the bathroom, shower and head keeps us toasty. It is great comfort and pure joy! The Kabola runs 24/7 all year round, even if we are not on the boat.

Mast laying system - with two 12 V DC cylinders we can lower and raise the mast. Great on inland waterways (bridge clearance). No back pain!

No gas galley - we switched to home appliances, induction cooktop, oven and refrigerator/freezer. My wife loves this arrangement and I must not handle the gas bottles.

Karl


dodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #33
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,721
I've done many upgrades and refitting but the one thing I did that was a "modification" increased boat control in large stern seas but much more significantly in harbor maneuvers.

When I converted to hydraulic steering I mounted the slave cylinder or ram so as to align the control rod to the next hole in closer to the rudder post. Was 6 turns L to L and now is 3. The added speed was/is a blessing in following seas but the large reduction in turn radius was wonderful. The rudder now swings a total of 90 degrees (45 each way) and I have found no downside whatsoever. Best modification.

I know there is a rule of thumb that rudder deflection over 35 degrees offers no increase in response. Perhaps on a high speed boat but the response to the additional 10 degrees of rudder swing is phenomenal on our 30' Willard.

As you can see in the picture Willy has a sizable rudder for a 30' boat but other than that just a run-of-the-mill standard flat plate bronze rudder.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	STH71269 copy.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	116.7 KB
ID:	24750  
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #34
Guru
 
Shoalwaters's Avatar
 
City: Rodney Bay Lagoon
Country: St. Lucia, West Indies
Vessel Name: "Dragon Lady"
Vessel Model: DeFever 41
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by fryedaze View Post
Do you have source for the latches?
I looked at the latches used to hold up a bar-flap, but I wasn't happy with the sharp projections, and they would only have worked for two out of the three hatches. In the end I made latches like the one in the first pic. Not elegant, but safe and functional.

I wanted hinges that I could install with the hatches in place - better chance of getting a good fit. The ones in the third pic are called "butler-tray" hinges.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hatch-1.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	69.4 KB
ID:	24752   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hatch-2.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	105.2 KB
ID:	24753   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hatch-3.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	71.6 KB
ID:	24754  
__________________
Mike
If all else fails, read the instructions
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Shoalwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #35
Guru
 
Conrad's Avatar
 
City: Calgary
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Blue Sky
Vessel Model: Nordic Tugs 42 Hull #001
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,553
Moving the dinghy's stowage position from the upper deck to the stern platform. Instead of 20 (or more) minutes to deploy the dinghy, it now takes two minutes. Much more convenient, but especially much safer.

Since we were also switching out dinghies we went for a short time with both. Looked either strange or the ultimate in redundancy.

We were still sorting out the stern davit so please excuse the lack of perfect symmetry re the dinghy siting...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_8531.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	125.6 KB
ID:	24759  
__________________
Conrad
Berthed in
Campbell River BC
Conrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 06:37 AM   #36
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,531
The Robertson AP with a long remote cord.

Second a Dania Flea market new fancy comfortable helm chair for $200.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #37
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,983
As we swim often... Out of a couple ladders, several steps (two different types), two extension/joining sleeves and bunch of SS bolts I constructed 6' swim ladder w/ 1" knotted line for ease of boarding and to well fasten ladder in up position when leaving boat. If alone on board cruising or relaxing I release knotted line to hang down and have simple tension clip hold ladder upright... so if needed it can be firmly tugged upon with one hand from water and down she comes for emergency boarding! Cause ya just never know!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ladder 100_0421.JPG
Views:	84
Size:	143.1 KB
ID:	24768  
__________________

Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012