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Old 09-19-2015, 08:19 PM   #21
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I replaced all the old, round, incandescent lights on Lollygag with LEDs. I got them on Alibaba, the Chinese site. Delivery took two weeks, had to buy 12 when I needed 10 but it still was at least 50% less expensive than any US supplier. All the lights worked out of the box, look better and are brighter.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #22
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There might be some sticker shock and you probably don't need to have it all done there, but CSR Marine is simply the best in Seattle. The quality is great and the follow up is better. We have done two complete electronic installations, deck work bottom jobs and many other projects there. They have always made sure things were right and we have been very happy. As I said, it costs, but they say " cry once" and I believe them. I am sure there are other competent vendors out there, but take a walk through the yard at CSR and you will see a lot of very nice boats being worked on. There is a reason for that, happy owners!

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Thank you! An actual recommendation! I went there for my survey. They were fast and efficient. Now I have another thing to add to my list since this weekend winging my swimplatform at the Ivars dock in a heavy wind. Ouch!
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:21 AM   #23
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My surveyor didn't seem to think it was unusual for (probably 1987 original) props to need replacing due to galvanic action. But what trade would I need to engage to have my bonding system tested? I'm sure that's a good idea.

Rubbish. Lots of boats have props 30 yrs plus including mine and if the zincing is kept up properly those props should last a lot longer yet.
Yours are pinking because there is a problem. Zincs inadequate, not replaced in a timely fashion or an electrical leak.

If dealt with NOW and if they have just started any further damage can be stopped and the props could be good for many years yet. It will take a GOOD prop shop to figure it out.

A marine electrician with bonding experience should be able to help. The problem could be quite simple such as lack of zincs or not so simple such as leakage but get on it or you may force yourself to need new props and they will cost you big.

As far as that goes get a diver NOW to see if there are any zincs on the prop shafts. He can install new ones. If no zincs that could be the simple answer about why. He should be able to pull the props so they can be sent to the shop for an assessment. But even if there were no zincs get those props assessed. DO not ignore assessment because if they are too far gone and a blade breaks from weakening then it could cause hull damage if you are really lucky [not].

I see you also have bottom work listed. Do that and get the props done at the same time and save the diver.

Get the necessary stuff done now and wait for the toys. The rest are toys, IMO
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:54 PM   #24
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My list is pretty simple: Go to Florida.

That's provided I finish the current list.

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I have a pretty good list for this winter (though it's much better than last years) but I like your list much much better.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:13 PM   #25
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Rubbish. Lots of boats have props 30 yrs plus including mine and if the zincing is kept up properly those props should last a lot longer yet.
Yours are pinking because there is a problem. Zincs inadequate, not replaced in a timely fashion or an electrical leak.

If dealt with NOW and if they have just started any further damage can be stopped and the props could be good for many years yet. It will take a GOOD prop shop to figure it out.

A marine electrician with bonding experience should be able to help. The problem could be quite simple such as lack of zincs or not so simple such as leakage but get on it or you may force yourself to need new props and they will cost you big.

As far as that goes get a diver NOW to see if there are any zincs on the prop shafts. He can install new ones. If no zincs that could be the simple answer about why. He should be able to pull the props so they can be sent to the shop for an assessment. But even if there were no zincs get those props assessed. DO not ignore assessment because if they are too far gone and a blade breaks from weakening then it could cause hull damage if you are really lucky [not].

I see you also have bottom work listed. Do that and get the props done at the same time and save the diver.

Get the necessary stuff done now and wait for the toys. The rest are toys, IMO
I will get the props and bonding system checked out. The zinc on the boat when I took it out of the water for my survey last year were pretty much gone. I replaced them before dropping it back in the water. But I don't know how often the zincs were replaced by the PO's.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:54 PM   #26
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My winter project list is getting bigger. November. Haul boat and change zincs and change out a frozen sea cock on a/c unit, antifouling paint, wash and compound and wax(ugh). Gelcoat is faded badly. Might have that done professionally. Also, want to redo the dash and add gauges to the fly bridge (if I get very motivated) and maybe add a remote for the auto pilot at fly bridge.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:30 AM   #27
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As far as the list getting longer you are in good [bad] company. Mine isn't any shorter than it was thirty years ago and I do spend a lot of time on the boat and working on the boat. Just different items.

Just don't let necessary stuff go by the wayside for nice to haves.

ENJOY the work, or paying for it, but enjoy.
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