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Old 09-09-2015, 02:07 PM   #281
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Greetings,
When we recently replaced our on board refrigerator (domestic, 110v dirt cheap compared to a "marine" unit) I specifically called the manufacturer to ask IF drilling holes in the sides of the doors would void the warranty. I installed, after receiving the OK from the maker, hook/eye devices similar to Mr. FW as posted in #243. The alternative would have been stick on hook and loop.
I concur, Stay Afloat looks suspiciously like a wax toilet ring...
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:55 PM   #282
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Mr. rc. GREAT idea for a thread. The first thing that comes to mind because I'm fooling with lines today is applying battery terminal heat shrink tubing to the ends of line in lieu of whipping.
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Mr. RT, apologies if this has already been brought up, but I just started reading this worthwhile thread and will have to come back to it later. In any event, Rescue Tape does a great job of whipping the ends of lines. And as you may know, leaves no sticky adhesive residue when you want to remove it...
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:54 PM   #283
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Mr. RT, apologies if this has already been brought up, but I just started reading this worthwhile thread and will have to come back to it later. In any event, Rescue Tape does a great job of whipping the ends of lines. And as you may know, leaves no sticky adhesive residue when you want to remove it...

I have had no success with that. Have tried it numerous times and it comes off pretty quick although it looks great at first.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #284
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they'll go on and on with all sorts of rubbish that's irrelevant to the incident..
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:04 PM   #285
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Could you send me a PM describing what I should keep an eye on? Thanks, Howard
My PM doesn't work, sorry.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:25 PM   #286
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:16 PM   #287
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Purely speculation here but...Marin's GB and mine are right about the same vintage. Assuming he's running twins, that would likely put a glass-bodied Groco sea strainer right between the engines just as on mine. I've always thought that to be a somewhat vulnerable location should there be anything like an unsecured toolbox sliding around in a rough sea. I could see that taking an entire roll of Rescue Tape to repair; just guessing though.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:31 PM   #288
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Assuming he's running twins, that would likely put a glass-bodied Groco sea strainer right between the engines just as on mine..
Is that glass or plastic... I recently had a plastic sea strainer bowl develop a leak... I used JB Weld to seal it until the replacement came in...worked great and it's now in the spares bin
Too bad Marin got tongue tied...so unlike him...I have and use rescue tape but it's not the answer for everything...works on some not on others. Comment not very helpful if you haven't a clue about the application. Bubblegum or epoxy works wonders in some cases...waste of time on others????
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:45 PM   #289
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Mr. RT, apologies if this has already been brought up, but I just started reading this worthwhile thread and will have to come back to it later. In any event, Rescue Tape does a great job of whipping the ends of lines. And as you may know, leaves no sticky adhesive residue when you want to remove it...
Bernz-O-Matic propane torch head. Screws on small canisters I use for BBQ. Quickly, permanently melts nylon line end-threads solidly together; no need to whip... at all.

Don't let the still melting nylon liquid touch you - by far worse than hot grease. Couple of tries and you become a pro to produce really nice fused together line ends.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:00 PM   #290
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OK, how on earth can someone come on a forum like this, say he had a near sinking, but then say he doesn't want to a share what happened?

Why say it in the first place?

Did he realize he made a mistake in mentioning it in the first place.

Or is he just milking the thread for maximum exposure?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #291
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OK, how on earth can someone come on a forum like this, say he had a near sinking, but then say he doesn't want to a share what happened?

Why say it in the first place?

Did he realize he made a mistake in mentioning it in the first place.

Or is he just milking the thread for maximum exposure?
Doesn't matter. He doesn't want to talk about it. He was just putting in a positive vote for Rescue Tape. The rest of it "never happened".
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:59 PM   #292
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I have had no success with that. Have tried it numerous times and it comes off pretty quick although it looks great at first.
Heat shrink tubing works much better for that.
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Purely speculation here but...Marin's GB and mine are right about the same vintage. Assuming he's running twins, that would likely put a glass-bodied Groco sea strainer right between the engines just as on mine. I've always thought that to be a somewhat vulnerable location should there be anything like an unsecured toolbox sliding around in a rough sea. I could see that taking an entire roll of Rescue Tape to repair; just guessing though.
Boydster, I may not understand the configuration, but why would a broken strainer be a threat that would require rescue tape to prevent the boat from sinking? Isn't there a seacock in that line?
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Purely speculation here but...Marin's GB and mine are right about the same vintage. Assuming he's running twins, that would likely put a glass-bodied Groco sea strainer right between the engines just as on mine. I've always thought that to be a somewhat vulnerable location should there be anything like an unsecured toolbox sliding around in a rough sea. I could see that taking an entire roll of Rescue Tape to repair; just guessing though.
Just to be clear ( pun intended) the clear bodies are plastic not glass.

The engine strainers are normally in between the engines on a GB. But in most cases the flooring comes almost to the top of the strainer as I recall. So they are some what protected from something like a tool box hitting them if I'm remembering this correctly.

Are yours more exposed?
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:25 PM   #295
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Boydster, I may not understand the configuration, but why would a broken strainer be a threat that would require rescue tape to prevent the boat from sinking? Isn't there a seacock in that line?
Yes there is a valve that would/should stop the flooding as long as it was working. But if a seacock broke off at its base you could use a wooden plug and perhaps Rescue tape to stop the leak.
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Boydster, I may not understand the configuration, but why would a broken strainer be a threat that would require rescue tape to prevent the boat from sinking? Isn't there a seacock in that line?
There is and you could arrest the incoming water of course but you'd be dead in the water as fas as cooling goes. Like I said, just guessing.
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The big bronze Groco sea strainers we had put in our boat when we brought it up from California in 1998 are glass, not plastic.
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OK, how on earth can someone come on a forum like this, say he had a near sinking, but then say he doesn't want to a share what happened?

Why say it in the first place?

Did he realize he made a mistake in mentioning it in the first place.

Or is he just milking the thread for maximum exposure?
Good grief.

8 years and 13,000 contributions should buy the man a little respect and slack.

He likely has a far better reason for choosing to not talk about it, than you have for obsessing over it.
I guess.
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The big bronze Groco sea strainers we had put in our boat when we brought it up from California in 1998 are glass, not plastic.
Really? Worked on a lot of strainers since the late 70s and I don't ever recall seeing a true glass bodied one that I recall. Can't even imagine why they would have made one like that. Seems like an accident waiting to happen.

But hey, I certainly haven't seen everything. Thank goodness.
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If I was choosing strainers, glass models would be allowed on my vessel.
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