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Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By MVDarlin
Mine really helps my boat plane and stops...

Mine really helps my boat plane and stops proposing. I have an 11 ft whaler with 15 hp Honda.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,311
Posted By MVDarlin
I like Kindergarten Cove, SE of snow pass. ...

I like Kindergarten Cove, SE of snow pass. Coffman Cove is a nice stop, I've caught some amazing ling cod at Lewis Bay, NW side of Prince if Whales Island.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,037
Posted By MVDarlin
AC/DC marine refers way overrated. One of my...

AC/DC marine refers way overrated. One of my best days was when I replaced my cranky Norcold with a $300 Hotpoint. Add an inverter and you have AC/DC. That's essentially all the Norcold does. Ym
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By MVDarlin
Add dole fin to outboard. Move fuel/ battery fwd.

Add dole fin to outboard. Move fuel/ battery fwd.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-10-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,311
Posted By MVDarlin
Your boat looks similar to my 43 OA.

Your boat looks similar to my 43 OA.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-10-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,311
Posted By MVDarlin
Be sure to bring a crab pot. Excellent results...

Be sure to bring a crab pot. Excellent results in May before commercial pots are set.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-10-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,311
Posted By MVDarlin
I made the same trip in May a few years ago. Hit...

I made the same trip in May a few years ago. Hit a desdheaf south of Port Hardy. Had the boat hauled there. Had to take prop to Port Cambell to straighten. Dead head was waterlogged 6" round post...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,712
Posted By MVDarlin
I appreciate simplicity. My 120 Ford Lehmans...

I appreciate simplicity. My 120 Ford Lehmans have similar attributes. Naturally aspirated, mechanical fuel injection. Parts available.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By MVDarlin
Spiderco, lock blade partially serrated folding...

Spiderco, lock blade partially serrated folding knife. There is a tactical version with a push button opening popular with fire fighters but may be restricted in some areas. With some practice the...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 04-23-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By MVDarlin
"frangible shaft coupling" sacrificial, it will...

"frangible shaft coupling" sacrificial, it will shear and save your tranny/ engine if your prop hits something.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 04-23-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By MVDarlin
Might be a good time to add tangible coupling. ...

Might be a good time to add tangible coupling. Only a few hundred $$$. Could save a tranny/engine.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 04-23-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By MVDarlin
Tough sledding. I had to replace my 2" stainless...

Tough sledding. I had to replace my 2" stainless shafts on my 43 OA many years ago because boat had not been run in a year (prior owner). Packing could not seal because shaft pitting at only that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,511
Posted By MVDarlin
For content you can download Netflix when u have...

For content you can download Netflix when u have good Wi-Fi. Watch later. I have a tablet for this use. U can connect to tv with HDMI connector.

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-20-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By MVDarlin
Hmmm. Should have a HDMI connection.. Who uses...

Hmmm. Should have a HDMI connection.. Who uses analog video these days.

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-20-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By MVDarlin
Recommend smart a.c. tv, buy an inverter to run...

Recommend smart a.c. tv, buy an inverter to run it. Also, axillary sound system. Don't need much, $50 should do it. Also check power/ heat difference between LCD/LED/plasma. I run a 30" Visio on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,790
Posted By MVDarlin
Also, boat operates with constant minor...

Also, boat operates with constant minor corrections of rudder to go "straight", and in heavy seas the up and down action climbing waves and trouhgs makes a water "distance" longer than the same...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,790
Posted By MVDarlin
Nautical miles vs statute miles?

Nautical miles vs statute miles?
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By MVDarlin
Mine has a 2 position switch. First position...

Mine has a 2 position switch. First position activates fan. I turn it to one, let the fan spin up, then move to 2. Works fine. Mine also "blew". Turned out to be the wiring insulation at switch....
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By MVDarlin
Also, if you replace oil coolers get larger...

Also, if you replace oil coolers get larger capacity after market coolers from American Diesel.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By MVDarlin
Better to replace the whole unit. Have old one...

Better to replace the whole unit. Have old one replaced and carry as a spare. They care expensive. Contact American Diesel if you have questions.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,503
Posted By MVDarlin
Yikes? Maybe it was a hot harbor.

Yikes? Maybe it was a hot harbor.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-20-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By MVDarlin
Note: there is a possibility of catastrophic...

Note: there is a possibility of catastrophic failure in some Velvet Drive trannys if an internal drive lock nut is not properly secured.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-18-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,728
Posted By MVDarlin
I carry scuba gear.

I carry scuba gear.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-08-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,728
Posted By MVDarlin
I had a similar experiences with a 10 pot string...

I had a similar experiences with a 10 pot string of abandoned crab bots that were wired together with cable in the Broughtons. We figured how to use the windless to lift each pot. We stacked them...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-08-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,728
Posted By MVDarlin
Last time I pulled my anchor the pin let go. Had...

Last time I pulled my anchor the pin let go. Had a diver retrieve it. $500 was saved.
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