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Forum: Harbor Chat 01-01-2020, 06:51 PM
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What would you think of a hog farming operation...

What would you think of a hog farming operation on public land that covered the land with its waste and then moved on? Not ranging cattle or sheep but animals crammed side by side doing nothing but...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-31-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
I believe there is only one on this list where...

I believe there is only one on this list where the waste is not dealt with in any way. Salmon farming is not an economically feasible venture unless one is allowed to simply let all the waste fall...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-31-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
I am on the Central Coast every summer for the...

I am on the Central Coast every summer for the last 10 years. There hasn't been any commercial salmon fishing other than Chum for some years now. In certain openings they are allowed to keep and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-31-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
Oh, this could be fun, a maritime populist...

Oh, this could be fun, a maritime populist revolt... And my ex- works there (in Admin).

Peak summer tourist season...

Hmm, another idea, if a number of people got together with an objective. ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-30-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
Hmm... How about an on-the-water protest in front...

Hmm... How about an on-the-water protest in front of the DFO Biological Science Center at Departure Bay?
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-30-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
Interesting that a Desolation Sound fish ended up...

Interesting that a Desolation Sound fish ended up in Khutze. Did the DFO guy say anything about other salmon returning to rivers they didn't come from?

I don't know about fish learning what to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-30-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By EngNate
Those might actually be battery parallel...

Those might actually be battery parallel switches. I don't think any of the Lehmans have glow plugs.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By EngNate
OP asked, which forum, this one I would say, its...

OP asked, which forum, this one I would say, its the one that comes up the most on a search of 'surveyor' and it is also one of the most viewed on the site. There is no risk in relating the facts of...
Forum: Power Systems 12-22-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By EngNate
A TDS tester will provide a quick, direct and...

A TDS tester will provide a quick, direct and decisive answer whether there is sea water in the cooling system. A pressure tester will provide a direct and decisive answer whether there is a leak in...
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By EngNate
Yup.. below freezing or not run in months it...

Yup.. below freezing or not run in months it doesn't matter - if I ever actually hear my 3208 cranking I'll know there is something wrong!
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-15-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,424
Posted By EngNate
My ex would wash and re-use pieces of food film...

My ex would wash and re-use pieces of food film wrap.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-15-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By EngNate
Oh, salmon farms are bad alright, as is farmed...

Oh, salmon farms are bad alright, as is farmed salmon. A substantial portion of the fish leaving these farms is going out in totes with no need for refrigeration, 'morts' they are called, fished out...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By EngNate
Very likely the thermostat. Switch the power...

Very likely the thermostat. Switch the power off, rotate the knob to off, then rotate slowly towards colder just until it makes a click. Now rotate very slowly back in the warmer direction, if it...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-11-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By EngNate
Yes, the thing I'm referring to is, silence...

Yes, the thing I'm referring to is, silence resets when fault is cleared, same if power is cycled. Engine alarms would be powered from the keyswitch.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By EngNate
If you're going to tow a skiff like this...

If you're going to tow a skiff like this regularly its best to have a towing eye installed (on the skiff) as low as possible, just above the waterline. The trailering eyes are too high and this...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By EngNate
I think those Hatteras panels, and the associated...

I think those Hatteras panels, and the associated relay boards, were also used on Bertrams. Those do silence and reset independently. The Aqualarm models I know of have a common silencing for all...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-08-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By EngNate
Silencing Audible Alarms? - a survey

Do you have general vessel alarms (for bilges, tank levels, etc) with provision for silencing an active alarm without affecting the others or subsequent instances? And, would a simple, low cost...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By EngNate
15-20% will be right in there. That's what I...

15-20% will be right in there. That's what I observe with my rig, more like 15 I'm inclined to say. 31 towing a 17' center console, big difference is I'm 210 hp. At my standard cruising rpm it...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-08-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By EngNate
I've taken many out with a 9/16" holesaw...

I've taken many out with a 9/16" holesaw (smallest I've been able to find), with the pilot bit removed, same idea as the wood craft tool. Tip - make a nice straight hole thru a piece of plywood and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-06-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,106
Posted By EngNate
It relates to boats as much as a joke thread -...

It relates to boats as much as a joke thread - and it does because during our boat journeys we sit around with others and talk about many things besides our anodes, anchors and dinghys.

A basic...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-06-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,106
Posted By EngNate
Ditto, this is one of the most intelligent,...

Ditto, this is one of the most intelligent, orderly discussions I've come across in a while, for the most part.

There is no limit to the number of threads that can be in this forum, and the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By EngNate
Repairing the compressor controller

If you are, or know, an electronics hobbyist with soldering skills many of these refrigerator inverter modules that have failed can be repaired. Though other things can happen, the single most...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By EngNate
The inverter module is always there, it is key to...

The inverter module is always there, it is key to high efficiency operation, along with the compressor design that it works with. It's the additional stage of the 120AC-DC converter that's...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-01-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By EngNate
All modern AC/DC fridges run on DC and have an...

All modern AC/DC fridges run on DC and have an AC-DC power supply and a relay that switches over when AC is present. A failed power supply will in many cases cause it to switch over to AC but not get...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,728
Posted By EngNate
I run the BC central coast, in daylight only. We...

I run the BC central coast, in daylight only. We get fog fairly frequently but still my radar has just 11 hours TX time in 800 engine hours, and a fair bit of that is just running it in good...
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