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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,263
Posted By Xsbank
Goodbye

I have been on this site for 7 or so years and have posted, well, enough. I am getting censored and ignored which is a huge waste of my time so I have decided to bail for a while, or permanently. My...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-21-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Xsbank
I clear all cookies and website data whenever I...

I clear all cookies and website data whenever I am done. Some sites give you this pop-up that says if you log in you agree to cookies but if you check your data the site has already set a cookie and...
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Xsbank
I have a Cessna variable-volume pump and it is...

I have a Cessna variable-volume pump and it is always turning when the engine is running. You need a reservoir but not much fluid is circulated when the pump is idling but the case drain continuously...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By Xsbank
Aluminum is lovely but it needs to breathe, to...

Aluminum is lovely but it needs to breathe, to form a nice coat of aluminum oxide on it. As soon as you coat it, it looks really good for a while but in a salt environment, any breach in the coating...
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Xsbank
I think Ford’s are self-bleeding too. Also,...

I think Ford’s are self-bleeding too.

Also, (cue Elmer the Safety Elephant) remember that the pressure from an injection pump can inject fuel into you, too. If you get off on having your arm...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By Xsbank
1000 hours is about 10 years of the average rec...

1000 hours is about 10 years of the average rec boater’s use. I don’t think his engines will be used up while he still owns his boat so not material. Especially at one hour per trip...? No worries. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,650
Posted By Xsbank
Welding cable is cheaper but will not resist...

Welding cable is cheaper but will not resist corrosion like tinned.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By Xsbank
I would not pipe the oil into the intaKe as it...

I would not pipe the oil into the intaKe as it could lead to a runaway if the condition worsens. Many diesels do this but if your engines are suspect, I wouldn’t do it.

Do you ever run these...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,104
Posted By Xsbank
A tractor manifold is $185.

A tractor manifold is $185.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Xsbank
Buy the “5 year” stuff and the coolant strips...

Buy the “5 year” stuff and the coolant strips that CAT sells and test your coolant annually. If you use coolant filters (Cummins has them) then replacing the filter also replenishes the additives....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Xsbank
The only criticism I would voice is that the...

The only criticism I would voice is that the breaker must be quickly accessible for when the solenoid points inevitably fuse and the windlass runs away. Its a scramble or a lot of shouting to open...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By Xsbank
Don’t overthink this issue, it really doesn’t...

Don’t overthink this issue, it really doesn’t need all that effort to get it dry...mine was never bone dry and she is still chugging about out there 12 years later. I see her most summers.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Xsbank
I did this mod to my Ideal on my GB. Easy if...

I did this mod to my Ideal on my GB. Easy if there is a third terminal. Just don’t step on both switches at the same time or the lights go out. Put the second switch somewhere less easy to reach,...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-19-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Xsbank
Boat builders still think that shower sump thing...

Boat builders still think that shower sump thing is a good idea...throw the entire thing in the garbage and put in a diaphragm type pump inline with the discharge hose, energized by a switch you turn...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Xsbank
Make sure the terminal box is vented for heat and...

Make sure the terminal box is vented for heat and moisture. Use dielectric grease too.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By Xsbank
Replace the hose with schedule 40 plastic pipe....

Replace the hose with schedule 40 plastic pipe. It will never permeate. With my 2 - 1.5” pipe vents, my tank smells like a rose. Well, at least it smells “healthy.”

No bleach! Noflex Digester, one...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By Xsbank
Beta carotene is what makes carrots orange. If...

Beta carotene is what makes carrots orange. If you think this is a problem you should also not eat carrots. Or maybe you don’t already but can we stop this fear mongering?

If farmed salmon are not...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,724
Posted By Xsbank
Tom B, yes, there is. I recommend that you get...

Tom B, yes, there is. I recommend that you get out “the book” before you go out again. ��
Forum: General Maintenance 01-18-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,524
Posted By Xsbank
Sampson post. A bollard is on the hard.

Sampson post. A bollard is on the hard.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By Xsbank
“Died orange?” Ever seen a white spring? ...

“Died orange?”

Ever seen a white spring?

This is approaching chicken little territory. Why not concentrate on the impeachment for your outrage? Even the anti-vaxxer movement is based on...
Forum: Power Systems 01-17-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Xsbank
Looks like Woodstock lost interest.

Looks like Woodstock lost interest.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,628
Posted By Xsbank
If you have the info and you haven’t read it,...

If you have the info and you haven’t read it, sounds like a Darwin event to me...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,724
Posted By Xsbank
RT gets it again! “You are standing into danger.”

RT gets it again! “You are standing into danger.”
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,628
Posted By Xsbank
‘On’ if it fails to go off automatically.

‘On’ if it fails to go off automatically.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,036
Posted By Xsbank
Me too. Hope it all turns out for the best.

Me too. Hope it all turns out for the best.
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