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Forum: Power Systems Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Bay Pelican
Once you have paid to install the system fuel...

Once you have paid to install the system fuel polishing is essentially free. OK you must replace the filter - mine was a roll of Bounty Paper Towels. However, my system drained from the bottom of...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,330
Posted By Bay Pelican
Confused as to your drain arrangements. If by...

Confused as to your drain arrangements. If by into the engine room you mean into the bilge then not a good idea. 11 gallons of soapy water will create a mess and stink. Needs to be plumbed...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bay Pelican
I have used audio tapes at night - this is all...

I have used audio tapes at night - this is all open water and I usually can't see a thing but I am on constant watch looking at the radar, AIS, out the windshield and side doors (the top halfs of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bay Pelican
Removed two 350 gallon tanks from a Krogen 42,...

Removed two 350 gallon tanks from a Krogen 42, replaced with four 110 gallon tanks. Remember any substitute for new tanks will affect the eventual resale.

Cost was Eastern Caribbean (high) so it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,766
Posted By Bay Pelican
The original tile referred to strength needed to...

The original tile referred to strength needed to dock a boat. While I agree that the boat should be put into the slip under power, one issue is the strength needed to handle the dock lines and the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,957
Posted By Bay Pelican
I distinguish between a "lower helm" and a "pilot...

I distinguish between a "lower helm" and a "pilot house". The pilot house being a separate raised space for operating the vessel with good visibilOn ity such as found on the Krogens, Nordhavns,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,957
Posted By Bay Pelican
Story with little value as evidence of how large...

Story with little value as evidence of how large is too large.

Deb and I met a couple in St. Lucia who invited us to their boats for drinks. They had a 70 foot trawler. The boat was beautiful,...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-09-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Bay Pelican
I usually have kept the crossover between the...

I usually have kept the crossover between the starboard and port tanks closed. However on our last trip there were three/four jumps of more than 20 hours. This would have resulted in 40+ gallons of...
Forum: Fuel Check 05-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Bay Pelican
Corresponds with my results. However, Bay Pelican...

Corresponds with my results. However, Bay Pelican was set up to load the generator by using two chargers for a shorter period of time.
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-08-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Bay Pelican
Could make sense. Even when a normal trawler...

Could make sense. Even when a normal trawler manufacturer (such as Nordhavn) produces a motor sailor she is quite different from the rest of the line.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,132
Posted By Bay Pelican
When we started out for the Eastern Caribbean...

When we started out for the Eastern Caribbean many years ago we dreamed of isolated anchorages. The world unfortunately is different, being alone in an anchorage in many of the islands makes you a...
Forum: Power Systems 05-02-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Bay Pelican
I am surprised by the question. What it tells me...

I am surprised by the question. What it tells me is the obvious that different boats are different or at least their operators are. When I do my engine room checks underway I can see the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,132
Posted By Bay Pelican
Someone anchoring too close was a problem we...

Someone anchoring too close was a problem we frequently ran into in the Eastern Caribbean, especially with the charter boats. Found there wasn't much we could do about it. Our typical approach was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bay Pelican
No, won't work as the tanks are wider than the...

No, won't work as the tanks are wider than the side decks. Choice is to cut the two 350 gallon tanks out and either replace with smaller tanks - mine were four 110 US gallon tanks, or remove the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bay Pelican
Failure of a steel tank. Originally Bay Pelican...

Failure of a steel tank. Originally Bay Pelican had two 350 mild steel tanks. When the starboard tank started leaking I decided to replace both tanks. I relied on the port tank until it was time...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bay Pelican
I joined a long list of owners of 30 year old...

I joined a long list of owners of 30 year old trawlers who had to replace their tanks. But a pain and a great expense.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Bay Pelican
Before you buy a tank verify that you can get it...

Before you buy a tank verify that you can get it refilled without a dive certification. I have been repeatedly asked for mine whenever I had a tank filled.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,517
Posted By Bay Pelican
+1 I have been a diver for 30 years. Also. I...

+1
I have been a diver for 30 years. Also. I bought a Kayak helmet so that I wouldn't hurt my head while cleaning the boat bottom.
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-24-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Bay Pelican
Glad to have you aboard. The Nordic Tug 37 is a...

Glad to have you aboard. The Nordic Tug 37 is a favorite boat of mine. I am sure you will enjoy it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,308
Posted By Bay Pelican
Using a 120v domestic refrigerator / freezer is...

Using a 120v domestic refrigerator / freezer is not an issue for a boat which spends most of its time in a marina with shore power. It is an anchor that two things must be considered. My old Subzero...
Forum: Classifieds 04-20-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Bay Pelican
Great. Thank you.

Great.

Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Bay Pelican
Three situations in which I would prefer sail: ...

Three situations in which I would prefer sail:

Just out for the day enjoying the ride.
Crossing an ocean in less than a 60 foot boat
Spending years in the Eastern Caribbean where the wind is...
Forum: Classifieds 04-20-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Bay Pelican
Westerbeke Genset Parts New at Discount

These parts were purchased for a Westerbeke 8kw genset but will fit many Westerbeke units and many non Westerbeke units. All are new in the original packaging. Shipping, extra, will be from...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-20-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By Bay Pelican
With a sister ship (Krogen 42) we gained storage...

With a sister ship (Krogen 42) we gained storage space both below and above the unit. Enough storage that all cleaning supplies are stored in the two compartments. We were also able to mount our...
Forum: Classifieds 04-20-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Bay Pelican
No, manual pumps

No, manual pumps
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