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Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:44 PM
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Posted By caltexflanc
I know of at least one guy who took a Fleming 55...

I know of at least one guy who took a Fleming 55 across, there use to be a somewhat humorous article by him on the Fleming website.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By caltexflanc
It's great when traveling in company with others....

It's great when traveling in company with others. You pre-enter their mmsi numbers, you can speed dial them directly and when integrated with some plotter systems you can see everyone on your list...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:19 AM
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Views: 346
Posted By caltexflanc
Noco makes a very nice unit but 10amps is light...

Noco makes a very nice unit but 10amps is light for that size bank. There is no issue with a 120 volt power cord; they are very common for small boat application.
Forum: Power Systems 02-19-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,538
Posted By caltexflanc
You've very likely chosen to ignore the correct...

You've very likely chosen to ignore the correct answers altogether. And boring out the chamber decreases the pumps effectiveness. Do you have a temperature gauge for your generator?
Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By caltexflanc
One trick pros use on 5200, 4200, Sikaflex291 and...

One trick pros use on 5200, 4200, Sikaflex291 and the like is to paint it, in the case of my old Hatteras, my guy used Awlgrip that matched the hull. Worked great and cut down mildew and ingrained...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 394
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Posted By caltexflanc
I think everyone pretty much agrees about the...

I think everyone pretty much agrees about the behavior of different hull types. But it became apparent to me that almost no one here save two, maybe three other posters, understood what those hulls...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 394
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Posted By caltexflanc
No, I haven't. May have to take a look, though...

No, I haven't. May have to take a look, though I've found Calder to be pretty user-friendly for that, at least for my purposes.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
He's a noted naval architect, there are other...

He's a noted naval architect, there are other books by other naval architects on various approaches to hull design, but his is the most layman friendly I have found. I gave you all those definitions...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By caltexflanc
Yep, they do that for a reason. Terminals will be...

Yep, they do that for a reason. Terminals will be marked + or - if you look closely.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
You've got it completely backwards, think about...

You've got it completely backwards, think about it a little: exactly HOW is it designed to have a lower SL?
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
Well yes, but that means you have to know what...

Well yes, but that means you have to know what the maximum speed is. SL is that speed divided by the square root of the water line (a displacement speed boat having one of about 1.5 or less), and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By caltexflanc
See my last post on the original thread.

See my last post on the original thread.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
You guys would all do well to toss all your...

You guys would all do well to toss all your ill-conceived presumptions and, as I recommended at the very beginning of this thread, read Dave Gerr's The Nature of Boats. It's winter, no better time to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
The little aft outboard fins are aftermarket, but...

The little aft outboard fins are aftermarket, but otherwise it is a stock hull.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zBX7pigkggSEHBr78

And to Sunchaser's comment yes, typically boats with the prop and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
The last pictured boat is a Nordhavn 62.

The last pictured boat is a Nordhavn 62.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v3nt7xiXFgj_TsAF...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v3nt7xiXFgj_TsAFsua_bl01E8f8H_fSDk393mRI-ljfcxU8eEwzDJBCvuVX6BsK0V6V4ZGA9Sd-fwkxBJ34a2rp8s84fGZF26We_ny2BamvktBIquYDo0RtClUdGzg6_uObGs8HNekMnZF1Fmq-A4zOF5RV6W2JIcBSlM...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 7,981
Posted By caltexflanc
Here you go, have fun discussing this one and all...

Here you go, have fun discussing this one and all its brethren:
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Forum: Power Systems 02-17-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By caltexflanc
Since you have to take it apart again, take...

Since you have to take it apart again, take Aquabelle's advice first, followed by Twisted's.
Flush the whole "fresh" side of the system very very thoroughly ASAP, saltwater can really screw up a...
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,538
Posted By caltexflanc
Did you ever call Depco and talk it over with...

Did you ever call Depco and talk it over with them and get a price on a rebuild or new? They are extremely expert and very helpful. Or just get a rebuild kit from them or whatever parts they...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 02-15-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By caltexflanc
Actually to me the ugliest thing in that picture...

Actually to me the ugliest thing in that picture is the battery switch etc, in the bilge in the background. WTH is that all about?
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,206
Posted By caltexflanc
They have single engine rooms. I absolutely loved...

They have single engine rooms. I absolutely loved the stand-up walk-in, split rooms on my 56MY. Having 18'2" beam didn't hurt either. The 53My is still pretty nice ERs even with 2 ft less beam.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 02-14-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By caltexflanc
That's with pretty gentle long period swells. Out...

That's with pretty gentle long period swells. Out these parts that's a Small Craft Advisory.
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By caltexflanc
For your freshwater system, get a Watercounter....

For your freshwater system, get a Watercounter. One of the very best upgrades we ever made. And we made more than a few.

WaterCounter | The World's best potable water management system for boats...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,206
Posted By caltexflanc
Not as frequently as you may think; they have...

Not as frequently as you may think; they have keels that extend below the props. I sanded the bottom 6" of my keel while underway once (as pointed out by a diver we had doing a cleaning and zinc...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,206
Posted By caltexflanc
That certainly has not been the case over the...

That certainly has not been the case over the past 12 years or so that I have followed the market.

Woodland Hills makes some great points in Post #20, which parallel our buying experience (though...
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