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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-18-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 72
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I won't say it's often but more than an oddball...

I won't say it's often but more than an oddball situation but we get parcels that started out with FedX or UPS delivered by our mail service, Canada Post. Good for them.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By C lectric
My wife told me this AM as were beetling out of...

My wife told me this AM as were beetling out of the house.

Both of us read her book, Fishing with John, many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a really good book capturing her and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By C lectric
Are you going bigger? The reason I ask is...

Are you going bigger? The reason I ask is your existing boat should be a reasonable conversion as it is a near total full displacement hull and should not need much power to drive it. Many, not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By C lectric
I have know a couple folk with these, the...

I have know a couple folk with these, the pilothouse???? model.
One fellow used to take folk out on teaching cruises.
All of them said they were pleased with the boat but they were not racers,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By C lectric
I installed a Blue Seas USB outlet last spring...

I installed a Blue Seas USB outlet last spring for my wife's side so we could stop running cables all over the dash. Hasn't stopped the mess entirely but a big improvement.



Unit I went with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By C lectric
Have you gotten it dealt with ?

Have you gotten it dealt with ?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-17-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By C lectric
I've modified some standard through hulls, with...

I've modified some standard through hulls, with and without the hose barb, so they are turned into a flush type through hull.

I have a lathe but if you know anyone who has one it won't take long....
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,743
Posted By C lectric
Make the effort to winterize it properly. ...

Make the effort to winterize it properly. Sitting on the hard you are not planning on using it so protect it.

When on the hard your boat will be at the same temp as the surrounding air which...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By C lectric
Cigatoo, No, it will not eliminate the need...

Cigatoo,

No, it will not eliminate the need for the pencil zinc/electrode in the heat exchanger. The ground through the engine block won't hurt but it cannot replace the dedicated pencil...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By C lectric
The big plate zincs on the transom CANNOT...

The big plate zincs on the transom CANNOT protect the heat exchanger.
That's why the pencil zinc is placed in the heat exchanger.

You must check them, the heat exchanger zinc, frequently...
Forum: Power Systems 02-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By C lectric
In your photos is one picture of the schematic of...

In your photos is one picture of the schematic of the gearbox and the gearbox pump/control valve setup.

THe dwg. clearly shows the output port TO the heat exchanger and the return port FROM...
Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By C lectric
Oh well, got part of it right.

Oh well, got part of it right.
Forum: Power Systems 02-10-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,538
Posted By C lectric
Or an air leak before the pump. Do you...

Or an air leak before the pump.

Do you lube the impeller with something like a heavy dose of liquid dish soap. That also helps the initial seal so it pulls water and primes faster. ...
Forum: Power Systems 02-10-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By C lectric
Check with them, AD. My understanding is...

Check with them, AD.

My understanding is that the lines are pretzeled for a reason. Different line lengths may cause a slightly different fuel delivery on those cylinders. THe pretzeling...
Forum: Power Systems 02-10-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By C lectric
Odd you should mention a 4 pt head. Not on my...

Odd you should mention a 4 pt head. Not on my boat that I know of but on my brand new kitchen tap set.

I also ran into them when I used to work on some of the plastic injection moulding ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By C lectric
Good chrome will last many years especially when...

Good chrome will last many years especially when put on good brass. Many of the new boats have gone to all SS hardware. So part of the boat will be up to date looking.

Even if the chrome...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By C lectric
Donna, What glass specifically are they...

Donna,

What glass specifically are they supplying?

THey should, as mentioned, be able to cut and supply laminated safety glass.
I've gone that route a few times for replacement windows...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By C lectric
Diver Dave has an excellent point. It could be...

Diver Dave has an excellent point. It could be 240/240 .

It could be also be 240 - 120/240.

Only a real inspection will tell. Take a good hard look at the spec. plate and terminals...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By C lectric
I'm glad to hear that no one was seriously...

I'm glad to hear that no one was seriously injured.

And yes they are volunteers who need to practice and once in a while things go haywire.

That also, like it or not is how the system is...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 02-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By C lectric
Only comments I will make is one reason that many...

Only comments I will make is one reason that many folk have for keeping a mechanical fuel pump is if the electrical system fails then the electric fuel pumps will also fail.
With an all mechanical...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By C lectric
Yes, I can think of several ways of dealing with...

Yes, I can think of several ways of dealing with this now that I understand , or so I think, what he has. But over the internet is a disaster waiting to happen since even a minor misunderstanding...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By C lectric
Ok, understood. The builders didn't make it...

Ok, understood. The builders didn't make it easy did they?

So maybe Chris71 has the same system and problem.

As you say nothing some changes couldn't fix but it likely would be a few...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By C lectric
I will chip in. What voltage rating shows on...

I will chip in.

What voltage rating shows on your equipment, specifically. Some equipment these days can be designed to operate properly on a wide range of voltage and Hz. Chargers, inverters,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By C lectric
You may also need a megger to test the cord. ...

You may also need a megger to test the cord. Megohmmeter

It is a small, in my case, handheld mechanical voltage generator of 250V: 500V : 1,000V. I have seen ohmmeters not show any leakage...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,399
Posted By C lectric
My thoughts also. Do not assume. Fresh...

My thoughts also. Do not assume. Fresh water may be "Cleaner" but it is not absolutely clean and buildup does occur.
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