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Forum: General Maintenance Today, 11:30 AM
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Posted By koliver
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Check out Sailrite.com
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Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By koliver
My first two boats had no hour meters at all. ...

My first two boats had no hour meters at all.

My present boat came to me with one functional hour meter. I added a second, then after 1500 more hours, I replaced both engines with newer, that...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By koliver
MFD v laptop? I prefer the size of the laptop...

MFD v laptop? I prefer the size of the laptop display. I use 16" chart display. That alongside a dedicated Radar display and a dedicated depth display gives all the info displayed at once in a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By koliver
What is the source of your high humidity? Do you...

What is the source of your high humidity? Do you use a heater that adds H2O to the air while heating? Do you cook with propane in the evenings, when the inside air is warm? If so, you will need to...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-09-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,806
Posted By koliver
Docklines are usually nylon, in order to provide...

Docklines are usually nylon, in order to provide stretch and avoid shock loads when conditions deteriorate. Anchor lines also need to have some stretch, so nylon is the most recommended material. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By koliver
Sorry, no pictures. The marks looked like,...

Sorry, no pictures. The marks looked like, well...water stains. Lighter in colour than the rest, streaks showing where the water dripped. blotches where is sat. Ugly. All gone though. So ugly I...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By koliver
I tried Varathane water base alongside Helmsman...

I tried Varathane water base alongside Helmsman oil base a few years ago. I divided the area to be coated down the middle, one on teh Stb side, the other on Port.
The water base gave a very hard...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 22,192
Posted By koliver
Almost every summer I go where you have been in...

Almost every summer I go where you have been in Desolation Sound on this trip. I never get to see the local scenery without lots and lots of boats around. Especially in Prideaux/Melanie/Laura,...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By koliver
A bond breaker is used to allow expansion and...

A bond breaker is used to allow expansion and contraction of the adjacent boards to occur without affecting the adhesion of the caulk to the separate boards. If the caulk is inhibited from moving...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Posted By koliver
Life Caulk, 2 part. A little fussy, as you need...

Life Caulk, 2 part.
A little fussy, as you need to mix and then fill tubes to use it in a caulking gun.
First place a bond breaker strip (looks like a cotton shoelace) in the bottom of the space...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-07-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 22,192
Posted By koliver
Buildup of Seawater? Interesting concept. One...

Buildup of Seawater? Interesting concept. One that has never been an issue, as I have never seen one drop of errant seawater enter any of my dinghies when towing, since 1977. Various dinghies too,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By koliver
Ao try Delta Marine in Sidney. They have some...

Ao try Delta Marine in Sidney. They have some fine craftsmen that can do that kind of work. They and Philbrooks, as Tom mentioned, are your best bets.
https://www.delta-marine.com/contact/
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By koliver
After a few oil/filter changes, pull the valve...

After a few oil/filter changes, pull the valve cover and check for accumulated sludge on the rockers. If those are clean you are done, if not, keep flushing, maybe using the lighter flushing...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-06-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 22,192
Posted By koliver
Frank First of all, thanks for all of your...

Frank
First of all, thanks for all of your pictures and your travelogue through the greatest cruising grounds in the world.

I have towed for many years. I have never had an issue with a tow. I...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-06-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By koliver
Toni I am curious to know how old your exhaust...

Toni
I am curious to know how old your exhaust elbow is. I have the same TAMD41s, but my Exhaust elbows were installed on the previous TMD40 engines in 1980. When I replaced mine in 2015, they...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,727
Posted By koliver
Interesting to hear a blanket condemnation of...

Interesting to hear a blanket condemnation of Bayliners in 2018. I started listening to criticisms of various manufacturers before having a boat built for myself and my wife, in 1977. The Bayliner...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,405
Posted By koliver
Great job Ted! Those who want to copy this...

Great job Ted!

Those who want to copy this improvement should also note that Ted was going from the infamous Norcold AC/DC to AC domestic.

Those who have a Danfoss style DC unit will not see a...
Forum: Power Systems 11-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,847
Posted By koliver
In my Motorhome I have the same Magnum...

In my Motorhome I have the same Magnum Charger/Inverter.

You have 3 panels in your first picture. The one on the right allows you to select input power from either genset or shore power. That...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,139
Posted By koliver
Timely thread. Nov 1, I get my shelter back...

Timely thread.
Nov 1, I get my shelter back after a summer out. So tomorrow, Halloween, I will make my annual homeward (for the boat) trek to Vancouver. I have been watching Windy.com and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,081
Posted By koliver
Attessa IV was involved in this collision. ...

Attessa IV was involved in this collision. Attessa (no #) is also in San Diego.
Attessa was Dennis Washington's earlier boat, a mere 265(?) ft, small compared to the Attessa IV at 100m (332'). His...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,424
Posted By koliver
If you have never sailed, or raced a sailboat,...

If you have never sailed, or raced a sailboat, you may be forgiven for thinking this is close. The reality for sailors is: any close maneuver that doesn't result in a touch, is only close, not "too...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By koliver
:thumb: Include crabs, prawns, clams, etc.

:thumb:
Include crabs, prawns, clams, etc.
Forum: Power Systems 10-27-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By koliver
Your theory won't work. If you put it on the...

Your theory won't work. If you put it on the wrong side, you will have two props the same, turning together. no balance. No ability to walk to one side or the other, as both will pull to the same...
Forum: Power Systems 10-27-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By koliver
With your props mounted the opposite way to...

With your props mounted the opposite way to everyone else's, you will find handling in reverse is also opposite to normal, as your propwalk will be backwards.
Conventionally rotating props will pull...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By koliver
When you pull the plug you will have a hole the...

When you pull the plug you will have a hole the diameter of the plug, water pressure will be enough to raise a spout of water as high as the waterline until you stop it. In that 2 seconds before...
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