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Forum: General Maintenance 02-26-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,686
Posted By DonnyP
I think your gooey caulk is because of poor prep...

I think your gooey caulk is because of poor prep by the PO or brokers guys. It was probably wet and/or dirty when they did the quick fix and now you are seeing the results. Moral of the story is that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By DonnyP
Our Island Pilot has a pair of 2008 D6 350HP...

Our Island Pilot has a pair of 2008 D6 350HP paired with DPH outdrives. The boat and engines are new to me last year, but so far, so good and PO seems to have had the same experience. Volvo Penta,...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 11-05-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,825
Posted By DonnyP
Two thoughts for the original poster: 1) On...

Two thoughts for the original poster:
1) On your main engines and gen, consider inspecting/replacing the zincs. Close the seacocks, drain seawater from drains/nipples (at least on my engines) and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,444
Posted By DonnyP
Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Let us know what...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Let us know what you think.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,981
Posted By DonnyP
Merrimack River entrance, Newburyport, MA. Always...

Merrimack River entrance, Newburyport, MA. Always a fun ride:-)

Coast Guard Newburyport Ma. - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLXsKeybUeA)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,395
Posted By DonnyP
Bill, I had a Shakespeare 3020 on my last boat...

Bill,
I had a Shakespeare 3020 on my last boat that worked pretty well, but would not get some of the local news stations reliably. Just wondering if you have any experience with this company/model...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-09-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By DonnyP
Thanks Hollywood, much appreciated. Sounds...

Thanks Hollywood, much appreciated.

Sounds like a good plan would be to replace the phone antenna with a good FM and use the old wire to pull the new one to the helm.

-Donny
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By DonnyP
ID these antenna and connector?

Hi Folks,

First, we sold our Cheer Men PT41 trawler this past November and bought a 36' Hunt Express. 8kts just wasn't working for our lifestyle and available time. 24kts should do just fine:-)...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By DonnyP
Yes, they are awesome. Have seen a few boats...

Yes, they are awesome. Have seen a few boats carry and hoist onto the dock with the dinghy crane.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By DonnyP
Hi Mike, Ahh, got it. For the right price I...

Hi Mike,

Ahh, got it. For the right price I will remove one of the engines :-) Best of luck, they are great boats.

-Donny
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By DonnyP
Hi Mike , Guessing you are on the west...

Hi Mike ,

Guessing you are on the west coast, we have a PT41 for sale in Mass. http://m.yachtworld.com/mobile/boats/1983/Cheer-Men-PT41-Europa-Trawler-2632383/Newburyport/MA/United-States
...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 08-07-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,128
Posted By DonnyP
1983 Cheer Men PT41 Europa Trawler

Hi Folks,
We have decided to put Longfellow up for sale. She is a great boat, but for our stage in life we would like something with a little more speed and are willing to sacrifice the fuel...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-01-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By DonnyP
Hi David, Thanks very much. The blue wires...

Hi David,

Thanks very much. The blue wires from charger to alternator are ignition cut off (I think). The yellow wires seem to go to each helm panel (amp meter).

Would you agree that I could...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-30-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By DonnyP
Battery Diagram

Guys,
Attached is a diagram of my batteries as setup by the PO.

Problem #1 in my system is my ongoing quest to get a qualified mechanic to actually show up and work on my generator when they say...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 126,592
Posted By DonnyP
I would say Boston up to Newburyport, Isles of...

I would say Boston up to Newburyport, Isles of Shoals, or Portsmouth on day 1. Head to Gloucester and go through the Annisquam River (very cool experience and saves a bit of time from going around...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 126,592
Posted By DonnyP
Daddyo, Looks like you are heading in. I would...

Daddyo,
Looks like you are heading in. I would highly recommend Scituate as very easy in/out and well protected morning field.

I'm a little north in Newburyport.

-Donny
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-09-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,730
Posted By DonnyP
I use iNavX on my iPad. I also have an older...

I use iNavX on my iPad. I also have an older Raymarine SL70C radar/ chart plotter that I really just use for radar. Adding an autopilot in next few weeks. Have been considering a new Raymarine C or E...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By DonnyP
Swampu, Here are a couple pics. I think I...

Swampu,

Here are a couple pics. I think I understand the solenoid. I held it in and the gen continues to run. I watched the pressure and it steadily rose to 50/max so I let go of the solenoid, it...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By DonnyP
Swampu, Thanks! I am probably going to need...

Swampu,

Thanks! I am probably going to need to take a picture of it when I am back home on Monday and have you point me in the general direction of the shutdown solenoid. I have the manual and...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By DonnyP
Just emailed the mechanic to come look at mine...

Just emailed the mechanic to come look at mine yesterday. Starts and runs, but shuts down when you let go of the starter switch. Hoping it is something easy, or I may be shipping part-by-part to...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,523
Posted By DonnyP
Scott, Welcome to TF and congrats. Last year...

Scott,

Welcome to TF and congrats. Last year was also my first year with our PT41 Trawler and it is our first boat...period. I have sailed for years on my dads 31' sailboat, but wanted a trawler...
Forum: Grand Banks 05-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,493
Posted By DonnyP
These two were recently listed on yachtworld.com....

These two were recently listed on yachtworld.com. Not bad looking or pricing...

Edit-just noticed someone posted the IG above..sorry about that.

1990 Island Gypsy 36 Europa Power Boat For Sale...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 05-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,409
Posted By DonnyP
Hi Guys, good thread. I have a 41' Trawler and...

Hi Guys, good thread. I have a 41' Trawler and tow a 12.5' Avon RIB with a 40' yamaha. I have had good luck towing from the port rear cleat. I get the Avon on the back of the first wave, which seems...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,700
Posted By DonnyP
During most of the summer, the sun sets perfectly...

During most of the summer, the sun sets perfectly through the rear door of our PT41. Same spot, never the same view.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,257
Posted By DonnyP
Daddy's, What size breaker did you use? The...

Daddy's,
What size breaker did you use? The instructions do not say. Also, are you thinking of two more because they are not bright enough? How far apart are yours?

Thanks,
Donny
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