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Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 131
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Very well done. As I said back on 10/20, more...

Very well done. As I said back on 10/20, more that the average adventure.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By wpc691
We have Marquipt 6 step stairs. I think the...

We have Marquipt 6 step stairs. I think the official weight is something like 54 pounds plus the casters, so 60 something. Not all that heavy, but they’re clumsy, and you’re not necessarily in the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-09-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By wpc691
Somehow, something other than epsom salt has been...

Somehow, something other than epsom salt has been put in that container; discard it before somebody gets hurt. Magnesium sulfate and sulfuric acid do not produce chlorine. Even when done correctly,...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-07-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By wpc691
Send a check before they realize they made a...

Send a check before they realize they made a mistake.
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,261
Posted By wpc691
More than the average adventure...best of luck to...

More than the average adventure...best of luck to CarDude.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-20-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By wpc691
Capt JJ; originally from Geneva, planning to take...

Capt JJ; originally from Geneva, planning to take our Hatteras north next year, but need to hinge my radar arch first (current air draft 19.5’). I think I can get it down to 14.5’. Do I need to aim...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,420
Posted By wpc691
Both my forward shower and v-berth air handler...

Both my forward shower and v-berth air handler condensate drain emptied into the forward bilge/sump which was drained by a bilge pump. It was always wet. I plumbed them both into a Whale Gulper IC...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By wpc691
We run our dehumidifier year round...it’s Florida.

We run our dehumidifier year round...it’s Florida.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,907
Posted By wpc691
What an ordeal. Better days ahead!

What an ordeal. Better days ahead!
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-21-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By wpc691
I mounted the davits at a slight angle so the bow...

I mounted the davits at a slight angle so the bow of the dinghy is angled away from the ladder. With the curve of the forequarter, I have no trouble getting up and down the ladder. If we’re anchored...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-21-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By wpc691
I went lightweight with dinghy and motor, and...

I went lightweight with dinghy and motor, and installed a Hurley davit. Capacity 400 lbs, simple, relatively inexpensive. To load, I just line the dinghy up parallel to the swim platform, and pull it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,923
Posted By wpc691
A buddy let me borrow his tub of Aqua Buff 1000....

A buddy let me borrow his tub of Aqua Buff 1000. Great stuff, and very reasonably priced - unless you’re buffing boats professionally, a tub will last most of the rest of your life.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 09-21-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Wanted: Used RIB Dinghy
Views: 1,109
Posted By wpc691
I have a not-so-lightly used Caribe 9’ (or maybe...

I have a not-so-lightly used Caribe 9’ (or maybe it’s 9.5) with bow storage and 2 stroke 8hp Nissan. I switched to an 8’ AB aluminum with 1.5 Yamaha to reduce size and weight. The dinghy has a very...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By wpc691
That looks like a nice backup camera...

That looks like a nice backup camera solution...ordering one today. Finding this solution, pretty smart...pulling that trick on The Admiral, not so much ;-)))
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,426
Posted By wpc691
When we bought our boat, the dinghy was in tip-up...

When we bought our boat, the dinghy was in tip-up brackets on the swim platform. Lashed in place, it made an effective exit out the escape hatch at least unlikely, maybe impossible. One of my first...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By wpc691
The 375hp TA is well regarded. 6000 hrs is up...

The 375hp TA is well regarded. 6000 hrs is up there, but might be in better condition than a boat that old with 1000 hrs on it that has sat around corroding. If they haven’t been done, you’ll likely...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By wpc691
375 or 425hp? Or maybe 435? How old is the boat?...

375 or 425hp? Or maybe 435? How old is the boat? What type of boat?
Forum: Tug Designs 08-23-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By wpc691
Greg - Thanks for the very detailed instructions!...

Greg - Thanks for the very detailed instructions! I appreciate you taking the time to type all that out.
Forum: Tug Designs 08-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By wpc691
Greg, you’ve inspired me to finally decide on...

Greg, you’ve inspired me to finally decide on carpet squares. My boat came with nice, but older wall-to-wall with the engine and generator hatches carpeted shut. One day I lost my mind trying to...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By wpc691
Good paint is really expensive, but most of the...

Good paint is really expensive, but most of the cost is in the prep. If you have the time, sand and prep it yourself, and save big bucks. $50,000 is a “big yard” quote, but the order of magnitude is...
Forum: Power Systems 08-18-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By wpc691
Lots of help on Onan generators on Smokstak.com....

Lots of help on Onan generators on Smokstak.com. Smokstak>Vintage Electrical Equipment>Onan Generators. I use boatdiesel for my 3208’s, but have found Smokstak much better for my MDKD. I assume...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By wpc691
PDQ went out of business in 2007. The management...

PDQ went out of business in 2007. The management reorganized as Antares Yachts (I think), and the molds were bought by Pearson Composites.
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-17-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By wpc691
Very sorry for your loss, and welcome aboard. ...

Very sorry for your loss, and welcome aboard. Since you mention going in from the inside of cabinets, I assume you’re talking about fixing soft spots, not the entire deck. If that’s the case, the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By wpc691
Great post Steve. My boat came with all...

Great post Steve. My boat came with all perforated Home Depot clamps. I bought 4 bags of AWAB clamps in different sizes and started replacing. One in four clamps that I removed was cracked through...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By wpc691
Our neighbors have a PDQ34 that they love. Seems...

Our neighbors have a PDQ34 that they love. Seems to be a quality boat. I would have bought a cat, but the Admiral refused to sleep in a tube. I thought the galley on the PDQ was really tight, I liked...
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