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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:33 AM
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Posted By FlyWright
Ray, the first application is a little rough but...

Ray, the first application is a little rough but your lips eventually get used to it. :thumb: :D
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By FlyWright
Is this a requirement? Seems unneeded to me,...

Is this a requirement? Seems unneeded to me, like a bilge pump thru-hull.

Correction to my above post re: hose dimension. Yesterday's maintenance proved that it was my pump, not my hose...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By FlyWright
Is a vented loop required on a fresh water shower...

Is a vented loop required on a fresh water shower sump to an above water thru-hull?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By FlyWright
I'm having similar issues since I replaced the...

I'm having similar issues since I replaced the pump and replaced a section of 1/2" hose from sump to pump with all 3/4" hose. Seems the pump couldn't suck and lift as well on the larger diameter...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,388
Posted By FlyWright
Great post, Maerin! Also good advice from the...

Great post, Maerin! Also good advice from the man, CMS. Have you looked at his alternator mentioned in his post which he modifies for the Balmar MC-614? It's a one stop shop with expertise and...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 03-11-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,790
Posted By FlyWright
I agree, Ski. Reverse is important. The...

I agree, Ski. Reverse is important.

The Honda 2 has an ingenious swing/flip-tiller feature that makes using the reverse a breeze...if you sitting on the stbd side. Apparently it's intended to be...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-11-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,050
Posted By FlyWright
I've got a 33# Lewmar Claw on my 34 LRC (24,000...

I've got a 33# Lewmar Claw on my 34 LRC (24,000 Lbs loads). TBH, it holds great during regular anchorings the SF Bay and CA Delta mud but it looks woefully undersized sitting on the bow.

Even...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,996
Posted By FlyWright
Sounds like a great time, Crusty! I'll be on the...

Sounds like a great time, Crusty! I'll be on the Delta this summer between other land and air trips with family. July 4th is always a safe bet for a week or two aboard and August is another great...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,996
Posted By FlyWright
I'm not Richard but I've got the keys to...

I'm not Richard but I've got the keys to Dauntless. She's here in my marina!
C'mon out and we'll take her for a slow spin. But hurry....Richard will be back any day now. Don't tell him.



...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 03-09-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,790
Posted By FlyWright
If anyone out there is living life on the other...

If anyone out there is living life on the other end of the dingy spectrum from Mrs. B and looking for a Honda 2HP, lemme know. I've got a good one sitting in a shed in CA. That motor would push my...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By FlyWright
Take a look at this Odyssey AGM battery...

Take a look at this Odyssey AGM battery (http://www.odysseybattery.com/Batteries/Model_PC950). We used them in my job for mobile power needs. Small, dense and powerful.

roughly 10"x6"x4", 20...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-09-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By FlyWright
I/m not a Mainship guy but I've got a 34...

I/m not a Mainship guy but I've got a 34 Californian that weighs 24K loaded. I've got a Lewmar 1000 and I have a 33 lb Lewmar Claw with 120 ft of chain on a combo rode. It serves me very well with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,841
Posted By FlyWright
That's really cool!

That's really cool!
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,841
Posted By FlyWright
I hope they're short!

I hope they're short!
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By FlyWright
We need to see side-by-side performance...

We need to see side-by-side performance comparisons. I agree with Simi that a shrouded prop provides better prop protection while minimizing tip turbulence and cavitation.

They claim, "Testing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-07-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By FlyWright
The same can be done by monitoring a SOC meter...

The same can be done by monitoring a SOC meter while selecting loads.

But if the parasitic load is a short and/or not on a breaker, it won't isolate in this manner.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-06-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By FlyWright
Try to disconnect your alternator. I had a...

Try to disconnect your alternator. I had a shorted diode (not blown) that caused a significant parasitic load. It would suck my start batt to 12.4 almost immediately upon shutdown. It also cost me...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
Posted By FlyWright
When I bought my boat, it came with a Powerwinch...

When I bought my boat, it came with a Powerwinch with a rubber capstan. It worked fine for the line, but the chain would slip and not retrieve. I switched to a real windlass with a combo rode gypsy...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By FlyWright
I remember that trip, Mike! Ray and I had a...

I remember that trip, Mike! Ray and I had a checkered flag stretched across the slip when you and Stuart arrived. Whatever happened to Stuart?



WTG! That's a long time on a 30 footer without...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,388
Posted By FlyWright
Dunno about your Delcos but most good alternator...

Dunno about your Delcos but most good alternator shops should know how to set up an external regulator, I would think.

I have a Balmar 621 alternator on my stbd engine that actually has an...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,123
Posted By FlyWright
Rufus, are you suggesting that TT is one of the...

Rufus, are you suggesting that TT is one of the "unscrupulous people who carefully calculate ways to take advantage of fellow boaters is to close the loop holes"? Do you claim deductions or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By FlyWright
Seems like our Fletch...

Seems like our Fletch (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=745893&postcount=16) is a little rough on the sensors. I hesitate to ask why...:hide:...

A sensor condom seems like a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By FlyWright
How about outboard of the rails on each side in a...

How about outboard of the rails on each side in a hammock-like netting? It keeps the fore and side decks open. They might need repositioning for some docking/rafting.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By FlyWright
Rusty. Also check out RV sources for DC SPST...

Rusty. Also check out RV sources for DC SPST switches.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By FlyWright
I was going to ask AC or DC...sounds like DC,...

I was going to ask AC or DC...sounds like DC, right?
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