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Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,516
Posted By Bay Pelican
Before you go with a bladder determine what...

Before you go with a bladder determine what effect a bladder will have on your resale price.

If I were in the market for a boat with a bladder I would reduce my offering price by more than the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bay Pelican
While you have repeatedly been advised to walk...

While you have repeatedly been advised to walk away from this boat, because of the difficulty of running an all 110v boat, it is unlikely that she is all 110v, and if she is it is inconceivable that...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-02-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bay Pelican
Used the automated fog horn with the variable two...

Used the automated fog horn with the variable two minute timer religiously. When appropriate I also used the air horns. Numerous times I had small fishing boats make sharp turns as I appeared out...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-31-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Bay Pelican
Another thing to consider, from what I have heard...

Another thing to consider, from what I have heard more than 50% of modern refrigerator repairs have to do with the ice dispensers in the door. The added complexity of the circuit boards is a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,214
Posted By Bay Pelican
Does anyone have a cite on this. I have always...

Does anyone have a cite on this. I have always thought the distinction was whether the motor was running and not whether the engine was in gear.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bay Pelican
Having taught a couple of courses aimed at the...

Having taught a couple of courses aimed at the spouses/significant others of the main boater my thoughts include training of the second person to be able to radio for help in an emergency, this...
Forum: Power Systems 08-23-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,982
Posted By Bay Pelican
Part of this decision is where you are going to...

Part of this decision is where you are going to boat. If you are on Lake Michigan your first concern would be docking and then engine failure that prevents you from getting back to shore.

On your...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-19-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,971
Posted By Bay Pelican
I ran a test over several days using a...

I ran a test over several days using a Kill-a-Watt meter for an undercounter Subzero freezer and an undercounter refrigerator. On separate days the two units used approximately 440 DC 12v amp hours...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-16-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bay Pelican had a small wind generator (Air...

Bay Pelican had a small wind generator (Air Breeze) selected because it was quieter than others. In the Eastern Caribbean it worked 24 hours per day and generated over 140 amps hours per day, enough...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-15-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bay Pelican
You currently have the system I preferred for 20...

You currently have the system I preferred for 20 years. A house bank for both starting and house use and a single isolated battery. In your case the isolated battery starts the generator.

Have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bay Pelican
Consider putting in a wind generator or two. ...

Consider putting in a wind generator or two. while in the Bahamas our wind generator which was a small Air Breeze was producing more amps over a 24 hour period then our two 140 watt solar panels. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bruce's comment about an allowance is right on. ...

Bruce's comment about an allowance is right on. I assume a 47 ft Marine Trader has twin engines which mean that the tank replacement process will either have to remove both engines or cut out the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-11-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,971
Posted By Bay Pelican
An inverter would seem to be a standard item on a...

An inverter would seem to be a standard item on a 45 ft boat even if the owner does not anchor out routinely. Just traveling from place to place the inverter would provide options for electrical...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bay Pelican
More likely than not you need to start planning...

More likely than not you need to start planning the tank replacement now, so that when it is needed you can proceed quickly and have the funds available to pay for it. The first thing to do is see...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-09-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Bay Pelican
On Bay Pelican we replaced the Subzero...

On Bay Pelican we replaced the Subzero refrigerator and freezer (400 amp hours per day) to Isotherm units (140 amp hours per day) as well as switched the lights to LEDs. Result was we cut the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,381
Posted By Bay Pelican
Bay Pelican, a 42ft Krogen made 4.5 knots in...

Bay Pelican, a 42ft Krogen made 4.5 knots in relatively calm waters using a 27 hp wing engine with a max prop.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-08-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Bay Pelican
I found this: Compact microwaves use between...

I found this:
Compact microwaves use between 500 and 800 watts during heating, while a regular sized microwave will use 850 to 1800 watts depending on the model.

My old 4.5 cubic foot...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bay Pelican
Agree fully with using a Kill-a-Watt meter. One...

Agree fully with using a Kill-a-Watt meter. One problem with refrigeration is the defrost cycle. When my old Sub-Zeros went into their defrost cycles the wattage went over 400 watts (measured on a...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-06-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By Bay Pelican
On June 1 2008 we had the honor of crossing into...

On June 1 2008 we had the honor of crossing into Canada on the morning of the first day the Canadians had combined various border roles (Agriculture / Customs etc). We were the border crews first...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-04-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Bay Pelican
For 20 years I switched sides once a year, but...

For 20 years I switched sides once a year, but then I fuel polished frequently. I also changed sides and filter when I had more than 200 hours on a filter. Not once in the 20 years did I have a...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,076
Posted By Bay Pelican
OK, I am sold. Any recommendation for the most...

OK, I am sold. Any recommendation for the most interesting route for a seven day trip in June or September?
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By Bay Pelican
Amazon collects sale tax on items it sells and...

Amazon collects sale tax on items it sells and ships. It generally does not collect sales tax on items sold through Amazon by others.
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-28-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By Bay Pelican
Most if not all states with "sales " taxes...

Most if not all states with "sales " taxes (retail occupation tax) have a corresponding tax called a "use" tax for items shipped into the state which is supposed to be reported by the customer.
...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-27-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Bay Pelican
In addition to the problems of transporting the...

In addition to the problems of transporting the dinghy as well as docking with a dinghy extending outside of the boat, you have the problem of a 15 ft dinghy being larger than the normal at the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bay Pelican
I didn't have the issue of generator noise so my...

I didn't have the issue of generator noise so my solution of an amplified speaker was sufficient to wake me when the anchor alarm went off. Fortunately for us the alarms were all false and reflected...
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