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Forum: Power Systems 01-27-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,333
Posted By Chrisjs
Do the simplest, easiest thing first - check the...

Do the simplest, easiest thing first - check the raw water inlet outside the vessel. No reason to think a sucked -in bag or other debris will free itself under way. If not the direct cause, at the...
Forum: Power Systems 01-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,333
Posted By Chrisjs
I would jump in the water and check for crap (eg...

I would jump in the water and check for crap (eg plastic bag) in the seawater inlet to the affected engine before doing anything else.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By Chrisjs
Moisture test cracked areas. If moisture is...

Moisture test cracked areas. If moisture is excessive then you probably have leakage. Drill exploratory small holes to estimate extent of problem from moisture on drill debris. Consider pumping resin...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-15-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,446
Posted By Chrisjs
I recently read (real fact!) that one of the...

I recently read (real fact!) that one of the biggest (perhaps the biggest?) contributor to global CO2 is cement manufacturing. Nothing to do with diesel or gasoline engines, though these are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,534
Posted By Chrisjs
Hard to believe that they really are 2 identical...

Hard to believe that they really are 2 identical vessels. Make a list of pros and cons for each boat. Make a decision then make your lowest offer, knowing that if you can not get a "fair" price, then...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,978
Posted By Chrisjs
If you are lucky enough to have access to 110V,...

If you are lucky enough to have access to 110V, use a ($10) trickle charger from Harbor Freight. You probably need one for each battery bank. Our yard would not permit untended 110V connections...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Chrisjs
It is obviously better to have the GFCI-AFCI...

It is obviously better to have the GFCI-AFCI protected circuits. All I am suggesting is that less is more - the fewer 110V circuits on a recreational boat the better.
Plus you also never hear about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Chrisjs
120V is more lethal than 12V (unless you happen...

120V is more lethal than 12V (unless you happen to actually be in the water).
Apart from previously voiced concerns about how the wiring was actually done, I would urge caution if you have a typical...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,604
Posted By Chrisjs
IMO there is no such thing as a buyer's agent....

IMO there is no such thing as a buyer's agent. Even if you hire your own agent (and pay yourself), the motivation of both the buyer and seller agents is the same - sell a boat (house) and get a...
Forum: Power Systems 08-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By Chrisjs
Not meaning to take the thread off course, but a...

Not meaning to take the thread off course, but a question about best bow thruster batteries. We had a similar set up to the one envisaged with 2 dedicated 4D batteries providing 24V. They were deep...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-16-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,908
Posted By Chrisjs
Some photos might help the tank discussion. ...

Some photos might help the tank discussion.

Also, hard to understand why a keel would be open to the bottom. Surely it would quickly fill up with slime and sea creatures, and really stink when on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Chrisjs
I used to have a problem measuring the level in...

I used to have a problem measuring the level in my Twindisc because it required measuring while the engine idled. That resulted in unclear reading level presumably because of splattering. My...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,036
Posted By Chrisjs
I agree with ktdtx...

I agree with ktdtx (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/members/ktdtx-9961.html)

Most likely if you are running with both returns open, one path has more difficult flow path (partly blocked,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Chrisjs
I hope you have a good heating system! Your whole...

I hope you have a good heating system! Your whole trip will be cold, even when you get to Charleston. It snowed when we passed through Charleston in February a few years back.
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,081
Posted By Chrisjs
Not sure what size boat we are talking about...

Not sure what size boat we are talking about "getting home". My experience with a 47ft Selene (60K lbs) is that a 65HP Yanmar Saildrive wing engine (folding prop) managed about 4 kts in calm seas....
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Chrisjs
In New England we use the Indian term "no see...

In New England we use the Indian term "no see ums"!! They do not bite per se but they do cause skin irritation.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Chrisjs
We had exactly the same experience when anchored...

We had exactly the same experience when anchored in Solomons some years back. Did eventually wash off but never did find what (insect?) they were. Never saw the problem anywhere else.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,073
Posted By Chrisjs
It's been a few years since I sold the boat...

It's been a few years since I sold the boat (Selene 47) but do not recall that there was an oil cooler fitted to the 280HP Cummins 6BTA. There was a transmission oil cooler but I am kind of sure that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Chrisjs
One of the biggest problems in cruising Maine is...

One of the biggest problems in cruising Maine is the incredible number of lobster pots that seem to be literally carpeted everywhere. Many are even several miles out at sea (bigger lobsters). You...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,073
Posted By Chrisjs
85C equates to 185F. Absolutely right on in my...

85C equates to 185F. Absolutely right on in my opinion.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Chrisjs
Typically the flow is outside to inside. One...

Typically the flow is outside to inside. One reason is that the filter material is supported by the central core with the pressure being outside to inside.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-05-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Chrisjs
I would keep going with the water rinse. Almost...

I would keep going with the water rinse.
Almost certainly stuck with salt deposit.

Just dissolve it with hot water in the track.
Might take several tries but should work.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Chrisjs
If concerned, might take a little longer to...

If concerned, might take a little longer to switch over but you could always leave the back-up filter dry in the housing till needed, assuming not an emergency situation. Just fill the back-up and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,467
Posted By Chrisjs
Well, it would be interesting to know to what...

Well, it would be interesting to know to what extent the original design has been changed to numerous seated civilians. Unable to find details of original design but my guess would be no marines were...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,467
Posted By Chrisjs
These "boats" may be mill pond safe but not fit...

These "boats" may be mill pond safe but not fit for flowing rivers or any wave conditions.
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