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Forum: Power Systems Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By djmarchand
I doubt that what you are seeing is salt....

I doubt that what you are seeing is salt. Antifreeze causes the same white crystals to form at any leak.


Is the antifreeze level rising? If not then you don't have a sea water leak.



David
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By djmarchand
There are specific features that some marine...

There are specific features that some marine appliances have that make them suitable for boats. For example (and I think you confused the venting above). The Splendide has a much different drying...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By djmarchand
Seven amps at 24V sounds reasonable for the...

Seven amps at 24V sounds reasonable for the continuous average draw, but the solenoid valves for the hydraulics might draw quite a bit more on an instantaneous basis. Can the Newmar handle that? An...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By djmarchand
So far the discussion has centered around...

So far the discussion has centered around marinas, water depth and so forth. Just what you guys who are bringing their boat to Tarpon Springs need. But how about us that are going to drive in, and in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By djmarchand
That is a great buy. i am ok with Chinese solar...

That is a great buy. i am ok with Chinese solar panels, heck they make 2/3 of all solar panels in the world. But the controller not so much. But American branded controllers cost almost as much as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By djmarchand
Actually you very rarely need two anchors and...

Actually you very rarely need two anchors and maybe never. I have used two anchors exactly twice in twenty years of boating and probably 500 nights at anchor, 50 of which were in the Bahamas but no...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By djmarchand
It will always be the case that using a big rig...

It will always be the case that using a big rig to move a small boat will cost a lot more than using a guy with a pickup and a 10,000 lb capacity trailer to move your boat. Heck it costs almost as...
Forum: Power Systems 12-03-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By djmarchand
What is the API spec for "steam turbine oil"? ...

What is the API spec for "steam turbine oil"?

I am being a smartass for sure. But I suspect that steam turbine oil meant something in the 1940s but who knows what it is today. The base oils and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,061
Posted By djmarchand
I have only kedged off a couple of times and both...

I have only kedged off a couple of times and both were in a 20,000 lb sailboat grounded in soft mud. I rowed a spare anchor out about 75', dropped it, then pulled it in with the boat's windlass. The...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By djmarchand
More than 20 years ago I had just finished our...

More than 20 years ago I had just finished our second week at a French language immersion school in Spa for a new job with a French company. We drove over to Bruges to spend the night afterwards and...
Forum: Power Systems 11-29-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,069
Posted By djmarchand
Starboard will work fine to make your battery...

Starboard will work fine to make your battery boxes from. As you probably know, Starboard doesn't glue well. There are some glues specially designed for Starboard but I have used 3M 5200 and it works...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,020
Posted By djmarchand
For most trawlers, a fuel flow meter is just an...

For most trawlers, a fuel flow meter is just an expensive gadget. Just print out this data sheet and when you want to know fuel flow, look at your tach, note the rpm and check the prop curve (lower...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,648
Posted By djmarchand
Well, for me it is all about accuracy and a bit...

Well, for me it is all about accuracy and a bit less about resolution. I use the DC ammeter functions to see what the loads are on my batteries, how much my solar panel is putting out, how much my TV...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-27-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By djmarchand
I live about two hours south in Punta Gorda but...

I live about two hours south in Punta Gorda but would love to drive up and join you guys for a Greek lunch. Let me know where and when. I also will PM my cell phone number.


David
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,648
Posted By djmarchand
Probably not. If you want to measure the current...

Probably not. If you want to measure the current that a small fan draws, it will probably be about 3 amps. Does it matter whether it is 2.9 or 2.93? Not to me.


But the meter I have which is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,648
Posted By djmarchand
Well, you can pay as little as $30 but I would...

Well, you can pay as little as $30 but I would recommend going with this name brand Amprobe AC/DC meter for $160:
...
Forum: Power Systems 11-25-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,132
Posted By djmarchand
First I am a little surprised that that little...

First I am a little surprised that that little Farymann (right?) engine even has an oil cooler. Second I am surprised that the water got in the oil due to a leak in the cooler. Whether it is raw...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By djmarchand
The anchorage behind the Statue of Liberty is...

The anchorage behind the Statue of Liberty is rocky and rolly as you note. A better place is slightly to the south and up a little inlet behind S o L State Park. Room for 6-8 boats and much more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By djmarchand
Here is a Wikepedia article on Neste's process:...

Here is a Wikepedia article on Neste's process: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neste_Renewable_Diesel

According to Wikepedia the feedstock is plant based oils, not just raw plant stuff. These oils...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By djmarchand
I have only done the trip up the Hudson twice,...

I have only done the trip up the Hudson twice, but two spots stood out:

Nyack Boat Club Moorings just north of Tappan Zee- Only $25/night and full use of the club facilities including launch...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 11-23-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By djmarchand
Since you are paying close to a half million for...

Since you are paying close to a half million for that boat, I would hire a surveyor to do a complete survey and sea trial once it arrives, is commissioned and turned over to you by the dealer. On the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By djmarchand
Wow, you can buy a lot of diver bottom (and prop)...

Wow, you can buy a lot of diver bottom (and prop) cleaning jobs for $2,600.


David
Forum: General Maintenance 11-23-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By djmarchand
:iagree: But you also need to winterize the...

:iagree: But you also need to winterize the potable water system, the raw water system feeding the A/C, the waste system, etc.


David
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By djmarchand
I tried it once. The prop was prepped really well...

I tried it once. The prop was prepped really well and it was applied by my boat yard. It lasted about a year.


David
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By djmarchand
Never tell your broker the price you want to get....

Never tell your broker the price you want to get. If you do that you will almost always sell the boat for less. So ask the broker what comparable boats are selling for. He should be able to figure...
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