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Forum: Power Systems Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By FF
"Other than something like Bio-Bor your mantra...

"Other than something like Bio-Bor your mantra has always been filter, filter, filter. What gives?"

With a 6-71 DD that pumps 20gph and burns 3gph , and monel tanks with a low point drain ,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By FF
"Go to a boatshow, play with all the toys and see...

"Go to a boatshow, play with all the toys and see what you like. I can not stress enough that electronics that are easy for you to understand and intuitive to operate will be the correct choice for...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By FF
If all you want to know is how a bigger...

If all you want to know is how a bigger noisemaker or a thousand pounds of batts will slow the boat an experiment is easy.

Get some garbage cans and fill them with fresh water till you have the...
Forum: Harbor Chat Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 174,954
Posted By FF
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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By FF
"Locks are meant to keep honest people honest. ...

"Locks are meant to keep honest people honest.
If "they" are intent on stealing your motor and or boat, "they" will"

No question , but these items are seldom stolen to use , they are stolen to...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By FF
Tiny, tiny ,tiny , but volt meters use electric...

Tiny, tiny ,tiny , but volt meters use electric when reading.

No biggy for the dock queens , but everything adds up if the boat is left on a mooring.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By FF
For the steel boat folks the ease of having a...

For the steel boat folks the ease of having a "keel cooler" that is built in behind the outer skin means no extra drag , or worries on haul out about lifting strap positions.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By FF
The commercials I have been on try to get the...

The commercials I have been on try to get the LAST version of Furuno , rather than the latest and greatest.

Seem to serve then well both on price and reliability.
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By FF
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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By FF
GRP , "glass reinforced plastic" seems the best...

GRP , "glass reinforced plastic" seems the best description.

"I also understand that when larger boats began to be built with FG the hulls were massively overbuilt."

Yes, the early old boats...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,177
Posted By FF
"Houses cost a lot more now, taxes are higher....

"Houses cost a lot more now, taxes are higher. Less money is available to most millennials."

I think on an inflation adjusted basis houses cost about the same for the past 100 years or so. Taxes...
Forum: Power Systems 12-11-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By FF
I love a dry exhaust , but some folks claim the...

I love a dry exhaust , but some folks claim the dry is noisier than a wet exhaust.

It can be if done poorly. A big truck muffler is a great help, and cheap to do.

On a new build I would look up...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 22,104
Posted By FF
"Now, there's been a few really screws ups in...

"Now, there's been a few really screws ups in aircraft manufacturing that can certainly make the pilot's job a bit more challenging."

The automation on Air Bust is a long term problem , even for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By FF
Paul Luke used to make delightful wall mounted...

Paul Luke used to make delightful wall mounted fire places out of soapstone

They would warm a modest cabin easily.

Shipmate made far less expensive units in SS , but at least they still had a...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-11-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,942
Posted By FF
"it takes energy to keep the flywheel spinning...

"it takes energy to keep the flywheel spinning when not in use."

Of course , but with a 200,000+ rpm fiber disc with air bearings and operating in a form fitting vacuum housing the loss can be low...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 12-10-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By FF
No one travels at night on the Dismal, so tying...

No one travels at night on the Dismal, so tying off to the shore can give a nature experience.


Bring OFF in bug season.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-10-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,517
Posted By FF
"The screened fan must work on the same principle...

"The screened fan must work on the same principle and dry things out fairly quickly."

The peat moss dries out quite well between uses , so cranking mixes the waste and it is almost instantly dry ,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By FF
A quick fix that only works sometimes is to tie...

A quick fix that only works sometimes is to tie off to a fwd. cleat that is NOT in the boats center line.

A stern tie can also work tho it screws up the boats natural ventilation.

Giving the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By FF
No matter what you do , when you dump a gallon of...

No matter what you do , when you dump a gallon of pasta cooking water in the sink, the windows will fog.

The real question is how do you setup so the dripping water doesn't do harm , and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By FF
"We are installing a wood/coal stove with back...

"We are installing a wood/coal stove with back boiler, that would heat radiators throughout the boat."

Had a friend that used coal, but the problem with all solid fuel is someone has to tend the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By FF
Our ex Navy Utility is quite light perhaps 10-12...

Our ex Navy Utility is quite light perhaps 10-12 tons and at 50 Ft is almost all waterline 49ft?

This relates to few boats because of the light weight , but at SL of 1 (7k ,8mph statute) we burn...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-09-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,350
Posted By FF
"You miss Codger's point. His setup works well...

"You miss Codger's point. His setup works well for how he uses his boat. As you have often said, ,,,,,,,,,,KISS."

I agree that if he is able to make his system work for his needs that's great, for...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-09-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,942
Posted By FF
"That is nonsense and a bunch of idiot...

"That is nonsense and a bunch of idiot bureaucrats that will destroy the US.If the voters allow it."

Creating a problem , and adding to the problem with a "solution" is the road to power since...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-09-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,517
Posted By FF
"so we never truly ‘composted’ our solid waste as...

"so we never truly ‘composted’ our solid waste as we had frequent access to disposal sites."

WHY?

The units do fine at composting and once a month seems better than every 4 days!

...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By FF
For folks with the bestitis disease the local...

For folks with the bestitis disease the local farm store will have magnificent SS fittings used to pump milk or OJ into trucks etc.


Not as expensive as you would think, there are lots of farms.
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