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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,816
Posted By greysailor
Congratulations on a beautiful boat.....I...

Congratulations on a beautiful boat.....I especially like the Howitzer mounted on the pilothouse roof![emoji16]
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,157
Posted By greysailor
Sure you can! Even in our muddy water....just...

Sure you can! Even in our muddy water....just run a water hose to flush the muddy water out bottom of seachest, use homemade long-handle tools to loosen and retrieve oysters, then cook your catch!🤣...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-29-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By greysailor
Welcome aboard.....from a little South of...

Welcome aboard.....from a little South of Galveston!
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 08-23-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,926
Posted By greysailor
Also....an old electrician trick...you can bend...

Also....an old electrician trick...you can bend PVC pipe into any shape needed, by heating with a propane torch or hot air gun. Then set it by cooling with a wet towel.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,356
Posted By greysailor
Maybe it has something to do with the way the...

Maybe it has something to do with the way the Australian dealer spec'd the boats, or didn't provide any oversite during the building process. I've been aboard a lot of POTCA built (and earlier)...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,722
Posted By greysailor
Spot on, psneed. Here in rural Texas where the...

Spot on, psneed. Here in rural Texas where the highways are straight as an arrow for tens of miles, I'm always amazed at the frequent guardrail damage I see. The DWI drivers will manage to drive...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By greysailor
I'd be reluctant to add gas to my diesel tanks...

I'd be reluctant to add gas to my diesel tanks for several reasons.[emoji51] Other than the obvious safety aspect, today's US diesel has lower lubricity than ever before....thinning your diesel...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 08-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By greysailor
Good choice![emoji106][emoji16] Which...

Good choice![emoji106][emoji16]
Which coast...what age? There are several on the market.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By greysailor
Can't wait to see her back in Texas! Keep us...

Can't wait to see her back in Texas!
Keep us posted on the progress!
Luke
Forum: General Maintenance 07-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By greysailor
All this makes me love my mechanical JD4045's...

All this makes me love my mechanical JD4045's even more! Best of luck chasing those wayward electrons, Tiki....🤯
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By greysailor
Same here Ian........seems I'm an analog man in a...

Same here Ian........seems I'm an analog man in a digital world! 🤣 Wait...isn't that a song?🤣
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By greysailor
Angus99. Sorry can't help with your specific...

Angus99. Sorry can't help with your specific configuration...I've replaced two failed Danfoss modules on a 1.5yo Vitrifrigo frig aboard Salty, but they mounted directly to the compressor with tabs...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-03-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By greysailor
Ha! No....but a teaspoon of NS will paint a...

Ha! No....but a teaspoon of NS will paint a battleship!
Forum: General Maintenance 06-03-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By greysailor
🤣 89692

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Forum: Power Systems 05-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By greysailor
Pop the air filter off and see if the turbo will...

Pop the air filter off and see if the turbo will spin freely with a socket and extension on the intake nut....might just be a little carbon/rust on the exhaust side blocking the blades. If you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,160
Posted By greysailor
Welcome Levrac, May be a little more boat than...

Welcome Levrac,
May be a little more boat than you're thinking, but you'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier engine room on a commonly available trawler than a DrFever 44. I'm 6'3" and the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By greysailor
Steve......Looks like the water over there is...

Steve......Looks like the water over there is about as murky as over here in Texas. When I do prop cleaning/zinc replacement, it's completely by feel. Everytime a fish or ? bumps into me, I get the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By greysailor
Ha! Yes RTF, I assumed it had to be a...

Ha! Yes RTF, I assumed it had to be a FOG(Freaking Old Guy) like me, and when he got out in the Gulf, he remembered that he left his medicine in the truck and had to return to marina!🤣
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By greysailor
Yep....gotta take electronic info on a "trust but...

Yep....gotta take electronic info on a "trust but verify" basis for sure! In the past I've noticed my AIS position disappearing for days at a time on VF....but this is the first time I've noticed...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By greysailor
I think the Russians have my boat!

Glanced at Vessel Finder and see where Salty's AIS signature has been 10 miles from the marina, out in the Gulf, and is currently on land! 🤯 I guess the Russian/Chinese military must be hacking our...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By greysailor
Travis, I'm a little bias, but great choice on...

Travis,
I'm a little bias, but great choice on boat model! [emoji16] A D44 is a well founded boat that will hold its value and take you just about anywhere you want to go.
Not knowing what your...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By greysailor
Just a quick check before you yank it off and...

Just a quick check before you yank it off and spend a boat buck......Have you popped off the air filter to see if you can spin the intake blades? It may just have soot/rust blocking the exhaust side...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,374
Posted By greysailor
I guess for a backup, I better put fresh...

I guess for a backup, I better put fresh batteries in my old RDF![emoji16]
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,374
Posted By greysailor
Just checked the Garmin marine site......They...

Just checked the Garmin marine site......They seem to think the rollover won't be a problem IF you have the latest software version loaded.

I recently downloaded the new SW version for my 7215...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By greysailor
Cardude..... Can't speak to your radar issue,...

Cardude.....
Can't speak to your radar issue, but I had a similar issue recently with my Garmin 7215 not recognizing the electronic compass (reactor). The boat icon would display 90 degrees to the...
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