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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By syjos
I have two radars. A 24" 4 Kw dome 48 mile and a...

I have two radars. A 24" 4 Kw dome 48 mile and a 4' 11 Kw open array 72 mile.

I alternate radars every day. Unless crossing big water then the open array is utilized and narrow channels the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By syjos
When on the boat the switch is on house. ...

When on the boat the switch is on house. Unattended off. Both to parallel battery start or to charge start battery. Start battery has no charger.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 708
Posted By syjos
We lived aboard Sandpiper for two winters while...

We lived aboard Sandpiper for two winters while building our current house.

Sandpiper has no built in heat.

Our marina at the time had unmetered AC !!!!!!!!!!

I installed a second shore...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,434
Posted By syjos
I tell my wife that if the boat is sinking, all...

I tell my wife that if the boat is sinking, all she has to do is go on the boat deck and sit in the tender until the boat sinks and tender will float free.

Humor.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By syjos
I have a hose attached to the drain plug of the...

I have a hose attached to the drain plug of the Lehman and generator with a threaded connection on the end capped when not removing oil.

I use a vacuum pump mounted to a propane tank to suck the...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By syjos
According to American Diesel, transmission and...

According to American Diesel, transmission and oil coolers are on a 1200 hour replacement schedule and the heat exchanger 2,000 hours.

Those are probably for copper.

I'm guessing 1800 hours...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 798
Posted By syjos
Here in the PNW, we turn it on as soon as we hit...

Here in the PNW, we turn it on as soon as we hit open water. Unless there is fog, then it is turned on as soon as we untie.

Have it on all the time and you become acclimated to it's operation and...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-14-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By syjos
The Lehman oil and transmission coolers do not...

The Lehman oil and transmission coolers do not use zinc. The coolers are considered maintenance items and has a xxxx hour replacement schedule. I'm not on the boat so don't have the replacement...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By syjos
Can you post a picture of the plug at the...

Can you post a picture of the plug at the monitor?

Some of those older 80's 90's monitors were swappable in the 1830's and 1940's as long as the plugs are identical and were wired the same and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-14-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 708
Posted By syjos
You would need to upgrade to 12 gauge wiring and...

You would need to upgrade to 12 gauge wiring and 20 A circuit breaker for a 20 amp outlet.

I have several 20 A circuit's on the boat for microwave and outlets dedicated to portable heaters.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By syjos
Asian guy goes to an optometrist. ...

Asian guy goes to an optometrist.

Optomitrist says " sir, you have cataracts ".

Asian guys answers " I no have cataract, I have a Rinkin Continental "


Couldn't resist. My asian...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By syjos
I have: Two Rule 3700 GPH bilge pumps One...

I have:
Two Rule 3700 GPH bilge pumps
One Rule 2000 GPH bilge pump
One Jabsco 574 GPH diaphragm bilge pump

And for backup a 2000 GPH 115VAC Johnson utility trash pump

Total capacity is...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By syjos
Teak care takes time away from boating.

Teak care takes time away from boating.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By syjos
My application would be antifreeze in the engine...

My application would be antifreeze in the engine coolant to antifreeze in the hydronic heating system.

A 40,000 Btu btu tube heat exchanger is 4" X 24" and the plate exchanger appear smaller for...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By syjos
I didn't want to hijack this thread so started a...

I didn't want to hijack this thread so started a new thread: plate exchanger vs tube heat exchanger
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By syjos
Plate heat exchanger vs tube exchangers

What are the pros and cons of plate heat exchanger VS tube heat exchanger in a boats hydronic heating system to transfer engine heat to the hydronic when under way?

The plate heat exchanger seems...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By syjos
I agree. Most trawlers have enough reserve...

I agree. Most trawlers have enough reserve buoyancy to stay afloat if pumps can keep up. If enough battery capacity located above the rising water can run long enough to get the boat ashore.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-11-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By syjos
Nice work! What is that thing next to the WH?

Nice work!

What is that thing next to the WH?
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By syjos
We carry a collision blanket on Sandpiper. It's...

We carry a collision blanket on Sandpiper. It's a 10' X 12' HD plastic tarp with long lines tied to the corners. Just in case we're too far from shore.

Also have a 110 VAC emergency trash pump...
Forum: Power Systems 11-11-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By syjos
Amazon or Harbor Freight

Amazon or Harbor Freight
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,104
Posted By syjos
I find that the older I get, I'm less...

I find that the older I get, I'm less enthusiastic about getting tossed around in rough seas.

When I was younger, looked forward to big seas to test myself and boat. Went sailing in gale weather...
Forum: Power Systems 11-10-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By syjos
If the rear mounts are on the transmission, you...

If the rear mounts are on the transmission, you will need to support the engine with blocks or a second hoist. I use a second hoist.

I also took the coupling off the shaft to gain clearance. Put...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,104
Posted By syjos
Quote - mine: The previous owner kept...

Quote - mine: The previous owner kept Sandpiper in California and drove it up the coast to the PNW, BC and Alaska for 15 years. He started mooring in Port Townsend in the 90's.

Instead of...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,104
Posted By syjos
The 40 Bluewater is a ballasted round bottom,...

The 40 Bluewater is a ballasted round bottom, displacement hulled trawler.

It is 12 inches narrower than a KK42 and has a finer bow section.

There were several BW40 built with coring, like the...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By syjos
Those were probably added by a PO. When we...

Those were probably added by a PO.

When we bought ours, there were chunks of steel and lead under the V berth that the PO added to correct trim. Took them out and the boat was low at the stern. ...
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