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Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,529
Posted By Stray-Cat
Reliable climate control for area that you are...

Reliable climate control for area that you are cruising
(you have to feel comfortable while on-board)

Docking capability's , using a powerful bow thruster, and possibly a stern thruster
(you...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By Stray-Cat
I have considered in floor heating for my aft...

I have considered in floor heating for my aft stateroom head under the ceramic tile floor as the floor is so cold in the winter
Tile transfer's heat so its the covering of choice
Most kits will...
Forum: Power Systems 11-28-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By Stray-Cat
The grease system is used to stop the water drip...

The grease system is used to stop the water drip during idle periods only

You pump just enough grease to stop the water drip after shutting down for the day or during winter layup

You need a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,088
Posted By Stray-Cat
On the subject of that steel boat Did anyone...

On the subject of that steel boat
Did anyone notice the pic of the engine room
Thats the only time I have ever seen common pvc fittings used on coolant lines

Look around a bit, don't fall in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By Stray-Cat
This is how I would do it Replace your...

This is how I would do it

Replace your existing switches with the two way momentary rockers that I linked to
The light output is increased to full (or any desired brightness) when the switch is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-26-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By Stray-Cat
Is this the size? VIMAR Switch 10A Push Button...

Is this the size?
VIMAR Switch 10A Push Button (http://www.yachtproductsintl.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=VI-16150)
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Stray-Cat
Find the weight rating of the trailer B.C....

Find the weight rating of the trailer
B.C. requires elect brakes on the larger trailers

RVDA of Canada - Provincial Brake Requirements (http://www.rvda.ca/ProvBrakeReqts.asp)

Many us...
Forum: Power Systems 11-20-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,868
Posted By Stray-Cat
Overall the 3208 has a good reputation in marine ...

Overall the 3208 has a good reputation in marine

They were considered a throw-away engine as they did not have replaceable liners
I still see the 1160's around (the predecessor to the 3208) ...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,389
Posted By Stray-Cat
Several advantages Around my cruising area we...

Several advantages
Around my cruising area we have currents to fight
Getting an extra 2 kn's can mean the diffence between making a tide ,or waiting 3 or more hr's for the tide to slack off or...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,643
Posted By Stray-Cat
A hydronic system is best Kabola is the...

A hydronic system is best
Kabola is the standard for a reliable furnace
Most other brands will just nickle and dime you to death with maintenance if used regularly

Oil stoves are great for a...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-18-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By Stray-Cat
I remember learning about this stuff watching a...

I remember learning about this stuff watching a discovery channel series called Axe men

Anyone here remember the pro's at S & S Aqua logging

I always got a good laugh

Some info here...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 11-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By Stray-Cat
The adds are geared toward your interests There...

The adds are geared toward your interests
There are cookies that track your travels throughout the INTERNET
Goggle etc and the pop up adds here ,find that if they advertise your personal interests...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 11-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,145
Posted By Stray-Cat
Its the space under your avatar,it has nothing to...

Its the space under your avatar,it has nothing to do with your avatar

User CP
Your Profile
Edit Your Details
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-17-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Stray-Cat
Take a look at a used 35' Albin Tournament...

Take a look at a used 35' Albin Tournament Express Hardtop Cruiser
Some are available with a single diesel
I have run the 34' version and like the quality
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Stray-Cat
Welcome I love the Nordhavn's as well, I ran a...

Welcome
I love the Nordhavn's as well, I ran a 40 for the owner ,took out guests on day cruises
I understand you concerns on speed
They sure are low on maintenance though ,and cheap to run
...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 11-17-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By Stray-Cat
Date of birth can be hidden (its an option) in...

Date of birth can be hidden (its an option) in your User CP
I have my date hidden
Zip code cannot, but you need not put yoir correct zip ,if you are concerned
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Stray-Cat
I believe it's cost effective to run it up every...

I believe it's cost effective to run it up every once and awhile

1) It cleans the bottom
2)Its good for the engine

I have run my friends 34 Albin tournament express ,its quite similar
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-14-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By Stray-Cat
You should know better:banghead:

You should know better:banghead:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By Stray-Cat
It always happens when people feel there is a...

It always happens when people feel there is a better way they state their opinion
This is good, its how forums work
Even a manufacturers tech support person may question the op's desires and give...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 11-14-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By Stray-Cat
A good winter project for you then:) A 4"...

A good winter project for you then:)
A 4" bronze or plastic watertight access cover
+ a fabricated tiller handle
Easy as you have a square end on the rudder

Or you could just put grease tape...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 11-13-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,336
Posted By Stray-Cat
I am fussy It depends on the type of electrical...

I am fussy
It depends on the type of electrical panel
The late 70's early 80's Taiwan trawlers that I have seen were lacking in comparison to the us built boats at the time
My 1980 Chris craft...
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Stray-Cat
I had the same issue with my previous boat ...

I had the same issue with my previous boat
Running at 2000rpm ,after 1/2 hour or so it could drop to 1925
3 station Morse controls were high enough effort,so I did not want to tighten the...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 11-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,929
Posted By Stray-Cat
If you have the time and enjoy the outside...

If you have the time and enjoy the outside maintenance, old wooden boats will out last most of us
Detroit parts are cheap and the design (keel cooled,dry stack) are the most durable
A bit tippy for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,859
Posted By Stray-Cat
For the voyage you have planned a working...

For the voyage you have planned a working autopilot is a mandatory item
Forum: Power Systems 11-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,732
Posted By Stray-Cat
Where I live there is always current issues To...

Where I live there is always current issues
To measure fuel burn /speed I reverse course 180 and average it out
That works for shorter distances
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