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Forum: Kadey - Krogen Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By sunchaser
That is a very large cored hull penetration. ...

That is a very large cored hull penetration.

Is the hull penetration properly installed? Usually a large section of core is removed, well beyond the bolt hole pattern circumference. Then rebuilt...
Forum: Liveaboards Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By sunchaser
I'm a happy, same model, Sharp owner. Sharp does...

I'm a happy, same model, Sharp owner. Sharp does it all, albeit now with newer models.
Forum: Power Systems Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By sunchaser
See post #2. Tony is great in answering emails.

See post #2. Tony is great in answering emails.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,033
Posted By sunchaser
Neat boat, interesting concept and capable...

Neat boat, interesting concept and capable builder. Now for brand longevity and satisfied owners. If one is into crabbing or shrimping, that center cockpit is intriguing.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast Today, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By sunchaser
On the one hand I like Yacht Clubs. On another...

On the one hand I like Yacht Clubs. On another I'd suggest you go slow in considering joining one until your vessel, moorage location and desired cruising grounds are finalized.

And, marinas in...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 7,596
Posted By sunchaser
Somebody had that opportunity on post #9 but...

Somebody had that opportunity on post #9 but elected instead to keep us muddling along. But, it is all good fun, the ultimate objective of TF.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 7,596
Posted By sunchaser
Eric Not a booby trap at all. Easily...

Eric

Not a booby trap at all. Easily recognizable. Nordhavn has expended much effort on getting their rudder forward design to perform well. Especially on the extended hulls resulting in the 52, ...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 7,596
Posted By sunchaser
George Hull extensions or running gear...

George

Hull extensions or running gear forward can prove interesting.

Often with the rudder, keel and prop well forward from the stern, a vessel wanders a lot. The after market vertical...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 7,596
Posted By sunchaser
If I saw an M30 sitting at the dock, looking at...

If I saw an M30 sitting at the dock, looking at its stern would suggest an FD vessel. 43 knots out of this beauty.
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Forum: Great Harbour 02-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,319
Posted By sunchaser
Your extension approach requires careful thought...

Your extension approach requires careful thought on the part of the designer. It would appear Cutwater did a hull extension - oops.

A look at the big Scouts, Intrepids, etc with triples, quads...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-17-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,255
Posted By sunchaser
As with Canada, the USPS does not receive...

As with Canada, the USPS does not receive taxpayer dollars. They are funded by stamp and packaging sales.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,108
Posted By sunchaser
Craig I'd guess the yard is angry with...

Craig
I'd guess the yard is angry with themselves for not insisting that stored boats have proof of adequate insurance. Which begs the question, do other vessels banged up in this encounter have a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,108
Posted By sunchaser
Craig Have you involved your insurance company?

Craig
Have you involved your insurance company?
Forum: Nordhavn 02-16-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,226
Posted By sunchaser
Peter Your comments on the coolant pump leaks...

Peter
Your comments on the coolant pump leaks on the JD 6090 I find interesting. It has been an issue on some 6068s as well. Did Lugger have a different marinization design for the coolant pump in...
Forum: Diesel Duck 02-16-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,906
Posted By sunchaser
An equally big problem with the internet is...

An equally big problem with the internet is posters are unknown to us and often get their facts wrong. I am familiar with the Cutwater 30 that turned turtle, but the Back Cove is a new dock talk item...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,747
Posted By sunchaser
Back to David's original question - Suggest...

Back to David's original question -

Suggest you look at two models and brands for comparing with and without cockpit. Both are easy enough to find once you start seriously looking beyond on line...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-16-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By sunchaser
Those fees are about what I paid the dealer for...

Those fees are about what I paid the dealer for my last new car with no loan involved. Many years ago when buying boats for inland waters my personal bank handled the loans and paperwork for no fees...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-16-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By sunchaser
BD is your vessel Documented?

BD is your vessel Documented?
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,056
Posted By sunchaser
Sadly Nauticat declared bankruptcy about 6 months...

Sadly Nauticat declared bankruptcy about 6 months ago. There is a very nice N42 for sale on my dock in Sidney BC. In true Finnish style it has an onboard sauna.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,374
Posted By sunchaser
ND You are getting some good information. I can...

ND
You are getting some good information. I can add, based upon HXer design experience on both very big industrial and small HXers like on our boats, that a safety factor needs to be added....
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 02-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By sunchaser
You have described the sea chest on our DF (and...

You have described the sea chest on our DF (and most DFs) perfectly. There is a 1/2" valved line coming off the top for air release.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,747
Posted By sunchaser
The covered cockpit and side decks on our DF 48...

The covered cockpit and side decks on our DF 48 are a necessity for our all weather cruising style. Wet, cold, snow rain - all need to taken into account. Side deck doors and an aft cockpit door make...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-15-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By sunchaser
Living near you is a TF genius named Northern...

Living near you is a TF genius named Northern Spy. PM him and pick his nautical and mechanical brain. It is a big one.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-15-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By sunchaser
Yes, power feeds for charging is a challenge....

Yes, power feeds for charging is a challenge. Many years ago we adopted the notion that wiring and cabling became a priority for new installs and vessel orderliness. We've one friend who bought a new...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,255
Posted By sunchaser
I choose not to sail in AZ but rather the North...

I choose not to sail in AZ but rather the North Pacific Coast. Diesel heat and a good BC boat watcher - while looking out our AZ windows is an adequate winter weather scenario for us.
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