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Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By skipperdude
Rudder to midships the rudder is pretty useless...

Rudder to midships the rudder is pretty useless until you gain enough headway. throttle would depend on what the setting is. What is the lowest rpm in gear? it may just be that the RPM is set to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,648
Posted By skipperdude
Bilge Keels

I'll bilge keel extend latterly at the turn of the bilge. I have both bilge keels and paravanes stabilizers. Although the bilge keels only extend about 6" and run about 3/4 of the hull. seas over 6'...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,383
Posted By skipperdude
In my experience the best way to move a boat in...

In my experience the best way to move a boat in calm water this is called Towing on the hip that's where the towed boat is taken along side on the aft third of the Towing boat.
If towing on the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-03-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By skipperdude
It's one thing to be a passenger on a boat in a...

It's one thing to be a passenger on a boat in a bit rougher weather shall we say than it is to be the skipper. The one with one hand on the wheel and one hand on the throttle. Several times I've had...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,556
Posted By skipperdude
My bilge pump sucks...

I had an extra 12 V washdown pump so I just hooked it up to a small switch put the pick up down in the bottom of the bilge hooked to a little brass screen. Sucks it pretty dry.

The only way to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By skipperdude
I had one not that big but I didn't like it...

I had one not that big but I didn't like it either for the same reason plus ever try to get fish scales and blood off of touchscreen.

Sd
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,156
Posted By skipperdude
What are your consideration for the parasitic...

What are your consideration for the parasitic load on the engine? i.e. Alternator, air, any other pumps run off the engine. All would change your hp curve.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By skipperdude
I don't recall if you played tunes or not I was...

I don't recall if you played tunes or not I was having such a fantastic time just being a board your fine craft and enjoying the time on the water I didn't really pay attention.

Sturgeon fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,437
Posted By skipperdude
Yes that's why A diesel is either idel or...

Yes that's why A diesel is either idel or underload.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,495
Posted By skipperdude
Hull speed on sailboats can't be more than 6 to...

Hull speed on sailboats can't be more than 6 to 10 kn so you couldn't tow it any faster than that anyway.

so that's one recommendation don't try to get sailboat up on step.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,437
Posted By skipperdude
When referring to a running diesel engine I was...

When referring to a running diesel engine I was under the impression that idle meant the transmission was not engaged which is how you get definitions of high and low idle on a Diesel engine.
So...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By skipperdude
Installing speakers close to the compass or auto pilot

I couldn't see installing a speaker anywhere near my helm.
how are you going to hear the engine. If someone wants to listen to music on my boat they have to go out on deck.
I know every rattle...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,114
Posted By skipperdude
Thanks captains a compliment indeed

Thanks captains a compliment indeed
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,954
Posted By skipperdude
Prince William sound Alaska

Prince William sound Alaska
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,114
Posted By skipperdude
Sounds fine by me as long as she floats gets me...

Sounds fine by me as long as she floats gets me out on the crab. 48945
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,495
Posted By skipperdude
Towing Questions

If it is a short distance and calm water the towed boat can be taken on the hip which works even with round boat as the towed boat is approximately one third along the side of the Towing boat.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By skipperdude
My boat was originally set up as a power troller...

My boat was originally set up as a power troller in the Pacific Northwest I've since converted it to a personal use boat so is my boat a trawler or is it still a troller. She's 34 foot with a 10,000...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,114
Posted By skipperdude
I'm not sure what I should call my boat it was...

I'm not sure what I should call my boat it was originally built as a power troller for salmon in the Pacific Northwest. I have modified it for personal use so is my boat a troller trawler or a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,875
Posted By skipperdude
Red over red The captain is dead. Vessel...

Red over red

The captain is dead.
Vessel not under command.

That's the only one I could think of
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By skipperdude
The fluid of choice is poly glycol the pink...

The fluid of choice is poly glycol the pink stuff.

Getting it level required a gauge

The trick is to find a spot where it won't get bumped kicked or knocked around.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By skipperdude
Marine Surveyors Victoria BC

If you are hoping to learn something about your boat your search for the best surveyor is justified. If it's just for an insurance quote. you probably know more about your boat than any surveyor that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By skipperdude
If that is indeed just a ball valve on a through...

If that is indeed just a ball valve on a through hole it's a wonder it doesn't leak. most through holes are straight thread where your standard big box store ball valve is a tapered thread.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,234
Posted By skipperdude
I have two units on my boat I have the Dickinson...

I have two units on my boat I have the Dickinson Bristol or small diesel stove that really warms up the cabin nice I have one of those no electric fans that sits on top of the Dickinson I just blows...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By skipperdude
When realigning the engine to the shaft what are...

When realigning the engine to the shaft what are acceptable tolerances on a on a dial indicator
Forum: Power Systems 10-16-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By skipperdude
Not enough information if it's a bad cylinder you...

Not enough information if it's a bad cylinder you repair the cylinder. bore sleeve it new rings. You may want to magma flux the head. if you have it torn down that far and can't find the problem....
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