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Forum: Grand Banks Yesterday, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Huge difference between 6 and 8 knots. Single...

Huge difference between 6 and 8 knots.
Single or twin? Most are twins so 3 to 5gph.
That’s my guess.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,019
Posted By Nomad Willy
Just did ours. $3ft

Just did ours.
$3ft
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Nomad Willy
Probably a lighter narrower boat is a smarter...

Probably a lighter narrower boat is a smarter better way to more speed than more hp.
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 06-19-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 899
Posted By Nomad Willy
Width has very much to do w stability. And bigger...

Width has very much to do w stability. And bigger engines have more torque that can add to a wave (or something similar) that is trying to rotate (tip over) a boat.
Panga’s don’t require much power...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 06-18-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 899
Posted By Nomad Willy
George, It mostly depends on the beam at the...

George,
It mostly depends on the beam at the transom. That’s how outboards are rated for max power.
Besides it’s not a matter of how much power one can clamp on, it’s a matter of how much power...
Forum: Power Systems 06-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,225
Posted By Nomad Willy
I go WOT for a minute or so fairly often to check...

I go WOT for a minute or so fairly often to check fuel flow, cooling system and other functions. Been do’in that ever since running up the full throttle not long after we bought Willy caused the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-18-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nomad Willy
Psneeld wrote; “As far as setting in most mild...

Psneeld wrote;
“As far as setting in most mild conditions, my philosophy is if the windlass cant take a slight steady strain, good luck the first time you try to pull an anchor in wild, bucking seas...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-17-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nomad Willy
Interesting that talk of snubbers has suddenly...

Interesting that talk of snubbers has suddenly reached record levels.
Hardly ever heard of snubbers for years and years and recently it's been snubber this and snubber that. Why the sudden interest...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-17-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nomad Willy
I always set the anchor. 900rpm, 1100rpm or...

I always set the anchor.
900rpm, 1100rpm or 1400rpm.
Various scopes for various reasons.

When I was young (20's) I just put the anchor (Danforth) over the bow and added "some" line for scope....
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By Nomad Willy
I would think Boho Bay would be small for a 68’...

I would think Boho Bay would be small for a 68’ boat.
Gem? Boho Bay was great only because we bucked 5’ seas for hours in our then 25’ boat. I had a nice row in my little rowing dinghy though.
Forum: Power Systems 06-17-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,826
Posted By Nomad Willy
Ski wrote; “Many high output diesels lower the...

Ski wrote;
“Many high output diesels lower the compression ratio to minimize temps and thermal stress on pistons and heads.”

I would think that running under a light load w a low compression...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Nomad Willy
In our waters at LaConner one rarely sees the...

In our waters at LaConner one rarely sees the bottom but Thursday we ran Willy over to get hauled. It looked like we would surely run aground and I’m sure we kissed the bottom or dragged through the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-15-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 983
Posted By Nomad Willy
Looks to me that you’re not a moderator. “Should...

Looks to me that you’re not a moderator. “Should nots” would more approprately come from a moderator. But in your defense there was considerable talk about TF members “policing their own” ... but it...
Forum: Power Systems 06-14-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Janice, Interesting “15lbs thrust = 1hp” ...

Janice,
Interesting “15lbs thrust = 1hp”
Most of the electric OB motors have really poor propellers.
Forum: Power Systems 06-14-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Dave, Wonderful response re propane. I didn’t...

Dave,
Wonderful response re propane. I didn’t notice less power with the Buick but it wasn’t an underpowered vehicle either. Getting the ignition timing is somewhat important. As with milage propane...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nomad Willy
To a cleat. A big dedicated two post cleat that...

To a cleat.
A big dedicated two post cleat that never gets used for anything else.
Forum: Other Makes 06-14-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Nomad Willy
Heron, Kinda like Albin. “Real” Albins came...

Heron,
Kinda like Albin.
“Real” Albins came from Sweden.
Other Albins are (I hear) good boats.
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Ben, We saw it in the newspaper .. an add. At...

Ben,
We saw it in the newspaper .. an add. At the time I drove trucks for a sizable machine shop/job shop. All of our trucks that wern’t diesel got converted to propane .. most “dual fuel”. That...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-13-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Nomad Willy
Cable

I'm probably the only one here using a cable to get better penetration.

Once the anchor has penetrated so any further penetration necessitates the rode must be dragged bellow the surface of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Nomad Willy
Something that seems to be missing here is that...

Something that seems to be missing here is that these two boats are probably most different from each other in their hull design than in any other aspect.

The MT is a much more typical trawler....
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Al wrote; “Who you calling lazy?” Are you...

Al wrote;
“Who you calling lazy?”

Are you bigger than me?
Think so. So I’ll say no to that.
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Doug, Like anchors, engine power, fuel capacity...

Doug,
Like anchors, engine power, fuel capacity ect ect ....
You can’t have all you want of everything. It’s a matter of balance. Needs/wants and what you’ve got in terms of time or money.
You...
Forum: Other Makes 06-13-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Nomad Willy
Parks, Looks like an OB cruiser to me and w a...

Parks,
Looks like an OB cruiser to me and w a quick scan I didn’t see those boats called a trawler at all. They used the appropriate word “cruiser’.
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nomad Willy
Ted wrote; “Fuel system never gums up from...

Ted wrote;
“Fuel system never gums up from sitting fuel”

There’s a converter, regulator or something in the fuel system that over time gets gumed up w really stinky nasty stuff. Cleaning those...
Forum: Power Systems 06-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Nomad Willy
I had a stern tube leak 12 years ago. ...

I had a stern tube leak 12 years ago.

Through the starn tube imbedded totally in concrete ballast. All had to be removed. The metal in the ballast was corroding and expanding.

Fixed it w a...
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