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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-14-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,644
Posted By Mule
As a professional land based wire runner, sorter...

As a professional land based wire runner, sorter and organizer it is beyond me why Marine electricians so often insist in hard strapping long wire runs with tywraps? There are different plans and...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-04-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mule
She spent her life sitting, hooked to the...

She spent her life sitting, hooked to the grid...... Galvanic Isolator..... Does she have one, is it hooked up properly and working with corrosion free terminations. Still more, have it checked by...
Forum: Other Makes 05-02-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,030
Posted By Mule
Though I never owned one, a close friend has. ...

Though I never owned one, a close friend has. First.... That 8.2 is ok.... initially see to it is healthy, after that, maintain it, put fresh oil coolers on both the borg warner trans and engine,...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-30-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By Mule
. More than one set of lines is a very good way...

. More than one set of lines is a very good way to go. For your rig I suspect a 3/4 in 8 brait would be a very nice set for your cruising lines, pliable, easy on the hands, just so easy to work...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mule
Tractor engines other industrial engines...fork...

Tractor engines other industrial engines...fork lifts and so on....match Total displacement to all things Perkins. That is how I uncovered that I had an L3A Mitsubishi. It was a struggle even then...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mule
. Westerbeke used a Perkins 4-91. IF Westerbeke...

. Westerbeke used a Perkins 4-91. IF Westerbeke follows their established business model, engine parts from Westerbeke will cost you 3-4 times what you can source them from a Perkins source.
I...
Forum: Tug Designs 10-07-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,761
Posted By Mule
I saw a small aluminum box with a few electrical...

I saw a small aluminum box with a few electrical components in it, figure it out and Allied Ellectronics could sell u the parts for likely less $10. The Volvo folks wanted $750. Truly the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Mule
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mule
Run, run, run. Get a Genset from a non predatory...

Run, run, run. Get a Genset from a non predatory company. Suggest one with a Kabota engine. Tractor parts are cheap. Westy head gasket $211 but if you can find a Mitsubishi correct part $49.00. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Mule
You are lucky that is all it did. Think about...

You are lucky that is all it did. Think about this. You have a computer, tablet or phone worth hundreds of $ with perhaps invaluable information on it and you plug it into a cheap uncertified POS? ...
Forum: Power Systems 09-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By Mule
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 19,001
Posted By Mule
Matthew was bearing down on Fort Pierce. ...

Matthew was bearing down on Fort Pierce. Absentee owner left eisenglass and canvas up, 3/4in braid, doubled up, ready in advance. Dockmates, including me, stripped it and put it in his cabin.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,071
Posted By Mule
I am in Fort Pierce, FL. With a high pressure...

I am in Fort Pierce, FL. With a high pressure North of me I would be afraid, very afraid. Sandy and Irma and others had no HP North. Had there been a HP North, I would head toward the FL waterway...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-15-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mule
Wire Tracer & Circuit Tester with RJ-11 Plug and...

Wire Tracer & Circuit Tester with RJ-11 Plug and Alligator Clips (Tone and Probe Kit) by PTE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ADHQCIO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_e5vNBb0YW6T79

Well spent $20. Handy on a...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By Mule
The above is dead on and be prepared for all...

The above is dead on and be prepared for all because once you hit the domino they just keep on and it is pretty much all ahead full with no reverse....There ainít no turning back.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Mule
The name was to honor Charlie Present, an...

The name was to honor Charlie Present, an individual that was instrumental in developing the Taiwan Trawler industry.

It was my understanding that there was a guy at the end of “Trawler Street”...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Mule
I have a Village Marine 12volt unit here in...

I have a Village Marine 12volt unit here in classified as a running takeout. 8-9 gallons an hour. 17amps@12v
Forum: Power Systems 08-22-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,186
Posted By Mule
Most engine failures are due to fuel issues, so...

Most engine failures are due to fuel issues, so if one goes down, both go. But there are those times when the extra brings you home. Docking with a thruster is not a problem once you know your...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 08-22-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,624
Posted By Mule
I have a 38 Monk design Present. New Webasco. ...

I have a 38 Monk design Present. New Webasco. 90 degree water with over 90 outside and she will freeze you out when the v Berth is closed. 48 degrees at the vent. Boat poorly insulated. Will...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mule
Yep, and donot forget lower rpm torque.

Yep, and donot forget lower rpm torque.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mule
The Great Harbor TT35 uses outboards @ 60-70 hp...

The Great Harbor TT35 uses outboards @ 60-70 hp each. Easy to get to and service. Cost new what $7k? Good for 3500hrs, at least. For that cost you could keep a spare around.
Forum: Liveaboards 08-18-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,674
Posted By Mule
Marina and all public showers...... WEAR SOME...

Marina and all public showers...... WEAR SOME KIND OF SHOES. Never ever had nail fungus.... Do now, fighting it. I shower on my boat now that I am infected. Too damn late.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mule
My hat is off to Menzies and his goose transport...

My hat is off to Menzies and his goose transport story...EXCELLENTLY DONE
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,036
Posted By Mule
I am using PEX as needed. Love the stuff. ...

I am using PEX as needed. Love the stuff. Replumed a 34 Mainship MK1. Great stuff. Now on my current boat, as needed. Cannot or should not be used as sanitary hose.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Mule
Look in the the classified on here. I have a 9+...

Look in the the classified on here. I have a 9+ gallon per hour 12 volt Little Wonder unit there.
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