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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,317
Posted By fosborne
Oliver, Stick with the 8D Lifelines. I'm on my...

Oliver,
Stick with the 8D Lifelines. I'm on my second set of Lifelines, 6v ones in my case, and I think they are a quality product.

One suggestion I would make is to contact Lifeline tech...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,366
Posted By fosborne
We replaced 2 aging Vacu Flush heads with Tecma...

We replaced 2 aging Vacu Flush heads with Tecma Easyfit heads 6 years ago. Best $ we've spent on the boat. We live aboard so the heads get a lot of use and need to be trouble free. The Tecma heads...
Forum: Nordhavn 09-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,467
Posted By fosborne
I would say that is a bit of an understatement. ...

I would say that is a bit of an understatement.

A toast to Mr. Mitty from all of the Nordhavn owners, myself included.
Forum: Nordhavn 09-23-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,467
Posted By fosborne
My wife and I own 46 hull 37, a 1994 model. We...

My wife and I own 46 hull 37, a 1994 model. We have lived a board for 7 years and cruised the West coast from Alaska to Mexico, over 15K miles. Our boat hast the master stateroom forward (plan B), a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,986
Posted By fosborne
When we bought our boat it had a pair of 15 year...

When we bought our boat it had a pair of 15 year old vacu-flush heads. We spent over $500 on new valves, vacuum gauges, seals, you name it. I have never seen such a complex, convoluted system. Still...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-04-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By fosborne
To have it last you'll need a 2 part glue. ...

To have it last you'll need a 2 part glue.

WestMarine Here...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-27-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,993
Posted By fosborne
I don't think the bulb you link to will cut it...

I don't think the bulb you link to will cut it for a anchor light where you need 2nm visibility. That bulb is the kind for interior lights which you can get for closer to $16 if you google it.

I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-07-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,729
Posted By fosborne
I'd like to add a little about this comment....

I'd like to add a little about this comment. We've all seen couples who buy a boat with the intent/dream of cruising long distances only to change their minds after a couple of years and put the boat...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-07-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,729
Posted By fosborne
There are a few things you need to decide and...

There are a few things you need to decide and many things to learn. If you are planning to go long distances for extended passages you'll want a boat made for that purpose. There is a reason why...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By fosborne
I lived in Anacortes for 8 years and now live on...

I lived in Anacortes for 8 years and now live on the boat in Mexico. This is how we do it.

Fly into Sea-Tac airport. If you fly to Bellingham you'll fly to Sea-Tac and then take a very expensive...
Forum: DeFever 07-02-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,263
Posted By fosborne
We owned a 44 Defever for 6 years and lived...

We owned a 44 Defever for 6 years and lived aboard for 6 months until we bought a 46 Nordhavn which we have lived aboard for 7 years. I agree with most of what's been said here but have one more...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 16,346
Posted By fosborne
Our home port is Anacortes WA although we have...

Our home port is Anacortes WA although we have not been there for over 4 years. We moved aboard 6 years ago, traveled to Alaska twice and then down the coast to Mexico where we've been for 4 years....
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 50,573
Posted By fosborne
manyboats, We have a Deere 6068DFM main rated...

manyboats,
We have a Deere 6068DFM main rated at 130 hp with a 30 x 21 LH prop. We normally run at 1600 rpm doing 6.5 kts burning 2.0 gph.

We have the first 46 to have a non-Lugger main...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 50,573
Posted By fosborne
Hull Shapes----Show us your girl's bottom

New to the forum and I like this thread so here are a couple of photo's of our 46 Nordhavn's bottom. The black paint makes it a little hard to see but it's similar to the Willard posted earlier....
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