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Forum: Tug Designs 12-03-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By AKFish
What kind of tug is this? Where are the tires?

What kind of tug is this? Where are the tires?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,722
Posted By AKFish
The pedal Hobies look like fun to fish out of....

The pedal Hobies look like fun to fish out of. Surely their weight is the disadvantage. I think the kayaks we use are about 35 to 40 pounds. I haven't unrolled the inflatable for several years. We...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-22-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,453
Posted By AKFish
Hey KSanders...check this out...there is...

Hey KSanders...check this out...there is liability for wake damage

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesFAQ#0.3_10

10. What are the regulations concerning wake effects, wake damage,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,285
Posted By AKFish
Maretron FPM100 module with a vacuum transducer...

Maretron FPM100 module with a vacuum transducer PT-V-0-1BAR-01. Then it would be on a NMEA2000 bus.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-31-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,704
Posted By AKFish
Spray with chlorine bleach mixed 10% in water...

Spray with chlorine bleach mixed 10% in water from a pump-up sprayer, then pressure wash and scrape. Apply on-and-off acid or muratic acid (vinegar also works) to dissolve any remaining barnacle...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By AKFish
I converted...

I converted (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=180949&postcount=17) my horizontal Lofrans to hydraulic. It's a dual gypsy, single capistan. I wish it had the vertical capistan, but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By AKFish
When moving in bad viz or overnight dark, the...

When moving in bad viz or overnight dark, the autopilot removes a very concentration intensive task...helm. The chart plotter also removes a large workload from navigation duties. This is probably...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By AKFish
Hawgwash, Thank You for sharing. Makes it a...

Hawgwash, Thank You for sharing. Makes it a pleasure to read along having been to those places along the BC coast.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
This was a nice looking slow boat in Anacortes,...

This was a nice looking slow boat in Anacortes, WA. Nice shear lines but I bet it catches the wind with that house.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
This vessel looks to be one of the more ocean...

This vessel looks to be one of the more ocean capable craft I have seen that is not a Diesel Duck. It would have been nice to see the inside.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
This is my favorite tug conversion.

This is my favorite tug conversion.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
These are a couple of BC classics...interesting...

These are a couple of BC classics...interesting to me anyway. I think this is just entering Grenville channel south of Kitimet at a lifeboat station. Sorry to our BC brothers for any spelling...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
This one was also pretty cool. I wish I had more...

This one was also pretty cool. I wish I had more pictures of it, as I'm not sure what it is.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 536,522
Posted By AKFish
Saw this one operating in BC in 2009. I think it...

Saw this one operating in BC in 2009. I think it was a floating lodge operation.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By AKFish
Marin, Thank You for the photos! My great...

Marin, Thank You for the photos! My great grandfather was a fisherman during this time. I will always remember the smell of coal tar on his old scow. It was certainly FD.

Trying not to hijack the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By AKFish
Yes...shrimper. But, not a shrimp trawler. We use...

Yes...shrimper. But, not a shrimp trawler. We use pot gear and catch spot prawns. We like to refer to the boat finish as "high end commercial" which is not nearly as fancy as KSanders' mega-yacht.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By AKFish
Choose one...spend time (FD) or spend $ on fuel...

Choose one...spend time (FD) or spend $ on fuel (SD)

Fact is that a SD transom is not nearly as efficient as a FD transom at hull speed, but if you want to go faster, you give up on slow speed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By AKFish
Apparently, chafe protection is not required when...

Apparently, chafe protection is not required when you skip the hawse holes. In addition, para-cord comes in bulk so you hardly run out. If you skip the bumpers, you can use less dock cordelette, thus...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,644
Posted By AKFish
AP backup

I'll add to the chatter...

I had a 2 day Gulf of AK crossing and the AP was working hard immediately after departure. Just a couple hours in, and no more pump. Turned out there was a fuse buried...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By AKFish
select proper source

The speed reading that you receive through your GPS is known as speed overground (SOG), make sure that you are displaying the proper data for the source of your speed information. In the databox you...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-01-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,051
Posted By AKFish
Check controller first

Might want to look through this thread (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s4/refrigerator-woes-15685.html) to see if you can test the controller first. If there is ANY coolness to the exit tube from...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By AKFish
Holy carp...Looks like many choices. I counted at...

Holy carp...Looks like many choices. I counted at least 5 outdoor pools and two yacht clubs behind Shelter Is. Looks like a fun trip Kevin. We need a full report when you return.

A good friend of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By AKFish
TwistedTree...I agree about MARPA. It's a great...

TwistedTree...I agree about MARPA. It's a great tool. Missing from all of this is discussion of a good heading sensor. This makes all things work together; the AP, radar overlay and ARPA tracking....
Forum: Power Systems 10-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,058
Posted By AKFish
A varable displacement piston pump would solve...

A varable displacement piston pump would solve that. Mate it to an electric clutch and short shaft forward of the main pulley. Or look for a pto option on the transmission to drive the pump. If you...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By AKFish
Not that it matters...but I'm only a couple boats...

Not that it matters...but I'm only a couple boats down from Sanders so that might qualify me to chime in...

I think the Wallas is a great little furnace. Not nearly as loud as the Espar. I'm also...
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