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Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By psneeld
My style hull had from 120 hp to over...

My style hull had from 120 hp to over 200....sorry foget if it was a 250 Cummins or what from the factory.

I run it at about 45 ho to get 6.3 knots. Anything more and the wake grows exponentially...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By psneeld
Google PSS shaft seal...all over the place...

Google PSS shaft seal...all over the place...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By psneeld
My guess is the cause will be found out...but...

My guess is the cause will be found out...but will we ever see it....hmmmmm.

Yep, I can live with old school stuffng boxes enclosed to prevent water slinging and drained to a sump.....same results...
Forum: Power Systems 11-17-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By psneeld
Ebay has a few listed....one Onan , a few...

Ebay has a few listed....one Onan , a few Westerbeke, and then others....various KWs.....

You probably dont need an exact KW replacement.

That was a few days ago.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By psneeld
Tape might, but often does not keep continuity...

Tape might, but often does not keep continuity from happening.

People said they tried it with their pencil zincs to stop leaks but still got 0 ohms.

If the combo is tied to the bonding system,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By psneeld
Actually the opposite of what mine said I...

Actually the opposite of what mine said I believe.

It said sitting unlevel for a period of time was bad, but the rocking motion going down the road was good.

I assume a sailboat with a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By psneeld
Most people probably have no idea where boats are...

Most people probably have no idea where boats are built..... and true it isnt necessarily relavent, it just added words to the article.

Sometimes journalists are so amazed at things, they cant...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-17-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,042
Posted By psneeld
Never said you did...see post number 2. My...

Never said you did...see post number 2.

My main point is the smaller the boat, usually the bigger the compromises and more of them. Not for all boaters or their uses, but for many.

It gets...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-17-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,042
Posted By psneeld
I have no special issue with Camanos or most...

I have no special issue with Camanos or most other boats.

I just like to poke back when someone says they are the perfect boat.....they are not.

They might be the perfect boat for someone or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-17-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By psneeld
I have bought solenoid valves for my boat for...

I have bought solenoid valves for my boat for water and propane....

Any specific application you are looking for?
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-16-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,042
Posted By psneeld
Actually if a dock queen, then storage in dock...

Actually if a dock queen, then storage in dock boxes, sheds, cars, friends places and those of your own make smaller liveaboards posdible.

Those of us that cruise much of the year with no dirt...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-16-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,042
Posted By psneeld
4 whole months.... :) Let me know after 4...

4 whole months.... :)

Let me know after 4 years.

Again, you are a true minimalist if you dont have a storage place nearby ashore.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-16-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By psneeld
Sorry, didnt mean to point the finger too...

Sorry, didnt mean to point the finger too specifically.....but it is true, there is so much wringing of hands about making boats perfect....and who is the real expert source causing all this concern?...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By psneeld
Because of litetature or quality control?

Because of litetature or quality control?
Forum: Classifieds 11-16-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By psneeld
Yes there are plently of loop capable boats for...

Yes there are plently of loop capable boats for less than $30,000..... but virtually every one is not what most hoped for.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 11-16-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,042
Posted By psneeld
Everyone has their tolerances...but just my aft...

Everyone has their tolerances...but just my aft cabin stateroom on my 40 has nearly the usable room of an entire 30 footer and I still find it lacking room as just a liveaboard stateroom.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-16-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By psneeld
It could easily be stray current at these boat...

It could easily be stray current at these boat show type situations.

I also remember Mercruiser Bravo IIIs looking like this after only a month or so because of improper zincs when they first came...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-16-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By psneeld
Use nylon or stainless, even PSS dripless shaft...

Use nylon or stainless, even PSS dripless shaft logs use cheap nylon hose barbs as injection points.

There is so much worry on this forum about things commonly done that I just am amazed.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By psneeld
You know how many of those fridges are out there...

You know how many of those fridges are out there in RVs and off grid applications?

Millions and more...

I loved mine in my 5th wheel trailer...vastly superior to electric....just with boats...
Forum: Power Systems 11-16-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By psneeld
Some more info passed to me.... "Unless...

Some more info passed to me....


"Unless you are getting hot coolant out of the keel cooler, you should assume the cooler is fine."

If the flow through the cooler is restricted you can put...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,115
Posted By psneeld
Absolutely, my engine camera came apart the othet...

Absolutely, my engine camera came apart the othet day.

Even though I am only making 15 minute runs between a marina and anchorage every couple days, I feel naked without it now.
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-15-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Fog
Views: 1,855
Posted By psneeld
Only if you cant articulate clearly why the...

Only if you cant articulate clearly why the prevailing conditions just didnt warrant it and it in many cases it is a distraction rather than assistance to the one watchstander recreational mariner.
...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-15-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Fog
Views: 1,855
Posted By psneeld
My point being... the diffetence between 5 to 8...

My point being... the diffetence between 5 to 8 knots is not enough for me to change much habit wise.

5 to 8 is one thing...10 to 12 or more starts to change the equation in very reduced...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By psneeld
Passed along to me by a reputable marine...

Passed along to me by a reputable marine engineer....

" ...not the additional 160 to 200,000 btu from the dry stack exhaust cooler ..."

OK......The guy needs to look up the definition of a BTU...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-14-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Fog
Views: 1,855
Posted By psneeld
8 knots is hardly the determining...

8 knots is hardly the determining factor.....location and obstructions would be my orimary concern.

8 knots might be my top speed in fog, but then again...location and expected hazards are the...
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