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Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Clown One
We boat in the SF Bay and Delta. This weekend we...

We boat in the SF Bay and Delta. This weekend we were in the Delta where smoke from the wine country fires brought very unhealty air. Lots of people complaining but only a few wearing masks. I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By Clown One
My list was addressed by first locating and then...

My list was addressed by first locating and then cleaning out a fuel vent fitting that had been stopped up by insect larva. Uneven fuel burn every time at sea.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By Clown One
Does anyone know how to determine the correct gas...

Does anyone know how to determine the correct gas strut for the task (any task.) As I see it, you've got to consider: weight to be lifted, hinge/throw details, mounting hardware issues and probably...
Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Clown One
Recently had a bent blade repaired on a 4-bladed...

Recently had a bent blade repaired on a 4-bladed prop and reinstalled it. Prop "sing" at 700-1100 RPM which lasted a few engine hours then disappered. I googled "prop sing" and learned a lot. A...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,071
Posted By Clown One
Two thoughts. I installed name boards so that...

Two thoughts. I installed name boards so that they ran parallel to the water line. But because they are located just above the lower edge of the flybridge structure, which runs "uphill" they always...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Clown One
Our boat (pictured) was marketed as a Heritage...

Our boat (pictured) was marketed as a Heritage 45. Not sure of any connection the Heritage East boat you referenced. My understanding is that our Heritage was a product of a boat broker in Long...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,791
Posted By Clown One
Thanks all for your input--psneeld is once again...

Thanks all for your input--psneeld is once again especially thoughtful and Flywright with the best next step. It was Steve Thomas' prop shop I was trying to think of, highly computerized as I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,791
Posted By Clown One
Have insurance and notified the company of the...

Have insurance and notified the company of the incident but with $1,400 deductable, not sure I'll be filing a claim.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,791
Posted By Clown One
Hit Something--how much vibration is tollerable

We recently hit an underwater obstacle at 8 knts, producing a distinct thump, thump sound. No grinding or other noise, just thump, thump. I checked in the wake and nothing appeared. Now at 8 knts...
Forum: Power Systems 01-08-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,170
Posted By Clown One
I encourage any owner facing the expense of...

I encourage any owner facing the expense of replacing old, leaking "black iron" fuel tanks to look into possible insurance coverage. My policy did not cover "rust, other corrosion, poor maintenance,...
Forum: Power Systems 01-08-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By Clown One
I have a similar fitting on a Westerbeke genset...

I have a similar fitting on a Westerbeke genset exhaust system. It exits just above the water line. I was told it served as a "teltale" in that you can hear it from the cockpit pouring exhaust water...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-17-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Clown One
Other problem with Mathers MC

My boating buddy had Micro Commanders on his Tolly. Shortly after he bought the boat he, his wife and their 11 year old son were on the flybridge, idling in neutral waiting for us to leave our slip...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-17-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Clown One
Other problem with Mathers MC

My boating buddy had Micro Commanders on his Tolly. Shortly after he bought the boat he, his wife and their 11 year old son were on the flybridge, idling in neutral waiting for us to leave our slip...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Clown One
Opps-- To finish the story above: Heat...

Opps--

To finish the story above:

Heat the water and throw it at that snake

Should I bring the water to a boil?

How close is the snake? (end of transmissions)
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Clown One
Conversation overheard in the CA Delta a few...

Conversation overheard in the CA Delta a few years ago:
Can anybody out there hear me? My husband is gone and a snake is crawling up the anchor line.

Heat water and throw it that snake
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Clown One
We keep our boat at Willow West Marina on Piper...

We keep our boat at Willow West Marina on Piper Slough, Bethel Island and have been berthed at the island for more than 40 years overall. While the area has had its problems over the years, and no...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Clown One
I'll check out the USA vs. International issue. I...

I'll check out the USA vs. International issue. I don't want to call him on 16 to see if he can hear me out of respect for CG rules. Re all the swapping back and forth appraoch, I'm ok with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Clown One
VHF Incompatibility

In our cruising club we are all able to communicate perfectly well with each other except for two specific boats who cannot. He can never hear me although I can always hear him. All other boats hear...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-08-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,577
Posted By Clown One
A couple of club outings in the SF Bay Delta then...

A couple of club outings in the SF Bay Delta then off on the big one--helping a friend get his 44' trawler from SF Bay to Whidby Island, WA. Four on the delivery crew, planning a leisurely 13 day...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Clown One
Try Trans Pacific in Vacaville, CA They have...

Try Trans Pacific in Vacaville, CA They have most parts in stock and ship the day they get the order.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Clown One
Agree with the fuel solenoid conclusion. I found...

Agree with the fuel solenoid conclusion. I found that I could work the solenoid back and forth after the failure and this would "bring it back to life" but this will not work forever. Trans Pacific...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 06-14-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By Clown One
Second the recommendations to spend 4-5 days...

Second the recommendations to spend 4-5 days (minimum) in the Delta. From Jack London Square you can make the trip in a long day. Consider anchoring at Mandeville Tip or Three River Reach and...
Forum: Power Systems 06-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Clown One
I've got 33 yr old 3208NAs with 2800 hours. I...

I've got 33 yr old 3208NAs with 2800 hours. I check with infrared gun and see some difference between different spots on the exhaust manifolds. The barest hint of white smoke is also not so unusual...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,595
Posted By Clown One
My Virtofrigo over/under has served us well for...

My Virtofrigo over/under has served us well for many years. Has the recommended Danfoss compressor. I do worry about what seems to be flimsy latch, plasticy and seemingly ready to break--but no...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,395
Posted By Clown One
I recently went looking for a piece of bronze...

I recently went looking for a piece of bronze angle iron to strengthen a swim step bracket. Went to a common metal scrap yard (Richmond, CA.) The guy directed me to a section where they keep the...
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