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Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Heron
Had a custom mattress made by Portland Mattress...

Had a custom mattress made by Portland Mattress makers. Latex and Memory foam with a hinge for easy installation. Very comfy!

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Forum: General Maintenance 11-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,236
Posted By Heron
I use a battery watering system.....Since my...

I use a battery watering system.....Since my Batteries are impossible to water in place, the cap and pump system allows me to top them all up in a matter of minutes...Very handy..
Forum: Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers 11-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Heron
Met a guy this past summer that was on his 6th...

Met a guy this past summer that was on his 6th great loop in a C-Dory 22.....
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Heron
Dunno how relevant this is, but last year, when...

Dunno how relevant this is, but last year, when researching a replacement for my seized up 30 year old Norcold someone here recommended Truckfridge. They are apparently Isotherm units but several...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Heron
TAMD40P here.... No issues at 1900 hours. This...

TAMD40P here.... No issues at 1900 hours. This engine is used in Europe in commercial boats quite frequently with 20,000 hours reported as not unusual.
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-02-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By Heron
LOL...I count family Horsepowers. Between the...

LOL...I count family Horsepowers. Between the boat and a few cars, I'm at 1140!!
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Heron
This.....4 will give you a substantial 440amp...

This.....4 will give you a substantial 440amp hour house capacity in about the same footprint. Your 24's and 27's were likely automotive batteries and poorly suited for a house bank..
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,316
Posted By Heron
Here's an extreme example: ...

Here's an extreme example:

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Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,316
Posted By Heron
Does it look like: ...

Does it look like:

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Could be asphaltine. Treat with this stuff. Does a good job of dispersing the problem
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Forum: Power Systems 08-21-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Heron
Leave the fill cap off, run the engine, observe...

Leave the fill cap off, run the engine, observe the Racor gauge. This should point you in the right direction..
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Heron
With the Viking Funeral....:)

With the Viking Funeral....:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Heron
I have a 25 yr. old Furuno 1800 that is still...

I have a 25 yr. old Furuno 1800 that is still going strong. One Magnetron replaced some years ago...

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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-08-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By Heron
Exactly how my old Mermaid was configured (same...

Exactly how my old Mermaid was configured (same style reset tab)....only it was right on top in easy view. Glad you found it!
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,189
Posted By Heron
I agree with Kevin on this..

I agree with Kevin on this..
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Heron
You should install a master cut-off switch also...

You should install a master cut-off switch also...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Heron
Obviously you're low on fluid. Fill from the top...

Obviously you're low on fluid. Fill from the top as most instructions say..
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,820
Posted By Heron
My friend did that but the tanks were also...

My friend did that but the tanks were also removed. Unfortunately they had to come out the side of the boat through a 4x6 ft cut (Shannon 36). Aluminum tanks that had pinhole leaks in the bottom. ...
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By Heron
In the performance car world they are called...

In the performance car world they are called Catch Cans. You can fab one up easily, or buy cheaply on Ebay etc...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-31-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Heron
Sold. Good to meet you Dohn!

Sold. Good to meet you Dohn!
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Heron
That looks like Asphaltene. Use an additive...

That looks like Asphaltene. Use an additive specific to this to eventually dissipate. MEK will also render it a liquid (and how you test to determine if that is the problem).....
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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-20-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Heron
I have one....Never used. No Mount hardware but...

I have one....Never used. No Mount hardware but easily fabbed or kit available from defender. Not far from you in Chocowinity NC. Shoot me an email and I'll send you some pics.....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,709
Posted By Heron
I have a Furuno 1800 that (amazingly) is still...

I have a Furuno 1800 that (amazingly) is still operational after 25 years. Seriously considering the Furuno 1815 for the upgrade. I have several friends with newly installed Garmin systems with all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,286
Posted By Heron
Nice to meet you this past week Jim! Good luck...

Nice to meet you this past week Jim! Good luck with the search...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,466
Posted By Heron
You might have an Asphaltine problem.... Black,...

You might have an Asphaltine problem.... Black, stringy, Tar like material. This stuff will help dissolve and break up that stuff:
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-29-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Heron
Same thing happened to me with my Raymarine 6002...

Same thing happened to me with my Raymarine 6002 pilot. New sensor fixed it right up..
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