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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By FF
Florida is GREAT if the boat is older. ...

Florida is GREAT if the boat is older.

Sure you may be stuck for sales tax , but if the boat is 30+ years old the annual licensing fee is usually under $10.00.
The boat will need its...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By FF
"Dual 8Ds serve everything else... start windlass...

"Dual 8Ds serve everything else... start windlass and house"

8d are really heavy and not easy to find in deep cycle.

And if the 8D starts get down ,from house draw you might be dead in the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By FF
https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/25_3/featu...

https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/25_3/features/4220-1.html


Allcraft has the shape you want.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Today, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By FF
IF an excellent modern RV rooftop unit were too...

IF an excellent modern RV rooftop unit were too small, I would look at a mini split style unit.

These have none of the losses of the old split units that require large duct work for feed and...
Forum: Power Systems Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,005
Posted By FF
"So you feel most/all of the elements of the...

"So you feel most/all of the elements of the actual motor itself would be the same between a naturally aspirated, turbo, and turbo+aftercooler versions?"

This seems to be most common , although...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By FF
Some of / on switches are small and hard to...

Some of / on switches are small and hard to locate in the dark.

Simple solution is a pull switch .Your guests can find them easily too.

Many early TT had SS overhead dome lights that use a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By FF
" Nothing should run off the starting batteries...

" Nothing should run off the starting batteries except the motors/engines?

Shouldn't everything be hooked up to the house batteries and not the starting batteries?"


That is the safest method.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,005
Posted By FF
"Question is, were they beefed up anywhere to...

"Question is, were they beefed up anywhere to shoulder the extra output? "

Most never are , the modern concept of a diesel operating life is lifetime fuel burn.

If you plug along at 2-5 GPH the...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By FF
DOLFINITE Anything bedded will need re...

DOLFINITE

Anything bedded will need re bedding ,,,,eventually.The task is fast and easy eoth the right bedding compound.

Sure its expensive , but unlike tube bedding it will go a decade in the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,267
Posted By FF
"but how are tenders best stored and launched...

"but how are tenders best stored and launched from boats in this size range without this becoming a real PITA?"

The least effort is to bring the tender on board , no hassle in locks or at marinas....
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By FF
"What is everyone doing with a week's worth or...

"What is everyone doing with a week's worth or more of trash?"

Most AICW marinas are empty of the transit crowd between about 1100 and 1400.

This is the ideal time for a pit stop.

Purchase...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By FF
We have used the small 120v ,$100. plug in units...

We have used the small 120v ,$100. plug in units for a few years to remove the green slime that forms on stored boats over a summer here in FL.

No damage was seen, tho we back off near window...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By FF
Next O' nite or when you leave the boat, turn off...

Next O' nite or when you leave the boat, turn off the pump.

On return ,switch pump on and monitor, if its a system leak the pump will run for a while, if it an internal leak the run time will be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By FF
The lock lines provided are usually heavy 3/4inch...

The lock lines provided are usually heavy 3/4inch or better , a good sized set of cleats is required , going up or down.
Forum: Power Systems 09-15-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By FF
"Without knowing and fixing the reason for shaft...

"Without knowing and fixing the reason for shaft scoring it will only get worse. Shafts do fail."


Some shaft erosion comes from operating in shallow water where sand is kicked up by another...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By FF
Aircraft Spruce is a good source , but get a...

Aircraft Spruce is a good source , but get a light with a "press to test" feature , so you can check on the bulb function as desired.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By FF
Sounds like the start batts may have been drawn...

Sounds like the start batts may have been drawn down as if they
were deep cycle house batts,

Their DEATH is what you describe , the batts act like there 1/10 the size and die under minor loads.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By FF
Power is important , but insulation is the key to...

Power is important , but insulation is the key to low power consumption.


Yes, adding insulation to the outside of the box does help, but at the cost of space in the boat.


www.sundanzer.com...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By FF
There is little required of a looper besides...

There is little required of a looper besides reliability.

Most is protected waters , limited speed and plenty of anchorages or marinas enroute.

If the boat is JUST to loop , the smallest boat...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-15-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By FF
If he will be tossing the AP, the units that...

If he will be tossing the AP, the units that mount on the wheel,(usually on sailboats) with a belt are inexpensive ., easy to install and easy to maintain.

To replace a cable unit , this MIGHT be...
Forum: Power Systems 09-15-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By FF
You are hardly the first with this problem, here...

You are hardly the first with this problem, here is an easy solution.

Shaft Saver (http://www.shaftsaver.com/)

Home (http://www.shaftsaver.com/)
Manufacturers of Bearings, Cutless Bearing,...
Forum: Power Systems 09-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By FF
"The pillow blocks that match my boat are from...

"The pillow blocks that match my boat are from Split Journal Bearings | Royersford Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. (http://www.royersford.com/split-journal-bearings.html) - the gibbed joint ones...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By FF
"I could see where a huge chain leader could...

"I could see where a huge chain leader could interfere with the burying of the anchor."

The chain might help set an anchor but its primary purpose of a leader is to absorb the chafe on rocks and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,451
Posted By FF
It is very difficult to glass UP, overhead , esp...

It is very difficult to glass UP, overhead , esp with epoxy that is slow curing.


Not much fun with polly either , but doable.
Forum: Classifieds 09-15-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Wanted: willard 50 ft
Views: 1,479
Posted By FF
The double enders are stout , but usually 25- 26...

The double enders are stout , but usually 25- 26 ft long.


Advertising is cheap, put a WANTED! add in B&H.
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