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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-05-2017, 07:28 PM
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Posted By CraigC
I contacted three companies, one of which looked...

I contacted three companies, one of which looked at the survey and said I would need a 'port risk' rated policy with requirements for 1) repairs to be made and 2) for training and certification by...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-29-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By CraigC
Ha! Yeah, I deleted my pic, no reason to use...

Ha! Yeah, I deleted my pic, no reason to use up the forum storage space needlessly.

If it is not pre-wired, the smurf tubing/wiring structure should (hopefully) be there to make running the...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-29-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By CraigC
Good deal. I think that this "no lid" grill...

Good deal. I think that this "no lid" grill would work in the case of a fixed mount on a covered or enclosed sundeck, should be fine on the ST44 aft deck/cockpit. Not sure where they put them. ...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-28-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By CraigC
Mike, I have one in boxes in my PH right now. I...

Mike, I have one in boxes in my PH right now. I will try to fire it up this weekend and let you know.

That said, my engineer is the one who recommended it - he takes pride in his cooking and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By CraigC
You might email Wes Vermeulen at West Bay and see...

You might email Wes Vermeulen at West Bay and see if he knows of any potential sellers. Harber Lights was a nice looking 48, sold back in September, I think for $165K. I emailed Wes back in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,072
Posted By CraigC
Thanks Tom! I would not have thought of that -...

Thanks Tom! I would not have thought of that - no cracks, just somewhat deformed. The shapes of the blades have bounced back a bit, to look more normal. I will keep these as you suggest, just...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,072
Posted By CraigC
Thanks a lot! Here are a couple of photos. ...

Thanks a lot! Here are a couple of photos.

1) RWP impellers - these are getting replaced - and the RWP need to be rebuilt. Mechanic says "the pumps were gushing."

2) A/C raw water pump -...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,072
Posted By CraigC
Brian, yeah, I really love the lines and apparent...

Brian, yeah, I really love the lines and apparent layout of the MK1 and hope someday to be able to see one in person. Your boat is fabulous. The ones I saw for sale were simply not within my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
Larry mentioned the issue of teak on cabin tops. ...

Larry mentioned the issue of teak on cabin tops. I wished to avoid all exterior teak, and mostly managed to do so (the teak cap rails on my boat were painted over - now they peel at the trim...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,072
Posted By CraigC
Ken, thanks. Yeah, started in Tacoma I believe...

Ken, thanks. Yeah, started in Tacoma I believe in 1958, Norm ran the company until he passed, when John and Gary took over. Now they just build megayachts, although they did build under 100' until...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
Oh okay. Well as a Realtor, if I have to choose...

Oh okay. Well as a Realtor, if I have to choose between helping someone who wants to buy a house now, or buy a house 5 months from now, I would have to spend more of my time with the former.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
Math looks right. For me, as a liveaboard, I...

Math looks right. For me, as a liveaboard, I also added $2K/mo in opportunity costs (rental home) while waiting for a delivery window from the PNW. Another $10K probably (Dec-Apr). Part of why...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
I heard from my broker that bringing a vessel...

I heard from my broker that bringing a vessel around on her own bottom might cost around $5/nm for a professional pilot, plus fuel/supplies and return transport for pilot/crew. Stands to reason...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
I knew that at around $150K, whatever boat I...

I knew that at around $150K, whatever boat I would be getting at that price in the 48-53' range would be something of a project boat. So I went with one that I knew would most likely be of a higher...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,458
Posted By CraigC
Welcome Gustavo & Kelly. Look at this one....

Welcome Gustavo & Kelly.

Look at this one. If it fits the bill, see if you can get it for $150K. TF member Pau Hana in the PNW has one built a year later than this and it has worked out well...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-05-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
Thanks Simi. Yeah I think with a 5000VA...

Thanks Simi. Yeah I think with a 5000VA inverter and enough batteries, the hws might be okay on the system.

I had the inverter priced at $2500, the panels at $2500 (about $1.25/watt, because I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
As it turns out, it is a 20-gal tank, per the...

As it turns out, it is a 20-gal tank, per the survey. My guess is it is also 1500W. I will head over there tomorrow and check it out, find out what make and how old it is, and the draw. I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
I believe the 30 gallon WH in my boat has a...

I believe the 30 gallon WH in my boat has a heating element around 3500-3800 watts... So does that mean for one hour I would use 3800/12 = 316 amps? and for 10 minutes, divide by 6, so about 53...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
I HOPE it doesn't make TOO much difference that...

I HOPE it doesn't make TOO much difference that your latitude is around 27 degrees, and mine is 37 (like the border of NSW and Victoria).... But then, in my wintertimes here, it's much more unusual...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By CraigC
thanks twistedtree. Yeah I have to do some more...

thanks twistedtree. Yeah I have to do some more prep work on the Solar array project that TF members helped me outline today. That's going to take a some time. But I do need updated charts, and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
Thanks all! Very helpful info. Yeah my...

Thanks all! Very helpful info. Yeah my current Heart 2k inverter is old-tech from 2002. I have the two gensets now, 6kw (aft laz, in better cond.) and 7.5kw (in ER, worse cond.). I want to add...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
Thanks! Do you have the VA5000 unit with two AC...

Thanks! Do you have the VA5000 unit with two AC outputs? It is more expensive here by about US$1250.

"The main output has no-break functionality. In the event of a grid failure, or shore or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
Do you have a diesel generator onboard, too? Oh...

Do you have a diesel generator onboard, too? Oh jeez, you have a big boat, so I suppose you do...

Would 5 x 325W panels be enough for a 24/5000VA inverter?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
Thanks folks! To be clear, copied from the...

Thanks folks! To be clear, copied from the product data:

Magnum Energy MS Series Power Inverter / Charger

4000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter with 105-Amp Battery Charger
Input: 18 - 34...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By CraigC
I had a somewhat sleepless night thinking about...

I had a somewhat sleepless night thinking about installing a solar array. I have two gensets on board. I think the second one (5Kw NL) was added in the aft deck lazarette to power the water...
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