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Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By Russell Clifton
I am in the process of installing oil catch cans...

I am in the process of installing oil catch cans on my Lehman 135's. There is not a significant amount of oil but enough to make a mess. The vent hoses go from the valve cover to the air filter. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Russell Clifton
I had a talk with a man who participated in the...

I had a talk with a man who participated in the bottom fishing industry during it's hay-day in BC. He owned three boats at the time. There were a couple of guys per boat, each using a rod with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Russell Clifton
The problem is over fishing and the fact that is...

The problem is over fishing and the fact that is takes so long for these fish to grow to maturity. One of those yellow eye ( red snapper) that weighs 10 pounds may be 75 years old. The charter...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Russell Clifton
Rockfish closeure in SE Alaska

You guys headed to SE Alaska this summer take note.

https://www.alaskajournal.com/2020-01-15/rockfish-closure-another-blow-southeast-fleet
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-17-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Russell Clifton
Sounds like fun. I'm in (although I don't have a...

Sounds like fun. I'm in (although I don't have a photo at this moment to share)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By Russell Clifton
This was hashed over pretty thoroughly a few...

This was hashed over pretty thoroughly a few weeks ago. The consensuses was: yes.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By Russell Clifton
I have also never seen any replacement unit or...

I have also never seen any replacement unit or parts for them.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Russell Clifton
La Conner, Wa. Boat building is alive and well

I took this photo early last spring. What makes it significant is with the exception of the very last boat, all these boats are built here in La Conner, in fact right across the street from this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By Russell Clifton
Yes, we are watching the weather forecasts...

Yes, we are watching the weather forecasts closely. The weather maps showed some snow in the area this morning. Expecting the water to be turned off at any time so keeping the tank full as that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,863
Posted By Russell Clifton
At this stage of my life I hate to be obligated...

At this stage of my life I hate to be obligated to be at a certain location on a certain day. I just get up in the morning and decide if we are going to cruise or just stay put. Don't really stay in...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-05-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Russell Clifton
I changed my wipers last year from the old style...

I changed my wipers last year from the old style single wiper arm ( called a radial arm) to the newer style dual arm type ( called pantogram arm). The best prices I found was at Grainger Industrial...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,086
Posted By Russell Clifton
Any boat that is tied to a dock with shore power...

Any boat that is tied to a dock with shore power and a a good diesel furnace. :flowers:
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Russell Clifton
When checking a bank of batteries with a...

When checking a bank of batteries with a hydrometer, is it best practice to disconnect the batteries from each other, or can they be left together? Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Russell Clifton
I agree with Tiltrider1. That is a small house...

I agree with Tiltrider1. That is a small house bank, less than 500 amps. We have 4 8D for a total of 960 amps with a inverter that has a 100 amp charger. This past week I let the system get down...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-29-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Russell Clifton
You will need to choose a bottom paint made for...

You will need to choose a bottom paint made for aluminum. Not all bottom paints are. I also think you need to apply a epoxy primer first. Do a google search : prepping aluminum boat for bottom...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-29-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Russell Clifton
I would think the thru hull could also be...

I would think the thru hull could also be plugged. A diver could clean it out.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-29-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Russell Clifton
Shelter Bay is on reservation land, so the land...

Shelter Bay is on reservation land, so the land was all long term leases. A few years ago the tribe decided they wanted the land back. Not sure what the outcome was, but check out carefully.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-29-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Russell Clifton
I use a Terra series Superwinch. Commonaly used...

I use a Terra series Superwinch. Commonaly used for off road vehicles.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Russell Clifton
Charging four 8D. Got below 12 volts last night....

Charging four 8D. Got below 12 volts last night. Lowest it has ever been. I found how to reset and did that. Voltage has come up a little in the past two hours. Maybe just jumped the gun. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Russell Clifton
inverter bulk charge voltage low

I have a Magnum ME2012 2000 watt inverter. When beginning the bulk charge mode it should charge at 14.6 volts. This voltage is automatically set when you are charging conventional wet cell...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-22-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,281
Posted By Russell Clifton
Headed to the North Coast of BC for the summer.

Headed to the North Coast of BC for the summer.
Forum: General Maintenance 12-16-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Russell Clifton
There are products made for this. Look at your...

There are products made for this. Look at your local auto parts store or Amazon.
Forum: Power Systems 12-13-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Russell Clifton
You didn't mention it but are you sure that all...

You didn't mention it but are you sure that all fuel valves and return valves are open? I have bumped mine closed while working around the engines and not realized it until later. The engine could...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-13-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,764
Posted By Russell Clifton
One day while waiting for the grocery store to...

One day while waiting for the grocery store to open at Klemtu, we struck up a conversation with a man loading box's of processed farm raised fish into a large freezer. I asked where will these fish...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,285
Posted By Russell Clifton
If the pressure in the accumulator is not correct...

If the pressure in the accumulator is not correct it will cause this problem. I have had this problem in the past, corrected the pressure, solved problem. Research what the pressure should be, check...
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