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Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Shoalwaters
Doug, I believe the main reason for...

Doug,

I believe the main reason for jacketing is to stop the engine room heating up too much and prevent burns if you/hoses/wires touch the hot bits. I have Yanmar 4LH-DTE's and used header-wrap...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Shoalwaters
Sounds like a plan, but mice pee a lot. Wouldn't...

Sounds like a plan, but mice pee a lot. Wouldn't that make the problem worse?
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Shoalwaters
Not nearly tall enough - needs more weight up top...

Not nearly tall enough - needs more weight up top too.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,262
Posted By Shoalwaters
Janice, Interesting project. I can certainly...

Janice, Interesting project. I can certainly understand why you want a transom door. A few considerations:

Opening out and hooking in the open position saves space.

Do you significantly weaken...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-15-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,486
Posted By Shoalwaters
Yup! I keep a pack of those little single-use...

Yup! I keep a pack of those little single-use sandwich bags on board for just that purpose. Easier to clean brushes at home in my workshop.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-05-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By Shoalwaters
This

This
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-05-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Shoalwaters
Don't forget to insulate it well though, or the...

Don't forget to insulate it well though, or the outside of the PVC will run with condensation and flood the cabinets.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-05-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By Shoalwaters
Am I looking at hose-barbs with tapered threads...

Am I looking at hose-barbs with tapered threads screwed into the bottom of plastic sea-strainers? The plastic threads on one of them may have been stripped and repaired with pipe tape to stop...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-04-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,409
Posted By Shoalwaters
GFI's and other safety measures aside, isn't...

GFI's and other safety measures aside, isn't there something counter-intuitive about a hose-bib mounted within inches of 110v or 220v outlets? I know it is common practice in thousands of marinas,...
Forum: Power Systems 03-27-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Shoalwaters
All of the above. Suggest you familiarize...

All of the above. Suggest you familiarize yourself with the whole system now, at your leasure, while tied to the dock. There will come a time when you need to do something "in anger" like draining...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-14-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Shoalwaters
When redoing my a/c systems I found that 4" PVC...

When redoing my a/c systems I found that 4" PVC waste pipe made excellent ducting. Foil-coated bubble-wrap makes good easy insulation. I made a varnished mahogany trunking where part of the ducting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Shoalwaters
Swamp: I would expect the 1,000 gallons to...

Swamp: I would expect the 1,000 gallons to eventually heat up and the ice maker to stop working - question is how long this would take. A much smaller water reservoir should work if you include a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-03-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,961
Posted By Shoalwaters
Alaskan: I suggest keeping a close eye on the...

Alaskan: I suggest keeping a close eye on the hi-pressure lines, esp. the one from the pump to the membrane. 800+ psi can make for a lot of pulsing and vibration and chafe. Probably preaching to the...
Forum: Power Systems 02-27-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Shoalwaters
IMHO your engine is configured the sensible way....

IMHO your engine is configured the sensible way. When it is running, it doesn't require electricity to keep it running - same as my Yanmars.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-20-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By Shoalwaters
Your foredeck is probably strong enough to carry...

Your foredeck is probably strong enough to carry the weight of a generic dinghy when supported in chocs or a cradle. I would be surprised if any GRP deck could carry the turning moments involved in...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-12-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Shoalwaters
Surprised this has not sold. I have one of these...

Surprised this has not sold. I have one of these excellent synchronizers and would not want to be without it. Pretty much bullet-proof design. Condition and price look good too.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,438
Posted By Shoalwaters
I ALWAYS nip down into the engine room for a...

I ALWAYS nip down into the engine room for a quick inspection each time I start a main engine or generator from cold. I then look over the side to verify good flow of cooling water. Hourly checks are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,438
Posted By Shoalwaters
I can just see the tears running down Murphy's...

I can just see the tears running down Murphy's face when he is told about an engine on a boat starting, generating electricity and (hopefully) stopping all by itself, unsupervised, and without...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,438
Posted By Shoalwaters
Yup! I like the peace of mind that simplicity...

Yup! I like the peace of mind that simplicity brings.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-24-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shoalwaters
Yes, exactly per Janet's instructions.

Yes, exactly per Janet's instructions.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-23-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shoalwaters
I have just tried the other app (currently shows...

I have just tried the other app (currently shows only 100 installs!). It does not work properly on my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2): links within posts don't work at all, no options for quote etc...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-23-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shoalwaters
Janet, Thanks for your response. I have...

Janet,

Thanks for your response. I have followed your instructions to the letter and am still experiencing the same problem.

FYI: Of the two Trawler apps on Playstore, I installed the one with...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-22-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,519
Posted By Shoalwaters
I have a small impeller pump mounted on a board...

I have a small impeller pump mounted on a board which can be connected to Fumoto valves on the oil pans on my two engines and generator. Connection is by clear hose that I hang up to drain afterwards...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-22-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By Shoalwaters
Thanks CP, tried this and problem persists.

Thanks CP, tried this and problem persists.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-22-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,526
Posted By Shoalwaters
I have worked on many boats with Perko strainers,...

I have worked on many boats with Perko strainers, some very old. They never stay looking pristine yellow metal, but I don't remember seeing buildup as bad as this. Can't help feeling there is some...
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