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Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ddog
Nope not our boat, we have a 26 Tolly. Best of...

Nope not our boat, we have a 26 Tolly.
Best of luck with your boat search.
Cheers, Dave
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ddog
Hey Phil, OT but why not 40 ft Tolly Tri...

Hey Phil,
OT but why not
40 ft Tolly Tri Cabin
Twin Cummins 2200 hrs
In LaConner
Cheers Dave and Laurie
See you on the water

La Conner Yacht Sales (La Conner, WA)...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-15-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Ddog
Thanks, I'll end up adding cable to collect those...

Thanks, I'll end up adding cable to collect those 14 grounds via power posts, in turn connected to a common bus, using proper sized cable of course.
Thanks for your replies - I guess I was...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-15-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Ddog
Yes, I have a bonding wire that connects the...

Yes, I have a bonding wire that connects the engine block, skeg etc to a sacrificial anode.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-15-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Ddog
Engine block as ground bus?

Looking into adding an ACR to my boat I noticed that all wiring diagrams assume all grounds are connected to a common bus that connects to one point on the engine block.
I have one start battery and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ddog
Similar to our 26 Tollycraft (26'8" at...

Similar to our 26 Tollycraft
(26'8" at waterline, 29' overall, 10' beam, 9000 lbs base, 10000lbs+ loaded).

It would be interesting for someone to put a pod on a 26 Tolly, a single 25hp for 6...
Forum: Power Systems 10-06-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,299
Posted By Ddog
Good grief, if the quality control of their...

Good grief, if the quality control of their engine manufacturing is anything like the poor grammar and composition of their brochures, avoid these engines :facepalm:
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,792
Posted By Ddog
Chart rollers?

Chart rollers?
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By Ddog
Emission controls on new gas inboards Canada?

Does anybody know if /when we will no longer be able to buy non-catalytic gas engines for boat repowering in Canuckistan?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ddog
Indeed The fuel gauges are a back-up

Indeed
The fuel gauges are a back-up
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,349
Posted By Ddog
You can estimate how much horsepower you are...

You can estimate how much horsepower you are using
from your flo-scan liters per hour:

Diesel 5 hp/Lph (19 hp/gph)
4 stroke gas 4 hp/Lph (15 hp/gph)
2 stroke gas 3 hp/Lph (11 hp/gph)...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ddog
It makes balancing the fuel draw from the port vs...

It makes balancing the fuel draw from the port vs stbd tanks simpler.
I'll mount the gauges near the fuel tank valve.
(My flo-scan on the helm tells me how much total fuel I have left)
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ddog
Wiring fuel gauges to house batts?

I want to put separate fuel gauges in the engine room on each of my two gasoline fuel tanks and run it off the house batts (and not the ignition circuit). I 'm guessing the fuel reading will vary a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,312
Posted By Ddog
We spend 40-50 days per year cruising on our...

We spend 40-50 days per year cruising on our boat, all of it between May and September, hauling it out for the cold months. I have also spent lots of time working on her in the boat yard, which I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,681
Posted By Ddog
Everyone understands that buying an older boat is...

Everyone understands that buying an older boat is cheaper than buying a new boat for the simple fact that many of its systems may be nearing the end of their service life.


I would not buy a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,343
Posted By Ddog
Saw the first rhododendrons blooming this...

Saw the first rhododendrons blooming this morning, crocuses are open and the tulips are pushing up. It's been a non-winter here in the PNW, lots of rain and warm temps. The mountains are almost...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ddog
Why did the core get wet in the first place? In...

Why did the core get wet in the first place? In my experience with rebuilding my swim platform it was through the leaking fittings that attach the platform to the boat. To prevent this from...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-12-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Ddog
April to Sep in Schooner Cove, then we drag her...

April to Sep in Schooner Cove, then we drag her home for the winter under cover.
Avatar shot is Newcastle Island
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-12-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Ddog
Howdy / Avatar test

Trying to set my avatar:banghead:
Hey, it worked!
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 02-18-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,647
Posted By Ddog
Pros of sit on tops: easy to get in and out of;...

Pros of sit on tops: easy to get in and out of; cooler for summer paddling; the dog can sit on top too
Cons: you're gonna get wet; cold for winter paddling; can't pack as much stuff
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 02-15-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,647
Posted By Ddog
I like these, dual purpose paddleboard and sit on...

I like these, dual purpose paddleboard and sit on top kayak, add a wet suit for Alaska paddling! Plus they are low profile so they are easy to stack two together.
Nalu 12.5 | Ocean Kayak...
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