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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Aquabelle
Great to see them back and back online

Great to see them back and back online
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,711
Posted By Aquabelle
I completely agree with this post. New style...

I completely agree with this post. New style glued teak is a really great decking. It isn't cheap but that alone isn't a reason to talk this solution down.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-10-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By Aquabelle
Out of Interest, can you access the oil change...

Out of Interest, can you access the oil change pump and more importantly, what looks like a battery disconnect switch on bulkhead behind the bilge pump ?
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,101
Posted By Aquabelle
If you measure with a bent stick, so long as both...

If you measure with a bent stick, so long as both measurements are taken with the same bent stick the differences measured will be valid.
Forum: Liveaboards 12-04-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By Aquabelle
If a thing or situation is described as "rummy",...

If a thing or situation is described as "rummy", it is being seen as odd or puzzling.
Forum: General Maintenance 12-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By Aquabelle
I kept our boat at Bobbin Head some years back. ...

I kept our boat at Bobbin Head some years back. In my time there, I saw the yard guys cut one side out of a beautiful 55' Halvorsen to remove both saddle tanks. This Halvo had "plank-look"...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By Aquabelle
Going thru the bottom is not so unusual and in...

Going thru the bottom is not so unusual and in fact that's my plan when the time comes (not too far away I suspect ). Much faster and therefore much cheaper for both removing the old intact (making...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 12-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Aquabelle
Could you explain what you replaced the Eartecs...

Could you explain what you replaced the Eartecs with and why please ? Pros and Cons?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-25-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aquabelle
Bay Retriever: when the top skin of 'f/glass is...

Bay Retriever: when the top skin of 'f/glass is re-fixed, how are the seams between the removed skin and the remaining skin being joined? Will they be f'glass taped together or just butt-jointed,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8,364
Views: 997,896
Posted By Aquabelle
In the eye of the beholder....I love those lines !

In the eye of the beholder....I love those lines !
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-19-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aquabelle
Will those smooth boundary borders be preserved...

Will those smooth boundary borders be preserved and repainted or will they disappear under the new non skid?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-19-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aquabelle
Bay Retriever: what are you going to do about...

Bay Retriever: what are you going to do about accessing core under the fibreglass furniture ? Also, if your deck has white painted perimeter edges and boundaries which are free from non skid, when...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 11-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By Aquabelle
Hey 34Clipper....we hope all is well with you. ...

Hey 34Clipper....we hope all is well with you. Would be great to get an update on where you are at with this project.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-16-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Aquabelle
I would contact Rainman and ask if the unit is OK...

I would contact Rainman and ask if the unit is OK with 50 or 60Hz (some air con units are plated this way, for example). If it is, I'd use the 240V side of your panel. I have a 240V/50Hz Rainman...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-31-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Aquabelle
Lots of opinions on that topic here on TF! Many...

Lots of opinions on that topic here on TF! Many like smaller outfits like Mermaid, etc that use off-the-shelf parts that can be locally sourced. Depends what is most important to you. For me, I...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-31-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Aquabelle
I think this is exactly correct! And the power...

I think this is exactly correct! And the power efficiencies new vs old are very, very minor: physics is physics. Start-up power demands can be mitigated by the use of products such as Dometic's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Aquabelle
All good points...thanks. I am concerned about...

All good points...thanks. I am concerned about buying a boat that's over-propped, not least because once real damage is done it is too late: so re-propping appropriately doesn't cure past damage. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-31-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Aquabelle
That particular pump has a poor reputation based...

That particular pump has a poor reputation based on the quality of its internal components. What engine is it on? If a Cummins there is likely a compelling alternative available from Seaboard in...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-31-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Aquabelle
Looking forward to following this thread.

Looking forward to following this thread.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-31-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Aquabelle
I am in almost exactly your situation, with 2 x...

I am in almost exactly your situation, with 2 x 16k, 1 x 12k and 1 x 10k units which when I bought my boat were all 1986 installed. A 16k failed first a few years back and was judged not worth...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Aquabelle
Studying the Seaboard site, I think the issue you...

Studying the Seaboard site, I think the issue you may be thinking of related to a short period when there was a QC problem with QSM11 engines that showed up around 2000 hours: that engine was not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Aquabelle
Thanks Estee....that is valuable info. I'll send...

Thanks Estee....that is valuable info. I'll send you a PM with some detailed questions that I hope you might find time to respond to when you get a chance.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Aquabelle
Carver Voyager 45 or 53

Looking for info from owners past or present of either of these models (the dual helm models: I THINK the last production year was 2005). I am refining my shortlist for a Great Loop/Down East...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,282
Posted By Aquabelle
One more for the road

One more for the road
Forum: Power Systems 10-03-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,866
Posted By Aquabelle
Changing at 50 hrs and 10hrs? We don't know...

Changing at 50 hrs and 10hrs? We don't know anything about winterising here in Australia but I find the idea of changing oil at those intervals pretty strange.
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