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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-18-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,981
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Having learned the hard way that the shear pin in...

Having learned the hard way that the shear pin in the windlass is the weak point in the entire setup, and knowing I don't want to pull 130 ft of chain and anchor by hand again, we now have a new...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,016
Posted By No Mast
Our Selene 53 has access from the Lazarette.

Our Selene 53 has access from the Lazarette.
Forum: General Maintenance 06-28-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,295
Posted By No Mast
I've never used Cetol. We maintain our handrails...

I've never used Cetol. We maintain our handrails with Epifanes high gloss.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-20-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,498
Posted By No Mast
Not your average marina contract

hmm... maybe I've signed many agreements with this in there, but I happened to notice it today as I'm signing an agreement for a slip next weekend in Manhattan.

Looking forward to seeing whats...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By No Mast
Hmm.... Sometimes sure, but not always

Hmm.... Sometimes sure, but not always
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By No Mast
Ok, so I'm here at a bar, few drinks have gone by...

Ok, so I'm here at a bar, few drinks have gone by and I'm thinking. What is it? Are we too afraid of "not" being indispensable? Why can't most of us just turn it off?
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,652
Posted By No Mast
Wouldn't have guessed crocs were still that...

Wouldn't have guessed crocs were still that popular. I find my feet slide inside them when they get wet. I stopped wearing them when we had the sailboat.

Oh mostly barefoot or flip flops.
Forum: Power Systems 06-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By No Mast
I've used these and so far I like them. Haven't...

I've used these and so far I like them. Haven't seen rust issues, they won't cut you, and so far they haven't seized up after being on for a while.
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,242
Posted By No Mast
I have a spare key inside the glovebox in our car.

I have a spare key inside the glovebox in our car.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By No Mast
I agree with bilge. I wouldn't use a belt sander....

I agree with bilge. I wouldn't use a belt sander. His approach is basically how I redo the interior varnish on our boat when we're touching up parts. Btw we use Epifanes. Two or three coats (80/20...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,883
Posted By No Mast
Fuel transfer manifold

Regarding labeling, all our fuel transfer valves have two labels. One printed normally, and one printed vertically. This way which ever way the valve is set, the label tells you in words printed...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,221
Posted By No Mast
You can also prepare 3 or 4 days worth of meals...

You can also prepare 3 or 4 days worth of meals before heading out. Prepared meals take up less space than the ingredients stored separately.
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,883
Posted By No Mast
We draw from both tanks while cruising. I keep...

We draw from both tanks while cruising. I keep the sight gauge valves open. I keep the feed valves to the polisher from each tank closed while cruising. Really the only times I isolate tanks is for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By No Mast
We have yet to come across an affordable...

We have yet to come across an affordable broadband boat based internet solution.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By No Mast
They really didn't think things through. It'll...

They really didn't think things through. It'll have a tough time getting through the Great Bridge Lock.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-17-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,509
Posted By No Mast
I can't help the feeling that this is more prone...

I can't help the feeling that this is more prone to hardware issues than the traditional route over the long term. Don't know if the feeling is justified, but can't get past it in our own long search...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-17-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,566
Posted By No Mast
Agreed, enough experience to gain comfort comes...

Agreed, enough experience to gain comfort comes fast.
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-17-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,838
Posted By No Mast
...but that's not a trawler.....this is trawler...

...but that's not a trawler.....this is trawler forum.....I'm confused!?

:)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-17-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,509
Posted By No Mast
I saw Garmins lineup at a show recently and I was...

I saw Garmins lineup at a show recently and I was very impressed by their product line. I'd try to find a boat show and see them all running in one place. It was very nice to compare how they all...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By No Mast
I understand what you're saying. But I think most...

I understand what you're saying. But I think most people use "zinc" to mean sacrificial anode. The composition of which is really a factor of choice and environment.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Poll: Backup
Views: 2,220
Posted By No Mast
Our backup engine is entirely independent, except...

Our backup engine is entirely independent, except for drawing diesel from the same two tanks. We had to use it once, almost twice.

Failure type: ruptured oil filter (bolt backed thru it (kid you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By No Mast
Um... A "zinc" is a sacrificial anode...

Um... A "zinc" is a sacrificial anode no?
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By No Mast
psneeld: I don't know the metals. Wont be at the...

psneeld: I don't know the metals. Wont be at the boat for a few days to look. I have no clue what the tank is beyond painted metal. I can see if it's magnetic, how else to tell?

WesK: all diesel,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By No Mast
It's a torrid, with the zinc on top of the tank....

It's a torrid, with the zinc on top of the tank. I forget the model, maybe vs-20. I have the replacement magnesium zincs and yes they are long ones for sure
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-16-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By No Mast
In the end the procedure will be the same, start...

In the end the procedure will be the same, start jumping the appropriate terminals to see. If you jump the control board (assuming there is one) and it runs then it's the board. If it doesn't then If...
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