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Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Fleetmate
AFAIK the 38s werent in production very long,...

AFAIK the 38s werent in production very long, Matthews very quickly lengthened them and then only offered the 42.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 05-19-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,075
Posted By Fleetmate
That isn't half a bad idea. Though I don't recall...

That isn't half a bad idea. Though I don't recall Minneapolis having a facility to launch a trawler. St Paul has at least one IIRC.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-16-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,643
Posted By Fleetmate
USNI has taken the link down. Hmmmmmmm....

USNI has taken the link down.


Hmmmmmmm....
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By Fleetmate
Or into the eyes of the deckhand trying to talk...

Or into the eyes of the deckhand trying to talk the tow into a lock. Although his weapons are more in the line of harsh language and perhaps forcing you to sign fraudulent home-repair contracts.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,900
Posted By Fleetmate
What he will save in fuel, repairs and headaches...

What he will save in fuel, repairs and headaches over the next decade by replacing the DDs with Cummins 6BTs will more than pay for the engine swaps.

Both are SAE#1 bellhousings so the gears...
Forum: Harbor Chat 05-08-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,784
Posted By Fleetmate
I *had* a '52 Dodge M37 for years. Not the most...

I *had* a '52 Dodge M37 for years. Not the most practical vehicle but gobs and gobs of fun.
Forum: Power Systems 05-01-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Fleetmate
Hard to beat the Cummins 6BT 5.9 or the 6CT 8.3....

Hard to beat the Cummins 6BT 5.9 or the 6CT 8.3. Either is a dependable choice. The bigger engine will be working easier at the same hp/torque figures and might yield a smidge better economy. The 6BT...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,971
Posted By Fleetmate
Experiences? None, so far. I'm still in the "have...

Experiences? None, so far. I'm still in the "have money, looking for a boat" stage. I'm trying to learn all I can in the meantime. I do wish to keep in mind the words of my commercial-fisherman...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Fleetmate
What a beaut!

What a beaut!
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,971
Posted By Fleetmate
These folks aren't that far away from land, but...

These folks aren't that far away from land, but below 60 degrees, the Almighty may or may not be present. So, this brings me to a question. Is there any real difference between doing a long West...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-30-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Fleetmate
Thanks! The planning and the dreaming are the fun...

Thanks! The planning and the dreaming are the fun parts. I realize that I have an advantage in knowing generalities of boats and their systems and their... little ways. Hell, just knowing how to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-30-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Fleetmate
Can't guarantee it'll be a GB but I'm shopping...

Can't guarantee it'll be a GB but I'm shopping around for a trawler I can live on in the Bay area. As far as hull repairs, I can recommend the WoodenBoat Forum. They are a knowledgeable and helpful...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-30-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Fleetmate
<<Deep breath>> Okay. I'M doing this.

Hello, all.

I just had an almost six-digit windfall drop into my lap. After a week of feeling gobsmacked and wondering what I was going to DO about this, I woke up one day last week with the...
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