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Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Gdavid
I suspect you are thinking of the Roughwater 41,...

I suspect you are thinking of the Roughwater 41, which strikes me with the same impression.
Forum: Power Systems 11-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,650
Posted By Gdavid
The hazards of running an engine dry are ruining...

The hazards of running an engine dry are ruining your raw water impeller, overheating your engine or overheating your exhaust system because there is no water running through it. All of which can be...
Forum: Power Systems 11-01-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,650
Posted By Gdavid
I would take the belt off of the raw water pump...

I would take the belt off of the raw water pump and run it for a couple of minutes to circulate the oil around, change it and repeat. They probably run the boats in and out of the shed with a diesel...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gdavid
If you do stay downtown, figure out your parking...

If you do stay downtown, figure out your parking ahead of time. Confirm whether the marina provides parking or not. Some neighborhoods have street parking permits but enforcement is hit or miss....
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gdavid
Annapolis is a great harbor and town, plenty of...

Annapolis is a great harbor and town, plenty of nice restaurants downtown and a nice waterfront. If I was visiting by boat for a week, I would stay in a marina on spa creek or back creek over in...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 11-01-2019, 09:28 AM
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Views: 1,966
Posted By Gdavid
While there are other marinas, Herrington Harbor...

While there are other marinas, Herrington Harbor both north and south are the two biggest marinas off of Herring Bay. Herrington Harbor North is located in the Harbor of Deale which has a small...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gdavid
It may be useful to have a picture of your boat...

It may be useful to have a picture of your boat in your email signature so when you start corresponding with potential marinas, they get a somewhat subtle impression that you have your act together...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-31-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gdavid
Consider Southern Anne Arundel County as well,...

Consider Southern Anne Arundel County as well, the drive between there and Northern VA is typically easier than Annapolis, especially during the summer when route 50 has a lot of traffic going to the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,373
Posted By Gdavid
Boxes of inherited gear that came with a boat is...

Boxes of inherited gear that came with a boat is limited in usefulness unless you have gone through it and at least have a loose mental inventory. I suspect we have all bought parts for a boat only...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,287
Posted By Gdavid
I am not as proficient myself, partially because...

I am not as proficient myself, partially because I'm new to the unit and don't have it dialed in yet, it may not be capable, secondly, it has been years since I was in the charter business and ran...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,287
Posted By Gdavid
I'm not familiar with your town/harbor but I...

I'm not familiar with your town/harbor but I suggest seeking out a local charter fishing captain with the same radar unit and hire him/her to spend some time with you on your boat adjusting your...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-24-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,022
Posted By Gdavid
Ships' AC loaded are not grounded to the...

Ships' AC loaded are not grounded to the generator in most installations, I researched it thoroughly when planning for the installation of a diesel generator in our last boat. Both the blue sea...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-23-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,022
Posted By Gdavid
Diesel engines produce a lower concentration of...

Diesel engines produce a lower concentration of CO than gas motors.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-23-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gdavid
Your boats dimensions and layout remind me of a...

Your boats dimensions and layout remind me of a Pearson 43, which is a pretty unique boat, complete with v drives.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-23-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gdavid
How is the aft stateroom configured? Is there a...

How is the aft stateroom configured? Is there a corridor from the aft deck up to the saloon, do you access the saloon through side doors (I don't see any) or do you walk through the stateroom?
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,742
Posted By Gdavid
Glad to hear you and your boat are back safely, I...

Glad to hear you and your boat are back safely, I hope your personal triumph dulls the pain of my Nationals ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak.


Welcome home in all seriousness.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-22-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,158
Posted By Gdavid
If I am understanding your post correctly, the...

If I am understanding your post correctly, the pics are not of your boat and your galley is ”up” in the saloon. A ”galley down” like in both pics can be a great configuration and increases indoor...
Forum: Power Systems 10-22-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,278
Posted By Gdavid
We ran coolant heaters on a pair of 6-71...

We ran coolant heaters on a pair of 6-71 Detroit's. They did a great job at reducing smoke at start up.
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,752
Posted By Gdavid
I bet I could find a half dozen dead Force 50hp...

I bet I could find a half dozen dead Force 50hp outboards in an hour's time.
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,752
Posted By Gdavid
While they are hard to come by, some small...

While they are hard to come by, some small trolling motors in the 10-15 hp range have electric power tilt (mercury I believe), and even the hollow tilt rods that accept push-pull steering cables. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,569
Posted By Gdavid
I prefer to back in due to the reasons already...

I prefer to back in due to the reasons already mentioned and the likelihood of loose kids in a parking lot. My children are young so most of our trips involve going places where there are lots of...
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,752
Posted By Gdavid
I think fuel range would quickly become an issue,...

I think fuel range would quickly become an issue, particularly if you are cruising in Alaska, he is unlikely to carry enough gasoline to get very far and diesel outboards are virtually non-existent....
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,336
Posted By Gdavid
Some of the newer sailboats, even cruisers, have...

Some of the newer sailboats, even cruisers, have a wide and relatively shallow hull with the prop only 1.5' - 2' below the waterline that can cavitate in heavy weather. This isn't an issue under sail...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-17-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,537
Posted By Gdavid
I frequently anchor in mud or silt so the last...

I frequently anchor in mud or silt so the last ~8' of chain and the anchor is pretty muddy upon retrieval so if there is plenty of room behind me, after I have the rode straight up and down I'll...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Gdavid
I would focus on logistics. What is your...

I would focus on logistics. What is your requirement/preference for accessing the boat? The more remote of a location, the cheaper it will be and security usually becomes less of an issue, however I...
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