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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Whodgins
That's what I read as well and there sure doesn't...

That's what I read as well and there sure doesn't seem to be much to like about DEF and we are happier every day with our decision to go old school with our main engine. For our use case this just...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Whodgins
Great to hear and congrats to you and your boat. ...

Great to hear and congrats to you and your boat. I think that leaving AL "raw" wherever possible is the key to avoiding any corrosion issues and letting the natural chemistry with oxidizing AL look...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2018, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Whodgins
It is indeed great fun Sunchaser and thanks for...

It is indeed great fun Sunchaser and thanks for your interest and questions.

We decided to go very "old school" with our single main engine and will be installing a Gardner 6LXB once the hull is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Thanks Mako, condensation is always a critical...

Thanks Mako, condensation is always a critical consideration throughout the boat and its systems and quite right that the use of radiators to cool will produce a considerable amount in hot humid...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Hi Dan, Thanks for alterting me and others in...

Hi Dan, Thanks for alterting me and others in this thread to this other discussion on AL hulls. We too learned how much even the slightest bit of colour adds dramatically to the heat transfer from...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Whodgins
Christine has had towel warmers on the Must Have...

Christine has had towel warmers on the Must Have list from the very beginning of our design so she'd delighted to see your mention and recommendation of these here. Once you've experiences bathrooms...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 03:28 AM
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Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Hi Dave, thanks for joining in this discussion. ...

Hi Dave, thanks for joining in this discussion.

We share your concern about the potential for trapping water between the hull and the insulation and as with any coating the key is in the prep...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Quite right XSBank those low revs of Gardners...

Quite right XSBank those low revs of Gardners really captured my attention as well. Our 6LXB redlines at about 1800 and I think we will most likely run her around 12-1400 on passages at about 10...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Merci encore. We have found and been on some...

Merci encore. We have found and been on some boats with glued on TreadMaster type of material that are as you describe however we have been on many more with no problems. I think that as with many...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Merci Long-cours. Understand your approach but...

Merci Long-cours. Understand your approach but for us we simply don't allow any paint on any AL surface for even less maintenance and zero risk of trapping moisture between the AL and the paint or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Doesn't sound like "ranting" to me at all or at...

Doesn't sound like "ranting" to me at all or at least I would be a fellow ranter on this topic. We are a "floating parts department" as Christine often referred to our previous boat and this is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 03:41 AM
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Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Ahoy Pender Harbour! Sounds like Gwaii Haanas is...

Ahoy Pender Harbour! Sounds like Gwaii Haanas is a great boat. Victoria was home after my Dad retired from the CDN military till I headed off to BCIT and UBC, my sister lives in Comox, my brother...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Quite right XSBank that membership in the Gardner...

Quite right XSBank that membership in the Gardner club brings with it lots of responsibilities for keeping it all "Bristol" and yes, Brasso has been added to the list of stores. I may be up for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Thanks for that validation for AL hulled boats...

Thanks for that validation for AL hulled boats Sunchaser. We are in heated agreement about quality of both the work Circa does and the AL boats that predominate so many locations around the world. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Brian and GSHols, we had similar questions about...

Brian and GSHols, we had similar questions about aluminium when we first started looking at what material to use for the hull and superstructure of the new boat. Our former boat was all steel and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
We had a 6cyl Cummins in our previous boat that...

We had a 6cyl Cummins in our previous boat that was turbocharged and ran like a charm. I didn't mean to knock turbos, they certainly help squeeze out more thermal efficiency but they are also more...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Hi Sleaper. Yes you Kiwi's certainly do...

Hi Sleaper. Yes you Kiwi's certainly do appreciate metal boats as do we and we had a great time when we were there last in 2015/16 and enjoyed seeing so many great metal boats. No surprise then...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
We have checked into this and have some past...

We have checked into this and have some past experience and the EU regulations similar to most other countries are that visiting non EU boats are not required to meet any EU requirements. When this...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Hi Sunchaser. Yes we've been having tons of fun...

Hi Sunchaser. Yes we've been having tons of fun throughout this whole process. Lots of challenges and work to be sure but lots of fun and that is a big driver for us doing this; we like it. As...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,335
Posted By Whodgins
Gardner is Goldilocks for us

Ahoy Simi! Thanks for the good wishes, I'm sure we will need them!

We had similar concerns as you about parts availability if we went with a Gardner but came to be completely confident this...
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