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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gnaritas
> The worst part of the dance is not remembering...

> The worst part of the dance is not remembering to turn the hot water heater on before you go to bed so that you wake up to a lukewarm or cold shower. I really, really hate that.

I feel your pain...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-09-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
Yea I know, I posted the link to the Paneltronics...

Yea I know, I posted the link to the Paneltronics one earlier in the thread months ago; I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money to solve such a simple problem.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
Yea but that paneltronics load shedder is 6 times...

Yea but that paneltronics load shedder is 6 times the cost of the simple relay based shedder I just posted, and the simple one works perfectly and does exactly what I needed; shuts down the heater...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-09-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
An update, I ended up going with this much...

An update, I ended up going with this much cheaper solution[1] that did exactly what I want. Whenever the water heater comes on, it cuts power to the circuit the heaters are on allowing me to keep...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-07-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By gnaritas
Engine Room Detailing

Anyone have a good recommendation for someone who does engine room detailing in the Portland area?
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By gnaritas
> You probably have teak decks on your flybridge,...

> You probably have teak decks on your flybridge, wet it down with a hose and watch it dry. It will reveal all the bad seams and bungs by how it dries.

How so, what are you looking for?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-23-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
A custom water heater sounds pricey, and as you...

A custom water heater sounds pricey, and as you say, the heater if left on will have hot water most of the time, so to me that's the simplest thing to load shed when more power is needed elsewhere. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
OK, so load shedding was the term I was trying to...

OK, so load shedding was the term I was trying to recall and it seems I can use relays to rig it up; just what I was looking for. I'd also wondered if my inverter could help supply additional amps...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By gnaritas
Thanks for all the input guys; I just ended up...

Thanks for all the input guys; I just ended up installing a Kuuma 11 gallon and re-plumbing the copper to fit the new locations.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-09-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By gnaritas
AC power

I recall reading here somewhere about some kind of electronic load balancing thing I can install but can't find the thread. I want to wire my boat so that when the water heater comes on, power to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-15-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By gnaritas
Yea, seems to me that is the case, they're the...

Yea, seems to me that is the case, they're the only cylindrical ones I see anywhere now. Oh well, plumbing it is, part of the fun of and old boat; doing shit yourself.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-14-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By gnaritas
**** me, lmao; I'm a computer programmer and I...

**** me, lmao; I'm a computer programmer and I didn't have my work hat on, didn't even occur to me to math it out. Running the numbers from roughly what I recall the dimensions were (I'm not at the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By gnaritas
Anyone recognize this water heater?

I have to replace the water heater in my 1978 36' Universal Trawler; however, it's so rusted out I can't find any information about it. Seems about the size of a 5 gallon bucket but a little slimmer...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 09-03-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By gnaritas
Plan on docking at Janzen Bay, but they won't...

Plan on docking at Janzen Bay, but they won't touch me until I have insurance/registration and the dock master has inspected the boat, so I'm winging it at the moment. Schooner said I could leave...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 09-03-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By gnaritas
Oh I plan to after some initial maintenance. Are...

Oh I plan to after some initial maintenance. Are you in Portland now? I see you have a Selene 47, that's a big boat, just curious as I'm looking for someone with experience to help me get her to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 09-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By gnaritas
Next year came early, 90 days after this post and...

Next year came early, 90 days after this post and I just closed on my new 36' Universal on Friday. Woohoo!
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-24-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By gnaritas
Glass hulls and Lehman's are what you want. Make...

Glass hulls and Lehman's are what you want. Make sure the decks are solid and not rotted, older Grand Banks screwed the decks down into the glass opening up potential leaking into the deck cores...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Thank you, appreciate the info.

Thank you, appreciate the info.
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Yea totally, it's all about the survey and how...

Yea totally, it's all about the survey and how good a shape the particular boat is in. Thanks for the positive feedback.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Great, totally affordable. Size, that's one of...

Great, totally affordable. Size, that's one of the reasons I like that boat, I plan to liveaboard as well, seems perfectly sized for that. Thanks for the answers.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Well I plan on it being my first boat as well so...

Well I plan on it being my first boat as well so you're more an expert than me. Thanks for those answers, helpful. A few more if you have the patience. Any regrets on getting that model? Would...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Nah that doesn't help much; however, since you...

Nah that doesn't help much; however, since you have the boat I want you know way more about it than I do. Any reason I shouldn't love this boat? You ever take her out too far offshore? Single...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
grahamdouglass I'd love to see some pics of your...

grahamdouglass I'd love to see some pics of your boat, especially the inside and engine room.

psneeld great info about hull shapes, thanks.

koliver thanks, have had that pdf for a while,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By gnaritas
Taiwan Trawlers source

Hi all, as many of the Taiwan trawlers were apparently cast from the same molds, what boat are they actually clones of? Where did the original molds come from?

Secondly, I absolutely love the...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 06-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By gnaritas
Oh definitely, I plan to look at the entire west...

Oh definitely, I plan to look at the entire west coast and puget sound area when purchasing; I'd just love to find someone locally who owns one and befriend them. :)
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