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Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,949
Posted By Mule
Volvo and Westerbeke are both guilty of extortion...

Volvo and Westerbeke are both guilty of extortion and price fixing targeting their existing end users. Both companies are predatory in their financial punishment of people that have the misfortune...
Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mule
85% phosphoric acid is available through Amazon...

85% phosphoric acid is available through Amazon for about $25 a gallon. As earlier pointed out Barnacle Buster is 50% and $65-$75 a gallon. You decide.
Forum: Power Systems 05-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mule
Quik Descaler, same as Barnacle Buster, $60 a...

Quik Descaler, same as Barnacle Buster, $60 a gallon cheaper. Air conditioners, heat exchangers dinghy bottoms and so forth. Anywhere lime based buildups occur.

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Forum: Power Systems 05-13-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By Mule
I have had a Vetus bow thruster on a 34 Mainship...

I have had a Vetus bow thruster on a 34 Mainship MK1 and a Bennett hydraulic stern thruster on our 38 Present.
Both were/are great. My preference, especially on a big boat like yours would be...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mule
The Mainship balsa was ruined by know nothing...

The Mainship balsa was ruined by know nothing dealers allowing ignorant riggers to finish out the boats drilling into balsa cores improperly mounting seats, hardware and so forth. A shame really,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By Mule
The scariest problem I saw on their Website were ...

The scariest problem I saw on their Website were the prices....Holy Cow!:facepalm:
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By Mule
Ya got me FF, I misspoke..... I meant Sun Frost....

Ya got me FF, I misspoke..... I meant Sun Frost. A brand you pointed out to me sometime back.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-10-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mule
You are welcome.

You are welcome.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,006
Posted By Mule
Go back to post 57. That is the best setup I...

Go back to post 57. That is the best setup I have found. The Weber 1200 U Bolted on a fish cleaning table is as good as it gets. It holds heat and does not glow red like a Magma. Magmas are known...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mule
Been there, done that on a Mainship mk1. Your...

Been there, done that on a Mainship mk1. Your bridge deck is full of water and balsa mush. For details use the search function on here or go to the Yahoo Mainship site. Sorry Mrwesson. There is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mule
. Good points... used as directed, did not stink....

. Good points... used as directed, did not stink.

Down side, constant dumping of urine. Might have been more tolerable had I set up a drain directly over the side for urine. The churn handle...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By Mule
The efficiency best, as I understand it is Frost...

The efficiency best, as I understand it is Frost King. Expensive though
I have 2 swing door Engles and a lift door that is designated freezer. The insulation is very lacking but the electrical...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,705
Posted By Mule
Could not wait to get one. Could not wait to get...

Could not wait to get one. Could not wait to get rid of it.:banghead:
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,631
Posted By Mule
I have a deck fill on each of my 150 gallon...

I have a deck fill on each of my 150 gallon saddle tanks. I have a stick, pine I believe but it may be oak or ash, maybe even poplar..not sure, but I have been thinking of upgrading to teak.
The...
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mule
FF, do not some engines need to be run at...

FF, do not some engines need to be run at something other than low rpm to insure long life? That is what I mean by happy place. I have been driving diesel autos since 2003. If I do not look at the...
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mule
Kapnd... I see your point. I was under the...

Kapnd... I see your point. I was under the impression that if gearing and prop putting the engine at its happy place in both torque and rpm would give long life. Stress either by operating outside...
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mule
It is a truck_tractor engine. With proper prop...

It is a truck_tractor engine. With proper prop and transmission ratio why would it not work just fine? He is not after speed, and as long as it is not overloaded seems like there should not be a...
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mule
Here is a brand new 4 cylinder Cummins, on sale...

Here is a brand new 4 cylinder Cummins, on sale from Cummins, warranty and all for $9k.
How in the world can you top that? 160 hp.

https://cumminsengines.com/repower.aspx

I am thinking keel...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Mule
Don’t iron your shirts on Corian. You will...

Don’t iron your shirts on Corian. You will regret it if you do. Definite undercounter sink.

Friend just redid Galley on GH N37. Yeah an iron was in play. What I found interesting was that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 15,686
Posted By Mule
When you get home try Hamilition Marine (no...

When you get home try Hamilition Marine (no affiliation) for traveling dock lines. Their Yale 8 plait, either 1/2” or 5/8”. The 600’ reel is about 1/2 theprice of West by the foot. Get the $20...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mule
So that was where the smoke was coming from...

So that was where the smoke was coming from looking South from the pavilion at Harbortown.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Mule
This is your best bet.... ...

This is your best bet....
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Forum: Ocean Alexander 03-04-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,882
Posted By Mule
I don’t like to brag but............. oh, we are...

I don’t like to brag but............. oh, we are talking about anchors.

28000 lb with a Rockna 25. 44#
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-04-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Mule
Thanks What, Knot. Maybe others will share work...

Thanks What, Knot. Maybe others will share work arounds.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Mule
Don’t get “Westerbeaked”

OK, I confess, I coined a term hoping it will catch on, to express the way us boaters are treated by marine oriented companies at the cash register. The term came from head gaskets from Mitsubishi...
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