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Forum: General Maintenance 07-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By Max Simmons
Please buy it so I'll stop looking at it on...

Please buy it so I'll stop looking at it on yachtworld every day. That one has been on my radar since I saw it at Roche many years ago.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-11-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,709
Posted By Max Simmons
I thought it was a software issue in the...

I thought it was a software issue in the chartplotter itself?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-10-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,709
Posted By Max Simmons
Finally had the chance to fire up my 2006 (?)...

Finally had the chance to fire up my 2006 (?) Garmin 3210 chartplotter and the date is off by a few years. Everything else is fine. I couldn't find a fix on the Garmin site. Any suggestions short...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-14-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Max Simmons
No reason why not. Lots of access ports...

No reason why not. Lots of access ports available. I'd probably go with a waterproof aluminum type.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,273
Views: 872,357
Posted By Max Simmons
Would someone please buy her so I stop looking at...

Would someone please buy her so I stop looking at it 5 times a day!
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Max Simmons
Grew up with the 1976 version of that boat. Dad...

Grew up with the 1976 version of that boat. Dad purchased new at the 1976 Seattle Boat show to replace our 1967 31' Trojan. Spent 20 years cruising Puget Sound, Gulf Islands and Desolation. Twin...
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Max Simmons
We had them in a 1976 Trojan tri-cabin, hooked to...

We had them in a 1976 Trojan tri-cabin, hooked to Merc 255 HP inboards. Worked flawlessly for 20 yrs. After 20 yrs, one had a bad bearing that got replaced for less than $1,000, but that was in the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Max Simmons
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Max Simmons
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Max Simmons
Some info here: ...

Some info here:

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s32/removing-portlights-3611.html
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Max Simmons
When we have a cold snap, which seems less and...

When we have a cold snap, which seems less and less, the port shuts off and drains the water lines to the docks.
For a sprinkler system, any system that is exposed to freezing temperatures is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Max Simmons
No sprinklers that I'm aware of. Would think...

No sprinklers that I'm aware of. Would think retardant foam or the like would be better for fighting 40 feet of a boat made of and containing petroleum products.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Max Simmons
Everett, WA Marina Fire

Another fire at the Port of Everett. This time in a port owned boathouse. Could have been much worse. Thinking it is (was?) an Island Gypsy?
Forum: Ocean Alexander 10-04-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By Max Simmons
Any Updates?

Any Updates?
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 09-26-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,844
Posted By Max Simmons
What are the two levers on the aft deck sink...

What are the two levers on the aft deck sink cabinet?
Forum: Power Systems 09-25-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Max Simmons
Onan Coolant Leak

I have been pulling my hair out trying to find a coolant leak in my 8kw Onan genset. Recently, I pulled the heat exchanger and had it cleaned out at the local radiator shop. Replace a bunch of...
Forum: Ocean Alexander 09-18-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By Max Simmons
One of my favorite boats. I'm willing to bet...

One of my favorite boats.
I'm willing to bet there are some soft deck areas that will need to be addressed. OA cored their decks like every other Taiwan builder. I'm getting ready to do some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,629
Posted By Max Simmons
Maybe I missed it, but what transmissions are in...

Maybe I missed it, but what transmissions are in it?
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 08-08-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Max Simmons
If Tony doesn't take it I will.

If Tony doesn't take it I will.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Max Simmons
So, pulled the other 8-D and had it checked. ...

So, pulled the other 8-D and had it checked. Results were poor as well so replaced both with new,, plus as noted, they were both 7+ years old so were on borrowed time. Not to mention I had a strong...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Max Simmons
Wow, thanks for the responses and for further...

Wow, thanks for the responses and for further convincing me that electrical issues are a royal PIA! I'd get a pro, and may end up there, but their weeks out, so will continue to diagnose as able....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Max Simmons
Bad battery or inverter?

First off, Electrical issues are my least favorite problem to deal with on the boat.
Over last weekend, on the hook for 3 days I ran into an issue with the inverter. When not on shore power, we use...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-30-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,283
Posted By Max Simmons
Pull the trigger. I've been talking about it...

Pull the trigger. I've been talking about it since my teens, now 54 and still hoping.
Although, I guess I was technically a live-a-board for 9 months when my 2nd marriage fell apart. I still look...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,056
Posted By Max Simmons
Towing the 13' boat did you notice any issues...

Towing the 13' boat did you notice any issues with your main engine? Performance? Other?

Boat handles the same. We may lose 1/4 knot of speed on average.
We do this for the same reason you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,056
Posted By Max Simmons
With a mother ship of that size, I'd be trying to...

With a mother ship of that size, I'd be trying to figure a way to carry rather than tow. Just spent some time cruising while towing my 13' center console. The challenge is setting anchor or...
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