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Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,008
Posted By BigTime
These look pretty cool ! Please post a critique...

These look pretty cool ! Please post a critique after the install and use.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By BigTime
I have purchased 2 new Standard Horizon handhelds...

I have purchased 2 new Standard Horizon handhelds this past year that are USB rechargeable. How convenient to recharge along with our phones and other devices !
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By BigTime
Just curious about your thoughts on the "styling"...

Just curious about your thoughts on the "styling" of your Manatee ?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-19-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By BigTime
I completely re plumbed my pressure water system...

I completely re plumbed my pressure water system to a standard you would find in new home construction. I wanted the increased pressure (regulated to 45psi) and eliminate the hassle of constantly...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-07-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By BigTime
Dickinson or Force 10 Stove ?

It's hard to shake my sailing roots so I am going to replace my Princess electric stove with a propane unit. I am considering the Force 10 3 burner NA Standard or a Dickinson 3 burner Mediterranean....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-02-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,041
Posted By BigTime
I removed the ElectroScan that was already...

I removed the ElectroScan that was already installed when I purchased the boat. Operating mostly in brackish water adding salt was a real pain so when I needed to purchase $220 electrodes I installed...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-19-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,354
Posted By BigTime
Do NOT mix colors.

Do NOT mix colors.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By BigTime
Even though I have my Solitis 86 shades installed...

Even though I have my Solitis 86 shades installed on the inside of my boat I reason that they would almost certainly be more effective from a heat gain perspective installed on the exterior of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By BigTime
HELLO, The interior screens are right in front of...

HELLO, The interior screens are right in front of my face when at the helm. I can remove them as easily as removing my sunglasses.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By BigTime
If there is a difference it is slight, in fact it...

If there is a difference it is slight, in fact it seems like there is less heat radiating from the glass with the material inside.My biggest plus besides the boat looking better inside and out is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By BigTime
I prefer the Navico equipment over Garmin &...

I prefer the Navico equipment over Garmin & Raymarine. I have the B&G on my sailboat, it's programing is tailored for sail. The Lowrance is tailored to fishing and the Simrad is more Motor Yacht...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By BigTime
We have just this week finished our covers,...

We have just this week finished our covers, making them ourselves. Spent nearly a month ordering samples and looking at colors. The standard Phifertex (70% uv block) did not provide enough sun...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,165
Posted By BigTime
I really like this concept. I need to do...

I really like this concept. I need to do something this year for my 10'6 rib/15hp
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By BigTime
Also the adjacent Whitcar Marine Yard is very...

Also the adjacent Whitcar Marine Yard is very accommodating for any needed repairs.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By BigTime
Harbortown Marina just north of the Ft Pierce...

Harbortown Marina just north of the Ft Pierce inlet on the ICW fits the bill but has older fixed docks. Nice laid back atmosphere.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-16-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,084
Posted By BigTime
Genuinedealz & Bestboatwire are identical...

Genuinedealz & Bestboatwire are identical websites except most prices are better on bestboatwire site. Very strange.
They are located in Brunswick , Ga and I have had excellent service.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-02-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By BigTime
Yes, get rid of that 33 year old Grunert, go air...

Yes, get rid of that 33 year old Grunert, go air cooled 12 v and never look back !
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By BigTime
Yes Next rainy day I will make a wiring...

Yes
Next rainy day I will make a wiring diagram.
Thanks all
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-02-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By BigTime
Thanks very much for the help. I slipped down to...

Thanks very much for the help. I slipped down to the boat last night and this is what I found.
With one plug plugged in I had full voltage on the hot of the unused receptacle and everything from...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-01-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By BigTime
Thanks I will check for voltage when I go to...

Thanks
I will check for voltage when I go to the boat Thursday evening.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-30-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By BigTime
Shore Power Problem

My new to me Taiwanese Trawler has two 30amp power receptacles. One feeds the main (original) panel and the other feeds an added panel. The 5 months I have owned the boat I have had 2 cords plugged...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By BigTime
We received very good service 5 years ago from...

We received very good service 5 years ago from Boat Harbour Marina which is on the backside of Marsh Harbour a little past the Abaco Beach Resort. We stopped at Edwin's first and glad we continued to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,774
Posted By BigTime
I just read this tread from start to finish. Six...

I just read this tread from start to finish. Six months of discussion and more confusion now than when it started.
Please hire a recommended profession in your area .
Forum: General Maintenance 02-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By BigTime
I just went through this same exercise. No...

I just went through this same exercise. No product literature from Awlwood is any help ! I am currently doing my cap rail using clear primer but it looks like the red primer picture in the previous...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-10-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By BigTime
Looks very nice. What poly product and sheen are...

Looks very nice. What poly product and sheen are you using ?
I need to get busy on mine.
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