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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-29-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,407
Posted By Lollygag
My two heads both drained to the bilge... nasty. ...

My two heads both drained to the bilge... nasty. I built a grey holding tank and rerouted the drains to the tank. I plumbed a drain line into the bilge drain, powered by a diaphragm pump. Very...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-06-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Lollygag
Good luck on the paint, I don't have an answer. ...

Good luck on the paint, I don't have an answer. Oiling the bare wood will work just fine but you have to keep doing it. It's easier to keep your Teak/Tung/Linseed oil handy with a rag and just wipe...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,974
Posted By Lollygag
Like Marin, I pull out the phone and show people...

Like Marin, I pull out the phone and show people a picture. Unlike Marin, I tell them it's a recreational trawler. If they are still curious I do like Art and tell them the particulars till their...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Lollygag
Have had one for almost 20 years. It is an...

Have had one for almost 20 years. It is an emergency tool that works very well. If you only put one loop of wire and tighten it down you are using it wrong and will likely cut your hose. Use three...
Forum: Power Systems 12-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Lollygag
Take it off and re-attach the hose to the tranny...

Take it off and re-attach the hose to the tranny cooler. I've never seen that before and really don't know what it would do other than add 2' to your cooling system.
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Lollygag
Thanks, Ken. I wasn't sure so I bought gasket...

Thanks, Ken. I wasn't sure so I bought gasket goop anyway. I'll put it all back together this week. Any idea how to drain all the coolant from a FL120?
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By Lollygag
Does anyone know how to drain the coolant on a...

Does anyone know how to drain the coolant on a ford lehman 120? Can I use a vacuum and where do I suck it out from?
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Lollygag
Expansion tank gasket

I removed my expansion tanks to replace the thermostats and install an overflow system. When I replace the expansion tank should I use leave the gasket dry or spread gasket goop on it? I think dry...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-17-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lollygag
Welcome aboard. Anything you run into, someone...

Welcome aboard. Anything you run into, someone here has run into it before so ask a lot of questions.
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Lollygag
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: General Maintenance 10-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By Lollygag
Yeah, they leak. Just accept it. Do you have to...

Yeah, they leak. Just accept it. Do you have to fix them right now? No. Do you have to fix them all at once? No. Do soft cores mean you have leaks below? Not necessarily. Look carefully at...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-17-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By Lollygag
Welcome aboard! A lot of us like older boats,...

Welcome aboard! A lot of us like older boats, like the challenge, like the work. And mostly like the initial price. The cost of bringing the boat up to snuff is spread out over a few years and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By Lollygag
I have varnished wood on the window frames, toe...

I have varnished wood on the window frames, toe rail and cap rail and I'm thinking of painting it grey, over the varnish, and simplifying maintenance. I've seen it done with grey in Mexico and it...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-09-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By Lollygag
Welcome aboard! Have fun looking!

Welcome aboard! Have fun looking!
Forum: General Maintenance 10-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 25,157
Posted By Lollygag
Just flip it over and oil everything. Well,...

Just flip it over and oil everything. Well, anywhere pieces touch. Mostly just pull all the lint and threads out of there. I've had my LSZ-1 for 16 years and it's a workhorse with little...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-07-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,411
Posted By Lollygag
Anyone have instructions on the best way to fully...

Anyone have instructions on the best way to fully flush the system? I have the expansion tanks off to install overflow tanks and replace the thermostats. Seems like a good time to flush but I've...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,828
Posted By Lollygag
We are 67/60 and I think I have ten more years. ...

We are 67/60 and I think I have ten more years. I do most of my own work and like working on the boat. We retired early and cruised Mexico, mostly the Sea of Cortez, and would like to do Mexico...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,609
Posted By Lollygag
Wow! I didn't think about that either... let us...

Wow! I didn't think about that either... let us know how it works.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,609
Posted By Lollygag
When I cleaned the bilge in Lollygag I used a...

When I cleaned the bilge in Lollygag I used a shop-vac and put the dirty water in buckets with oil absorbent sheets on top. The next day all the oil was absorbed and the water poured back into the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,609
Posted By Lollygag
I have no experience with bio bugs, have not used...

I have no experience with bio bugs, have not used them or seen them used. But I did hear that once they are done with the oil, they eat insulation around your wires. Can anyone debunk that? I...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 09-30-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,225
Posted By Lollygag
Older boats require more work. I don't care who...

Older boats require more work. I don't care who built it, the marine environment is harsh. If you can (and like to) do your own work, it takes a lot less money than having a yard do it. The price...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-30-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By Lollygag
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-21-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Lollygag
Thanks, and I'll look for all of you when we go...

Thanks, and I'll look for all of you when we go down the river. For now I'm practicing maneuvers and docking around the marina but will be down your way soon. The Admiral is planning the re-naming...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-19-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 25,157
Posted By Lollygag
Go to a sporting goods store and buy fiberglass...

Go to a sporting goods store and buy fiberglass tent poles. Almost all tents are now built with exoskeletons and those linked, bungeed, flexible poles are easy to work with. We built a "Conestoga"...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,452
Posted By Lollygag
I replaced all the old, round, incandescent...

I replaced all the old, round, incandescent lights on Lollygag with LEDs. I got them on Alibaba, the Chinese site. Delivery took two weeks, had to buy 12 when I needed 10 but it still was at least...
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