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Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2019, 02:28 PM
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Posted By tadhana
We spent 5 winters in the Chesapeake. We have...

We spent 5 winters in the Chesapeake. We have seen temps to -2 degrees. for our climate the clear window film has proven to be good at stopping drafts and providing some added thermal insulation....
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,403
Posted By tadhana
We have Prop Proprotector. We cruise about 5-7k...

We have Prop Proprotector. We cruise about 5-7k miles every year. With that many miles you are likely to miss one or two every now and then, and generally it is only when you are in a place with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By tadhana
I am not sure if Hydrocoat would work well on the...

I am not sure if Hydrocoat would work well on the thruster propeller and the tube. It is quite a soft pint. I think a call t Pettit is the next thing. The thruster can certainly be an area of...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,386
Posted By tadhana
I have not seen the boat, and I did not sleep at...

I have not seen the boat, and I did not sleep at Holiday Inn last night. But I am a boat builder. I have built and rebuilt wooden boats. I would not touch it unless you have very deep pockets and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By tadhana
Seevee My family has owned a boatyard in...

Seevee
My family has owned a boatyard in Marthas Vineyard for 60 years they are currently hauling and launching over 400 boats per year. They use ablative bottom paints unless an owner requests...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By tadhana
Ablative paints do not build up, so you do not...

Ablative paints do not build up, so you do not ever have the need to strip the bottom. Most ablative paints so not mind if the boat is hauled for the winter and then relaunched. For a boat stored...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By tadhana
We have been using Pettit Ultima SR 60 for about...

We have been using Pettit Ultima SR 60 for about a decade we get 2-3 years between coats. We are a 7 kt boat. The ablative paint works exceedingly well we have never had a diver touch the bottom. To...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,213
Posted By tadhana
Add me to the list of those who ask : Why? Been...

Add me to the list of those who ask : Why? Been in the boat business my whole life. I have installed a number of Vacuflush systems. Have serviced a lot of heads. Almost all were Vacuflush. We ...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-29-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,948
Posted By tadhana
We have left the Chesapeake between mid October...

We have left the Chesapeake between mid October and mid December the past 6 years. Have not found the traffic to be a problem. Can always get a marina when desired if you reserve 2-3 days ahead. If...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-27-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,405
Posted By tadhana
What is the rudder like. Have you got a picture...

What is the rudder like. Have you got a picture of it? A rudder with 20% of its area forward of its rudder shaft gives you a more efficient rudder, bigger rudder yet lower steering loads compared to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By tadhana
Tide graphs and current graphs are device...

Tide graphs and current graphs are device resident in any navigation app. I have Navionics on my iPhone and 2 tablets. Seems very quick and easy. It is easy to check tide and current in a wide...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By tadhana
We have lived aboard for 10 years. Our tanks are...

We have lived aboard for 10 years. Our tanks are SS. We get water from dozens of places each year from Canada to the keys. We have never yet found a need to sterilize our water system. The water...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By tadhana
Our Splendide has run a load a day for 10 years. ...

Our Splendide has run a load a day for 10 years. But we almost never run the dry cycle. We hang clothes in our enclosed aft deck, or in the aft head with a dehumidifier. We cannot imagine living...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-23-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,217
Posted By tadhana
We are full time cruisers on the US east coast...

We are full time cruisers on the US east coast and Canada. We are in probably 25-30 marinas a year. Most marinas accept our MFRs length at 38 feet. But in the last few years we have seen more...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By tadhana
I installed the Prop Protector in January 2016. ...

I installed the Prop Protector in January 2016. It traveled thousands of miles doing nothing, I was not expecting much from it. And we cruise in the Chesapeake, Albemarle , New England and the ICW...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,798
Posted By tadhana
We have a Helmsman 38. 4200 engine hours entirely...

We have a Helmsman 38. 4200 engine hours entirely from Pilothouse. Bridge is nice for drinks with friends in the evening. We cruise between Fl and New England or Canada seasonally. We spend a lot of...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-16-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By tadhana
The heat exchanger probably has a rubber gasket...

The heat exchanger probably has a rubber gasket seal. Use a little silicone grease (most any grease but not Vaseline..It contains hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons can soften some rubbers. Silicone grease...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-15-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By tadhana
My bet is that there is no need to do the...

My bet is that there is no need to do the barnacle buster cleaning. Save the stuff it is expensive. . You can use it to clean AC units. See if you can get to the heat exchanger. You should be...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By tadhana
Usually there is no need to flush the pump. My...

Usually there is no need to flush the pump. My genset is 5 KW 2 cylinder, so not exactly like yours. Can't see the exhaust or the heat exchanger in your picture. Trace the hose on the discharge...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-15-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By tadhana
Are you cleaning the salt water side or the...

Are you cleaning the salt water side or the freshwater side. The thermostat is in the freshwater side. Does yous have an anode? My MDKBH does not. If cleaning the salt water side, put the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,628
Posted By tadhana
We live aboard, and did so for 5 years before I...

We live aboard, and did so for 5 years before I retired. My commute was less than 5 minutes .That allowed us to be underway by 5:00 every Friday and we could be underway all or part of nearly 200...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,748
Posted By tadhana
It seems like we should check the IR temperature...

It seems like we should check the IR temperature difference about an hour after a cruise (warm engine room). At that point I would expect the air temperature above the effluent to be warmer. This...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-03-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,748
Posted By tadhana
We have a fiberglass tank, Gel coated. No way to...

We have a fiberglass tank, Gel coated. No way to see the level. Live aboard 10 years since boat was new. We had a float type system for 3 years, but it was always faulty. Went with the Raritan...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,746
Posted By tadhana
Since it is virtually impossible to comply with...

Since it is virtually impossible to comply with ABYC safety standard 1.7.3 with a manual shut off valve at the cylinder inside the locker, most boats have electric solenoid valves at each appliance....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,746
Posted By tadhana
Actually, ABYC requires that you be able to shut...

Actually, ABYC requires that you be able to shut the fuel off at the storage locker from any appliance in the system. So most boats have a solenoid valve. ABYC does not require a locker per-se. ...
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