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Forum: General Maintenance Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By koliver
What a great project! Fix a recurrent problem so...

What a great project! Fix a recurrent problem so that it wont happen again, Improve the looks of your boat, DIY so you get a perfect job at way less cost and great bragging rights!
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By koliver
ctjstr: Same engine, mine lost all of its...

ctjstr:

Same engine, mine lost all of its oil, so the alarm came on when the oil pressure dropped. I found the oil in the drip tray under the engine. No trace of any leak obvious.
Filled up and...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By koliver
Galiano is sometimes missing, out our front...

Galiano is sometimes missing, out our front windows. 2.5 miles away.
Wallace is hazy, but I can still make out the boats at anchor in Conover. 1 mile away.
Forecast is for worse smoke tomorrow,...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 08-17-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By koliver
There was a builder in Vancouver doing hull...

There was a builder in Vancouver doing hull extensions in the late 80s and 90s. I saw two of his C&L 47s (Sea Ranger) that had the cockpit extended by 4 and 6 feet making 51 and 53 footers. Nice...
Forum: Liveaboards 08-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,205
Posted By koliver
Art: I beg to differ. I have both: both are...

Art: I beg to differ.

I have both: both are 44', weigh 44000#, have 400 hp.

1980 Taiwanese Trawler, bought in 1994, cared for with regular injections of cash, still worth what I paid, or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,528
Posted By koliver
Seriously? If you are leaving all that stuff...

Seriously?

If you are leaving all that stuff "on" it is no wonder your batteries can't take it. Do you really mean that only the breakers to those circuits are "on" and the switches at the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By koliver
I guess my post was incomplete. Naturally,...

I guess my post was incomplete.
Naturally, there are other factors to consider, such as street pressure, water hardness, chlorination, filtration, etc. Once addressed, the incoming water is under...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By koliver
You have to love the service you get in places...

You have to love the service you get in places like Cortes Bay.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By koliver
In the RV world, this has been done, so go look...

In the RV world, this has been done, so go look at some of the solutions there.
I can't inspect the plumbing in my motorhome, but with the "auto tank fill" switch on, I get both a full tank and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-10-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,518
Posted By koliver
Do you ever want to anchor out? If not, carry...

Do you ever want to anchor out?
If not, carry on.
If so, you need to educate yourself about all of the power consumers on your boat, starting with your Norcold ac/dc fridge.
If you will...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By koliver
When I changed from 8Dx2 to GCx4, I got a simple...

When I changed from 8Dx2 to GCx4, I got a simple molded plastic box from the Marine store that supplied the batteries. I had to cut new openings in the sides of the lid for the correct positioning...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 08-06-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By koliver
The only way to be sure there are no pockets of...

The only way to be sure there are no pockets of grunge is to disassemble the whole filter housing and clean everything with fuel and a cloth. The only critical part of the process is when...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,944
Posted By koliver
Last year, again this year, I was present for a...

Last year, again this year, I was present for a failure of a dripless type seal on a sailboat. The first one I know the owner. He had something drop into his bilge while under way on the engine,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-03-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,538
Posted By koliver
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Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By koliver
Genset stops charging

I have a relatively new Westerbeke 4kw genset. It gets little use during most of the year then is depended upon for our annual vacation.

This year, I have had mixed results. sometimes it works...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,182
Posted By koliver
The site above is for US companies only. ...

The site above is for US companies only. Heritage East is likely the Taiwanese builder, using Marine Trader moulds to turn out a near copy of the Marine Trader, then being imported into the US...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By koliver
I don't know which part of BC you are referring...

I don't know which part of BC you are referring to, but it certainly isn't the southern coastal areas where I live. Here Cedars grow like weeds. The market for Cedar is poor at the best of times,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,825
Posted By koliver
Check Boatdiesel.com. buy a membership, go to...

Check Boatdiesel.com. buy a membership, go to their forum and ask there.
You may also find used engines for sale there.
The most expensive part of an engine change may be the reconfiguring of your...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 07-31-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,472
Posted By koliver
I had my first ever failure of an impeller this...

I had my first ever failure of an impeller this summer. I have had diesel engines on boats since 1977. Regular use seems to be the answer. This year, when I fired up my generator, having not used...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-31-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,638
Posted By koliver
That is the setup on mine too. All penetrations...

That is the setup on mine too.
All penetrations that lead to the cabin are raised 4" above the deck and filled with 5200 around the various wires, Morse cables, propane line, etc.
Vents either...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By koliver
You have a manual?

You have a manual?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By koliver
A new boat side end is on its way to me. Updated...

A new boat side end is on its way to me. Updated version without the bimetal cutout, so shouldn't have the propensity to fail.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By koliver
After speaking with Terry (see post by SPS) I am...

After speaking with Terry (see post by SPS) I am all fixed up. Thanks all.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By koliver
An old thread, but worth a re-reading. In 2011...

An old thread, but worth a re-reading.
In 2011 I put in a 30 amp Smart Plug, replacing the original (1980 so over 30 yrs old) Marinco plug. No sign of weakness on the Marinco, but my survey,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,166
Posted By koliver
Lou Sorry to hear of your trouble. I had...

Lou
Sorry to hear of your trouble.
I had similar looking oil.
First thing I did was to call my mechanic. His first words were: don't run it. next: bring it in.
I did. Of course it is more...
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