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Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 04:40 PM
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Posted By djmarchand
You probably know this already, but with two...

You probably know this already, but with two months you could also go to Bath and Little Washington on Pamlico Sound. Then up to Elizabeth City and maybe the Dismal Swamp Canal for its charm.

And...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By djmarchand
The Raymarine C displays had a fundamental...

The Raymarine C displays had a fundamental problem that caused lines across the screen and no image. If this is your problem it can probably be fixed fairly easily.


First press the screen around...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By djmarchand
Well, my choice would be to leave now and go...

Well, my choice would be to leave now and go south, at least as far as Vero Beach, Florida. But since that was not one of your options this is what I would do and I do know the weather and cruising...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-15-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By djmarchand
Florence probably produced surge at Mexico Beach...

Florence probably produced surge at Mexico Beach of up to 15 feet. A cat 2 storm might go to 8+ feet. If the floating docks have piles up to 10’ you may be ok. I was in NC when Irene came through...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By djmarchand
I owned a Mainship Pilot 34 for 5 years and many...

I owned a Mainship Pilot 34 for 5 years and many other trawler and sailboats used in salt water over the years. These boats are designed to operate in salt water. There are some systems that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By djmarchand
Do you really mean a grey water tank that...

Do you really mean a grey water tank that collects shower and sink drains and holds it for future pumpouts? Or do you mean a small sump mostly used for shower drains but also A/C condensate that has...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-13-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By djmarchand
Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola is/was a large marina...

Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola is/was a large marina with haul out and yard services, but it is still recovering from the hurricanes and recent reviews in Active Captain are mixed.


David
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-13-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By djmarchand
Yes, and since internally regulated alternators...

Yes, and since internally regulated alternators can't push much current into a battery unless it is well discharged, you will see much less amperage out of it when it is switched to internal...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 789
Posted By djmarchand
With all due respect, with that list of questions...

With all due respect, with that list of questions you need a good mechanic to do the work. But if he doesn't mind, watch and ask those questions and then DIY next time.



David
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By djmarchand
The C-Brats forum recently had a thread on doing...

The C-Brats forum recently had a thread on doing the loop on a C-Dory. The only ones who had done that were on C-Dory 25s and Tomcats.


The trailerable weight of a C-Dory 25 gets up there- 7,500+...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,474
Posted By djmarchand
Yes it did and it was never answered. That is the...

Yes it did and it was never answered. That is the problem with this type of thread: The OP asks an ambiguous question and we speculate endlessly about what it means. No more from me until he answers...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,474
Posted By djmarchand
We have made quite a lot, appropriately perhaps,...

We have made quite a lot, appropriately perhaps, of the OP's criteria that the boat be able to handle winds and seas "up to a named storm". NOAA's criteria for naming storms is 34+ kts. Based on my...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 10-12-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Wanted: Used engine
Views: 297
Posted By djmarchand
A factory reconned Cummins 210 with factory...

A factory reconned Cummins 210 with factory warranty sounds like a perfect replacement. Check out the current thread comparing the turbo Lehman with the Cummins.


Or if you want more hp, Cummins...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By djmarchand
Until Garmin screwed it up, the Active Captain on...

Until Garmin screwed it up, the Active Captain on line map website worked pretty good for trip planning. It let you produce routes on the NOAA chart and see all AC markers for marinas, anchorages,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,474
Posted By djmarchand
The OP set a criteria of being able to handle...

The OP set a criteria of being able to handle winds and seas up to named storm conditions which according to NOAA's criteria is 34+ kts of wind. The NT42 meets that criteria and maybe other...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By djmarchand
Well even though they do synchronize phasing with...

Well even though they do synchronize phasing with the grid (or more typically, the genset) power, these marine inverters are not "grid tie". They have circuitry to only produce enough power to make...
Forum: Power Systems 10-11-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By djmarchand
I agree with Ski, plus the Cummins is a...

I agree with Ski, plus the Cummins is a generation newer which means better lubrication, materials and engineering.


David
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By djmarchand
Oscar is right. Many insurance companies will ask...

Oscar is right. Many insurance companies will ask you for a storm plan and specifically which marina will haul out your boat and how high their storage yard is above sea level. Many aren't high...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By djmarchand
I would run the numbers using the following two...

I would run the numbers using the following two cases and see if you can live with case 1:


Case 1: Lepke's fuel burn at 10 kts as he indicates above.



Case 2: An efficient full...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By djmarchand
Phase synchronizing inverters aren't common. The...

Phase synchronizing inverters aren't common. The quality guys like MasterVolt, maybe Victron and others make them, but not Xantrex.

As described above a phase synchronizing inverter can help ride...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-10-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By djmarchand
Some further points: Snubbers are designed...

Some further points:

Snubbers are designed to take the load off of the windlass but also to dampen any jerking of the rode caused by waves. Snubbers used on mostly all rope rodes should be...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-09-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By djmarchand
Marinas, particularly in their popular season...

Marinas, particularly in their popular season (and that is when you will be there if you snowbird N & S) will probably charge about 10 days of their transient price for a month. So if the transient...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,205
Posted By djmarchand
I navigated for about 500 miles on a friend's...

I navigated for about 500 miles on a friend's boat using a 10" Samsung Android tablet running MxMariner. Worked fine plugged into a cigarette lighter socket nearby.


My new boat has a tiny Garmin...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-09-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By djmarchand
Can you let out more scope? 10-20 m of chain in 3...

Can you let out more scope? 10-20 m of chain in 3 m water depths plus maybe 1.5 m up to the bow roller means 2-4:1 ratio. I would try 6:1 and see how it holds.


David
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,318
Posted By djmarchand
Those alligator clips are often just painted...

Those alligator clips are often just painted steel and will fall off in a year or so of use. So clip them off and crimp on an appropriate sized ring terminal to attach to your buss bar.


David
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