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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 09:00 PM
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Posted By O C Diver
Truthfully, I haven't looked into it. Have you...

Truthfully, I haven't looked into it. Have you done it?

Ted
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By O C Diver
With a 2,000 mile range, I fuel based on price....

With a 2,000 mile range, I fuel based on price. For mt trip North starting in about a week, I see prices ranging from $2.37 to $3.50 for diesel. I can more than cover my marina costs for the trip...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By O C Diver
I recently bought commercial short pile. Had it...

I recently bought commercial short pile. Had it cut to size, and the edges bound. $800 did the whole boat including a very odd shape for the pilothouse with a cutout for the helm chair pedestal. Very...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Today, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By O C Diver
Is that a plug on the valve on the right? Might...

Is that a plug on the valve on the right? Might be able to pull the plug and pump some grease in there.

Ted
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By O C Diver
That's surprising. Legacy usually has a large...

That's surprising. Legacy usually has a large snowbird population in the winter. Some marinas differentiate between "live aboard (full time year round)" verses "Snowbird (seasonal transient)".

Ted
Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By O C Diver
As mentioned, I have one on my small primaries...

As mentioned, I have one on my small primaries and not on the large secondaries. Have never had an issue, but then my bilges are usually dry.

Ted
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 232
Posted By O C Diver
Actually it's a pretty reasonable question. There...

Actually it's a pretty reasonable question. There are a number of places (cities) where dockage can run multiple dollars per foot plus electric. Everyone has their threshold and yours might be $10...
Forum: Power Systems Today, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By O C Diver
Only have one propulsion engine in this boat. The...

Only have one propulsion engine in this boat. The plural was more of a generality for others.

Ted
Forum: Power Systems Today, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By O C Diver
You put an awful lot of faith in a cheap vacuum...

You put an awful lot of faith in a cheap vacuum gauge.

The other part about changing them annually is that even though the engine hasn't quit, you can see how close you are to a plugged filter....
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By O C Diver
Harder to clog a bigger diameter hose. Ted

Harder to clog a bigger diameter hose.

Ted
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 232
Posted By O C Diver
I'm with Boatpoker, I travel 50 to 70 miles a day...

I'm with Boatpoker, I travel 50 to 70 miles a day and can anchor every night. Most would be suitable for multiple days if you want. I have my list of normal stop marinas that run from $1 to $1.5 per...
Forum: General Maintenance Today, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By O C Diver
If you want to lube hoses to put them on or make...

If you want to lube hoses to put them on or make them easier to take off, try automotive hand cleaner jelly. It works well and won't deteriorate rubber hoses.

Ted
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By O C Diver
While I agree with you in principle, 500 pounds...

While I agree with you in principle, 500 pounds on a 50,000 pound boat, really isn't significant. It's like 2 heavy people sitting in the starboard saloon chairs.

Ted
Forum: Power Systems Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By O C Diver
Yes, I was being sarcastic when I said they were...

Yes, I was being sarcastic when I said they were expensive.

Ted
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By O C Diver
Frankly I'm quite surprised 2 Washington state...

Frankly I'm quite surprised 2 Washington state politicians would propose such a bill. :rolleyes: Actually it doesn't surprise me at all. :nonono:

Feel your frustration.

Ted
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By O C Diver
I had a similar problem with a lean to port. I...

I had a similar problem with a lean to port. I took about 500 pounds of lead plates and mounted them against the starboard hull above the saloon floor. Prior to doing that. I would trim the boat with...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 987
Posted By O C Diver
Most seacock hoses have wire in them to keep...

Most seacock hoses have wire in them to keep them from crushing. The T bolt can certainly be tightened more and is undoubtedly a stronger design. If you want to use 2 clamps, make one the T bolt or...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By O C Diver
In the total cost of boating, racor filters are...

In the total cost of boating, racor filters are incredibly expensive. I can see where many would wait till the engine becomes RPM limited due to lack of fuel flow. :rolleyes: As for myself, I find...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects Yesterday, 05:46 PM
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Views: 77,766
Posted By O C Diver
Good to see you getting ready to get back at it! ...

Good to see you getting ready to get back at it!

What's that white stuff in your boat shed? Looks like something you would see in an old style freezer. :rolleyes:

Ted
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By O C Diver
Here is the link to the belt tensioning setup I...

Here is the link to the belt tensioning setup I built for my

Second Alternator (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=685110&postcount=3)

Ted
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By O C Diver
Don't know why people feel taking a can of spray...

Don't know why people feel taking a can of spray paint to the engines will improve their appearance. Really crap painting job.

Is hanging your 2nd anchor from the bow rail with the chain flopping...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-22-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By O C Diver
You absolutely don't want to compound Awlgrip....

You absolutely don't want to compound Awlgrip. The shine of Awlgrip is only on the surface. You can compound and wax Awlgrip to make it shine, but the shiny surface fades very quickly. Awlcraft can...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-22-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By O C Diver
I think you are wrong on the world not being over...

I think you are wrong on the world not being over populated. However, even if you are correct, you're not going to stop the population from growing, so you will reach overpopulation soon enough.
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Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,634
Posted By O C Diver
:iagree: Ted

:iagree:

Ted
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By O C Diver
Most every day. The water would slosh out of a...

Most every day. The water would slosh out of a glass on my bicycle. While there is nothing wrong with refilling plastic drinking bottles, periodically they do need to be resanitized.

Ted
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