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Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,070
Posted By AKFish
I tig'd up an aluminum rack for the boat deck...4...

I tig'd up an aluminum rack for the boat deck...4 kayaks worth of stowage.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,738
Posted By AKFish
Garmin also provides a proprietary way to make...

Garmin also provides a proprietary way to make the call. If anybody wants tight DSC integration, like making a routine DSC call, the only way to get the best integration is using the same brand radio...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-25-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,645
Posted By AKFish
Maple ply with oak trim. The hard part was...

Maple ply with oak trim. The hard part was bending the hardwood. It is radius edge, smooth bottom, epoxy treated with spar verathane top coat. Recessed in some threaded inserts and it bolts right...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-23-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,645
Posted By AKFish
New table in ... check! Old manual head...

New table in ... check!


Old manual head out ... check!


New admiral's throne with push button flush ... in progress.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-08-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By AKFish
I have often thought about running the 120V AC...

I have often thought about running the 120V AC element in the water heater, then just circulating the hydronic loop to keep temps above dew point. Sort of using the domestic water heater tank as the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By AKFish
From the website's "Request a Quote" form, it...

From the website's "Request a Quote" form, it looks like it takes a bit of unobtainium to purchase one of these analyzers.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,801
Posted By AKFish
It's been said...depends on crew and equipment....

It's been said...depends on crew and equipment. It's always nice to have the option of go-no-go and not get backed into a forced move. I think it's about risk management and this is where experience...
Forum: Tug Designs 12-03-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By AKFish
What kind of tug is this? Where are the tires?

What kind of tug is this? Where are the tires?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,304
Posted By AKFish
The pedal Hobies look like fun to fish out of....

The pedal Hobies look like fun to fish out of. Surely their weight is the disadvantage. I think the kayaks we use are about 35 to 40 pounds. I haven't unrolled the inflatable for several years. We...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-22-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,946
Posted By AKFish
Hey KSanders...check this out...there is...

Hey KSanders...check this out...there is liability for wake damage

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesFAQ#0.3_10

10. What are the regulations concerning wake effects, wake damage,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,410
Posted By AKFish
Maretron FPM100 module with a vacuum transducer...

Maretron FPM100 module with a vacuum transducer PT-V-0-1BAR-01. Then it would be on a NMEA2000 bus.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-31-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,105
Posted By AKFish
Spray with chlorine bleach mixed 10% in water...

Spray with chlorine bleach mixed 10% in water from a pump-up sprayer, then pressure wash and scrape. Apply on-and-off acid or muratic acid (vinegar also works) to dissolve any remaining barnacle...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By AKFish
I converted...

I converted (http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=180949&postcount=17) my horizontal Lofrans to hydraulic. It's a dual gypsy, single capistan. I wish it had the vertical capistan, but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,423
Posted By AKFish
When moving in bad viz or overnight dark, the...

When moving in bad viz or overnight dark, the autopilot removes a very concentration intensive task...helm. The chart plotter also removes a large workload from navigation duties. This is probably...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By AKFish
Hawgwash, Thank You for sharing. Makes it a...

Hawgwash, Thank You for sharing. Makes it a pleasure to read along having been to those places along the BC coast.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
This was a nice looking slow boat in Anacortes,...

This was a nice looking slow boat in Anacortes, WA. Nice shear lines but I bet it catches the wind with that house.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
This vessel looks to be one of the more ocean...

This vessel looks to be one of the more ocean capable craft I have seen that is not a Diesel Duck. It would have been nice to see the inside.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
This is my favorite tug conversion.

This is my favorite tug conversion.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
These are a couple of BC classics...interesting...

These are a couple of BC classics...interesting to me anyway. I think this is just entering Grenville channel south of Kitimet at a lifeboat station. Sorry to our BC brothers for any spelling...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
This one was also pretty cool. I wish I had more...

This one was also pretty cool. I wish I had more pictures of it, as I'm not sure what it is.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6,783
Views: 810,890
Posted By AKFish
Saw this one operating in BC in 2009. I think it...

Saw this one operating in BC in 2009. I think it was a floating lodge operation.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,383
Posted By AKFish
Marin, Thank You for the photos! My great...

Marin, Thank You for the photos! My great grandfather was a fisherman during this time. I will always remember the smell of coal tar on his old scow. It was certainly FD.

Trying not to hijack the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,383
Posted By AKFish
Yes...shrimper. But, not a shrimp trawler. We use...

Yes...shrimper. But, not a shrimp trawler. We use pot gear and catch spot prawns. We like to refer to the boat finish as "high end commercial" which is not nearly as fancy as KSanders' mega-yacht.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,383
Posted By AKFish
Choose one...spend time (FD) or spend $ on fuel...

Choose one...spend time (FD) or spend $ on fuel (SD)

Fact is that a SD transom is not nearly as efficient as a FD transom at hull speed, but if you want to go faster, you give up on slow speed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By AKFish
Apparently, chafe protection is not required when...

Apparently, chafe protection is not required when you skip the hawse holes. In addition, para-cord comes in bulk so you hardly run out. If you skip the bumpers, you can use less dock cordelette, thus...
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