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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-24-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 120
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Posted By schrater
I think psneeld has it here. Simple application....

I think psneeld has it here. Simple application. Small and efficient portable gas generator, run up on deck, for a few hours while awake and monitoring, with the basic shore power cable plugged in to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-21-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,534
Posted By schrater
Thanks for all the feedback here. I don’t have a...

Thanks for all the feedback here. I don’t have a genset, nor do I have the space or funds to get one, so I’m viewing an on-deck portable gas generator as my only realistic option for getting power...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,534
Posted By schrater
Portable generator

I want to buy a small portable generator (for top side) that I can plug my shore power cable into for recharging my house batteries without having to run the big diesel. Basically I’m trying to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,526
Posted By schrater
I use the Weems & Plath as well. It’s old...

I use the Weems & Plath as well. It’s old fashioned, but fits perfectly with a trawler.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-05-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,706
Posted By schrater
Camasonian — I’m in your exact same shoes, and...

Camasonian — I’m in your exact same shoes, and came to the same conclusions you did after researching. Although I’m sure there are many trying to get around paying the WA taxes, I didn’t like the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-03-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By schrater
We love our covered slip here in Portland, but...

We love our covered slip here in Portland, but we’re lucky to have it. There really aren’t a lot available in the PNW. We’d like to move the boat up to the Sound, but they’re even harder to find up...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By schrater
Ozone? CO?

OK, we may be getting somewhere on the ozone. It turns out it may in fact be an ozone generator, which is actually an air deodorizer (it sits directly above the waste tank).

I’ve got to say it...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By schrater
Ozone? CO?

I have an “Ozone sensor” in my engine room. What is the purpose of this? I have no idea if it even works, or what it would be “protecting” me from.

I also have multiple carbon monoxide detectors....
Forum: General Maintenance 07-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,673
Posted By schrater
Can we clarify the actual issue with blisters? I...

Can we clarify the actual issue with blisters? I am guessing they are a sign of water seepage into the hull lining? If they are the very small <1/2in “pebble” variety, my understanding is they do not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,066
Posted By schrater
Thanks for sharing that steering systems guide....

Thanks for sharing that steering systems guide. Very informative. I have long been concerned that my 6.5 turns L-L was an abnormality and a sign of a “weak” system. Nice to get a more complete...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-04-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By schrater
Saw another sailboat, Zia, cross in the ebb this...

Saw another sailboat, Zia, cross in the ebb this morning too. Surprising, because I had spoken with them earlier and they were experienced and careful, and in a sturdy yet modest boat.

Trying to...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-04-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By schrater
Just noticed that too. Seas are calm enough I...

Just noticed that too. Seas are calm enough I guess that even at the bottom end of an ebb it’s OK.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,066
Posted By schrater
You bring up a good point. Certain boats are able...

You bring up a good point. Certain boats are able to sit on the back of a swell and ride it, but that’s highly variable and requires constant adjusting. 10-15kts is probably a good rule of thumb,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By schrater
Great ideas!

Great ideas!
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 06-24-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By schrater
These are our stomping grounds! You’ll get great...

These are our stomping grounds! You’ll get great mileage going downriver. Columbia doesn’t have too much debris, flow is low right now. Do keep an eye out behind you, because ships and sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By schrater
Mounts for bikes/kayaks

Looking for suggestions/recommendations for how to mount bicycles and kayaks, preferably to the outside rails of the upper decks. Anyone know of any off-the-shelf options?
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-21-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By schrater
Love this! So true!

Love this! So true!
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By schrater
The Columbia River Bar is one of the most...

The Columbia River Bar is one of the most treacherous in the world. It is where the US Coast Guard conducts its advanced training. Over 2000 vessels have been lost there and the Coast Guard averages...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-09-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By schrater
Welcome

Welcome to TF. I too came from sailing and got a very similar “CHB class” Ponderosa 35 here in the Portland area. Curious if you’re planning to sail yours across the bar and down to Newport? If so,...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-16-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,416
Posted By schrater
We’ve always flushed “Camco TST...

We’ve always flushed “Camco TST Ultra-Concentrated Orange Citrus Scent RV Toilet Treatment Drop-Ins”. Maybe just placebo effect, but it’s always worked well for us.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,416
Posted By schrater
Holding tank venting

We’ve been blessed with a well-operating holding tank system, no leaks or bad odors. We flush a packet every weekend of use, and that has seemed to keep things in order.

However, we recently...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,784
Posted By schrater
I used to live in Italy, and there are some parts...

I used to live in Italy, and there are some parts in the south (Naples) where all traffic laws go out the window: red lights, one-ways, speed limits, all of them. And yet there are surprisingly few...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-29-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By schrater
Stringer debate

A common check during surveys of older boats is whether there are dead or “wet” spots in the fiberglass stringers. Tapping on them can indicate if rot has entered. This can be a major repair job and...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 08-19-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By schrater
I have the edit option, but not delete - even...

I have the edit option, but not delete - even immediately after posting.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-19-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By schrater
Update for those following along or searching...

Update for those following along or searching later...K2R indeed works great! I wasn’t sure since it only lists upholstery usages, but since nothing else had worked I gave it a try. It was super easy...
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