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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By FF
Look at aircraft "press to test" lights.. May...

Look at aircraft "press to test" lights.. May not match but very usefull.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By FF
Island wi fi, kept mucking and I think I am OK. ...

Island wi fi, kept mucking and I think I am OK.

At least I am on now.

I use a computer but have as much interest in them as the bride has in desmodromic valve actuation.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 568
Posted By FF
There will be a big hassle getting any parts...

There will be a big hassle getting any parts outside of China.

Perhaps purchasing 3 engines , 2 to install one as a parts source?

You might search Mahindra and other tractor sources to see if...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By FF
WE got the Island unit and installed it in mere...

WE got the Island unit and installed it in mere moments.

Fantastic to join the world faster than dial up.

Only problem is it does not allow being logged in on this board.

Will have to call...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By FF
The guts of a tube cooler can be cleaned on board...

The guts of a tube cooler can be cleaned on board with a rifle brush,and a gasket or two.

Should it leak , most radiator shops can re-solder the bundle with ease.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,289
Posted By FF
I prefer copper tubing with flair fittings...

I prefer copper tubing with flair fittings .Available world wide for repair or modifications.

The problem I have with pex is houses usually use city , not well water so have chlorine in the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By FF
"so the need for a higher pickup is just...

"so the need for a higher pickup is just unnecessary complexity."

Some boats use a higher pickup for the noisemaker , so it does not leave the boat stranded.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,525
Posted By FF
"How many stories of ANY modern glass boats have...

"How many stories of ANY modern glass boats have you heard that the " House was knocked loose" ?"

The question was for an Asian power boat , probably 20+ years old, maybe 30 or 40..

AS few go...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-11-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By FF
"(shared cooling water pump)." When used as...

"(shared cooling water pump)."

When used as a heat pump the system moves heat from the sea water into the boat. .

Perhaps the local water is so cool that after heat has been removed the next...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-11-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By FF
Many of the Ace or True Value larger stores have...

Many of the Ace or True Value larger stores have a large selection of SS and Bronze bushings. Many with side flanges .
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By FF
A water deck iron is usually a cast bronze item...

A water deck iron is usually a cast bronze item that has so much mass and surface area that most (ours anyway) is not watered.

They are mostly required for wood or coal ranges that may be 50,000...
Forum: Power Systems 11-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By FF
"THERE IS NO RISK! The detergent levels found in...

"THERE IS NO RISK! The detergent levels found in all of today's oils, synthetic or dino are virtually the same."

"Today's oil," the question comes from engines that used the factory correct oil...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,525
Posted By FF
"Now, will someone please tell me how far out...

"Now, will someone please tell me how far out into the ocean a coastal cruiser can go."

When boarding waves knock loose the storm ports over the glass area , or knock loose the deck house , you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By FF
If the boat does not have a sump in its "fuel...

If the boat does not have a sump in its "fuel tank" its just a box for fuel and those valves would be low point drains to get rid of water and dead bugs .


Better than nothing .
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 882
Posted By FF
Consider fuel in the tanks you are probably not...

Consider fuel in the tanks you are probably not being charged for a wash on the age and condition of the batts.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,078
Posted By FF
"Except the fine is not supported by law." ...

"Except the fine is not supported by law."

The broadcast companies have big buck liars for hire , so escape anything , including false news reporting.

The cruising boater has no staff so is...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-09-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By FF
With a pump, more heat can be taken out with...

With a pump, more heat can be taken out with coils on the exhaust , or a special built wet exhaust pipe.

A copper coil inside the unit requires water , to operate ,a SS coil 7 to 9 turns does...
Forum: Power Systems 11-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By FF
Had a bus with the 1160 , mostly the same as 3208...

Had a bus with the 1160 , mostly the same as 3208 but it was created with replaceable cylinder liners.
Forum: Power Systems 11-09-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By FF
My fear is with a syn oil its better detergents...

My fear is with a syn oil its better detergents could loosen decades of gunk that could block an oil line or overwhelm the filter .

Why bother?

If the ancient style oil was lubing the...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-09-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By FF
More ventilation should work , but a small air...

More ventilation should work , but a small air pump might be less effort and is sure to work.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-09-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By FF
"I like the cable steering. Better feel and much...

"I like the cable steering. Better feel and much more reliable over time."

YES , super simple nothing that cant be repaired underway or anchored.

Great inexpensive auto pilots.

Everything...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-09-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By FF
Just wondering why not simply purchase a bigger...

Just wondering why not simply purchase a bigger SS bolt that fits the new roller and drill the mounting hole larger?
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By FF
Truck parts shops have add on springs that...

Truck parts shops have add on springs that increase pressure on wipers.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-08-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By FF
Our Dickinson uses 1/2 to 4 gallons per day , the...

Our Dickinson uses 1/2 to 4 gallons per day , the latter when its 0F and below.

A pump less hydronic can be done ,we have it in our 90/90.

The system must slope down from the highest point ,to...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By FF
All sealants have a limited life. I would...

All sealants have a limited life.

I would use a bit of Epoxy to seal the cut , then use your favorite goop.
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