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Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Phil Fill
Getting on off the boat was one of my wifes...

Getting on off the boat was one of my wifes concerns. What was easy and safe is becoming not as we are getting older, pushing 70, and Everett marina is eliminate our dock. So depending on our new...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-05-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Phil Fill
Best to let the significant other have the...

Best to let the significant other have the majority say and final say on the boat if you want many years of happy boating. Also make sure you walk the yards so you have some idea of what is below the...
Forum: Power Systems 08-05-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Phil Fill
Most hydraulic shops can make new fuel hoses. ...

Most hydraulic shops can make new fuel hoses. Best to take your old hoses in so they can custom make them for you.last year replaced all raw, coolant oil and fuel hoses.
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-04-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By Phil Fill
Depends how far off shore, the time constraints,...

Depends how far off shore, the time constraints, and creature comforts. Trawler tend to be full semi displacement, 6 to 15 knots, but tend to have more creature comforts. More detail would be...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-03-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Phil Fill
That was a quick change from wanting a coastal...

That was a quick change from wanting a coastal trawler to a ketch. You hardly put forth the effort. :confused:

If you are truly interested in coastal trawler, then walk the commercial docks and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-01-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Phil Fill
The roof air should draw about 10 amps, and you...

The roof air should draw about 10 amps, and you probably have a couple of out let's to plug in other items. Also I would go with a straight 30 weight oil, not the thin multi weights that are popular...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-01-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Phil Fill
To make plywood up 3/4 in bend, rip saw at 45...

To make plywood up 3/4 in bend, rip saw at 45 degree angles leaving one or two ply. Go not saw thru plywood. Apply a epoxy layer, lay the plywood un cut side down, screw ply down inplace, and full...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-25-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By Phil Fill
Our smart plug was a little worse as we had smoke...

Our smart plug was a little worse as we had smoke damage inside and outside with some paint blister. We have a boatnanny alarm that text a status every day at 12 noon. Wednesday text every thing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-24-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By Phil Fill
smart plug and socket failed

The smart plug and socket started an electrical fire that melted fuse them together. No damage except for the smart plug and socket but a log of smoke damage to the immediate area. The cause was...
Forum: Liveaboards 06-15-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,718
Posted By Phil Fill
The Puget sound is a constant 50 degree so below...

The Puget sound is a constant 50 degree so below the water line does not freeze, even when the marina freeze over. In addition the webasto diesel also keep the bilge 60+ degrees. The water tanks...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By Phil Fill
We sorta trailer cruised before we bought the big...

We sorta trailer cruised before we bought the big boat. When the kids were small we always pulled a run about around. When the kids got older we also had a 28 ft Rienel that we trailer up and down...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Phil Fill
You live on dirt:eek: when you bought the boat I...

You live on dirt:eek: when you bought the boat I got the impression you where going too live on it. Everett is our 3 marina in 19 years, and will be forced to new slip. If we don't like the new...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,585
Posted By Phil Fill
Over the years we found the best solution is not...

Over the years we found the best solution is not anchor.:D the boat had well still sorta has a raw water wash down, but I had the thru hull filled in and glassed over as we seldom used. Future...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,537
Posted By Phil Fill
Not many plrasure boats have water ballast, its...

Not many plrasure boats have water ballast, its more of a commercial, navy long range. As fuel supplies are used water its replaced with water for stability. If the eagle attempted as ocean...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Phil Fill
The Everett marina is being remodel and our dock...

The Everett marina is being remodel and our dock the commercial dock is being taken out. We we have to decide to stay in Everett or move to another marina. Being retired with no ties we can move...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Phil Fill
When we bought the boat we update with Raytheon...

When we bought the boat we update with Raytheon as the the original still worked so we kept the old installedas back up ssecondary as common with long range coastal blue water boats. I like the stand...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-13-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By Phil Fill
I agree. If you move around cruise you will...

I agree. If you move around cruise you will probably need adaptors. The real question is what the boats wiring is rated for and the breaker is rated to the wire. What the plug is secondary.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-12-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Phil Fill
Might want to use an existing wire to pull the...

Might want to use an existing wire to pull the new wires thru. I have done several times or may come down tp drill a new hole or make existing hole bigger.
Forum: General Maintenance 06-11-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By Phil Fill
The Eagle is a wide body, I installed rain...

The Eagle is a wide body, I installed rain gutters the full length of the pilot house. I made them out of house plastic down spouts with one side cut out. The down spout is 1" hose so the water...
Forum: Power Systems 06-04-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Phil Fill
I would fix what you have. Sound like is low on...

I would fix what you have. Sound like is low on fluid and has to be bled of air. Might need helm pump repaired. Check the basics first. I usually try fixing what I have and usually a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Phil Fill
I do all the refinishing with the eagle in the...

I do all the refinishing with the eagle in the water. Every year there are areas that have to be refinished, part of trying to keep boat. Its my relaxation and hobby. Any day on the water is...
Forum: Power Systems 06-02-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,273
Posted By Phil Fill
One. I agree with below reply. :thumb:

One. I agree with below reply. :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,930
Posted By Phil Fill
We live 6 months on the boat and 6 months in the...

We live 6 months on the boat and 6 months in the motor home. 19 years we been full time live aboard. My wife bought both of them. Keep the wife happy. This is our third year so rving is still...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By Phil Fill
We've had directv for 15+ years on the boat. ...

We've had directv for 15+ years on the boat. 12+ years was with a standard dish. The secret is not to have hd and when calling DO NOT mention boat. We use the same receiver on the boat and motor...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,248
Posted By Phil Fill
If you want more room to work on engines than a...

If you want more room to work on engines than a single engine. Easier access may be have more advantage.
:flowers:

I would have easy er access over walk around.
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