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Forum: General Maintenance 01-21-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,842
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As previously noted, a lot of over-thinking going...

As previously noted, a lot of over-thinking going on here. One point I would make is that attaching windlass and sampson post to pulpit would require some significant bolting and back plating of not...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,611
Posted By Puffin_NT32
My Nordic Tug's Cummins 6BTA diesel uses diesel...

My Nordic Tug's Cummins 6BTA diesel uses diesel fuel to cool injectors and fuel pump. The amount of diesel returned to the tank while under power is significant. You can hear the fuel pouring back...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Check with Napa Auto, or other auto part's stores...

Check with Napa Auto, or other auto part's stores (AutoZone, Advanced Auto, etc). Gas struts are commonly used in hood and trunk lids in today's cars and SUV's. I needed to replace gas struts on an...
Forum: Power Systems 12-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,406
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I have a Prop Protector cutter installed. Over...

I have a Prop Protector cutter installed. Over the years, I've run over submerged lobster pot floats and on 3 occasions, the Prop Protector cut the lines. However, there's been a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Puffin_NT32
My Nordic Tug came from the factory with several...

My Nordic Tug came from the factory with several 50 pound woven plastic bags of crushed granite. When I installed a Lofrans windlass with 200 feet of chain, I was able to move the bags around...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-12-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Try this first... put a filter on the air vent...

Try this first... put a filter on the air vent hose. They sell charcoal filters for this application. I did a DIY solution, by inserting a length of 1.5" PVC pipe filled with fish tank charcoal...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,655
Posted By Puffin_NT32
In April 2018, I posted a nice calm July passage,...

In April 2018, I posted a nice calm July passage, but this is more typical of running to somewhere in New England... wind, rain, and fog. It's September 12, 2019, We're steaming at 9 knots, wind...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,383
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I did a Barnacle Buster recirculating flush of my...

I did a Barnacle Buster recirculating flush of my engine several years ago. It did a good job, and it's much cheaper than Rydlyme. For the last couple of years I've been using a product called...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Puffin_NT32
My Winter storage prep has been the same for my...

My Winter storage prep has been the same for my last 2 boats, an Island Packet and my current Nordic Tug. Boat is hauled and winterized. I wash the hull and topside, and smear a thick layer of wax...
Forum: Power Systems 06-05-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I just replaced the impeller on my SeaMax...

I just replaced the impeller on my SeaMax (Seaboard Marine) water pump yesterday... 30 minutes, and not rushing. I will also remove the fuel cooler with the Seaboard kit sometime this year.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I never pick up a private mooring because I don't...

I never pick up a private mooring because I don't know what's underneath it. Commercial moorings are generally maintained by commercial mooring companies, marinas, or boat yards, and they...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Puffin_NT32
The newer Nordic Tug 26 has a cruising speed of 8...

The newer Nordic Tug 26 has a cruising speed of 8 knots with a top end of 14 knots.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-05-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,376
Posted By Puffin_NT32
My regimen for oxidized fiberglass is to wet sand...

My regimen for oxidized fiberglass is to wet sand with dual-action polisher, polish with 3M Finesse-It, then wax and buff. I use a Harbor Freight 6" DA polisher ($60), and have a 5" hook and loop...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Other than a custom made mattress, I think the...

Other than a custom made mattress, I think the best option is "Tufted Topper", a foam padded topper that fits on top of your cushions. We had them on our last 2 boats. You cut a template of your...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-11-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Simple carpet cleaning for us is to use a bucket...

Simple carpet cleaning for us is to use a bucket of water and some Pine-sol or Lestoil type cleaners (mostly amonia based). Slop it on the carpet and brush it in, then soak up all the dirt and water...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-31-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By Puffin_NT32
The SureSeal, like the PSS dripless seals, have a...

The SureSeal, like the PSS dripless seals, have a water pick up from the engine's raw water system to cool and lubricate the seal. The seal hose, clamp, or hose barb may be the source of the drip. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Puffin_NT32
The air or "grid heater" is either a box heater...

The air or "grid heater" is either a box heater just before the turbo air intake, or in my case with a jacket water after cooler (JWAC) 6BTA, located under the JWAC. After I start the engine, I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I had a quart of Spectrum Color gel coat that I...

I had a quart of Spectrum Color gel coat that I needed to repair some cosmetic storm damage in 2006. I've been using that can to make ding repairs ever since. With age and constant exposure to air,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,355
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I have an 8' Zodiac Cadet 240 aluminum hull PVC...

I have an 8' Zodiac Cadet 240 aluminum hull PVC RIB. Up here in Rhode Island, PVC works just fine. Monthly wipes with 303 Marine Protectant takes care of any UV issues, conditions the PVC, and...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By Puffin_NT32
I stripped the bottom paint off a previous boat,...

I stripped the bottom paint off a previous boat, a 31' Island Packet. I used "Peel Away". Lay it on thick, cover with their special paper (or plastic sheeting) to seal from air, let it sit...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-29-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Puffin_NT32
The correct term for that bar is "rudder shoe". ...

The correct term for that bar is "rudder shoe". Your post doesn't state where the missing bolt is, and the size of bolt is determined by how the manufacturer constructed the shoe and how it's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Watched a YouTube video recently testing 5...

Watched a YouTube video recently testing 5 different auto interior glass anti-fog products. RainX Anti-fog, shaving gel, Johnson's baby shampoo, a sliced potato, and hand sanitizer. What worked was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,267
Posted By Puffin_NT32
My current policy (Seatow’s Sea Insure) doesn’t...

My current policy (Seatow’s Sea Insure) doesn’t make any specific restrictions on hauling or moving a boat for named storms. There is “Hurricane Protection Coverage” that will pay up to $500 per...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,267
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Up here in New England, most owners haul their...

Up here in New England, most owners haul their boats when forecasts indicate a close or direct hit to their home port. Most insurance companies up here will not cover storm damage from any "named...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Puffin_NT32
Note that one-part PVC adhesive packed in repair...

Note that one-part PVC adhesive packed in repair kits is intended for temporary repairs. For permanent repairs use a 2-part PVC glue like Poly Marine 3026 Adhesive.
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