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Forum: Power Systems 10-23-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,517
Posted By Retriever
Steve, I put a 250w oil pan heater on my 5.9...

Steve, I put a 250w oil pan heater on my 5.9 liter Cummins several years ago and I like it better than the block heater that preceded it (and failed).

The oil pan heater uses a lot less power...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Retriever
Wow, I had no idea about Farragut Farm. Very cool!

Wow, I had no idea about Farragut Farm. Very cool!
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,303
Posted By Retriever
Stabilizers are very high on my list of equipment...

Stabilizers are very high on my list of equipment for the next boat too!

Recently I watched/helped a friend replace Naiad seals on a Nordhavn 40. The job was surprisingly quick and easy...a few...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By Retriever
I just don't understand why boat stuff has to be...

I just don't understand why boat stuff has to be worse than house stuff. Is there some technical issue that prevents the use of larger stove top burners? Even a second 8200 BTU burner would be a HUGE...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By Retriever
Not sure who installed it, other than they're in...

Not sure who installed it, other than they're in Anacortes. The issue isn't related to Class B...all the vessels we were around were class A (transiting Panama Canal). The problem seemed to be the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By Retriever
Coastal Explorer. Simple, reliable, easy on...

Coastal Explorer. Simple, reliable, easy on system resources, great support.

I've been playing with TimeZero in my iPad and I like it, but it crashes too frequently (at least once every 24 hours)...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,885
Posted By Retriever
I've been using Dyno GC2b batteries for several...

I've been using Dyno GC2b batteries for several years and they've performed well. Made locally in Seattle and available through Fisheries Supply. Not sure if they're available elsewhere in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By Retriever
I have the Force 10 four burner. Not very...

I have the Force 10 four burner. Not very impressed.

The oven took forever to heat up when I bought the boat, so at the manufacturers suggestion I replaced the propane regulator. No difference....
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-30-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,446
Posted By Retriever
I've had my boat at several marinas in the Puget...

I've had my boat at several marinas in the Puget Sound area for the winter. The current one (Salmon Bay Marine Center) is the best by far. Fresh water, excellent modern docks, less than a minute walk...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 01-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,719
Posted By Retriever
Keep me posted, Sue! February and April are...

Keep me posted, Sue! February and April are looking pretty busy, but March just might work!

A few years ago when we went up to PLI for New Years we ran into the outflow winds. Thankfully it was...
Forum: Tug Designs 01-05-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By Retriever
My NT37 came with a Roskelley Olsson RS1 mounted...

My NT37 came with a Roskelley Olsson RS1 mounted on the swimstep.

Olsson Mfg. - Transom Davits - The RS-1 (http://www.boatdavit.com/Home/Details/1)

Launching or or retrieving is easily done...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,400
Posted By Retriever
I bought electric scooters for the boat and...

I bought electric scooters for the boat and they're great! Much smaller and easier to fold than the Dahon bike I had before and more fun too. Small enough that they store easily inside the boat and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,096
Posted By Retriever
As a millennial, here are my thoughts... ...

As a millennial, here are my thoughts...

Boating is a really broad category. Most of us on the forum are interested in cruising powerboats, which is a tiny portion of the overall market, but the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By Retriever
I've left the boat several times in Juneau. Many...

I've left the boat several times in Juneau. Many more flight options than Petersburg or Wrangell.

I normally arrive a day or two before I need to fly out. There's open linear moorage (first come,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-21-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Retriever
I have the Vesper XB8000. It transmits and...

I have the Vesper XB8000. It transmits and receives AIS, but more importantly it also puts all the NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 data on the boat's WiFi network. That way Coastal Explorer (and in my case iOS...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By Retriever
Philbrooks and Delta in Sidney are good...

Philbrooks and Delta in Sidney are good suggestions.

I'd also check with Pacific Yacht Management in Seattle, Delta in Seattle, and Platypus in Port Angeles.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,604
Posted By Retriever
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/GOTRAX-GXL-Commuting-Electric-Scooter/dp/B07F1GNDRL

Easy to store, easy to transport by dinghy, fun, quick (unless going up a steep hill, where you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,811
Posted By Retriever
I spent a few hours with a PYI rep last week...

I spent a few hours with a PYI rep last week talking about Sonihull and going through the installation on a friends boat. The rep had some compelling photos and testimonials from the USCG and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,632
Posted By Retriever
Spectra is now owned by Katadyn. Consider...

Spectra is now owned by Katadyn. Consider contacting their support (support is excellent, in my experience) and asking if parts will be available for both models for the foreseeable future.

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,401
Posted By Retriever
Bob, looks like you're not the only one!...

Bob, looks like you're not the only one! https://komonews.com/news/local/thief-takes-24-million-yacht-on-wild-ride-from-chandlers-cove-smashing-other-boats
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-15-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By Retriever
Here's the list:...

Here's the list: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/services/nexusmarine-nexusmaritime-eng.html

Incidentally, it's pretty clear in Prince Rupert, where we screwed up. I just wish when I'd said...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-14-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By Retriever
We just had a somewhat unpleasant experience...

We just had a somewhat unpleasant experience clearing into Canada at Prince Rupert.

We (two boats, all aboard have (or maybe had) NEXUS) called in and cleared into Prince Rupert. Neither of us...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,013
Posted By Retriever
I've been aboard Tanglewood and it's an...

I've been aboard Tanglewood and it's an outstanding boat. I can't imagine finding a better or more thoughtfully outfitted, equipped, and maintained N60. I wish I had the money!
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,401
Posted By Retriever
Glad you and Mahalo are okay! Seattle has...

Glad you and Mahalo are okay!

Seattle has gone crazy. I've had my car broken into at the Silver Cloud garage near where your boat was. Recently a (well known to the police) lady broke into my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,177
Posted By Retriever
Just got to Ketchikan. Last fuel was in Oak...

Just got to Ketchikan. Last fuel was in Oak Harbor about three weeks ago.

I travelled 731.7nm in 97.94 engine hours and burned 194.3 gallons of diesel. That's an average speed of 7.47 knots at...
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