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Forum: Welcome Mat 03-04-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By tallswede
I owned a 1964 27' ChrisCraft Constellation. It...

I owned a 1964 27' ChrisCraft Constellation. It was carvel planked mahogany and I still love the looks and and great utility of those boats. I found it was imperative to keep it well maintained as to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - The Rest of the World 01-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By tallswede
I vote for Isla Mujeres too. The holding in the...

I vote for Isla Mujeres too. The holding in the anchorage is not great but is doable in decent weather. The marinas are not fancy (at least the ones I've seen) but they are safe and convenient. You...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By tallswede
I use Superbrite and replaced all my bayonet...

I use Superbrite and replaced all my bayonet bulbs and the 12v screw in base bulbs in the engine room explosion proof fixtures. One of those burned out within .5 years so I'll try again and see how...
Forum: Power Systems 11-26-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By tallswede
I have the 7.5 KW version of the MDJE and it...

I have the 7.5 KW version of the MDJE and it works well after replacing the coolant circulating pump and the leaking heat exchanger. Mine has no sound insulation and vibrates like a paint mixer like...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By tallswede
I'm with you Eric. Unless you plan on getting on...

I'm with you Eric. Unless you plan on getting on plane alot why not go smaller. If I were to replace my Perkins 4-236s I would look at something smaller as I don't need two 85hp engines to go hull...
Forum: DeFever 11-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By tallswede
OK, I have to pull my engines (Perkins 4-236s) so...

OK, I have to pull my engines (Perkins 4-236s) so I can pull fuel tanks and re -seal engines, paint engine room etc. I may use your method. Thanks for sharing.

Kevin
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By tallswede
I just picture having to pick up all that...

I just picture having to pick up all that portable riggamarole up along with the anchor and rode and then getting back on the wheel and throttles to get outta the anchorage. Not much of a problem if...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 09-20-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By tallswede
I have a 4hp Johnson of that vintage. Great...

I have a 4hp Johnson of that vintage. Great outboards. If you need parts, Stone & Sons Marine in Houston carry lotsa parts for those engines.

Kevin


QUOTE=toocoys;697612]I think I've secured a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-07-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,235
Posted By tallswede
My Danforth works very well here in the mud of...

My Danforth works very well here in the mud of Galveston/Trinity bay and all along the Gulf coast but I know there are some others that when slightly oversized will be more versatile when I begin...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,396
Posted By tallswede
I have an oldy radar too and haven't tried to...

I have an oldy radar too and haven't tried to fire it up yet. I've had the boat almost 3 years now but I plan to try it out this winter. Thanks Boomerang and others for the info!

Kevin
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-07-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,469
Posted By tallswede
This is my thinking. I think I would rather my...

This is my thinking. I think I would rather my start bank be charged first. Right now I have my starb 45 amp alt. charging my start battery and my port 65 amp alt charging my house bank which...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 09-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By tallswede
Beauty! Kevin

Beauty!

Kevin
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By tallswede
I have Perkins 4-236s and the rear mains drip a...

I have Perkins 4-236s and the rear mains drip a pretty good bit. I may be pulling engines to redo my engine space and pull a leaking fuel tank early next year so I'll replace them then.

Kevin
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-27-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By tallswede
If you want to run the generator down in the...

If you want to run the generator down in the bilge/lazaret, you'll need a marinized gasoline generator so it can draw off your main fuel tanks. Marinized are better spark protected and have the water...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-22-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By tallswede
Welcome aboard John! Yes, it's hot here in Texas!...

Welcome aboard John! Yes, it's hot here in Texas!

Kevin
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By tallswede
A friend with a similar boat a couple of slips up...

A friend with a similar boat a couple of slips up from me had this problem. They began leaking and he replaced with smaller poly tanks. He did the work himself and rationalized that he was not doing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By tallswede
Get with the TMCA folks. (Texas Mariner Cruising...

Get with the TMCA folks. (Texas Mariner Cruising Association) as they have recently cruised as a group to Cuba. I'm sure they can help you get all your ducks in a row. It's not as tough as it may...
Forum: Liveaboards 08-13-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,150
Posted By tallswede
I was wondering who's boat that was. I'm the...

I was wondering who's boat that was. I'm the Prarie right across from you. Not a live aboard yet but I've been going through and learning the systems too. You'll get the hang of it just as I am.
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Forum: Power Systems 07-24-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,485
Posted By tallswede
I'll definitely be following along as I will be...

I'll definitely be following along as I will be doing the same job later this year.

Kevin
Forum: Prairie 07-06-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By tallswede
Very cool! Welcome to the Prairie Tribe. ...

Very cool! Welcome to the Prairie Tribe.

Kevin
Forum: Prairie 06-24-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,964
Posted By tallswede
Great idea Tom, I have to copy you! Kevin

Great idea Tom, I have to copy you!

Kevin
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-10-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,129
Posted By tallswede
I'm using an I-pad linked to my Garmin XS-741. I...

I'm using an I-pad linked to my Garmin XS-741. I see I need to upgrade so I can have some redundancy. Thanks for all the suggestions ya'll!

Kevin
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,251
Posted By tallswede
I keep two logs. One maintenance log and one...

I keep two logs. One maintenance log and one overall boating log. In the Boating log I keep such things as trip distances and times, Fuel used, weather observations and general trip observations and...
Forum: Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers 06-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,102
Posted By tallswede
Cool to see your projects and I love those old...

Cool to see your projects and I love those old Chris Crafts. I used to have a 27' Constellation from the mid 60's. Love the lines and interiors of these older boats. Looking forward to seeing more of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,984
Posted By tallswede
I don't know why it is but I can anchor out in...

I don't know why it is but I can anchor out in the middle of Galveston bay and some one will invariably come out and anchor near me. It's like that everywhere. (It's a shallow bay except for the ship...
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