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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
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Thanks. I will wait until I am making form plans...

Thanks. I will wait until I am making form plans to go to Bahamas and change it then. At least one of my radios has to go back to factory to change the MMSI, maybe it'll crap out between now and then.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Mischief Managed
Meh, 4 for 7; not too bad, right?

Meh, 4 for 7; not too bad, right?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Mischief Managed
FCC license/MMSI for Bahamas

My boat has radios with the MMSI already programmed. The previous owner recently relinquished control of MMSI number so that I could assume control and update the owner information. The MMSI was...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-11-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Mischief Managed
We have a huge Ace hardware 2 miles from my house...

We have a huge Ace hardware 2 miles from my house and I shop there all the time. I have purchased and used bronze bushing from them many times over the last 30+ years. This particular application had...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mischief Managed
It's a win-win, I don't have to pay for storage...

It's a win-win, I don't have to pay for storage and he gets to use tools he does not currently own. Most of the stuff is cast iron and built to last so it's not like he's going to wear it out. I told...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mischief Managed
I have a similar problem, I'm moving forward with...

I have a similar problem, I'm moving forward with my plans to cruise full-time though. My little brother has eagerly accepted my request for him to babysit my substantial collection of tools. He's...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Mischief Managed
You and I think alike, the bushing adds...

You and I think alike, the bushing adds tremendous strength to the roller while also adding stability and was a simpler fix than a new bolt and bigger holes. Adding the bushing took <5 minutes.

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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Mischief Managed
My understanding is that the whole point of...

My understanding is that the whole point of documentation for a recreational boat is to protect you outside the US.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-07-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Mischief Managed
Considering that on my pulpit, it would only be...

Considering that on my pulpit, it would only be immersed during the worst of sea conditions and then only briefly, and considering the interference fit on the OD and the waterproof grease coating on...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By Mischief Managed
I need mobile data for work.

I need mobile data for work.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-07-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Mischief Managed
Anchor roller modification

I recently had to replace the 5" anchor roller on my boat. I bought a new generic roller at WM and it had an axle hole that was quite sloppy on the 1/2" SS bolt that I was re-using as the axle from...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Mischief Managed
I am a big fan of Dewalt stuff and I have a huge...

I am a big fan of Dewalt stuff and I have a huge collection of their 18V tools. I bought a Dewalt kit that includes a pair of 20 volt LI batteries and an adapter that makes them work on the 18V tools...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
Not exactly. The reed valves are not exposed to...

Not exactly. The reed valves are not exposed to combustion at all. They sit between the intake manifold and the crankcase and are simply one way valves to let air into the crank case when the piston...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
15 years ago I made the decision to never buy...

15 years ago I made the decision to never buy another vehicle that had a timing belt. I hate changing timing belts and have no regrets several hundred thousand miles (I maintain 5 cars for my family)...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Mischief Managed
If you can lower the radar mast and drop the...

If you can lower the radar mast and drop the bimini, You should have no problem.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mischief Managed
Dashew (FPB) Trawlers are considered quite safe...

Dashew (FPB) Trawlers are considered quite safe for extended blue water cruising.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
Evinrude make the 25 HP (and others) in 20" and...

Evinrude make the 25 HP (and others) in 20" and 15" shaft models.



see: https://www.evinrude.com/content/dam/evinrude/Global/MY2020/Documents/outboard-specs/ETEC-25-HP-Outboard.pdf
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
True that. The fuel injection on an Etec is more...

True that. The fuel injection on an Etec is more advanced than the fuel injection on typical 4 stroke engines. Instead of injecting fuel into the air stream outside of the combustion chamber, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
Just to be clear, Evinrude Etec engines are fuel...

Just to be clear, Evinrude Etec engines are fuel injected two strokes.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Mischief Managed
I have been researching a new dinghy for awhile....

I have been researching a new dinghy for awhile. For me, priorities are light weight, speed, durability, and comfort. For light weight and speed, I have decided to go with an Evinrude 25 HP on an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By Mischief Managed
My boat has ZF Mathers controls. The previous...

My boat has ZF Mathers controls. The previous owner did a lot of research on them and documented all of it. He had the hardware updated at the factory to address the potential runaway fault as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By Mischief Managed
The delay is adjustable and easy to get used to...

The delay is adjustable and easy to get used to when you understand that it's deliberate.
Forum: Power Systems 09-25-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Mischief Managed
I have those controls. If they won't sync, it...

I have those controls. If they won't sync, it might be due to a faulty tach sender. Even if the tachs read OK, the sender might be too weak for the ZF system or the senders may have two coils each,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-24-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Mischief Managed
Inverter case ground connection

I installed a 3000 watt true sine wave inverter in my boat over the Summer. I have not connected the chassis ground lug to anything yet and I have convinced myself to leave it that way. My reasoning...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,946
Posted By Mischief Managed
I would look for an FPB78. They are probably the...

I would look for an FPB78. They are probably the finest blue water power boats and were designed by folks that used to sail. The are also ridiculously easy on fuel.
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