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Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By FF
"I have 2 of those Sendure inline strainers...

"I have 2 of those Sendure inline strainers before the pumps."

Before the pump filters only water entering the pump

After the pump catches even tiny bits of impeller.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By FF
"so installing and then yutzing around with a...

"so installing and then yutzing around with a monitor to keep it accurate down to the last amp... really wouldn't change that behavior, anyway."


Worrying about the "last amp" is only...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By FF
A nice big old dismasted sail boat could easily...

A nice big old dismasted sail boat could easily be converted to a power cruiser , but the keel will probably have to be lightened a good deal.

The mast and rigging removal could make the boat too...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,142
Posted By FF
"So how do marinas charge for electricity in...

"So how do marinas charge for electricity in areas where A/C usage is common especially during warmer months?"


Electric meter is fairest. Power hogs pay for their own consumption.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By FF
While its std on homes and RV not many boats use...

While its std on homes and RV not many boats use an oil or particle trap.


On vapor using systems his is a simple T after the regulator with the T facing down with a 6 inch pipe nipple and cap.
...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By FF
When outfitting ocean sailboats we would install...

When outfitting ocean sailboats we would install a Sendure Y strainer just after the rubber impeller sea water pump.

If they were made in sizes to fit larger systems it would be a simple install,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By FF
A working SOC meter is required , the rest is a...

A working SOC meter is required , the rest is a guess.


The install will pay for itself in battery sets not ruined.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By FF
"enough tow line to tow at any distance up to 120...

"enough tow line to tow at any distance up to 120 ft."


And the proper day hoist to allow others to know what was happening?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 936
Posted By FF
US Navy , SP2H - P2V7 Neptune , then air line...

US Navy , SP2H - P2V7 Neptune , then air line 727, 737, DC 10 till retirement.


Nice view , no heavy lifting , free coffee on call.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By FF
Semi displacement boats are frequently a...

Semi displacement boats are frequently a compromise that is a disapointment.

If you want to go fast there are many sport fish with OK accomidations that aren't too squirely at displacement...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,656
Posted By FF
Many skippers only leave the dock IF they have...

Many skippers only leave the dock IF they have secured the boat RFS," ready for sea".

"and $19,300 bill to my health insurance company."

A $20,000 insurance claim for injuries from a passing...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By FF
I would reverse the question , as to what is the...

I would reverse the question , as to what is the largest boat I can carry aboard?

Host , davits , drag it aboard , whatever works makes the dink far more secure , and far less hassle.


How it...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-23-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,142
Posted By FF
"Get a dehumidifier a drain to a drain...

"Get a dehumidifier a drain to a drain overboard."

Simplest is to set it on a sink , or the counter where it can drain into a sink.

Lash it down if you can , the wake makers know when you are...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-23-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By FF
"That's a big difference with electric having...

"That's a big difference with electric having only about 1/3 the lifting capacity."


The real concern is the overload condition , an electric unit may let all the white smoke our, the hyd will...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By FF
Most "tight" places are wide enough , tied on the...

Most "tight" places are wide enough , tied on the hip , works in most locks
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By FF
And folks think the must have a 45 ft er to run...

And folks think the must have a 45 ft er to run the calm waters of the loop, or the ICW!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By FF
For the easiest long range cruising a speed of...

For the easiest long range cruising a speed of the Sq rt of the LWL works well.

This speed is in Knots

Multiply by .9 for a heavy fat boat or 1.15 for a light sleek boat.

Whatever RPM is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By FF
A boat is a "wasting asset" not an investment ,...

A boat is a "wasting asset" not an investment , although a few folks have made money at resale time.

In dirt houses location is king

In boats condition is paramount.

"Paint sells the boat"
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-23-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By FF
IF you have a library card many millions of...

IF you have a library card many millions of titles can be downloaded for free with Overdrive.


I do 150-200 books a year and the bride does about the same in audio books , she listens while...
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By FF
"We here have a fellow who comes to the vessel....

"We here have a fellow who comes to the vessel. Removes all fuel, polishes the fuel, cleans the tank and back in goes the fuel"

That's the story of the polishing service sells , however the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-22-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By FF
"We almost always started recharging at least...

"We almost always started recharging at least when one or the other of our main banks got down to 50% SOC as estimated from a simple voltage reading."

This is very difficult as for voltage to be...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-22-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By FF
"The stability and decreased motion of the...

"The stability and decreased motion of the heavier boat in a wind state means less snap pull on the ground tackle."

In a protected anchorage where wind is the only problem , this may be true.
...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-21-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,729
Posted By FF
For deep water anchoring 50/50 chain , then nylon...

For deep water anchoring 50/50 chain , then nylon seems the best combination.


For 200 deep water few would have aboard the weight of 600-700 ft of chain , but perhaps 200 ft of chain then a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By FF
About 50 years ago some one asked the AYRS...

About 50 years ago some one asked the AYRS (Amateur Yacht Research Society) im GB


"what is the most efficient yacht"

Their response was a submarine , towed by a box kite.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,280
Posted By FF
"Don't assume it's a bad solenoid." For sure...

"Don't assume it's a bad solenoid."

For sure , but if the solenoid ever becomes a problem , replacing it with a push/pull cable might be a better upgrade .

KISS
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