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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 11:54 AM
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Posted By sunchaser
Geez, a much more cost effective thing to do is...

Geez, a much more cost effective thing to do is add the big alternator as others have suggested. A hard top is big bucks. Why the reluctance to run your genset in the morning? It is already...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By sunchaser
So the Canadian Al boat builders will be happy!...

So the Canadian Al boat builders will be happy! Win win eh.

But seriously, the $C vs $US is the big impediment for Canadians buying US products of any kind. Fortunately commodities are priced...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By sunchaser
The world is awash in Al finished metal. LME...

The world is awash in Al finished metal. LME bonded warehouses have over one million tons in inventory. This does not take into account producer or country stocks. Canadian Al boat builders have...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,175
Posted By sunchaser
+1 This is precisely how our vessel...

+1

This is precisely how our vessel operates. Two 90 amp alternators neither with a Balmar nor Leece Neville tag. Works fine for us and the 8 US made Trojan 105s.

Seevee is close to a good...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,795
Posted By sunchaser
That is a pretty rough looking ER. There may be...

That is a pretty rough looking ER. There may be far more than fuel to consider. A cheap boat may not prove inexpensive once you try using it.
Forum: Power Systems 08-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By sunchaser
My thoughts - 45 year old engines, high sulfur...

My thoughts - 45 year old engines, high sulfur fuel for many decades, possible wrong service intervals and the things Lepke mentions. Hopefully the boat has not seen paper towels or other experiments...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-12-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By sunchaser
We turn our inverter off at night when at anchor....

We turn our inverter off at night when at anchor. Boy does that cut down on transient 110 draws. God bless our 12/110 V refrigerator which averages less than 4 amps per hour.

But plenty of boats...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-12-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,175
Posted By sunchaser
Seevee Nigel Calders book on electrics is your...

Seevee
Nigel Calders book on electrics is your friend. As others have said, you are drawing your batteries down way too far.

Correctly install a battery monitor and use it. Until you monitor and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,691
Posted By sunchaser
Jason I’m not sure the Seapiper was intended as...

Jason
I’m not sure the Seapiper was intended as a live aboard. Nor is a Camano 31. Where do you put the 15 ft3 freezer and washer and dryer? Let alone the 4 grandkids and parents.

Regarding...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,691
Posted By sunchaser
All sorts of narrow vessels plying the world’s...

All sorts of narrow vessels plying the world’s waters successfully. Fuel efficient too. My families first boat was 34 feet long with a beam of a bit less than 9 feet. The vessel was designed and used...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,636
Posted By sunchaser
Bet the OP is sorry he asked. It would seem Simi...

Bet the OP is sorry he asked. It would seem Simi is the responder with the gist of the subject well understood.

That said, the OP could get most of his questions answered by seeing the boat. The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,636
Posted By sunchaser
Angus you are correct. Art insisted on builders...

Angus you are correct. Art insisted on builders following plans to minimize corrosion. First, tanks installed so any external water could not be trapped between tank and hull. Second, do not engineer...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By sunchaser
The metals markets and companies that produce...

The metals markets and companies that produce same are a world wide group. Generally the cost of goods sold, capital recovery, shareholder earnings (profits) and revenues received must be in balance...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By sunchaser
So many choices both on the mainland and Islands....

So many choices both on the mainland and Islands. Best you hop on a plane and spend some time. Buy the Waggoners cruising guide before hand which describes the marinas. Your desired on shore...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,805
Posted By sunchaser
Perkins (owned by Cat with blue engines painted...

Perkins (owned by Cat with blue engines painted yellow when carrying Cat numbers) current 4 cylinder is the M92B developing 64 kw at 2400 RPM.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,805
Posted By sunchaser
Go to the engines section of boat diesel....

Go to the engines section of boat diesel. Research each and every engine in the size range youíre considering. Iím not aware of any other on line source that compares with this data source. There are...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-29-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,493
Posted By sunchaser
When Iím no longer capable of handling boat...

When Iím no longer capable of handling boat chores like anchoring, is the day the boat sale efforts commence.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,063
Posted By sunchaser
Delfin, your charging analysis makes sense. Once...

Delfin, your charging analysis makes sense. Once a full season of cycles are accomplished the real world findings will prove helpful for those of us following along.

The discussion on number of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,928
Posted By sunchaser
Jim A bit of history on your current seal would...

Jim
A bit of history on your current seal would be helpful. Such as when installed, by who, brand and what caused the current leakage. Also, the condition of the shaft around the current seal area...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-26-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,063
Posted By sunchaser
TF is fortunate to have TT report on his...

TF is fortunate to have TT report on his findings. Seldom will you find in the boating press or online sources an individual who has the budget, business and proven technical background to jump into...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 07-24-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By sunchaser
How long does it take for water to appear at the...

How long does it take for water to appear at the exhaust outlet? A few seconds or immediate is good, plus ten seconds bad. Station an observer at the exhaust outlet to ascertain delay time, if any,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-23-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,972
Posted By sunchaser
Iíve recently been on several large vessels that...

Iíve recently been on several large vessels that have warping drums fore , aft and/or midship. These can and do assist in fouled anchor or windlass issues.

Interesting to contemplate the myriad...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By sunchaser
Twins are alive and well whether planing or...

Twins are alive and well whether planing or displacement M/V. In fact this is where the market is if one looks around. As we cruise Alaska the best guess I have is 19 out of 20 recreational M/V are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By sunchaser
These are some of the reasons Cat bought Perkins...

These are some of the reasons Cat bought Perkins about 20 years ago. The brand whether marine or most commonly used as you state Lepke is alive and well.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-18-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By sunchaser
There seems a good balance of buyers and boat...

There seems a good balance of buyers and boat offerings in the size range being discussed. A few come to mind such as Back Cove, Sabre, Aspen, Helmsman, North Pacific, Sea Ray, Carver, AT, NT, ...
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