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Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,444
Posted By chc
Our Californian has FB and lower helm. Run from...

Our Californian has FB and lower helm. Run from lower in unpleasant weather; FB in good. Soon as we get FB enclosure finished will probably spend more time up there. Both stations are set up the same...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By chc
Just left there this morning. Took a short side...

Just left there this morning. Took a short side trip on our way up the St Johns to see family. In the short run we took up the creek, we were passed by 6 boats going flat out. Creek is pretty, but...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By chc
This is always an interesting time of year for...

This is always an interesting time of year for the trip south. Between boat fixes, and family things we won't be heading south until the 24th. Oughta be an interesting ride. Have a safe trip
Forum: Power Systems 10-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By chc
Blackstone labs; minimum annually; last five years

Blackstone labs; minimum annually; last five years
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-10-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By chc
I just took out all my existing electronics:...

I just took out all my existing electronics: radios, chartplotters, radar, depthsounders, and replaced them with a 942xs (bridge), a 742xs(lower helm; space limited). A Standard Horizon GX2200...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-04-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,606
Posted By chc
We have a Mercury hypalon 10'6 dink; now at least...

We have a Mercury hypalon 10'6 dink; now at least 9 yrs old. We mount it on the Weaver snap system to the swim platform. First lift this year, the lifeline brackets snapped in half at the top. We use...
Forum: Power Systems 09-20-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,344
Posted By chc
Could you work the part towards the oil drain...

Could you work the part towards the oil drain hole?
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,185
Posted By chc
Through the Carolinas on the ICW, I wonder what...

Through the Carolinas on the ICW, I wonder what the impact of Florence is going to be on marina facilities along the way? Might be wise to look into that.
Forum: Californian 09-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By chc
What is the shaft size? I would think any full...

What is the shaft size? I would think any full service yard would be able to handle that job easily. Should be a fairly easy swap, using a bearing similar to the one removed.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By chc
That is "midge " frass (poop). Midges don't bite,...

That is "midge " frass (poop). Midges don't bite, altho some of the swarms are heavy enough to suffocate you. Parts of the upper bay; Back River, Magothy, etc are known for the lil' devils. "Awesome"...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,280
Posted By chc
Frankly, with the debris issue in play, I think...

Frankly, with the debris issue in play, I think I'd be inclined to go out Eastern Bay, then up the Bay proper. The Chester takes a stiff turn in the very spot you will be exiting the Narrows channel;...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By chc
Decided to stay in the slip as well; not only the...

Decided to stay in the slip as well; not only the big nasty stuff, but the fine silt/sand in Back River would certainly not be helpful to the cooling systems
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,776
Posted By chc
Just as a short sideline; Detroit suggests the...

Just as a short sideline; Detroit suggests the use of their pink colored anti-freeze in the DDA 8.2L engines. Something about SCCA's being good for their old innards; just sayin'
Forum: General Maintenance 05-31-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By chc
I reattached my Weaver pads on my Hypalon unit...

I reattached my Weaver pads on my Hypalon unit using G Flex,( I think), 650. Worked well, has lasted 2 seasons so far with no separation. I'd suggest a call to Gougeon Bros tech folks. They are very...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-08-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By chc
I'm a little suspicious of those boards being...

I'm a little suspicious of those boards being teak; grain looks odd for teak. But, if it were, I'd hit it with some teak cleaner sand for smoothness and go from there; might save some time, and...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-20-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By chc
Replaced our Kouma 1500 watt, 11 gal heater with...

Replaced our Kouma 1500 watt, 11 gal heater with a 6 gal, 750 watt Isotemp unit. wanted to be able to get hot water via our Honda generator after a couple of days at anchor. Gen would not drive...
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By chc
The linkage at the transmission popped loose on...

The linkage at the transmission popped loose on approach to a dock in our Californian 34. Could not reverse, but had room to turn away & anchor 'til I could figure it out. interesting sensation.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,026
Posted By chc
Prior to entering a marina, home base or new, we...

Prior to entering a marina, home base or new, we have all the lines & fenders in place. Always amazes me the number of folks that have to frantically grab & throw on arrival
Forum: General Maintenance 12-24-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By chc
Sorry for the confusion; PM sent

Sorry for the confusion; PM sent
Forum: General Maintenance 12-22-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By chc
Any chance you might be able to share a picture...

Any chance you might be able to share a picture of the project?
Forum: Power Systems 12-18-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By chc
Pretty sure the pumps on my DD8.2's are 777-9001;...

Pretty sure the pumps on my DD8.2's are 777-9001; had to pull face plate to check; someone had turned it around. DD part # is 8924483. Have 2 of the little beasts in my Californian 34.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By chc
Oh, to be sooo good. re your port engine issue;...

Oh, to be sooo good. re your port engine issue; had the same thing on Scooter. Turned out to be feedback thru the alternator keeping the solenoid circuit alive; bad diode. Have lots of fixing to do...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-06-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By chc
Is "30" the result of the new math, or fake...

Is "30" the result of the new math, or fake news?
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By chc
Our Mercury hypalon inflatable started shedding...

Our Mercury hypalon inflatable started shedding the davit mounts; glue failed. Put it back together w/West system G-Flex. So far has held well.
Forum: Power Systems 08-16-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By chc
Never had to bleed my 8.2's after filter changes;...

Never had to bleed my 8.2's after filter changes; occasionally had to crank a bit more than usual; usually 'cause I didn't fill filters enough. Have had some solenoid issues a couple of times, tho'....
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