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Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,430
Posted By Sidclark
Here's my guess as to how this happened. The...

Here's my guess as to how this happened. The fishing boat probably thought he had privilege because he was trolling. Classic mistake on the Chesapeake. Fishing trawlers do have privilege over...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,430
Posted By Sidclark
Actually a sailboat under sail is about in the...

Actually a sailboat under sail is about in the middle of the hierarchy list for right-of-way privileges....
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,490
Posted By Sidclark
I saw that one, but figured the only way to get...

I saw that one, but figured the only way to get it out of Knoxville would be by truck. Please correct me if I'm wrong..
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,490
Posted By Sidclark
Just checked the hull number. It starts with ETY....

Just checked the hull number. It starts with ETY. Marine Trading for sure. So how did this boat come to be called a Heritage East Nova? Did Marine Trading make this boat? If not, who did. And what's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,490
Posted By Sidclark
Another Failed Survey

Just got back from surveying the Heritage Nova 42 we had a contract on. At least I think it was a Heritage Nova 42. In the midst of the inspection we found a manufacturers plate that said Marine...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sidclark
I just checked Drag Queen out in the front yard....

I just checked Drag Queen out in the front yard. It still works on an Android Note 8..maybe just Apple with the new updates it's a problem...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sidclark
I use Drag Queen on my Android phone right next...

I use Drag Queen on my Android phone right next to the bed. Simple and works for me. And we tend to anchor out a LOT, as in months at a time. As to the anchor itself, we used a 55lb Spade with 200...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-24-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Sidclark
Hello From Myrtle Beach

I've posted a few queries here and appreciate the quick responses. Thanks to everyone!


I've been an avid boater since the age of 14 which brings us to over 40 years on the water. While most of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By Sidclark
That's kinda how I've treated my boats over the...

That's kinda how I've treated my boats over the years. Never really pushed them or took chances. Our last boat was a Lagoon 410 catamaran in which we lived on for 5 years. In over 12,000 miles on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By Sidclark
The boat is a Heritage East Nova 42. She does...

The boat is a Heritage East Nova 42. She does have a keel, but not sure how deep it is in relation to the props. Will find out on the survey haul out. As a side note, it'll probably be raining during...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,687
Posted By Sidclark
Twin Engine and Potential Prop Damage

Ok, going to survey Friday on a sundeck trawler with twins. My question is, with exposed props and shafts, how vulnerable are they to damage? I travel at 6-7 knots. At that speed how much damage...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Sidclark
Thanks! I'm glad this one had the Lehman's. If...

Thanks! I'm glad this one had the Lehman's. If the offer is excepted I'll fill in the boat details.
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Sidclark
Well, the offer is in. Thanks for the quick...

Well, the offer is in. Thanks for the quick replies and I'm sure more questions will follow...
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Sidclark
So, if I understand, then there's no need for a...

So, if I understand, then there's no need for a recovery tank on the 135's.
Forum: Power Systems 07-07-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Sidclark
Lehman 135 Coolant Reservoir

Hopped onboard a sundeck trawler today in our search for the next boat. When inspecting the engines, I took off the coolant cap to check level. I could not feel or see any coolant in the tank. Is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Sidclark
The tanks had substantial visible rust in the...

The tanks had substantial visible rust in the corners, plus a myriad of other issues forced the rejection. Good point about the O-rings and something I overlooked in the initial inspection...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Sidclark
Did the fiberglass contain the leaking fuel? Did...

Did the fiberglass contain the leaking fuel? Did you end up replacing the tanks or repair in place? Did the fiberglass hold moisture against the tank, thus causing the corrosion?
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Sidclark
I'm not sure if it has inspection plates or not,...

I'm not sure if it has inspection plates or not, because of the insulation. It seems it would have to have them. I should clarify the insulation is not separate tiles, but looks something like a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Sidclark
It's a 1985. I was also wondering how the tiles...

It's a 1985. I was also wondering how the tiles are attached to the tanks....
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Sidclark
Heritage East Nova 42 Fuel Tanks

Well, the search is back on for a sundeck trawler. Went to survey yesterday on a sundeck trawler and stopped the survey short after about 2 hours. Just too many issues. So, today was looking at a...
Forum: Power Systems 06-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Sidclark
Fuel Burn Volvo TAMD61a

Not sure this is the right sub forum, but here goes. I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on our next boat. It's a Symbol 40 with twin Volvo Tamd61a 300HP diesels. The boat weighs 20,000 lbs....
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Sidclark
Thank you, I'll remember that if it comes down to...

Thank you, I'll remember that if it comes down to it. We're still dialing in what we want in a boat. So far, the ones that fit what we want to do are sundeck trawlers and motoryachts. Top of the list...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Sidclark
Thanks for the info! One thing that I've read in...

Thanks for the info! One thing that I've read in several places has me a little perplexed and maybe you can expound on it. Maneuvering the cat at slow speed such as docking you have to center and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Sidclark
Split Throttle To Single Throttle

Ok, so I'm coming from driving a large sailing catamaran where you have one lever on each side of the wheel controlling both engine and tranny. I'm very confident in this setup, but all the trawlers...
Forum: DeFever 01-12-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,682
Posted By Sidclark
Good info..Thanks!

Good info..Thanks!
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