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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-24-2019, 12:35 PM
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Posted By sdowney717
The supply wires on mine are only spiraled where...

The supply wires on mine are only spiraled where they exit the ceiling, inside the framework, the wires are not spiraled. They did it to leave extra long wires to connect up the motors, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By sdowney717
Sure it may not be legal, but I doubt the...

Sure it may not be legal, but I doubt the government will shoot people or prosecute for looting or theft seeing the current situation. This is not the USA, it is like a war zone in a third wold...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By sdowney717
They are considered shipwrecks by the locals, and...

They are considered shipwrecks by the locals, and then fair game for salvage for whatever they can get from those wrecks. Which is probably a good thing, gets rid of some of the junk and the native...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By sdowney717
It seems to me, the rope will be fine, I have...

It seems to me, the rope will be fine, I have some old ropes as dock lines, 3/4" nylon, and they are fine.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By sdowney717
Never seize is a loose bound oily mix with...

Never seize is a loose bound oily mix with aluminum powder. I cant imagine it would stay on. Hydrocarbons are slowly metabolized by bacteria, anything greasy on the hull eventually dissipates. The...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By sdowney717
I dont think Vaseline gives off loose oils. The...

I dont think Vaseline gives off loose oils. The cartridge of marine grease I have is a limey green color, it is very waterproof. I ought to do a test in a tub., or slick up a pole and put it in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By sdowney717
Vasoline sounds good, does not wash off with...

Vasoline sounds good, does not wash off with water, barnacles wont like it. I have thought of using waterproof marine grease too. Vasoline I think would be far cheaper to try.

Do you think a boat...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-20-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,777
Posted By sdowney717
Sure it could be used. Something just as good...

Sure it could be used.
Something just as good and cheaper, Minwax gloss polyurethane. It will harden and adhere the crazing together as a glue. I used this on my 1970 thin fiberglass over wood which...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,701
Posted By sdowney717
In the Bahamas are no safe harbors. Looks like...

In the Bahamas are no safe harbors. Looks like few moved their boat to Florida which is only slightly safer harbors, I see lots of damaged boats where major storms come ashore, so even in the US, few...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,701
Posted By sdowney717
you would have to watch it to see where he gets...

you would have to watch it to see where he gets these numbers.

Yet wars kill far more people than storms, as in since 2015, 90,000 have died in Yemen, a place most in the US could not even place...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,701
Posted By sdowney717
I read his blog, he was lucky to get out alive......

I read his blog, he was lucky to get out alive...
There may be 40,000 dead on both islands.
I think his estimate too high. There were also many undocumented people, like haitians there and those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,512
Posted By sdowney717
IT really does not matter until your drawing...

IT really does not matter until your drawing closer or over the amp rating of the wire. 30 amp breaker wont trip at 31 amps, at least it takes quite a while to trip off. I did a test on my twin 30...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By sdowney717
I have thought a keel cooler a great idea, but I...

I have thought a keel cooler a great idea, but I changed my mind due to marine fouling.
Just my own view though.
Boats in some areas just love to grow so much on their hulls, it seems impractical...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,855
Posted By sdowney717
They did not post a watch, so were in violation. ...

They did not post a watch, so were in violation.

https://ktla.com/2019/09/12/preliminary-ntsb-report-on-deadly-boat-fire-off-santa-cruz-island-expected-thursday/

Management failure, or no one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By sdowney717
Hurrican Dorian caused 100 foot waves off NewFoundland

https://globalnews.ca/news/5882144/newfoundland-rogue-wave-hurricane-dorian/

Person in charge of the ocean buoy verifies the truth of this and also says when they retrieve all the data, may show...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,324
Posted By sdowney717
Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User -...

Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User - CONTINUOUSWAVE (http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2676)
Some you can change with email help.
Some only make you pay shipping, thats ok, some...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-05-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By sdowney717
Actually white vinegar soaking works best, even...

Actually white vinegar soaking works best, even better if vinegar is hot.
Vinegar dissolves corrosion. Totally submerge the part.
Vinegar will easily enter the small spaces, but since you greased...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By sdowney717
Setup camera with your own intranet on the boat,...

Setup camera with your own intranet on the boat, maybe just use a wireless router? No internet needed?

And how good is the night vision? The dash cams, some show amazing night vision now.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-03-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,849
Posted By sdowney717
I have an older Lectra San. It works fine. Has...

I have an older Lectra San. It works fine. Has the meter and hand dial. I do add salt but its automatic by way of a shunt valve. I have a 10 gallon cooler plumbed to an adjustable PVC valve, every...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 25,932
Posted By sdowney717
Leaving your home, means its difficult to get...

Leaving your home, means its difficult to get back to it. they wont let you back home for days.

My brother, wife, kids and parents all live in Myrtle Beach. But not right on the shore. Last I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 25,932
Posted By sdowney717
https://www.foxnews.com/world/hurricane-dorian-dow...

https://www.foxnews.com/world/hurricane-dorian-downgraded-to-category-3-storm-continues-its-assault-on-the-bahamas

Storm surge in Carolina's up to 12 foot maybe.
Dorian still churning over Grand...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,407
Posted By sdowney717
Do people put fire sprinklers in boats? Just like...

Do people put fire sprinklers in boats? Just like in buildings, they are life savers, washing smoke out of the air and cooling the fire down.
Imagine trapped below decks its dark, no lights or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,851
Posted By sdowney717
I see, that could work fine. Good idea.

I see, that could work fine. Good idea.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By sdowney717
Short haul at that marina I mentioned is $150. ...

Short haul at that marina I mentioned is $150.
The prices in my area also vary widely, some twice what others charge.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By sdowney717
A heavy duty vinyl wall covering, it is what is...

A heavy duty vinyl wall covering, it is what is used on walls in hospitals, if they have a wall covering.
cleanable and can get wet.
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