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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-27-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By AKDoug
I carry a spare anchor line, 5/8" 600' primary...

I carry a spare anchor line, 5/8" 600' primary and a 5/8" 400' secondary. The primary has 50' of 5/16" chain and the secondary has 25' of 5/16" with a large snap hook for stern tie around objects on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By AKDoug
There are rings and handles mounted on the SUP's,...

There are rings and handles mounted on the SUP's, I use carabiners to match them up. Loops of tubular web or line to match up the lengths to the seat snaps, the seat snaps have adjustable loops...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By AKDoug
I use Red Paddle Explorer inflatable boards, with...

I use Red Paddle Explorer inflatable boards, with the fin mounted they track better than a 15' sit on top kayak and when paddling shallow water I just leave the fin off. I also use kayak seats and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-26-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By AKDoug
I had to think hard, of course I was living in...

I had to think hard, of course I was living in Anchorage Alaska. I was 8 and the 6 year old neighbor boy from across the street was very upset. I understood what had happened but it had no...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-25-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By AKDoug
Welcome! I am in Nikiski, boat is in Homer, and...

Welcome! I am in Nikiski, boat is in Homer, and I summer in the Sound as well. That's a great boat you have, I ran a Bayliner Trophy up until I moved into trawlers. The comfort level in the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By AKDoug
Sounds like Nordic Tug, smaller boat with huge...

Sounds like Nordic Tug, smaller boat with huge horsepower, owner wants to run it a low speed and it can be hard on the engine idling all of the time... I had a friend with a NT 32 and a Cummins, it...
Forum: Willard | Fales 11-24-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By AKDoug
Much appreciate the responses, it was a curiosity...

Much appreciate the responses, it was a curiosity question rather than "need". I can see where replacing the raw water cooling might be wise before it has a chance to fail. It is (so far)...
Forum: Power Systems 11-21-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By AKDoug
I run a 4jh, and only change the primary (Racor)...

I run a 4jh, and only change the primary (Racor) every other year and the engine mounted filter twice in six years. They are both one micron filters, so theoretically nothing should get through to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-21-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By AKDoug
Welcome! I have Nikiski on the stern, and winter...

Welcome! I have Nikiski on the stern, and winter over in Homer on the hard, but port out of Seward for the largest part of the summer. I hate the tides in Homer, hate the congestion and lack of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,071
Posted By AKDoug
The mattress stores will have cheaper memory foam...

The mattress stores will have cheaper memory foam topped mattresses vacuumed down and rolled up and in a box or plastic. With the odd shapes boats have sometimes you need a queen to make a full...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,071
Posted By AKDoug
The moisture forms against the colder surface,...

The moisture forms against the colder surface, under the mattress or between the blankets and the hull. When not on board I prop the mattress up with one of the access covers to allow air to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,071
Posted By AKDoug
I think moisture becomes more of a problem in...

I think moisture becomes more of a problem in colder climates and with installations that go against the hull. I do have to mop out a little moisture under the mattress near the hull and against the...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,417
Posted By AKDoug
The packing hardens over time and won't tighten...

The packing hardens over time and won't tighten down, depending on the material the packing is made of. IF you can seal off the shaft at the cutless bearing on the outside of the hull you can repack...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By AKDoug
Water should be over the top of the plates,...

Water should be over the top of the plates, distilled water. My guess would be it's going to be too late to get a full recovery on those batteries... just an opinion, good luck!
Forum: Willard | Fales 11-09-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By AKDoug
Transmission maintenance curiosity

Hello all!

I was considering having routine maintenance done of my transmission, nothing wrong with it but about 4000 hours on it. It has only had oil changes, and in some reference material I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By AKDoug
I don't keep any records except oil changes and...

I don't keep any records except oil changes and fuel purchases, receipts for purchased equipment and services (including batteries) are also kept. I got 6 years on my AGM batteries, with probably...
Forum: Bluewater Trawlers 11-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By AKDoug
Pull a through hull and you will know... Look...

Pull a through hull and you will know... Look for one that either weeps or could use an upgrade re-enforcing plate on a valve so you don't feel bad about taking it apart :-)
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,085
Posted By AKDoug
Lots of really good points in this thread, one of...

Lots of really good points in this thread, one of which is that there is no perfect dink. Here the tidal zones are extreme, and having a boat to drag back into the water when the tide goes out is an...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,962
Posted By AKDoug
I am a fan of sleeping well at night, so my...

I am a fan of sleeping well at night, so my personal definition of coastal cruiser is a single day run from good anchorage to good anchorage, sometimes with a very long day cruising between them. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By AKDoug
I did this too, in the bathroom light fixture. ...

I did this too, in the bathroom light fixture. The light it puts out is outstanding, even in the furthest corners and crevices of the room! My mast light is also LunaSea, and has a sensor that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By AKDoug
Alcohol based anti freeze hardens and swells...

Alcohol based anti freeze hardens and swells Neoprene impellers, as I found out when my toilet impeller locked up early in the new season (a few years ago). Nitrile impellers don't have the same...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,685
Posted By AKDoug
I like this one best! Unless the anchorage is...

I like this one best! Unless the anchorage is the only protection from the weather, don't anchor where everyone else is. Use your depth finder to locate a bottom (depth and angle of the bottom)...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By AKDoug
If price is no object, look at Swaardvis flush...

If price is no object, look at Swaardvis flush mounts. Taco marine sells them, I have two to support my table, one adjustable height and one fixed, and can rotate my table into a rigging bench for...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-11-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,323
Posted By AKDoug
Actually, as I recall it wasn't the Coast Guard...

Actually, as I recall it wasn't the Coast Guard that did the inspection, it was AK Dept of Fish and Game. Usually the CG is very active during the fishing derby that time of year, so I mis-spoke. ...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-11-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,323
Posted By AKDoug
In Alaska, new last season, even though a vessel...

In Alaska, new last season, even though a vessel is Documented it must also have State registration numbers and decal. I was boarded for inspection in Seward this last August and they informed me of...
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