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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
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Had that happen during a survey on a boat on...

Had that happen during a survey on a boat on which we made an offer. The props went thunk instead of ting. After having had to shut down an engine for overheating on the three-mile trip to the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 667
Posted By catalinajack
No shortage of opinions on the need for polishing...

No shortage of opinions on the need for polishing just like anchors and fuel additives. I do not see much value in fuel polishing. Other do, or others just sleep better knowing their fuel has been...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By catalinajack
Not if it is connected to the hot side of the...

Not if it is connected to the hot side of the switch. That is where I wired mine. Pump comes on as soon as the ignition switch is keyed on. Wiring it this way also enables use for bleeding by merely...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By catalinajack
Big block Chevy block off plates are exact fits,...

Big block Chevy block off plates are exact fits, $7 or $8.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,762
Posted By catalinajack
In the late 80's or thereabouts, the Iowa and the...

In the late 80's or thereabouts, the Iowa and the Forrestal were berthed near to each other at the Newport (RI) navy base.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,789
Posted By catalinajack
Sir, with respect, it goes far beyond not...

Sir, with respect, it goes far beyond not "liking" the law. Blind obeisance is not a part of my thinking. Ever hear of the Boston Tea Party? The MSP potion of your screen name - just a guess,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By catalinajack
If you have a three-wire motor as you apparently...

If you have a three-wire motor as you apparently do, GKESDEN's solution will work. Just follow the wiring diagram. The IMTRA device can be had at Defender for $121.


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Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,789
Posted By catalinajack
Simple lessons? So, if a law were passed, an...

Simple lessons? So, if a law were passed, an unconstitutional law in your opinion, that abridged some freedom, for example, freedom of speech, would you sheepishly follow that law? An extreme...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,789
Posted By catalinajack
There is a still-operating old--style Dairy Queen...

There is a still-operating old--style Dairy Queen on Route 10 in Plainville, CT that my folks took us to in the early 1950's.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-18-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By catalinajack
No doubt many folks have refilled non-refillable...

No doubt many folks have refilled non-refillable bottles for many years successfully. Wise and inherently safe? I don't think so. As with many things boating and non-boating, just because one does...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By catalinajack
Air Conditioning Raw Water Pump Efficiency Sharing an Experience

The below quote from O.C. Driver (Ted) was from another thread in response to a question I asked. Ted was very gracious with his time trying to help me understand the dynamics. Water flow is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-16-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By catalinajack
Voltage dips on vessels with electronically...

Voltage dips on vessels with electronically controlled engines are not good. Voltage drops can fault out navigation equipment but the greater danger are to engine controls. I once followed a Mainship...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By catalinajack
The Federal Income Tax was instituted in 1913....

The Federal Income Tax was instituted in 1913. The US entered WW1 in 1917. You may be thinking about the Federal withholding tax on wages which started in WW2.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By catalinajack
Bob Smith used to run his demo Lehman with no...

Bob Smith used to run his demo Lehman with no receptacle for the return line. Lehmans return very little fuel per hour likely no more than a few ounces.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-14-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By catalinajack
I humbly suggest that if want to learn about the...

I humbly suggest that if want to learn about the plans Dish offers that you simply go to their website. We have a Dish RV account that we use with an Intellian i4. Does anyone know whether the M5...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-13-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By catalinajack
Works great until you move out of range of the...

Works great until you move out of range of the broadcast antennae. Pretty much, for OTA you must be with about 45 miles of the antennae, plus or minus. That means you must be close to amdecent sized...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By catalinajack
If you remove the mechanical pump, a big block...

If you remove the mechanical pump, a big block chevy block-off plate is a perfect fit. Be sure to use a gasket sealant such as Permatex #2. Thesexare available on many automotive websites, less than...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By catalinajack
Not long I needed to replace a pair of hatch...

Not long I needed to replace a pair of hatch struts. I found a number on the failed strut, googled it, and up came a direct replacement with the same numbers. Take a look at yours.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-08-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By catalinajack
Very good news indeed!

Very good news indeed!
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By catalinajack
I do. And, I removed the mechanical pump from the...

I do. And, I removed the mechanical pump from the engine. Works fine for me and I do not see any downside to doing so. If one fails, I will install the spare but the fact is they almost never do so....
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,200
Posted By catalinajack
Really? Really? Lots of folks have composting...

Really? Really? Lots of folks have composting toilets. I do not and would not but where do you get off disparaging the legitimate choices of others? Get a life!
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,200
Posted By catalinajack
Isn't the operative law that waste is not to be...

Isn't the operative law that waste is not to be pumped overboard? If one is not doing that, well, who cares what system is on board.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,200
Posted By catalinajack
Yes, if the boat has a toilet. My point was that...

Yes, if the boat has a toilet. My point was that toilets and holding tanks are not required.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,660
Posted By catalinajack
So, how much does a vacufA new Vacuflush, toilet...

So, how much does a vacufA new Vacuflush, toilet only, costs about $550. That doesn't includes the vacuum generator, etc, etc. A new Marine Elegance all-in-one costs about $600. And the Raritan...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By catalinajack
It will work anywhere you have the space to place...

It will work anywhere you have the space to place it, light or dark.
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