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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Year old thread on CE with mention of OpenCPN and...

Year old thread on CE with mention of OpenCPN and Nobletec. Folks seem positive about CE. I have zero commercial affiliation, have used it on /off for over 15 years and like the interface and have...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By mvweebles
$379. 10-day fully functional trial version for...

$379. 10-day fully functional trial version for no charge. Lot of money. All I can tell you is they honored my original purchase 10-years after I had last used it. I think it might have been $99 to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By mvweebles
By far, easier to do route planning on a PC vs an...

By far, easier to do route planning on a PC vs an MFD, even an MFD with a knob input vs touchscreen (Furuno and Simrad both have models with knob inputs). Slightly geeky, but uploading from PC to MFD...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By mvweebles
Weather files. For example, OpenCPN uses SailDocs...

Weather files. For example, OpenCPN uses SailDocs - it's a bit clunky, but you send an OpenCPN formatted email to a SailDocs email address and it returns a data email (GRIB file) that is then...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By mvweebles
I just purchased a NL 6kw about 4 months ago. Gen...

I just purchased a NL 6kw about 4 months ago. Gen itself was was around $9500. Remote panel is around $600-$800. Sound shield is around $1200. Lift muffler and separator runs about $600. You'll need...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By mvweebles
I've used CE since they started. Really good...

I've used CE since they started. Really good folks. I especially like their integration with Active Captain as I can see the AC icons at a decent zoom-out level. Glad they are staying current. Over...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By mvweebles
Also, any difference in exhaust? Smoke on one...

Also, any difference in exhaust? Smoke on one side?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By mvweebles
That is a big difference. Gen might be 1gph...

That is a big difference. Gen might be 1gph (unless you have a 20kw or something).

I don't have any ah-ha ideas, but when engine off/gear in neutral, CA. You turn both props by hand?

Has this...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By mvweebles
Suppose the boat had a value of $75k before the...

Suppose the boat had a value of $75k before the fuel tank failure. What do you suppose the value is now, especially since the boat is likely uninsurable (no loan, no marina). Any suggestions on...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By mvweebles
Caprails have 4 layers of glass that have been...

Caprails have 4 layers of glass that have been feathered into the hull, then several coats of high build primer, then AlexSeal (alternative to Awl Grip) - just like a proper hull repaint. Maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By mvweebles
Agreed. Assuming adequate access to remove the...

Agreed. Assuming adequate access to remove the engine, decent diesel mechanic can have an engine out in about a day. Getting it back in and aligned might be a couple days.

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Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-25-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By mvweebles
Eric Hiscock was in his late 40's when they left...

Eric Hiscock was in his late 40's when they left on this trip in the late 1950's. Sailing had not changed in a couple hundred years at this point, tafrail log, lead-line, etc. Paper charts had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,145
Posted By mvweebles
I agree. A boat with serviceable systems...

I agree. A boat with serviceable systems including tanks with manhole inspection ports and surface mount wiring and plumbing runs would be unsellable in today's market. Look at what is extolled as an...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-24-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By mvweebles
Original YouTube Cruising (sail)

90-min film from 1963 by Eric and Susan Hiscock, legendary small boat navigators that was recently posted to Cruisers Forum . My Willard 36 is one of 39 hulls struck in roughly the same period - from...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-24-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Wanted: Trawler wanted
Views: 861
Posted By mvweebles
I'm having my stateroom totally reconfigured...

I'm having my stateroom totally reconfigured including moving head. Cost is $6500 plus materials in Mexico. Probably 3x in US. Don't forget cost of custom mattress.

Pic is of the vee berth mocked...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 766
Posted By mvweebles
Reasons I've been disappointed with marinas or...

Reasons I've been disappointed with marinas or bypassed entirely.

Too many liveaboards. A handful of quiet sneak-aboards is cool.

Rickety Docks with lousy cleats and inadequate dock boxes
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Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By mvweebles
Hi Oliver - this one is a no-brainer. Sunbrella...

Hi Oliver - this one is a no-brainer. Sunbrella isn't terribly expensive but is a much, much higher quality fabric that will withstand 15-years of direct sunlight. Labor to fabricate is the same...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-24-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By mvweebles
Exactly - For some reason, OP left the thread...

Exactly - For some reason, OP left the thread before sharing denominator in the equation, so grasping at straws. Sort of like saying "My stock went up $1/share today." Makes a big difference if it's...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-24-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By mvweebles
I'm having my 1970 Willard 36 painted in...

I'm having my 1970 Willard 36 painted in AlexSeal. I hate exterior wood, especially in tropics. Was surprisingly affordable to have the caprails encapsulated in fiberglass and painted a contrasting...
Forum: Power Systems 01-24-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By mvweebles
Attached is an original line drawing from a...

Attached is an original line drawing from a 1960's era brochure of the W36. Note how low the sole (red dashed line) is compared to the waterline - maybe 14-inches, and thus the issue of getting...
Forum: Power Systems 01-23-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By mvweebles
Sounds like your Bluewater has a much higher...

Sounds like your Bluewater has a much higher sole. Mine is no more than 14-inches or so above waterline. Very good fit sea keeping, but for systems, a challenge. Given the very gradual downward...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,284
Posted By mvweebles
This is a really interesting thread for me. I...

This is a really interesting thread for me. I have moderated the Willard Boat Owners group for over 20-years .(almost 1000 members, though vast majority are lurkers). Except for banning a few obvious...
Forum: Power Systems 01-23-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By mvweebles
Custom exhaust elbow comes off engine and goes up...

Custom exhaust elbow comes off engine and goes up with a 180 above waterline. After the water injection, continues to lift muffler via rubber hose.
Forum: Power Systems 01-23-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,927
Posted By mvweebles
+1 on Perkins and TAD. Some odd parts are...

+1 on Perkins and TAD. Some odd parts are expensive (God help me if I ever need an oil pan), but most are very reasonable. I replaced both water pumps and the lift pump last year for around $500...
Forum: Power Systems 01-23-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By mvweebles
Surprising, of the 1000 pictures I have of the...

Surprising, of the 1000 pictures I have of the ongoing refit, I do not have a good one of the engine. Facing aft - here is a pic right after the engine was pulled a few months ago (FYI - everything...
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