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Forum: Marlow - Mainship Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rgano
As you can see by my avatar, my boat is Claret...

As you can see by my avatar, my boat is Claret Red and hard as heck to air condition in the summers here. Dark blue would be a disaster. Also, like dark colored cars, hard to keep looking good.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
What sort of a spot does your Husky throw? Is...

What sort of a spot does your Husky throw? Is there a lot of side lode lighting up the surroundings?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
Is a light's "throw" directly or indirectly...

Is a light's "throw" directly or indirectly related to its lumens? I assume for the reading it has to do with focus. I want something with little if any side lobes - more laser like.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
You all are providing some great information and...

You all are providing some great information and ideas!!!
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
One of my hang-ups, and believe me, I have more...

One of my hang-ups, and believe me, I have more than a large closet full, is that rechargeable devices I have been involved with are either discharged when I want to use them or simply run out of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
I am lusting after a thermal scope after looking...

I am lusting after a thermal scope after looking through one on a pig hunt. Soo much better than my starlight scope.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
I understand what you are saying and I have...

I understand what you are saying and I have similar lights which will illuminate objects, somewhat. But I want the 30-06 version rather than the .22 caliber version, if you catch my drift.:)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
Thanks, Tom. The Marine Beam light I had was...

Thanks, Tom. The Marine Beam light I had was around a hundred dollars, and I see their newest version is around 129 dollars. It definitely commanded the night. Some I see are several hundred...
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 215
Posted By rgano
I have had receive only for years, and that's OK....

I have had receive only for years, and that's OK. But then three years ago, at about the halfway point in the trip, I was asked to install at transponder aboard a boat I was delivering to Lake...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By rgano
I do not think there is a lot of difference in...

I do not think there is a lot of difference in the 12v requirements of your 34 Pilot and my 30 Pilot. Did your Pilot come factory equipped with two banks of one 8D each? Mine came with only one...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,104
Posted By rgano
"Hereís a bit of sacrilege, I usually just leave...

"Hereís a bit of sacrilege, I usually just leave my fenders out... I know, Iím a maniac."

Well, OK, Dave. Are you thinking ahead about rigging for collisions? :)

Or maybe it's the merchie...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 987
Posted By rgano
I want a POWERFUL LED Flashlight

I once had an aluminum case CREE LED flashlight powered by 2 or 3 D-cell batteries with an adjustable beam width. It was so powerful that you could turn your back on it at a distance of several...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-25-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 215
Posted By rgano
Great! AIS? either transponder or receive only...

Great! AIS? either transponder or receive only were both very helpful in seeing around corners for us.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By rgano
My 6LPA-STP has two air heater coils. For...

My 6LPA-STP has two air heater coils.

For the purposes of troubleshooting, try temporarily pulling the wires from them and tape them. Start the engine to see if the problem persists. If it does,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-25-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 215
Posted By rgano
Welcome. A boat not unlike mine in size. ...

Welcome.

A boat not unlike mine in size. What is your power? Genny?

What kind of cruise speed do you anticipate?

I could see it being a bit of a challenge (but certainly doable) to do the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By rgano
But it's a fiberglass solid core boat. Re...

But it's a fiberglass solid core boat.

Re the engine, if it checks out ok, and you have no evidence of it being done, pull the injectors and have them serviced, and you will never have to worry...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-25-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,104
Posted By rgano
I think Dave could easily combine the two...

I think Dave could easily combine the two activities, as soon as he gets that stray fender properly stowed.:D
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-24-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By rgano
I bought a dink for 100 bucks at a flea market...

I bought a dink for 100 bucks at a flea market here in FL. It was a good one too. Then I put a motor on it and knew I needed to register. No title, bill of sale, nothing! Went to the FL licensing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,688
Posted By rgano
Back in 1986 I wanted to install a FireBoy...

Back in 1986 I wanted to install a FireBoy automatic Halon release system in my engine room on my 1972 woodie GB, but I did not want to go through the expense and hassle of installing an automatic...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By rgano
In reference to the comment about the Navy's move...

In reference to the comment about the Navy's move away from bunker fuel, we did it because it was such a darned mess to deal with in steam powered ships (I served in both bunker and lighter...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-22-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By rgano
I disassemble my Fortress FX-37 spare anchor and...

I disassemble my Fortress FX-37 spare anchor and stow it in the lazarette bilge in my 30-footer.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-22-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Wanted: Trawler wanted
Views: 866
Posted By rgano
Are you pretty handy and a DIYer because that...

Are you pretty handy and a DIYer because that twin engine boat under 100K I suspect will need your skills. Otherwise, the boat you get under 100K will end up costing a bit more to get it loop-ready....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By rgano
Some gens have a 12V winding on the end of the...

Some gens have a 12V winding on the end of the armature used to charge their battery instead of a separate belt-driven alternator. The hash that came off these things was also not very helpful for...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-22-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By rgano
PVC pipe will make a difference, just as Xsbank...

PVC pipe will make a difference, just as Xsbank sez. And I would suggest finding out if there is another possible source by pumping and cleaning the tank until is is clean as a whistle and then...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-22-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,836
Posted By rgano
I would believe marina personnel are restricted...

I would believe marina personnel are restricted from boarding boats out of simple fear of litigation over some perceived liability issue, especially if fire and flooding are involved. Besides,...
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