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Old 11-25-2020, 07:50 AM   #9601
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Like the USCG?
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:54 AM   #9602
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Some very interesting systems that seem to make sense but are atypical. A wing engine with a chain drive to the main shaft instead of using its own, and a variable pitch prop. AC generator is a hydraulic unit run from PTOs on both the main engine for cruising and the wing engine when not underway.

These are an excellent solution, for an offshore voyager, hardly needed for an inshore cookie.
"These are an excellent solution, for an offshore voyager..." Agreed!

"...hardly needed for an inshore cookie." Agreed!! - Especially if you have "twins"... LOL
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This was on the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op front page, don't know anything about her. Pretty lines.

Looks like a 1950's or '60's Ed Monk design . . .
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From the pictures, I can't figure out how someone who falls overboard gets back in the boat. Or for that matter, how one gets on and off the dinghy.

Sure is a beauty regardless!
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Thanks for the kind words...she's got a real boarding ladder. Solid and secure as the rest of the boat. I'm really glad it aluminum, moving it around would be tough if it was too heavy. Falling over would not be fun to retrieve. It's high freeboard and lots of tumblehome.
In this pic she's carrying 1200 gallons (holds 3k) of fuel and 400 water. Gardens specs say 3,500 lbs. per inch of immersion. So I have the task of getting her down a bit, good problem to have.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:18 AM   #9605
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https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/193...-1600-2954904/

A classic steel hull Dutch motor yacht.


Some interesting little features...like the bridge control pedestal.

Don’t think I could handle the engine access though.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:30 AM   #9606
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It's a shame to build a beautiful boat like this without regards to maintaining the engines etc.
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Looks like a 1950's or '60's Ed Monk design . . .
https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...2&d=1606152466

Just a guess, but, cabin side windows and painted boards behind the windows are typical of Grenfells of that vintage. If so, then a Monk design, built in North Vancouver.
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Love the pedestal helm!

Wish modern boats could integrate that. Today’s trend is obviously having the entire instrument cluster crammed in front of your eyes, which I think is a distraction, especially at night or in heavy traffic when the helmsman should be focusing on keeping a course. IMO
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Love the pedestal helm!

Wish modern boats could integrate that. Today’s trend is obviously having the entire instrument cluster crammed in front of your eyes, which I think is a distraction, especially at night or in heavy traffic when the helmsman should be focusing on keeping a course. IMO
I am having a 'wing' built and then put analog readouts out to the left. I do not like analog read outs.
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She is very narrow gutted and would probably roll like a pig. As a steel boat owner I shudder at what corrosion may be hiding behind all that interior lining after all those years. Good looker though.
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I am having a 'wing' built and then put analog readouts out to the left. I do not like analog read outs.

Nice. Send a photo when done
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:33 PM   #9612
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I am having a 'wing' built and then put analog readouts out to the left. I do not like analog read outs.
That should read, "I do not like digital read outs."

To remind those who do not know, analog read outs are designed to indicate the normal range in the second 1/3 of the gauge or if you wish, the center 2/3 of the gauge.
You cant do that with a digital read out.
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Friends used to comment/tease me that all my analog gauges were crooked. But I rotated them so that under “normal” conditions the needle would always point up at 12:00.

No interpretation needed. No brainpower needed. Just a quick glance would tell you if everything was all right.
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Friends used to comment/tease me that all my analog gauges were crooked. But I rotated them so that under “normal” conditions the needle would always point up at 12:00.

No interpretation needed. No brainpower needed. Just a quick glance would tell you if everything was all right.

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Just a guess, but, cabin side windows and painted boards behind the windows are typical of Grenfells of that vintage. If so, then a Monk design, built in North Vancouver.
I’d say she was a Shane but she’s got the wrong kind of stem.
A good example of how nice a boat can look w/o a bow pulpit.
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"Friends used to comment/tease me that all my analog gauges were crooked. But I rotated them so that under “normal” conditions the needle would always point up at 12:00.

No interpretation needed. No brainpower needed. Just a quick glance would tell you if everything was all right."

On old aircraft that had a flight engineer the norm was to line the gauge needles up in a straight line when all is normal .

A glance would notice a "Limp " needle not in line.

A mark from a grease pencil would show what the last flight crew saw.

Boats operated with a guest at the controls can easily be taught to call the owner if everything stops lining up.

Not as good as Murphy Gauges but a great quick method for a good safe scan.
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I loved the simplicity and dependability of the Murphy gauges (purely mechanical) on my old boat. However that was except for the tachometers. I hated them! Needle constantly wavering back and forth and always breaking the set pins. Perhaps the cable had gotten old or needed lubrication?
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I seem to remember digital gauges were tried on commercial airliners some years ago. The pilots didn't like them so they went back to analog. Reasons given as mentioned above: A quick glance will tell you conditions better than having to "read" a digital gauge.
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Greetings,
I seem to remember digital gauges were tried on commercial airliners some years ago. The pilots didn't like them so they went back to analog. Reasons given as mentioned above: A quick glance will tell you conditions better than having to "read" a digital gauge.
and I still wear an analog watch!!
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The four sectors of my Faria analog cluster are arranged such that all four needles more ot less point toward the center in the normal range. My tach is digital, and I prefer that.

On my twin engine trawler I placed a white marker on each engine gauge to mark normal cruise position for each needle. Worked for me. My OCD would get a complete workout every time a glanced at gauges which had been rotated to get vertical needles.
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