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Old 07-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #21
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Hawg, had to leave Polar at home this time, he is getting too old to do the dinghy to shore thing anymore, he is very healthy but stiff and wobbly, the thing that will likely get me off boats too. I'm a bit sore today after all that diving and scraping yesterday. This is our first ever boat trip without Polar, could be why the boat didn't want to go yesterday?
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had to leave Polar at home
That was my point, I think he set you up.
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Diver coming at 5:30, to scrape the wheel and the shaft and to have a close look at the bearing. Also check and clean my transducer. The transmission was at "E" (I'm blushing as I type) and I ran it up again at the dock and confirmed it's now at "F." After the diver has done his stuff, we will take it out again. There's a lovely young woman in a very small no no no got to finish tying the cables for the solar panels! 8^)
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Have you checked your throttle linkage to make sure you are getting the full throw? How about trying the throw from all control stations?
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Barnacles! Boatword boatword barnacles. All scraped clean, shaft, wheel, transducers. No problem getting WOT now, enroute Desolation, in fact will be rounding Grief Point in 20 minutes.

I am completely gobsmacked that a bunch of those little bastards could have such an effect on my wheel. Zinc paint is totally useless on props, Trilux 2 is no better than house paint on the hull. I guess I'll have to buy a full wetsuit.

Thank you for your support and your input, I learned something today.
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Barnacles! Boatword boatword barnacles. All scraped clean, shaft, wheel, transducers. No problem getting WOT now, enroute Desolation, in fact will be rounding Grief Point in 20 minutes.

I am completely gobsmacked that a bunch of those little bastards could have such an effect on my wheel. Zinc paint is totally useless on props, Trilux 2 is no better than house paint on the hull. I guess I'll have to buy a full wetsuit.

Thank you for your support and your input, I learned something today.
Not allowed any copper paint on that boat, correct? Otherwise, Trinidad is the ticket.
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You check out getting a Hookah dive set-up. We ran ours off of a small (3 gallon) pancake electric (oil-less) compressor. Made working on the prop and shaft etc. almost enjoyable. Pays for itself in a few months of hiring a diver.
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You check out getting a Hookah dive set-up. We ran ours off of a small (3 gallon) pancake electric (oil-less) compressor. Made working on the prop and shaft etc. almost enjoyable. Pays for itself in a few months of hiring a diver.
I thought "Oil-Less" compressor was not recommended for breathing purposes??


Hookah is fully compliant... but... expensive! Lungs' interior are tender.
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Barnacles! Boatword boatword barnacles. All scraped clean, shaft, wheel, transducers. No problem getting WOT now, enroute Desolation, in fact will be rounding Grief Point in 20 minutes.

I am completely gobsmacked that a bunch of those little bastards could have such an effect on my wheel. Zinc paint is totally useless on props, Trilux 2 is no better than house paint on the hull. I guess I'll have to buy a full wetsuit.

Thank you for your support and your input, I learned something today.
Soooo... now ya tell us!!

What ever happened to can't turn wheel by hand and disturbing noise??

Barnacles holding onto cutlass bearing too tightly and then screaming as your engine forced the wheel to turn -
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Oil-less means no oil in the air you breath!!
I assembled my own system for under $200 including compressor.
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Hookah can be cheap and oil less is a must - the other will kill.

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Oil-less means no oil in the air you breath!!
I assembled my own system for under $200 including compressor.
Would love the details Chris, was about to pull the trigger on one of the assembled units, which are a bit more expensive here in Oz.
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Barnacles! Boatword boatword barnacles. All scraped clean, shaft, wheel, transducers. No problem getting WOT now, enroute Desolation, in fact will be rounding Grief Point in 20 minutes.

I am completely gobsmacked that a bunch of those little bastards could have such an effect on my wheel. Zinc paint is totally useless on props, Trilux 2 is no better than house paint on the hull. I guess I'll have to buy a full wetsuit.

Thank you for your support and your input, I learned something today.
Well done, XS!
Those barnacles can be nasty.

You can forget about trading the boat in on a Harley now, and enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Sorry, I left the Hookah with the boat when I sold it. No longer have all the parts identified. Basically you need a dive regulator, mouth piece, compressor, and 50ft of air line, plus a small oil-less compressor with a reasonable size air tank (3 gallons). My compressor/tank combo cost about $80. An alternate is to use a regular dive set-up with the compressed air tank (left on deck) with a long air hose.
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Thanks Chris.
This thread could be helpful for others.
https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/...-Hookah?page=1

No tank is required as is shown by the ones commonly sold.
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Perhaps I was not clear enough.
You basically have 2 options:
1. Use a regular compressed air tank (for scuba) leave it on deck and use an air line.
2. Use a compressor with a (3 gallon) tank - so that you are not sucking air direct from compressor - you need a buffer reserve to avoid gasping for air!!!
So 2 tanks!! Different options. You must have a tank - take your pick.
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The "It Never Rains But it Pours" thread

XSBank: when did you last put the boat up on the hard? Barnacle time is March thru end of May in BC.
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Perhaps I was not clear enough.
You basically have 2 options:
1. Use a regular compressed air tank (for scuba) leave it on deck and use an air line.
2. Use a compressor with a (3 gallon) tank - so that you are not sucking air direct from compressor - you need a buffer reserve to avoid gasping for air!!!
So 2 tanks!! Different options. You must have a tank - take your pick.
Tank is mandatory is not what the hookah websites say.
Most say pump alone is fine, some say a tank MAY be required if a heavy breather or using long lines and sell them as an optional extra.

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While I agree there are several non-tank versions for sale, it would be interesting to hear from somebody with real underwater experience of these straight-through type units.
The more expensive versions do include tanks. The tank acts as a buffer and enables the diver to intermittently consume more air than the pump puts out as necessary while working under water.
I assembled my own hookah including a pancake compressor with built-in 3 gallon reservoir, but this was to a design specified by an experienced professional diver, and I am PADI qualified.
What I do know for a fact is that working on your prop. etc becomes an easy maintenance task once you can breath relatively normally under water.
In our marina, it was necessary to clean the underwater gear every few weeks during the Summer, though I tried to always do it while in a pleasant anchorage rather than the marina. Also, even in the Bahamas it was worthwhile to have the hookah for cleaning and changing zincs.
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