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Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Gulf Comanche
Just tuned into this one and haven’t read the...

Just tuned into this one and haven’t read the others. My vote:
Dragonfly
Mosquito Hawk
If those have already been mentioned, I second both.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,510
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I got my license through Sea School in Bayou La...

I got my license through Sea School in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, a couple years ago. Itís no picnic, 4 parts to the exam, serious business but really interesting. For me, the classroom was the way to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-11-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Gulf Comanche
[QUOTE=caltexflanc;898747]If you are going to use...

[QUOTE=caltexflanc;898747]If you are going to use it a lot, the industrial quality quick disconnects from Parker are hard to beat. That's what Hatteras used for shore water input and optional wash...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-10-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Yes, sea chest is midship below pilot house...

Yes, sea chest is midship below pilot house floor, then run hose to forward cabin closet and out the side. Want to be able to quick connect at this point.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-10-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Seawater Washdown System

Planning to build a washdown system for the anchor. I have the pump and thereís an unused hookup in the sea chest. What I need to find is some kind of stainless quick connect for outside hose that I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,321
Posted By Gulf Comanche
No, youíre not too old. I just turned 70 and...

No, youíre not too old. I just turned 70 and intend to continue as Captain of Old School into my 80ís. Go for it now, its not too late.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Thanks Rich, will look into it.

Thanks Rich, will look into it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Injector Service

Another thread had mention of regular schedule for injector service. I have never had mine serviced and the engine runs fine for the past 12 years. Is this something that should be done regularly or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,665
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Old school percolator on the stove at home or...

Old school percolator on the stove at home or boat, I like seeing the coffee perl into the glass bulb at the top. For 3 cups,1 large scoop Community medium roast 2 smaller scoops French Market...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,172
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I wouldnít trade Old School for any other boat....

I wouldnít trade Old School for any other boat. Itís all aluminum and I never worry about bumping up against docks, no dents so far, owned her for 12 years. At this point I know all of her noises and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 05-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Same here, took a ride down Tickfaw River out...

Same here, took a ride down Tickfaw River out into Lake Maurepas yesterday, nice little 5 hour cruise. Lots of boats out for a Friday afternoon but not as bad as a couple Saturdays ago. Never again...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Heat gun along w/ the other suggestions.

Heat gun along w/ the other suggestions.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-25-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Epic Small Boat Voyages

Here’s a good read. German Jew escapes Nazis in the mid ‘30s, goes to Japan for several years, then things get bad there so he runs from there to Philippines and gets caught up in the Japanese...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-14-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Thanks to all for the replies. Go forth and wash...

Thanks to all for the replies. Go forth and wash hands. This China Virus is the absolute weirdest sht ever in my 70 years.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Oil Change Frequency

Did a search, no luck. I have about 80 hours/10 months on my last oil change, figured going to 100 hours would be ok. Perkins 4-236 manual says 250 hours or 3 months, appears the manual call is for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,497
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I do too. Many box turtles still crawling around...

I do too. Many box turtles still crawling around because I got them off the road and into the woods. Got a letter last week from a box turtle grandmother thanking me.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-27-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Does GFO swell up after installation?

Does GFO swell up after installation?
Forum: General Maintenance 03-27-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Have not run it yet Dave. May run it tomorrow

Have not run it yet Dave. May run it tomorrow
Forum: General Maintenance 03-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Gulf Comanche
GFO Follies

Started the stuffing box repacking about 9 this morning. 45 minutes or so later, I pulled the last of 6 flax rings out of the nut.The corkscrew worked ok but needed the picks too. Then began the...
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Thanks to all for the advice. Doing this job in...

Thanks to all for the advice. Doing this job in the water is always a thrill though I’m not afraid of it anymore.
Mike
Forum: Power Systems 03-16-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I ordered and received the GFO and corkscrew....

I ordered and received the GFO and corkscrew. Having done this job several times w/ flax, are there any special issues to be aware of? Cut end at 45* angle? Screw the nut back till no drip or just a...
Forum: Power Systems 03-14-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,040
Posted By Gulf Comanche
My 4-236 doesnít leak a drop, Iím the one who...

My 4-236 doesnít leak a drop, Iím the one who spills oil on the engine when refilling after an oil change.
Forum: Power Systems 03-05-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By Gulf Comanche
Thanks to you all for the comments, GFO it is....

Thanks to you all for the comments, GFO it is. Now to the boat to figure what size to buy.
Forum: Power Systems 03-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,970
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I’ve used flax for the last 12 years and want to...

I’ve used flax for the last 12 years and want to switch to GFO. The box is one with the big nut holding the flax and it screws onto the the shaft tube. Is there any reason not to use GFO like...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,933
Posted By Gulf Comanche
I haven’t bought a new car in a while, last three...

I haven’t bought a new car in a while, last three had 20K+ plus miles on them, ‘92 Isuzu Trooper, ‘96 Toyota Sequoia, ‘11 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Still driving the FJ. All three hit 225K miles when I sold...
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