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Forum: General Maintenance Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Lepke
The Seattle area dealer: Control Factors ...

The Seattle area dealer:
Control Factors
1508 O Street SW
Auburn, Washington 98001-6566
Phone: (425) 483-5613
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Today, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Lepke
I use washable 20 & 5 micron prefilters and a 1...

I use washable 20 & 5 micron prefilters and a 1 micron disposable before the HP pump. My housings are 4.5x20 and the filters go a long time between cleanings. The 1 micron last about a year and I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By Lepke
Here's another version with a map. Who knows what...

Here's another version with a map. Who knows what the patrol boat was doing. The captain has to explain to Maduro, in a way that doesn't kill him, why the patrol boat is no more....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-02-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Lepke
Stainless corrodes in the absence of air. Out of...

Stainless corrodes in the absence of air. Out of the water, stainless develops a protective layer. In the water it creates a biofilm that causes corrosion. Usually in crevices or localized areas. It...
Forum: Power Systems 03-31-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By Lepke
You can, but you don't get your money back....

You can, but you don't get your money back. Usually you pay much more.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-30-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Lepke
I've used West Systems epoxy with #404 high...

I've used West Systems epoxy with #404 high density filler to fix cracks in many boats without reoccurence. Vee it out at least an 1/8". On the vertical part, cover with tape and fill from the top....
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Lepke
If the price is right. If you want to go...

If the price is right.
If you want to go faster, get a high speed boat or a longer hull. Hull speed controls cruising speed unless you install massive horsepower.
Forum: Power Systems 03-30-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By Lepke
If you can't find another prop, you could buy buy...

If you can't find another prop, you could buy buy bronze shaft material the length of the hubs and machine that as a bushing. It might be faster than turning all the material needed to be removed...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By Lepke
Not much experience with smaller cats, but the...

Not much experience with smaller cats, but the bigger engines either have filters that drain back, a drain plug in the housing or are mounted filter down.
If your setup is a problem, you might add a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By Lepke
The sample needs to be drawn from a engine at...

The sample needs to be drawn from a engine at operating temperature. So the oil, any water and debris is mixed, not settled to the pan bottom. Better yet, I take samples often enough to install a...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-26-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Lepke
If you're near a port with a USCG office go...

If you're near a port with a USCG office go there. Otherwise contact them online.
There's lot to do. The vessel has to be inspected and admeasured by ABS (or other similar organization) to set...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lepke
10 years ago: My current 83' boat with twin 671...

10 years ago: My current 83' boat with twin 671 naturals cost about $55,000 to survey, haul out, fuel, food, prep (nav instruments, oil changes, spares, etc) for a 500+ mile trip. Crew was free and I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lepke
At full throttle about 30gl/hr. per engine. And...

At full throttle about 30gl/hr. per engine. And the boat probably does better then 25 knots. At 20 knots, a lot less fuel. Run at full throttle about 1000+ hours between overhauls, at 80% 3000+...
Forum: Grand Banks 03-24-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Lepke
If the dealer is installing the system you should...

If the dealer is installing the system you should be fine. The wheel no longer is mechanically tied to the rudder, so you need a rudder angle indicator at your steering stations. Hydraulic steering...
Forum: Power Systems 03-23-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Lepke
These guys make replacement exhaust:

These guys make replacement exhaust:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Lepke
In the absence of oxygen, any stainless corrodes....

In the absence of oxygen, any stainless corrodes. And stainless screws in a bronze fitting sets electrolysis.
Forum: Power Systems 03-20-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,711
Posted By Lepke
As engines age and wear, compression goes down....

As engines age and wear, compression goes down. Air increases it's temperature when compressed. A diesel must reach about 500F to ignite the fuel. If too much air is escaping past the rings or...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-19-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By Lepke
I live and travel on an 83' boat. The size gives...

I live and travel on an 83' boat. The size gives room for storage and comfort. Not only space to live but real comfort and safety on the ocean. I've always had bigger boats, smallest private boat was...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-19-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,765
Posted By Lepke
Use a book. That was a common use for the pages...

Use a book. That was a common use for the pages before TP. Newsprint is better than glossy paper.

I self quarantined at my dock, but my boat is always stocked for travel.
Forum: Power Systems 03-18-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Lepke
If the engine is running, have a mechanic survey...

If the engine is running, have a mechanic survey it. You may not need an overhaul. Just a lot of TLC. It doesn't look all that bad except for the water leaks and corrosion.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By Lepke
Steelcraft made at least 2 sizes, about 25' &...

Steelcraft made at least 2 sizes, about 25' & about 30'. All I saw had single or twin Grey Marine flathead gas engines. They were raw water cooled, so the ones used in salt water had the head rust...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By Lepke
Big boats, tugs and ships have day tanks. Fuel in...

Big boats, tugs and ships have day tanks. Fuel in the main storage tanks is pumped to the day tank as needed and used to maintain an even keel. Large diesel engines pump much more fuel than used in...
Forum: Power Systems 03-17-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By Lepke
What I have on Perkins engine id:

What I have on Perkins engine id:
Forum: Power Systems 03-15-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,049
Posted By Lepke
About 85% of the pleasure rating. 1800 or 2100....

About 85% of the pleasure rating. 1800 or 2100. Detroit's ratings have a higher rpm/hp for pleasure use limited to 500 hours/year. Naturals don't create the high exhaust gas temps so you can run them...
Forum: Power Systems 03-14-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,049
Posted By Lepke
I centrifuge my oil. Before the centrifuge I used...

I centrifuge my oil. Before the centrifuge I used bypass oil filters in addition to stock filters. I test my oil and generally have particles below 5 micron. Stock filters only filter to 30 microns....
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