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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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I put in a cheapo oil less pancake comp in my...

I put in a cheapo oil less pancake comp in my engine room. There is an air chuck in the cockpit and in the ER, also powers the air horn. Very handy. 120V, bought from Lowes or similar for like...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Ski in NC
nice.

nice.
Forum: Covid-19 02-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
If governments seriously prepared for every...

If governments seriously prepared for every possible catastrophe, the consumption of resources would be incredible. And not every possible catastrophe is biologic in nature.

And then if the top...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Ski in NC
Had that happen on my NL 5kw at about 5000hrs. A...

Had that happen on my NL 5kw at about 5000hrs. A lead broke off the voltage regulator. Probably from vibes in the control box. Fixed the lead, all was well.

Look in the box for anything amiss. ...
Forum: Power Systems 02-27-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Ski in NC
Normal. Pretty much every boat I am on has a bit...

Normal. Pretty much every boat I am on has a bit of skunk in the Racors. Keep filters fresh and don't worry about it.

My boat has very clean tanks and the racor looks about like that. I change...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 515
Posted By Ski in NC
How much of a roll are you designing for? A...

How much of a roll are you designing for? A 45deg roll all should stay put, and that is not a minor roll. And I would not want to foam it in (seems to be a good idea, by the way) until you are...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-27-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By Ski in NC
In normal boat life, it is quite rare for all...

In normal boat life, it is quite rare for all AC's to start at the same time, takes a while to mover around the boat to turn them on, thermos cycle independently, etc. Even if you power up boat from...
Forum: Covid-19 02-27-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
I think (???) the disconnect here may be Bligh is...

I think (???) the disconnect here may be Bligh is talking about the R using existing data from the recent past, and HC is discussing modeling R in the future (???). Two very different things??
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-27-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,311
Posted By Ski in NC
Questioning scientific theories used to be...

Questioning scientific theories used to be healthy and welcomed.

Now, if certain topics are questioned and debated, in certain circles one is labeled a "denier".

I had this happen to me when I...
Forum: Covid-19 02-26-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
Or, as you could do it in this simple engineers...

Or, as you could do it in this simple engineers mind: Week 1, infections, hospitalizations, deaths are X. Week 2, infections, hospitalizations, deaths are Y.

If Y is less than X, R is less than...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-26-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By Ski in NC
I would avoid one big unit for the whole boat. ...

I would avoid one big unit for the whole boat. For a few reasons:

1. If unit poops, you have no AC.

2. That big unit will be 240V, and require reconfiguring your boat from 2-30a/120v...
Forum: Covid-19 02-26-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
HC: With the decreasing rates of infections,...

HC: With the decreasing rates of infections, hospitalizations and deaths occurring in most areas, would not the R already be below 1?

And are the new variants infecting those already vaccinated?
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
Another thought regarding the emergence of new...

Another thought regarding the emergence of new variants of covid:

There is lots of discussion regarding these new variants in the news and whether they can "get around" the vaccine.

So lots of...
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
I think the debate about the accuracy of the 500k...

I think the debate about the accuracy of the 500k covid death count can be settled rather easily: Over the last several years, every week something like 52-58k people in the US die. And this is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ski in NC
Put a big boat in gear while tied to the dock and...

Put a big boat in gear while tied to the dock and add a little power. It is AMAZING how much thrust there is to pull on the lines.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ski in NC
I was running a new Viking sportfish up the...

I was running a new Viking sportfish up the coast, stopped in Fernandina Fl. While maneuvering around the docks, one of the MAN computer engines spooled up uncommanded. It would not respond to helm...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ski in NC
With that limited hoist capacity, consider...

With that limited hoist capacity, consider getting a lighter dink and like a 4hp motor. Sure, you can't go fast, just take your time and enjoy.

There may be a way to upgrade that lift capacity,...
Forum: Grand Banks 02-23-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,120
Posted By Ski in NC
You need a witch!!!

You need a witch!!!
Forum: Power Systems 02-21-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By Ski in NC
Take an oil sample at 150hrs and post the...

Take an oil sample at 150hrs and post the results. Interval can be based on that.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,817
Posted By Ski in NC
If you are not confident entering an inlet, do...

If you are not confident entering an inlet, do not go. Simple.

Known shipping channel inlets, known deep inlets well marked, will do those at night no problem.

An iffy inlet, only in calm...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-20-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ski in NC
So what is tripping? Dock GFCI or 50A breaker in...

So what is tripping? Dock GFCI or 50A breaker in boat? Does it trip when load is high, or trip randomly?

Lots of boats with two 50A inlets are set up to use one or the other, and not split load...
Forum: Fuel Check 02-17-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ski in NC
Pressure testing an empty tank with air is...

Pressure testing an empty tank with air is problematic. The air under pressure is partially compressed, and there is a lot of volume, it would have to be a big leak to show up as a reduction of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Ski in NC
So if you start the engine in neutral, it is...

So if you start the engine in neutral, it is instantly in gear?

With engine off (!!!) can you roll prop shaft by hand?

What happens if you go to reverse after engine starts? Get reverse then...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Ski in NC
So it works in fwd, but not reverse? Do you...

So it works in fwd, but not reverse?

Do you have helm pressure gauges for gear oil pressure? What is the reading F-N-R
Forum: Covid-19 02-16-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 7,186
Posted By Ski in NC
It seems a large percentage of the population...

It seems a large percentage of the population seems immune to this bug. Either they simply do not get it, or symptoms are very minor. Whether these transmit to others, I guess is sort of unknown.
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