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Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,528
Posted By Trawler_traveler
LED Maglite replacement bulbs

We just bought LED replacement bulbs for our two 3-D Maglite flashlights and are really happy with the result.



-Sven
Forum: General Maintenance 12-07-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely look...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely look into the G10 option !

Since these stanchions are on the dinghy-deck they are out of the reach of too-helpful dock hands and the lifelines will...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-06-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Creating FG pads to install no-penetration stanchions ?

For safety I'd really like to put some lifelines or even a solid rail on the dinghy deck up top (pilot house trawler). However, I do NOT want to screw into the cored dinghy-deck.

What I'm...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
This looks like the inflatable sail that our...

This looks like the inflatable sail that our French friends used to cross the Atlantic in their powercat. They started out in France and used the sail for the long downwind passages that they could...
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Hi Pete ! I'll have to see if our Onan 8 kW...

Hi Pete !

I'll have to see if our Onan 8 kW has a PTO.



-Sven
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
We met a French couple in the Bahia del Sol...

We met a French couple in the Bahia del Sol anchorage who used an inflatable sail to get across the Atlantic in their powercat. They had to bring it down every 2-3 days to re-inflate the triangular...
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Interesting idea (without having looked at the...

Interesting idea (without having looked at the specifics) !

I'll have to look into PTO options for the Onan to see if it is an option without tearing a hole in our wallets :-)

Thanks again,

...
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
The engine appears to be in top shape, but there...

The engine appears to be in top shape, but there is only one and we don't carry a spare crankshaft (as just a silly example). The fuel is clean and we filter/polish it just to make sure. The...
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By Trawler_traveler
110 V electric get-home motor ?

I'm still considering options for a get-home engine/motor using our 8 kW Onan. I see quite a few 110V industrial motors in the 5 hp range which would be near perfect if it could be geared right. The...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Trawler_traveler
That's fine if you are a dock-queen or...

That's fine if you are a dock-queen or non-cruiser. I'm talking about when you actually take your trawler out, away from a dock-condo slip.



-Sven
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Label bilge-pump discharges ?

Yesterday a slip neighbor's pumps started going full-time. One was at the bow and it was pumping a steady stream of water overboard. A second smaller pump at the stern was also putting out a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-30-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Hi Kevin, I'm basically taking your...

Hi Kevin,



I'm basically taking your advice since Espar is being unresponsive now that I've bought the replacement furnace. I do have two questions for you based on your experience.

First, ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Our iCom 802 was indispensable for the hamnets on...

Our iCom 802 was indispensable for the hamnets on the way down through Mexico to Costa Rica.


-Sven
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,176
Posted By Trawler_traveler
I think I have just realized why a hailer is a...

I think I have just realized why a hailer is a very good idea, not just for fog horn effects and five blasts, but for telling the stupids to get get out of the way and why.


-Sven
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-20-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Trawler_traveler
I took a look at...

I took a look at https://deutschconnectorstore.com/ and those do not look like the same connectors. The ones that Espar uses are quite simple and very square, no rounded corners.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-20-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Espar user forum or technical support forum ?

We decided to replace our Espar heater (with a blown blower) with a new model Airtronics Espar heater. We bought the new heater through Esparparts.com.

We're having some trouble getting timely...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,176
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Five blasts, repeated over and over as you creep...

Five blasts, repeated over and over as you creep by and issue the securite calls.



-Sven
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Trawler_traveler
That's a pretty solid endorsement for not keeping...

That's a pretty solid endorsement for not keeping the 'brace'.

Appreciate the feedback.



-Sven
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Interesting idea ! I wonder if those rigs resist...

Interesting idea ! I wonder if those rigs resist compression.

Thanks.



-Sven
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Yes, that's the only way. The problem is that...

Yes, that's the only way. The problem is that the inboard attachment is where the red arrow points and if I stand on the caprail I can reach it with one hand only and there is no way I could put in...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Paravane questions

We've experimented with our paravanes after replacing cables and doing some other servicing to the rig. Now I have some questions for those of you who have used them in the past or are still using...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By Trawler_traveler
And I thought the SG in SG-200 stood for...

And I thought the SG in SG-200 stood for Smartgage so they were one and the same :blush:

Lots of useful info from all.


-Sven
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By Trawler_traveler
Isn't the 'charge/discharge amps' the same as an...

Isn't the 'charge/discharge amps' the same as an 'amp flow function' ? IOW, it shows you real time amp draw or charge rate ?



-Sven
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By Trawler_traveler
I took a look and thought "that looks like a site...

I took a look and thought "that looks like a site as good as the one Maninesail runs". Then I went to his site https://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/ and it is the same site, but the one I knew of is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-14-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By Trawler_traveler
That actually looks perfect. When you say no...

That actually looks perfect. When you say no current in/out are you talking about something different than "Charge/Discharge Current (A)" per their specs ?

The fact that you could add a shunt and...
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