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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
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Why isn't the helm locked down? Gotta say, seems...

Why isn't the helm locked down? Gotta say, seems like a questionable decision to remain on board during those conditions. Mooring or anchor?
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-15-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By Prospective
Balmar Smattgauge Battery Monitor

This is the original edition Balmar Smartgauge. Provides bank voltage and percent(%) charge remaining on a house bank as well as voltage for a start bank. It was working perfectly when I removed it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Prospective
Lollly.. I asked this question on another...

Lollly..

I asked this question on another forum. I store in your neck of the woods in the winter. Several people recommended Gel Coat Jim. Name sounds kind of hokey but I spotted his truck over...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-29-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,981
Posted By Prospective
My experience is that slip rates for larger boat...

My experience is that slip rates for larger boat in RI is very high. $150 to well over $200/ft in more desirable locations. I would also note that slips are in VERY short supply currently. The...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Prospective
Well... that's interesting too. Although I've...

Well... that's interesting too. Although I've had the SG200 for a couple of years now and the Victron for 5+ years. This is the first time I've seen the warning.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Prospective
Wow, thanks for the info. I have the blue tooth...

Wow, thanks for the info. I have the blue tooth gateway and am familiar with the software update process. Boats going away for winter but I always check for updates at beginning of season.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Prospective
What would cause a DC voltage spike??

Here are the details...

Boat kept in slip on shore power. All systems normal after last cruise. Per my usual, I leave my Victron inverter/charger ON in CHARGER ONLY mode. New house bank and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 09-15-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By Prospective
The Newport International Boat show will mostly...

The Newport International Boat show will mostly be new production boats brought in by dealers and stocked out of their inventory. Generally few trawlers with the exception of the occasional used...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,875
Posted By Prospective
Hardest part of that trip from a weather window...

Hardest part of that trip from a weather window standpoint, particularly that time of year, is going to be NYC/Sandy Hook to Cape May. I wouldn't bother with the inside due to shallows and bridges...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Prospective
I have 2 of them. Not much to it. Winterize the...

I have 2 of them. Not much to it. Winterize the fresh water system as normal and pump the antifreeze through the head by flushing. couldn't be easier.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,343
Posted By Prospective
A have a full Garmin suite including 3 plotters,...

A have a full Garmin suite including 3 plotters, open array radar, and auto-pilot.

I think the stuff is very intuitive and I've become comfortable in the Garmin "universe". But I have had a...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-17-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,567
Posted By Prospective
Totally depends on the Marina, not Dockwa. For...

Totally depends on the Marina, not Dockwa. For Marina's that use Dockwa extensively, including managing their occupancy it's great. I find it very easy to plug in my dates, get and exact quote of...
Forum: Power Systems 07-30-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By Prospective
Great and timely question for me. I've never...

Great and timely question for me. I've never replace my impellers myself, always had a tech do it and I've never had one not complain about how horrible mine are to do. Very large impellers and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-29-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Prospective
I just ordered an IR temp gun for this exact...

I just ordered an IR temp gun for this exact reason. My engines have both an electronic temp sensor that feeds the computer and mechanical one that feed the gauges. My Port engine is showing about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,236
Posted By Prospective
Clearly it depends on how well the process is...

Clearly it depends on how well the process is executed. But Cold Molded boats as defined above with thin layers of plywood crisscrossed over a "mold" then glassed produce some of the lightest and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,490
Posted By Prospective
Amazing rundown. From where I sit you have...

Amazing rundown. From where I sit you have nothing to be embarrassed about at all. We all set pretty high expectations for ourselves and our boats. But they way you handled the challenges over...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-14-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Prospective
Ah... the joys of buying a new boat. Looking...

Ah... the joys of buying a new boat. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

As to the map updates, I confess I've only done firmware updates on my system, not the map updates. So SD card may...
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,791
Posted By Prospective
I have owned a boat with 2 volvo engines for the...

I have owned a boat with 2 volvo engines for the past 7 years. Would I do it again... maybe?

I have had pretty good luck with parts. I have a good dealer near me and they've been good about...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Prospective
Chris, I have dual 7612's and a 942. I don't...

Chris, I have dual 7612's and a 942. I don't really use the screen mirroring either. I've never found a need. I only tie into the garmin network to update software via Active Captain. It's easier...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-13-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Prospective
I still use it although it's not as frequently...

I still use it although it's not as frequently updated as it was in it's glory pre-garmin. But it's still useable as it was before. I think the Garmin purchase alienated some users. It became a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By Prospective
Excellent on-point article. Thank you.

Excellent on-point article. Thank you.
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By Prospective
Yes, this two way or double action cap is what I...

Yes, this two way or double action cap is what I think I was wrestling with. But totally makes sense.

Thanks to everyone for all of the responses. One more thing I understand a little better now.
Forum: Power Systems 06-21-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By Prospective
Yes, thank you. I believe that is where the...

Yes, thank you. I believe that is where the miscommunication is. And I've found some stuff on line explaining double acting caps, which is indeed what mine are. Mystery solved.
Forum: Power Systems 06-21-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By Prospective
Thanks for this and ALL the responses which seem...

Thanks for this and ALL the responses which seem to jibe. I feel like I was on track with my understanding and perhaps my mechanic was was describing something more along the way your old set-up...
Forum: Liveaboards 06-21-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By Prospective
Brewers Cover Haven (now Safe Harbor) had...

Brewers Cover Haven (now Safe Harbor) had live-aboards at one time.

I would also check Safe Harbor Greenwich Bay. Very sheltered. May also check other marinas in Warwick Cove near them.
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