Showing results 1 to 25 of 276
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Dave_E
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,941
Posted By Dave_E
Wife and I are both 64. We have discussed this...

Wife and I are both 64. We have discussed this (as I think most responsible boat owners over 55 do) and agree when the footing starts to be an issue or the hands and strength start to fail or we...
Forum: Power Systems 06-02-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Dave_E
Lehman dropping RPM then recovers

Hi Everyone,


Talking about a Lehman 120. Just had the annual service last month, oil, all the oil and fuel filters. Lab report for the oil was great as usual. So we were headed out for our...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-24-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Dave_E
Water Makers?

Hi All,


After our first serious 10 days on the hook trip this year, we learned what our limitations might be. Our holding tank is too small and we came close to running out of water. There is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave_E
It's a Trawler

It's a Trawler
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-02-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Dave_E
Windlass circuit fuse

Hi All,

During and after our first season of real anchor use, I looked over the wiring and found this monster fuse in the circuit next the isolator switch. Canít get this anymore... the old...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-02-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Dave_E
ACR or not

Hi All,

Hope your summer of boating was fun and safe. We are done with summer adventures and now off season maintenance etc. begins.

I installed a new 50A charger last year and hooked it up to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By Dave_E
Iíll answer a couple of good thoughts. No smoke...

Iíll answer a couple of good thoughts. No smoke from wildfires. Batteries not charging (on the hook). Detector no where near the batteries or outside vent for holding tank.

We had one in our new...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By Dave_E
Smoke/CO detector madness

Hi All,

We were two nights into our 10 night cruise in the San Juans when we were awakened to the screaming of our smoke/CO alarm in the aft cabin (where we were). Of course there is no silencing...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-08-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,376
Posted By Dave_E
Just got done with a 10 day cruise that included...

Just got done with a 10 day cruise that included 4 stops on the hook in the San Juans... weather was perfect for the PNW in September! :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Dave_E
Sealant, same stuff (real close) they use in...

Sealant, same stuff (real close) they use in aircraft wings to keep them from leaking.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Dave_E
See posts above with pictures

See posts above with pictures
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,594
Posted By Dave_E
Lumi Island

Our first anchor at Inati Bay on Limi Island.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dave_E
I did. :thumb:

I did. :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dave_E
As this was our second anchor trip, ok we learned...

As this was our second anchor trip, ok we learned something. A bigger yacht came in after everyone was established and dropped his hook in the middle of the anchorage. He of course spun around like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dave_E
Stern line crazy in the PNW?

Went to our second anchor on Lumi Island. We set the hook at 3:1 and weíre one of 3 boats there all day. At 1800, 4 boats come into the anchorage and everybody does this 100í yellow line to the shore...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-06-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,572
Posted By Dave_E
I created something similar last year. This year...

I created something similar last year. This year we went out and anchored for the first time. I whipped out the cheat sheet, looked at it and had forgot how to read my own chart! :banghead:. It's a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-06-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dave_E
First anchor ever report. First... we survived! 😄...

First anchor ever report. First... we survived! 😄 We were all done, just set a good 3:01 all chain rode in 30í, and a sailboat drives up, drops anchor and ends up 2 boat lengths from us and says...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-04-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dave_E
We went for a dock walk last night here in La...

We went for a dock walk last night here in La Conner, WA and more than 60% of the boats had the BRUCE. 😄
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 06-26-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By Dave_E
Mooring Ball Tie Up

Hi All,

1st ever overnight on a mooring ball. First let me say, you folks that have tethers that can be hooked with a boat poll have it good. These Washington State Park mooring balls are a pain....
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-24-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dave_E
Swing on the hook

Hi All,


We are just starting to anchor and I'm reading all I can about the subject. We've practiced and know our equipment (300' 5/16 chain) with a Bruce.
I found this big algebraic formula for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Dave_E
Yep

Yep
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,400
Posted By Dave_E
I like the new electric (flare). Battery due...

I like the new electric (flare). Battery due diligence is required and I keep it in an orange waterproof box. I have enough expired flares to choke a horse and no way to get rid of them. (That's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,622
Posted By Dave_E
Sorry so many of you have had such luck. I have...

Sorry so many of you have had such luck. I have never and hope never to. Glad your alive to talk about it.
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,997
Posted By Dave_E
Done

Well the skinny of the whole thing is Sierra brand senders and equipment are not calibrated instruments. Recreational marine instrumentation just isn't dialed in and calibrated like aviation stuff...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-20-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Dave_E
Problem Solved

Well the skinny of the whole thing is Sierra brand senders and equipment are not calibrated instruments. Recreational marine instrumentation just isn't dialed in and calibrated like aviation stuff is...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 276

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012