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Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,423
Posted By SlowGypsy
If you only need your children to be able to see...

If you only need your children to be able to see where you are, perhaps the cheapest solution, (ie, free) might be the free app called “Find my friends”.
If you have a smartphone or tablet, it will...
Forum: Power Systems 01-11-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By SlowGypsy
It is a real shame that Speedseal stopped...

It is a real shame that Speedseal stopped supplying their product - it was a genuine superior solution to this problem, as well as improved impeller life.
I believe you can get this size of machine...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-06-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By SlowGypsy
Is your shower pan above or below the waterline? ...

Is your shower pan above or below the waterline?
The square "mini sump" could be cleaned with a toothbrush or blasting with a pressure washer.
Some trawlers have shower and sinks well above the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By SlowGypsy
Now that is a nice looking trawler! I think I...

Now that is a nice looking trawler! I think I could live with that.
(nice little catboat too!)
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By SlowGypsy
"Wrong way" Great Loop - river currents?

I may end up doing the Tennessee Tombigbee from Mobile, then up to Chicago, going north, instead of the usual southbound/counter clockwise direction.
I understand that, except for the 46 mile...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SlowGypsy
Thanks everyone for all the positive, helpful...

Thanks everyone for all the positive, helpful replies!
I now feel very comfortable with the idea of completing at least the first part of the homebound trip solo. I do have plenty of experience...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SlowGypsy
Good to know! So, I can run the lines through...

Good to know!
So, I can run the lines through fairleads to gain even more control.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SlowGypsy
Thank you, Ted and Archie! Usefull information...

Thank you, Ted and Archie!
Usefull information - the boat in question (not yet finalized) has full side decks, so I will indeed be able to handle both bow and stern lines simultaneously.
Are the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SlowGypsy
Okeechobee?

2 Questions:
1. Is there a time of year when the Oke Green Soup is expected to be reduced in level or toxicity?
2. In your opinion, is it safe/permissable to single hand a 40' trawler from one side...
Forum: Liveaboards 08-19-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,788
Posted By SlowGypsy
Guilty, as charged! (I sailed for about 54 years)...

Guilty, as charged! (I sailed for about 54 years)
I am usually pretty good at detecting evidence of a dry, off the wall sense of humour, but I completely missed on this one! Having experienced more...
Forum: Liveaboards 08-18-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,788
Posted By SlowGypsy
"Those dang blue heron birds love to roost on the...

"Those dang blue heron birds love to roost on the dock lines and inevitable SQUAAAAAWWWWK and take off flying just as you approach and don't see them."

Not that it really matters to you, but those...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-07-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By SlowGypsy
Surveyors in Tampa, FL area?

Anyone have a personal recommendation for a good surveyor in the Tampa / Clearwater area?
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By SlowGypsy
Ted: I am interested in how you manage locks...

Ted: I am interested in how you manage locks solo. In my experience, I usually found that I really needed someone at the bow, and another at the stern.
Pretty sure they demand you have two people...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-22-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By SlowGypsy
Welcome aboard! (I would add the required "eh?",...

Welcome aboard! (I would add the required "eh?", but I have not, in 61 years, come across another Canadian who actually talks like that, LOL!)
I am also in the process of researching and hopefully...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,970
Posted By SlowGypsy
About 35 years ago I was at Judd Furniture in...

About 35 years ago I was at Judd Furniture in Dundas, Ontario, looking to buy a tree slab coffee table. They had a beautiful black walnut dining table on display, but not for sale. When I asked the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,970
Posted By SlowGypsy
jimisbell, I see your point, but on closer...

jimisbell, I see your point, but on closer examination of the photo, I am not really having any trouble with it.
Looks like the bullet came in at an oblique angle, about 35 degrees to the surface....
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 21,970
Posted By SlowGypsy
All of the wood outside of the bullet is new wood...

All of the wood outside of the bullet is new wood - formed in the years following the bullet strike. The tree heals the wound and continues to produce new growth over top of the damaged area.
Drive...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By SlowGypsy
First, we need to be clear. Are we talking carbon...

First, we need to be clear. Are we talking carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, or carbon dioxide (CO2) detectors?
Since a new, replacement detector is still issuing a warning alarm, I would assume there...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-28-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By SlowGypsy
Officials say 900 litres of fuel were on board...

Officials say 900 litres of fuel were on board when the boat sank, though officials have been unable to confirm how much has leaked into the Trent-Severn.
Forum: Californian 09-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By SlowGypsy
If the deck fuel fill connects to the tank with a...

If the deck fuel fill connects to the tank with a straight vertical drop, you could easily check fuel level with an old-fashioned dipstick.
Forum: Power Systems 09-05-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By SlowGypsy
How about using an inexpensive leak test kit?...

How about using an inexpensive leak test kit? (Amazon / eBay) Simply put a small amount of the fluorescent dye into the oil, run the engine for a while, then check with the UV flashlight that comes...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By SlowGypsy
Thank you, everyone! That is exactly the kind...

Thank you, everyone!
That is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Parts should be readily available, and not ridiculously priced. Apparently the boat reaches hull speed at about 1900...
Forum: Power Systems 08-27-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By SlowGypsy
Cummins 4BT 3.9M - good engine?

I know that Cummins generally has a pretty good reputation, but I know nothing about this particular engine. I would appreciate any comments/info on this engine from those who have direct experience...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By SlowGypsy
I would vote for one more line in most of your...

I would vote for one more line in most of your diagrams.
I am a strong believer in crossed spring lines. (the way you show your stern lines in your diagrams) Crossed springs actually tend to keep...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By SlowGypsy
I want to thank everyone for your suggestions and...

I want to thank everyone for your suggestions and encouragement. Wishing me good luck, and I don't even have the boat yet! :D
I am working on it, and I'll let you know if things work out within the...
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