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Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By eyschulman
Lets come back in five years and I think the...

Lets come back in five years and I think the issue of diesel OB will be settled one way or the other. The market performance and maintenance and dependability issues will be sorted out.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,147
Posted By eyschulman
understood, but the boat in question is a...

understood, but the boat in question is a planning boat with planning power and the OP has no idea how the boat was used by previous owners. He can know how it is presently propped with a proper sea...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By eyschulman
Surprise you own a tug trawler.

Surprise you own a tug trawler.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,327
Posted By eyschulman
Don't worry about the water but you might want to...

Don't worry about the water but you might want to fill your tanks. A boat can be an independent source of domicile in a emergency where your house or electric and water supply are gone. I look upon...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,147
Posted By eyschulman
I think anybody who tells OP to over-prop a...

I think anybody who tells OP to over-prop a planning boat is blowing smoke and cares not about your exhaust valves. Since 10K is well above hull speed of the boat in question their would be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By eyschulman
diesel OB is not new and is very well tested...

diesel OB is not new and is very well tested particularly in commercial use. The reason it was pulled from US market had nothing to do with mechanical function it was an environment thing. OB &...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,147
Posted By eyschulman
If those engines are that seriously over propped...

If those engines are that seriously over propped on a planning hull I would walk. I bought a boat some years back with 250 hours on engine there was a few hundred rpm of over propping. Less than 50...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,405
Posted By eyschulman
Yes more like it. My boat which is very efficient...

Yes more like it. My boat which is very efficient for its type with twins and 46.8 ft LWL fine entry 32,000lb SD gets 6/gal/hr at 9k which is just within my hull speed.
Forum: Power Systems 10-06-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By eyschulman
Deere in PNW. I have 5 years experience with two...

Deere in PNW. I have 5 years experience with two 6068s. The only problem I have had is faulty starter switches.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,058
Posted By eyschulman
I keep a small plastic level near my helm and...

I keep a small plastic level near my helm and when I find a list I transfer fuel from one lateral tank to the other until level.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By eyschulman
Diesel power would go a long way to improve my...

Diesel power would go a long way to improve my opinion of the design as a trawler use type. The anesthetics well that is another issue that hinges on personal preferences. There are a lot of ugly...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By eyschulman
Agree size is personal issue. As to boarding...

Agree size is personal issue. As to boarding from a swim platform that works well if you back in to a slip or have slips long enough to go to platform. I use the swim platform and will dock based on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,405
Posted By eyschulman
I do believe the boats are efficient but the...

I do believe the boats are efficient but the 3/gal/hr at 9K seems out of sorts. 9K is above hull speed. I would think a loaded boat in real life would be more like 5/gal/hr at 9K and 4 at 8K and I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-05-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By eyschulman
Spade anchors go together from break down in...

Spade anchors go together from break down in about 30 seconds shaft slides into slot one screw with fresh lock nut. The rode can be stored on the shaft. Fortress is much more complicated .
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-05-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By eyschulman
Aluminum Spade it is light holds very well sets...

Aluminum Spade it is light holds very well sets and resets much better than most and comes apart. Check out the long term Practical Sailor tests and the anchor tests on this site. When you need to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-05-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By eyschulman
Sounds like a lot of bother to me. I own two...

Sounds like a lot of bother to me. I own two spades now almost 20 years old and no need to galvanize for they are aluminum and they work just fine.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,860
Posted By eyschulman
Adjusting the sails helps. Mending the sails and...

Adjusting the sails helps. Mending the sails and canvas helps. otherwise bring plenty of food and spirits and if you like others to share with. When I am alone on a power boat I keep watch and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-05-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By eyschulman
Buy and fix don't build unless you really like...

Buy and fix don't build unless you really like building and are willing to pay extra for the privilege. Even better than buy and fix find a boat that a knowledgeable previous owner has put into good...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,405
Posted By eyschulman
The difference and opinions of those who cherish...

The difference and opinions of those who cherish slower boats Vs boats capable of more speed appears to be an ingrained preference. It is a little like driving a Prius C Vs. a Mini Cooper S. My wife...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 10-04-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 44,248
Posted By eyschulman
My other boat is a cape cod cat. Yes they can be...

My other boat is a cape cod cat. Yes they can be pleasing to the eye.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,405
Posted By eyschulman
Another reinforcement that generalized statements...

Another reinforcement that generalized statements that SD boats point their bows skyward at speed are not accurate. It depends on the hull design-drive train and weight distribution. I suspect some...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 10-02-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 44,248
Posted By eyschulman
I have been running twin JDs for five years now...

I have been running twin JDs for five years now in the same PNW waters. 6 weeks each summer great cruising grounds. I have had only one recurrent problem with my JD units. The starting keys have gone...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,405
Posted By eyschulman
Almost all SD-boats of this type are happier at...

Almost all SD-boats of this type are happier at or just below hull speed. The NT 42 would fall into the 8K range in that department. The thing about SD is if you put some serious HP aboard you can...
Forum: Gulfstar 10-02-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By eyschulman
If boat is on hard use a ruler or caliper and...

If boat is on hard use a ruler or caliper and measure the space.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,466
Posted By eyschulman
Simple formulas for roll. Too much roll=point of...

Simple formulas for roll. Too much roll=point of significant discomfort. Iron stomach and care free attitude cockpit full of water=too much roll.
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