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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Today, 12:29 AM
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Posted By BruceK
Hope it helps. Better if you can but you don`t...

Hope it helps. Better if you can but you don`t have to cover every surface,every piece added helps. No need to look pretty either, it`s inside the cabinet.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By BruceK
I think there is a replacement years spec for...

I think there is a replacement years spec for engine and gearbox coolers in the Lehman Manual. Might have been 20yrs, seems long, someone still with a Manual at hand could check.
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By BruceK
Fairly sure Mark Halvorsen said construction was...

Fairly sure Mark Halvorsen said construction was in China from early 80s, finishing off was in HK. He remembered visiting the China yard, still in short pants at school.
Years ago I saw a 50/51,...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By BruceK
Buy a sheet of polystyrene and cut it into...

Buy a sheet of polystyrene and cut it into appropriate pieces to fit the inside surfaces of the cabinet. You`ll have more insulation and a smaller freezer capacity.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-30-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,216
Posted By BruceK
Followed this with interest and curiosity. Did...

Followed this with interest and curiosity. Did the service guy connect it to AC or think it unecessary due to the DC system working so well?
Someone may know, is there a downside to battery...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11,802
Views: 1,585,282
Posted By BruceK
Reminded of the flood affected musical household....

Reminded of the flood affected musical household. Daughter floated away on the double bass, her sister accompanied her on the piano.
Forum: General Maintenance 06-30-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By BruceK
Andy, unreliable memory is seeing the redoubtable...

Andy, unreliable memory is seeing the redoubtable Sarawana, lifted, resembling a reverse dalmatian. Lots of small widespread blisters I think treated with white filler. Fortunately it remained the...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By BruceK
Agree. Guys who did mine said occasionally they...

Agree. Guys who did mine said occasionally they have to repair from the inside to the outside of the hull, ie right through. That doesn`t sound cosmetic. Nor did the depth of some of mine. Or the...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By BruceK
Looks like it`s been repaired previously, so well...

Looks like it`s been repaired previously, so well established in the hull. Repair it and it will likely recur. Grinding them out, ensuring they are dry, repairing with layers of glass mat, and...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By BruceK
Were he still alive, William Shakespeare would...

Were he still alive, William Shakespeare would thank you.
Forum: Power Systems 06-29-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By BruceK
Try FredWarner1, on Ebay and maybe elsewhere....

Try FredWarner1, on Ebay and maybe elsewhere. Does a lot of Lehman stuff. From memory he was cheaper for Seakamp than Seakamp direct. Good with shipping too. Helpful, he once sent some parts ontime...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,890
Posted By BruceK
The report here didn`t mention the target was...

The report here didn`t mention the target was already in the boating site field, which might have been the main attraction. Australian coys buying overseas businesses sometimes buy things the locals...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,999
Posted By BruceK
It might be truly life changing for a bipolar...

It might be truly life changing for a bipolar battery user, lithium carbonate being a prescribed mood stabilizer.:)

Seriously though, a well managed bank of LA, flooded, sealed or better still in...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-27-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,216
Posted By BruceK
Respected boat expert and author Nigel Calder...

Respected boat expert and author Nigel Calder published a book on refrigeration, from design, build, to maintenance. Useful book. Even if I struggle with how heat produces cold.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,890
Posted By BruceK
This might interest. Carsales Co in Australia is...

This might interest. Carsales Co in Australia is buying the remaining 51% it doesn`t own of US company Trader Interactive which operates as a truck and RV online sales site.
Why interesting? It...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-27-2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By BruceK
We had a similar system on the IG, the compressor...

We had a similar system on the IG, the compressor powered a fridge and separate freezer. Like Giggitoni, an hour or so of genset morning and evening, usually while doing other things, recharging...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-26-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By BruceK
Found this interesting article on the merits of...

Found this interesting article on the merits of castor oil : https://www.fixyourdirtbike.com/tips/how/oil-how/castor-motor-oil/
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 831
Posted By BruceK
Our last visit we found plenty of refrigerated...

Our last visit we found plenty of refrigerated cold beer. But it`s cold enough over there unrefrigerated doesn`t mean warm.:)
Forum: General Maintenance 06-26-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By BruceK
How about castor oil? Loved the smell of it when...

How about castor oil? Loved the smell of it when used in racing car engines. Would it be useful in boat engines?
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-24-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 378,977
Posted By BruceK
https://cdn-blob.investsmart.com.au/public/ckbunke...

https://cdn-blob.investsmart.com.au/public/ckbunker/images/image-20220624185548-7.png
Forum: General Maintenance 06-23-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,334
Posted By BruceK
One way to authoritatively resolve this is to run...

One way to authoritatively resolve this is to run 2 identical boats, identical engines at identical hours, in identical condition, at identical speeds under identical use conditions for say 1000...
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-21-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By BruceK
Winter Solstice,but where`s MurrayM?

In Australia it`s the winter solstice. Our esteemed member MurrayM from PNW (or further) often posted of similar occasions but,seems to have left us following a disagreement.
Kind regards to you...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-20-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By BruceK
I removed teak on an IG 36 Europa of similar age....

I removed teak on an IG 36 Europa of similar age. Sides and cockpit were partly protected so fresh teak there, but exposed bow section was done in painted non skid over 2 layers of f/g, just one...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By BruceK
Hope the switch to synthetic helps in the short...

Hope the switch to synthetic helps in the short term with the unfortunate wear. A side issue, I`m curious about the engine hours at which this issue showed itself.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11,802
Views: 1,585,282
Posted By BruceK
Interesting, if only for the construction pics...

Interesting, if only for the construction pics and maybe the alternator mounting. : https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/power-boats/custom/278642...
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