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Forum: Taiwanese Makes 08-10-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By DHeckrotte
Ditto Giggatoni. I’ve spilled cooking fats,...

Ditto Giggatoni. I’ve spilled cooking fats, olive oil, diesel and hydraulic oil. I scrubbed a bit with dish soap then gave up. Even under the bimini, it didn’t take long to disappear.
Forum: Power Systems 08-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By DHeckrotte
Fuel Tank Manometers

Past discussions on this Forum have considered manometers for indicating fuel contents in tanks. No doubt reliable, simple, and effective, this is why we shouldn’t be tempted:
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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-14-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By DHeckrotte
Thank you, AusCan!

Thank you, AusCan!
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-14-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By DHeckrotte
Trim Pump

We’ve grown tired of listing at our slip. We’ve also grown lazy.

I’ve opined elsewhere in these pages that it would be desirable to be able to pump potable water (or diesel fuel) from side to...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By DHeckrotte
You might well verify whether the plywood...

You might well verify whether the plywood subfloor is the problem. Our ‘84 TT has/had rather poor 1/2” plywood used in such places as the ER lay-in floors and my berth boards. Both areas are/were...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,767
Posted By DHeckrotte
Aieee! Sad news, but all will be made good,...

Aieee!

Sad news, but all will be made good, as others have said before.

However, the boat will be blocked again. I’m accustomed to seeing wider blocks which would spread the load more. I’ve...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-22-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By DHeckrotte
Had a ‘72 Morgan 27 sailboat with a Neutonic 4...

Had a ‘72 Morgan 27 sailboat with a Neutonic 4 gas engine. It had leaked enough oil over the years that the boat smelled of oil. I removed the engine for work and while it was out replaced the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By DHeckrotte
You can source Teak veneer on eBay. Contact...

You can source Teak veneer on eBay.

Contact cement in a spray can is an easy way to apply a reasonably uniform thickness. I used to use it for veneering. No longer: it creeps, veneer shrinks and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,758
Posted By DHeckrotte
We keep ours on the flybridge. We have a...

We keep ours on the flybridge. We have a ‘Europa’ styled boat with unused space outboard of the flybridge. Kayak to starboard; folding bikes to port. I built a davit which makes them easy to get...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-25-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,073
Posted By DHeckrotte
I’m a retired architect and a life-long...

I’m a retired architect and a life-long do-it-yourself-er. Architects have long avoided liability for environmental hazards contractually and in every other way we can. I’ve worked projects where...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By DHeckrotte
Cutting tubing: Buy a decent tubing cutter. ...

Cutting tubing:

Buy a decent tubing cutter. Consider buying two, the normal kind and the close quarters kind. Cheap tubing cutters are likely to be dull, likely to deform the remaining tube, and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By DHeckrotte
Another common brand is Beckson ...

Another common brand is Beckson

https://www.beckson.com/dckplt.html
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By DHeckrotte
Cheap anchor!

Two failures, the weld and the connection to the rode. Rather an odd shape, too.

https://gcaptain.com/incident-video-cargo-ship-crashes-into-pier-in-barranquilla-colombia/
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-15-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By DHeckrotte
WRT lookin’ good after 40 years, I look pretty...

WRT lookin’ good after 40 years, I look pretty shabby, too, bridaus!
WRT soffit vents, I know they’re available in aluminum, did not know they’re available in galvanized steel. Even better, they’re...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-12-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By DHeckrotte
We use a couple real wool orientals. They don't...

We use a couple real wool orientals. They don't scratch the floor, feel good underfoot and the sliding is not often a problem.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,954
Posted By DHeckrotte
I thought you had to have a helm door to be a...

I thought you had to have a helm door to be a trawler.

Check out the Rosborough line of boats. Even their 22 footer has a helm door.

https://www.rosboroughboatsusa.com/
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By DHeckrotte
Cetol is a finish like all the others, although...

Cetol is a finish like all the others, although they brag that since it will breathe, it won’t lift as readily. That might be true. However, finish failures start where UV exposure is worse and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,489
Posted By DHeckrotte
I’ve been reading posts on this topic for quite a...

I’ve been reading posts on this topic for quite a while now. I affected fore and aft trim about 2”, and lateral trim by about 1”, by moving my two spare anchors and chain from the lazarette, port...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-08-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By DHeckrotte
Clean it and paint it if not leaking. How would...

Clean it and paint it if not leaking. How would you look after 40 years.

Take it down, clean it, coat it in epoxy, paint it, reinstall after fixing what’s been made accessible.

Take it down...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,541
Posted By DHeckrotte
I’m a grumpy retired architect, woodchuck, boat...

I’m a grumpy retired architect, woodchuck, boat owner.

Countertop material is a matter of taste and fashion, and choice is informed only a little by mere reality. If you’re concerned only with...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-02-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By DHeckrotte
Similar trajectory for us, too. But we still...

Similar trajectory for us, too. But we still have my first love, a mid ‘50’s varnished Mahogany Flying Dutchman that I restored. Hope to sail her, and enjoy our trawler this spring, after my new...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By DHeckrotte
Sheesh! Thanks for nuthin’ Apple! I typed...

Sheesh! Thanks for nuthin’ Apple! I typed Balmar and it corrected me to Ballard.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By DHeckrotte
I had a Ballard 100 amp alternator powered by a...

I had a Ballard 100 amp alternator powered by a Yanmar 3GM30 in the sailboat (the PO’s choice). The pulleys were Yanmar’s originals. Too small; the life expectancy of a belt was about two months...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By DHeckrotte
[Mr.m. Interesting about the FG. I hadn't heard...

[Mr.m. Interesting about the FG. I hadn't heard that BUT the question STILL remains...Who discovered how to make glass? Not talking about terrestrial glass (volcanic/lightening fused) or extra...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-25-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By DHeckrotte
Gotta’ find/choose tile that will cover the...

Gotta’ find/choose tile that will cover the various inside and outside radii of the fiberglass. Gott’a figure out how you’ll handle working around the drain and faucets / fittings ( normally, the...
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