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Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,621
Posted By Carolena
Does anyone have a suggestion for a heated...

Does anyone have a suggestion for a heated mattress pad that would work for a v-berth? Ours is about the width of a king, but because of the v shape we cannot tuck the edges of the pad around the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Carolena
Lots of good advice here. We've had inflatables...

Lots of good advice here. We've had inflatables for around eight years (on our second) and I'll add two more points. First, the inflatables can be left in the water tied to the boat and you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Carolena
We got a great deal on a prior year model 14 inch...

We got a great deal on a prior year model 14 inch Raymarine MFD directly on the Raymarine website. I'm not sure if other companies sell old models that way, but may be worth looking.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,475
Posted By Carolena
Those should work just fine for you. We use ours...

Those should work just fine for you. We use ours in northern Virginia until the water gets below 40 degrees, which is usually around mid to late December. Below 40 the units will freeze up and stop...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Carolena
BTW, forgot to add, we considered getting a newer...

BTW, forgot to add, we considered getting a newer touch screen Furuno rather than repair our unit, but it turns out the newer screens are made for digital radar and are not compatible with the older...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Carolena
Not sure what you mean by upgrade the screen, but...

Not sure what you mean by upgrade the screen, but we recently had our Furuno screen repaired by Hyde Marine Instrumentation in Gloucester VA. Hyde Marine Instrumentation - Home...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-08-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,119
Posted By Carolena
One inexpensive option that may work for some is...

One inexpensive option that may work for some is the hotspot we just started using through Ting wireless. They offer a hotspot on the Sprint network for $25 per month for 30 gigs. We have lousy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Carolena
I asked about the website on one of the owners...

I asked about the website on one of the owners forums and the response is that Nordic Tug has been having issues with their web provider that should be sorted out soon.
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,837
Posted By Carolena
We did the same a couple weekends ago. Had to...

We did the same a couple weekends ago. Had to replace the 4d start battery (house bank is made up of golf cart batteries). The battery box sits on a shelf in the ER with out much overhead clearance...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By Carolena
Not exactly what you are looking for, but if...

Not exactly what you are looking for, but if small storage is a priority, these things fold up to the size of a large laptop. We have two in the Tug that we use in the cockpit, upper deck and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,474
Posted By Carolena
Had a similar experience with our PSS seal. The...

Had a similar experience with our PSS seal. The clamp on the bellows had become loose, causing it to turn which put a crimp in the cooling line.
We noticed it because we could smell what seemed...
Forum: Ocean Alexander 07-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By Carolena
Sorry, meant to actually post this link, which is...

Sorry, meant to actually post this link, which is specific to anodized windows (though the other one also has good information for refinishing aluminum): ...
Forum: Ocean Alexander 07-24-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By Carolena
Sounds like you already started, but if not, here...

Sounds like you already started, but if not, here is a write up on the process that Diamond Seaglaze recommends. It comes from the Southeast Nordic Tug Owners Association: ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,276
Posted By Carolena
For future reference, you can get the average...

For future reference, you can get the average selling price for free from BoatUS if you are a member. It is one of the services they offer. We used it both when pricing our last boat for sale (we...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,694
Posted By Carolena
We started out leasing at our condo marina (from...

We started out leasing at our condo marina (from an individual owner), then wound up buying when our landlord offered a price we couldn't walk away from.

Pluses - no annual lease negotiations, a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,983
Posted By Carolena
We have a smaller boat (34.5 FT overall) with a...

We have a smaller boat (34.5 FT overall) with a pilot house, and we cannot see ever having another boat without one. While it does take up some space from the saloon, it is also a separate room we...
Forum: Liveaboards 04-26-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,810
Posted By Carolena
This is exactly our plan when we retire. Larger...

This is exactly our plan when we retire. Larger boat to travel but a small condo with no maintenance in a low tax state (probably NH or FL) as our home base and to store our things. Yes, you pay...
Forum: Liveaboards 04-26-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,810
Posted By Carolena
One more consideration to add to the conversation...

One more consideration to add to the conversation - if you have a house with a mortgage, odds are that it is at a much lower rate than you will get on a boat loan, more so if the home mortgage is a...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 04-26-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By Carolena
I don't think most manufacturers have two...

I don't think most manufacturers have two house/domestic banks. Our boat has a house bank, engine start battery and a generator start battery. All are separate. I've seen boats with twins where...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-30-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By Carolena
We've been using the 2200 for years (prior...

We've been using the 2200 for years (prior iteration, the new one looks different). In the summer, it just about fills the reservoir over the course of a week. It can and does ice up when it gets...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 10-12-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,249
Posted By Carolena
We have a similar setup in our Nordic Tug. If...

We have a similar setup in our Nordic Tug. If you are lucky, the bearing was installed with a small amount sticking out of the hole, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch. If that is the case, they may be able to...
Forum: Power Systems 09-04-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,361
Posted By Carolena
I'm a big fan of the Cummins due to simplicity,...

I'm a big fan of the Cummins due to simplicity, longevity and cost/availability for parts. You are correct that the 6BT is 220 HP (that is what we have in our boat), but they also make a 6BTA which...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,331
Posted By Carolena
Good luck with the search and hope the Camano...

Good luck with the search and hope the Camano works out. If you wind up back in the market, here are our thoughts.

We had settled on a Camano and traveled the US to look at several, eventually...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Carolena
Ted - do you have the source for your exterior...

Ted - do you have the source for your exterior strainer? We really want to install one. We boat mostly in fresh to brackish water where sea grass and hydrilla are a real problem, particularly in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By Carolena
Mattawoman creek is one of our favorite...

Mattawoman creek is one of our favorite anchorages on the upper Potomac. We spend several days/nights there each year. It is also one of the healthiest tributaries in the Chesapeake. Our profile...
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