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Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Darylat8750
When I first saw 240 hp each I thought that would...

When I first saw 240 hp each I thought that would be wastefully over powered. But I looked at the specs for those engines. They are only 211 cubic inches. The power curve for shows about 2 GPH at...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
This is a great thread! It seems to me that...

This is a great thread!

It seems to me that it could only make financial sense if the engines to be replaced have serious mechanical issues. As in both clapped out and maybe one of them inop.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
The auto pilot does fine on my friends stretched ...

The auto pilot does fine on my friends stretched Hatt. 53. I do fine in day light. At night with no stars and quartering waves I have to work harder than I want to or need to do with my boat to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,631
Posted By Darylat8750
My chain was pretty old when I bought the boat. ...

My chain was pretty old when I bought the boat. I tried paint but it didn't last 2 years and we don't use marinas much so getting it out on a dock, cleaned up, primed, painted and thoroughly dried...
Forum: Power Systems 12-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,488
Posted By Darylat8750
I will point out that just because a boat has a...

I will point out that just because a boat has a hard chine doesn't make it semi planing. Many steel fishing trawlers and river tugs have hard chines and could never think about planing.

I saw...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
"Mentioned before is heavy weather sea keeping -...

"Mentioned before is heavy weather sea keeping - seems to me the motor yachts under consideration never were meant to be ocean voyaging, all-weather cruisers. Regardless of power and speed , they...
Forum: Power Systems 12-04-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,488
Posted By Darylat8750
There is a clear distinction between a...

There is a clear distinction between a displacement hull and a "semi-displacement" hull. A pure displacement hull just digs a bigger hole and pulls up a bigger wake with very little additional speed...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
" Typical twin engine gas boats with planing...

" Typical twin engine gas boats with planing hulls simply aren't comfortable all the time in all sea states. Beam seas especially suck."

I have a full displacement hull and beam seas still suck. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
I love this concept. I want to point out...

I love this concept.

I want to point out that Al (the OP) mentioned 6.5 to 7.5 knots. With the waterline length of the boats that we are considering on this thread that is a very economical...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,344
Posted By Darylat8750
Great idea. A LOT of work. I have toyed with...

Great idea. A LOT of work. I have toyed with this idea myself. Using the existing transmissions and changing the props would save a lot of money.

What about buying a boat with 12V71s and taking...
Forum: Liveaboards 12-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,619
Posted By Darylat8750
We spend 50-70 percent of our time on the boat...

We spend 50-70 percent of our time on the boat and have a place in the mountains. The Boss would not be comfortable without a land base. However the need to see grand children is almost always the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,697
Posted By Darylat8750
I also prefer a rolling hitch on the anchor chain...

I also prefer a rolling hitch on the anchor chain with the ends secured on deck. I've seen a chain rapped around the line from opposing current and wind that was quite the mess to untangle. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,091
Posted By Darylat8750
She Who Must Be Obeyed would require a much...

She Who Must Be Obeyed would require a much larger galley on a 50 footer. This is set up like a 50 foot weekender.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,483
Posted By Darylat8750
I think you've summed it up pretty well. I will...

I think you've summed it up pretty well. I will add that if you eliminate air conditioning the major electrical load that is left is refrigeration and that can be run off batteries or batteries...
Forum: Power Systems 11-26-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,838
Posted By Darylat8750
I would check the price of the exhaust manifolds....

I would check the price of the exhaust manifolds. After doing that I would most likely walk away without worrying about the rest of it....... There are lots of boats out there.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-25-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By Darylat8750
I wouldn't be comfortable washing with water. I...

I wouldn't be comfortable washing with water. I would use fuel.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,532
Posted By Darylat8750
I used one (gas powered) a couple of weeks ago. ...

I used one (gas powered) a couple of weeks ago. Works great. The owner stated that if he replaced it he would get an electric one. FWIW
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-24-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,864
Posted By Darylat8750
"First, you'd be challenged to detect the 2.75...

"First, you'd be challenged to detect the 2.75 watts of trickle charging needed to keep a phone or tablet powered while underway in a trawler."

I certainly agree with that. I have down loaded it...
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,786
Posted By Darylat8750
I can't find it now but I think I read someplace,...

I can't find it now but I think I read someplace, maybe on a tug yacht board, where someone did remove 6 of the pistons, rods and FI gear to a 12v71 in a tug..... I would think it would one would...
Forum: Power Systems 11-24-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,018
Posted By Darylat8750
The lift pump can fail from a failed diaphragm. ...

The lift pump can fail from a failed diaphragm. If that happens it is possible on some engines for fuel to get into the oil supply. It is worth checking your oil for fuel contamination.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-24-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,864
Posted By Darylat8750
Having Active Capt. running when not connected to...

Having Active Capt. running when not connected to the internet is huge for us. We run Garmin Blue charts and Active Captain on my Ipad. Other than the audio alert is there any other reason to have...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-18-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darylat8750
Good discussion. I like the shotgun for home...

Good discussion. I like the shotgun for home defense. My only concern is that on a boat I sometimes need one hand to move safely/steadily so one hand is left for the gun. My wife doesn't have the...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,366
Posted By Darylat8750
I like experimenting and I am very interested in...

I like experimenting and I am very interested in your results. I REALLY like experimenting with other people money. ;)

My only concern is that you mentioned running full throttle after the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-18-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,483
Posted By Darylat8750
"Darylat8750 has just made a post in which they...

"Darylat8750 has just made a post in which they indicate they have taken a generator route to shore power independence almost identical to the one I have suggested and it seems to be working fine....
Forum: Power Systems 11-17-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,602
Posted By Darylat8750
There may be a snap ring if you are lucky. There...

There may be a snap ring if you are lucky. There may be a threaded retainer with a castle type cuts on it that requires a special spanner or some ingenuity on your part. If you can't find a parts...
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