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Forum: Helmsman/Camano 07-28-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,215
Posted By Arc
Nice design . I would like 2 Stressless chairs if...

Nice design . I would like 2 Stressless chairs if there was room.
Forum: Power Systems 07-07-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,417
Posted By Arc
If your prop is right , then get the exact match....

If your prop is right , then get the exact match. If you don’t and switch props you will have to pay haulout to switch back.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,903
Posted By Arc
Try not to used brass when you build these...

Try not to used brass when you build these systems.
Forum: Power Systems 06-29-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Arc
If you take the motor off to test it be very...

If you take the motor off to test it be very careful. The motor without any load can explode from centripetal force. Only tap the switch to test. We build motors and have seen this with high power dc...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-12-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Arc
I need shaft size, carrier size, height. Seal...

I need shaft size, carrier size, height. Seal profile would help
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,374
Posted By Arc
I actually removed chain as a precaution. I could...

I actually removed chain as a precaution. I could not lift 30’ of chain plus a 33lb anchor. I am not strong enough and only travel with Mrs. I went to 15’ and I can handle it if I have capstan failure
Forum: Power Systems 05-14-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Arc
It’s not unusual to have a water feed drip box....

It’s not unusual to have a water feed drip box. The shaft angle may prevent water from reaching the stuffing while underway or they were concerned with overheating cutlass
Forum: Power Systems 05-12-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By Arc
I think the very best additive is using the boat....

I think the very best additive is using the boat. Your engine will have a return line so running it will filter and polish your complete tank. Using fuel and replacing should keep everything in...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-03-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,773
Posted By Arc
Itís not right and the dripless will wear...

Itís not right and the dripless will wear prematurely. I would be concerned with catastrophic failure of the bellows.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-01-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,835
Posted By Arc
Yes but boater are always afraid of fouling a...

Yes but boater are always afraid of fouling a prop . They generally stay away
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-01-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,835
Posted By Arc
There is one thing I know could have helped. But...

There is one thing I know could have helped. But itís an afterthought. I often anchor in a very busy area. I have learned people have no clue about anchoring . They are always on top of me. So I...
Forum: Power Systems 04-18-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Arc
For most engines you do not need more then 5psi...

For most engines you do not need more then 5psi at idle rpm so there is a lot of leeway when often engine have 20 psi. or more
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,075
Posted By Arc
Does the boat have ‘in ground sprinklers’ . Looks...

Does the boat have ‘in ground sprinklers’ . Looks like the spray adjuster
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Arc
The hull does not shout Ďtrawlerí. What power are...

The hull does not shout Ďtrawlerí. What power are you using and what is the predicted performance?
Forum: Power Systems 03-13-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,069
Posted By Arc
High wire, your math is a bit off if the engine...

High wire, your math is a bit off if the engine is turboíd
Forum: Liveaboards 03-12-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,468
Posted By Arc
I rent 1 slip to a couple that winter in Florida...

I rent 1 slip to a couple that winter in Florida and stay on the boat for 7 months . I donít care . The condo doesnít care. Itís all about being normal and not pissing off people.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By Arc
You should be using Tri Mix For mig stainless...

You should be using Tri Mix For mig stainless welding. 75/25 is good for tig not for mig
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,123
Posted By Arc
We just went from a Cummins to a helicopter. I...

We just went from a Cummins to a helicopter. I donít think you are answering the Opís question.
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Arc
Should be lf3959 unless someone changes the...

Should be lf3959 unless someone changes the engine mounting.
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By Arc
Glass over SS will fail and you will have a mess....

Glass over SS will fail and you will have a mess. Wrapping and welding will be a better repair . Tig welding SS is simple with very little practice needed.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,350
Posted By Arc
There is no boat that feels like a wooden boat....

There is no boat that feels like a wooden boat. Quiet, soft ride, warm, proud. Now a reality check.
Today you have insurance, tomorrow you don’t
You have a dock space today, tomorrow no wood...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,875
Posted By Arc
I have to ask, What is your budget for deodorant?

I have to ask, What is your budget for deodorant?
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,739
Posted By Arc
Forget the fuel difference. You will win every...

Forget the fuel difference. You will win every time buying a gasser . The big concern should be heating and the entry door. Getting on off the boat needs to be convenient in all weather and you will...
Forum: Willard | Fales 01-08-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By Arc
I would suggest you remove your prop before the...

I would suggest you remove your prop before the trip. Do a good ‘ lap’ job . Then install it back on. Should you need to remove it , it will be much easier. Especially if you can’t haul the boat.
Forum: Power Systems 01-04-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Arc
I would leave out the fuel cost. Itís of no...

I would leave out the fuel cost. Itís of no benefit [ prices always change ] and will take the joy out of cruising to distant places.
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