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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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Posted By CaptTom
Very nice. I question the "ocean crossing" thing,...

Very nice. I question the "ocean crossing" thing, for a few reasons. But otherwise it seems like a great design.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-24-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By CaptTom
Down East things are a bit different. In...

Down East things are a bit different.

In Maine, almost all moorings are private. Some are owned by yacht clubs and marinas, and they may rent them out. Clubs may or may not make them available,...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By CaptTom
One of my Perkins stop solenoids was a bit stiff....

One of my Perkins stop solenoids was a bit stiff. Sometimes it wouldn't reset after being powered on. Made for a few tense moments trying to start the engine before I remembered, and went to jiggle...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By CaptTom
At least you're at a good spot. Gaines is a nice...

At least you're at a good spot. Gaines is a nice marina. Last I knew, owned and run by a family from Maine.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-21-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By CaptTom
I kept my analog gauges, and added a Noland RS11...

I kept my analog gauges, and added a Noland RS11 on each of my Perkins engines. Now I have engine data on the NMEA 2000 bus, as well as a traditional set of gauges.

My existing chartplotter can...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-18-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,192
Posted By CaptTom
I'd never heard of these, thanks! I did find...

I'd never heard of these, thanks!

I did find one company selling them, but it was one of those "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it" kind of web sites.

Still, great idea, I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11,795
Views: 1,584,622
Posted By CaptTom
I think the grants were based on the use of the...

I think the grants were based on the use of the boat. For example, if it was a business grant, it wouldn't be available for a buyer who used the boat only for recreation.

My impression was that a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-10-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By CaptTom
Good plan. Fenders only get in the way docking in...

Good plan. Fenders only get in the way docking in a tight spot. They bind, roll up, or bounce you back away from the dock.

My favorite dock fendering is old-fashioned fire hose. Even better if you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By CaptTom
I'd love to be able to perform this fix. Can you...

I'd love to be able to perform this fix. Can you describe (or link to) a bit more detail on what/where to drill?

My Q (which I've really liked so far) suddenly seems to have a lower flame. Tonight...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,750
Posted By CaptTom
I saw a mosquito a few minutes ago. Hand me the...

I saw a mosquito a few minutes ago. Hand me the antidote!
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,750
Posted By CaptTom
RTF beat me to it. I had a bottle of Death's Door...

RTF beat me to it. I had a bottle of Death's Door last year. Not bad at all. I may buy another just for the name and the looks of the bottle. I'm generally a Tanqueray guy.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,750
Posted By CaptTom
I see the problem here. Your gin needs a higher...

I see the problem here. Your gin needs a higher alcohol content.
https://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/image/data/Gin/Deaths-Door.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By CaptTom
Seems like this is a recurring theme. These units...

Seems like this is a recurring theme. These units were very popular, but there are a few things you need to know when using them.

There is a thermal fuse which can fail. It prevents you from...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-27-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By CaptTom
I've been doing mine piecemeal. The remaining...

I've been doing mine piecemeal. The remaining 42-year-old old Qest is holding up fine, but whenever I change or upgrade something, I use PEX. I have the crimp tool, but I'll use SharkBite (or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,865
Posted By CaptTom
I'm almost afraid to hear the answer to that. A...

I'm almost afraid to hear the answer to that. A precipitous drop in demand would do it. And to the best of my own ability to read economic tea leaves, that seems like a distinct possibility here...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-24-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By CaptTom
Wait, someone thought it was necessary to create...

Wait, someone thought it was necessary to create a video to explain that polarity can be reversed with incandescent but not with LED lights?
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,157
Posted By CaptTom
Do we want to hear the story behind that one?

Do we want to hear the story behind that one?
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By CaptTom
What, no cannon? Just don't salute the...

What, no cannon?


Just don't salute the way the idiot on the Costa Concordia did.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,157
Posted By CaptTom
There are some sportfishing boats with lots of...

There are some sportfishing boats with lots of single berths, for just that reason.

A lot of older, trawler-style boats came with twin beds on opposite sides of the master (aft) stateroom, too. A...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,972
Posted By CaptTom
We did the Down East Loop...

We did the Down East Loop (https://www.trawlercygnus.com/the-downeast-loop/) and those areas were actually far less "remote" than they appeared. There are recreational marinas at reasonable distances....
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,972
Posted By CaptTom
You don't have to make that crossing directly....

You don't have to make that crossing directly. You can keep going up the West coast of Nova Scotia. From Yarmouth to Northeast Harbor (ME) is almost exactly 100 NM. Or continue up to Tiverton, then...
Forum: Prairie 05-14-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By CaptTom
For a few years after I bought my Prairie 36 I...

For a few years after I bought my Prairie 36 I was maintaining an "owners list" of known Prairies, gleaned from forums like this and boat "for sale" web sites. To be honest, I haven't been...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,972
Posted By CaptTom
The Canal authority used to publish a very...

The Canal authority used to publish a very helpful guide. You could get it from the site @psneeld linked to in post #2.

I couldn't find it there with a quick look. I know they stopped publishing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,036
Posted By CaptTom
Coming back the other way one time I forgot I had...

Coming back the other way one time I forgot I had an orange in the fridge. The US customs asked if I had any fruits or vegetables and I confidently said "no." Only later did I realize I'd broken the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-26-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By CaptTom
Let's not split hairs here. It is a "fake"...

Let's not split hairs here. It is a "fake" business in that it presents as being the legitimate US Coast Guard renewal process, and it is not.

I don't understand why people keep coming to these...
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