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Forum: Welcome Mat Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Bacchus
Ours doesn't have a flybridge but the 6-4-2 rule...

Ours doesn't have a flybridge but the 6-4-2 rule still applies easily.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Bacchus
The sending unit has 2 spade terminals and the...

The sending unit has 2 spade terminals and the wires have the common mating female terminals. A pair of needle nose pliers would help ensure to pull on the terminal and not the wires. Mine came off...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Bacchus
My advice to those trying to figure it out is...

My advice to those trying to figure it out is always to write it down vs forming the vision in your mind.
Start with defining your style of boating... where, how long, how many people, uses...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,426
Posted By Bacchus
I'm not an expert but agree with your points...

I'm not an expert but agree with your points completely.
CMS has a very complete article on charge rates for AGM that supports your point....
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Bacchus
If sight lines are limited why not invest in a...

If sight lines are limited why not invest in a pair of headsets / earbuds and have your mate provide the sight and comments to assist. We have used them in a few instances especially when getting...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Bacchus
The Covid posting guidelines have been revised...

The Covid posting guidelines have been revised and many prior threads closed. Members are encouraged to review the revised guidelines and consider them when posting any new Covid related threads.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Bacchus
Are you sure the tach is the issue? I've had a...

Are you sure the tach is the issue?
I've had a couple instances of irratic or no tach response and the cause was corrosion on the wire plug terminals that attach to the pickup on the bell housing....
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Bacchus
The recent Covid changes were not done lightly or...

The recent Covid changes were not done lightly or without significant discussion.
I'm sure there is a wide range of reactions to the new guidelines from excellent... about time... to worst action...
Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Bacchus
Well welcome aboard TF Brian and Marie. Lots...

Well welcome aboard TF Brian and Marie.
Lots of current & past owners of MS here and lots of good info.
If you haven't done so already peruse the Marlow-Manship builders section especially the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,426
Posted By Bacchus
The main reason I originally switched to AGM was...

The main reason I originally switched to AGM was for their lower self drain rate vs FLA. My boat gets layed up & covered for NE off season with no possible way to charge during that period.
In...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Bacchus
Is that unique fitting screwed into the receiving...

Is that unique fitting screwed into the receiving ftg on the tank or is it a press in type?
Peggie (Head,istress) & others have mentioned a type of fitting for retrofitting tanks where no access to...
Forum: Californian 07-31-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By Bacchus
IMO vent filter ENSURE that your tank will be...

IMO vent filter ENSURE that your tank will be anaerobic (the smelly kind) and your tank will smell bad. Then you NEED the filter to prevent the escape.
A better approach is to ensure aerobic (not...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-31-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bacchus
Some /most? vessel safety examiners will not pass...

Some /most? vessel safety examiners will not pass a Doc # placard simply screwed in place... I won't, but it is easy to add some epoxy to the backside before screwing in place and its is then...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-30-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Bacchus
I'm a user / believer of NoFlex or the generic...

I'm a user / believer of NoFlex or the generic equivalent sodium percarbonate available in bulk.
I have also periodically (end of season) used Calgon water softener and believe it helped but it...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-30-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,713
Posted By Bacchus
Look at the parts sticky at the top of the M-M...

Look at the parts sticky at the top of the M-M builders forum.
I just added the link to the DIY replacement by Todd R.

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36488
Forum: Power Systems 07-29-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By Bacchus
Careful with this technique(screw drivers). It is...

Careful with this technique(screw drivers). It is very easy to damage the thin cross section adjacent to the Oring groove with anything steel.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bacchus
I use and like Windy for wind while on the water...

I use and like Windy for wind while on the water and to see the big picture. As I recall you can set/change units somewhere in the settings.
I look at several model fcsts and recommend using the...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-28-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,525
Posted By Bacchus
Paul My experience with that engine... Had...

Paul
My experience with that engine...
Had one fail at about 5 yrs very little seasonal use by PO
Replacement ran 5 seasons w/o issue replaced as PM prior to a long trip
IMO the yearly change is...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-26-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bacchus
In most states that require "registration" of...

In most states that require "registration" of documented vessels its not about registration fees but rather is about collecting sales tax on every sale / resale where the big $$$ are.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bacchus
No problem with using the best quality...

No problem with using the best quality receptacles as possible.
If several in a string I dont see a problem with first being GFCI.
In order to separate and have each receptacle GFCI independent it...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-26-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Bacchus
Agree with Archie Worth the time & effort to...

Agree with Archie
Worth the time & effort to trace the wiring and figure it out.
Then correct as necessary.
It is one of your CRITICAL systems... get it right.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-25-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bacchus
If you want more elegant Doc # board in engine rm...

If you want more elegant Doc # board in engine rm make/ get a natural grain board (or Starboard) engraved #s with gold added and highly varnished / epoxy coated. You can screw it to a main...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-24-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Bacchus
In general Yes... AGMs are a different breed and...

In general Yes... AGMs are a different breed and many of the FLA guidelines don't hold for AGM. e.g. FLA plate thickness & spacing differences for start vs deep cycle battys aren't applicable to AGMs...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-24-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Bacchus
Todd Nice work! Not sure what the original...

Todd
Nice work!
Not sure what the original plastic was but have to believe UV attack was the primary cause of failure.
I removed my vent and sprayed it with a couple coats of off white paint to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-24-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,219
Posted By Bacchus
David I applaud your having a long term dream...

David
I applaud your having a long term dream and working toward making it happen.
Don't be overwhelmed by the task of having to plan for a 6,000 mi, year or longer cruise. A year is just a series...
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