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Forum: Welcome Mat Today, 12:08 PM
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Posted By rgano
Welcome aboard. Stay in touch with the...

Welcome aboard. Stay in touch with the Marlowe/Mainship sub-forum here.
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By rgano
I would not miss the whole misnamed Harbor Chat...

I would not miss the whole misnamed Harbor Chat sub forum if it went away.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By rgano
We have a Fastenal store here, but I go to a...

We have a Fastenal store here, but I go to a local place down on Frankford Street called Fastener Service where Richard, the clerk recognizes me from many years of custom. He just gives me the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,410
Posted By rgano
What genny did the Ranger have?

What genny did the Ranger have?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-30-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By rgano
Have you considered any bilge modification to...

Have you considered any bilge modification to catch miscellaneous drips under the engine while it is out?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-30-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,122
Posted By rgano
I refused to take my trawler on a long run down...

I refused to take my trawler on a long run down to the Keys until I had the refrigeration issue sorted out, and a propane/110 VAC reefer (freezer if you wish) turned out to be the perfect answer. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By rgano
The Magma, and for that matter all of them, need...

The Magma, and for that matter all of them, need added weight to pull them down quickly enough on the downward roll. I think I had about eight pounds of lead suspended below it. I liked how the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-30-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By rgano
Welcome aboard, mates! What's broken that we...

Welcome aboard, mates! What's broken that we need to talk about, cuz somethin's always busted? :) The definition of cruising is (wait for it); fixing your boat in exotic locales.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-30-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By rgano
Maybe dumping some very hot water down the deck...

Maybe dumping some very hot water down the deck fill after emptying the tank as much as possible?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-30-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,236
Posted By rgano
I am not sure about what is normal for underway...

I am not sure about what is normal for underway oil pressure on your engine, but the value you mentioned is well within what my brother and I have observed for decades on our four Lehman 120s.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By rgano
I once had a Magma flopper stopper which I used...

I once had a Magma flopper stopper which I used at Fort Jefferson anchorage in the Dry Tortugas. Two would have been better than the single I had. The one I had came with a telescoping aluminum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By rgano
I would only cross the Gulf of Mexico in my Grand...

I would only cross the Gulf of Mexico in my Grand Banks in the calmest conditions, and nowadays, I do NOT enjoy bouncing around during the occasional several-hour fishing trips out to about 20 miles...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-29-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By rgano
See? Not a stoopid question!

See? Not a stoopid question!
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By rgano
Expanding on my earlier.....I installed a SP-70...

Expanding on my earlier.....I installed a SP-70 unit on my cable-steered Grand Banks in 2013. Reusing the big electric drive motor of the old Benmar analog AP was a great cost savings. I bought the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-28-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By rgano
Is it a Lehman 120 HP engine? The question seems...

Is it a Lehman 120 HP engine? The question seems a bit vague. Maybe you could restate it in a way my feeble brain can comprehend it. I have a ton of 120 experience.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,336
Posted By rgano
And Bob's you uncle?

And Bob's you uncle?
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,056
Posted By rgano
Has the rebuild of Tally Ho been mentioned here? ...

Has the rebuild of Tally Ho been mentioned here? I started watching that youtube epic. I like to watch the wooden boat rebuilds/repairs like Travels with Geordie because I owned a wooden trawler...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,336
Posted By rgano
The charts on western rivers only display the...

The charts on western rivers only display the height of the bottom above mean sea level. Then you subtract that charted level from the pool level (also in feet above mean sea level) to obtain the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-27-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By rgano
The "housing" suggests that the oozing part is...

The "housing" suggests that the oozing part is boat structure and would require a haul out and structural repair by pros.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-27-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By rgano
Hey YD, welcome here. There are any number of...

Hey YD, welcome here. There are any number of locations for the flux GATE compass. Most likely it is down on the deck in the forward cabin in the forward third of the hull. Mine is under the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-24-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By rgano
Welcome! Let me address this phrase from your...

Welcome!
Let me address this phrase from your post first, "have attempted to find moorings set along side the Gulf of Mexico, from FL. to S. Texas." I have been on the waters from Key West to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,181
Posted By rgano
"One more embarrassing story of things gone...

"One more embarrassing story of things gone wrong. Coming into Anacortes my plan was to drive my new boat, into my new slip like a boss. I knew there was a shallow spot out in front of the slip at...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-22-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By rgano
I had not thought of color coded snaps when I had...

I had not thought of color coded snaps when I had eleven different window covers to deal with. I did number them on the inside seam with a magic marker. Zero was the centerline windshield cover;...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,715
Posted By rgano
I was anchored out in the Coronado Islands off...

I was anchored out in the Coronado Islands off San Diego after a rather bouncy passage when I awoke to the sound of my anchor windlass (only one way) reeling in the chain. The foot switch at the...
Forum: Power Systems 07-21-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By rgano
That sounds like the PYI lawyers talking with the...

That sounds like the PYI lawyers talking with the idea that somebody out there is stupid enough as to be incapable of stemming the small in rush of water through the small dripless packing cooling...
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