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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Ken E.
The king is a nice one!

The king is a nice one!
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Ken E.
Good to hear from you, Tom.:thumb:

Good to hear from you, Tom.:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Ken E.
Vikings are a very nice ride and have eaten...

Vikings are a very nice ride and have eaten Hatteras' lunch in sportfish boats for the last 20 years, IMO. :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Ken E.
There are less than 10 of us here, to my...

There are less than 10 of us here, to my knowledge.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,390
Posted By Ken E.
Chapman's has a good chapter on using spring...

Chapman's has a good chapter on using spring lines.
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Ken E.
No stink pot offense taken. The term is used...

No stink pot offense taken. The term is used commonly here by the sailors, sometimes even in jest.:eek:
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-14-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,104
Posted By Ken E.
Sorry, but that approach, even with the intention...

Sorry, but that approach, even with the intention to buy carefully, will cost you a lot of money and even then probably won't give you a safe and serviceable boat. The cost of chartering will look...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-14-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,213
Posted By Ken E.
Concur. Also makes changing the amount of chain...

Concur. Also makes changing the amount of chain out easy.
Forum: Boats | Wanted 07-13-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Ken E.
It's a longshot, but try Anacortes Yacht...

It's a longshot, but try Anacortes Yacht Charters. They're a stone's throw from where you are.
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ken E.
"Never pass a bathrom." So true when you're...

"Never pass a bathrom."

So true when you're in your 70's!:facepalm:
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-11-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,213
Posted By Ken E.
ABI used to make hooks like this. I like the...

ABI used to make hooks like this. I like the design.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,213
Posted By Ken E.
Just a simple chain hook like you'd find on...

Just a simple chain hook like you'd find on trucks' chain binders works great. Simple, cheap and available in stainless steel.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Ken E.
Is Desolation Sound crowded? I'd bet not so much...

Is Desolation Sound crowded? I'd bet not so much with the border closed.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Ken E.
If you come up empty, call the Delta boatyard,...

If you come up empty, call the Delta boatyard, which is close to there on the Duwamish. They build big boats and would know the heights.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Ken E.
Another Ideal vote here. 10 years ago during my...

Another Ideal vote here. 10 years ago during my repower, I removed the then 40 year old OEM Ideal windlass (a PITA job) and shipped it to the factory to have it torn down and refurbished. They...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Ken E.
When we are on the move, I go downstairs every...

When we are on the move, I go downstairs every 1-2 hours. I check the bilge, vacuum guages on the fuel filters, front and back of the engines, and the shafts seals to make sure they are cool to the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ken E.
I read 'The Curve of Time' many years ago and had...

I read 'The Curve of Time' many years ago and had forgotten all about it. A woman with her kids in a small boat roaming the BC coast. A great read for any boater in this region.
Forum: Power Systems 07-02-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ken E.
I have tried single-engine running a lot between...

I have tried single-engine running a lot between here and SE Alaska and kept fuel logs based fuel dock refills. I arrived at the same conclusion many stated above, that the biggest reduction of fuel...
Forum: Power Systems 07-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,223
Posted By Ken E.
Maybe ask around on the San Diego docks and talk...

Maybe ask around on the San Diego docks and talk to people who have them. Where you are might be a Volvo-friendly place for service. The parts cost, though, is still going to be high. Personally, ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 06-30-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,026
Posted By Ken E.
Damn hot here! :peace:

Damn hot here! :peace:
Forum: Albin 06-29-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ken E.
Yes, they are available.

Yes, they are available.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-27-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By Ken E.
Wallas owners all seem to like them. I have Espar...

Wallas owners all seem to like them. I have Espar hydronic, like Doc above. I installed it in the boat 10 years ago, and it has run well after I gave it a dedicated fuel tank that gravity-feeds. ...
Forum: Power Systems 06-27-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Ken E.
The bad rotary switch theory was a good...

The bad rotary switch theory was a good one....happened to me a couple years ago, but you've already changed it.

I don't know your model, but on the 5kw NL's, there is a toggle switch on the upper...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ken E.
Going north, once above Cape Caution the gas...

Going north, once above Cape Caution the gas docks are few and far between. The ones I know of are in Rivers Inlet, Shearwater at Bella Bella, Klemtu, Hartley Bay, Prince Rupert, and then 85 miles to...
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By Ken E.
Thanks for posting. Such a shame the Cats were so...

Thanks for posting. Such a shame the Cats were so short-lived. I also repowered with Cummins and am very happy with them.
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