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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:08 PM
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Would a Rocna Vulcan work?

Would a Rocna Vulcan work?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By High Wire
Can you post a couple pictures?

Can you post a couple pictures?
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By High Wire
Ok, uncle, I give up. What is she?

Ok, uncle, I give up. What is she?
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By High Wire
I believe that’s a Teleflex control head. Who...

I believe that’s a Teleflex control head. Who owns Teleflex now?
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By High Wire
On the bright side we’re past the halfway point...

On the bright side we’re past the halfway point to where the days start getting longer. Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 825
Posted By High Wire
My vote would be for a used 5 hp or less 2 stroke...

My vote would be for a used 5 hp or less 2 stroke gas OB. As a previous owner, a 4 hp Evinrude 2 stroke from the 70's weighs in at about 35 pounds with an internal gas tank. 32 with an external 3 gal...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-22-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By High Wire
The coffee pot/microwave tripping is an easy one....

The coffee pot/microwave tripping is an easy one. In a typical home built in the last 50 years, the kitchen has to have a minimum of 2 - 20 amp circuits. The receptacles will be staggered so that the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By High Wire
Water temp. I point my IR temperature gun over...

Water temp. I point my IR temperature gun over the rail. Close enough.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By High Wire
Engine out is a maybe. My mechanic said on a boat...

Engine out is a maybe. My mechanic said on a boat with twins they lift one engine and set it over the other. Pull the tank. Put in new tank. Put engine back then repeat on the other side.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By High Wire
I have Garmin MFD/XHD24 on the trawler and brand...

I have Garmin MFD/XHD24 on the trawler and brand new Furuno 1815 radar on my center console. I would spend the extra money to get MARPA if possible and/or a Doppler type radar from whoever makes it....
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By High Wire
Not exactly. I bought the Kill A Watt monitor for...

Not exactly. I bought the Kill A Watt monitor for my old generator as an easier way to monitor frequency/rpm than using a digital photo tach.
Since my old gen died from chronic under loading I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By High Wire
1- Buy a Kill-A-Watts energy monitor and plug it...

1- Buy a Kill-A-Watts energy monitor and plug it into any onboard receptacle. It will monitor generator output voltage and frequency.
2- Buy a simple cube heater used at a thrift shop or <$20 new...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By High Wire
My Walmart had two pallets of the pink AF on the...

My Walmart had two pallets of the pink AF on the floor today. StarBright brand for $4.50/gal and Super Tech for $2.70 a gal. Since I need it in the next few weeks, I picked up my seasonal supply now.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 09-17-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,518
Posted By High Wire
We tie bow in because of the deeper water further...

We tie bow in because of the deeper water further out from shore. Fortunately we have a finger pier which allows easy access. This exposed our square stern to the open bay and north winds in FL. The...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By High Wire
Pretty sure he said he’s going to do this AFTER...

Pretty sure he said he’s going to do this AFTER haul out. So a bucket under the drain with oil sorbent sheets will catch any oil. Wipe down by hand is slow but you can be thorough and no splatter....
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By High Wire
Yes the same formula works close enough for hull...

Yes the same formula works close enough for hull speed. 1.34 times square root of the waterline length. If you use 1.1 or 1.2 times instead of 1.34, will give you a economical cruise speed estimate...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,335
Posted By High Wire
My primary dinghy motor is a 1973 6 hp Evinrude....

My primary dinghy motor is a 1973 6 hp Evinrude. It just starts and runs no question asked. The backup is a 2009 5 hp Tohatsu that buzzes my arm numb.
Forum: Ocean Alexander 09-16-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By High Wire
You have to follow the hoses to see where they...

You have to follow the hoses to see where they lead off the engine. Cannot tell from the photos. My guess is it goes to the water heater to use engine heat instead of electric to heat the heater...
Forum: Power Systems 09-15-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By High Wire
What does the engine manual say about maintenance...

What does the engine manual say about maintenance intervals and what needs to be done?
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-15-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By High Wire
Wow what a day! I hope tomorrow is better.

Wow what a day! I hope tomorrow is better.
Forum: Power Systems 09-13-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By High Wire
Losses of cooling by impeller wear, strainer...

Losses of cooling by impeller wear, strainer clogging, tubesheet clogging, hose failure or exhaust riser corrosion will cause exhaust temps to go up. Make sure you have baseline temps recorded...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-13-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By High Wire
YouTube is full of them. "We just bought a...

YouTube is full of them. "We just bought a boat...whooho! How hard can it be?" Just one example was the couple 9to5less.:rolleyes:
Forum: Power Systems 09-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By High Wire
Hate that kind of service!

Hate that kind of service!
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,092
Posted By High Wire
Agree with the exception of the vicinity of Hope...

Agree with the exception of the vicinity of Hope Creek Jetty. When you are headed upriver, it sticks way out there if you run outside the channel. The light on the jetty used to be RED! So people...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,092
Posted By High Wire
Yes shipping traffic is way down this year on the...

Yes shipping traffic is way down this year on the Delaware. Before you transit, make sure you eyeball Hope Creek Jetty and Reedy Island Dike on a raster chart. Both submerge at high tide. Many boats...
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