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Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By CaptainK
Thank you. She really is a fine-looking boat. We...

Thank you. She really is a fine-looking boat. We feel really lucky to have found her.



Thank you. We love her lines :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By CaptainK
There was a post in a Facebook Group of a boat...

There was a post in a Facebook Group of a boat getting lithium batteries, and their insurance dropped them... we have 14 group 8D AGMs, and thought about replacing those with lithium, but, decided...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By CaptainK
Our 2009 Alaskan 56

I posted a couple of times before we purchased the 2009 Alaskan 56 that we're cruising on right now. Now that we have had it for a year, I thought it might be helpful for others to follow up.

So,...
Forum: Power Systems 09-30-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By CaptainK
Quick update. It was a faulty "stop engine"...

Quick update. It was a faulty "stop engine" button on the flybridge.

We replace the ECM before, which wasn't the cause. We also replaced the starter relay, which also wasn't the cause.
Forum: Power Systems 09-09-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By CaptainK
Quick update. Richard from FHG Marine...

Quick update.

Richard from FHG Marine Engineering came by a few days ago and verified a few things, including that the ignition switch sends a signal to the starter relay. He certainly knows his...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By CaptainK
Unfortunately, I don't have any drawings that...

Unfortunately, I don't have any drawings that touch on the engine wiring. I don't think this is a "complex" issue, but I'm getting the sense that it might be fairly straightforward for a CAT tech.
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Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By CaptainK
Cat C7 Won't Start

I've got two C7s on my boat... one doesn't want to start anymore.

Thoughts?

Issue


Starboard engine does not start (port engine starts)
Does not start or crank when turning ignition key...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-15-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By CaptainK
We have an Alaskan 56 and are very happy with the...

We have an Alaskan 56 and are very happy with the boat. We have C7s, and I wouldn't want any bigger engines in this boat. There really is no point -- unless you really don't mind opening up the flood...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By CaptainK
What happened to Oviatt Marine?

We have a 2009 Alaskan 56 and couldn't be happier with the boat. It feels strong and sturdy, everything is accessible, and with twin C7s, it is also pretty fuel-efficient. The boat looks very similar...
Forum: Power Systems 12-12-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By CaptainK
Ah nice. Thanks for the reply! Since the...

Ah nice. Thanks for the reply!

Since the boat already has Glendinning controls and there are remote connection ports, it would likely be much more cost-effective for me to get a Glendinning remote...
Forum: Power Systems 12-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By CaptainK
Worth it? Glendinning wired remote...

Just curious if any of you have and use a Glendinning wired remote. We are just in the process of buying a boat that has Glendinning controls, and it also has "outlets" for the remote on the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By CaptainK
Good morning Peter. Thank you for making time to...

Good morning Peter. Thank you for making time to reply with your thoughts!

Offshore has been really good, answering detailed questions about their "pre-owned" boats. Then again, you are right,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By CaptainK
Grand Alaskan 56 Seaworthiness & Construction

We are working on finding our next boat, which will become our new home, after selling our 60-foot sailing catamaran. We are looking at a couple of Grand Alaskan 56's -- any thoughts on construction...
Forum: Grand Banks 08-18-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By CaptainK
Thank you. Those are the ones I am looking at. ...

Thank you. Those are the ones I am looking at.

The Offshore 54 seems quite reasonable at 7.5 knots with a 2100nm range. Just also thinking about generator usage etc.

Do you know if the...
Forum: Grand Banks 08-18-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By CaptainK
2003 Eastbay HX

I am looking for a powerboat that will allow me to cross the Gulfstream from Florida, do the Bahamas, go down the Caribbean... and maybe cross over to Panama.

Any thoughts on the Eastbay HX? Sea...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,152
Posted By CaptainK
Sure... here are a few. ...

Sure... here are a few.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,152
Posted By CaptainK
4 thrusters... just to make it easier for us to...

4 thrusters... just to make it easier for us to get into marinas and tight spots. We had thought about doing 2 tunnel thrusters, but ended up going with a 4-pump jet system instead.

We only have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,152
Posted By CaptainK
Thank you for the welcome :) I'm sure we'll...

Thank you for the welcome :)

I'm sure we'll be in a trawler within 12 months or so - so I'll make sure to be on here going forward.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,152
Posted By CaptainK
Question Trading 60-Foot Sailing Cat for a Trawler

My wife and I are relatively new to the boat owners club, with our amazing 60-foot sailing catamaran. We are just wrapping up another big upgrade to the boat, installing 4 thrusters, and started to...
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