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Forum: General Maintenance 09-20-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Chuck34
Yep, any questions/issues you have with a Lehman,...

Yep, any questions/issues you have with a Lehman, that’s the go to guy. Get to know him and buy your Lehman parts from him.
Forum: Grand Banks 09-13-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By Chuck34
Maybe call Brian at American diesel and ask him...

Maybe call Brian at American diesel and ask him what WOT should be as well as a good cruising RPM.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-05-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Chuck34
My boat has group 31 batteries. Not nearly as...

My boat has group 31 batteries. Not nearly as heavy as some of you guys have, but very awkward to install or remove for this 69 year old body. My method, get my wife’s help, who is in decent shape...
Forum: Grand Banks 08-18-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Chuck34
How old is the boat? Manufacturers didn’t have...

How old is the boat? Manufacturers didn’t have to have them until, I believe, 1972.
If it is there, as mentioned, always on the right hand side of the stern…could be up high or down low.
Forum: Grand Banks 07-02-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,701
Posted By Chuck34
I might add, stick with what you have as most...

I might add, stick with what you have as most likely you will never see 120 volt 50 amp service anywhere. If your cords are cooked, replace with the same 30/50. You might want to have the pedestal...
Forum: Grand Banks 07-02-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,701
Posted By Chuck34
Sounds like your 50 amps is 120 volts, not the...

Sounds like your 50 amps is 120 volts, not the 240 volts you would normally see with 50 amp service. You rarely, if ever see marinas offering 120/50 service. It is either 120/30 or 240/50.
I...
Forum: Power Systems 06-20-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Chuck34
Call American Diesel. Good chance they will have...

Call American Diesel. Good chance they will have a solution.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 06-14-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Chuck34
Yep, your deck fittings will either smell like a...

Yep, your deck fittings will either smell like a toilet, fuel or nothing (water)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-09-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Chuck34
There are adapters made specifically for this...

There are adapters made specifically for this purpose. I have one and have used it in the past. Plug it into 240 - 50 amp shore power and it splits into 2 x 120 - 30 amp that goes into my boat. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Chuck34
Documentation renewal

A lot has been said here and other boating forums about the slow service coming out of the CG Doc. Office.
I processed my renewal online last Thursday am, they pulled the money from my checking...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-05-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Chuck34
I have these fittings on all of my Perko...

I have these fittings on all of my Perko strainers. Makes flushing and winterizing a breeze. Connect a water hose to it for flushing or I hook it up to a bucket full of antifreeze for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,976
Posted By Chuck34
Just got a “Final Notice” from one of the...

Just got a “Final Notice” from one of the scammers. They are still telling boaters that documentation is for 5 years only. I guess they are doing everything possible to maximize revenue.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,976
Posted By Chuck34
Never hurts to keep these documentation scam...

Never hurts to keep these documentation scam threads alive and at the top of the page.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-24-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Chuck34
Keep it simple….clean the faucet aerator/strainer...

Keep it simple….clean the faucet aerator/strainer first. If that doesn’t work, then replace the pump.
Same thing happened to me. Galley faucet water flow was much less than the other faucets I...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-26-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chuck34
Yes it is a legitimate business and yes they do...

Yes it is a legitimate business and yes they do provide the service they are being paid for.
This topic is ALL about the marketing practices. And now they are sending out reminder letters saying...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By Chuck34
I googled marine lift off hinges and lots of...

I googled marine lift off hinges and lots of stuff popped up.
Some years ago, I made doors for my sailboat to replace my hated slats….used lift off hinges for it as I only used the doors when we...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-17-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chuck34
As I mentioned in another thread, I just got a...

As I mentioned in another thread, I just got a renewal reminder letter from one of the scammers and the letter clearly said renewal is mandatory 5 years. WRONG! The Real CG Doc office offers 1-5...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
Just got my renewal reminder from one of the...

Just got my renewal reminder from one of the scammers, National Documentation Portal. In the letter they clearly say 5 year renewal is mandatory, which is wrong. CG offers 1-5 year renewal.
Just...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-02-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,615
Posted By Chuck34
Article says it is Coast Guard registered...

Article says it is Coast Guard registered (documented) meaning no numbers
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
If you look at the CG's actual logo and compare...

If you look at the CG's actual logo and compare it to the scammers logo, it's close but not exact...enough difference to get away with it. The same with the big red stripe on CG Boats vs the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
Actually, the CG put out a bulletin a few years...

Actually, the CG put out a bulletin a few years ago warning boaters that there were private companies offering documentation services with much higher fees than the CG charged.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
I’m guessing these scammer companies (there are a...

I’m guessing these scammer companies (there are a couple) have been reported to the FTC, Post Office and CG multiple times, but unfortunately, the fine print covers their butts. However, a year or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
Good luck on the reversal. While a few have, I...

Good luck on the reversal. While a few have, I would say 99% were not successful. FWIW, you will get your COD. While these guys have a very scammy business model, they are legitimate businesses...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,978
Posted By Chuck34
There have been multiple threads here and all the...

There have been multiple threads here and all the major boating forums for at least 5-6 years. I got scammed about 5 years ago and have made it my mission to alert as many people as possible. I’ve...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By Chuck34
MANY, MANY undocumented boats have names and...

MANY, MANY undocumented boats have names and hailing port plastered on the stern.
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