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Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-24-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ScottC
Some clever solutions! It seems absurd that this...

Some clever solutions! It seems absurd that this manufacturer has been producing boats with many clever, well-designed and well-engineered features for years, but continues to miss some of the...
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-24-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By ScottC
This looks like a clever and easy solution. I'm...

This looks like a clever and easy solution. I'm glad you posted it. I think many on TF could be interested in something like this!
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-24-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By ScottC
Welcome aboard, Bertrand & family!

Welcome aboard, Bertrand & family!
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-24-2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ScottC
We had the refrigerator door problem from the...

We had the refrigerator door problem from the very beginning. Asked the factory about it and at the time (I think it was around 2011), they had no solution on the boats they were delivering. They...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By ScottC
Genesee Valley Canal

It would be cool if this canal were still around:
https://www.wgpfoundation.org/media/lock-42-genesee-valley-canal-history-happened-here-historic-marker-vignette/...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By ScottC
:):)

:):)
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-19-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By ScottC
Congrats on the your new GL and a successful...

Congrats on the your new GL and a successful first season! Learning about the design, operation and maintenance of a hybrid is a bit more challenging than for a diesel-only boat ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,394
Posted By ScottC
Me too. Both main and portable vhf. Also have...

Me too. Both main and portable vhf. Also have epirb.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By ScottC
Be careful about risk of carbon monoxide...

Be careful about risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
https://www.thechecker.net/stories/blog/propane-safety-and-avoiding-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By ScottC
Forced air. You can duct the outlets where you...

Forced air. You can duct the outlets where you want them…which is close to the floor. Keeps feet warm and the heat rises. A reverse cycle a/c has the outlet registers much higher. Heating with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By ScottC
Diesel heater. Eberspracher (sp?). Webasto also...

Diesel heater. Eberspracher (sp?). Webasto also makes them. We have reverse cycle a/c, but MUCH prefer the diesel heater for heating. Energy bovines that we are, we have been known to run rhe...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,678
Posted By ScottC
Sounds sweet! Did you feel any ripples from...

Sounds sweet!
Did you feel any ripples from the earthquake?
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By ScottC
Agreed on the range. If you like the boat, it...

Agreed on the range. If you like the boat, it might be worth considering to ask the factory if they would fit an addional fuel tank. I know they fit grey water tanks for countries that require...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By ScottC
Have a look at a Greenline 40, which is available...

Have a look at a Greenline 40, which is available with diesel-only. Lots of light interior work & lots of glass. But a bit of a retro-modern look. Or even a GL33.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By ScottC
Such an unfortunate loss. In my short time on...

Such an unfortunate loss. In my short time on TF, I always thought Walt was a great contributor and was good at providing stabilizing ”ballast” on some threads that got a bit out of control. My...
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-11-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,437
Posted By ScottC
Hi EllenO & welcome aboard! We’ve not...

Hi EllenO & welcome aboard!

We’ve not operated a GL40, but have been on one. If we were to move up in size, it would be absolutely to the GL40 and not the GL39.


Love the layout and...
Forum: Power Systems 09-05-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By ScottC
I had the displeasure of experiencing slipping...

I had the displeasure of experiencing slipping clutch once. It’s just as MYTraveler says, RPMs stay the same, but you lose speed. Let everything cool down and it may seem ”normal” again…at least...
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 09-05-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By ScottC
Yes - both guys were crawling around on the roof....

Yes - both guys were crawling around on the roof. I have never done it and would not do it. The owner's manual says don't...so I don't risk it.
I have never used a broom on the panels. Only a...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-05-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,090
Posted By ScottC
The results are in. Boat was hauled on 1...

The results are in.

Boat was hauled on 1 September 2022 in Malta.

5 months in the water and distance covered about 1300 NM at ~7 knots.

The photo below is before any washing, rinsing,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-31-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 67,415
Posted By ScottC
Perhaps try getting him to enroll in a Power...

Perhaps try getting him to enroll in a Power Squadrons course??
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,156
Posted By ScottC
I have been wondering as well. I, too, miss...

I have been wondering as well. I, too, miss their posts. They never fail to bring the human element into even the most basic "nuts & bolts" of topics.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,891
Posted By ScottC
My parents had a cottage on Rushford Lake...

My parents had a cottage on Rushford Lake (Southern tier NY - not that far from the Finger Lakes). I spent many of my teenage summers there and remember the beautiful lapstrake Penn Yan boats. The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,318
Posted By ScottC
Dwejra Bay - Gozo, Malta

This is the view just after we arrived at Dwejra Bay to anchor for the night. It's in the middle of nowhere, but with excellent 4G reception :-)
During the night, the star show we witnessed was...
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 08-26-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ScottC
Great article! Thanks for posting it! I...

Great article! Thanks for posting it!

I agree with the Aluminum recommendation for salt + brackish waters, as I have been told as much by several yacht yards over the last three years here in...
Forum: Greenline and other hybrid/electric/solar vessels 08-25-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By ScottC
Solar Panel Cooling

These pictures are from when I had my original 2010 solar panels replaced with the newer, 300W panels (latest tech available from Greenline/SVP Yachts in 2019). You can see the air channels, but the...
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