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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By 2savage
Err, this is a trawler forum. Slow and long :) ...

Err, this is a trawler forum. Slow and long :)

Oh, one more thing..... you need to time the tide for 'the race' as it can run 5+ kts either way.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By 2savage
Hmmm, since 99% of the lobster industry died out...

Hmmm, since 99% of the lobster industry died out due to warming water, ignore this comment.

You will have no issues doing this. I've done it dozens of times. There is commercial traffic but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,558
Posted By 2savage
Run with what ya got? Certainly. But, apologies...

Run with what ya got? Certainly. But, apologies to Clint Eastwood when I say "A man's got to know his boat's limitations".

Then there is that discussion about being new and pretty vs. old and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By 2savage
There are a few things to consider here: 1) ...

There are a few things to consider here:

1) I have twelve solar panels.

2) The failed generator has had a few issues in the past that may have reduced its life (like raw water in the oil).
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By 2savage
I have six trojan 6V in series. I think they are...

I have six trojan 6V in series. I think they are 435AH each. The inverter is Victron 3000.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By 2savage
anyone looking for chart kits?

I just put a few in eBay. Mostly East Coast stuff. I know that paper charts are dying but I like having them anyway because it helps with planning and may be invaluable when struck by lightening!
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Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By 2savage
There's a plethora of used generators available...

There's a plethora of used generators available for around $4500. I wanted to go smaller anyway. And, the one being decommissioned should yield a few thousand in parts. The water pump for example...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By 2savage
Good questions. My inverter and twelve solar...

Good questions. My inverter and twelve solar panels already provide additional power. I have four A//C units but rarely use more than two at a time.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By 2savage
Generator size, making a change

My 12.5kw Westerbeke BTD is probably ruined due to the failure of the anti-syphon valve so I'm probably going to replace it.

The generator serves four main functions;

1) The main anchor...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
Same direction. No wind or tide shift.

Same direction. No wind or tide shift.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
The loss of power was diagnosed as a failure of...

The loss of power was diagnosed as a failure of the transmission oil cooler. To be honest dragging the anchor was not what scared the crap out of me. It was having almost no power to do anything...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
There's two kinds of boats out there. Those who...

There's two kinds of boats out there. Those who have dragged their anchor and those who are just about to. I truly hope that none of you go through a similar experience because it takes years off...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
I've been anchoring boats for 50+ years. The...

I've been anchoring boats for 50+ years. The depth/scope thing isn't just numbers, it is also angles and when you set the anchor and it digs hard, I look at the angle of the chain to be sure scope...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
Scope was 6;1 at high tide. When I got the...

Scope was 6;1 at high tide. When I got the anchor up it had a wire cable attached, maybe 15 foot long.... could have been the issue?

The good news? I made it to Port Washington and it seems...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By 2savage
multiple issues create a wild night!

After anchoring in Stamford Harbor (CT) and running my wife into the Marina with the dinghy I had planned to settle in and have a quiet night watching a movie. The weather had other ideas. Soon the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
Well, not good news. Still no movement so off...

Well, not good news. Still no movement so off comes the cylinder head. I'm dreading what I see in there!

Does anyone have a ballpark figure for a rebuild? Its a 12.5kw four cylinder model.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
Yes, diesel. I've just got back from the UK...

Yes, diesel.

I've just got back from the UK and will see how the Marvel oil has worked over the last week. Fingers crossed!! If still no movement it looks like cylinder head off is next.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By 2savage
Don't tip it, use thinners for a better...

Don't tip it, use thinners for a better consistency that will not run.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By 2savage
Next plan if this does not work; there are...

Next plan if this does not work; there are several sensors tha need to be closed for the engine to run. One is an oil pressure switch, port side. There are two switches here and it's the lower...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By 2savage
The Westerbeke has a 'reset' button close to the...

The Westerbeke has a 'reset' button close to the control panel. Remember that you need to give the glow plugs a good ten seconds plus there is also need to use the glow plug switch for the fuel pump...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
Thanks MVWEEBLES for those diagrams. When it...

Thanks MVWEEBLES for those diagrams. When it comes to diagnosing the 'why', I suspect that the anti-siphon valve jammed closed allowing water to return to the cylinder. I'll replace it as a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
The other three cylinders were dry. I'm seeing...

The other three cylinders were dry. I'm seeing the diagnosis as to why this happened and what to do to prevent it in the future as a separate task. For now, I'm just focused on the main issue.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
UPDATE! So, I pulled the glow plugs and sure...

UPDATE! So, I pulled the glow plugs and sure enough water started to flow out of the forward one (away from the generator). It kept flowing out of the hole. It tasted fresh(ish) but I'm well up...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
I did pull the starter. No difference. ...

I did pull the starter. No difference.

There are no decompression levers.

I'll pull the glow plugs today and get back to everyone.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2savage
It was run about a week ago and has been run...

It was run about a week ago and has been run regularly over the last six months.

will not move in either direction.
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