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Forum: Harbor Chat 01-04-2021, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Mark P
Interesting comments guys. Not sure why this...

Interesting comments guys. Not sure why this concept would have been discontinued in boats - probably not enough production runs to justify the cost of development. When I get my trawler, if I have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mark P
With all of these sinkings, does any debris ever...

With all of these sinkings, does any debris ever wash up on shore?
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-03-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Mark P
Ford's Interesting Generator Configuration

So I was doing a little truck shopping over the Holidays and came across this interesting generator configuration available on the 2021 Ford F-150 - this would be nice if it were available in boats -...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,373
Posted By Mark P
Thanks Iggy. That's what I like about this Forum...

Thanks Iggy. That's what I like about this Forum - I log on everyday just to learn how little I know!
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,373
Posted By Mark P
I have motored past mooring balls and have seen...

I have motored past mooring balls and have seen nothing on them that would say "for rent please 404-123-5678. $30/day". So how does someone know if it is for rent?
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mark P
Agreed - Admiralty Law is a strange beast.

Agreed - Admiralty Law is a strange beast.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Mark P
As I see it from thirty years of looking at...

As I see it from thirty years of looking at things like this (makes me glad to be retired), the tow boat has no liability to the sail boat on these facts. This reminds me of an ambulance case years...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-18-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,726
Posted By Mark P
"idiots" need to be careful on the sanding and...

"idiots" need to be careful on the sanding and painting. This areated sanding dust is an environmental hazard, likely qualifies as a hazard substance or hazardous waste. In either case, most "idiots"...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-18-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,726
Posted By Mark P
Guys, (and Ladies😁): Keep in mind environmental...

Guys, (and Ladies😁): Keep in mind environmental costs and liability insurance. I recall that one of ourTF members lost a Nordhavn either dropped off slings or fell off blocks, but either way a total...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 771
Posted By Mark P
So if the boat I am looking at has a 17 year old...

So if the boat I am looking at has a 17 year old Genny with 3500 hours, it may be worth taking it out as part of my refit and going to a 9 kw if it fits. Still would be interested in the load share...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-16-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 771
Posted By Mark P
In looking at OldDan's post #19, if I went ahead...

In looking at OldDan's post #19, if I went ahead and purchased an all-in-one AC unit for the top of the AT34, what would be involved in replacing the 6KW Genny with a larger unit - maybe a 9KW...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 12-10-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mark P
Talking John, quoting a sentence from your original post:...

John, quoting a sentence from your original post: One thing about boats in general is that after a certain period of time (years old) many boats (in great condition) actually sell for their original...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-10-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 771
Posted By Mark P
Would an "all-in-one" unit mounted to top of the...

Would an "all-in-one" unit mounted to top of the pilot house of the AT34 work? I was in a AT-34 looking at it near Stuart Florida last summer, and it seemed warm in the pilot house when the ACs were...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-10-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Mark P
For what it may help, here are pictures of Prop...

For what it may help, here are pictures of Prop Speed taken about 11 months apart. 350HP Merc Bravo III drive, counter-rotating props. I was getting ready to paint the drive and props again, but...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Mark P
Your biggest issue may be permits. We used to go...

Your biggest issue may be permits. We used to go to a great restaurant that had a dock - got carried away by Irma. They are unable to rebuild on Broad Creek near Hilton Head due to the inability to...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-02-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,145
Posted By Mark P
:o Okay, so I have to eat some crow today and...

:o Okay, so I have to eat some crow today and take back some of my original post's comments - he did have some safety equipment on board, apparently could not reach it before the situation got out of...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,145
Posted By Mark P
Guys, not passing judgment at all, but I think...

Guys, not passing judgment at all, but I think one of the best boating services we here on the TF (mostly you guys who know more than I) can provide is to discuss what safety gear is needed on all...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-30-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,145
Posted By Mark P
You see any safety equipment???

Okay Florida gang, what happened here?? Give us intel on the news down there. A 32 foot Sea Ray capsizes - I see no life vest, no dinghy, no flares, no radio, no PLB, no nothing.....what the heck -...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,388
Posted By Mark P
Wife and I both retired (she 5 years ago, me last...

Wife and I both retired (she 5 years ago, me last year). What I find interesting is that very successful professionals type people ask me from time to time how to plan for retirement, or how did I...
Forum: Power Systems 11-17-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
So in either case of single or twin filters, and...

So in either case of single or twin filters, and whether equipped with step-up filtration - at how many engine hours should the filter element be changed? Change only when vacuum starts going up?? ...
Forum: Power Systems 11-16-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
Salish Nomad, yes, those two engine rooms...

Salish Nomad, yes, those two engine rooms pictures I posted are American Tugs. Super boats IMO. Trying to decide how much boat I can handle - really like the 41 but may only be able manage the 34-36...
Forum: Power Systems 11-11-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
Both boats are single engines. Firehoser75 - can...

Both boats are single engines. Firehoser75 - can you give me a bit more info on the what you describe as the exhaust elbow "doomed to fail design"? Regardless of boat, I intend to service the...
Forum: Power Systems 11-11-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
Okay, so this may be a bit of a thread drift from...

Okay, so this may be a bit of a thread drift from the fuel filter question (hope the forum moderator is asleep at the helm), but here are the two engine pics. I think I may have been wrong on the...
Forum: Power Systems 11-10-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
Thanks for the education on filters. I will send...

Thanks for the education on filters. I will send ER pics in the morning. If I went after older boat which I believe has a mechanical as opposed to an electronically controlled engine in the newer...
Forum: Power Systems 11-10-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mark P
Single vs Twin (fuel filters)

So in looking at two different boats by the same manufacturer, I came across these two pictures. The one with what appears to me to be dual engine filters is about 10 years old, and the one with the...
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