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Forum: Selene Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Mako
My mist-type. Meant to say half-million. Can't...

My mist-type. Meant to say half-million. Can't edit the comment. Still point is made, balancing a brand new H38 versus a 20 years old Nordy 40 is a tough decision.
Forum: Selene Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Mako
IMO the sail itself is rather useless except...

IMO the sail itself is rather useless except perhaps as a riding sail when at anchor, if you anchor with line instead of chain. The boom works just fine to manage the dinghy. You need a mast for the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mako
That sucks when such a tiny component becomes the...

That sucks when such a tiny component becomes the critical link. I was pounding through waves with my last boat and at some point, each time I had a particularly hard pounding the engine would die....
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,345
Posted By Mako
A question for you PNW guys. If you wanted to...

A question for you PNW guys. If you wanted to keep a drip bulkhead heater operating continuously on lowest setting, just to keep the boat warm while away from the boat for an extended period, would...
Forum: Boats | Wanted 02-20-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mako
Want to buy a boat for longer voyages, your input please.

What I don’t get, and you see all the time like in this boat, is that you have 6ft of deep, beautiful draft to work with, and then you spin a tiny prop a few inches in diameter.114624
Forum: General Maintenance 02-18-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,970
Posted By Mako
simple scuba setup for emergency.

Tako I think you’re the only one who got it, gumba
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mako
Engine stopped mid passage. Why?

Yes that was very cool. It almost makes me feel guilty about insulting the JPL processing director for spending a billion plus tax payer dollars on that “weird ATV”

Btw I was only joking, but she...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mako
Simi, is that 855 a China Cummins CCEC?

Simi, is that 855 a China Cummins CCEC?
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9,970
Views: 1,235,437
Posted By Mako
Actually looks like it would serve better as a...

Actually looks like it would serve better as a motorboat conversion rather than a half-ass’d square rig which sails with its Cat running continuously.

Needs a pilot house of course. And what’s...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mako
two times that I can remember my engines shutting...

two times that I can remember my engines shutting down were due to electrical issues with the electronic controls. In the future will only have pure mechanical engine, even on a new build.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-16-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,970
Posted By Mako
As a Sicilian I can tell you these are very...

As a Sicilian I can tell you these are very popular [emoji3]
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,995
Posted By Mako
Codger, that's an amazing engine room you have...

Codger, that's an amazing engine room you have there in that Duffy. Can you hit 100 mph?
Forum: Power Systems 02-15-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,995
Posted By Mako
Angus, love that big engine room. Could only...

Angus, love that big engine room. Could only imagine what it joy it would be if it came in a single.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mako
Mr. Open, are you specifically interested in...

Mr. Open, are you specifically interested in Hatteras' or is this a general question? As a general answer I would say there is no comparison between the two when it comes to open-ocean, bluewater,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9,970
Views: 1,235,437
Posted By Mako
Certainly couldn't be the $400k price tag

Certainly couldn't be the $400k price tag
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,345
Posted By Mako
How many watts per hour (taking into account duty...

How many watts per hour (taking into account duty cycle) is the dehumidifier using? Wondering how long it would operate off your battery bank/inverter
Forum: General Maintenance 02-04-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,131
Posted By Mako
I recall using plain old dumb oil based paint...

I recall using plain old dumb oil based paint from Home Depot in the bilges of my steel hull. Obviously degreased first really well, but no sanding or other prep. Worked great.

However, even with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mako
OP, Florida is a big place and quite diverse in...

OP, Florida is a big place and quite diverse in its environments. We even had snow this morning in Merritt Island/Titusville (actually it was frost, but my daughter really loved it anyway!).

Why...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,980
Posted By Mako
Nahhh. Nothing beats big-iron in a trawler. ...

Nahhh. Nothing beats big-iron in a trawler.

Take that huge 855 of yours, detune it to 200hp, and your grandkids will still be sailing your boat around the Pacific 50 years from now.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,980
Posted By Mako
Not sure that would be such a good idea. At work...

Not sure that would be such a good idea. At work we process radioisotope thermal generators and load them into space craft. Our last package will be landing on Mars on 18 Feb.

Screwing around...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 01-28-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,336
Posted By Mako
Perry, I too was a member of the panga club, so...

Perry, I too was a member of the panga club, so welcome!

When I was living in the Middle East I had a semi-custom panga built for me. Not a lot of pirates in the Persian Gulf, but it was an...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,267
Posted By Mako
Insanity :)

Insanity :)
Forum: Grand Banks 01-27-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,978
Posted By Mako
Chances are you’ll find no records of the DP ever...

Chances are you’ll find no records of the DP ever being replaced. If you’re planning on keeping the boat fir a long time and thousands of nautical miles then it really good preventive maintenance....
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,970
Views: 1,235,437
Posted By Mako
Another idea is wrap it in Manila/hemp and then...

Another idea is wrap it in Manila/hemp and then varnish it. Excellent grip
Forum: Grand Banks 01-27-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,978
Posted By Mako
OP if you’ve broken the gear free from the engine...

OP if you’ve broken the gear free from the engine then consider replacing the damper plate. Also if you cannot reuse that wheel on the bottom of the slider door then can replace with a strip of...
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