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Forum: Liveaboards 07-31-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,505
Posted By sailormike
In the RV world I encounter sludged up mounded up...

In the RV world I encounter sludged up mounded up tanks all the time. The nature of the beast is on an rv toilet it is easy to not add enough water and people will leave valves pulled. I found a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By sailormike
please keep us posted as to what you find when...

please keep us posted as to what you find when you fix it
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-08-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By sailormike
Atf transmissikn fluid and tractor hydraulic...

Atf transmissikn fluid and tractor hydraulic fluid will also work. The seastar fluid is indeed very expensive
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-07-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By sailormike
the hydraulic tank should be on back wall of the...

the hydraulic tank should be on back wall of the lazerett. there are sight glasses on it check to see if there is fluid in it. Next use an air pump and pump it up to 30psi. you may have to bleed it...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-29-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By sailormike
WOW your lucky our dockhouse staff is too drunk...

WOW your lucky our dockhouse staff is too drunk and never walks the docks your boat would have been doomed! I have a smart system that alerts me temps, high water, motion detection, and door contact...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-29-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By sailormike
I Had to replace a tank a number of years ago and...

I Had to replace a tank a number of years ago and had one custom poly welded from duraweld. Awesome guy to work with and made me one heck of a tank. Here a a thread I did 12 years ago about it on the...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-29-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By sailormike
hit it with a little sand paper and remove the...

hit it with a little sand paper and remove the hairs. then paint on a thin coat of epoxy or resin and topcoat with your favorite coating this has worked for me!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-28-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By sailormike
I thought the same thing but it was actually...

I thought the same thing but it was actually easier to put it back in than it was to take it out. Also if the thermal switch on the side of it burns out I have a supplier for them and they are a heck...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By sailormike
I could write a book about mine but they have all...

I could write a book about mine but they have all turned out ok and have become a learning lesson
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-24-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By sailormike
I have re-plumbed many boats and rvs and made...

I have re-plumbed many boats and rvs and made many repairs to pex I have used rings pinch clamps and shark grips. I have never had one leak as well and yes good cuts matter. the only thing I can...
Forum: Power Systems 01-24-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By sailormike
This is absolutely true had it happen on ours we...

This is absolutely true had it happen on ours we ran new cable has worked fine since.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-23-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By sailormike
It kinda depends on the sealant used. The Last...

It kinda depends on the sealant used. The Last time I redid our teak in the joints and corners I filled them with GX6 West system epoxy. Then I cover over it with honey teak unfortunately its no...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-22-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By sailormike
I am getting ready to retrofit a marine airrr...

I am getting ready to retrofit a marine airrr unit now with micro air system. I am a dealer for micro air as well and might be able to save you a few bucks. just let me know.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-21-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By sailormike
I have micro air controllers. They are amazing in...

I have micro air controllers. They are amazing in the RV world they are the only retrofit WiFi and programmable thermostat for dometic rv units. That being said I have one on my Fifth-wheel. They...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,710
Posted By sailormike
I with someone would make a off brand mounted one...

I with someone would make a off brand mounted one that wasn't so darn expensive. I love the technology but just can justify the price! Monocular goes sound versatile could use it for more than just...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-07-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By sailormike
Found the service manual

Found the service manual
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-05-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By sailormike
Pictures of thruster motor124541124542

Pictures of thruster motor124541124542
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-05-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By sailormike
I just got done pulling and replacing the motor...

I just got done pulling and replacing the motor on my wesmar myself. Tape the top cap of the motor you will see the seam. also tape the bottom cap. Next remove two nuts from the long bolts through...
Forum: Prairie 12-31-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By sailormike
If you need any help let me know I am a surveyor...

If you need any help let me know I am a surveyor and do marine and rv service and own a 29 and know about every inch of a 29. stingers and under windows for sure. also check under the step sides.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By sailormike
queensboro.com does all our custom stuff.

queensboro.com does all our custom stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,405
Posted By sailormike
As far as I know they run great lookup MV...

As far as I know they run great lookup MV Flipflop on Facebook they have them and have been extensively cruising and I have yet to hear they have had any issues on their trip
Forum: Power Systems 11-03-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,860
Posted By sailormike
as the 2 previous posts stated just rebuild the...

as the 2 previous posts stated just rebuild the 500 you have. I just rebuilt our 2 500's the one from our main and our gen. it was super simple and parts came in a rebuild kit from the racor store. I...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-03-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By sailormike
i have a netgear m100 i think mobile rechargeable...

i have a netgear m100 i think mobile rechargeable router i use in truck camper and boat. I plug from it into my boats lan. I use this when there is no wifi. When Wifi is available I have a 5g...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By sailormike
Can you do it yes. Should you do it ummm maybe...

Can you do it yes. Should you do it ummm maybe not. When we take ours to the hill we always have 2 people onboard. Even at our old haulout yard that just had a simple dock as he used a crane we would...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-31-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,939
Posted By sailormike
ok this will be a long response but the sailboat...

ok this will be a long response but the sailboat was operating under power which makes it null and void. Also you had the current on your stern and were 52 ft compared to his 31 feet. You had the...
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