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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-21-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By Turtle Blues
Posted as a courtesy to Forum members when the...

Posted as a courtesy to Forum members when the wholesale price per pallet from several marine industry wholesale suppliers doubled last Monday and they could not assure late fall delivery of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Turtle Blues
Not an easy fix but look at the Groco 911. It...

Not an easy fix but look at the Groco 911. It requires an additional discharge line to pump out the garbage. It is programmable with their controller so no more cleaning strainers late at night to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Turtle Blues
My vote is side outlets, single discharge. See...

My vote is side outlets, single discharge.
See this on most newer boats. Have several manifold discharges with bottom outlets to 11/2 valves on through hulls. Never comfortable looking at them....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-15-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By Turtle Blues
Projected Antifreeze Shortage

Evidently the plants hit by the severe winter issues are still not producing antifreeze. Wholesale prices took a big jump Monday. If your favorite big box store has winterization af on the shelf...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,970
Posted By Turtle Blues
So a reputable American manufacturer outsources...

So a reputable American manufacturer outsources to foreign products which tarnish their name and leads to reccomendations to purchase from other foreign manufacturers. So much for globalization and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-31-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,077
Posted By Turtle Blues
If it's going to be a trawler I vote for comfort....

If it's going to be a trawler I vote for comfort. My usual start sequence is genset, port engine,starboard engine. Pretty much everything running whenever it's needed. No load balancing, no energy...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Turtle Blues
Yeah, I may be overthinking this a bit. The pump...

Yeah, I may be overthinking this a bit. The pump manifold has shutoff needle valves that will keep the system closed for servicing. I was afraid the lockout was something more complicated.

Thanks...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Turtle Blues
Adding Autohelm Pump to Hynautic Steering

In the process of installing an Octopus pump into an existing Hynautic manual single station steering system. H-20 Helm Unit with a K-2 9" Balanced Cylinder

While the Hynautic sheet for the helm...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-28-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By Turtle Blues
There is a reason service companies use BB or a...

There is a reason service companies use BB or a similar product. Not muriatic, hydrochloric or any other unbuffered HCI. The commercial products are designed to dissolve organics, calcium, lime etc....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-31-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,306
Posted By Turtle Blues
It is never possible to remove the non marine...

It is never possible to remove the non marine equipment after the problem and before the insurance investigation if you want to make a claim.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-24-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,745
Posted By Turtle Blues
Romex is specifically identified as not...

Romex is specifically identified as not acceptable in most marine industry technical information. It is not acceptable for unprotected, exposed installation per nec. It does not meet the criteria for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-17-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Turtle Blues
Suggest when checking; Is the MFD fed from the...

Suggest when checking;
Is the MFD fed from the main 12v circuit panel. I have seen temp load fluctuations due to other devices drawing current, fridge being a primary culprit.
Daisy chaining...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-15-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Turtle Blues
:thumb: It's on whenever I'm not running

:thumb: It's on whenever I'm not running
Forum: General Maintenance 07-15-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Turtle Blues
Acrylic Station Cover

After a long search I found someone who would fabricate a replacement gauge cover for my upper station. Thanks Norva Plastics in Norfolk, Va.
Have seen similar layout on other Fu Hwa trawlers,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,007
Posted By Turtle Blues
Got a yard full, how many do you want? I/O...

Got a yard full, how many do you want?
I/O absolutely at the bottom of the list as far as the mechanicals, bellows, and having to work on it. Bravo racing drives are pretty sexy though.



OBs...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Turtle Blues
IR Temp Gun Probably high on the AR scale but...

IR Temp Gun
Probably high on the AR scale but like to log electric motor temps when I go below and also scan the back of the breaker panels every so often.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 07-13-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,395
Posted By Turtle Blues
Congratulations! We have the same hull papered...

Congratulations!
We have the same hull papered as a Golden Star. I'm envious of the rear cockpit. Couldn't find one with that under 50' when we were looking.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-09-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,671
Posted By Turtle Blues
Hoping to find sound info on secondary use 4"...

Hoping to find sound info on secondary use 4" round blowers. Want to quiet the exhausters in the galley and heads. Don't mind hearing the ER blowers - it reminds me they are on but the others are...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-09-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,671
Posted By Turtle Blues
Sigh, I keep hanging on hoping someone will...

Sigh,
I keep hanging on hoping someone will respond to th OP's original question with a review of the sound levels of currently available bilge blowers.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-30-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,785
Posted By Turtle Blues
Second the progressive step plan. Have 3...

Second the progressive step plan.
Have 3 1500gph pumps mounted in the bilges.
The emergency bag has a 4kgph pump with alligator clamps on the wires and a 25' rolled up blue hose, a pair of the...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-26-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By Turtle Blues
Your glass /resin layer has separated from the...

Your glass /resin layer has separated from the gelcoat layer. you need to remove the gelcoat layer completely before putting another layer down. if you encapsulate the existing surface it will...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,383
Posted By Turtle Blues
Ummm, Yeah, Jumped down into the engine room...

Ummm, Yeah,
Jumped down into the engine room to do a quick fluid top off for a cruise last night and poured 2 quarts of anti-freeze into the oil fill. 50 years of boating never done anything that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,081
Posted By Turtle Blues
I scored an old Quantum Marine plus unit off...

I scored an old Quantum Marine plus unit off EBay. Its a solid unit, works well, and I wondered why they quit making them. I guess now I know.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-25-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Turtle Blues
Can't hurt, but my preference would be a fuel...

Can't hurt, but my preference would be a fuel rated thread sealant.
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Turtle Blues
I have the old style 1 way low pressure caps....

I have the old style 1 way low pressure caps. Pushes a small amount into the catch tanks from heat expansion when I fill to top. No vents that I know of.
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