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Forum: Covid-19 Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,257
Posted By FF
Wont work in most situations but the Germans have...

Wont work in most situations but the Germans have a simple method.

If a workers hours are reduced , unemployment insurance makes up the difference.

Simple & neat .
Forum: Covid-19 Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 4,316
Posted By FF
Since the better masks keep the bad stuff IN as...

Since the better masks keep the bad stuff IN as well as OUT, it would seem we could end all the nonsense (except eateries ) by simply requiring masks when out in public?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By FF
For folks with thread down filters a change over...

For folks with thread down filters a change over may not be very difficult.

Filter sizes are similar to autos and the hot rod folks have very nice , neat remote filter setups.

Happily not...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,228
Posted By FF
When the breeze picks a simple task is to rig...

When the breeze picks a simple task is to rig the fenders , in daylight, for the midnight visitors.
Takes way less time to stow them compared to repainting a 40 ft gouge in the hull.
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 225,360
Posted By FF
https://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/21?folder=In...

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Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By FF
"Second is a product called Fluid Film...

"Second is a product called Fluid Film https://www.fluid-film.com/" (https://www.fluid-film.com/)


This is a lanolin based product that does a great job on bronze and galvanized protection.
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By FF
"I have some white vinegar on hand so I'm going...

"I have some white vinegar on hand so I'm going to soak them in a bucket with some salt." #15

There is vinegar that comes in food concentration and a much more powerful concentration for...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,241
Posted By FF
"So better only means to me at least it improves...

"So better only means to me at least it improves on the one that failed me." #174

There are some bottoms in which almost every anchor will fail.

In Maine there are bottoms that consist of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By FF
Dock lines get chafed and abused , so the old...

Dock lines get chafed and abused , so the old anchor line will still be useful, before it becomes baggy wrinkle.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,812
Posted By FF
IF only a single anchor is being carried the CQR...

IF only a single anchor is being carried the CQR is a great choice. Many are forged not cast.

They lack a bit in area so the size for ooze/soft mud is a bit heavier (to get it bigger) than say...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By FF
"I've been unsuccessful, despite querying CAT,...

"I've been unsuccessful, despite querying CAT, one of CAT's dealers, and multiple forums in finding out if the CAT oil filter 1R-0734 does, indeed, have an internal anti-drain-back valve. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By FF
Did you install a couple of outboard SS Zerk...

Did you install a couple of outboard SS Zerk fittings so you can pump in grease to keep it from happening again?
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By FF
Next time you will be onboard for a weekend ,...

Next time you will be onboard for a weekend , simply turn off the shore power. .

The voltage will drop to 12.8V or so if the batts are OK,watch the voltage as you live on the boat as you would...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,083
Posted By FF
"I think having a day tank is age dependent, do...

"I think having a day tank is age dependent, do they build them into boats anymore?"#23

I would expect a day tank is more required on a new boat with electronic injection than any older boat.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 1,045,264
Posted By FF
The twin engine on a single shaft would allow the...

The twin engine on a single shaft would allow the smaller engine to be set up for LRC , long range cruising.

As there are multiple options when only minor power is required a 2-71 at 30HP per...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-29-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By FF
The cash payouts need not be more complex than...

The cash payouts need not be more complex than the basic info.

The desire is to flood the country with massive free credit , a few billion extra would be do no harm.

Are the retired included...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-29-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By FF
Thanks folks , I will rumble my toolbox to see if...

Thanks folks , I will rumble my toolbox to see if I have 8 or 12 point small enough to fit in the access hole.
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-28-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By FF
I guess they need more help, only 74,454 ...

I guess they need more help, only 74,454 Full-time equivalent, 2019
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-28-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By FF
Driver for square shaft.

Am posting here as it is not boat related , but someone may know where to get what I need.

Am working on a cone winder for the bride so she can dye yarn and then wind it onto a cone. The parts...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-28-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By FF
The flair nuts used can come from the home cheapo...

The flair nuts used can come from the home cheapo store for water , but the best come from the refrigeration folks , about 2x as heavy.

From the web,

Refrigeration fitting flares are standard...
Forum: Power Systems 03-28-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By FF
Do you prefill the lube oil filters with some of...

Do you prefill the lube oil filters with some of the 3 gal?
Forum: General Maintenance 03-28-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By FF
"After sanding or pressure washing an...

"After sanding or pressure washing an ablative..and no contamination.....

I have never.wiped a bottom down except with a dry cloth after heavy sanding ."


Makes sense the paint you are washing...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-28-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By FF
Next step is another 3ft to finish the job , cut...

Next step is another 3ft to finish the job , cut with a razor to size and shape before entering the hell hole.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-28-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By FF
Bronze castings were sold , as cast , usually to...

Bronze castings were sold , as cast , usually to be painted a dull brown, or polished.


If you are not going to have them polished , the wire brush cleaning will do fine , the slightly rough...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,731
Posted By FF
This morning a local FL county gave an edict that...

This morning a local FL county gave an edict that boats must stay at least 50 ft apart.
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