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Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,984
Posted By Recb
We are chartering a trawler for 9 nine days in...

We are chartering a trawler for 9 nine days in the San Juan Islands at the end of May next year. There is a lot of information posted in this thread that I find useful for our trip. so a big thank...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,102
Posted By Recb
Referring to Mr. Stiggy’s post, interesting...

Referring to Mr. Stiggy’s post, interesting question. Not so long ago I saw an announcement for Trawlerfest in Seattle in early April 2020, but now there is nothing on there website about such a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By Recb
Marine Parts express

The part looks like it is available in the US as well: Volvo Penta VOLTAGE CONVERTER 874184 - Marine Parts Express (https://www.marinepartsexpress.com/cart/index.php?ID=874184&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go)
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Recb
I expect she will,plane just fine with a 40hp,...

I expect she will,plane just fine with a 40hp, two adults and a cooler. I have an Edgewater 135, so the same size, which was powered with a 40hp 4 stroke for 12 years and now has a 40 HP evinrude...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-19-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Recb
I had to get upgraded charts recently and CMap...

I had to get upgraded charts recently and CMap gave me a couple of options and overall I was very pleased with their service and felt the costs were very reasonable.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By Recb
While the question posed is maximum anchor size...

While the question posed is maximum anchor size for the windlass, Inferring the objective is to ensure adequate ground tackle, does it unduly complicate or help to reference this article?...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-11-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Recb
Over a 17 year period I have had two panels go...

Over a 17 year period I have had two panels go bad and need replacing. The cabling has never been a problem.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,076
Posted By Recb
These guys are excellent:...

These guys are excellent: https://www.captainchrisyachtservices.com/
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,281
Posted By Recb
I find discussions such as these invaluable as we...

I find discussions such as these invaluable as we research our next boat which will be longer range cruising. Thanks to all who contribute.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,790
Posted By Recb
My wife and I first went to a Trawlerfest in...

My wife and I first went to a Trawlerfest in Anacortes around 9 or 10 years ago. Keeping in mind that Trawlerfests are aimed at a niche boating segment, we were very impressed with the quality and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-16-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Recb
You could also look at brand websites which will...

You could also look at brand websites which will have photos and layouts. Not sure whether you are looking for designs on layouts or just ideas for cosmetic choices.h
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By Recb
That part is vital to success, defining exactly...

That part is vital to success, defining exactly how you expect to use the boat, which then drives determining the best matches. Under buying, over buying, too slow, too fast, too small, too big are...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-24-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,517
Posted By Recb
Tiara do make a very high quality boat so the...

Tiara do make a very high quality boat so the price tag is expected. My brother has an MS400 so I donít quite qualify as an owner expressing an opinion on the next boat. However while I donít think...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-19-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,517
Posted By Recb
It has always struck me as a paradox in brands...

It has always struck me as a paradox in brands between Marlow and Mainship. My conclusion is that they bought the brand/company where it meant they got molds at a cheap price matching want they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,995
Posted By Recb
Context

I noticed there were a number of responses advising against based on the engine manufacturer unconditionally and without context. I think this is unfair and does an injustice where it would be like...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Recb
No doubt about it, she’s a Selene. I am a big...

No doubt about it, she’s a Selene. I am a big fan of them.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,982
Posted By Recb
Mr. RT, I agree with your assessment. One open...

Mr. RT, I agree with your assessment. One open question for me is what the practical limit for length and draft would be for the Trent/Severn area. However would not want to hijack someone else's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By Recb
It sounds like you are ready for the Maine event!...

It sounds like you are ready for the Maine event! All the interesting responses to your queries have me sold.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,737
Posted By Recb
Get a buyer broker. It doesn't cost you anything...

Get a buyer broker. It doesn't cost you anything and they are acting as your agent, except if it happens that they are the listing agent for a boat you are interested in.
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,016
Posted By Recb
By inside helm, I assume you mean a downstairs...

By inside helm, I assume you mean a downstairs helm. I think the answer lies in where you boat, how protected the flybridge/upstairs helm is and your own preferences/how you expect to use the boat. ...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,629
Posted By Recb
Reliability and longevity of a given engine...

Reliability and longevity of a given engine depends on its history: correct loading, operated according to its rating, maintained according to the manufacturers spec. Of course this is brand...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,763
Posted By Recb
They had an epirb, but the question remains why...

They had an epirb, but the question remains why it wasn't activated? https://www.yahoo.com/gma/sailors-lost-sea-5-months-didnt-activate-emergency-080905434--abc-news-topstories.html
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-30-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Recb
Every boat is a compromise. It really comes down...

Every boat is a compromise. It really comes down to what compromises you are willing to live within the how and where you want to use the boat. You are obviously very familiar with the areas you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Recb
Trent Severn Waterway

Hello all, has anyone on the forum traversed the Trent Severn Waterway or have first hand knowledge of it? My primary question is whether anyone knows the working depths for the Waterway. I did...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-12-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By Recb
As well as result in a big stink?

As well as result in a big stink?
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