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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-05-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dhays
FWIW, I installed a tank bubbler very similar to...

FWIW, I installed a tank bubbler very similar to Bachas. I just bought a 12v bait tank aerator and used some 1/2 pvp pipe and fittings and ran it through the 3’ cap at the top of the tank.

It was...
Forum: Covid-19 10-05-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 80,016
Posted By dhays
My understanding is that the REGN antibody drug...

My understanding is that the REGN antibody drug was administered to the President based on an Individual Patient Investigational New Drug request by the Presidents physician.

Hippo would know...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,312
Posted By dhays
I wasn't talking about the website with AIS data,...

I wasn't talking about the website with AIS data, I was talking about the Vessel Traffic Control. Some areas require commercial vessels to be in communication with them. Non-commercial and smaller...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,312
Posted By dhays
As I mentioned in another post, I turned around...

As I mentioned in another post, I turned around on Friday on my way to get fuel. Much more open water, however I had to contend with commercial traffic and traffic coming from all directions. I...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-02-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By dhays
Welcome. I moved to a trawler from sail a bit...

Welcome. I moved to a trawler from sail a bit over 3 years ago. Never looked back. I spend time in the San Juans on first my folks SJ 21, then on their SJ 24. Never had a SJ 23.

There is a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,993
Posted By dhays
Tony, I had a similar experience today. ...

Tony,

I had a similar experience today. Boat needs fuel and we were going to run from Gig Harbor to the Tacoma Fuel Dock and fill up. We knew there was fog but all week it has been clearing...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-01-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,658
Posted By dhays
That is a pretty good idea. They seem to be...

That is a pretty good idea. They seem to be pretty quiet when crab and shrimp aren't in season. I bet they would love some steady year-round tenants. Nice little place, other than the whole "you...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-28-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,816
Posted By dhays
Other than the example that Hippo cited, when ...

Other than the example that Hippo cited, when anchoring in very soft Chesapeake mud, I don't recall anyone saying it was a bad idea to do a hard set, just not necessary.


Many of us boat in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By dhays
The New Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner’s...

The New Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner’s Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor Paperback – Illustrated, February 1, 2016

You can find it many...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 09-28-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By dhays
I still have a file titled "Mike's notes" from...

I still have a file titled "Mike's notes" from all the helpful information you gave me a few years ago when I went up your way for the first time.:thumb:
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-28-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,816
Posted By dhays
I typically will allow the anchor to initially...

I typically will allow the anchor to initially set using wind or current. If none, I'll use just a bit of boat motion to lay out the rode. When it catches, I'll gently back going in and out of gear...
Forum: Power Systems 09-28-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,551
Posted By dhays
FWIW, I only have a single engine and the fuel...

FWIW, I only have a single engine and the fuel system is as it was when I bought the boat. I have a fuel manifold that controls which tank fuel is drawn from and to which tank fuel is returned. The...
Forum: Power Systems 09-28-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,551
Posted By dhays
Reading through the thread to this point, I think...

Reading through the thread to this point, I think it may be a combination of this, as well as a clogged vent on the opposite side.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-25-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By dhays
This idea harkens back to a comment that Northern...

This idea harkens back to a comment that Northern Spy mentioned in another thread. It was along the lines of “the perfect is the enemy of the good”.

On my sailboat I came up with a system that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,082
Posted By dhays
We have a lot of problems with derelict boats in...

We have a lot of problems with derelict boats in WA state. The state has a program to address the problem, but it is poorly funded. Basically, there are more derelict boats than funds available. Of...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By dhays
As others have suggested, seriously consider just...

As others have suggested, seriously consider just removing the filter. I also wonder about the vent configuration that would allow contents to splash out of the tank. Seems like maybe not enough...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By dhays
I have no personal experience with them but have...

I have no personal experience with them but have known a lot of very happy owners. Not sure what you mean by easy to work on, but from 4788 owners have told me, unless you are a small person who...
Forum: Covid-19 09-21-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 80,016
Posted By dhays
In my county, the 14 day moving average for new...

In my county, the 14 day moving average for new cases has plateaued the last 3 days. 2 weeks after the Labor Day holiday.... It had been going steadily down for over a month...
Forum: Covid-19 09-21-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 80,016
Posted By dhays
I have seen more recent information that...

I have seen more recent information that demonstrates that wearing a simple cloth mask does help protect the wearer as well as others. Still, you are right the primary effect is to help protect...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,589
Posted By dhays
A niece and her husband are new owners a 32'...

A niece and her husband are new owners a 32' sailboat. They have 0 experience with anything but dinghies. They called me asking why their CO alarm was going off. After a few questions I then asked...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By dhays
Well said. OTOH, there was some great...

Well said.


OTOH, there was some great television coverage of the round the world sailboat racing. Interesting for an former sailor anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By dhays
Thanks for sharing Keith.

Thanks for sharing Keith.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-16-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,613
Posted By dhays
They are kind of quirky. They were designed for...

They are kind of quirky. They were designed for the Soviet Military initially. The design philosophy is similar to other soviet equipment; cheap, rugged, reliable. Think of the Vostok as the AK-47...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,613
Posted By dhays
Yeah, I have the same watch in the blue. It...

Yeah, I have the same watch in the blue. It actually is what is on my wrist today. I did change out the bezel as I've never been a fan of the Vostok bezel. I really like the Vostok and have a bunch....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-15-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,613
Posted By dhays
Yeah, nice watch. The Tuna was always too big...

Yeah, nice watch. The Tuna was always too big for me but I have considered the baby tuna. I gave my SKX173 to my son, who really likes it, but kept my SKX013. Perfect size.
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