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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By firehoser75
SeeVee, I buy my Sikaflex at the local marine...

SeeVee,
I buy my Sikaflex at the local marine chandler. Locally a "non-marine" specific store called Industrial Plastics carries it as well. (I have not looked, but I bet there are other stores as...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-19-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,327
Posted By firehoser75
On my NT 37, I installed 2 panels on the...

On my NT 37, I installed 2 panels on the pilothouse roof without drilling any holes. I constructed a support framework of SS tubing, and the midpoint support is only held in place by the system...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,812
Posted By firehoser75
The move from sail boat to power boat can, at...

The move from sail boat to power boat can, at first, be "surprising". When we picked up our new to us NT in Anacortes to bring her back to Canada, we had no experience handling a power boat of this...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By firehoser75
Hi Sue, Our NT 37 came with a Kuuma all...

Hi Sue,
Our NT 37 came with a Kuuma all aluminum water heater. We replaced the original at about the 16-17 year old mark with same. They are not that expensive, and I replaced it myself (not a...
Forum: Power Systems 10-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By firehoser75
Freshwater flushing your engine(s) regularly is...

Freshwater flushing your engine(s) regularly is probably the single most important step you can take to "slow down" the ravages of saltwater induced corrosion also called "marine age". This marine...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-13-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By firehoser75
Thanks for that Mako,.......... I think?????...

Thanks for that Mako,.......... I think????? :eek::thumb:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-13-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By firehoser75
Let me be more clear in what I am saying. Courier...

Let me be more clear in what I am saying. Courier companies include Fedex, DHL, Purolator, etc.

This might be (another) case where only Canadians are treated to this "special" treatment. But I...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-12-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By firehoser75
Just an additional comment about "extra, hidden...

Just an additional comment about "extra, hidden charges" from Courier companies if cross border shopping.
When ordering anything from a US or even European based company, I try to ensure they ship...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By firehoser75
Coming from an emergency services background, I...

Coming from an emergency services background, I have always been taught and operated under the main premise that an important message must be clear, concise, and most importantly understood. To...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 10-06-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,884
Posted By firehoser75
Possibly related to pleasure boating....... I...

Possibly related to pleasure boating....... I noticed that Alaska's reported Covid cases and hospitalizations have spiked upward dramatically since the end of June!
Is it possible that the influx of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By firehoser75
I have used IPads with Navionics on board for...

I have used IPads with Navionics on board for years (probably over 10?), and am very happy with their performance. As stated, the only ones with built in GPS are the ones that are "Cellular" capable,...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-05-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By firehoser75
Iggy, I am assuming the oil filter on that...

Iggy,
I am assuming the oil filter on that engine is "side mounted". If so, too bad, I much prefer the mount with the opening "up". Way less spillage with those. If side mount, I suggest loosening...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By firehoser75
Steve and Barb, Good luck on the next phase of...

Steve and Barb, Good luck on the next phase of your travels!!!
We sold our boat earlier this year, so have some idea what you are going through (although our sale was under different circumstances)...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By firehoser75
Congrats on your "new" boat. AT 34's are great...

Congrats on your "new" boat. AT 34's are great boats. We almost bought one, but that particular boat "Merika" had some issues (a stringer separation from "mishandling") and had not been well cared...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,409
Posted By firehoser75
I cannot speak to the "electric motors" first...

I cannot speak to the "electric motors" first hand, but recharging, battery life (including how long it will operate on one charge after it ages a bit), etc. would be concerns for me.
I had a Nissan...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By firehoser75
I really hope that Rod has a full, complete...

I really hope that Rod has a full, complete recovery. He has given much to many fellow boaters, freely offering good info and advice over many years. One can only hope that good "karma" comes his...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,005
Posted By firehoser75
It is a problem on both sides of the border. The...

It is a problem on both sides of the border. The irresponsible "get away" with passing on their "problems", and you guessed it, the average taxpayer gets the bill, but only when the various...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By firehoser75
Mostly good advice given so far. My opinion is,...

Mostly good advice given so far.
My opinion is, it depends on you and your family!! :)
Winter boating in the PNW can be great, fun, and very enjoyable, but only if you know what you are "getting...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-20-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By firehoser75
Involving (hiring) a Marine Escrow company,...

Involving (hiring) a Marine Escrow company, Notary Public, or Lawyer to deal with holding the deposit, transfer of funds, title (if applicable), Bill of Sale, etc. is not a bad idea. There is a cost...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,008
Posted By firehoser75
Yup, it's all in the details......... and to...

Yup, it's all in the details......... and to avoid problems, often the more detailed the better:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By firehoser75
Just an anecdotal comment on obtaining a 100 ton...

Just an anecdotal comment on obtaining a 100 ton Master's License.

We have good friends who are long time boaters who live in Seattle and are SYC members. They both obtained their 100 ton...
Forum: Power Systems 09-07-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By firehoser75
No you do not flush the coolant side of your...

No you do not flush the coolant side of your engine's cooling system with Barnacle Buster. I would suggest that in most cases (where your coolant comes out looking clear and clean) that just flushing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,028
Posted By firehoser75
I have owned a boat in this area for many years....

I have owned a boat in this area for many years. I do not use the boat in the winter, as we felt we got enough boating for the 3+ months we were on board every spring/summer, so I "winterized" the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By firehoser75
With the little info you have provided, and the...

With the little info you have provided, and the vast number and type of boats, I will take a "shot in the dark" and suggest a Nordic Tug 32 or possibly an American Tug 34? Both boats have diesels...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,008
Posted By firehoser75
This is a case of where both the seller and buyer...

This is a case of where both the seller and buyer made a "contract" mistake. Seller should have listed the stands as an exclusion, as they are obviously there holding the boat up and are necessary if...
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