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Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
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I don't remember exactly, but several of thr...

I don't remember exactly, but several of thr clamps were 304 SS.

I too have used ideal clamps for a long time. And I've replaced several due to failure similar go shown in the Project Farm...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-10-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By mvweebles
I did a serpentine belt kit from TAD on my 4.236....

I did a serpentine belt kit from TAD on my 4.236. Easy. Give them a call. Balmar is decent, but this is better with someone who knows your engine. Nobody better than TAD.

Peter
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By mvweebles
You would be going into business with two people...

You would be going into business with two people who do not share your concern or financial interest in your boat - the captain, and the customer. Not only is there maintenance, but wear/tear and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,582
Posted By mvweebles
Flopper stoppers (at-anchor outriggers) do not...

Flopper stoppers (at-anchor outriggers) do not need to be nearly as robust as paravanes for underway use. My original set of flopper stopper outriggers were rigged to my mast. I removed the mast to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,305
Posted By mvweebles
For calibration purposes, the return has to be...

For calibration purposes, the return has to be routed to the daytank. Which is why I recommended a manifold setup vs bunch of ball valves. Using this could easily result in a starved engine if not...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-09-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By mvweebles
I just purchased a 45L Alpicool off Amazon for...

I just purchased a 45L Alpicool off Amazon for $300 USD. A few folks at CruisersForum recommended the brand. The plastic latch-handle is a bit flimsy, but it does chill quickly. Seems to hold -4F...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,305
Posted By mvweebles
Will - TwistedTree gave the Rosetta Stone answer...

Will - TwistedTree gave the Rosetta Stone answer here. First he differentiated between day tank and burn tank. Purpose of a day tank is to accommodate a volume of quality fuel. It's relatively small...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,305
Posted By mvweebles
If you do install a day tank, please update on...

If you do install a day tank, please update on your design including pictures. One of the challenges on a day tank is size - how big can you go? You probably have a general ideal of burn, so you'd...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,582
Posted By mvweebles
I dont think the lines cross in order to make...

I dont think the lines cross in order to make sense to buy a non-stabilized boat and have new installed. But I'm about to speak out of both sides of my mouth

First, I just replaced the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,582
Posted By mvweebles
All passagemaking boats benefit from stabilizers....

All passagemaking boats benefit from stabilizers. In my opinion, the Defever 44 needs them more than most. I would not cruise this boat without stabilizers. Not even the Loop. $70k sounds about...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-08-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,771
Posted By mvweebles
I have to chuckle a bit at the accusations of...

I have to chuckle a bit at the accusations of hubris and arrogance of sellers/brokers in a sellers market. In my limited experience, buyers could be arrogant and intolerable when in a buyers market -...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,305
Posted By mvweebles
Thumbs up to RT Firefly's suggestion of a...

Thumbs up to RT Firefly's suggestion of a calibrated day tank. When PAE/Nordhavn set upon preparing a Nordhavn 40 for their around the world campaign circa 2003, fuel burn was of course a huge...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By mvweebles
I do too. This episode especially. The host does...

I do too. This episode especially. The host does a good job - makes a big difference when a YT'er scripts an outline of the episode vs just riffs.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
Really depends. A couple years ago I was with a...

Really depends. A couple years ago I was with a friend on the ICW down towards Boca Grande. A bridge was closed so rather than backtrack, we took a cut that was clearly labeled "local knowledge...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By mvweebles
Hose clamp test: Project Farm (YouTube)

Number of different tests on hose clamps. Skandvik/ABA came out well, but there were others that did a bit better. I had not heard of them, but test includes some T-clamps.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
I don't think I said anything about uncharted...

I don't think I said anything about uncharted areas. There are clearly areas where the underlying depth data is suspect (thus the "Zone of Confidence" identifier NOAA started using several years...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
Granted, few people cruise in truly unfamiliar...

Granted, few people cruise in truly unfamiliar waters. Charts, whether electronic or paper, are tools in an overall navigation system that includes human (helmsman) interpretation and judgement.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
In my opinion, the strongest reason for a...

In my opinion, the strongest reason for a dedicated MFD based system is a cruising boat should have one (1) system of record that everyone who stands a watch will have a working knowledge in its use...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
I just checked the update log on my Coastal...

I just checked the update log on my Coastal Explorer and was a bit surprised at the number of changes over a short period of time:


1125 August 2 2022: 696 charts updated 38 new charts installed...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-05-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By mvweebles
Agreed. I'd guess the boat brokerage business...

Agreed. I'd guess the boat brokerage business works the same. I've been an advisor on several boat purchases (including new builds), but have only bought and sold a few myself. I have much more...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
I was indeed referring to the NOAA vector chart...

I was indeed referring to the NOAA vector chart updates. On Coastal Explorer on my PC, I have charts loaded for much of the country - both coasts. It had been about a month since I last fired-up CE...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-04-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By mvweebles
Asking for a boat ride is a bridge-too-far. It's...

Asking for a boat ride is a bridge-too-far. It's an unusual request and will not help your cause.

You might consider chartering a trawler. PNW has several companies, there are a couple on...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-04-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By mvweebles
I have no idea what a "buyers broker" is. I don't...

I have no idea what a "buyers broker" is. I don't think it exists. What does exist are good brokers who understand that the sales cycle for a larger boat takes time, up to a couple years. Brokers...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-04-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By mvweebles
When I left California 3-1/2 years ago, I was...

When I left California 3-1/2 years ago, I was expecting a tax problem. I called the State Board of Equalization - they are pretty easy to call - and informed I was leaving. I forwarded an email from...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,554
Posted By mvweebles
I agree that there are very few use-cases to...

I agree that there are very few use-cases to carry paper charts, at least in US waters. Availability and reliability of electronic charts is extremely high (I'm including cell phone as potential...
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