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Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,111
Posted By ABfish
To look at it another way- the Mainship weighs...

To look at it another way- the Mainship weighs approximately 24,000 lbs. and the cleats will adequately secure the boat to the dock in reasonably rough weather. In a docking situation with crossed...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By ABfish
I had a Perception 14 Carolina on my boat for...

I had a Perception 14 Carolina on my boat for several years. It had a rudder and paddled like a dream. But it was heavy and hard to launch and retrieve from the bow of my boat.

I downgraded to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12,064
Views: 1,624,016
Posted By ABfish
Raise your hand if you knew that Nordhavn built...

Raise your hand if you knew that Nordhavn built sport fishing boats-

https://sportfishtrader.com/boat/2014-nordhaven-toro-60-sportfishing-yacht-for-sale/
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,596
Posted By ABfish
I like the Albin 32+2 Command Bridge in that size...

I like the Albin 32+2 Command Bridge in that size range. Better visibility than an inside helm but not as high as a traditional flybridge, so it's easier to single-hand. Seems to meet most of your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,913
Posted By ABfish
Standard "humidity" mode on my Cruisairs runs the...

Standard "humidity" mode on my Cruisairs runs the fan constantly, but only runs the A/C compressor for 30 minutes every 12 hours. The run time frequency can be adjusted.

I leave my air...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12,064
Views: 1,624,016
Posted By ABfish
Spotted in Beaufort, NC last weekend. Hope...

Spotted in Beaufort, NC last weekend. Hope someone can identify.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-16-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,863
Posted By ABfish
All of the problems that I've experience with my...

All of the problems that I've experience with my waste system and holding tank were caused by a clogged vent line. I had partially cleared the line by blowing through it, but the final solution was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,111
Posted By ABfish
I've towed 10 times. Wrapped tow line once (that...

I've towed 10 times. Wrapped tow line once (that was towing a 20 ft. center console).

I'd love to know the ratio of tows versus wrapped tow lines.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By ABfish
Cannot imagine filling it with water and sealing...

Cannot imagine filling it with water and sealing the bulb if there is any possibility of freezing.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By ABfish
Thank you, Stout. I've gotten a quote from...

Thank you, Stout. I've gotten a quote from Steelhead; they're not cheap, but the quality seems to be top notch. The sales reps are also knowledgeable and helpful, which is a big plus sign in my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,303
Posted By ABfish
To return to the OP, I started my search with the...

To return to the OP, I started my search with the idea of 8-knot cruising in mind. Ended up with a 20-knot Mikelson 43 that also runs well at 10 knots.

The extra speed is an important factor in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By ABfish
Dinghy Crane- Linear Hydraulic Winch

I pulled the trigger on a bigger dingy, an Achilles HB350DX, and I'm now selecting a crane to go on the foredeck of my boat.

I'm sold on the benefits of a full hydraulic crane (rotation, boom...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By ABfish
TJ, I've been looking as well, primarily at the...

TJ, I've been looking as well, primarily at the Grand Banks 47. The inventory is so low and the prices so high, that I've decided to improve my current boat. We've installed new soft goods so far. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,367
Posted By ABfish
The poly ball method will work assuming: the...

The poly ball method will work assuming: the ball has enough buoyancy to float the anchor and chain, and that you can run the boat fast enough to pull the anchor rode and chain through the ring...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By ABfish
It is comforting to know that the batteries have...

It is comforting to know that the batteries have much greater life than advertised.

Sort of like the expired flares that I've ignited. (On July 4th, in a gravel lot at my shop which is 90 miles...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By ABfish
EPIRB Embarrassment

A couple of weeks ago, I removed an old EPIRB from my boat. It was on the vessel when I purchased it and was last registered in 2013. I never transferred it to my name as I regularly carry a PLB. ...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-15-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,402
Posted By ABfish
We visited our son in Baltimore last fall and...

We visited our son in Baltimore last fall and were favorably impressed. I'd take my boat there in a heartbeat.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12,064
Views: 1,624,016
Posted By ABfish
I feel sorry in advance for the docks that I...

I feel sorry in advance for the docks that I might strike with that beauty.
Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,200
Posted By ABfish
I've had a fuel cooler fail and dump 15 gallons...

I've had a fuel cooler fail and dump 15 gallons of diesel into the bilge. We pumped the fuel into portable cans, cleaned the bilge and called the mechanic.

If it had been gasoline, I would have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,565
Posted By ABfish
The Zero G's are the ticket. I doubt I'll ever...

The Zero G's are the ticket. I doubt I'll ever buy another rubber garden hose.

However, the comments about the aluminum fittings on the Zero G are spot on. A friend asked me to remove a Zero G...
Forum: Power Systems 04-28-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,200
Posted By ABfish
No doubt a small diesel, properly sized for the...

No doubt a small diesel, properly sized for the application, is much more efficient. What I'm talking about is life cycle cost, considering initial cost, cost of service, and cost of fuel. The...
Forum: Power Systems 04-28-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,200
Posted By ABfish
I could make a case for installing a single 6.0...

I could make a case for installing a single 6.0 liter GM Vortec engine in a displacement hull.

These 360 hp engines produce around 120 hp at 2,000 rpm. A 40 ft. displacement hull needs 50 hp for...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-21-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By ABfish
https://nemopowertools.com/product/nemo-hull-clean...

https://nemopowertools.com/product/nemo-hull-cleaner/
Forum: Power Systems 04-14-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By ABfish
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: Power Systems 04-12-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By ABfish
There are some switches specifically made for...

There are some switches specifically made for aircraft pre-heater use-

https://preheatremote.com/product-category/regal-gsm-switches/
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