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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By tiltrider1
I actually prefer skipping the Columbia and going...

I actually prefer skipping the Columbia and going to Garibaldi. Much shorter in and out and a much simpler bar to cross.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By tiltrider1
Hope you turned the charger off. Once the water...

Hope you turned the charger off. Once the water is gone batteries have a tendency to blow up.
Forum: Power Systems Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 304
Posted By tiltrider1
I know a guy who accidentally filled his GAS tank...

I know a guy who accidentally filled his GAS tank with diesel. He was running a 2010 Suzuki 90hp fuel injected outboard. He ran from Port Townsend to Seattle. He called the next day and said his...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By tiltrider1
I use boat leather in Seattle but I think he is...

I use boat leather in Seattle but I think he is actually in Bainbridge Island.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By tiltrider1
I am not up to speed on this subject. I just...

I am not up to speed on this subject. I just know that most boats can be imported between Canada and the USA with little issue. Until you run into one
Of those made in China boats that has never...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By tiltrider1
First off that wire is way to small for 50 amps. ...

First off that wire is way to small for 50 amps. Second, a 50 amp breaker is a big circuit breaker, not your standard flip switch in a panel.

I am guessing you meant 15 amp breaker. With that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,051
Posted By tiltrider1
I use vector charts and my chart clearly denotes...

I use vector charts and my chart clearly denotes a jetty. Admittedly, the jetty is under water at high tide. I can see wandering off course and sticking it in the mud but these boats are way out of...
Forum: Power Systems 08-12-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 304
Posted By tiltrider1
A lot depends on what you plan to do with it. I...

A lot depends on what you plan to do with it. I wouldn’t put it in a HP engine but I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to run a crusader 454 with it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By tiltrider1
It doesn’t make sense to look at that boat. ...

It doesn’t make sense to look at that boat.

Replacing the engine will likely cost you $70,000. Calling a Volvo service shop like Costal Marine out of ‘Seattle will give you a better idea of a...
Forum: Power Systems 08-11-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By tiltrider1
What I see in the photo are dry exhaust risers. ...

What I see in the photo are dry exhaust risers. If these were cast iron wet risers then 10 years max yes. But not knowing what is under the blanket I can’t say anything. I have dry exhaust risers...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 08-10-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By tiltrider1
Kk42’s are cored boats. They were made this way...

Kk42’s are cored boats. They were made this way to be light. When water gets into the balsa core it rots. If you are thinking of crossing oceans or headed to Mexico this is not a good choice. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tiltrider1
Joe’s and the Pub at Port Browning are closed on...

Joe’s and the Pub at Port Browning are closed on Tuesday. This is how we ended up in Bidwell.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tiltrider1
It was at the pub. Food was good but just pub...

It was at the pub. Food was good but just pub grub.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tiltrider1
I had dinner in Bidwell. I stopped in to the...

I had dinner in Bidwell. I stopped in to the customs office and asked what the current Nexus protocol was. They said it was now back to pre Covid standards. They also mentioned that the staff...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tiltrider1
This is not correct. Yesterday two boats left...

This is not correct. Yesterday two boats left the USA for Port Browning BC Canada. The Nexus boat was cleared to travel directly to Port Browning. The non Nexus boat was directed to clear through...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By tiltrider1
My nexus has expired. I did apply for renewal in...

My nexus has expired. I did apply for renewal in a timely manner. I received an emai that said my nexus was extended for two years.

Today I entered Canada. One month ago I was not able to select...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,591
Posted By tiltrider1
Bad seas are nothing new to me. I can handle it...

Bad seas are nothing new to me. I can handle it when few others can. However, there is a world of difference between a stabilized boat and one that is not. No stabilizers is just hard...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By tiltrider1
Just entered Canada a second time this summer. ...

Just entered Canada a second time this summer. Last time I had to enter through a very select few places here in BC (Sidney, Bidwell, Victoria, Nanimo & Vancouver).

Today I was able to use my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,489
Posted By tiltrider1
My only warning is that Canadian tides are...

My only warning is that Canadian tides are usually not adjusted for Pacific Daylight Time. Just make sure you are not an hour off in your timing.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-08-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By tiltrider1
DavidM is correct, with out knowing the length of...

DavidM is correct, with out knowing the length of your run we would not know if 1/0 is large enough. You can Google this info. We also don’t know what type of engines you are starting, big...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By tiltrider1
Modern check valves donít stick close. They stay...

Modern check valves donít stick close. They stay open and only close when water runs backwards. In order to be in compliance with ABYC you need to have your through hull a minimum hight above the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-07-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,772
Posted By tiltrider1
I feel for Nick and FatBear. I would have a...

I feel for Nick and FatBear. I would have a difficult time pulling the trigger in this market. I have spent most of the last 30 years shopping for a boat. I am very specific in needs and value. ...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By tiltrider1
Just because you are in Canada doesnít mean you...

Just because you are in Canada doesnít mean you can discharge anywhere. There are rules even in Canada.

If you were to ask me how I would do this on my own boat? I would convert to the T pump as...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By tiltrider1
What is your issue with a check valve. Todays...

What is your issue with a check valve. Todays check valves are pretty simple, nothing more than a rubber flap, nothing to corrode nor clog.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,305
Posted By tiltrider1
Your 454ís will last just as long on standard oil...

Your 454ís will last just as long on standard oil as they will with synthetic oil. While I might not be technically correct in my statement neither is the name synthetic.
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