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Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By slowgoesit
Tom, similar to many vessels built in the '70's...

Tom, similar to many vessels built in the '70's through the '90's, our boat has a fuel supply manifold that allows the user to select which tank supplies fuel to the various appliances, in our case,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,768
Posted By slowgoesit
$4.73 today, including tax at Brownsville Marina...

$4.73 today, including tax at Brownsville Marina in Washington State. Hopefully it will fall a little more by the time we get there in a week or two . . .
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By slowgoesit
Another way to look at the situation is if it is...

Another way to look at the situation is if it is such a great $$ deal for the OWNERS of the boats (which is generally what they pitch), why don't the guys who approach people get financing and BUY...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By slowgoesit
Run, Forest, RUN!

Run, Forest, RUN!
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,591
Posted By slowgoesit
By passive stabilizers, if you are speaking about...

By passive stabilizers, if you are speaking about paravanes, I have to ask the question:

Have you ever even RUN a boat with paravanes?!? Because we've used them to great benefit on the inland...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,768
Posted By slowgoesit
Was that including tax?

Was that including tax?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By slowgoesit
Nice engine! First question: Do you know beyond...

Nice engine! First question: Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt the actual fuel capacity of your cylindrical tank?

The only sure way is to empty it, and then fill it to the full mark. ...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-07-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,772
Posted By slowgoesit
I think a takeaway from all this is there are...

I think a takeaway from all this is there are brokers out there who were able to make money in the crazy seller's market of the last few years. I for one have made note of the brokers and/or agents...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By slowgoesit
Quote: Originally Posted by slowgoesit...

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowgoesit https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/images/trawler/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,768
Posted By slowgoesit
No, we didn't. We underestimated the amount of...

No, we didn't. We underestimated the amount of side trips we'd end up doing, as well as having had to run the aux engine a lot on the way up due to problems with the hydraulics that ran the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By slowgoesit
6/32" (3/16") has .02761 square inches of cross...

6/32" (3/16") has .02761 square inches of cross sectional area.
whereas 7/32" has .03758 square inches of cross sectional area.

That's an increase of over 36% for the heavier cable.

For...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,768
Posted By slowgoesit
This!!! We aren't rich, but we have...

This!!!


We aren't rich, but we have enough. Coming back to Puget Sound from a 3 month trip as far North as Glacier Bay, AK, diesel has been our single largest expense by far. Roughly 70% of...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-07-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,631
Posted By slowgoesit
I'll second that! We love ours!:dance:

I'll second that! We love ours!:dance:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-05-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By slowgoesit
You first mentioned that the wire was 5/16", then...

You first mentioned that the wire was 5/16", then stated in another post you measured it at 3/16". . . . which was it? And does you invoice state 5/16"? If so, they owe you a refund. 3/16" is way...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By slowgoesit
We purchased ours used, and the seller had...

We purchased ours used, and the seller had lanyards on them with carabiners on the end to attach to PFDs, or just loop into your shirt pocket. I've knocked mine off twice, and the lanyard was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By slowgoesit
We ran across a 1972 Grand Banks 50 three days...

We ran across a 1972 Grand Banks 50 three days ago when we anchored for the night here in British Columbia. Last year of the woodies, and in nice condition. I wouldn't turn down a wood boat if I...
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By slowgoesit
Hopefully it turns out to be the o-ring, and it...

Hopefully it turns out to be the o-ring, and it is easily accessible.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-01-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By slowgoesit
That makes sense, thanks for the...

That makes sense, thanks for the clarification!:dance:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-31-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By slowgoesit
Steve, I've always wondered about the portion...

Steve, I've always wondered about the portion highlighted in RED above. Doesn't this preclude the use of electrically actuated propane shutoff valves since it consists of two additional connections,...
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By slowgoesit
Second the suggestion that you disconnect the...

Second the suggestion that you disconnect the shift cable at the transmission and confirm beyond any doubt whether it is the cable/linkage, or the transmission.
Where is your home port? I would be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,556
Posted By slowgoesit
Whether or not you need paper charts is rapidly...

Whether or not you need paper charts is rapidly becoming irrelevant, as they are increasingly difficult to obtain. We don't have paper charts for the entire trip we are on right now, Puget Sound to...
Forum: Grand Banks 07-28-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By slowgoesit
Yep, controllable pitch propeller, also known as...

Yep, controllable pitch propeller, also known as a Variable Pitch Propeller if you are aviation. I apologize for the thread drift.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By slowgoesit
Cannabis It has nothing to do with being...

Cannabis


It has nothing to do with being legal in Canada or now. It has to do with whether or not Federal Taxes have been collected. They are doing their best to protect their home grown (pun...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,064
Views: 1,624,076
Posted By slowgoesit
Note: The $61,200.00 price listed is for a 1/6th...

Note: The $61,200.00 price listed is for a 1/6th share and doesn't include tax. And the boat is listed as being in Sentosa, Singapore.

On the design, it MAY have been original. I put this out...
Forum: Grand Banks 07-27-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By slowgoesit
And toss in a CPP for that single, and you've got...

And toss in a CPP for that single, and you've got it made! It solves the anemic issues with a hydraulic thruster at docking/maneuvering speeds!:thumb:
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