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Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 12:40 PM
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Posted By markpj23
I'm at just over 430 lbs fully rigged with a...

I'm at just over 430 lbs fully rigged with a Tohatsu 30 long shaft.

FWIW I also looked at the 360 model but decided it was too small for me. For the reservations I had going in to this purchase -...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By markpj23
Finally

After a few supply chain delays - no one had a white 30HP remote control outboard - we finally got our dink on the water.


So far I'm pleased with our 'bargain boat.' The tubes seem to be well...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,591
Posted By markpj23
Do you want your first big boat experience to be...

Do you want your first big boat experience to be enjoyable or an ordeal when you leave the dock? While many go without stabilizers, most would choose them. Trust me - there will be more than enough...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-08-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By markpj23
OK I get it... don't want to hijack this thread...

OK I get it... don't want to hijack this thread any further. Thanks.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-08-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By markpj23
Can you elaborate on this? Why would end exposure...

Can you elaborate on this? Why would end exposure have a different effect than sunlight on the synthetic cable in general?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By markpj23
This grabbed my attention.... I just received my...

This grabbed my attention.... I just received my Warn DC1000 hoist and will do the installation next week. Owners manual specifies at least 5 wraps on the drum be maintained to prevent slippage.Warn...
Forum: Power Systems 08-06-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By markpj23
Had one fail on me earlier this year but they are...

Had one fail on me earlier this year but they are readily available.

You could try moving the FB unit to the PH and see if the problem follows. That might help identify any wiring issue. The units...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,768
Posted By markpj23
Could it have something to do with this?...

Could it have something to do with this? Hmmmm.......


https://gcaptain.com/the-world-cant-get-enough-of-us-diesel-as-exports-surge/


Guess this is not part of 'America First'.....
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By markpj23
Looks like these guys can make one of any boat ...

Looks like these guys can make one of any boat
https://sdmodelmakers.com/custom-power-and-sail-boat-models/custom-power-boat-models/


I have no affiliation - just interested myself
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-24-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By markpj23
By "plug in" I assume that you mean to the NMEA...

By "plug in" I assume that you mean to the NMEA 2k bus and not to a port on the back of the 7612...



Should work fine but you may get annoying "incompatible map update" messages. We had a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By markpj23
The unit on the left is for the STBD engine...

The unit on the left is for the STBD engine instead of what should intuitively be for the PORT engine..
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By markpj23
Why Do We DO This?!!

Spent some time today troubleshooting an error code shown on the Balmar 614 for the port engine. Or at least I THOUGHT it was for the port engine.

Take a look at the photo of the engine room...
Forum: DeFever 06-16-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By markpj23
I'm going through the same thing with a different...

I'm going through the same thing with a different brand of winch. Brakes are really not part of a winch - you will want a hoist that has a braking system capable of holding rated load. The winch I'm...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-15-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By markpj23
Hard to tell exactly the best approach without...

Hard to tell exactly the best approach without knowing the amount of space you have to work with. My thoughts go to a pressure washer with long wand to clean as much of the old paint / grime out of...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-14-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,156
Posted By markpj23
FWIW I applied via the FCC website about a month...

FWIW I applied via the FCC website about a month ago and got my license & MMSI back within 48 hours. Apparently they have resolved their website / process issues.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-28-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By markpj23
Good solution but unless I could find a used one...

Good solution but unless I could find a used one the current price is actually more than the Warn dc1000.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-27-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By markpj23
Many thanks - hoist is exactly what I need for...

Many thanks - hoist is exactly what I need for this. Surprisingly they are not that much more expensive. Much appreciated.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-27-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By markpj23
Pipe Davit Winch Recommendation?

Looks like our existing Dayton winch has no brake and that makes it useless to me in lifting our new 400# dinghy. Looking for a recommendation for a good 12V winch that has a brake.
The Warn AXON 35...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-24-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By markpj23
It's already shimmed up on the opposite side so...

It's already shimmed up on the opposite side so the pan draining is not the issue. With the hoses disconnected in the engine room, the pan would completely dry out.
Even after fixing the slope there...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-24-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By markpj23
From the pan it drops straight down a few inches...

From the pan it drops straight down a few inches into the engine room, then goes to an overboard discharge.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-24-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By markpj23
AC Condensate Drain - Vent?

Nothing like the high-humidity early start of summer in FL to show you the flaws in your AC systems... :thumb:
I found it 'raining' in the engine room the other day as the salon AC condensate drain...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-21-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By markpj23
Nylon Latches - Source?

Having trouble finding replacement nylon door latches like these. Just a post on the fixed part and the clips that engage the post when the door is closed.

Anyone know of a source for these?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-14-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By markpj23
I had noticed that the monitor went back to 100%...

I had noticed that the monitor went back to 100% pretty quickly - when the charger was still in Absorb mode if I recall. Thanks for this tip - pulling out the manual for the Victron now.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-14-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By markpj23
Yes inverter was on since the lights are 120v....

Yes inverter was on since the lights are 120v. However, the light draw was in addition to inverter overhead / parasitic load - my baseline 6.5a load with all breakers Off.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-14-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By markpj23
Manatee County FL hazardous waste unit accepts...

Manatee County FL hazardous waste unit accepts flares for disposal all year long, no charge. I brought several expired units to them last month - was surprised t how easy / convenient it was.
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