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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Bmarler
If you do use bleach on the sunbrella , be sure...

If you do use bleach on the sunbrella , be sure of the stitching material first. Sunbrella is acrylic, and very good with bleach, but not every canvas shop uses bleach resistant thread. Iíve had to...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-02-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Bmarler
I like ďoil eaterĒ not sure if itís in your area...

I like ďoil eaterĒ not sure if itís in your area or not.
Everyone will have a different opinion on this. Interested to hear them all.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-02-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,486
Posted By Bmarler
Interesting. What brand of agms were you using? ...

Interesting. What brand of agms were you using?
Iíve had very good luck with agms on previous boats and am thinking of using them to replace the aging fla Trojans Iím running now. Since a need 16...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-02-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bmarler
Any alternator can be repaired, but you need the...

Any alternator can be repaired, but you need the tools, know how, and parts supply. Minus that, you could throw parts at it. Maybe if you can source a new regulator for it it will solve your problem....
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By Bmarler
Thereís a couple types of urethane paint. The...

Thereís a couple types of urethane paint. The imron on your plane, and original awlgrip are polyester urethane. Tough as nails, and lasts a very long time. These paints are what they call non...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By Bmarler
I think the majority of bigger luxury boats are...

I think the majority of bigger luxury boats are painted hills, that gives the builder a chance to long board the hull sides in problem areas and get it nice and flat.
I did an awlgrip paint job many...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Bmarler
Thereís a gauge extension thatís been plugged by...

Thereís a gauge extension thatís been plugged by a collection of old fittings.
Iíd guess the gauge broke and this stuff was onboard.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bmarler
i would think that most likely, the panel volt...

i would think that most likely, the panel volt meter is essentially connected to the start bank and would show any charging source voltage influence on the batteries. doesn't matter if the engine is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Bmarler
Itís easy enough to check the compass next time...

Itís easy enough to check the compass next time youíre out. The automatic compass adjustment procedure is in the manual, and if thereís an issue it will let you know that you need to move or manually...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-26-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bmarler
160 amps is a reasonable sized alternator, I...

160 amps is a reasonable sized alternator, I donít know your whole setup though. From the picture it looks like it internally regulated?
Could be the regulator is going out, or something in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-25-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bmarler
Man, almost seems worth it.

Man, almost seems worth it.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-24-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Bmarler
Definitely stay off any private mooring. I use...

Definitely stay off any private mooring. I use the state park moorings very rarely any more. With the smaller boats I had I used them a lot, but with a bigger boat and better anchor equipment I would...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-23-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bmarler
Yes, you can use tape or other sealant. The...

Yes, you can use tape or other sealant. The threads will still make solid contact as you tighten it up. The sealant will just fill the gaps.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Bmarler
Maybe something like this could work? Striker...

Maybe something like this could work? Striker plate would need to move.
https://www.marinedepotdirect.com/stainless-steel-sliding-door-lock-set-with-key.html

Also do a google search for pocket...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-12-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Bmarler
i just met the owners of that company this...

i just met the owners of that company this weekend. really nice folks and their fenders are all over their docks at fair harbor. i didn't realize they owned the fender company too, until i followed...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-12-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
Posted By Bmarler
i was with boat us for 25 years or more. but when...

i was with boat us for 25 years or more. but when they went with geico i completely lost faith in them. when i sold my last boat that was insured through them i decided i'd go another way. i'm using...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By Bmarler
There also nordlund in Tacoma.Pretty sure they...

There also nordlund in Tacoma.Pretty sure they can haul 100 feet or so. They changed from building new boats to being a full service yard when ownership changed. Mostly same very talented crew though.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-08-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,265
Posted By Bmarler
I donít think using wire cable trays is a bad...

I donít think using wire cable trays is a bad idea. Just secure any wires as they enter or exit the tray. I use the stuff all the time on industrial equipment with more vibration and movement than a...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-06-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,626
Posted By Bmarler
if you're talking about original awlgrip...

if you're talking about original awlgrip (polyester urethane) i would get some advice from them directly. that stuff is tough as nails, but when the surface is damaged, you pretty much can't bring it...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-05-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,626
Posted By Bmarler
if i were starting with a new hull i'd be looking...

if i were starting with a new hull i'd be looking at this:https://www.xpel.com/ceramic-coating-fusion-plus

a detailer friend i have swears by it. i have no affiliation.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Bmarler
wow, i haven't thought of those old ferry's for...

wow, i haven't thought of those old ferry's for years. i was born in sitka and we used to ride those state ferry's all the time. sad to hear the taku was scrapped, but those old boats only live so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bmarler
gortex packing (gfo) has been around for a while....

gortex packing (gfo) has been around for a while. good stuff, and will be what i install when it's time to re-pack.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-03-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bmarler
typically, the neutral/ground connection is made...

typically, the neutral/ground connection is made at the power source (transformer) itself, not at the buss at the panel. if you have an inverter, it should also have the capacity to make a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-03-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Bmarler
16 awg is fairly small. i'd do a voltage drop...

16 awg is fairly small. i'd do a voltage drop test on it to see how much loss you have. is the blower the only thing on the circuit?
seems like a funny place for a volt meter to me. the panel meters...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,017
Posted By Bmarler
Painted, no glass. Really? How are they fastened?...

Painted, no glass. Really? How are they fastened?
I use moisture meters all the time in my work. 30% is fairly high, but not a death sentence. That number can change according to the setting used...
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