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Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Recb
Another option is to get some teak wood plugs of...

Another option is to get some teak wood plugs of the right size to fit the holes. There are bits available for drills that you can make your own plugs from teak stock although much simpler just o buy...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,597
Posted By Recb
Classic case of it's not the initial cost that...

Classic case of it's not the initial cost that breaks you.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-02-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,785
Posted By Recb
It sounds like two separate and general...

It sounds like two separate and general questions: how to go about life financial planning and then boat budgeting. Of course the second is a subset for the former. For the former there are tools on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,141
Posted By Recb
I thought only magazines and periodicals had...

I thought only magazines and periodicals had issues.
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-14-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,923
Posted By Recb
No such thing as a stupid question.

No such thing as a stupid question.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,491
Posted By Recb
The boat you referred to has me curious as to why...

The boat you referred to has me curious as to why it is back on the market so soon. It does not seem so long ago she was for sale under the name Alley G and then she reappeared on the market with the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Recb
I wonder why Mauritius is not designated as an...

I wonder why Mauritius is not designated as an area to be avoided like Bermuda "DUE TO THE DANGER OF STRANDING ON THE REEFS FRINGING BERMUDA AND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, THE INTERNATIONAL...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Recb
Which part is the surprise? That a 55,000 pound...

Which part is the surprise? That a 55,000 pound boat burns 40 gallons an hour to do @ 23 knots or that it doesn't burn more than that to do that speed?
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Recb
I wouldn't call myself a KK purist so maybe my...

I wouldn't call myself a KK purist so maybe my opinion doesn't qualify. I expect the Summit is a top quality boat and see it has KK trying to break into a different area of the market. As such I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,808
Posted By Recb
I have had two buts with vacuum flush heads that...

I have had two buts with vacuum flush heads that I found to be very reliable with very little maintenance. They had 40 gallon holding tanks which gave a decent amount of time between pump outs: more...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By Recb
Regarding single or twins in the Mainship 400, I...

Regarding single or twins in the Mainship 400, I think a single with bow and stern thrusters is easily manoeuvred and piloted and has the advantage of more space in the engine room with all around...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-24-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,958
Posted By Recb
Mr. Ps, Lots, some take money and some take...

Mr. Ps,

Lots, some take money and some take time: charters, boat shows/Trawlerfests, seminars, forums. etc

Never is the adage more true than with boats: you get what you pay for. Taking the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,511
Posted By Recb
The general consensus is I haven't grown up. As a...

The general consensus is I haven't grown up. As a child we had an 18' locally built wooden boat powered with a 25hp universal marine. We also had a wood punt. When I was 10 my parents bought a 20'...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,491
Posted By Recb
Mr. Island, are the imperfections detectable by...

Mr. Island, are the imperfections detectable by touch or just through reflected light?
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,007
Posted By Recb
I stay away from coffee. It wakes me up.

I stay away from coffee. It wakes me up.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 21,162
Posted By Recb
I have seen price drops on boats that are within...

I have seen price drops on boats that are within my target search criteria, but the drops look more like normal adjustments for how long they have been on the market. I have also seen boats new to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,993
Posted By Recb
I have seen misfiring where a boat with the same...

I have seen misfiring where a boat with the same model engines had been idle for a long time. The carb was basically flooding and resulted in the misfiring.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 21,162
Posted By Recb
Expecting a general price drop in the boat market...

Expecting a general price drop in the boat market is based on the premise that most people will need to sell their boats. I expect only those who are financially strapped would be in such a position....
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,073
Posted By Recb
We are chartering a trawler for 9 nine days in...

We are chartering a trawler for 9 nine days in the San Juan Islands at the end of May next year. There is a lot of information posted in this thread that I find useful for our trip. so a big thank...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,683
Posted By Recb
Referring to Mr. Stiggy’s post, interesting...

Referring to Mr. Stiggy’s post, interesting question. Not so long ago I saw an announcement for Trawlerfest in Seattle in early April 2020, but now there is nothing on there website about such a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By Recb
Marine Parts express

The part looks like it is available in the US as well: Volvo Penta VOLTAGE CONVERTER 874184 - Marine Parts Express (https://www.marinepartsexpress.com/cart/index.php?ID=874184&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go)
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By Recb
I expect she will,plane just fine with a 40hp,...

I expect she will,plane just fine with a 40hp, two adults and a cooler. I have an Edgewater 135, so the same size, which was powered with a 40hp 4 stroke for 12 years and now has a 40 HP evinrude...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-19-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By Recb
I had to get upgraded charts recently and CMap...

I had to get upgraded charts recently and CMap gave me a couple of options and overall I was very pleased with their service and felt the costs were very reasonable.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,738
Posted By Recb
While the question posed is maximum anchor size...

While the question posed is maximum anchor size for the windlass, Inferring the objective is to ensure adequate ground tackle, does it unduly complicate or help to reference this article?...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-11-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By Recb
Over a 17 year period I have had two panels go...

Over a 17 year period I have had two panels go bad and need replacing. The cabling has never been a problem.
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