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Forum: General Maintenance 12-17-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,835
Posted By Britannia
That's nice, but the rules for marking a...

That's nice, but the rules for marking a documented recreational vessel do not require the name and hailing port to be on the transom.


Richard
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,548
Posted By Britannia
I have a Pasquini Livia 90 and a Rancilio Rocky...

I have a Pasquini Livia 90 and a Rancilio Rocky grinder. I also roast my own coffee on the boat with a Behmor 1600+. Fresh is good!


No problems with the grinder or espresso machine on the...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 12-13-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By Britannia
According to Wikipedia the 10% luxury tax that...

According to Wikipedia the 10% luxury tax that included boats over $100,000 was signed into law in November 1991.
Richard
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Britannia
I know the owners of the neighboring sailboat...

I know the owners of the neighboring sailboat that was also damaged as a result of the fire. It's a scary thing for sure.

Richard
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Britannia
Me neither. And I saw some of my photos there so...

Me neither. And I saw some of my photos there so I can explain why they have no description. In my case I uploaded them so I could include them in a post. I didn't know they were also shown in a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,785
Posted By Britannia
When I upgrade my galley I am planning to replace...

When I upgrade my galley I am planning to replace my three burner Force 10 with a consumer 24" four burner range and convection oven. I'm interested to see if anyone thinks this is a bad idea. The...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,755
Posted By Britannia
I agree. I have been checking the temperature on...

I agree. I have been checking the temperature on it regularly under load. So far so good. I do think that it could have been water ingress. We had a lot of rain last winter and I don't think it...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,755
Posted By Britannia
Well, I have replaced it with a Smart Plug so I'm...

Well, I have replaced it with a Smart Plug so I'm hoping it will be just fine. We will see.
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,755
Posted By Britannia
I agree with your recommendation to check and...

I agree with your recommendation to check and clean contacts. I would also suggest that the Smart Plug is much better weather sealed than the Marinco and so there is much less corrosion to contend...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,755
Posted By Britannia
I installed a 250V/50A SP receptacle and plug...

I installed a 250V/50A SP receptacle and plug after this happened to my Marinco last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Britannia
I understand the the Prismatic Coefficient of a...

I understand the the Prismatic Coefficient of a hull design gives a good indicator how much water will be displaced as it moves at certain speeds. The lower the number the "finer" the entry of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,898
Posted By Britannia
I have never been boarded in 20 years of boating....

I have never been boarded in 20 years of boating. And I do get out regularly. I guess I'm lucky.

In general I think it's important to appear cooperative from the start in encounters with LE. If...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,898
Posted By Britannia
I'm not sure if you had time to read all 4 parts....

I'm not sure if you had time to read all 4 parts. In part 4 there is acknowledgement of the commandant's rule to not search private spaces.



Richard
m/v Stillwater
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,898
Posted By Britannia
This 4-part article makes a very interesting...

This 4-part article makes a very interesting read. It provides the history behind the USCG powers as well as a discussion of the 4th amendment and legal challenges. I highly recommend it:

...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-07-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,187
Posted By Britannia
I seem to recall it's 38'. I haven't been under a...

I seem to recall it's 38'. I haven't been under a bridge that is even close to that low so I haven't really checked.
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-07-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By Britannia
That's the story I heard! Who knows if it's true?

That's the story I heard! Who knows if it's true?
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By Britannia
The story I heard was that the mold broke when...

The story I heard was that the mold broke when unmolding hull number 8. At that point the market had changed and the luxury tax had been introduced. Krogen decided not to make a new mold.

However,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By Britannia
A day tank with a sight glass is a very accurate...

A day tank with a sight glass is a very accurate way to measure fuel consumption and confirm the readings from your fuel flow meter.


Richard
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By Britannia
From what I've seen on ocean crossing, skippers...

From what I've seen on ocean crossing, skippers tend to carry extra fuel in bladders, monitor their burn rate and reduce speed if necessary to keep within the planned burn rate. That would be my...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,187
Posted By Britannia
Congratulations on your purchase! That's...

Congratulations on your purchase!


That's my KK54 in the video - she's hull #5, built in 1988.



I've not been active on this forum for quite a while so I'm just catching up now. I'm happy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,652
Posted By Britannia
With a FD boat I'm never at hull speed either....

With a FD boat I'm never at hull speed either. But I did vote - "30% and under" includes 0% I assume.

Richard
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-14-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,219
Posted By Britannia
I meant solid - not sure why I wrote that.

I meant solid - not sure why I wrote that.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-13-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,219
Posted By Britannia
Late to the show here. Very sad to see. Very sad...

Late to the show here. Very sad to see. Very sad indeed.

My 1988 Krogen 54 has a cored hull (Airtex - PVC) and Wesmar fin stabilizers. From the soundings I took on the hull at haulout it sounds...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-11-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Britannia
Congratulations from one KK54 owner to another....

Congratulations from one KK54 owner to another. Love to see some pictures.

Richard
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,553
Posted By Britannia
Yes - done this many times. With five of us on...

Yes - done this many times. With five of us on the crew down from Ketchikan to Anacortes we would depart at around 7am each morning and then take it in turn to have our morning showers underway. Then...
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