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Forum: Power Systems 06-29-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By angus99
Thanks. I look at these as periodic preventative...

Thanks. I look at these as periodic preventative maintenance. The tranny coolers, in particular, would be a very costly failure as they dump seawater directly into the Velvet Drive housing,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By angus99
You’ve probably already thought of this, but if...

You’ve probably already thought of this, but if the drain in your dinghy happens to clog during a rainstorm, the weight on your davits and supports could increase dramatically. Ask me how I know . ....
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By angus99
I think your best option is the second one. ...

I think your best option is the second one. Tying to the deck would be an extreme angle for the support guys and probably not provide the stabilization you’re after. Guying to the trunk, as close...
Forum: Power Systems 06-27-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By angus99
Thanks, folks. I talked to Brian at American...

Thanks, folks. I talked to Brian at American Diesel. He recommends changing out the heat exchangers every 3,000 to 4,000 hours, which I’m nowhere near on the Seakamp heat exchangers currently...
Forum: Power Systems 06-27-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By angus99
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By angus99
Lehman heat exchangers/coolers

With about 10 years on them, I’m probably past due changing out the heat exchangers and coolers on our Lehmans—although much of that time has been in fresh or brackish water. Probably looking at...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-06-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By angus99
Interesting that Permanon won’t stick to itself...

Interesting that Permanon won’t stick to itself and only one coat is recommended. Here is the faq on layering coats from Rejex. Not saying which is better, but they seem to be significantly...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-04-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By angus99
David, how often do you re-coat?

David, how often do you re-coat?
Forum: General Maintenance 06-03-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By angus99
Had two coats of Rejex applied to the hull and...

Had two coats of Rejex applied to the hull and I’ve put one coat (so far) above the gunwale—all this in March. Too soon to tell how long it will last, but it looks terrific. The ease of application...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 05-21-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,247
Posted By angus99
The one time my wife ever decided to swim topless...

The one time my wife ever decided to swim topless was in the surf off Isle of Palms, SC. We were completely alone near sunset, the lighting was glorious and the water temps were perfect—but she was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By angus99
Probably not very helpful, but I just had a cover...

Probably not very helpful, but I just had a cover made for our BlueWater Baby hardshell, a lighter version of a Whaler. I thought the canvas guy had a nice idea, running a ratchet strap in a pocket...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By angus99
I installed eight US Batt 305 AGMs in 2015. ...

I installed eight US Batt 305 AGMs in 2015. They’re 312 AH per pair for a total house bank of 1,248. Used for floor polishers etc, they are true deep-cycle with a footprint similar to an L16, but a...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-04-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,408
Posted By angus99
Jeez, I was thinking AT LAST I get to put that...

Jeez, I was thinking AT LAST I get to put that undergrad English degree to work, but others have handle the grammar questions admirably.

Just to note, however, despite all the ominous...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
For Sale: Vacuflush System
Views: 502
Posted By angus99
Vacuflush System

Vacuflush system for sale. Includes low-profile toilet, low-profile vacuum generator and SW vacuum pump. This system was in excellent working condition when removed from our boat a few years ago. ...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-26-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By angus99
We hear too little in this part of the world...

We hear too little in this part of the world about the Aussies’ and Kiwis’ exploits and heroism during the great wars. Kind of like my dad who fought with the Canadians from Normandy all the way...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 04-06-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,023
Posted By angus99
Wishing you all good fortune. Nature can be...

Wishing you all good fortune. Nature can be pretty indifferent to we mortals.

Don’t know if this will make you feel better or worse, but here in the SE US, it’s another day of tornado watches—a...
Forum: Harbor Chat 04-02-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 97,175
Posted By angus99
Got to sit on the front row for Molly’s...

Got to sit on the front row for Molly’s Chattanooga show last month—where I was able to snap some pictures—and remain blown away by this girl’s talent. Her band is also fantastic. It seems fame is...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 03-31-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,221
Posted By angus99
Sparky, what you are calling a cockpit is...

Sparky, what you are calling a cockpit is actually the sundeck on a 44; the area covered by the boat deck. The DeFever 44+5 has a true cockpit. There are various canvas enclosures or sunscreens that...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-28-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,167
Posted By angus99
Ted, are there any wind/surge conditions at which...

Ted, are there any wind/surge conditions at which you’d become concerned about over-stressing the bow roller/pulpit? I seem to recall your Cherubini is built like a tank but your avatar appears to...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 03-27-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By angus99
Thanks, all. Glad to hear KeelGuard works. Ted,...

Thanks, all. Glad to hear KeelGuard works. Ted, good idea. I thought about coating mine—more for marine growth than abrasion—but I doubt it will stay in the water long enough for anything to take...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 03-26-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By angus99
KeelShield or KeelGuard?

We haven’t beached our hard shell BlueWater Baby yet, but will probably start doing that this year. Does anybody use KeelShield, KeelGuard or something similar to protect against rocks and abrasion?...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-23-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 97,175
Posted By angus99
Been a little quiet here lately. How about some...

Been a little quiet here lately. How about some classic Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=YbuFLUJ89Kw
Forum: General Maintenance 03-20-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,189
Posted By angus99
I also keep the Blackstone reports readily...

I also keep the Blackstone reports readily available and plan to SOMEDAY reconstruct and document the other routine maintenance and upgrades. My (weak) excuse for not doing so is that I stay too...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-19-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By angus99
We use a countertop ice maker which we find...

We use a countertop ice maker which we find adequate for everything but large get-togethers. It takes up minimal space, pulls about 20 DC amps when inverter-powered and makes enough ice in an hour...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-16-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,248
Posted By angus99
Peter, I had the same issue with some of this...

Peter, I had the same issue with some of this gear. Mobile Must Haves has good tech people—just not enough of them and everything is handled via email. Pepwave’s support was beyond useless. Took...
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