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Forum: Prairie 11-19-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,738
Posted By FOG
John & Michelle, I'm happy that you're...

John & Michelle,

I'm happy that you're enjoying the boat and wish you the best. It was a labor of love, as many are and appreciate your kind words.

Tim, Dave, Tom, and all,

This has been a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
That is the correct listing for my boat. You...

That is the correct listing for my boat.
You can also call me at 949-939-6329, Ken.
Forum: Prairie 02-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,801
Posted By FOG
Trans Atlantic Diesel TAD for perkins engines,...

Trans Atlantic Diesel
TAD for perkins engines, perkins diesel, perkins marine, perkins parts, perkins generators, perkins service (https://tadiesels.com/)


Bought many parts from them, good...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-30-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,053
Posted By FOG
Sorry I don’t have a diagram. Last I heard...

Sorry I don’t have a diagram.
Last I heard they were in Santa Ana, CA.
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By FOG
I would agree with all of Tom’s comments. I...

I would agree with all of Tom’s comments.

I started the “Great Loop” in my Prairie 36 from Wilmington NC and it is now at Aqua Yacht Harbor in Mississippi where she is up for sale, but that is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Thanks to all the TF members for the kind words...

Thanks to all the TF members for the kind words and advice.
I have decided to list our Prairie 36 with a broker, Captains Choice, here at Aqua Yacht Harbor in Mississippi. I’m going to miss the old...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Thank you. This is the type of information that I...

Thank you. This is the type of information that I was looking for.
Agree from my experience on the Loop that the size and ability to easily walk around the decks when docking and locking is a plus.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Thanks. I sent you a private message with some...

Thanks. I sent you a private message with some info and my phone number.
Forum: Power Systems 12-05-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By FOG
It may have a cranking limiter circuit breaker....

It may have a cranking limiter circuit breaker. My Onan 7.5 does. If it does and it is tripped or bad it will crank but not start. The key is to look at the fuel solenoid and see if it is actuated...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Good suggestion. Thank you.

Good suggestion. Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Thank you. I do plan to post it here in the...

Thank you. I do plan to post it here in the classified section.

But for now I’m just trying to figure out if it’s best to sell it where it is or move it somewhere else.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Thanks to all of you for the encouragement and...

Thanks to all of you for the encouragement and advice.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By FOG
Prairie 36 For Sale or Not?

Unfortunately we will not be able to complete our “Great Loop” adventure on our Prairie 36. So my question is, should I sell her where she lies in Mississippi or move her to another location?

She...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-14-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,554
Posted By FOG
Nice work Tim. Boat projects, I never get...

Nice work Tim.
Boat projects, I never get bored.
Happy to hear you made it through Florence OK.
Forum: Prairie 10-08-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,738
Posted By FOG
Thanks Ben, Everyone says a picture is worth...

Thanks Ben,

Everyone says a picture is worth a thousand words, so we decided we were not going to write much in our blog. See the link in post 234.

If someone wants to know more about the...
Forum: Prairie 10-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,186
Posted By FOG
I have twin Perkins six cylinders (6.354) engines...

I have twin Perkins six cylinders (6.354) engines on my Prairie 36. I’m not sure what the 4 cylinder Perkins horsepower rating is, but my six’s are NA and are 135 hp each. We are currently doing the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-05-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By FOG
Looks like I missed everyone by a few days. ...

Looks like I missed everyone by a few days.
But there are a lot of loopers here. More than we have seen in one place while doing the loop. Some that we have been leap frogging with and others...
Forum: Prairie 10-05-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,738
Posted By FOG
Autopilot Update

I was able to get the Autopilot up and running. It turned out to be an easy fix. Just needed to be taken apart and then a good cleaning of all the electrical connections. Had I known that I would...
Forum: Power Systems 08-24-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,279
Posted By FOG
Trans Atlantic Diesel in VA specialize in...

Trans Atlantic Diesel in VA specialize in Perkins. Marcus, the owner, has always been there for me with good advice and parts I have needed for my older 6.354 engines. Give them a call.
Forum: Prairie 07-27-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,738
Posted By FOG
Tim, Definitely enjoying the Loop. But as...

Tim,

Definitely enjoying the Loop. But as you said the work is never done.

We started a blog, but decided not to post everyday as some do, not to write much and just throw some pictures up...
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,734
Posted By FOG
Did you find the root cause of the leak? Mine...

Did you find the root cause of the leak? Mine was from 35+ years of moisture on the outside bottom of the tank.

I used a coal tar epoxy to coat the exterior of the new tank before installation....
Forum: Prairie 07-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,738
Posted By FOG
I do like your ideas. I’m suppose to be reducing...

I do like your ideas. I’m suppose to be reducing my “To Do” List, but it feels like it’s increasing. I guess that’s part of owning an older boat and being out here on the “Loop”. The good news is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-25-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,053
Posted By FOG
Thank you for the great explanation. You have put...

Thank you for the great explanation. You have put in a tremendous effort in figuring out the system. It all makes sense to me.
We are doing the Great Loop now and I’ve been busy with other issues,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By FOG
I tried a few navigation apps and bought a...

I tried a few navigation apps and bought a Navionics subscription for our iPad and my iPhone. It has served us well so far on the “Great Loop”. I especially like the auto routing feature.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By FOG
Just finished the Erie and Oswego canals about 3...

Just finished the Erie and Oswego canals about 3 weeks ago doing the Great Loop. I try and single hand our Prairie 36 as much as possible as my wife has minimal strength in her hands. Under normal...
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