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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-17-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,058
Posted By Civilitas
I lived in Pioneer Square quite a few years. Now...

I lived in Pioneer Square quite a few years. Now on the Eastside. BUT: ther's a flappin' lot of noise on this thread of people who I don't think have lived downtown, ridden the ferries a lot.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,488
Posted By Civilitas
Oh, this is so upsetting. I spent 1/2 hour or...

Oh, this is so upsetting. I spent 1/2 hour or more crafting a thoughtful reply and my laptop crashed and dumped it (power issue). Honestly, How often does that happen anymore? Really? I'm going to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,356
Posted By Civilitas
Oh, that is a beautifully drawn boat. The...

Oh, that is a beautifully drawn boat.

The hull is lovely, and the deck house is an artistic art-deco masterpiece. Whatever architect snuck that passed the War Production Board, Navy Bureau of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,321
Posted By Civilitas
Right, and in all reality very, very similar...

Right, and in all reality very, very similar ships with nearly identical capabilities in real-world use - often overlooked. There was a class in between those two, commonly called the 'SoDak' for the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,214
Posted By Civilitas
IDK what the east coast laws are now (moved west...

IDK what the east coast laws are now (moved west 15 years ago), but I have to say the WA law seemed fair. Free course/test on-line, $10 for a lifetime license, grandfathered if born ~'55 or earlier....
Forum: General Maintenance 08-10-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By Civilitas
Did you soak or wipe the wood with any wood oil...

Did you soak or wipe the wood with any wood oil or treatment?

Some of them are mold magnets in the right environment. Pure tung oil, while great for wood in most cases, does that, as well as other...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,657
Posted By Civilitas
What? a Myth - it certainly isn't. GM and Ford...

What? a Myth - it certainly isn't. GM and Ford would wish it was, as then they wouldn't have had to honor warranties and received such a black eye for the damaged gaskets. This isn't some "internet...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,657
Posted By Civilitas
I would definitely not use that in an older...

I would definitely not use that in an older engine. Reputable sources say the Prestone AMAM has 2-eha in it, which slows eats some types of gaskets. I am told that is a Dexcool clone.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,657
Posted By Civilitas
Strongly agree w/this. For a $1/gallon, there's...

Strongly agree w/this. For a $1/gallon, there's no reason not to do so.

Unless you are REALLY sure what's in your tap water, this is cheap insurance.
Forum: Power Systems 08-06-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,142
Posted By Civilitas
And this is the thing. The inherent...

And this is the thing.

The inherent lubricity in diesel has changed over time.

Would you run a modern Mercedes on 1950s full-leaded gasoline? Or a 1940 Ford coupe on modern 93 unleaded with 10%...
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,142
Posted By Civilitas
a) My instinct is to say no. Seafoam will lift...

a) My instinct is to say no. Seafoam will lift varnishes and deposits that can clog carb jets, injectors, solenoids, etc. If you stored it properly as you said and it was rebuilt as you said, it's...
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,142
Posted By Civilitas
I've cured multiple injector, carburetor, and...

I've cured multiple injector, carburetor, and also transmission valve body ills over the years with Seafoam. It's a very valuable tool for maintenance. Running some through is a great idea. You...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-30-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,430
Posted By Civilitas
Kimchi and havarti, now banana and mayo? ...

Kimchi and havarti, now banana and mayo?

Doesnt take a detective or primary care doc to figure out hes drinking his way south, not
actually sailing...

(Good natured joke, not being harsh ;)
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-28-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,430
Posted By Civilitas
OMG, you are just being cruel now. As a...

OMG, you are just being cruel now. As a recovering Martini fan and kimchi survivor, that just sounds insane!
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-27-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,430
Posted By Civilitas
I really don't envy you right now, you've got...

I really don't envy you right now, you've got problems...




Might need some future gastro/rectal surgery from that kimchee addiction; I've seen it before. ;)

I as a rule don't eat things...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Civilitas
Mostly, I'm subscribing in case a useful answer...

Mostly, I'm subscribing in case a useful answer appears.

I have been researching this topic a year with no good results. The original GB design, which was religiously adhered to until c.~1996,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,641
Posted By Civilitas
Both a considerate and ethical decision on your...

Both a considerate and ethical decision on your part; kudos.

Thanks for your information and fascinating insight into what really goes on in a situation like this, as well as your decency.

This...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By Civilitas
Fair question. But it's not the end users who...

Fair question. But it's not the end users who really have to answer that, it's Google.

As Seevee, Im and others experience, we simply can't read the forum effectively (and I mean it's BAD, not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By Civilitas
Ah, perfect example! Yeah, it wipes the useful...

Ah, perfect example! Yeah, it wipes the useful info, but is screen efficient and dumps the adverts. A reasonable trade off I guess. I will load it and give it a try, maybe Seevee can find it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By Civilitas
By "no signatures" you mean no add-on notes on...

By "no signatures" you mean no add-on notes on the bottom ("sig line") where we put stuff like "Damn the torpedoes, four bells, Captain Drayton!", or do you mean like the ID stuff with state/location...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By Civilitas
Increasingly, this is the way to go on mobile...

Increasingly, this is the way to go on mobile devices as far as I can tell.

I can't find an adblocker than makes Chrome practical to use on my phone, and it's not Trawler Forum, but most all...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-04-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Civilitas
Or maybe call her "Diana" because she's really...

Or maybe call her "Diana" because she's really close to the Supremes, but not really one of them. ;)

I love your anchor posts and experiments. I love it when people go test ideas and products and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-03-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,751
Posted By Civilitas
Well this is good news, and that info re:Banner...

Well this is good news, and that info re:Banner Bank is useful and may be interesting to a lot of people. Heck, Id go tempted to open an account there now against future needs.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-02-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,751
Posted By Civilitas
Yes, but if the amount you need isn't that...

Yes, but if the amount you need isn't that dramatic as you imply, you can still use the equity to purchase it and then clear it at closing. The HELOC will be part of dealing with the liens and is no...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,803
Posted By Civilitas
As an avid mechanic (amateur), I've just never...

As an avid mechanic (amateur), I've just never been able to get that bent about the dual systems to get profane publicly about it, but to each his own. On the other hand, this:



Just doesn't...
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