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Forum: Power Systems Today, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bayview
The maker must have installed aftercoolers just...

The maker must have installed aftercoolers just for fun.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By bayview
Some boat makers do not install proper exhaust...

Some boat makers do not install proper exhaust systems. Exhaust should be designed so that any failure of the water jacket will not drain back into the engine. Boat builders design, or at least...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By bayview
My dry start proceedure is to shut off the fuel...

My dry start proceedure is to shut off the fuel and spun the engine om the starter, intermittently so as not to overheat it, long enough to get oil pressure well up.
Without fuel the loads on rings...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 953
Posted By bayview
One need not look to the dark ages or religion to...

One need not look to the dark ages or religion to find examples of scientists resisting new and different ideas. Simply research 19th century waterborne diseases, early 20th century physics, mid...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 953
Posted By bayview
That is the theory but history demonstrates...

That is the theory but history demonstrates otherwise.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 953
Posted By bayview
Funny thing about science is that history shows...

Funny thing about science is that history shows that it is often wrong.
All, or most, scientists will subscribe to the current orthodoxy and vehemently resist new ideas. Then someone comes up with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By bayview
DEPCO pump in Clearwater can do the rebuild....

DEPCO pump in Clearwater can do the rebuild. Those ceramic seals are picky and in my experience are best if run often.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 953
Posted By bayview
Melting of alpine glaciers has uncovered...

Melting of alpine glaciers has uncovered artifacts showing that people travelled and mined there 9000 years ag. Now those same areas are being uncovered again and the evidence of people being able to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By bayview
something to stop a sliding door from banging.

something to stop a sliding door from banging.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By bayview
Put the dingy in the water so it is lower than...

Put the dingy in the water so it is lower than the tanks and use a simple hand siphon pump. No work or sparks involved.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By bayview
you got me psneeld That is a new one on me....

you got me psneeld That is a new one on me. Please give details on what it does and how it works.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-18-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By bayview
The only time i ever needed a better than el...

The only time i ever needed a better than el cheapo digital meter was when I needed to measure frequency because I could not access the rotating parts of the generator to use the photo tachometer. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By bayview
One reason is to keep the bilge pumps running if...

One reason is to keep the bilge pumps running if there is a problem
Forum: Grand Banks 10-17-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By bayview
I once masked it well and pushed catalyzed resin...

I once masked it well and pushed catalyzed resin into the gap on a wood wheel.
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-17-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By bayview
IMO go with a 40' + boat if possible for more...

IMO go with a 40' + boat if possible for more creature comforts during lond stays on the boat. Spend a lot of time walking and sitting on a lot of boats and imagine yourselves living on them for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,910
Posted By bayview
It is a matter of convenience vs roughing it. You...

It is a matter of convenience vs roughing it. You can load up the boat with electrical stuff or not. Only your lifestyle will determine that. A lot of cruising has been done with even less stuff than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By bayview
The steading effect of wind on sails and a keel...

The steading effect of wind on sails and a keel make sailboats steadier in the same conditions than a power boat. A properly sailed boat once heeled and on the wind is quite steady.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By bayview
I and many others did many years of boating...

I and many others did many years of boating without radar and GPS. Finding your way through the Golden Gate in pea soup using just DR was not great fun. No place to anchor so you just keep going. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By bayview
St. Petersburg on Tampa bay and the small towns...

St. Petersburg on Tampa bay and the small towns around on the GICW it such as Treasure island and Madeira beach are great boating locations and plenty of waterfront houses in many price ranges. Half...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-15-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,032
Posted By bayview
boaters sure love to buy spendy batteries.

boaters sure love to buy spendy batteries.
Forum: Fuel Check 10-15-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,616
Posted By bayview
You know that 1/2 on the gauges is 285 so just...

You know that 1/2 on the gauges is 285 so just get to 1/2 and fill up to see how much more fits.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-12-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By bayview
IMO stay where you are comfortable and familiar. ...

IMO stay where you are comfortable and familiar. Travel exposes you to uncertain precautions in new places. You are probably very well versed in dealing safely at home. New locations are a different...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,707
Posted By bayview
I often thought about adding a small motorcycle...

I often thought about adding a small motorcycle battery with an isolating diode to support the electronics during engine start. never got around to it since the occasional interruption was not a big...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By bayview
hard seats, poor steering geometry, bulky are...

hard seats, poor steering geometry, bulky are some of the reasons i would not buy another bike. the advances in battery scooters make them really worth investigation.

Whatever you choose you will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,204
Posted By bayview
Just use string.

Just use string.
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