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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-16-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By LongJohn
I had air lock problems every time that I cleaned...

I had air lock problems every time that I cleaned the strainer, no matter how careful I was about filling the strainer before closing it back up. I teed into the system between the strainer and the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By LongJohn
Suggest that you check agreement between "COG" by...

Suggest that you check agreement between "COG" by GPS and "heading" by fluxgate compass. Might be a problem in the compass.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By LongJohn
I ran a small apartment size 110V refrigerator...

I ran a small apartment size 110V refrigerator with ice maker on a 2500W inverter backed by 6 "6V golf cart" batteries.Very limited use of a 1500W microwave. Generous but not full time use of a 20"...
Forum: Power Systems 03-15-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By LongJohn
On my Yanmar 6LYA, the secondary circuit of the...

On my Yanmar 6LYA, the secondary circuit of the fuel shut off relay is not energized in "run". The secondary relay circuit is energized by the Stop switch, and is energized as long as the Stop switch...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,022
Posted By LongJohn
Same problem. I routinely (1/year?) open (without...

Same problem. I routinely (1/year?) open (without disconnecting) my Raymarine fluxgate compass and spray the small gimbals with a plastic friendly solvent - usually an electrical contact cleaner....
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-30-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By LongJohn
Late 34T Line drawing

Anyone have a line drawing of a later 34T that they'd be willing to share? I'd like one to play with for the basis of a greeting card or other. I'd be willing to share the results. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By LongJohn
uh oh. geeks vs luddites again?

uh oh. geeks vs luddites again?
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-04-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By LongJohn
My 2005 34T came with a 22# Danforth which held...

My 2005 34T came with a 22# Danforth which held in mud just fine. One fine day it held in some other bed so well that I had to cut it loose. I replaced it with a 16K Delta without having to modify...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,033
Posted By LongJohn
More trawlers than you'd think on the Tennessee...

More trawlers than you'd think on the Tennessee River. I bought mine on the Illinois near Chicago and spent an outstanding month bringing it home to near Knoxville Tn and berthed it in a covered...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-02-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By LongJohn
yeah, pretty sure that it is glued. just like...

yeah, pretty sure that it is glued. just like many other trim pieces that should not have been.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-09-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By LongJohn
My 6YLA manual says full capacity is 20 liters,...

My 6YLA manual says full capacity is 20 liters, but only 16 in the pan that is recoverable
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,990
Posted By LongJohn
Buncha Luddites.

Buncha Luddites.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 08-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By LongJohn
Mainship notoriously ignored installation...

Mainship notoriously ignored installation requirements from 3rd party equipment suppliers; look at refrigerator ventilation, air conditioning inlet and outlet ducts, windlass elec requirements,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,990
Posted By LongJohn
I use a small Android database with separate...

I use a small Android database with separate libraries for Maintenance and Parts. It resides on my phone so part #s are always with me when I run across something in the chandlery. Searchable, backs...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,563
Posted By LongJohn
If I'm sure that the weather will be nice, I play...

If I'm sure that the weather will be nice, I play out enough anchor rode to wrap around a stern cleat - forcing the stern to the wind. then sleep quietly in the v-berth,
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,868
Posted By LongJohn
I routinely single hand. Always be thinking...

I routinely single hand. Always be thinking ahead; which side the fenders need to be out on, how to manage the wind to help you, what's going to happen when the first line is cleated, and when you're...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,801
Posted By LongJohn
I bought sheet Textilene, cut it to fit the...

I bought sheet Textilene, cut it to fit the inside window dimensions, glued rubber strip magnets to the Textilene edges and to the inside edges of the windows. Textilene sheets snap magnetically to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,783
Posted By LongJohn
Now on Old Hickory; starting the return trip to...

Now on Old Hickory; starting the return trip to Knoxville on Sunday. It's only about 175 miles by Interstate Highway but about 820 river miles. I wanted to stop at Paducah, but the attendant couldn't...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-19-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By LongJohn
An average configuration of the 454 is going to...

An average configuration of the 454 is going to develop about 400 Hp at WOT, probably around 4200 rpm. I believe that it is enough to get your boat mostly out of the water. So, 8 kts at 3000 seems...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By LongJohn
No boat more livable than a houseboat

No boat more livable than a houseboat
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By LongJohn
Fluxgate Compass

This might be common knowledge - I don't know. But a search doesn't find this discussed so I thought it worth a post.


My RayMarine St8001 AutoSteer course wandered widely, and did not agree with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By LongJohn
When I bought my MS34T (10 years old, 500 hrs),...

When I bought my MS34T (10 years old, 500 hrs), it had 3 freshwater leaks to the bilge; shower valve was a factory build issue, dockside freshwater connection was also a factory build issue, and an...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By LongJohn
It depends. The river system is at 'full pool'...

It depends. The river system is at 'full pool' from mid-May thru Labor Day, but there is a year round navigable channel; check https://www.tva.gov/Environment/Lake-Levels for immediate and projected...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-26-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By LongJohn
The impeller puller can be replaced by a simple...

The impeller puller can be replaced by a simple metric thread bolt; my recollection is 26mm but I can't verify that right now. But it's a lot cheaper at Fastenal. The ring squeezer makes the job...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By LongJohn
We'll see ya 'round. Ft Loudon Marina is a...

We'll see ya 'round. Ft Loudon Marina is a frequent stopover for us
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