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Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,760
Posted By RCook
FWIW, our Nordic Tug 37 cruises at 7-7.25 knots,...

FWIW, our Nordic Tug 37 cruises at 7-7.25 knots, burning a bit less than 2 gph. Average fuel economy is 3.63 nmpg over the past four summers and 16,000 nm. Turbocharged 330hp Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M3. ...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-05-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,298
Posted By RCook
Four years ago in Anacortes our NT37 was surveyed...

Four years ago in Anacortes our NT37 was surveyed pretty thoroughly, I thought, including an hour hauled out, and an hour sea trial. A very full day. Cost $760 plus haul out, IIRC.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-30-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By RCook
We're at Liberty Bay Marina in Poulsbo. ...

We're at Liberty Bay Marina in Poulsbo. Excellent well-run marina, and well protected from winter storminess. Fuel available with a mile at the Port of Poulsbo marina.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By RCook
I'm puzzled - the two-speed lever drag versions...

I'm puzzled - the two-speed lever drag versions of the Squall reels in your link are right-hand reeling models. Are those what you have? (there are other Squall models, some of which are available...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By RCook
On my 37, the main engine supply and its return...

On my 37, the main engine supply and its return are connected to the port tank. Genset supply and return, and diesel heater supply, are connected to the stbd tank. I keep the crossover valves open,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By RCook
FWIW, In April 2016 we bought a 2002 NT37,...

FWIW,

In April 2016 we bought a 2002 NT37, 330 hp Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M3. Two fuel tanks, 160 gallons each, with cross-over connection open.

It had not been run all that much - only 1485 hours...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By RCook
Balmar's AGM setting seems to be for Lifeline....

Balmar's AGM setting seems to be for Lifeline. You could choose the Balmar setting for OPS (Optima Spiral-wound AGM's) which has voltages 14.6, 14.4, and 13.4.

I have run Deka AGM's with this...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-28-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By RCook
Here's our C-Dory 22 Cruiser, a great simple...

Here's our C-Dory 22 Cruiser, a great simple towable boat. Weighs maybe 4,000 on the trailer. With a 90hp outboard, cruises happily at 16 knots, or 5-6. We did much of the Inside Passage in ours,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By RCook
Using the Magma Newport BBQ 2-3 times a week, and...

Using the Magma Newport BBQ 2-3 times a week, and the Force 10 stove every morning for coffee, most evenings for dinner, a few lunches, and occasional baking, we average about 1.7 gallons per month.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-27-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By RCook
If you are considering a Rocna, their web site...

If you are considering a Rocna, their web site has patterns you can print to evaluate fit on your boat.

https://rocna.com/fitment-guide/
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,636
Posted By RCook
Two more shrimp pots, line, floats etc. Some...

Two more shrimp pots, line, floats etc. Some books, and nice heavy shirts.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By RCook
We did it in our C-Dory 22 in 1996. In more...

We did it in our C-Dory 22 in 1996. In more recent years, the harbormaster recommended against in our 26-footer - too much silting, with unknown shallows.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-22-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,671
Posted By RCook
Starting from Poulsbo WA in mid May, we'll be...

Starting from Poulsbo WA in mid May, we'll be cruising BC and SE Alaska through September.
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By RCook
Hurray!

Hurray!
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 12-18-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By RCook
Waggoner, and the Douglass guide Exploring the...

Waggoner, and the Douglass guide Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia. For tides and currents, Ports and Passes.

There are a zillion possible routes and many lovely anchorages.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By RCook
I'm already preparing!

I'm already preparing!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,351
Posted By RCook
I had the FIAMM, actually this model: ...

I had the FIAMM, actually this model:

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|135|2290125|2290127&id=3042740

Great loud and fairly deep sound - two complementary frequencies. It uses a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-01-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,351
Posted By RCook
My FIAMM dual trumpet air horn worked great, but...

My FIAMM dual trumpet air horn worked great, but being mounted horizontal, collected salt spray and was badly corroded after several summers. Got a new one, mounted it tilted down to forward, and no...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-24-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By RCook
Pros and cons: Waggoner does not cover much of...

Pros and cons: Waggoner does not cover much of AK, and focuses more on marinas. Douglass guides offer much more anchorage info, and cover all the Inside Passage.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By RCook
Here's another brand I have on my boat. Good...

Here's another brand I have on my boat. Good quality, less costly.

...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By RCook
And there's a Garmin Active Captain app (on my...

And there's a Garmin Active Captain app (on my Android at least) that provides fuel info, and lots of other info.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,153
Posted By RCook
Pascoe's article is misleading, particularly...

Pascoe's article is misleading, particularly regarding his comments about the average life span of diesels. He does not mention that the average diesel is not well taken care of.

My 26-foot...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-16-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By RCook
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nJ5bogttF2S28ffZ...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nJ5bogttF2S28ffZrQScwNPHmubzv7HqCNcs9zUXcUoz4AQtF_uyen8Ny9ntVU5QNivBVOysyML7cQILY2XbinwYpwbmc8bf2oWZXF8djDlDDK66ApXQcNJfT1o0rJ6PrY9I1njM11Tc5ZasKdU134l_-01JWceiXu6fk-...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,098
Posted By RCook
Yes, especially their gear pumps - much better...

Yes, especially their gear pumps - much better than the impeller ones.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,807
Posted By RCook
FWIW, I just fired up CE, and Active Captain...

FWIW, I just fired up CE, and Active Captain stuff still works.
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