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Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
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You know you've got it made when ... The...

You know you've got it made when ...

The first thing you see every morning is daylight.
Your son calls and says "I need a little cash for bail"
Your other son calls and say "I just got out of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By SoWhat
Sounds like you lost confidence in the owner's...

Sounds like you lost confidence in the owner's willingness to disclose defects, but I'm guessing it was the owner who told you about the problem? A dilemma! I think I would wait for the surveyors...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By SoWhat
Move the 7610 from bridge to helm. Buy a Garmin...

Move the 7610 from bridge to helm. Buy a Garmin radome. Ebay usually has some if price is an issue. Put older garmin unit on bridge. Unlikely you will use radar at bridge station.

Toss raytheon...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-03-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,771
Posted By SoWhat
Saniflex is a synthetic rubber. If you cheap out...

Saniflex is a synthetic rubber. If you cheap out and buy PVC don't be tempted to use heat gun to make hose easier to bend. Gentle heat does make it a little easier, then 10 degrees more and the hose...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,578
Posted By SoWhat
DSC was a good idea but the implementation made...

DSC was a good idea but the implementation made it just about unusable. Each Mfr was allowed to determine their own wiring color codes and their own terminology. A real puzzle for functionality I...
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By SoWhat
They are most likely grade 5 carbon steel. Note...

They are most likely grade 5 carbon steel. Note that most torque tables will specify torque for a lightly lubricated bolt. I generally replace all bolts. If PO overtorqued them they may not have full...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-30-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,227
Posted By SoWhat
The easiest (but possibly the most expensive)...

The easiest (but possibly the most expensive) option is to install a Garmin AIS800.

Plug and play. the 800 even includes the nmea 2000 cable. You could also install the older AIS600. A little less...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By SoWhat
Shouldn't be any problem. Not a very common...

Shouldn't be any problem. Not a very common event.
Old 2 stroke Detroits had a well deserved reputation for blowing seals and throwing oil everywhere so run away's were a real risk.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By SoWhat
Plates are bronze. They would require frequent...

Plates are bronze. They would require frequent hard abrasive polishing. I think the patina is 1) protective, 2) maintenance free and 3) Looks "yachty"

Clean them once to get the paint off, let...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,741
Posted By SoWhat
After a lengthy non-partisan debate, it was...

After a lengthy non-partisan debate, it was concluded by a majority that engines are useful in a power boats. A few rag boat owners tried to skew the results but sophisticated forum members caught...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-28-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By SoWhat
Second on Allianz -gary

Second on Allianz
-gary
Forum: General Maintenance 01-28-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By SoWhat
Keeping your fuel tanks full will help prevent...

Keeping your fuel tanks full will help prevent condensation on the inside. You will still be subject to condensation on the outside depending upon dew point. Moisture in warm moist air will condense...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,473
Posted By SoWhat
Hmmm. I have a CO2 alarm on board. No smoke...

Hmmm. I have a CO2 alarm on board. No smoke alarm. Going to change that very quickly.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-27-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By SoWhat
It sounds like poor weld bead, poor gas control,...

It sounds like poor weld bead, poor gas control, or wrong gas mixture. You shouldn't be seeing corrosion that quickly. It is repairable but eventually stainless will corrode. Poly will probably give...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By SoWhat
Prefer lower helm, especially if sea is kicking...

Prefer lower helm, especially if sea is kicking up.
In Boston Harbor I keep my head on a swivel, especially on weekends.
Offshore I am usually on a steady course so it's occasional checks.

But I...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 01-26-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By SoWhat
Measure diameter with ruler, preferably a 6"...

Measure diameter with ruler, preferably a 6" stainless one.
Measure thread with a thread gauge. (Metric & SAE)
Both available at Amazon or any auto parts store.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SoWhat
I think removing the engine is far simpler than...

I think removing the engine is far simpler than you think. Uncouple the transmission, remove the 4 mounting bolts, and away it goes. Build a frame on the main deck to attach the chain lift.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SoWhat
Yes, along with the whole tank. Baffles are...

Yes, along with the whole tank. Baffles are welded so it would be difficult to grind the seams flat. The tank walls are thin so you might end up with many abrasive spots. Anything can be removed with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By SoWhat
Bring a very bright LED flashlight. Also buy a...

Bring a very bright LED flashlight. Also buy a borescope with extension. Carefully check tops of tank and also take a look down fill pipe. Substantial rust on top would be a $25K discount. If the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,273
Posted By SoWhat
My home marina is a 5 minute walk. Everything...

My home marina is a 5 minute walk. Everything else is optional.
Transient marina, place to tie up. Everything else is optional.

Note: I reserve the right to board a neighboring boat to tie off...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By SoWhat
There is most likely a strip of metal extending...

There is most likely a strip of metal extending from the lower bearing, along the middle of the skeg, extending to some point past the stern tube. The lower rudder bearing needs support and it would...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-23-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By SoWhat
A photo of the complete area would be helpful...

A photo of the complete area would be helpful along with a photo of the rudder support inside the lazarette. Could be the skeg was assembled in sections and that section has cracked at the joint? I...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-23-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By SoWhat
If this is USCG documentation you can transfer...

If this is USCG documentation you can transfer via form CG-1258. There is a section related to trust. If this is an irrevocable estate planning trust for medicaid purposes you will no longer be able...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,512
Posted By SoWhat
Agree. Many thanks to the moderators for...

Agree. Many thanks to the moderators for maintaining this forum as a great resource. It is polite, civil, and informative. Might be a few snarky remarks thrown in but compared to some other forums I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-21-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,516
Posted By SoWhat
Welding cable would be a lot cheaper

Welding cable would be a lot cheaper
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