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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,657
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In the 90's we purchased a 40' steel ketch in the...

In the 90's we purchased a 40' steel ketch in the Adriatic, cruised the west Med for 18 months and crossed Gibraltar-Canaries-Barbados. In the Caribbean we cruised the Windward's, the north coast of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-12-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By DCDC
Have been using these for a year. They work well...

Have been using these for a year. They work well and I’ve moved them around for different purposes. One is now in the engine room to locate the best spot for new batteries and the other is in a...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 02-04-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 11,970
Posted By DCDC
We just left our marina and are headed east, but...

We just left our marina and are headed east, but I don’t think we’ll make it to Ft. Pierce in time. 650nm+slow boat+cold fronts+a few required stops=too late. Maybe next year.

We very much...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By DCDC
This is a long, but thorough review of LiFePO4...

This is a long, but thorough review of LiFePO4 batteries for boats:

https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/


They explain current limits as a function of internal switches which...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By DCDC
There are probably some off-brand options but...

There are probably some off-brand options but Lithionics and Victron are two established providers which have 8D sizes. Some claim to be “drop-ins” with internal controls, others require external...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-15-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By DCDC
Last June we headed north from Marathon. Marco...

Last June we headed north from Marathon. Marco seems a bit tight and shallow for us (5’9” draft) so we anchored in Little Shark River and Indian Key. Both had reasonable depths and plenty of space....
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By DCDC
I used the gear from the old pump which is taper...

I used the gear from the old pump which is taper fit, secured with a nut. Did not have a gear puller so used a couple of small wood wedges, tapping with a hammer to force it off.
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By DCDC
I changed ours 9 months ago. We were at anchor...

I changed ours 9 months ago. We were at anchor and I don’t remember any drama, so it must have been easy. If access is reasonable metric wrenches/sockets and whatever hose removal tools you have...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-05-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 219,772
Posted By DCDC
Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at...

Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8,493
Views: 1,021,237
Posted By DCDC
Just noticed that this is our boat. No longer...

Just noticed that this is our boat. No longer for sale as we purchased it 18 months ago and have enjoyed close to 3,000 nm cruising since then.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,653
Posted By DCDC
Thanks for all the input and ideas.

Thanks for all the input and ideas.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 10-28-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By DCDC
I'm interested. Will PM you.

I'm interested. Will PM you.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-25-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,653
Posted By DCDC
Interesting thread as I have been evaluating a...

Interesting thread as I have been evaluating a LiFePO4 bank for several weeks.

The boat has an (overly)complex, but flexible, DC system. In fact I just wrote, and then deleted, a lengthy...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By DCDC
Prior to retirement I worked in chemical...

Prior to retirement I worked in chemical production plants, one of which made additives for plastics and paints. Nothing with a hint of silicone was allowed in the unit including lubricants,...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-18-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By DCDC
Check out this website. Under 'Geographic Index'...

Check out this website. Under 'Geographic Index' there is a list of most, if not all, cruising destinations which detail availability of goods and services.

Bahamas Cruisers Guide...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By DCDC
We have 3 x 30lb aluminum tanks stored in a fly...

We have 3 x 30lb aluminum tanks stored in a fly bridge locker. Two regulators, one for galley stove, one for a deck grill. One bottle lasted five months of continuous cruising, so two should be...
Forum: Power Systems 10-05-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By DCDC
This web site has some information about GB 36’s,...

This web site has some information about GB 36’s, including a few engine manuals:

Mv Dreamer (https://www.mv-dreamer.com/)
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,854
Posted By DCDC
I don't have the hull design but re-estimated...

I don't have the hull design but re-estimated from photos at around 4 degrees.
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,140
Posted By DCDC
Not sure whether displacement or...

Not sure whether displacement or semi-displacement. Best I can tell from photos the QBBL angle is around 6 degrees. Regardless, there will be no semi-displacement speeds for us. With 50' LWL and...
Forum: Power Systems 09-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,140
Posted By DCDC
Also have well protected twin props and rudders:

Also have well protected twin props and rudders:
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,493
Views: 1,021,237
Posted By DCDC
I usually click on the links for interesting...

I usually click on the links for interesting boats. Not that I need or want one but for ideas about good or poor design and execution. This one struck a chord since we also own a Seaton design, and...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-15-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,623
Posted By DCDC
We have a 40' steel sailboat with concrete in the...

We have a 40' steel sailboat with concrete in the bilge which will be scrapped this month. The boat was professionally built in 1973 with a round hull and 13 tons displacement. When we bought it in...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,325
Posted By DCDC
More than you ever wanted to know about bowlines....

More than you ever wanted to know about bowlines.

https://www.paci.com.au/downloads_public/knots/Bowlines_Analysis.pdf

The document is too large to attach. You can view and download from the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,483
Posted By DCDC
Stella is a 1989 Seaton 56. Don't know all of...

Stella is a 1989 Seaton 56. Don't know all of the history but we were told that six hulls were made and fitted out in custom yards. Our deck and cabin was designed by Neville and built at the Ross...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-28-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By DCDC
Hello Weebles - I think you are right. I've been...

Hello Weebles - I think you are right. I've been on a few Nordhavn's and seem to remember the stack chase going through the living areas. With twin engines our stacks are on the sides with most...
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