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Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 01:41 AM
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Posted By fractalphreak
I feel your pain as I went through this exact...

I feel your pain as I went through this exact scenario last year. In short, you have the wrong part for your pump. I don't actually have the Wagner part number for you, read on for my details...
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Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By fractalphreak
Yes in WA the state will give out free 1 1/2 and...

Yes in WA the state will give out free 1 1/2 and 1 and 1/4 depending on your size. I think OP is saying his thread is in between the two, implying maybe a metric pipe thread for the cap?

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,606
Posted By fractalphreak
...Some likely video of the turn... ...

...Some likely video of the turn...

https://www.wavy.com/video/chopper-10/live-chopper-10-checks-in-with-the-usns-comfort/

I noticed it was right in front of Fort Story. Maybe a drive by to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By fractalphreak
He normally does! I see him with it flying in La...

He normally does! I see him with it flying in La Conner when I pass by his dock!!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By fractalphreak
Another thought for you - I don't know much about...

Another thought for you - I don't know much about how the 2 HP Yamaha with integral fuel tank works.

Does it have a fuel pump or is it gravity fed?

My guess is gravity fed. If that is the case...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-15-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By fractalphreak
We're at 8.20/ft at Shelter Bay in the Anacortes...

We're at 8.20/ft at Shelter Bay in the Anacortes area. With our new dock upgrade this winter we are now required to pay for a dock box at an additional $7.00/mo.

$4.00 is sounding pretty dang...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By fractalphreak
+1 I agree with C lectric, most likely not ABS,...

+1 I agree with C lectric, most likely not ABS, mostly likely HDPE. If you can manage to carve a sliver off a mounting tab there is a destructive burning test that can help you determine what it is....
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-04-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,006
Posted By fractalphreak
Agree there is too much unknown to really be able...

Agree there is too much unknown to really be able be able to discuss much.

My only comment is the boat itself is a model known to be highly capable - while I agree the boat is almost always more...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-04-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By fractalphreak
Welcome, happy you have you! Do you have a...

Welcome, happy you have you!

Do you have a boat, or looking for one? What's your pleasure/preference?
Forum: Power Systems 02-27-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By fractalphreak
+1 Diesels have very high compression; your...

+1 Diesels have very high compression; your starter is sized to handle that. Most likely failures involving compression that would affect starting would either be hydro lock, and you wouldn't be...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-25-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,649
Posted By fractalphreak
+1 When we were considering changing the anchor...

+1 When we were considering changing the anchor light to LED, that is what we found. The lens was crazed from UV and it was time to replace that. It turned out the cost of a new LED mast light...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By fractalphreak
+1. We do rudder into the dock (or away from it)...

+1. We do rudder into the dock (or away from it) depending on whether coming or going to enhance the ability to pull the stern away or to the dock. We also usually leave by backing away, or at...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 02-23-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By fractalphreak
All my learnin' is that there is a high and low...

All my learnin' is that there is a high and low tide, those are at a time and level. There are rates of rise and fall, but as boater's we don't measure those rates other than to note that a steep...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-09-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,655
Posted By fractalphreak
Following along with this. I am about to pull...

Following along with this. I am about to pull the trigger on a NUC type PC for NWD, along with a monitor, for the lower helm. I am also looking at building a suitable weatherproof cabinet for a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,164
Posted By fractalphreak
It is according to the state of Washington. The...

It is according to the state of Washington. The documentation of how that came about shows that while EPA can authorize the state to do it, the state has to take the action. Which they did.

Here...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 02-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,640
Posted By fractalphreak
...last night we had a huge windstorm in our...

...last night we had a huge windstorm in our area. We already had the boat tied up good, extra lines out, etc. But went to check on it. It was fine. But we found a piece of somebody's brand new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,164
Posted By fractalphreak
Some clarification here is in order. It is...

Some clarification here is in order. It is untrue that local (state, county, city) police in Washington state are banned or ordered not to cooperate with Federal law enforcement. A few points about...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-31-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,505
Posted By fractalphreak
If you can manage to install some antenna...

If you can manage to install some antenna connectors and marine wiring, which it sounds like you do, I would absolutely do it yourself.

The transciever is a good idea. The cost is not that much...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-27-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By fractalphreak
I'm not balking; just hoping I get an android...

I'm not balking; just hoping I get an android upgrade. Upgrading to the newest CE and buying a Nemo was the very first thing I did for NWD. I'm seeing enough value in having a navigation suite on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,071
Posted By fractalphreak
Let us know how it all goes together and how it...

Let us know how it all goes together and how it works for you! Which model AB did you end up with?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-26-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By fractalphreak
It would be really interesting to know. I just...

It would be really interesting to know. I just purchased the latest version of CE in 2018 and it would be skookum to be able to DL an android version to my tablet. I just this week was working on...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-11-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By fractalphreak
Congrats! Hope your "2 week trips" go well! All...

Congrats! Hope your "2 week trips" go well! All my 2 week projects seem to end up twice as complicated and three times that long!

Nice looking boat, well done.:thumb: I'm envious of you having...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,583
Posted By fractalphreak
I'm not sure how to feel about the state of...

I'm not sure how to feel about the state of magazine journalism. I grew up on yearly subscriptions to National Geographic, and in younger years made sure to subscribe to one of the several local...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By fractalphreak
I agree. As you can see from the sometimes...

I agree. As you can see from the sometimes vehement discussions here on the forums there are as many opinions about this and that I doubt there is a single person who could take my spread sheet and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By fractalphreak
We did something similar, but for a lot of the...

We did something similar, but for a lot of the items that we would want but a boat was missing, the values we considered would be the DYI install values for us to do it on that boat, depending on the...
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