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Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-05-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
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Lots of solutions. 3m 4200 and put a screw in...

Lots of solutions. 3m 4200 and put a screw in the hole. Epoxy filler, sand and paint. Make some decorative teak strips that cover the holes.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By tiltrider1
RainX works great in the rain. It doesn’t work...

RainX works great in the rain. It doesn’t work on those days where you are getting salt spray over the bow. If you are getting green water over the bow it works great. It’s the occasional spray...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-04-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By tiltrider1
What you suggest will work fine. It is not...

What you suggest will work fine. It is not efficient but works. ACR’s and removing the chargers from the inverter circuit would be more efficient. Running your alternator to your start battery is...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-01-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,791
Posted By tiltrider1
I have never seen a drop in replacement for the...

I have never seen a drop in replacement for the rule. Modifications are going to be required. Do lots of research.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By tiltrider1
It’s been a while since I last researched this...

It’s been a while since I last researched this subject but I don’t believe much has changed. DirectTv and Dish use more than one Satellite. DirectTV’s satellites are so close together that if you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By tiltrider1
I had a similar issue on my boat. First I...

I had a similar issue on my boat. First I removed all the brow panels and duplicated them in black ABS plastic. I did this to buy myself time. I then stripped my original teak panels. Now in my...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,735
Posted By tiltrider1
Neutrals from inverter supported loads can not be...

Neutrals from inverter supported loads can not be commingled with neutrals from non inverter supported loads. It has to do with the inverter bonding relay not being as fast as the ELCI/GFI switch.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By tiltrider1
I would assume that a significant amount of oil...

I would assume that a significant amount of oil is still in the filter. This way if you are wrong no harm no mess. I like tapping holes in the oil filters and draining them first, makes less mess...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,241
Posted By tiltrider1
When I was 28 I found myself on a deserted atoll...

When I was 28 I found myself on a deserted atoll in the South Pacific with 10 naked Tahitian women. The rest of the story is not nearly as good as the headline but the headline is true.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-28-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By tiltrider1
Adjust the dingy tethers to lift the stern higher...

Adjust the dingy tethers to lift the stern higher than the bow.
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-28-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By tiltrider1
Spline drive sockets will also work. Spline...

Spline drive sockets will also work. Spline drive is starting to replace 12 point in the professional tool word. It works on square, torx, hex and 12pt.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By tiltrider1
Between flying to LA 3 times, flying in my...

Between flying to LA 3 times, flying in my surveyor, hotels, rental cars, flying in my crew, crew costs, food, fuel, and In transit repairs, it came to $14,000. The fuel bill was only $4,800.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By tiltrider1
At 48’ you will spend more trucking up the coast...

At 48’ you will spend more trucking up the coast than cruising up. Your insurance will require you to hire a captain. Last time I talked to Jack Defriel he was charging $350 a day plus expenses....
Forum: Power Systems 03-14-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By tiltrider1
You can try Northern Lights. They marinized the...

You can try Northern Lights. They marinized the same engine. They probably have something on the shelf that does the same job.
Forum: Power Systems 03-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By tiltrider1
I just realized that the OP is from the Cook...

I just realized that the OP is from the Cook Islands so a marine electrician might be difficult to come by.

The diagram is not how I would do things and I feel it leaves a lot of room for ending...
Forum: Power Systems 03-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By tiltrider1
I can’t really tell you that it will work, there...

I can’t really tell you that it will work, there are to many details left out of the starter connection. My questions are why 3 switches and not a 12all switch and what is the goal, simplicity, use...
Forum: Power Systems 03-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By tiltrider1
What we do know is that someone wasn’t doing...

What we do know is that someone wasn’t doing things right. You need to assume the worst and hope for the best. If you are handy with electrical then pick up Nigel calder’s book on “boat maintenance...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-10-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By tiltrider1
You need to assume that the wire is only rated...

You need to assume that the wire is only rated for 20 amps. If you verify that the wire is adequate size to handle 30 amps then you can assume that the wrong breaker was installed.
Forum: Fuel Check 03-08-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By tiltrider1
Mighty vac 8500.

Mighty vac 8500.
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,612
Posted By tiltrider1
you Are mixing apples and oranges. Cars are all...

you Are mixing apples and oranges. Cars are all the same. I can quote you the exact cost to have your car repaired because I know exactly what it takes. Call your mechanic and ask him for a quote...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-06-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By tiltrider1
The distributor might charge more for the paint...

The distributor might charge more for the paint because he provides some warranty. Jamestown provides no warranty, they pass the claim to the paint manufacturer who;s response will be you failed to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By tiltrider1
Lou, is this the pump out hose or the thru hull...

Lou, is this the pump out hose or the thru hull hose? Valves and sewage don’t get along so there is a good chance it won’t work when you need it. Otherwise I don’t see an issue with adding it.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By tiltrider1
Spinner has a very nice boat with no deferred...

Spinner has a very nice boat with no deferred maintenance. However I’m sure she will agree that once a year there is a $1500 surprise but we just don’t know what it will be until it happens. This...
Forum: Power Systems 03-06-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,061
Posted By tiltrider1
I’m still a DD fan and I share the same opinion...

I’m still a DD fan and I share the same opinion as ski regarding the 671 and other DD. Oddly, one of my favorite packages is a 42’ OA with twin 400hp 453 DD. Engines fit well in the boat, 400 hp...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-06-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By tiltrider1
Do you have galvanic isolators? Do you also have...

Do you have galvanic isolators? Do you also have a diver dream zinc attached to the bonding system? Is the new boat a sailboat that replaced a dual engine power boat? Have you replaced any...
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