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Forum: Taiwanese Makes 09-23-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By Portage_Bay
Depending upon how you are accessing the forum. ...

Depending upon how you are accessing the forum. Browser on a coumputer, app on a mobile device.
Find the top level of the forum.
From there look for "How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-23-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Portage_Bay
It's an interesting concept but not yet a...

It's an interesting concept but not yet a replacement for the Garmin inReach. In addition to concerns about replacing a rugged piece of gear desgined for outdoor and emergency use with a relatively...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 09-23-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Portage_Bay
Probably not for my use. It won't be as robust...

Probably not for my use. It won't be as robust with respect to being waterproof, tough and a long battery life. Will it be linked to 24x7 proven emergency response enter?
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,313
Posted By Portage_Bay
Please re-read my post #18. I got the name wrong...

Please re-read my post #18. I got the name wrong calling it Little Buddy. It was the Mr Buddy, the one that uses a 1 lb disposable cylinder. My experience was the winter of 2016. Hopefully...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12,278
Views: 1,669,239
Posted By Portage_Bay
This boat calls to me. Deep, single, big rudder....

This boat calls to me. Deep, single, big rudder. Old skool appearance but newer tech build. If only I had the $$$. I'd probably had paravanes. Study plans from here for $1.00 ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,659
Posted By Portage_Bay
The point I was making in my post #37 is that I...

The point I was making in my post #37 is that I will without question assist when a situation is or could be life threatening. Drifting disabled down the Columbia River towards the bar could have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,659
Posted By Portage_Bay
In today's litigious environment I want to render...

In today's litigious environment I want to render as much help as I can while protecting myself. My personal rules are if imminent threat to life for example fire or sinking I will do all I can...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,313
Posted By Portage_Bay
One winter as a liveaboard in Seattle I used a...

One winter as a liveaboard in Seattle I used a Little Buddy portable propane heater on the coldest days and nights to add a little more heat. Unitl it ran away at full heat and could not be shut...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,693
Posted By Portage_Bay
I too have learned that lesson the hard way. Now...

I too have learned that lesson the hard way. Now I call a trusted friend, tell them if they don't hear from me within an hour or what ever time I need to call a number I give them. That will cover...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By Portage_Bay
Ok, here's what I would do. I have no bleed...

Ok, here's what I would do. I have no bleed valves on my ram.
- Fill and pressurize the reservoir per instructions in the manual
- Open the single bleed screw at your cylinder until you get a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By Portage_Bay
Does your system use a pressurized reservoir? Do...

Does your system use a pressurized reservoir? Do you have the manual for your system? It will describe the bleeding procedure, a bit different that other systems due to the use of a pressurized...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-17-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By Portage_Bay
There is a good way around the limit of one...

There is a good way around the limit of one talker. Noland Engineering males a NMEA 0183 multiplexer. Multiple talker sentences are received by the device, combined and sent back out on the network...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-16-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Portage_Bay
I find the Vesper XB 8000 wifi to be robust and...

I find the Vesper XB 8000 wifi to be robust and trouble free. I don't use a router. Your problem may be on the iphone / ipad end of things. I am all Windows and Android, my devices connect to the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-15-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,129
Posted By Portage_Bay
With the size of your boat you may want to reach...

With the size of your boat you may want to reach out to commercial yards. Because you are on Lake Union Pacific Fisherman Shipyard and Stabbert Yacht and Ship could be good choices.

A bit of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Portage_Bay
Right here on TF. $51,000 1977 Puget...

Right here on TF.

$51,000
1977 Puget Trawler 37 by C and L Marine, moored at Scappoose, Oregon (https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1101661&postcount=1)

And you'd get to cut...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,794
Posted By Portage_Bay
Californians at least the older ones were built...

Californians at least the older ones were built in the US. The 42 LRC is very well behaved at trawler speeds. Canoe Cove is another North American builder.

Poor tracking may not always be the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By Portage_Bay
Your question prompts an interesting thought...

Your question prompts an interesting thought experiment. Some parts Ive reasoned out before, and some now as I answer. My answers are based on considerable experience running such rapids in a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,828
Posted By Portage_Bay
I downloaded the entire NOAA raster catalog some...

I downloaded the entire NOAA raster catalog some time ago. I keep it up to date as much as possible.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,828
Posted By Portage_Bay
I've been doing the same which shows me how...

I've been doing the same which shows me how careful I need to be in my use of vector charts.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,077
Posted By Portage_Bay
Rolling chocks on fiberglass hulls. Steel and...

Rolling chocks on fiberglass hulls. Steel and Aluminum are welded on. 131168131169
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,828
Posted By Portage_Bay
I very much prefer raster over vector charts but...

I very much prefer raster over vector charts but that doesn't matter because raster charts are going away.

Like you I find there are numerous examples of hazards that are of concern to smaller...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-11-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By Portage_Bay
AlanT, I'm new (sort of) to the Tank Tender...

AlanT, I'm new (sort of) to the Tank Tender system. I've got the fuel tanks hooked up but not the black water tank. Some questions for you. Why would over filling block the tube anymore than...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By Portage_Bay
All of the advice & question here are good. This...

All of the advice & question here are good. This is in my opinion top of the list.

Don't put too much credence in a 100 ton license. I am a small tonnage, 500 gross tons, professional with over...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,077
Posted By Portage_Bay
I like your thoughts on the system and look...

I like your thoughts on the system and look forward to a new thread on the system as the concept and design evolve.

Sent from my SM-A125U using Trawler Forum mobile app...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,077
Posted By Portage_Bay
Please describe what you've done. Placement of...

Please describe what you've done. Placement of the tank, size of the tank, volume of water, internal baffels etc. Have you calculated the effect on the boat's stability with the added weight and...
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