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Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,107
Posted By alfamike
Bow Thruster

NOTE: RULE: when it comes to thrusters, REMEMBER, there is NEVER to much power. Biggest mistake is getting one that is to small !

Nothing under 10-HP is where I draw the line for that...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 12-20-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By alfamike
So-Tex DL2 depth sonder

Go to E-bay. I saw several listed there a month or so ago.

I have one & it has worked fine for years.

I had a sending unit issue once & they warranted it with no issue.

Be Sure you get the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-21-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,041
Posted By alfamike
Thrusters

I highly recommend having thrusters - bow & stern. Your wife will thankyou.

Biggest mistake is not getting one that is powerful enough ! Don't skimp !
How big ? - Minimum size 10 HP at each end...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 06-10-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By alfamike
I am interested.

I am interested in your item.

Please e-mail me at:

alfa mike 8277 at yahoo dot com


Thanks
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
For Sale: boat stabilizers
Views: 1,218
Posted By alfamike
sold

sold
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-05-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By alfamike
Boom & Mast

I am interested in this item.

Can we work a better deal, as moving it is not simple, as I am in Southern California.

My personal e-mail is: alfa mike 8277 at yahoo dot com

& we can...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-05-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,843
Posted By alfamike
Johnson Controls - sold out their battery business

FYI - "Johnson Controls" is no longer in the battery business.

sold out to "Clarios".

Just to give every on TF the latest info on that.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-06-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By alfamike
SSB - receiver antenna

To just receive, you can just use a long wire. And maybe a ground wire.

The longer the better & the higher up the better. Keep it away from the sea water & grounds.

Or in place of a 23 foot...
Forum: Power Systems 02-19-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By alfamike
GPH - MPG - fuel usage

Your fuel usage is more related to hull design & water line length & speed length ratio your specifically talking about than what engine you have.

Of course how many blade propeller & transmission...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-05-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By alfamike
Battery issues for flooded lead Acid batteries

tiltrider1 - your 100% correct.

Batteries are often in locations on the boat that are hard to get to & so the crew does not check the battery water on a regular basis & top off the cells with...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-05-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By alfamike
Battery blows up

Fact - there is nothing explosive in the water & sulpheric acid mix inside the battery that makes up the electrolyte. What explodes is the hydrogen & oxygen gas trapped inside the battery & made...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,722
Posted By alfamike
Marine Diesel Engines In Full Displacement Hull's

I can say, having many decades direct experience with John Deere based marine engines in Both the Lugger format & the John Deere O.E. marinized engines in full displacement hulls, that they have been...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,992
Posted By alfamike
Full-Displacement

Full-Displacement
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,380
Posted By alfamike
Dye in the head

I had them do that in Santa Barbara Harbor a few years back when we were guests there. Perminately based residents don't have it done to them, just visiting boats going to guest slips.

Not an...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-06-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By alfamike
Dual Depth sounder advice

If you decide to put two depth soundres, two ways to go.

!. - separate them with as much distance as you can.

2. - have them be types that operate on different frequencies.

The three most...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-03-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,835
Posted By alfamike
Good job so far

I have been there & done that.

You're now in too deep to stop now, so might as well go for it..

Good to see your enthusiasm.

So, Good Job So Far !

We are proud of you jumping in and...
Forum: Liveaboards 12-19-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,953
Posted By alfamike
8D is old technoligy - look into Group 31 batteries

The guys telling you to step away from 8D batteries are 100% correct.

As they die a natural death, that is the time to make the change to dual 31's.

I changed by boat over from 8D & 4D...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-10-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,144
Posted By alfamike
Which Swivel Is Strongest

Which Swivel Is Strongest -- Practical Sailor did this chart.

So if your going to use a swivel - or Flip Swivel - go with the Ultra.

For example for (3/8") size - Part # USF10

Working load...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-10-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,144
Posted By alfamike
High Strength Ultra 5/16" Flip Swivel Available

I have an extra ULTRA 5/16" Ultra Flip swivel I can set you up with.

They are very strong, rotate the anchor so it will sit on the bow roller right the first time, and attractive to see.

These...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,957
Posted By alfamike
What boat to upgrade to

I would say a KK-42.

Kadey-Krogen 42 is what I would recommend.

Good luck.

Alfa Mike
Forum: Grand Banks 12-05-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,835
Posted By alfamike
Good Luck - hope it works out all OK.

Good Luck - hope it works out all OK.

Don't forget to have some fun

Alfa Mike :thumb:
Forum: Grand Banks 12-02-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,835
Posted By alfamike
Your stated $$$ expectations are way low on your estimates on boat repair costs

I have done it all with cars & rebuilds & restorations, etc & also done the boat equilevent of same thing & You can't compair a car repair to a boat repair. :facepalm:

Compairing apples to...
Forum: Grand Banks 11-27-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,835
Posted By alfamike
Wood GB

Well, it sounds like your already in love with this lady. Buyer beware.
Don't let a pretty face & great figure lines draw you in.

I recommend you stay away, unless your very wealthy & have...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11-21-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By alfamike
Answer to your question

We had many of the same concerns & wish list of capabilities your talking about. Only thing is, it does not go 12 knots. If your happy with 6 to 8 knots, this is your boat.

We went with the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-11-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,559
Posted By alfamike
European electric powered baot moving it to USA

I don't know what they do different for European boat wiring size copaired to USA boats wiring size.

The big issue I see is the 220/ 240 volt system will have wiring that is too small for the 110...
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