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Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By koliver
Why lumber? Try 1" Stainless tubing. i just...

Why lumber? Try 1" Stainless tubing. i just bought some. $6/ft (Cdn) at the local marine store, cut to length. Then all you need to do is bend the ends and put some simple Bimini style fittings...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-25-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By koliver
Maintenance in exotic locations

This year's projects accomplished so far, while cruising in desolation Sound:

1 further diagnosis of persistent genset issues;
The charging stops when the voltage reduces to 100v. This occurs...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-25-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,104
Posted By koliver
Once you have your stickers in place, don't...

Once you have your stickers in place, don't forget to apply the California Prop 65 sicker, to warn all that all of those stickers are made with chemicals that "are know to the state of California to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By koliver
You are in the SE of the US, an area with which I...

You are in the SE of the US, an area with which I have no familiarity.
I do, however, use charts, both Navionics and others.
At best, they are a snapshot of the conditions surveyed at some time in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By koliver
I had a similar problem with my wireless remote,...

I had a similar problem with my wireless remote, so I changed the batteries. It worked better, but not great.
Then, for the first time since Covid, we got to Costco and bought a pack of new...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By koliver
Big enough to carry an outboard? Using the...

Big enough to carry an outboard? Using the planer (flat plate above the prop) as a step, board the dinghy through the transom. Better still if you have installed a planing fin, triples the area...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,395
Posted By koliver
Lots of good suggestions above. I only add one. ...

Lots of good suggestions above. I only add one.
Practice, practice, practice. It is very easy to grasp on to one of the good ideas, but without practice, very difficult to make it work for you,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,071
Posted By koliver
Pete 1 I had my mast built without regard to...

Pete
1 I had my mast built without regard to later moving my radar onto it. Then I did so, and found little difference in weight or difficulty in lowering the mast. You may come to the same...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,892
Posted By koliver
I think you meant to say "ALMOST NEVER" somewhere...

I think you meant to say "ALMOST NEVER" somewhere in that post.

Every docking requires a plan, then a modification to that plan, then another modification, all as the wind and current change as...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-27-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By koliver
Murray, that was his first post. I would have...

Murray, that was his first post. I would have corrected him if it had been his 10th. But thanks for the correction.
NMerch:
Welcome, and forgive your fellow Canadians for being testy about...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,436
Posted By koliver
Nothing will see bobbers when they are down, and...

Nothing will see bobbers when they are down, and in choppy water not much will find them when they are up.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,436
Posted By koliver
In calm conditions, the best radar I have had (of...

In calm conditions, the best radar I have had (of only 3) was an old Furuno CRT unit that could pick out logs, seagulls, crab floats, bits of flotsam, anything small, with proper tuning. My present...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By koliver
Another trip down memory lane. Way back, before...

Another trip down memory lane. Way back, before he got married, so 70s, my brother had one of those in a lake boat. Before he got the salt water disease.
Forum: Grand Banks 06-27-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By koliver
Those DDs are only 165hp (see the Original Post),...

Those DDs are only 165hp (see the Original Post), so will never get close to a plane.
Pulling that low hp out of any big block engine is going to be easy on the engine. These have already gone...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By koliver
Dave: Lots of different ways to set up. ...

Dave:

Lots of different ways to set up.
Several threads on this, recently.
My boat came with TMD40 Volvos, lots of cranking after glow plug use, but still, always started easily.
A single 4D,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,946
Posted By koliver
A friend has a copper cover on his Throttle/gear...

A friend has a copper cover on his Throttle/gear levers with the most important items permanently stamped into it. Ending with :
"Wife Aboard ?"
Forum: General Maintenance 06-26-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By koliver
I did mine years ago, using a local shop. The...

I did mine years ago, using a local shop. The old ones were used as templates, a little heat helped get the curvature right, new colour made the boat look so much newer, as the old had faded to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By koliver
Dave You may have already seen my posts on this...

Dave
You may have already seen my posts on this subject, but I will say it again:
My Caribe 12DL with a Honda 40, console, steering wheel, steering connections, shifter connections, battery...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-24-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By koliver
I have a STd Horizon dual station with the base...

I have a STd Horizon dual station with the base in the wheelhouse and the RAM up top. I find the up top unit just as useful as the base, and the difficulty pulling the cable and re-wiring it in the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10,587
Views: 1,325,789
Posted By koliver
Exactly what my chain looks like in a calm...

Exactly what my chain looks like in a calm anchorage. Chain will always hang perfectly vertically when there are no forces pushing on your boat.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By koliver
Update: With a brand new battery, now only 2...

Update:

With a brand new battery, now only 2 weeks old, the Sb engine continued to start well, with none of the symptoms that saw me replace the start battery, until now. Once again, the starter...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,304
Posted By koliver
In my log I have a note that I once left the...

In my log I have a note that I once left the ignition key on, on one engine, and it reads 19 hours higher than it should as a result.
S*** happens.
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,192
Posted By koliver
When I had TMD40s, they would slobber excess...

When I had TMD40s, they would slobber excess coolant into the bilge, leaving telltale tide lines down the side of the engines. My mechanic got me recovery bottles and changed the caps, so you could...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-23-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,726
Posted By koliver
Therin lies your problem. You will only have 1/2...

Therin lies your problem. You will only have 1/2 the power you need, with only 450 watts and a 44# anchor.
Yes, I know that has lasted till now, But you should really consider getting a more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,610
Posted By koliver
LOL I recall all the times I tore down a car...

LOL
I recall all the times I tore down a car engine, then when it was all back together, I had leftover parts. Turned our old cars had lots of extra parts. Who knew?
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