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Forum: Harbor Chat Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,293
Posted By HopCar
Does all this mean I can’t tease Wifey B about...

Does all this mean I can’t tease Wifey B about wearing high heel Topsiders?
Please don’t kill me. I’m just kidding. I have tremendous respect for women boaters. Some time I’ll tell ya’ll about...
Forum: Grand Banks Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By HopCar
Have you tried unscrewing the bent pin? I bet you...

Have you tried unscrewing the bent pin? I bet you could easily fabricate one from a stainless bolt if you match the threads.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-04-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,506
Posted By HopCar
Glad you’re back.

Glad you’re back.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By HopCar
If this continues to be a problem consider...

If this continues to be a problem consider replacing the whole strainer with a Groco. Groco makes baskets in stainless, monel and plastic.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By HopCar
Another option is Well-Nuts. Not as strong as a...

Another option is Well-Nuts. Not as strong as a backing plate or large washers but probably ok for just tying up. I wouldnít lift or tow with them. Should be ok with Hershoff style four hole cleats....
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By HopCar
I had several pull out stripping the hole too...

I had several pull out stripping the hole too large to use a screw to replace them. I had no access to the back to use a nut and washer.

I ended up using #6 rubber Wellnut and machine screw. They...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-30-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By HopCar
Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-30-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By HopCar
Damn you Rufus! I made the mistake of clicking on...

Damn you Rufus! I made the mistake of clicking on that link! I should have known better since it was you that posted it. I really didn’t need to see that.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-28-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By HopCar
Blacknblue I think you are on the right track and...

Blacknblue I think you are on the right track and your test should confirm it. I like Russell’s idea of a stethoscope as well.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,558
Posted By HopCar
Richard is a very smart man.

Richard is a very smart man.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,558
Posted By HopCar
Richard on Dauntless has crossed the Atlantic...

Richard on Dauntless has crossed the Atlantic twice. He docked behind my store for a few weeks while he had paravanes installed on Dauntless so I got to know him.
What makes someone want to do blue...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By HopCar
Reverso makes a wide range of oil change systems...

Reverso makes a wide range of oil change systems in both portable and plumbed in. They offer both rubber impeller and gear pumps. I think the gear pumps are the same Italian pumps that Marco sells. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By HopCar
Stout beat me to it. Reverso makes excellent...

Stout beat me to it. Reverso makes excellent manifolds.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By HopCar
Very nice gift. That’s very thoughtful of you.

Very nice gift. That’s very thoughtful of you.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
Iíll be damned.

Iíll be damned.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-17-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
“Anyone else is welcome to buy a $6k water pump....

“Anyone else is welcome to buy a $6k water pump. It's your money and boat.��”
That brings up the question of why marine products cost about twice as much in Australia as they do in the US? The...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-16-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
Good point. The pump doesnít know where it is....

Good point. The pump doesnít know where it is. You could use a a shallow well pump designed for use on land.

It would run many years on AC power but not DC.

The shallow well pump has a steel...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-16-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
No you canít buy a seacock at Home Depot. My...

No you canít buy a seacock at Home Depot. My point is that marine equipment costs more to make and the market is much smaller than regular hardware. That makes it expensive.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By HopCar
If you are in salt water zebra mussel are not a...

If you are in salt water zebra mussel are not a concern. You do get barnacles but they donít build as fast as zebra mussel. I also used a larger APHS than needed to give more open area. It takes...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-16-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
Go to Home Depot and buy a seacock and see what...

Go to Home Depot and buy a seacock and see what it costs.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-16-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By HopCar
I had a Paragon Jr run 28 years without a...

I had a Paragon Jr run 28 years without a rebuild.
I think the Paragon Sr is the finest water system pump out there. The design goes back to the 1940ís. Groco bought the rights at some point and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By HopCar
I donít know why that is happening but when I...

I donít know why that is happening but when I installed a Groco APHS strainer on my engine intake, I never had to clean my inside strainer again. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-08-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By HopCar
I wouldnít worry too much about the vent hose. No...

I wouldnít worry too much about the vent hose. No sewage should sit in it. If you can find it, Trident makes a very good general purpose hose called Ocean-Flex 321. It is rated for sanitation use and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By HopCar
Bacchus beat me too it. Iíve often used well...

Bacchus beat me too it. Iíve often used well nuts. I had a problem with canvas snaps pulling out of the fiberglass on my flying bridge. I replaced the tapping screws with Wellnuts and never had...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-01-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By HopCar
Apple inReach?

I just read an article in the Miami Herald saying that Apple is looking at giving their cell phones satellite capabilities similar to the Garmin inReach. It sounds to me that it wouldnít be quite as...
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