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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-01-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,183
Posted By Roamer Blue
The whole insurance market is hardening. Auto and...

The whole insurance market is hardening. Auto and home is going up, trying to insure new ventures is difficult, a guy with a truck can't get insurance, RV's are being dropped... it's all related. As...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-30-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,672
Posted By Roamer Blue
Hold the phone... A DBW 300??? That's a...

Hold the phone... A DBW 300???


That's a 104 000 BTU unit, with a big exhaust pipe.


That install has to be carefully thought about, and the stuff in the path of the exhaust is going to feel...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-31-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,716
Posted By Roamer Blue
Old school Transit bus treadle mat will do the...

Old school Transit bus treadle mat will do the job. Intended to survive on the salty stairs of northern cities in winter.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By Roamer Blue
Self exciting alternator taking its time to come...

Self exciting alternator taking its time to come on charge?


So long as it consistently goes away... how far down the priority list does it slip?
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-23-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,805
Posted By Roamer Blue
Thank you DDW. Relatively small outlay...

Thank you DDW.


Relatively small outlay for some tools, and then it's just patience.


Nice write up of a solution that won't break the bank.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,827
Posted By Roamer Blue
Done and done. Thanks to all for the perseverance!

Done and done. Thanks to all for the perseverance!
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By Roamer Blue
Nope, old fashioned raised, trip over 'em, chrome...

Nope, old fashioned raised, trip over 'em, chrome monogrammed CC fuel caps and pipe, drop into steel barrel style tanks. No where for water to run, sit or flow.



I wondered and wondered how the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By Roamer Blue
When I bought the boat, the dock side fuel tank...

When I bought the boat, the dock side fuel tank was heavily contaminated with water, other side was fine...


If the PO pissed off a former girlfriend, or someone at the dockside bar... ?


Way...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 01-04-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Roamer Blue
Fuel the dream? The boat show is good, in...

Fuel the dream?


The boat show is good, in that you can see a lot of boats in a short time.


Crawl around, lie in the beds, start that list of general things you think you'd like, and NOT...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,828
Posted By Roamer Blue
So long as you can figure out where to put the...

So long as you can figure out where to put the chimney pipe...


Sure do like a gravity fed Dickinson Bering stove for quiet warmth.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,559
Posted By Roamer Blue
Back to finding loads for your big generator... ...

Back to finding loads for your big generator...


A block heater in the main engine(s) has been known to be used to give mobile generators some convenient load.


Appropriate to the goal of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By Roamer Blue
60 and counting!

60 and counting!
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,144
Posted By Roamer Blue
Chris and Cherie have all the up to date...

Chris and Cherie have all the up to date information on nomadic connectivity:
They have made it their business to stay right up to date on all matters for accessing the internet, both boating and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,575
Posted By Roamer Blue
Maybe a pain, but I too, want to know where the...

Maybe a pain, but I too, want to know where the water is going, so I have an idea what each battery/cell is up to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-29-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By Roamer Blue
RT has your solution. Sealing the...

RT has your solution.


Sealing the perimeter of the plate, between incompatible materials, is flat, straight and simple, with room to keep adding screws and cheap caulk as necessary. Proper...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-28-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,920
Posted By Roamer Blue
Always a project behind... Looking for...

Always a project behind...


Looking for the last of the fittings to plumb the fuel supply for a Dickinson Bering stove here in Toronto, before the next wave of Arctic air arrives...


Marina...
Forum: Grand Banks 11-21-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,719
Posted By Roamer Blue
The sudden need to grab a line suggests a habit...

The sudden need to grab a line suggests a habit of the boat being in significant motion as it approaches the docking position.


That works when the boat is light enough to wrangle...


Try...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Roamer Blue
New nozzle is good preventive maintenance. ...

New nozzle is good preventive maintenance.


I'd open it up before throwing parts at it, make sure the burner chamber is clean and empty, that the sparker/igniters are clean and adjusted.

...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,147
Posted By Roamer Blue
One puts the fasteners and backing under direct...

One puts the fasteners and backing under direct load, straight up, the other loads the material the fasteners pass through, sideways.


It depends on install methods through what material?


...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-12-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By Roamer Blue
purely a guess... An internal battery...

purely a guess...


An internal battery finally died.


I had a PC behave the same way long ago, far away. new BIOS battery fixed it...


They want us to throw stuff away by the time this...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-12-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By Roamer Blue
Nope, nope and nope... a boat broker sells boats,...

Nope, nope and nope... a boat broker sells boats, a border broker deals in taxes and fees and procedures at the border. Ask him which border broker they use, and if he's happy with them.



After...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Roamer Blue
The hot news is a new unlimited, data only plan...

The hot news is a new unlimited, data only plan from Verizon.


Drink deeply!
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Roamer Blue
safety first, make sure the props are clear... ...

safety first, make sure the props are clear...



unintended spin could be a catastrophe.
Forum: Liveaboards 11-07-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Roamer Blue
Cherie and Chris do an amazing job keeping up...

Cherie and Chris do an amazing job keeping up with the whole mobile internet thing.


They both boat and RV.


https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/


If you earn your income on the internet and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-07-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By Roamer Blue
It's your home country that wants the taxes... ...

It's your home country that wants the taxes...


In the OP case, the stuff going out and coming back needs checked in with Canada before you leave with it.


Be VERY careful with procedures,...
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