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Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,235
Posted By tadhana
Our Helmsman 38 has a nice settee and table in...

Our Helmsman 38 has a nice settee and table in the pilothouse. We are both in the pilothouse most of the time. we are underway. I usually take the night watch, but when we are underway all night...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-05-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
On the shore end of the power cord I cannot see...

On the shore end of the power cord I cannot see any value in having a Smart Plug pin configuration. It will be very expensive for marinas to convert to the new power post receptacles and it will...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-04-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By tadhana
Take the shower head off and check the screen. ...

Take the shower head off and check the screen. There is probably a lot of calcium grains in the screen. Try a new shower head before you replace the pump. Most boat showers run at 40 psi perfectly...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
In my second picture you will also see a 30A...

In my second picture you will also see a 30A sealing cap. Sometimes we plug into a 50 Amp post but only want to pay for 30. I keep the unused plug capped to protect it from wind, rain, salt spray...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
Mike, I'm sure you can get them through Amazon of...

Mike, I'm sure you can get them through Amazon of most marine stores. ...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-03-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,235
Posted By tadhana
Mike, Modern cancer treatment is remarkable. ...

Mike,
Modern cancer treatment is remarkable. There have been huge advances in the treatment since i was diagnosed in 2003. For me, it came at 52. Second opinion from Johns Hopkins concurred, so I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
Mike, It sounds like you are not using the...

Mike, It sounds like you are not using the connecting collar and locking rings? If you don't use the collar water can get in and lead to corrosion, and the electrical connection is loose so you will...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
I use CRC 656. I also use it when I plug into a...

I use CRC 656. I also use it when I plug into a transient slip ( about 30-40 times per year) The trouble is that if you plug your cord into a corroded receptacle the resistance in the connection...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
[QUOTE=Steve DAntonio;852414]Statistically...

[QUOTE=Steve DAntonio;852414]Statistically speaking, most boat fires are the result of shore power faults. One observation from the photo, the back of those inlets are supposed to be...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
Actually the dock end of the cord is much more...

Actually the dock end of the cord is much more likely to burn first. At the boat end the cord can be locked in with the locking ring so the connection is watertight, and there is no movement in the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
The hull inlet fittings from Marinco, Hubble, and...

The hull inlet fittings from Marinco, Hubble, and Smart plug ALL use a screw compression connection. This type of connection is standard. These connections are acceptable for use on boats provided...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-02-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
[QUOTE=Mike3888;852309]Thanks much. I have the...

[QUOTE=Mike3888;852309]Thanks much. I have the old style plugs. we are new to the larger boat seen and I was wondering what I should be looking for when I inspect the plugs. ....The easiest way to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,864
Posted By tadhana
The Smart Plugs are not immune to problems. ...

The Smart Plugs are not immune to problems. There have been several fires. The issue is workmanship. The wire connections are screw terminals. When you put it together you torque it down and...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 02-28-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,904
Posted By tadhana
Where I learned to sail on an island off the cost...

Where I learned to sail on an island off the cost of MA the current goes slack at the time of high and low water. I sure was in for a surprise when i moved to the Chesapeake! In an estuary the time...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-28-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,676
Posted By tadhana
So far I've not been able to dial my radar in...

So far I've not been able to dial my radar in like that. In the Albemarle and on the Chesapeake we get a lot of buoys. On the Chesapeake they are generally in 40' and less water most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,265
Posted By tadhana
An NDZ is a "no discharge zone". NDZs only apply...

An NDZ is a "no discharge zone". NDZs only apply to boats with treatment systems. This is a hard concept for some people, in particular waterfront home owners, to understand. The term No Discharge...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By tadhana
We spent 5 winters in the Chesapeake. We have...

We spent 5 winters in the Chesapeake. We have seen temps to -2 degrees. for our climate the clear window film has proven to be good at stopping drafts and providing some added thermal insulation....
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,720
Posted By tadhana
We have Prop Proprotector. We cruise about 5-7k...

We have Prop Proprotector. We cruise about 5-7k miles every year. With that many miles you are likely to miss one or two every now and then, and generally it is only when you are in a place with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By tadhana
I am not sure if Hydrocoat would work well on the...

I am not sure if Hydrocoat would work well on the thruster propeller and the tube. It is quite a soft pint. I think a call t Pettit is the next thing. The thruster can certainly be an area of...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,144
Posted By tadhana
I have not seen the boat, and I did not sleep at...

I have not seen the boat, and I did not sleep at Holiday Inn last night. But I am a boat builder. I have built and rebuilt wooden boats. I would not touch it unless you have very deep pockets and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By tadhana
Seevee My family has owned a boatyard in...

Seevee
My family has owned a boatyard in Marthas Vineyard for 60 years they are currently hauling and launching over 400 boats per year. They use ablative bottom paints unless an owner requests...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By tadhana
Ablative paints do not build up, so you do not...

Ablative paints do not build up, so you do not ever have the need to strip the bottom. Most ablative paints so not mind if the boat is hauled for the winter and then relaunched. For a boat stored...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By tadhana
We have been using Pettit Ultima SR 60 for about...

We have been using Pettit Ultima SR 60 for about a decade we get 2-3 years between coats. We are a 7 kt boat. The ablative paint works exceedingly well we have never had a diver touch the bottom. To...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,161
Posted By tadhana
Add me to the list of those who ask : Why? Been...

Add me to the list of those who ask : Why? Been in the boat business my whole life. I have installed a number of Vacuflush systems. Have serviced a lot of heads. Almost all were Vacuflush. We ...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-29-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,742
Posted By tadhana
We have left the Chesapeake between mid October...

We have left the Chesapeake between mid October and mid December the past 6 years. Have not found the traffic to be a problem. Can always get a marina when desired if you reserve 2-3 days ahead. If...
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