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Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Guido
Good point. When I had the holding tank out I...

Good point. When I had the holding tank out I should have done this. I did spray with a regular hose but I did not think I could access it to actually scrub. I since realize there is an access hatch...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Guido
I think it must be that something like this is...

I think it must be that something like this is going on. Do you know if any of these builders used a wood core material in the the hull itself (as opposed to the keel)? Also, if it is that water has...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Guido
Hull leakage (and smell)

Hi folks. A year later, repaired holding tank and still trying to resolve a nasty accumulation of (very) stinky water in the forward portion of my bilge. Mine is a 35 ft 1983 Northern TriCabin...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-24-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,395
Posted By Guido
Okay boaters...one more quick question about the...

Okay boaters...one more quick question about the Gloss finish. It looks great on the rail and cap rail. Would it be too much on the cabin doors? Should I leave that a more satin finish or is the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,395
Posted By Guido
Is a coat of paint guard plus better at...

Is a coat of paint guard plus better at protecting the cetol Gloss than another coat of cetol Gloss would be?
I was so please with how my maintenance coat turned out I am thinking of adding another...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-15-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,395
Posted By Guido
Great input all. Thanks a ton!

Great input all. Thanks a ton!
Forum: General Maintenance 09-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,395
Posted By Guido
Cetol Marine Gloss

Can I drop in on this thread for another finishing-related question. I am planning a maintenance coat of Cetol Marine Gloss tomorrow morning. I have done the prep work and want to get this done...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
The difference between the low and the high of...

The difference between the low and the high of the bow dip was probably 1.5 to 2 inches. In the 10 days it has been home and since unpacking it has remained high and proud...even though the bilge has...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Okay. It has been a week or two and I have tried...

Okay. It has been a week or two and I have tried some things. You all were so supportive so here is a quick update. After we returned from our trip we unloaded. Removing stuff, especially the heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Yes - I can't deny that. Would be nice to have a...

Yes - I can't deny that. Would be nice to have a dry bilge!
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
The holding tank is FRP. I don't think it is...

The holding tank is FRP. I don't think it is leaking, but no suspect is off the hook yet!
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Yes, I think you are onto something. We arrived...

Yes, I think you are onto something. We arrived back at home port and I took some off two heavy coolers that had migrated to the foredeck. It helped a bit (that and having emptied the bilge and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Good thought. Will do. Thanks.

Good thought. Will do. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
I just emptied the holding tank (at sea) and...

I just emptied the holding tank (at sea) and asked my daughter to go top speed to see if that would shake more out of the holding tank. What it did is trigger the bilge which pumped some pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Maybe this is it. We will reach home port today...

Maybe this is it. We will reach home port today and unload. We have been out with 5 people for two weeks. A lot of stuff has been moved around. Maybe all will return to normal....though there is not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Good question about the keel. I did have some...

Good question about the keel. I did have some drive shaft work done...I will ask the mechanic about that.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think there is...

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think there is a crack. I bought the boat 18 months ago and surveyor found nothing like that. I have hit nothing since owning it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Guido
Hi and help

Hi all. I am new to the forum and look forward to trading stories and tips. I am in year two of owning a 1983 Norther Trawler 35' TriCabin. It has been great. With my wife and 3 daughters we have...
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