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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-15-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,501
Posted By dhays
Being a former sailor, I tend to have a general...

Being a former sailor, I tend to have a general distaste for generators. Even so, I run mine typically a couple times a day, morning and evening. We don’t run it “too early” or “too late”. What...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By dhays
My wife woke me up this morning saying “This...

My wife woke me up this morning saying “This isn’t a joke, there is a Tsunami approaching Washington.”

Turns out, that it likely will not be big enough to make it into the central Puget Sound...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-20-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,850
Posted By dhays
Sorry to hear that. I'm curious what the shape...

Sorry to hear that. I'm curious what the shape of the is and if there are any metal tank fittings near the strips?
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-20-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,424
Posted By dhays
Agreed. We don't have enough information to make...

Agreed. We don't have enough information to make an comment on the actions of the sailboat in question.



Also, regardless of the how and why of how he found himself in that situation, it is...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-20-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,850
Posted By dhays
Good system. I installed one a couple years ago.

Good system. I installed one a couple years ago.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-20-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,850
Posted By dhays
You may have missed it, but the OP is talking...

You may have missed it, but the OP is talking about his black waste holding tank.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-19-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,926
Posted By dhays
We watched the Gig Harbor lighted boat parade. ...

We watched the Gig Harbor lighted boat parade. We watched from inside our boat at our slip. it was lovely. The Gig Harbor police seemed to be the lead boat as the parade did two circuits of the...
Forum: Power Systems 12-19-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,427
Posted By dhays
Yup. I have the Cummins as well. If I didn’t I...

Yup. I have the Cummins as well. If I didn’t I may not have decided to do the flush.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-18-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By dhays
Way too many variables. Where will you be...

Way too many variables. Where will you be boating? What type of boat? How much tolerance do you and your crew have for motion?

So “required” is dependent on too many things. I would say...
Forum: Power Systems 12-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,427
Posted By dhays
Another good point. I switch to aluminum pencil...

Another good point. I switch to aluminum pencil anodes when i started doing a fresh water flush. That way my anodes are still effective when the boat is sitting with fresh water in the engine...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-17-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,708
Posted By dhays
Graham, my over 40 years experience has been with...

Graham, my over 40 years experience has been with boats sitting in the water year round in Puget Sound. Just because I have years of experience, doesn’t necessarily mean I have been doing it...
Forum: Power Systems 12-15-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,427
Posted By dhays
This is an excellent point. One of the reasons I...

This is an excellent point. One of the reasons I mentioned to ask me questions if interested. This is a very legitimate concern and as with most things, what works for one engine may not work for...
Forum: Power Systems 12-15-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,427
Posted By dhays
I thought he was talking about doing a fresh...

I thought he was talking about doing a fresh water flush of the engine in his trawler, not the dinghy.

FWIW, most modern-ish outboards have a water inlet port to attach a hose to do a flush. If...
Forum: Power Systems 12-15-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,427
Posted By dhays
I have been doing this for a couple years so I...

I have been doing this for a couple years so I don’t think you are nuts. I did it the easy way and simply got a hose adapter for my raw water strainer. I attach the dock water to the raw water...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-15-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,693
Posted By dhays
So paddle boarding is a “stunt” but white water...

So paddle boarding is a “stunt” but white water kayaking is a “reasonable method of conveyance”? Are you seriously suggesting that you white water kayaked simply to get from one spot to another? ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By dhays
Good question RT. I agree that once...

Good question RT.



I agree that once you use a detergent, then the oil absorbent pads aren't going to be effective. You might try initially using water and a brush to loosen the dirt/oil and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-05-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,762
Posted By dhays
I used VHB tape with 4200 to mount my solar panel...

I used VHB tape with 4200 to mount my solar panel on the top of my PH roof. The roof is smooth fiberglass, not non-skid.

I am on my iPad so can’t find my thread on how I installed my solar panel,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,110
Posted By dhays
No idea. I think when I bought mine over a...

No idea. I think when I bought mine over a decade ago now, it was about $3k all in. That included a flexible solar panel to charge it as well.

FWIW, the solar panel has worked great. On longer...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,110
Posted By dhays
I have a rowing/sailing dinghy as well. I love...

I have a rowing/sailing dinghy as well. I love it.

I also have a Torqueedo electric motor that is wonderful. For that kind of boat, I honestly think you can’t go wrong with the small electric. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,723
Posted By dhays
For my business, I have given custom clothing...

For my business, I have given custom clothing items to staff over the years. Everything from fleece vests to caps. I have jackets, shirts, coats, etc... that I wear with my business logo.


I've...
Forum: Power Systems 12-02-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,011
Posted By dhays
I have a Torqeedo that works fantastic for...

I have a Torqeedo that works fantastic for pushing a dinghy at displacement speed. However, with a new dinghy that my wife wanted to go faster, I got a 20hp gasser. I'd prefer electric, but like...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-23-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,972
Posted By dhays
I moved from a lifetime of sail to power about...

I moved from a lifetime of sail to power about 5-6 years ago. Our last sailboat was a Catalina 400. VERY nice boat! However, due to some back issues, I found that I would have a lot of back pain...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,178
Posted By dhays
I would agree with you, but I think part of it is...

I would agree with you, but I think part of it is influenced by where we cruise. I could navigate just about anywhere in Puget Sound with the oldest charts I have (some date back to the 1970s, they...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,178
Posted By dhays
So often we fall into the “right way” or “wrong...

So often we fall into the “right way” or “wrong way” attitude in these discussions. Most of the time, it comes down to preference.

I like paper charts for a variety of reasons. I also like my...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-17-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By dhays
I don’t have a fresh water inlet and I don’t want...

I don’t have a fresh water inlet and I don’t want one. It is easy to refill the tanks as needed. I am sure it could be done safely, but there is no reason to do it.
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