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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-30-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Wxx3
Dauntless is in Blaine, Washington

Where is Dauntless Now?

Thatís a question I get a lot these days.

And Iím writing this to thank all those who have followed our adventures over the past 9 years, either through my blog,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,724
Posted By Wxx3
Too much detail. Simply put, you need to wait...

Too much detail.
Simply put, you need to wait for a strong High over the area, so that the winds are light, less than 7 knots. Otherwise stay in port.
There are plenty of days like that in the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,961
Posted By Wxx3
Exactly. Well said in all aspects. I agree.

Exactly. Well said in all aspects.

I agree.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,719
Posted By Wxx3
I like this idea a lot and now sounds better than...

I like this idea a lot and now sounds better than the diesel outboard.
Forum: Boats | Wanted 09-27-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By Wxx3
Still Looking?

Still Looking?
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-19-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,294
Posted By Wxx3
Thanks Rgano for sharing your experience. While i...

Thanks Rgano for sharing your experience. While i too loved the book, (thanks Parks for starting this thread), I also found that one part of the captain doing everyting for 48+ hours a bit bizarre.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,646
Posted By Wxx3
I agree with this. Being in New England, it...

I agree with this.
Being in New England, it was handy to have 400' of chain, but addding 200 or 300' of rode to 200' chain works well also, as it gives you some options.
Also, in deeper...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-30-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,063
Posted By Wxx3
Should you go solar, this site is a great place...

Should you go solar, this site is a great place for information on LiFePO4 batteries, banks and charging. https://diysolarforum.com/forums/marine.10/
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,415
Posted By Wxx3
agree with all but the last paragraph

And I really liked Sea School and felt it worthwhile if you are going to leave your own backyard.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,682
Posted By Wxx3
Exactly. I'm going to help a fellow KK42...

Exactly.

I'm going to help a fellow KK42 move from Calif to Seattle next month and while I have my Masters 100T, it's not required in this case.
Forum: Power Systems 03-12-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,877
Posted By Wxx3
Exactly. Very convenient at the most...

Exactly. Very convenient at the most in-convenient times. :dance:

In addition, I feed from only one tank at a time, thus, if filter fills with whatever bad, I would switch tank source and spare...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-05-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,450
Posted By Wxx3
A few things: 1. Don't change oil in...

A few things:

1. Don't change oil in mid-ocean.
2. Check Noonsite on the safety of the area off Cape Verdes islands, a lot more piracy off west Africa in in recent years.
3. Following seas and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,125
Posted By Wxx3
V:thumb:ery Well Said as usual. One of the...

V:thumb:ery Well Said as usual.

One of the only times I knew it happened to me, I was in the engine room, while docked in Riga, Latvia. I heard/felt people walking on the deck.
Assumed it was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,452
Posted By Wxx3
:thumb: I got my 100 ton Masters thru Sea...

:thumb:

I got my 100 ton Masters thru Sea School. It was a 10 day, 10 hr/day course and I thought it was well worthwhile for all the points OP mentioned.
I really liked our course and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-04-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,827
Posted By Wxx3
:thumb: A few additions: I use my radar...

:thumb:

A few additions:

I use my radar more than most because I find myself traveling at night more than I should or in bad vsby.

Being a weatherman, I was also familiar with analog...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Wxx3
Dauntless in Alaska videos

My wife has made a number of You Tube videos showing us fishing this past year in Alaska.
This particular one is of us leaving the dock and going to our favorite halibut fishing spot. In this video...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-14-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Wxx3
+1 Whenever I've had this problem, it's always...

+1
Whenever I've had this problem, it's always been a fitting or clamp that is not as tight as it should be. this allows the pump to suck some air, but water will never leak.

If the hoses are...
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By Wxx3
I have a Ford Lehman SP 135. i thought that the...

I have a Ford Lehman SP 135. i thought that the return was about 10:1, total fuel:burned fuel. This seems about right to me or at least in the ballpark, as I can open the sight tubes valve and watch...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-08-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,590
Posted By Wxx3
:thumb: Exactly. Voltage values are suspect...

:thumb:

Exactly. Voltage values are suspect without knowing the load at any give voltage reading.
My guess is that there was a significant load with the reading 9.8v, thus when that load was...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,382
Posted By Wxx3
:thumb: And add a chain lock to your system....

:thumb:

And add a chain lock to your system. It will go between the windlass and the end of the bow pulpit. You do not want to have your chain tugging on the windlass while at anchor.

I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,256
Posted By Wxx3
I was given a pair of these from a S/V who said...

I was given a pair of these from a S/V who said they didn't work very well.
His boat was lighter than Dauntless.
This set was about 30" on the diagonal (I assume there different sizes made).

I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,256
Posted By Wxx3
I did try something like this ONCE. It really...

I did try something like this ONCE. It really didn't work, as it would not sink fast enough.
Forum: Grand Banks 09-05-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By Wxx3
I like the dual Racors. It's always nice nice to...

I like the dual Racors. It's always nice nice to have the option NOT to stop the engine, should you have to do a filter change.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,519
Posted By Wxx3
+2

+2
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,064
Posted By Wxx3
In my winter's reading about batteries, one thing...

In my winter's reading about batteries, one thing that stood out to me was that AGMs may not be the best choice for a house battery bank.
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