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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-20-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Crusty Chief
Dont know much about the physics of or the...

Dont know much about the physics of or the science of Dielectric grease. What I do know is the stuff works.
We used it on almost everything while I was in the Navy for 20 years. As a landscape...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,540
Posted By Crusty Chief
Tom, You cruised with us and you Allready...

Tom,

You cruised with us and you Allready know the answer.

Best bet is……Cruise with a buddy like us that had both bow and stern thrusters. Just let them dock first, then they can help you get...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,587
Posted By Crusty Chief
Tom, Congrats on getting that Generator done...

Tom,

Congrats on getting that Generator done and off the list. Sorry its been so painful.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,587
Posted By Crusty Chief
Ken, We’ve been back home in Vegas since...

Ken,

We’ve been back home in Vegas since the boat closed back in November of last year. We will be heading up to the PNW to visit old friends and family in a few weeks, kind of a hectic schedule....
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,389
Posted By Crusty Chief
A fuel stop would be a nice idea. Though, just a...

A fuel stop would be a nice idea. Though, just a few miles North is Hartley Bay. We have found memories of Hartley and the people that live there. Was just wondering about one of the nicest guys by...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-14-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Crusty Chief
Finding a slip to park for a few months in San...

Finding a slip to park for a few months in San Diego is gonna be tough. A few days to a week is possible with prior planning. We were able to use the Navy marina for a week or so when we made our...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,587
Posted By Crusty Chief
Ya Buddy! Glad Ron and Jerry were able to...

Ya Buddy!

Glad Ron and Jerry were able to assist! Hope Cooks can keep up the pace on the install and dont have any parts issue’s. Guess you taking up a valuable dock space is a motivator for them....
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,818
Posted By Crusty Chief
Atta boy Kevin! Almost blew Dr Pepper outta...

Atta boy Kevin!

Almost blew Dr Pepper outta my nose when I saw the pic with the MX Courtesy flag on the bow. Too Cool, but dont wear it out before you actually get there.

And congrats on your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Crusty Chief
Best of luck in your new endeavors, John! Thanks...

Best of luck in your new endeavors, John! Thanks for being a part of the TF Crew!

Cheers!
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-24-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By Crusty Chief
Just in case you have to incorporate a new...

Just in case you have to incorporate a new assembly that doesn’t fit.

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/easy-way-make-hole-bigger-40831.html

Cheers
Forum: General Maintenance 03-24-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,574
Posted By Crusty Chief
Well, it was almost 7 years ago. Time fly’s.

Well, it was almost 7 years ago. Time fly’s.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,985
Posted By Crusty Chief
We used a Customs broker in a few places, like,...

We used a Customs broker in a few places, like, Panama. But for the most part, you needed to find “the Guy” who knew a Guy who’s cousin knew the girl……you get the point. We were in Southern Mexico...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,985
Posted By Crusty Chief
Kinda reminds me of the old phrase in real...

Kinda reminds me of the old phrase in real estate, “location, location, location”!

And food costs should be included for that simple reason. Getting food in different countries is a costly...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,505
Posted By Crusty Chief
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,004
Posted By Crusty Chief
Yes Sir, retired Navy Chief many moons ago. And...

Yes Sir, retired Navy Chief many moons ago. And thank you for the kuddo’s on the canvas work, saved a ton of boat bucks on that project. We replaced all the sanitation lines when the boat was almost...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,004
Posted By Crusty Chief
Update. The new owners of Pairadice are now in...

Update.
The new owners of Pairadice are now in the Bahamas. They left South Carolina the end of November and worked there way south on the ICW and have been in the Bahamas now for a few weeks....
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,895
Posted By Crusty Chief
Kevin, One thing we did to increase being seen...

Kevin,
One thing we did to increase being seen was to add solar landscape lights around the boat. We picked up a box of six and put them in the rod holders around the boat when at anchor, but moved...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,895
Posted By Crusty Chief
Well said Ted. Lots of Recliner Captains with...

Well said Ted.
Lots of Recliner Captains with opinions in this world.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,895
Posted By Crusty Chief
Kevin, enjoy your trip. Try to prepare well in...

Kevin, enjoy your trip. Try to prepare well in advance and you’ll get through almost all of it just fine. So many overnight runs ourselves and enjoyed them all, except one. But we got through it and...
Forum: Boats | Wanted 01-26-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By Crusty Chief
Good luck in your search my friend, not to worry,...

Good luck in your search my friend, not to worry, one will come along!
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,724
Posted By Crusty Chief
Nice set up indeed, obviously got that idea from...

Nice set up indeed, obviously got that idea from a “Squid”, as any Zoomie would have engineered a much more complicated setup, LOL!
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,515
Posted By Crusty Chief
Because it was time. After20K NM, we had the...

Because it was time.

After20K NM, we had the opportunity to sell her for more than we paid. For us to continue cruising her we would have had to put another $100K for improvements for the area we...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-08-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By Crusty Chief
Well said! That’s why we did Damage control...

Well said!
That’s why we did Damage control training so often onboard and underway. All the tools in the world wont help if you dont know how to use them. And often the least likely item is your...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By Crusty Chief
Pretty sure they should have waited for a Slack...

Pretty sure they should have waited for a Slack Flood, LOL!
Forum: Liveaboards 11-28-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,654
Posted By Crusty Chief
Hey Kevin, When you head south, make sure...

Hey Kevin,

When you head south, make sure your AC is in great shape before you cross the border….Summers are brutal in the Sea of Cortez. But, I miss the shorts and flip flops. Started wearing...
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