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      From Pt. Conception to Cape Flattery, I would not say there are 'safe' harbors every 100 miles. There are harbors, but many/most are...
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      DDW replied to the thread raymarine gps antennae replacement.
      You don't say what you are using the GPS for. Most of the old Raymarine (and other brand) MFD will accept NMEA 0183 GPS data. The...
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      DDW replied to the thread N/A vs forced induction.
      They would naturally be propped differently (otherwise why specify 750 hp?), but if both are propped for the 400 hp case, operating...
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      DDW replied to the thread N/A vs forced induction.
      Actually I'd think either of those engines would last about the same amount of time, under the same operating conditions. Of course the...
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      DDW replied to the thread Dealing with "chine slap".
      I think there is a much cheaper way to accomplish filling in the chine, I may pursue that one day. There are enough Nordic Tugs and...
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      DDW replied to the thread McMaster-Carr.
      I have ordered hundreds of thousands of dollars of stuff from McMaster, mostly in small orders. Not once have a received the wrong...
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      Risks from underpropping: Risk of hearing loss due to additional noise. Risk to pocketbook due to additional fuel consumption. Risk of...
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      DDW replied to the thread Dealing with "chine slap".
      Nordic Tugs and American Tugs (similar hulls) all seem to do this. Several owners have filled the strake as suggested above, and report...
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      DDW replied to the thread Seapiper 35.
      Still in line for one as soon as they change the rather odd deck plan. Especially for the PNW and its persistent rain, that is not a...
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      Most manufacturers literature show decreasing life with increasing service temperature (above room temp). The optimum service life seems...
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      DDW replied to the thread Please explain purchasing a slip.
      I looked into this in SF Bay. There is one marina here (Emoryville) which is privately owned slips. The management have kindly posted...
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      DDW replied to the thread Cockpit Winches.
      You can use these as snubbing winches without the handle. You always load the line clockwise around the drum (C.C. sailing winches are...
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      DDW replied to the thread Cockpit Winches.
      You cannot do better than the Andersen winches you referenced. I have 10 of them on the sailboat including 4 powered ones. For dockline...
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      DDW replied to the thread Raymarine depth readings going wonky.
      One possibility is there is air entraining from the bow, strakes, or other, passing over the transducer location. The fact that it is...
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      DDW replied to the thread Balsa Core Sealant.
      One important point: When you mix the thickened epoxy, do not 'whip' it, which will entrain air bubbles. This can cause enough porosity...
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