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Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:52 PM
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Default What do you think about this generator?

I was on another thread and saw someone installed this same generator on a center console boat. I didn't no they made marine generators this small. I would like to have one of these generators. The reason I want one because I want to get A/C for the cabin/pilothouse. I saw a a/c company( http://www.cruisencomfortusa.com/ ) that there units run off of 12 volt battery. What do you guys think about me doing this set up. I would have to put up isinglass in the pilothouse so the air want escape. Do you think this small generator would be enough to run a/c for the cabin and pilothouse?
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Before falling in love, do LOTS of research as to the longevity of small generators like this.
Any genset that runs over 1800rpm will fall apart before its warranty is out. They'll replace it once, but then, you're typically on your own.

I'd also be interested to hear from owners of the Cruise n Comfort 12V systems....... I'm dubious as to their quality.
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I was on another thread and saw someone installed this same generator on a center console boat. I didn't no they made marine generators this small. I would like to have one of these generators. The reason I want one because I want to get A/C for the cabin/pilothouse. I saw a a/c company( http://www.cruisencomfortusa.com/ ) that there units run off of 12 volt battery. What do you guys think about me doing this set up. I would have to put up isinglass in the pilothouse so the air want escape. Do you think this small generator would be enough to run a/c for the cabin and pilothouse?
I just saw the price for one of these generators is over $5,000. Ouch. My idea just went out the window. That sucks. I REALLY WANT A/C ON MY BOAT.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:26 PM
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Default Icebox conversion to 12 volt refrigerator

The guy I bought the boat from was telling me how I can take the icebox that's on board the boat and convert it over to a 12 volt refrigerator with a icebox conversion kit. Well that's no problem I saw the kits online. He went on and explained to me how I can take that same kit while I'm using it as a icebox conversion kit I can also use it as a a/c unit and cool the pilothouse at the same time I'm using it as a icebox conversion kit. This guy is way smarter then I am and I don't remember how he said to do it. Any ideas?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:22 AM
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Obbayer I have a square hole in the floor of my boat. the size is 8inches by 8inches. How do I fix it? The floor is wood and I DON'T have access to the bottom of the floor. I'll post pics Friday.
Sounds like a rabbit or double rabbit would work, can be done with a router on both pieces or the fill piece could be done on a table saw. If you can how about also gluing/screwing a support piece flush across the bottom of the 8x8 to support the center of the patch piece.

See: http://www.table-saw-guide.com/rabbet-joint.html

Sounds like a good place for a hatch
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If it's not being monitored for SAR purposed what is it being monitored for? Or should I just use it for a paper weight?
Paper weight... Nice job overall so far... Very nice..

As for the Genset debate, you should look at an older Westerbeke model, say in the 3.5 to 5 KW. You are looking at a pretty small unit, and something you can find used... check around on Craigslist and the like. They make both gas and diesel, and weigh under 300 lbs or so.
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
Sounds like a rabbit or double rabbit would work, can be done with a router on both pieces or the fill piece could be done on a table saw. If you can how about also gluing/screwing a support piece flush across the bottom of the 8x8 to support the center of the patch piece.

See: http://www.table-saw-guide.com/rabbet-joint.html

Sounds like a good place for a hatch
I have done a rabbit cut before. That's how I'll do it. Gluing a support piece flush across the bottom of the 8x8 support center of the patch piece is a very good idea. It's funny you mention a hatch because I was thinking about adding two hatches to have access to the fuel tanks and what ever would be in that area. If I need to work on the fuel tanks or anything around there I can't because there isn't a hatch to open. It's just a solid floor. Now I'm leaning towards not fixing the small 8inch by 8inch square hole. I'm thinking about cutting out a hatch on the port and starboard side. Maybe 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. Like I said I'll take pic's Friday so you can see what I'm talking about.

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Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 PM
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Paper weight... Nice job overall so far... Very nice..

As for the Genset debate, you should look at an older Westerbeke model, say in the 3.5 to 5 KW. You are looking at a pretty small unit, and something you can find used... check around on Craigslist and the like. They make both gas and diesel, and weigh under 300 lbs or so.
Ya the epirb will be used for paper weight. I'll search the internet now for a used genset to see what I come up with. I would want a gas genset so I can tap into my fuel tanks and not having to worry about adding another fuel (Diesel) tank, fill cap/hose, etc,etc,etc. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
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Default Adding a mass to the Flybridge

For those who have been following my thread knows that my favourite boat is a fairform flyer made by Huckins of Jacksonville, FL. I can't own a fairform flyer because they are to big to trailer and expensive but I have the symbol (mast) that's on a fairform flyer boat and it's going own mine. On top of this mast is going to be my all around light. The navigation light that's on the back of the flybridge will be removed and the fairform flyer mast will be wired and go there. There is another navigation light on the front of the flybridge. That light will be removed and a remote control spot light will go there. Coast guard only require a boat my size to only have one all around light plus my port/starboard side lights. That's how I can get away with removing the front navigation light that's at the front of the flybridge and replace it with a remote control spot light. Here is a picture of the fairform flyer symbol (mast) and here is a picture of a fairform flyer. There is just one problem. I have to cut the mast in half and put a hinge on it so when I'm hauling the boat I want hit anything. Will someone help me out by posting a pic/idea of how to make this fold onto the flybridge when I'm not using it? Post a pic of the hinge I will use.


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Old 03-22-2012, 07:11 PM
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Memco buddy, slow down ! Get your vessel sea worthy and put some hours on it before you go adding too much stuff. You need to get a better feel for how you move around the boat, lines of sight, where you like to stand, sit, fish etc.

And I think that is a mast not a mass.

Trouble I see there is the mast is not high enough to have the all around white light higher then the bimini or you and your guests standing on the bridge deck. You'd be better off keeping the forward and aft anchor light combination.

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Rule 21 - Definitions

(a) "Masthead light" means a white light placed over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 225 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on either side of the vessel, except that on a vessel of less than 12 meters in length the masthead light shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(b) "Sidelights" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side each showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 112.5 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on its respective side. In a vessel of less than 20 meters in length the sidelights may be combined in one lantern carried on the fore and aft centerline of the vessel, except that on a vessel of less than 12 meters in length the sidelights when combined in one lantern shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(c) "Sternlight" means a white light placed as nearly as practicable at the stern showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 135 degrees and so fixed as to show the light 67.5 degrees from right aft on each side of the vessel.

(d) "Towing light" means a yellow light having the same characteristics as the "sternlight" defined in paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(e) "All-round light" means a light showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 360 degrees.
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Memco buddy, slow down ! Get your vessel sea worthy and put some hours on it before you go adding too much stuff. You need to get a better feel for how you move around the boat, lines of sight, where you like to stand, sit, fish etc.

And I think that is a mast not a mass.

Trouble I see there is the mast is not high enough to have the all around white light higher then the bimini or you and your guests standing on the bridge deck. You'd be better off keeping the forward and aft anchor light combination.

See: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName...Content#rule20

Rule 21 - Definitions

(a) "Masthead light" means a white light placed over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 225 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on either side of the vessel, except that on a vessel of less than 12 meters in length the masthead light shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(b) "Sidelights" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side each showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 112.5 degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to 22.5 degrees abaft the beam on its respective side. In a vessel of less than 20 meters in length the sidelights may be combined in one lantern carried on the fore and aft centerline of the vessel, except that on a vessel of less than 12 meters in length the sidelights when combined in one lantern shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(c) "Sternlight" means a white light placed as nearly as practicable at the stern showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 135 degrees and so fixed as to show the light 67.5 degrees from right aft on each side of the vessel.

(d) "Towing light" means a yellow light having the same characteristics as the "sternlight" defined in paragraph (c) of this Rule.

(e) "All-round light" means a light showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 360 degrees.
I can always count on getting the truth out of Obbayer . When I'm doing something stupid you tell me I'm doing something stupid. I don't like it when you tell me I'm doing something stupid, but I put my head down and listen to you. To make things worse every time you tell me I'm wrong you always provide a web link showing me I'm wrong. I feel like that's the dummy link. Also, he starts off by saying,"Memco buddy" that's when you really no you messed up. I was always told it's ok to be a dummy as long as you have a friend that's smarter then you that will tell you what you did was dumb before someone else find out that what you did was dumb. I can picture you sitting in front of the computer shaken your head saying< "Let me tell this idiot that what he's doing is stupid. I get the point but I still want my MAST up even though I'm not going to do it. Obbayer wins AGAIN (I hate it when he does that).

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I can always count on getting the truth out of Obbayer . When I'm doing something stupid you tell me I'm doing something stupid. I don't like it when you tell me I'm doing something stupid, but I put my head down and listen to you. I can picture you sitting in front of the computer shaken your head saying< "Let me tell this idiot that what he's doing is stupid. I get the point but I still want my MAST up even though I'm not going to do it. Obbayer wins AGAIN.
Heh, we've all been thru the excitement of that new boat and doing too much too soon, sort of the old "been there done that" routine, and I hope to be doing again soon too

Think a guest would that mast as as a handle in a second too.

Can you fit it on the foredeck to proudly fly your yacht club flags ?
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Heh, we've all been thru the excitement of that new boat and doing too much too soon, sort of the old "been there done that" routine, and I hope to be doing again soon too

Think a guest would that mast as as a handle in a second too.

Can you fit it on the foredeck to proudly fly your yacht club flags ?
Dude I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.
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Heh, we've all been thru the excitement of that new boat and doing too much too soon, sort of the old "been there done that" routine, and I hope to be doing again soon too

Think a guest would that mast as as a handle in a second too.

Can you fit it on the foredeck to proudly fly your yacht club flags ?
When you said,"and I hope to be doing again soon too" are you saying you are planning on telling me,"memco buddy that's stupid what you are doing" soon? (Laughing)
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When you said,"and I hope to be doing again soon too" are you saying you are planning on telling me,"memco buddy that's stupid what you are doing" soon? (Laughing)
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No, I meant I hope to be making my own stupid mistakes again soon, at least that's the plan/dream.
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No, I meant I hope to be making my own stupid mistakes again soon, at least that's the plan/dream.
What's your plan/dream? What kind of boat are you looking at and how do you plan on using it?
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No, I meant I hope to be making my own stupid mistakes again soon, at least that's the plan/dream.
You PM me and said you never had a center console boat and that's something you might think about getting. I have a buddy that works with me on the fire department and he has his own boat builder business. He builds small center console boats. Even with the economy as bad as it is his business never came close to taken a hit. He stays behind because so many people buy boats from him because he price them right. He doesn't have any employees just him. Awhile back I LOOKED at (I wasn't going to buy it I was just looking) small 17ft (I believe) boston whaler from marinemax and for the boat alone they wanted $22,000. A custom deck out center console with all the bells and whistles with boat/motor/trailer I believe are $15,000 to $17,000 for the bigger boats from this guy that work with me. And that's a boat that's customise how you want it. Here is his web site
(Face book) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boggy-...57619004258731 (Web Site) http://boggycreekboats.com/ And no I'm not a sales man nor do I get commission. If you are like me or any boater you can have your dream boat and you still look at other boats and dream. By the way if you call him don't tell him I sent you because he might charge you double. This boat that I have posted is something I'm thinking about adding to my collecttion (and no this isn't one of his $15000/$17000 boats).

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LOA………………..12′
Beam………………40″
Free Board……….10″
Draft……………….3″
Weight…………….60lbs

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Memco, let me first say how much I like your boat and am loving this restoration thread. It's one of the reasons I log on to THT everyday to see if you have posted any new pics. You truly have a one of a kind classic on your hands and you are doing a beautiful job bringing her back to form. That being said and I mean no disrespect but I totally agree with obbayer. If the mast can't be mounted in front of the Flybridge I think you should leave it off. I don't think it really fits the look of this boat. Now I know this is only my opinion and we all know what opinions are like. It's your boat and you will do what you want with it but I think the mast should left out of this particular project. And I also think that guest will see it as a grab handle and probably rip it of the bridge deck. People are always trying to grab my flagstaff on the transom of mine. Good luck moving forward with the boat it is coming along beautifully. Chris
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