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07-13-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By PeterDE

Yes Don't understand what you mean. The two...

Yes

Don't understand what you mean. The two systems should be separate.

yes. You have 2, 12 V batteries in series to produce 24 volts. for 12 volt devices you draw off of one battery. For...
07-12-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By PeterDE

Maybe California needs a Sophias Law...

Maybe California needs a Sophias Law https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/boatwater/sophias-law.html
Forum: Northeast
07-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By PeterDE

E-bay. There are literally hundreds of used...

E-bay. There are literally hundreds of used props for sale.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,395
Posted By PeterDE

I have had three MBZs. I learned early on when...

I have had three MBZs. I learned early on when dealing with their sales people, just walk away if you don't get the deal you want. As was said, end of the month is good because they are getting...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By PeterDE

Long Island Sound is both state and Federal...

Long Island Sound is both state and Federal Jurisdiction, meaning if they have a motor on the boat it;s supposed to be registered and have numbers on it. Of course they are required to have PFDS. ...
07-03-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By PeterDE

Definitely a possibility. Also make sure the...

Definitely a possibility. Also make sure the vent system isn't clogged. These new fuel systems are not supposed to have any more than 1 PSI, and especially not even that much when filling.
06-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By PeterDE

Here is an article I wrote on this subject a few...

Here is an article I wrote on this subject a few years ago Portables Pro and Con (http://newboatbuilders.com/docs/portable.pdf)

Marine generators are just that; marine! They are made to survive in...
06-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,470
Posted By PeterDE

This whole argument is ridiculous. Every VHF...

This whole argument is ridiculous. Every VHF radio I have looked at in the past few years automatically monitors both 16 and 9, unless you deliberately disable that function. Many have what is...
06-23-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By PeterDE

By paralleling the batteries (both position) you...

By paralleling the batteries (both position) you do not increase voltage or amps, because the load stays the same. You increase amp hours (how long you have the amperage available to run the loads)....
06-22-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By PeterDE

Yes.

Yes.
06-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,116
Posted By PeterDE

Wow. Don't know how I missed this thread. Yes...

Wow. Don't know how I missed this thread. Yes people still use these engines.

I have a 1972 Sea Ray SRV190 with A Mercruiser 165 L6 with a MC-1 (pre-alpha) drive. I bought the boat for 400 as a...
06-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By PeterDE

Whether 4AWG is sufficient depends on current and...

Whether 4AWG is sufficient depends on current and length of the cable (total both ways). ABYC has a Wire sizing app if you don't know how to calculate wire size, or see Boat Building Regulations |...
06-15-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,818
Posted By PeterDE

Some how I knew you would say that. The home...

Some how I knew you would say that. The home built ones are wood. But if my memory serves me the Coast Guard ones were aluminum. (But that was 40 some years ago. I'll have to check.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,125
Posted By PeterDE

"snakes,Why did it have to be snakes?" Indiana...

"snakes,Why did it have to be snakes?" Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
06-15-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,818
Posted By PeterDE

I have been looking at photos of Bartenders...

I have been looking at photos of Bartenders (https://bartenderboats.com/photo-gallery/) and I have a sneaky suspicion someone loped 4 feet off the back of a 26 foot Bartender and made it into an...
06-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,818
Posted By PeterDE

It's 22 feet long. The Coast Guard HP rating only...

It's 22 feet long. The Coast Guard HP rating only applies to outboard powered boats under 20 feet. You can put on whatever you can afford. Don't go crazy but whatever you feel safe with would work.
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06-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,183
Posted By PeterDE

Now I know why the engine shop at Coast Guard...

Now I know why the engine shop at Coast Guard Base San Fran had to rebuild those O/Bs so often.
05-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 21,295
Posted By PeterDE

Yes. I use an inflatable. My wife uses a Type 3....

Yes. I use an inflatable. My wife uses a Type 3. When I have others on board They wear or they don't go.

When I was young and stupid I rarely wore a life jacket, except when I was sailing our OK...
05-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 37,813
Posted By PeterDE

While working in the USCG Office of Boating...

While working in the USCG Office of Boating Safety I kept a file in my desk of unique, or funny or just plain stupid boat names. When I really got in a rut I would whip out the file and have good...
05-10-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By PeterDE

There are many boating safety links out there....

There are many boating safety links out there. Some are commercial websites, some not. I have a links page on my Boating Safety Web site Boating Safety - Links...
05-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,903
Posted By PeterDE

I prefer rum runners, my wife likes mojitos, at...

I prefer rum runners, my wife likes mojitos, at the Green Parrot Bar on Whitehead St. First and last bar on US 1. Great music.
05-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By PeterDE

For a number of years I ran the USCG's testing...

For a number of years I ran the USCG's testing program for flotation. I have seen a lot of things used for flotation including water bottles. If it works, OK. The standard is a performance...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-08-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 29,959
Posted By PeterDE

In 1978 the Coast Guard Officers Association in...

In 1978 the Coast Guard Officers Association in New York had Walter Cronkite as a guest speaker and I chatted with him. A few months later I was working our Boating Safety booth at the New York boat...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By PeterDE

If you want to go the cheaper route Get a Garmin...

If you want to go the cheaper route Get a Garmin 78sc. I have a 76 that I have had for years and works fine and it floats (I've never tried it but that's what the manual says) It's a bit dated...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,914
Posted By PeterDE

I served on the original "Queen of the Fleet" the...

I served on the original "Queen of the Fleet" the Campbell a 327 foot cutter, keel laid in 1936 and launched in 1939. Yes we do take good care of them, but it gets to a point where you can't get...
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