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Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
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We have 110 v power in our boat, and I made up a...

We have 110 v power in our boat, and I made up a cord specifically for the generator to the plug for the 30 amp power. I obtained a #10 outdoor extension cored, with molded plugs. (About $50 on...
01-24-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By thataway

We like the Caracall Cat 18 for bay and near...

We like the Caracall Cat 18 for bay and near shore. Can run in 10" (with jack plate). One of the single cats which runs well. Castoing platform, chair and trolling motor forward. could pt a poling...
01-24-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By thataway

13'6" is generally accepted Air draft. But that...

13'6" is generally accepted Air draft. But that means that the boat on the trailer is usually about a foot above the road. If there is a flying bridge which must come off, that is a whole...
01-23-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By thataway

Sterling and Victron both make battery to battery...

Sterling and Victron both make battery to battery charger;. In my case I use the 30 amp Sterling, with the LiFePO4 profile for the output--input for the starting battery of a Honda 150.

Many...
01-22-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By thataway

The University of Maine printed a 25 foot center...

The University of Maine printed a 25 foot center console in Oct 2019. I have not followed its use, but certainly was a proof of concept. Sounds to me like a great way to make molds, directly and...
01-22-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By thataway

While not quite the same as some boats, LiFePO4...

While not quite the same as some boats, LiFePO4 are being placed routinely in RV's which take a lot of vibrations (trailers and motorized vehicles.). I have been using LiFePO4 for 3 years on the...
01-22-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By thataway

My concern would be storm surge. You have the...

My concern would be storm surge. You have the boat fixed, and cannot float up, if the storm surge is high. You can use the yellow straps with the ratchets--these are in-expensive, and I have used...
01-21-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By thataway

Rule 3700 gal / hr pump, 10' of 1 1/2" hose and...

Rule 3700 gal / hr pump, 10' of 1 1/2" hose and 20 foot leads with alligator clips. Also a Water puppy Jabsco full displacement pump (9 gallons per min) with 3/4" tubing and similar leads. I also...
01-21-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By thataway

Don't assume. The hose pressure can push enough...

Don't assume. The hose pressure can push enough water past a bad impeller. I would take the hour or so to drop the lower unit and put in a new prop. I had that same engine. Worked well for me. ...
01-21-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By thataway

Although I have never taken a Power Squadron...

Although I have never taken a Power Squadron class, I had an uncle who was a teacher, and have gone thru all of his manuals. There is great information and well done classes. I would choose that...
01-20-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By thataway

It is getting to the point that many are going to...

It is getting to the point that many are going to LIFEPO4 for trolling motors--weight, ability to use smaller batteries, since you can discharge 90% vs 50% our AGM, and longevity.
01-18-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By thataway

After putting in new electronics I re-swing the...

After putting in new electronics I re-swing the compass and make up a deviation table. electronics on, and off. Lights on and off. twist the power leads to lights. LED can give interference to VHF...
01-18-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By thataway

Slayer Skiffs makes a 14' Panga. There are...

Slayer Skiffs makes a 14' Panga. There are several plans available for plywood, stitch and glue types for light weight.
01-18-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By thataway

As the owner of a Caracal Cat 18' CC and Suzuki...

As the owner of a Caracal Cat 18' CC and Suzuki 140, I can tell you that most single engine cats have a problem with prop ventilation.. After trying several other brands of cat (no personal...
01-18-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By thataway

You need to pull the bellows, and check the seal,...

You need to pull the bellows, and check the seal, the transom. Just tightening up the bolts may not solve the problem. If you get the problem early, clean out any wet wood, and seal/ and fill with...
01-18-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By thataway

Two water bags, one on each side of the transom, ...

Two water bags, one on each side of the transom, A 'Water Puppy" pump to pump raw water in and out of the ballast bags.

You want smooth water for that hull. I owned one--same color--but...
01-18-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,641
Posted By thataway

Across The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans... several...

Across The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans... several times. Pilot house motor sailors, diesel power. Wife and my self as crew most of the time.
01-17-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By thataway

25' pilothouse boat. Main bunks aft support the...

25' pilothouse boat. Main bunks aft support the weight. There are about 36" long, and I have put slicks on them. They guide the bow to the winch post. When the boa tis landed and stilling level,...
01-17-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,420
Posted By thataway

Paint the latex with a brush or roller. ...

Paint the latex with a brush or roller.

Bigger problem is the winch post looked like it was pretty well rusted. A fast stop, might take out the winch stand.--boat slides forward. Be sure the...
01-17-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,499
Posted By thataway

I have owned ocean racing sail boats and pilot...

I have owned ocean racing sail boats and pilot house sail boats in which I have cruised across several oceans most of my life. Currently only a "Fatty Knees 9' sailing dinghy". I also owned a...
01-17-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By thataway

I would sand a small area to see how much is...

I would sand a small area to see how much is paint and how much is bad damaged gel coat. I would want to get the entire bottom back to gel coat, and then put on an epoxy barrier coat. Sand blasting...
01-17-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By thataway

Beach towel stuffed under a leaking 250 gallon...

Beach towel stuffed under a leaking 250 gallon diesel tank. Day after survey and acceptance I find pink liquid in bigle; called surveyor to come back--he finds hole in diesel tank which had been...
01-17-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By thataway

Does your Lowrance Elite 9-Ti2 not have Built in...

Does your Lowrance Elite 9-Ti2 not have Built in C Map charts? Are they coastal US and Canada or Inland lakes? If not, then go to C map page location. Select your Long Island Zip Code and you will...
01-17-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By thataway

Not short wave--There can be "tropospheric...

Not short wave--There can be "tropospheric ducting" which will allow VHF and UHF frequencies to travel long distances (up to 1000 miles or more under ideal circumstances) , as the signal bounces in...
01-17-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By thataway

My lift is angled out as above. But it all...

My lift is angled out as above. But it all depends on what your neighbor has out from his bulkhead, and if you are allowed to angle the lift--plus how far out into the canal you can place the lift...
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