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09-02-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By RCook

I love my 2002 Nordic Tug 37. ...

I love my 2002 Nordic Tug 37.


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Chose it rather than an AT34 or NT...
09-02-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By RCook

On the other hand, if you ran your D4 boat mostly...

On the other hand, if you ran your D4 boat mostly at 7-8 knots, it would not be pushing the D4 hard at all. Should last thousands of hours, as did my KAD44, even though I did work it hard for the...
09-02-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By RCook

My previous 26-foot boat had a 260hp Volvo...

My previous 26-foot boat had a 260hp Volvo KAD44P, a 24-valve electronically controlled diesel. I put 6,500 hours on it over 18 years.

My present Nordic Tug has a 330hp Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M3. Have...
08-18-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By RCook

You might find more info here: ...

You might find more info here:

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/
06-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By RCook

Which model Icom? My 504 let me change the...

Which model Icom? My 504 let me change the previous owner's MMSI when I bought the boat. You might look deeper into the menus.
06-07-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By RCook

Another possibility is a poor connection between...

Another possibility is a poor connection between the coax from the antenna and the connector that hooks up to the radio. With a poorly-done connection, it's quite possible to receive reasonably well...
04-18-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By RCook

Before I plug it in, I twist the cable in the...

Before I plug it in, I twist the cable in the direction I would turn it to unplug. Then when I do plug it in, it wants to twist back the other way, in the direction that will keep it securely locked...
03-14-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,425
Posted By RCook

No expert, but: we've towed several disabled...

No expert, but: we've towed several disabled boats over the years, most larger than ours. A few thoughts:

If the towed boat is similar size or larger, you're probably going to be limited to hull...
02-27-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,824
Posted By RCook

Take a look at the C-Dory 22 Cruiser. Simple,...

Take a look at the C-Dory 22 Cruiser. Simple, seaworthy, well designed for extended trips, sleeps 2-3. Lightweight, easy to tow, economical to own and operate.

...
02-23-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By RCook

You could read a lot about Rangers on the...

You could read a lot about Rangers on the tugnuts.com board. But most folks there are enthusiastic Ranger fans, and not hard core fishers.
02-01-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By RCook

We anchored our 26-foot cruiser overnight 50-80...

We anchored our 26-foot cruiser overnight 50-80 times each summer. I took a good look at the rope and rope-to-chain splice regularly, nearly every day. Pretty easy to tell by looking at it if it was...
01-31-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By RCook

FWIW, my Raymarine Axiom MFD is manufacured in...

FWIW, my Raymarine Axiom MFD is manufacured in Hungary. Quantum radar too, if I understand correctly.
12-31-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,318
Posted By RCook

Seems to me it might depend mainly on a couple of...

Seems to me it might depend mainly on a couple of things: where you are going, and how much time you have. Being retired, I love traveling at 7-8 knots, wandering and fishing all over the Inside...
12-29-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By RCook

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https://floscaninc.com/
12-03-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By RCook

Hi TechieTechie, Sure you can. We spent two...

Hi TechieTechie,

Sure you can. We spent two months exploring SE Alaska in a C-Dory 22 Cruiser. You could spend anywhere from a week to 4-5 months on the Inside Passage.

We've cruised from WA on...
03-04-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By RCook

Our heavy 26-footer (11,000 lb loaded) traveled...

Our heavy 26-footer (11,000 lb loaded) traveled the coast of BC and SE Alaska 17 or 18 summers, anchoring 50-70 overnights each. Windlass was a Simpson Lawrence (now Lewmar) Horizon 600, a less...
02-17-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By RCook

I switched in 1998 from an outboard powered...

I switched in 1998 from an outboard powered 22-footer to a heavy (11,000 lb on the water) 26-footer powered by a 260hp Volvo KAD44P with a 290 DP-E sterndrive and electronic engine control. Put 6,502...
02-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By RCook

I installed an Axiom 12 and Quantum wireless...

I installed an Axiom 12 and Quantum wireless radar last May. Worked very well on an Inside Passage summer cruise. Be sure to update the software on your Axiom.
02-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By RCook

Hi John, Could you post or PM to me your...

Hi John,

Could you post or PM to me your email address?
02-01-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By RCook

Hi John, I had a KAD44P-EDC on my 26-footer...

Hi John,

I had a KAD44P-EDC on my 26-footer for 18 years and 6,502 hours. Have some of the manuals in PDF form (not including sterndrive). Could email those and some notes and recommendations I...
12-16-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,643
Posted By RCook

If you think you might want to do overnight...

If you think you might want to do overnight trips, take a good look at the C-Dory 22 Cruiser. We cruised and fished from the San Juans up through BC and SE Alaska with ours. Powered by a 90hp...
03-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By RCook

Typically 5 months, 800 engine hours

Typically 5 months, 800 engine hours
03-04-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,008
Posted By RCook

When we drove the White Rim trail, we deflated to...

When we drove the White Rim trail, we deflated to about 25-30lb, IIRC. There's much more rock, little loose sand. Not like a beach. You gear down, don't go fast, don't use a lot of power. Slightly...
03-04-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,168
Posted By RCook

I've used those - they fail. Here's what I'm...

I've used those - they fail. Here's what I'm using now:

https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-swivel/

Much better design, IMO. Two summers so far anchoring most nights in BC and SE Alaska, on a...
03-04-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,008
Posted By RCook

When we drove the White Rim trail, we deflated to...

When we drove the White Rim trail, we deflated to about 25-30lb, IIRC. There's much more rock, little loose sand. Not like a beach. You gear down, don't go fast, don't use a lot of power. Slightly...
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