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04-24-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tonyrr

I run my motor at less then half WOT (around 2000...

I run my motor at less then half WOT (around 2000 rpm) for hours on end, so the plugs need changing every couple of months or so. That's slow cruising!
Edit. the motor is a 2005 Yamaha T50.

Tony.
03-24-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By tonyrr

If you were in Canada, you would have no option....

If you were in Canada, you would have no option. Foaming in a fuel tank (any tank) does not meet Federal standards, and if your insurance company found out, would void your coverage. I had to get a...
01-29-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By tonyrr

I have had one for several years. Bullet proof, a...

I have had one for several years. Bullet proof, a bit noisy (comes with the territory for a small, cheap single cylinder). The oil sighting window is a bit of a pain - hard to do a visual check of...
01-15-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By tonyrr

Mick, That is a helpful article - makes sense to...

Mick, That is a helpful article - makes sense to me.

Tony.
01-14-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By tonyrr

Before I connect it to a battery, I would check...

Before I connect it to a battery, I would check the voltage produced at mid-day, and also at least think about finding out if there is already a blocking diode in the circuit (to prevent reverse...
01-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By tonyrr

Mismatched Gronicles, of course. Tony.

Mismatched Gronicles, of course.

Tony.
12-14-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By tonyrr

I may be wrong, but I thought that biodiesel has...

I may be wrong, but I thought that biodiesel has less energy density than proper petro-diesel. This implies some reduction in power output. Why do you want to do this (just curious)?

Tony.
12-14-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By tonyrr

I have a 50 hp of the following year (2006), a...

I have a 50 hp of the following year (2006), a similar engine. I do about 1000 miles a year slow cruising (my boat is a 24' pocket trawler). The engine has had routine maintenance only, with one...
12-12-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,259
Posted By tonyrr

Does anyone know just how much HP at the engine...

Does anyone know just how much HP at the engine head does it typically take to generate 115 pounds of static thrust? Just what are we talking about here?

Tony.
11-19-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By tonyrr

I second Dave's suggestion, but would modify it...

I second Dave's suggestion, but would modify it by advising the use of any late model Tablet, with GPS capability (for the larger screen size). I have Navionics running on a Samsung S3. Works fine....
11-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By tonyrr

My understanding is that Standard Horizon are...

My understanding is that Standard Horizon are completely out of the Plotter/Depth-sounder business. They do radios only now (VERY good ones). I have an old unit like yours, with C-map charts, and...
10-16-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By tonyrr

Thanks all, for the constructive comments. ...

Thanks all, for the constructive comments.

It looks as if I can safely leave matters as is until the routine Spring de-winterizing. I will then connect up a little portable tank with good fresh...
10-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By tonyrr

Two to three times, as best I can estimate. Could...

Two to three times, as best I can estimate. Could have been more. It is hard to measure an accident!

Tony.
10-15-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By tonyrr

Excess fuel stabilizer.

I accidentally added too much fuel stabilizer to the gas tank, as part of the standard winterizing process. The engine (elderly but well maintained 50 HP direct injection Yamaha) then ran poorly at...
07-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,423
Posted By tonyrr

One way the RN used to teach raw recruits was to...

One way the RN used to teach raw recruits was to moor (in clear, open water with no senior officers to see) a scrap 30 foot cutter, with the thwarts removed so it was pretty "flexible" if hit, and...
07-09-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By tonyrr

Sort of yes. A cataraman is "stable" until it...

Sort of yes. A cataraman is "stable" until it isn't, when it capsizes, and is then equally stable but upside down.

Actually, this is a very complex question, and does not have a sensible or simple...
07-02-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,463
Posted By tonyrr

Horse shoe types are not legal in Canada, FWIW....

Horse shoe types are not legal in Canada, FWIW. The (required) ring buoy should have 40 feet of floating line attached to it, too.

Tony.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,569
Posted By tonyrr

The really interesting question for me is the...

The really interesting question for me is the payoff-time. How much power are you going to save, and how many years will it take to get your money back?

So far, with a relatively small house, and...
04-15-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By tonyrr

I have two panels, with a nominal total wattage...

I have two panels, with a nominal total wattage of 180. I keep one large battery charged, and run a (very small) computer fan 24/7 to exhaust the "fumes" from my composting head (toilet). On a fine,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-15-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By tonyrr

Suggest you contact your local dealer for...

Suggest you contact your local dealer for composting toilets. I have one in my boat, which has a heating element in the sump which is 110 ac and 12 volts dc. I have not used the DC part, so it may...
02-26-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By tonyrr

It is illegal in Canada (Federal standards) to...

It is illegal in Canada (Federal standards) to foam in a fuel tank. I don't know about US standards, but mostly Canada follows the US, rather than the other way around.

Tony.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By tonyrr

Can one use a Chromebook for e-reading? (Both...

Can one use a Chromebook for e-reading? (Both Kindle and EPUB formats). I do it now in my Windows 7 desktop, but it's pretty inconvenient.

Tony.
12-31-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5,642
Views: 661,453
Posted By tonyrr

What did I do with it? Left it snugly covered up....

What did I do with it? Left it snugly covered up. We have a cold wave warning overnight - nuff said!

Happy new year, too.

Tony.t u
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-13-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,163
Posted By tonyrr

Yes, it's not nice. Usually self limiting quite...

Yes, it's not nice. Usually self limiting quite quickly. Sounds like you have a pretty bad case.

Get well soon, Tony.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-15-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By tonyrr

Eset. Tony.

Eset.

Tony.
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