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Today, 10:45 AM
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Posted By 30West

If there is any possibility the boat may go to...

If there is any possibility the boat may go to probate, remove every personal items from the boat now. Like propellers, carburetors, steering wheels. If you are going to have to buy your own boat,...
Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By 30West

I researched exactly what is "burnishing", and it...

I researched exactly what is "burnishing", and it looked like most people were using steel wool. Sometimes fine sandpaper to knock down larger imperfections, then fine steel wool, with lots of...
Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By 30West

What was your method of burnishing?

What was your method of burnishing?
Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By 30West

X3 on oscillating tool for best control, least...

X3 on oscillating tool for best control, least dust, ability to get into corners.
01-23-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,542
Posted By 30West

Work hard to buy a newer boat, or buy an older...

Work hard to buy a newer boat, or buy an older boat and work hard to get it safe and seaworthy. You gain skills with the latter choice, not so valuable if you are my age, but if you are young,...
01-23-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By 30West

In the extremes of performance, four-engines with...

In the extremes of performance, four-engines with two props functioned better than four props. The drag and complexity of a third transmission and running gear, doesn't gain as much as up-scaling...
01-22-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,153
Posted By 30West

One of my greatest memories of my late wife was...

One of my greatest memories of my late wife was bringing our boat home from Georgian Bay to Holland, Mi. The money and time this adventure takes will be so much worth it.
01-22-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By 30West

If I'm going that way, I'll add a Jabsco clutch...

If I'm going that way, I'll add a Jabsco clutch pump with a float switch and manual backup. My coolant pump sucking trash could lead to losing an engine on top of having a bad leak.
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01-19-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By 30West

Talking I'm hoping if my boat is sinking in her slip, the...

I'm hoping if my boat is sinking in her slip, the flames will attract some attention.
01-19-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By 30West

Automatic resetting circuit breakers.

Automatic resetting circuit breakers.
01-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,634
Posted By 30West

Put a big-arse light forward of or on your bow....

Put a big-arse light forward of or on your bow. Anything aft of that, and the bow will reflect a lot more light than most non-lit and non-reflective obstacles will reflect. A light on the roof will...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-18-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,015
Posted By 30West

Do you really need baffles if the insulation...

Do you really need baffles if the insulation isn't close to the roof? I need the circulation to cut down on ice dams, as well as for summer cooling and winter condensation.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-18-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,015
Posted By 30West

Is this a steel tour boat you are converting into...

Is this a steel tour boat you are converting into a coastal cruiser?

After I blew in my attic insulation, I went around and blew up into the soffit vents with a leaf blower to get the blown...
01-16-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By 30West

I find that strange. My last boat was a...

I find that strange. My last boat was a 20,000-lb cruiser with twin 8.1 gassers. It got about .75mpg at 25knots, and about 2mpg at hull speed. My 1974 31' Chris Craft gets about 1mpg at 25knots,...
01-16-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By 30West

What do you suppose a Trojan 32 burns at 7 knots?...

What do you suppose a Trojan 32 burns at 7 knots? I'm going to guess pretty close to that.
01-16-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By 30West

These guys did the Northwest Passage in a Whaler....

These guys did the Northwest Passage in a Whaler. But that doesn't mean it is a good idea.
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01-15-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,040
Posted By 30West

If this were a semi-tunnel design instead of this...

If this were a semi-tunnel design instead of this pod, the top half would be integral with the hull, so only the bottom half of the rim would be drag. That would also make it more rugged and not as...
01-15-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,301
Posted By 30West

Or how about these Gray Marine "Fireball" engines...

Or how about these Gray Marine "Fireball" engines in a '48 Ventnor with stepped hull
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01-15-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,301
Posted By 30West

The Curtis D-12 in this '33 Baby Gar is hard to...

The Curtis D-12 in this '33 Baby Gar is hard to keep the carbs balanced, hard to find parts for, heavy for it's output. But would you complain? Everything is relative.
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01-15-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By 30West

My new Land Cruiser has a charging pocket in the...

My new Land Cruiser has a charging pocket in the dash. Handy and charges fast, but I can't use the phone for navigating when it is in there. I like the Scanstrut, clean and looks rugged.

I'd...
01-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,334
Posted By 30West

How about an engine driven crash pump that won't...

How about an engine driven crash pump that won't kill your engine if it sucks in debris or runs dry?...
01-11-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By 30West

You might find those magnets continually build up...

You might find those magnets continually build up bits of iron, that rust and stain. It is amazing how many bits and shavings of iron there are all around us.
01-11-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By 30West

My boat came with a wooden stick, marked like...

My boat came with a wooden stick, marked like that, from the factory. That is my only gauge. So far it has not failed, biggest failure mode would be my golden retriever finding it.
01-10-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By 30West

I'm envisioning Red Green putting a pickup truck...

I'm envisioning Red Green putting a pickup truck capper on a pontoon boat.
01-10-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By 30West

I agree. The float switch is simply putting +12V...

I agree. The float switch is simply putting +12V power to the manual wire when actuated. Turning on the manual switch will also put +12V power to that wire, ideally from the same battery. If both the...
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