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Yesterday, 08:33 PM
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The diode/isolator drops charging voltage about...

The diode/isolator drops charging voltage about 1/2 volt. Use Voltage Sensitive Relays. (BEP) also called "Automatic Charging Relay" (Blue Seas) There is no voltage drop. They isolate the...
Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
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I probably would go with the Vesper, in that I...

I probably would go with the Vesper, in that I feel it is a better unit. For many the "plug and play" ability of the Garmin would be sufficient. You will be considerably better off using a VHF...
02-19-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
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I believe that the 150 and 200 share the same...

I believe that the 150 and 200 share the same 2867cc block. Do you really want to run the Suzuki near WOT? Sure it can be done--and some do it a lot. I don't consider that boat with 15*...
02-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By thataway

Do the pilot hole first--slightly undersized. ...

Do the pilot hole first--slightly undersized. Easy to control. Run hole saw backward. If plywood cored panel, you may want to stop half way, and knock out the top part--cooler cutting fo the...
02-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By thataway

Go argue with the IRS if you think that you are...

Go argue with the IRS if you think that you are correct. They have a lot more money than you--and will usually win.
02-18-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By thataway

On the TecNiq. site, I don't see any marine...

On the TecNiq. site, I don't see any marine lights---appear to be for land / emergency type of vehicles. Flood lamps start at 2500 Lumen each--up to 5000 Lumen. You may find your self very...
02-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By thataway

You may want to read the multiple threads on the...

You may want to read the multiple threads on the Electronics section of this forum. There are going to be some advantages to each brand--a lot depends on what you do with the boat, where you are...
02-18-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By thataway

We need to know the type of dinghy--is it an...

We need to know the type of dinghy--is it an inflatable, V bottom, RIB, hard,--HP rating? I have had boats that size when I used 4 HP up to boats where I could use 25 hp. For just going to shore--a...
02-18-2019, 05:11 PM
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Views: 6,224
Posted By thataway

We stopped at Nashville, TN, on the Cumberland...

We stopped at Nashville, TN, on the Cumberland River last Sept.. The public dock is in full view of a pedestrian bridge. There are different codes to get on and get off the dock, and these codes are...
02-18-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By thataway

Thanks, Interesting, Mim. Brk strength is...

Thanks,

Interesting, Mim. Brk strength is 3780#, SWL 318#... Very little elasticity with the Poly prop. Also the UV really degrades it fairly rapidly, if out in the open. Steep chop like...
02-17-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By thataway

What size and age of anchor rode to break at the...

What size and age of anchor rode to break at the cleat? Under power trying to pul the grapnel out? Just from seas coming up short?

I like to stay with one of the Major rope manufactures Such...
02-17-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By thataway

Unfortunately in the PM seas in S. Calif. there...

Unfortunately in the PM seas in S. Calif. there will be some improvement by adding 2 feet but not enough to make a huge difference. (I ran my first inflatable in S. Calif--Long Beach--in 1962, and...
02-17-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By thataway

CI had a Perkins 4 236, (Cal 46) and it had a...

CI had a Perkins 4 236, (Cal 46) and it had a glow coil in the intake manifold. Using the propane torch does the same. But I ran that boat in Alaska for 4 years--and always cranked right up. I had...
02-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By thataway

I have many thousands of hours on diesels...

I have many thousands of hours on diesels crossing oceans. Never had an issue, I could not fix on the spot. Clean fuel, plenty of filters, use a biocide in the tank, Be sure and run the engine--not...
02-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By thataway

I have done mostly wire transfers. Last boat I...

I have done mostly wire transfers. Last boat I bought, the buyer wanted a cashier's check. His bank would call my bank to verify the cashier's check. I had the Cashier's check for $5,000 less than...
02-16-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By thataway

First Doug is a highly respected member of this...

First Doug is a highly respected member of this forum--and I certainly understand his question. I have only had one bow thruster- that was a 32' trawler with a lot of freeboard that I had installed....
02-16-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By thataway

My father's boats had light beige decks (That was...

My father's boats had light beige decks (That was over 50 years ago). When I have painted boat decks, I have stuck with that--Oyster or way off white--enough to avoid showing the dirt knocks the...
02-15-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,073
Posted By thataway

We use one of the telescoping ladders. Easy to...

We use one of the telescoping ladders. Easy to pull up when aboard--and also when going bow to bank--for getting off the boat. Fairly compact to stow aboard. Light weight.
02-15-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By thataway

303 makes an upholstery cleaner, which you can...

303 makes an upholstery cleaner, which you can safely use. I buy the 303 products by the gallon, and put in cheap spray bottles. Today, I did my CC cover. Soft fiber handled brush, wet it out,...
02-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By thataway

There are two Rosoborough's the 22 and 246. ...

There are two Rosoborough's the 22 and 246. There are several C Dorys--19, 22, 25, Tom Cat 255, Venture 23 and 26. There are a number of Sea Sports, Parker, etc all can be customized. If you want...
02-14-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,985
Posted By thataway

My philosophy: Non Ethanol in my boats and small...

My philosophy: Non Ethanol in my boats and small engines, because I don't run them every day. I have not seen the serious problems with ethanol, if the engine is run daily--or even once a week--and...
02-14-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By thataway

There may be a "Hook" in the bottom of the boat. ...

There may be a "Hook" in the bottom of the boat. Sight and take a long straight edge to check. Trim Tabs (active) or a Permatrim (in my opinion the best of foils) may well help. Just trimming the...
02-12-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,644
Posted By thataway

People who have knowledge of boats and the local...

People who have knowledge of boats and the local conditions have given you good advice. Do you live in Santa Barbara, Ventura, or channel Island Harbor area? Check out "Carefree Boat Club"--both in...
02-11-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,644
Posted By thataway

A Sea Going (OK small lake) BMW Isetta 300.

A Sea Going (OK small lake) BMW Isetta 300.
02-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,043
Posted By thataway

I would. (and have) put Permatrims, on boats with...

I would. (and have) put Permatrims, on boats with that very issue. The larger foil may or may not help. The Permatrim I believe will help. I can see that you may void the warrantee by putting...
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