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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13-11-2021, 10:40
Replies: 92
Views: 5,788
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Dickinson solid fuel stove or propane

Before installing a solid fuel heater, check with the marina that you might be spending time at. Some marinas are banning the use of any heater that produces smoke or ash particles which can end up...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 09-10-2021, 10:23
Replies: 61
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: I love living on our boat, my husband hates it.

I loved living on the boat and my wife didn't, so she is living on land far away and I am living on the boat.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-07-2021, 10:35
Replies: 41
Views: 3,676
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Diesel Oil Consumption-is this normal?

I have 2 old Perkins 4-236s that were rebuilt just prior to my purchasing the boat 15 years ago. Each engine has approximately 1000 hours on it since rebuild. They hardly ever need oil added. I...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-07-2021, 10:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Holding Tank Monitor problems and suggestions

It's called Tank Tender by Hart systems. I monitor 4 tanks with mine 2 Diesel, 1 Fresh water and one waste. Very simple, no electronics. Original equipment on this boat that is 40 years old.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-07-2021, 09:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: When is it time to replace Exhaust Elbows

I second the stainless steel elbow replacement. You should only have to do it once. My PO had custom stainless mixing elbows made. That was 20 years ago. Love him for that.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-07-2021, 09:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: How to adjust this clock?

On mine, which is electric via 9volt battery, I unscrew the face bezel and move the minute hand. To replace the battery, maybe every 3 years, I have to unscrew the wall mounting screws to install a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-06-2021, 11:01
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: 1986 Perkins 4-236 Fuel Consumption

I have twin 4.236 Perkins on a 20 ton motorsailer. I usually cruise at 1400 to 1500 doing 6.5 knots on one engine. At that speed my fuel consumption is 4 to 5 litres an hour. I have Campbell Sailer...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-06-2021, 08:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Speedy Stitcher to fix a bimini - which needle and thread?

I have both a speedy sticher and a Sailrite LZ1. For small jobs that don't need the heavy twine or needle, I put a Sailrite #20 needle on and load the bobbin with V92 thread. Works great.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-05-2021, 11:06
Replies: 25
Views: 3,567
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Sudden thud while motoring

Several years ago I had a similar experience. While cruising on one engine I felt this thump as if I had hit a log or something but didn't see evidence of anything. I carried on to the anchorage and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-05-2021, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: LED cabin light flashes while off

LED lamps require very little current, so any moisture in the switch can cause current tracking which may turn the lamp on. I have seen this when water ingress due to a leak got into the switch.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16-04-2021, 18:25
Replies: 52
Views: 5,262
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Where's the Dometic alcohol stoves?

I have used, pressurized alcohol, propane, pressurized diesel, and electric. My present stove was totally electric and I didn't like having to start the generator just to fry something so I started...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-04-2021, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: All lines run into the Pilothouse

My motorsailer has all the lines running back into the pilot house to an electric two speed Lewmar 44 winch. It's all a matter of planning. I see a lot of boats here arranged with most lines coming...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 06-03-2021, 09:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Looking for Sailboat Center Cockpit or Pilothouse 38' to 46'

There is a very nice Hunter Passage 450 with a center cockpit located in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Arbutus Yacht sales are the broker. It is down the dock from me .
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-03-2021, 09:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,391
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: 120V switching 12V relay?

Any 120 volt relay will do the job . The coil only has to be rated for 120 volts. The contacts have to be rated for the current going through them. Look at electronic stores for supply. I shop online...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-02-2021, 10:00
Replies: 32
Views: 3,587
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Getting a big monohull from Toronto to Vancouver Island

Have you looked into rail transport. I know some people who have done this with great success.
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-01-2021, 10:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: display and radar compatibility

I have never been a big fan of MFDs. If you lose the display you have lost everything. I have an ICOM radar, Garmin plotter with depth sounder, an Autonav autopilot and a Standard Horizon VHF. The...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-01-2021, 10:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Victoria gets their shyte under control

I think there is a crossing of wires here. The discussion is about Victoria , BC which has nothing to do with Elbert county in Colorado.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-01-2021, 19:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Compression post offset from Stepped mast- normal? Lancer 44

It is a bit hard to get good shots because of the doors. My compression post is 1/2 in the closet and half in the hallway. I will try to load up some shots to my photos in the user section of CF.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-01-2021, 10:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Compression post offset from Stepped mast- normal? Lancer 44

I also have a Lancer 44 and the compression post is directly under the mast. It sticks out in the hallway by 4 inches. On top of the post is a 1 foot square 1 inch thick aluminum plate. On top of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-12-2020, 09:49
Replies: 29
Views: 3,299
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Perkins 4.236 Fuel Consumption

I have twin 4.236 Perkins on my motorsailer . My governed rpm is 2250. I usually cruise on one engine at 1400 rpm getting 6.5 knots. The boat weighs 21 tons according to the travel lift scales. In my...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 23-12-2020, 10:08
Replies: 50
Views: 6,143
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: BC Canada Fish Farms going away

I lived in Campbell River when it all started. The mayor at the time prompted the idea of fish farming in the area. He of course was trying to get it done for his own personal benefit. He had sons...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-12-2020, 11:29
Replies: 100
Views: 8,966
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Is an electric windlass a necessity when living on the hook solo?

I spend 4 to 5 months a year cruising the coast changing anchorages almost daily, solo. Without a good strong powered windlass that I can remotely control, none of that would be possible. I am 76.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-12-2020, 11:27
Replies: 100
Views: 8,966
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Is an electric windlass a necessity when living on the hook solo?

I spend 4 to 5 months a year cruising the coast changing anchorages almost daily, solo. Without a good strong powered windlass that I can remotely control, none of that would be possible.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-12-2020, 11:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: Question for you Pressure Canners out there

I have a large canner, an instapot and a vacuum sealer. All are used for different reasons. I like to can salmon in pint jars and can do 16 at a time when the fishing has been good. I will vacuum...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 08-12-2020, 09:56
Replies: 41
Views: 7,951
Posted By Lancerbye
Re: What is going on with alcohol cookers?

I replaced the stove top of an electric Seaward Princess because it was too slow and required running the generator, with an Origo 4000 and have loved it. I live aboard full time and burn methyl...
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