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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-03-2019, 08:19
Replies: 3
Views: 490
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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 16-03-2019, 07:59
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Views: 417
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Re: Anyone know about a Klaxon windlass motor?

Hard to tell from the photo, but it appears that the motor armature commutator is very dirty. Cleaning it with sandpaper / replacing the brushes may do the trick. How are the bearings?
Forum: Our Community 06-09-2018, 07:07
Replies: 38
Views: 4,528
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Sea of Cortez video

Mike,
Excellent film. One of the best I have seen of the Sea and its beauty.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-02-2018, 12:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,572
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Need info on solarscreen pps vinyl window material

Capemiker,
I know this thread is old, but did you ever have any luck obtaining information about Solar Screen PPS? I am thinking of using it on some windows, but have been unable to find a vendor...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-09-2017, 08:14
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: me worry ? raw water pump leaking

If the seals are dripping, it definitely indicates a problem. In addition to what has already been suggested, you might want to check the pump impeller and exhaust elbow. Missing impeller blades,...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 03-09-2016, 08:21
Replies: 0
Views: 1,730
Posted By bajatrawler
Underwater Photography

Here is a short GoPro video that I compiled from clips taken in our favorite cruising area, the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/4GR9aqzV3fk
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-02-2016, 10:19
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine VD-21

Do you have a noise filter on the wiring to the Danfoss compressor? Possibly installed to remove RFI from getting into your HF radio?.
I had a similar problen; compressor would start, fan would...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-12-2015, 08:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,971
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Vitrifigo Fridge Compressor Stopped

Have you checked to see if there is a noise filter connected to your Danfoss compressor controller? I suggest this because several years ago I installed a Newmar filter in this location to try to...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 09-10-2015, 07:33
Replies: 11
Views: 4,277
Posted By bajatrawler
Sea of Cortez winter wind forecast

You might also want to check out Geary's daily weather forecasts from Bahia Concepcion. He broadcasts on the Sonrisa ham net at 0745 local on 3.968 LSB. You could get his updates from mostly any...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-09-2015, 08:04
Replies: 7
Views: 3,394
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Sea of Cortez Marinas

Cortez,

Marina San Carlos and the adjacent Marina Seca (dry storage) are first class operations. They will transport your boat on hydraulic tractor trailer from the marina to the work or storage...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-07-2015, 08:22
Replies: 64
Views: 9,241
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Yanmar Impeller Help!

This also might be worth a try. Cut plastic from a milk jug or similar. Form into a cone, add hose clamp.105607
Forum: Our Community 14-07-2015, 08:14
Replies: 88
Views: 14,283
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Who Has Gone From Sailboat to Motor Yacht?

Montenido,
We have a single engine, 38' Defever trawler, which we keep in the Sea of Cortez. We cruise at 6-7 knots, burning about 1.5-2 GPH. Most of our cruising friends are sailors that spend...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 11-07-2015, 07:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,717
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Cellular reception on Baja Bash

Geary, the weather guru in Bahia Concepcion inside the Sea of Cortez, broadcasts his forecast daily on HAM frequency, 3.968 LSB, at 1345Z. If you are not a HAM, of course you can listen, but not...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 04-02-2015, 09:05
Replies: 16
Views: 6,800
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Pacific Mexico Hurricane Holes

You asked about marinas in the Sea of Cortez that provide good protection from summer storms. Last Summer, we left our trawler in Marina Palmira (La Paz), and in September hurricane Odile, which was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-02-2015, 07:29
Replies: 4,794
Views: 881,408
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: The Joke Thread

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to the Super Bowl game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked it.

"Oh, I really liked it," she...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-01-2015, 10:08
Replies: 4,794
Views: 881,408
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: The Joke Thread

Johnny and Mary were 5 year old neighbors. One day while they were out playing in the yard, Johnny said to Mary "Mary, look what my dad got for me, a new catcher's mitt". Mary ran into her house...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-12-2014, 13:36
Replies: 19
Views: 8,673
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Flopper stopper

Bobs,
Extending the poles to 12' (actually about 10' from the boat) hasn't been an issue for us. It could be on a Catalina mooring. But if another boat is that close, there are other things to...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 16-12-2014, 09:30
Replies: 19
Views: 8,673
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Flopper stopper

Bobs,
We have been using the Magma system on our trawler for some years in the Sea of Cortez. It works well after I made some modifications.
I lengthened the original 8' poles to 12' and this...
Forum: Challenges 26-07-2014, 13:36
Replies: 43
Views: 7,040
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: How to Find a Quiet Cabin Fan?

Check this fan out. If you have room for it, this 20" fan is quiet, light, variable speed, and really moves the air when you need it. Draws 4 A. Plugs into a 12V receptacle. The cord is over 6'...
Forum: Powered Boats 26-07-2014, 08:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,932
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: 1981 Defever Trawler - Need some parts

Had a similar problem on my boat. Try this vendor: https://catalog.buckalgonquin.com/category/wood-rail-hardware.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-07-2014, 14:56
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Looking for opinions on Rogue MPT-3048

DeepFrz,
When I bought the Rogue controller I spoke to their very helpful technical support guy about RFI. He said no one had ever reported any problems before. Oh well!


Sent from my iPad...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-07-2014, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Looking for opinions on Rogue MPT-3048

Wireless1,
Thanks, I did not know about that vise trick. Hate to think about pulling all that #6 wire back out though to twist it. May try that solution on the run from the controller to the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-07-2014, 11:52
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Looking for opinions on Rogue MPT-3048

Fogbank,
I ran the #6 wire from the panels down to an unused 25 amp breaker on my Blue Seas electrical panel. I had to cut off the + buss bar in the panel connected to this breaker; the breaker was...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-07-2014, 09:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Looking for opinions on Rogue MPT-3048

Fog Bank,
I purchased the Rogue 3048 in March, and installed it and 2 Kyocera 140W panels on my boat in Mexico. It is a great unit, and its backlit screen gives you all the information you need. ...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 26-02-2014, 10:18
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By bajatrawler
Re: Baja

Doctor,
Puerto Escondido Marine Services has a travel lift, launch ramp, and paved concrete yard. Don't know about a crane to insert your stick, but I'm sure Elvin, the owner, can accomodate you. ...
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