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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-07-2014, 08:59
Replies: 43
Views: 5,537
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Hybrid Diesels

Our 1978 RW 58 ft trawler is powered by a single DD 671, 165 hp, natural which has a 5 KW cruise gen set attached to it. When out in open water the main gen, 10KW gen, which is also a get home, is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-06-2014, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Heating Systems

We have a Webasto diesel boiler also that heats the entire boat including the engine room and keeps most of the bilge dry. Webasto is built in Europe so there is probable a dealer close to you.
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 14-06-2014, 12:34
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By rw58ph
Re: best place to keep your boat on the east shore of the Puget Sound and why?

We lived moored on the south end of Lake Union with a 360 degree of Seattle. lake Union and Lake washington are larger enough that you do not need to come off the lake. We may move the boat back...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 13-06-2014, 22:35
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By rw58ph
Re: best place to keep your boat on the east shore of the Puget Sound and why?

Tacoma and DeMonize have nice large marinas which would be closer. Let me know when you pass thru. Sunday there is farmers market.
Forum: Powered Boats 13-06-2014, 10:24
Replies: 103
Views: 16,818
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Large older MY's, cheap to buy but....

10 grand? You do not need a dedicated battery bank for the inverter, just use the present house bank and maybe added a couple of 8-D batteries. 8-D batteries run 2 to 3 hundred a piece. Inverter...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-06-2014, 08:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Bilge Pumps Experience

I use the Rule Mate with the float switch built in side as its protected. We have a small one in our shower sump for the last 17 years. I also highly recommend that you install a back up, 2 in each...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 13-06-2014, 08:10
Replies: 33
Views: 6,382
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Emergency (Stern) Anchor

It would be better to have an emergency bow anchor than a stern anchor. Unless you are going to have a chain/rode locker, windless and bow roller. We have two extra anchors, the Danfor lays on the...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-06-2014, 07:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Hello!!

Call it what ever made you think it is as long as the title is clear and the hull number is correct. We have a 1970 Chrysler run about, I bought new, no body has ever asked or check the brand name....
Forum: Powered Boats 13-06-2014, 07:36
Replies: 14
Views: 5,008
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Yacht Club Reciprocity?

Usually not as the yacht club dues can be more than transit moorage. So moorage is not FREE. Unless you are retired and your size boat probable not be able to use the reciprocating moorage. Yacht...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-06-2014, 07:14
Replies: 103
Views: 16,818
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Large older MY's, cheap to buy but....

You need an inverter to be a full time live aboard! To convert DC power to AC when the dock power is out, so you do not need to run the gen set all the time. Solar panels are a waste for a large...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 12-06-2014, 13:19
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By rw58ph
Re: best place to keep your boat on the east shore of the Puget Sound and why?

Yep! low was 10:57, -2.6 ft. Most of the new ramps are long so they are not to steep. Not so bad once you get use to it. If you go further north they get bigger. If you are on the salt the tide...
Forum: Powered Boats 12-06-2014, 11:37
Replies: 103
Views: 16,818
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Large older MY's, cheap to buy but....

The main kitchen and the two out side on the back deck are two way AC/DC. We do not run the two on the bak deck in the winter when power is out as its cold enough. It’s in the warmer months the two...
Forum: Powered Boats 12-06-2014, 10:43
Replies: 103
Views: 16,818
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Large older MY's, cheap to buy but....

Inverter converts DC to AC. The inverter does not power the Webasto, only AC power item, TV, Mico wave, coffee pot to brew, and some lights. . Nothing with a high amp demand for long periods of time....
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 11-06-2014, 10:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By rw58ph
Re: best place to keep your boat on the east shore of the Puget Sound and why?

I – 5 take the Pacific Ave exit, turn left about 6 stop light, turn right on Marina View drve, the marina is past the navel station, Nimitz carrier is in. The marina has 3 areas, South, Central and...
Forum: Powered Boats 11-06-2014, 08:10
Replies: 103
Views: 16,818
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Large older MY's, cheap to buy but....

You need an inverter in the winter when dock power is out. Having and inverter separate of the charger is the cheapest way to go. We have an inverter and have used it a couple of time at night...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 10-06-2014, 07:28
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By rw58ph
Re: best place to keep your boat on the east shore of the Puget Sound and why?

We are a full time live aboard in Everett, 30 miles North of Seattle and 40 miles south of Anacortes. The Everett marina is brackish water, fresh and salt mixed, at the mouth of the Snohomish River...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-06-2014, 07:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Diesel fuel leaking into engine oil

I agree it probable the fuel pump. We had the same thing happen on the DD 671
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-06-2014, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,498
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Liveaboard Dream Goes Adrift

Its common for off brand mfg to buy the hull/super and tow/truck the shell to be finished else where. It does not take much power to push a boat at hull speed, 6 to 9 knots. Our boat is 58 ft, 40+...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-05-2014, 13:20
Replies: 7
Views: 3,764
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Length of stern line

I do not understand you question! Stern tying to a dock vs. stern tying to shore or bow anchoring is not the same. Our length of line for stern tying to a dock is 25 ft of the length of the boat,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-05-2014, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Dirt Question about automobile

It would seem you either have to, have it trucked/transported or renew MI registration. Most states require a physcial inspection if VIN and/or emmissions.
Forum: Powered Boats 27-05-2014, 10:35
Replies: 47
Views: 18,099
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Boarding Steps

The 5 marines we have permanently moored requirement was enough room for a dock cart to get by. Each of the marinas I build custom steps to match the dock and boat. In the winter time we have...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-05-2014, 08:17
Replies: 8
Views: 4,193
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Dripless shaft seals

Where does it leak?

O put a bead of 4200 calking around the front of the seal and shaft, just in case the O rings start to leak. Also put a hose clamp in front of the seal to help prevents from...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-05-2014, 09:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By rw58ph
Re: Seattle Marina?

I think that is the one by the boat launch, close to Freemont. We use to moor at the South end of Lake Union but knew boaters that living on that marina, but that was 5+ years ago. At that time it...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 22-05-2014, 08:18
Replies: 101
Views: 19,114
Posted By rw58ph
Re: 85-Foot Motor Yacht Sinks at Launch

There is another discussion on a sister site, Trawler Forum, Trawler Forum (https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/) The builder is Northern Marine a ling time builder of proving long distant trawlers,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-05-2014, 08:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,282
Posted By rw58ph
Re: diesel in oil

The fuel pump seal probable broke/leaked which would allow fuel to be pump direct into the oil pan. Good thing you caught it as that is how engine run away as the engine start to feed it self and...
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