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Forum: Powered Boats 21-07-2020, 18:27
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Marc1
Re: Visibility

Yes, a forward leaning windscreen would be ideal, but to do that I would have to rebuild the cabin at an outrageous cost. May as well buy another boat :)
But a shade over it at the front I can...
Forum: Powered Boats 20-07-2020, 00:44
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Marc1
Visibility

I have a little 22' pocket cruiser that lives on a river and bobs around with family and friends. It performs well for what we have her, but suffers from the classic problem of poor visibility.

I...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-05-2020, 00:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Marc1
Re: Diesel fuel return line

There is no filling line. It is an open tank with a lid on top (see photo) like a motorcycle tank. Plenty of air able to go out when filling. I understand the need for a return line from the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-05-2020, 00:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Marc1
Diesel fuel return line

Hi there!
I am working on a backup generator I bought recently that came with no fuel tank. I am going to use a tank off an old Massey Fergusson Tractor about 30L that will do just fine.
My...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-12-2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By Marc1
Re: Transmission oil

Hi there.
Would anyone know the normal operating temperature of the Twin disk MG360?
I don't have a temperature gage for the gearbox, however placing the hand on the side of the gearbox it is hard...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-09-2019, 14:33
Replies: 112
Views: 7,958
Posted By Marc1
Re: Fuel additives? Yes or no

It is obvious that the end user can only have personal or anecdotal evidence of the usefulness or otherwise of fuel additives, and that is why the market thrives.

But the fact that most folks...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-09-2019, 14:08
Replies: 142
Views: 12,576
Posted By Marc1
Re: If you can pay cash, why did you finance?

If your boat is part of a business and brings money in, your boat is an asset.
Get a loan if the business income can afford the repayment.

If your boat is like 99 % of people and is for your or...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-08-2019, 15:16
Replies: 59
Views: 3,356
Posted By Marc1
Re: Coast Guard Intervention information needed for a novel.

Aiaiai ... someone told me I was using a straw man argument inappropriately before ... mm ... must have been one of those irrelevant replies you instantly ignore.

So what happened to helping the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-08-2019, 14:52
Replies: 110
Views: 13,362
Posted By Marc1
Re: Portable Honda Generator Alternative

in my experience, Honda generators are the best small petrol generator you can have.
I have a honda powered generator as a back up for cases of power failure at a holiday house.
The power failure...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-08-2019, 22:08
Replies: 59
Views: 3,356
Posted By Marc1
Re: Coast Guard Intervention information needed for a novel.

I would write the following ...

The boat reporting the hostage situation uses channel 16. The coast guard is slow to respond and the local police picks up on the call first, however when they...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-08-2019, 14:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By Marc1
Re: No more Perko for me - Bad customer service

Customer service is an art, and the key for a company to have great customer service is one only. To actually wanting it and believing it is necessary and essential to the company prosperity.
...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-08-2019, 13:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By Marc1
Re: No more Perko for me - Bad customer service

If the issue is up your nose as it seems to be, I would have some fun finding out who is the big boss at Perko and write to him with a link to this thread.
Sometimes in companies that have the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 22-08-2019, 13:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Marc1
Re: 1996 Prout 37 Catamaran What to Offer?

Juliana ... if you are thinking in not 'offending' the seller, don't negotiate personally, find someone who has thicker skin.

I don't know which country the boat is and that makes a lot of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-08-2019, 13:31
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Marc1
Re: Strippers

But I am left handed and I drink red at room temperature ... :confused:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2019, 01:59
Replies: 83
Views: 4,661
Posted By Marc1
Re: Solar Performance in the Med

The regulator is shot?
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 21-08-2019, 01:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By Marc1
Re: Training to overcome adversity..

I know a guy who had a serious stage fright. He decided to train mixed martial art to overcome it. :(
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 21-08-2019, 01:47
Replies: 27
Views: 4,047
Posted By Marc1
Re: Where to register if I am a hippie!

Federico ... what you want to do is not difficult, not a secret and does not require a storm of emotional statements about provenience, wants or wills ... Hippy? at age 28 you can hardly call...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20-08-2019, 15:17
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

I wish I could be as eloquent. well done.
Forum: Our Community 20-08-2019, 01:11
Replies: 425
Views: 19,021
Posted By Marc1
Re: Microplastics in the sea

Plastic pollution of oceans is a large scale problem and as such needs large scale solutions and not political grandstanding.

However nothing escapes politicians who by nature turn anything that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19-08-2019, 23:04
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

I see, makes sense.

Anyway ... Condemnant quod non intellegunt.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19-08-2019, 21:52
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

You are welcome Mr Newhaul, my pleasure :)
And don't forget to correct your signature ... Illegitimi non carborundum.

For some reason someone has translated 'bastards' using it's literal meaning...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19-08-2019, 21:35
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

I reply with Matthew 7:6 thankyouverymuch :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19-08-2019, 21:28
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

For those who still retain a vestige of interest in the topic of ocean "acidification", Keep two issues in mind.
A) Experiments are conducted on mollusc and echinoderm with concentration of CO2...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19-08-2019, 14:02
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

If anyone is interested in a study on the ocean PH reduction due to increased levels of CO2, here is a serious study that appears to be deprived from political scaremongering. (I said appears to)...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18-08-2019, 14:20
Replies: 1,914
Views: 42,699
Posted By Marc1
Re: Ocean acidifcation .

What nonsense, Gord please! Don't copy and paste what you don't understand.
You can not honestly believe that you can compare the planet to a mammal. Do you believe in gaia?

1000 pp million of...
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