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Messages - Peter Roach

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Systems / Re: Winterizing
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:00:15 PM »
The water there should help significantly to keep things from freezing. I would definitely shut all thruhulls and drain the fresh water from the system. If you are plugged into the dock you can leave a light bulb (incandescent) burning in the engine room and the cabins.

I would also check with other owners in the area or the marina people to see what they recommend.

Systems / Re: Winterizing
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:04:22 PM »
Will your boat be in or out of the water?

Underway / Re: Harbornating in the Bahamas
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:41:38 PM »
I am getting ready to head down the coast next week (end of October). Anyone heading that way give me a shout.

Systems / Has anyone installed a washer dryer?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:54:35 PM »
No I have not installed a washer or dryer. I still use a bucket and a boat brush if I really need to clean clothes away from the dock.

I don't have a chart table in the back cabin. I have two hanging locker where the chart table is usually located. I would not do away with the hanging locker.

Underway / Harbornating in the Bahamas
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:45:36 PM »
Gang - I am planning on taking my boat to the SSCA Gam in Melbourne in November of this year and then on to the Bahamas. Anyone else heading this way? I will probably hang around the Abacos (Manjack, Treasure, and Marsh). Yell at me on the curiser's net if you come through. I am on Grace.

BTW - It is called 'wintering' in the islands. Sounds so much better than screwing off.

General Discussion / Good members
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:40:49 PM »
We are one big happy family (with great boats)!

Engines and Drive Train / 4JH4-TE and Maxprop issue
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:19:57 AM »
Add engine out of alignment to Matt's list.

Systems / Main double pole breaker/GFCI/AFCI
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:29:03 AM »
Quote from: "Brett Price" post=6176

Is this what you have ?

Mine plugs into a wall outlet on the boat. It will protect you under generator as well as on the dock. Here is what I have Grace's Power monitor. I also have a 110 volt and 110 volt amp meter. They are blue seas panel mount.

Systems / Main double pole breaker/GFCI/AFCI
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:25:17 AM »
Mine is a "Digital Monitor Model AECM20020" by TRC Technology Research Corporation

Systems / Main double pole breaker/GFCI/AFCI
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:09:27 PM »
Or you could buy one of those plug in types that they use for RVs. It also has voltage and frequency. You should be able to get one at the RV place. It alarms on low voltage, GF, or reverse polarity. I found mine at Walmart on the clearance isle for $5

You can achieve Ground fault with the appropriate plug. Make it the first one in the chain and it will protect all of the rest. I am also adding USB to all of my plugs on the boat. Not sure if they have a GF and USB together.

Hull and Rig / halyard size
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:31:08 PM »
As for the line spliced to wire. Mine had it for the roller furlings. This is to keep the size of the drum smaller. All line would not fit around the drum.

Swap Meet / Solar Panels for sale
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
I got them from Wayne's Solar. The only reason I used them is because I did not have to pay shipping. They are in Ormond Beach FL. The solar panels. The panels are a little thick 1.81". I am going to build a frame under the panel and rivet it to the sides. I will then cut the edge down to ~ 3/4" so they fit close to the bimini top. You still need to leave about 1/2" under the panel for airflow. Luckily my bimini is sloped so it will have a little bit of a chimney effect.

Hull and Rig / Flat spot under stove
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:06:02 AM »
I have a shelf under my stove and then a compartment under that. The compartment looks like a drawer front but it is on hinges and drops down. You can get a lOT of pots and pans in there! I have a nice set of stacking pots that fit perfectly! I bought them at the Annapolis boat show.

BTW - Sailors Exchange bought out a teak company that made doors, stairs, drawers, etc. They have them on their website and will negotiate on price. I am going back today to purchase a few more of these for additional cabinets in the stern cabin.

Engines and Drive Train / Auto Prop Feathering Prop
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:42:48 PM »
Steve has one on Horizon. It is a WT as well. I lust after it... If you guys don't want it let me know. Do you think it will fit into your carry on luggage  ;)

Hull and Rig / Flat spot under stove
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:21:06 AM »

Not sure what model boat you are talking about; however, I suspect that the spot is to allow the stove to gimbel in rough weather. Marine stoves typically are mounted on a hinge high up on the stove. The hinges allow the stove to move port and starboard to keep the stove top flat when you are in waves.

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