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by jralbert
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

The placement logistics aside, I once posted an article from a boating how-to magazine which urged that the electric winch be powered from a separate battery placed forward to save running very heavy duty wires up to your main batteries. These winches draw heavily. A very small, separate charger wou...
by jralbert
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

do you mean powered winch?
by jralbert
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: transom gate and swim platform
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: transom gate and swim platform

Here's what brought the drop-in slat to mind. A few nights before I saw the transom gate post, I watched the Robt Redford movie, Lost At Sea in which his sailboat is rammed by a huge shipping container far out at sea. The radio fails and the guy is stuck to make it as best he can by his own wits. Sa...
by jralbert
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: transom gate and swim platform
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: transom gate and swim platform

You will all chuckle when I tell you how the idea for a drop in slat popped into my head. Then you will rent the movie.
by jralbert
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Strange Marinette?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Strange Marinette?

Not sure whether 50's or 60's..can't remember my full Marinette history. But here's a shot turned up quickly in a google search for "Marinette houseboats" and you will find lots more. Look familiar? This one is from a company sales brochure but there's no copyright date on the page which a...
by jralbert
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help identifying switches at helm
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Help identifying switches at helm

I have a drawer full of -phone jacks if anyone would like one... or two ;)
by jralbert
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: transom gate and swim platform
Replies: 21
Views: 314

Re: transom gate and swim platform

A thought on the gate: use a vertical slat, the kind they use on many sailboats to keep water out of the cabin. Nothing to swing, minimal hardware. Could be fashioned out of indestructible Starboard or teak. easy to store (vertically in slots on the side of the deck).
by jralbert
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Strange Marinette?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Strange Marinette?

Not so strange... just on the rare side. In its earliest days, Marinette made houseboats
by jralbert
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help identifying switches at helm
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Help identifying switches at helm

The first one...red circle...is easiest. It appears to be the parallel switch that ties both battery banks together. The main bank is on starboard side and the stbd engine gets a bit more juice when you start just as matter of course. The port doesn't get the same jolt, so if you hold the button in ...
by jralbert
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Value question 32 express bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Value question 32 express bridge

If MartinDesign truly loves the boat and intends to come back to the sport after a few years, doing the math would be useful. Tally the cost of mothballing, storage, insurance (yes), de-mothballing. Compare that to what you're likely to get for the boat (always less than you think or hope), banking ...

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