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by CapnGary
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: 32 Express weight
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: 32 Express weight

My 32 FB just weighed 14,000 at haulout. with 3/4 fuel, 1/2 tank water, and no genny.
1986 32' FB
Twin 318's.
Milton, Fl
by CapnGary
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Not even sure how to ask about this...
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Re: Not even sure how to ask about this...

I brought my '86 32FB down to Pensacola area (saltwater) in March. So I can't attest to long term problems. I brought it down to sell it, after the trip, but like it enough to keep it. The cost of adding freshwater cooling from the raw water system it has, is pretty steep. Certainly a cost one would...
by CapnGary
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: more steam questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6507

Re: more steam questions

My 1986 has twin 318's. Yesterday, one produced white steam. The other one didn't. The one that had the steam, had the big muffler felt a bit warmer to touch. If outside temp was 75, water temp around 80, shouldn't matter if one engine had steam, and the other one didn't. I usually run engines aroun...
by CapnGary
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 32 fly transport
Replies: 13
Views: 9745

Re: 32 fly transport

my 1986 32 FB has 1.25 shafts.

Can't answer any of your other questions though.
Capn' Gary
by CapnGary
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Solar panels & house bank
Replies: 10
Views: 8685

Re: Solar panels & house bank

I am a newer owner of a 32 FB and am also considering installing solar panels. I also have a 32' Gemini Catamaran sailboat, on which I have 2 100 panels, and a PMR controller. It works great. In the summer, I can just about let the fridge run, and keep the batteries charged on solar alone. Cloudy da...
by CapnGary
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Dual Helm switching procedure/rudder issue
Replies: 3
Views: 4612

Re: Dual Helm switching procedure/rudder issue

Not an expert, for sure. I notice that when switching stations, I have to turn the wheel back and forth until I feel a 'catch'. I have settled on making sure the boat is going straight, then pulling the switch lever, then when switching, going back and forth with the opposite when until I can feel i...
by CapnGary
Tue May 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: bargain Marinette
Replies: 4
Views: 5663

Re: bargain Marinette

I know of a 41' in Demopolis, Al. I am sure it is for sale. I bought a 32' FB from a lady whose husband died a couple of years ago. They owned 2 boats and she wanted to sell both boats. As of March, this year, it was still for sale. Around 40K?? I have her contact information if anyone wants it . Ca...
by CapnGary
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 6471

Re: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318

You might consider adding an inverter instead, and then just plugging in a small fanned heater available for $20 at any local dollar general or Walmart. The engines running, power the inverter nicely to run the boat outlets. If you plan or running a 1500w heater, make sure the inverter is at least 1...
by CapnGary
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Refrigerator Replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 28723

Re: Refrigerator Replacement

I have the Isotherm on a sailboat that I also own. It draws little power, is quiet, and works very well. It is expensive and came on the boat. The 32 M FB we bought a short while ago, had a dorm fridge in it. No tv. Instead of buying the 12v fridge and 12v tv, I bought an 1100 w inverter off of Amaz...
by CapnGary
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: running on one engine to save fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 7334

running on one engine to save fuel?

There have been past side comments on this topic, but I start a new thread to address this topic, as it doesn't seem to be clear on the best approach, and it is hard to locate comments when they are in other topic's posts. Problem: a boat needs to go a long distance on limited fuel. We have the opti...

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