My 32 FB just weighed 14,000 at haulout. with 3/4 fuel, 1/2 tank water, and no genny.
1986 32' FB
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- Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 pm
- Forum: General Topics
- Topic: Not even sure how to ask about this...
- Replies: 13
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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...
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...
- Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 pm
- Forum: Electrical and Electronics
- Topic: Solar panels & house bank
- Replies: 10
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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...
- Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm
- Forum: Boat and Hull
- Topic: Dual Helm switching procedure/rudder issue
- Replies: 3
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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...
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...
- Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 pm
- Forum: Engines
- Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
- Replies: 6
- Views: 6471
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...
- Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm
- Forum: Cabin and Interior
- Topic: Refrigerator Replacement
- Replies: 31
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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...
- Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:31 pm
- Forum: Drivetrain
- Topic: running on one engine to save fuel?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 7334
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...