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by BlueSkye
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: dip stick for 318
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: dip stick for 318

by BlueSkye
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

For me it would be 320. I would call that a short to ground. Can't use a lighter anchor. A lighter anchor found me in the morning on the wrong side of a bay a few feet off a shoal. I guess to have the rode fall into a box or crate on deck I'd have to put the winch/windlass on a pedestal. Not impossi...
by BlueSkye
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

I took your suggestion Joel and have found someone at Lewmar that is willing to give me some ideas. I sent him a picture of the bow layout and right off he asked me if the anchor chain can drop into the bow hatch. I told him that the Redhead is in there and that might not work out. His suggestion wa...
by BlueSkye
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Bathroom & Plumbing System
Replies: 14
Views: 2442

Re: Bathroom & Plumbing System

My potable water tank is in the bow and my hot water tank is in the stern, as is the toilet holding tank. Originally I don't think the boat had water heater or holding tank, the head was designed to flush into the lake. Yours should be better thought out, but go to a plastic holding tank.
by BlueSkye
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: Stray DC current
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Stray DC current

One suggested reality check is to measure the resistance across the breaker with the wires disconnected, if you have a multimeter.
by BlueSkye
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

Yeah. I have a power windlass available already. Not getting the idea how to place the roller for the rode. Straight in line from the bow is nav light, king post and then hatch. I was imagining adding a pulpit, but considering it may be more practical to bring the anchor up on deck off to one side a...
by BlueSkye
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Retrofitting bow anchor platform

I have an old 32ft without a pulpit. I use a hefty CQR anchor and as my own frame ages it is less fun to pull this back up on deck by hand. Has anyone here retrofitted with roller and winch? I would appreciate any photos of how Marinette designed theirs. I gather they were pretty standard later on. ...
by BlueSkye
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help identifying switches at helm
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Help identifying switches at helm

TeeCee, My '71 doesn't have any toggle switches, they are all push/pull and are lined up along the sides of the dash panel. They are all labeled on the dash as to function. Anchor lights, running lights, bilge pump, docking lights, horn (a momentary push button). My trim tab control is a joy stick t...
by BlueSkye
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: wire size
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: wire size

I went to a higher amp rated alternator to pump up my house bank while I was cruising. It didn't go so well at first. Tech support told me that rating isn't for continuous duty. I ended up putting a resistor on the output to tone things down a bit. I now have an inline fuse (and the resistor) that i...
by BlueSkye
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..

I had a '68 and now a '71 Express. Visual read on the gauge through a hole in the deck. 80 gallons approx. I've never run it down much below 1/4. If your eyes are good, you can read the gauge while filling by setting a flashlight at the edge of the hole and don't have to be kneeling down. The glass ...

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