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  1. 9 hours ago, Sandy Reinauer said:

    Suspect that  NMEA2k gateway might be expensive...I'll try my engine analyzer first. If it is a tach error then I'll be taking it to my Chaparral dealer (in the spring).

    All winterized for now so no rush.

    Thanks

    Nope, cost was about 175. Plus a few cables.

  2. I am not really not understanding the reason for covering. What type of security do you have in covering? 

    As already mentioned, I take the props off, clean and re-grease. If there going to take the drive, covering is not going to stop that. You have Ins, yes. Worst case, they take the drive and you get a new one with the help of the Ins. Co.

  3. On 11/23/2020 at 10:30 AM, KDV said:

    With a boat that size, I would guess that are you are only trailering it once or twice per season - upon launch and again for winter layup (if needed).  If you don’t plan on towing any faster than you would drive it on the water, then you could probably keep it up for a short distance.  Otherwise, I’d do what others here recommend and either remove it or wrap it around the frame and zip the “boot” around it during transport.  I zip mine into the boot for the once or twice a season I need to trailer it.

    Yep!

    I have the boat yard move my 290. I was going to get a boat hauler to move the boat from my house to the ramp twice a year. It would have worked out a lot cheaper than buying a trailer and have a truck to move 12,000+lbs. But they can't make the turn into my driveway unless a cut a 20' tree down. I was going to do, but the wife got a little upset over that idea.  

  4. 7 hours ago, Boatman609 said:

    For launching and retrieving at night, I have portable lights I can quickly attach to the roof rack of my Tahoe. I have docking lights, after testing them I never used them.  I use a handheld spot light instead of the docking lights. Those two things have always worked in my situations. The docking lights are not aim able so they limit their usefulness.  

    Yep!

    And docking lights are just that. There only to be on when docking. Otherwise you go against U.S.C.G. rules of navigation. 

  5. I installed the Siren Pro alarm system https://sirenmarine.com/?utm_source=AdSt&utm_medium=Paid_Search&utm_campaign=S3P_Launch&utm_term=%2Bmarine %2Balarm&utm_content=BOATSECURITY&gclid=CjwKCAiA-_L9BRBQEiwA-bm5fjCjLOxtbfCMAQ2AQNU9b8wzOatUhhmy0dRUpQ9wuWYEkrhqy9m1UxoCFxQQAvD_BwE

     

    It tells me if I loose shore power. Monitors house and starting batteries. You can also hookup high water, temp and door alarms and inputs to monitor more stuff.  

  6. 11 hours ago, JohnZ said:

    Would be interested in following your solar install - can you post details & pics when you are in process or completed?  Thanks 

    I bought 3 panels,  SunPower 110watt Panels. Going to use 10 gauge tinned wire. https://www.emarineinc.com/SunPower-110W-Solar-Panel-12V?VariantInventoryID=1035&feed=Froogle

    This is what I bought for a controller https://www.solarpanelstore.com/products/morningstar-sunsaver-duo-w-remote-meter-ssd-25rm?_pos=6&_sid=7d7e88007&_ss=r

    Since the inflatable will be stored on the roof. I am going to attach the panels to its covers. 

  7. On 11/14/2020 at 9:28 AM, Larry Cole said:

    Wow! Are you planning on doing the loop ?

    The boat has done the loop by its past owners. But yes, I really would like to do it! I just need my wife to take the time off.

    I am installing a solar system the next week or two. Also, I am trying to configure a PC system for the boat. I would like to use TZ Navigator software rather than a a standard GPS for navigation.  

  8. Well, I wanted a Cutwater 30!! But my wife found a 2001 Pacific Trawler which was made by the same people of Nordic Tug.

    It was hard to turn it down. Comes with a 9.5 Highfield inflatable with 20 HP motor. The davit system is a crane, so the inflatable goes on the roof and lowered on ether the port or starboard side. Bow thruster, 3000 watt inverter/charger, 3 year old Simrad Chartplotter and radar, washer & dryer, AIS, Water filtration system so you can drink the water from the tank. Plus more.. 

  9. I am selling my 2011 Sig 290. With 230hrs and fresh water cooled. If anyone would like it? It really is a good boat but its just too small for us.

    I just bought a 38 footer, diesel engine and genset. Holds 200gals of water and 600 gals of fuel. Flybridge and boom davit system. 

     

     

  10. The anchor and stern light on smaller boats are one of the same. But once you get over 25ft there 2 separate lights. You need to look up the Colregs from the U.S.C.G.

     

    I have a 29 footer. So I have a stern light and a mast head light. Plus the red and green on the bow that goes without saying.

  11. 7 hours ago, markt111 said:

    thats awesome!! Where is this club for $500 a year? 

    Thats up here just north of Boston. There a dozens of clubs in the Boston area. They range from and this a rough, from $400 to $2000 per year depending on what they offer. Some just slips, some just moorings, some both. A Bar or no Bar, some have food. But remember, clubs are "not for profit", where marinas are.  So there member owned. 

     

    I pay $26 per foot for a slip is just one benefit. 

  12. On 10/30/2020 at 9:39 AM, markt111 said:

    new guy here, just purchased a 285, it will be Kept somewhere between Danvers and Newburyport, researching my best options now...

    I am one. There are plenty of Clubs in your area that I would join.

  13. On 7/6/2010 at 4:37 PM, Tanhands said:

    Glue held great. Pump Works Great. And I was able to get the fingers unglued. My Gran used to tell me what was worth doing would probably take a long time and not really be worth it in the end. Some of the applies here.

    I used 5000 fast cure. But I glued the bottom that snaps on to the pump itself. So a replacement would be a quick install. 

  14. 23 hours ago, Steve&Steph said:

    Block and manifolds are empty.  
     

    Heater is more for piece of mind.  It’s only 400 watts. 
     

     

    You need to do the math. 400watts at 120v A.C. is just under 4amps. Now the inverter must convert 12V D.C. into 120v A.C. So 400W being pulled out of a 12V battery is about 30amps.The inverter itself will also consume power. Now add a 5 to 10% loss depending on how good it is. So 33 to 36 amps. Most group 24 batteries are rated close to 70 amp hours. So that would give you just over 1 hour of use unless you want to kill your battery. 

  15. On 10/25/2020 at 9:44 PM, 2004lebanshee said:

    Kinda just creating a new thread.

    We frequent ceder point marina in lake erie and they only offer 50amp service. Now they rent the adaptor for like $10. I dont mind paying but I stress about everything and sometimes they get close to running out. I would feel better if I just owned my own. What do you got?

    Go to Definder.com and buy one.

  16. 7 hours ago, Bt Doctur said:

    So if you lose power and the inverter takes over how long do batteries last before they also go dead?

    Best option is to pull, block, winterize

    Heaters pull a lot of amps. The batteries would be likely to last an hour. You must do the math to battery amp hours and the load on the inverter. 

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