"I'd be interested in doing some of the trip depending on when you were thinking of traveling. I've done a couple of blue water trips from CT and RI down to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Actually had some part of my butt…"
"There should be two set screws on the shaft side of the coupling. These will keep the shaft from moving fore and aft. They should also be wired together with stainless steel wire to prevent their loosening.
I'm attaching a photo I…"
"Just as a side note, don't do any prop shaft alignment while the boat is hauled out. That must be done in the water as you can have some torque of the hull while on the hard and mess up an alignment."
"Ha!!! it is interesting how information comes out. I'll bet you a dime for a dollar that the prop has not opened up fully and causing an imbalance. A barnacle in the wrong place could very well do that and prevent one blade…"
"The only way it could be the alternator is if there were and extremely heavy load on it, meaning your batteries charge level was very low. If you have a shore power charger, this should not be the case.
As far as if a wire were broken on the…"
"If it runs rough while not in gear, it may not be running on all cylinders. I'd check each cylinder by loosening the fuel line at each injector one at a time while it is running. If air is in the system, it will get pushed out and…"
"All great advice!
Did you check the charger's "battery type" selector switch position (flood,gel,agm)?
Our Dekka agm's ( 396ah house and 98ah engine) gave us over 7 1/2 years of usage before replacement. The batteries were still…"
"Sam, I have not seen anything like that on my or others 40/43s. I don't understand why they would even do such a thing considering there's no other material they could drive a brad into. Grinding the tops off flush sounds like the right…"
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
"Sam, we are the essentially the same. Using the same mantus bridle as you. Quick question to you and any others using a bridle. We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new).
For a short…"