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Returning to exhaust. Nope don't mean from beans. Was down at the yard today puzzling out details of putting a diesel genet in before hopefully taking off cruising. Yard manager said I need to put wet muffler below genset as it's gravity feed and then suggested two through hulls using a water separator. One for water below water line and one above for exhaust air. Said doing it that way gets rid of exhaust noise. Hate putting holes below the waterline in boats. Is it worth it? From what you boys are saying I should be able to forget the water separator and just run exhaust in a loop above waterline with anti siphon then to below waterline through hull. It a dinky small genset. A lombardini 4000 AC unit. Probably made by Bobs distant cousin. Just a single cylinder putting out 33A .

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I stopped by a passport 47 yesterday and bought this wind generator. The stanchions were bolted to the bulwark instead of the decks, a wise move , reducing the odds of stanchion base leaks . They were, however only 31 inches high , 3 inches less than mine and 5 inches less than Smack considers adequate. Hope you don't lose any sleep over not having Smack's approval.
I certainly don't!
Welcome to the club. We have at least that much in common.
Actually, my point is that if you're gonna insist on 34" high stanchions because they are "safer" for a person walking around upright on deck, you should just up that to the NBC standard of 36" for handrails and be legit. Yours being 2" lower are obviously much more dangerous than the internationally recognized standard...yet you somehow seem to think this disregard for safety is "smart design". That's extremely irresponsible for a designer.

Of course, I think 36" stanchions on a boat are a freakin' joke...just like 34" stanchions.

Now 31" and below - that starts to make sense.


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This sounds very much like the exhust system I had on the PERRYWINKLE. My exhaust ran dry. But I did have what we call a "pisser". Thiks was a very small and steaday stream of cooling water than exited the side of my cockpit well right above the cockpit drain. As long as I saw water coming out the "pisser" I knew my cooling system was working. My buddy had the same sysetem installed when he repowered his Swan 44. I owned the PERRYWINKLE for 15 years and I never had a problem.

My engine was as quiet as you could exppect from a single cyl diesel on a 26' boat. It had a very pleasant and comforting sound. I never much thoight about it.

Does this sound like the same system your mechanic is advocating?

I think I am related to the Lamborghinnis.

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I never thought for a moment that you were in favor of 36" high stanchions. Humor and irony often escape BS.
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Hmmmm, using BS's links to past relatives, I must be an attny/orator because of

Yeah right........

Bob, is Frankie out of the shed for good?

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My Grandpa was Angelo Dante Giuseppe Nanelli (Calabrese testa dura). So by BS standards I am far more Italian than he is either Norwegian or Indian. But I sure as hell don't consider myself an Italian. (I could be related to Pavarotti!) I still can't sing worth a damn. While it would be romantic to think of myself as Roberto Perri, I'm just plain Bob, a mixed breed mutt, and I'll let my work describe who and what I am and be very content with that.
None of that gives you a free ride at "Whitey's" expense though - just makes you one more oppressor of the downtrodden aboriginals.

That's the difference.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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You don't think the Italians were oppressed over here?
Apparently you have never watched THE GODFATHER.
Those are my people.

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None of that gives you a free ride at "Whitey's" expense though - just makes you one more oppressor of the downtrodden aboriginals.

That's the difference.
Nah - judging by Brent's statements about what he is owed by the government (due to his "rich aboriginal heritage"), it seems to be more about doing whatever you can to shake down whatever target you can for some juice so you don't have to work. And splitting your complaints across multiple governments by claiming multiple heritages is simply "diversifying your juice portfolio".

Since I'm as "aboriginal" as Brent, I'm looking into it. It might be a nice retirement plan.


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Maybe my reservation is Portofino. I've been there. It's very nice. The food is great. Beats Oklahoma.
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Maybe my reservation is Portofino. I've been there. It's very nice. The food is great. Beats Oklahoma.
Does it have a casino?


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No, but Monte Carlo is not far and fun drive away.

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