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Forum: Diesel   07-18-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By witzgall
Angry Broke Down - Need welder in Atlantic City, NJ

Hi all, We were on our way to Block Island yesterday from Cape May, when the mount that holds our heat exchanger to the engine broke. We made it in to Atlantic City by about 1am (fun in the dark!)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,043
Posted By witzgall
Re: West Marine no longer matching prices...

I think they made the change because the store managers complained every chance they had. They all are judged by metrics, like average $$$ per sale, average profit % per sale, etc, and this policy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By witzgall
Follow the wires

It is connected with wires. If it is hooked up, and on the boat, I guarantee that following the wires will lead you to it!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By witzgall
Depends

Engine driven refers can be just fine - it depends on your needs. Seafrost makes good stuff. It depends on what your plans for the boat is. If it is weekends away from the dock, and you are going to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,129
Posted By witzgall
Pilothouse

Look for boats that are listed as pilothouse or decks saloon. They will often have great headroom.

Chris
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,427
Posted By witzgall
What kind of headroom do you need?

What kind of headroom do you need?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-25-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 15,624
Posted By witzgall
Don't insist on granite counter tops in your...

Don't insist on granite counter tops in your kitchen. We are selling our house so we can go cruising, and if I hear one more "Where are the granite counter tops" I think I will step on my own head....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,043
Posted By witzgall
budget

Do you have an idea of what you would like to spend?

Chris

PS - I have an ulterior motive in asking, as we have a boat for sale.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,863
Posted By witzgall
I would think that putting your boat into gear on...

I would think that putting your boat into gear on anchor or a mooring, and then going to sleep would fall squarely into the category of bad seamanship. Imagine the field day everyone here would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 11,785
Posted By witzgall
Wow

Ok, I just revisited this thread after reading it up to date a week or two ago. Sully, as in Sean Sullivan, was the victim of the potty police?

I am sorry, that just made me laugh. Then it made me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 12,372
Posted By witzgall
is the 15hp engine 100% part compatible with...

is the 15hp engine 100% part compatible with Yamaha, or only partly? I ask because I plan on cruising away from North America, where Yammy parts are easy to find.

Chris
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By witzgall
A varnished deck would make a good foundation for...

A varnished deck would make a good foundation for a skating rink....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By witzgall
Huh?

Your color? Oh, wait, you are in Texas.....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By witzgall
Where did it say that the owner was not allowed...

Where did it say that the owner was not allowed on a sea trial? He said that he would not talk business with an owner. I don't read that he would not talk with an owner at all, which I think is how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By witzgall
Not to hijack your thread, but if anyone has a...

Not to hijack your thread, but if anyone has a PT-3 gauge, and wants the PT-2, I would be willing to swap.

Chris
Forum: Diesel   06-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,024
Posted By witzgall
I really don't know anything about Perkins...

I really don't know anything about Perkins engines - how are they to maintain? Are parts expensive (like my Volvo??) Things to watch out for? # of hours between rebuilds on a well maintained unit?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By witzgall
Thanks for the response. Obviously a good weather...

Thanks for the response. Obviously a good weather window would be a pre-requisite. We could always duck into the Chesapeake if conditions warrant. We are looking at a boat up there, so I am trying to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By witzgall
delivery time?

Hi all;

"Hypothetically", how long would it take to deliver the following from the Penobscot Bay, Maine, to New Bern, NC. Timeframe September:

Ketch, 46ft, 33ft lwl, 85hp engine, good sails,...
Forum: Diesel   06-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,024
Posted By witzgall
I assume you have the same engine? What else can...

I assume you have the same engine? What else can you tell me about it - maintenance, problems, quirks?

Chris
Forum: Diesel   06-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,024
Posted By witzgall
perkins 4-236u gph?

Hi all;

We looked at a boat the other day with a perkins 4-236u engine. Anyone that can hazard a guess as to the fuel usage at cruising speed, and at 1200 rpm? She has a big sea frost engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-03-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By witzgall
1990s era Jenneau?

Can anyone with direct knowledge comment on the build quality of 1990's era Jenneaus? Especially the ones built for the charter trade.

Should read 1990*

Thanks in advance,
Chris
Forum: Cruising Articles   10-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 20,017
Posted By witzgall
Does anyone know where Lowrance gets it's...

Does anyone know where Lowrance gets it's charting informaton for their Nautipath electronic charts? Our Lowrance 7300c HD chartplotter contains charts for the US and Bahamas. Thusfar, it has proven...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By witzgall
I will double the suggestion of a AH gauge type...

I will double the suggestion of a AH gauge type meter like the link. We have one for our house 48v battery backup system. I actually "Borrowed" it for the boat, and the info is so helpful. With...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,053
Posted By witzgall
We installed an Isotherm sea water cooled unit a...

We installed an Isotherm sea water cooled unit a few months ago - so far so good. We bought the 4203, which may be a discontinued model, as Isotherm was selling it on eBay. It is a holding plate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By witzgall
MtHopebay; Yes, in theory any NMEA 2000 puck...

MtHopebay;

Yes, in theory any NMEA 2000 puck would work. Garmin also makes one, and there is an upgraded puck from Lowrance as well. According to Ben Ellison on panbo.com, these new receivers are...
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