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by barefoot99
Sat May 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club Barge Accident
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club Barge Accident

This is where I live and frequent the place often.Know the owner also. Very lucky no one got hurt. The 41' M in the picture only got scratches on it. A true tank !
by barefoot99
Thu May 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New member with questions, Sedan 32
Replies: 14
Views: 2783

Re: New member with questions, Sedan 32

ED, Hell,I'm the "young guy" at 58 and I use my boat solo all the time. My wife has the ski boat to handle herself. We are on a large TN lake and hardly deal with the weather most see. The wind is always a concern. I also have a new Westerbeke 6 KW gen set that cost me more than the boat i...
by barefoot99
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: No Fire
Replies: 68
Views: 7041

Re: No Fire

I run the DUI (Davis Unified Ignition) in my boat on small blocks. The big distributor fits fine. On my 70 Fury street car, 383 I run the other style with a module and remote coil so it fits against the valve cover. Starts are simple and have been very reliable over the years. May need to make sure ...
by barefoot99
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: No Fire
Replies: 68
Views: 7041

Re: No Fire

Jeff is correct, as always. Try a wire from the battery straight to the coil ( JUST A TEMP JUMPER). Make sure no fumes etc as Busia has mentioned. This will give a good spark,then get the solenoid replaced as Jeff mentioned. Then remove said jumper wire.
by barefoot99
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Shorepower, transfer switch & genny
Replies: 10
Views: 11433

Re: Shorepower, transfer switch & genny

John, glad you found part of the issue.Those gremlins are the worst . Took me 2 months to figure one out and wound up rewiring the entire panel as you mentioned. I had to add a separate selection switch for each feed and checked each common and ground wire with an elec meter when I put it back toget...
by barefoot99
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 35
Views: 33959

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

I believe Jeff may have made one of these and posted. It was, as I recall, a very simple setup that you dropped overboard and got a quick reading on a voltmeter. It is not good, however, to use as troll bait for rockfish. Busia, explains it again. An electric meter set on millivolts , positive lead...
by barefoot99
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: knowledge and advice sought on Seacrest houseboat performance/capability
Replies: 6
Views: 3376

Re: knowledge and advice sought on Seacrest houseboat performance/capability

Carl Pegel is Sorry Dog Send him a message on FB he usually replies in ALL CAPS due to, as I hate say, age.(very shaky hands) His boat was a cat for the record. I"ve been on a few Houseboat models they run good for what they are , but they are not a cruiser by any means. Still great boats, just...
by barefoot99
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: 32 Sedan Adding Air Conditioning
Replies: 27
Views: 9409

Re: 32 Sedan Adding Air Conditioning

I put my A/C under the dinette seat. Like it there ,t was originally in the engine compartment in front of the port engine. My gen exhaust ties into my starboard engine exhaust before it exits the boat.
by barefoot99
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 32' SFB
Replies: 12
Views: 6006

Re: 32' SFB

Consider the cost of ownership over the next few years . How many hours will you use running the boat, are you sleeping overnight at anchor,or at the dock. A/C - generator those 2 items will cost more than the asking price. Can work on it yourself,or will you be paying for that service. It is all in...
by barefoot99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Pulpit Restoration
Replies: 22
Views: 20804

Re: Pulpit Restoration

I'll repeat what TinLizzy wrote: Carl was and still is a valued contributor to the forum and your rather nasty assessment doesn't change that. You don't have a clue why Carl's material disappeared, nor do we. There may be a technical reason why it did..or maybe some other explanation..but it doesn'...

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