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by CapnGary
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318

You might consider adding an inverter instead, and then just plugging in a small fanned heater available for $20 at any local dollar general or Walmart. The engines running, power the inverter nicely to run the boat outlets. If you plan or running a 1500w heater, make sure the inverter is at least 1...
by CapnGary
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Refrigerator Replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 12341

Re: Refrigerator Replacement

I have the Isotherm on a sailboat that I also own. It draws little power, is quiet, and works very well. It is expensive and came on the boat. The 32 M FB we bought a short while ago, had a dorm fridge in it. No tv. Instead of buying the 12v fridge and 12v tv, I bought an 1100 w inverter off of Amaz...
by CapnGary
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: running on one engine to save fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

running on one engine to save fuel?

There have been past side comments on this topic, but I start a new thread to address this topic, as it doesn't seem to be clear on the best approach, and it is hard to locate comments when they are in other topic's posts. Problem: a boat needs to go a long distance on limited fuel. We have the opti...
by CapnGary
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 31
Views: 4268

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

We recently purchased and just finished commissioning a 32 FB. twin 318's. We have run it locally up the river and back around Demopolis, Al. Our intention is to cruise down the Tombigbee to our home port past Pensacola. It is 217 miles downriver, w/2 locks, to Mobile, Al. The fuel prospects on the ...
by CapnGary
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: salt water owners. longevity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

salt water owners. longevity?

I just purchased a 1986 32 sedan FB. It is in, and has always been in freshwater. Our home is near Pensacola, brackish to saltwater use here. For those who brought there Marinette's to areas like this, how has the boat held up? How long have you had it in these waters, and what have you done to pres...

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