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by CapnGary
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 32 fly transport
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: 32 fly transport

my 1986 32 FB has 1.25 shafts.

Can't answer any of your other questions though.
Capn' Gary
by CapnGary
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Solar panels & house bank
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

Re: Solar panels & house bank

I am a newer owner of a 32 FB and am also considering installing solar panels. I also have a 32' Gemini Catamaran sailboat, on which I have 2 100 panels, and a PMR controller. It works great. In the summer, I can just about let the fridge run, and keep the batteries charged on solar alone. Cloudy da...
by CapnGary
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Dual Helm switching procedure/rudder issue
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: Dual Helm switching procedure/rudder issue

Not an expert, for sure. I notice that when switching stations, I have to turn the wheel back and forth until I feel a 'catch'. I have settled on making sure the boat is going straight, then pulling the switch lever, then when switching, going back and forth with the opposite when until I can feel i...
by CapnGary
Tue May 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: bargain Marinette
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Re: bargain Marinette

I know of a 41' in Demopolis, Al. I am sure it is for sale. I bought a 32' FB from a lady whose husband died a couple of years ago. They owned 2 boats and she wanted to sell both boats. As of March, this year, it was still for sale. Around 40K?? I have her contact information if anyone wants it . Ca...
by CapnGary
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

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: 22021

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: 4623

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: 14497

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: 2255

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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