Discussion in 'Downeast Projects and Boat Building' started by xbskt, May 1, 2016.
The price of fish went up
According to my calculations, Scup is going for about $80,000 per pound.
A ride around her
A short video 360' tour.
Thanks again to Mike Allen and the Tidal Creeks crew. Good friends are hard to find and I am lucky to have the ones I do. I could not have done it without them or without all of your encouragement out there.
Looks great, simple & uncluttered.
Nice boat! I'm a bit jealous...I was looking for something just like Gomer. Really awesome.
I wouldn't send the turbo out. Get some boost numbers and engine data (RPM/Boost/Speed/EGT?) for a baseline to be used while you own it. If the turbo isn't preforming then you can think about having it worked on or replaced, but...it looks like it is working just fine from your video.
Excellent. Really nice lines on it. Looks great.
Looks great! Will definitely take a little getting used to the differences in the hulls but I think you will like it in the end. More of a classic New England look for boating around here in these parts. I'm familiar with your boat, seen it around on the island for years. Glad you resurrected it. Staying in town or Madaket? I was just over there Saturday and pulled up and chatted with two other DE forum members actually.
We like the look and most everybody likes the lines on this boat as well. We are in the mooring field in town. Lots to do and we will spend time figuring out if it is the right boat or hull form for us and go from there. Right now I like her but think she may be a little small but it is early yet. I had a 32 for ten years so some adjustment to make.
Floscan problem found
I had hoped it would be just a new gauge that was needed but a look around the back of the Floscan gauge told me different. No sign of the wires that used to be connected to the gauge.
Add this to the growing to do list.
I would like to replace with updated but still simple system. Any recommendations and good reports for certain model pros and cons?
Beautiful boat...love the lines of the 28 Crowley Beal !!!!!
I wouldnt worry too much about the Flo Scan working or not.
After you run the boat for a while "as you use it" keeping track of hrs and fill ups, you'll know exactly how many gals/per hr the boat uses.
they dont make that style floscan anymore unfortunately, you can only get the one with the integral tachometer. I gotta disagree with Billd on this one. I put a floscan on my crowley and its accurate to about 3 gallons in a 100 gallon fillup, and thats with it never being "tuned", just straight out of the box. I know when my bottom is getting dirty or something isnt running right just by the fuel burn at a certain RPM. They are worth every penny.
Look on ebay for floscans, tons there. Make sure you get one for diesel, as there is a sender for the supply as well as the return.
Living it up at the Nantucket Boat basin. Going to get some projects attended to while inside.
My least favorite thing so far
I keep trimming and removing parts of this chair in an effort to make access to the helm easier. If it wasn't for bad knees I would remove it and stand instead of crawling around the chair or over the newly painted big ass engine cover.
PITA for sure.
Still looking for a barstool type top for this pedestal if anyone has one good used. Leaning post might be another option but I think it would end up too far back.
Not sure what the best solution is.
maybe one of those L shaped swiveling seat mounts attached to the engine box would be better as the seat would fully swing out of the way. If you couldn't mount to engine box a simple pipe in the pipe bracket, like a rod holder, thru the deck next to the engine box would also work.
Fuel system education and a question or two
So I got into the fuel manifold, chased all the lines and learned what all the valves do. I had been a bit confused as it seemed there were more valves than necessary. Supply and return times two tanks would make 4 valves but there are six in the manifold. It turns out the tanks each have a second pickup at the rear of the tank with an additional valve at the manifold. The total of six valves now makes sense.
I cleaned the handles with acetone and identified them accordingly. Pardon the penmanship as Hermine was tossing the boat around a bit.
The question I have is:
Is there any reason when running off a given tank to not have both supply valves open?
I found another fuel line going between the two tanks directly via the storage hold in the cockpit with yet another valve. What is the purpose of this "crossover"? Is that what I would call it. Seems like a bit of overkill or is this normal. I assume at this point it is fuel and not venting between tanks.
Anyway, one more thing off the list.
Thanks for any input.
Cross over is to equalize the tanks.
I think I would avoid running with both pickups open. May suck air.
Agree with ElMar. It's possible the two pick ups were to ensure clean fuel PU in any condition. IE aft for long runs and forward for long trolls. Or vice versa depending on the angle of the tank in either condition.
bigger ships have a high and a low suction. There are different thoughts on how to operate. Run on the low till a sediment or water issue, then switch to high suction. Or, just run on the high and use the low to pump out dry or sediment/water problem.
Strange to hear you have a forward and rear suction. Never have come across that. I would also suggest you pick one, not use both open. Probably the lower of the two.
Nice to have the cross over separate from the fuel feed. I imagine you would be able to equalize your tanks if needed without weird level things happening.
Cut the engine box down lower if possible.
Did that with mine and made a world of difference.
The height isn't so much the problem as the width covering the big Cummins. I might gain 3 inches after measuring what I could lower the box and not sure that would help much. Thanks