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    Thumbs up Follow the Alaskan Sea-Duction's Adventure Up the West Coast

    Starting tomorrow morning (9-17) you will be able to track our adventure bring our new boat home. Just go to the shared web page and it will show you were we are and where we have been. First part is highway to CA, then out SF Bay for a 700nm run to the Columbia River. Have fun following our adventure.

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    This site is our boat blog and will be updated if and when I get a cell signal.

    http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/

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    I'll be following,...
    can you give us some stats, when you get a chance,
    Fuel Cap. and consumption,...Cruise Speed, etc. ?

    I love that stuff, you guys will too after you've been driving all day long for a while

    Looks like a Cadillac trip
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Well we hold 600 gallon of fuel, cruiese speed is 10-14kts. WOT she will go 22kts. Do not know burn rate as the PO did not keep track.

    After 12 hours of driving we finally made it to the boat. Took a while to unload the truck! The folks we bought the boat took us out dinner. Went to the boat and cranked the air. This boat has 2-50amp hook ups. I can see I will have to upgrade the dock. Kay heads back tomorrow and I start the preparations for the cruies. Pics to follow tomorrow

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    Updated blog. Maybe on weather hold.

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    I read through your blog and you mention the engines only turned up to 2750 and they should go to 2800. I'd get a photo tach, cheap on amazon, so you can get a reliable reading on the rpms, electric tachs can be a couple hundred off and you are slightly over wheeled. What did you get for no load rpms ?? Did they hook up pyrometers on the sea trial to get the exhaust temps ?? Maybe the bent wheel(s) hard something to do with the low rpm readings, take the boat for a ride before your trip and see what you get, you wouldn't want to make that long trip and mess up those engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    I read through your blog and you mention the engines only turned up to 2750 and they should go to 2800. I'd get a photo tach, cheap on amazon, so you can get a reliable reading on the rpms, electric tachs can be a couple hundred off and you are slightly over wheeled. What did you get for no load rpms ?? Did they hook up pyrometers on the sea trial to get the exhaust temps ?? Maybe the bent wheel(s) hard something to do with the low rpm readings, take the boat for a ride before your trip and see what you get, you wouldn't want to make that long trip and mess up those engines.
    Hey Steve,

    These engines are governed at 3K no load and 2800 load. While we were running the engine guy was below taking all kinds of readings. Right now we are on a weather hold until late next week.

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    Blog updated for today.

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    Look forward to continuing to read your thread and blog. Can you explain the access panels more? Did they actually add these to the tanks by cutting them in? In the one picture it looks like it is on the side and not the top. It seems like this would be prone to leak if it were a full tank. I might not be understanding this correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBassking View Post
    Hey Steve,

    These engines are governed at 3K no load and 2800 load. While we were running the engine guy was below taking all kinds of readings. Right now we are on a weather hold until late next week.
    Did you get 3000 no load dead racked at the dock ?? You said you got 2750 WOT so you are slightly over wheeled with the key being that your tach's are correct thats why i told you to get a photo tach so you know exactly what your rpm's are at the crank. You load that boat up with fuel,water, grub,gear and buddies and then see what happens to your rpm's and more importantly what happens to your pyro readings ??? heat will kill those engines quick. I know you have cats but this guy is a cummins diesel guru in calif. http://www.sbmar.com/contact.php he makes a lot of sense talking about how to get diesels to last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    Look forward to continuing to read your thread and blog. Can you explain the access panels more? Did they actually add these to the tanks by cutting them in? In the one picture it looks like it is on the side and not the top. It seems like this would be prone to leak if it were a full tank. I might not be understanding this correctly.
    The access panels are for inspecting and cleaning the inside of the tanks. Most new boats have them. Diesel has a habit of growing stuff if it sits a while. This boat has been a "Delta" boat its entire life where it is hot and alge grows good here. Plus as I get into the ocean with the waves stirring the stuff on the bottom. By cleaning them, I take care of not having to plug filters while under way.

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    I would add, Bassking,
    those inspection plates look well done to me, and if professionally installed,
    even though they are on the side of the tank, (often the only option for realistic access),...
    if they are done right they are not prone to leakage at all,...
    I've seen many Fuel Tank Inspection plates on the side of the tank, that work well for years, with never a bit of a leak.

    Good Job on the decision to clean the tanks out also, and with a professsional team to do it right,...
    That is a HUGE thing to have dialed in with a used vessel
    as you mention, plugged filters can be a serious issue when underway, and they always get stuff stirred up off the bottom,
    in the worst weather for shutting down to switch them,...

    I always Cruise Easier, when I know what is happening with the fuel situation,...

    There's nothing like going down for an engine room check, in heavy weather, and seeing crystal clear fuel in the Racors,...

    another note,...
    as I understand it, the algae growth is not in the Diesel itself, but grows in the water that settles to the bottom of the tank
    water being heavier than the fuel, and is unfortunately a common thing to discover a little bit of moisture in there,
    either from a poor fuel purchase, or from condensation forming on the top of a steel tank, then settling to the bottom,...

    you probably know this already, but,...I'll throw it out there for everyone,...
    make a point of planning your fuel purchases at major ports, where the fuel is regularly circulated through their tanks, versus the small remote outpost, that sells fuel a couple times a year,...(look for the Big Red "Petro-Can" sign, in Nanaimo,
    "Fleet type" cities, or when in Alaska, stop in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, etc. and try to make sure you aren't forced to get fuel in the small towns/resorts, etc. or at canneries,..to avoid a dump of fuel with lots of moisture in it,..,(believe me that'll ruin your day,...)
    a larger cannery, in mid summer is fine, but not much is going on there in the late fall

    also, not so obvious,
    manage your fuel usage in all the tanks, so it is regularly being polished (a large amount of fuel is returned to the tank unburned, all the time, but gets warmed and filtered everytime you burn off that individual tank)
    the longer you let one tank sit unused, especially if not quite full, the higher chance of incurring water in the fuel,..

    Now that you have Polished Fuel tanks,...it's not hard to keep them that way,....
    it's all part of the fun,..."Fuel Perfection mania"
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Great advice Steve, thanks

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    Enjoying my first scotch aboard the MY Alaskan Sea-Duction! Blog updated.

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    Took the boat to Antiach and fueled it for the first time. 426gallons@ $1656.35 Didn't hurt as much as I thought. Kay's first ride on her new boat. Looks like we may have a weather window starting Thursday!

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    Did ya get the 400 gal price break ??

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    I'm in CA they don't believe in brakes!

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    Looks like this weekend is a go! Sea will flatten out starting Friday. Looks like I will move the boat to Sausalito on Friday, my crew will arrive that night and leave Saturday morning. Should have good sea through Tuesday morning and if the low in the Gulf O Alaska starts to move it will affect the PNW seas starting late Tuesday. Time to get things ready. Am I ready? I think so..........

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    I leave for Sausalito in the morning around 7:30 PDT. Then out the gate on Saturday morning. There is a big storm coming in at the north, so we will be holding up in Eureka or Crescent City for a few days....Spot will be turned on.

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    Earlier today I got a call from my weather guy and my crew. My weather window closed as fast as it opened. I was hoping to make it to Crescent City by Sunday early morning, but 13-14 foot seas at 14 seconds is a bad situation.

    So at this point we will wait and I will get an update from my weather guy tomorrow. Most likely I will be paying rent at this marina. maybe for the better part of the winter waiting on a window. Just frustrated with Mother Nature right now.

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