A few updates to my NT42 Clock Work.
Given the upcoming Newport Boat Show and the associated Newport Brokerage
Show, which both occur very near where CW is located, I'll have the boat
open and available that Saturday for viewing by anyone visiting the show who
are so inclined. Details are here:
The price has been dropped to see if it speeds up selling during a break I'm
taking for a few weeks from 24/7 work on the company restart. Details here
if you're interested:
If any of you sent me emails thru the site in July or the first weeks of
August, they were parked while we fought/burned out on an urgent matter, and
they were all lost along with every other email when my drive and the
outlook data file winked out. Please resend if you sent something. My
There was a post I saw go by where the OP was asking about some aspect of
emergency prep and what other things others did on their boats. No way I
could find it now but I did have something I wanted to add to that. I've met
a handful of other boat owners who have left the dock without opening the
thru-hull to the raw water pump. Nearly from the get go, I put a preflight
check list together that included one fail safe habit about the thru hulls.
That is, upon returning to the dock, I would take the START key out control
panel in the pilot house and clip it to a loop I attached to the raw water
strainer, and I'd put a dummy key in the control panel with a REMOVE BEFORE
FLIGHT tag... actually if you squint, you can see those tags in this photo
to the left of the straps (which go to my bimini which I recently re-made):
aa3d22cc346e?pgid=keymtvj9-aa0d4da0-0336-42f5-9feb-108163f0dea4. While down
there, the preflight routine took me through all the engine room tasks.
I wish I had the time to get into that discussion when it was happening as I
think there are enormous opportunities to put upstream thinking and
processes in place with boats in excess of what one usually sees. A
conversation with some non-boating friends yesterday about the things that
can go bad super super quickly... runaway diesel.. lost power in wx...
thru-hull or strainer failure (BARELY avoided one of those two years ago...
thank you Tom)... MOB with no other proficient mariners aboard.. etc..
produced some pretty horrified looks:). Good. I had procedures for those
sorts of things up to an engine-out quick-deploy sea anchor I was sewing up
from a military cargo parachute and military shock lines to slow the boat
down from being blown toward shore while you wait for towing.. abandoned
once I decided sell but I think it's still eating up space in my basement or
shed. Oh.. and I nearly never moved thru the marina without simulating some
sort of failure in the primary things you depend on - engine, thrusters,
steering.. a thing I carried in from a past life teaching police to stay
alive on motorcycles (i.e. practice standard emergencies aggressively before
Finally... I had a stern thruster added and while they were at it, I put in
a new bow thruster (Sidepower). LOVED their work and everyone I met there
and considered them a welcome rarity in the proficiency and business ethics,
but on one thing, I could use some help... I've asked three different times
for a print for how the new setup wires into the existing wiring...
charging... fuses... disconnects, and no joy. I'd LOVE to know these things
and pass it on to the next owner. Has anyone here done a bow/stern thruster
upgrade to a 42 or maybe even a 37 and has a print of the final electrical
system configuration? My hull number is 69 in case that affects anything.
The electrical diagrams some of you shared with me several years ago were
spot on.. I believe you were both within just a few hull numbers. Thanks for
any help anyone can provide with this.