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Posted: November 16 2006 at 18:33 | IP Logged Quote varnisher

I have had a Back Cove 29 for a little over a year now and have used it
extensively in Southern California. I am looking for a forum that
owners (or prospective owners) can use to share information and
experiences. If anyone knows of a place where that is going on, let me
know. If there isn't one going yet, let's pick a place and see if we can
get some other owners interested in participating. Let me know if you
are interested or know others who are.

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Mariner1949
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Posted: February 09 2008 at 19:57 | IP Logged Quote Mariner1949

Drew,

I'm taking delivery of a 2008 Back Cove 29 this spring so I'd be interested

in any insights you have regarding the mechanical systems. We'll be using

the boat for cruising in the Long Island, NY area. It's replacing our previous

boat, a SportCraft 272.

Mariner1949

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What particular mechanical systems are you interested in? We have
most of the ones that are available on board except for air conditioning
and I would be happy to share our experiences with them. We tend to
be away from the dock in the Southern California islands for several
days at a time so we are set up for that. If the cruising is mostly in
areas with marinas for overnight stays, then the mechanical needs
would probably be different.

Drew

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Drew,

Great to hear that you find the boat comfortable "on the hook". Although we have stayed extensively in marinas around the northeast we hope to increase our options by picking moorings occassionally.

Have you had any problems with the Marelon through hull fittings? I come from the age of bronze fittings and the idea of plastic keeping the water out was not thrilling to me. I have not heard of anything in particular, just a little distrust of a new material in a critical place.

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No problems with the Marelon through hull fittings. I think that they are
the best option available and are definitely my first choice. There is no
issue with galvanic corrosion and they are incredibly strong. I would say
glass reinforced nylon rather than plastic. They also don't stick or need
to be serviced. I had them on a previous boat over 25 years ago also
with no issues so they aren't so new and untried.

Drew

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Drew,

Thanks for the response on the Marelon. I couldn't get any real opinions on various other sites. Everything else appears to be pretty squared away onboard and up to ABYC standards. Electronics are being installed nest week. Launch scheduled for mid April.

Are you using any additives with your diesel fuel ? I used to use the StarTron product in my gasoline powered Mercury which dealt with the Ethanol problem up here pretty succesfully. StarTron also has a product for diesel which is supposed to help with algae. Any opinion?

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I do use the Startron diesel product and it seems to work fine -
actually all I know is that I haven't had any problems. I had the boat
up in the pacific northwest for last summer (trucked it up and back)
and up there, people seem to use a cetane enhancer as they claim
the fuel needs it for maximum power. Here in Southern Cal they say
nothing is needed so I only use Startron. Some people say that
nothing is better but I have never heard of additives causing
problems. I have never seen any real evidence they do much either
I guess but I have always used some algae product. Startron seems
better than a biocide like biobor.

For diesel questions, there is nothing better than boatdiesel.com.
They have a forum on the 315 yanmar as well as all kinds articles on
boat diesels. They are pretty responsive to questions and there are
some pretty knowledgeable people moderating it. What electronics
package did you decide to go with? Seems like there are lots of
updates coming out recently. We have a raymarine package.

Drew

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Drew,

Thanks for the info. I'll probably use the StarTron also because ignorance and no  problems is better than even a possibility of problems. I have joined boatdiesel.com so maybe I'll re-visit there.

My boat is equipped with the Volvo D6 - 310 which I decided on because of the electronics which claim to make the engine run cleaner (exhaust-wise anyway). I hope this proves correct because my first mate really hates diesel smoke odor.

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Boatdiesel.com has a good search option. Just specify diesel additives
or some such and I bet that you will get hundreds of entries - some of
them even informed. I hadn't noticed that Back Cove had the Volvo as
an option on the 29 now. When I got mine in 2006, yanmar was the
only option. They handle the smoke pretty well even on the mechanical
engines but they say the new common rail electronic engines are much
better. I am sure it will be a good combination.

Drew

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