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Old 09-30-2015, 10:27 AM   #401
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Super idea, Spy! Will be salvaging magnets wherever I can!
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:06 AM   #402
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I use rectorseal on zinc brass plugs to stop weeping. New brass plugs are better at sealing than used ones because the threads are designed to distort to seal. nevertheless some sealant stops any weeping.


For the sceptics use your ohm meter to verify continuity.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:25 AM   #403
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I use rectorseal on zinc brass plugs to stop weeping.
Rectorseal?
Really?
Sounds like something Peggy would recommend.
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I'd also advise some re-evaluation and changes to your diet... What the heck did you eat???
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:07 PM   #404
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I love it! Especially knowing where the exact waterline is inside the ER!
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:01 PM   #405
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Re using the multi metre to check battery cells do the batteries need to be at rest or can they be tested while still functioning?

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Old 09-30-2015, 07:12 PM   #406
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Rebel, at rest is the time to check. I suppose you could test while running- example: Running/ charging- 14.25 volts, divided by 6 gives you 2.75 volts per hole. Best in mind this is a surface charge- and doesn't mean it will spin an engine over. Next would be a "load test"- I prefer to let the starter/ engine provide the "load". Disable starting and use VOM and probe the +- terminals as you spin a few seconds. Each battery should maintain about 10.5 volts whine you spin.
What you are looking for is a variance between cells, and then variance between batteries my guess is over 10% would prove defective...


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Old 10-02-2015, 10:39 AM   #407
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Use antiseize on bolts and nuts that have a tendency to rust to make future removal easier.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #408
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I put a female hose connection in my cockpit side wall for my water tank fill. I sealed the water tanks and have an over flow hose that dumps overboard when the tanks are full. T installed a pressure reducer inline then a water filter before the tank. Before the pressure pump I have a fine screen, then another filter after the pump and before the hot water tank. Under the galley sink I have another filter that I use a charcoal filter in and it's plumed to a separate drink faucet.

My "bottle water only"niece couldn't tell the difference in a blind test between her water and my water.
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:06 PM   #409
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Use antiseize on bolts and nuts that have a tendency to rust to make future removal easier.
When you run into a tough to turn bolt or nut to untighten, tighten it first.
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:10 AM   #410
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I put a female hose connection in my cockpit side wall for my water tank fill. I sealed the water tanks and have an over flow hose that dumps overboard when the tanks are full. T installed a pressure reducer inline then a water filter before the tank. Before the pressure pump I have a fine screen, then another filter after the pump and before the hot water tank. Under the galley sink I have another filter that I use a charcoal filter in and it's plumed to a separate drink faucet.

My "bottle water only"niece couldn't tell the difference in a blind test between her water and my water.

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That's a great idea..


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When you run into a tough to turn bolt or nut to untighten, tighten it first.
That works as does a good rap with a hammer.
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A good canvas shop can replace all that soft vinyl with semi rigid polycarbonate (lexan type) windows. The poly carbonate is much superior to soft vinyl.. Try it in the center front window first if you are unsure. My canvas guy even curved the corners using 30 mil instead of 50 mil. The curve gave rigidity.
Those 'windows' look great!
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Doesn't like the disposal instructions, or the manual head, or both?

It is actually my wife who demands the disposal method and deals with the resultant trash.

I should have never introduced her to Peggie Hall and her book (Get rid of boat odors)!!
We're using one of the diaper genie pails - they come with liner, scent rings, and they do a great job of keeping smells contained.
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Art- that's a super idea. My favorite fix is using a hairdryer as a pilothouse window defogger for winter running. Mine works on the inverter when on low setting so if patient, I don't need to start the gennie.
Interesting. I have tried 12v little dryers used in cars, and it didn't help.

A standard hair dryer? And it doesn't pop the breaker on the inverter circuit?

About how much window area can you clear with a single dryer?
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:45 PM   #415
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When cruising singlehanded, I keep amidship spring lines deployed all the time by using "trip resistant" nylon strapping which lies flat on the side decks. I can usually spring myself in and out of any spot without leaving the cockpit.
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Interesting. I have tried 12v little dryers used in cars, and it didn't help.

A standard hair dryer? And it doesn't pop the breaker on the inverter circuit?

About how much window area can you clear with a single dryer?
Hair dryers have essentially no start up surge, so it's simply a matter of getting one within the wattage range of your inverter. A quick check shows wattages from 800 to 1,500 watts.

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My best boating technique. releasing the dock lines and heading out.
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I would only add one step...Start Engine(s).
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Wouldn't cha know!! Takes a pilot to remember that part!
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