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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-18-2018, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Maerin
You're getting some good counsel. Come up with a...

You're getting some good counsel. Come up with a plan. Work the plan. Troubleshooting is about doggedly following logical steps that eliminate contributing factors on the way to finding the problem....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Maerin
The design is identical to the previous cushions...

The design is identical to the previous cushions that were covered with Rave® (https://spradlingvinyl.com/brands/rave/) vinyl. The Rave did not share the slippery-ness, that's why it came as a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Maerin
NO, you should NOT replace it with stainless. The...

NO, you should NOT replace it with stainless. The PSS instructions specify nylon ONLY.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Maerin
Stamskin One fabric

I recently had new upholstery fabricated in JAX. Our 10 yr old upholstery was getting tired and very worn. Not surprising for full-time use. We considered leather, but the fabricator suggested...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-16-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By Maerin
The Danfoss control module monitors condenser fan...

The Danfoss control module monitors condenser fan current. The difference between AC/DC could be related to the supply conductors for the DC side, but it's likely that the condenser fan is running...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By Maerin
As a past USPS Basic Boating Course instructor,...

As a past USPS Basic Boating Course instructor, I'd recommend a thorough review of the material covered in that course. It's a well-thought out plan for introduction to what every boater should know,...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By Maerin
For mounting the high pressure components, e.g....

For mounting the high pressure components, e.g. the HP pump, the membranes, and supporting the high pressure lines, you'll appreciate later any effort you put into vibration isolation. Those...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 714
Posted By Maerin
I'd offer that when building a bank, bigger IS...

I'd offer that when building a bank, bigger IS better. Refer to information on the peukert effect. Simplified, for a constant amp draw, a larger bank will yield a disproportionately higher capacity...
Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Maerin
Yamaha OEM portable tank

My 6 gal. OEM portable tank for the dinghy has developed some strange splits in the surface of the tank along the edges of molded in shapes. The cracks appear to be only "skin deep", just the top...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Maerin
Apologies for the long post, it's a long-running...

Apologies for the long post, it's a long-running situation... I hope this epistle from the perspective of a full-time cruiser is helpful to someone who may be on the fence about a fridge decision.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By Maerin
+1 on the wifi/cell guess. What's the other...

+1 on the wifi/cell guess.

What's the other end of the wire connected to??
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-30-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By Maerin
You should be able to get a smallish needle nosed...

You should be able to get a smallish needle nosed pliers down along the base of the male connector where the female part flange is raised from the housing. Grip the connector and lever it out from...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-30-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Maerin
I'll second a spare connector. They're a...

I'll second a spare connector. They're a proprietary sort of design, so it should be in the spares inventory anyway. I have 3 of the quick connects, 1 freshwater & saltwater on the bow, one fresh in...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-30-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Maerin
Household refrigerator/freezers often have a...

Household refrigerator/freezers often have a drain pan located in the bottom of the case to catch defrost water. The condenser fan typically blows warm air across the drain pan, evaporating the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Maerin
My point was misunderstood... Point being, you...

My point was misunderstood...
Point being, you don't necessarily have to play the tides, but should be aware of the weather/tide and plan accordingly.
Meaning, the current boost isn't something...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Maerin
Why would they go dry? Where's the water going to...

Why would they go dry? Where's the water going to go if the faucets are all closed? Even if the faucets are open, likely the water heaters are low in the system, and unless there's pressure in, no...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Maerin
After 35 yrs in the Plbg/HVAC business, my mantra...

After 35 yrs in the Plbg/HVAC business, my mantra to my customers was to shut off the water supply when you leave the house for overnight or longer. Any leak will be limited to the amount of water it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Maerin
If your Mainship can do 12 kts, you probably...

If your Mainship can do 12 kts, you probably won't have to be too concerned with current. "Playing the tide" refers to timing travel to coincide with favorable current. There can be current on the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By Maerin
There are less costly alternatives to the Balmar...

There are less costly alternatives to the Balmar solution. The plan should start with an accurate assessment of the load requirements. Any alternator that's externally regulated and charging a bank...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By Maerin
Coinjock is a good stop, their prime rib is...

Coinjock is a good stop, their prime rib is reknowned, some love it, some not as much, but we've found it to be very good with the exception of one years' stop. Call them a day or so ahead. The...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Maerin
We've made that trip 5? times. wThe run up the...

We've made that trip 5? times. wThe run up the Bay, across the Canal, and down the Delaware Bay is influenced strongly by current. If you have favorable current, you can make good time. Conversely,...
Forum: Power Systems 06-26-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Maerin
The hourmeter is a synchronous motor that drives...

The hourmeter is a synchronous motor that drives a geared counter. The gears are nylon, and they have a penchant for wearing to the extent of failure. There are a number of places on the east coast...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-24-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By Maerin
^^^^ This... I have a Magnum inverter with the...

^^^^
This... I have a Magnum inverter with the battery monitor connected to the remote. Without it, it's all SWAG.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-20-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Maerin
How would the radar know without receiving the...

How would the radar know without receiving the compass heading from another source? The radar needs heading for (M)ARPA, if the radar has overlay capability, it needs heading for that as well. It's...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-19-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Maerin
A common misconception is that the lower one sets...

A common misconception is that the lower one sets the thermostat, the more the A/C will cool. If you turn on a light switch, can you make the lights brighter by pushing harder on the switch? Your A/C...
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