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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By JDCAVE
Donít use welding cable. It wonít be tinned.

Donít use welding cable. It wonít be tinned.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By JDCAVE
RSN48: the discussion is WRT dedicated starting...

RSN48: the discussion is WRT dedicated starting batteries. I have a pair of 6 year old group 24ís in parallel and they are working fine. Perhaps $120 a piece. I may replace them this year as they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,955
Posted By JDCAVE
Dockwa

Reminds me of Jiffy pop and electric carving knives. Itíll be a frosty Friday before I get a smart fridge. And my smart tv became dumb within 2 years, so we bypassed the smartness with something...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,353
Posted By JDCAVE
...because you donít have to pay to use the...

...because you donít have to pay to use the toilet at most malls, restaurants, government buildings, etc. etc. The whole point of the issue is you need to make pumpouts barrier free, and freely...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By JDCAVE
High School Marine Program

But a proper apprenticeship includes working with a journeyman with a company in the industry as well as classroom time. For example:

https://ibew120.ca/apprenticeships/

I think the apprentice...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By JDCAVE
High School Marine Program

Probably true in your case because youíd been around and knew enough to make a difference, but in many instances young people get taken advantage of if they donít get their ticket.

We used to take...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,414
Posted By JDCAVE
Smart Boat

Steve Mitchell, has his own site: https://sailbits.com/

He seems to have some some good perspectives on this. I have not used his services and donít know him personally. Heís on Trawler Forum.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By JDCAVE
Remote Battery Switch

There are also some well regarded people on Vancouver Island. Others on this forum could possibly recommend.

Itís worth learning all you can about your setup before engaging the experts, IMO. Itís...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,363
Posted By JDCAVE
Water in fuel

Snip! Already suggested.

Jim
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 01-11-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By JDCAVE
KK42 Rudder Configuration

I have blue prints for the rudder construction and my shipwright did a repair when we purchased PH. If you provide me with your email address by PM I can forward you what I have including...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By JDCAVE
Stainless Steel Grease Zerks for Seacocks

Yes. I started a thread on this topic here:


http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s32/groco-bv1500-ball-seacock-26139.html

They recommended using Dow Corning molycote 111 for regular...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By JDCAVE
I phoned Groco several years ago and talked to a...

I phoned Groco several years ago and talked to a technical guy there and he said that a zero fitting wood work. I bought the zerk fitting from them but never installed it. The important thing is to...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By JDCAVE
If itís a hard water spot perhaps try a small dab...

If itís a hard water spot perhaps try a small dab of muriatic acid on a disposable cloth. Try a small section of the window first and then flush with water. If itís calcium carbonate, it will...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,327
Posted By JDCAVE
Golly either you have way too much time or your...

Golly either you have way too much time or your hands or not enough boat projects!

LOL!

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By JDCAVE
Juno Chiller

This might be a handy product to have aboard.

https://www.slashgear.com/matrix-juno-beverage-chiller-is-like-a-microwave-but-cold-05604949/

Iíll wait for the price to drop, but it might be nice...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By JDCAVE
Angus: I would go to the local Home Depot and...

Angus: I would go to the local Home Depot and look for solutions where the LEDs use a 12 VDC power source. I found something discounted at Home Depot that fit my needs for the galley lights and under...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-03-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By JDCAVE
Question about battery chargers. How many? Best configuration?

Chuckle! I read C-lectricís post and I have to laugh because he came to my rescue during my first trip on our brand-new-to-us boat. Some good advice from many on this forum. Get Nigel Calderís book...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,210
Posted By JDCAVE
Ahhhh! I see said the blind man to his deaf son!...

Ahhhh! I see said the blind man to his deaf son! I read about that in the manual, but felt that I didnít need addition clutter on the screen so left it off and since forgot about it. Anyways, I know...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,526
Posted By JDCAVE
What I meant was itís a low ďupper boundĒ. I get...

What I meant was itís a low ďupper boundĒ. I get that they will age faster at higher temperatures but 30 C is not that high.

Jim
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,526
Posted By JDCAVE
30 degrees C?!?! Thats extraordinarily low!...

30 degrees C?!?! Thats extraordinarily low! Thatís a deal breaker for sure.

Everything in a boat is a compromise. I could probably deal with 40 C, but 30 C is nearly unattainable.

Jim
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-28-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By JDCAVE
SC: I sort of get a year on my aluminum anodes...

SC: I sort of get a year on my aluminum anodes with use mostly in freshwater. They probably should be changed sooner but I change them when the boat is out of the water. Your comment about a switch...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,403
Posted By JDCAVE
Nordhavn vs Fleming vs Kady Krogen

I read through the thread and canít really anything, except to emphasize: Make sure crossing oceans is what you want to do. There are many enthusiasts who sell the boat immediately on crossing their...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,403
Posted By JDCAVE
This is an interesting difference between Canada...

This is an interesting difference between Canada and the US: in Canada you need to have a certain number of ďcurrentĒ commercial hours logged in order to obtain a 100 or whatever tonnage license, AND...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By JDCAVE
One other point. Make sure the charge function on...

One other point. Make sure the charge function on the remote panel is set to ďChargeĒ and the light is on before switching to shore/genny charging. Otherwise the unit may go directly to ďFloatĒ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,210
Posted By JDCAVE
Radar brain teaser

So Iíve read the rest of the thread and I stand corrected. However, I will say that I often observe aircraft as I pass by YVR and have never seen a similar radar return on my older Furuno 1942 4í...
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