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Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,624
Posted By Delfin
Epifanes does for the first few coats. Others,...

Epifanes does for the first few coats. Others, that I am aware of, do not.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-27-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,622
Posted By Delfin
Thanks Pete for the update. My policy is with...

Thanks Pete for the update. My policy is with Travelers - A "Yachtlux" product. The nav limits are expansive and the cost seems very reasonable - around 1% of value - for a 55 year old boat. One...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-26-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
Not everyone. Tom Postieri (sp?) is still in...

Not everyone. Tom Postieri (sp?) is still in Arlington and always helpful, and I think Chris Witzgel also knows his product.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,624
Posted By Delfin
Gallons of Schooner and Flagship applied would...

Gallons of Schooner and Flagship applied would tend to disagree. Assuming a fresh can, of course.

Edit: 1st coat of all varnishes s/b thinned a bit, unless being applied over penetrating epoxy,...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,959
Posted By Delfin
Two, of different colors so you can see when it...

Two, of different colors so you can see when it is time to recoat.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By Delfin
https://www.amazon.com/ZeroWater-ZP-010-Filter-Pit...

https://www.amazon.com/ZeroWater-ZP-010-Filter-Pitcher-Quality/dp/B0073PZ6O0?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-exp-a-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0073PZ6O0
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
Ah, thank you. I missed that external control...

Ah, thank you. I missed that external control functionality. Does look like a very good unit.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,624
Posted By Delfin
The main challenge with Bristol is that it isn't...

The main challenge with Bristol is that it isn't very brushable. Third time over and it starts to ball up, at least for me. Flat narrow surfaces, no problem, but as soon as you get to fiddly bits,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,624
Posted By Delfin
Based on this, you're clearly one of the varnish...

Based on this, you're clearly one of the varnish demented, which I was for decades before entering rehab. Before that, I would have varnished my wife if she'd stay still long enough.

In any case,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By Delfin
RO water + Zero Water filter = cleaner than...

RO water + Zero Water filter = cleaner than distilled.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-26-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
There's a lot to like about the Wakespeed, except...

There's a lot to like about the Wakespeed, except for one fairly important lack of functionality. Unless I'm misreading the manual, because you use dip switches with set profiles, you have no...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
They pull the same amount of current through...

They pull the same amount of current through about 98% of their capacity, but your point is well taken. A Balmar MC6xx regulator allows you to derate the output of the alternator. Mine is set to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-25-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
Your use case sounds pretty much identical to...

Your use case sounds pretty much identical to mine. Three years ago I swapped 1280 Ah of AGM NorthStar for 600 Ah of LiFePO4 from Lithionics with their external BMS, all 24 v. I had a Trace 4000...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Delfin
Yes. With 1/3rd the time to recharge compared to...

Yes. With 1/3rd the time to recharge compared to LA, 4 - 8 times the lifespan and higher voltage throughout the discharge cycle. Whether this is worth the extra cost depends on your cruising style...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,001
Posted By Delfin
I can attest to that.... In Juneau this...

I can attest to that....

In Juneau this summer, I was asked to squeeze into a space that required backing in between two docks. I seldom use the remote outside controls for our Kobelt system that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Delfin
Because it's an Internet forum. If you stated...

Because it's an Internet forum. If you stated that apple pie tastes good, there will be those who will call you a fool, or imply that you are one.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Delfin
Well that sucks. I've used Latitude for awhile,...

Well that sucks. I've used Latitude for awhile, and Patrick, the owner, is a good and honest person IMO. The boat business is a hard business....
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Delfin
If you can supply cool air to the engine air...

If you can supply cool air to the engine air intake, the background temp of the ER is irrelevant unless you're cooking your batteries or alternator. I installed a 10" axial blower to discharge more...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-28-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Delfin
I used an AGM house bank with wet cell LA starter...

I used an AGM house bank with wet cell LA starter bank for over a decade with no issues. Same charging profile for both. Balmar MC 6xx smart regulator.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,863
Posted By Delfin
And arguably, LFP is safer than lead acid. ...

And arguably, LFP is safer than lead acid. Unless you identify the specific chemistry of the "lithium ion" batteries you are talking about, comments about safety are pretty meaningless.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-11-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,029
Posted By Delfin
I second that. The best I've ever seen.

I second that. The best I've ever seen.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By Delfin
A properly rigged snubber reduces the load on the...

A properly rigged snubber reduces the load on the chain proportional to its length, so it's a puzzle why so many boat builders don't bother to provide an easy way to use what I think is an important...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-11-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By Delfin
And while it likely doesn't matter, mostly,...

And while it likely doesn't matter, mostly, weaker than the chain.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-09-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By Delfin
They're made of Dyneema, which is why they are so...

They're made of Dyneema, which is why they are so freaking strong. To attach a soft shackle to the chain, you just pass the loop end through the chain and the thimble, then loop the eye over the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By Delfin
That is why many find a soft shackle to be so...

That is why many find a soft shackle to be so much easier to deal with than hooks, as well as being much, much stronger.
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