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Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By jwnall
How flush cooling system in Perkins 4-236

My port engine is running hotter than normal. It takes it a while to get there, but get there it does. Sufficient water seems to be coming out of the exhaust, so my thought is that perhaps the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-30-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By jwnall
I thought about it, but too much on my plate...

I thought about it, but too much on my plate right now to deal with it. So I just ordered two Furrion 30 amp 25' cables from Defender. They continue to have the best prices, so far as I can tell. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-27-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By jwnall
Yup. This is an old boat (1973).

Yup. This is an old boat (1973).
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By jwnall
One cable is for the air-conditioner, which is on...

One cable is for the air-conditioner, which is on a completely separate circuit. The other cable is for everything else. And the two receptacles on the boat are for 30-amp cables.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-26-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By jwnall
Need new shore power cables . . .

I think the time has come for me to order some new shore power cables, since the old ones are not only old and weather-beaten (a pretty good description of myself, actually), but also corroded.

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Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 27,419
Posted By jwnall
. And they probably didn't even put sealant on...

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And they probably didn't even put sealant on the wood screws! Oh well. You can put it back, but with a backing plate, sealant and bolts. Hope that was the worse thing you had! My sister's boat...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-04-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,225
Posted By jwnall
Beautiful boat!!

Beautiful boat!!
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By jwnall
Named storm exclusions in policy . . .

A friend asked me this question. I didn't know the answer, but told him that I knew a place where I could probably get him a definitive answer. And so I am posting it here.


My friend went to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 27,419
Posted By jwnall
No advice, and no war stories. Just fervent...

No advice, and no war stories. Just fervent prayers for the folks in the Bahamas.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-05-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By jwnall
Well, the river itself is OK. The Apalachicola...

Well, the river itself is OK. The Apalachicola is too large for fallen trees to cause a problem. And the lock at the Jim Woodruff Dam at Chattahoochee is working OK. The problem is that the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By jwnall
The Thrifty Boater . . .

I was at the marina yesterday, working on boat things, when the guy in the slip next to me pulled out and headed off. A transit, slip. But I saw that he had left a 30-amp shore power cable lying...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By jwnall
Worry not. I took it the way it was meant. ...

Worry not. I took it the way it was meant. Poking fun, but with a smile.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-02-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By jwnall
Guess I have to plead guilty to just being a wuss...

Guess I have to plead guilty to just being a wuss and not really dedicated. I feel just awful about that. :-)
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-01-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By jwnall
Up Apalachicola River to Lake Seminole

This is kind of a long shot question, but nothing ventured nothing gained. I am thinking of moving my boat from St. Marks up the Apalachicola River as far as Lake Seminole.

The reason for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By jwnall
OK. I understand now. Thanks.

OK. I understand now. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-21-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By jwnall
Using a clamp meter

I got in the clamp meter which I ordered, and plan to go down to the marina tomorrow and do some troubleshooting on the electrical issues on the boat.

My first time to use a clamp meter (I only...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwnall
I did a quick review of different clamp meters,...

I did a quick review of different clamp meters, and wound up ordering a Fluke 323 because it seemed to have the best reviews for the price range, and would do what I want it to do. It is AC only for...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwnall
The power pedestal is 50 amp. I have a splitter...

The power pedestal is 50 amp. I have a splitter plugged into it, which feeds into two 30 amp cables going to the boat. One of the 30 amp cables is for the rear cabin air-conditioning only, and the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwnall
No. No cables in the water (I am careful about...

No. No cables in the water (I am careful about that), and no dead fish.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwnall
Thanks. Some good suggestions there. And one...

Thanks. Some good suggestions there. And one absolute nugget -- I didn't know about clamp meters! I should add that the marina has not charged me anything yet at this point. The owner (Chuck...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwnall
Boat pulling excess shore power

There are lots of very knowledgeable people on this forum, so I am hoping that someone can volunteer some advice which will help what seems to be a sticky situation.

I got a call from the marina...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By jwnall
Thanks for all the replies, and the useful info. ...

Thanks for all the replies, and the useful info. I ordered a DuraVolt 20-watt 1.0 amp solar charger from Amazon. Although I have two battery banks, I just ordered one charger, figuring that I can...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-30-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By jwnall
Probably a good trickle charger would do it.

Probably a good trickle charger would do it.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-30-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By jwnall
Solar powered battery charger

For reasons that are immaterial I would like to not use the shore power at my marina when I am gone. But I would like to keep a floating charge on the batteries. I was thinking about a solar...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By jwnall
Thanks, Doug. Good advice, and I appreciate it. ...

Thanks, Doug. Good advice, and I appreciate it. And I'm going to check out Don's Website also (Bacchus). So lots of good pointers here. And of course the good thing is that there is no rush. So...
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