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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-04-2020, 11:46 AM
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YES, it certainly is!

YES, it certainly is!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-04-2020, 10:25 AM
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Posted By foggysail
This may or may not be interesting or helpful. ...

This may or may not be interesting or helpful.

There are two types of inverters that I know of, ones with an internal 50/60Hz power transformer between it and the loads and the so called designed...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,877
Posted By foggysail
At one time the CG would/could expedite the...

At one time the CG would/could expedite the process if the filer wanted to pay for overtime work to have it done. They may still offer that service. I however am in no hurry for anything other than...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-24-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By foggysail
I have a Maxwell HW2200 that is powered with...

I have a Maxwell HW2200 that is powered with 24VDC. If I could have found one that operated from 120AC I would have purchased that. And yes, the windless is gross overkill. It pulls my all chain rode...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-18-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,577
Posted By foggysail
Must be from global warming! Rain, no rain, snow,...

Must be from global warming! Rain, no rain, snow, no snow, poor roads, good roads,all ills seem to be caused by it. Gees...I had a runny nose the other day, I wonder if...........
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,499
Posted By foggysail
If you have never used an autopilot, then of...

If you have never used an autopilot, then of course you don't miss not having one. We went for years in our old sailboat without one and looking back, not sure I needed it. The sailboat held its...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By foggysail
Thanks DDW, I was a late arrival

Thanks DDW, I was a late arrival
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By foggysail
OH! So one is to presume the weight of all those...

OH! So one is to presume the weight of all those batteries and motors per passenger mile will be inconsequential when compared to carbon fueled engines per passenger mile? Also the fuel weight...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
Posted By foggysail
Please explain where that plane will charge its...

Please explain where that plane will charge its batteries from a source
that provides almost loss free generated and delivered energy.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,844
Posted By foggysail
Words that one of my engineering professors used...

Words that one of my engineering professors used frequently when he handed out examinations still ring in my ears......’’Gentle men, now is the time to put away your cook books and cook!’’

That...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By foggysail
Rustolium metal primer first, hard bottom paint...

Rustolium metal primer first, hard bottom paint next. Boat’s bottom did not require pressure washing
Forum: General Maintenance 11-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,844
Posted By foggysail
Canvas life is tougher when exposed the bright...

Canvas life is tougher when exposed the bright sunlight every day without a break. Here in Massachusetts our boats for the most part .....at least mine..... gets hauled late October and launched...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,844
Posted By foggysail
Yeah, when doing a $5K job..........sure if you...

Yeah, when doing a $5K job..........sure if you want to. BUT the OP is RESEWING stuff that should be close to end of life. Why spend the extra bucks plus putting up with difficult stuff to sew with.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-18-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,844
Posted By foggysail
I do my own canvas also. I prefer sticking to 92...

I do my own canvas also. I prefer sticking to 92 polyester thread for a couple of reasons. First the lifetime threads are expensive, second...when I last looked I seem to remember that the stuff was...
Forum: Liveaboards 11-09-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,509
Posted By foggysail
Mine is a 40’ with about 500 square feet of...

Mine is a 40’ with about 500 square feet of living space plus the space under canvas compared to 2500 sq ft our home provides. For us, no way could we live comfortably on it. A boat large enough to...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,509
Posted By foggysail
Just a comment about my above post on debt. When...

Just a comment about my above post on debt. When I said that I never purchase anything that doesn’t make cash, I was referring to taking on debt. Most things in life depreciate, cars for one as you...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-29-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,509
Posted By foggysail
One can go boating without being in debt. And...

One can go boating without being in debt. And one can purchase and use a car also without being in debt. To each his own.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By foggysail
That price estimate seems high for a 28' boat....

That price estimate seems high for a 28' boat. Does the job include old paint removal,adding a barrier coat plus bottom paint? Must be more to the estimate than scrapping old growth and bottom...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-28-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,509
Posted By foggysail
Gees, I have a different outlook on debt. Yes...

Gees, I have a different outlook on debt. Yes certainly if the purpose of debt is to purchase assets that produce cash or at least the purchase will appreciate. Never for anything that does not...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By foggysail
Gees! Now I wonder why ''all anti fouling paint...

Gees! Now I wonder why ''all anti fouling paint manufacturers recommend a minimum of two coats of paint.........."

If my business was manufacturing anti fouling paint.....or was a dealer selling...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By foggysail
Two coats, maybe three? Yes but why? Are those...

Two coats, maybe three? Yes but why? Are those who apply multiple coats leaving their boat in the water all year? Having their bottoms professionally cleaned? Are they concerned with paint build up...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By foggysail
Bottom and metals painted last April with an...

Bottom and metals painted last April with an early May launch. Boat in Massachusetts waters until hauled last week
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By foggysail
You have my absolute permission to use the above...

You have my absolute permission to use the above described successful method COMMERCIALLY! Then I will feel successful just knowing I helped others. :D:D
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By foggysail
Clean props & shafts

We were hauled Friday and when I climbed down from the boat, I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of my boat’s twin props, rudders and shafts. THEY LOOKED AS IF THEY HAD JUST BEEN PAINTED!!!...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,266
Posted By foggysail
OH, now you pretend to be modest

OH, now you pretend to be modest
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