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Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 10-15-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By C lectric
Ok, fair enough. A sticky like the used marine...

Ok, fair enough.
A sticky like the used marine parts businesses?
Anyway it was just a suggestion/question and if not doable I'm NOT worrying about it.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-15-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By C lectric
Same for me after making a mess of many with the...

Same for me after making a mess of many with the cheapo hammer tools.

I don't use a punch though, rather a large nail , bent so my tiny Vise Grip will hold it away from a flat surface when set...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-15-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By C lectric
One of the reasons they are so common now is...

One of the reasons they are so common now is they are inexpensive, don't corrode. They can be broken even though the PVC is actually quite tough. The older steel units wern't as pretty, would...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 10-14-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By C lectric
Surveyors List

I just had a cranial cramp about the LIBRARY use.

Would it be worthwhile to set up and enter a list of Surveyors we have found to be good at their jobs?

Include surveyor names, Business name as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By C lectric
Photos, good ,clear ones with enough detail may...

Photos, good ,clear ones with enough detail may get some more help. NOt the typical cell phone shots unless you have a really good one with a really good camera function.

Without really...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By C lectric
Yes, I should have added about the mounting. I...

Yes, I should have added about the mounting.
I bought many of the spikes but eventually went to SS screws and LARGE FENDER washers.

No glue.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By C lectric
If the valve cover gasket is leaking a trick car...

If the valve cover gasket is leaking a trick car builders used was small pieces of 1/4" thick flat steel to spread the load. Often the valve cover sheet metal would deform under the screw heads. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By C lectric
Many years ago I used their decoupled foam on the...

Many years ago I used their decoupled foam on the underside of my salon sole.

Especially on the engine hatches. The foam made a big difference.
Don't know about about 20dB but a big...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By C lectric
Did the same for my on/off. THe switch can be...

Did the same for my on/off. THe switch can be seen in my photo. The first lasted about 18 yrs. I installed a diode across the + & _ on the motor side.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By C lectric
I now use a razor blade scraper to remove those...

I now use a razor blade scraper to remove those spots and it does it quite easily.
Sharp, new blade and flip the scraper fairly often.

We tried various cleaners to little or no avail.
After...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-10-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,318
Posted By C lectric
Forgot . For the plug/receptacle set i...

Forgot .
For the plug/receptacle set i mentioned I expect you realize I did make a bracket , aluminum, to hold the receptacle so it is not flopping about. THey can be bulkhead mounted also by...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,318
Posted By C lectric
If you want to keep the set portable then look up...

If you want to keep the set portable then look up the plug and receptacle set.
I want/need to keep mine portable so used the plug.

THis would do a good job for you. They are Marinco FInd...
Forum: Power Systems 10-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By C lectric
Caterpillar SOS labs. For my boat and also...

Caterpillar SOS labs. For my boat and also for our work machines when I used to work.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-08-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,318
Posted By C lectric
The controller or the panels will not draw down...

The controller or the panels will not draw down the batteries or should not when there is no sun., such as night. There are diodes to stop that.

You should have gotten the manual but this is...
Forum: Power Systems 10-06-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,936
Posted By C lectric
On those fuses you won't really get an ohms...

On those fuses you won't really get an ohms reading other than almost zero. You will get either zero ohms or overload.
-Zero or close is good. CLose is a few ohms like a couple since your probes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,193
Posted By C lectric
I bought and installed a Furuno 1815, a stand...

I bought and installed a Furuno 1815, a stand alone unit that can take GPS and AIS inputs if I wish.

I'm still playing with and learning to use it .

Cost for me was a factor, also the space...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,080
Posted By C lectric
Dropped a few things I can recall. An...

Dropped a few things I can recall.

An expansion bit which exploded out of my pocket. Yes, I periodically use a brace and the bits. Actually I have several braces.

THe last was the grill...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By C lectric
For us a hatch is indispensable. THe V berth...

For us a hatch is indispensable. THe V berth cools off way before the salon meaning we can sleep long before we would otherwise.

Yes some water can get in if attention is not paid to neighbours,...
Forum: Power Systems 10-03-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,055
Posted By C lectric
Should work out. THere may be a bit less...

Should work out. THere may be a bit less accuracy than the dedicated units
[Floscans or Maretrons] built for the purpose but those should come up with reasonable results.

Just have a look at...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-03-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By C lectric
Don't know your engine but some engines can have...

Don't know your engine but some engines can have the dipstick on either side.
Ask your dealer if your engine can have the dipstick relocated or if there is a kit for another unit.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,943
Posted By C lectric
Photos of what you have may get some good...

Photos of what you have may get some good suggestions along with some measurements..

D.M. has a good point but with photos you may get some help.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 10-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By C lectric
Hmm, THese darn newsletter just reappeared. ...

Hmm,
THese darn newsletter just reappeared. I will go unsubscribe again but now it is annoying.
Issue 35,
Sept 2018
Week 39


I just finished going through T.F. so I DO NOT NEED OR WANT...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By C lectric
What you see is the only clear PVC hose in the...

What you see is the only clear PVC hose in the system. It never sees light unless the hatch is open when I'm working down there. Easily replaced if it ever gives me trouble.
Your point is...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 10-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By C lectric
How about a few pics from you of your foredeck so...

How about a few pics from you of your foredeck so we can see what you have. Many boats are similar but not the same and it can make a difference.

A Lofrans Tigres would be suitable for the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By C lectric
Oddly enough after mentioning power outages,...

Oddly enough after mentioning power outages, guess what. THe marina and a whole much larger area is down for the night. Glad it is no where near freezing weather yet. Just a warning to be...
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