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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,730
Posted By rhakct
Are you sure your boat doesn't already have one?...

Are you sure your boat doesn't already have one? my last boat was a Mainship -1 1980 vintage and it was on the right side almost under the transmission, used to open it every winter...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By rhakct
The Sunbrella website says to use woolite and...

The Sunbrella website says to use woolite and gentile cycle in washing machine - I've done this with pretty good success, if you top is large you might have to go to a laundromat that has the BIG...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By rhakct
Do the alternators show any charge indication...

Do the alternators show any charge indication before you rev the engines? if not and you have alternator driven tachs that's your answer - unfortunately that leads you do another question, why do you...
Forum: Power Systems 11-29-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By rhakct
Look at it this way, if your tach suddenly stops...

Look at it this way, if your tach suddenly stops working you probably lost your charging system, bet you'd notice this faster than an amp meter showing a slight discharge or a volt meter dropping to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-29-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By rhakct
I replaced my flybridge tach a few years ago,...

I replaced my flybridge tach a few years ago, used 82302p -
go to this defender page to see it - still Alternator driven however -
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,250
Posted By rhakct
nope - my dock is on a tidal river which has a...

nope - my dock is on a tidal river which has a 5~7 knot current which reverses twice a day, by the time I get down from the bridge the boats no longer where I want it.
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By rhakct
gen part needed

I don't suppose anyone has an old Onan MDJA generator sitting out in the shed or anywhere - I need an exhaust manifold part #154-0971 for mine that just failed and having a lot of trouble finding...
Forum: Power Systems 12-28-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,065
Posted By rhakct
37 year old MDJA still starting right up and...

37 year old MDJA still starting right up and chugging right along, they must have done something right.. 1800 rpm
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-16-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,567
Posted By rhakct
replaced my 30 year old Raritan? with the 6 gal....

replaced my 30 year old Raritan? with the 6 gal. Kuuma last year, so far pretty happy - did take a few trips to the big box store for plumbing stuff but I figured on that going in - at my age now a...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-02-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,918
Posted By rhakct
That is irrelevant, as the fuel pick-ups should...

That is irrelevant, as the fuel pick-ups should go down to near the bottom of the tank, and siphon effect should take care of the rest, just as long as the primary filter, where the two shut off...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-01-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,918
Posted By rhakct
if that's the case, leaving both taps there...

if that's the case, leaving both taps there before the filter open might allow them to equalise at that point as long as that filter is below the fuel levels, saving rigging up yet another...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-01-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,918
Posted By rhakct
This is a normal situation on that vintage...

This is a normal situation on that vintage Mainship, There is no crossover to balance the system, all fuel from engine or gen returns to the port tank. Without doing a replumb job the only control...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By rhakct
you'll find it in the area under the sliding...

you'll find it in the area under the sliding door, mine is mounted on the aft side of the bulkhead, some I've heard were mounted on the forward side. The REAL joy comes in greasing it, on mine, lift...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-21-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By rhakct
How about my Kindle Fire?

How about my Kindle Fire?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-25-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By rhakct
just worked for me...

just worked for me...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-17-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,646
Posted By rhakct
one question I have to ask about about this...

one question I have to ask about about this discussion is if we are talking "practical or theory" -- does the voltage variation on the boat really make a difference? has anybody just used the "cheap"...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-18-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
Any way you could post a picture of if?

Any way you could post a picture of if?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-14-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
Water?, my God man, do you know what fish DO in...

Water?, my God man, do you know what fish DO in that stuff?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
I don't know, but when I get out of work on a 90...

I don't know, but when I get out of work on a 90 degree plus day ( with no AC at work ) and stop at the boat on my way home, open the cabin which is over 100 degrees inside - that 38 degree beer in...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
the ringer you can shut off, your fancy "smart"...

the ringer you can shut off, your fancy "smart" phone that eats up your battery in less than 24 hours? I agree - put it in the fridge :thumb:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
Wink Why replace a fridge that STILL keeps the beer...

Why replace a fridge that STILL keeps the beer cold? and I still like my flip phone too...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
OK - I gotta ask - what kind of boat do YOU have...

OK - I gotta ask - what kind of boat do YOU have that has 22 heads? couldn't possibly be a misunderstanding???
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
you and your boat usage sound quite similar to...

you and your boat usage sound quite similar to ours and our usage, if it was necessary, I'd replace the fridge, but as long as I can keep it working I'm happy with it - and I have the 1000 bucks to...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-05-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
Well, much as a whole group of people (not just...

Well, much as a whole group of people (not just here) seem to think old things should just be thrown away, I'm proud to say my Norcold is back up and running again - Hell, it's only 33 years old,...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,991
Posted By rhakct
If anyone is interested I can post the fan power...

If anyone is interested I can post the fan power circuit -
I'd be interested in seeing how you did it...
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